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07-05-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By unterhausen

Yeah, that's a forum software bug. Maybe I...

Yeah, that's a forum software bug. Maybe I shouldn't say what it is in the open forums :) I fixed one of your threads and deleted the other 2, do you want the last one deleted too, or leave it?
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07-05-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By unterhausen

There is a bug in the forum software where you...

There is a bug in the forum software where you can't end the name of a thread with the word "print" because it sets it up to be printed.
I changed the name of the thread
07-05-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 660
Posted By unterhausen

My spouse and I went on a 2 hour bike ride...

My spouse and I went on a 2 hour bike ride yesterday. She never would have done that ride with her acoustic bike, but with an ebike she knows she can put it in power mode if she has to. It has...
06-30-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By unterhausen

Moved to ebikes from General. Does the...

Moved to ebikes from General.

Does the battery slide out? I would clean the contacts and slide it back in.

As far as the clicking goes, it might well be your saddle.
06-30-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,561
Posted By unterhausen

Moderators note: Bringing politics out of the P&R...

Moderators note: Bringing politics out of the P&R forum is a good way to get yourself limited from posting at all.
Closed for moderator review.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By unterhausen

My thinking on the head tube length on a mixte is...

My thinking on the head tube length on a mixte is that the same person wouldn't want a mixte and an aggressive racing position. So might as well make the head tube taller. Lots of mixtes were built...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By unterhausen

Cleaning domed ends without a sandblaster is a...

Cleaning domed ends without a sandblaster is a pain. Andy's method of having plugs is much easier to clean.

When I was at Trek, it used to kill me when the guys with dynabrades undercut my...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By unterhausen

I dunno, I tried to sell some domed 531 fork...

I dunno, I tried to sell some domed 531 fork blades on ebay and got zero takers. I was a bit surprised. I wish I could have taken a picture of the stamping
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By unterhausen

When I was a snotty teenager back in the '70s,...

When I was a snotty teenager back in the '70s, those domed ends looked old-fashioned to me and I always cut them off when I bought a set of Reynolds tubes.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By unterhausen

We previously discussed products like alumiweld...

We previously discussed products like alumiweld in this thread. It's mostly cosmetic in this application.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 287,762
Posted By unterhausen

That's adventurous to say the least, but it looks...

That's adventurous to say the least, but it looks great.

Wise man.
06-19-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By unterhausen

hate to say it, but the thing that solved my...

hate to say it, but the thing that solved my problem with butt soreness (tailbone in my case) was a rocker plate with fore-aft motion
Replies: 81
Views: 5,489
Posted By unterhausen

NJ always has great support on their rides.

NJ always has great support on their rides.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,897
Posted By unterhausen

Where do you think the forces go? They...

Where do you think the forces go? They definitely apply a bending moment to the steerer. That's why there is an upper headset bearing. The lower headset bearing will not support a moment, it takes...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,897
Posted By unterhausen

If we are going to talk about history of...

If we are going to talk about history of steerers, people used to be so afraid their steerers would break that they put broom handles inside. I assume there was some reason for that. I'd rather this...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By unterhausen

They have been using isocyanates since the '70s,...

They have been using isocyanates since the '70s, and apparently there is nothing better they can use in urethanes. It's bad stuff. charcoal filters are needed at a minimum, and they need to be...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By unterhausen

tl;dr: it all depends on how much risk you want...

tl;dr: it all depends on how much risk you want to take.

It's not too hard to find pics on the internet where a blade has folded because of a disc brake. The solution a lot of people use is to put...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By unterhausen

Yes, aluminum braze is mostly cosmetic, for very...

Yes, aluminum braze is mostly cosmetic, for very low-stress applications.

I just noticed the OP's location. I'm not sure what to say about finding a welder that could do this properly, a bike...
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By unterhausen

tl;dr: if you are starting a 400k 6 time zones to...

tl;dr: if you are starting a 400k 6 time zones to the east of where you live, it doesn't hurt to start during the night. If you start the ride in your own time zone, it's going to cause sleep...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,618
Posted By unterhausen

That's what I thought you meant. The Cygolite...

That's what I thought you meant. The Cygolite headlights have vertical cutoff using a fresnel lens, the reflector is round. It does a really good job of cutoff, and it also spreads the light wider....
05-22-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,262
Posted By unterhausen

I searched for power plots in the IQ store and...

I searched for power plots in the IQ store and there is a pretty neat app to do that. No results for stamina and potential
If those metrics gain popularity, someone might write an app.

Now I want...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By unterhausen

It's possible, and also likely to be uneconomic. ...

It's possible, and also likely to be uneconomic.

It really depends on the aluminum alloy. Some don't need post weld heat treating, others do but you can just let the weld age. Do you know what...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By unterhausen

I saw that. Holding off for a bit so I can think...

I saw that. Holding off for a bit so I can think of other things to order.
They even sent me a notification that the blades were in stock, so their notification system works. Good to see.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think I'll be causing a shortage :) I...

I don't think I'll be causing a shortage :)
I want to try bending some, but I wasn't going to do it while they were irreplaceable and I'm pretty sure I only have one pair. And you can't get the...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By unterhausen

Whoosh emoji Pogačar's Colnago from last...

