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10-23-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By ThermionicScott

What rims are they? I agree with Bill, it would...

What rims are they? I agree with Bill, it would probably be best to find another home for them. If they were 27h center-drilled rims, you could do triplet lacing to 36h hubs, but that won't work...
10-23-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

Those steel rims need all the help they can get. ...

Those steel rims need all the help they can get. :thumb:
10-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,266
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought I recognized this article. It's from...

I thought I recognized this article. It's from 2012, so the big story at the time was pros running less than 100 psi!

Note that most of the riders were still on 25-27mm tires. Now that 30-32mm...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 335
Posted By ThermionicScott

Velo-Orange fenders are available in black, too.

Velo-Orange fenders are available in black, too.
10-22-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By ThermionicScott

You NYC folks really need to get out more. :lol: ...

You NYC folks really need to get out more. :lol:


There's a tall bike or two around my area, too.
10-22-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By ThermionicScott

'87 Bianchi Sport SX: 48/13 high, 34/26 low '91...

'87 Bianchi Sport SX: 48/13 high, 34/26 low
'91 Bianchi Eros: 49/13 high, 42/21 low
'88 Diamond Back: 45/16 high, 45/16 low*

I think the steepest hill I've climbed, and it was on the top bike in...
10-21-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think you've got the idea, but you may now be...

I think you've got the idea, but you may now be overthinking it. ;)

The amount of cable pulled per shift is 2.9mm for 7-speed and 2.8mm for 8-speed, almost the same. Before pondering 3D-printed...
10-21-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can think of worse choices! Nokian/Suomi makes...

I can think of worse choices! Nokian/Suomi makes really good snow tires in 26" size. They're expensive upfront, but last through many seasons of riding.

I haven't tried to upload a video...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

A few of my touring friends have even gone to...

A few of my touring friends have even gone to 40-spoke rear wheels. "Road" rear hubs in 36h or 40h aren't impossible to find yet. :)
10-21-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would find a 52/52 crank limiting as well. ;)

I would find a 52/52 crank limiting as well. ;)
10-21-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,266
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's the thing -- I'm sympathetic to both...

That's the thing -- I'm sympathetic to both Berto's and Brandt's viewpoints, so I tend to use and recommend something in between. Even if you accurately measure a 40/60 or 35/65 weight distribution...
10-20-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By ThermionicScott

How often do you go, Robbie? I make it up most...

How often do you go, Robbie? I make it up most years, it would be fun to meet more C&Vers in person. :thumb:
10-20-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,266
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ For what it's worth, that calculator is built...

^ For what it's worth, that calculator is built from the Frank Berto charts referenced above. My suggestion would be not to use the 40%/60% setting unless you ride an upright bike in a flat city....
10-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,514
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe with the increasing popularity of gravel...

Maybe with the increasing popularity of gravel racing, Campy will jump on that bandwagon soon. 46/30 might not be low enough for the OP but it would be a big step in the right direction. Especially...
10-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't/didn't know one way or the other, so I...

I don't/didn't know one way or the other, so I left it open. Sorry if I implied something that wasn't true.
10-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By ThermionicScott

Creating a term like "Superset" allowed Bianchi...

Creating a term like "Superset" allowed Bianchi to use whatever brand(s) of tubes they wanted without pinning themselves down to a particular one. I'm skeptical that there are any differences in...
10-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sociables have always seemed like more of a...

Sociables have always seemed like more of a novelty than anything that was ever ridden very far. That arrangement starts to make a little more sense with trikes.
10-20-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By ThermionicScott

The wording is nebulous, but I assume he meant...

The wording is nebulous, but I assume he meant the OP insisting on using a shim.
10-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By ThermionicScott

In retrospect, it's interesting that this sort of...

In retrospect, it's interesting that this sort of thing is only catching on now. Think of all the riders decades ago wished they get get a bigger cog under their racing derailleur. :)
10-20-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,897
Posted By ThermionicScott

Your friend will be pleased! :lol:

Your friend will be pleased! :lol:
10-19-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,514
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure I follow at this point. Which years do...

Not sure I follow at this point. Which years do you have in mind?
10-19-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By ThermionicScott

To the best of my knowledge, 7-speed was always...

To the best of my knowledge, 7-speed was always "compact", only slightly wider than regular 6-speed. Great choice for 126mm bikes -- I have 3 of them set up that way. :thumb:
10-19-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you haven't already, consider taking the bike...

If you haven't already, consider taking the bike into a shop to make sure the rear derailleur hanger isn't bent inward. 8-speed and lower are forgiving enough that they can still index successfully...
10-19-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,266
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I've got a spare unworn Open Pro downstairs...

Yeah, I've got a spare unworn Open Pro downstairs that weighs 10g over spec. The extrusion die must have been pretty fresh at the time!

Always appreciate your contributions, 63rickert. :thumb:
10-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,514
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can't think of a reason to credit SRAM with...

I can't think of a reason to credit SRAM with wins prior to their existence. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By ThermionicScott

They would probably need to be a "dry tubeless"...

