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04-21-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 379
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's not different; I always put a little air...

That's not different; I always put a little air in a tube before installing it.
04-21-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 379
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think pretty much every tube I've inflated...

I think pretty much every tube I've inflated outside of a tire ends up with a bigger OD than the tire. When confined by the tire, it expands inward and... works.
03-12-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,182
Posted By ThermionicScott

Upright Cycles Infinitely!

Upright Cycles Infinitely!
Forum: Commuting
03-12-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By ThermionicScott

I use a gallon-size Ziploc bag, rolled up and...

I use a gallon-size Ziploc bag, rolled up and folded twice under the saddle when it's not raining. They can get a little ratty over the years, but still do a perfect job of protecting your saddle...
03-09-24, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,126
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel like there was already chatter about...

I feel like there was already chatter about fixed-gears being "played out" when I built mine 12 or so years ago. So that's 12 years of not giving a **** whether it was popular or trendy or whatever....
02-24-24, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wish SRAM still made the PC-7X. That was a...

I wish SRAM still made the PC-7X. That was a great chain.
02-23-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,401
Posted By ThermionicScott

Reminds me of those spots where the locals will...

Reminds me of those spots where the locals will put eggs on the road and they will roll "uphill" due to the optical illusion. (Or mysterious electrical/magnetic effects, take your pick. :) )
02-23-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,713
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Everyone should do their fair share" has a...

"Everyone should do their fair share" has a definite emotional appeal. But as long as a spoke doesn't lose enough tension to loosen at the bottom, or gain enough to crack the rim at the top, it can...
02-17-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're pinned rims, so machining isn't...

They're pinned rims, so machining isn't obligatory like it is for welded rims. :thumb:
02-17-24, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,467
Posted By ThermionicScott

I do this, too, but only with enough air for the...

I do this, too, but only with enough air for the tube to resemble a slightly-limp donut. That way, it's not placing any shear stress on the patch. With how lazy I am, it might be a week or longer...
02-16-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,467
Posted By ThermionicScott

My success rate is still pretty high, but could...

My success rate is still pretty high, but could it be from patching the same old tubes that it always worked on? ;)
02-11-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By ThermionicScott

Lots to like about that bike. Congrats!

Lots to like about that bike. Congrats!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're really fun, just like being a little kid...

They're really fun, just like being a little kid again. I got my first fat bike last month. :thumb:
02-05-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,542
Posted By ThermionicScott

Busch & Muller has a few very classic-looking...

Busch & Muller has a few very classic-looking models. If you're open to running a little bit of wiring, a dynohub would eliminate the need to recharge them, too.
...
Forum: Touring
02-02-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By ThermionicScott

Whaddya know, they still want to make challenging...

Whaddya know, they still want to make challenging courses. Time to start my training! :thumb:
01-15-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By ThermionicScott

$45 is not bad for something that lasts a long...

$45 is not bad for something that lasts a long time, and could go the way of the UN55 any day.
01-01-24, 06:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,544
Posted By ThermionicScott

Jokes aside, we don't have forums specific to...

Jokes aside, we don't have forums specific to other frame materials like steel or aluminum or titanium, etc. If you want to discuss riding them, most of the people in Road Cycling are doing that. If...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,092
Posted By ThermionicScott

I am still trying to wrap my head around seeing...

I am still trying to wrap my head around seeing ElliptiGos on PBP. Over 8 years ago. It's so easy for us to get into this "X bike is best for Y task" thinking when it's really hogwash.
11-25-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By ThermionicScott

IIRC, rootboy was always up-front about his...

IIRC, rootboy was always up-front about his product being a reproduction of an older part. IMO, if someone goes to the effort to put something that people loved back into production, they deserve a...
11-25-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By ThermionicScott

Here's a cruddy (in multiple ways) shot of the...

Here's a cruddy (in multiple ways) shot of the 13-21 cassette on my rando bike:
...
11-24-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By ThermionicScott

I sometimes wear Loop Engage earplugs while on...

I sometimes wear Loop Engage earplugs while on rides. They are pretty good about cutting wind noise without obliterating situational awareness. As a longtime tinnitus sufferer, I'm very interested...
11-11-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, I've had a few hours, but I'm still not...

Okay, I've had a few hours, but I'm still not sure I know a clear way to illustrate it, since it's such a subtle change. I figure the saddle is partly blocking circulation by chafing my inner thigh,...
11-11-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm watching the 4-year-old at the moment, will...

I'm watching the 4-year-old at the moment, will try to find a way to illustrate it in a bit... :)
11-11-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By ThermionicScott

Same thing happens (or at least, did) to me. I...

