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Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16,752
Views: 930,912
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He will be the first person ever killed by a...

He will be the first person ever killed by a thrown bullet.
06-18-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Duluth MN, USA is primarily built on the hill...

Duluth MN, USA is primarily built on the hill rising out of Lake Superior
06-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Larger frame size bikes for taller people are not...

Larger frame size bikes for taller people are not made any more robust than smaller frames. All the moving parts are the same, and the frame will be made with the same construction techniques which...
06-17-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,419
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You are a liar. Current world record for the...

You are a liar. Current world record for the kilometer time trial on a track (no hill, aerodynamic bike, pro rider) is about 56 seconds, which works out to 63.9 km/h. You are claiming to have...
06-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,419
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to have a Yamaha 650cc motorcycle. I was...

I used to have a Yamaha 650cc motorcycle. I was never such an ignoramous as to ride it on a bike path, though. Maybe that's why I never bragged about it's speed relative to a bicycle like OP does.
06-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Check out B.O.B. trailer V. 0.00001!

Check out B.O.B. trailer V. 0.00001!
06-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THe first picture looks like damaged sidewall...

THe first picture looks like damaged sidewall threads in the casing. Replace.
06-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By ClydeClydeson

They do seem to enjoy tongue-in-cheek fun in...

They do seem to enjoy tongue-in-cheek fun in their literature, but my understanding is that a kickstand clamped on a LHT's chainstays could easily crush the tube. They now make a pair of brackets...
06-14-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 603
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There are too many bikes that are built to accept...

There are too many bikes that are built to accept derailleurs that trying to convert a 'Dutch Bike' to use a derailleur is a terrible waste of time and effort. Furthermore, using a derailleur and...
06-11-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By ClydeClydeson

In a big ride with people of different abilities,...

In a big ride with people of different abilities, I used to like to break a 'B Group' off the back that could maintain a more casual pace. Many don't have the confidence or experience to know this...
06-11-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A customer at a shop where I worked used to put...

A customer at a shop where I worked used to put his tandem on his rear mounted rack, which resulted in the bike sticking a half meter out on ether side of the car.
Forum: Triathlon
06-11-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A certain segment of the male population is...

A certain segment of the male population is uncomfortable seeing other men in tight clothing. I believe they are troubled by their own feelings that are more difficult to suppress in such...
06-11-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By ClydeClydeson

From a wheel builder's perspective, better...

From a wheel builder's perspective, better quality rims appear to be more consistent geometrically and require less fiddling to get true after being laced. I built some early WTB rims ('Power Beam')...
06-10-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Years since I worked in a shop, but the most...

Years since I worked in a shop, but the most common scheme was cost + 10%. Depends on the item but this usually worked out to a ~30-40% discount.
06-09-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have only had poor results from 'chain...

I have only had poor results from 'chain checkers' - esp. 0.75% wear reading on chains new from the box. I don't know if it is a design issue or if the manufacturing tolerances on the tool are crap....
06-09-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience with Univegas was that they were...

My experience with Univegas was that they were exceptional quality for the money

The last Univega I saw in a shop was hanging around until ~2001 or so. A place where I worked bought a bunch of...
06-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,000
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have previously posted 'response' ads pointing...

I have previously posted 'response' ads pointing out serious problems or misinformation in for-sale ads, such as a bike with obvious but not mentioned fork and frame damage from a front end...
06-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red...

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red herring. Bicycle wheels are never well balanced, but speeds are generally slow enough and the total amount of weight that is off balance is miniscule....
06-07-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Any brake lever for drop bars that is not...

Any brake lever for drop bars that is not specifically marketed as compatible with V brakes' or 'long pull' or 'mountain brake compatible' (don't know what they actually call them) will work.

And...
06-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I use the following formula: (Weight of...

I use the following formula:

(Weight of Rider + Bike) (in kg) divided by (cycling tips gravel rating x 3) + (riders age divided by 3)

Finally, multiply the answer to the above by zero, and add...
06-07-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the stem isn't 'slammed' you can generally...

If the stem isn't 'slammed' you can generally unscrew the locknut and top cup and slide them partially up the exposed quill of the seized stem, which should make enough room to put fresh grease in...
06-03-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The secret to long-lasting wheels for Clydesdales...

The secret to long-lasting wheels for Clydesdales (https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/) (bigger riders) is not necessarily heavier spokes, but high and even spoke tension. ...
05-28-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,516
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea from the World Famous King of Bad Ideas...

Bad idea from the World Famous King of Bad Ideas and Pointless Questions.

Frames and forks made for disc brakes are engineered to handle disc brakes and the extra loads the apply to the middle of...
05-28-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Position on the bike may be another thing to look...

Position on the bike may be another thing to look at. Especially if your saddle is nose-down when viewed from the side - having a nose-down saddle causes your weight to want to slip forward and you...
05-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,009
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am inclined to think this is a troll question,...

