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12-09-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By ThermionicScott

As is often the case, Sheldon Brown documented...

As is often the case, Sheldon Brown documented the idea long ago: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tandem-build2.html#okeefe :)
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had to look that one up, and I'm so glad I did....

I had to look that one up, and I'm so glad I did. :thumb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbqw5foE7Mg
12-09-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 787
Posted By ThermionicScott

So what does your state contribute to the Union? ...

So what does your state contribute to the Union? :)
12-09-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 258
Posted By ThermionicScott

This time itís user kellywwqw

This time itís user kellywwqw
12-09-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 787
Posted By ThermionicScott

So a no-news thread about a guy that can foresee...

So a no-news thread about a guy that can foresee the end of his career has devolved into stupid political bull****, neat.
12-09-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure what makes the VO hubs worth $30 more...

Not sure what makes the VO hubs worth $30 more than Origin8/Formula hubs. I would go (and have gone) with Origin8/Formula and double-butted spokes.

Remember that just about any front wheel will...
12-09-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By ThermionicScott

Today I learned that even Ashtabula-type cranks...

Today I learned that even Ashtabula-type cranks can break! :eek:
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By ThermionicScott

TA makes them in 7075 aluminum, which partly...

TA makes them in 7075 aluminum, which partly explains the cost. I've been considering it should I wear out my 34T...
12-08-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 741
Posted By ThermionicScott

The problem is that some people are proposing...

The problem is that some people are proposing using the tripleizer as the outer ring so that the 74mm BCD ring would become the inner. It's not clear how the spider tabs would not interfere with the...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By ThermionicScott

Obligatory: ...

Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmK0bZl4ILM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ha, guess that photo from the Croder site played...

Ha, guess that photo from the Croder site played tricks on my eyes! :lol:
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good news, it's down to "only" $586 now. ...

Good news, it's down to "only" $586 now. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By ThermionicScott

How long have you been riding?

How long have you been riding?
12-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't there some thinking that having a steerer...

Isn't there some thinking that having a steerer that is more flexible than the fork blades contributes to brake shudder, though?
12-07-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 741
Posted By ThermionicScott

Some of the current thinking around "sub-compact"...

Some of the current thinking around "sub-compact" cranks is actually to keep the ~46T big ring centered with the cassette. That way, one can just stay in the big ring and use the full range of the...
12-07-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,553
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ooh, I'm stealing that setup for next time! ...

Ooh, I'm stealing that setup for next time! :thumb:
12-07-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,553
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't have pictures, but one thing I've done is...

I don't have pictures, but one thing I've done is to clamp two shallow wood blocks to my bench, undo the 4 spokes around a flat spot, then place the rim on those two blocks and use a larger clamp...
12-07-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

Was that a Regina Spektor reference, Last ride 76...

Was that a Regina Spektor reference, Last ride 76 ? Love her. :)
12-07-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 240
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, missed that the first time around. ...

Ah, missed that the first time around.



Just to be sure, you've tried adding a drop of oil at every spoke hole in the rim and riding it? Disassembling the wheel won't tell you anything more...
12-07-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

Brilliant, IMO. Just use two chainwhips in...

Brilliant, IMO. Just use two chainwhips in opposite directions to remove the top cog, and then the rest slide off without needing to remove the ratchet mechanism.

This particular design is a few...
12-07-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 240
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try a bit of oil at each spoke crossing to rule...

Try a bit of oil at each spoke crossing to rule that out.
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

Peloton Girl saga continues...

...with an Aviation Gin ad. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2t7lknrK28

Exercise bike not included. #AviationGin (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AviationGin?src=hash)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,702
Posted By ThermionicScott

It gets asked a lot in General Cycling, too, only...

It gets asked a lot in General Cycling, too, only there it's not clear whether the OP intends to race: "Hey guys, I just started peddling this year and my average speed is 13.7 MPH. Is that good?"
12-06-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By ThermionicScott

If a regular Shimano cartridge BB could be used,...

If a regular Shimano cartridge BB could be used, the 115mm UN55 would be the next logical choice. It would give approximately 1mm extra on each side.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 39,528
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7806 (8347 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
12-05-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By ThermionicScott

Something vague comes to mind, hopefully someone...

Something vague comes to mind, hopefully someone will set me straight if I'm off-base -- with these Peugeots, aren't the fork blades aligned with the steerer along their rear, rather than through...
12-05-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By ThermionicScott

Convert to 700C, my man. Heck, 27" would make...

