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09-22-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are they tubeless-compatible rims? Working...

Are they tubeless-compatible rims? Working smarter -- not harder -- is the way to approach those. ;)
09-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, this is gonna bug me now. What I think I...

Okay, this is gonna bug me now. What I think I remember seemed pretty well thought-out and accurate. The tire-measuring jig had two large D-shaped wooden blocks with grooves in them for the tire...
09-22-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By ThermionicScott

'preciate it! I'll admit that mine isn't a very...

'preciate it! I'll admit that mine isn't a very practical request.



Didn't/doesn't Ric Hjertberg have tools for that? I seem to recall a special tape measure for rims, and a two-piece wooden...
09-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm sure it's there on slick road tires because...

I'm sure it's there on slick road tires because people needed to know which way to put them on. ;)
Forum: Commuting
09-22-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,094
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1825 (3328...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1825 (3328 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 503...
09-22-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24,565
Views: 2,243,522
Posted By ThermionicScott

Today I celebrated the beginning of fall by...

Today I celebrated the beginning of fall by replacing my chain and coincidentally bumping up my gearing to 71", which is what I usually use in the summer. Just been spinning around for the last...
09-22-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're totally incompatible. Don't buy the...

They're totally incompatible. Don't buy the 26"x1-3/8" tires.

By "brown" are you thinking of tires with tan sidewalls? There are a number of 26"x1.75" tires available like that, Panaracer Pasela...
09-22-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By ThermionicScott

If your cantis are that hard to keep centered, it...

If your cantis are that hard to keep centered, it might be a good idea to disassemble, clean, and lube them.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By ThermionicScott

Congratulations, it has "broken in." That's what...

Congratulations, it has "broken in." That's what is supposed to happen. :thumb:
09-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

What would that accomplish? If the spokes...

What would that accomplish?

If the spokes haven't given any trouble until now, I would be perfectly comfortable taping the new rim to the wheel and transferring all of the spoke ends without...
09-21-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By ThermionicScott

Man, if you can't get excited about this, you...

Man, if you can't get excited about this, you might want to see your doctor. ;)
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't see why not. There's potential for custom...

I don't see why not. There's potential for custom frame bags, I think:

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09-21-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you using the right ones? They should be...

Are you using the right ones? They should be 1/4" in back and 3/16" in front.
09-21-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think that was always a feature of the Eros...

I think that was always a feature of the Eros model. My '91 and '93 both have it -- probably saved money on what was an entry-level model.
09-21-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, good thing you checked! :thumb: ...

Yeah, good thing you checked! :thumb:

What's the spoke gauge? If they're double-butted, I'd definitely get another Open Pro and swap it on.
09-21-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aren't there concerns about using TPU tubes with...

Aren't there concerns about using TPU tubes with rim brakes? (I know rim brakes are dead, but...)
09-21-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By ThermionicScott

All of my bikes have had "used cranks" on them...

All of my bikes have had "used cranks" on them until I bought my first brand-new crank last year. Had no idea I was living on the edge! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ Yeah, I don't think wheelbuilding is that...

^ Yeah, I don't think wheelbuilding is that mysterious or tough, or requires that much outlay in tools. You can improvise ways to check the dish and true using the back of a frame. The important...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,094
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1814 (3305...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1814 (3305 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 484...
09-20-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 458,568
Posted By ThermionicScott

Last night, I filed/ground one of my headset...

Last night, I filed/ground one of my headset wrenches to 33mm. Finally I can adjust the oddball headset on my Diamondback without using a large pair of vise grips! :twitchy: :lol:
...
09-20-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By ThermionicScott

A flat tire could add some nice tension to a...

A flat tire could add some nice tension to a scene. Can't remember if that's happened yet or not. :)
09-20-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a fun show. My wife loves it, so I've...

It's a fun show. My wife loves it, so I've secondhand-watched most of it as well. ;)
09-20-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By ThermionicScott

You looking for the widest double-wall rim with a...

You looking for the widest double-wall rim with a brake track? Maybe the Velocity Cliffhanger.

I used a Weinmann AS7X when building up the new front wheel for my Diamondback. It was decently wide...
09-19-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm curious what would happen if you pricked that...

I'm curious what would happen if you pricked that bubble with something sharp. I'd think that if cords were broken in that area, the sidewall would have distorted outward in multiple directions, not...
09-19-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, they were cheaper when I bought mine a few...

Yeah, they were cheaper when I bought mine a few years ago. Crazy times...
09-19-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By ThermionicScott

A 7-speed bike from the 90's won't have...

A 7-speed bike from the 90's won't have thru-axles. It will have quick-releases if decent, nutted axles if cheaper.

