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03-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've been learning a lot more about it while...

I've been learning a lot more about it while cooped up at home. It's definitely more serious (for all age ranges) than I thought a month ago.
03-19-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By ThermionicScott

Let me know if you're in the market for a 52/42...

Let me know if you're in the market for a 52/42 130BCD set... :thumb:
03-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By ThermionicScott

For the most part, my bikes are "complete" and I...

For the most part, my bikes are "complete" and I have spare parts to keep them running for years. I've been eyeing a particular $$$ upgrade part for my rando bike, but with the events of the last...
03-18-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you search for "minimum seatpost insertion" on...

If you search for "minimum seatpost insertion" on BF, you get a couple rules of thumb. (I know because I decided to chop down a seatpost, and geeked out about it first. :D)

At very minimum, it...
03-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,666
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, we're on the same page. :thumb:

Yep, we're on the same page. :thumb:
03-16-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,666
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do you have a shareable link for this UCLA...

Do you have a shareable link for this UCLA "note"? The CDC and most everything else I've read still says that COVID-19 can be transmitted by airborne droplets:...
03-14-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By ThermionicScott

The best guess is that people are worried they...

The best guess is that people are worried they won't be able to get it later, so they are panic-buying it now, leading to the shortages. And that practice has "gone viral" so now idiots around the...
03-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sheesh man, you've been fretting about numbers on...

Sheesh man, you've been fretting about numbers on BikeForums for a year and a half now. The most important number for you at this point, is the one you pin to your jersey. Post that one next. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By ThermionicScott

Crankset "speeds" don't need to match the...

Crankset "speeds" don't need to match the cassette and chain exactly. I wouldn't run a 5-speed chain on an 11-speed crankset, or an 11-speed chain on a 5-speed crankset, though.
03-11-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even better -- you can loosen up the two...

Even better -- you can loosen up the two neighboring spokes a little, and tighten the two outside of those a bit, to spread out the imbalance. That's why it's good practice to build wheels at less...
03-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,584
Posted By ThermionicScott

We have a thread for discussing such...

We have a thread for discussing such abominations: https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/451938-gas-gashol-alcohol-diesel-alternative-powered-bicycles.html
03-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By ThermionicScott

As ​​​bikemig points out, Spa Cycles sells 86 BCD...

As ​​​bikemig points out, Spa Cycles sells 86 BCD chainrings. That includes 40/42T outers and 30/32T inners, so you don't even have to think about using an inner as an outer:...
03-10-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure how that's blasphemy, Shimano made...

Not sure how that's blasphemy, Shimano made brifters for the 6400 Tricolor line. ;)
03-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,370
Posted By ThermionicScott

I voted "Dead certain" that I will get it, but...

I voted "Dead certain" that I will get it, but I'm not worried...
Forum: Foo
03-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you liked that, you'll love this blog: ...

If you liked that, you'll love this blog: https://kinja.com/thisiswhyyourefat :D
03-05-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have some thorn-proof tubes that hold their...

I have some thorn-proof tubes that hold their shape so well they are tough to fold up unless they've been completely emptied of air. Something to consider. :)
03-05-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,902
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use your thumb to keep the pump head from pushing...

Use your thumb to keep the pump head from pushing the valve into the rim when starting a tire with no air, like this:
...
03-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would change the password on the email account...

I would change the password on the email account associated with BF. Someone may have gotten into that and is trying to access any accounts you've gotten emails about.
03-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 859
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could spend quite a few dollars, but you...

You could spend quite a few dollars, but you could also get the job done inexpensively on C&V parts. Plenty of unloved triple cranks and long-cage rear derailleurs out there, waiting to be adopted. ...
Forum: Foo
03-04-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 774
Posted By ThermionicScott

Having to get up in the morning makes me grumpy...

Having to get up in the morning makes me grumpy whether or not DST is in effect...
03-03-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I pinch my tires before every ride. It's...

+1. I pinch my tires before every ride. It's not a very precise check, but it's enough to alert me if the tires are squishier enough than usual to warrant pumping (and the pump has a gauge.)
03-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ThermionicScott

That doesn't seem fair -- isn't cross what you're...

That doesn't seem fair -- isn't cross what you're supposed to do when it's too cold and crappy to race road?
03-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By ThermionicScott

When I see angled stems, I usually figure the...

When I see angled stems, I usually figure the person was careless when putting the tube and tire back on the rim. The valve might have been straight when they initially stuck it through the rim, but...
03-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,072
Posted By ThermionicScott

I hated commuting with toe clips and straps. ...

I hated commuting with toe clips and straps. When the light turns green and you need to get going, having to flip up a pedal, get your shoe in, and pull the strap are a lot of steps to get right in...
02-29-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why? They look heavy and slow.

