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07-10-17, 06:24 AM
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Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

From my experience, I would recommend the smaller...

From my experience, I would recommend the smaller frame (2XL), the longer cranks shorten the required seat post length, which, in turn, shortens the required top tube length. The whole geometry...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Nice bike! I just got a tcx and like it quite a...

Nice bike! I just got a tcx and like it quite a bit. For me, the high bottom bracket is ideal, as i run long (200mm) cranks. I am surprised at the tire clearance though, I run 28c tires, and they...
06-11-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

weighed the frame and fork, though they still had...

weighed the frame and fork, though they still had quite a few attached components.

The frame + fork + seat + seatpost + front and rear brakes + stem + headset spacers + front derailleur = 10.5...
06-10-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Sorry, been away from the forums for awhile. I...

Sorry, been away from the forums for awhile. I will try and measure the frame and fork tonight. I think you're right about its weight. I noticed when carrying the frame around that the center of...
06-04-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

The problem with the 927 is hard to explain...

The problem with the 927 is hard to explain without a pic, but basically, the pad mount is too far behind the arm. The pad mount interferes with the fork, and the brake is not able to rotate the...
06-04-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Dr_Iha, I went with the mini-v for the same...

Dr_Iha, I went with the mini-v for the same reason, this is primarily a commuter, or possibly a gravel bike, but mud is not going to be a huge issue. That said, there seems to be plenty clearance...
06-04-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Bassjones, yes, I am selling the frame. Its in...

Bassjones, yes, I am selling the frame. Its in pretty good cosmetic shape and i just installed a new FSA headset. Please send me a pm and we can discuss.
06-04-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Dr_Iha Yes, still waiting on the front brake to...

Dr_Iha
Yes, still waiting on the front brake to arrive in the mail. I bought some tektro 927A mini v brakes, but they dont fit on the front fork. I may post about this in the Cyclocross forum. ...
06-03-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I am bringing this thread back to life for an...

I am bringing this thread back to life for an update on my experience with the 747. I have had two nearly full seasons on it now, and recently decided it was too big. I have the smaller 65cm...
06-02-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

yesh. They are very good. I doubt you'll regret...

yesh. They are very good. I doubt you'll regret it.
06-02-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,282
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Sella Anatomica Selle Anatomica - World's most...

Sella Anatomica Selle Anatomica - World's most comfortable leather bicycle saddles (http://www.selleanatomica.com)

I used to ride a brooks, but found the SA to be better. It is lighter and more...
05-20-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I have the smaller of the two 747s. I am 6'7"...

I have the smaller of the two 747s. I am 6'7" with a 36" inseem. I actually think the frame may be too large for me. Definetly should fit you well. Dont think you have to go for a super big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

so far seems like a=1, b=0, c=1, and d=1. ...

so far seems like a=1, b=0, c=1, and d=1. Perhaps not enough data to make a conclusion, but early indicators are that the Fuji Roubaix does not have a solid fanbase.
TrojanHorse I am taller than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Fuji Roubaix vs. San Francisco vs. Race Geometry

Hoping the road bike experts on this website can help me clarify an issue that has been bugging me lately. What was the main cause of my most recent epic ride?

I recently took a business trip...
02-03-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

28c is the largest tire. 32c will clear in the...

28c is the largest tire. 32c will clear in the width, but they will be too tall, and scrape the brake. You can see some detail pics of my rear 28c tire in this post:
...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

New Wheels!

We had a couple warmer days here recently, and that inspired me to get prepped for the 2015 commuting season. Got a new wheelset (on clearance from velomine, love that company), along with new...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Cool, glad to hear more folks on this bike. If...

Cool, glad to hear more folks on this bike. If sales are good enough, one of the big names might take notice and offer a 200mm crank carbon fiber bike. They already offer the same size bikes, just...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

No problems with pedal strike, the frame does...

No problems with pedal strike, the frame does have a higher bottom bracket to acommodate the longer cranks. The chainstays probably just look normal due to the picture angle.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

great, happy to oblige. The bell is a "Crane...

great, happy to oblige. The bell is a "Crane Bell Co Riten Bell, brass". Seen here: Crane Bell Co Riten Bell, brass, Bells and Horns (http://www.bikeparts.com/search_results.asp?ID=BPC146140)

I...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Good point, Lennard Zinn has written a few...

Good point, Lennard Zinn has written a few articles about this very problem, where bikes built for tall folk need to be both longer AND stronger, so pretty much impossible. I'll just think of my...
09-03-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,277
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

true, though I think steel is still less prone to...

true, though I think steel is still less prone to sudden catastrophic failure. I have bent three forks in my day (on older mountain bikes), and I was very happy they bent rather than snapped. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Thanks, Would LOVE some bigger wheel bike options.

Thanks, Would LOVE some bigger wheel bike options.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

KHS 747 with improved aesthetics

I am always a bit perplexed as to the best spot to post my bike pics. Commuter vs. Clyde vs. Road forums. I think I'll go with the commuter forum today, since my most recent changes are geared more...
09-03-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,277
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

"probably has a wide safety margin" probably...

"probably has a wide safety margin"

probably being the key word. I have found, as a clyde, that I have reached the safety margin with nearly all of my bicycle components. The issue with carbon...
08-20-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I have put 3k/12 months on a pair of 28c Vittoria...

