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07-28-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By CliffordK

The bottom bracket may also dictate the crankset....

The bottom bracket may also dictate the crankset.

There may be benefits of looking for a used frame from the same era as the donor. Not necessarily the same brand, but the same era.
07-28-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: An "about:" page straight out of a...

:foo:

An "about:" page straight out of a cookie cutter.

And prices < 1/10th of retail, with every bicycle for < $100.

:foo:

Must be legit. :thumb:
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting bike. And in good shape. ...

Interesting bike. And in good shape.

Vintage MTBs have an interesting niche. There is some demand for them, but there are a lot around. Yours appears to be better built than many.

Is there a...
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, here is the Craigslist Ad for comment: ...

Ok, here is the Craigslist Ad for comment:
https://roanoke.craigslist.org/bik/d/roanoke-collectors-mountain-bike/7329260299.html
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Views: 146
Posted By CliffordK

A dozen years on this website, and still a...

A dozen years on this website, and still a newbie?

BinkyTurtle's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/152259
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22036844
...
07-28-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see any self-removing bolts in either...

I don't see any self-removing bolts in either photo.
There is a washer in the bottom of one of the cranks. Make sure you remove before using a crank tool.

I always like to use Campagnolo...
07-28-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By CliffordK

It shouldn't matter. For hub axles, there...

It shouldn't matter.

For hub axles, there may be more threads on the right side of the rear.

For bottom brackets, the right side of the spindle may stick out more (longer from bearings to...
07-28-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... time to bump again. :) ...

Oh... time to bump again. :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=585202
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so he'll probably not become a giant in the...

Ok, so he'll probably not become a giant in the future.

I'd still probably go a bit on the larger size for growth, but that still is the range of bikes you're looking at.

Has the kid ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By CliffordK

One of the most extensive chain tests was run by...

One of the most extensive chain tests was run by Wippermann. Of course, an in-house test, their chains were on top.

https://i.stack.imgur.com/tFbGT.png
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By CliffordK

How old is he, and how tall are Mom & Pop? ...

How old is he, and how tall are Mom & Pop?

Casual riding, or racing?

I'm been trying to keep up with bicycles for my nephew as he was growing like a weed. He's now about 6'2", four inches...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

I have a Volkswagen Diesel Pickup. One of...

I have a Volkswagen Diesel Pickup.

One of the most fuel efficient pickups in the country.

Unfortunately I had a lot of troubles with smoking every time I mashed the accelerator.

I blew some...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 408
Posted By CliffordK

Where do the cars go after NPR? I see a not...

Where do the cars go after NPR? I see a not "Sold at Auction". Does that mean COPART or IAAI?

A large number of the cars likely end up in wrecking yards unless they have some special collector...
07-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: It sounds to me like a bunch of...

:foo:

It sounds to me like a bunch of marketing hype for an ordinary tire.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61piqiqVcjL.__AC_SX300_SY300_QL70_FMwebp_.jpg

"Inverted"...
07-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps upload a photo of your crank puller that...

Perhaps upload a photo of your crank puller that you're using.
07-27-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By CliffordK

I think there are a few exceptions. TA? ...

I think there are a few exceptions. TA?


Screw the crank puller so the large part is even with the end of the puller. The large part of the puller should screw into the crank BY HAND.

Once...
07-27-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By CliffordK

Shimano... something? It should just take a...

Shimano... something?

It should just take a standard crank puller.

https://www.totalcycling.com/Images/Models/Full/20619.Jpg
07-27-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By CliffordK

Out here, we had a really bad year last year. I...

Out here, we had a really bad year last year. I was wearing my COVID mask all day and washing the smoke out of it every night.

But so far this year we've had blue skies. Send all the smoke...
07-27-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By CliffordK

Your generator lights will also be turned on when...

Your generator lights will also be turned on when riding, off when not riding. Of course more work to install.

REELIGHT has a unique magnet powered light. It takes very little energy to make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 562
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Is the chain on your "favorite"...

:foo:

Is the chain on your "favorite" sprocket? It makes it hard to visualize the issues.

I have heard that SRAM hardens their SRAM Red cassettes. Expensive, but likely part of your...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By CliffordK

Are you looking for an insulated bottle? I...

Are you looking for an insulated bottle?

I have found that many of the standard size Contigo water bottles fit very well in standard bicycle cages. Get one that is bare stainless and not painted....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 546
Posted By CliffordK

Trek/Bontrager puts a "Blendr" accessory mount on...

Trek/Bontrager puts a "Blendr" accessory mount on some of their helmets Including the Bontrager Circuit MIPS Cycling Helmet...
07-26-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By CliffordK

It is hard to get your spoke estimate closer than...

It is hard to get your spoke estimate closer than 1mm.

There is at least one E-Bay vendor of Sapim and other spokes that custom cuts them to he nearest 1mm.

I prefer to do my own measurements...
07-26-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By CliffordK

Did Shimano incorporate Hollowtech in their...

Did Shimano incorporate Hollowtech in their octalink cranksets? Perhaps I should weigh one.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 408
Posted By CliffordK

The car leasing companies are designed to make...

The car leasing companies are designed to make money off of you.

Go pay CASH for your vehicle, and don't worry about it. Sell it when you are ready.
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By CliffordK

Do you know if he has ever learned to ride a 2...

