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01-15-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you're moving to wider rims but are concerned...

If you're moving to wider rims but are concerned about having enough clearance at the tire tread, I'd probably size down the tires by one step.
01-15-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ Everything John said. You donít want your...

^ Everything John said. You donít want your username to apply to you, do you PeopleAreIdiots ? ;)
01-15-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 622
Posted By ThermionicScott

I use a 15mm wrench that I thinned down a bit...

I use a 15mm wrench that I thinned down a bit with the bench grinder. :)
01-15-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep! Now just imagine it about 27mm wide and in...

Yep! Now just imagine it about 27mm wide and in 26" wheel form: http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=E0D5190E-A777-49FC-8625-FAD845D7AF5A&Enum=107&AbsPos=314 :)
01-14-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By ThermionicScott

:) Some single-wall rims are flimsy, but not...

:)

Some single-wall rims are flimsy, but not all are. The Weinmann concave rim on the back of my FG is pretty bulletproof. I donít know if I could break it, even if I wanted to!
01-14-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 775
Posted By ThermionicScott

The homeless guy whose bike was incomplete...

The homeless guy whose bike was incomplete without an 11-speed Campy chain, or a different one? We get all kinds here, donít we? ;)
01-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think looks are the main reason why so many...

I think looks are the main reason why so many people want deep aero wheels on their SS/FG bikes. Theyíre imitating developments in the track world from the 1990s.

Iíve used single-wall rims on my...
01-14-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 775
Posted By ThermionicScott

If youíre ďbroke afĒ and just started riding,...

If youíre ďbroke afĒ and just started riding, upgrades are the last place you should be spending your money. Just ride your bike as it is.
01-14-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By ThermionicScott

Height and even leg length are not the final...

Height and even leg length are not the final authority on what your crank length should be. Since our muscles are strongest at full extension, what is most important is that the saddle height is...
01-13-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By ThermionicScott

Buy/build the wheels first, buy the long-reach...

Buy/build the wheels first, buy the long-reach brakes, then try them on both frames. :)
01-13-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just go try it. If they break, you'll know. If...

Just go try it. If they break, you'll know. If they never break, sweet. :thumb:
01-13-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 on RAGBRAI. It's a big silly rally for...

+1 on RAGBRAI. It's a big silly rally for bicycles. Weird getups and bikes, people come from all over the world to participate. Six more months! :love:
01-13-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By ThermionicScott

It may remain academic for me. I've never snapped...

It may remain academic for me. I've never snapped a chain of any width. :o
01-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 530
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm far from a tubeless expert, but that thought...

I'm far from a tubeless expert, but that thought crossed my mind as well. We're sort of in the place where the automotive industry was when tubeless tires were introduced. The old-style rims didn't...
01-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, and I have compassion for that. For some...

Yeah, and I have compassion for that. For some folks who have been around long enough, everything is a "freewheel." :)
01-12-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm pretty sure Campy never made a 6-speed...

I'm pretty sure Campy never made a 6-speed cassette, is it a freewheel that might have splined cogs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By ThermionicScott

rhm, that's my conundrum as well. Since 2009 or...

rhm, that's my conundrum as well. Since 2009 or so, I've aspired to replace driven miles with cycling miles as much as possible, so it feels weird* to drive to bike rides. In my case, the closest...
01-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By ThermionicScott

@BridgestoneTBMB...

@BridgestoneTBMB (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bridgestonetbmb-510239.html) you'd be way better off sticking to one thread for this bike project, rather than eight. Less confusion for the...
01-11-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's how I clean metal stuff. Mineral spirits...

That's how I clean metal stuff. Mineral spirits and gunky parts in a small mason jar (with the lid on), jar in water in the ultrasonic cleaner. :thumb:
01-11-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm a little surprised that more people don't...

I'm a little surprised that more people don't spend the time to clean up gunky old freewheels before listing them. A clean and fresh-looking FW certainly makes a better impression on me. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By ThermionicScott

Subscribed.

Subscribed.
01-11-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,145
Posted By ThermionicScott

Heck, even the zombie threads are great in here. ...

Heck, even the zombie threads are great in here. Whereas in most forums, they're bumped by clueless folks trying to ask a newbie question or argue in a fight that was long over, people most often...
01-11-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,146
Posted By ThermionicScott

From another thread:

From another thread:
01-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's legit. I was curious if our guy knew that...

That's legit. I was curious if our guy knew that you can run a 1/8" chain on a 3/32" cog. ;)
01-09-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By ThermionicScott

No, the whole thing half-steps. Not perfectly,...

No, the whole thing half-steps. Not perfectly, but it was never perfect BITD either. Isn't this going on an e-bike anyway?
...
01-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By ThermionicScott

You found a thread from 2007, but Shimano had...

You found a thread from 2007, but Shimano had already released 9-speed in 1996: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimano#Road_groupsets

The 11-32 would actually half-step beautifully with 45/42, for...
01-09-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,146
Posted By ThermionicScott

Y'know, every year I wonder if I'll be tempted...

