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Posted By unterhausen

let me do some advanced calculations. The...

let me do some advanced calculations. The relative speed between a cyclist and his cue sheet under normal conditions is .... zero. Been a while since I have used my helmet light for anything like...
06-15-19, 10:23 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I always loved the pearl color on these, they...

I always loved the pearl color on these, they even had it on the lower end models.
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Posted By unterhausen

you would think the OP would complain about...

you would think the OP would complain about neck/shoulder pain if it was a fit issue. I have definitely gotten headaches from my helmet.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-19, 08:34 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Columbus makes a spirit seat tube with a 70mm top...

Columbus makes a spirit seat tube with a 70mm top butt, so they seem to think that is enough. I'm pretty sure they expect you to cut off the bottom. I suspect that 50mm will be enough without...
06-15-19, 08:18 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm sure I have ridden some of these on test...

I'm sure I have ridden some of these on test rides back in my bike mechanic days. Nothing particularly remarkable, but they were low-end bikes and the component selection probably created a...
06-15-19, 07:50 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

the story of Murphy's law was that he caused a...

the story of Murphy's law was that he caused a batch of failures by not considering what might go wrong. They named the law after him.

Campagnolo cranks crack at the intersection of the spider...
06-15-19, 07:39 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

looks good. Good penetration where it matters,...

looks good. Good penetration where it matters, got a little cold around the edges. Smooth and no pinholes. The gasflux bronze is really nice to work with. A lot of people suffer with lfb they get...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 10:58 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

can you shorten the BB end? What tube is it,...

can you shorten the BB end? What tube is it, Spirit?
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Posted By unterhausen

Just to be more specific, it's not so much of a...

Just to be more specific, it's not so much of a problem while riding, but overnight it can be annoying.
There are very few holdouts on mtb, but there are some tires that leak sealant out the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 03:34 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm a proponent of doing everything but the seat...

I'm a proponent of doing everything but the seat stays together. It's really easy to get movement between parts if the joints are done one at a time. If you have round sockets for the CS, then you...
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Posted By unterhausen

I was a little surprised at how leaky many...

I was a little surprised at how leaky many tubeless mtb tires are. Supple tires like Rene Herse sells must be worse. And Jan Heine has addressed that. My reading was that he doesn't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:20 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

My Edge 800 works better now that I upgraded the...

My Edge 800 works better now that I upgraded the firmware. The thing that boggles my mind is if the unit crashes, any data collected is just gone. I rode 375 miles (plus 8 bonus miles) over the...
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Posted By unterhausen

I think cafes are open late, at least during PBP,...

I think cafes are open late, at least during PBP, and they can be quick if they want to be. Also, boulangeries are open early, as are patisseries. Small groceries are pretty nice, I'm a little...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

you are going to want to get the top tube in...

you are going to want to get the top tube in there before the dt/ht braze, because otherwise you will have to spring it in there.
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Posted By unterhausen

The NJ 600 was flat and windy. Not too bad,...

The NJ 600 was flat and windy. Not too bad, although I did a lot of the 1st day headwinds by myself because I was too weak from eating issues to stay on anyone's wheel. I did 8 bonus miles because I...
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Posted By unterhausen

headaches are one of those things that are not...

headaches are one of those things that are not fully understood. I imagine that eye strain could cause a headache for some, and if dehydration is truly ruled out, then maybe something related to eyes...
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Posted By unterhausen

Riding that far is all about eating. Not sure...

Riding that far is all about eating. Not sure how you would feed yourself on a ride like that, what's your plan?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

My brazing has been better than it is right now...

My brazing has been better than it is right now because I really need to get my cataracts removed. It's hard to do if you can barely see what's going on. Oh, well, getting old stinks, especially if...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 09:53 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm always surprised there are so many builders I...

I'm always surprised there are so many builders I haven't heard of. The other issue with new builders is there is a lot of churn, people might not stick around, maybe not even until the end of your...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 09:49 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

that looks great, is it cleared over vinyl? Or...

that looks great, is it cleared over vinyl? Or did you stencil the lettering?
06-06-19, 08:59 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

the bike shop owner I used to work for broke his...

the bike shop owner I used to work for broke his ribs the first year of riding MTB back in the '80s. I don't think I would wear chest protection though. I have definitely considered lightweight...
06-06-19, 08:55 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I was riding up a hill at night when I heard the...

I was riding up a hill at night when I heard the unmistakable sound of a nearby quadcopter starting up. It immediately hit some foliage and crashed. As an RC pilot myself, I'm pretty familiar with...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-06-19, 08:23 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

That's nice. Did the bike originally have...

That's nice. Did the bike originally have v-brakes?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 07:02 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Have you cleared over vinyl, or does it just sit...

Have you cleared over vinyl, or does it just sit on top of the paint?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 03:17 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Inkscape would probably do a really good job on a...

