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Posted By ThermionicScott

It's not mandatory, but... :D Seriously,...

It's not mandatory, but... :D

Seriously, though, and to tie this thread to the subforum a little better, RAGBRAI was my gateway to commuting and long-distance riding. It was my first century, and...
08-03-21, 07:59 AM
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Views: 1,841
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pointing right with the right hand IS also...

Pointing right with the right hand IS also correct, so no hand-wringing needed! :thumb:
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Posted By ThermionicScott

RAGBRAI sounds harder to the new cyclist than it...

RAGBRAI sounds harder to the new cyclist than it really is. Yes, each day consists of 50-80 miles, but you have all day to do it, and there is lots of food and drink available. There are many small...
08-03-21, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Hyperglide started in 1989 IIRC, so you'll...

Hyperglide started in 1989 IIRC, so you'll probably have the most luck searching for a hub from the late 80s or early 90s. Maybe 6401, 1055, or RX100 if you're looking for what was "road" at the...
08-02-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 490
Posted By ThermionicScott

My commuting has elements of HIIT, although it's...

My commuting has elements of HIIT, although it's probably not structured enough to qualify. Each stale green or yellow light that I sprint through is a short, balls-out effort. Similarly, there are...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's what I do for some situations: Velo-Orange...

Here's what I do for some situations: Velo-Orange Mojave cage (same as used by JaccoW ) with Simple Modern Summit 40oz insulated bottle. I checked dimensions on a bunch of cages and bottles (and...
08-01-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By ThermionicScott

Motorcycles have been required to have turn...

Motorcycles have been required to have turn signals in the US since 1973, so this falls into the category of irrelevant history lessons. I can honestly say I've never seen a motorcyclist signal a...
08-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,841
Posted By ThermionicScott

I checked the League of American Bicyclists...

I checked the League of American Bicyclists website just now, and was pleased to see that they've stepped into the current century at some point and now embrace the "point right to turn right"...
08-01-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 557
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tight-fitting tires are good if you have a flat...

Tight-fitting tires are good if you have a flat at speed. They won't come off the rim and flop around. I assume this is why Continentals are the way they are.

I'd suggest thinner rim tape, and...
07-31-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By ThermionicScott

An even quicker-and-dirtier way to do it (if the...

An even quicker-and-dirtier way to do it (if the fixed cup isnít installed) is just to have an assortment of cheap cartridge BBs on hand that you can just thread into the drive side and mount the...
07-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By ThermionicScott

I more often have the opposite complaint: drivers...

I more often have the opposite complaint: drivers who inexplicably stop a car length or more behind me, or car lengths behind the white line in the next lane over, so they're nowhere near the sensor...
07-30-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

There you go... looks like the 16A is designed to...

There you go... looks like the 16A is designed to shift with a 15 and 17 on either side, and the 16B is designed to have a 14 and 18 on either side. It's too bad Sheldon Brown's page tends to stop at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By ThermionicScott

Happens to our cars, too. Disc brakes...

Happens to our cars, too. Disc brakes self-adjust to fairly tight clearances between the rotor and pads, and steel expands where it rusts. So that clearance goes away until the surface rust wears...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By ThermionicScott

And hey, if people want to keep throwing away...

And hey, if people want to keep throwing away punctured tubes, they can be my guest -- I saw lots of tubes in the trash this week on RAGBRAI. ;)

I really only bring up the patching thing for...
07-29-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

Some really quick work in MSPaint to put them...

Some really quick work in MSPaint to put them side by side:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like tube patching was really frustrating...

Sounds like tube patching was really frustrating for you. Well, those of us still using tubes will keep discussing them, if you don't mind.
07-29-21, 01:52 PM
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Views: 243
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! :D ...

Aha! :D

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07-29-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By ThermionicScott

What Bill said. Clean off your "16A" really well...

What Bill said. Clean off your "16A" really well and hold it up next to the picture in your post, and you'll probably see differences how the teeth are formed. If you want to get really geeky, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's nice when a temporary fix punches above its...

It's nice when a temporary fix punches above its weight and lasts a long time, but when patching tubes at home, why not make them truly good as new?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By ThermionicScott

At the risk of belaboring the point, now's the...

At the risk of belaboring the point, now's the time to get good at patching, in case you need to stretch the tubes you have even further... :thumb:
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By ThermionicScott

You left off a letter,...

You left off a letter, https://imgur.com/a/yQcIcTJ works :thumb:

Meanwhile, I'm having trouble believing that the act of mounting the crank is causing the BB to bind. If the crank spider is coming...
07-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By ThermionicScott

Mudflaps are definitely worth considering, too....

Mudflaps are definitely worth considering, too. Plenty of well-designed "full coverage" fenders still allow spray to hit your feet, crankset, and the rider behind you: ...
07-22-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I'm willing to put up with a fair amount of...

+1. I'm willing to put up with a fair amount of "character" from my bikes (this is C&V, after all), but if something causes me stress or frustration over the course of a ride, it's not worth it.
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Views: 3,395
Posted By ThermionicScott

After barely squeaking by on battery power during...

After barely squeaking by on battery power during PBP 2015, I decided to free up that anxiety for other things and go to dyno-powered lights. I'm trying out a B&M "Toplight Line Plus" taillight on my...
07-21-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By ThermionicScott

For some reason, I didn't see the word "bikes" in...

