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Forum: Foo
04-02-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,667
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey Jake, I'm late in joining this thread, but...

Hey Jake, I'm late in joining this thread, but I've struggled to be motivated at times in my job, too. I think the lack of firm deadlines may be the killer -- if you don't have to do it now, why...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, I could see that. Hub shells are no longer...

Ah, I could see that. Hub shells are no longer so delicate that twisting would be a problem. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By ThermionicScott

I love the idea of triplet wheels, but wonder if...

I love the idea of triplet wheels, but wonder if they'll go extinct due to disc brakes.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,613
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks, Atvar! :thumb: Bizman (PA)...

Thanks, Atvar! :thumb:

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 688 (1132 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) _________________ 48 (189 total)...
03-20-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,175
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh wow, that's really cool! I'm happy to have...

Oh wow, that's really cool! I'm happy to have helped. :)

(This reminds me, I was going to send you something else, and then I got distracted. Keep an eye out.)
03-20-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. And as this is a gravel bike, you may...

+1. And as this is a gravel bike, you may appreciate the extra clearance if you have to ride through mud.
03-19-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's good stuff. If I didn't already have a stash...

It's good stuff. If I didn't already have a stash of these exact parts, I might have bit. GLWS! :thumb:
03-19-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would just true it up. If it's your typical...

I would just true it up. If it's your typical 80s/90s mountain bike with 32 or 36 spokes, it should be pretty easy to get the wheels straighter.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,613
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've ridden to work a couple times this year, but...

I've ridden to work a couple times this year, but I'm not expecting it to amount to much unless my company ends WFH...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 496 (775 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA)...
01-04-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

After seeing the picture, I'm of two minds... ...

After seeing the picture, I'm of two minds...

1) Yes, the wisest course of action would be to leave it alone. It's not bent enough to pose a danger of blowing off, and as you say, it can't be felt...
01-04-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even the Mona Lisa's fallin' apart...

Even the Mona Lisa's fallin' apart...
01-02-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, it only matters as much as it matters to...

Yep, it only matters as much as it matters to you. I was surprised by how bent the steel rims on my 56-year-old English 3-speed were when I actually put them on the truing stand. 35mm tires at low...
01-02-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, I switch between 45/16 (summer) and 42/18...

Yep, I switch between 45/16 (summer) and 42/18 (winter), only replacing the chain when it gets to 1/16" stretch or so. Works great.
12-16-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nope, sorry.

Nope, sorry.
12-14-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By ThermionicScott

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible...

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible symptoms. I'm sorry to hear your life has been impacted so badly. :(
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'll admit to being one of those fooled when I...

I'll admit to being one of those fooled when I first started reading Crichton in middle school. He always liked to make his stories seem more believable by giving the impression he was novelizing...
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey, if "the squeeze" worked on one nasty...

Hey, if "the squeeze" worked on one nasty circulatory pathogen, maybe it'll work for others! :lol:
12-06-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By ThermionicScott

It was low-hanging fruit, I couldn't resist....

It was low-hanging fruit, I couldn't resist. Thanks for being a good sport. :)
12-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By ThermionicScott

We don't have "thangs" this side of the...

We don't have "thangs" this side of the Mason-Dixon line.
12-06-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By ThermionicScott

I trust new hubs to be adjusted with no play to...

I trust new hubs to be adjusted with no play to aid machine building. I then trust my skills to readjust them for actual use.
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a couple Facebook friends who also will...

I have a couple Facebook friends who also will believe anything as long as it's not the "mainstream" view. ;)
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

Related to 5G conspiracy theories: have you folks...

Related to 5G conspiracy theories: have you folks all watched "Truth Seekers" yet? It's pretty great. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8b-ZIQ4e8
12-06-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe they'd help...

Maybe they'd help...
12-05-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By ThermionicScott

28cm, definitely not. :p But if you have...

28cm, definitely not. :p

But if you have 1/4" clearance at the tightest spot with 25mm, 28mm should fit fine (unless they're some of those ridiculously thick ones sold for fixed-gear riders.)
12-05-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think this sort of thing boils down to how much...

