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09-27-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 352
Posted By ClydeClydeson

ALSO if a wheel is significantly bent (like...

ALSO

if a wheel is significantly bent (like a potato chip as Andrew R Stewart shows above) then it is best to bend it back as best as possible before you start trying to true with spoke tension. ...
09-27-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 352
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I had multiple broken spokes on a tour a few...

I had multiple broken spokes on a tour a few years ago. I bought a cassette tool as we passed through a town, and, while staying at a friend's relative's house, I borrowed a few more tools and...
09-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The four parts that look like washers with teeth...

The four parts that look like washers with teeth might be spacers to fill the back of the rear dropouts. The screws pass through the ones with larger holes and thread into the threaded holes on the...
09-12-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Gear puller will work but (1) you have to put...

Gear puller will work but (1) you have to put something in/on the BB spindle to push against - a partially inserted crank bolt sticking out proud of the crank arm will work, and (2) you may need some...
08-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It would literally drive your nuts.

It would literally drive your nuts.
08-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
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...
08-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,308
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
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:
...
08-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
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: 232
Views: 6,026
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: 2,123
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)

...
07-25-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,899
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...
07-22-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
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.
07-21-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
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: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
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...
07-13-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
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: 2,961
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
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: 1,387
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: 1,387
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: 3,943
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.
07-05-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The wear is going to come from debris in the pads...

The wear is going to come from debris in the pads and on the rims, not the pads themselves. In my experience, rear rims wear out much faster because they get a bunch dirtier than front rims. Wipe...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 879
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have the two-panel type, (Axiom non-disc) and...

I have the two-panel type, (Axiom non-disc) and mounted as instructed by the manufacturer I find they are not as secure as I would like - they tend to want to rotate around the fork legs after many...
06-30-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Shop is right. You need horizontal dropouts to...

Shop is right. You need horizontal dropouts to provide chain tension adjustment. A single speed can be set up with a chain tensioner, but that is because the bottom dun of chain on a single speed...
06-28-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Those are mass manufactured Taiwanese made bikes....

Those are mass manufactured Taiwanese made bikes. They are very good quality, but it is a mistake to view it as a 'collector's item' - it was meant to be ridden, and if you want to paint it and...
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By ClydeClydeson

No? Understood. Thanks for your...

No?



Understood. Thanks for your opinion.
06-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,189
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Not impossible, but will likely be a grade 12...

Not impossible, but will likely be a grade 12 level geometry problem repeated 16 times to figure out the various different spoke lengths you will need, then a very long day of lacing and re-lacing...
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Gorgeous bike. I don't know for value... but I...

Gorgeous bike. I don't know for value... but I bet someone is for sure willing to drop a G on it.
06-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,338
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Maybe the shop is trying to rip you off, but...

Maybe the shop is trying to rip you off, but unlikely. Lots of parts are hard to source right now, and it is possible the suppliers they deal with don't have the exact parts you need. But if all...
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,207
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Had an otherwise rational person give me the...

Had an otherwise rational person give me the 'bikers should pay taxes!' talk yesterday. I explained the flaw in his logic to him and he agreed, and also admitted he was frustrated by a bad...
06-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Me, and many cyclists around here, run their rear...

Me, and many cyclists around here, run their rear red blinkies full time, day and night. It's not uncommon to see a fast pack of road cyclists tear past and every bike has a light blinking at a...
06-15-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes...

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes were evaluated and put into one of two streams - if the bottom bracket, seatpost and stem were all removable then the bike was slated for rehab and sent...
06-13-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I suggest removing the bottom bracket and...

I suggest removing the bottom bracket and dripping some of whatever you are using (PB Blaster is commonly recommended) into the seat tube through the hole in the BB, and a few drops around the...
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It looks like that is a triple crank but the...

It looks like that is a triple crank but the small ring has been removed - it was probably a 'half step plus granny' arrangement as was common BITD
06-07-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,578
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have ridden clipless almost exclusively since...

I have ridden clipless almost exclusively since the late 80s, except for a short time as a courier in a big city and, more recently, off road riding with my new fat bike.

Two things I noticed: ...
06-06-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Defective tubes' are often blamed for flat...

'Defective tubes' are often blamed for flat tires, but in my experience, truly defective tubes are extremely rare. Especially when it is a flat caused by damage around the valve stem, the most...
06-03-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You're really overthinking this my dude. Are you...

You're really overthinking this my dude. Are you planning on using the helmet as a drinking vessel? Or otherwise ingesting any part of the helmet? I would assume everything made of plastic has...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,451
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Immediately after showing the water bottle mounts...

Immediately after showing the water bottle mounts he says the bike is rack compatible but does not give any further details. I would suspect that because the 'water bottle bosses' are brazed into the...
06-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It'll work because butyl tubes have the ability...

It'll work because butyl tubes have the ability to stretch several times their unstretched size. However, the tube is stretched much thinner so flats will be more likely. If it's all you got, pop...
06-03-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would completely unwrap, mount the shifters and...

I would completely unwrap, mount the shifters and tape the cables in place where you want them, then re-wrap. My experience has been that the more times you wrap handlebars, the faster and easier it...
06-03-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By ClydeClydeson

2 or 3 mm behind the brake is a much better idea...

2 or 3 mm behind the brake is a much better idea than 5mm under the bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The hump in his back is where he keeps his EPO...

The hump in his back is where he keeps his EPO reserves. He is like a camel for PEDs.
06-01-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,233
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Very common problem with small frame bikes, esp....

Very common problem with small frame bikes, esp. small frame bikes with full size (700c) wheels. The problem is also aggravated by the rider constantly having their head up their ass.
06-01-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Tips: Having too fat a tube, or too much air...

Tips:

Having too fat a tube, or too much air in the tube, will make it difficult to mount any tire. See if you can't let some more air out of the tube and try again.

Make sure the tube is not...
06-01-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would take the tire off, or at least deflate,...

I would take the tire off, or at least deflate, before truing.

You don't need a truing stand - just put a zip-tie around one of your seat stays and use it as a gauge.

Tighten the non-drive...
05-31-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Sorry to tell you, the trick is to not push the...

Sorry to tell you, the trick is to not push the pin all the way out when disassembling.
05-31-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,030
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He is embracing the Buddhist philosophy that to...

He is embracing the Buddhist philosophy that to end suffering you must stop wanting. He has stopped wanting to have a functional bike and is therefore happy.
05-31-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 859
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Drivetrain parts like chainrings can deflect or...

Drivetrain parts like chainrings can deflect or bend under extreme loads, esp less expensive stuff.

Derailleur hangers? No. The same derailleur hanger will often be used on chea and expensive...
05-31-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,485
Posted By ClydeClydeson

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