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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting to look at it that way. Kid's...

Interesting to look at it that way.

Kid's bike company? If any can actually afford it?

I think all of their wheels fall in the 305 to 451 group. Mostly folders, although some that don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

Obviously on the outside I haven't seen profit...

Obviously on the outside I haven't seen profit margins on each bike.

I'd have to wonder how much cheaper it is to make an OSATA frame than a Pocket Rocket frame. Is the different seatpost and...
10-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By CliffordK

Flexing the paint might also cause a paint crack...

Flexing the paint might also cause a paint crack without causing a tubing crack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

The Haul-a-day is also one of the smallest full...

The Haul-a-day is also one of the smallest full cargo bikes available. So, say Yuba vs Haul-a-day, there are complex decisions for a buyer.

Bike Friday, of course, needs to exploit the reasons...
10-16-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 852
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhVs14QmJdY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhVs14QmJdY

The entire LA police force... and 1 white bronco.
10-16-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Hard to say if crawling back out was...

Hmmm...
Hard to say if crawling back out was good or bad. Was anybody else around to find you? The same might be true with the final descent. Nonetheless, you survived that without being...
10-16-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Thinking about it, I haven't heard much...

Hmmm... Thinking about it, I haven't heard much about Hybrids in youth sizes.

One option is to find a moderate quality 26" MTB and install relatively narrow tires (1.5") with moderate tread.
...
10-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think carbon fiber wheels would have that...

I don't think carbon fiber wheels would have that problem, although aluminum nipples may still be susceptible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

Do we really know the issues and needs at Bike...

Do we really know the issues and needs at Bike Friday.

Is it possible that Alan Scholz simply wants to sell out his share for one reason or another, and that Hanna Scholz can't buy him out.

It...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By CliffordK

Whew, they updated it!!! ...

Whew, they updated it!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se6jLGF5_a8

Totally funny.

I think I'll nominate one or two of the local bike paths. But, unfortunately they don't photograph well,...
10-15-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 955
Posted By CliffordK

Whew... what a waste. Starts with "keep an...

Whew... what a waste.

Starts with "keep an open mind"... then starts complaining about different methods of doing things, or trying new things or different methods.

Presenting his complaint...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

A bunch of names of companies that have mostly...

A bunch of names of companies that have mostly moved production to China.

There would be a benefit of say pursuing markets like New York, and at least having a showroom where customers could look...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

I've been meaning to talk to Bike Friday again. ...

I've been meaning to talk to Bike Friday again.

I have a little different vision for a company like them. I think if they could sell, say a few of a bunch of things, then they could do well.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 686
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Thanks for the updates. I...

Hmmm...

Thanks for the updates.

I wonder if part of the issue is that they do well in the spring/summer, but then struggle this time of year. Budgeting with both money and labor?

Are they...
10-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,573
Posted By CliffordK

So, how long will the "temporary abode" last? ...

So, how long will the "temporary abode" last?

:foo:

I'm trying to figure out if there is any truth to the Calico/Tortie thing.

For a "feral"cat, my little kitten is the most bonded kitten...
10-14-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,573
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: My kitten, Latte, that adopted me has...

:foo:
My kitten, Latte, that adopted me has been going in and out to the back porch.

A couple of days ago I took her out front, set her down, let her loose, then I got distracted. When I went...
10-14-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

https://images.dubizzle.com/v1/files/eyJ0eXAiOiJKV...

https://images.dubizzle.com/v1/files/eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJmbiI6IjkwdjExbXJpN213Zi1EVUJJWlpMRSIsInciOlt7ImZuIjoiNWpldWk3cWZ6aWU2MS1EVUJJWlpMRSIsInMiOjUwLCJwIjoiY2VudGVyLGNlbnRlciIsIm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By CliffordK

It sounds like you're doing reasonably well. ...

It sounds like you're doing reasonably well.

I have found that I'm somewhat cycling addicted. My body does much better if I ride at least once every 3 days or so. I'm mainly a commuter/utility...
10-14-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose the first question is how snugly does...

I suppose the first question is how snugly does the bearing cartridge fit onto the fork? If it fits well, then you may be OK.

If not, then NO.

Many of the sealed threadless headsets have a...
10-14-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By CliffordK

I have to wonder if we'll start seeing new foams...

I have to wonder if we'll start seeing new foams in the near future.

For example, the Aerogels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel) are light as a feather, but most are brittle, and perhaps not...
10-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By CliffordK

The first thing to ask is how worn is your chain....

The first thing to ask is how worn is your chain.

The easiest check is to measure 12", if it is exactly 12", then you're OK. If you're up to 12 1/32 to 12 1/16, then I'd probably just replace the...
10-14-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By CliffordK

I agree with Bill Kapaun. It is harder and...

I agree with Bill Kapaun.

It is harder and harder to find tubes that are marked only 27", but some are marked for both.

While the tire may be only 8mm larger in diameter than 700c, the tube is...
10-13-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, that argument is just HOLLOW!!!! But, I...

Oh, that argument is just HOLLOW!!!!

But, I will say, Campagnolo did make some great bottom brackets, and good for decades of service!!!!
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By CliffordK

You know, if cycling is important to you, then...

You know, if cycling is important to you, then you might talk to your oncologist about bicycling and perhaps tricycling. Or exercycling.
:commute: :recum: :winter:

Don't give up on fitness and...
10-13-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By CliffordK

For our local "Blackberry Century", cyclists are...

