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02-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,863
Posted By ThermionicScott

You forgot to mention the "guilt" from the...

You forgot to mention the "guilt" from the inevitable backslides, which can only be "forgiven" by the cult...
02-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,190
Posted By ThermionicScott

My 26" Weinmann rims are stamped "ETRTO-599" when...

My 26" Weinmann rims are stamped "ETRTO-599" when "ETRTO-559" would be correct...

http://velobase.com/CompImages/Rims/CED86809-6CA4-4098-8D71-7964B03DC6BD.jpeg
02-21-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,863
Posted By ThermionicScott

A friend posted this interesting perspective on...

A friend posted this interesting perspective on the "blue zones". The paper he references is not as scientifically rigorous as it could be, but I found it thought-provoking, if nothing else. ;)
...
02-21-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By ThermionicScott

This was the other side-effect I thought a note...

This was the other side-effect I thought a note might have. :thumb:
02-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably the crushed limestone trail in the park...

Probably the crushed limestone trail in the park across the street, on my 16"-wheeled BMX bike. I was in the single-digits age at the time. :lol:

Unrelated: PickleRick , have you tried these yet?...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,842
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "and no one cares" was clearly meant to be...

The "and no one cares" was clearly meant to be more provocative than factual. There just isn't much that those in the market for a new bike who care can do at this point, except to buy cheaper bikes,...
02-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably good to get in touch with security...

Probably good to get in touch with security early, but... be mindful that if you express a lot of interest in the bike, and it gets stolen, you may become a suspect. ;)
02-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

Considering the OP's mechanical abilities and...

Considering the OP's mechanical abilities and history, it's a questionable idea, but he will probably do it anyway.
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,088
Posted By ThermionicScott

For what it's worth, I've discovered this way...

For what it's worth, I've discovered this way that my old 7-speed derailleurs have varying (but small) amounts of slop. But I can still adjust them to shift fine and not throw the chain anywhere. ...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,088
Posted By ThermionicScott

Go here and scroll about halfway down: More...

Go here and scroll about halfway down: More Varieties of Frame End Repair at Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/endweld.html)

Andrew Muzi recommends shifting to the biggest cog (on the...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By ThermionicScott

Dig how the perspective makes it look like you're...

Dig how the perspective makes it look like you're riding a comically small bike. :thumb:
02-20-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 913
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to the forums, but the OP isn't...

Welcome to the forums, but the OP isn't contemplating steel rims. They're just polished aluminum. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,570
Posted By ThermionicScott

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross"...

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross" bikes. Sure, most of what was marketed as "cyclocross" or "cross" to the recreational market was more capable than a pure road bike (more tire clearance,...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,088
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sun CR18 has almost the same ERD as the M13, so...

Sun CR18 has almost the same ERD as the M13, so you could probably use the same spoke lengths and get a wider rim out of the deal...
02-19-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey, this is a family forum! :lol:

Hey, this is a family forum! :lol:
02-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right...

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right "before" picture? Made me do a double-take. :lol:
02-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By ThermionicScott

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike...

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike stuff. I guess my bottle of 150 5/32" bearings was $10, so my point stands that they're not going to put you into the poorhouse, even from the LBS.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By ThermionicScott

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots...

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots is foot swelling. Try leaving the shoe laces looser than you otherwise would, and if that helps, consider going up a shoe size. Worked for me, after...
02-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had to look it up, but that's hilarious. :lol:

I had to look it up, but that's hilarious. :lol:
02-19-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By ThermionicScott

Testing... hmm, you're right!

Testing... hmm, you're right!
02-19-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By ThermionicScott

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a...

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a few bucks, and a bottle of 100 goes a long way. If they try to sell you a new bike with them, just say "no." :lol:
02-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't see the point of respacing the frame to...

I don't see the point of respacing the frame to 135mm at this time. Just keep the M730 at 130mm, build it into a wheel and convert it to HG. You can always stretch the frame to 135mm later.
...
02-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 469
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, gotcha! :thumb:

Ah, gotcha! :thumb:
02-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By ThermionicScott

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,055
Posted By ThermionicScott

:lol: When consumers spend a little more...

:lol:

When consumers spend a little more time, perhaps a little more money, to make better choices, of course.
02-19-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd think that if you can pull the joint apart at...

