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Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,310
Posted By ScottRiqui

I still use one of those "Universal" meat...

I still use one of those "Universal" meat grinders (pic isn't mine, but mine is the same model). We have a food processor that will do the same thing, but the old hand-crank grinder is actually...
02-25-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By ScottRiqui

I got the "remove this from your refrigerator"...

I got the "remove this from your refrigerator" email today, too. I've unsubscribed via the link in the email, but I'm not hopeful; the less-scrupulous emailers just see a click on an "unsubscribe"...
02-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By ScottRiqui

Is the "Trek" logo that starts next to the mount...

Is the "Trek" logo that starts next to the mount a decal or a badge? It might just be the angle and the lighting, but it really seems to "pop" off of the tube.
02-08-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,338
Posted By ScottRiqui

Honestly, I love a lot of the bikes in this...

Honestly, I love a lot of the bikes in this thread - especially that spotted Colnago. Of course, my wife says I have the fashion sense of a colorblind pimp, so there's that, too.
Forum: Introductions
01-27-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ScottRiqui

Welcome!

Welcome!
01-25-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By ScottRiqui

Yep - M5 x 20mm x 0.8mm thread pitch.

Yep - M5 x 20mm x 0.8mm thread pitch.
01-20-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,472
Posted By ScottRiqui

A section of a local MUP is under construction,...

A section of a local MUP is under construction, and the temporary route-around is surfaced with wood chips. The name of the segment is "Mulch Ado About Nothing."
01-19-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By ScottRiqui

The Emonda/Domane/Madone issue with Wahoo...

The Emonda/Domane/Madone issue with Wahoo trainers isn't a brake caliper issue, and at least it's an easy fix (if you even need a fix at all in your particular instance).

With the KICKR v5,...
01-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,935
Posted By ScottRiqui

When did you go through Nuke School? I was in...

When did you go through Nuke School? I was in Orlando for ET 'A' School and Nuke Power School in '94-'95, but I went to Goose Creek for prototype instead of Ballston Spa.
01-14-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 93,851
Posted By ScottRiqui

Just bought a Shimano groupset from Mattdiano . ...

Just bought a Shimano groupset from Mattdiano . It arrived quickly, was well packed, and the parts look great. Great transaction!
01-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By ScottRiqui

Perhaps the non-availability is temporary? This...

Perhaps the non-availability is temporary? This post (https://glorycycles.com/ride-notes/sram-update-red-etap-11-speed-derailleurs-/) from Glory Cycles makes it sound like there's a new 11-speed "A2"...
01-10-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By ScottRiqui

PM sent

PM sent
01-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By ScottRiqui

Pictures, finally. I haven't touched the rear...

Pictures, finally. I haven't touched the rear derailleur (Shimano L-523 SIS), and I'm pretty sure it's anodized because of the smooth-but-not-super-shiny finish. It looks like its surface has held...
01-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'll take some...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'll take some pictures later today. I tested the surfaces with a multimeter, using the sides of the probes so I wasn't poking the sharp points into the parts. ...
01-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By ScottRiqui

Is my anodizing gone?

I just bought a 1987 Centurion with what appears to be the original components. Even after washing, the anodized parts seemed a little dull/stained, so I tried cleaning up a couple of spots on a...
Forum: Introductions
01-01-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By ScottRiqui

Welcome to the forums! The next year or two...

Welcome to the forums! The next year or two should bring some nice changes to the trails in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area - funding has been secured to connect the Trinity Trails system in Fort Worth...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,395
Posted By ScottRiqui

I use a "dry" lube, so washing the bike or riding...

I use a "dry" lube, so washing the bike or riding in any amount of rain means that I need to dry and re-lube the chain, or else I get flash rust on at least the chain sideplates within a day or so. ...
12-31-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By ScottRiqui

Coming along nicely! One thing, though - the...

Coming along nicely! One thing, though - the "bottle basement" isn't the water bottle cage mount - it's an attachment that screws onto the underside of the down tube and holds a couple of CO2...
12-30-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thanks - that's probably the route I'll go, since...

Thanks - that's probably the route I'll go, since it's not a rare or valuable bike. Of the brands you listed the only one I knew was Turbo, so now I have some other brands to search for.
12-30-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ScottRiqui

1987 Centurion Accordo RS - white saddle or just white cover?

I just picked up a red 1987 Centurion Accordo RS to practice routine maintenance stuff. It needs hoods, cables, bar tape and a saddle, and I'd like to go with the original white for those parts. In...
12-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By ScottRiqui

These pictures are beautiful - incredible work! ...

These pictures are beautiful - incredible work!

I have a question about deanodizing and polishing aluminum parts - that pretty much commits you to a lifetime of periodic re-polishing, doesn't...
12-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,656
Posted By ScottRiqui

Unless these thieves were absolutely clueless...

Unless these thieves were absolutely clueless about what they were stealing, they likely already have a buyer. Not everything that's stolen is destined for the open market - what do you think...
Forum: Foo
12-15-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By ScottRiqui

Something like this...

Something like this...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,024
Posted By ScottRiqui

I retired from the Navy, then became a patent...

I retired from the Navy, then became a patent attorney, although I'm currently working for the "other side" (US Patent & Trademark Office) as a patent examiner in artificial intelligence.
11-27-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20,540
Views: 3,588,642
Posted By ScottRiqui

But haven't you always wanted a Colnago Snort??

But haven't you always wanted a Colnago Snort??
11-23-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,653
Posted By ScottRiqui

Any idea why they're supposedly incompatible? I...

Any idea why they're supposedly incompatible? I have two 2021 Domanes (58cm and 54cm) at my house attached to KICKR v5 trainers, and everything works great.

