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07-16-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By ThermionicScott

PFFTT! Standing to climb is fun and it's a...

PFFTT!

Standing to climb is fun and it's a good workout. No harder on your knees than walking up stairs.

If your bike can't stay in gear, get it fixed.
07-16-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By ThermionicScott

[citation needed]

[citation needed]
07-16-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. If I could predict every stage, I'd make...

+1. If I could predict every stage, I'd make bank and keep my trap shut about it.
07-16-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

If it doesn't have to be vintage, Surly is all...

If it doesn't have to be vintage, Surly is all over the "long top tube" thing. I've got friends who love them, but there's no way I'd be able to set one up for me that didn't look silly.
07-16-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By ThermionicScott

The Rene Herse book shows a touring bike that put...

The Rene Herse book shows a touring bike that put the brakes in front of the seatstays to provide more clearance for panniers. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By ThermionicScott

On a long enough timeline, every part of a...

On a long enough timeline, every part of a bicycle is a wear item.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 22,955
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4156 (4419 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-16-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like a good problem to have while...

Sounds like a good problem to have while "training."
07-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you swap to an 8-10 speed freehub body, use a...

If you swap to an 8-10 speed freehub body, use a longer axle, and install an extra 2mm spacer on the left side (bringing it up to 130mm), there's a good chance you won't have to re-dish the wheel....
07-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By ThermionicScott

If I'm reading conspiratemus1's chart correctly,...

If I'm reading conspiratemus1's chart correctly, Campy paired a 23T with a 20T or 21T, so you're looking at a 20-26 or 21-26 jump. So it may not shift the best, but who knows? Maybe you can find a...
07-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By ThermionicScott

Can't assume anything to be true unless GCN makes...

Can't assume anything to be true unless GCN makes a video about it.
07-16-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had jumped to the conclusion that you'd be...

I had jumped to the conclusion that you'd be trying to use the rear hub/wheel that came with the bike. Any 7-speed cassette or freewheel you're likely to find will work with the shifters and RD....
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By ThermionicScott

I owe Bluesfrog a serious answer, and a story...

I owe Bluesfrog a serious answer, and a story might be the best form for it:

I rode my first RAGBRAI (https://ragbrai.com/) in 2009. That experience of using my bike to get all the way across a...
07-16-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it a cassette hub or a freewheel hub?

Is it a cassette hub or a freewheel hub?
07-16-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Alloy" is generations-old shorthand for...

"Alloy" is generations-old shorthand for "aluminum alloy."
07-16-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By ThermionicScott

There's a lot less to go wrong and need fixing on...

There's a lot less to go wrong and need fixing on an SS/FG, so it's just a spare tube, patch kit, and 3wrencho in a saddle wedge, plus a frame pump on mine.

P.S. My FG does have a bottle cage,...
07-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By ThermionicScott

I use tubes in my tubeless-compatible Compass...

I use tubes in my tubeless-compatible Compass Naches Pass tires. No issues to report yet.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 22,955
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By ThermionicScott

Signal boost to rhm. :thumb:

Signal boost to rhm. :thumb:
07-15-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By ThermionicScott

Lots of British club-style bikes used to have a...

Lots of British club-style bikes used to have a fixed/free rear hub. Not everything was for racing. :)
07-15-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,968
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a good point! They were still on their way...

That's a good point! They were still on their way up.
07-15-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By ThermionicScott

What tape are you using now, if it isn't...

What tape are you using now, if it isn't tubeless-specific?
07-15-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By ThermionicScott

Priorities. :lol: As everyone else has...

Priorities. :lol:

As everyone else has pointed out, as an active young person, the amount you're riding isn't challenging your fitness enough to do anything. Riding more often (even if you stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was about to post the same. Whenever my tires...

I was about to post the same. Whenever my tires recommend a minimum pressure, I'm always below it in front. :thumb:
07-15-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to the forums, Dieter p. Have you tried...

Welcome to the forums, Dieter p. Have you tried flipping the chainrings around, so that the chain bears on the other side of the teeth?
07-15-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I've built or tuned up a few 36-spoke front...

+1. I've built or tuned up a few 36-spoke front wheels, and sometimes they feel "done" at about 80 kgf. :thumb:
07-14-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By ThermionicScott

Brooks B17 Narrow is my current favorite shape....

