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Posted By unterhausen

I plan on 3 double centuries this week:eek: ...

I plan on 3 double centuries this week:eek:

Longest day is 270 miles. Not sure about that one. At least I'll be at the hotel for the free breakfast
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Posted By unterhausen

I think that is the big risk for endurance...

I think that is the big risk for endurance cyclists, too much wiring in the heart causing problems.
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Posted By unterhausen

I only wore 2 shorts in 2011 because the first...

I only wore 2 shorts in 2011 because the first pair didn't agree with me. Fortunately, the second pair was magic. So I wore it for 2 1/2 days. I am assuming I will use a drop bag service, only in...
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Posted By unterhausen

My PVC's are all due to caffeine, which is really...

My PVC's are all due to caffeine, which is really annoying because I love coffee. I take magnesium for that, which works well. Unfortunately, my BP meds promote blood potassium, which can be fatal...
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Posted By unterhausen

there are bike paths to Ramboullet from the Saint...

there are bike paths to Ramboullet from the Saint Quentin direction. I was casually looking for them on google maps, but I didn't find any yet

on edit: looks like it's only a short section along...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-18-19, 10:30 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I was a little worried about the hanger being...

I was a little worried about the hanger being bent on my travel bike. Going to have to think about it a little more. Although I might just go with a detachable hanger. This one would make it...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-18-19, 07:24 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

That looks really great, thanks for posting...

That looks really great, thanks for posting pictures. Your headbadge is nice, understated but attractive. You might have gone a little overboard on the rear brake cable stop though.
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Posted By unterhausen

people were talking about all the good bike check...

people were talking about all the good bike check spots disappearing, and I was wondering what that meant. It means not waking up at 6am to ride to bike check :)

I think I got one of the last few...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

this one is .75/.45/.75 on both top tube and down...

this one is .75/.45/.75 on both top tube and down tube. But I really didn't want to violate the butt distance recommendations, which are 30mm from the end of the butt to the next tube over. The...
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Posted By unterhausen

I finally registered and got airline tickets. ...

I finally registered and got airline tickets. Searching for lodging now. Starting to get excited, I love this ride.


Oh, and I have the fork and frame couplings together on the frame I'm going...
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Posted By unterhausen

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of...

it's news because the ragbrai rider didn't die of alcohol poisoning


The main thing to take away from randonneuring deaths is that we are not immune. But there is only so much you can do. I...
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Posted By unterhausen

I think part of heat tolerance is not needing to...

I think part of heat tolerance is not needing to drink so much. I know I have had trouble drinking too much on my ill-fated 600k dnfs. Then later in the summer I don't have any problems. I try to...
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Posted By unterhausen

I agree you can't compare heart rates, mine is...

I agree you can't compare heart rates, mine is pretty low while exercising. But not particularly low while resting.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-19, 11:41 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

travel bike started

I previously built the fork without posting about it. Experimenting with low trail, fork blades bent by John Clay

I put the couplers on. The gymnastics I had to go through to get them on the butts...
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Posted By unterhausen

Is that like a TENS unit? Never thought to use...

Is that like a TENS unit? Never thought to use one on muscles
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Posted By unterhausen

That's really sad, I hate to hear about it. ...

That's really sad, I hate to hear about it. Healthy people have heart problems, and they are often more likely to be undiagnosed.


Higher is not actually normal. Usually people have lower...
06-17-19, 06:54 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

The police might give them a warning. If there...

The police might give them a warning. If there are no complaints, nothing will happen
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Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. We get the occasional...

Welcome to the forum. We get the occasional French rider in here, but not often. I am not sure how active randonneuring is outside of Paris. Audax UK has a list of rides at this LINK...
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Posted By unterhausen

don't forget to take off the freewheel first

don't forget to take off the freewheel first
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Posted By unterhausen

I really wanted to ride this, but I couldn't talk...

I really wanted to ride this, but I couldn't talk iTrod into it. Door county was a really enjoyable part of Mac 'n' Cheese
06-16-19, 11:54 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

resurrecting this again because it happened...

resurrecting this again because it happened again. Good thing I did, because I didn't realize to reset, you have to stop the timer. I rode 375 miles again last weekend. I tried to reset at 300...
06-16-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I just overhauled the headset on a bike I ride a...

I just overhauled the headset on a bike I ride a lot. First time since the early '80s. Grease was still good, shoulda left it. I had the nut off because I was putting a hanger on, so I felt...
06-16-19, 09:54 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

the two flashing modes are indistinguishable to...

the two flashing modes are indistinguishable to me, the triple flash with longer runtime is second in the sequence?

There are a lot of lights that are impossible to follow, even on steady. main...
06-16-19, 08:27 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

That's not safe to say at all. The European...

That's not safe to say at all. The European brands were more expensive than better Japanese bikes at this time in history. That's why they pretty much disappeared from the U.S. The low end Japanese...
06-16-19, 08:18 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum

Welcome to the forum
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Posted By unterhausen

Yes, he was too young. I am too slow of a rider...

Yes, he was too young. I am too slow of a rider to have ridden with him, but scanning his results, I'm not sure we were ever on any of the same rides. He started randonneuring after me, but had...
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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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Views: 1,133
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
Replies: 6
Views: 838
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
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?
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