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02-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,209
Posted By ThermionicScott

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right...

I was gonna say, you sure you posted the right "before" picture? Made me do a double-take. :lol:
02-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By ThermionicScott

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike...

Well okay, I was at work and not near my bike stuff. I guess my bottle of 150 5/32" bearings was $10, so my point stands that they're not going to put you into the poorhouse, even from the LBS.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By ThermionicScott

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots...

One underappreciated cause of numb or hot spots is foot swelling. Try leaving the shoe laces looser than you otherwise would, and if that helps, consider going up a shoe size. Worked for me, after...
02-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,209
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had to look it up, but that's hilarious. :lol:

I had to look it up, but that's hilarious. :lol:
02-19-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By ThermionicScott

Testing... hmm, you're right!

Testing... hmm, you're right!
02-19-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By ThermionicScott

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a...

Last time I bought bearing balls, it was only a few bucks, and a bottle of 100 goes a long way. If they try to sell you a new bike with them, just say "no." :lol:
02-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't see the point of respacing the frame to...

I don't see the point of respacing the frame to 135mm at this time. Just keep the M730 at 130mm, build it into a wheel and convert it to HG. You can always stretch the frame to 135mm later.
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02-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 309
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, gotcha! :thumb:

Ah, gotcha! :thumb:
02-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By ThermionicScott

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,738
Posted By ThermionicScott

:lol: When consumers spend a little more...

:lol:

When consumers spend a little more time, perhaps a little more money, to make better choices, of course.
02-19-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd think that if you can pull the joint apart at...

I'd think that if you can pull the joint apart at all, you might just pull it the rest of the way open and file down the protruding ends of the pins a bit so they can be useful next time you put the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, support is allowed at the controls (I did a...

Yep, support is allowed at the controls (I did a wardrobe change and dump of some things I didn't need anymore at Fougeres on the way back, thanks to my wife meeting up with me.) You can also arrange...
02-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cyclocross is a kind of racing. That's a whole...

Cyclocross is a kind of racing. That's a whole other ball of wax. :lol:
02-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 309
Posted By ThermionicScott

You don't have *any* 700C wheels on hand to try?...

You don't have *any* 700C wheels on hand to try? ;)
02-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By ThermionicScott

My hunch, my hope, is that it's just a...

My hunch, my hope, is that it's just a poorly-translated reference to the above, since the bike obviously has pneumatic tires and spokes.

But that mirrored picture of the white bike is really...
02-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why not go to a bike shop for them?

Why not go to a bike shop for them?
02-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By ThermionicScott

A straw is cheaper. :lol:

A straw is cheaper. :lol:
02-18-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why not get a set of faster 650B tires for...

Why not get a set of faster 650B tires for road-only riding? Don't judge a whole wheel size by a pair of thick and heavy off-road tires. :)
02-18-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By ThermionicScott

What pads are you using? I've had squeal from...

What pads are you using? I've had squeal from clean rims and brand-new Kool-Stop salmon pads, precisely because they grabbed so well before releasing again, over and over. They just had to break in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By ThermionicScott

I could learn from you. In Paris-Brest-Paris...

I could learn from you. In Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, I erred on the other side, trying to ride the whole thing in bike shorts and short-sleeve jerseys. Way too cold at night, only my idiocy got me...
02-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh yeah! MarcusT , we'll need to see pictures of...

Oh yeah! MarcusT , we'll need to see pictures of your cassette, to judge whether it's big enough to be called "gravel." :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,582
Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally have a commute on the board. Bizman...

Finally have a commute on the board.

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1134 (1169 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 549 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

My grocery store (in IA) generally has it. I...

My grocery store (in IA) generally has it. I don't know if it's the cane sugar or something else in the formulation, but it's lovely in comparison to the regular stuff. I try to have it on hand for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,738
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thank goodness they're not doing that. Simply...

Thank goodness they're not doing that. Simply making top tubes "inches" longer would introduce other issues in fit and handling.

There are reasonable solutions to toe overlap, when bike makers...
02-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe you could consider these as a "front and a...

Maybe you could consider these as a "front and a spare" and build the rear with something a little beefier? :)
02-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By ThermionicScott

Have you removed one of the chainrings yet? :lol:

Have you removed one of the chainrings yet? :lol:
02-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,209
Posted By ThermionicScott

New year, same old POS. :) ...

New year, same old POS. :)

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02-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't know the whole story, but while I...

