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04-05-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By Clyde1820

If interested in roughly-comparable components...

If interested in roughly-comparable components parts for the period, I agree that probably the simplest would be to find a complete donor bike and use most of the parts from that.

I'm in much the...
04-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd bet in a "shake" like that, a shot of...

I'd bet in a "shake" like that, a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream would do nicely. Or a flavored liqueur such as Amaretto or Drambuie.
04-04-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Clyde1820

Myself, I have relatively smaller feet (shoes)...

Myself, I have relatively smaller feet (shoes) but prefer wider, larger pedals. Contemporary "platform" pedals (where you don't clip in) generally have a set of raised "spikes" that grip the bottom...
Forum: Foo
04-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Clyde1820

Been listening to his music for years. Sad to...

Been listening to his music for years. Sad to hear of his passing.


The Essential Bill Withers, a 2013 compilation album of many of his greatest works --
...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Clyde1820

That trip up from Furnace Creek up the Panamint...

That trip up from Furnace Creek up the Panamint into the shadow of the Sierras is one beautiful route. I've done it in a car, and it's a challenging climb up. Definitely a lot of vertical, for...
04-03-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Clyde1820

Here are two I know of: Handlebar Accessory...

Here are two I know of:

Handlebar Accessory Mount @ Velo-Orange (https://velo-orange.com/products/handlebar-accessory-mount)

Thorn Accessory Bar @ SJS Cycles (UK)...
04-03-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 87,495
Posted By Clyde1820

reluctantsuburb : Here are two 1987 Schwinn...

reluctantsuburb :

Here are two 1987 Schwinn Cimarron bikes, listed for $200ea, original owner, out in Redding CA: click...
04-03-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 87,495
Posted By Clyde1820

The Mombat website has a great list of cool,...

The Mombat website has a great list of cool, desirable MTBs from the 1980s-1990s. While many of these examples don't come up for sale very often, at all, many of their next-step-down variants (ie,...
04-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 87,495
Posted By Clyde1820

If you haven't found them, already, here is a...

If you haven't found them, already, here is a link to the vintage Schwinn catalogs (for the Cimarron, the High Sierra): Schwinn Catalogs, 1981-1990...
04-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Clyde1820

Air vapor from exhalation lands wherever it...

Air vapor from exhalation lands wherever it lands. I've always figured it's much like exhaled smoke (in a smoker's home). Gets on everything, everywhere, every crevice and surface. Probably the...
04-02-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By Clyde1820

Once had an old mild steel (curved style,...

Once had an old mild steel (curved style, cheapie) fork bend on me while riding, sending the crown right down on top of the tire. Stopped everything right quick. No crash, though, luckily.

And...
04-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 58,924
Posted By Clyde1820

The original Narcos series and then the Narcos:...

The original Narcos series and then the Narcos: Mexico series, both on NetFlix.

Was fairly impressed. Very violent, of course, some of it. But mostly a dramatization of the behind-the-scenes...
04-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,257
Posted By Clyde1820

There are news reports of the President of...

There are news reports of the President of Turkmenistan threatening imprisonment for anyone speaking of "coronavirus" and for anyone daring to wear a mask to guard against transmissions. As though...
04-01-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Clyde1820

Another perspective -- Makes as much sense as,...

Another perspective -- Makes as much sense as, say, creating a "Maintenance/Wrenching" sub-forum for where all such related discussions can be found. Else, as with any topic that has a great number...
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9,590
Views: 1,979,990
Posted By Clyde1820

Johnny Smith's compilation album Walk Don't Run.

Johnny Smith's compilation album Walk Don't Run.
03-31-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,011
Posted By Clyde1820

The sort of people described in the OP are the...

The sort of people described in the OP are the 'ragers we all are concerned about. There's simply no telling what such a person is capable of, if he/she is prepared to be so "off" like that. ...
03-30-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Clyde1820

I've had good experiences with the following...

I've had good experiences with the following vendors:

Bike Tires Direct (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/) (a Portland, OR, company)

Universal Cycles (https://www.universalcycles.com/)
...
03-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Clyde1820

No rides lately. Wrenching on a new-to-me Trek...