They would probably need to be a "dry tubeless" type since sealant doesn't work at cold temperatures.
10-19-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By ThermionicScott

On the plus side, radial wheels are easy to...

On the plus side, radial wheels are easy to build/rebuild, and you needn't take it completely apart. You can just replace one spoke at a time. :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By ThermionicScott

More likely that they're accurately describing...

More likely that they're accurately describing the majority of riders who just keep pointing their head in the direction they're looking, regardless.

Kudos to you for being more considerate than...
10-19-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perfect, I likely wouldn't bother to cut 19mm...

Perfect, I likely wouldn't bother to cut 19mm tape down at all. :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did it break through the spoke threading? If the...

Did it break through the spoke threading? If the spokes aren't at least coming up to the screwdriver flats in the nipples, I might get the replacements a bit longer.
10-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,341
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! ...

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,266
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mavic specs a weight of 435g for the clincher...

Mavic specs a weight of 435g for the clincher Open Pro, 360g for the tubular Open Pro, so I get a difference of 75g each in this case. Lighter tubular rims would not be hard to find, at that...
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10-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By ThermionicScott

Shouldn't affect it at all. On a fixed-gear with...

Shouldn't affect it at all. On a fixed-gear with good chainline, the chain engages up-and-down with the cogs, so any chamfering of the cog teeth is mostly for looks.
10-19-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By ThermionicScott

I personally donít see the need for tape wider...

I personally donít see the need for tape wider than 17.5mm here. Thatís enough to cover the spoke drillings but not so wide that itíll climb up the rim walls and interfere with tire seating. Use a...
10-18-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

Several of the constructeurs did this. It made...

Several of the constructeurs did this. It made lever front shifters reachable by the captain, and for shorter derailleur cable runs. :)

It's not an issue here, but some tandems put the rear wheel...
10-18-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd go even further: what we now call "compacts"...

I'd go even further: what we now call "compacts" and "sub-compacts" may have earlier claims than the "standard double." :thumb:
10-18-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By ThermionicScott

I need to amend my earlier post. Profits from...

I need to amend my earlier post. Profits from RAGBRAI don't go up to the Register, and to a large extent are re-invested in the ride and distributed to various charities. I spoke out of turn...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By ThermionicScott

It may have a dampening effect, but it's way too...

It may have a dampening effect, but it's way too soon to wring our hands. RAGBRAI was much smaller before, and survived. It doesn't need to be 20,000 people to be feasible. I've been on way smaller...
10-17-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By ThermionicScott

You certainly are a wise-guy! ;)

You certainly are a wise-guy! ;)
10-17-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By ThermionicScott

The crankset determines the correct bottom...

The crankset determines the correct bottom bracket. 6400 Tricolor used a 113mm square taper BB with English-threaded frames, 115mm with Italian frames. :thumb:
10-17-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

Too cool! It's a shame that cam-driven brake...

Too cool! It's a shame that cam-driven brake didn't become more popular outside of Singer's bikes -- they're probably the only rim brakes I know of that don't aim higher or lower as the brake pads...
10-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

Loose Screws has a few of those smaller-diameter...

Loose Screws has a few of those smaller-diameter 13T/14T/15T/16T cogs in stock, too, but definitely hit up the Dr first! :thumb:
10-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,843
Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally! Maybe now this stupid thread will get...

Finally! Maybe now this stupid thread will get locked. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,127
Posted By ThermionicScott

We have a lot of nice ones in Iowa, too. They...

We have a lot of nice ones in Iowa, too. They even made a movie about 'em a while back. ;)
10-17-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,246
Posted By ThermionicScott

KMC makes Shimano chains. :) Perhaps the...

KMC makes Shimano chains. :)

Perhaps the counterfeiter (if they are in this case) is hoping to stay under the radar. Counterfeit Campy chains would draw some attention once people noticed, right?
10-17-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,341
Posted By ThermionicScott

For those of you approaching inconsolability,...

For those of you approaching inconsolability, there are a couple of snapshots on the Wayback Machine. Roll the dice and see if what you want to view was captured here: ...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By ThermionicScott

My team is waiting until the dust settles before...

My team is waiting until the dust settles before choosing which ride to do next year. I'm sanguine about it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,127
Posted By ThermionicScott

Funny, I thought of the end of "Spaceballs." :) ...

Funny, I thought of the end of "Spaceballs." :)

But getting back on topic, I'm thankful to OPs like @bpcyclist and NoWhammies for starting their threads. I've noticed that I'm a lot more nervous...
10-16-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,246
Posted By ThermionicScott

The rise of sites like Wish.com makes me wonder...

The rise of sites like Wish.com makes me wonder if people no longer care about getting fake stuff, or if they like to live under the delusion that they bought the real thing for a way lower price...
10-16-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
Posted By ThermionicScott

Have you considered using... a Surly Troll...

Have you considered using... a Surly Troll trailer mount? ;)

https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/large/44798.jpg
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