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07-02-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 640
Posted By CliffordK

It really depends on what I'm riding at the time....

It really depends on what I'm riding at the time.

Is there a choice for PSYCHEDELIC?
07-02-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 555
Posted By CliffordK

I just like plain cotton sweat bands. Generic...

I just like plain cotton sweat bands. Generic Branded. My preference is the smooth T-Shirt material.

If I'm commuting or doing errands, I'll just hang it on the handlebars when I stop. Nobody...
06-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By CliffordK

Those are some good sized pits. Probably a bit...

Those are some good sized pits. Probably a bit more than I would try to sand out. Possibly cut on a lathe, but that will greatly change where the cone will sit.

It almost appears as if there is...
06-22-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By CliffordK

Let me know should you choose to do the ride...

Let me know should you choose to do the ride again in the future. I've done the ride a couple of times starting from home, but it is pretty intense to get up there, and back home.

I've found...
06-20-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,216
Posted By CliffordK

Upload some photos of the bike to your album: ...

Upload some photos of the bike to your album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/505475

Include some closeups of the cranks and chainrings, and the rear cassette (with the wheel removed?) List...
06-20-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By CliffordK

A 10 speed freehub will work fine with any 11...

A 10 speed freehub will work fine with any 11 speed cassette with 34T or larger for the large sprocket "MTB".

The difference between 11 speed road and 11 speed MTB is the road freehubs are wider. ...
06-20-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By CliffordK

Is this a "Road" cassette or a "MTB" cassette? ...

Is this a "Road" cassette or a "MTB" cassette?

For cassettes with < 34T large sprocket, the 10s and 11s Shimano freehubs are not compatible. And you'll have to replace the entire hub.

For...
06-10-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By CliffordK

A couple more parts of the equation. ...

A couple more parts of the equation.

BRAKES!!!
They've evolved over the years.
Cantis?
Disc Brakes?
Direct mount Discs?

Make sure the rebuild has the configuration you want.
06-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By CliffordK

How about a photo of the actual cone and the...

How about a photo of the actual cone and the damaged area.

I have done pretty well polishing out minor pits using a drill and handheld sandpaper.
06-10-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By CliffordK

It depends on the brand. Some brands use...

It depends on the brand.

Some brands use pinned joints as above.

Some brands weld the joints. If done right, the joint will essentially be gone.
05-28-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By CliffordK

If you have a quick release, it can tighten the...

If you have a quick release, it can tighten the cones slightly when clamped down. Less of an issue if you're using bolt-on wheels.

I suppose it might be possible that if the dropouts were...
05-24-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,195
Posted By CliffordK

This is one thing I tell myself... I ride at...

This is one thing I tell myself...
I ride at night a bit, sometimes wobbling home after a LONG day on the road. Then get blinded with high beams.

Don't Ride Towards the Light
05-23-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3,060
Views: 341,022
Posted By CliffordK

It looks a little like Caffč when she got stuck...

It looks a little like Caffč when she got stuck in a tree a year ago.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-red_605786e37638baa46d5c8858dee8f9858a2d2b01.jpg

What...
05-21-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By CliffordK

It is a problem with modern medicine that they...

It is a problem with modern medicine that they absolutely have to look at long term all cause morbidity/mortality when prescribing something long term.

I've never had any reactions to Aspirin,...
05-21-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By CliffordK

An Aspirin a Day (Acetylsalicylic Acid)?

ahsposo posted this article in the Politics section, but it seemed appropriate here.

A Daily Aspirin Regimen May Hurt More Than Help, Experts WarnMillions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,722
Posted By CliffordK

There are some very remote places that would be...

There are some very remote places that would be fun to tour at a slow rate. However, I don't believe either the Appalachian trail, nor the Pacific Crest Trail allow bicycles. Possibly a dog trailer...
05-19-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By CliffordK

I like my Phil Wood grease. I do like to use...

I like my Phil Wood grease.

