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Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By unterhausen

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And...

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And some panto on the lugs.
08-07-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By unterhausen

I have thought about going 1x, and I am pretty...

I have thought about going 1x, and I am pretty sure I could do it successfully. I just haven't gotten over the idea of a giant cassette to match my current 2x system
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By unterhausen

It would have to replace TrainerRoad better for...

It would have to replace TrainerRoad better for me to go to $20. And the list of features for $20 includes group rides, which is the only reason I signed up in the first place.
08-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By unterhausen

Sandals are a niche product, but not so niche...

Sandals are a niche product, but not so niche that you have to live in Iowa. I know some New Jerseyites that wear them. Both SPD and infinite float (platform)
08-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By unterhausen

More fork rake (lower trail) makes slightly...

More fork rake (lower trail) makes slightly easier steering and less tire flop. I have never felt like my low-trail bikes were unstable. Others don't like the responsiveness, it really depends on...
08-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By unterhausen

I have found the SK to be fairly puncture...

I have found the SK to be fairly puncture resistant. I suppose because of the knobs. I have ridden them on 100km rides on the road, and don't think they are particularly draggy. The + in SK+...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

new design ...

new design

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08-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By unterhausen

The title of this thread was driving me crazy so...

The title of this thread was driving me crazy so I changed it. You can stop making scat jokes now.
08-06-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By unterhausen

Did people racing Huffys overlap with carbon...

Did people racing Huffys overlap with carbon forks? People are still having bikes painted the Huffy colors because it was a great era for U.S. cycling. The history of racing bikes labeled Huffy is...
08-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By unterhausen

60-70 should be enough pressure for that tire. ...

60-70 should be enough pressure for that tire. It's a lot more tread than your old tires, so maybe there is more drag. But I think the feeling of sluggishness is from the reduced road feel.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

Thanks, I'll have to see if I feel more confident...

Thanks, I'll have to see if I feel more confident on steep rocky descents on my new bike, if I ever manage to finish it. Mostly I worry about not being able to see because the rocks have shaken my...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

I haven't gotten used to the look of a short stem...

I haven't gotten used to the look of a short stem yet, but I like to run randoneur bags on all my bikes and a short stem makes that work a lot better.

I like the idea of a little less weight on...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

If you are referencing my suggestion just to fill...

If you are referencing my suggestion just to fill the gap, it all depends on how you finish the ends. If you file them neatly with a scallop, they will look like a design choice. I can imagine...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-05-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By unterhausen

That stinks, looks like a nice place. I bought...

That stinks, looks like a nice place. I bought my fat bike to ride in the forest in the winter. Turns out that 3.8" tires really aren't adequate for much of that unless I stick to roads where cars...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

Or you could just fill the gap with filler. ...

Or you could just fill the gap with filler.

Have you checked for side tire clearance with fastback stays? Are you using s-bend seat stays? Side tacked seat stays offer significantly more...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

link to Aldatroid's pic ...

link to Aldatroid's pic
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/18723578
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08-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By unterhausen

we have gravel with giant rocks mostly buried in...

we have gravel with giant rocks mostly buried in it, which you only notice when you hit them at speed. Which is why I got 20 flats the year before I switched to tubeless. I always thought the giant...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By unterhausen

That makes sense, but it takes a lot of force. ...

That makes sense, but it takes a lot of force. Maybe my heart just wasn't in it.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. You can post a picture in...

Welcome to the forum. You can post a picture in your gallery and someone will rescue it for you.

I would either use a bigger seat tube or a smaller top tube. Your tubes are strange sizes,...
08-04-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,931
Posted By unterhausen

pedal reflectors are really effective when the...

pedal reflectors are really effective when the rider's foot isn't in the way. Which is mostly the case. If safety is an issue, reflective ankle bands are the way to go. Of course, you have to be...
08-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By unterhausen

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full...

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full rigid mtb's. I haven't seen sand here in Pennsylvania, but occasionally they will dump a lot of gravel on the forest roads and it's pretty hard to...
08-04-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 773
Posted By unterhausen

Sorry about your toe. I have driven some on Iowa...

Sorry about your toe. I have driven some on Iowa gravel, never ridden there. Do you think the sand was from the way they built the road?
08-04-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,375
Posted By unterhausen

They aren't copies, they are Huret derailleurs....

They aren't copies, they are Huret derailleurs. The only difference is what they say on them. I guess we'll have to disagree about how a derailleur is supposed to shift.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By unterhausen

At one time, bike shops had the equipment to do...

At one time, bike shops had the equipment to do this, but I don't think people are willing to do it any more. I know there are some guys in the C&V forum that will, not sure if any of them are close...
08-03-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By unterhausen

The rwgps app is great. I used it in France when...

The rwgps app is great. I used it in France when they did a last-minute change of the route I was going to ride.
08-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,375
Posted By unterhausen

Not sure what Varsity you're talking about, but...

