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Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh, bonus cocktails! We also like the...

Oh, bonus cocktails!

We also like the Kentucky Orange Blossom:
2oz bourbon
1oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/2oz orange liqueur like Cointreau
Here again, I like to throw in an unofficial dash...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 341
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've been into cocktails for a while now, but the...

I've been into cocktails for a while now, but the pandemic turned "cocktail hour" into a regular thing for us. After trying a wide variety of drinks, we settled on a handful of classics: Manhattans,...
07-01-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 646
Posted By ThermionicScott

765 miles on this one, in 2015: ...

765 miles on this one, in 2015:

https://i.imgur.com/NlN2ipZ.jpg
07-01-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

I randomly stumbled onto an old thread a few...

I randomly stumbled onto an old thread a few weeks ago where people were discussing their "UJB"s so casually that there were no obvious clues what it meant. "Something-something-bike", probably. ...
07-01-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/ti...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/26-inch/26x23-rat-trap-pass/ ;)
07-01-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the edge of the chafer strip to me. ...

Looks like the edge of the chafer strip to me. That's an extra layer of fabric bonded around the bead to protect it from abrasion. Totally normal for it to start to peel away at the edge after some...
07-01-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

5mm of clearance per side would be plenty for me....

5mm of clearance per side would be plenty for me. My 650B conversion has about 2mm per side. ;)
07-01-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 456
Posted By ThermionicScott

One option is to keep it and modernize it. ...

One option is to keep it and modernize it. Spread the rear to 130mm, get some new wheels, derailleurs, and modern shifting brake levers. A step up in comfort and ease of use, allowing a wider gear...
06-30-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

Wheel diameter shouldn't be a problem, I'd be...

Wheel diameter shouldn't be a problem, I'd be most interested in the clearance between the chainstays and the fork blades where those tires will be.

A conversion to use ~47mm 650B tires could be a...
06-30-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm well aware of the Mavic/Michelin pairing that...

I'm well aware of the Mavic/Michelin pairing that revolutionized the industry in 1975... but I will repeat that 700C (622mm bead seat diameter) existed well before that. There are a few examples from...
06-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's always interesting how people's place in...

It's always interesting how people's place in history affects their biases. (I'm as guilty of this as anyone, BTW...)

700C was nothing more than a Frenchified version of the 28" rim size which...
06-29-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've purchased directly from Schwalbe NA before,...

I've purchased directly from Schwalbe NA before, no complaints. :thumb:
06-29-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 715
Posted By ThermionicScott

700x33.X is nice, but have you considered 650B? ...

700x33.X is nice, but have you considered 650B? :D
06-29-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you use paper spacers, make sure to treat them...

If you use paper spacers, make sure to treat them with oil. ;)
06-28-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's a cool idea -- you could do better than...

That's a cool idea -- you could do better than stock in many cases!
06-28-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ Clearly, the alcohol was keeping you regular. ;)

^ Clearly, the alcohol was keeping you regular. ;)
06-28-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since 28"/700C began as an American standard, we...

Since 28"/700C began as an American standard, we could have skipped a few steps on the way to where we are now. :lol:
06-28-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,602
Posted By ThermionicScott

Heads-up, rch427: this thread had been sleeping...

Heads-up, rch427: this thread had been sleeping peacefully since 2011. :p
Forum: Commuting
06-28-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By ThermionicScott

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ______________ 291...
06-28-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ThermionicScott

I generally don't remove those pieces to clean...

I generally don't remove those pieces to clean hubs anymore. Just use your pinkie and a paper towel, doing multiple passes to wipe out the old crud, then clean your pinkie reasonably well before...
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By ThermionicScott

Shimano BL-R400 levers look exactly the same as...

Shimano BL-R400 levers look exactly the same as the 1055/RX100 levers that came out at the beginning of the 1990s. So, the levers are full-size, but the hoods are a very comfortable non-bulky size....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's an amazing run, Bizman! :thumb:

That's an amazing run, Bizman! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 544
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to BikeForums. You have both higher and...

