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09-22-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wouldn't be surprised if "Dimension",...

I wouldn't be surprised if "Dimension", "SunRace", "SunRun", or some of these other makers had contracts to make Shimano's down-market cassettes and freewheels, and Shimano is slowly handing over the...
09-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's the way of the world these days. If a...

That's the way of the world these days. If a person has an issue with a product, the thought of contacting the manufacturer doesn't cross their mind, but complaining to the rest of the Internet does!
09-22-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just watched the Stan's video on BST rims....

I just watched the Stan's video on BST rims. They're designed to allow "nearly any" tire to be run tubeless. I wonder how much of the 45 psi limit goes into ensuring that non-tubeless-ready tires...
09-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By ThermionicScott

This sort of thing happens to me, too. ...

This sort of thing happens to me, too. Schlepping a bike from the cool air-conditioned house to hot and muggy outdoors means that condensation forms everywhere, and my first brake or two is less...
09-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By ThermionicScott

It just occurred to me the expected use might...

It just occurred to me the expected use might determine where a manufacturer chooses to measure the bars. The old-school handlebars I ride were designed when people spent a lot of their time in the...
09-22-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By ThermionicScott

Congrats Bad Lag, that is a pretty respectable...

Congrats Bad Lag, that is a pretty respectable service life. If you're concerned about the other spokes, you could always stress-relieve them in the Jobst Brandt manner, by grabbing pairs of...
09-21-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By ThermionicScott

Most of the time, I see bars measured...

Most of the time, I see bars measured center-to-center at the ends. If there is flare to the drops, the customer should understand that the bars will be narrower at the hoods. :)
Forum: Foo
09-20-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 354
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mentioning "Big Brother" makes one sound like a...

Mentioning "Big Brother" makes one sound like a paranoid old fogey anymore..

https://pics.me.me/people-in-the-sixties-lbetter-notsaythat-or-the-government-will-31313852.png
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 30,698
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5869 (6288 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-20-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By ThermionicScott

A 48/18 would land right in between your proposed...

A 48/18 would land right in between your proposed 49/18 and 44/17, gearing-wise. And it would only move your wheel forward by 1/8". Just a thought. :thumb:
09-20-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By ThermionicScott

My bad, OP just wants monster gearing to keep...

My bad, OP just wants monster gearing to keep from getting sweaty. The gift keeps on giving. :lol:
09-20-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By ThermionicScott

Man, Campy Pista never really made it out of the...

Man, Campy Pista never really made it out of the C-Record era, did it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aluminum liner tubes, expander wedges and...

Aluminum liner tubes, expander wedges and bolts... are we going to be back on quill stems eventually? :lol:
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By ThermionicScott

How did you manage to take that picture? I...

How did you manage to take that picture? I wouldn't have nearly enough presence of mind to whip out a camera and take a picture if I was dodging a collision.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't think I've ever had a chainring bolt come...

I don't think I've ever had a chainring bolt come loose -- is this an aluminum bolt thing?
09-20-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By ThermionicScott

$5 says the OP is trying to make an ebike go...

$5 says the OP is trying to make an ebike go faster. :lol:
09-20-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By ThermionicScott

If not its own thread, as a part of a valued C&V...

If not its own thread, as a part of a valued C&V resources thread! :thumb:
09-20-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,227
Posted By ThermionicScott

Or is the Fit secretly a TARDIS... :innocent:

Or is the Fit secretly a TARDIS... :innocent:
09-20-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,227
Posted By ThermionicScott

Been meaning to, but it's either been raining,...

Been meaning to, but it's either been raining, dark, or busy since we've gotten it. Soon!



Yep, part of the reason I don't just like Subarus, but embrace them. :thumb:
09-20-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 241
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you're using Velox tape, I might consider...

If you're using Velox tape, I might consider something thinner.
09-19-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By ThermionicScott

How many different gear combinations do you plan...

How many different gear combinations do you plan to run? I switch my bike between 45/16 and 42/18, depending on the season. That lets me just run the same chain length year 'round. :)
09-19-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By ThermionicScott

19mm gets my vote. With the slight curve of the...

19mm gets my vote. With the slight curve of the rim bed, you'd need something very slightly wider than the wall-to-wall width straight across, anyway. :thumb:
09-19-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By ThermionicScott

If everything in the hubs is just a bit dull, why...

If everything in the hubs is just a bit dull, why bother with the Dremels and polishing compound and everything? Wouldn't just continuing to run the hubs with fresh balls and grease polish them up...
09-19-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,238
Posted By ThermionicScott

If a part goes onto one of my bikes that matches...

If a part goes onto one of my bikes that matches the original spec, it is by pure coincidence. :thumb:
09-19-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I'd use the limit screws to freeze the FD in...

+1. I'd use the limit screws to freeze the FD in place, then possibly bend the FD cage into a wider shape to obviate chain rub at the extremes.
09-18-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have my doubts it would work, but go for it. If...

