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11-29-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,604
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like there was a www.vintagetrek.com back...

Looks like there was a www.vintagetrek.com back in 2004... the Wayback Machine doesn't have all of the pictures, but it seems to have mostly been a personal page for a handful of people?
11-28-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,604
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh ****. This is why succession plans are a good...

Oh ****. This is why succession plans are a good idea...
11-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,613
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use your words to create pictures in our minds. ...

Use your words to create pictures in our minds. :)
Forum: Commuting
11-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,462
Posted By ThermionicScott

Didn't commute today, just updating my totals: ...

Didn't commute today, just updating my totals:

gaucho777 (CA) __________________ 1,015.6 mi
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 760 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 707.4 mi as...
11-25-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have a set of those 26" Concaves. Since they...

I have a set of those 26" Concaves. Since they weren't already on Velobase, I added an entry: https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=e0d5190e-a777-49fc-8625-fad845d7af5a&Enum=107

The stupid...
11-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,605
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably my favorite TH album, too!

Probably my favorite TH album, too!
11-13-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use 'em and update Velobase with your results. :)

Use 'em and update Velobase with your results. :)
11-12-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,605
Posted By ThermionicScott

Same here. I haven't been as active on BF as of...

Same here. I haven't been as active on BF as of late, and am discovering that FBinNY is back (!), and the OP has joined and flamed out in that span of time.
11-07-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a valid thing to ask. Attributes like...

It's a valid thing to ask. Attributes like durability, light weight, tubeless compatibility, beauty, and low price are not likely to occur all at once, so determining which one(s) are most important...
11-06-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By ThermionicScott

Paging dddd .

Paging dddd .
11-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By ThermionicScott

Velocity also makes a 27" Dyad, so it's no doubt...

Velocity also makes a 27" Dyad, so it's no doubt a copy-and-paste error.
11-06-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,967
Posted By ThermionicScott

More likely rolling their eyes at us clinging to...

More likely rolling their eyes at us clinging to 80-year-old technologies, while they pursued innovative materials and designs in their day.
11-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like you're missing a couple of chainring...

Looks like you're missing a couple of chainring bolts, too. That might not be causing your problem, but it could cause others, in time.
10-09-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By ThermionicScott

Same goes for OP's other threads.

Same goes for OP's other threads.
10-07-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm kinda disappointed, grant40. You've set a...

I'm kinda disappointed, grant40. You've set a pretty high bar for weird bikes, and this is just a cheap cruiser with some wear and writing on it...
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By ThermionicScott

38-42mm is practically all I've ridden since 2013.

38-42mm is practically all I've ridden since 2013.
10-07-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just got the same thing as CO_Hoya, but...

I just got the same thing as CO_Hoya, but checking my account, I'm paid up through next year.

It smells like a phishing attack, but mousing over the links and email addresses, they appear to be...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By ThermionicScott

That would be a welcome relief. My 2022 brevet...

That would be a welcome relief. My 2022 brevet season was a giant cluster**** -- didn't get more than a 300k in. :(
09-18-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,268
Posted By ThermionicScott

If the bike can be returned to its original...

If the bike can be returned to its original state, who gives a **** how "authentic" it is, or what that even means, when it's built up to ride?
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By ThermionicScott

The first one was in late August. That would be...

The first one was in late August. That would be my preference, too, but I guess it interfered with school schedules and whatnot. ;)
08-22-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By ThermionicScott

Transfer it to the trash.

Transfer it to the trash.
08-22-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1 on letting a little air out of your tires. ...

+1 on letting a little air out of your tires. Believe it or not, I'd be trying 35 psi in front and 45 psi in the rear as a starting point. When the tires are softer and spreading out the load over...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm starting to get nervous about the whole...

I'm starting to get nervous about the whole thing. Just read on the randon list that all of the hotels in Rambouillet are booked up! :eek: Seems like we were able to make our reservations about two...
08-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,578
Posted By ThermionicScott

If I had a rider that had started life as a...

If I had a rider that had started life as a 10-speed, I'd have no qualms keeping it so. I'm content with a very modest range of gears.

But the only bike in our collection with a 5-speed freewheel...
Forum: Touring
08-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By ThermionicScott

Snoring may not be the worst of it if you run...

Snoring may not be the worst of it if you run with a younger club... ;)
08-20-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you bought a cheap bench vise and mounted it...

If you bought a cheap bench vise and mounted it to a long board, you could sit on one end of the board to twist off the freehub body... :thumb:
08-20-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By ThermionicScott

My Bianchi 650B conversion has spent long periods...

My Bianchi 650B conversion has spent long periods of time with close to zero clearance at the chainstays. The Col de la Vie tires I started with measured about 36.5mm wide, giving about 1-2mm of...
08-20-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By ThermionicScott

Not that I know of! :lol: But if I were in...

Not that I know of! :lol:

But if I were in the market for freewheels at all, I've considered masking off the smaller cogs and spraying or brushing some kind of copper/brass-colored paint on the...
08-20-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By ThermionicScott

What I mostly had in mind are the new-production...

What I mostly had in mind are the new-production Shimano freewheels. One can choose between 14-16-18-21-24-28 or 14-16-18-20-22-24-28, oh joy. ;)

With old-stock or custom freewheels, one could...
08-20-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By ThermionicScott

This is going to sound like retro-grouch...

This is going to sound like retro-grouch resistance at first, but what is your goal in switching from 6-speed to 7-speed? New freewheels tend to come in 14-28 or 14-34 either way, so there isn't much...
08-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
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: 500
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: 7,892
Views: 880,831
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: 19
Views: 399
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: 2,208
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah! :thumb:

Yeah! :thumb:
08-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
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: 2,208
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: 21
Views: 1,581
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: 1,082
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: 22
Views: 9,491
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: 42
Views: 2,312
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: 1,763
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: 1,896
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: 1,896
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: 1,896
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: 501
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: 501
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: 2,494
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: 29
Views: 2,278
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: 1,414
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. ;)
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