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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By CliftonGK1
With the Shiftmate 8 in there, you should be ok...

With the Shiftmate 8 in there, you should be ok to go.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-11-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,818
Posted By CliftonGK1
Correct. And everyone else offered...

Correct.
And everyone else offered suggestions of what to look and listen for.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-11-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,613
Posted By CliftonGK1
I left my rack on my Jeep year-round and never...

I left my rack on my Jeep year-round and never had any issues removing it. Then again, I greased the hell out of the receiver before installing the rack.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-11-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,818
Posted By CliftonGK1
If you've got the caliper centered and you're...

If you've got the caliper centered and you're only hearing a shing-shing-shing sound as the wheel spins, then it's the rotor which needs trued up.
If you've got a contant scrape as the wheel spins,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,307
Posted By CliftonGK1
Plenty of shops do this for grease which is being...

Plenty of shops do this for grease which is being used for assembly contact points which need greased... Bolt threads, seatposts, sealed bearing seats (not the bearings themselves), and there's...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By CliftonGK1
If you *think* you got it right and it fails...

If you *think* you got it right and it fails underneath you at 35mph, you've found out why you pay a professional to do things properly.
But there's probably a YouTube video on how to perform...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,850
Posted By CliftonGK1
Many pad holders have the word "Forward" and a...

Many pad holders have the word "Forward" and a directional arrow printed on them, along with R or L for which side they belong on.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-09-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,307
Posted By CliftonGK1
I use Park Polylube on contact points needing...

I use Park Polylube on contact points needing greased during assembly, and ProGold EPX on any bearings.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,432
Posted By CliftonGK1
Sounds like you got the measuring part figured...

Sounds like you got the measuring part figured out, but not the easy way to install the retaining hardware for the struts to the fender...

- measure and mark the stays, remove from bike, cut. Do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,850
Posted By CliftonGK1
I see a whole lot of people doing a bunch of...

I see a whole lot of people doing a bunch of finagling with their brake pads, but no one has mentioned the obvious and easiest way to prevent this.

A bit of lubricant on the retaining bolt when...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,470
Posted By CliftonGK1
And, if you really need the extra leverage,...

And, if you really need the extra leverage, that's what a hacked out section of downtube is for.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-06-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By CliftonGK1
Also scares the hell out of most customers if you...

Also scares the hell out of most customers if you work in a shop where the service area isn't hidden away.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-06-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By CliftonGK1
I haven't used the Rim Saver, but my makeshift is...

I haven't used the Rim Saver, but my makeshift is a couple of scrap metal flats and a 7" Knipex pliers wrench.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-30-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By CliftonGK1
I saw mention of the Defy and the Z85, both great...

I saw mention of the Defy and the Z85, both great bikes, but I find a slight limitation with them in the tire size of you are like me and want to run full fenders on your roadie. The Defy is just a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-29-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By CliftonGK1
There is a plateau point, but it doesn't work...

There is a plateau point, but it doesn't work like what the article is describing.
As you gain fitness, your body increases efficiency, so there comes a point where your current caloric intake...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-26-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,036
Posted By CliftonGK1
You'd likely benefit from hitting up your LBS and...

You'd likely benefit from hitting up your LBS and getting a proper fit done. Hand numbness can be attributed to many things, and without seeing your position on the bike while riding, it's difficult...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-21-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By CliftonGK1
My go-to build for anyone 200 pounds and up has...

My go-to build for anyone 200 pounds and up has been the H-Plus Son Archetype rim laced 3 cross to a pair of DT 240 hubs, using Phil Wood straight 2.0 spokes.
Check with your LBS on the cost for a...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-21-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By CliftonGK1
Fenders for a Burley Flatbed?

The missus and I have been car free for a while, but I only recently needed to get a trailer, since we moved to Columbus, OH and the city is spread out more than where we've lived in the past.
I've...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-03-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By CliftonGK1
Similar to chasm54, I roll a 42-17 on my fixed...

Similar to chasm54, I roll a 42-17 on my fixed gear 'round towner bike and it is good for flat cruising without having to strain myself from a dead stop, and also handles hauling 85 pounds of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-03-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By CliftonGK1
We left the day after Christmas. If you didn't...

We left the day after Christmas. If you didn't see me at the Wiss, you might have seen me at Breakaway, if you brought bikes there for work. I remember seeing a couple IF bikes in there, and I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-03-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By CliftonGK1
I'm south of campus, right downtown, so the...

I'm south of campus, right downtown, so the downtown Y is just a few blocks away. I'm pretty sure about joining up there since they have a pool and free weights. But with my busted wrist, I still...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-25-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By CliftonGK1
I did ride the Wiss a bunch, and Belmont. I will...

I did ride the Wiss a bunch, and Belmont. I will miss both of those. It's nice having such great riding so close to the city.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-25-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By CliftonGK1
New city, old Clyde

I've been away from the forums for a while, save for a once-in-a-while check in, but I'll likely be back around more frequently now.

Things for the past couple years have been hectic. My wife has...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-17-15, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By CliftonGK1
The HPS Archetype is our go-to rim for riders...

The HPS Archetype is our go-to rim for riders over 200 pounds at our shop, but stay away from anyone who is talking about building up some combo-pattern weird-ass lacing for a commuter wheel. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By CliftonGK1
Works as well as any other boot. My suggestion...

Works as well as any other boot. My suggestion is to place a little strip of the tape glue-to-glue on the back of the boot where it will cover the hole in the tire, so you don't have exposed glue...
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