Why? They look heavy and slow.
02-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By ThermionicScott

Gmail is certainly better than some other...

Gmail is certainly better than some other providers I've used. Still, I favor prevention. :)
02-28-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,623
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds miserable to me, and I agree that the...

Sounds miserable to me, and I agree that the difficulty sleeping may be from overtraining. On the encouraging side, I bet you would be a natural at randonneuring, especially the longer rides! You...
02-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 17,253
Posted By ThermionicScott

Time to change the thread title to "Rebirth of a...

Time to change the thread title to "Rebirth of a bicycle shop"! :thumb:
02-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By ThermionicScott

The URL at least is honest:...

The URL at least is honest: "called-off-over-coronavirus-fears"

"There have been 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United Arab Emirates, where nine patients have recovered so far and none have...
02-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By ThermionicScott

My sister-in-law calls it "old man candy." ...

My sister-in-law calls it "old man candy." :lol:
02-27-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't mind the colors, wish they could have...

I don't mind the colors, wish they could have coordinated the borders like the La Vie Claire-era Look:

http://hubalabike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/3ccaLook-Bernard-Hinault-01-580x386.jpg
02-26-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had a 40mm quill stem once: ...

I had a 40mm quill stem once:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/764x1024/sr40_side_65b6d788d3c667b81ed2f91b26dc671ac3d4e9fa.jpg
Forum: For Sale
02-25-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By ThermionicScott

RobbieTunes 's size, if I'm not mistaken. ...

RobbieTunes 's size, if I'm not mistaken. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By ThermionicScott

#41ier...

#41ier (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=41ier) !
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

Gusts up to 25 MPH and directly in my face this...

Gusts up to 25 MPH and directly in my face this morning. :p Hope it's still blowing for my ride home!
02-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By ThermionicScott

100 years isn't as long ago as it used to be, is...

100 years isn't as long ago as it used to be, is it?
02-23-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By ThermionicScott

That reminds me of the Huffy "White Heat" that I...

That reminds me of the Huffy "White Heat" that I absolutely needed to have circa 1992. I should drag it out of the storage garage and start a thread for it. :lol:

BTW, try not to lay the bike on...
02-23-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By ThermionicScott

I won't claim this to be the best, but... ...

I won't claim this to be the best, but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNdsI3MuJ8s
02-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,898
Posted By ThermionicScott

[citation needed]

[citation needed]
02-23-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By ThermionicScott

The plain-gauge spokes are probably replacements....

The plain-gauge spokes are probably replacements. Like Bill, Id be suspicious of the remaining original spokes at this point.

Try giving them a good stress-relieving and see if you can pop any! ...
02-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,864
Posted By ThermionicScott

My 26" Weinmann rims are stamped "ETRTO-599" when...

My 26" Weinmann rims are stamped "ETRTO-599" when "ETRTO-559" would be correct...

http://velobase.com/CompImages/Rims/CED86809-6CA4-4098-8D71-7964B03DC6BD.jpeg
02-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably the crushed limestone trail in the park...

Probably the crushed limestone trail in the park across the street, on my 16"-wheeled BMX bike. I was in the single-digits age at the time. :lol:

Unrelated: PickleRick , have you tried these yet?...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,255
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "and no one cares" was clearly meant to be...

The "and no one cares" was clearly meant to be more provocative than factual. There just isn't much that those in the market for a new bike who care can do at this point, except to buy cheaper bikes,...
02-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By ThermionicScott

Considering the OP's mechanical abilities and...

Considering the OP's mechanical abilities and history, it's a questionable idea, but he will probably do it anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,192
Posted By ThermionicScott

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross"...

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross" bikes. Sure, most of what was marketed as "cyclocross" or "cross" to the recreational market was more capable than a pure road bike (more tire clearance,...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,760
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sun CR18 has almost the same ERD as the M13, so...

Sun CR18 has almost the same ERD as the M13, so you could probably use the same spoke lengths and get a wider rim out of the deal...
02-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,381
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right...

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right "before" picture? Made me do a double-take. :lol:
02-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By ThermionicScott

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike...

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike stuff. I guess my bottle of 150 5/32" bearings was $10, so my point stands that they're not going to put you into the poorhouse, even from the LBS.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By ThermionicScott

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots...

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots is foot swelling. Try leaving the shoe laces looser than you otherwise would, and if that helps, consider going up a shoe size. Worked for me, after...
02-19-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By ThermionicScott

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a...

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a few bucks, and a bottle of 100 goes a long way. If they try to sell you a new bike with them, just say "no." :lol:
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