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10-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By ThermionicScott

One other possibility — do the tires say “26 x...

One other possibility — do the tires say “26 x 1.25” or do they actually say “26 x 1 1/4”? The latter is yet another wheel size with a 597mm bead seat diameter. I’d be interested to know what the rim...
10-13-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,550
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you can easily squish your saddle’s padding...

If you can easily squish your saddle’s padding all the way down with a finger, what good do you think it does with your full body weight on it? :)
10-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aerogels are pretty interesting. I don’t know a...

Aerogels are pretty interesting. I don’t know a lot about them yet, but perhaps someday they could act as a very lightweight foam insert that allows air to squish around, but provide some amount of...
10-13-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

Those notches are for disassembling the freehub,...

Those notches are for disassembling the freehub, you don’t want to do that! :thumb:
10-13-19, 07:44 PM
10-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.
10-13-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

What bike (brand/model/year) did it come on? ...

What bike (brand/model/year) did it come on? That might help us ID the hub.
10-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1, thank you Jon!

+1, thank you Jon!
10-13-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThermionicScott

cuda2k, are things alright?

cuda2k, are things alright?
10-13-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By ThermionicScott

No idea, but now I have a Beatles song stuck in...

No idea, but now I have a Beatles song stuck in my head. :p
10-12-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By ThermionicScott

The worst part about free-spin “tests” is that...

The worst part about free-spin “tests” is that people are seduced into buying products with worthless bearing seals in the hopes that it will make their bike easier to ride. Not in any noticeable...
10-12-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be that your saddle is too wide and cutting...

Could be that your saddle is too wide and cutting off circulation.
10-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why bother? Just remember them as they were, and...

Why bother? Just remember them as they were, and buy from someone else going forward.
10-11-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 627
Posted By ThermionicScott

That’s the first time I’ve ever heard that the...

That’s the first time I’ve ever heard that the chain is the most important part of the upgrade! :lol:

I just use plain-Jane SRAM PC-850 chains on my 7-speed cassettes. They’re inexpensive, shift...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By ThermionicScott

It’s not uncommon for road wheelsets to have 4 or...

It’s not uncommon for road wheelsets to have 4 or 8 more spokes in back. Ditto for all those old English 3-speeds. The rear wheel usually sees a bit more weight, and front hubs generally have wider...
10-11-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By ThermionicScott

Most of my rear wheels were built with used hubs,...

Most of my rear wheels were built with used hubs, and I think their long-term prospects are great! :)

You’ve probably read this already, but you should lace up used hubs with the spokes going the...
10-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here’s a more comprehensive chart: ...

Here’s a more comprehensive chart: https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Rim

Looks like you’ve got 540mm rims. :thumb:
10-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By ThermionicScott

Seems to me that if you have an 8-10 speed...

Seems to me that if you have an 8-10 speed freehub, you might as well make full use of it. :thumb:
10-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By ThermionicScott

delbiker1, you keep saying that you cannot true...

delbiker1, you keep saying that you cannot true by ear. Is it because you don’t trust your sense of relative pitch? Because plucking the spokes on the same side of a wheel is otherwise an excellent...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can add a third to that list. It makes power...

I can add a third to that list. It makes power just fine and the bike is still rideable, but the bearings rumble and cause pinging noises in the spokes. Guess you don't get low hub resistance for...
10-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hoop stress is greater for wider tires so I could...

Hoop stress is greater for wider tires so I could see it happening for big tires at pressures that don't raise an eyebrow. I'm interested in reading more, too. :)
10-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a rabbit hole! ;) Whatever lube you...

It's a rabbit hole! ;)

Whatever lube you use, what's even more important is that you replace your chain when it gets worn, before it has a chance to damage your freewheel or cassette. I prefer...
10-09-19, 08:01 PM
10-09-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try yoga. A few folks in the 50+ forum are riding...

Try yoga. A few folks in the 50+ forum are riding as low as ever. :thumb:
10-09-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 443,230
Posted By ThermionicScott

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f103e97d_e184_4fed_9026_ae8e26f1f9e4_8d1eb6a1af76665887db8918413702470b51905a.jpeg
Some reading material, oh boy oh boy! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I'm optimistic about your tires. :thumb: ...

Yeah, I'm optimistic about your tires. :thumb:

I was more curious about eduskator's tires, which are apparently made out of cheese. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think you've nailed the OP's tires, for sure. ...