Hopefully it's a steel frame -- those are pretty easy to respace to 130mm for a...
09-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

The LN-7922 is nice as well, and lighter. (If you...

The LN-7922 is nice as well, and lighter. (If you can get your hands on one in the length you need at the moment.) :thumb:
09-19-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,132
Posted By ThermionicScott

Moving the failure point to a different spot...

Moving the failure point to a different spot counts as progress to me. :thumb:
09-19-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tangential: you know you're missing a couple of...

Tangential: you know you're missing a couple of crankbolts, right? ;)
09-19-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By ThermionicScott

Does the crankset have to be new? If you don't...

Does the crankset have to be new? If you don't have special needs when it comes to chainring sizes, you could get a lot more value for your $200 with an older Sugino/Sakae/Shimano 110mm BCD double.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By ThermionicScott

Where are you guys finding these NOS, NIB...

Where are you guys finding these NOS, NIB (New-In-Bag) bikes? So neat seeing these exactly how they were shipped. :thumb:
09-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 458,568
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yesterday, I took inventory of my spare tubes......

Yesterday, I took inventory of my spare tubes... 27 of them in circulation, only one oddball (a 24") that wouldn't fit on one of our bikes. Is that a normal number to have? :D
09-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 602
Posted By ThermionicScott

This is the opposite of what you have in mind,...

This is the opposite of what you have in mind, but I'm riding Giro Zero CS gloves currently. They have as little padding as I've been able to find while still wearing gloves, which lets me get the...
09-19-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By ThermionicScott

While you're at it, that bar tape looks a little...

While you're at it, that bar tape looks a little tired. ;)
Forum: For Sale
09-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't have a horse in this race, but those...

I don't have a horse in this race, but those don't look like stock cassettes to me. They have big gaps at the top and bottom, and single-tooth jumps scattered in between. Nobody would have that...
09-18-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think it's normal to think a 10-speed cassette...

I think it's normal to think a 10-speed cassette wouldn't work on a 7-speed hub -- there's something like 3mm less "landing" on the freehub body for it. I wouldn't have believed it, but that overhang...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,094
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
09-18-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, I don't have a good answer for that!...

Yeah, I don't have a good answer for that! Perhaps Shimano felt the longer lengths needed a little more support against the bottom bracket shell, but it has never been a problem when I've used the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,094
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1777 (3268 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
09-18-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ThermionicScott

As far as I know, the cartridge bodies all have...

As far as I know, the cartridge bodies all have the same dimensions at the end (OD, edge radius, etc.) Problem Solvers sells a universal replacement cup in each shell width (68mm or 73mm) and it's...
09-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, hacksawing the axle is what I do when...

Yep, hacksawing the axle is what I do when respacing a hub for a shorter OLD. You don't have to cut 3mm off each side, just cut about 6mm off one side. Put a nut on the axle inboard of the part...
09-17-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why on earth would you do this? 126mm freewheel...

Why on earth would you do this? 126mm freewheel hubs can be easily re-spaced to 120mm. Do it the right way, and the chainline will be better, too.
09-17-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, ask around in Framebuilders and/or C&V. ...

Yeah, ask around in Framebuilders and/or C&V. Rather than brazing an extension into your existing steerer tube, they might insist on sweating out the old steerer and brazing in a new longer one. If...
09-17-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By ThermionicScott

ISO: Ambrosio Elite 19 or similar "difficult" rim.

"What? Why??"

I'm interested in getting my hands on one of the more difficult C&V clincher rims so that I can approach tire-mounting discussions with a bit more knowledge and empathy. Plus, I...
09-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,607
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are there? As in, people who have said this to...

Are there? As in, people who have said this to you? Sounds more like one of your strawmen to me.
09-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,607
Posted By ThermionicScott

Rules of thumb are imprecise by nature. This one...

Rules of thumb are imprecise by nature. This one is likely as much psychological/motivational as it is physiological. All but a small percentage of people on BikeForums could ride a century...
09-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By ThermionicScott

Might be time to clean and repack the front hub. ...

Might be time to clean and repack the front hub. Dirty bearings sometimes manifest as creaks and pings in the spokes.
09-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,607
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. Success builds on success. If you go for...

+1. Success builds on success. If you go for the century option and fail, you'll probably be discouraged for your next attempt, if there is one. But once you have a 68-miler under your belt,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By ThermionicScott

​​​​​​​+1. In your position, I'd have no qualms...

​​​​​​​+1. In your position, I'd have no qualms going down a step to 65/70. I'd probably even be happy there, without going to 28s. :thumb:
09-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By ThermionicScott

Which comes back to using butted spokes on the...

Which comes back to using butted spokes on the rear NDS (at a minimum) since they don't drop as much tension each cycle... :thumb:
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