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12-04-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

You should get better performance from the...

You should get better performance from the Ultegra/Dura Ace level hubs (and, I assume the M8000/M9000 hubs).

Much smoother polishing on the cones, and hopefully harder races.

I can't say much...
12-04-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

I've started hand polishing many of the cheap...

I've started hand polishing many of the cheap cones that I encounter. A small mini drill press converted to a cone lathe. And, just hit the cones with fine sandpaper held by hand.

But, that may...
11-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By CliffordK

Tioga makes the MT-Zero which is one of the...

Tioga makes the MT-Zero which is one of the slimmest pedals on the market.

https://www.tiogausa.com/mt-zero.html
...
Replies: 37
Views: 984
Posted By CliffordK

I noticed there is a Roberto Gaggioli facebook...

I noticed there is a Roberto Gaggioli facebook page.
It looks like the whole family races to some extent.

https://www.facebook.com/roberto.gaggioli.3

There is also a Wikipedia page:...
11-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

You were lowering the seat!!! ...

You were lowering the seat!!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=142089
https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=142090
11-24-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By CliffordK

It is always best to NOT count the costs...

It is always best to NOT count the costs associated with your fun projects.
11-24-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,137
Posted By CliffordK

I've got a GoPro 10 that I've been doing other...

I've got a GoPro 10 that I've been doing other recording with.

I've been disappointed that I get about an hour of battery life (go pro, moderately high res, using the multimedia attachment).
...
11-23-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,324
Posted By CliffordK

I think my Graftek may also benefit from a 25mm...

I think my Graftek may also benefit from a 25mm seatpost if I remember right.

A couple of thoughts.

You can purchase 25mm OD, 20mm ID tubes on E-Bay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142615908405
...
11-22-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,834
Posted By CliffordK

It may be that if people find out the bike shop...

It may be that if people find out the bike shop will sell them a bike maybe in 2023...
Then they'll jump on the opportunity to buy one now.

Winter is a hard season, but Christmas is coming...
11-21-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By CliffordK

More weight!!! ...

More weight!!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=596403

I had troubles getting the mill over 5 MPH. It was a long ride home!!!

I'm not sure of the dynamics of a trailer...
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By CliffordK

That might push it back into the 60's. Are...

That might push it back into the 60's.

Are those the Mathauser finned brake pads?

You could probably sell those on E-Bay for $100 to $150, and mostly pay for your bike!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By CliffordK

I'm getting a Motobecane vibe. But, a mid-range...

I'm getting a Motobecane vibe. But, a mid-range model.

I think it has a deralleur hanger, and quick release that would indicate a better quality frame. However, I think it also has a fake fork...
11-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 852
Posted By CliffordK

Good point. If the current chainring comes...

Good point.

If the current chainring comes within 1mm to 3mm or so of the chainstay, you can't move it in any further. Ignore all the above.

It is possible to dimple the chainstay for more...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 21,204
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, they're coming in late. BMW has already...

Oh, they're coming in late.

BMW has already trademarked the:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/Bmw_i_logo.jpg

And they are actively working on electric vehicles and self driving...
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By CliffordK

I've also heard of SolarWinds data and security...

I've also heard of SolarWinds data and security management software also being sold with embedded spyware.

Somehow IT has gone down a path mixing data and programs, and even microprocessors. ...
11-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you are somewhere near here. ...

Ok, so you are somewhere near here.
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.3015371,-94.8983721,3a,48.2y,130.5h,86.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI1klrOxZdzJf-mWBJWvxQQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Your lane is...
11-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,262
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I like my Colnago C40. I still like...

:foo:

I like my Colnago C40.
I still like the old Colnago Super too, but it is getting a little old.
The C40 just feels like a bike should feel!!!
...
10-29-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By CliffordK

I just replaced several wheel barrow bearings ...

I just replaced several wheel barrow bearings The biggest problem is if they get left out in the weather, then rust.

For the bike trailer, if the bearings are good before the trip, then they...
10-28-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By CliffordK

Part of life is learning to take a joke about...

Part of life is learning to take a joke about oneself, whether it is well thought out or not.

I'm sure jokes about other vehicles abound in Texas, whether they are about pickups or Priuses.
10-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,389
Posted By CliffordK

So much of gearing is about gear ratios. So,...

So much of gearing is about gear ratios.

So, consider a Dura Ace 7703 triple.
53/39/30 vs a Dura Ace 7702 double. 53/39

Now, back that up to a 9 speed cassette: 11-23 ...
10-27-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By CliffordK

Not sockets, but I found this youtube video quite...

Not sockets, but I found this youtube video quite interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyOd05PUix4

The "Vintage" Craftsman adjustable wrench did remarkably well.
10-27-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By CliffordK

You can usually visualize the wall thickness at...

You can usually visualize the wall thickness at the points of the sockets. 6 pt? So, keep an eye open whenever you are at a place with a bin of sockets.

Years ago I remember grinding a socket...
10-26-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By CliffordK

So, is that their security system? Pull a crank...

So, is that their security system? Pull a crank arm off so someone won't ride it out the door?

Or was there something wrong with that arm? Mismatch pulled from a bin?
10-24-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By CliffordK

You may be able to feel the harsh bumps of the...

You may be able to feel the harsh bumps of the wheel bottoming out before you actually get a pinch, indicating low pressure.

I tend not to use a pressure gauge, but will check my tire pressure by...
10-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By CliffordK

Tubes do a good job at expanding to fill space!!!...

Tubes do a good job at expanding to fill space!!!

I believe a smaller tube tends to open up small holes to be bigger holes, and thus you're more likely to get a fast leak than a slow leak. But,...
10-20-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,228
Posted By CliffordK

There may well be a 77 year old driver that is...

