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12-06-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's always possible! And I know about the...

That's always possible! And I know about the various ways modern chainring teeth are shaped to aid shifting -- the ones that are cut shorter, or have part of the side or back cut away... believe me,...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,085
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's the only way I can explain my good "luck"...

That's the only way I can explain my good "luck" on wider (38-42mm), low-pressure tires that have no special flat protection whatsoever. It seems like there are more and more patches of broken glass...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,814
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2426 (4102...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2426 (4102 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar (ITA) ________________________ 1087 (1750,7 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
12-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By ThermionicScott

Teeth on crank are NOT fine. I see shark-finned...

Teeth on crank are NOT fine. I see shark-finned teeth on each ring. Someone rode this bike with a worn-out chain.
12-05-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By ThermionicScott

The 12-28T HG200 will work fine. Pity we...

The 12-28T HG200 will work fine.

Pity we don't still have the selection we had a couple years ago...
12-05-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ensuring that the valve hole doesn't have any...

Ensuring that the valve hole doesn't have any sharp burrs, maybe giving it a light chamfer, is all you should need to do.
12-05-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just for the record, the "C" in 700C does not...

Just for the record, the "C" in 700C does not stand for "cm". That would be quite a large wheel. :lol:
12-05-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,040
Posted By ThermionicScott

Chris was talking about Europe, not the UK. :p

Chris was talking about Europe, not the UK. :p
12-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By ThermionicScott

That works as long as your part doesn't poke a...

That works as long as your part doesn't poke a hole in the bag. ;) I now use a Ball jar.

I must say that mineral spirits have done the best job of cleaning grease off of parts for me. With it, you...
Forum: Foo
12-03-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks a lot nicer than what I see in pallets.

Looks a lot nicer than what I see in pallets.
12-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By ThermionicScott

Judging by his lightshow, he's got a Mr Fusion...

Judging by his lightshow, he's got a Mr Fusion hidden somewhere. ;)
12-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tires often have an additional layer of fabric...

Tires often have an additional layer of fabric around the bead for protection, called the "chafer strip." It's not uncommon for the strip to peel away at the edge over time, but it can do its job...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,814
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2426 (40102...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2426 (40102 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar (ITA) ________________________ 1045 (1682,95 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
11-30-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it? I missed that. :lol:

Is it? I missed that. :lol:
11-29-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ I wouldn't use 290mm for any of those, you can...

^ I wouldn't use 290mm for any of those, you can do better.
11-29-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wonder what they're NOT willing to do to keep a...

I wonder what they're NOT willing to do to keep a steel bike on the road. :thumb:
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By ThermionicScott

What's "weird" here? Schwinn made zillions of 1x5...

What's "weird" here? Schwinn made zillions of 1x5 bikes and people converted lots of these old bikes to single-speed or fixed. Just removing the derailleurs and cutting the chain shorter was a common...
11-29-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By ThermionicScott

What Andy said. It's hard to believe (though not...

What Andy said. It's hard to believe (though not impossible) that the makers of your tram would have used something other than ISO 152 wheels and tires, since they would be responsible to specing...
11-29-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've helped a few buddies who were into it over...

I've helped a few buddies who were into it over the years, and boy is that a rabbit hole! If good beer were still hard to get in my state, I'd consider it. :)
11-28-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 271,514
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even if the threaded rod method perfectly spread...

Even if the threaded rod method perfectly spread the dropouts equally each time, how many frames out there are perfectly aligned to start with? ;) No matter what, you should have a good way to...
11-28-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By ThermionicScott

I use a bent-up drapery hook for those. I've no...

I use a bent-up drapery hook for those. I've no doubt there is a correct tool, but the previous owners of my house left some of those drapery hooks behind, and they do the job. :thumb:
...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By ThermionicScott

If she's volunteering to drive you back, I'd take...

If she's volunteering to drive you back, I'd take her up on it. Merely being awake for 24 hours is generally no big deal, but you might be pretty brain-dead after riding for that time, and it will...
11-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do that, and you'll be replacing chainrings, too.

Do that, and you'll be replacing chainrings, too.
11-27-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By ThermionicScott

Any other pictures of the spot?

Any other pictures of the spot?
Forum: Commuting
11-27-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By ThermionicScott

My first set of studded tires were Kenda Klondike...

My first set of studded tires were Kenda Klondike Wide, in 26"x2.1": https://bicycle.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/bicycle/studded-tires/klondike-wide/

They were heavy, noisy, and slow, but I...
11-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By ThermionicScott

Checking Velobase, they look almost the same as...