Not sure what Varsity you're talking about, but they were rebadged schwinn approved huret allvit derailleurs. They were outdated by sometime in the '50s.

Maybe you have been rescuing some of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure you are going to find a framebuilder...

I'm not sure you are going to find a framebuilder to fix that in an economic way. I could be wrong.
08-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,375
Posted By unterhausen

After about 1973, a Varsity cost more than any...

After about 1973, a Varsity cost more than any entry level bike from Europe or Japan. In its end times, a Varsity, which was an overweight piece of junk, cost just as much as some really nice...
08-03-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By unterhausen

Those tires are probably 35mm or smaller. I...

Those tires are probably 35mm or smaller. I think long reach double pivot will take 40mm. Doesn't look like the bike in the OP has the longest reach double pivot brakes though. The main thing is...
08-02-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By unterhausen

I got to the head tube angle and cantis and I'm...

I got to the head tube angle and cantis and I'm pretty sure the answer is no. If there was such a thing, it's not in current production. Gravel bikes are headed the other way on head tube angle,...
08-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By unterhausen

Pretty sure the GRX has the same pull ratio. One...

Pretty sure the GRX has the same pull ratio. One possible issue is that it's meant for 2.5mm wider chain line. Hard to imagine this is a real problem, but it's good to keep in mind. The other...
08-02-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By unterhausen

Braking between front and rear is different...

Braking between front and rear is different enough you have to adapt to it anyway.
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By unterhausen

maintain your kickr

I finally was forced to do some maintenance on my kickr because the freewheel wouldn't. Turns out there was a long sliver of metal behind the cassette body. Also, one of the bearings looks pretty...
08-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By unterhausen

My understanding is that all bikes have this...

My understanding is that all bikes have this issue, it's just that many only exhibit it at higher speeds.

I have a bike that does this when I get cold enough to shiver. Putting a knee on the...
07-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like the OP needs to consider if those...

I feel like the OP needs to consider if those shoes match his bike. I assume a $250 shoe is going to be pretty good, if it fits.


My feet swell at exactly 95 miles. I have some nice shoes that...
07-31-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By unterhausen

This is common. Right now I sound like a frog. ...

This is common. Right now I sound like a frog. I'm not too worried about it.

If you used the right search terms, you could find medical information about this phenomenon. Not sure it would help...
07-31-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By unterhausen

I have other problems with Trek, but they seem to...

I have other problems with Trek, but they seem to treat their customers pretty well. I didn't realize there was a connection between Cervello and Open. Not that I would buy either one
07-31-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By unterhausen

Moved to ebikes from General. ebike threads go...

Moved to ebikes from General. ebike threads go in the ebike forum. There may be some anti-ebike comments in this thread. Please don't report them.
07-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By unterhausen

It's not stalking. RWGPS has a search function...

It's not stalking. RWGPS has a search function that should get you started
07-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By unterhausen

it has a suspension corrected fork on it. I'm...

it has a suspension corrected fork on it. I'm not sure anything other than a suspension fork would work any better than the existing fork. It looks so funny I'm wondering if it wasn't supposed to...
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By unterhausen

I was surprised at how much gain I got last year...

I was surprised at how much gain I got last year from a series of 100km rides. But I only did that for a few weeks before a 600km ride. That's why I was saying that could wait until deeper into...
07-29-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By unterhausen

That's an interesting fork, 430 A-C, so sagged...

That's an interesting fork, 430 A-C, so sagged would be less than 420mm. If his current fork is 395, then that's not going to be too awful. More trail, more flop. Some people like more trail on a...
07-29-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By unterhausen

lower your tire pressure, assuming they are big...

lower your tire pressure, assuming they are big enough. What tires? And what pressure are you running them at?
07-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By unterhausen

I think I would try a suspension stem.

I think I would try a suspension stem.
07-29-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By unterhausen

I'm a little surprised he hasn't chimed in. But...

I'm a little surprised he hasn't chimed in. But maybe it should go to feedback
07-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By unterhausen

travel agent

travel agent
07-29-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,375
Posted By unterhausen

some companies are on-shoring their products....

some companies are on-shoring their products. It's unlikely to happen in the U.S. bike industry. When cannondale sold out to people that didn't want to manufacture bikes, that was the end of U.S....
07-28-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By unterhausen

That bike is not going to work well with any...

That bike is not going to work well with any suspension fork I know of. It probably has a 1 1/8" steerer, which makes it possible to put a suspension fork in it, but the head angle is going to be...
07-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By unterhausen

The number of people in this thread that don't...

The number of people in this thread that don't want to lose some weight can probably be counted on my left pinky. It just becomes ingrained after a while.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, thanks. The thread is mostly okay, but it...

Okay, thanks. The thread is mostly okay, but it tore in one place and that is exactly where the top cup sits. Probably okay, but I would rather fix it. The original sin was not checking the steerer...
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