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Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By CliffordK

I didn't say that I would not have helped. The...

I didn't say that I would not have helped. The flag was a unique solution. Watching the video in slow motion, it is interesting how quickly the cat gets parallel to the ground in full flying...
Forum: Foo
09-15-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By CliffordK

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large...

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large drops. Saving a life is definitely worth a little scratch to me.[/QUOTE]
The flag makes for a much better story than a group of people standing up and...
09-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind, if you upgrade from 7 speed to 8...

Keep in mind, if you upgrade from 7 speed to 8 speed.

Then, 8, 9, and 10 speed all use approximately the same cassette width.

It is possible to friction shift up to 11 speed rearends, and...
09-14-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By CliffordK

The metal inside the housing should be able to...

The metal inside the housing should be able to take far more heat than you can put into it with your soldering iron or heat gun. I can't imagine much harm if the plastic coating gets warm and...
09-14-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By CliffordK

Photos? You are running a tube in the...

Photos?

You are running a tube in the tire,right?

Did you have a flat, cut, boot, etc... near where the bulge is?

I probably wouldn't ride the tire on the front, but who knows, I might...
09-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By CliffordK

You can "weatherize" the bike somewhat. ...

You can "weatherize" the bike somewhat.

Stainless brake/shift cables are reasonably cheap. I'm not sure about the housing, but make sure it is lined, and there aren't any cuts and scrapes. There...
09-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By CliffordK

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on...

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on E-Bay (or even some online vendors), there is often confusion between V1, V2, and ISIS.
...
09-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,923
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure that is exactly true. The newer...

I'm not sure that is exactly true.

The newer Ultegra level hubs have exceptional labyrinth seals on their hubs. They also have much better quality cones than in the lower quality hubs.

Now,...
09-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By CliffordK

I've come to like off-center/asymmetric rear...

I've come to like off-center/asymmetric rear rims.

Velocity makes the A23 (and used to make the aerohead) in Off-Center (OC).
DT makes a couple of asymmetric rims.

I don't know if you can do...
09-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By CliffordK

It seems as if every department store MTB I...

It seems as if every department store MTB I encounter has a bent axle. I've never been certain they weren't made that way. I've gotten pretty good at straightening them.

Roll on a smooth...
09-13-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By CliffordK

That's why Suntour used 3 pulleys on their...

That's why Suntour used 3 pulleys on their derailleurs.
09-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By CliffordK

Most of the new Campagnolo freehubs are aluminum...

Most of the new Campagnolo freehubs are aluminum which would be at greater risk for wear, although they do have a pretty aggressive cut to the splines which I assume maximizes the contact area to...
09-12-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By CliffordK

If you can't find OEM cones, the best replacement...

If you can't find OEM cones, the best replacement cones are from Wheels Manufacturing.

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-cones.html

If you only need 1 or 2 cones, your LBS may have...
09-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By CliffordK

I like to have spares of consumables. But, it...

I like to have spares of consumables. But, it may really depend on the mileage. A couple of years ago I was going through at least 2 chains a year. Recently my mileage has crashed enough that I'm...
09-10-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By CliffordK

Lots of differences in chains. Whether they mean...

Lots of differences in chains. Whether they mean a whole heap is another question.

I've been experimenting with Wippermann Connex SX chains. The plates won't rust, although I think the pins may...
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I wonder if one could use the Swedish concept and...

I wonder if one could use the Swedish concept and designate the cars as "Traktors". And thus avoid many of the EPA, DOT, and DMV headaches.

Still, few of the cars would make good grocery getters....
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I know the Dukes of Hazard crashed a LOT of cars....

I know the Dukes of Hazard crashed a LOT of cars.

But, watching some Youtube videos about the Thunder Road cars, they were designed to be mostly functional, although one would still have to insure...
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, those would be fun if I was actually in...

Oh, those would be fun if I was actually in Australia. I could imagine shipping could be a nightmare. Would they fall under "classic cars" when imported?

It looks like many of the vehicles had...
09-09-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By CliffordK

Wow!!! You'd think that E-Bike cranks would...

Wow!!!

You'd think that E-Bike cranks would be under a little less stress than other bikes. But, perhaps it also means you're always ready to push out a few extra watts.

I'm glad there wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind that Western Oregon has a Rainy...

Keep in mind that Western Oregon has a Rainy Season and a Dry Season. A bit different in the East (colder in the winter).

The dry season is coming to a close and the rainy season is fast...
09-08-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,902
Posted By CliffordK

Just pick out your favorite Carbon frame and fill...

Just pick out your favorite Carbon frame and fill all the tubes with concrete!!!
09-07-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By CliffordK

Is this friction shifting, retro friction, or...

Is this friction shifting, retro friction, or indexed?

If it is friction, you can probably upgrade to say 8 sprockets on a 9 speed cassette, and a 9 speed chain.

I've experimented a bit with...
09-06-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By CliffordK

Two places that do repairs are: You may have to...

Two places that do repairs are: You may have to ship.

Ruckus Composites (Portland, OR)
Calfee (La Selva Beach, CA)
09-06-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By CliffordK

Bikes are very simple. If you can work on...

Bikes are very simple. If you can work on vintage cars and motorcycles, you can work on bicycles.

Parts are easy to find. Bike shops, Department Stores, E-Bay, Amazon, various online bike...
09-06-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By CliffordK

You're getting ahead of yourself a bit. Make...

You're getting ahead of yourself a bit. Make sure you do the research.

Bicycle chains come in a few different sizes.