For our local "Blackberry Century", cyclists are invited to cool off in the pool afterwards, cycling shorts OK. However, I'm also a bike commuter, so I've chosen not to take them up on the offer.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By CliffordK

Wow, that has progressed quickly from initial...

Wow, that has progressed quickly from initial test to treatment.

Many blood cancers (Lukemia, lymphoma, etc) have good long-term prognosis.

We all wish you the best.
10-13-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By CliffordK

"An unhandled exception" Sounds like a...

"An unhandled exception"

Sounds like a simple crash.

Hopefully there are good backups of the data.
10-13-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

Is this forum reasonable?

Is this forum reasonable?
10-12-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

As far as I can tell, Bikes Direct picked up...

As far as I can tell, Bikes Direct picked up expired trademarks. So, several of their house brands (Motobecane, Windsor, Mercier, etc) have absolutely zero connection to the former companies. ...
10-12-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, if you're on a budget, and can do some of...

Oh, if you're on a budget, and can do some of your own work... also consider www.bikesdirect.com

They've got a variety, may with good prices.
10-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

Yep, I had an older Tricross. Got it cheap, but...

Yep, I had an older Tricross. Got it cheap, but needing some repairs. Eyelets & upper rack mounts for front and rear racks, and it did quite well with a rack.

Unfortunately, eventually that bike...
10-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By CliffordK

The point above is that railroads cross roads. ...

The point above is that railroads cross roads. Many with crossing gates, some without. Fast or slow,,, yield to the trains.

I ride those Glenwood roundabouts quite regularly, at least the East...
10-12-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

You mean Square Taper doesn't still rule? :eek: ...

You mean Square Taper doesn't still rule? :eek:

Isn't the debate on which square taper is best?

Oh... and don't forget the Swiss...
Knives & Bottom Brackets.
10-12-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

Unless you are a mouse, you might look at frame...

Unless you are a mouse, you might look at frame sizes in centimeters rather than millimeters.

Before I "knew better", I rode my old Colnago Super on the Katy Trail many times. 23mm or 25mm road...
10-12-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By CliffordK

Sweet Ride!!! Tempting... but not quite for me...

Sweet Ride!!! Tempting... but not quite for me at the moment.
10-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

How about some photos of what you're describing. ...

How about some photos of what you're describing. I'm getting a bit lost.

As far as the damage from the derailleur getting caught in the spokes, the derailleur hangers can be bent, often inward...
10-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, you've also got the budget. If you can't...

Oh, you've also got the budget. If you can't find what you want off the shelf, you could have a lot of fun doing a custom assembly (of parts you've scavenged).

You can do a custom frame, but...
10-12-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By CliffordK

Whew... TALL... I think there have been...

Whew... TALL...

I think there have been some people that have been happy with road bikes up to around 250 lbs... so don't completely exclude them. Especially if you can find a good road bike...
10-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

Yet, over the last 50 years there has been a slow...

Yet, over the last 50 years there has been a slow evolution of bikes.


Side-Pull Brakes
to Center Pull Brakjes
to Side Pull Brakes
to Cantis
to V-Brakes
to Dual Pivot Brakes
to Cable...
10-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

Last night the OP did return to post a second...

Last night the OP did return to post a second topic on:

What Work Is Being Done For Serious Non Pneumatic Tires...
10-12-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By CliffordK

Someone noted earlier that one can just pull them...

Someone noted earlier that one can just pull them out and put in another tire. Use some rubber cement if one desires.
10-12-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another note. I had Michelin Protek Max...

Oh, another note. I had Michelin Protek Max tires on my commuter for a while. A bit heavy and slow, but not a single flat. Also really good traction.

Unfortunately the bike got stolen before...
10-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By CliffordK

Have you looked at the Panaracer Flat Away tire...

Have you looked at the Panaracer Flat Away tire liner?

https://www.drcycle.in/upload/products/3987/e6e7153ff7fff530e6081d1865d4f30e.jpg
...
10-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

What Work Is Being Done For Serious Non Pneumatic...

What Work Is Being Done For Serious Non Pneumatic Tires (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1185574-what-work-being-done-serious-non-pneumatic-tires.html)
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By CliffordK

I've thought about CNC milling a bit. One thing,...

I've thought about CNC milling a bit. One thing, even if one cast the blanks, there is a fair about of cleanup to do, and the mill could do most of that.

One thing about lugs is that most, at...
10-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By CliffordK

One note about bicycle tires is that over the...

One note about bicycle tires is that over the last 20 years or so, there has been increasing emphasis on better tread protection. I can remember a trip into REI, I think in the late 90's, just...
10-11-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... just keep away from the Classic and...

Oh... just keep away from the Classic and Vintage subforum. Those guys.. get awfully nervous around anything < 30 years old!!!! :50:

New cutting edge cycling technology that just came out can...
10-11-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,573
Posted By CliffordK

Latte again. ...

Latte again.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1272x615/80-trailer_side_db9b896ac0f5119cac9debe8448b7826aed3256b.jpg

If you look closely, there is a nose peaking out the...
10-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By CliffordK

kingtinker's Album: ...

kingtinker's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/507130
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15451419...
10-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By CliffordK

Is that brake mounting hole plugged? Perhaps...

Is that brake mounting hole plugged? Perhaps designed for Track?

I've seen a few short reach brakes, and think some of the newer ones are short reach. Of course, they can't hang down much on...
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