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08-21-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pacenti has even cooler wheels in the $400 range.

Pacenti has even cooler wheels in the $400 range.
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

Checking Wikipedia, it looks like the second...

Checking Wikipedia, it looks like the second German has bagged the top spot. :)
08-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By ThermionicScott

I might also be accused of dancing around the...

I might also be accused of dancing around the actual question, but I think it depends on the rider and their bike fit. Assuming the feet don't detach from the pedals, it's a matter of what happens...
08-21-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 421,182
Posted By ThermionicScott

I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it...

I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it lights up nicely in my basement with the lights off when I spin the front wheel. :) I'm using zip ties to route the wiring under the downtube and behind...
08-21-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 421,182
Posted By ThermionicScott

Anyways, here is some of what has come recently: ...

Anyways, here is some of what has come recently:

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A sheet of 1/8" thick 3003...
08-21-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 421,182
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a...

You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a couple of your favorite cassettes (if you haven't already) since Shimano stopped making the HG50s. Not many combinations available now. :(
08-20-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By ThermionicScott

You think so? I guess it wasn't clear, and OP...

You think so? I guess it wasn't clear, and OP MB33 hasn't been back.

Riding fixed gear taught me to pop out of the saddle and use the leverage of my full body weight whenever the gear is too high...
08-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By ThermionicScott

No reason *not* to use a QR in front.

No reason *not* to use a QR in front.
08-20-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't the usual wisdom to have at least another...

Isn't the usual wisdom to have at least another diameter's worth of the seatpost below the bottom of the top tube?
08-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,098
Posted By ThermionicScott

And a few decades before that, Schwinn was also...

And a few decades before that, Schwinn was also responsible for steering the US bicycle market away from single-tube tires and toward the wired-on "clinchers" we enjoy today. :thumb:
08-20-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By ThermionicScott

:thumb:

:thumb:
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

Jan Heine just got to Dreux at 54:33 elapsed...

Jan Heine just got to Dreux at 54:33 elapsed time. Think he'll make Charly Miller this year?
08-20-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

All this talk of tire sizing reminds me of...

All this talk of tire sizing reminds me of foreign languages. Some people get really upset that not everyone will speak "their" language, others simply make an effort to be conversant with everyone....
08-20-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

And smaller cogs than the other fellows. ;)

And smaller cogs than the other fellows. ;)
08-20-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

Very true, I didn't give enough credit to some of...

Very true, I didn't give enough credit to some of the excellent derailleurs of the 1970s. :thumb:

My main point, I guess, is that there haven't been any performance-based reasons to stick with...
08-20-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By ThermionicScott

All of those combinations would work fine. I'm...

All of those combinations would work fine. I'm not sure why H+S would say what they did, but plenty of people run 28mm tires on rims of that width.

Since wide rims allow tires to puff out a...
08-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By ThermionicScott

Who's this "we"? ;) Your body always uses some...

Who's this "we"? ;) Your body always uses some glycogen to power physical efforts unless you are riding at very low intensities, and stored glycogen is "ready to go". Whereas there are metabolic...
08-20-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

Long cage derailleurs came a long way between the...

Long cage derailleurs came a long way between the 70's and 90's. My circa-1990 Deore LX shifted quickly and flawlessly despite having a long cage. I would rather have as much capacity as I could...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 to everything GadgetGirlIL said. I have some...

+1 to everything GadgetGirlIL said. I have some friends who DNFed in 2015, but were still able to have wonderful trips in France afterward.
08-20-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 43,168
Posted By ThermionicScott

mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread....

mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 26,604
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4791 (5135 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-19-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By ThermionicScott

Kool Stop salmon pads help somewhat on chromed...

Kool Stop salmon pads help somewhat on chromed steel rims, but after doing a few drizzly rides on that combination, I would sooner rebuild the wheels with aluminum rims for anyone I cared about.
08-19-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

I agree for the most part. I tried to switch to...

I agree for the most part. I tried to switch to using ISO designations exclusively at one point, but it was always a bit awkward when the discussion had already been framed in terms of 26"x1-3/8" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wore out a chain in about 1500 miles a few...

I wore out a chain in about 1500 miles a few years ago. Chains are cheap enough that it's a no-brainer to get a new one when you buy a different cassette. You could always put the old one in a...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

I see that Jan Heine has made it to Brest. I'd...

I see that Jan Heine has made it to Brest. I'd be surprised if he isn't also shooting for Charly Miller time. :)
08-19-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "C" never meant centimeters, though. Anyone...

The "C" never meant centimeters, though. Anyone who thinks that is being dumb about the metric system.

And it only takes a 39mm tire to get up to 700mm. That seems pretty reasonable to me.
08-19-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't know how any of the Jan Heine bashing...

