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06-17-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like the way you think, dedhed.

I like the way you think, dedhed.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 19,346
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3542 (3727 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
06-17-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's my thinking. Maybe not the same exact...

That's my thinking. Maybe not the same exact alloy as was used in 1936, but you have to think that if they were using chromoly and/or butted tubing on this model, they'd say so. You don't keep that...
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nearly every year on RAGBRAI, one rider out of...

Nearly every year on RAGBRAI, one rider out of the 10-20,000 will die of a heart attack. It will make the news, and friends and family members will let me know once I've gotten home myself. There...
06-17-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By ThermionicScott

Same here, especially if the fiddly thing won't...

Same here, especially if the fiddly thing won't stay put, or if some early error in the process dooms me to imperfect alignment. The fenders on my Sport SX seem to be like that, but I've gotten them...
06-17-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,635
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't have anything to contribute to this...

I don't have anything to contribute to this thread, except that that video never gets old. :thumb:
06-17-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By ThermionicScott

They don't even spec the tubing in the catalog,...

They don't even spec the tubing in the catalog, so it's a good bet that they used straight-gauge high-tensile steel for the Sports model. As they had for decades and decades before. ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't check mine very often, either. Flats are...

I don't check mine very often, either. Flats are infrequent, and 38-42mm tires don't wear very fast. :)
06-17-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, the 7800 system is abandonware. But it...

Yeah, the 7800 system is abandonware. But it wouldn't hurt to get your hands on a regular 10-speed cassette and see if it fits. My understanding is that the splines on the hub are deeper rather than...
06-17-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By ThermionicScott

It all depends on what the new wheels are. Always...

It all depends on what the new wheels are. Always better to run to something rather than away from something else. New wheels might be lighter, tubeless compatible, more aero, wider, or any number of...
06-17-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By ThermionicScott

On the plus side, true "balloon" tires don't need...

On the plus side, true "balloon" tires don't need a lot of pressure to adequately support the load. I think I'd only need 25 psi or so in 50mm tires. :thumb:
06-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By ThermionicScott

I use a 103mm bottom bracket on my FG conversion....

I use a 103mm bottom bracket on my FG conversion. The cranks have only about 1mm of clearance to the BB shell when mounted, so I wouldn't get my hopes up about making this work on a 73mm shell.
06-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By ThermionicScott

Who cares what the bike originally cost? Would...

Who cares what the bike originally cost? Would new wheels make you happier in some way? If not, then skip it.
06-17-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did you shake the wheels horizontally after...

Did you shake the wheels horizontally after putting in the sealant? That's a good practice to help sealant find and seal any little gaps at the bead.
06-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By ThermionicScott

When is the last time you appreciated unsolicited...

When is the last time you appreciated unsolicited scolding, and then changed your behavior?
06-17-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 643
Posted By ThermionicScott

70-75 psi is the threshold where a small pressure...

70-75 psi is the threshold where a small pressure drop is normal by the next day. And are you sure you're not just noticing the small amount of pressure lost when you pull off the hose? After...
06-17-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By ThermionicScott

Road Fan, is it too late to configure your tandem...

Road Fan, is it too late to configure your tandem for 650x38B? The ideal pressure for those would be about 90 psi each, only 15 psi beyond their max rating. :thumb:
06-16-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By ThermionicScott

I agree that a 48/11 is often too high to be...

I agree that a 48/11 is often too high to be useful for many of us. And on paper, a huge cassette like 14-40 would shift the whole range downward nicely.

But that would incur a weight penalty...
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By ThermionicScott

What all do you have? Not that I'm in the...

What all do you have? Not that I'm in the market, but you never know what someone might want before you start cuttin'.
06-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting that you're using Velox. I'd think...

Interesting that you're using Velox. I'd think you could save a few grams with a modern tubeless tape.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By ThermionicScott

There's a guy on BikeJournal from Phoenix who...

There's a guy on BikeJournal from Phoenix who commutes year-round, so it can be done. :)
06-16-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By ThermionicScott

Youíll note that 11-34 has the biggest tooth...

Youíll note that 11-34 has the biggest tooth difference (23t). Assuming that a triple usually has a 20t difference between the biggest and smallest ring, your rear derailleur would need 43 teeth of...
06-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By ThermionicScott

700x38C Paselas are pretty inexpensive. ...

700x38C Paselas are pretty inexpensive. Shouldn't need anything wider for urban/road/metro. :thumb:
06-16-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you sure the frame is correctly aligned? ...

Are you sure the frame is correctly aligned? Assuming you're measuring the chainline properly, it's more off than I would expect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,461
Posted By ThermionicScott

Only around here can someone sound tough and bold...