Brooks B17 Narrow is my current favorite shape. More or less flat on top, but narrower in the back to obviate thigh chafing. Used to be found on a lot of racing and otherwise sporty bikes before the...
07-14-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By ThermionicScott

Somewhere on his blog, Dave Moulton mentioned...

Somewhere on his blog, Dave Moulton mentioned that he was building all his frames to 126mm when he hung up the torch in 1993.
07-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pacenti Pari-Moto, made by Panaracer but spec'd...

Pacenti Pari-Moto, made by Panaracer but spec'd by Kirk.
07-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a bummer about Bontrager rims, but some...

That's a bummer about Bontrager rims, but some other brands are getting it right. Depending on the model, my Pacenti rims have a 2mm or 3mm deep well between the bead seats, providing a fair amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By ThermionicScott

Well, they probably decided to keep it PG. Those...

Well, they probably decided to keep it PG. Those of us familiar, know where to add them. :lol:
07-12-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 49,788
Posted By ThermionicScott

It wounds my pride to admit this, but I've had a...

It wounds my pride to admit this, but I've had a rash of flats lately on the rando-commuter. Three since last Saturday's long ride, all on the rear tire. Panaracer Pari-Moto 38's at about the 3500...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By ThermionicScott

Haha, loved the reference to Bill O's meltdown....

Haha, loved the reference to Bill O's meltdown. :thumb:
07-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By ThermionicScott

If they didn't need to be 100% vintage correct,...

If they didn't need to be 100% vintage correct, you could build up some wheels that sorta look the part with polished deep-section rims from Velocity (Deep V) or H+Son (SL42). Looks like neither...
07-12-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By ThermionicScott

Awesome! Good of them to include the specialty...

Awesome! Good of them to include the specialty tools with the wheel, sort of like IKEA furniture coming with the allen wrenches. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,970
Posted By ThermionicScott

You say that now, but the next time a pickup...

You say that now, but the next time a pickup stops working, you know you'll be tempted to rewind it. :D
07-11-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,968
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be the slenderness of the crank arms, too. ...

Could be the slenderness of the crank arms, too. :thumb:
07-11-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sometimes the satisfaction of taking something...

Sometimes the satisfaction of taking something apart and making it better is reward enough. Who cares whether it impresses the grumpy trolls of the Internet. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Dyed" in the wool, please. I'm not ready to die...

"Dyed" in the wool, please. I'm not ready to die in my wool yet! :lol:
07-11-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By ThermionicScott

It goes without saying that it would never be the...

It goes without saying that it would never be the same thing. I just don't get much pleasure from upright bikes, so installing drop bars would nudge my 3-speed toward being more fun. :p
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 22,955
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
07-11-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, itís backward from most old-school advice,...

Yeah, itís backward from most old-school advice, but you get a little more slack to get the last part of the bead on this way. Makers of tubeless-compatible rims often recommend finishing at the...
07-11-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By ThermionicScott

Always love a story that ends well. :thumb:

Always love a story that ends well. :thumb:
07-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By ThermionicScott

Every so often, I get a wild hair to swap the...

Every so often, I get a wild hair to swap the handlebars, saddle, and pedals on my 3-speed and turn it into more of a Clubman (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/clubman-kohler.html)-style...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like it. The temptation on BF is always to...

Looks like it. The temptation on BF is always to scold people for not pumping their tires high enough, but in many cases, it's likely they had a slow leak that made it easier for a snakebite to...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, but plenty of "clean-living" people don't...

Yeah, but plenty of "clean-living" people don't make it to 82. After a while, you've gotta die of something. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,667
Posted By ThermionicScott

Assuming the same tire pressure and load, the...

Assuming the same tire pressure and load, the contact patch will be the roughly same size with or without the liner. But more energy is expended to flex it to its loaded shape with the liner in...
07-10-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By ThermionicScott

And if stretching was the key that allowed those...

And if stretching was the key that allowed those folks to develop improved conditioning, that could indirectly explain the reduced cramping.
07-10-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By ThermionicScott

We need a control group of people who also...

We need a control group of people who also stopped riding, got off the bike, and just pretended to drink pickle juice for a couple minutes before climbing back on. :thumb:
07-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks! (Sometimes when people can see that...

Thanks!

(Sometimes when people can see that a thread is going south in a hurry, they will humorously post "****" for "in before the lock!" ;) )
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