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07-25-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By CliffordK

Obviously I haven't seen your bike, but it is not...

Obviously I haven't seen your bike, but it is not uncommon to see crooked valves. These are just a couple of images taken off of the internet.
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07-25-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By CliffordK

Henri_Michon's Album: ...

Henri_Michon's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542709
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22012633...
07-25-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By CliffordK

In my case, I'm in a situation where the more...

In my case, I'm in a situation where the more riding I do, the better the knees feel. I was doing all my errands by bike a couple years ago and it really helped a lot. Then I got lazy :P ...
07-24-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another thought. Were you using the wheel...

Oh, another thought. Were you using the wheel that came with the bike? Have you checked the dishing on the rear wheel? There are a few ways to check the dishing without fancy tools, for example...
07-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By CliffordK

It will really depend on the bike. My Funny Bike...

It will really depend on the bike. My Funny Bike really doesn't like anything wider than 23mm. I suppose I can fit 25mm in, but it will be awfully tight.

I've heard of quite a few bikes from...
07-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By CliffordK

Hmm.. this is odd. Yes, the...

Hmm.. this is odd. Yes, the https://www.bobgear.com/ site seems to list the trailers as if nothing has changed.

REI lists it as "No Longer Available"....
07-24-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By CliffordK

Toe Clips hanging down is not an optimal...

Toe Clips hanging down is not an optimal solution.

I took the toe clips off of all of my regular bikes. But, I tried some Winwood Clips with the SPD pedals and SPD shoes. I must admit that while...
07-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By CliffordK

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that...

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that way, although it could have been off at the factory, but I doubt it.

So the NDS was filed up, and the DS was filed down.

The first thing I would...
07-24-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By CliffordK

Yes, but that will be very brand, and perhaps...

Yes, but that will be very brand, and perhaps even model specific.

So, I'd wait until you have the wheels in hand. Check the brand/model of the hub, and order.

That also lists: "Freehub/Driver...
07-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By CliffordK

Did you ever figure out what you wanted for a...

Did you ever figure out what you wanted for a bike? There are a lot of cargo solutions in Europe. And, a few scattered around the USA. I've been wanting to try building a cargo trike for some...
07-24-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,063
Posted By CliffordK

Uhhh... Ohhh Vivax is calling it quits. ...

Uhhh... Ohhh

Vivax is calling it quits. :mad: (https://www.vivax-assist.com/)
07-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By CliffordK

You need to make sure that the valve is 100%...

You need to make sure that the valve is 100% perpendicular to the rim. If the valve is not straight, it will eventually tear and leak.

It may be possible to slightly round the corners of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By CliffordK

I've cut down on my cargo hauling a bit. But... ...

I've cut down on my cargo hauling a bit. But...

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=596403

Mighty Heavy. It had to be separated into 2 loads.

I have a couple of small...
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By CliffordK

Kriston's Album: ...

Kriston's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542671

Please upload a couple of photos for more specific information about your bike.
07-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By CliffordK

SRAM XD cassettes should be mostly compatible...

SRAM XD cassettes should be mostly compatible with Shimano shifters and derailleurs. Your first thing would be to decide if the SRAM XD cassettes will work for your needs.

Do you want a 10T...
07-23-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By CliffordK

You can purchase long cages for Nuovo Record and...

You can purchase long cages for Nuovo Record and presumably SR derailleurs on E-Bay.
07-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,100
Posted By CliffordK

I've probably got the money in the mattress. ...

I've probably got the money in the mattress. But, I didn't find the photos all that inspiring. I think I saw what was likely a Peugeot with a Selle Italia, but not a lot of classic European racers....
07-23-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By CliffordK

I'd say that is an interesting bike. As far as I...

I'd say that is an interesting bike. As far as I can tell, it is one size larger than most other big name brands are making. I'm not seeing other bikes with top tubes > 60cm. And, it takes some...
07-23-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By CliffordK

Did you mention your weight? On the website:...

Did you mention your weight?

On the website:


That really isn't bad for the weight. :thumb:
07-23-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.canyon.com/dw/image/v2/BCML_PRD/on/dem...

https://www.canyon.com/dw/image/v2/BCML_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-canyon-master/default/dw1fbbadf3/images/full/full_2021_/2021/full_2021_grizl-cf-sl-8-us_2850_gn_P5.png

:foo:
Ok, so I use...
07-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By CliffordK

I like the Phil Wood green grease. :) The...

I like the Phil Wood green grease. :)

The Ultegra 6800 and newer hubs are slightly different than many of the older hubs. I did one a year or two ago, and it was a little tricky to get the...
07-22-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,149
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1234/80-firstbike_565229fa63bc2bbfec5e91d6abd6319e4eb605be.jpg

I'm the short pudgy one on the right.

No doubt the stingray was my next...
07-22-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,101
Posted By CliffordK

I believe both the Dura Ace and Ultegra Octalink...

I believe both the Dura Ace and Ultegra Octalink triples use a unique "Tripilizer" middle ring.

The Dura Ace tripilizers are difficult to find. I'm not sure about the Ultegra tripilizer...
07-22-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,101
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... yes. So the NDS is likely aluminum (or...

Ahhh... yes. So the NDS is likely aluminum (or plastic), and the DS is steel/chrome. :(

So one can use more force, but can't use an aluminum solution.
07-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,100
Posted By CliffordK

Bicycle Hoard - $15,000 (Eugene)[/h3] (][h3) ...

Bicycle Hoard - $15,000 (Eugene)[/h3] (][h3)

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_ewYRheZWPZ4z_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01212_et3hSSwqSBkz_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By CliffordK

One thing in your favor is that I believe the...

