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Forum: Foo
11-20-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,936
Posted By ThermionicScott

I do believe the song itself makes an appearance...

I do believe the song itself makes an appearance in the story because he gets his accomplices in the protest to start singing it. But it's been a while since I've listened, as well. :)

Ah yes,...
11-20-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, and it was great chatting with you a couple...

Yeah, and it was great chatting with you a couple years ago. :) I just know there are a bunch more BFers who Iíve probably walked past without knowing it. Maybe as the event draws closer, we can...
11-20-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By ThermionicScott

One possible way forward: remove one spoke and...

One possible way forward: remove one spoke and measure its length, plug the info for your hub and number of spoke crossings into spocalc, then you can work backward to find the ERD by changing it...
Forum: Foo
11-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 1,936
Posted By ThermionicScott

Dang it! I came here to post that song. :lol: ...

Dang it! I came here to post that song. :lol:

Adding to the brilliance is that it is in fact the third track they ever released on an album. :thumb:
11-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not sure who from my Cedar Rapids gang will...

I'm not sure who from my Cedar Rapids gang will be able to make it this year, but I'm game! Used to be a yearly tradition for us.

At the risk of sounding like a big dweeb, would people consider...
11-19-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,989
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP (@Olympianrider) hasn't been on the site since...

OP (@Olympianrider) hasn't been on the site since a couple days after posting, wonder if he decided on anything? :)
11-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nicely done, jambon. As you've shown, you just...

Nicely done, jambon. As you've shown, you just need spokes -- or something that acts like them -- to secure the hub while you apply torque. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,632
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, if they were going to ban anything that...

Yeah, if they were going to ban anything that might spontaneously combust, they should not allow any lithium-ion batteries on board.

That's something that has been documented to happen more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 876
Posted By ThermionicScott

Shimano triple rings from various levels are...

Shimano triple rings from various levels are still available, but now might be a good time to lay in spares... :thumb:
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,632
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have some bad news for you about that mayo: ...

I have some bad news for you about that mayo: Say what? Mayonnaise is a combustible liquid? | BFL CANADA (http://www.bflcanada.ca/en/blog/0-65-say-what-mayonnaise-is-a-combustible-liquid-.html)
11-18-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's amazing how quickly a modern supply chain...

It's amazing how quickly a modern supply chain can dry up. I used to be a vocal (perhaps even annoying) advocate for 7-speed Shimano drivetrains -- replacement freehub bodies and HG50-level cassettes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, pedal height is a valid concern. When it...

Yeah, pedal height is a valid concern. When it comes to rolling resistance, a lot of it is about how the tire is constructed... narrower isn't always faster.

I'm on 650x38B tires these days that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By ThermionicScott

20 years ago, Shimano patented but never produced...

20 years ago, Shimano patented but never produced a special 14-speed cassette that would fit in the same space as a 10-speed one, requiring a special chain and derailleur pulleys. It would have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not anything Coppi would recognize. ;)

Not anything Coppi would recognize. ;)
11-17-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By ThermionicScott

Acceptable. Nothing overtly offensive, and you'd...

Acceptable. Nothing overtly offensive, and you'd have to be quite the square to be upset after digging to find out what it represents.

Meanwhile, one of the cycling clubs in my area is sponsored...
11-17-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do you feel faster on any particular one? I'd...

Do you feel faster on any particular one? I'd say screw the looks if one does. :)
11-17-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,922
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like the idea of the 42x12-28, too. Why build...

I like the idea of the 42x12-28, too. Why build in gears that you won't use and bigger gaps than necessary, if you can avoid it? :thumb:
11-17-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd expect it to work! My main geared bike for...

I'd expect it to work! My main geared bike for the last few years has seen 6-speed cranks with a variety of chainrings, all shifting well with an 8-speed chain:

Shimano 1051 (~3.45mm spider tab...
11-17-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1, weíve all been there with bonking and getting...

+1, weíve all been there with bonking and getting dropped. Keep at it, fuel up a little better next time. :thumb:
11-17-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,273
Posted By ThermionicScott

With either the Mafac Racers or RH centerpulls,...

With either the Mafac Racers or RH centerpulls, itís the same arms whether you mount them to posts or a backing plate. Letís see if this link works: ...
11-17-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,273
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks for the follow-up, BIJ! Does your bike...

Thanks for the follow-up, BIJ! Does your bike use the post-mount, or bolt-on version of the brakes? :)
11-16-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By ThermionicScott

Make sure you're not locking your arms straight...

Make sure you're not locking your arms straight while riding. I did that after buying my first road bike and it led to shoulder pain and a numb hand on the side I was unknowingly using to hold...
11-16-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bike dungeon!

Bike dungeon!
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

Don't forget amps! You can go nuts collecting...

Don't forget amps! You can go nuts collecting tweeds, blackfaces, Marshalls, VOXes, etc.

And building your own amps is a sickness unto itself. I never got very good at playing guitar because...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since I'm a 650B convert, I would just invest in...

