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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-19-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
How do you guys start on a fixie?

How do you guys start on a fixed gear bike? really how do you get it moving while getting on it??
When I do it, I feel like I must have the crank very high, almost vertical, so I have time to:

...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-02-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Is my rear brake housing too long?

As stated in title: is my rear brake housing too long? (the one you can see on the left)
...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Position issues for fat-ish male riders on racing bike

Hey all,

I have a bike that *is* a proper fit. I had the frame custom-made and I am positive the size is right and the overall adjustments are okay for the big picture.

Now, I used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-27-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Thanks! Any examples of the seatposts you...

Thanks!

Any examples of the seatposts you mention clamping from the sides? can't visualize it...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-26-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Selle Italia oval rails

Hi,

I am considering a new saddle.

My seatpost is one that accepts "regular" rails (I've had 2 saddles with round rails... never bothered with the actual diameters...)

And I would like to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Thanks for the advice! About the riding...

Thanks for the advice!

About the riding spot, there is that place that is reserved for cyclists. At peak times, there are big packs of road riders riding over 25 mph... but when it's quiet, it's...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-14-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
My first SS/FG <3 ... but what to do before trying to ride fixed?

Hi there,

Just picked up my first SS/FG ride. A Felt Brougham 2015 :

471093

Find it pretty cool tbh :)

Anyway; I commute daily with my other bike (w/ speeds and everything...) so I *know*...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Interesting tip!! Will give it a try! ...

Interesting tip!!

Will give it a try!



I did try that but it is not easy because the hole, assuming there is one, must be really tiny since I can inflate to ~8.5 bar, ride 100 km and still...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Odd deflation with latex tubes

Hi all,

I use latex tubes in all my racing wheels.
Been doing that for almost a couple of years, and 0 puncture in over 20000 km... so I must say so far so good.

Now I know that latex tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,887
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Strings/threads peeling out of tire sides; how dangerous is it?

Hey,...

My rear tire looks like this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/w_1cTJ1tvB0qmzqgKFx0nAMduMfnubZeqj7e2IdzscvY=w605-h1075-no

It must have been going on for a while as I found a couple...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-30-15, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Fine so you're saying that both will fit. I...

Fine so you're saying that both will fit.

I was thinking that but wasn't sure (I knew my cranksets options would be based on which BB I had, just wasn't sure that both BB types would be compatble).
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-30-15, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Threaded bottom brackets hell

Hi,

Considering buying a frame.

Specifications say: "Bottom Bracket Shell BSA / British threaded"

And now I am not sure what BB I need.

Is it the square tapered ones? (assuming british...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-10-15, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Just to be clear guys, the only part of my post...

Just to be clear guys, the only part of my post that was advice was this last line:



All the rest was just sympathetic chit-chat about how OP might feel and that he probably is not the only one...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-09-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Actually you do, you always can choose your line,...

Actually you do, you always can choose your line, it just is a very bad idea when that group is a race pack.
You can always coast before the turn when the other are pedaling, brake if they're...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-25-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
How close should pads be on caliper brakes?

Hi,

First of all, in this question, I am only talking about a road bike used for training and racing if that can have any importance.

How close should I set my brake pads to the rim?
And...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-20-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Canyon has shipped the replacement part. ...

Canyon has shipped the replacement part.

Gonna have to struggle a bit with the cables and their internal routing, but should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Well.... it's a frame, so it has tubes and chain...

Well.... it's a frame, so it has tubes and chain stay :)
I mean there is so specific requirement to be electronic ready... There might be some specific frames that have extra features to support...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-15, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Are you sure? because in this case, the EW67A-E...

Are you sure? because in this case, the EW67A-E acts as an "A" junction box with its battery level button and everything, which is why the fact that this item designed for 10-speed Ultergra 6770...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-15, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Thanks. So I understand the "smartness" of the...

Thanks. So I understand the "smartness" of the 11-speed shifting, as it was the case in mechanical is handled by the shifter only (possible the derailleur?) but the junction is really just a way to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Good point. I had considered this and yes the...

Good point. I had considered this and yes the wheels are compatible, they do support 10 and 11 speeds. But I will need new cassette and chain.



Fine. Actually, I will probably proceed this way:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Hi, Sorry,... should have been more...

Hi,

Sorry,... should have been more specific.
I am considering the Ultegra Di2 6870 w/ external routing. This one to be specific...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-18-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Already done. Before even posting here. ...

Already done. Before even posting here.



Honestly, when I think of all the pain that changing internally routed cables, and knowing that changing this guide will force me to change the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-18-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Cable guide "collapse"

Hello all,

I recently experienced some issues with my front shifting and when I looked, it turned out that the plastic piece that goes under the bottom bracket through which the cables run...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
Di2 advice

Hey guys,

I must admit I have been getting sick lately of my transmission, the fine tuning to set it up perfectly, especially the ring shifting is a pain...

Anyway, I googles a bit about the...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-15-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By FatBottomedGirl
New with trainer

Hi there,

I've recently been given a stationary trainer.
Magnetic resistance, adjustable on bars, pretty quiet compared to what I've heard. Nothing real fancy,... but hey,... was a club mate's...
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