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Forum: Foo
04-06-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey! I'll shoot you my email. :)

Hey! I'll shoot you my email. :)
03-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've been learning a lot more about it while...

I've been learning a lot more about it while cooped up at home. It's definitely more serious (for all age ranges) than I thought a month ago.
03-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not a pro fitter, but my experience thus far...

I'm not a pro fitter, but my experience thus far in deep gravel, mud, and snow is that too much weight on the front wheel makes it plow in and get harder to control. It's rare that my front wheel...
03-21-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By ThermionicScott

Excellent post from a primer thread that is sadly...

Excellent post from a primer thread that is sadly no longer a sticky: puppypilgrim (https://www.bikeforums.net/12506287-post46.html)
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03-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By ThermionicScott

Has this fitter actually ridden in loose gravel...

Has this fitter actually ridden in loose gravel or deep mud?
03-19-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,283
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aw man, I had a 48/38/28 110/74 BCD set at one...

Aw man, I had a 48/38/28 110/74 BCD set at one time, but sold it off already...
03-19-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,283
Posted By ThermionicScott

Let me know if you're in the market for a 52/42...

Let me know if you're in the market for a 52/42 130BCD set... :thumb:
03-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,283
Posted By ThermionicScott

For the most part, my bikes are "complete" and I...

For the most part, my bikes are "complete" and I have spare parts to keep them running for years. I've been eyeing a particular $$$ upgrade part for my rando bike, but with the events of the last...
03-18-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you could measure the outer width, that might...

If you could measure the outer width, that might help narrow down the possible model.
03-18-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you search for "minimum seatpost insertion" on...

If you search for "minimum seatpost insertion" on BF, you get a couple rules of thumb. (I know because I decided to chop down a seatpost, and geeked out about it first. :D)

At very minimum, it...
03-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,687
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, we're on the same page. :thumb:

Yep, we're on the same page. :thumb:
03-17-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yes. The fact that rod brakes require...

Yes. The fact that rod brakes require knowledgeable setup to avoid disaster and achieve even mediocre braking, is why I and others are convinced this is a bad idea... please don't pursue this.
03-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,687
Posted By ThermionicScott

That is a very different thing than what Mad Honk...

That is a very different thing than what Mad Honk said in his post. (The real issue with "surgical" masks is that they simply don't seal well around the edges to filter incoming air, and that's...
03-16-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,687
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do you have a shareable link for this UCLA...

Do you have a shareable link for this UCLA "note"? The CDC and most everything else I've read still says that COVID-19 can be transmitted by airborne droplets:...
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel like there ought to be a little extra...

I feel like there ought to be a little extra value to it with the 12T cog, SunTour quality, and low miles. Most of the new freewheel market seems to have settled on 14-28 types at this point.
03-14-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,674
Posted By ThermionicScott

The best guess is that people are worried they...

The best guess is that people are worried they won't be able to get it later, so they are panic-buying it now, leading to the shortages. And that practice has "gone viral" so now idiots around the...
03-13-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By ThermionicScott

Switching the crankset gets my vote. Smaller...

Switching the crankset gets my vote. Smaller rings would drop your gearing across the board, and you wouldn't need to change the cassette or rear derailleur. Only concern would be if the front...
03-12-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I think you're right. Weird how the girl...

Yeah, I think you're right. Weird how the girl and the bike seem to occupy the same space, huh? ;)
03-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't look too closely before, but now it...

I didn't look too closely before, but now it appears like none of the things in that picture were actually photographed together. Just a careless copy and paste job in MS Paint or whatever. And...
03-12-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By ThermionicScott

This. The small-small gear is the least...

This. The small-small gear is the least efficient one possible, and there should be an equivalent gear (or close) on the big ring that will run smoother anyway. :thumb:
03-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sheesh man, you've been fretting about numbers on...

Sheesh man, you've been fretting about numbers on BikeForums for a year and a half now. The most important number for you at this point, is the one you pin to your jersey. Post that one next. ;)
03-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 821
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maayyybe the QR axle lends a bit of support to...

Maayyybe the QR axle lends a bit of support to the hollow axle if the latter bends enough, but I mostly think people overestimate the amount of strength/stiffness contributed by the "core" of a solid...
03-11-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 766
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maxi-Car, perhaps? ;) ...

Maxi-Car, perhaps? ;)

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-024/farm4.staticflickr.com/3319/3547747079_76ca57cae9_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By ThermionicScott

Crankset "speeds" don't need to match the...

Crankset "speeds" don't need to match the cassette and chain exactly. I wouldn't run a 5-speed chain on an 11-speed crankset, or an 11-speed chain on a 5-speed crankset, though.
03-11-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 821
Posted By ThermionicScott

Let's back up: why are the spacers necessary on...