I have my doubts it would work, but go for it. If the beads don’t fit the rim bed tightly you may want to use extra layers of the tubeless tape.
09-18-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By ThermionicScott

Can you take a still shot of the rim at the...

Can you take a still shot of the rim at the joint? I still think the issue would be much less noticeable in service, but if there's a clear discontinuity at the joint, perhaps some pressure can be...
09-18-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was skeptical at first, but I think replacing...

I was skeptical at first, but I think replacing bead hooks with humps (sort of like how the rims on my 1967 Beetle and any other new car work) is ultimately the right choice for tubeless. Having a...
09-18-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,227
Posted By ThermionicScott

Post-script: we just traded in my wife's Jetta...

Post-script: we just traded in my wife's Jetta and bought a 2013 Outback to go with my '96. I haven't schlepped any bikes with it yet, but we are stoked about the transaction. (The Jetta was nice,...
09-18-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ThermionicScott

Best way is to measure the clearance your current...

Best way is to measure the clearance your current tires have to the frame, I like using allen wrenches for this. In theory, 50mm tires would need 12mm extra vertically, and 6mm extra on each side. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 30,698
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5791 (6209 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-17-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By ThermionicScott

This might be heresy, but would it be possible to...

This might be heresy, but would it be possible to convert to a nutted axle? Then you wouldn't have to worry about bearing adjustment changing as you install the wheel.
09-17-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By ThermionicScott

I always got a chuckle out of this bit on...

I always got a chuckle out of this bit on Sheldon's website:

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(FWIW, Lon's own figure is that the saddle's lifespan is shortened to only 40,000 miles:...
09-17-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've read that the opposite happens, that wider...

I've read that the opposite happens, that wider rims can allow a tire to grow taller:
https://www.slowtwitch.com/articles/images/3/86683-largest_Comparison_small.jpg

If you're willing to shell...
09-17-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've basically paired some bikes with some shoes...

I've basically paired some bikes with some shoes so that I wouldn't have to tweak any setups before riding. The fixed-gear gets ridden with the Shimano M089 shoes (which also clip in a little more...
09-17-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,977
Posted By ThermionicScott

Careful, bud. I kept my post non-specific...

Careful, bud. I kept my post non-specific because everybody (hint, hint, that includes you) is prone to it. ;)
09-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wouldn't get my hopes up. B72s have a...

I wouldn't get my hopes up. B72s have a reputation for splitting behind the nose, and Proofide won't fix the leather if it's already dried out.
09-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,977
Posted By ThermionicScott

If there is a point to this thread, it's to...

If there is a point to this thread, it's to showcase misunderstanding/mischaracterization of other people's handlebar choices. BF never disappoints in that regard.
09-16-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By ThermionicScott

Me too! Interested to hear some ride reports. ...

Me too! Interested to hear some ride reports. :thumb:
09-16-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,685
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, that's from the blackbirdsf site! I'm...

Yep, that's from the blackbirdsf site! I'm usually better about attributing these things. :)

It's interesting, comparing the Rene Herse and Alex Singer designs. From the ones I've seen, RH put the...
09-16-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was trying to figure out a kind way to say...

I was trying to figure out a kind way to say this. I bet the wheel will be just fine on the road. ;)
09-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pretty sure Shimano didn’t have a 7-speed STI...

Pretty sure Shimano didn’t have a 7-speed STI group yet in 1991. Is the rear spacing 126mm or 130mm?
09-16-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,685
Posted By ThermionicScott

*bump* I've been fascinated by lever-type...

*bump*

I've been fascinated by lever-type front derailleurs for a while now, but I kinda wonder if it would be too nerve-wracking to actually use.

Maybe you could braze up a clamp-on mount so...
09-16-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By ThermionicScott

A bell looks nice mounted to the left shifter...

A bell looks nice mounted to the left shifter boss, if you don't already have one. :lol:
09-16-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,539
Posted By ThermionicScott

Depends on the crowd. Some folks buy a new bike...

Depends on the crowd. Some folks buy a new bike every few years, they have lots of opportunities to demand dyno lighting if they want it.

Folks who can't or won't buy more than a cheap blinkie...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm used to hearing "all-around" as a synonym for...

I'm used to hearing "all-around" as a synonym for "versatile" so it was confusing.
09-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,539
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think this is a good perspective worth a...

I think this is a good perspective worth a "signal boost". IOW, if a dynohub wheel seems expensive, it's really because of the money you already sank into a non-dyno front wheel. If you plan things...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By ThermionicScott

If a particular road bike is just for pavement,...

If a particular road bike is just for pavement, what do the words "all-around" contribute? :foo:
09-16-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we're discussing...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we're discussing training benefits here, not whether it would help the OP win the Tour. :lol:
09-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do it more, of course! Riding fixed-gear forces...

Do it more, of course! Riding fixed-gear forces the issue, which is part of why it was so valued for winter training back in the day.
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