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10-16-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,128
Posted By ThermionicScott

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey...

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey protein! Having protein and carbs from a meal trickling into your system *during* a workout is far superior to rushing to get them in afterward.

I know...
09-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,134
Posted By ThermionicScott

Two other rims to consider: Sun M13-II: much...

Two other rims to consider:

Sun M13-II: much like a Rigida 1320, ~$25-35 (these used to be much cheaper!)
Pacenti Brevet: looks sort of like a 50's Mavic but for the machined sidewalls, wider but...
09-23-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,974
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks...

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks solved the spider crack issue, and he came up with the pedal eye collets after switching to the Dura Ace cranks, so the issues had been resolved -- about...
09-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the...

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the position of my car tires so I know where to put them when I swap winter/summer tires.
09-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,974
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for...

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for a hot minute, but they got pedal eye failures so quickly he had to switch to something else. Maybe that was in between NR/SR and Dura Ace?

To your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:43 AM
09-18-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By ThermionicScott

C'mon, vegan. People who put American flags on...

C'mon, vegan. People who put American flags on everything let me know they're PATRIOTS, and I only do business with other PATRIOTS!
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,813
Posted By ThermionicScott

Touring tires are for going places. ;)

Touring tires are for going places. ;)
09-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't everything delayed these days?

Isn't everything delayed these days?
09-16-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By ThermionicScott

71" here. Also, '51RI P-Bass. :beer:

71" here.
Also, '51RI P-Bass. :beer:
09-16-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! No doubt some of you have been wondering why...

Aha! No doubt some of you have been wondering why your cheeks have been burning, but you haven't gotten any MENTION notifications from me. :lol:
09-14-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By ThermionicScott

These come with pre-soiled threads, I see. ...

These come with pre-soiled threads, I see.

Seller sounds legit, though: "We are professional seller on homeware-DIY, CNC engrvaer, TV Mount, rework station, Lock Sets Security Lamps, Swimming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,101
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some...

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some spares, and swap over when you need to, Jobst-style? Remember that you don't even need to unlace the hubs or undo any of the crossings:
...
09-14-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By ThermionicScott

That doesn't follow at all. A torque wrench that...

That doesn't follow at all. A torque wrench that might be 10% out is still way better than a person who might be up or down 50% depending on how they're feeling that day.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,314
Posted By ThermionicScott

My commute only has a couple of small hills, so I...

My commute only has a couple of small hills, so I max out around 25 MPH and average about 15 MPH due to all of the stops. I ride for fun/endorphins as much as anything, so yeah I'll wind it up! :)
09-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and...

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and optimistic, something we need these days. :D
09-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ThermionicScott

There are even more Araya rim catalogs archived...

There are even more Araya rim catalogs archived here: https://www.araya-kk.co.jp/rim/catalog.html

I'm gonna shoot from the hip and guess SS-45:...
09-09-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,591
Posted By ThermionicScott

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for...

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for The Dream Syndicate (under an alias, of course!):
...
06-02-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By ThermionicScott

Does he put a little air in the tube before...

Does he put a little air in the tube before installation? I've seen plenty of long-time riders put completely-limp tubes into tires, and they should know better.
06-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By ThermionicScott

It can be frustrating the first time it happens,...

It can be frustrating the first time it happens, but it's not a big deal to tighten down the valve cores (I don't even use a tool, just two pairs of pliers) right when you get brand-new tubes. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By ThermionicScott

Signal boost to for folks wishing to support...

Signal boost to for folks wishing to support other businesses in the area who won't be as fortunate as Chris. :thumb:
06-01-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By ThermionicScott

I never patch tubes one at a time if I can help...

I never patch tubes one at a time if I can help it. I save up punctured tubes in a box until I run low (or out) of a particular size, then crack a fresh tube of glue and do a big batch. I at least a...
05-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did you stress-relieve the spokes afterward? One...

Did you stress-relieve the spokes afterward? One of the reasons for giving them all a really good squeeze is to test whether any others were close to snapping. :thumb:
05-29-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,715
Posted By ThermionicScott

As soon as I posted it, I wondered if "max out"...

As soon as I posted it, I wondered if "max out" might have been an oversimplification. It might be more accurate to say that after a few years, progress is asymptotic, where it takes harder and...
05-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,070
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you make a few, you're bound to spill a little...

If you make a few, you're bound to spill a little on your hands anyway. :thumb:
05-28-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nylon guitar picks make great scrapers that won't...

Nylon guitar picks make great scrapers that won't scratch. :thumb:
05-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By ThermionicScott

I caught the weight-weenie bug after PBP 2015 and...

I caught the weight-weenie bug after PBP 2015 and did a bunch of component swapping and parts lightening on my randonneuring/day-touring bike.

On the left is a stem which I shortened (including...
05-26-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24,549
Views: 2,112,827
Posted By ThermionicScott

Today I switched to summer gearing and replaced...

Today I switched to summer gearing and replaced the chain on my FG. It's a NOS SRAM PC-7X that I found a while back and pounced on.

https://i.imgur.com/79gonqS.jpg

I didn't realize when buying...
05-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By ThermionicScott

One popular way to do it is to replace the big...

One popular way to do it is to replace the big ring with a chain guard. Rivendell and others sell "triple" cranks configured this way:
...
05-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

"In chess, the pawns go first."

"In chess, the pawns go first."
05-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,182
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,180
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
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...
05-19-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,872
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: 18
Views: 854
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: 3,182
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: 1,397
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...
05-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,011
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
05-15-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
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: 976
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,778
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: 416
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: ...
05-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
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: 416
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,290
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,290
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...
05-10-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a couple of bikes with that weird...

I have a couple of bikes with that weird English-threaded 70mm bottom bracket shell. A 68mm cartridge bottom bracket can be used as long as the left-side cup doesn't have a lip/ledge on it. That lets...
Forum: Foo
05-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,055
Posted By ThermionicScott

How did I guess that this OP would figure out a...

How did I guess that this OP would figure out a cheap way to make a bad idea more dangerous? :lol:
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