For some reason, I didn't see the word "bikes" in the title, and thought "what fiendish person would strap kids directly to the crossrails?" :D
...
07-21-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

42/18 is the winter gear on my FG. Usually by...

42/18 is the winter gear on my FG. Usually by this point in the season I've changed it to 45/16, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Spin it smoothly at 25+ MPH and people won't be laughing at...
07-20-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By ThermionicScott

If anyone you love will be riding this bike,...

If anyone you love will be riding this bike, consider using an aluminum rim on the front. It can be polished to look sort of like chrome and they'll have a chance of stopping if it rains. The rear...
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Views: 5,954
Posted By ThermionicScott

Another randonneur relayed to me that work horses...

Another randonneur relayed to me that work horses will pick up speed when they're getting close to home. Farmers figured they could "smell the barn." Seems to hold true for me, when you near your...
07-20-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perhaps they were trying to avoid the scenario...

Perhaps they were trying to avoid the scenario where the brake cable snaps and allows the straddle cable to fall and catch on the tire?
07-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By ThermionicScott

After only riding for a month, the absolute best...

After only riding for a month, the absolute best way to improve your climbing is simply to keep riding and attacking those hills with gusto. But lower gearing will make that nicer to do in the...
07-18-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,630
Posted By ThermionicScott

I debated posting this one, as it's not as rare...

I debated posting this one, as it's not as rare or old or desirable as some of the really cool stuff in this thread. But it's my stash of NOS/NIB Shimano 7-speed cassettes, to keep those bikes going...
07-18-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,439
Posted By ThermionicScott

It must be lugged, to be able to handle this much...

It must be lugged, to be able to handle this much flogging! :D
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Views: 4,451
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of...

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of centuries/200ks and a 300k under my belt, with an eye toward PBP in 2015. Do you bike-commute? Good way to rack up miles and get in better shape in the...
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By ThermionicScott

Soaking a chain in water is one of the worst...

Soaking a chain in water is one of the worst things you could do for it. I'd give the factory lube a few hundred miles to do its job before considering stripping it out.
07-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By ThermionicScott

Building is fun if you like solving problems...

Building is fun if you like solving problems (occasionally of your own making.) There's nothing wrong with giving someone dollars for a bike you can ride right now, though.

BTW, if you're going to...
07-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you saying you don't give a crap?

Are you saying you don't give a crap?
07-16-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By ThermionicScott

I check the plumbing before leaving the house for...

I check the plumbing before leaving the house for anything. Why not? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By ThermionicScott

Absolutely YES. Buy a REMA patch kit or two, make...

Absolutely YES. Buy a REMA patch kit or two, make sure you wait for the glue to dry (this is counter-intuitive but important) before applying the patch.

I wonder if my patched tubes will have...
07-14-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's what mine look like, for what it's worth. ...

Here's what mine look like, for what it's worth. The stays are snugged up nicely against the fender:

https://i.imgur.com/x33eysN.jpg
07-14-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By ThermionicScott

They could post a sped-up version set to the...

They could post a sped-up version set to the "Benny Hill" theme. :lol:
07-14-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ha! Let the build begin after at least two cases....

Ha! Let the build begin after at least two cases. Epic![/QUOTE]

I think this would honestly be a really fun and memorable side-show. Guy shows up with a bike completely in pieces, and a small team...
07-13-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By ThermionicScott

Does "81 inseam" mean your pants inseam, or your...

Does "81 inseam" mean your pants inseam, or your pubic bone height? Does it include shoes?

I'd rather be careful dismounting my bike than to ride one that's way too small.
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Views: 4,451
Posted By ThermionicScott

Great stuff, GhostRider62 . Always love hearing...

Great stuff, GhostRider62 . Always love hearing The Octopus's take on these things, too. :thumb:

I feel like CampyOnlyGuy Eric was the one who got me interested in the 84-hour group.
07-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a unicrown fork on a cheap cruiser. I'd be...

It's a unicrown fork on a cheap cruiser. I'd be VERY surprised if the metal in that area was insubstantial for any reason. :lol:
07-12-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By ThermionicScott

I prefer to think in terms of Total Cost of...

I prefer to think in terms of Total Cost of Ownership. If I get a great deal on a bike or frame, it doesn't hurt me that much to put some money into good wheels, or quality drivetrain parts. If you...
07-12-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By ThermionicScott

If the rim isn't worn or cracked and the hub...

If the rim isn't worn or cracked and the hub still turns smoothly, the wheel could be rebuilt with new spokes. With good stress-relieving, it ought to have a long life ahead of it. :thumb:
07-11-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By ThermionicScott

Fantastic idea! I'll do that. :thumb:

Fantastic idea! I'll do that. :thumb:
07-09-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By ThermionicScott

So far, so good. Instead of trying to open a...

So far, so good. Instead of trying to open a catalog or page in a new window, I'm just clicking them to open them from that main page and then "Save image" for each page before clicking the ">" arrow...
07-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By ThermionicScott

Measure the rim and hub yourself if you want data...

Measure the rim and hub yourself if you want data you can trust. :thumb:

I also built a 26" wheel with that hub and used 3x, no problem.
07-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,357
Posted By ThermionicScott

Def something to be said for all the different...

Def something to be said for all the different reaches of Tektro dual pivots. Maybe good C&V equivalent.

I’ve never used the center pull brakes like the OP has.[/QUOTE]

Apart from a little flex...
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