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07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why not tubulars, if you're going to be swapping...

Why not tubulars, if you're going to be swapping rims and tires anyway? :innocent:
07-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
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: 675
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.
Replies: 61
Views: 4,046
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had to check my papers... in 2015 I was in the...

I had to check my papers... in 2015 I was in the "P" group, and started at 7:15 PM. It sure didn't seem like very long before I started getting passed by faster riders! I actually appreciated it,...
Replies: 53
Views: 3,115
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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By ThermionicScott

That sounds more like the Aero extrusion: ...

That sounds more like the Aero extrusion:

https://fixedgearlifestyle.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/d1ea0421051a4fd8e34811106bf6ed24/v/e/velocity_aero_velgen.png
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's technically an "18-26mm" tube but stretching...

It's technically an "18-26mm" tube but stretching an extra millimeter in each direction isn't a lot. Rene Herse has them in stock: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By ThermionicScott

How about Schwalbe SV20 (65g)? I've been...

How about Schwalbe SV20 (65g)?

I've been really impressed with their Superlight tubes in my 650B bike. They don't seem to be any less reliable than standard thickness tubes.
07-21-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
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
...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,073
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1258
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 282...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nice editing to the music there BobbyG .

Nice editing to the music there BobbyG .
07-21-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
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: 539
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...
07-20-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By ThermionicScott

I say go for the B17 Narrow. It's my favorite of...

I say go for the B17 Narrow. It's my favorite of their shapes. If all the saddles on my bikes disappeared overnight, I'd cry a little, then order B17Ns for all of them. :)
07-20-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By ThermionicScott

I mean, that was my best guess. I'd do it...

I mean, that was my best guess. I'd do it differently. :lol:
07-20-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm very intrigued by these tires, but the...

I'm very intrigued by these tires, but the price... ouchy. I feel like I read on BF in another thread that Rene Herse tires needed some kind of special sealant that was causing issues? Maybe that it...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,548
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: 565
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?
07-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm impressed that the previous owner(s) were...

I'm impressed that the previous owner(s) were able to advance the nut that far. Interested to see this get resolved. :)
07-19-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks for the clarification, rccardr !

Thanks for the clarification, rccardr !
07-19-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ThermionicScott

Your thread is a little confusing. Are you...

Your thread is a little confusing. Are you asking about a part you have in hand, or are you curious what was/is available?
07-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By ThermionicScott

AFAIK, the Japanese-made ones were all...

AFAIK, the Japanese-made ones were all cold-forged steel, so should be equally durable. Only the surface treatment varied (chrome for the fanciest cassettes down to paint on the cheaper ones.)
...
07-19-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's funny how fast they changed, once they did. ...

It's funny how fast they changed, once they did. My 1988 Diamondback Ascent has 126mm spacing!
07-19-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

I found a catalog... 73mm bottom bracket shell...

I found a catalog... 73mm bottom bracket shell usually means 130-135mm rear spacing, right?

http://www.rideandrepair.co.uk/Retrobike/DiamondBack92_Catalogue_RB.pdf
07-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ThermionicScott

6 and 7 speed freehub bodies are usually the same...

6 and 7 speed freehub bodies are usually the same width. If the OP can disassemble his freehub and replace the outer shell in the way I'm thinking, he could run 7-speed cassettes on his wheel with...
07-19-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
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...
07-19-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ThermionicScott

I know that some Uniglide hubs can have the outer...

I know that some Uniglide hubs can have the outer shell replaced with a HyperGlide shell -- is 6/7-speed Dura Ace one of them?
07-19-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By ThermionicScott

I forget sometimes that the "hybrid" category...

I forget sometimes that the "hybrid" category included MTBs with drop bars at one early nebulous time. "Rad" is a good word for it. :thumb:
07-18-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,428
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, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By ThermionicScott

If they were mine and I didn't know what to do...

If they were mine and I didn't know what to do with them, I'd keep them whole and find a place to hang them up. At present, you have two hubs, 64 spokes, 64 nipples, and one rim that are still good....
07-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's what I was expecting, too!

That's what I was expecting, too!
07-18-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,399
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
Forum: Commuting
07-18-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,073
Posted By ThermionicScott

Went in to finish off a small task before Monday....

Went in to finish off a small task before Monday.

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1258
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584...
Replies: 61
Views: 4,046
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...
Replies: 61
Views: 4,046
Posted By ThermionicScott

What's the longest ride you've done so far? I...

What's the longest ride you've done so far? I was really glad to have picked 90-hour for my first 1200k. I didn't know what misfortunes might befall me, or how fast I'd be able to ride by the end. ...
07-18-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By ThermionicScott

Best way to find out is to measure. Assuming it...

Best way to find out is to measure. Assuming it has tires on it, you (or the dealer) could pump up the tires and try bigger and bigger allen wrenches between the crown of the tire and the brake...
07-18-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By ThermionicScott

I really need to try that. Apart from my first...

I really need to try that. Apart from my first wheel build, where the spokes came with spoke prep applied, I've only used oil.
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 631
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By ThermionicScott

Freehub bodies with a "bite guard" (strip of...

Freehub bodies with a "bite guard" (strip of steel along one spline) are good at preventing that. :)...
07-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By ThermionicScott

Two reasons: I always want to have two ways to...

Two reasons: I always want to have two ways to stop or slow my bike (cables can snap), and rear brakes by themselves are not as effective as a front brake.
07-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
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...
07-18-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By ThermionicScott

I believe this is the right techdoc for your...

I believe this is the right techdoc for your cassette: https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/CS-M900-8Q/EV-CS-M900-8Q-1206.pdf

The Sheldon tables imply that cassettes have uniform...
07-17-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By ThermionicScott

My money is on the rim being marked 1.5" (or...

My money is on the rim being marked 1.5" (or 1.75" or 1.95" or whatever) as a suggestion for what tire width to use. The ZAC19 extrusion itself is nowhere close to being 1.5"/38mm wide.
07-17-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,281
Posted By ThermionicScott

Let's stretch the OP's question a bit: what do...

Let's stretch the OP's question a bit: what do you buy extras of when they're on sale (or not) at your LBS? :)

For example, I recently stopped by mine to get a new chain for my fixed-gear, and...
07-17-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

Schwalbe is one brand that uses removable valve...

Schwalbe is one brand that uses removable valve cores. Now I'm in the practice of making sure it's screwed on tight whenever I get a new one.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, now I'm having doubts about that. The...

Yeah, now I'm having doubts about that. The Brooks site has this at the bottom:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1088x89/brooks_sr_2b0c827cd0695b3449d208e7244bafe93a2b03fa.png...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,073
Posted By ThermionicScott

Replying to myself again... Bizman (PA)...

Replying to myself again...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1258
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)...
07-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By ThermionicScott

Whatever you choose, I'd buy extras while you...

Whatever you choose, I'd buy extras while you can. :)
07-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,051
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you saying you don't give a crap?

Are you saying you don't give a crap?
07-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,051
Posted By ThermionicScott

Also, baby wipes are ace for keeping that fresh...

Also, baby wipes are ace for keeping that fresh feeling on longer rides.
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