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05-25-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.
05-25-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By ThermionicScott

You'll find lots of that in cycling. Collecting...

You'll find lots of that in cycling. Collecting good data can be hard, time-consuming, and expensive, so much of what we know is due to trial and error.

"You manage what you measure", and too...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe the rehab is for his hip and this is just a...

Maybe the rehab is for his hip and this is just a cover story. ;)
05-24-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,026
Posted By ThermionicScott

I voted 2. Every one of my most-ridden bikes has...

I voted 2. Every one of my most-ridden bikes has a simple wired bike computer, and the fixed-gear I use for most of my commuting and club riding has a USB-rechargeable tail light. It has a...
05-24-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like it's based on the B17 Standard --...

Looks like it's based on the B17 Standard -- 275mm long, 175mm wide in the rear, with a flattish top.

One might need to be "butchered" to appeal to a Brooks Pro fan. ;)
05-24-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks great, Jon! :thumb:

Looks great, Jon! :thumb:
05-24-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By ThermionicScott

In my (very limited) experience, SPD sandals...

In my (very limited) experience, SPD sandals aren't as stiff as full shoes. Whether that's a problem for you will depend on where you like to place your cleats and how long you ride at a time.

If...
05-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 891
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not sure that's robust enough. Might want...

I'm not sure that's robust enough. Might want something like:

if (tired(legs)) shut_up(legs);

;)
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By ThermionicScott

Picture isn't showing for me. :p

Picture isn't showing for me. :p
05-23-22, 09:43 PM
05-23-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By ThermionicScott

Glad to see the issue get resolved before the...

Glad to see the issue get resolved before the files came out. :D

The smallest ring of a double or triple usually doesn't need or get very much tooth-shaping. The chain either gets dropped down...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, seems like it had started to wane before...

Yeah, seems like it had started to wane before Covid, even. Just kinda sad, 'cause I remember the days when dozens of people were participating and we used to have those little fights when someone...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By ThermionicScott

Four-peat? Where is everyone? :foo: ...

Four-peat? Where is everyone? :foo:

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 530.3 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 410.5 mi as of 5/9
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 320 mi (515,41 Km)...
05-23-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perhaps the fitter thought your hip angle was too...

Perhaps the fitter thought your hip angle was too closed with the previous bike, and the more upright fit is an attempt to open it up. Hope your knees are feeling better ASAP!
Replies: 49
Views: 3,776
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oh man, you don't **** around with derechos. We...

Oh man, you don't **** around with derechos. We Cedar Rapidians are still working through some PTSD from a couple years ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hard core! Well-done, AlfaW. :thumb: You...

Hard core! Well-done, AlfaW. :thumb:

You should be able to share photos pretty soon. Alternately, if you start posting them to your album on BikeForums, someone might be able to post them for...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,776
Posted By ThermionicScott

Finally, a win! I rode the Apple Valley 200k...

Finally, a win! I rode the Apple Valley 200k Classic with my buddy on Saturday. It was cool weather (45-55 degrees F), which helped make hydration less of a problem, but there were some bigger hills...
05-20-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
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: 69
Views: 1,837
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: 410
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: 462
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: 373
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: 529
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: 62
Views: 1,994
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: 285
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: 683
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: 364
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: 917
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: 917
Posted By ThermionicScott

Technically, nope:

Technically, nope:
05-17-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
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: 398
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: 823,202
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: 62
Views: 1,994
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: 955
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: 208
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: 244
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: 332
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: 20
Views: 835
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: 49
Views: 1,822
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: 319
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: 62
Views: 1,994
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: 1,381
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: 33
Views: 543
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: 10,736
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: 26,115
Views: 3,637,603
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: 51
Views: 1,247
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: 51
Views: 1,247
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: 51
Views: 1,247
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: 2,716
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:
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