Checking Velobase, they look almost the same as the RX100 short reach dual-pivots, which stop really well for me. +1 on trying Kool-Stop pads and cleaning the rims. It might also be worth...
11-26-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's not a bad mood per se ;), we just seem to be...

It's not a bad mood per se ;), we just seem to be straying further into things that are so marginal that they could become distractions from the goal. People can climb just fine with long chainstays...
11-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, Rene Herse used a hub called RAS in the 1946...

Yep, Rene Herse used a hub called RAS in the 1946 Technical Trials, since points were awarded for not needing to touch the chain when changing a flat. I'm not sure if they developed it, or just used...
11-26-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

From what I can tell of the OP's bikes, they...

From what I can tell of the OP's bikes, they don't have excessively-long chainstays. So I don't know how any of Calsun's post is actionable for him. He doesn't need to buy ****, he just needs to...
11-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By ThermionicScott

If anyone needs it spelled out, those freewheels...

If anyone needs it spelled out, those freewheels were made and posted as an April Fool's joke years ago. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By ThermionicScott

One thing that has come out in the last 15 years...

One thing that has come out in the last 15 years or so is that we are easily fooled by our senses. A hard tire (stiff casing, hard rubber compound, and/or high pressure) feels faster because more...
11-26-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

Please explain how any of those things help. ...

Please explain how any of those things help. Shilling for companies selling bikes doesn't count.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By ThermionicScott

To be fair, you don't even need to leave the...

To be fair, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your house for that test. :D
11-26-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it the "pipe dope" that's on the threads of...

Is it the "pipe dope" that's on the threads of the new one? That will cause a snugger fit when new and help them to stay in place, but wears away after an installation/removal or two.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-26-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By ThermionicScott

I love RAGBRAI, but it's definitely the peak of...

I love RAGBRAI, but it's definitely the peak of the bike touring season here in Iowa. Once we get to central Iowa, there might be 20,000 of us on the roads!

It always seems to be the hottest week...
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like someone wrapped duct tape around the...

Looks like someone wrapped duct tape around the down tube to attempt to hide the bend. :(
11-25-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By ThermionicScott

That would explain why many of my "summoning...

That would explain why many of my "summoning spells" failed...
11-25-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By ThermionicScott

How about the Velocity A23? It was considered a...

How about the Velocity A23? It was considered a "wide" rim for 700C wheels, but is still on the narrow/light side for 26": https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/a23-559

There's also the Dyad,...
11-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 608
Posted By ThermionicScott

Of that, I have no doubt.

Of that, I have no doubt.
11-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By ThermionicScott

It sounds like you're not getting the wheel fully...

It sounds like you're not getting the wheel fully seated in the dropouts before you tighten it. Probably best to have the bike resting on the wheel when you do so.
11-25-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sante was Uniglide-only, but one could easily...

Sante was Uniglide-only, but one could easily swap on an HG freehub body. :thumb:
11-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,535
Posted By ThermionicScott

As usual with the OP's threads, I suspect things...

As usual with the OP's threads, I suspect things are being lost/added in translation. :)

I think being more aware of your momentum can help you learn to be a more efficient rider. Before trying...
11-25-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mold can be tough to get rid of once it has set...

Mold can be tough to get rid of once it has set in. I'd get a dehumidifier so that you can at least avoid saturation after rain storms.
11-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By ThermionicScott

I predict that your enthusiasm for swapping front...

I predict that your enthusiasm for swapping front tires depending on the forecast won't last long. ;)
11-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's better than the comment I was tempted to...

That's better than the comment I was tempted to make. ;)

The dual-BCD chainring in front is cool. Bicycles are really enjoyable to ride now, but I bet it would have been really exciting to be in...
11-24-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

Big +1 to this. It's a virtuous cycle, once you...

Big +1 to this. It's a virtuous cycle, once you decide that you enjoy climbing, you'll put more into it and get way better at it. You can't buy your way to being a better climber. :thumb:
11-24-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,091
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good to hear from you again, David. :thumb:

Good to hear from you again, David. :thumb:
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do a non-solo 24 hr first? ;) You could fit a...

Do a non-solo 24 hr first? ;) You could fit a 400km brevet into that timeframe and get some tips from other riders.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,814
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2387 (4063...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 2387 (4063 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar (ITA) ________________________ 1045 (1682,95 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
11-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By ThermionicScott

How many miles had he put on the new spokes? ...

How many miles had he put on the new spokes? Damage is the only thing I can think of, if not a lot of time has passed.

Would any of: double-butted spokes, tensioned up to the max of the rim, and...
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