Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: ClydeClydeson
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.16 seconds.
05-25-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Without seeing pictures I also assume it is a...

Without seeing pictures I also assume it is a 'box store' bike, or BSO. Many models are available with both adult (26" and bigger) and youth (24" or smaller) wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By ClydeClydeson

On my 1x fat bike, when I disengage the clutch in...

On my 1x fat bike, when I disengage the clutch in my RD sometimes the chain falls off the single ring up front. With clutch engaged the chain does not fall off so there is no need for a chain...
05-25-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,707
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Skipping new chain on old cassette is obviously...

Skipping new chain on old cassette is obviously defective chain. In my experience, you need to buy chains in lots of 15-20 to find one that will not skip. If no good ones show up after 20 attempts...
05-25-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, if there is no visual damage to the...

As above, if there is no visual damage to the bike, and the frame alignment is not changed (shops have a tool for this, but a good way to tell is if the bike can easily be ridden 'no hands' - a bent...
05-24-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 895
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The main advantage of bike-specific shorts is, in...

The main advantage of bike-specific shorts is, in my opinion, not the padding but the flexible tight fit - for guys at least, it helps up position our junk up out of the way and holds it there. You...
05-24-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By ClydeClydeson

RE. Tightening spoke A then checking for a change...

RE. Tightening spoke A then checking for a change in tension on spoke B

I've made the same mistake when tuning my guitar. 'Why won't this damn string get up closer to G!', followed by a loud SNAP...
05-20-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Nothing wrong with tweaking handlebar and stem...

Nothing wrong with tweaking handlebar and stem sizes. If you feel like you need some 'non-standard' parts like super-high stem riser or swept back bars or an extra long seatpost then that is often a...
05-20-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I missed the mention of disc brakes in the OP. ...

I missed the mention of disc brakes in the OP. If the bike has rim brakes then I would consider this project a non-starter - rims designed for disc brakes are not meant to have rim brake pads...
05-20-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, no there is no simple way to make a...

As above, no there is no simple way to make a 10sp shifter work with an 11sp cassette (no way at all AFAIK - there aren't enough clicks). You need a 10sp cassette, or an 11 sp shifter.
05-20-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Assume you will need to adjust derailleur end...

Assume you will need to adjust derailleur end points and cable tension when installing any new rear wheel. These steps are not difficult but if you don't do it you run the risk of damaging your...
05-20-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,242
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My phone is usually in my pocket, but that's not...

My phone is usually in my pocket, but that's not 'on' the bike, so zero.
05-20-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is no inherent disadvantage of 27" wheels...

There is no inherent disadvantage of 27" wheels apart from lack of tire choices and availability. Just make sure you have a spare tire packed with you on tour because you might not like the...
05-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

650A is also called (IIRC) 26x1-3/8 (590mm BSD)...

650A is also called (IIRC) 26x1-3/8 (590mm BSD) and this was a very common size up until the early/mid eighties. The 26x1-3/8 was the common name for the size - I didn't even realize it was also...
05-19-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Think of the size - 26" or 27.5" or 650B or 700C...

Think of the size - 26" or 27.5" or 650B or 700C as the 'name' of the size - it is related to the size but not necessarily directly.

As to where these names came from -

Bead seat diameter + 2 x...
05-19-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

some very thorough and technically correct...

some very thorough and technically correct responses here, but I found the way they were presented to be a bit confusing.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

26" as was the common size on mountain bikes for...
05-19-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is approximately ZERO chance of this...

There is approximately ZERO chance of this happening, unless he was referring to their shop having one style today and that they might have two or three styles later in the summer. 27" is an...
05-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Same answer as to the question: WHat's the best...

Same answer as to the question: WHat's the best product for adult urinary incontinence: Depends.

If it's a mild temperature and not too sunny ten short sleeves, if the sun is blazing down then...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,392
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The primary problem I see with the plan is the...

The primary problem I see with the plan is the 100+lb trailer. Figure out how to get by with much less - a tent and sleeping pad for the ground weighs ~10-15lbs. Especially if you are enlisting the...
05-18-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,307
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There has been one major substantive change to...

There has been one major substantive change to bikes since that one was made (relying on big chainring's assessment of the bike's age because I can't see the image). Modern bikes have a 'freehub'...
05-18-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would start by disconnecting the cable from the...

I would start by disconnecting the cable from the derailleur and see what, if any, function the shifter has. You can simulate a bit of spring tension from the derailleur by pulling gently on the...
05-17-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You don't think I know something you don't? ...

You don't think I know something you don't? Really? I assume every person in the world knowns something I don't as everyone has lived their own life and has experienced a lifetime of things I have...
05-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Two incidents I recall, I was not injured in one,...

Two incidents I recall, I was not injured in one, had a small scratch on my hand from the other. The first one I was riding as far to the right as possible, then angled slightly towards the centre...
05-17-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Thanks so much for your comments. If you'll...

Thanks so much for your comments. If you'll bother to read what I wrote, I never said it needed replacement, just that it is likely from the facts as we know them. There is certainly a chance it...
05-17-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Irresponsible' :roflmao:sure. Lots of...

'Irresponsible' :roflmao:sure.

Lots of 'ifs'- absolutely. But the fact that the damage happened from being hit by a car is a pretty good clue to the nature of the damage. If the wheel went out...
05-17-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the damage is from a catastrophic blow to the...

