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05-20-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did 700D exist before GT used it, though? I...

Did 700D exist before GT used it, though? I believe they created it out of whole cloth to have a propriety wheel size, and gave it a French-sounding designator to make it sound legit...

Balloon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 01:11 PM
05-20-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,546
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel much the same way about my 650B...

I feel much the same way about my 650B conversion. It showed promise at first, then after a lot of refinement (build thread here...
05-20-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like how file treads have come back for...

I like how file treads have come back for performance tires, it would be great if they could "trickle down" to other sizes of tires like 27" and 26"x1-3/8". Couldn't be too hard to do, just need the...
05-20-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By ThermionicScott

Like with 700D, I doubt that a 650D existed in...

Like with 700D, I doubt that a 650D existed in the original French system. By that point, you'd probably be looking at wheels with a smaller nominal diameter like 600A.
05-19-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By ThermionicScott

If your frame is 130mm spaced and the dropouts...

If your frame is 130mm spaced and the dropouts are correctly aligned, I think I'd skip 7-speed and go right to 8+. Path of less resistance than using spacers or rarer hubs to use 7-speed, and I say...
05-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By ThermionicScott

Interlacing the spokes is good practice, and I do...

Interlacing the spokes is good practice, and I do it, but the value is mostly at the edge case where spokes dip down toward zero tension while riding. Lots of wheels have been built without...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,932
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hat trick! gaucho777 (CA)...

Hat trick!

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA)...
05-18-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By ThermionicScott

38T is definitely possible for 130mm BCD. I have...

38T is definitely possible for 130mm BCD. I have one, but I see evidence that the chain plates are able to contact the mounting tabs on the crank spider. I wonder if that is why most production...
05-18-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By ThermionicScott

Lightweight wheels in 27" are certainly doable if...

Lightweight wheels in 27" are certainly doable if you wanted, but you'd be replacing so many parts that buying a set of 700C wheels would still make more sense. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 296
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could always buy flat pedals that have the...

You could always buy flat pedals that have the option to attach clips, but after commuting for a brief while on clips and straps, I'm against it, too. No matter how quickly you can do it, drivers...
05-18-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 868
Posted By ThermionicScott

I have my doubts that l'Eroica is merely behind...

I have my doubts that l'Eroica is merely behind in updating their rules to include modern tech like tubeless tires. :lol:

But if the question is whether you'd get away with it... most likely. ...
05-17-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 868
Posted By ThermionicScott

Technically, nope:

Technically, nope:
05-17-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, Sturmey-Archer even makes them in colors. ...

Sure, Sturmey-Archer even makes them in colors. https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/1-speed :)
05-17-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By ThermionicScott

What rims do you have? Without knowing the type,...

What rims do you have? Without knowing the type, we'll just keep chasing our tails in here. ;)

It's too bad more (non-tubeless) rims weren't made like these Araya 20As. They're double-walled rims,...
05-17-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 821,281
Posted By ThermionicScott

Those rings look nice, and the hang cards are...

Those rings look nice, and the hang cards are really cool! Great addition to any shop. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,932
Posted By ThermionicScott

Man, it's getting too nice out for people to be...

Man, it's getting too nice out for people to be replying to themselves in this thread!

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 849
Posted By ThermionicScott

To keep your nipples from getting sore?

To keep your nipples from getting sore?
05-17-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's a C&V page about the original tires: ...

Here's a C&V page about the original tires: http://www.bikepro.com/products/tires/tioga_john.html
05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "UG" chain is probably Shimano...

The "UG" chain is probably Shimano Uniglide.
05-17-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's easier than you might think, and those...

It's easier than you might think, and those Weinmanns would build up some durable wheels. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By ThermionicScott

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes! ...

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes!

https://i.redd.it/zu8ua1h9dvf81.jpg
05-17-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,739
Posted By ThermionicScott

DT Champions are straight-gauge spokes. I'd...

DT Champions are straight-gauge spokes. I'd expect them to be cheaper...
05-16-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By ThermionicScott

Unless I'm reading too much into it, the catalog...

Unless I'm reading too much into it, the catalog implies that you would use a D-3SS spindle (121.5mm, fairly asymmetric) when configuring the Super Apex 5 as a triple rather than a double:...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,932
Posted By ThermionicScott

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ______________ 149...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By ThermionicScott

I get a lot of hits for wheelchair tires when I...

I get a lot of hits for wheelchair tires when I search for those...
05-16-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 454
Posted By ThermionicScott

When in doubt, it's best to aim...

