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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By ThermionicScott

Going from a 32T to a 34T in back won't help...

Going from a 32T to a 34T in back won't help much. My vote is for a 46/30 crankset.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nice work. :thumb: The vast majority of my...

Nice work. :thumb:

The vast majority of my riding is on patched tubes, since theyíre as good and dependable as new when itís done right. I donít think any bike in my stable has two virgin tubes in...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 27,060
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4928 (5288 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a judgment call. If adjusting spokes within...

It's a judgment call. If adjusting spokes within 10-20% of the average tension on each side is all it takes to true the wheel, that would satisfy me. Any more than about 20% and I would look at...
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By ThermionicScott

You recovered mentally? I'm jealous! ;)

You recovered mentally? I'm jealous! ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like the rim is bent. It takes uneven...

Sounds like the rim is bent. It takes uneven tension to make a bent rim run true.
08-23-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,958
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a strange response to a question. Are you...

That's a strange response to a question. Are you a bot?
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By ThermionicScott

Haha, randonesia is a real thing! Any logical...

Haha, randonesia is a real thing! Any logical person should go "What the **** was I thinking? I'm never doing that again!" :lol:

My designated "rando" bike has come a long way since 2015, but...
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh, definitely. And those volunteers have plenty...

Oh, definitely. And those volunteers have plenty to do already. I just worry that at some point, people resorting to hidden motors to "win" will ruin what is supposed to be a purely human-powered...
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just finished watching your video, atwl77. I...

Just finished watching your video, atwl77. I thought it was well made, and you seem to have the right perspective on how things went. :thumb:

I was way underdressed for much of PBP 2015, I...
08-23-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,737
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ True. I think seypat meant to say that other...

^ True. I think seypat meant to say that other companies got in on the "point-symmetric egg curve" chainring bandwagon, too. :lol:
08-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've been following your thread in the Clyde...

I've been following your thread in the Clyde forum, but don't usually post there since I don't "belong"... so first off, good luck with this project and it sucks that all of your local wheelbuilders...
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tangentially, I think they'll need to step up the...

Tangentially, I think they'll need to step up the bike inspections pretty soon. My inspection in 2015 was surprisingly cursory, but electric motors and batteries are getting smaller and easier to...
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

I agree. If all of the previous first place...

I agree. If all of the previous first place finishes were on upright bikes, it would be good to keep that continuity, and then have a separate record for special bikes like they do the hour record. ...
08-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 755
Posted By ThermionicScott

If our OP were planning to use aluminum nipples...

If our OP were planning to use aluminum nipples (which I think are safe to rule out given his budget), I'd still be a little concerned with partial/no nipple head engagement, but you lay out a good...
08-23-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,198
Posted By ThermionicScott

And as often happens, our seagull OP hasn't even...

And as often happens, our seagull OP hasn't even logged back in after crapping out this pointless thread...
08-23-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why try to hack a blinkie when you can run a...

Why try to hack a blinkie when you can run a legit tail light off the dynohub? The B&M TopLight Line Small is 20g and only $25 or so. :thumb:
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Congratulations clasher!

Congratulations clasher!
08-22-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,762
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're gonna love it! :thumb:

You're gonna love it! :thumb:
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

I actually noticed that the Paris-Brest-Paris...

I actually noticed that the Paris-Brest-Paris wikipedia article was edited to name Robert as the 1st place finisher, then was subsequently edited to name Hajo. :)
08-22-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 755
Posted By ThermionicScott

Then why bother? Have you broken any spokes? If...

Then why bother? Have you broken any spokes? If you want to practice building wheels, just take these ones completely apart and reuse the spokes and nipples.
08-22-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd use a 22mm width tape. "622-20" is most...

I'd use a 22mm width tape. "622-20" is most likely a reference to the width between the bead hooks.
08-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,549
Posted By ThermionicScott

Update: I took the newly-installed B&M TopLight...

Update: I took the newly-installed B&M TopLight Line Small (who comes up with these names?) on my club ride last night and it did its job excellently. One complaint I have about my battery-powered...
08-22-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By ThermionicScott

That works great as long as you know you aren't...

That works great as long as you know you aren't exceeding the rear derailleur's capacity, which can happen when a rider decides they need a much lower gear than they had, and replaces their 12-25...
08-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,198
Posted By ThermionicScott

Weight-weenie-ism is partly what got me into dyno...

Weight-weenie-ism is partly what got me into dyno lighting. Getting rid of batteries has saved far more weight than the 150-200g added to the hub. :thumb:
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 on Rudi's thoughts. When I started...

+1 on Rudi's thoughts.