I don't know how any of the Jan Heine bashing follows in this thread. He's skeptical of *road* tubeless involving ~25mm tires, but he's pretty content to run larger tires tubeless on gravel. ...
08-19-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By ThermionicScott

I looked up the Weinmann Goliath, and it looks...

I looked up the Weinmann Goliath, and it looks pretty beefy, but something like a Sun CR18 is probably better since the extra walls are closer to the spoke drillings. Good luck, and I'm interested to...
08-19-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,978
Posted By ThermionicScott

One big risk is that it brings out the "you...

One big risk is that it brings out the "you should be spinning!" nanny in cyclists around you. :p

I love standing climbing, personally. As long as your muscles (including your lower back, to...
08-18-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By ThermionicScott

So you were seeing 32-33 on the Park Tool gauge? ...

So you were seeing 32-33 on the Park Tool gauge?

FB would have argued it was "too much spoke for the rim." 12g/2.6mm spokes probably don't elongate much, if at all, at 100-110kgf.

But I don't...
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you suggesting that human drivers may be...

Are you suggesting that human drivers may be inherently bad at avoiding collisions? :innocent:
08-18-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't a non-"French Fit" called a "Competitive...

Isn't a non-"French Fit" called a "Competitive Fit" or something like that? :p
08-18-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By ThermionicScott

There are 700x28-32C tubes that are also marked...

There are 700x28-32C tubes that are also marked for use with 27"x1-1/4" tires. Here's one I found with 3 seconds of Googling: https://www.amazon.com/2-Pack-Kenda-Inner-700x28-32-Schrader/dp/B017BUV1TU
08-17-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By ThermionicScott

From what I can gather, the OEM rims were Sun...

From what I can gather, the OEM rims were Sun L18. They appear to be single-walled rims with probably an 18mm inner width. Unless you need to be "catalog correct", I would just use rims that are...
08-16-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By ThermionicScott

Research is great. I'd be surprised if this is...

Research is great. I'd be surprised if this is the first time an attempt had been made to quantify these limits, but if so, good for them. Now there's a number athletes and coaches can shoot for...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

In other news, I'm happy to see Drew Buck in the...

In other news, I'm happy to see Drew Buck in the system. I crossed paths with him in 2015, and that particular PBP wasn't going well for him, and he ultimately DNF'd. He's a cool dude, hope this...
08-16-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By ThermionicScott

Who, me? Yes. [/COLOR] Holy ****, stop the...

Who, me? Yes.

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Holy ****, stop the presses. Next up: water is even wetter than we thought! :lol:
08-16-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By ThermionicScott

Um, we get energy from food. We can only absorb...

Um, we get energy from food. We can only absorb calories so fast. When you run out, performance suffers. All things that any cyclist is bound to notice sooner or later. Remember the saying "An army...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

Awesome, thank you! :thumb:

Awesome, thank you! :thumb:
Replies: 52
Views: 4,251
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is there a table correlating frame numbers with...

Is there a table correlating frame numbers with time groups? I've got frame numbers for a couple friends (and other people) I'll be watching, but without pestering them further, that doesn't tell me...
08-16-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By ThermionicScott

So, it's quantifying what was already known. ;)

So, it's quantifying what was already known. ;)
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,799
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was dismayed by how soon I saw advertisements...

I was dismayed by how soon I saw advertisements for ARM loans again after the financial crisis. Perhaps there's just so much money to be made, and people want to spend beyond their means, that...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 26,604
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4708 (5052 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-15-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

I saw 622x15c in the OP and it didn't even occur...

I saw 622x15c in the OP and it didn't even occur to me that it might have been set up tubeless! So used to tubeless rims also being wide.

If the tire was low, perhaps it never sealed up...
08-15-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a Tange 7922 on my rando bike. Still...

I have a Tange 7922 on my rando bike. Still pleased with it in every way 4000 miles later.

But how nice of a BB do you need on a trainer bike? ;)
08-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By ThermionicScott

May they take a long time to do so! :thumb:

May they take a long time to do so! :thumb:
08-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,879
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wonder single-speed RH cranks they've actually...

I wonder single-speed RH cranks they've actually sold. Most trackies (and faux trackies) stick to higher BCD cranks, and even the fanciest ones are cheaper than the RH. I'd love to have one of...
08-15-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

Wide tires have been installed on narrow rims...

Wide tires have been installed on narrow rims successfully for years. I think the shop pinched the tube or something.
08-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By ThermionicScott

My bad, I thought the bolt heads had built-in...

My bad, I thought the bolt heads had built-in washers and additional washers were being used. Your new washers look up to the job. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yes, indeed. JH has even said that he wouldn't...

Yes, indeed. JH has even said that he wouldn't mind doing PBP on the Rat Trap Pass tires!
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