Whoosh emoji

Pogačar's Colnago from last year would fit me a lot better than Eddy Merckx 1972 TdF-winning bike. I'm almost positive that by '72 EM was getting bikes custom made so I'm a bit...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By unterhausen

I have a box of frames just like that. A small...

I have a box of frames just like that. A small box, like 12" x 15" x 24" It's amazing how many frames you can put in a box that size if you have a sawzall. I use the tubes for projects.
I think...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By unterhausen

well, this topic is relevant to me right now. ...

well, this topic is relevant to me right now. Albeit not the 5W/kg part. I like some affirmation that others find it difficult.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By unterhausen

This summarizes perfectly why I would never try...

This summarizes perfectly why I would never try to talk someone into riding rando. I have enough enemies. Encourage, help and provide routes for people that have already decided they want to do it,...
Replies: 70
Views: 3,935
Posted By unterhausen

My feet swell right at 95 miles, no matter what....

My feet swell right at 95 miles, no matter what. This is not really accompanied by visible swelling in my legs. The bike community as a whole thinks that you need form-fitting shoes, but I think...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,003
Posted By unterhausen

I got an email notification, which means it's a...

I got an email notification, which means it's a really old thread because I turned off notifications pretty soon after I joined up. So my first thought was that a spammer had bumped the thread.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-16-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By unterhausen

I just replaced the crank on my gravel bike...

I just replaced the crank on my gravel bike yesterday. It doesn't get ridden much in the rain and it hadn't been ridden in months because the gravel has been under snow. It was definitely swampy in...
04-11-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By unterhausen

I size my chains with the big/big method so I...

I size my chains with the big/big method so I would need 4 links, at least.


We'll understand if you don't know, it's okay.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By unterhausen

You have to take the poopertunities when they are...

You have to take the poopertunities when they are available.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By unterhausen

My lbs said that trek told them they wouldn't...

My lbs said that trek told them they wouldn't warranty something that was within 5mm. If a frame fails the string test by 4.5mm, that means it's only off less than 2.5mm from centerline. So that's...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By unterhausen

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire...

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire definitely had their joins brazed or welded at the mounting plate. Seems to make sense even if you are making them from tubing.

Air/fuel torches...
04-02-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, the end, I'm closing it.

Okay, the end, I'm closing it.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,765
Posted By unterhausen

plenty of contract builders out there. TSD in...

plenty of contract builders out there. TSD in the U.S. used to paint their Italian bikes because Italian paint was usually about as durable as the coating on Chicklets gum. I have a bike with a...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By unterhausen

The stresses will be concentrated along the sides...

The stresses will be concentrated along the sides too. But if you don't weld the ends it will be a little more compliant, because the gusset can bend along its width (oil canning) at its own rate. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By unterhausen

They are there for bikes that will see big loads...

They are there for bikes that will see big loads from jumping, but have gotten more common because the European testing requirements will often fail a properly done TIG weld. The European standards...
Replies: 81
Views: 5,489
Posted By unterhausen

Under some circumstances I have found that just...

Under some circumstances I have found that just throwing up is not a ride ending event. Sometimes I think I make a habit of it. I did it during PBP in 2011. You'd think you would have privacy...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By unterhausen

As you say, the bottom bracket is the real...

As you say, the bottom bracket is the real problem. I don't have a seat tube that will fit a dropper yet, I'm trying to figure out how feasible this is.
I was looking at the 31.1 ID Zona tube...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,536
Posted By unterhausen

My story was from not that many years ago. You...

My story was from not that many years ago. You too can re-live those bygone days by forgoing your gps. If you get lost with a cue sheet, it can be awful to get back on route. I recommend off-line...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,536
Posted By unterhausen

I would get a gps. I have seen too many cue...

I would get a gps. I have seen too many cue sheets with errors to totally rely on them. And at night, it's just too stressful to try to follow a cue sheet with no backup.

It really depends on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By unterhausen

You will occasionally see evidence that builders...

You will occasionally see evidence that builders do that. Usually in the form of a complaint though.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,263
Posted By unterhausen

I think we better close this for now while the...

I think we better close this for now while the mod staff reviews. I'm sorry to hear people have had problems with cgoab, I really have derived a lot of enjoyment from people's journals.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,263
Posted By unterhausen

I never thought the CGOAB forums were all that...

I never thought the CGOAB forums were all that useful. I have spent more time than I like to think about reading the journals. We don't need to discuss Neil or his politics here, in fact it's...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By unterhausen

I use an ultrasonic cleaner that has a heater to...

I use an ultrasonic cleaner that has a heater to remove flux if I'm doing a lot of brazing. I wish I had gotten a bigger one, but it will clean any joint on a frame one at a time. They make...
03-11-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,507
Posted By unterhausen

I think calling that a training aid is a bit...

I think calling that a training aid is a bit optimistic because it's never going to help you learn how to use rollers. OTOH, without it, I'm not sure how well rollers work at high watts or out of...
03-08-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,856
Posted By unterhausen

Someone was selling awd bikes that used an...

Someone was selling awd bikes that used an elaborate chain drive to power the front wheel. I'm not sure I'm convinced anyone needs awd. Seems like if it's steep enough the front wheel will be...
03-08-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By unterhausen

I got tired of losing pumps in the woods so I...

I got tired of losing pumps in the woods so I started to use double sided velcro straps in addition to the supplied mount. I strap the velcro to the frame first, and then wrap the straps around the...
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