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12-04-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 569
Posted By CliffordK

There are some things that manufactures consider...

There are some things that manufactures consider just for show/demo items. So, pedals are often upgraded, even from day one. Although that is more common on higher end bikes that might not even...
12-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 569
Posted By CliffordK

You'll occasionally find tapered bearings on...

You'll occasionally find tapered bearings on headsets, or possibly bottom brackets.

I'm not sure why they aren't more popular on bikes wheels.

Perhaps the bike industry is driven by racing...
12-04-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 569
Posted By CliffordK

You should get better performance from the...

You should get better performance from the Ultegra/Dura Ace level hubs (and, I assume the M8000/M9000 hubs).

Much smoother polishing on the cones, and hopefully harder races.

I can't say much...
Forum: Foo
12-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By CliffordK

Well, my EBay flash drive should arrive today. ...

Well, my EBay flash drive should arrive today. I'll figure out how to test it shortly.

However, I may well have been asking the wrong question.

It is easy out of date and it leaves one's head...
12-04-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 569
Posted By CliffordK

I've started hand polishing many of the cheap...

I've started hand polishing many of the cheap cones that I encounter. A small mini drill press converted to a cone lathe. And, just hit the cones with fine sandpaper held by hand.

But, that may...
11-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By CliffordK

Tioga makes the MT-Zero which is one of the...

Tioga makes the MT-Zero which is one of the slimmest pedals on the market.

https://www.tiogausa.com/mt-zero.html
...
11-27-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By CliffordK

If you loosen the bolts on both sides, and simply...

If you loosen the bolts on both sides, and simply sit the fork on the axle with the wheel on the ground, then is the wheel centered?

If off center, what if you remove the wheel and turn it around...
Replies: 37
Views: 974
Posted By CliffordK

I noticed there is a Roberto Gaggioli facebook...

I noticed there is a Roberto Gaggioli facebook page.
It looks like the whole family races to some extent.

https://www.facebook.com/roberto.gaggioli.3

There is also a Wikipedia page:...
11-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of EBike batteries, as well as...

There are a number of EBike batteries, as well as bare Lithium Ion batteries on E-Bay and AliExpress. Also Amazon.

Watch the voltage and Amp Hours.

I can't say about longevity or...
11-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By CliffordK

You were lowering the seat!!! ...

You were lowering the seat!!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=142089
https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=142090
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By CliffordK

I am also trying to imagine where one would put a...

I am also trying to imagine where one would put a bike garage like that. Perhaps near a tram station. University?
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By CliffordK

I wonder how they deal with things like thefts. ...

I wonder how they deal with things like thefts. I'm seeing a few bags left on those bikes.

Would they use some kind of a smart pass? Cameras + monitor the smart pass movement through doorways?
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By CliffordK

Reflectors or dyno tail lights?[/QUOTE] Germany...

Reflectors or dyno tail lights?[/QUOTE]
Germany requires non-blinking dyno tail lights on all bikes (other than racing bikes). Does Holland do the same?
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I'd be curious about the flat...

Hmmm...

I'd be curious about the flat resistance. Say one picks up a nail or a screw or a radial tire wire, or even a piece of glass. Will the tube be strong enough to push the damaging item...
11-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 749
Posted By CliffordK

A lot depends on when you bought your bike. ...

A lot depends on when you bought your bike.

I bought my old Colnago Super in 1982 while I was still in High School (and it was at least a dozen years old at that time). I've put a lot of miles on...
11-24-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By CliffordK

It is always best to NOT count the costs...

It is always best to NOT count the costs associated with your fun projects.
11-24-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,064
Posted By CliffordK

I've got a GoPro 10 that I've been doing other...

I've got a GoPro 10 that I've been doing other recording with.

I've been disappointed that I get about an hour of battery life (go pro, moderately high res, using the multimedia attachment).
...
11-23-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,311
Posted By CliffordK

I think my Graftek may also benefit from a 25mm...

I think my Graftek may also benefit from a 25mm seatpost if I remember right.

A couple of thoughts.

You can purchase 25mm OD, 20mm ID tubes on E-Bay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142615908405
...
11-23-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By CliffordK

Is that a front or rear? I assume you're using...

Is that a front or rear?
I assume you're using disc brakes, so you don't have to worry about the brake track.

I don't think I'd use that as-is. I'm trying to imagine how the crack would impact...
11-23-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By CliffordK

I'm sure you could have found a straight trade...

I'm sure you could have found a straight trade for a saddle with a good frame.

But, I'm sure you have found some people who will be happy with their newish saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: MyRedTrek had a similar issue, but...

:foo:

MyRedTrek had a similar issue, but it looks like it was on a Schwalbe, and a somewhat larger bubble.
...
11-23-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By CliffordK

As mentioned above, both 28" and 29" are by...

As mentioned above, both 28" and 29" are by definition ISO 622 (700c), and should fit on your bike if the rim itself isn't too wide.

In some cases you can swap between 26" and 700c. In...
11-22-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
Posted By CliffordK

It may be that if people find out the bike shop...

It may be that if people find out the bike shop will sell them a bike maybe in 2023...
Then they'll jump on the opportunity to buy one now.

Winter is a hard season, but Christmas is coming...
11-22-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure what the bike shop markups are, but...

I'm not sure what the bike shop markups are, but they'll be somewhere between 50% and 100%. So, a $15K bike will cost the shop $7.5K to $10K. They won't be interested in paying more (other than the...
11-22-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of years ago I was semi-regularly riding...

A couple of years ago I was semi-regularly riding to and from Portland which would take me a minimum of about 145 miles, and as high as about 190 miles. Up one day, a few days in Portland, then...
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By CliffordK

I think it is the lower right fender support. ...

I think it is the lower right fender support.

