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Posted By unterhausen

The 200k in question has been finished at least...

The 200k in question has been finished at least twice on a recumbent, although that bike has reasonable size tires, 50mm or so. Granted, the crash on the scouting ride was also the recumbent.
I...
04-10-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think the caps were cast that way, not panto'd....

I think the caps were cast that way, not panto'd. The flat plates on trek seat stays were stamped. It's not that easy to fake such things, but I guess if it was actually machined instead of cast...
04-10-21, 08:43 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

The LBS I work at sometimes just accurately...

The LBS I work at sometimes just accurately prices out what it would take to make every bike work properly and doesn't cut the owners any slack because they are cheap. That always works, although the...
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Posted By unterhausen

So I guess I will not be able to interest you in...

So I guess I will not be able to interest you in my gravel 200K?
Everyone has finished it so far, although we did have a crash on the first scouting ride.
04-09-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Yeah, it would be really weird to have all those...

Yeah, it would be really weird to have all those panto'd parts on a fake. But the frame looks genuine too, and the fake decals you can easily get aren't like that...
04-09-21, 06:19 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Sorry the forum didn't show your post because you...

Sorry the forum didn't show your post because you aren't allowed to post links in your first 10 posts. The listing ended, did you buy it?
04-09-21, 06:15 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm going to try ATF and acetone on the next...

I'm going to try ATF and acetone on the next thing that's rusted shut. I did a garage cleanup and realized I have ATF I'm never going to use. I think PB blaster and similar are okay, but the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-21, 11:53 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm also curious to know where it bent. I'm not...

I'm also curious to know where it bent. I'm not sure seat stays will stop damage like this though. Had to scroll back to see if Andy used plate for clearance, but he didn't. I imagine it bent at...
04-09-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I had never heard of auto-scroll. I don't think...

I had never heard of auto-scroll. I don't think it's that but I'll check.

I also didn't know you could lock the screen. I'll have to figure out how to display data fields on the map and then I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-21, 09:53 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Some of the people in this thread that made posts...

Some of the people in this thread that made posts that might inflame others are no longer around to defend themselves so I'm going to close it.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-21, 07:11 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

The OP tried it, he posted pictures just a little...

The OP tried it, he posted pictures just a little bit up the thread.

The thread was bumped by a spammer, it's a zombie thread


I touched on the conservatism angle a couple of times in this...
04-08-21, 08:35 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I doubt the bars will contribute to the feeling...

I doubt the bars will contribute to the feeling that the steering is too slow, they should help a little. A bit of a paradox
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 08:18 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

All my mountain bike crashes are because I'm too...

All my mountain bike crashes are because I'm too tentative.

The only reason the crash at 1:35 isn't me is that I wasn't there that day
https://youtu.be/RpZ0C2y7pZc
04-08-21, 06:57 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I rode with my garmin 800 on a bike path that was...

I rode with my garmin 800 on a bike path that was messed up by horses using it. By the end of the 2 mile section, it had somehow managed to scroll out so that I could see the map of the whole world....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 06:48 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Andy, you're too old for that sort of thing. ...

Andy, you're too old for that sort of thing.

Hope none of the undiscovered injuries are too serious.
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I can imagine the fire season was a little scary...

I can imagine the fire season was a little scary last year. We had red skies because of it here, 3000 miles away.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. Sorry your post didn't...

Welcome to the forum. Sorry your post didn't show up right away. You can see his frame above and there is a link to another thread showing it as a bike.


There have to be good reasons why...
04-08-21, 01:47 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Two cities in Iowa. Des Moines is in the center...

Two cities in Iowa. Des Moines is in the center of the state where there are fairly small hills. Dubuque is on the Mississippi river, so there are robust climbs up from the river, fairly decent...
04-08-21, 12:46 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I suspect it had some small defects that have...

I suspect it had some small defects that have been smoothed over by the torque strap.
04-08-21, 10:14 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I figured the money was too much for me. People...

I figured the money was too much for me. People buy pinions though, and they aren't cheap even before the special frame and they are relatively heavy.

My gravel bike is 2x. 28/42 up front. That's...
04-08-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By unterhausen

The advantage I see right away is that a lot of...

The advantage I see right away is that a lot of bikes sold now are really not intended to work with 2x. So if you want more gears that's a problem.
04-08-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

the solution that people have always chosen is to...

the solution that people have always chosen is to put external gears on the back. Someone just came out with something like that, 2 speed IGH and 11 speed cassette. Sturmey sells an igh hub with a...
04-08-21, 09:12 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Many of the guys I can't keep up with on long...

Many of the guys I can't keep up with on long distance rides use RH tires. I don't think it's the tires making them faster, but it could be. Jan is also quite fast.

I ride with someone that uses...
04-08-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By unterhausen

My dad would overhaul his Sturmey Archer hub...

My dad would overhaul his Sturmey Archer hub occasionally. Back then, you could get all the parts from Montgomery Ward. Other than that my main memory of his SA adventures was when he went over the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 08:48 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

You quoted a spammer. How's that frame holding...

You quoted a spammer. How's that frame holding up?

I didn't read through the thread to see if I knew this back in 2010, but some recumbent manufacturers use MIG. I think it's mostly for thick...
04-07-21, 11:28 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think the IQ-SX is probably a good light, but...

I think the IQ-SX is probably a good light, but I wish it put out more light.
04-07-21, 11:27 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Garmins turn off if you aren't riding. The newer...

