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Posted By unterhausen

I'm trying to look positively at the forecast,...

I'm trying to look positively at the forecast, and it doesn't look that bad to me. But for the last two years, any time there has been more than 20 percent chance of rain, it definitely is going to...
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Posted By unterhausen

I just looked at the forecast and I agree, water...

I just looked at the forecast and I agree, water isn't going to be a problem. The forecast I just looked at could be worse, but I think some people say this is going to be a cold, rainy ride. ...
08-12-19, 04:24 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

sometimes they are more responsive on Facebook,...

sometimes they are more responsive on Facebook, FWIW
08-11-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

moved here from framebuilders. It would help...

moved here from framebuilders.

It would help if you would list your areas of confusion about this.
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Posted By unterhausen

this is the spotwalla page I'm on....

this is the spotwalla page I'm on. https://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=689 Currently in Pennsylvania. There are other PBP pages. Here's one for Australians...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-11-19, 05:20 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I have a couple of the Paragon low mount dropouts...

I have a couple of the Paragon low mount dropouts that I only barely want to use any more. I saw Eric Estlund modified some qr drops to TA by brazing in a Wright-style dropout. I thought about...
08-09-19, 08:57 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

is it mounted at a different height? Seems like...

is it mounted at a different height? Seems like you just need to aim it up a bit more. I always find that a bit annoying. Particularly on the IQ-X, where it's really easy to break the mount

My...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-19, 07:28 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

you can buy 4130 and brazing rod and stick them...

you can buy 4130 and brazing rod and stick them together. Probably worth doing. You can also get two sizes of 4130 that slip together and practice brazing lugs.
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Posted By unterhausen

you don't need a lock during the ride, or at...

you don't need a lock during the ride, or at least not at controls. There are volunteers that make sure nobody takes your bike

I have never seen anyone lock their bike
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Posted By unterhausen

thanks for posting the pictures. I always wanted...

thanks for posting the pictures. I always wanted to take more pictures, but can't make myself stop
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Posted By unterhausen

thanks for reporting back. I'm sure randonnesia...

thanks for reporting back. I'm sure randonnesia will set in and you'll do some other fixed ride
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think making them is a perfectly reasonable...

I think making them is a perfectly reasonable idea. You can find the occasional person that does that, usually with 4130 steel. 8mm is a bit thick. The number 3/16"/5mm is floating around in my...
08-06-19, 06:00 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I vaguely recall that there was a 34 tooth...

I vaguely recall that there was a 34 tooth freewheel option from Suntour back in the late '70s. My teenage self thought that was ridiculous, so it might not be that big. Now my road bike has a 36...
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Posted By unterhausen

Yeah, I am much more likely to see a second...

Yeah, I am much more likely to see a second sunrise on a 400k than to do it in 20 hours. I got close my first year of rando. I was happy to ride one in 22 hours last year. Although the huge climbs...
08-05-19, 09:51 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I like to use gorilla repair tape. Looks better...

I like to use gorilla repair tape. Looks better to me than wire ties
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-19, 09:50 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think I would print out the drawing and see if...

I think I would print out the drawing and see if I could get the dropout to fit using that

Henry James sells a conversion track dropout....
08-05-19, 06:57 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

most bike shops will have the Park frame...

most bike shops will have the Park frame alignment gauge. Or you can try the string test. There are ways to check fork alignment without a tool as well, but I find that I'm not patient enough to...
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Posted By unterhausen

Thanks for the report, I keep thinking about...

Thanks for the report, I keep thinking about riding one of their brevets. I hate to feel ungrateful, but tailwinds on a climb on a hot day really stink. Of course, headwinds on a hot day arent' that...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-19, 10:53 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

The newer Nicholson seem to be a lot better than...

The newer Nicholson seem to be a lot better than the ones they sold when they first moved production out of the U.S. I have bought them at Home Depot and Northern Tool
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-19, 03:12 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I appreciate the local guy's honesty, but it...

I appreciate the local guy's honesty, but it seems like he should be able to figure out how to mask. There was a guy here that was really good, and he did a nice job at masking. I always thought he...
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Posted By unterhausen

A doctor might want to shoot you up with...

A doctor might want to shoot you up with cortisone. Which might not be a bad idea.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-19, 08:11 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

That's a generous offer Doug, but I'm getting...

That's a generous offer Doug, but I'm getting ready to go to France the week after.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-19, 06:13 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

yes, turning it down is almost required, it's far...

yes, turning it down is almost required, it's far too clunky otherwise.
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Posted By unterhausen

It would be really interesting if electronic...

It would be really interesting if electronic shifting took care of it. I really wanted to put electronic shifting on my travel bike, but eTap batteries don't last long enough and Di2 doesn't get rid...
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Posted By unterhausen

Since you do seem to have compressed the nerve...