I do like to use a lot of grease on bike parts, although I realize greasing the spindle may increase friction slightly.

Many of the auto greases are slightly thicker...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,722
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I've carried heavy loads on my...

:foo:

I've carried heavy loads on my trailer. This was probably 300 or 400 lbs, and the cargo bike and trailer aren't light either.

The load really SLOWED ME DOWN. It was hard work even in...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By CliffordK

Brass is far from being immune to salt water,...

Brass is far from being immune to salt water, although short exposures shouldn't be bad as long as you wash it off.

My '99 Ford has a chipped key. I presume it is fairly robust, but I don't...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By CliffordK

This hack seems to require continuous proximity...

This hack seems to require continuous proximity to the original device being cloned.

Once the vehicle owner goes out of range, the car should die.

Still, if one had a chop shop, one might be...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By CliffordK

Bidabidabidabidabida Yah!!!

Are in person auctions disappearing rapidly?

I remember going to the livestock auctions as a kid. Sitting in the back of the bleachers, it is like one was surrounded by a layer of fog from smoke....
05-17-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By CliffordK

I also have a VAR stand of about that era that I...

I also have a VAR stand of about that era that I found on E-Bay. Shipping was a bit of a pain because it is HEAVY.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=572798

At some point I...
05-17-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By CliffordK

How do you know it was a guy. It could have been...

How do you know it was a guy. It could have been a woman that refused to wear a burqa in 110° weather, and was disappeared.
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By CliffordK

I generally avoid the State of Misery

I generally avoid the State of Misery
05-16-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By CliffordK

I don't know about that Strava hill climb. I...

I don't know about that Strava hill climb. I know there are some riders that are just leaner and stronger than me.

Another favorite segment of mine is moderately U-shaped. Mostly -1% to -2%,...
05-16-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By CliffordK

I'd imagine part of the offset is to either hide...

I'd imagine part of the offset is to either hide the bolt head, or give adequate threads.

I'd probably align the clamp with the slot, so turn clockwise slightly.

Do the instructions say...
05-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose the question is what the job is? Is it...

I suppose the question is what the job is? Is it working for a local bike shop, or is it working for a professional cycling team (which might also include time in a team car).

If this is serious,...
05-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By CliffordK

Could you boot it? Possibly??? Would I boot...

Could you boot it? Possibly???

Would I boot it? Probably Not.

The one option that would make some sense was suggested by 79pmooney using sailcloth glued inside the tire.

For a bead boot,...
05-15-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By CliffordK

I've got one. 0.44 miles, average 5.5%. ...

I've got one.

0.44 miles, average 5.5%.

So I created a Strava segment out of it.

My fastest time is 2:01, for 13.2 MPH.

Then someone came along and did it at 1:51 and 14.4 MPH. A couple...
05-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Ok, two more photos added (above) to...

:foo:

Ok, two more photos added (above) to give more perspective.

As expected, some kind of monostay hybrid/MTB.

With the seat mast, there is no room to clamp on to the actual seat post,...
05-14-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so it looks like an older MTB or Hybrid. ...

Ok, so it looks like an older MTB or Hybrid.

Probably a STEEL frame.

And a rear monostay seat stay that got crimped.

It looks like a pretty gnarly crimp.

It is certainly a structural...
05-14-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By CliffordK

Jwebbike's Album: ...

Jwebbike's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/554397
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/24979979
...
05-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By CliffordK

Desert soils have a biologic crusty stuff on the...

Desert soils have a biologic crusty stuff on the surface that may help prevent the sand storms. But it doesn't grow very fast.

Don't bust the biological soil crust: Preserving and restoring an...
05-13-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,060
Views: 341,022
Posted By CliffordK

The kittens are about 2 1/2 weeks old, so I...

The kittens are about 2 1/2 weeks old, so I decided to snatch them up today, and put them back in the storage container. Hopefully they'll stay there this time.

