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11-17-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd expect it to work! My main geared bike for...

I'd expect it to work! My main geared bike for the last few years has seen 6-speed cranks with a variety of chainrings, all shifting well with an 8-speed chain:

Shimano 1051 (~3.45mm spider tab...
11-17-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1, weve all been there with bonking and getting...

+1, weve all been there with bonking and getting dropped. Keep at it, fuel up a little better next time. :thumb:
11-17-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By ThermionicScott

With either the Mafac Racers or RH centerpulls,...

With either the Mafac Racers or RH centerpulls, its the same arms whether you mount them to posts or a backing plate. Lets see if this link works: ...
11-17-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks for the follow-up, BIJ! Does your bike...

Thanks for the follow-up, BIJ! Does your bike use the post-mount, or bolt-on version of the brakes? :)
11-16-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By ThermionicScott

Make sure you're not locking your arms straight...

Make sure you're not locking your arms straight while riding. I did that after buying my first road bike and it led to shoulder pain and a numb hand on the side I was unknowingly using to hold...
11-16-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bike dungeon!

Bike dungeon!
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By ThermionicScott

Don't forget amps! You can go nuts collecting...

Don't forget amps! You can go nuts collecting tweeds, blackfaces, Marshalls, VOXes, etc.

And building your own amps is a sickness unto itself. I never got very good at playing guitar because...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since I'm a 650B convert, I would just invest in...

Since I'm a 650B convert, I would just invest in some lighter and faster 650B tires for the road. You could shave 150g off each wheel simply by installing some 650x42B Babyshoe Pass tires in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why do you assume there's "a" bar? Formulas and...

Why do you assume there's "a" bar? Formulas and specs are nice for OCD folks, but the truth is that as long as the tire doesn't pinch flat or blow off the rim, you're good. For a lot of cycling...
11-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 519
Posted By ThermionicScott

You were wise not to try clamping it in a vise to...

You were wise not to try clamping it in a vise to loosen the freehub bolt. Oftentimes, those are on pretty tight.

The best way I know is to get a spare rim and a few spare spokes, and lace up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

Skinny high-pressure tires feel faster and tended...

Skinny high-pressure tires feel faster and tended to do well on drum tests, so they've long been assumed to be the best for performance bikes. People have still been muttering about the ride for a...
11-15-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 301
Posted By ThermionicScott

Panaracer now makes a Pasela in 650x42B, too....

Panaracer now makes a Pasela in 650x42B, too. Around $25. :thumb:
11-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By ThermionicScott

Stem's too short.

Stem's too short.
11-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,525
Posted By ThermionicScott

Latest news is that the "Iowa Ride" will move to...

Latest news is that the "Iowa Ride" will move to the week prior to RAGBRAI and will go East-to-West.

I'd like to think that once all the bad blood between organizers settles out, they could work...
11-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting, I thought the tape needed to go...

Interesting, I thought the tape needed to go completely under the beads to seal reliably. :thumb:
11-15-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By ThermionicScott

Funny, I would have guessed it was only a yard or...

Funny, I would have guessed it was only a yard or two. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure they were! It was a major reason that the...

Sure they were! It was a major reason that the cycling market pivoted from road bikes in the 1970s to MTBs in the 1980s. Those hard skinny tires. The difference now is that the effect is finally...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 360
Posted By ThermionicScott

That was a classic one! I feel like they used to...

That was a classic one! I feel like they used to put a little more work into their articles than they do now. They still have some clever ideas, but the articles themselves seem formulaic and...
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By ThermionicScott

Doesn't look like he has tried to upload any yet:...

Doesn't look like he has tried to upload any yet: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/508854/photos
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

You are easily impressed by charts and graphs....

You are easily impressed by charts and graphs. Where is the one for energy lost in the rider's body at various pressures? ;)

In other words, this is a classic "you manage what you measure"...
11-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 190
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just for clarity, you've tried threading in the...

Just for clarity, you've tried threading in the DS cup without the NDS cup and cartridge installed? Usually the process with cartridge BBs is to install the cartridge unit and DS cup first and torque...
11-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interesting -- does your stem (or decaleur) get...

Interesting -- does your stem (or decaleur) get in the way of moving the handlebar bag back?

I'm getting a front rack made precisely because I didn't like how high up and out the KlickFix mount...
11-15-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By ThermionicScott

Weak sauce. By "totally unacceptable" I was...

Weak sauce. By "totally unacceptable" I was expecting NSFW jerseys, if nothing else.

If they're just talking about silliness, I've been tackier and wilder stuff on RAGBRAI since before this...
11-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 166,887
Posted By ThermionicScott

Works for me, noglider! (In two ways.) :thumb:

Works for me, noglider! (In two ways.) :thumb:
11-15-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By ThermionicScott

So you're off spec a little. What actual...