Let's back up: why are the spacers necessary on this bike?
03-11-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even better -- you can loosen up the two...

Even better -- you can loosen up the two neighboring spokes a little, and tighten the two outside of those a bit, to spread out the imbalance. That's why it's good practice to build wheels at less...
03-11-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pedal strike is more of a concern when making a...

Pedal strike is more of a concern when making a large difference in wheel diameter. If you switched from 32mm tires on 27" rims to 35mm tires on 700C rims, the difference in BB height would only be...
03-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,698
Posted By ThermionicScott

We have a thread for discussing such...

We have a thread for discussing such abominations: https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/451938-gas-gashol-alcohol-diesel-alternative-powered-bicycles.html
03-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

As ​​​bikemig points out, Spa Cycles sells 86 BCD...

As ​​​bikemig points out, Spa Cycles sells 86 BCD chainrings. That includes 40/42T outers and 30/32T inners, so you don't even have to think about using an inner as an outer:...
03-10-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure how that's blasphemy, Shimano made...

Not sure how that's blasphemy, Shimano made brifters for the 6400 Tricolor line. ;)
03-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,418
Posted By ThermionicScott

I voted "Dead certain" that I will get it, but...

I voted "Dead certain" that I will get it, but I'm not worried...
Forum: Foo
03-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you liked that, you'll love this blog: ...

If you liked that, you'll love this blog: https://kinja.com/thisiswhyyourefat :D
03-06-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By ThermionicScott

My Thermarest from Boy Scouts is going on 30...

My Thermarest from Boy Scouts is going on 30 years old and it still works. How the **** did that happen? :twitchy:
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By ThermionicScott

You bet. Good luck on Sunday! :thumb:

You bet. Good luck on Sunday! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,621
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1520 (1567 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 778 mi
phtomita (WA)...
03-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a freewheel for sure. :thumb:

That's a freewheel for sure. :thumb:
03-06-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By ThermionicScott

The Ironman thread...

The Ironman thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1034941-ironman-information-thread.html) suggests it would have been a 6-speed freewheel originally for either model.
03-06-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, the Aerohead/A23 wouldn't be bad either. ...

Sure, the Aerohead/A23 wouldn't be bad either. I'm thinking of the original Aero, which was not very wide and had a much more rounded shape:
...
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By ThermionicScott

Another data point: Harriet Fell reported using...

Another data point: Harriet Fell reported using all four of her spare tires, and needing a spare wheel on her fifth puncture on PBP 1975: https://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/fell/PBP1975.html
03-06-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By ThermionicScott

With deep/stiff rims, you don't need as many...

With deep/stiff rims, you don't need as many spokes. I'd go 32, unless you're heavy or like to hit every pothole...
03-05-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By ThermionicScott

I believe they went out of production within the...

I believe they went out of production within the last year or so, but if you could get your hands on some Velocity Aero rims, they'd be a really close visual match for your old rims. :thumb:
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would have DNF'd on a couple brevets if I...

I would have DNF'd on a couple brevets if I couldn't have fixed a flat. And if there's anything worse than riding a brevet in crummy weather while you're hungry, thirsty, and tired, it's not getting...
03-05-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have some thorn-proof tubes that hold their...

I have some thorn-proof tubes that hold their shape so well they are tough to fold up unless they've been completely emptied of air. Something to consider. :)
03-05-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

If one wanted to be really strict about it, this...

If one wanted to be really strict about it, this might be the only true "French fit" bike in the thread so far. That is, in the sense of using the largest possible frame for the rider. :)
...
03-05-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,926
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use your thumb to keep the pump head from pushing...

Use your thumb to keep the pump head from pushing the valve into the rim when starting a tire with no air, like this:
...
03-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,926
Posted By ThermionicScott

Presta valves are narrower and lighter than...

Presta valves are narrower and lighter than Schrader valves. Trivial advantages to most of us, but still advantages. They're not for everyone, sounds like you should stick with Schrader valves.
03-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would change the password on the email account...

I would change the password on the email account associated with BF. Someone may have gotten into that and is trying to access any accounts you've gotten emails about.
03-05-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,926
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hold the valve with one hand while you push on...

Hold the valve with one hand while you push on the pump head with the other, and you should eliminate all of the split tubes and other difficulty.

The nut for the base is 100% unnecessary, it just...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 9,390
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you're still interested, it turns out I was...

If you're still interested, it turns out I was misremembering the band name completely. It was a review of "We've Been Had Again" by Huffamoose. :lol:
03-05-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By ThermionicScott

For whatever reason, a lot of e-bikes use...

For whatever reason, a lot of e-bikes use threaded rear hubs, leading to a second life for 8+ speed freewheels. They didn't ask us if that was a good idea. :lol:
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