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08-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could include more and more "road" bikes,...

You could include more and more "road" bikes, too. I dunno how many other people I speak for, but if I'd been able to fit 32mm tires and possibly fenders into the road bikes I had a decade ago, I...
08-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By ThermionicScott

Time to take out the tube and find the leak with...

Time to take out the tube and find the leak with a bucket or sinkful of water. None of our guessing, however close, will fix it. :)
08-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 858,957
Posted By ThermionicScott

I received a box from Universal Cycles today, but...

I received a box from Universal Cycles today, but all of the contents have dispersed so it's too late for an "unboxing" pic. ;)

The most anticipated thing was a Lezyne Sport Gravel Drive floor...
08-05-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By ThermionicScott

Similar; toothpick with the pointed end trimmed...

Similar; toothpick with the pointed end trimmed off here. Just cut off a bit more when the end gets munged up. :thumb:
08-03-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,839
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah! :thumb:

Yeah! :thumb:
08-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By ThermionicScott

Road FDs tend to be pretty tolerant of...

Road FDs tend to be pretty tolerant of smaller-than-spec chainrings, but the frame sounds tough to work around. If you could be content with a 46T big ring (and possibly a 30T small to go with it),...
08-03-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,839
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can't speak for Doug64, but I tend to think of...

I can't speak for Doug64, but I tend to think of my bikes as much for their role in my stable, as what they physically are. My rando bike is only a frame (not fork), saddle, and rear brake away from...
08-03-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By ThermionicScott

Brakes? Why Gatorskins? If or when I build...

Brakes? Why Gatorskins?

If or when I build another 700C wheelset, I've been wanting to try the Pacenti Forza or Velocity Quill. :thumb:
08-03-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

So glad it helped! Good judgment comes from...

So glad it helped! Good judgment comes from experience, as they say... ;)
08-02-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,925
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe this?...

Maybe this? https://yarchive.net/bike/rim_cracking.html (https://yarchive.net/bike/rims.html) :)
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 680
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've done 12 or so RAGBRAIs now, and this year...

I've done 12 or so RAGBRAIs now, and this year was easily the nicest weather I've experienced that week. Never too hot, just a sprinkle or two of rain... the tailwind made the century day pure...
08-02-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,418
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wouldn't spread a bike *just* to use an...

I wouldn't spread a bike *just* to use an easier-to-source wheelset. For my bikes, it would have to be a deliberate choice to go to more speeds (i.e. from 5 to 6/7, or from 6/7 to 8+.)
08-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By ThermionicScott

Classic BF. Haven't heard from SquidPuppet in a...

Classic BF. Haven't heard from SquidPuppet in a while; hope he's doing okay.
08-01-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1! I've bought Schwalbe tubes directly...

+1!


I've bought Schwalbe tubes directly from their site, too. Not my favorite to navigate, but I had no issues with the order once I found what I wanted. :)
08-01-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,433
Posted By ThermionicScott

The regular GravelKing (sometimes called "slick")...

The regular GravelKing (sometimes called "slick") in 700C is probably the closest thing to a Pari-Moto, but you might also consider the "Fairweather for Traveler" model:...
08-01-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By ThermionicScott

Accounting for that is trivial. That the Nouveau...

Accounting for that is trivial. That the Nouveau Randonneur bars are also compact drops with flattened tops, a backsweep, little to any upsweep, with a 31.8mm clamp, are harder to reconcile if the...
08-01-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By ThermionicScott

Well, shoot -- they only seem to have wider sizes...

Well, shoot -- they only seem to have wider sizes in stock anymore. I bet you're right that they are discontinuing this model, which is a shame. Their "Nouveau Randonneur" bar is not comparable at...
08-01-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,396
Posted By ThermionicScott

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1477x1121/ragbrai_feet_cropped_81cc556f48a4a19f96d8d672f15775ede58bfcf9.jpg
08-01-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's your thread -- sometimes an epic tale takes...

It's your thread -- sometimes an epic tale takes a while to tell. :thumb:
08-01-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By ThermionicScott

One of my favorite movies as a kid (just ask my...

One of my favorite movies as a kid (just ask my folks!) Fun fact: the hippie next to them at the drive-in diner was also Dean Jones. ;)
07-22-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By ThermionicScott

There's another thread: ...

There's another thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1253979-almost-july-let-s-see-your-c-v-ragbrai-bike.html :p
07-22-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like you just need a handlebar bag. ;)

Sounds like you just need a handlebar bag. ;)
07-21-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By ThermionicScott

No kidding? I paid a lot less than that when I...

No kidding? I paid a lot less than that when I bought one!
07-21-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 990
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do you think anyone will get bent in this thread?