EDIT: Never mind - I just saw the link...
11-18-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By ScottRiqui

I was surprised by low hemoglobin levels about a...

I was surprised by low hemoglobin levels about a month ago when for the first time in my life, I was turned away from donating blood (my level was 11.5, and "normal" is 13.5-17.5. No changes in my...
11-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,263
Posted By ScottRiqui

"It's a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast...

"It's a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car slow."
11-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,101
Posted By ScottRiqui

That's interesting - I had a hard time finding...

That's interesting - I had a hard time finding anyone who had them in stock a few months ago, so I'm surprised that any have been sitting around on the shelf long enough for the batteries to go dead....
11-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thanks for that! And the pictures were...

Thanks for that! And the pictures were particularly helpful, since I just recently got my first vintage bike, and it's a Miyata 1400!
11-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,101
Posted By ScottRiqui

Glad to hear you're making progress! Here's...

Glad to hear you're making progress!

Here's what to try next (I'm assuming that you've gone on an outdoor ride at least a few minutes long, so that the app has collected data from both the GPS and...
11-13-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By ScottRiqui

How are you guys eyeballing frame sizes?

I see a lot of posts here where someone will post a picture of a bike or a frame without saying what size it is, and other people will say something like "Oh, I'd buy that if it were a little...
11-13-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thanks for the replies, everyone! Don't get me...

Thanks for the replies, everyone! Don't get me wrong - I much prefer the silent hubs. I was just confused because until I got the vintage bike, I just assumed that bicycle rear hubs were noisy...
11-12-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By ScottRiqui

Why is my rear hub silent?

Fairly new to cycling here. I got my first vintage bike a month or so ago, and it has Shimano 600 Ultegra tricolor components. Up to that point, I'd been riding a Trek Domane with 105 components. ...
11-12-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By ScottRiqui

Regarding your bolt issue, if they were "generic...

Regarding your bolt issue, if they were "generic red bolts," they were probably an aluminum alloy - most likely a 7075 alloy called "ergal." If you start replacing steel bolts with aluminum ones,...
11-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,101
Posted By ScottRiqui

Here's a little more detail - I hope it helps. ...

Here's a little more detail - I hope it helps.

Spin the crank/wheel and make sure you get the red and green lights (they might not come on if they've been triggered recently).

Now that the...
11-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,101
Posted By ScottRiqui

I use Cyclemeter on an iPhone with three Duotrap...

I use Cyclemeter on an iPhone with three Duotrap S-equipped bikes with no issues. When you spin up the bike prior to pairing, are you getting red and green lights on the sensor for the first ten...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,765
Posted By ScottRiqui

Looks great! I have an SL5 that I'm considering...

Looks great! I have an SL5 that I'm considering upgrading to Di2 - would you share what size your Domane is, and what cable lengths you ended up going with to connect the various pieces? I can't...
11-05-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,818
Posted By ScottRiqui

Not quite, although the values are related. ...

Not quite, although the values are related. Since "gear inches" gives you an equivalent wheel diameter, if you want to figure out how far the bike travels with one crank revolution, you have to...
11-05-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,818
Posted By ScottRiqui

It's actually a pretty archaic/arcane term,...

It's actually a pretty archaic/arcane term, honestly. It allows you to equate your combined gearing/wheel combo to an equivalent wheel of a particular size being driven directly by the pedals (with...
11-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By ScottRiqui

When I'm using my laptop to browse in a thread, I...

When I'm using my laptop to browse in a thread, I have page navigation controls at the bottom of the screen that say "First," "Previous," "Next," and "Last." Clicking on "Last" takes me to the last...
11-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thanks - I have a Goodwill account and have...

Thanks - I have a Goodwill account and have bought from them before, but I didn't know how helpful they'd be with questions - I'll give it a shot.
11-02-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By ScottRiqui

Can anyone hazard a guess as to what size bike...

Can anyone hazard a guess as to what size bike this is? Looking at the distance between where the top and down tubes join the head tube, I think it might be in my ballpark, but I'm far from...
10-24-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Nbd
Views: 912
Posted By ScottRiqui

"New Bike Day"

"New Bike Day"
10-19-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By ScottRiqui

Ten years ago, Sandisk listed an "endurance"...

Ten years ago, Sandisk listed an "endurance" specification for their SD cards of 100,000 writes to a particular sector. That's a lot, and what you're describing is just repeated reading of a portion...
10-10-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By ScottRiqui

On the one hand, that's only about a 25% discount...

On the one hand, that's only about a 25% discount for a two-year old bike. On the other hand, $500 is $500, it's actually available to buy now (which is worth something considering how depleted many...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By ScottRiqui

The test was scary-accurate for me. It gave me...

The test was scary-accurate for me. It gave me Fort Worth, Arlington, and Irving - all cities in Texas within about 20 miles of each other. I live in Fort Worth now, and I lived in Arlington for...
10-09-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By ScottRiqui

Thank you - I'll check them out. The takeoffs I...

Thank you - I'll check them out. The takeoffs I have are all Bontrager saddles from recent Trek purchases for me and my wife - we bought recently bought Domanes and she has an FX1, so we went...
10-09-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By ScottRiqui

I'm embarrassed to admit that at $340, I have no...

I'm embarrassed to admit that at $340, I have no idea whether or not I got a good deal. All the pricing information I could find was several years old and obviously doesn't take into account...
10-09-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By ScottRiqui

I'm really surprised that the reflectors and such...

I'm really surprised that the reflectors and such are still on the bike after all this time - there are even little rubber plugs in the bolts that hold the brakes to the frame; I don't know that I've...
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