Since you do seem to have compressed the nerve near the carpal tunnel, it's possible you had too much padding and it impinged on your nerve. If you look at most cycling gloves, they have an absence...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-19, 07:16 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think my travel bike is going to Goody Brothers...

I think my travel bike is going to Goody Brothers for powdercoating. Not sure if I'm going to send any other frames with it, have to think about that. Local powdercoaters do a decent job from what I...
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Posted By unterhausen

this thread seems to have outlived any...

this thread seems to have outlived any usefulness, closing
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

50mm of the thick part is fine

50mm of the thick part is fine
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Posted By unterhausen

that's why I thought the return trip might be...

that's why I thought the return trip might be worse. From here it looks like a really long downhill, so you'll be glued to the saddle for 45 miles. A flip flop with a freewheel on one side might be...
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Posted By unterhausen

they do regenerate, it causes some problems. For...

they do regenerate, it causes some problems. For example, it's what makes morton's neuroma continue to get worse
08-01-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I never figured that handle on the polar bottles...

I never figured that handle on the polar bottles was a permanent accessory, and they get tossed with the packaging. I lost one of the tops to my Polar bottles and found out they have free lifetime...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm not real happy after talking to the local...

I'm not real happy after talking to the local powder coater. Anyone have a rough notion how much paint I need to paint multiple frames with a typical wet paint job? I have a nice spray setup.
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Posted By unterhausen

I don't think it's quite the same thing as a...

I don't think it's quite the same thing as a repetitive use scenario. Cyclists tend to compress the nerves at the carpal tunnel or more likely the ulnar tunnel. It generally gets better (as the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-19, 02:03 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

what tube is 25.4 7/4/7? I thought there was...

what tube is 25.4 7/4/7? I thought there was only Kaisei. Have you estimated what your remaining butt will be?
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Posted By unterhausen

I got finger numbness on last year's 1200k in...

I got finger numbness on last year's 1200k in August and this year's 1000k. The 1000k was worse. I'm not positive the numbness from the 1200k has actually gone away, but it is being masked by the...
08-01-19, 10:37 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I have SPD because of walkable shoes. We went to...

I have SPD because of walkable shoes. We went to the tavern for a post-ride beer, and there was a guy there that had fallen on the way to the bathroom because of his road shoes. He had made the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Short butt lengths are a curse. I'm glad there...

Short butt lengths are a curse. I'm glad there are some options with longer butt lengths now.

I didn't know I was short until I realized that the two head lugs on my travel bike almost touch.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 07:47 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

shortest remaining length of full size butt is...

shortest remaining length of full size butt is 30mm according to Columbus. 50mm would be nice.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 06:17 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

what's funny is I have trouble eating on longer...

what's funny is I have trouble eating on longer rides. I waste a lot of food.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 06:16 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I have heard people say they had breakage on...

I have heard people say they had breakage on frames with vent holes bigger than 3/8", but there are plenty of counterexamples. I have always drilled 1/4" vent holes, but went larger on this most...
07-31-19, 08:08 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

garmin gave him his money back and he got their...

garmin gave him his money back and he got their maps to load, so that isn't a horrible outcome. He said he moved the u.s. maps to a different directory on the device. There is enough space on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 05:30 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I suspect that it mostly solves all those...

I suspect that it mostly solves all those problems on metals that don't corrode much when coated, or at least don't have visible corrosion. Like aluminum. Probably still get spider webs of rust...
07-30-19, 11:53 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

the lack of an SD slot is somewhat disappointing....

the lack of an SD slot is somewhat disappointing. They could have put a bit more memory in it
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-19, 11:22 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

7/4/7 might not work that well on a gravel bike,...

7/4/7 might not work that well on a gravel bike, depending on how it is ridden. My gravel bike is a pig, but I really never notice it. The main time was when I had to carry it up 10 flights of...
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Posted By unterhausen

I couldn't get your strava link to display, but...

I couldn't get your strava link to display, but you can see the link now.

That's a pretty impressive ride just after a 1200k, I'm sure the climb out of el dread was fun.

I have laughed at Guy...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-19, 08:00 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

he's not using a wheel, the trainer takes the...

he's not using a wheel, the trainer takes the place of the rear wheel. The trainer he's using has a spacer that works for 135mm spacing. I read the instructions and didn't really understand them,...
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Posted By unterhausen

article about Loudeac...

article about Loudeac...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-19, 06:26 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

okay, it will work, you just use the spacers...

okay, it will work, you just use the spacers correctly. All the differences are taken up on the non-drive side. This is true for wheels as well, the spacing between the cassette and the drive side...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-19, 10:56 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

Which trainer? Wahoo has 130/135 spacers. The...

Which trainer? Wahoo has 130/135 spacers. The chainline is not significantly different
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Posted By unterhausen

I don't ride fixed gear, but I know some...

I don't ride fixed gear, but I know some randonneurs that do, and they wouldn't hesitate to ride that course fixed. To me it looks like the worst part is the return, although that hump in the middle...
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