It'll be a pain to straighten, but you may be able to do it if you remove the entire wire, and carefully work it with a hammer and anvil.

These are...
11-21-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By CliffordK

More weight!!! ...

More weight!!!

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

I had troubles getting the mill over 5 MPH. It was a long ride home!!!

I'm not sure of the dynamics of a trailer...
11-21-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By CliffordK

You could make quick work of those tabs with a...

You could make quick work of those tabs with a file if soft steel, or a small grinder if hardened steel.
11-21-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't used ProBikeKit. I have ordered...

I haven't used ProBikeKit.

I have ordered from a number of overseas companies: Ribble, Wiggle, and Merlin, and Bike-Discount.de (use for Wippermann, Bausch and Lomb, and German products), and...
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By CliffordK

There are quite a few quality repaints and...

There are quite a few quality repaints and "restored" bikes which I wouldn't entirely ignore.

However, if you are looking at pure "profit", then you have to consider the cost of the build.
...
11-21-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,838
Posted By CliffordK

The question is if one should never say never. ...

The question is if one should never say never. :foo: Situations may change from one situation to another.

I won't use a freewheel with a 14T smallest cog. Well, at least in general.
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind that the French sizes may be off...

Keep in mind that the French sizes may be off slightly from ISO. So, you'll have to watch parts from pedals to freewheels.

I can't guarantee what is on your bike, but be careful when replacing...
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

With the Suntour derailleurs, you can simply flip...

With the Suntour derailleurs, you can simply flip the chain around that upper pulley. It should take about 5 seconds to get it right.

I agree with above. $80 is a steal. The original price of...
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By CliffordK

https://lasvegasauction.hibid.com/lot/106488517/11...

https://lasvegasauction.hibid.com/lot/106488517/11---nice-bicycle-w--rack-on-back

$95 + Fees.
I think you did reasonably well.

Sell those brake pads and enjoy your free bike!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By CliffordK

I had thought the chain was just cross chained...

I had thought the chain was just cross chained and loose... but...

There was an era of Suntour derailleur cages that allowed the chain to be removed without removing the inner cage plate or any...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By CliffordK

Raleigh made a few bonded Titanium/Aluminum...

Raleigh made a few bonded Titanium/Aluminum frames, I think.

Raleigh SP1000 technium.
Raleigh Ti Dyna-Tech.

I believe with aluminum lugs bonded to titanium tubes.

However, Carbon Fiber...
11-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By CliffordK

I doubt that the change to titanium will push you...

I doubt that the change to titanium will push you over 200 miles. It means either riding faster and/or riding longer. GOOD LIGHTS!!!

But, Jimmy Wisdom's bike looks mighty SWEET!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By CliffordK

That might push it back into the 60's. Are...

That might push it back into the 60's.

Are those the Mathauser finned brake pads?

You could probably sell those on E-Bay for $100 to $150, and mostly pay for your bike!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have the $225 in the pocket, and the bike...

Do you have the $225 in the pocket, and the bike isn't being returned?

There are some buyers that will pay the asking price.

Others will try to negotiate even if it is a good deal.

That is a...
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By CliffordK

Is that $8.99? :foo: It is a pretty low end...

Is that $8.99? :foo:

It is a pretty low end bike, but appears to be solid, and in good shape. It would make a good city/commuter bike.

It is a pretty small frame. Maybe 52cm to 54cm.

I'd...
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By CliffordK

I'm getting a Motobecane vibe. But, a mid-range...

I'm getting a Motobecane vibe. But, a mid-range model.

I think it has a deralleur hanger, and quick release that would indicate a better quality frame. However, I think it also has a fake fork...
11-20-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By CliffordK

85 PSI probably isn't bad. But, there are...

85 PSI probably isn't bad. But, there are pressure/weight charts. And, you may not need the same pressure in both the front and rear tires.

Increase pressure if you feel the tire bottoming out...
11-20-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By CliffordK

Another tradeoff is chainring size and rear...

Another tradeoff is chainring size and rear sprocket size.

So if your current chainring is too close to the chainstay, you could get a smaller chainring, and move the sprocket in closer by...
11-20-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By CliffordK

That may be OK. But, if 32's or 35's will...

That may be OK.

But, if 32's or 35's will fit, then that will give you just a little extra cushion (and allow slightly lower pressure).

Or, you could put a 32 on the rear now, and keep the 28's...
11-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By CliffordK

Good point. If the current chainring comes...

Good point.

If the current chainring comes within 1mm to 3mm or so of the chainstay, you can't move it in any further. Ignore all the above.

It is possible to dimple the chainstay for more...
11-20-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By CliffordK

Also use as large of tires as the bike will take...

Also use as large of tires as the bike will take (with a bit of a buffer). 32mm? 35mm?
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By CliffordK

I've been trying to get a recording of Latte...

I've been trying to get a recording of Latte telling Nemesis to go away, this is HER HOUSE. And, Caffè and Iddybiddy are also learning the tune.

Bird season is ending soon.

However, they all...
Replies: 37
Views: 974
Posted By CliffordK

I agree that an actual value is tough. The...

I agree that an actual value is tough.

The Moser above is a little battered, but is also extremely unique. Finding a good match for a fork will be a pain, and potentially expensive. Would one...
Replies: 37
Views: 974
Posted By CliffordK

Many of the early discs were discs over spoked...

Many of the early discs were discs over spoked wheels. My guess is at least the discs used in 1984 were discs over spoke wheels. It is possible that changed by 87 and 88 with the big wheel bike.
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By CliffordK

What I will say is that I'm convinced that the...

What I will say is that I'm convinced that the prices that we're seeing on parts here in the USA have some pretty extreme markups, and the direct from China sellers are able to somewhat circumvent...
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