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07-22-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

fuzzy chainring -- permanent, sock of banned...

fuzzy chainring -- permanent, sock of banned member
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Posted By unterhausen

I never understood why Columbus put their logo on...

I never understood why Columbus put their logo on framebullding parts. Same with Cinelli. Seems like a good way to get named in a lawsuit. Of course, that issue might not really be in their radar
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my experience with cows is that they can be...

my experience with cows is that they can be really curious. I don't think I have been chased by one on a bike though.

We did back to back 200k rides last week. It was really hot and the first...
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm sure people have used hydration packs. With...

I'm sure people have used hydration packs. With over 6000 people riding, you see almost everything anyone might have thought of. I am hoping to get away with 4 bottles. I don't want to use my...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By unterhausen

I have used my milling machine table for checking...

I have used my milling machine table for checking alignment, it works well
07-21-19, 08:00 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I think the special cables are only needed for...

I think the special cables are only needed for the 500. I have never found a cable that wouldn't charge my 800. Of course, Garmin could screw anything up, so ymmv
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By unterhausen

Here is the thread in C&V where the person ground...

Here is the thread in C&V where the person ground back the lug. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1177510-cracked-holdsworth-claud-butler-autopsy-resurrection.html
I have no issue with...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By unterhausen

Is this thing going to be bigger than 4'? I...

Is this thing going to be bigger than 4'? I would be willing to bet that a drywall square is straighter than an extrusion, and you can use the square to transfer fit between bikes.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like a drywall t square is probably...

I feel like a drywall t square is probably straight enough for this evaluation. OTOH, I have never found one that is square, which seems to be a major failing.

It used to be possible to have...
07-21-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By unterhausen

I use an external battery on all of my long...

I use an external battery on all of my long rides. I am pretty sure my battery life on the 800 is still good because of that. A lipstick battery will last about 20 hours. Something to consider
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 07:23 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

that fork drawing is really nice, how did you...

that fork drawing is really nice, how did you generate it?

I have a fork with that crown. I wish I had made it for 32mm tires.

Are you painting in your garage? I was thinking about your...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

there is a thread in C&V where someone cut back...

there is a thread in C&V where someone cut back the lug and brazed the frame back together. I'm not sure how well theirs will last, because it looked to me like they cut into the tubing. ...
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Posted By unterhausen

The engraved parts are Zeus. Zeus did make...

The engraved parts are Zeus. Zeus did make bicycles, but the sold a lot of components, including frame parts. That looks like a replacement fork.
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Posted By unterhausen

There are a lot of clubs in California...

There are a lot of clubs in California https://rusa.org/cgi-bin/regiontable_GF.pl
If you want to ride PBP in 2023, starting soon is a good idea. And riding longer rides in 2022 will probably be...
07-20-19, 07:21 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I started a thread about the 830 on the randon...

I started a thread about the 830 on the randon google group, because I need some convincing before I buy one. Mostly I was concerned that they fixed the navigation issues on long rides. That's still...
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Posted By unterhausen

I agree about GLR, the Mac 'n' Cheese was the...

I agree about GLR, the Mac 'n' Cheese was the best run 1200k I have ridden
07-17-19, 09:05 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm pretty sure that BITD, many companies...

I'm pretty sure that BITD, many companies considered the lug to be the joint, and just got enough tube into the lug so that it would hold together. There are plenty of pictures people have taken of...
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Posted By unterhausen

Of course, you can always replace a 38mm tire...

Of course, you can always replace a 38mm tire with a 32 if it comes to that. I used to carry a spare that was considerably smaller than the tires I normally ran. Never used that one though, I just...
07-16-19, 10:41 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

Isn't there a company is delivering food with...

Isn't there a company is delivering food with robots on a college campus in the U.S?
07-16-19, 09:13 AM
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Views: 750
Posted By unterhausen

You can post in the bikeforums.net classifieds...

You can post in the bikeforums.net classifieds for the very low price of a $3 monthly membership
07-15-19, 12:27 PM
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Views: 975
Posted By unterhausen

My edge 800 has courses. Don't see how to...

My edge 800 has courses. Don't see how to reverse a course on an 800 though. I usually do it ahead of time on ride with gps.
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm using a Revelate Vischacha. I'm not sure how...

I'm using a Revelate Vischacha. I'm not sure how widely available they are in the rest of the world though. Lots of companies have copied it. I was interested in the Ortlieb copy for a while. The...
07-14-19, 10:00 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

okay, we don't need to see the pic of the guy...

okay, we don't need to see the pic of the guy impaled with the piece of the track, please don't post it any more.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By unterhausen

I like to leave the sharp cutoff scraps on the...

I like to leave the sharp cutoff scraps on the floor. When I step on them, the pain reminds me I'm alive.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By unterhausen

The reissue SL has been Niobium the whole time, I...

The reissue SL has been Niobium the whole time, I think. It was when I bought some back in 2010. Didn't they discontinue SL for a long time? I don't find Niobium that hard to file, but a beginner...
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Posted By unterhausen

That's a good strategy, but of course you are...

That's a good strategy, but of course you are already stopped at the controls, so eating there might save time. The riders spread out over time, so later in the ride the lines aren't as long. Lines...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm about to talk myself back into powder coat,...

