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01-19-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By CliffordK

Campagnolo used to sell ratchets for the downtube...

Campagnolo used to sell ratchets for the downtube shifters and bar end shifters to fit a variety of applications.

I haven't seen that available with the newer brake/shifters.
01-19-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

True, Campagnolo is different. But, if the OP is...

True, Campagnolo is different. But, if the OP is asking about Shimano 10s shifters, he probably doesn't have a Campagnolo wheel, especially since the sprocket pitch for 9s and 10s is generally not...
01-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

It depends on the age of the freehub/wheel, and...

It depends on the age of the freehub/wheel, and the gearing choice.

If the wheel is over 10 years old, it probably is a 10 speed freehub and not compatible with the "road" cassettes.

Cassettes...
01-19-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

I've used the 9-speed Ultegra/Dura Ace, and have...

I've used the 9-speed Ultegra/Dura Ace, and have never been happy with them, and things like shifter covers are almost impossible to source.

I'm not sure about the 10-speed Dura Ace 7800 series....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,789
Posted By CliffordK

It is more than a chip shortage, and the impact...

It is more than a chip shortage, and the impact is both domestic and international.

Harbor Freight has been experiencing random shortages for over a year now.
Our local building supply store...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,789
Posted By CliffordK

We are past Christmas and New Years which is good...

We are past Christmas and New Years which is good for COVID, but bad for retail.

But, I think it is premature to declare a significant drop in cases. Perhaps a few local areas, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,789
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure I'd judge much of the bike industry...

I'm not sure I'd judge much of the bike industry by January sales. Isn't this always a "dead" month? A lot could change by March or April.

I think shortages are still impacting multiple...
01-13-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

I've seen upturned bars for years, but that is a...

I've seen upturned bars for years, but that is a first to see backward bars on a fixie (or single speed of sorts).

Based in the seat height, that frame may be on the large side for the rider. It...
01-08-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By CliffordK

If I have the nut, I'll install it when I'm done....

If I have the nut, I'll install it when I'm done.

Most of my tires are soft enough that I can use my thumb on the tire side of the valve to hold the valve in place while pushing my pump on.
01-08-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By CliffordK

Sometimes I'll allow a little air in the tube...

Sometimes I'll allow a little air in the tube before mounting, but it also works well to simply use it flat, and spread it around the inside of the tire.

I usually start at the valve and work...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By CliffordK

I'd bring your bike to the train station and talk...

I'd bring your bike to the train station and talk to them.

Are some recumbents smaller than others, including those with the rider over the front wheel?

I don't have one, but the Bike Friday...
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By CliffordK

I think the suggestion was to strip it down to a...

I think the suggestion was to strip it down to a bare frame, fork, and headset.

S&S Coupled bikes pop up on E-Bay from time to time.

Did you say whether you had the travel case with it? Hard...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 929
Posted By CliffordK

I like the concept of building up your own bike...

I like the concept of building up your own bike to your own specs.

There are a couple of options to do your 3x11. But, it isn't completely straight forward. It depends a bit on what you want.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By CliffordK

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. ...

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. Perhaps not a huge difference, but it might help just a bit. But, it will also push your feet out a bit further.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By CliffordK

If one is racing, the trick is to learn when to...

If one is racing, the trick is to learn when to pedal, and when not to pedal. I.E. when not at risk, pedal.

Changing the crank arms may help, although for a tall rider, that may not be optimal....
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By CliffordK

Nice bike set. In the past I haven't seen a...

Nice bike set.

In the past I haven't seen a lot of love for the Aluminum Colnago bikes.

I'd put them down in the $1000 EACH range.

But, look up the value of the groupsets. I'm not...
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to offer $20 for a 40 year old rust...

I was going to offer $20 for a 40 year old rust bucket!!!

But, that bike looks to be in good shape. I'm guessing the bike is somewhere around 20 years old.

I'm not a big fan of seat covers,...
01-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By CliffordK

I'm with oldschoolbike. Perhaps look for a...

I'm with oldschoolbike.

Perhaps look for a single crankset that can support the range you are wanting.

Say, 50/30? 48/32?

I think I have 53/34 on one bike which is a fairly wide range...
01-02-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,499
Posted By CliffordK

I don't use the micro sized pumps, but about half...

I don't use the micro sized pumps, but about half sized or third sized. It is reasonably quick to get a reasonable pressure.

One of my latest pumps has a dual pressure range. A nice feature. ...
12-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,499
Posted By CliffordK

I have, of course, worn out several mini-pumps. ...

I have, of course, worn out several mini-pumps. Generally developing leaks in the pump head. Often I can get one last tire inflated before they go kaput.

I do use the mini-pumps both at home...
12-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 893
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to say, VW Rabbit Caddy drive shaft. ...

I was going to say, VW Rabbit Caddy drive shaft. :P

Harbor Freight has a 100 piece "security bit set" that should have them.
...
12-31-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By CliffordK

I'd go by whatever you can find. Sturmey Archer...

I'd go by whatever you can find. Sturmey Archer makes a drum brake dynamo, I think. Maybe others too.

If you aren't changing the rear wheel, I'd probably leave it alone.
12-30-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By CliffordK

I think the Denali may be GMC licensed. Not an...

I think the Denali may be GMC licensed. Not an e-bike, I don't think. But... some people may call it a bicycle.

There have to be some Harley licensed bikes from the 1970's.

A very popular...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By CliffordK

I bought several items from them on E-Bay,...

I bought several items from them on E-Bay, generally with a good opinion of their store.

At the time, they seemed to have had a model of taking bikes and mostly parting them out.

