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12-08-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By ThermionicScott

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12-08-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's not just a tubular thing, I have some...

It's not just a tubular thing, I have some anodized Araya clincher rims that look like this. Spoke tension has slightly distorted the rim at each hole so that the brake pads wear those spots a little...
Replies: 40
Views: 19,317
Posted By ThermionicScott

Two years later, I'm still in favor! Just make...

Two years later, I'm still in favor! Just make sure you have the correct leg extension and let us know the results. :thumb:
12-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
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.
12-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
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. ;)
11-30-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,615
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it? I missed that. :lol:

Is it? I missed that. :lol:
11-29-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
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: 271,914
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: 362
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:
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Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
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...
11-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,615
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,615
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. :)
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
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
11-24-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
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:
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
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.
11-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By ThermionicScott

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it...

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it doesn't skip with a new chain, keep running it! Ray Hosler reported getting 25,000 miles from an Ultegra 10-speed cassette here:...
11-22-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a good time to be a counterfeiter...

It's a good time to be a counterfeiter...
11-22-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By ThermionicScott

Usually, I'm happy with the pressures that the...

Usually, I'm happy with the pressures that the various "15% drop" calculators provide, but with studded tires I go a bit lower. Less for comfort than increasing the contact patch of the tires....
11-22-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By ThermionicScott

Better idea: just throw away your crappy...

Better idea: just throw away your crappy sealant-filled tubes and buy good tubes off the Internet if you can't find them locally.
11-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By ThermionicScott

This time of year, I get random buzzing or...

This time of year, I get random buzzing or ticking sounds on the fendered bikes -- from a leaf getting caught in the frame. ;)
11-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,284
Posted By ThermionicScott

Phil_gretz , do cremated remains get better...

Phil_gretz , do cremated remains get better treatment by the postal service?
11-21-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By ThermionicScott

Without some combination of lighter rotating...

Without some combination of lighter rotating weight, faster tires, or lower gearing, there's no benefit to 650B for climbing. That's why you're not seeing a lot of articles claiming it. The engine...
11-19-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,284
Posted By ThermionicScott

But with better storage, you'll have room for...

But with better storage, you'll have room for more bikes! :thumb:
11-19-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By ThermionicScott

The track one would say "Gold" on the Araya...

The track one would say "Gold" on the Araya label. I think you're good, Skip! :thumb:
...
11-19-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,229
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great...

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great hearing more of the back-story of that bike. :thumb:
11-19-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By ThermionicScott

I find value in the terms "29er" and "27.5". ...

I find value in the terms "29er" and "27.5". They are specific to a use case with relatively large (~3") tires. Your typical 700C road bike won't fit 29er tires, ditto for many 650B...
11-19-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By ThermionicScott

Too big for me, sadly. But a thought on the...

Too big for me, sadly.

But a thought on the sideways pictures in your OP: iPhone? You can tell how the picture will be oriented by the little camera icon. If it's sideways from rotating your...
11-18-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think Sheldon Brown would approve. He was all...

I think Sheldon Brown would approve. He was all about doing silly impractical things with bikes, just to do it. :thumb:
11-18-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By ThermionicScott

Excellent, the Aspin is sounding just right for...

Excellent, the Aspin is sounding just right for me. I tried a Brooks Pro for about 1000 miles (including one RAGBRAI), but the rounded top made it feel too narrow despite the width of 160mm or so....
11-17-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By ThermionicScott

I might have been happy with one bike, if it...

I might have been happy with one bike, if it weren't for this place. I might have even left it stock! :lol:
11-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By ThermionicScott

This will have been an expensive thread to click...

This will have been an expensive thread to click on, I just know it! :twitchy:



Having ridden all those saddles, maybe you can help me spend my money. :lol: The B17 Narrow is my favorite...
11-17-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,321
Posted By ThermionicScott

If it makes the driver behind you think that...

If it makes the driver behind you think that they're about to witness a cyclist getting beamed up to a UFO, it just might encourage them to give you some space. :thumb:
11-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By ThermionicScott

The reason to upgrade to more speeds, is to get a...

The reason to upgrade to more speeds, is to get a wider gear range or to get closer steps between the gears you have. Do you want either of those things, or are you otherwise happy with what you...
11-17-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah. Usually, that's not really a "recommended"...

Ah. Usually, that's not really a "recommended" pressure, but a max.

I'd suggest that if you're not getting pinch flats, or have "wallowy" steering, you probably have enough air in the tires....
11-17-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 825
Posted By ThermionicScott

The rims aren't the problem. The front brake...

The rims aren't the problem. The front brake looks like it's poorly designed when it comes to tire clearance, or might not be set up right.

You need new tires anyway. A set of slick 26"x1.75"...
11-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 958
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, some useful similarities to be sure, but...

Yeah, some useful similarities to be sure, but also definite differences. The folks who really understand this stuff operate at a much higher level than I do. :lol:
11-16-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 958
Posted By ThermionicScott

I work in avionics, and know just enough of the...

I work in avionics, and know just enough of the fancy words to convince people that I know what I'm talking about. :lol:
11-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,228
Posted By ThermionicScott

Now is about the time of year that I make the...

Now is about the time of year that I make the swap. When the overnight temperatures go below freezing, I can no longer trust that there aren't any ice patches hiding out in the shade when I ride to...
11-16-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By ThermionicScott

You guys both have the 12-25 "W" cassette. The...

You guys both have the 12-25 "W" cassette. The 13-26 "V" cassette shifts the whole range down a tooth (with a little better progression IMO), but probably not enough if you're wanting a 28.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,563
Posted By ThermionicScott

Idea: Next time you adjust your chain, mark...

Idea: Next time you adjust your chain, mark around the axle nuts with a Sharpie and go ride. That will tell you if the wheel is slipping, even if just a little.
11-16-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 958
Posted By ThermionicScott

That fenderline could definitely be improved, but...

That fenderline could definitely be improved, but I doubt it's the root cause. I suspect some combination of wind and lots of water on the ground did this. Fenders aren't perfect, so when tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,344
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure you did. You were just expecting answers of...

Sure you did. You were just expecting answers of 0 or 1. :p
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11-15-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought this was going to be a thread about...

I thought this was going to be a thread about malware being installed on said media... we had a training video a couple years ago, reminding engineers not to try flash drives they might find in the...
11-15-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By ThermionicScott

I say, make wheelbuilding a new hobby. It's okay...

I say, make wheelbuilding a new hobby. It's okay to "lose" money on hobbies. That's what distinguishes them from your job. :thumb:
11-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By ThermionicScott

In these days of supply-chain uncertainty, it...

In these days of supply-chain uncertainty, it might not be a bad idea to have a spare tire on hand. :thumb:
11-15-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By ThermionicScott

The correct cable end for that brake is shaped...

The correct cable end for that brake is shaped like a little dumbbell. It looks like someone lost that part and just substituted a regular brake cable.
...
11-14-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By ThermionicScott

I build my own wheels because I enjoy building...

I build my own wheels because I enjoy building wheels. :)

I tend to want combinations of parts that aren't available in off-the-shelf wheels, but that's secondary because I could always have...
11-14-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,542
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looking good! :thumb:

Looking good! :thumb:
11-12-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not bad! I found that Velo-Orange Zeppelins add...

Not bad! I found that Velo-Orange Zeppelins add about 1.2 lbs on their own.
11-12-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a pair of covers that I neglected to throw...

I have a pair of covers that I neglected to throw away. PM me your address if interested. :D
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