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Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Baskets are super convenient IMO. My wife's...

Baskets are super convenient IMO. My wife's favourite bike has a giant Wald newspaper delivery basket and this can carry my two largest panniers as well as another ten pounds of loose stuff. ...
09-23-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you just leave out the F it is a misspelling...

If you just leave out the F it is a misspelling of the word that is commonly used in place of 'toilet' or 'outhouse'. The word should be spelled like 'hitter' but with an S. If we were to swap the...
09-23-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By ClydeClydeson

8 speed chain compatible with 7 speed cassette. ...

8 speed chain compatible with 7 speed cassette.

I would get the Alivio shifter if they are the same price. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples, though - perhaps the Alivio is only a rear...
09-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This is a stupid idea. 'People on forums' are...

This is a stupid idea. 'People on forums' are telling you to remove 66.6% of parts of a critical component of the drive system because they 'don't see the reason' for them? Are these forum people...
09-21-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By ClydeClydeson

PimpMan No, blue LT should unscrew with just a...

PimpMan No, blue LT should unscrew with just a bit of extra force using regular tools.

It's red that requires heat, otherwise will not unscrew.
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Second thought - since you are having the form...

Second thought - since you are having the form made, consider getting it with a thru-axle and the ability to use 180mm or 200mm rotors. The larger rotors will make the brakes more effective for a...
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I went from steel to carbon fork on my road bike,...

I went from steel to carbon fork on my road bike, years ago. I don't recall the change being noticeable at all. You are likely to change the ride characteristics just as much when you swap to a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You can feel an underinflated tire bottom out. ...

You can feel an underinflated tire bottom out. It's pretty noticeable. If you aren't bottoming out that I say go for it.
09-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Flat bar road bike' was a marketing term that...

'Flat bar road bike' was a marketing term that came around in the mid-00s, and tried to cast off the geekier and slower, less performance-oriented, image of hybrids, which itself had been a marketing...
09-15-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,661
Posted By ClydeClydeson

WC53 I don't think you will find a brake that...

WC53 I don't think you will find a brake that bolts directly on with a fat front tire. Even the longest reach caliper brakes will not have room for a 3"+ tire. Solutions I can think of are: Either...
09-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yeek! :eek: That's a No-Ride recommendation...

Yeek! :eek:
That's a No-Ride recommendation from me!

FWIW, stainless steel is very rarely used in bike construction, with the exception of spokes and some expensive frames from boutique...
09-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The first 24 hour race I did (as part of a relay...

The first 24 hour race I did (as part of a relay team), there was one person riding a long wheelbase recumbent around the 18km singletrack loop. If they can do that, 31+ miles on a hybrid is nothing.
09-15-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Put a magnet on it to see. Aluminum is not...

Put a magnet on it to see. Aluminum is not magnetic, steel is. I would have guessed they were aluminum if they didn't have all that rusty stuff, but Also seems to be a very thin wall, which would...
09-15-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Unless you can find someone who has successfully...

Unless you can find someone who has successfully tried it, assume the answer is no, for all the reasons you listed.

And even if someone claims to have done it successfully, you don't know their...
09-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Fair point. The other issue is that OP said the...

Fair point. The other issue is that OP said the saddle is as low as it can go but is still too high to put feet on the ground, which confirms my point about the 16" frame being too big for a person...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By ClydeClydeson

For a birthday I would find a retailer who sells...

For a birthday I would find a retailer who sells interesting biking clothes (shorts, bibs, jerseys, gloves, socks, etc) and get her a small selection - like a pair of black shorts and a jersey - and...
09-15-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you watch GCN videos you might be led to think...

If you watch GCN videos you might be led to think this is much more crucial than it really is.

The annoying reality is that half of online ads for used bikes have multiple photos of the...
09-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My last hardtain mtb had a fork failure, so I got...

My last hardtain mtb had a fork failure, so I got a rigid fork and kept riding. I rode every trail I had ridden with suspension, but had to go a bit slower in some places. Then I started noticing...
09-15-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I read the title wrong - I thought it was a Felt...

I read the title wrong - I thought it was a Felt Doctrine in size 4XL! 'That bike must be huge', I thought.
09-15-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have never heard an actual number put to it,...

I have never heard an actual number put to it, but it is a common statement that hybrids are better for shorter rides. The primary basis for this is that flat bars don't have multiple hand positions...
09-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, not the same size as 26" mountain bike...

As above, not the same size as 26" mountain bike or 650B (also called 27.5). 650C was a thing on small racing bikes and tri bikes for their smaller cross-sectional area for an aerodynamic advantage....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The water bottle squirt to the snoot has worked...

The water bottle squirt to the snoot has worked for me when outrunning them hasn't. 99times/100 stopping and issuing a stern 'NO' is also effective.
09-14-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,564
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There shouldn't be an issue with the durability...

There shouldn't be an issue with the durability of the bare frame, but every time you touch it you'll get a bit of the oxide on your hands or clothes. It comes off as a fine grey dust, then the...
09-14-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you can touch the ground with both feet while...

If you can touch the ground with both feet while on the saddle, your saddle is too low. Proper pedalling is achieved when you have your leg almost completely straight at the bottom of the pedal...
09-14-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,605
Posted By ClydeClydeson

With tires wider than 'performance road' tires...