It turns out there are three...
05-13-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,270
Posted By CliffordK

For years I rode the narrowest tires I could get....

For years I rode the narrowest tires I could get.

However, lately the minimum I normally find is 23mm. And, I'll ride either 700x23 or 700x25, hardly noticing the differences between the two,...
05-13-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By CliffordK

Somewhere I have my old leather shoes with...

Somewhere I have my old leather shoes with cleats, but they've been hidden away for years. Presumably they hold the feet almost as secure as the clipless. But, a good part of my riding is commuting...
05-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By CliffordK

Just make sure when you get an 80 MPH wind that...

Just make sure when you get an 80 MPH wind that it is a tailwind!!!

When I was in Missouri a few years ago, it wasn't uncommon for me to be out on the Katy Trail in the middle of nowhere, and...
05-13-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By CliffordK

If the pedals are Italian, you may get "D" for...

If the pedals are Italian, you may get "D" for Destra and "S" for Sinistra. However, I believe they all have the 9/16 x 20tpi, even though other parts had bizarre thread combinations.
05-12-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

Likely faster shipping could have made a bigger...

Likely faster shipping could have made a bigger mess when at most he needed to remove the rear derailleur jockey pulley wheels and flip the chain down and pull the derailleur cage around.
05-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By CliffordK

If you manage to get old French pedals or cranks...

If you manage to get old French pedals or cranks from the 60's or 70's, they're very close to the standard 9/16 pedals, and will cause all sorts of headaches.

As mentioned above, remember for...
05-11-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

The upside-down half disassembled photo likely...

The upside-down half disassembled photo likely came before the OP joined the site, and he joined for suggestions on how to get it back together.

It really shouldn't be that bad. I was expecting a...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,083
Posted By CliffordK

The northwest typically has mild, but wet winters...

The northwest typically has mild, but wet winters that one has to contend with.

There were some major gaps in Portland bike infrastructure 20 years ago including trails to nowhere.

They've...
05-09-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By CliffordK

By changing from 11T or 12T to a 14T in the rear,...

By changing from 11T or 12T to a 14T in the rear, you may be saying that you don't need the highest gears.
And changing from 28T to 34T on the rear means you want lower gears.

You can achieve...
05-09-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By CliffordK

That puts the capacity at 37T with a 28T max rear...

That puts the capacity at 37T with a 28T max rear sprocket size.

OP wants 34T. That may be pushing it a bit for a 34T rear sprocket, although there may be options to increase the hanger length.
...
05-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By CliffordK

Headsets on anything from the last 70 years...

Headsets on anything from the last 70 years should be generally replaceable. Before that there were some integrated headsets.

Just figure out the size of headset and replace.

You'll need to...
05-09-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

I've done a lot of work on the bike upside-down. ...

I've done a lot of work on the bike upside-down.

Some things like adjusting rear derailleur stops with downtube shifters may actually be easier with the bike upside-down (although it may also be a...
05-09-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,134
Posted By CliffordK

Around here, many of the roads have a dropoff...

Around here, many of the roads have a dropoff into a ditch beyond the edge of the road. Or, perhaps on mountain roads, just a sheer cliff over the side.

Best to keep your tires on the road.
...
05-09-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,134
Posted By CliffordK

Around here the stop signs weren't added to the...

Around here the stop signs weren't added to the school buses until the 1980's or perhaps 1990's.

They did have the flashing lights, and a big sign on the emergency rear exit door. I think the...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,083
Posted By CliffordK

I've ridden Beaverton Hillsdale Highway many...

I've ridden Beaverton Hillsdale Highway many times. The shoulders disappear between the two Fred Meyers stores. And it has a lot of LARGE storm sewer grates along the route.

Following gugie, and...
05-09-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

I'd put the crank back onto the bike. You may...

I'd put the crank back onto the bike. You may have some issues squeezing the chain around the front derailleur, but it should be OK if you get the chain in the general correct position.

Actually,...
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