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Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,921
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hat trick! gaucho777 (CA)...

Hat trick!

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA)...
05-18-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By ThermionicScott

38T is definitely possible for 130mm BCD. I have...

38T is definitely possible for 130mm BCD. I have one, but I see evidence that the chain plates are able to contact the mounting tabs on the crank spider. I wonder if that is why most production...
05-18-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By ThermionicScott

Lightweight wheels in 27" are certainly doable if...

Lightweight wheels in 27" are certainly doable if you wanted, but you'd be replacing so many parts that buying a set of 700C wheels would still make more sense. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could always buy flat pedals that have the...

You could always buy flat pedals that have the option to attach clips, but after commuting for a brief while on clips and straps, I'm against it, too. No matter how quickly you can do it, drivers...
05-18-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have my doubts that l'Eroica is merely behind...

I have my doubts that l'Eroica is merely behind in updating their rules to include modern tech like tubeless tires. :lol:

But if the question is whether you'd get away with it... most likely. ...
05-17-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By ThermionicScott

Technically, nope:

Technically, nope:
05-17-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, Sturmey-Archer even makes them in colors. ...

Sure, Sturmey-Archer even makes them in colors. https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/1-speed :)
05-17-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By ThermionicScott

What rims do you have? Without knowing the type,...

What rims do you have? Without knowing the type, we'll just keep chasing our tails in here. ;)

It's too bad more (non-tubeless) rims weren't made like these Araya 20As. They're double-walled rims,...
05-17-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 820,380
Posted By ThermionicScott

Those rings look nice, and the hang cards are...

Those rings look nice, and the hang cards are really cool! Great addition to any shop. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,921
Posted By ThermionicScott

Man, it's getting too nice out for people to be...

Man, it's getting too nice out for people to be replying to themselves in this thread!

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 636
Posted By ThermionicScott

To keep your nipples from getting sore?

To keep your nipples from getting sore?
05-17-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's a C&V page about the original tires: ...

Here's a C&V page about the original tires: http://www.bikepro.com/products/tires/tioga_john.html
05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "UG" chain is probably Shimano...

The "UG" chain is probably Shimano Uniglide.
05-17-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's easier than you might think, and those...

It's easier than you might think, and those Weinmanns would build up some durable wheels. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By ThermionicScott

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes! ...

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes!

https://i.redd.it/zu8ua1h9dvf81.jpg
05-17-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By ThermionicScott

DT Champions are straight-gauge spokes. I'd...

DT Champions are straight-gauge spokes. I'd expect them to be cheaper...
05-16-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By ThermionicScott

Unless I'm reading too much into it, the catalog...

Unless I'm reading too much into it, the catalog implies that you would use a D-3SS spindle (121.5mm, fairly asymmetric) when configuring the Super Apex 5 as a triple rather than a double:...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,921
Posted By ThermionicScott

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ______________ 149...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By ThermionicScott

I get a lot of hits for wheelchair tires when I...

I get a lot of hits for wheelchair tires when I search for those...
05-16-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 434
Posted By ThermionicScott

When in doubt, it's best to aim...

When in doubt, it's best to aim sidepull/centerpull brake pads a little lower on the rim, since they will tend to hit higher up as they wear. If you can't fix this wheel, or it's as good as you can...
05-15-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,654
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ooh, I think I know! Do you have a thread for...

Ooh, I think I know! Do you have a thread for that project?
05-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,623,459
Posted By ThermionicScott

My wife and I have been wanting to go to the Lake...

My wife and I have been wanting to go to the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour for years, but it never works out. Please let us know how it went!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,039
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, 15% drop is arbitrary, and max inflation...

Sure, 15% drop is arbitrary, and max inflation pressures have some margin around them. That's what makes it futile to boil this down to "right" or "wrong". If the tire doesn't blow off or wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,039
Posted By ThermionicScott

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I've seen...

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I've seen bigger people use smaller tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,039
Posted By ThermionicScott

I dunno if I'd go that far. If Larry and his...

I dunno if I'd go that far. If Larry and his bike together weigh about 285 lbs, plugging that into the 15% drop calculator gives 130 psi for 25mm tires. He's only a bit north of that.
05-15-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,481
Posted By ThermionicScott

Guess he missed the memo that you need a 29er to...

Guess he missed the memo that you need a 29er to ride gravel! :lol:
05-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's the impression I'm getting. "Buy another...

