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05-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 369
Posted By ThermionicScott

So what is the correct term for these rims with...

So what is the correct term for these rims with hollow extrusions only at the shoulders, that are typically pinned? It's gotta be snappy, because right or wrong, millions of bike people and lots of...
05-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 564
Posted By ThermionicScott

"In chess, the pawns go first."

"In chess, the pawns go first."
05-23-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 369
Posted By ThermionicScott

Single-wall rims are simpler and cheaper to make....

Single-wall rims are simpler and cheaper to make. When extruded with thicker walls, they are reasonably strong, too. (See also: Weinmann Concave rims.) Making the metal a bit thicker doesn't seem to...
05-21-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,059
Posted By ThermionicScott

That sucks, but you're probably fine if the...

That sucks, but you're probably fine if the spokes thread far enough into the (12mm brass) nipples to hide the threads. If you were running aluminum nipples, it might be a cause for concern...
...
05-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sorry for getting a little snippy there, just...

Sorry for getting a little snippy there, just didn't realize how much I'd need to quantify things to resolve the discussion. ;)
05-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, fine, I'll do some personal shopping for...

Okay, fine, I'll do some personal shopping for you. Here is a pair of 650B wheels for about $100 total: https://www.treefortbikes.com/Sta-Tru-Rear-Wheel-650B-584x21mm-Quick-Release-Axle...
05-21-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why? If you read my other posts, I'm not one of...

Why? If you read my other posts, I'm not one of those trying to talk the OP into converting to 650B. 26" is awesome!

Just wanted to correct your old "expensive Rivendell prices" info. 650B was...
05-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not true. 650B wheels and tires are available...

Not true. 650B wheels and tires are available pretty cheap these days.

Not $5 or $10 cheap, but life is too short for crappy tires.
05-21-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a feature, not a bug. Gotta let those...

That's a feature, not a bug. Gotta let those iPod zombies know when you're coming in hot!
05-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThermionicScott

Get yourself some Kool-Stops! There's only like...

Get yourself some Kool-Stops! There's only like 3 brands on the C&V approved list. :lol:


CR18s are still heavy, though. Lightness wasn't a design goal for that one, durability was. ;)
05-21-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 664
Posted By ThermionicScott

I only do it after rainy rides. Bucket of water...

I only do it after rainy rides. Bucket of water and a rag is enough.
05-21-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1, that tire weighs about as much as the studded...

+1, that tire weighs about as much as the studded tires I ride in the winter. Hard pass!
05-21-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By ThermionicScott

Heh, I actually did that years ago. I bought...

Heh, I actually did that years ago. I bought some Kenda Kwick tires for my road bike, and decided the knobs weren't really helping me. They weren't wearing down fast enough on their own, so I...
05-21-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,815
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use 3 equal-sized soup cans and a stack of...

Use 3 equal-sized soup cans and a stack of quarters on a table to check dish.
05-21-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By ThermionicScott

It was on the Compass/Rene Herse site itself! I...

It was on the Compass/Rene Herse site itself! I worried that if I inquired about the price, they would just "fix" it, so I made my order and it went through!

Who knows, maybe it was like a drug...
05-20-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By ThermionicScott

One day, I noticed they were listed for $43 each...

One day, I noticed they were listed for $43 each on the site. Perhaps they were blowing out the last remaining non-tubeless-compatible ones or something, but I snagged a pair while I could. :)

If...
05-20-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 344
Posted By ThermionicScott

With a water-based cleaner, no less. I...

With a water-based cleaner, no less.

I re-lube my PC-850s with Chain-L every 500-1000 miles, and they're currently knocking on 5000 miles each without reaching the 1/16" wear point.
05-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By ThermionicScott

Different Scott here: there are quite a few...

Different Scott here: there are quite a few 126mm-spaced freewheel rear wheels available, get one of those. :thumb:
05-19-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By ThermionicScott

I really like the 26" Pasela, but wish it came in...

I really like the 26" Pasela, but wish it came in wider widths. The "1.75" only measures about 1.65" for me (although they technically fulfill the "42-559" on the sidewall.)
...
05-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By ThermionicScott

One of us! One of us! One of us! :thumb:

One of us! One of us! One of us! :thumb:
05-19-20, 09:22 AM
05-19-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By ThermionicScott

26" is a great wheel size. It's not dead yet,...

26" is a great wheel size. It's not dead yet, some great tires are still being made for it! :thumb:
05-18-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By ThermionicScott

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is a screaming deal IMO. I run the same exact ring on my fixed-gear. But it would work well as either part of a half-step...
05-18-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,205
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm pretty concerned/pessimistic about what...