So you're off spec a little. What actual functional problems are you experiencing?
11-15-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 166,887
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't, and then I did, and now it's iffy...

I didn't, and then I did, and now it's iffy again. Google is surely to blame. So I'll try snarfing it and attaching it...
11-14-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're doing this on a tubeless setup, as the OP...

You're doing this on a tubeless setup, as the OP intends?
11-14-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By ThermionicScott

Indisputably the case for Cambio Corsa! :thumb:

Indisputably the case for Cambio Corsa! :thumb:
11-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By ThermionicScott

"get along" wasn't my best choice of words. ...

"get along" wasn't my best choice of words. Wouldn't most people prefer to use their dominant hand if given the choice, though?
11-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 166,887
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sadly, no. The link doesn't appear to be directly...

Sadly, no. The link doesn't appear to be directly to an image file, but perhaps to a Google folder or something.Now it does!

I was poking around Flickr a while back, and apparently there was once...
11-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By ThermionicScott

1.5mm clearance is plenty for me. Pretty sure my...

1.5mm clearance is plenty for me. Pretty sure my fixed-gear has less. ;)
11-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would definitely trust the folks who've run...

I would definitely trust the folks who've run this crank over me. :thumb:


Having a chainline that's 1mm further out than spec is no problem, but scraping the paint on your chainstay sure is...
11-14-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By ThermionicScott

Email is from bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com -- is...

Email is from bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com -- is that legit?

Maybe we're all grumpy about it because our insides need a "power-washing". :lol:
11-14-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hmm, I hadn't even considered how lefties get...

Hmm, I hadn't even considered how lefties get along with 1x! Do they make left-handed rear shifters? Seems like there ought to be an option for folks with physical impairments.
11-14-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cross-chaining is far less of a potential issue...

Cross-chaining is far less of a potential issue (arguably not an issue at all) with 1x than it is with multi-chainring setups.

Think about it: when the solitary chainring is center-aligned with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThermionicScott

28mm (actual) is the smallest I run on any bike. ...

28mm (actual) is the smallest I run on any bike. Haven't gone tubeless on anything yet.
11-13-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By ThermionicScott

You don't have a pile of UN26s (or cheaper) for...

You don't have a pile of UN26s (or cheaper) for test-fitting? ;)

Period catalogs suggest a 113mm for "pista" use. If you're going to use a single chainring on the outer position, I'd start there...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,354
Posted By ThermionicScott

I voted "yes, probably intelligent" but that's...

I voted "yes, probably intelligent" but that's without requiring that it be right now. Who knows how many civilizations didn't make it out of the "Hmm, why don't we teach robots how to fire guns?"...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By ThermionicScott

Love that show. :)

Love that show. :)
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 707
Posted By ThermionicScott

There are people who have flunked the Turing...

There are people who have flunked the Turing test. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,032
Posted By ThermionicScott

If it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure...

If it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure that scene from "Blazing Saddles" was cut from the theatrical release. ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By ThermionicScott

I packed a complete additional chain for PBP...

I packed a complete additional chain for PBP 2015. I figured that if the chain I was riding got damaged, I probably wouldn't be in the best state to work a chain-breaker anyway, so I would just pop a...
11-13-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't think a short stem is a goal in French...

I don't think a short stem is a goal in French fit, just something that can happen. Ideally the top tube should scale to the rider. With a long top tube and short stem, your hands end up further...
11-13-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,398
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sometimes I get a little jealous by how much...

Sometimes I get a little jealous by how much impact a seagull can have with one post and a few minutes of time. :lol:
11-13-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By ThermionicScott

eBay changed something about their search syntax...

eBay changed something about their search syntax a few years ago. It used to be pretty easy to use wildcards (like "Camp* crank*") to cast a wide net, but I've noticed results being filtered out that...
11-13-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By ThermionicScott

Agree that the saddle is probably too wide. I...

Agree that the saddle is probably too wide. I have a regular-width B17 on one bike that I always had to run all the way back to avoid putting pressure on my inner thighs. Took years before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By ThermionicScott

28mm is "wider"? :lol: Anyways, how about...

28mm is "wider"? :lol:

Anyways, how about the Schwalbe SV15 in 60mm: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/schwalbe-700c-presta-road-tube?v=00060mm
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 707
Posted By ThermionicScott

Obligatory: https://youtu.be/X7HmltUWXgs

Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/X7HmltUWXgs
11-12-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By ThermionicScott

I used to grumble that if trends continued,...

I used to grumble that if trends continued, companies would only make one cassette, an 11-32 or thereabouts, and we'd have no choice but to use that.

But as they keep adding filling in the gaps,...
11-12-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't actually have a strong position on the...

I don't actually have a strong position on the buyouts, but looking back, I haven't spent a lot of money at Nashbar or Performance in the last few years.



Part general curiosity, part...
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