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Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

Mine is so ugly there is no way I'm posting a...

Mine is so ugly there is no way I'm posting a picture of it
08-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. However, I'm really...

Welcome to the forum. However, I'm really curious why you want to be here if you don't have any bicycle related things to talk about?
08-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,260
Posted By unterhausen

nobody told me about any rules

nobody told me about any rules
08-12-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,217
Posted By unterhausen

Other than a few problematic posts in this...

Other than a few problematic posts in this thread, I think anyone involved with ebikes is going to have to live with this story for a while so it's not a horrible thread to have.

I changed the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

we all have the drawings. A butt checker doesn't...

we all have the drawings. A butt checker doesn't have to be that elaborate. I saw one experienced builder that used an indicator on a stand and a bearing brazed to a tube. I think it was Dave Kirk...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

I like to have the bow in the vertical plane,...

I like to have the bow in the vertical plane, obviously. I don't think it matters if it's up or down. Last couple sets of Columbus tubing I had were so close to straight it was really hard to pick a...
08-10-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By unterhausen

they were floating a cheaper option. I would be...

they were floating a cheaper option. I would be really tempted to do that, but I do like group rides. The rest of it they can keep. Not having the companion app in the cheap option seems like it's...
08-10-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By unterhausen

I assume you have the difficulty set to the...

I assume you have the difficulty set to the standard 50%? That's the thing that lets you stay in the giant gear. It does depend on the course, but I'm sure you would be shifting more on the road. ...
08-10-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By unterhausen

I once saw someone hit a bollard. Their fork...

I once saw someone hit a bollard. Their fork folded, cheap bike.
08-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By unterhausen

I have never had a problem with sleep on the...

I have never had a problem with sleep on the first day of a long ride. Maybe the third day. I try to be careful about getting a good night's sleep before a ride though. Go to bed early.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By unterhausen

Tigged is a bit easier to build for disc, but...

Tigged is a bit easier to build for disc, but plenty of people build lugged frames for disc. I don't know how to answer your question about feel, I have a hard time telling the difference between...
08-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By unterhausen

If rider weight is really a concern, you should...

If rider weight is really a concern, you should check the testing conditions for the category. I think there are some drops involved in the testing, so if the rider avoids that, they can ride...
Replies: 72
Views: 8,063
Posted By unterhausen

I keep meaning to get a plug system for my...

I keep meaning to get a plug system for my tubeless bikes. So far I just carry a bottle of sealant and a valve tool in addition to a tube.

No fenders?
08-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By unterhausen

what astm standard is it?

what astm standard is it?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By unterhausen

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And...

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And some panto on the lugs.
08-07-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By unterhausen

I have thought about going 1x, and I am pretty...

I have thought about going 1x, and I am pretty sure I could do it successfully. I just haven't gotten over the idea of a giant cassette to match my current 2x system
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By unterhausen

It would have to replace TrainerRoad better for...

It would have to replace TrainerRoad better for me to go to $20. And the list of features for $20 includes group rides, which is the only reason I signed up in the first place.
08-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By unterhausen

Sandals are a niche product, but not so niche...

Sandals are a niche product, but not so niche that you have to live in Iowa. I know some New Jerseyites that wear them. Both SPD and infinite float (platform)
08-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By unterhausen

More fork rake (lower trail) makes slightly...

More fork rake (lower trail) makes slightly easier steering and less tire flop. I have never felt like my low-trail bikes were unstable. Others don't like the responsiveness, it really depends on...
08-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By unterhausen

I have found the SK to be fairly puncture...

I have found the SK to be fairly puncture resistant. I suppose because of the knobs. I have ridden them on 100km rides on the road, and don't think they are particularly draggy. The + in SK+...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

new design ...

new design

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08-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,862
Posted By unterhausen

The title of this thread was driving me crazy so...

The title of this thread was driving me crazy so I changed it. You can stop making scat jokes now.
08-06-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,862
Posted By unterhausen

Did people racing Huffys overlap with carbon...

Did people racing Huffys overlap with carbon forks? People are still having bikes painted the Huffy colors because it was a great era for U.S. cycling. The history of racing bikes labeled Huffy is...
08-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By unterhausen

60-70 should be enough pressure for that tire. ...

60-70 should be enough pressure for that tire. It's a lot more tread than your old tires, so maybe there is more drag. But I think the feeling of sluggishness is from the reduced road feel.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

Thanks, I'll have to see if I feel more confident...

Thanks, I'll have to see if I feel more confident on steep rocky descents on my new bike, if I ever manage to finish it. Mostly I worry about not being able to see because the rocks have shaken my...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

I haven't gotten used to the look of a short stem...

I haven't gotten used to the look of a short stem yet, but I like to run randoneur bags on all my bikes and a short stem makes that work a lot better.

I like the idea of a little less weight on...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

If you are referencing my suggestion just to fill...

