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Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles,...

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles, too. I switch between summer and snow tires, so each set lasts about twice as long as if I were running one set continuously. (And obviously, I try to...
06-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By ThermionicScott

I convert ATP to ADP whenever I need to move a...

I convert ATP to ADP whenever I need to move a muscle.
06-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even that is arguable. This is a cartridge...

Even that is arguable. This is a cartridge square-taper BB, not an external BB of any type that would actually be sensitive to BB shell squareness. It'll torque down until it stops, and then do its...
06-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'll answer your questions for you. The BB flange...

I'll answer your questions for you. The BB flange does not need to cover the BB shell. If you torqued it properly, it will not be any more likely to back out than if the BB shell metal were thinner. ...
06-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By ThermionicScott

Another day, another weird thread. What's the...

Another day, another weird thread. What's the actual, functional issue??
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By ThermionicScott

First time using tanwall tires? :lol: ...

First time using tanwall tires? :lol:

Embrace it, or you will go insane.
https://i.imgur.com/Yg5mczg.jpg
06-11-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By ThermionicScott

I dunno, I found prior experience with...

I dunno, I found prior experience with hallucination helpful when losing my grip on reality toward the end of PBP 2015. ;)
06-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I...

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I take a new chain out of the box, loop it around the big ring and big cog, add 1" for good luck, and cut it.
06-04-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ThermionicScott

If nothing else, at least one of them is there so...

If nothing else, at least one of them is there so you can hang it on the pegboard in your shop. ;)
05-31-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By ThermionicScott

The cassette and lockring only attach to the...

The cassette and lockring only attach to the outer shell of the freehub body, so in theory it should have no effect on the wheel bearings. Any chance that the freehub dust cap is crooked or that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,757
Posted By ThermionicScott

I hear the bike mechanic community is rife with...

I hear the bike mechanic community is rife with it.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1, it sure sounds like dehydration, even if you...

+1, it sure sounds like dehydration, even if you thought you drank and consumed enough electrolytes. Weighing yourself is a great idea.
05-27-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 108,279
Posted By ThermionicScott

Been on a Low kick lately. ...

Been on a Low kick lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z1ETYnTB7Y

I debated whether to post the official video or not, since I think the visuals are a bit distracting and it's best...
05-26-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it taboo to suggest bleach?

Is it taboo to suggest bleach?
05-24-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,723
Posted By ThermionicScott

Definitely possible. If you want to do it on the...

Definitely possible. If you want to do it on the cheap you could just run the middle ring on a triple and use a locked FD as your chain keeper.
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,084
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just think of how uneventful this thread would...

Just think of how uneventful this thread would have been if the OP simply asked: "Does anyone eat a 100% plant-based diet on tour? What do you like?" :)
05-22-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By ThermionicScott

The intent of those three notches on the spacer...

The intent of those three notches on the spacer is to accommodate the rivets used to assemble many Shimano cassettes (they were actually tiny bolts at one time.) The notches face the backside of the...
05-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hopefully the hubs and rims are in really good...

Hopefully the hubs and rims are in really good shape to consider rebuilding the wheels with them. Might be worth cracking open the hubs and confirming that they aren't pitted. The rims are aluminum...
05-15-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,661
Posted By ThermionicScott

Unless you're regularly spinning out your top...

Unless you're regularly spinning out your top gear (which I doubt), that won't help at all.
05-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,507
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm pretty sure he meant that the attitudes of...

I'm pretty sure he meant that the attitudes of the 80's chased out the leisurely 60's/70's attitudes that were typified by the catalog images he posted.

Maybe people from the era just got grumpy....
05-11-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,122
Posted By ThermionicScott

I miss JoeyBike already. :(

I miss JoeyBike already. :(
05-10-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,968
Posted By ThermionicScott

A crack at nationalized medicine, I reckon. ...

A crack at nationalized medicine, I reckon.

Glad to hear that your back pain had a relatively benign cause. :thumb:
05-10-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By ThermionicScott

A classic. "Gigantic" was the answer to a trivia...

A classic. "Gigantic" was the answer to a trivia question the other night and of course our team got it. :thumb:
05-08-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,851
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like it's an older triple crank with...

Sounds like it's an older triple crank with modern rings from a compact double installed. Not the usual path to gearing nirvana. I'm guessing that the 24T shifts more or less directly to the 50T...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's just the chafer strip. It's an extra layer...

That's just the chafer strip. It's an extra layer of fabric to protect the bead area.
05-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's not a bad idea. A good tire/rim registry,...

That's not a bad idea. A good tire/rim registry, including the rim tape used. Of course, it would need constant updating, but that's the nature of these things. :thumb:
05-02-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,781
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hmm, by requiring that braked wheel(s) be the one...

Hmm, by requiring that braked wheel(s) be the one that can be made to skid, it implies that the rear should have a brake. Skidding the front tire is a terrifying experience that usually ends in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's weird. All of my front wheels bear a load.

That's weird. All of my front wheels bear a load.
04-27-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By ThermionicScott

Alternately, you could drill it out and use a...

Alternately, you could drill it out and use a bolt from inside the BB shell to a nyloc nut on the outside.
04-27-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By ThermionicScott

:) You'll have to encounter some exhaustion...

:)

You'll have to encounter some exhaustion and push through it to find where your real limitations are. My biggest improvements in cycling came with giving everything I had to keep up with the...
04-27-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,487
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thank you for redeeming this pointless thread...

Thank you for redeeming this pointless thread with your sweet '74, Glenn oldnslow2. :thumb:
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By ThermionicScott

I see a lot of grungy chainrings and freewheels...

I see a lot of grungy chainrings and freewheels for sale here, when surprisingly few minutes with a toothbrush and mineral spirits would take that all right off.

Not that I, like SurferRosa, mind...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 19,182
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2615 (2704 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2615 (2704 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1655...
04-24-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,333
Posted By ThermionicScott

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/529x119/like_d01dee05c4745f59dbd0b9ef575afaea390ebf00.png

Tee-hee!
04-05-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,936
Posted By ThermionicScott

Indeed. Here's Sophie Matter riding a Dutch bike...

Indeed. Here's Sophie Matter riding a Dutch bike 1240km on PBP 2011. She made it, of course. :)

https://cckweb.i-services.net/forum/img/images/2011-09/img_1314875319_537.jpg
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