Do you know if he has ever learned to ride a 2 wheel bicycle?

I like the "low slung trikes" :)

The "Delta" trikes are a bit more of a mid height and might be worth considering.

How flat...
07-26-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By CliffordK

Can you get an estimate of distance between...

Can you get an estimate of distance between dropouts, and the wheel over locknut dimension (OLD)? Does the wheel go in easily?

126mm, 130mm, 135mm, etc.
07-26-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By CliffordK

It should be fine. I like the Ultegra...

It should be fine. I like the Ultegra derailleurs.
07-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

The Tiagra 4700 is a unique mixed spec for...

The Tiagra 4700 is a unique mixed spec for Shimano. 10-speed road shifters + 11-speed road derailleur.

I don't believe they include the downtube or bar end shifters.

Now this is interesting......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By CliffordK

Can't you get your cardio workout changing a...

Can't you get your cardio workout changing a tire?


There are some people who swear by "Bead Jacks" to remove stubborn tires.
07-26-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting question... ...

Interesting question...
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair/Gear-changing_Dimensions

It looks like that page needs a little updating and expanding.

However,...
07-26-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure there is a huge difference between...

I'm not sure there is a huge difference between Record or Super Record. And the cups aren't that expensive.

I just did a search for: "Italian Super Record 11 speed cups"

They seem to be all...
07-26-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Campagnolo has the Syncro II shifters,...

:foo:

Campagnolo has the Syncro II shifters, but they may be limited to 6 and 7 speed.

They also made "retrofriction" shifters, and some of their indexed shifters may have a retrofriction mode....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 546
Posted By CliffordK

Likely one should look at double impact. Say...

Likely one should look at double impact. Say hitting a vehicle grill, then hitting the ground. But, the first impact may be the hardest.

What has worried me the most, and I haven't gotten a...
07-25-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 398
Posted By CliffordK

I thought I wrote a response, but the hub motors...

I thought I wrote a response, but the hub motors should be easy enough to reverse from power to recharging. 1000W power or 1000W regen.

How is the accelerator?

I'd put in a 2-way twist grip. ...
07-25-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By CliffordK

René Herse has taken over the Compass tires. You...

René Herse has taken over the Compass tires. You might look to see if there is anything you like.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/700c/

:foo:
Vittoria has a...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

I assume you do that at home. So if there is a...

I assume you do that at home. So if there is a million gallon reservoir, and a network of 6" and 12" feeder pipes, you let your water run until the reservoir is drained and refilled, as well as all...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-25-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I like my 180mm cranks. But finding...

Hmmm...

I like my 180mm cranks. But finding a M8000 or M9000 single could be a pain. There is a battered M8000, 180mm on E-Bay.

But, there is also the Q-Factor which I prefer to minimize.
07-25-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By CliffordK

Make sure you are cognizant of the center...

Make sure you are cognizant of the center channel.

Practice at home with the tools you take on the road, and make sure you have your tool kit with you.

Some people run tubeless sealant in the...
07-25-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By CliffordK

Chinese stuff is a mix. I think many Chinese...

Chinese stuff is a mix. I think many Chinese businesses are proud of their products and work hard to build a customer base.

Keep in mind that a bunch of high end bikes are "made in China".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By CliffordK

There are also variable angle quills. So, you...

There are also variable angle quills. So, you could set it to short and tall.
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

Essentially all tap water in the USA is potable...

Essentially all tap water in the USA is potable water, unless otherwise marked.

Better than mineral added water?

I like the idea of adding something like Koolaide to mask the flavor. ;)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By CliffordK

Sometime in the last decade or so, most rim...

Sometime in the last decade or so, most rim manufacturers switched to "tubeless ready" rims. Typically with a deep center channel. You need to force the tire into the center channel to remove.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 546
Posted By CliffordK

Those deep scratches look like the head hit the...

Those deep scratches look like the head hit the pavement and slid.

You may be able to feel for hollow spots in the foam, or look for cracks in foam. Perhaps remove the pads if they come out.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By CliffordK

Does this bike use a threadless fork (1 1/8" or...

Does this bike use a threadless fork (1 1/8" or 1")? Or is it a threaded fork (with quill stem)?

You can find even shorter stems. 40mm. They should even pop up on Alibaba or Aliexpress.
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,619
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't try making a 1" out of 1 1/8". Keep...

I wouldn't try making a 1" out of 1 1/8". Keep in mind nothing is solid, so if you're cutting off say 1/16" from the walls, there won't be anything left.

Now, one possibility would be to sleeve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By CliffordK

You need to look at oversized luggage rates and...

You need to look at oversized luggage rates and fees.

If this is a frequent trip, it may be a benefit to purchase a folding bike or S&S coupled bike that can fit inside regulation luggage.
07-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By CliffordK

You guys need to join a biodiesel forum where...

You guys need to join a biodiesel forum where people join offering to sell "Snake Oil" by the ton.

No doubt when they are selling Canola and other oils, they get so many requests for snake oil,...
07-25-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,042
Posted By CliffordK

I have a Lumos Ultra on order from Indiegogo. ...

I have a Lumos Ultra on order from Indiegogo.

https://c3.iggcdn.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_fill,w_695,g_auto,q_auto,dpr_1.0,f_auto,h_460/cs2e97zrk371h4qaxfdq

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