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06-18-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You could put a spacer above the stem, but there...

You could put a spacer above the stem, but there needs to be some steerer tube exposed to hold the spacer in place. It sounds like your steerer is only a wee bit too long so you probably won't have...
Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16,752
Views: 930,917
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.
Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 203
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. I have not had broadcast television in my...

1. I have not had broadcast television in my house for years. I think BBT was in its 5th season when I cut the cable. I was visiting someone last summer who had cable and was amazed at how...
06-18-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By ClydeClydeson

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Here is a diagram of the stem and top of headset assembly. The preload bolt needs...
06-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Make sure the steerer tube (top part of the fork...

Make sure the steerer tube (top part of the fork onto which the stem is clamped) is a few mm below the top edge of the stem, otherwise you are not pushing the stem down onto the headset. If the...
06-18-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would bet that the crank is OEM as it is a...

I would bet that the crank is OEM as it is a Shimano 600 'Tricolour', same as the derailleur and brakes appear to be. Just the chainrings have been changed as they are a wear item.
06-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
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...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By ClydeClydeson

When preparing for my first tour, two weeks...

When preparing for my first tour, two weeks across Easstern Canada, I got overconfident because I went so long without a puncture, and put on some nice light non-flat-resistant tires early in the...
06-18-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 531
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am not a morning person but some of my most...

I am not a morning person but some of my most memorable rides were when I woke up at 4:30 am and couldn't get back to sleep.

Things like riding through the morning mist gently lit by the sunrise,...
06-18-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At higher speeds when riding alone, there will be...

At higher speeds when riding alone, there will be added aerodynamic resistance from a big fat tire, and probably a bit of a weight penalty, but otherwise there is little or no downside to wider...
06-18-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Seems to be a consensus that the tire is...

Seems to be a consensus that the tire is fornicated and needs replacement

Also mentioned above and worth repeating, figure out what caused the damage before you put a new tire on or the same thing...
Forum: Introductions
06-17-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Hello from Canada!

Hello from Canada!
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!
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By ClydeClydeson

IMO In order of importance: 1. Correct...

IMO In order of importance:

1. Correct shape/width for your arse
2.
3.


...
24. Thin, firm padding
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I think I have the Journey DLX 1, the square...

I think I have the Journey DLX 1, the square frame, not the 'Z' shaped single continuous tube type.
06-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
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...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have Axiom (marketed by Norco in Canada)...

I have Axiom (marketed by Norco in Canada) low-rider front rack. I have mine mounted on a 700c fork, but the way it mounts does not appear to be dependant on wheel size.

THe vertical location of...
06-14-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you are considering using red Loctite as a...

If you are considering using red Loctite as a kind of 'glue' to hold the mount against your frame, NO that will not work. Loctite are 'anaerobic thread lockers', meaning they only harden/bond in the...
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That's bad. I wouldn't.

That's bad. I wouldn't.
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: 553
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')...
06-11-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Generally a laterally (side to side) out-of-true...

Generally a laterally (side to side) out-of-true wheel is difficult or impossible to feel while riding. If a tire has a damaged casing or is not seated properly you can feel that right away.

OP...
06-10-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I don't think it would be helpful as they cannot...

I don't think it would be helpful as they cannot test ride to see if the problem persists with a balanced wheel. They are likely to find that the wheel balance is improved (or worsened) and continue...
06-10-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The flaw with this suggestion is that the out of...

The flaw with this suggestion is that the out of balance wheel is not the cause of OP's problem. Spinning a wheel while off the ground is not a reasonable representation of riding the bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By ClydeClydeson

In my experience, most bikes are made in size...

In my experience, most bikes are made in size increments small enough that most people could fit on two or three sizes acceptably with minor modifications (a cm or two more or less stem length or...
Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have four smallish panniers and a rack top bag...

I have four smallish panniers and a rack top bag on my bike I use for utility/groceries, but I find for touring that the rack top bag gets in the way of easily and securely attaching large items...
06-10-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THe oscillation from spinning the unloaded wheel...

THe oscillation from spinning the unloaded wheel is 100% NOT the problem. THe bike shop was correct that all bikes do this, some much more than others, but it's not something you can feel while...
06-10-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am in need of some "cute, stylish, &...

I am in need of some "cute, stylish, & comfortable" wheels...
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.
06-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Hard to tell what part is turning. THe actual...

Hard to tell what part is turning. THe actual metal post does have wrench flats that can be seen in the picture, but if it's not the post that's turning but the backing plate with three spring holes...
06-09-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 404
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Backwards cleat. Easy mistake to make.

Backwards cleat. Easy mistake to make.
06-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By ClydeClydeson

OP - Not sure where you are in the bike buying...

OP - Not sure where you are in the bike buying process, but DO NOT get a Northrock. I am sure they are acceptable quality with a couple upgrades, but the sizing is very limited. Only one or two...
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,178
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you compare the 'entry level' components to...

If you compare the 'entry level' components to high-end components of the same brand, the main difference is usually that the higher end components, due to their tighter manufacturing tolerances and...
06-09-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, chains normally break for one of two...

As above, chains normally break for one of two reasons: rough shifting or improper installation. Since the bike was so new I would guess that your bike was assembled on the Monday morning after the...
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....
06-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Honestly, this is the best solution. THe...

Honestly, this is the best solution.

THe flaw with the formulas given above (except mine, of course) is that they (a) assume having a tire wider than 'ideal' is somehow a disadvantage on smooth...
06-07-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience has been that the tool works 100%...

My experience has been that the tool works 100% of the time. It's a cheap little piece of sheet metal, but aside from that I don't know what problem people have with it. You only need it to grip...
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: 411
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...
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