Only around here can someone sound tough and bold by saying "I NEVER go out in the RAIN!" :lol:
06-15-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've never had any trouble caused by bent spokes....

I've never had any trouble caused by bent spokes.

A 1972 Super Sport had steel rims, right? I can't see respoking these wheels being worth the money and time, unless you're also upgrading to a set...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

I certainly do. And it'll be cheaper and greener...

I certainly do. And it'll be cheaper and greener over the long run than using a bunch of spray cans. :thumb:
06-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hopefully they're giving you a refund/discount as...

Hopefully they're giving you a refund/discount as these are clearly not your fault. Might be time to start fixing them yourself. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles,...

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles, too. I switch between summer and snow tires, so each set lasts about twice as long as if I were running one set continuously. (And obviously, I try to...
06-15-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought the smiley made it clear I wasn't...

I thought the smiley made it clear I wasn't making a serious argument, but you do you. ;)
06-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,084
Posted By ThermionicScott

I convert ATP to ADP whenever I need to move a...

I convert ATP to ADP whenever I need to move a muscle.
06-14-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By ThermionicScott

Some folks used to use rat-tail files to smooth...

Some folks used to use rat-tail files to smooth the sharp edges between the crank arm and spider to try to prevent cracks. If it were my crank, I'd just try grinding through it, see how deep it...
06-14-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, either there's a problem or there's not. It...

Yep, either there's a problem or there's not. It could all be simple, but the OP is a worry-wort and some would rather feed this tendency than to help. Oh well.
06-14-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since when is owning something a prerequisite for...

Since when is owning something a prerequisite for having an opinion on it? :lol:
06-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,317
Posted By ThermionicScott

Love it! :thumb:

Love it! :thumb:
06-14-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By ThermionicScott

My favorite tubes are made in... Indonesia. I...

My favorite tubes are made in... Indonesia. I don't care where the factory is, or if the workers look like me. I'll happily pay for good tubes. :thumb:
06-14-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By ThermionicScott

Dimple the stays of a 70's road bike and you...

Dimple the stays of a 70's road bike and you regain full use of the dropouts if you didn't have it before. Same can't be said of the aforementioned Wabi.
06-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe with some models. Not sure how it would be...

Maybe with some models. Not sure how it would be possible with a Shimano UN55 that has the whole assembly within a rigid shell that takes the pressure from installation. If the OP isnít...
06-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By ThermionicScott

If they still use threaded axles for cup and cone...

If they still use threaded axles for cup and cone bearings, you might not need to. Move the drive-side cone and locknut 2.5mm closer to the end of the axle, rebuild the hub, add a 5mm spacer between...
06-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,673
Posted By ThermionicScott

Anyone on a road bike should use 45/55 rather...

Anyone on a road bike should use 45/55 rather than 40/60.

You ought to consider tires bigger than 23mm, if for no other reason than you could be travelling the same speeds in a little more...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By ThermionicScott

ACP/RUSA allow up to 40 hours for a ~360 mile...

ACP/RUSA allow up to 40 hours for a ~360 mile ride, and that's on paved roads. I think doing your ride in two days over a weekend is probably way more feasible than one.
06-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even that is arguable. This is a cartridge...

Even that is arguable. This is a cartridge square-taper BB, not an external BB of any type that would actually be sensitive to BB shell squareness. It'll torque down until it stops, and then do its...
06-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'll answer your questions for you. The BB flange...

I'll answer your questions for you. The BB flange does not need to cover the BB shell. If you torqued it properly, it will not be any more likely to back out than if the BB shell metal were thinner. ...
06-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By ThermionicScott

2x on a gravel bike? ...

2x on a gravel bike?

https://media.giphy.com/media/X7IoVUJXtO3wk/giphy.gif
06-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By ThermionicScott

Another day, another weird thread. What's the...

Another day, another weird thread. What's the actual, functional issue??
06-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting to see a crack (if it is one) inside...

Interesting to see a crack (if it is one) inside the spider arm instead of where it meets the crankarm, where you would expect it. Can you see the crack on the backside at all?

Since the consensus...
06-14-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since I can't see the wheel in question, are the...

Since I can't see the wheel in question, are the drive-side spokes interlaced or not? Are we sure the derailleur and derailleur hanger are straight? :)
06-14-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,298
Posted By ThermionicScott

PeopleAreIdiots's Wabi, for example? :lol:

PeopleAreIdiots's Wabi, for example? :lol:
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By ThermionicScott

:lol: It was me, I'm so ashamed. :o

:lol:



It was me, I'm so ashamed. :o
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's what a tire looks like after years of it: ...

Here's what a tire looks like after years of it:

https://i.imgur.com/nuISUFl.jpg
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