Same thing happens (or at least, did) to me. I assume some kind of asymmetry causes more pressure to be placed on the nerves/circulation on one side. Pointing the nose of the saddle slightly to the...
11-02-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did you re-use your old chain? Always better to...

Did you re-use your old chain? Always better to install a new chain on a new cassette.
10-29-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By ThermionicScott

I believe switching to the smaller BCD of the...

I believe switching to the smaller BCD of the Mighty Tour is the whole goal here. Can't help the OP, but fully support the swap. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By ThermionicScott

The pictures aren't working. :D

The pictures aren't working. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By ThermionicScott

I prefer the Loop Engage earplugs. They don't...

I prefer the Loop Engage earplugs. They don't attenuate the high end nearly as much, but still cut down the wind noise quite a bit. :thumb:
09-05-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,494
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is it just the perspective, or is the eyelet bent...

Is it just the perspective, or is the eyelet bent inward a little?
09-03-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By ThermionicScott

Bear in mind that maxing out your tires will...

Bear in mind that maxing out your tires will reduce clearance for mud or small rocks. Having your tires jam up with mud after a rain is frustrating!
08-31-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,267
Posted By ThermionicScott

The master fisherman used a variety of bait from...

The master fisherman used a variety of bait from the get-go, and the fish are biting!
08-28-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By ThermionicScott

You'll definitely dig the accounts of Jobst...

You'll definitely dig the accounts of Jobst hanging out with Cino! :thumb:
...
08-28-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By ThermionicScott

Production of the Eros seemed to have moved back...

Production of the Eros seemed to have moved back and forth a few times. My '91 and '92 Eros were made in Taiwan.
08-27-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,912
Posted By ThermionicScott

The fallout from this should be good: GCN: ...

The fallout from this should be good:

GCN: "Tilt your saddle down for more power!"

New BF posters: "I adjusted my saddle by watching an Internet video. Why do my hands hurt so much?"
Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By ThermionicScott

Very cool! I chipped in a couple bucks, too. ...

Very cool! I chipped in a couple bucks, too. :thumb:
08-27-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By ThermionicScott

Awesome. Looking at the pictures, a new modern...

Awesome. Looking at the pictures, a new modern chain was going to be what I'd suggest. :thumb:
08-27-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By ThermionicScott

New book day: "JOBST BRANDT RIDE BIKE!"

First off, I'm not actually sure if the title is "Jobst Brandt Ride Bike!", "Ride Bike!", "Jobst Brandt!", or just "Jobst", since Isola Press uses many combinations of those words to refer to it:...
08-24-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm trying to decide if "Twenty-nine-five" would...

I'm trying to decide if "Twenty-nine-five" would have been worse...
08-23-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,763
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's been happening to me more and more. I...

That's been happening to me more and more. I tend to also notice a very large downtube on their bikes. :D
08-22-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
Posted By ThermionicScott

For sure! I'm really bummed about the CR18....

For sure!

I'm really bummed about the CR18. They were inexpensive, easy to lace up to the old Raleigh hubs using the old spokes, and still a big weight savings from the steel rims. A year or two...
08-22-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
Posted By ThermionicScott

Velocity offers a few of their rim-brake 650B...

Velocity offers a few of their rim-brake 650B rims in 32- and 40-hole drilling. Thatís the route Iíd go if I wanted to put aluminum rims on a 3-speed (while keeping the original hubs) today. Nothing...
08-22-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can see why you'd be hesitant to help fix flats...

I can see why you'd be hesitant to help fix flats after that. ;)
08-22-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that the dynohub is...

My understanding is that the dynohub is outputting AC, the B&M headlight contains a rectifier and it is putting out DC for the taillight (and other accessories), so it's vital to use the correct...
08-21-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By ThermionicScott

It used to be called the "Open Sport" if that...

It used to be called the "Open Sport" if that helps you find info. :thumb:
08-17-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By ThermionicScott

Open Pros don't have that wear-indicating groove...

Open Pros don't have that wear-indicating groove in the sidewall. Open Elite, perhaps?
08-11-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,016
Posted By ThermionicScott

If nominal 28's don't fit, perhaps 25's on wider...

If nominal 28's don't fit, perhaps 25's on wider rims would do the job.
08-06-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By ThermionicScott

No mention of spoke type, no specs on the rims or...

No mention of spoke type, no specs on the rims or hub apart from being made of aluminum, from a here-today-gone-tomorrow "alphabet soup" brand on Amazon. I'd rather spend more if it meant knowing...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm a dummy, so a lot of the jargon here sounds...

I'm a dummy, so a lot of the jargon here sounds like turbo-encabulator speak to me. But I'm subscribed to see where this goes. :thumb:
08-03-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By ThermionicScott

Screw the charts, you'll be fine.

Screw the charts, you'll be fine.
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