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10-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 93
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't/didn't know one way or the other, so I...

I don't/didn't know one way or the other, so I left it open. Sorry if I implied something that wasn't true.
10-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 93
Posted By ThermionicScott

Creating a term like "Superset" allowed Bianchi...

Creating a term like "Superset" allowed Bianchi to use whatever brand(s) of tubes they wanted without pinning themselves down to a particular one. I'm skeptical that there are any differences in...
10-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sociables have always seemed like more of a...

Sociables have always seemed like more of a novelty than anything that was ever ridden very far. That arrangement starts to make a little more sense with trikes.
10-20-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By ThermionicScott

The wording is nebulous, but I assume he meant...

The wording is nebulous, but I assume he meant the OP insisting on using a shim.
10-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By ThermionicScott

In retrospect, it's interesting that this sort of...

In retrospect, it's interesting that this sort of thing is only catching on now. Think of all the riders decades ago wished they get get a bigger cog under their racing derailleur. :)
10-20-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By ThermionicScott

Your friend will be pleased! :lol:

Your friend will be pleased! :lol:
10-19-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not sure I follow at this point. Which years do...

Not sure I follow at this point. Which years do you have in mind?
10-19-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By ThermionicScott

To the best of my knowledge, 7-speed was always...

To the best of my knowledge, 7-speed was always "compact", only slightly wider than regular 6-speed. Great choice for 126mm bikes -- I have 3 of them set up that way. :thumb:
10-19-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you haven't already, consider taking the bike...

If you haven't already, consider taking the bike into a shop to make sure the rear derailleur hanger isn't bent inward. 8-speed and lower are forgiving enough that they can still index successfully...
10-19-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,241
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I've got a spare unworn Open Pro downstairs...

Yeah, I've got a spare unworn Open Pro downstairs that weighs 10g over spec. The extrusion die must have been pretty fresh at the time!

Always appreciate your contributions, 63rickert. :thumb:
10-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can't think of a reason to credit SRAM with...

I can't think of a reason to credit SRAM with wins prior to their existence. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By ThermionicScott

They would probably need to be a "dry tubeless"...

They would probably need to be a "dry tubeless" type since sealant doesn't work at cold temperatures.
10-19-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By ThermionicScott

On the plus side, radial wheels are easy to...

On the plus side, radial wheels are easy to build/rebuild, and you needn't take it completely apart. You can just replace one spoke at a time. :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By ThermionicScott

More likely that they're accurately describing...

More likely that they're accurately describing the majority of riders who just keep pointing their head in the direction they're looking, regardless.

Kudos to you for being more considerate than...
10-19-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perfect, I likely wouldn't bother to cut 19mm...

Perfect, I likely wouldn't bother to cut 19mm tape down at all. :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did it break through the spoke threading? If the...

Did it break through the spoke threading? If the spokes aren't at least coming up to the screwdriver flats in the nipples, I might get the replacements a bit longer.
10-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,990
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! ...

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! :thumb:
10-19-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,241
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mavic specs a weight of 435g for the clincher...

Mavic specs a weight of 435g for the clincher Open Pro, 360g for the tubular Open Pro, so I get a difference of 75g each in this case. Lighter tubular rims would not be hard to find, at that...
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10-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By ThermionicScott

Shouldn't affect it at all. On a fixed-gear with...

Shouldn't affect it at all. On a fixed-gear with good chainline, the chain engages up-and-down with the cogs, so any chamfering of the cog teeth is mostly for looks.
10-19-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By ThermionicScott

I personally don’t see the need for tape wider...

I personally don’t see the need for tape wider than 17.5mm here. That’s enough to cover the spoke drillings but not so wide that it’ll climb up the rim walls and interfere with tire seating. Use a...
10-18-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By ThermionicScott

Several of the constructeurs did this. It made...

Several of the constructeurs did this. It made lever front shifters reachable by the captain, and for shorter derailleur cable runs. :)

It's not an issue here, but some tandems put the rear wheel...
10-18-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd go even further: what we now call "compacts"...

I'd go even further: what we now call "compacts" and "sub-compacts" may have earlier claims than the "standard double." :thumb:
10-18-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By ThermionicScott

I need to amend my earlier post. Profits from...

I need to amend my earlier post. Profits from RAGBRAI don't go up to the Register, and to a large extent are re-invested in the ride and distributed to various charities. I spoke out of turn...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By ThermionicScott

It may have a dampening effect, but it's way too...

It may have a dampening effect, but it's way too soon to wring our hands. RAGBRAI was much smaller before, and survived. It doesn't need to be 20,000 people to be feasible. I've been on way smaller...
10-17-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By ThermionicScott

You certainly are a wise-guy! ;)

You certainly are a wise-guy! ;)
10-17-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By ThermionicScott

The crankset determines the correct bottom...

The crankset determines the correct bottom bracket. 6400 Tricolor used a 113mm square taper BB with English-threaded frames, 115mm with Italian frames. :thumb:
10-17-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By ThermionicScott

Too cool! It's a shame that cam-driven brake...

Too cool! It's a shame that cam-driven brake didn't become more popular outside of Singer's bikes -- they're probably the only rim brakes I know of that don't aim higher or lower as the brake pads...
10-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By ThermionicScott

Loose Screws has a few of those smaller-diameter...