I don't know the whole story, but while I consider RX100 a 7-speed group, I think the RD geometry got updated to span 8-speed by the end.* I've got one of these A551 RDs on my bike: VeloBase.com -...
02-18-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By ThermionicScott

If a 34T granny is small enough, you could get...

If a 34T granny is small enough, you could get one of those dual-pattern 110/130 chainrings to use as the “triplizier.” :thumb:
02-17-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 388
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like using thin guitar picks (such as Dunlop...

I like using thin guitar picks (such as Dunlop nylon 0.73mm since that's what I have around) for peeling off stickers. The sharp edge is really good at getting under the edge of the sticker, even if...
02-17-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,368
Posted By ThermionicScott

I let the rain wash it off while I'm parked at...

I let the rain wash it off while I'm parked at work.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, but BMX's and SS mountain bikes can coast,...

Sure, but BMX's and SS mountain bikes can coast, right? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By ThermionicScott

Fun fact: pigs don't sweat. :)

Fun fact: pigs don't sweat. :)
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try offering it on the 650B Google Group. ...

Try offering it on the 650B Google Group. There's some appreciation for large Raleigh Portages there. :thumb:
02-17-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But...

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But this is the C&V forum, where the search for replacement parts for old bikes ought to be honored and assisted rather than scorned.
02-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, now I get the idea. Jobst Brandt described...

Ah, now I get the idea. Jobst Brandt described how a wheel could be built out of 36 segments of a cut-apart rim, but you would not want to be riding it if a spoke broke! I can't find a reference...
02-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By ThermionicScott

The Weinmann AS7X is almost a millimeter wider...

The Weinmann AS7X is almost a millimeter wider (both internally and externally) than the Sun Rhyno XL, and $20.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just watched it, that is gnarly! I wonder if a...

I just watched it, that is gnarly! I wonder if a pair of curved wood blocks could do the job of the vise out in the field. One could lay the wheel on the ground, stick a block under the tire, its...
02-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By ThermionicScott

If the rim is pinned rather than welded, consider...

If the rim is pinned rather than welded, consider using a hammer and blocks of wood to knock the joint straight instead of sawing it up.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wish I had. Forecast was mid-30s and drizzly,...

I wish I had. Forecast was mid-30s and drizzly, but once I had made the drive, it didn't seem so bad outside. :(
02-17-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,238
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe, but after this practice they might be a...

Maybe, but after this practice they might be a little better at servicing it next time. :)

Meanwhile, I'm thinking I may go with bar-ends if I ever decide to get shifters on my handlebars...
02-17-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By ThermionicScott

A shop would be the best place to go for advice...

A shop would be the best place to go for advice on what your new wheels need, if anything. I wouldn't assume they need "rebuilding" unless they are wobbly or spin roughly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By ThermionicScott

I take it "Over The Top" will be the name of the...

I take it "Over The Top" will be the name of the new tool? ;)

Personally, I think tubeless-ready rims are great. People make them harder to use than need be.

If you want a challenge, some...
02-17-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By ThermionicScott

My most recent wheel build was a...

My most recent wheel build was a cheap-and-cheerful Weinmann AS7X. I, too, wanted something relatively wide to give a big footprint for 26" tires, but didn't like the 600g weight penalty and cost of...
Forum: Foo
02-16-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 418
Posted By ThermionicScott

Love my Outback. I can fold down the back seat...

Love my Outback. I can fold down the back seat and toss a couple of bikes in without removing any wheels. :thumb:
02-16-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even if they were Grand(er) Sport(ier)? ;)

Even if they were Grand(er) Sport(ier)? ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-16-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ThermionicScott

There's a part of me that admires this kind of...

There's a part of me that admires this kind of setup, but it takes a special kind of person to enjoy stopping, loosening the rear wheel, moving the chain around, and re-fastening the rear wheel every...
02-16-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep. I've taken my Armstrong 3-speed on gravel a...

Yep. I've taken my Armstrong 3-speed on gravel a few times, as well!

There can be no doubt that a bike with really big tires and lots of clearance will handle gravel better, but it makes me a bit...
02-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just dropping the rear to 16T would get you to...

Just dropping the rear to 16T would get you to 64" by itself. But it looks like you have room to go up a couple teeth in front. 41/17 would get you up to 65", too.
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By ThermionicScott

Supported touring on pavement? I'd just use...

Supported touring on pavement? I'd just use regular Paselas. In fact, 100% of my spring/summer/fall riding is on tires of that type.

If you're worried about punctures, practice changing tubes a...
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