No rides lately. Wrenching on a new-to-me Trek 970, getting it back into shape. Going through all of the parts, cleaning (and correcting, where necessary), installing new cables, tires, stem+bars.
...
03-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Clyde1820

Have you tried using tools, standard tire levers?...

Have you tried using tools, standard tire levers?

I've got a set of Schwalbe Big Ben tires (26x2.15, with wire bead) that proved to be damnably difficult to install, even with levers. Required two...
03-27-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,072
Views: 1,754,756
Posted By Clyde1820

There's a beautiful color. Kind of a soft...

There's a beautiful color. Kind of a soft raspberry, more or less.

Gotta love a well-sorted earlier StumpJumper. Hard not to like those.
03-27-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,174
Posted By Clyde1820

MrJames67 , I think many of the others' comments...

MrJames67 , I think many of the others' comments are spot-on.

While I haven't done much higher-performance cycling, I've done plenty with running. And, to me at least, this sounds like a classic...
03-26-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By Clyde1820

You mention the "finger test" around the rim. ...

You mention the "finger test" around the rim.

Have you done the same all around the interior of the tire itself? Might be a sharp object embedded in the tire that protrudes just enough on the...
03-26-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Clyde1820

venomx -- Can you be specific about which...

venomx -- Can you be specific about which make/model of tires and wheels you have? Might help folks make some recommendations that might be more suitable to your situation.

Some thoughts ...

My...
03-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,146
Posted By Clyde1820

For basic thirst, as in hydration, for me it's...

For basic thirst, as in hydration, for me it's water.

If replenishing beyond that, I'll do water + electrolytes, honey, lime juice, possibly proteins to aid in recovery.
03-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54,955
Views: 7,809,014
Posted By Clyde1820

That's just painful to see. Looks as though it...

That's just painful to see. Looks as though it was kept outside (or in a drafty shed) for much of its life. If truly "early '80s" then it might well be one of the more-desirable frames. No...
03-25-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By Clyde1820

Nope. It'll be in your state's driver's manual...

Nope. It'll be in your state's driver's manual on the traffic laws for your state.

The off-duty cop that aggressively tailgated me and then almost caused a crash crossing against one-way traffic...
03-25-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By Clyde1820

Tailgating's a traffic crime. Aggressive...

Tailgating's a traffic crime. Aggressive tailgating can, in many jurisdictions, become a "road rage" thing and an imprisonable offense. Caution. (Had an off-duty cop do all that to me, imagining...
03-25-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Clyde1820

Joshua Tree NP is a beautiful place. Images...

Joshua Tree NP is a beautiful place.

Images @ Duckduckgo (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22Joshua+Tree%22+MTB&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images)

Bike Touring Joshua Tree Dirt Roads (w/ photo gallery)...
03-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Clyde1820

A simple, elegant bike. Beautifully done. ...

A simple, elegant bike. Beautifully done.

Love that paint work.
03-25-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Clyde1820

I would think the "fit" of a bike would vary...

I would think the "fit" of a bike would vary quite a bit depending on the nature of the use of that bike.

Ditto Kensington's comments above.

Myself, I've got a couple of bikes. One requires a...
03-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,965
Posted By Clyde1820

If in the situation, I'd seriously consider a...

If in the situation, I'd seriously consider a Justice of the Peace-issued marriage certificate and then follow up with a "group" wedding ceremony later on as conditions allow. That'd at least get...
03-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Clyde1820

But have you biked it? I have, and wouldn't...

But have you biked it? I have, and wouldn't recommend 14 over HCRH, at least west of Bingen. There is A LOT of tractor-trailer traffic, (HCRH has next-to-none) fast speeds, and little shoulder in...
03-23-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Clyde1820

You can always consider taking Washington S.R. 14...

You can always consider taking Washington S.R. 14 on the north side of the river, too. (It goes roughly from Vancouver to Umatilla, Oregon.) I've found it less intimidating, in terms of speed, than...
03-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Clyde1820

The PicClick website has quite a number of ads up...

The PicClick website has quite a number of ads up for the Araya 20 and 25 rims and wheelsets. Might check those out.