When in doubt, it's best to aim sidepull/centerpull brake pads a little lower on the rim, since they will tend to hit higher up as they wear. If you can't fix this wheel, or it's as good as you can...
05-15-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,679
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ooh, I think I know! Do you have a thread for...

Ooh, I think I know! Do you have a thread for that project?
05-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 3,627,826
Posted By ThermionicScott

My wife and I have been wanting to go to the Lake...

My wife and I have been wanting to go to the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour for years, but it never works out. Please let us know how it went!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,095
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, 15% drop is arbitrary, and max inflation...

Sure, 15% drop is arbitrary, and max inflation pressures have some margin around them. That's what makes it futile to boil this down to "right" or "wrong". If the tire doesn't blow off or wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,095
Posted By ThermionicScott

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I've seen...

It wouldn't be my choice either, but I've seen bigger people use smaller tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,095
Posted By ThermionicScott

I dunno if I'd go that far. If Larry and his...

I dunno if I'd go that far. If Larry and his bike together weigh about 285 lbs, plugging that into the 15% drop calculator gives 130 psi for 25mm tires. He's only a bit north of that.
05-15-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,656
Posted By ThermionicScott

Guess he missed the memo that you need a 29er to...

Guess he missed the memo that you need a 29er to ride gravel! :lol:
05-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,206
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's the impression I'm getting. "Buy another...

That's the impression I'm getting. "Buy another bike so I don't have to look at your seat clamp any more!" :lol:
05-15-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,206
Posted By ThermionicScott

Apparently how other people's bikes look to you...

Apparently how other people's bikes look to you is what's most important?
05-14-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wouldn't be surprised if a new chain skipped on...

I wouldn't be surprised if a new chain skipped on that big chainring, but I'd at least expect it to stay in place. Perhaps if you're in a high enough gear (small cog), the chainline is crooked enough...
05-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like pretty solid bro science to me.

Sounds like pretty solid bro science to me.
05-13-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

I got seriously into cycling in 2008 and needed...

I got seriously into cycling in 2008 and needed to start patching tubes not long after that, let's say 2009. So I have 700C tubes with patches dating back to the 2009-2010 timeframe, and still...
05-12-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,148
Posted By ThermionicScott

You skinny-tire diehards are coming out of the...

You skinny-tire diehards are coming out of the woodwork lately. :)

The Duro company still makes a 700x20C, not sure about availability:...
05-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By ThermionicScott

The "Pro Star" brakes on my '88 Bianchi have...

The "Pro Star" brakes on my '88 Bianchi have those rubber pieces on them. They look like a grommet that's inverted from normal, but I haven't found the magic words for Google either.

I suspect...
05-12-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

2 years was the value we were supposed to infer...

2 years was the value we were supposed to infer from your series of opaque responses? :lol:

I'd hope a person wouldn't recommend something crappy, but I've seen it before on BikeForums, and we...
05-12-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, 2 years is pretty decent. Why didn't you...

Okay, 2 years is pretty decent. Why didn't you volunteer that the first time around? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 978
Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't need to sign up to read it. You just...

I didn't need to sign up to read it. You just need to scroll down past the banner ad at the top.
05-11-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh, I believe you that a glueless patch has...

Oh, I believe you that a glueless patch has lasted to the end of a ride! If you throw away the tube when you get home, you absolutely get to claim it "never failed."

I just suspect you and I and...
05-11-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you replace the tube when you get home, or...

If you replace the tube when you get home, or "after a few rides" as you mentioned upthread, then no, you really don't have enough to claim that glueless patches "work just as good." OP asked about...
05-11-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

What's the most number of years you've gotten out...

What's the most number of years you've gotten out of a glueless patch? Par is decades.
05-11-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's come up before... maybe in the SS/FG forum...

It's come up before... maybe in the SS/FG forum if not here. My concern would be how you clutch it so that you can't accidentally go from 0 to 120RPM. Could be dangerous the first couple of times...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By ThermionicScott

Props for being considerate! :thumb: In...

Props for being considerate! :thumb:

In theory, we could ride in at really low effort to minimize the sweat/stink and save the harder efforts for the ride home, but I've never been able to do that...
05-11-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would use Bicycle Gear Calculator...

I would use Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com) to compare how the wheel size affects your gearing.
05-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,747
Posted By ThermionicScott

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so...

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so seriously?

To be frank, I kinda enjoy the term "brifter." A seven letter portmanteau to describe a distinct type of bicycle component that controls the...
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