One thing in your favor is that I believe the bike market is seasonal.

So, we're already in late July. In a week it will be August, and I would presume sales would start dropping (in the North)....
07-22-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,101
Posted By CliffordK

I would have no problem trying to use a 9-speed...

I would have no problem trying to use a 9-speed crankset with a 10-speed setup.

I keep meaning to try to get good measurements of the spider thicknesses of different cranks.

I like the look of...
07-22-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

More (better) photos of the bike from PM...

More (better) photos of the bike from PM (hopefully):
...
07-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see any glaring issues with the Sonoma. ...

I don't see any glaring issues with the Sonoma. My guess is it has had a fair amount of use.

Those are the standard "drop bars" as in the photo above (so ignore the comment about the brakes).
...
07-22-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

Now that you have 10 posts, you may be able to...

Now that you have 10 posts, you may be able to add photos, or edit posts with photos. However:

Camron's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542487...
07-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

Standard bars? I thought the bike above had...

Standard bars? I thought the bike above had "standard bars".

EDIT... The bars above appear to be original, with possibly added clamp-on TT/Tri bars that can be removed if desired.

I had...
07-22-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

If it looks "exactly" like the photo (other than...

If it looks "exactly" like the photo (other than color?), then it is probably fine.

This article discusses a lot of details about measuring....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Looking up Trek Emonda SLR, SL6, or...

Hmmm...

Looking up Trek Emonda SLR, SL6, or SL8 on E-Bay, and they don't come cheap!!!

Of course the asking prices and selling prices may not always be the same, and on E-Bay, several were sold...
07-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 894
Posted By CliffordK

Most reputable companies will try to fix their...

Most reputable companies will try to fix their errors. Accidents happen, shipments get lost, inventory can be incorrect, etc... and they'll try to fix it.

Building a reputation is important, far...
07-22-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 668
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, and I'm a big fan of the shifting of the...

Oh, and I'm a big fan of the shifting of the modern hyperglide (and similar) cassettes and freewheels.

I do think they wear faster than the old chunky freewheels, but the shifting is so much nicer.
07-22-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 668
Posted By CliffordK

Any tire with a hole large enough for you to put...

Any tire with a hole large enough for you to put your thumb through is pronounced DEAD...

Inspect your Campy bits carefully. What year and model?

I've worn out a bunch of stuff on my old...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By CliffordK

Glad to hear the package is on the move again. ...

Glad to hear the package is on the move again.

They must have gotten all the coke and hash shipments processed, and gotten to yours.
07-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 894
Posted By CliffordK

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle...

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle brake cables, and got phone cables.

I assume it was an honest mistake (the number of phone cables matched the order). The vendor wanted me to...
07-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

The bike may have the size written on the frame. ...

The bike may have the size written on the frame.

If the top tube is horizontal, then the way to measure is from the middle of the cranks/bottom bracket to the top of the top tube along the seat...
07-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

I found a couple of notes saying "Sonoma Bicycle...

I found a couple of notes saying "Sonoma Bicycle Company closed back in late 2009." Apparently a California company, or store. That would make your bike likely over a dozen years old... that is if...
07-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By CliffordK

What is the tire size you're running, and what...

What is the tire size you're running, and what pressure are you running?

Quite a few of the 27" rims were "Hookless", and not particularly designed for high pressure.

Are the sidewalls of...
07-21-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

The Sonoma CN1 sounds like an interesting bike. ...

The Sonoma CN1 sounds like an interesting bike.

Stock Photo:
https://live.staticflickr.com/2389/2362157066_835f08dd50_b.jpg

Nothing particularly extraordinary, but not a bad starter bike.
...
07-21-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... the website appears to be registered...

Hmmm... the website appears to be registered with a .EU

A lot of information seems to be missing from the Whois searches, but whois.eurid.eu seems to indicate that the site was registered in...
07-21-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By CliffordK

I was working on a 6800 wheel a while ago. I...

I was working on a 6800 wheel a while ago. I think it had a little funky ratchet lock for the cones.

Anyway, like you, it felt good, assembled it, put it on the bike, and it was loose. So I...
07-21-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By CliffordK

I do believe it is possible to have a safe summer...

I do believe it is possible to have a safe summer campfire. But, unfortunately too many people don't follow common sense.

One of my last camp fires was a few years ago on this trip.
...
07-21-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By CliffordK

I never realized my old Colnago Super was "too...

I never realized my old Colnago Super was "too big" until after riding it for 30+ years, I joined Bike Forums. 60cm for 5'10".

The newer Colnago is somewhat smaller, I think 56cm. And, it is...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By CliffordK

As far as trash, perhaps it would be good for the...

As far as trash, perhaps it would be good for the city to bring dumpsters and rolloff bins to the homeless camps. It might be a benefit to all. Also portapotties.

It may be that some people...
07-21-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By CliffordK

I've never been particularly happy with my...

I've never been particularly happy with my Ultegra and Dura Ace 9s shifters. And things like cover plates are almost impossible to source.

I'd buy new Sora/Tiagra/105 before going with the...
07-21-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By CliffordK

As far as long and expensive, wheels can be...

As far as long and expensive, wheels can be rebuilt.

It might take a little hunting, but you should be able to find a reasonable replacement rim for about $50. Plus, of course, the work to swap...
07-21-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By CliffordK

The rims already have 33 to 37 holes from the...

The rims already have 33 to 37 holes from the factory.

That hole looks like it has dented the rim slightly going in. But, if the wheel can be trued, and the nearby spoke brought up to reasonable...
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