Araya RM 25 @ PicClick (https://picclick.com/?q=araya+rm-25)

Araya RM 20 @...
03-21-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,139
Posted By Clyde1820

Trek's Alpha Gold aluminum Raleigh's Atomic 13...

Trek's Alpha Gold aluminum
Raleigh's Atomic 13 SL butted aluminum
True Temper OXIII triple-butted chromoly steel

Much prefer the ride quality of the TT OXIII steel. And it's as light as the...
03-20-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 54,955
Views: 7,809,014
Posted By Clyde1820

[/b] Well, Orcas, it's been 15hrs since that...

[/b]

Well, Orcas, it's been 15hrs since that ad was posted, and the ad's still up. So you've still got a shot. Polish that C-note really nicely ... and don't poke the seller with the stick. ...
03-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,866
Posted By Clyde1820

Indeed. Without having started at the outset...

Indeed. Without having started at the outset with verification of each and every new arrival, catching all inbound folks at all ports and borders to check them ... and, yes, without a valid test and...
03-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,866
Posted By Clyde1820

[/quote] An example would be: Singapore, and...

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An example would be: Singapore, and its highly-specific, targeted approach. Of course, they didn't dally around, early on, once it was clear there was a highly-transmissible pathogen in...
03-19-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,866
Posted By Clyde1820

Already know of it, of course. Like most people. ...

Already know of it, of course. Like most people.

No matter how easily it transmits, that doesn't alter its fundamental impact on a person. The basic death rate is what it is. Standard precautions...
03-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,965
Posted By Clyde1820

Best data we've got so far is from the CDC, on...

Best data we've got so far is from the CDC, on estimated influenza infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the 2018-2019 flu season. Basically: 35M infections; 16.5M health care provider...
03-18-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,965
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has...

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has about 6x the number of hospitals, hospital beds and population, give or take, but the USA has about ~14% fewer beds per-capita (of population) as...
03-18-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. You're on your own, keeping your distance,...

Sure. You're on your own, keeping your distance, keeping fit (and mentally fit), avoiding contacts/crowds and stress ... and not inflicting your potential infectedness upon anyone (no matter how much...
03-17-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,866
Posted By Clyde1820

It sure is a "car" culture when transportation...

It sure is a "car" culture when transportation servicing/parts places are approved for staying open but in the case of cycling shops they're forcibly shut down. Hard to believe the justification for...
03-17-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,314
Posted By Clyde1820

Had it from nails to noggin, once, years ago. ...

Had it from nails to noggin, once, years ago. "Ya be itchin'" doesn't even begin to describe it. Of course, when it's essentially injected via a broken poison oak branch, it's intravenous ... Well,...
Forum: Foo
03-17-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9,590
Views: 1,979,990
Posted By Clyde1820

Sarah Vaughan -- Divine: The Jazz Albums,...

Sarah Vaughan -- Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958.
03-17-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 18,793
Posted By Clyde1820

There is the point that an easily-transmitted...

There is the point that an easily-transmitted respiratory illness (like this thing) is something that's easier to acquire and give when one is "out there" doing things. Sweating more, breathing more...
03-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By Clyde1820

No, probably not. But the nice thing is, as...

No, probably not.

But the nice thing is, as such capabilities get put into puny chips and made ubiquitous, it'll be hard to get away from such things in a few years. Most (if not all) "basic"...
03-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,314
Posted By Clyde1820

^ Which pretty much sums up my major concern over...

^ Which pretty much sums up my major concern over all the reactions: the overall economic impact. Could be rough, if more keeps getting shut down. The cascading, downstream impacts are likely to...
03-15-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,449
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, it certainly has the highest Scoville...

Well, it certainly has the highest Scoville rating.

The Fox Labs products are fairly highly regarded by many "in the business." Haven't needed to use it myself, and it's been years since I...
03-15-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By Clyde1820

Will be a nice feature once they work out all the...

Will be a nice feature once they work out all the kinks.

Ought to be capable of having 180-degree visible turn signals mounted to the side-view mirror assemblies, radar/lidar sensors to know when...
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