For wheels,...
12-30-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By CliffordK

A unique "bike". Watch the video. Most of...

A unique "bike". Watch the video.

Most of the video shows people pedaling bikes, but apparently the Tesla bike doesn't pedal.

Near the end, it says it will have a steer by wire with Tesla's...
12-30-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,499
Posted By CliffordK

Two flats on a single ride? :foo: Three? ...

Two flats on a single ride? :foo: Three?

Multiple flats are often an indication of missing something like one of those pesky radial tire wires.

It may be that multiple flats during a local...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,552
Posted By CliffordK

For a groupset, I think Ultegra is an excellent...

For a groupset, I think Ultegra is an excellent value.

I can't say about the cassette which for me is a high wear item. In your case I might consider the 105.

However, everything I read...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,315
Posted By CliffordK

I generally put my cutoff date at about 60 years...

I generally put my cutoff date at about 60 years old.

But, then again, I never have been a big fan of 3-speeds.
12-27-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

The person likely told the young sales person at...

The person likely told the young sales person at the video store...

"I'd like to TAPE a video off of the TV".
12-27-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

Just forget about all the 650B stuff. This is...

Just forget about all the 650B stuff. This is not a 650B tire.
12-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

There are very few screw in lightbulb standards...

There are very few screw in lightbulb standards in the USA.

A big one and a small one for 110v.

An even smaller screw-in socket for DC flashlight bulbs.

Oh, and a monster sized screw in...
12-26-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

You bought 26x1 3/8, or 590 ISO. 650B is 584...

You bought 26x1 3/8, or 590 ISO.

650B is 584 ISO (usually marked 27.5").

Your tires won't fit.

650A is 590 ISO, but rarely used with that designation.

You could, of course, rebuild wheels...
12-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

In the bicycle world, the tire size in inches is...

In the bicycle world, the tire size in inches is the approximate outer diameter of the tire.

16", 20", 22", 24", 26", 27", 28", 29", etc.

It becomes problematic when there is a choice of widths...
12-26-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By CliffordK

https://tempocyclist.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/i...

https://tempocyclist.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5579.jpg

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/JDKL2JjMzMQerzLV4nAjBR.jpg
12-25-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By CliffordK

The 559 is pretty common for MTBs, and most...

The 559 is pretty common for MTBs, and most modern bikes.

The other sizes 26x1 3/8 is for some more vintage bikes, old Raleighs, etc. I really think an online vendor should have some really big...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By CliffordK

By the way, I'm not sure where you're shopping,...

By the way, I'm not sure where you're shopping, but I have had good luck buying German stuff from:

https://www.bike-discount.de/
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By CliffordK

You might also look up the Busch + Müller...

You might also look up the Busch + Müller USB-Werk. I think there are two models.

Not as neat of a stem mount, but it would fit well into a handlebar bag.
12-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

You can twist most standard bike tires into...

You can twist most standard bike tires into thirds. But, if not done properly, it will damage the tires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7RJqaUdhg

Nonetheless, there are many advantages of...
12-25-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By CliffordK

As far as building, rebuilding wheels, replacing...

As far as building, rebuilding wheels, replacing spokes, and truing wheels, there are numerous separate threads here.

If your current bike is reasonably good, then you might hunt for a cheap wheel...
Forum: Touring
12-24-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,892
Posted By CliffordK

I've used live maps on my phone. But, the last...

I've used live maps on my phone. But, the last time I was out on a long trip with my phone, keeping it charged was a major hassle. I'll probably eventually figure out how to charge with a hub...
12-23-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By CliffordK

In all my years I have never heard this before. ...

In all my years I have never heard this before.

John[/QUOTE]
If this is a lightly used 10 year old bike, then it may not need a lot other than chain lube, and checking it over.

Bearings could...
12-23-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By CliffordK

Is that a Kenda tire? There are better...

Is that a Kenda tire?

There are better tires, either with lower rolling resistance, or greater puncture resistance and longevity. It depends a bit on what kind of riding you're planning.

For...
12-22-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By CliffordK

LostVagabond's Album: ...

LostVagabond's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/548131
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/23513111
...
12-22-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By CliffordK

Are you talking about the occasional purchase as...

Are you talking about the occasional purchase as an individual? Or a business deal importing dozens of frames at a time?

It is rare that individuals get hit with significant tax for small items.
Forum: Foo
12-20-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,328
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry, no photo of a face with this one. But... ...

Sorry, no photo of a face with this one. But...
...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

I bought mine used. But, I think they are...

I bought mine used. But, I think they are semi-custom. So, they have a few stock sizes of components that you specify. Then the frame is built to order and painted to order, then assembled and...
12-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By CliffordK

There are a couple of brands with little buttons...

There are a couple of brands with little buttons on the side, and invariably I eventually lose the buttons.

King also makes TITANIUM cages.
Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

Bike Friday has a trailer kit. I don't know...

Bike Friday has a trailer kit. I don't know about a 1000+ mile tour, but I've pulled mine on a few century-plus rides.

I took it on a train ride once. Clothes in a duffel. Duffel out of the...
12-13-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By CliffordK

Some cranks will also have issues with metal...

Some cranks will also have issues with metal inserts coming loose at pedals, and at the bottom bracket.

I have a Specialized carbon crankset with an aluminum spider. I haven't had any issues with...
12-12-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By CliffordK

Don't insult the very Italian Tullio...

Don't insult the very Italian Tullio Campagnolo!!!

Shimano mostly uses 14mm.
Campagnolo Strada/Record/Nuovo Record should be 15mm.

As 52telecaster mentioned, you can hunt for a thin walled...
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