Y'know, every year I wonder if I'll be tempted into tubulars by a pair of inexpensive NOS rims at the Brazen Dropouts swap meet...
01-09-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By ThermionicScott

The thing that bugs me about the censor we have...

The thing that bugs me about the censor we have now is that it bleeps out the words in old threads and doesn't restore the original letters if the sequence gets taken off the naughty list. So...
01-09-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By ThermionicScott

How many speeds? The Shimano and SRAM 7-speed...

How many speeds? The Shimano and SRAM 7-speed ones are still pretty easy to find.
01-09-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 929
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pedantic note: viscosity is resistance to flow,...

Pedantic note: viscosity is resistance to flow, so if you helped the wax flow better, you actually made it less viscous. :)
01-09-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 797
Posted By ThermionicScott

The cassette teeth look really bad on the middle...

The cassette teeth look really bad on the middle cogs. Bet the chain is super worn out and skipping on the biggest and smallest cogs, and that gives the chain a chance to bounce off the chainring.
...
01-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By ThermionicScott

That would get disconcerting after a couple of...

That would get disconcerting after a couple of hours!
01-08-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good opportunity for someone with a 3D printer. ...

Good opportunity for someone with a 3D printer. Itís not a structural part, it just needs to snap in there and stay put.
01-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like youíre talking about single-wall...

Sounds like youíre talking about single-wall rims, not the modern tubeless-ready double-wall kind weíre discussing in this thread. Velox is fine in single-wall rims because the open center channel...
01-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could you post a picture of it? Itís possible...

Could you post a picture of it? Itís possible that Shimano made a 130mm configuration of their 1055 hub, but the difference would be in the axle hardware alone. A 7-speed freehub is a 7-speed...
01-08-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By ThermionicScott

Velox tape is simply the wrong part for the job...

Velox tape is simply the wrong part for the job here. I predict much happier tire mounting once you use what the manufacturer recommends. ;)
01-08-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,452
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like Iím out this year. A bunch of my gang...

Looks like Iím out this year. A bunch of my gang have obligations that weekend, and while I technically could make it work, it would make for a frantic weekend. See you next year!
01-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,146
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mavic Open Pro T are specíd at 360g, FWIW.

Mavic Open Pro T are specíd at 360g, FWIW.
01-07-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,611
Posted By ThermionicScott

Having to use force means you're probably doing...

Having to use force means you're probably doing it wrong.
01-07-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By ThermionicScott

They look like rim-brake rims to me. (Araya ADX...

They look like rim-brake rims to me. (Araya ADX or Aero model?)

Still not seeing the point of a 700C conversion though. Skinny tires are OUT! :D
01-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By ThermionicScott

Failure training has its fans, but I suspect...

Failure training has its fans, but I suspect you're going to run into recovery issues with that workload eventually. You can get away with it for a while when you're just starting out (and when...
01-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,092
Posted By ThermionicScott

My English 3-speed didn't have interlaced spokes,...

My English 3-speed didn't have interlaced spokes, and that's a bike that's been ridden since the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. Lots of bikes throughout history were made that way, and I think the...
01-06-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By ThermionicScott

The basic stuff here is what Jan Heine has been...

The basic stuff here is what Jan Heine has been saying for about a decade, and Frank Berto for about a decade before him. (And PLP was kind enough to give credit.) But this was a good listen,...
01-06-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By ThermionicScott

:D The rack and bag are truly works of art!...

:D

The rack and bag are truly works of art! I'd been thinking about showing it all off in a thread, but, well, these days I don't have as much time for BF outside of a glib post now and then. (See...
01-04-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By ThermionicScott

Honored to be summoned by you, verktyg! ...

Honored to be summoned by you, verktyg!

7-speed is more my niche, but I do have a couple of new HG50 8-speed 13-26s lying around for future projects. They don't have any spacers between the cogs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,912
Posted By ThermionicScott

Still sounds like a communication/coordination...

Still sounds like a communication/coordination issue to me. If the ride is specified with a certain speed, and that is the expectation/desire of most of the group, perhaps the leader should do some...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm a bit skeptical of that weight distribution,...

I'm a bit skeptical of that weight distribution, unless you're talking about a really upright setup that's halfway to a hybrid. For a road bike that's actually being ridden like a road bike, 45/55...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,912
Posted By ThermionicScott

A good ride leader should encourage those folks...

A good ride leader should encourage those folks to ride ahead and not chase them.
01-02-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hmm, 7-speed freehub bodies themselves are all...

Hmm, 7-speed freehub bodies themselves are all the same length -- are you using an 8-10 speed hub with a 3.5mm spacer? :)
01-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By ThermionicScott

Weird. Can you thread the lockring all the way in...

Weird. Can you thread the lockring all the way in if no cassette is installed?
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