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Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 551
Posted By CliffordK

That is what I've heard, but there also seems to...

That is what I've heard, but there also seems to be some consumer protection on debit cards.

I have set limits on my cards so that I get an E-Mail every time my cards are used. I haven't used the...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 429
Posted By CliffordK

Is it only one nut on the frame that doesn't want...

Is it only one nut on the frame that doesn't want to come off?

Oh, wait, I got a little better perspective... that is a Allen wrench bolt that you need to get out, right?

If you have a...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 429
Posted By CliffordK

I hate destroying stuff. But, if you don't want...

I hate destroying stuff. But, if you don't want to keep the frame, then 5 minutes with a grinder and your headache is over. Perhaps grind out the point where the bolts are threaded in.

Hack Saw?...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 429
Posted By CliffordK

Are the wheels sacrificial? You may be able...

Are the wheels sacrificial?

You may be able to cut the wheel off, allowing you to grip the remaining bolt with vise grips.
09-22-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,114
Posted By CliffordK

Something is multiplying like rabbits there!!!!

Something is multiplying like rabbits there!!!!
09-22-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,114
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I have a Lumos Ultra (2nd version)...

Hmmm...

I have a Lumos Ultra (2nd version) on order with Indiegogo.
It is supposed to be MIPS, and have lights.

On order since August 2020. They keep promising it is close. Apparently I...
09-22-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,114
Posted By CliffordK

You know, I actually fell down the BIKE GEAR...

You know, I actually fell down the BIKE GEAR rabbit hole. :foo:

And it largely began with C&V.

Ok, so years ago I wanted a little higher gearing and I found a 54T front chainring to replace...
09-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By CliffordK

I wonder how easy it would be to tweek on the...

I wonder how easy it would be to tweek on the road.

Take say 5 or 6 links on one side in a straight line. Then one link across, and 5 or 6 more links either back in the same direction, or in the...
09-20-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By CliffordK

My Wippermann chain broke my generic multitool. ...

My Wippermann chain broke my generic multitool. :mad:

That Topeak tool looks very nice, and hopefully has some QA. Are the spoke wrenches functional?

I like the Park CT-5 Mini chain tool. I...
09-19-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By CliffordK

I have broken chains up to 9-speed, but so far...

I have broken chains up to 9-speed, but so far have never broken an 11 speed chain.

To limp home, you don't need a bunch of spare links. Shorten the chain as needed and be careful. Possibly...
09-19-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm.... Most interesting. So you have...

Hmmm.... Most interesting.

So you have discovered the tire blister!!!

When you had it mounted, was it soft or hard?

Any chance you've had that blister since new, and just never noticed...
09-17-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By CliffordK

COVID Inflation. E-Bay from $175+$15 (one...

COVID Inflation.

E-Bay from $175+$15 (one arm) to $672.30 + $16 shipping (discounted from $840.38 :thumb:) None appear to be the redrill hack.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313655563466
...
09-17-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By CliffordK

That one in the photo may be an original, but it...

That one in the photo may be an original, but it is apparently relatively easy to drill and tap the cranks. At least worth considering.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,204
Posted By CliffordK

I thought I had seen other brands like IRD, but I...

I thought I had seen other brands like IRD, but I don't see it now.

But, here are a few more:
https://r2-bike.com/ROTOR-UNO-Cassette-11-speed-11-32-Teeth
Gradation:...
09-17-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... ok, so probably out of warranty. I...

Hmmm... ok, so probably out of warranty. I found this on the web.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=64176



2015 puts it at 6 years old. Not surprising that it might be out...
09-16-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By CliffordK

Ohhh.... that looks BIG. I'm with rumrunn6....

Ohhh.... that looks BIG.

I'm with rumrunn6.

You may be able to use it on the REAR for a short time (if you have suitable backup transportation). But, I wouldn't use it on the front. Perhaps...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
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: 22
Views: 516
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: 23
Views: 577
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: 756
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: 23
Views: 539
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: 26
Views: 919
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: 288
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: 73
Views: 2,465
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: 23
Views: 577
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: 608
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: 359
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: 4
Views: 196
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: 608
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: 532
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: 532
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: 377
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: 377
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: 377
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: 236
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: 11
Views: 720
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: 2,109
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: 1,273
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: 402
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: 555
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: 555
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: 555
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: 1,762
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: 295
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: 295
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: 555
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: 555
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: 295
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: 274
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: 230
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...
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