I have put 3k/12 months on a pair of 28c Vittoria Rubino pro IIIs. I loved them. Very sticky, can really carve into turns. I got two flats over the course of use. However, I just had to replace...
07-21-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,633
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiese...

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiesel/2014-07-11140414.jpg (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/greydiesel/media/2014-07-11140414.jpg.html)

I am 6'7" and love my 747. I would say I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,385,542
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I ride the el best bike in the world for someone...

I ride the el best bike in the world for someone of my stature, the KHS flite 747.

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiesel/2014-07-11140414.jpg...
07-04-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Yeess. Found a 52/36 set on ebay for $140. ...

Yeess. Found a 52/36 set on ebay for $140.

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiesel/2014-07-04115925.jpg (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/greydiesel/media/2014-07-04115925.jpg.html)...
06-28-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

:thumb:Thank You!!:thumb: I am having this...

:thumb:Thank You!!:thumb:

I am having this exact problem. I had been fiddling with my derailleur adjustments to no avail. I finally gave up and figured it was due to flexing of the frame. I had...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,975
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I agree there is not much innovation in bicycle...

I agree there is not much innovation in bicycle design. That is in large part because the buyers are conservative and generally wont buy something that is altogether different, like a shaft drive. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,733
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Angry at Winter

I am upset because I got on the scale today and have gained ten pounds since summer. This is because I am not biking. I am not biking because I dont like to bike in the winter. I did it last...
10-21-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

hey, good to see the thread still active. Just...

hey, good to see the thread still active. Just for internet archival purposes, KHS/Zinn did send me a new tire. So they do stand behind their product. It was the same model and brand as the old...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

3300 some points and 1,517 miles. This...

3300 some points and 1,517 miles.


This thread answers so many questions. I have so long wondered, why the years supply of TP?


Also, cant help it...

:geek: It seems like a linear...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,432
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I know what you mean. I get really frustrated...

I know what you mean. I get really frustrated some mornings. I would compare it to a zombie nightmare. Everyone driving a car is a zombie, plodding along with little to no awareness of their...
08-30-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I am going to get some Vittoria Rubinos from my...

I am going to get some Vittoria Rubinos from my LBS today. Its just frustrating because this is essentially now an $1800 bike given that you have to immediately turn around buy new tires. These are...
08-30-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Review update: Tires - Kenda Kontenders....

Review update:

Tires - Kenda Kontenders. They are a joke. After 119 miles, the rear tire looks like this:

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiesel/kontender.jpg...
08-30-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I was concerned about bar height as well, and can...

I was concerned about bar height as well, and can confirm that it is not an issue. I think I could have the bars even lower if anything. I think you have to trust Zinn on this one. He is a tall...
08-29-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

yup, thats what I did with the IRD cranks prior...

yup, thats what I did with the IRD cranks prior to getting the 747, because I was also not rich.

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx249/greydiesel/a8a8bc26-5658-407a-9618-e641a28643ca.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,800
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I know what you mean. I pedaled an IGH for a...

I know what you mean. I pedaled an IGH for a couple years as well and was very aware of chain stretch. I could be wrong, but in my research, I dont recall the IGH/single speed chains being...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,800
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

+1 all chains are rated for 3000lbs tensile...

+1

all chains are rated for 3000lbs tensile strength. Your not going to push harder than that no matter who you are. I looked into this because I am a clyde and have broken a few chains. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

you might consider these: ...

you might consider these:

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_235_350&products_id=2537

I bought a fixie wheelset from velomine earlier in the year, and was really...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,524
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

wow, this has been an informative thread. I am...

wow, this has been an informative thread. I am concerned about my safety.

On time, I rode onto the college campus for a meeting, came out, and some thunkhead had managed to thread his lock...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Top Gear recently interviewed Mark Webber and...

Top Gear recently interviewed Mark Webber and they asked him about two crashes. In one, he was in a race car doing 150mph+ and flipped end over end in midair, in the other, he was on a bike. He had...
08-23-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

sweet! congrats, it looks like a good one.

sweet! congrats, it looks like a good one.
08-22-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,909
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Just Bought One

Thread is a bit old, but this thread comes up in a google search for the 747. I know because I read it several times in deciding if I should get one. I did finally pull the trigger and would like to...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,273
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

Congrats! great post and good read for me. I am...

Congrats! great post and good read for me. I am still in the "kicking and screaming into wicking wear and finally full-out cycling kit" phase. I am in wicking wear, and swore never to put on...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 305,198
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

yup, 200. I am a proponent of proportional...

yup, 200. I am a proponent of proportional cranks. The larger arc allows me to bend my knee more, utilizing my glutes. With the 175mm cranks, it was only the thigh muscles. Actually, I think...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 305,198
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

I suppose I cant resist posting to this thread,...

I suppose I cant resist posting to this thread, due to the color scheme on my ride. The bike does fit the bill due to the fact that this would likely be a rivendale if I had more disposable income....
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,386
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

That is sweet. I had not been too excited by the...

That is sweet. I had not been too excited by the monster tire bikes, but just realized thats because I love drop bars so much. Now this has got my attention. Looks like lots of fun.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By H.S.Clydesdale

yes yes, I knew I would catch some flak for my...

yes yes, I knew I would catch some flak for my comment. I am trying to avoid spending a lot of time on the forum, and therebye forgetting to properly censor myself. I am surprised shimano does not...
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