Do you think anyone will get bent in this thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to BikeForums. There are quite a few...

Welcome to BikeForums. There are quite a few classic-looking cranks with smaller BCDs to allow smaller chainrings. Lots of older (and newer) 110mm BCD Sugino cranks make a nice compact double. ...
07-21-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought for sure this thread would be about...

I thought for sure this thread would be about Testors when I clicked on it!
07-21-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By ThermionicScott

Wheels Mfg sells 137mm 10x1mm QR axles, too. But...

Wheels Mfg sells 137mm 10x1mm QR axles, too. But I've also cut down a few longer axles -- the advice to thread on a nut *before* you cut so that it will clean the threads afterward is well worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By ThermionicScott

Proper taillights for seat stay mounting are...

Proper taillights for seat stay mounting are angled so they don't have that problem.
07-21-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would guess not. You want the rim to be shaped...

I would guess not. You want the rim to be shaped properly for tubeless, especially if using higher pressures.
07-21-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like a PC/browser issue. I almost never...

Sounds like a PC/browser issue. I almost never have trouble with BikeForums booting me and requiring another login.
07-21-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By ThermionicScott

Funny, I always think of 7-speed cassette as that...

Funny, I always think of 7-speed cassette as that forgotten middle child. Bikes were largely 6-speed up to the late 80s, then Shimano would upgrade a group to 7-speed, only to bump it up again to...
07-21-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By ThermionicScott

Seems like it should work as long as you observe...

Seems like it should work as long as you observe the max pressure ratings.
07-20-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good point! There are a lot of riders who are...

Good point! There are a lot of riders who are not used to riding in groups, so you need to be vigilant about people suddenly swerving to the left or right for no apparent reason. :thumb:
07-20-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 731
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just flipped through the current Panaracer...

I just flipped through the current Panaracer catalog again, and it's heartening how many true MTB tires they're still making in 26". They even make a GravelKing in 26", which they easily could have...
07-20-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,064
Posted By ThermionicScott

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:
07-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By ThermionicScott

One rule of thumb I go by is that the threads...

One rule of thumb I go by is that the threads should disappear into the nipple (or be very close to it) by the time you start developing torque on the nipples. Was that the case?
07-20-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,677
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm pretty sure "Support And Gear" is a...

I'm pretty sure "Support And Gear" is a backronym. The "sag wagon" picks up riders who are "sagging", a common way to describe someone who is running out of energy and/or motivation. :thumb:
07-20-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably "dual-compound." That's where it's part...

Probably "dual-compound." That's where it's part salmon, part black rubber to cut down on squeal. :thumb:

https://cdn-0.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/koolstop/eagle2-dual-smooth.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,510
Posted By ThermionicScott

That comparison is entirely irrelevant to this...

That comparison is entirely irrelevant to this thread.
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's interesting. I can see advantages to...

That's interesting. I can see advantages to checking the bikes (secret control?) as they are being ridden on the course, as opposed to what you showed the organizers the day ahead or whatever it...
07-20-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,064
Posted By ThermionicScott

Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've...

Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've got five "grail bikes" in your garage, they weren't "grails", sorry.
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By ThermionicScott

I need to get on those reservations for...

I need to get on those reservations for accommodations... wife and I are still nailing down who all will be coming with us. :)
07-20-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By ThermionicScott

Kool-Stop pads might help if your replacements...

Kool-Stop pads might help if your replacements are generic cheapies. Are you using the front brake enough?
07-20-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By ThermionicScott

Spokes "elongating too much" isn't a thing,...

Spokes "elongating too much" isn't a thing, unless you're using extremely skinny spokes on the drive side of a conventional real wheel. You'd have to deliberately make it happen.
07-20-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

Beekman's is always one of my favorite stops....

Beekman's is always one of my favorite stops. It's like a very miniature "old threshers reunion" for those into antique farm equipment. C&V in its own right. :thumb:
07-19-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cool! The first and last days are always a...

Cool!

The first and last days are always a little nerve-wracking for me as they tend to be the hilliest, but everything else is generally smooth sailing. Just bring a little more cash with you...
07-19-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing...

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing it in a text editor first, then pasting it into your browser. Then if the website craps out, you can try it again. :)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-19-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey...

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey straightens out all the time.
07-19-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By ThermionicScott

On reflection, I didn't describe my issue very...

On reflection, I didn't describe my issue very well. It's not the teeth of the pulleys that need cleaning (although that's always good to do), but the bushings inside that make the RD balky if they...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By ThermionicScott

Which motorcycle lube? Which bicycle chain lube?...

Which motorcycle lube? Which bicycle chain lube? There have always been multiple kinds available.
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