One normally counts the rear sprocket cluster size (probably a "Freewheel"...
09-06-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By CliffordK

Yep.. bicycle tires are different than car...

Yep.. bicycle tires are different than car tires.

The size you see... 20", 24", 26", 27", 29", etc... is all the rough outer diameter of the bike tire.
This also makes a mess that before...
09-06-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,755
Posted By CliffordK

Once you have > 10 posts, it becomes a non-issue....

Once you have > 10 posts, it becomes a non-issue.

Two updates collided a few years ago.

5 posts a day for 2 days & no hyperlinks was implemented a few years ago for SPAM control. Some...
09-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By CliffordK

The other thing is to keep an open mind with...

The other thing is to keep an open mind with respect to cycling. "FLAT" bicycle pedals have improved significantly over the last 20 years. In particular "pinned" pedals.

It might be a new...
09-06-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By CliffordK

It may help to post as accurate of information as...

It may help to post as accurate of information as you can, and perhaps you'll get some better advise. For example a bike shop you didn't consider.


Location,
Male/Female,
Shoe size...
09-05-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By CliffordK

Careful inspection of markings on the old tires,...

Careful inspection of markings on the old tires, or careful measurement of the rim, adjusting for the flanges, and one should be able to figure out the size, and skip the bike shop. But, one still...
09-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By CliffordK

@TNLRAT's Album: (Empty). ...

@TNLRAT's Album: (Empty).
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/544457




So, is your bike the Huffy Savannah?

Ok,
23" = 584.2mm
09-04-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... There are several brands that make...

Hmmm...

There are several brands that make custom shoes based on foot castings.

https://shop.bontcycling.com/collections/custom/products/vaypor-g-full-custom

Other brands too, with a bit...
09-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By CliffordK

That bike is done for. Time to recycle and...

That bike is done for. Time to recycle and replace. :eek:

Ok, personally I'd just ignore that. Otherwise I'd try the least aggressive remedy and go from there. Car Wax? Clear Coat?
09-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By CliffordK

You might look at the spoke head stamp. A...

You might look at the spoke head stamp. A closeup photo of the head stamp might help.

Rolf Prima is a local wheel company here in Eugene.

https://rolfprima.com/

Send them a note.

They...
09-04-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By CliffordK

Shimano makes some pedal cone wrench sets: ...

Shimano makes some pedal cone wrench sets:

Shimano TL PD300 Pedal Cone Adjusting Tool Set (https://blueskycycling.com/products/shimano-tl-pd300-pedal-cone-adjusting-tool-set)
7mm locknut, 10mm...
09-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By CliffordK

Rotor Q often puts a bunch of holes in their...

Rotor Q often puts a bunch of holes in their rings, but unfortunately I'm not seeing 116 bcd.

:foo:

I am seeing a few 106 bcd 3 bolt rings that might be able to be modified to 116 if you were...
09-03-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By CliffordK

Your wheel choice may be based on what you can...

Your wheel choice may be based on what you can find.

A few bikes used 20" x 4 1/4 wheels. They may be big on your bike. Schwinn OCC Chopper had ONE each. Mongoose Massif had two.

16"x3"...
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By CliffordK

https://i.imgur.com/cKQBPZRh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cKQBPZRh.jpg
09-03-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By CliffordK

I'm trying to remember if Shimano or Suntour did...

I'm trying to remember if Shimano or Suntour did something similar. What about the first generation Positron?

The other system that could have 2 right cables would be the duo Drive. IGH +...
09-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By CliffordK

Everything I see indicates the Aerolite...

Everything I see indicates the Aerolite (https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/spokes-and-nipples/spokes/dt-aerolite) has 2mm butts on both ends, and 0.9 x 2.3mm blades.

The DT page lists:
...
09-01-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 266,451
Posted By CliffordK

Two Headed Cat? ...

Two Headed Cat?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1266/80-twoheadedcat_1f38eabd8365249528c4e6b599cd1919d25c8617.jpg

Iddybiddy to the right, Caffè to the left. Sisters...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By CliffordK

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of...

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of bead. We're not talking about a couple of little thorns. But, nothing holding the side of the tire on.

I didn't have any Gorilla tape, but I had my...
08-31-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,243
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I had a unique non-encounter yesterday. ...

Well, I had a unique non-encounter yesterday.

I've been hunting for a cell phone upgrade for a while. I found one in a town about 70 miles directly south. I had to go to another city about 170...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By CliffordK

I had a Specialized Tricross a couple of years...

I had a Specialized Tricross a couple of years ago. Not a bad bike, but I think I was outfitted with Claris cranks, and Tourney or Claris shifters. I don't remeber what derailleurs were on it.
08-28-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm.... any chance you got some road salt?

Hmmm.... any chance you got some road salt?
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 992
Posted By CliffordK

My observations are that a lot of 3rd world...

My observations are that a lot of 3rd world nations are very much tied to cell phones. Perhaps it is easier for those countries to distribute cell phones than to connect land lines.

The...
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 992
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose it depends on how far back you want to...

I suppose it depends on how far back you want to go. I don't have any flintlocks in the basement. :mad: Perhaps a bow?

Do those buildings full of paper books still exist? What are they...
08-25-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By CliffordK

For 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's era bicycles, I...

For 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's era bicycles, I consider braze-ons and cable routing as a progression that can help date a bike/frame. And, it really seems to cross brands.

Even the location and...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: It sounds like an odd "investment". ...

:foo:

It sounds like an odd "investment".

I think stallions are slightly favored over fillies for racing.

Some of the return on investment is through stud fees. I suppose one would have to...
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