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02-12-24, 01:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,616
Posted By CliffordK

The Wipperman Conex 8sx (8 spd), 9sx (9 spd),...

The Wipperman Conex 8sx (8 spd), 9sx (9 spd), 10sx (10 spd), and 11sx (11 spd) chains have stainless link plates, although I believe the pins are not.

It should be more corrosion resistant. ...
01-03-24, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22,255
Views: 4,586,989
Posted By CliffordK

I realize this is a bike forum :D Swallow...

I realize this is a bike forum :D Swallow before you read the description.
...
12-28-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By CliffordK

I don't really know. I don't remember the finish...

I don't really know. I don't remember the finish order. He didn't win. I think I've heard that he finished in the top 10. But, based on the photos, there may have only been a dozen or so riders. ...
12-26-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By CliffordK

Midget Racing, 1970's... Photos

Going through some photo archives.

Starting off with the 1975 Midget National Road Race in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

My brother is in the white striped T-Shirt, Green bike, and Orange Skid-Lid. ...
12-19-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,014
Posted By CliffordK

There's a new CAT on the block. It is big and...

There's a new CAT on the block. It is big and green!!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/972x1296/80-newcat1_ed3b19bb8489047b4189aa235c5b34b8d54326d9.jpg
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10-28-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,719
Posted By CliffordK

It isn't as much age of the bike... how old of...

It isn't as much age of the bike... how old of bikes are you looking at?

At least by the 1960's or 1970's, the technology was there for lighter weight bikes.

Double butted tubing. ...
10-17-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,712
Posted By CliffordK

For the ice machine, one can fit 4 soda bottles...

For the ice machine, one can fit 4 soda bottles into it. I don't remember the exact brand or size. I seem to think it was Dr. pepper, 16 oz that we had, but it may not matter. Add soda bottles,...
10-16-23, 11:09 PM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By CliffordK

I found these at the local recycler. BRING ...

I found these at the local recycler.

BRING

Springfield or Glenwood, Oregon

They look like they're designed to be mounted so that the large track bar (3 or 4 feet long) is horizontal. Then...
10-13-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,014
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I have a slightly older kitten that has...

Well, I have a slightly older kitten that has started peeing on me.

I think he has decided to mark me as "HIS".

He needs to go to the vet soon for some "surgery".
10-12-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,014
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, I need a little advice.... My most...

Ok, I need a little advice....

My most recent litter had 6 kittens. 3 with extra fluff. 3 with short hair.

Of the fluffy ones, there is one female, and 2 males.
All three of the short...
09-10-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,517
Posted By CliffordK

I did it a few years ago. Perhaps time to try to...

I did it a few years ago. Perhaps time to try to get back there, but I've been riding less lately, so a bit out of shape.

I started east of Springfield, rode south to Cottage Grove, East to Culp...
08-27-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By CliffordK

One would note the Lookout Fire is mighty close...

One would note the Lookout Fire is mighty close to McKenzie Bridge. So far HWY 242 doesn't appear to be involved. However, there are now fires burning on both sides of HWY 126.
...
07-27-23, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By CliffordK

My cats are all less than 3 or 4 years old. They...

My cats are all less than 3 or 4 years old. They spend most of their time outside during the summer by choice, although I think they can find cool shady areas. The oldest one has mid to long hair. ...
07-23-23, 12:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By CliffordK

Still in my mid 50's, I believe that I am...

Still in my mid 50's, I believe that I am reasonably temperature tolerant.

I avoid Air Conditioning as much as possible. I have for years. I believe it is harder on the body to work outside in...
07-20-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By CliffordK

Antique 1885 Prototype Gottlieb Daimler replica...

Antique 1885 Prototype Gottlieb Daimler replica first MC sale or Trade - $3,575 (Snohomish) (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/d/snohomish-antique-1885-prototype/7643944566.html)
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07-09-23, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,019
Posted By CliffordK

I must say that the whole thing is just too...

I must say that the whole thing is just too funny!!!!

I don't see any sign of foot retention.

It is in Italian, and the man calls her "amore".... or his love. Yet, he is slow to follow her...
Forum: Introductions
07-05-23, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By CliffordK

Hello from somewhere in the middle of Oregon. ...

Hello from somewhere in the middle of Oregon.

The Crater Lake ride is fun. Hopefully there won't be any big fires this year making it smoky.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,418
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a bit old school. However, I still l like my...

I'm a bit old school. However, I still l like my 700c x 25mm Continental Gator Hardshell tires. Pretty good wear out of them. Generally good flat protection.
06-24-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,276
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of years ago I went non-driving. ...

A couple of years ago I went non-driving. Generally retired, but that didn't mean I was staying at home. That has changed now, and I'm driving a bit.

It is about 16 miles between my house and...
06-18-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,256
Posted By CliffordK

That tire will be smooth soon enough!!! ...

That tire will be smooth soon enough!!!

With tractor tires, they say to mount with the chevrons pointing towards the ground in front so that the middle part contacts first. The theory is that...
06-11-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By CliffordK

note, those Park boots are for temporary use...

note, those Park boots are for temporary use only. They have sharp edges that will eventually cut through the tube (yes, discovered with experience ;))
06-11-23, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By CliffordK

I've got a frame that I need to remove all the...

I've got a frame that I need to remove all the extra braze-on parts on it that shouldn't be there. Very bad mismatch between the shifters and dropouts.
06-05-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By CliffordK

If you want to grab something with pliers...

If you want to grab something with pliers non-marring, then wrap in rubber. A piece of innertube will work.
06-02-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By CliffordK

I had some hemorrhoids removed a couple of years...

I had some hemorrhoids removed a couple of years ago under sedation. However, it must have been pretty deep sedation because I don't remember a thing from during the procedure. They required me to...
05-28-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,014
Posted By CliffordK

Being very loving can be a sign they are feeling...