Since I'm a 650B convert, I would just invest in some lighter and faster 650B tires for the road. You could shave 150g off each wheel simply by installing some 650x42B Babyshoe Pass tires in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why do you assume there's "a" bar? Formulas and...

Why do you assume there's "a" bar? Formulas and specs are nice for OCD folks, but the truth is that as long as the tire doesn't pinch flat or blow off the rim, you're good. For a lot of cycling...
11-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By ThermionicScott

You were wise not to try clamping it in a vise to...

You were wise not to try clamping it in a vise to loosen the freehub bolt. Oftentimes, those are on pretty tight.

The best way I know is to get a spare rim and a few spare spokes, and lace up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By ThermionicScott

Skinny high-pressure tires feel faster and tended...

Skinny high-pressure tires feel faster and tended to do well on drum tests, so they've long been assumed to be the best for performance bikes. People have still been muttering about the ride for a...
11-15-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By ThermionicScott

Panaracer now makes a Pasela in 650x42B, too....

Panaracer now makes a Pasela in 650x42B, too. Around $25. :thumb:
11-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By ThermionicScott

Stem's too short.

Stem's too short.
11-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,762
Posted By ThermionicScott

Latest news is that the "Iowa Ride" will move to...

Latest news is that the "Iowa Ride" will move to the week prior to RAGBRAI and will go East-to-West.

I'd like to think that once all the bad blood between organizers settles out, they could work...
11-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting, I thought the tape needed to go...

Interesting, I thought the tape needed to go completely under the beads to seal reliably. :thumb:
11-15-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By ThermionicScott

Funny, I would have guessed it was only a yard or...

Funny, I would have guessed it was only a yard or two. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure they were! It was a major reason that the...

Sure they were! It was a major reason that the cycling market pivoted from road bikes in the 1970s to MTBs in the 1980s. Those hard skinny tires. The difference now is that the effect is finally...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 534
Posted By ThermionicScott

That was a classic one! I feel like they used to...

That was a classic one! I feel like they used to put a little more work into their articles than they do now. They still have some clever ideas, but the articles themselves seem formulaic and...
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By ThermionicScott

Doesn't look like he has tried to upload any yet:...

Doesn't look like he has tried to upload any yet: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/508854/photos
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By ThermionicScott

You are easily impressed by charts and graphs....

You are easily impressed by charts and graphs. Where is the one for energy lost in the rider's body at various pressures? ;)

In other words, this is a classic "you manage what you measure"...
11-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 206
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just for clarity, you've tried threading in the...

Just for clarity, you've tried threading in the DS cup without the NDS cup and cartridge installed? Usually the process with cartridge BBs is to install the cartridge unit and DS cup first and torque...
11-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting -- does your stem (or decaleur) get...

Interesting -- does your stem (or decaleur) get in the way of moving the handlebar bag back?

I'm getting a front rack made precisely because I didn't like how high up and out the KlickFix mount...
11-15-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By ThermionicScott

Weak sauce. By "totally unacceptable" I was...

Weak sauce. By "totally unacceptable" I was expecting NSFW jerseys, if nothing else.

If they're just talking about silliness, I've been tackier and wilder stuff on RAGBRAI since before this...
11-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 167,627
Posted By ThermionicScott

Works for me, noglider! (In two ways.) :thumb:

Works for me, noglider! (In two ways.) :thumb:
11-15-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By ThermionicScott

So you're off spec a little. What actual...

So you're off spec a little. What actual functional problems are you experiencing?
11-15-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 167,627
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't, and then I did, and now it's iffy...

I didn't, and then I did, and now it's iffy again. Google is surely to blame. So I'll try snarfing it and attaching it...
11-14-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're doing this on a tubeless setup, as the OP...

You're doing this on a tubeless setup, as the OP intends?
11-14-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,922
Posted By ThermionicScott

Indisputably the case for Cambio Corsa! :thumb:

Indisputably the case for Cambio Corsa! :thumb:
11-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,922
Posted By ThermionicScott

"get along" wasn't my best choice of words. ...

"get along" wasn't my best choice of words. Wouldn't most people prefer to use their dominant hand if given the choice, though?
11-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 167,627
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sadly, no. The link doesn't appear to be directly...

Sadly, no. The link doesn't appear to be directly to an image file, but perhaps to a Google folder or something.Now it does!

I was poking around Flickr a while back, and apparently there was once...
11-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By ThermionicScott

1.5mm clearance is plenty for me. Pretty sure my...

1.5mm clearance is plenty for me. Pretty sure my fixed-gear has less. ;)
11-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would definitely trust the folks who've run...

I would definitely trust the folks who've run this crank over me. :thumb:


Having a chainline that's 1mm further out than spec is no problem, but scraping the paint on your chainstay sure is...
11-14-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By ThermionicScott

Email is from bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com -- is...

Email is from bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com -- is that legit?

Maybe we're all grumpy about it because our insides need a "power-washing". :lol:
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