With tires wider than 'performance road' tires (>28mm) then a squeeze with the thumb can tell you what you need to know. If you have 25mm or 23 mm or smaller tires and need to keep them pumped up to...
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is a tiny bit to be gained by upgrading to...

There is a tiny bit to be gained by upgrading to 11sp, but not much.

You might notice a real difference, though, if you just upgrade the wheels. The stock wheels that come on 'price point' bikes...
09-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Probably, yes, but it might move around a bit and...

Probably, yes, but it might move around a bit and require tightening after a few rides and it has found its natural resting place. However, P clamps are not great for holding a load - they will...
09-09-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Do this before you take it to the bike shop. My...

Do this before you take it to the bike shop. My guess is that the problem is that the spokes have settled (which is common with new wheels) more on one side than the other (again, common because the...
09-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By ClydeClydeson

No noticeable rise in temperature. With the...

No noticeable rise in temperature. With the stock lubricating grease, my Alfine 8sp hub in extreme cold was very stiff feeling, and no amount of riding would improve it.

A fit cyclist might be...
09-09-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,018
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Depends on the design and construction of...

Depends on the design and construction of whatever is being made, same as with any material.

If designed and constructed properly, CF is much stronger than any metal used for bike construction. ...
09-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Suspension bikes were one reason they became...

Suspension bikes were one reason they became popular. Another is that cantilevers have a design flaw - the lower the straddle cable the stronger your brakes for any given input at the brake lever,...
09-09-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I'm sure they are lovely, but what is the...

I'm sure they are lovely, but what is the difference in price between Paul's and, say, Shimano Deore or Alivio that work just as well (in my experience)... like 4X more?
09-08-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 969
Posted By ClydeClydeson

For off road riding, Google maps can be useful...

For off road riding, Google maps can be useful because you can see where what they call a 'road' ends, but there is often some sort of cut in the trees beyond that might be passable. One of my...
09-08-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,198
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, in case you were thinking of it,...

Also, in case you were thinking of it, LifeNovice1 , don't mess with your garage door. Sucks that it won't close, but the energy stored in the springs holding the door up can be enough to kill or...
09-08-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,494
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I use my bell often on the MUP, too, but the...

I use my bell often on the MUP, too, but the trick is to do it far enough back that people ahead have time to be startled, surprised there is another(!!!) trail user, then veers halfway across the...
09-08-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,198
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Your options aren't "$1000 bike, $40 bike, or no...

Your options aren't "$1000 bike, $40 bike, or no bike at all" There are middle grounds.

Yes, the Denial is bad, but there are certainly worse bikes. If you are very lightweight and plan to ride...
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,494
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My first tour I was using some lightweight tires,...

My first tour I was using some lightweight tires, which I swapped out mid tour because of the constant flats. I bought new flat-resistant tires at a bike shop and installed them in the parking lot....
09-07-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By ClydeClydeson

smildrum Depending on where you live, the fatter...

smildrum Depending on where you live, the fatter tires on a gravel bike can instantly double your available riding venues.
09-07-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I agree with your husband, even though I doubt...

I agree with your husband, even though I doubt there is anything wrong with your current bike, going purely on the fact that you rode it and it seems fine.

Maybe get a gravel bike or something...
09-07-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you have been riding the bike and it feels...

If you have been riding the bike and it feels fine, it is likely fine.

I have a high-mileage aluminum fork on one of my bikes, and whenever it's taking up too much space in my head I do a...
09-07-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The only place I would ride that bike is to the...

The only place I would ride that bike is to the bike shop to buy a new cable. It's unlikely that the cable will break, but what is very likely is that the strand will unravel a bit until the...
09-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience is that the 'cleaner' and 'drier'...

My experience is that the 'cleaner' and 'drier' the lube, the poorer it is in wet conditions.

Nice clean chain with White Lightening applied = squeaks like a mouse caught in the chain after a wet...
09-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Unless you can find a donor bike with a 3sp +...

Unless you can find a donor bike with a 3sp + coaster brake, then you'll be stuck buying a new hub, if you can find one. My preference would be a Shimano hub, but if you were going that way I would...
09-07-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Zero safety implications. And figure if you...

Zero safety implications. And figure if you hadn't gotten the post out the frame was garbage anyways.

If it bothers you it might be possible to get the defect out with some blocks as is often...
09-07-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Staying in any one position over a long ride is...

Staying in any one position over a long ride is going to be uncomfortable. The solution is to rotate through the different positions (seated, standing, hands on various parts of the bars) as you...
09-07-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Well done! Broken spokes are usually caused...

Well done!

Broken spokes are usually caused by an improperly tensioned wheel. But if you only had one break, then no subsequent breaks, then it might have been just bad luck. If you get more,...
09-07-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This I am not generally a proponent of...

This

I am not generally a proponent of replacing parts as a fix when the root of the problem is not well known, but Shimano parts work better and are generally easier to adjust than any of their...
09-07-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,606
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I vaguely remember the first time I road a 2...

I vaguely remember the first time I road a 2 wheeler - I was ~3 and a neighborhood kid had left his bike in our yard and I rode it back to his house. That would have been, I think, 1978. Cycling...
09-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A few things can lead to stubborn unbalanced...

A few things can lead to stubborn unbalanced brakes:

1. Make sure the wheel is in the dropouts straight. This catches even experienced techs off guard. A crooked wheel will make all your brake...
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