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11-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By ThermionicScott

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

Use your words to create pictures in our minds. :)
11-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably my favorite TH album, too!

Probably my favorite TH album, too!
11-13-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By ThermionicScott

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

Use 'em and update Velobase with your results. :)
11-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
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: 7,735
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: 340
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: 723
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: 1,215
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: 31
Views: 1,465
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. :(
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
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: 472
Posted By ThermionicScott

Transfer it to the trash.

Transfer it to the trash.
Forum: Touring
08-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
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...
08-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 498
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. :)
08-03-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,193
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah! :thumb:

Yeah! :thumb:
08-03-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,193
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...
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
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: 1,758
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: 1,869
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,869
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,487
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: 2,241
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: 1,406
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like you just need a handlebar bag. ;)

Sounds like you just need a handlebar bag. ;)
07-21-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,112
Posted By ThermionicScott

Do you think anyone will get bent in this thread?

Do you think anyone will get bent in this thread?
07-20-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 871
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: 1,255
Posted By ThermionicScott

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:

Classic AND vintage! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,001
Posted By ThermionicScott

That comparison is entirely irrelevant to this...

That comparison is entirely irrelevant to this thread.
07-20-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,255
Posted By ThermionicScott

Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've...

Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've got five "grail bikes" in your garage, they weren't "grails", sorry.
07-20-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By ThermionicScott

Kool-Stop pads might help if your replacements...

Kool-Stop pads might help if your replacements are generic cheapies. Are you using the front brake enough?
07-19-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By ThermionicScott

Cool! The first and last days are always a...

Cool!

The first and last days are always a little nerve-wracking for me as they tend to be the hilliest, but everything else is generally smooth sailing. Just bring a little more cash with you...
07-19-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 678
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing...

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing it in a text editor first, then pasting it into your browser. Then if the website craps out, you can try it again. :)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-19-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey...

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey straightens out all the time.
07-18-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By ThermionicScott

These being carbon rims, I wonder if the hooks...

These being carbon rims, I wonder if the hooks are part of the mold or if the area under the hooks is machined away after molding. The latter method could leave sharp edges.
07-18-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,091
Posted By ThermionicScott

Try the Internet? You've gotten this far...

Try the Internet? You've gotten this far...
07-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 871
Posted By ThermionicScott

Obsolescence seems to be more of a gray area than...

Obsolescence seems to be more of a gray area than a "now it's gone" sort of thing. Once something is no longer the "in" technology or standard, the fanciest or highest-quality versions of those...
07-16-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pfft. I do.

Pfft. I do.
07-15-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By ThermionicScott

If the measurement told you to get a narrow...

If the measurement told you to get a narrow saddle, why did you buy a bunch of wide ones? :foo:



Sounds normal. Your butt has to get used to the time/distance no matter what saddle you use.
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07-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By ThermionicScott

I thought it was going to be a link to this...

I thought it was going to be a link to this classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRekj46Vq8
07-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,957
Posted By ThermionicScott

Have you ever tried breathalyzing yourself after...

Have you ever tried breathalyzing yourself after eating carbs? Reminds me of those cases of "auto-brewery syndrome" where the unfortunate person's stomach ferments carbs into alcohol.
07-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,053
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. There's clearly a lot of "stupid money"...

+1. There's clearly a lot of "stupid money" being left on the table, so go get it CheGiantForLife! :thumb:
07-12-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By ThermionicScott

I've seen pictures of people using vise-grips...

I've seen pictures of people using vise-grips with no padding (!) to indent chainstays, so tapping dimples with a hammer sounds downright humane.

Speaking of "making room", I think your camera...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bonus content! :D I've had trouble with hot...

Bonus content! :D

I've had trouble with hot spots on my feet for about as long as I've been doing longer rides. In the very beginning, I chalked it up to the Shimano 600 toeclip pedals I was...
07-12-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yes, if the left-side bottom bracket cup does not...

Yes, if the left-side bottom bracket cup does not have a flange on it. Shimano UN300 would work. This will move the whole crankset to the right by 1mm, probably requiring a front derailleur...
07-12-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThermionicScott

My conversion didn't start off with a re-raked...

My conversion didn't start off with a re-raked fork, and it worked fine as a bike. But I ultimately (inevitably?) decided I wanted low trail to go with the handlebar bag, so the decision needed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By ThermionicScott

Time for Speedblend sidewalls to come back! :D ...

Time for Speedblend sidewalls to come back! :D

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x530/cc284_3dsc_0092_65d466dc35121eecb9190f8639466d9a9beff173.jpg

CC Bicycle Gallery:...
07-12-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By ThermionicScott

I recently broke down and bought a Spurcycle...

I recently broke down and bought a Spurcycle bell. $60 is way more than I ever thought I'd spend on a bell, but god is it a thing of beauty and a joy forever. :)
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these...

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these stories. You learn a lot about yourself and others on brevets, and also have a lot of time to sit with that. :)

My college buddy and I rode the Apple...
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