Convert to 700C, my man. Heck, 27" would make more sense than what you've got.
12-05-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

You guys wrote some of the best Christmas songs,...

You guys wrote some of the best Christmas songs, though. :thumb:
12-05-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

The chart is at least 12 years old, and...

The chart is at least 12 years old, and represents older thinking on rim and tire recommendations. That people would someday run relatively skinny tires on really wide rims didn't occur to them,...
12-05-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By ThermionicScott

That photo sure makes it look like the splay of...

That photo sure makes it look like the splay of the chainstays is the problem. I agree that a longer BB is probably the best answer.
12-05-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

You think only Christians celebrate $mas? ;)

You think only Christians celebrate $mas? ;)
12-05-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 893
Posted By ThermionicScott

You sure about that? Two words: "cottered...

You sure about that? Two words: "cottered cranks." ;)
12-05-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,019
Posted By ThermionicScott

The sad thing is, I'm seeing more and more...

The sad thing is, I'm seeing more and more misspellings, bad grammar, incorrect usage ("your" for "you're"), etc in legit communications. :(
12-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is there any chance that the inner chainring is...

Is there any chance that the inner chainring is flipped around, and the chainring nuts are not able to sit in a counterbore?

I'm not super familiar with these cranks, but usually inner chainrings...
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By ThermionicScott

The stock rings would mount on either side, like...

The stock rings would mount on either side, like normal. Perhaps the fact that the inner ring is 30T or 32T helps keep it from interfering with the chainstay. In my book, it's still a hack, when a...
12-05-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tubeless-compatible tires* are known to fit a...

Tubeless-compatible tires* are known to fit a little tighter. You might try thinner tubeless tape in your older rims, and make sure the tube has a little bit of air in it when installing. That helps...
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since both rings are mounted on the back of the...

Since both rings are mounted on the back of the spider, they can do it a couple ways. :)

https://www.crodercycling.com/admin/product/images/2019-11-28/5ddf2cd4a31c9.jpg

The chainring bolts...
12-04-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By ThermionicScott

22tpi, almost 900 grams each, not sure why anyone...

22tpi, almost 900 grams each, not sure why anyone would be surprised that it's a slow tire. Heck, they are barely lighter than the studded tires I use in the winter! :twitchy:
12-04-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that the concave sidewalls...

My understanding is that the concave sidewalls were to encourage the brake pads to keep applying pressure to the rims (and not slip off either side) as they wore down or otherwise went out of...
12-04-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,019
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sheesh, the ONE thing you don't do with a...

Sheesh, the ONE thing you don't do with a suspicious email is reply to it! It's very easy to spoof email addresses. Please for your sake just pick up the phone and call next time this happens. ;)
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 39,528
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7767 (8303 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm seriously considering going sub-compact (like...

I'm seriously considering going sub-compact (like 42/30 or thereabouts) next time I have a crank that can do it natively. Other folks (I miss Homeyba) can make good use of monster gears for...
12-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By ThermionicScott

I bet it spends a lot of time in the shop, no...

I bet it spends a lot of time in the shop, no matter how it's branded. ;)
12-04-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, the term goes back even farther, and to the...

Yeah, the term goes back even farther, and to the best of my knowledge has always carried the accusation that a person's motives for speaking and acting in a certain way were more strategic than...
12-04-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By ThermionicScott

Starting at the valve isn't "wrong" if you're...

Starting at the valve isn't "wrong" if you're still able to mount the tire without issue. It's just that current thinking has swung toward finishing at the valve since it helps a tiny bit. :)
12-03-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By ThermionicScott

My vote is for de-rust/clean/wax. I can't see a...

My vote is for de-rust/clean/wax. I can't see a repaint doing it justice. :)
12-03-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

That will hop some rocks, alright! :thumb:

That will hop some rocks, alright! :thumb:
12-03-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

Downtube shifters, a Brooks saddle, and...

Downtube shifters, a Brooks saddle, and channelling the dandy-horses that started this whole bicycling thing... I don't completely hate it! :)
12-03-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

I won't touch the alleged sexism, but that...

I won't touch the alleged sexism, but that Twitter thread was pretty hilarious at times. :)
12-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

StephenH found the auction pictures. I suspect...

StephenH found the auction pictures. I suspect that it's not a coaster-brake sprocket at all. (British) Cyclo was a very early manufacturer of derailleurs and freewheels:...
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