I am inclined to think this is a troll question, simply because it asks about upgrading from 1984 technology to 1989 technology. But in case it is sincere:

The difference between low-cost entry...
05-21-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen those and quickly opted to not...

I have seen those and quickly opted to not consider them.


A cheap rigid fork is $50. A functional cheap suspension fork will cost $200. I have no faith that a functional and reliable...
05-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross...

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross sectional area as steel, so a part designed to be made from steel but then Ti is swapped in will result in a significantly weaker part. If you are a very...
05-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,421
Posted By ClydeClydeson

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen...

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen about half as many broken as I have seen on the road. I suspect many were made to emphasize light weight rather than robustness. Perhaps many people...
05-04-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,997
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, I don't know if this has been said above,...

Also, I don't know if this has been said above, but weight is not the primary reason Huffys and the like are slow - it's the crap X-tra thick casing cheapo tires, loose and improperly lubricated hubs...
04-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Good point - it is smart to put some sort of...

Good point - it is smart to put some sort of bracket or a fender/mudguard to stop a straddle cable from landing on the tire, but this is very different from the brakes 'requiring' fittings at both...
04-21-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It has many features that resemble those found on...

It has many features that resemble those found on a real gravel bike, but that certainly does not mean it is a good bike.

My 1995 Hyundai Accent had air conditioning and a CD player, just like a...
04-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Check Kiiji. You will want the XL or XXL of any...

Check Kiiji. You will want the XL or XXL of any model of bike. If the frame is measured in numbers then you want a 22" or larger mountin bike or hybrid (bikes with a flat bar) or a 62cm or larger...
04-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Modern compact road cranks with 34-50 are...

Modern compact road cranks with 34-50 are excellent. I picked up a Tiagra model on sale (can't remember the $$). THe added advantage of an integrated spindle and external bottom braket are great...
04-15-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeClydeson

True enough. The only way I would believe...

True enough.

The only way I would believe the peleton were clean is if the average speed of the Tour de France had suddenly dropped by 10 km/h after they booted Lance..
04-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This picture smells like EPO and bananas.

This picture smells like EPO and bananas.
04-15-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,651
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Certainly a pet peeve of mine. THe challenge is...

Certainly a pet peeve of mine. THe challenge is to refuse firmly but politely with hand gestures then don't look at them so you can't tell what their response is, and they eventually get the...
04-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By ClydeClydeson

ANother legend of Peugeot: Top Gear Peugeot...

ANother legend of Peugeot:

Top Gear Peugeot Meeting - YouTube
04-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,515
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis,...

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis, you needn't limit yourself to steel bikes. Aluminum is generally a better material for heavier riders because the manufacturers can add material to...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-13-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The numbers associated with frame sizes don't...

The numbers associated with frame sizes don't really have any relevance.. every manufacturer measures their frame differently and there are other geometry considerations beyond a single number that...
04-13-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen persistent and annoying creaking...

I have seen persistent and annoying creaking noises from inside SS freewheels because of excessive play in the ratchet mechanism. THe solution is either a higher quality (+$$) freewheel, or...
04-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also it is possible that the brake lever has been...

Also it is possible that the brake lever has been somehow damaged and is introducing drag into the system.

If your bike has split cable stops you can easily detach the cable and check each part -...
04-12-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It is common. Either the cable is gummed...

It is common. Either the cable is gummed up/corroded/damaged, or the pivots of the brake(either on the frame for V or cantilever brakes, or inside the caliper on caliper brakes) are corroded or...
04-09-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,316
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As my high school drafting teacher used to say,...

As my high school drafting teacher used to say, 'looks good from far, but it's far from good'

I would call those tires a 'non fit' on the trek, even though it looks cool with them. Spokes wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Just for fun, compare the weights of just the...

Just for fun, compare the weights of just the wheels from the Cannondale vs the wheels from the Bianchi. I will be shocked Pikachu if there isn't ~3lbs difference in the wheels alone. You might...
04-08-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Aluminum forks were never very common, but of the...

Aluminum forks were never very common, but of the handful I have seen leave shops I have never seen one bent or broken. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I haven't seen it.

I have seen loads of...
03-31-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,871
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He certainly sounds like a little prick, that's...

He certainly sounds like a little prick, that's for sure.
03-30-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,194
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Mentioned above, when frames were primarily...

Mentioned above, when frames were primarily constructed with lugs, all the tubes needed to have similar angular relationships to each other. It was an economic decision made by bike manufacturers...
03-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Where I live, almost all the flat and boring...

Where I live, almost all the flat and boring roads are paved. The non-paved/gravel routes are all hilly and twisty through the Canadian Shield and around lakes and rivers. My town is penned in...
03-30-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I believe long-reach brakes are built to work...

I believe long-reach brakes are built to work similarly to short reach brakes from the point of view of the rim and levers.

If you were to, say, modify short reach brakes to move the pads further...
03-29-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A 2lb difference in overall weight of a bike is...

A 2lb difference in overall weight of a bike is of little importance.
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