When I started randonneuring, I stumbled across an article by Clifford Graves that passed along this advice: "Velocio himself advocated wide-ratio gears for touring: from 35...
08-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 755
Posted By ThermionicScott

Longer nipples don't always have extra threaded...

Longer nipples don't always have extra threaded length. Unless your front and DS spokes are already long enough to poke out the ends of the nipples, I would just plan on buying slightly longer...
08-21-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pacenti has even cooler wheels in the $400 range....

Pacenti has even cooler wheels in the $400 range. The VO pages aren't even clear whether the spokes are butted, which is something I insist on.
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Checking Wikipedia, it looks like the second...

Checking Wikipedia, it looks like the second German has bagged the top spot. :)
08-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By ThermionicScott

I might also be accused of dancing around the...

I might also be accused of dancing around the actual question, but I think it depends on the rider and their bike fit. Assuming the feet don't detach from the pedals, it's a matter of what happens...
08-21-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,549
Posted By ThermionicScott

I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it...

I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it lights up nicely in my basement with the lights off when I spin the front wheel. :) I'm using zip ties to route the wiring under the downtube and behind...
08-21-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,549
Posted By ThermionicScott

Anyways, here is some of what has come recently: ...

Anyways, here is some of what has come recently:

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A sheet of 1/8" thick 3003...
08-21-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,549
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a...

You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a couple of your favorite cassettes (if you haven't already) since Shimano stopped making the HG50s. Not many combinations available now. :(
08-20-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,090
Posted By ThermionicScott

You think so? I guess it wasn't clear, and OP...

You think so? I guess it wasn't clear, and OP MB33 hasn't been back.

Riding fixed gear taught me to pop out of the saddle and use the leverage of my full body weight whenever the gear is too high...
08-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By ThermionicScott

No reason *not* to use a QR in front.

No reason *not* to use a QR in front.
08-20-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't the usual wisdom to have at least another...

Isn't the usual wisdom to have at least another diameter's worth of the seatpost below the bottom of the top tube?
08-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,227
Posted By ThermionicScott

And a few decades before that, Schwinn was also...

And a few decades before that, Schwinn was also responsible for steering the US bicycle market away from single-tube tires and toward the wired-on "clinchers" we enjoy today. :thumb:
08-20-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,958
Posted By ThermionicScott

:thumb:

:thumb:
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

Jan Heine just got to Dreux at 54:33 elapsed...

Jan Heine just got to Dreux at 54:33 elapsed time. Think he'll make Charly Miller this year?
08-20-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

All this talk of tire sizing reminds me of...

All this talk of tire sizing reminds me of foreign languages. Some people get really upset that not everyone will speak "their" language, others simply make an effort to be conversant with everyone....
08-20-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By ThermionicScott

And smaller cogs than the other fellows. ;)

And smaller cogs than the other fellows. ;)
08-20-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By ThermionicScott

Very true, I didn't give enough credit to some of...

Very true, I didn't give enough credit to some of the excellent derailleurs of the 1970s. :thumb:

My main point, I guess, is that there haven't been any performance-based reasons to stick with...
08-20-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ThermionicScott

All of those combinations would work fine. I'm...

All of those combinations would work fine. I'm not sure why H+S would say what they did, but plenty of people run 28mm tires on rims of that width.

Since wide rims allow tires to puff out a...
08-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,199
Posted By ThermionicScott

Who's this "we"? ;) Your body always uses some...

Who's this "we"? ;) Your body always uses some glycogen to power physical efforts unless you are riding at very low intensities, and stored glycogen is "ready to go". Whereas there are metabolic...
08-20-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By ThermionicScott

Long cage derailleurs came a long way between the...

Long cage derailleurs came a long way between the 70's and 90's. My circa-1990 Deore LX shifted quickly and flawlessly despite having a long cage. I would rather have as much capacity as I could...
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 to everything GadgetGirlIL said. I have some...

+1 to everything GadgetGirlIL said. I have some friends who DNFed in 2015, but were still able to have wonderful trips in France afterward.
08-20-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,657
Posted By ThermionicScott

mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread....

mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 27,060
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4791 (5135 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-19-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By ThermionicScott

Kool Stop salmon pads help somewhat on chromed...

Kool Stop salmon pads help somewhat on chromed steel rims, but after doing a few drizzly rides on that combination, I would sooner rebuild the wheels with aluminum rims for anyone I cared about.
08-19-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

I agree for the most part. I tried to switch to...

I agree for the most part. I tried to switch to using ISO designations exclusively at one point, but it was always a bit awkward when the discussion had already been framed in terms of 26"x1-3/8" or...
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