Being very loving can be a sign they are feeling a unique stress.

A little different, but my cats have decided that they should have their litter of kittens on top of me (but eventually they...
05-28-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,014
Posted By CliffordK

Somehow you got a lot of white in the kittens. ...

Somehow you got a lot of white in the kittens.

My females are tabbies similar to yours. Something has been giving me white feet, but otherwise the kittens are all some form of tabbies.
...
05-28-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By CliffordK

I can usually do up to about 20 miles without...

I can usually do up to about 20 miles without water, but beyond that I like to have a bit of water... And if hot, quite a bit of water.

Temperature outside will make a difference, and perhaps...
05-28-23, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting. Hard exercise on a hot day can...

Interesting. Hard exercise on a hot day can raise the body temperature somewhat, but I'd think it would come back down post ride fairly quickly.

A couple of decades ago I ran two marathons. ...
05-27-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By CliffordK

Each source is different. An LBS can be good for...

Each source is different. An LBS can be good for an emergency need, although at times I've been disappointed with their selection.

EBay is good for those obscure parts that you won't find...
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By CliffordK

There are handcycles, and I think hand and foot...

There are handcycles, and I think hand and foot cycles, so you could use your 1 good leg, and 2 arms. But, that would still leave out your second leg which probably needs as much exercise as you can...
05-25-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,814
Posted By CliffordK

The modern cars are unibody, and the glued parts...

The modern cars are unibody, and the glued parts may well be structural.

As far as planes, most of the bicycle tubing was developed for the aircraft industry including chromoly. Many vintage...
05-21-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By CliffordK

Sounds frustrating. An acquaintance's son...

Sounds frustrating.

An acquaintance's son was in and out of shelters, and needed transportation. So, I spent some time fixing up a bike for him (given to me by his uncle who had then stored under...
05-21-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have a local bike co-op? Often they'll...

Do you have a local bike co-op? Often they'll have piles of old parts. I'd probably go with a 30 year old chunk of steel over those super cheap Shimano derailleurs.
05-21-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By CliffordK

I've lost parts of rides with Strava in the past....

I've lost parts of rides with Strava in the past. You can create manually entered rides if you wish. Perhaps it really doesn't matter that much.
05-19-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By CliffordK

I've shipped many computers and old CRT monitors...

I've shipped many computers and old CRT monitors in the past. As far as I know, no significant damage, ever.

The basic rule is 2" of packing on all sides. And nothing moves in the box.

The...
05-18-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,126
Posted By CliffordK

Going through a couple of archives. Railroad...

Going through a couple of archives.

Railroad Bridge converted to a bike bridge near Armitage Park, Eugene.
https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=568218

Waterfront in Portland,...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By CliffordK

Also look for the serial number near the bottom...

Also look for the serial number near the bottom of the seat tube (which tells a lot about the bike).

They aren't worth a lot. Perhaps $300 cleaned up and ready to ride.
05-17-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By CliffordK

Can you please crop all the black stuff off the...

Can you please crop all the black stuff off the photos before uploading? Or if those are copied from other people, get the original photos.

Do you have a fork that went with the frame? Photos?
...
05-17-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,009
Posted By CliffordK

You might as well make the trip down to EUGENE. ...

You might as well make the trip down to EUGENE. :)

Bike Friday has a unique selection of bikes with 20" wheels, from their Pocket Rocket "road bike" to their Haul-a-Day cargo bike.

They have...
05-16-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,806
Posted By CliffordK

After one hits say 100 or 150 miles, it is kind...

After one hits say 100 or 150 miles, it is kind of nice to have one's feet attached to the pedals as one vainly attempts to keep the cranks rotating.

Also, late in a ride, I may start pulling up...
05-16-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 536
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. ...

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. However, be careful with over tightening fasteners on the carbon bike. Possibly use a torque wrench if in doubt.

Carbon and Aluminum will mix some, but...
05-16-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,806
Posted By CliffordK

There are several studies that the overall...

There are several studies that the overall efficiency of clipless vs flat pedals is very similar for most ordinary riding. Also that people don't pull up very much.

However, the clipless may aid...
05-15-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,054
Posted By CliffordK

A lot of variables. But, if I was to ride to a...

A lot of variables. But, if I was to ride to a friend's house, I would expect my bike to be safe and secure. And, perhaps dry (although if I rode an hour in the rain to get there, a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,079
Posted By CliffordK

The best way to really know is to take the bike...

The best way to really know is to take the bike out for a demo ride, fly it down to Mexico City.

Then ride it in the Velodrome.

If you can't get at least 56.5 km in an hour, the you might as...
05-14-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By CliffordK

If it is a Japanese built Prologue, that will cut...

If it is a Japanese built Prologue, that will cut down the ultimate value quite a bit. But, one could paint the fork and frame to match, and add appropriate decals, and it would be a nice bicycle to...
05-14-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By CliffordK

Like shelbyfv mentioned, the Schwinn people will...

Like shelbyfv mentioned, the Schwinn people will likely be able to help you decipher the serial number (number and location).

It is possible if you did a chemical stripper, then you would be...
05-14-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By CliffordK

barryj75225's Album: ...

barryj75225's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/553468
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/25366042
...
05-14-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind you're limited to 5 posts a day till...

Keep in mind you're limited to 5 posts a day till you hit #10

I see you have a few photos in your album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/553468
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/28037259...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 10:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,079
Posted By CliffordK

:eek: I'm not sure that will help. :bike2:...

:eek:

I'm not sure that will help.
:bike2:

:trainwreck:
05-13-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,909
Posted By CliffordK

Dump Trucks are the little trucks. We get...

Dump Trucks are the little trucks.

We get log trucks around here.
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