I think you've nailed the OP's tires, for sure. :thumb:

I can still see the points at the ends of the lightning bolts in the tread, so it definitely doesn't look worn out.
10-08-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 456
Posted By ThermionicScott

Whenever I get pain in the backside of my knees,...

Whenever I get pain in the backside of my knees, it's because the saddle was too high. Sounds like you're on the right track. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why are you dodging such an innocuous question? ...

Why are you dodging such an innocuous question?

I've never wheelied in my life, and even my rear tires last more than 3700km unless they get a bad cut. That's why I'm interested.
10-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're full of platitudes today. Got anything...

You're full of platitudes today. Got anything helpful for the OP?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThermionicScott

What brand and model is this mystery tire? I've...

What brand and model is this mystery tire? I've never worn out a front tire ever.
10-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was only referring to the hypothetical mountain...

I was only referring to the hypothetical mountain bike in the post I quoted.

I have no use for carbon road bikes with inadequate tire clearance. :thumb:
10-08-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By ThermionicScott

Skinny tires for speed is old thinking. Now...

Skinny tires for speed is old thinking. Now there are lightweight and fast tires in 2"+. :thumb:
10-08-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's an old picture of mine at work. I put on...

Here's an old picture of mine at work. I put on studded tires in the winter, but I'm not very courageous when the snow gets deep or the roads get really icy, though.
...
10-08-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you can't name the brand, I'm going to go out...

If you can't name the brand, I'm going to go out on a limb and say: no, not worth it to buy that bike for the parts. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By ThermionicScott

For what tire is 3700km in front "a lot", ...

For what tire is 3700km in front "a lot", eduskator? Just curious.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,871
Posted By ThermionicScott

In Norway, they have these special garbage cans...

In Norway, they have these special garbage cans with bottle and can holders built in. That way, if you were going to just throw away a recyclable can or bottle, you can just put in there, and it's...
10-07-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By ThermionicScott

It’s not uncommon for rims to be sold in a couple...

It’s not uncommon for rims to be sold in a couple different configurations. I think you can find Sun CR18s without eyelets, too, and Mavic made single-eyelet versions of some of their normally...
10-07-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ I keep a big jug of mineral spirits around...

^ I keep a big jug of mineral spirits around because I love it so much. :thumb:
10-07-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ryde owns the Weinmann brand name. ;)

Ryde owns the Weinmann brand name. ;)
10-07-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By ThermionicScott

How is not hearing about things a good source of...

How is not hearing about things a good source of authoritative knowledge?

I know of rim makers who have both suggested nipple washers for non-eyeletted rims, and specified maximum spoke tension...
10-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By ThermionicScott

I agree with the shop guy. The Dyad doesn't have...

I agree with the shop guy. The Dyad doesn't have the proper "ledge" at the bead seat for tubeless. (Compare cross-sections with the A23.)
10-07-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,111
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good on you for getting back into it! :thumb: ...

Good on you for getting back into it! :thumb:

I don't have any particular exercises to share; I found that my attitude made the biggest difference wrt climbing hills. In 2012 or so, a switch went...
10-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By ThermionicScott

My feet swell up pretty regularly on brevets,...

My feet swell up pretty regularly on brevets, especially on warm days. It caused really bad hot spots that moving my cleats backward didn't fix until a randonneuse friend suggested that my feet might...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I should have said "warning" instead of...

Yeah, I should have said "warning" instead of "indicator." I could judge whether my old 2xAA Cateye (RIP) needed new batteries by whether it hurt to look straight at it. I still had plenty of time...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,166
Posted By ThermionicScott

~15% drop is the modern thinking, it's just that...

~15% drop is the modern thinking, it's just that it takes roadies 20+ years to accept new ideas. (Frank Berto's original article came out in the late 1980s.) The only difference for tubeless is...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a nice feature, noglider. My battery...

That's a nice feature, noglider. My battery taillights did/do gradually get dimmer as the batteries die, so it's not that I had no indication.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThermionicScott

It might help to mention that I developed some...

It might help to mention that I developed some "charge anxiety" during PBP 2015, and don't like the feeling of "will my batteries last?" if I head out on a long night ride. In my book, if my light...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh yeah! I started with the dyno headlight, but...

Oh yeah! I started with the dyno headlight, but put off the taillight portion until recently due to the challenge of wiring it. I became a fan of dyno headlights right away, but the taillight was a...
10-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By ThermionicScott

Agree, probably a good idea to use something...

Agree, probably a good idea to use something beefier for a 470 lb tandem. :thumb:
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