I'd think that if you can pull the joint apart at all, you might just pull it the rest of the way open and file down the protruding ends of the pins a bit so they can be useful next time you put the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,825
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, support is allowed at the controls (I did a...

Yep, support is allowed at the controls (I did a wardrobe change and dump of some things I didn't need anymore at Fougeres on the way back, thanks to my wife meeting up with me.) You can also arrange...
02-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cyclocross is a kind of racing. That's a whole...

Cyclocross is a kind of racing. That's a whole other ball of wax. :lol:
02-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 469
Posted By ThermionicScott

You don't have *any* 700C wheels on hand to try?...

You don't have *any* 700C wheels on hand to try? ;)
02-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By ThermionicScott

My hunch, my hope, is that it's just a...

My hunch, my hope, is that it's just a poorly-translated reference to the above, since the bike obviously has pneumatic tires and spokes.

But that mirrored picture of the white bike is really...
02-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why not go to a bike shop for them?

Why not go to a bike shop for them?
02-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By ThermionicScott

A straw is cheaper. :lol:

A straw is cheaper. :lol:
02-18-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why not get a set of faster 650B tires for...

Why not get a set of faster 650B tires for road-only riding? Don't judge a whole wheel size by a pair of thick and heavy off-road tires. :)
02-18-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By ThermionicScott

What pads are you using? I've had squeal from...

What pads are you using? I've had squeal from clean rims and brand-new Kool-Stop salmon pads, precisely because they grabbed so well before releasing again, over and over. They just had to break in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,825
Posted By ThermionicScott

I could learn from you. In Paris-Brest-Paris...

I could learn from you. In Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, I erred on the other side, trying to ride the whole thing in bike shorts and short-sleeve jerseys. Way too cold at night, only my idiocy got me...
02-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh yeah! MarcusT , we'll need to see pictures of...

Oh yeah! MarcusT , we'll need to see pictures of your cassette, to judge whether it's big enough to be called "gravel." :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,695
Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally have a commute on the board. Bizman...

Finally have a commute on the board.

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1134 (1169 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 549 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By ThermionicScott

My grocery store (in IA) generally has it. I...

My grocery store (in IA) generally has it. I don't know if it's the cane sugar or something else in the formulation, but it's lovely in comparison to the regular stuff. I try to have it on hand for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,055
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thank goodness they're not doing that. Simply...

Thank goodness they're not doing that. Simply making top tubes "inches" longer would introduce other issues in fit and handling.

There are reasonable solutions to toe overlap, when bike makers...
02-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 913
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe you could consider these as a "front and a...

Maybe you could consider these as a "front and a spare" and build the rear with something a little beefier? :)
02-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By ThermionicScott

Have you removed one of the chainrings yet? :lol:

Have you removed one of the chainrings yet? :lol:
02-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

New year, same old POS. :) ...

New year, same old POS. :)

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02-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't know the whole story, but while I...

I don't know the whole story, but while I consider RX100 a 7-speed group, I think the RD geometry got updated to span 8-speed by the end.* I've got one of these A551 RDs on my bike: VeloBase.com -...
02-18-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By ThermionicScott

If a 34T granny is small enough, you could get...

If a 34T granny is small enough, you could get one of those dual-pattern 110/130 chainrings to use as the “triplizier.” :thumb:
02-17-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 417
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like using thin guitar picks (such as Dunlop...

I like using thin guitar picks (such as Dunlop nylon 0.73mm since that's what I have around) for peeling off stickers. The sharp edge is really good at getting under the edge of the sticker, even if...
02-17-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By ThermionicScott

I let the rain wash it off while I'm parked at...

I let the rain wash it off while I'm parked at work.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, but BMX's and SS mountain bikes can coast,...

Sure, but BMX's and SS mountain bikes can coast, right? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,825
Posted By ThermionicScott

Fun fact: pigs don't sweat. :)

Fun fact: pigs don't sweat. :)
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try offering it on the 650B Google Group. ...

Try offering it on the 650B Google Group. There's some appreciation for large Raleigh Portages there. :thumb:
02-17-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,205
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But...

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But this is the C&V forum, where the search for replacement parts for old bikes ought to be honored and assisted rather than scorned.
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