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07-19-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd be interested to hear more about this. ...

I'd be interested to hear more about this. :thumb:
07-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not this guy. I hate thick, squishy padding in...

Not this guy. I hate thick, squishy padding in shorts, too. :D
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By ThermionicScott

8 speed might be possible... if you're thinking a...

8 speed might be possible... if you're thinking a double crank with a 4-speed freewheel. :lol:

Bandera's reply might sound a bit harsh, but I really don't see this project working out. Even if...
07-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 805
Posted By ThermionicScott

I enjoy the "see food" diet. If it looks good,...

I enjoy the "see food" diet. If it looks good, I'll eat it. I have no medical, ethical, moral, or religious reasons to restrict my diet.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,489
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4241 (4504 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-18-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By ThermionicScott

In this context, the "C" stands for "crochet"...

In this context, the "C" stands for "crochet" meaning that it's a hooked rim. :)
07-18-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. Spend as much as it takes to make the ride...

+1. Spend as much as it takes to make the ride comfortable, and you can always move the saddle to another bike down the road. :thumb:
07-18-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By ThermionicScott

Keep it a secret if you insist, but it's hard to...

Keep it a secret if you insist, but it's hard to recommend alternatives with no information. ;)

(I'm a B17 Narrow guy, for what that may be worth.)
07-18-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By ThermionicScott

What saddle do you have now? I hate saddles that...

What saddle do you have now? I hate saddles that are padded to any degree.
07-18-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By ThermionicScott

I recommend buying a pair of calipers ($2 or $3...

I recommend buying a pair of calipers ($2 or $3 at Harbor Freight) so you can quantify how wide your old and new tires are, and use allen wrenches as feeler gauges to measure how much clearance you...
07-18-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Unsuitable" is a strange word to use for a...

"Unsuitable" is a strange word to use for a configuration that works just as well as clincher tires did for eons. Obviously, if you live in an area with goat head thorns or lots of broken glass or...
07-17-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,508
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's too bad IGHs never caught on in the MTB...

It's too bad IGHs never caught on in the MTB world. Apart from weight, they seem like the perfect solution for such a dirty, jarring environment.
07-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel like riding a FG/SS takes that to an...

I feel like riding a FG/SS takes that to an extreme. Every gear on a derailleur bike feels super-wide after I've been on my FG. :thumb:
07-17-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, I'd want to see how it all began, too. ...

Yep, I'd want to see how it all began, too. Might be fun to go back a little further and see the first Paris-Brest-Paris.

But haven't you read "Wikihistory"...
07-17-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,802
Posted By ThermionicScott

Today was a first: I had 5 seconds left to go on...

Today was a first: I had 5 seconds left to go on a green light, so I got out of the saddle and sprinted... and pulled my left foot out of the pedal. :twitchy:

Momentum allowed me to continue my...
07-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,508
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks guys! Yes, it started life as an 80's MTB...

Thanks guys! Yes, it started life as an 80's MTB frame that my brother gave me for free. I didn't know that a 1" threaded headset and quill stem wouldn't work for gravel until it was far too late....
07-16-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,508
Posted By ThermionicScott

I love people who will talk until they're blue in...

I love people who will talk until they're blue in the face about not caring what other people think. :)

But anyways, here's an old picture of my gravel bike. Some parts and clothing items have...
07-16-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By ThermionicScott

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

PFFTT!

Standing to climb is fun and it's a great 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: 3,946
Posted By ThermionicScott

[citation needed]

[citation needed]
07-16-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
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: 27
Views: 836
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: 10
Views: 419
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: 22
Views: 805
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: 639
Views: 23,489
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: 17
Views: 480
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: 4
Views: 264
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: 317
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: 2,391
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: 7
Views: 349
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: 1,833
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: 7
Views: 349
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: 16
Views: 503
Posted By ThermionicScott

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

"Alloy" is generations-old shorthand for "aluminum alloy."
07-16-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
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: 30
Views: 906
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: 639
Views: 23,489
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: 393
Posted By ThermionicScott

Signal boost to rhm. :thumb:

Signal boost to rhm. :thumb:
07-15-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
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: 65
Views: 2,358
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: 501
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: 23
Views: 758
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: 444
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: 25
Views: 917
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: 31
Views: 935
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: 30
Views: 898
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: 352
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: 43
Views: 1,844
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: 43
Views: 1,844
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: 933
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: 49,923
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: 933
Posted By ThermionicScott

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

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