Loose Screws has a few of those smaller-diameter 13T/14T/15T/16T cogs in stock, too, but definitely hit up the Dr first! :thumb:
10-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,762
Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally! Maybe now this stupid thread will get...

Finally! Maybe now this stupid thread will get locked. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThermionicScott

We have a lot of nice ones in Iowa, too. They...

We have a lot of nice ones in Iowa, too. They even made a movie about 'em a while back. ;)
10-17-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By ThermionicScott

KMC makes Shimano chains. :) Perhaps the...

KMC makes Shimano chains. :)

Perhaps the counterfeiter (if they are in this case) is hoping to stay under the radar. Counterfeit Campy chains would draw some attention once people noticed, right?
10-17-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,990
Posted By ThermionicScott

For those of you approaching inconsolability,...

For those of you approaching inconsolability, there are a couple of snapshots on the Wayback Machine. Roll the dice and see if what you want to view was captured here: ...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By ThermionicScott

My team is waiting until the dust settles before...

My team is waiting until the dust settles before choosing which ride to do next year. I'm sanguine about it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThermionicScott

Funny, I thought of the end of "Spaceballs." :) ...

Funny, I thought of the end of "Spaceballs." :)

But getting back on topic, I'm thankful to OPs like @bpcyclist and NoWhammies for starting their threads. I've noticed that I'm a lot more nervous...
10-16-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By ThermionicScott

The rise of sites like Wish.com makes me wonder...

The rise of sites like Wish.com makes me wonder if people no longer care about getting fake stuff, or if they like to live under the delusion that they bought the real thing for a way lower price...
10-16-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 671
Posted By ThermionicScott

Have you considered using... a Surly Troll...

Have you considered using... a Surly Troll trailer mount? ;)

https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/large/44798.jpg
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10-16-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good questions! There's a lot I still don't know...

Good questions! There's a lot I still don't know about the situation; lots of speculation going around.

Perhaps TJ wanted to do a tie-in with Carson for RAGBRAI and then the tweet thing put the...
10-16-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By ThermionicScott

I figured that was because of the flat tire for...

I figured that was because of the flat tire for which he needs a new tube, but I think you guys are right.

The tire looks old, too. Might be worth getting new tires of the right BSD while you’re...
10-16-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm planning to go even smaller, either 44/30 or...

I'm planning to go even smaller, either 44/30 or 42/28. Still in the "thought experiment" phase, though. :thumb:
10-16-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By ThermionicScott

Over the years, RAGBRAI has become a nice profit...

Over the years, RAGBRAI has become a nice profit center for the Des Moines Register and their corporate owner, Gannett. Each year, it becomes a little more "corporate" and they squeeze the vendors...
10-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,357
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey Cheez, if a SRAM PC-870 is blingy enough, it...

Hey Cheez, if a SRAM PC-870 is blingy enough, it would work perfectly on your bike, and I've got one with your name on it. PM me your shipping instructions if you're interested. Let's get your...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By ThermionicScott

An old audio electronics joke goes "Transistors...

An old audio electronics joke goes "Transistors have specs, tubes have guidelines." I feel like the same could be said of tire/rim pairings. Any 700C tire that you can successfully mount onto a given...
10-15-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,357
Posted By ThermionicScott

So the OP is a homeless guy saving up for a $100...

So the OP is a homeless guy saving up for a $100 bicycle chain. Right. I’ll admit it, I got played. :lol:
10-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By ThermionicScott

I’ve read of a few H+Son failures (remember that...

I’ve read of a few H+Son failures (remember that deep V that split open down the middle?) but overall they don’t seem as interested in playing the weight weenie game, which helps. Their Archetype is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,343
Posted By ThermionicScott

First, we need to define terms. Are you asking...

First, we need to define terms. Are you asking about the rolling resistance of the tires themselves, or the total frictional losses with a human-shaped bag of meat on the saddle?
10-14-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

One thing I've learned after a bunch of the...

One thing I've learned after a bunch of the above... it's crucial to cold-set your fenders into the right shape early on so that you're not constantly forcing them into the desired position with your...
10-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By ThermionicScott

Call Mercian and ask if they think it's okay. ...

Call Mercian and ask if they think it's okay. I'm tempted to think that track ends extending past the seat stay triangulation are expected to take the load, otherwise they would not be made that...
10-14-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,443
Posted By ThermionicScott

How is it not? Regardless, some of us find...

How is it not? Regardless, some of us find squishy saddles far less comfortable than firm ones. The padding presses up into soft tissue, where a hard saddle just bears on the sit bones if it’s set...
10-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,443
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wasn’t calling you fat. What do you expect a...

I wasn’t calling you fat. What do you expect a saddle’s padding to accomplish when it’s fully compressed whenever you’re on it?
10-14-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,357
Posted By ThermionicScott

What part of “an 11-speed chain is too pointless...

What part of “an 11-speed chain is too pointless to be an upgrade” isn’t sinking in?

Shimano doesn’t make 7-speed cassettes with “road” gearing anymore. If you want a 13-23, search eBay for old...
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