Welcome to BikeForums. You have both higher and lower gears available than bike race winners of the past, so your drivetrain is not what's holding you back. It's normal to have trouble keeping up...
06-27-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perhaps Panaracer expects "gravel" tires to be...

Perhaps Panaracer expects "gravel" tires to be mounted to modern wider rims, so that might explain why they come up narrow on older-style rims.
06-24-22, 07:26 PM
06-24-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not at all! Here's mine: ...

Not at all! Here's mine:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8038_6a13395e2683ecc80bdfd24b33f43fcb371352a1.jpg
Team colors:...
06-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm curious; how did you? :)

I'm curious; how did you? :)
06-24-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't have any complaints about Paselas in 26"...

I didn't have any complaints about Paselas in 26" when I used them. It would be cool if they made one in 47-50mm width, though. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By ThermionicScott

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ______________ 281...
06-24-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By ThermionicScott

What a relief! Thank you. :lol:

What a relief! Thank you. :lol:
06-24-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 998
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wonder if the initial higher RR has to do with...

I wonder if the initial higher RR has to do with the tire taking a slightly different shape when inflated on a rim than it had in the mold, and then break-in is the casing having loosened up a bit to...
06-24-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By ThermionicScott

cyclokitty has been active on BF as recently as...

cyclokitty has been active on BF as recently as this year -- did it get resolved? :)
06-24-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By ThermionicScott

Request to merge two threads.

I wasn't sure if I should "report" either thread to start the process or what, but these two C&V threads about the Handsome Cycles XOXO cover the same ground, so it might be handier to have all those...
06-24-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,575
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sometimes when switching between my road bikes...

Sometimes when switching between my road bikes and my drop-bar MTB conversion, I find myself wishing that the latter had more road-like geometry instead of its 70 or 71 head tube. On the other...
06-23-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try it and we'll let you know if it works. :p

Try it and we'll let you know if it works. :p
06-23-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By ThermionicScott

Araya 20A is a nice, strong, light Mavic-inspired...

Araya 20A is a nice, strong, light Mavic-inspired rim.
06-22-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By ThermionicScott

40T is as small as you can go in 130mm BCD...

40T is as small as you can go in 130mm BCD Biopace, and I believe that ring was only available in steel.
06-22-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 on Rema patch kits. Skip the Gorilla Glue and...

+1 on Rema patch kits. Skip the Gorilla Glue and rubber cement, go straight to the best. :thumb:
06-22-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,062
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yer mom.

Yer mom.
06-22-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 998
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have been idly curious about that, since a...

I have been idly curious about that, since a person running their tire pressure higher to try to get lower rolling resistance will get more squaring off of the tread. How does that affect the...
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By ThermionicScott

What is a century, but an excuse to ride bikes...

What is a century, but an excuse to ride bikes all day? Just pace yourself and have fun. :thumb:
06-21-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By ThermionicScott

A buddy got me into Cat Ears recently, too. My...

A buddy got me into Cat Ears recently, too. My tinnitus is such that I've been seeking ways to prevent it getting worse, no matter how dorky I may look. They certainly help sometimes, but can't do...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By ThermionicScott

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ______________ 251...
06-20-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think you're in violent agreement with CFB,...

I think you're in violent agreement with CFB, since his post was in response to the OP very obviously asking about table salt. ;)
06-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,072
Posted By ThermionicScott

From your article: "If you're running 120psi or...

From your article: "If you're running 120psi or more, you're almost certainly losing on the balance sheet."

If you think the size of the contact patch is what determines rolling resistance, you'd...
06-19-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks good!

Looks good!
06-19-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Easy to overthink" said it all. I use whatever...

"Easy to overthink" said it all. I use whatever oil or grease is handy when building, and like to wick Tri-Flow into all the nipples when truing an old wheel.
06-19-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,072
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ and it begins again :popcorn

^ and it begins again :popcorn
06-17-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 705
Posted By ThermionicScott

I always like to measure the rims for myself...

I always like to measure the rims for myself before ordering spokes. :thumb:
06-17-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By ThermionicScott

I liken it to running. There, also, your legs are...

I liken it to running. There, also, your legs are always moving in proportion to your speed. No option to coast when you're running down a hill, as much as you may really want to!
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