Garmins turn off if you aren't riding. The newer ones sleep though, which is not too bad. My 800 drove me crazy because it had to go through the whole boot process if I forgot to start the timer.
...
04-07-21, 10:19 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

That's really neat. Looks 3d printed. So you...

That's really neat. Looks 3d printed. So you modify the rear derailleur too?
04-07-21, 10:09 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

It looks like a nice implementation of an idea...

It looks like a nice implementation of an idea that we definitely have seen before. I didn't think anyone had offered anything like it for a long time but Sturmey has a current product. One of them...
04-07-21, 04:46 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

A rocker plate does help somewhat. But I would...

A rocker plate does help somewhat. But I would say my pain was more tailbone related than seat related.
04-07-21, 04:41 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure what you get from walmart for $150...

I'm not sure what you get from walmart for $150 nowadays. The Denalis the grad students used to get for $70 on sale were a questionable value proposition in my estimation. Steel rims and sheet metal...
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Posted By unterhausen

I wish I could figure out a way to train those...

I wish I could figure out a way to train those muscles, because it really feels great until I cramp. Which has never failed to happen. Problem is I'm not really sure what I'm doing.
04-07-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

When I was in the Netherlands a couple of decades...

When I was in the Netherlands a couple of decades ago, the only bike I remember seeing was a guy on a racing bike. With lycra shorts printed to look like jeans. So that is a matter of embarrassment...
04-07-21, 11:56 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think that ad is b.s., probably had surgery to...

I think that ad is b.s., probably had surgery to remove an arm or something. Although the first 10 pounds is relatively easy for most folks. Then just a plateau. I figure if I go on a long ride,...
04-07-21, 10:35 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

i would offer to mail you one of the $10 dells,...

i would offer to mail you one of the $10 dells, but I think now that everyone has discovered they will run zwift, they sell out pretty quickly.
04-07-21, 10:30 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I was just thinking about doing both zwift and...

I was just thinking about doing both zwift and TR. You disconnect zwift from controlling the trainer on startup and run TR as normal?

I don't have a PM, so I wonder if it will work


I think...
04-07-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By unterhausen

I have offered to help many times, but everyone...

I have offered to help many times, but everyone always tells me they already made the call of shame.

I have helped a couple of people I was riding with that should know how to fix a flat. One of...
04-07-21, 09:25 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

My point that disappeared in the hate was that...

My point that disappeared in the hate was that you are not typical, and the typical new bike buyer will not be able to tell that your bike is ridable without significant cost at a bike shop. And your...
04-07-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By unterhausen

The people of Central Pennsylvania haven't really...

The people of Central Pennsylvania haven't really gotten the word that bikes are in demand according to my reading of Craigslist. Although it does seem like the asking price for a decent low-end used...
04-07-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By unterhausen

That's not a typical Dutch bike which usually...

That's not a typical Dutch bike which usually have 3 speed hubs, steel rims, fenders, chainguard and drum brakes. The video in the OP was talking about Omafeits, not a modern bike with a carbon fork...
04-07-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 984
Posted By unterhausen

Amsterdam is dead flat. Those bikes work great...

Amsterdam is dead flat. Those bikes work great there. I'm not sure I would really want to be pushing 40 pounds of expensive lead pipe up and down the hills between our house and work.
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Posted By unterhausen

Your lower back muscles are involved in pushing...

Your lower back muscles are involved in pushing too, I don't think most of us pull up much.

There are some muscles that I manage to recruit somehow while climbing. More pushing before the pedal...
04-06-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By unterhausen

I have a Macho Man Disc and their excuse for the...

I have a Macho Man Disc and their excuse for the wonky geometry was that it's a CX racing bike. Which is ridiculous, don't try to shoulder the thing and run over a barrier, you'll trip due to the...
04-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,000
Posted By unterhausen

A bit irresponsible not to stock spare hangers if...

A bit irresponsible not to stock spare hangers if you are going to sell bikes.

Many recent hubs can have their endcaps swapped for TA. Of course, that's going to run the costs up too.
04-06-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,407
Posted By unterhausen

What I have found if I'm merely harassed is that...

What I have found if I'm merely harassed is that I get over it much more quickly if I just wave. And I'm not talking about a single finger wave either. We're all different, but plotting the...
04-06-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By unterhausen

Did you buy it used, or were you the one that...

Did you buy it used, or were you the one that rode it into the ground like that?
Lots of people don't want to buy used, for good reason. I would say any self-respecting bike shop would not fix your...
04-06-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,177
Posted By unterhausen

Can some German speaker translate "forumslader"? ...

Can some German speaker translate "forumslader"? I guess it's not surprising that google fails so badly.
04-05-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,314
Posted By unterhausen

I recently looked at the difference in price...

I recently looked at the difference in price between a Peugeot UO-8, which wasn't a bike I would want to ride, and a PX-10, which was a very nice bike. In the early '70s, the difference was not very...
04-05-21, 08:41 AM
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Views: 315
Posted By unterhausen

There are really very few people that want a CX...

There are really very few people that want a CX bike nowadays. They were always a compromise for people that didn't want to race, but nothing better was available. The other factor going against...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By unterhausen

I am pretty sure I still have my Rapidos from...

I am pretty sure I still have my Rapidos from when I did drafting. How do you clean paint out of them?
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