If the damage is from a catastrophic blow to the wheel from the bumper of a car, it is almost certain the issue is a bent rim that can not be properly fixed by truing/spoke tension. It might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,860
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes,...

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes, sometimes hot enough to cause braking issues. No, that heat will not be sufficiently transferred (through the 'spider' on the rotor and through the...
05-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I agree with these comments in GamblerGORD53 's...

I agree with these comments in GamblerGORD53 's post - the trailer almost definitely should be clamped on the seat POST (the removable part to which the saddle is clamped) which generally has much...
05-16-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 694
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Often excess pressure on the hands is made worse...

Often excess pressure on the hands is made worse because of the saddle adjustment. If the saddle is 'nose down' (as viewed from the side) it will result in the rider's weight trying to slide forward...
05-12-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,187
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It's not about having a 'problem' - it's about...

It's not about having a 'problem' - it's about trying different things and looking for incremental improvements. Sure, you can absolutely ride 19mm tires on any surface you can ride 25mm tires, but...
05-12-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My go-to strategy when I don't have a proper bike...

My go-to strategy when I don't have a proper bike stand is to hook the nose of the saddle over a tree branch or rafter or whatever overhead item I have handy. As long as the front wheel is on, the...
05-12-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It's likely that the threads on the pedal spindle...

It's likely that the threads on the pedal spindle are filled with leftover aluminum from the first damaged crank and this is preventing the threads from properly engaging with the crank threads. Use...
05-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yup. There are a dozen things that are IMO more...

Yup. There are a dozen things that are IMO more likely than the bottom bracket to make a click on each pedal stroke. I would estimate that a creaking saddle is twice as likely as bottom bracket...
05-12-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Don't assume it is the bottom bracket - pedal...

Don't assume it is the bottom bracket - pedal bearings are very prone to wear out and develop ticks and creaks and pops. Slap a known-good set of pedals on and take 'er for a rip and see if it is...
05-12-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,429
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The problem is that the chain is upside down -...

The problem is that the chain is upside down - the part of the chain that is up by the seatstay up by the brake should be the bottom run of the chain. I bet if you could pull the bit that is through...
05-11-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I agree with your disagreement. Possibly...

I agree with your disagreement. Possibly 'upgraded' cranks and seatpost, but the bike is otherwise a craptacular kids bike with some sort of terrible rear suspension. This would have been a $90...
05-11-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THis is almost certainly a frame from a...

THis is almost certainly a frame from a department/discount store bike, or 'BSO', painted and with custom Zeppelin decals and an internally geared hub. The stamped steel caliper brakes are a dead...
05-11-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Something you may not know is that the front...

Something you may not know is that the front brake is responsible for the vast majority of your stopping power.

Using only the rear brake in a panic stop will take you 2x - 4x longer to stop than...
05-11-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, Mongoose had a lot of bikes with non-round...

Also, Mongoose had a lot of bikes with non-round tubes, like the flattened downtube on that bike, so Mongoose might be a good guess.

Also, the old French brand Motobecane was bought and bikes are...
05-11-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Aside from the horrific stem/bar arrangement I...

Aside from the horrific stem/bar arrangement I think that bike looks pretty good for a taller rider - Shimano Hollowtech II crankset, owner says it has an upgraded rear wheel, etc. Brand is...
05-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Generally speaking, 70 psi is plenty for 32mm...

Generally speaking, 70 psi is plenty for 32mm tires, even for heavier riders. Just be sure to keep the tires pumped up to or lose to the max.

However, if you want something that can handle...
05-11-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This. Not only is a visual indicator of...

This.

Not only is a visual indicator of inadequate care and concern (or skill and knowledge) when performing maintenance, it puts excess stress on the rubber at the base of the valve stem and can...
05-11-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen this problem with 'aero' style rims...

I have seen this problem with 'aero' style rims on bikes with Schrader valves. It depends on the pump head design, but it can be very difficult to get air into them. The only solution I can think...
05-09-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,429
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Any 'knot' that a chain can put itself in can be...

Any 'knot' that a chain can put itself in can be un-knotted, but it might take some time and thought. The only chain problem that sometimes requires dis- and re-assembly is when the chain gets badly...
05-06-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,787
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The same is true for glued patches, but I have...

The same is true for glued patches, but I have decent results with those.
05-06-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,787
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That's my thought - if there is a non-zero...

That's my thought - if there is a non-zero increase in failure rate caused by using glueless vs glued, the advantage of glueless is immediately negated.
05-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,787
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Not sure what I am doing wrong, then - I've never...

Not sure what I am doing wrong, then - I've never had any luck with them.. I was able to get home once and found the tire flat the next morning, but that was the best outcome I have ex[perienced,...
05-06-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,787
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THis looks like a great illustration of what...

THis looks like a great illustration of what happens when you fix the punctured tube but do not find and remove whatever caused the puncture - multiple punctures all in the same area of the tube. ...
05-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have travelled not-insignificant distances in...

I have travelled not-insignificant distances in strangers' trucks when I was stranded or too tired to continue. This may not be recommended for those who are not a 6-and-a-half foot tall 250 lb men,...
05-05-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You could use a 700C or 29er fork with 650B...

You could use a 700C or 29er fork with 650B wheels, and go F discs and R Vs.
05-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,787
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Vulcanizing' patches (separate cement-and-patch...

'Vulcanizing' patches (separate cement-and-patch patch kits), in my experience, are as good as a new tube when properly (tube scuffed, cement left to dry before applying patch) applied.

Also in...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.