If you are referencing my suggestion just to fill the gap, it all depends on how you finish the ends. If you file them neatly with a scallop, they will look like a design choice. I can imagine...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-05-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By unterhausen

That stinks, looks like a nice place. I bought...

That stinks, looks like a nice place. I bought my fat bike to ride in the forest in the winter. Turns out that 3.8" tires really aren't adequate for much of that unless I stick to roads where cars...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

Or you could just fill the gap with filler. ...

Or you could just fill the gap with filler.

Have you checked for side tire clearance with fastback stays? Are you using s-bend seat stays? Side tacked seat stays offer significantly more...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

link to Aldatroid's pic ...

link to Aldatroid's pic
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/18723578
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08-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By unterhausen

we have gravel with giant rocks mostly buried in...

we have gravel with giant rocks mostly buried in it, which you only notice when you hit them at speed. Which is why I got 20 flats the year before I switched to tubeless. I always thought the giant...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By unterhausen

That makes sense, but it takes a lot of force. ...

That makes sense, but it takes a lot of force. Maybe my heart just wasn't in it.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. You can post a picture in...

Welcome to the forum. You can post a picture in your gallery and someone will rescue it for you.

I would either use a bigger seat tube or a smaller top tube. Your tubes are strange sizes,...
08-04-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,038
Posted By unterhausen

pedal reflectors are really effective when the...

pedal reflectors are really effective when the rider's foot isn't in the way. Which is mostly the case. If safety is an issue, reflective ankle bands are the way to go. Of course, you have to be...
08-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By unterhausen

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full...

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full rigid mtb's. I haven't seen sand here in Pennsylvania, but occasionally they will dump a lot of gravel on the forest roads and it's pretty hard to...
08-04-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By unterhausen

Sorry about your toe. I have driven some on Iowa...

Sorry about your toe. I have driven some on Iowa gravel, never ridden there. Do you think the sand was from the way they built the road?
08-04-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,706
Posted By unterhausen

They aren't copies, they are Huret derailleurs....

They aren't copies, they are Huret derailleurs. The only difference is what they say on them. I guess we'll have to disagree about how a derailleur is supposed to shift.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By unterhausen

At one time, bike shops had the equipment to do...

At one time, bike shops had the equipment to do this, but I don't think people are willing to do it any more. I know there are some guys in the C&V forum that will, not sure if any of them are close...
08-03-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By unterhausen

The rwgps app is great. I used it in France when...

The rwgps app is great. I used it in France when they did a last-minute change of the route I was going to ride.
08-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,706
Posted By unterhausen

Not sure what Varsity you're talking about, but...

Not sure what Varsity you're talking about, but they were rebadged schwinn approved huret allvit derailleurs. They were outdated by sometime in the '50s.

Maybe you have been rescuing some of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure you are going to find a framebuilder...

I'm not sure you are going to find a framebuilder to fix that in an economic way. I could be wrong.
08-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,706
Posted By unterhausen

After about 1973, a Varsity cost more than any...

After about 1973, a Varsity cost more than any entry level bike from Europe or Japan. In its end times, a Varsity, which was an overweight piece of junk, cost just as much as some really nice...
08-03-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By unterhausen

Those tires are probably 35mm or smaller. I...

Those tires are probably 35mm or smaller. I think long reach double pivot will take 40mm. Doesn't look like the bike in the OP has the longest reach double pivot brakes though. The main thing is...
08-02-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By unterhausen

I got to the head tube angle and cantis and I'm...

I got to the head tube angle and cantis and I'm pretty sure the answer is no. If there was such a thing, it's not in current production. Gravel bikes are headed the other way on head tube angle,...
08-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By unterhausen

Pretty sure the GRX has the same pull ratio. One...

Pretty sure the GRX has the same pull ratio. One possible issue is that it's meant for 2.5mm wider chain line. Hard to imagine this is a real problem, but it's good to keep in mind. The other...
08-02-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By unterhausen

Braking between front and rear is different...

Braking between front and rear is different enough you have to adapt to it anyway.
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By unterhausen

maintain your kickr

I finally was forced to do some maintenance on my kickr because the freewheel wouldn't. Turns out there was a long sliver of metal behind the cassette body. Also, one of the bearings looks pretty...
08-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By unterhausen

My understanding is that all bikes have this...

My understanding is that all bikes have this issue, it's just that many only exhibit it at higher speeds.

I have a bike that does this when I get cold enough to shiver. Putting a knee on the...
07-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like the OP needs to consider if those...

I feel like the OP needs to consider if those shoes match his bike. I assume a $250 shoe is going to be pretty good, if it fits.


My feet swell at exactly 95 miles. I have some nice shoes that...
07-31-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By unterhausen

This is common. Right now I sound like a frog. ...

This is common. Right now I sound like a frog. I'm not too worried about it.

If you used the right search terms, you could find medical information about this phenomenon. Not sure it would help...
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