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08-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It would literally drive your nuts.

It would literally drive your nuts.
08-17-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 361
Posted By ClydeClydeson

When I initially read base2 's post, I thought...

When I initially read base2 's post, I thought maybe I was wrong, and maybe long pull levers would have worked better, but, as I recall, U brakes with short pull levers were very crisp and firm...
08-17-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By ClydeClydeson

In my experience, to work on one or a few bikes,...

In my experience, to work on one or a few bikes, as opposed to some sort of mass assembly process, a powered screwdriver is not necessary. Most bolts only need to be turned 5 or maybe 10 times at...
08-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 517
Posted By ClydeClydeson

From the picture, that sure looks like user...

From the picture, that sure looks like user error. Or, as they say, 'a loose nut behind the wheel'.

Perhaps OP needs to work on their braking technique? Maybe they are primarily using the rear...
08-17-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 361
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This does not agree with my experience. U brakes...

This does not agree with my experience. U brakes were put on bikes before 'long pull' levers were available. Long pull levers weren't a thing, AFAIK, until Mid 90s when V brakes came out. All...
08-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 524
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I opened this thread thinking "I am 195 cm [6'5"]...

I opened this thread thinking "I am 195 cm [6'5"] tall, and while I am not currently looking for a C&V Italian bike, this might be a... HOLY F*****G S**T LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

Best...
08-12-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The failure caused by the flaw in those crankarms...

The failure caused by the flaw in those crankarms was common and the results could be quite severe. I think it is a no-brainer to send out a basic set of cranks (probably costs them ~$10 max per...
08-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Interesting. Brake shudder on cantilever (centre...

Interesting. Brake shudder on cantilever (centre pull) brakes is common, esp. with headset or stem mounted cable hanger, because as the brakes activate, the momentum of the bike + rider causes the...
08-12-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, 700B (rare/obsolete size, I've never...

As above, 700B (rare/obsolete size, I've never seen one in the flesh) is NOT the same size as the common 700C used on a clear majority of road, touring, hybrid, cyclocross, and gravel bikes, and on a...
08-12-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Fiori was a brand that was, I think, invented by...

Fiori was a brand that was, I think, invented by Norco and named to make people think of Italian bikes. All Fioris, AFAIK, were made in Taiwan. Ironically, any post-mid 80s bike from Taiwan is...
08-12-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Could be the small chainring is worn out from use...

Could be the small chainring is worn out from use with a worn chain. When this happens to cassette cogs, the chain often slips off/skips under pedalling loads, but chainrings have more teath engaged...
08-10-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I took the 23mm tires off my wife's bike which...

I took the 23mm tires off my wife's bike which she generally rode at 95/100psi, and installed 25mm tires and pumped them up to 85/90 psi. She didn't notice the tire change (same brand and model,...
08-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Cables and housings are consumables. What you...

Cables and housings are consumables. What you are describing sounds like a problem that can be fixed with new cables and housings - either damaged/frayed inner cables or worn housing or liners, or...
08-08-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 707
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
08-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By ClydeClydeson

rekmeyata Never tried it on a tube, but I was...

rekmeyata Never tried it on a tube, but I was told that Gorilla tape can be used as a rim tape for tubes AND tubeless setups on fat bikes. It works on my fat bike with tubes, haven't tried tubeless...
08-08-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,959
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and...

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and collides with another road user, this is 100% NOT caused by me. Cars have brakes as well as steering wheels and can adjust speed and direction at will. ...
08-05-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I got my first job as a bike mechanic in 1990,...

I got my first job as a bike mechanic in 1990, worked in that roll on and off (mostly on) for the next 16 years. I saw two (2) Heliocomatic hubs during my career.
I think their rarity was primarily...
08-05-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There are much better pedals for riding barefoot....

There are much better pedals for riding barefoot. Anything with a 'cage' is less than optimal.

For example:
...
08-04-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The dropouts are not meant to be aligned with the...

The dropouts are not meant to be aligned with the stays, both dropouts are supposed to be aligned with the rear cogs and perpendicular to the axle. The dropouts are also supposed to be perfectly...
08-04-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,588
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I enjoy reading posts from people who are...

I enjoy reading posts from people who are offended that an engineer criticized poor manufacturing tolerances.

Every brand has 'fanboys' - people who believe Brand ZYX is the best because they...
08-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the...

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the threads - at least ~2 bolt diameters deep into the threads, and
(ii) the current bolts/rack arrangement doesn't interfere with the movement of the...
07-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,215
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my...

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my opinion, 100% the cyclists fault, but the DB in the car is 100% guilty of a hit-and-run, which is especially stupid singe it wasn't their fault at all.
07-28-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,919
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am walking around a giant sculpture of a bike...

I am walking around a giant sculpture of a bike (in my mind) right now, and I think the consumables on a bike are the following (in order of how soon they are generally consumed by regular use)

...
07-26-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,674
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Loose shorts or pants aren't bad, but I recommend...

Loose shorts or pants aren't bad, but I recommend (applicable for people with penises and testicles, I have no experience to offer people with vulvas) wearing tighter underpants (briefs or boxer...
07-26-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would get the old bike into ridable condition...

I would get the old bike into ridable condition and do a few rides on it and the newer bike back-to-back, then decide which one you like more. You should keep them both, though - either the...
07-26-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,801
Posted By ClydeClydeson

LarrySZ Cops are people, there are good ones...