That's the impression I'm getting. "Buy another bike so I don't have to look at your seat clamp any more!" :lol:
05-15-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By ThermionicScott

Apparently how other people's bikes look to you...

Apparently how other people's bikes look to you is what's most important?
05-14-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wouldn't be surprised if a new chain skipped on...

I wouldn't be surprised if a new chain skipped on that big chainring, but I'd at least expect it to stay in place. Perhaps if you're in a high enough gear (small cog), the chainline is crooked enough...
05-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like pretty solid bro science to me.

Sounds like pretty solid bro science to me.
05-13-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

I got seriously into cycling in 2008 and needed...

I got seriously into cycling in 2008 and needed to start patching tubes not long after that, let's say 2009. So I have 700C tubes with patches dating back to the 2009-2010 timeframe, and still...
05-12-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,135
Posted By ThermionicScott

You skinny-tire diehards are coming out of the...

You skinny-tire diehards are coming out of the woodwork lately. :)

The Duro company still makes a 700x20C, not sure about availability:...
05-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "Pro Star" brakes on my '88 Bianchi have...

The "Pro Star" brakes on my '88 Bianchi have those rubber pieces on them. They look like a grommet that's inverted from normal, but I haven't found the magic words for Google either.

I suspect...
05-12-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

2 years was the value we were supposed to infer...

2 years was the value we were supposed to infer from your series of opaque responses? :lol:

I'd hope a person wouldn't recommend something crappy, but I've seen it before on BikeForums, and we...
05-12-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, 2 years is pretty decent. Why didn't you...

Okay, 2 years is pretty decent. Why didn't you volunteer that the first time around? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 955
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't need to sign up to read it. You just...

I didn't need to sign up to read it. You just need to scroll down past the banner ad at the top.
05-11-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh, I believe you that a glueless patch has...

Oh, I believe you that a glueless patch has lasted to the end of a ride! If you throw away the tube when you get home, you absolutely get to claim it "never failed."

I just suspect you and I and...
05-11-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you replace the tube when you get home, or...

If you replace the tube when you get home, or "after a few rides" as you mentioned upthread, then no, you really don't have enough to claim that glueless patches "work just as good." OP asked about...
05-11-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,711
Posted By ThermionicScott

What's the most number of years you've gotten out...

What's the most number of years you've gotten out of a glueless patch? Par is decades.
05-11-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's come up before... maybe in the SS/FG forum...

It's come up before... maybe in the SS/FG forum if not here. My concern would be how you clutch it so that you can't accidentally go from 0 to 120RPM. Could be dangerous the first couple of times...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By ThermionicScott

Props for being considerate! :thumb: In...

Props for being considerate! :thumb:

In theory, we could ride in at really low effort to minimize the sweat/stink and save the harder efforts for the ride home, but I've never been able to do that...
05-11-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would use Bicycle Gear Calculator...

I would use Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com) to compare how the wheel size affects your gearing.
05-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so...

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so seriously?

To be frank, I kinda enjoy the term "brifter." A seven letter portmanteau to describe a distinct type of bicycle component that controls the...
05-11-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe, but who cares how it came to be? ...

Maybe, but who cares how it came to be?



It makes total sense for Shimano, SRAM, and Campy to use their own product names rather than a generic term, not sure why that would be confusing to...
05-11-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Brifter" persists because it is short, snappy,...

"Brifter" persists because it is short, snappy, and generic. Terminology is "sticky" so if anyone wants to retire (dare I say "cancel") a word they don't like, it's on them to come up with something...
05-11-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-pxl_20220511_133833341_087c9414b8baac3d6105e96143ff86d727c6ad18.jpg
05-10-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By ThermionicScott

If that seatpost is open at the top, find a cork...

If that seatpost is open at the top, find a cork that fits and jam it in so no more bugs or water can get in. :thumb:
05-10-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the OP has true "clincher" tires, not...

Looks like the OP has true "clincher" tires, not the "wired-on" type that we all call "clincher" now. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 955
Posted By ThermionicScott

Now I can add "instrumented steel block" to my...

Now I can add "instrumented steel block" to my lexicon. :)
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cheers for persisting through the BikeForums...

Cheers for persisting through the BikeForums newbie spammer weed-out phase. :thumb:

Can't help much, but it's an interesting mix of parts. Maybe someone built it up from a frame, or just rode...
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