I think this sort of thing boils down to how much you enjoy problem-solving. If you are able to improvise, be flexible, and be patient with yourself when you inadvertently cause a new problem, bike...
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By ThermionicScott

People have lost a lot of money expecting gold to...

People have lost a lot of money expecting gold to do things.
11-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have friends who need 40-spoke rears. If you...

I have friends who need 40-spoke rears. If you offer a robust guarantee on your 36-spoke rears, maybe I should send them your way. ;)
11-30-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By ThermionicScott

A "should" and 50 cents won't buy you...

A "should" and 50 cents won't buy you much.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,784
Posted By ThermionicScott

Software engineer. Judging by other forums where...

Software engineer. Judging by other forums where bike-commuting is discussed, I'm not surprised to see "computers/technology" toward the top of this poll. We can be an odd bunch, and I think...
11-29-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,757
Posted By ThermionicScott

I do. 26" wheels have gotten all of my riding...

I do. 26" wheels have gotten all of my riding miles this year!
11-29-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By ThermionicScott

Happy birthday, Dave!

Happy birthday, Dave!
10-16-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By ThermionicScott

Obviously somebody does, because they keep making...

Obviously somebody does, because they keep making them.
10-16-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,310
Posted By ThermionicScott

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey...

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey protein! Having protein and carbs from a meal trickling into your system *during* a workout is far superior to rushing to get them in afterward.

I know...
10-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could slice the nipple lengthwise with a...

You could slice the nipple lengthwise with a Dremel cutoff wheel...
09-24-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,444
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nothing wrong with it, 48/18 used to be a really...

Nothing wrong with it, 48/18 used to be a really common gear for UK racers and club riders. Prime numbers and even/odd only matter if you skid.
09-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep! I recommend earplugs. :lol:

Yep! I recommend earplugs. :lol:
09-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure. If they're steel rims without bead hooks,...

Sure. If they're steel rims without bead hooks, I would be wary of trying to achieve the maximum pressure that a 1" tire would have on its sidewall, but apart from that you should be fine.
09-23-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,507
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're tubeless-compatible clincher rims. You...

They're tubeless-compatible clincher rims. You can run regular clincher tires on them if you wish. :)
09-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,507
Posted By ThermionicScott

Two other rims to consider: Sun M13-II: much...

Two other rims to consider:

Sun M13-II: much like a Rigida 1320, ~$25-35 (these used to be much cheaper!)
Pacenti Brevet: looks sort of like a 50's Mavic but for the machined sidewalls, wider but...
09-23-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,471
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks...

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks solved the spider crack issue, and he came up with the pedal eye collets after switching to the Dura Ace cranks, so the issues had been resolved -- about...
09-23-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By ThermionicScott

I should probably re-weigh it!

I should probably re-weigh it!
09-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oops, I lied. A digital scale is such a fun toy...

Oops, I lied. A digital scale is such a fun toy when you first bring it home. :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,680
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey, at least my 12-year old brain had no trouble...

Hey, at least my 12-year old brain had no trouble with hedonist's analogy! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,680
Posted By ThermionicScott

Someone asks if you have ever tried to cut...

Someone asks if you have ever tried to cut something with a dull knife, and your response is to search Google? :lol:
09-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,507
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a "grain of sand got embedded in the middle...

It's a "grain of sand got embedded in the middle of the brake pad" indicator line, dude.
09-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the...

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the position of my car tires so I know where to put them when I swap winter/summer tires.
09-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,507
Posted By ThermionicScott

Paging Tomm Willians . We need pictures of your...

Paging Tomm Willians . We need pictures of your rim labels, another sidewall, and your brake pads. :lol:
09-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,471
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, found it! ...

Ah, found it!



https://yarchive.net/bike/cranks.html
I shoulda just found the link in the beginning. :D
09-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,471
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for...

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for a hot minute, but they got pedal eye failures so quickly he had to switch to something else. Maybe that was in between NR/SR and Dura Ace?

To your...
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