LarrySZ

Cops are people, there are good ones and bad ones. Sadly, as cops the bad ones are in a position to propagate tremendous evil (police brutality, racism, abuse of power, corruption,...
07-25-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Mostly good advice above, as this problem is...

Mostly good advice above, as this problem is common - if replacing a worn chain results in skipping under load, the problem is the cassette was also worn to match the worn chain.
07-25-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,801
Posted By ClydeClydeson

They know exactly why you are waving at them, and...

They know exactly why you are waving at them, and are probably at risk of ocular injuries from the severe eye-rolls that follow.

In reality, attracting any attention from the man is a bad idea. I...
07-25-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes. There is generally a 5mm spacer on the NDS...

Yes. There is generally a 5mm spacer on the NDS that can be removed, and you can either buy a new shorter axle, or simply hacksaw off 5mm of the now too-long NDS of the existing axle. If hacksawing...
07-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,950
Posted By ClydeClydeson

:foo::eek::eek::(:wtf: no u

:foo::eek::eek::(:wtf:


no u
07-22-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,950
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I imagine using a leather saddle with a cutout...

I imagine using a leather saddle with a cutout will allow you to change the tone, like a comb wrapped in wax paper.
07-22-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All great advice here... To reiterate: ...

All great advice here...

To reiterate:

-Maillard hubs would be from a much much older bike and will not be compatible with a 2005 model
-You need a rear 8, 9, 10 speed cassette hub (all use...
07-21-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Looks like your bike came with a 'claw' type rear...

Looks like your bike came with a 'claw' type rear derailleur mount - which is lucky for you because you can get inexpensive rear derailleurs with a built-in claw mount...
...
07-21-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,079
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. Road 2. 85-95 psi

1. Road
2. 85-95 psi
07-21-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes, go ahead and cut the axle to the correct...

Yes, go ahead and cut the axle to the correct length for your frame spacing, then you might have to fiddle with different spacer configurations to get the right O.L.D. with your particular hub.

On...
07-21-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience has been that, if the end of the...

My experience has been that, if the end of the cable housing and the pinch bolt are the correct distance apart (as specced by shimano), the cable can be snapped into place and no (or almost no)...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,072
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That's a nasty looking route to ride every...

That's a nasty looking route to ride every morning, but didn't look like anything that can't be tackled with a rigid or hardtail bike with wide tires at a reasonable pressure.

Generally there are...
07-18-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, try around 30 psi. Also look at...

As above, try around 30 psi.

Also look at this saddle:
https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/flyer.html

or this one:
https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/b67.html
07-15-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By ClydeClydeson

No good. Hard to tell from the photo but the way...

No good. Hard to tell from the photo but the way they mounted the hanger on there might make wheel removal seriously difficult. For the price being asked you should expect a bike that is rideable...
07-15-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,850
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Sorry to keep the low-info argument going, but I...

Sorry to keep the low-info argument going, but I have heard a lot of people claim they get a better workout on a heavier bike than on a lighter bike... and they weren't talking about a19 lb racing...
07-14-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The only detail that I would think makes a...

The only detail that I would think makes a difference between very inexpensive and mid-priced bikes is the design of the rear hub - your older Schwinn likely has a 'freewheel' rear hub, where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,883
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At max braking under ideal conditions there is...

At max braking under ideal conditions there is approximately zero input from the rear brake. There is an argument to be made that, at least when beginning to brake from speed you should use both...
07-14-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 856
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Shimano used to (still do?) sell 'M-Condition'...

Shimano used to (still do?) sell 'M-Condition' brake pads for cantilever brakes that were (I think) an 'extra soft' compound. They worked great, but if used in muddy conditions, could be worn out in...
07-13-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I wouldn't put that back on. There is potential...

I wouldn't put that back on. There is potential for damage to the spindle/DS crankarm assembly if the splines are no good and result in movement and wear. Replacement L side crank arms are not...
07-13-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,912
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Didn't get a chance to read most replies, but...

Didn't get a chance to read most replies, but what I did seemed correct. I will add, sorry if this is already explained this way, that items that are normally 'leased' are items that commonly have a...
07-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I find the 'spoke wrench' built into most multi...

I find the 'spoke wrench' built into most multi tools to be inadequate and are more likely to round off the spoke nipple flats. Best idea is to get the correct Park tool wrench for the bike and...
07-13-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Polaris OBark Generally just the left side, but...

Polaris OBark Generally just the left side, but if a damaged crank has been reattached and torqued down and ridden and the crank re-loosened itself more than once, then damage to the spindle can...
07-13-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By ClydeClydeson

100% yes. The fit between the crank and...

100% yes.

The fit between the crank and spindle need to be very close, and riding with the arm not properly tightened results in movement that will wear the inside of the soft aluminum splines...
07-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Either he's completely BSing you, or this is a...

Either he's completely BSing you, or this is a dangerously inexperienced tech. NDS cranks arms fall off ALL THE TIME. It used to be a very common failure in the days of square taper bottom brackets,...
07-12-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,850
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Had a fellow wondering why the GPS he used as an...

Had a fellow wondering why the GPS he used as an odometer wasn't working during rides on his stationary trainer.
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