I'm about to talk myself back into powder coat, but I'm a little afraid of how they'll do with masking.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think I want to go with a clear coat. I...

I don't think I want to go with a clear coat. I was thinking just a urethane top coat. It looks like HOK has one, but their website is confusing about that.
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Views: 1,814
Posted By unterhausen

In 2011, it was pretty hot at the start and I...

In 2011, it was pretty hot at the start and I drank a whole bottle of water before I even started. But I stopped and got water from one of the spectators. I was out of water by Mortagne. I have...
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Posted By unterhausen

Petrol stations and 24hr convenience stores are...

Petrol stations and 24hr convenience stores are in short supply, at least in this part of France. I didn't see any in 2011. I'm sure there are some stores that would be useful, but finding them on...
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Posted By unterhausen

What does the OSM icon for water look like? The...

What does the OSM icon for water look like? The OSM maps look more useful than the OSM cycling maps. I saw some fountain icons, but nothing that looked like a tap or a water fountain.
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Posted By unterhausen

I was wondering if searching for water on google...

I was wondering if searching for water on google maps would work. It works for patisserie and boulangerie

I suggest trying to buy food at cafes and such before controls. That way you know if...
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Views: 1,814
Posted By unterhausen

thanks. If anyone has any words of wisdom about...

thanks. If anyone has any words of wisdom about where to get water, I'm sure that would help a lot of us. I have heard that there is almost always a source of water in a town square, and it will...
07-11-19, 09:17 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

some of the '70s 900 frames used an English...

some of the '70s 900 frames used an English threaded seat post binder bolt, but I think all the bosses were metric. Threads probably need to be chased.
07-11-19, 09:14 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

HIT is a benefit in itself, and you should do...

HIT is a benefit in itself, and you should do some every week. I don't think there is any long-term benefit to fasted training or fasting in general. I try to do a little bit of fasted training...
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Posted By unterhausen

I thought about going without a drop bag, but...

I thought about going without a drop bag, but it's a lot nicer to have one. I would say my drop bag saved me in 2011. I'm taking my Revelate viscacha bag, so Loudeac will probably work for me no...
07-11-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

FRIEND OF GOD, permanent. Incompatible objectives

FRIEND OF GOD, permanent. Incompatible objectives
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By unterhausen

Can anyone recommend a single stage paint,...

Can anyone recommend a single stage paint, particularly if I can get it in rattlecans? I have some frames I just want to get done and that seems like a good way to go.
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Posted By unterhausen

Dreux. Card stamping on the way into the food. ...

Dreux. Card stamping on the way into the food. Probably just will be interested in food here unless you just can't make it the last 50km without a nap.
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Posted By unterhausen

There is a secret control after Loudeac on the...

There is a secret control after Loudeac on the return trip. I'm not sure where it is exactly.

You stop at all the controls again on the way back. Don't forget Mortagne is a control. Card...
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Posted By unterhausen

Brest. Traffic. The first taste of traffic is...

Brest. Traffic. The first taste of traffic is when the route goes through the harbor. Felt a lot like home, and not in a particularly good way. Then climb a hill to the control. Bike parking is...
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Sezun. Not official, but it's a great place to...

Sezun. Not official, but it's a great place to stop. In 2011, they had a tent in the square with bottled water. There is a small grocery and a cafe on the right. Other food on the side street off...
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Carhaix. I hear that all the smart people sleep...

Carhaix. I hear that all the smart people sleep here on the way out. I am not sure I will be able to make it this far. You go through a weird gate which apparently has been the scene of some...
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Saint Nicholas de Pulem. food and sleep stop...

Saint Nicholas de Pulem. food and sleep stop only. Not sure how the lines are here, I decided my cleats couldn't take walking across the muddy yard to get food. I think a lot of people sleep here...
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Posted By unterhausen

Loudeac. The obvious place to sleep, so you...

Loudeac. The obvious place to sleep, so you shouldn't sleep there. There is a courtyard. Showers and cots are to your right. Card stamping and the cafeteria are to the left. Horrible abused...
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Posted By unterhausen

Quedillac. I think this was a secret control in...

Quedillac. I think this was a secret control in 2011, I'm pretty sure they were stamping cards. I remember the food service was really slow. They were serving some kind of pig in a blanket.

If...
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Posted By unterhausen

Tintiniac. This is outside of town. They sell...

Tintiniac. This is outside of town. They sell sandwiches from a tent in the parking lot. Card stamping is in a building on your left as you enter. Bathrooms are in a building to the back. They...
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Posted By unterhausen

Fougeres. The card stamping is in the building...

Fougeres. The card stamping is in the building behind the main bike parking at the top of the hill. There is food available in that building, but if you want to go to the cafeteria, it's the first...
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Posted By unterhausen

Villaines La Juhel. This town really enjoys...

Villaines La Juhel. This town really enjoys having a control There is a street party the whole time. In 2011, the mayor had a mic and was playing master of ceremonies. I think he might have...
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Posted By unterhausen

PBP controls

One very important aspect of PBP is making it through the controls without wasting any time. That's a little different than spending time there, the controls can be a nice part of the ride. There...
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