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08-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 994
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Are you referring to the fact that 700 x 38c...

Are you referring to the fact that 700 x 38c should be written 700c x38mm? Specifically, the "C" refers to the French 700 C rim system, which is 622 mm BSD per ISO? And that the tire width is in...
08-17-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yup. When I worked in the bike shop (circa about...

Yup. When I worked in the bike shop (circa about the same time that the picture of Eddy Merckx was taken) everything had to be the absolute best, which was Campagnolo. With some maturity, one...
08-16-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Some folks found that center-pull brakes worked...

Some folks found that center-pull brakes worked fine...
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08-16-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Nicely done upgrade, greg3rd48.

Nicely done upgrade, greg3rd48.
08-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By WizardOfBoz

That was my thought, although I'm not sure that...

That was my thought, although I'm not sure that my tuchus could tell the difference between 311 and 315mm radius tires! Suffice to say, they can give very similar rides for similar setups. The point...
08-15-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I just asked the same question about the same...

I just asked the same question about the same part.

Your own search should have turned up Wheels Manufacturing. About $21. But made of 4130 Cromoly, and made in the USA, so a bit more unlikely...
08-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Phil, I have gear pullers. I'd use chuck wedges -...

Phil, I have gear pullers. I'd use chuck wedges - more control, easier to get into the space between the cup and the arm. The gear puller, even if you hook it onto the spider, is going to be hard to...
08-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,072
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This thread a bit tldr; but there's a point about...

This thread a bit tldr; but there's a point about "proof" that should be made. If you're looking for causal links between differences in spoke breakage and straight or DB spokes, you have three...
08-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,604
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Tim, I agree that there's a moral blind spot in...

Tim, I agree that there's a moral blind spot in many companies regarding respect for the human. That said, if you sign on for a job knowing the requirements, then my view is you're honor-bound to...
07-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This is very interesting. I know that you can cut...

This is very interesting. I know that you can cut aluminum stock with woodworking tools like a miter saw, provided you have a tungsten carbide saw blade (and ideally, if you use WD40 or some other...
07-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please...

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please note that when you get to thin material, it's the material thickness that determines optimal tooth count. The span of the tooth must be less than the...
07-22-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By WizardOfBoz

neilG, you indicated a curiosity, so.... here...

neilG, you indicated a curiosity, so.... here goes:

The point of a bolt is to hold things together. The point of torquing a bolt is to put it under tension so that it holds things together...
07-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By WizardOfBoz

There is aging, there is wear, and there is...

There is aging, there is wear, and there is failure. The check for cracking and such above is for aging. These checks are all good.

Failure is where the fabric has ripped or been cut and you a...
07-15-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By WizardOfBoz

First, congratulations on giving bike assembly a...

First, congratulations on giving bike assembly a try.

About your question, though, I'm confused. Diacompe 750s are made with a main bar that the arms bolt to. They are classic centerpulls, not...
07-11-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,065
Posted By WizardOfBoz

KraneXL, I agree that a few 1000 word posts in a...

KraneXL, I agree that a few 1000 word posts in a bike forum thread can't begin to address the complex issues of weight gain or wasting, muscle gain or wasting, etc. Use google scholar and search...
07-11-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,065
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Dwight Eisenhower had the same philosophy,...

Dwight Eisenhower had the same philosophy, kansukee. When his weight went up, he just ate less. Not everyone has your (or his) willpower or genetics, though.



That's why I have a job! I write...
07-11-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,065
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'm on solid engineering ground when I say that...

I'm on solid engineering ground when I say that if you burn or excrete more calories than you ingest, you'll lose weight. There's no way around this.

But there are effects of what you eat, when...
07-09-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,003
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Like you, I'm shocked - shocked - to know that a...

Like you, I'm shocked - shocked - to know that a mfr is overhyping their product. :)



I come down to the same conclusion on MIPS and Wavecel. I've read the research papers, and the...
07-05-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,364
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Some rear rims are asymmetric to at least...

Some rear rims are asymmetric to at least partially reduce the need to dish spokes so extremely. Some rims are drilled and have eyelets that allow for the angle the spoke enters the rim. So the...
07-05-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,364
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ok, clearly not breaking at the nipple neck which...

Ok, clearly not breaking at the nipple neck which is what the picture I posted would imply (an important consideration, but not your problem - sorry). If the spokes are breaking somewhere in the...
07-02-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,931
Posted By WizardOfBoz

That's not an accurate description of what I...

That's not an accurate description of what I wrote, nor is it my feelings. If you have to misinterpret what other people say to make you feel superior, you are the sad individual. You are blocked.
07-02-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,931
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Your approach is reasonable, and is a good one to...

Your approach is reasonable, and is a good one to adopt. Address a momentary thoughtlessness in a way that allows a person to realize that they're doing something that's inconveniencing people. ...
07-02-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,931
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ok, that quote does ratchet things up. But to the...

Ok, that quote does ratchet things up. But to the OP's point, I think that, to correct MUP ettiquette violations, sometimes you have to speak up.

I also think that the extrapolation to society as...
07-01-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,731
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'd suggest a "Matrix". Here's why. Research is...

I'd suggest a "Matrix". Here's why. Research is pretty convincing (see "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less", by Barry Schwartz) that your happiness about your decision starts going down when the...
07-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,731
Posted By WizardOfBoz

It is interesting that the one place where people...

It is interesting that the one place where people will need help and will need expertise (mixing paint) and where Walmart could differentiate itself, they failed.

Also, I love how the manager...
06-27-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,931
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If I cut out bluster, I'd be speaking 90% less...

If I cut out bluster, I'd be speaking 90% less than I do.
06-27-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,931
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Most pro cyclists aren't exactly the guys you...

Most pro cyclists aren't exactly the guys you expect to see in the boxing ring. Chris Froome doesn't have an option of changing careers to pro wrestling. But Hinault looks like a pretty powerful guy....
06-22-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If this is a QR wheel, unscrew the QR, put the...

If this is a QR wheel, unscrew the QR, put the tool on the freewheel, then replace the QR nut. Screw it down so that there's a little slop. THEN put the tool in the vise. Use the wheel as your...
06-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding...

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding remotely related to the Greatest Of All Time. So I'm looking for a firm that will, instead of "GOAT" rims, formulate "WALRUS" rims. With good...
06-05-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Not sure if this can be answered via reasoning...

Not sure if this can be answered via reasoning and opinion. You need field tests or engineering analysis (e.g. Finite Element Analysis) or both to answer the question and to know why the field tests...
05-30-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Do NOT use a ferrous (steel) brush to remove...

Do NOT use a ferrous (steel) brush to remove paint. You cannot avoid some minute particles of iron embedding in the aluminum, and after this your frame is toast - it will steadily decay.

Looking...
05-28-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The specs that krecik cited above show that the...

The specs that krecik cited above show that the rims are "Vera". Vera Corsa 32h, fitted with 28mm tires. A search for Vera rim specs yielded very little. You could measure the inside width of your...
05-16-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By WizardOfBoz

There are no measures of strength of which I am...

There are no measures of strength of which I am aware for which epoxy is as strong as steel. Any steel in a bike will have tensile strength of 40ksi or more, epoxy is about 3.5ksi, max. Put some...
05-06-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Um, no offense, but your use of the word "weld"...

Um, no offense, but your use of the word "weld" tells me that you may be in over your head technically (or in for some learning, which is fine).

"Weld" means that you join two pieces by melting...
02-10-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,581
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Nice story, and a place for gratuitous doggie...

Nice story, and a place for gratuitous doggie pics. Meet Snowball. RIP. Reminded me of your Snowflake....
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