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09-18-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,143
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: 1,934
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: 452
Posted By ThermionicScott

Transfer it to the trash.

Transfer it to the trash.
08-22-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
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: 1,627
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: 2,319
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: 1,934
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: 600
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: 295
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: 414
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: 414
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: 414
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: 1,800
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: 471
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: 7,754
Views: 867,223
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: 385
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: 2,133
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah! :thumb:

Yeah! :thumb:
08-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
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: 2,133
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: 16
Views: 1,100
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: 1,041
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: 9,223
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: 1,934
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: 1,658
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: 1,699
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: 1,699
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: 1,699
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: 490
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: 490
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: 2,438
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: 26
Views: 1,905
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: 1,371
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: 159
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: 342
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: 452
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: 1,067
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: 309
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: 505
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: 452
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: 1,471
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: 245
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: 657
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: 657
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: 194
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: 1,041
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: 836
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: 1,204
Posted By ThermionicScott

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:
07-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
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: 4,928
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: 31
Views: 896
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
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