Inkscape would probably do a really good job on a font. I have done that in the past
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 10:03 AM
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Views: 954
Posted By unterhausen

Paint and decals

I have a number of frames that are nearing readiness for paint. I was thinking about sending them to the local powder coater, but now that the weather is warm enough I'm thinking about using...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 09:58 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Thanks Doug, I was going to mention that handling...

Thanks Doug, I was going to mention that handling differences might not all have to do with geometry, i.e. only with rake and A-C
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 08:44 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

looked at this again and thought I would add a...

looked at this again and thought I would add a link to the Paige tools website page for their adapters. Photos (http://www.paigetools.com/new-torches.html)
Wish they would sell the AT61. I think I...
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Posted By unterhausen

there is a dedicated bunch of dot watchers on...

there is a dedicated bunch of dot watchers on facebook They are monitoring this page: Trans Am Bike Race 2019 live tracker by trackleaders.com...
06-04-19, 10:35 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I like steady/pulse, too bad the runtime is so...

I like steady/pulse, too bad the runtime is so short. Seems like they could leave the tempo of that alone and use the second button to dim.
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Posted By unterhausen

I did okay in 2011 with a rain jacket, arm...

I did okay in 2011 with a rain jacket, arm warmers, leg warmers, a base layer and a wool jersey. Except I lost my rain jacket on the way back. I might carry a wool long sleeve jersey. More than that...
06-04-19, 03:19 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

can't you reduce the brightness on the Hotshot? ...

can't you reduce the brightness on the Hotshot? I recall the max runtime for flashing on the original hotshot was 56 hours. I'm pretty sure I have used the throbbing setting on my hotshots for...
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Posted By unterhausen

The leader is setting a blazing pace. PBP in 2...

The leader is setting a blazing pace. PBP in 2 days. 100+ mile lead over some strong riders. Be interesting to see how he holds up
06-04-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I have heard there are flea markets where you can...

I have heard there are flea markets where you can find bike stuff in France. Not sure if I will be there long enough to go to one, but it sounds interesting
Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 12:39 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Moved here from Long distance

Moved here from Long distance
06-04-19, 10:50 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

my gravel bike has a 42-11 high gear and it's...

my gravel bike has a 42-11 high gear and it's plenty for me. I have been riding it on the road a lot recently too. So I don't think I would work too hard on the high end, and I suspect that the 40...
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Posted By unterhausen

I think a hot, dry PBP is ideal. We should all...

I think a hot, dry PBP is ideal. We should all be ready for higher temperatures by then
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Posted By unterhausen

Congratulations, that was quite a test. If PBP...

Congratulations, that was quite a test. If PBP has weather like that the DNF rate will be epic, the trains will be packed.
06-04-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm still using a Reg from the '70s. One...

I'm still using a Reg from the '70s. One advantage of a TA or similar cage over a King is you can clamp it on without any kind of external device. That was necessary back then because most bikes...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 06:08 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I should play with a trail calculator more, 3mm...

I should play with a trail calculator more, 3mm of atc and 2mm of rake makes that much difference? Huh

But going to less trail will increase the "twitchiness." You will get used to it.

One of...
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Posted By unterhausen

there are lots of threads in Classic and Vintage...

there are lots of threads in Classic and Vintage that talk about using vintage bikes for long distance. There was a recent thread in here, can't remember what the title was though. Here is one from...
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Posted By unterhausen

I"m doing the New Jersey 600k this weekend. I...

I"m doing the New Jersey 600k this weekend. I wanted to come down to NC earlier this year, not sure about right now since I know my heat tolerance isn't that great yet.
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Posted By unterhausen

the advantage of lantiseptic over the other two...

the advantage of lantiseptic over the other two cremes I use is that it's like glue. When you have actually lost skin, you don't want relative movement. But I know people that have had success with...
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Posted By unterhausen

Lantiseptic is a lot like diaper creme. ...

Lantiseptic is a lot like diaper creme. Definitely has zinc in it. But you might ask around to see if other Canadian randonneurs have ideas of a substitute. I always had good luck with Vaseline,...
06-01-19, 04:01 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

New Jersey pays people to sit at the end of the...

New Jersey pays people to sit at the end of the bridges to keep cyclists from riding across. And nominally to keep horses off, but who is going to try that?

Is it bad I recognize that bridge? ...
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Posted By unterhausen

Heat is no big deal if I'm acclimated to it. For...

Heat is no big deal if I'm acclimated to it. For example, I didn't have heat related problems on Taste of Carolina when it was in August and the roads were melting. It's just hard for us northerners...
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Posted By unterhausen

I agree with lantiseptic. Has gotten me through...

I agree with lantiseptic. Has gotten me through a lot of rides. I carry 3 levels of saddle sore protection. First is chamois cream. But you don't want to use that if you already have sores. Next...
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Posted By unterhausen

well, it was 6 weeks ago, so I guess he survived

well, it was 6 weeks ago, so I guess he survived
06-01-19, 04:36 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Since it has low rider mounts, that's what I...

Since it has low rider mounts, that's what I would look for
05-31-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

can you be more specific? Rando, porteur, low...

can you be more specific? Rando, porteur, low rider, something else?
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