There may well be a 77 year old driver that is not safe on the streets.

Hard to say if there should be criminal prosecution (assuming she didn't know the victim or have a beef with him), but she...
10-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,762
Posted By CliffordK

The door was not opened into a traffic lane, nor...

The door was not opened into a traffic lane, nor a bike lane.

It was opened into a narrow buffer area marked as a door zone.

The law above doesn't apply.
10-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 740
Posted By CliffordK

My method, Locate problem area. It can be 1...

My method,
Locate problem area.
It can be 1 to a dozen spokes. Some people like to do 3 or 4 spokes at a time, but I grab a handful of spokes with the left hand and do them all.

I just go from...
10-13-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By CliffordK

Undoubtedly he has also treated his real estate...

Undoubtedly he has also treated his real estate clients in the same manner.

Give it a month or two for some of the dust to settle, then you could post a "professional review" of his services. ...
10-12-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,101
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure there is any place on the door that...

I'm not sure there is any place on the door that is easy to reach with the far hand, but difficult to reach with the close hand. If it is, is surely would be an ADA issue for people with limited...
10-09-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,762
Posted By CliffordK

Nonsense, watch the video. The car and the bike...

Nonsense, watch the video. The car and the bike are basically parallel, then the car "pulls over" onto the bike lane with the bike already next to him and the door flies open. The bicyclist is...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By CliffordK

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane? ...

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane? It makes a huge difference.

Maybe for a right turn lane. NO for a center turn lane (unless turning nearby).

We have a bike path in Springfield...
10-04-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,433
Posted By CliffordK

Anybody local enough to have some updates on the...

Anybody local enough to have some updates on the riders?

We've been focusing on the driver so much. But, we know very little about the victims.
10-03-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,504
Posted By CliffordK

The Shimano XTR PD-M9100 are very nice pedals and...

The Shimano XTR PD-M9100 are very nice pedals and work very smoothly.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71Is17kNwaL._AC_SL1462_.jpg

Although, as mentioned above, there may be reasons not to...
10-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,433
Posted By CliffordK

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/22/05/07/21516785/3/...

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/22/05/07/21516785/3/rawImage.jpg

The pickup looks like it has stock road tires, and doesn't look particularly lifted.

A stock 4x4 will be slightly taller than a...
10-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By CliffordK

I had a bead separation on a Gator Hardshell a...

I had a bead separation on a Gator Hardshell a few years ago.

I may still have the tire up in Portland. But don't think I have any photos of the non-booted tire.
...
10-01-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,433
Posted By CliffordK

Reasonably nice pickup. Although I haven't seen...

Reasonably nice pickup. Although I haven't seen details on it.

Probably a F250 if it is a diesel.

And, I believe it is dating to the mid teens, so not brand new. It doesn't have to belong...
09-29-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,433
Posted By CliffordK

This comes mighty close to attempted murder. ...

This comes mighty close to attempted murder.

Criminal assault? Class A misdemeanor? One hopes none of the victims die.
09-28-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,433
Posted By CliffordK

This isn't just cute or funny... choking on some...

This isn't just cute or funny... choking on some black smoke. :mad:

The kid hit 6 cyclists. Sent 4 to the hospital, with two serious enough to warrant air lifting. There isn't a lot of info...
09-27-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By CliffordK

If you look at vehicle deaths per billion miles,...

If you look at vehicle deaths per billion miles, it has steadily been decreasing over the years.
...
09-22-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,574
Posted By CliffordK

Something is multiplying like rabbits there!!!!

Something is multiplying like rabbits there!!!!
09-22-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,574
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I have a Lumos Ultra (2nd version)...

Hmmm...

I have a Lumos Ultra (2nd version) on order with Indiegogo.
It is supposed to be MIPS, and have lights.

On order since August 2020. They keep promising it is close. Apparently I...
09-22-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,574
Posted By CliffordK

You know, I actually fell down the BIKE GEAR...

You know, I actually fell down the BIKE GEAR rabbit hole. :foo:

And it largely began with C&V.

Ok, so years ago I wanted a little higher gearing and I found a 54T front chainring to replace...
09-20-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By CliffordK

My Wippermann chain broke my generic multitool. ...

My Wippermann chain broke my generic multitool. :mad:

That Topeak tool looks very nice, and hopefully has some QA. Are the spoke wrenches functional?

I like the Park CT-5 Mini chain tool. I...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By CliffordK

I didn't say that I would not have helped. The...

I didn't say that I would not have helped. The flag was a unique solution. Watching the video in slow motion, it is interesting how quickly the cat gets parallel to the ground in full flying...
Forum: Foo
09-15-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By CliffordK

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large...

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large drops. Saving a life is definitely worth a little scratch to me.[/QUOTE]
The flag makes for a much better story than a group of people standing up and...
09-14-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By CliffordK

The metal inside the housing should be able to...

The metal inside the housing should be able to take far more heat than you can put into it with your soldering iron or heat gun. I can't imagine much harm if the plastic coating gets warm and...
09-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By CliffordK

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on...

If you do choose to purchase a bottom bracket on E-Bay (or even some online vendors), there is often confusion between V1, V2, and ISIS.
...
09-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By CliffordK

Most of the new Campagnolo freehubs are aluminum...

Most of the new Campagnolo freehubs are aluminum which would be at greater risk for wear, although they do have a pretty aggressive cut to the splines which I assume maximizes the contact area to...
09-12-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By CliffordK

If you can't find OEM cones, the best replacement...

If you can't find OEM cones, the best replacement cones are from Wheels Manufacturing.

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-cones.html

If you only need 1 or 2 cones, your LBS may have...
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