I'm pretty concerned/pessimistic about what people are taking away from this experience. People in areas that didn't see crowded hospitals from the disease will be reluctant to play along with the...
05-18-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,815
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably to help hold the rim ends together while...

Probably to help hold the rim ends together while attaching the rivets. Just put on some rim tape and quit finding things to worry about. :lol:
05-18-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, I forgot that my digital calipers have a...

Okay, I forgot that my digital calipers have a dead battery. So I tried threading on one of my known-good Shimano A600 pedals -- from the back side of the crank, just in case. It presented no unusual...
05-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By ThermionicScott

Spiky MTB pedals with French threads? ;) ...

Spiky MTB pedals with French threads? ;)

http://www.vpcomponents.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/vice.jpg

I suspect that this is some combination of a small crank ID or large pedal OD in order...
05-17-20, 04:10 PM
05-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

Man, if looks and a limited budget are so...

Man, if looks and a limited budget are so important, you should have led with that. The rest of us had the impression you wanted fast tires. :p
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By ThermionicScott

A NSFW remedy comes to mind, the implementation...

A NSFW remedy comes to mind, the implementation depending on whether you have a significant other or not. But it can be really effective. ;)
05-16-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By ThermionicScott

https://images.luo.ma/dr-evil/shorn-scrotum.jpg

https://images.luo.ma/dr-evil/shorn-scrotum.jpg
05-16-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ThermionicScott

The fact that adding X teeth at one end and...

The fact that adding X teeth at one end and subtracting X teeth at the other end results in no change to the chain length can be really useful. Every winter, I change to a lower gear to cope with...
05-15-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe they just want a break from clueless dudes...

Maybe they just want a break from clueless dudes now and then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a mild case of it (you can tell by looking...

I have a mild case of it (you can tell by looking at the soles of my shoes), but I use the cleat wedges and they seem to help even out the foot pressure.

EDIT: ...
05-15-20, 11:30 PM
05-15-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be the hub bearings going bad.

Could be the hub bearings going bad.
05-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,986
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought he had experimented with the solvent...

I thought he had experimented with the solvent early on, but decided against using it in the final product. It pours the same as my bar/chain oil, as far as I can tell.

But whatever it has in it,...
05-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure if you've seen this thread, but prices...

Not sure if you've seen this thread, but prices for the cheapest 650B wheels have really come down over the last few years: ...
05-13-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, in 26", Rat Trap Pass is 454g for the...

Okay, in 26", Rat Trap Pass is 454g for the standard casing and 418g for the extralight casing. Light and fast, that ought to do it. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-13-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,326
Posted By ThermionicScott

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05-13-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 686
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like a job for supple file-tread tires to...

Sounds like a job for supple file-tread tires to me. :thumb:
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By ThermionicScott

People will find any number of ways to overthink...

People will find any number of ways to overthink their first century. The most important thing is to get on the bike in the morning, and keep turning the pedals all day. Just keep doing that, and...
05-12-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ThermionicScott

There are a few rim-brake 650B wheelsets out...

There are a few rim-brake 650B wheelsets out there, and thankfully it's not just a premium product anymore.

Pacenti makes a nice set using their Brevet rims. Cycles Toussaint sells another that is...
05-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By ThermionicScott

Same thing happens when you run downhill. It's...

Same thing happens when you run downhill. It's not unnatural, in fact I think running and fixed-gear have a lot in common. :)
05-12-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have no clue, but I'm subscribing to watch you...

I have no clue, but I'm subscribing to watch you try. :thumb:
05-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm so 2000-and-late. :lol:

I'm so 2000-and-late. :lol:
05-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 834
Posted By ThermionicScott

Also not true. Moving up from 25mm to 28mm tires...

Also not true. Moving up from 25mm to 28mm tires on my old Bianchi yielded a noticeable benefit in comfort, with no drawbacks in speed or handling. Rims are still what came on it in 1991.

I...
05-11-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. If you know you're going to do the 650B...

+1. If you know you're going to do the 650B conversion, it would behoove you to just wait until you have the wheels in hand.

Rene Herse sells a tool for this job, but unfortunately it's out of...
05-11-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 313
Posted By ThermionicScott

The name is goofy, but Mavic Open Pro T rims can...

The name is goofy, but Mavic Open Pro T rims can still be found online. (In silver, too!) :)
05-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 834
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bull****. Road rims 13mm wide between the bead...

Bull****. Road rims 13mm wide between the bead hooks used to be very common and people ran 28+mm tires on them all the time without issue. It can be done, I've done it.


"Those who say it can't...
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