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10-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 224
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It isn't the freewheel itself that is likely to...

It isn't the freewheel itself that is likely to fail - as mentioned above, the freewheel is a proven part. The problems are the longer length of unsuspended axle that will be more prone to bending...
10-13-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have similar less than perfect experience with...

I have similar less than perfect experience with CO2 inflators, but have never attributed it to the age of the devices - I just don't think they're 100% reliable, so I stopped using them. The...
10-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Close enough should be close enough. Just make...

Close enough should be close enough. Just make sure the edge of the hole is de-burred.


SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC COMMENT
If you are using a Presta valve in a Schrader hole, the allowed movement can...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My concern about a jury rigged fork mount is that...

My concern about a jury rigged fork mount is that forks are generally tapered, and the weight of the bottle pulling down will tend to loosen whatever clamp you are using.
10-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes. If the brake pads can be adjusted 4mm down...

Yes. If the brake pads can be adjusted 4mm down then 700C wheels will fit no problem. This will sometimes allow you to fit a tire of a couple mm wider as well.

Keep in mind that the further the...
09-28-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The answer without worrying about the specific...

The answer without worrying about the specific numbers, is that your legs would need to move much much much faster to reach the same speed as with the original setup. It might even be difficult to...
09-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By ClydeClydeson

When I was volunteering at a co-op, my full-time...

When I was volunteering at a co-op, my full-time job was at a bike store that sold its own brand of carbon and titanium bikes. Management of the store had no issue with my involvement in the co-op...
09-28-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to volunteer at a Co-op in Ottawa Canada. ...

I used to volunteer at a Co-op in Ottawa Canada. They accept donations of bikes and parts, sort them and remove anything that is not serviceable and send it to metal recycling, then we volunteers...
09-28-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1X is an advantage in off-road riding as it...

1X is an advantage in off-road riding as it greatly simplifies shifting. Trying to switch a 3x10 from 32-24 to 22-30 all at once at the bottom of a steep hill is a semi-reliable way to drop your...
09-28-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I certainly never meant to imply that the bike...

I certainly never meant to imply that the bike was in any way inferior because it was most likely built in Taiwan, or because it is TIG welded instead of lugged and brazed - it's an excellent bike. ...
09-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It also might be that the tubes were made in the...

It also might be that the tubes were made in the USA and the frame was welded together in Asia.
09-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would check the Trek again for a 'Made In'...

I would check the Trek again for a 'Made In' sticker - I am 99.9% sure that bike was made in Taiwan (margin of error +/- 0.1%). The USA made Trek steel mountain bikies of that era were the 900...
09-27-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,207
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I had a SS conversion built for my wife that had...

I had a SS conversion built for my wife that had Ritchey WCS tires on WTB rims. The tires were an impossibly tight fit, I think they may have been 'factory seconds'. I broke multiple tire levers...
09-27-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The flat part with two holes is almost definitely...

The flat part with two holes is almost definitely the standard bolt pattern for a reflector and for many lights, and as mentioned above, probably will be a perfect mate to the built-in reflector...
09-23-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,419
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...
09-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
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, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
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...
09-14-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,090
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...
09-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,323
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,719
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: 203
Views: 6,351
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: 80
Views: 2,719
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: 203
Views: 6,351
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: 1,205
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 835
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
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...
08-27-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By ClydeClydeson

For unladen riding (not touring or bikepacking) I...

For unladen riding (not touring or bikepacking) I think 25 g.i. is not unreasonable. You can probably go a little bit smaller just by changing the cassette, but not much as gravel derailleurs...
08-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. Good Spock 2. Evil Spock with goatee 3. Dr...

1. Good Spock
2. Evil Spock with goatee
3. Dr Spock the child development expert
08-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,670
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If it's not comfortable, it's not comfortable. ...

If it's not comfortable, it's not comfortable. There are loads of options - flat, riser, butterfly, TT/bullhorn, North Road, randonneur, porteur, ape hanger, etc. Unless you are doing mass-start...
08-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Limitations in technology only allowed me to make...

Limitations in technology only allowed me to make a four Spock wheel.

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08-26-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,482
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The desired setup for most riding is to have the...

The desired setup for most riding is to have the saddle at such a height that your legs are almost straight, only a tiny bit of bend in the knee, when the pedals are at the bottom of their stroke. ...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,223
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Here in Canada we don't have to worry about...

Here in Canada we don't have to worry about hospital bills.

The cost of me fixing my roof on my own would likely be the cost of water damage resulting from an improperly fixed roof, plus the cost...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I generally have an end destination, but the...

I generally have an end destination, but the destination for any given night are usually not confirmed until after supper.
08-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest'...

Whenever I hear somebody talking about 'modest' athletic achievements, I like to compare them to the rest of the world population. For instance, you only swam for 45 minutes, walked for 1.5 mi and...
08-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I suppose that might work, but I wouldn't do it -...

I suppose that might work, but I wouldn't do it - this will remove material from the dropout, and 'claw' derailleur hangers are generally used on thinner stamped steel dropouts, and often on frames...
08-24-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Linky: ...

Linky: https://comrade-cycles.shoplightspeed.com/sunlite-derailleur-bracket-bolt-nut.html
08-24-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That 'claw' derailleur hanger is supposed to be...

That 'claw' derailleur hanger is supposed to be used with a bolt and D-shaped nut that fits into the back of the dropout.
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Lots of good advice here. I used to use the...

Lots of good advice here.

I used to use the 'politely stupid' strategy when I wanted to bring my bike into a store. When they ask you to take the bike outside, respond as if you don't understand...
08-24-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would go for it, with caveat above - try for...

I would go for it, with caveat above - try for large radius bends. Also be careful you don't overshoot the correct amount of bend because bending back will weaken it more than the first bend.

The...
08-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,239
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The Golden Boy is correct - Trek's fortunes were...

The Golden Boy is correct - Trek's fortunes were already headed steeply upwards when they started sponsoring pro teams , incl. Armstrong. Furthermore, while I believe Armstrong was a cheat, and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Re. Trickle Down technology Shimano does...

Re. Trickle Down technology

Shimano does 'trickle' the features from the top groups down to lower groups through the years, - features, but not quality. The materials and moving parts of DA and...
08-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The hardware on the top of seatposts can get bent...

The hardware on the top of seatposts can get bent or warped from overtightening or from hard or abusive riding. Make sure the bolt tightness is translating into clamping force and there isn't some...
08-20-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There haven't been many aluminum frames made with...

There haven't been many aluminum frames made with round cross-section tubes for a long time. Most new bikes have some type of 3D or complicated profile done by 'hydroforming', while old bikes always...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,936
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My son was riding the other day then suddenly the...

My son was riding the other day then suddenly the handlebars turned abruptly to the left and he was on the ground, hands first, followed by face.

I felt terrible because I assumed there was...
08-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,648
Posted By ClydeClydeson

For the same reason your mtb with slick tires is...

For the same reason your mtb with slick tires is not a road bike - primarily the handlebar shape which encourages a more aero position and gives many options for hand positions, which can reduce...
08-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Replacing a badly worn chain without replacing...

Replacing a badly worn chain without replacing the cassette on which it wore out will always cause the skipping under load as you described. A new cassette will make it right. Your shop should have...
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