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Posted By ThermionicScott

I have enough to worry about on brevets without...

I have enough to worry about on brevets without needing to stop and relube my chain every hundred miles. No interest in wax here.
08-03-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep. Hmm, I'd check the hanger...

Yep.



Hmm, I'd check the hanger alignment. With my bikes, when the rear shifting was better in a particular chainring, the derailleur hanger was bent.
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I was enjoying this story, but it seems to have...

I was enjoying this story, but it seems to have gotten cut off?
Forum: Commuting
08-03-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,377
Posted By ThermionicScott

RAGBRAI happened between my last post and this...

RAGBRAI happened between my last post and this one. :D

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08-03-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not a Campy expert, but is there any chance...

I'm not a Campy expert, but is there any chance that two cassette spacers got switched around and the cog-to-cog spacing is off? Are the cogs properly aligned (I think there is a letter on each one)?
08-03-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By ThermionicScott

Others will know better, but it seems like...

Others will know better, but it seems like Bianchi reserved celeste for Italian-made or otherwise upper-level models. (None of my 3 are, so they are other colors. :D)
08-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes...

Hold on to your butts, anything with rim brakes and quick release wheels is fast becoming "C&V". :innocent:
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Views: 143
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By ThermionicScott

Too new for me, but then, my bikes are probably...

Too new for me, but then, my bikes are probably too new for some others in C&V. There are forums where there are strict rules about what counts, but I like that C&V is a big tent. It's sort of like...
08-03-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 168
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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
Replies: 8
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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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By ThermionicScott

*raises hand* :D

*raises hand*

:D
08-02-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 489
Posted By ThermionicScott

700C aka 28" is the older of the two wheel...

700C aka 28" is the older of the two wheel standards, for what that's worth. :)
08-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's a whole thread about putting modern parts...

Here's a whole thread about putting modern parts on old frames: https://www.bikeforums.net/early-brifter-bikes-7-8-9-speed/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html :)
08-02-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
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: 593
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: 168
Views: 1,913
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By ThermionicScott

ADHD guy checking in. Is this gouge anything to...

ADHD guy checking in. Is this gouge anything to be concerned about?
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08-01-21, 06:01 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

D'oh, you're right, that was in your OP! I guess...

D'oh, you're right, that was in your OP! I guess I still have leftover feelings about LAB pushing the bent-arm turn signal for so long. ;)
08-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 1,913
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP was interested in "light." :p

OP was interested in "light." :p
08-01-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nope. Horizontal dropouts allow a couple-tooth...

Nope. Horizontal dropouts allow a couple-tooth difference in cogs without needing multiple chainrings or modifying the chain length.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'll hazard a guess that your old rims were...

I'll hazard a guess that your old rims were single-walled, and whatever you have now are double-walled. Conti Ultra Sports can work on double-walled rims, it just takes more finesse. Use thin rim...
07-31-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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...
07-31-21, 12:11 PM
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Views: 726
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 on considering a 650B conversion. Pretty...

+1 on considering a 650B conversion. Pretty straightforward way to get ~38mm tires into just about any C&V frame.

18 lbs is optimistic, but low 20s is fairly easy to accomplish without resorting...
07-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,317
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, 03:15 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I think unless you're married to that Phil Wood...

I think unless you're married to that Phil Wood BB, the simplest solution would just be to use a different BB that doesn't have an "outie" dust cap system.

For all of $16, I just bought a 107mm...
07-30-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you're not overly afraid of flats, consider...

If you're not overly afraid of flats, consider the Panaracer Pari-Moto for your conversion... light, round, comfy, zippy, and come in right around 38mm. (Mine are actually a little bigger than that...
07-30-21, 07:51 AM
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Views: 281
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: 390
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: 2,864
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: 281
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: 2,864
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
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! :D ...

Aha! :D

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07-29-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By ThermionicScott

Many cyclists who were already adults in 2014...

Many cyclists who were already adults in 2014 have gotten a little shorter since then. ;)
07-29-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
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...
07-29-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By ThermionicScott

What rim tape are you using? Hopefully not Velox.

What rim tape are you using? Hopefully not Velox.
07-29-21, 11:14 AM
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Views: 245
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you can find the model number on the rims,...

If you can find the model number on the rims, that would clear up whether they are supposed to be concave or not. The idea was that the rims could work with multiple types of brakes and resist the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,864
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: 2,864
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks! I'd been searching by the wrong thread...

Thanks! I'd been searching by the wrong thread author, I guess. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can't find it now... dare I ask what happened...

I can't find it now... dare I ask what happened while I was out on RAGBRAI? ;)
07-29-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,837
Posted By ThermionicScott

Among vintage aluminum square-taper triple...

Among vintage aluminum square-taper triple cranks, it's hard to think of one that would be lighter than the Rene Herse design. But after RH started making whole bikes, I don't know how many of his...
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
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: 28
Views: 596
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: 909
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: 75
Views: 4,480
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,...
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