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Forum: Europe 08-04-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By achiii
Trip in France... need suggestions

Hello,

I have a few days in france coming up that I would like to spend riding and am looking for suggestions. I will have about 5 days free and my bike with me. I would really like to stay in a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-03-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By achiii
Ultegra 10s triple STI with double crankset?

Hi,

Im looking for some info about what components I actually need to upgrade.

My in-laws got me some ultegra triple 10s STIs to upgrade my geared bike which is currently a double, mostly 105,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-27-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By achiii
I ride a celeste arione, but I have a celeste...

I ride a celeste arione, but I have a celeste trimatic selle italia that was a takeoff from my wifes bike if you want to buy a used celeste saddle. pm me.
Forum: Touring Bikes and Gear Marketplace 10-25-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,104
Posted By achiii
Have: Alfine 8sp internal gear hub wheel...

Have:

Alfine 8sp internal gear hub wheel (rigida 700c rim, black spokes, hub, rim)
Alfine Trigger shifter

Want:
Something of equivalent value that I am likely to use. 55ish touring frames?...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-18-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By achiii
the hubs dont make the wheel dished or not dished.

the hubs dont make the wheel dished or not dished.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-09-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By achiii
What moustache bars are mountain diameter? I used...

What moustache bars are mountain diameter? I used road drops on my IRO and since the Alfine trigger shifter is made of metal, I just levered it open and slid it on. Kind of ugly, but functional....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-08-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By achiii
I bought an alfine while living abroad and...

I bought an alfine while living abroad and installed it on my ssfg group buy iro frame with an absolute minimum of tools, maybe an adjustable wrench, a standard bike multi tool, some zipties, etc. IT...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-03-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,523
Posted By achiii
I think that even if you want to legitimately...

I think that even if you want to legitimately bash BD, putting them in the same category as the GMC denali bike is wildly unfair.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-27-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By achiii
way, way lighter. Makes a difference.

way, way lighter. Makes a difference.
Forum: Commuting 02-14-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By achiii
incidentally, I have 3 brooks saddle (b17,...

incidentally, I have 3 brooks saddle (b17, Imperial, and Pro) and wouldnt think of any other leather saddle for a bike I was actually going to ride further than the 10 minutes into town.
Forum: Commuting 02-14-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By achiii
Another brooks knock-off, not mentioned above: ...

Another brooks knock-off, not mentioned above:

The persons deluxe, available at http://www.permaco.com/

Its only barely cheaper than a brooks though.

I may buy one at some point if I ever...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By achiii
awesome

awesome
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-08-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By achiii
http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/02/bsnyc-frid...

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/02/bsnyc-friday-fun-quiz.html
Forum: Commuting 02-06-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,928
Posted By achiii
If you are using the crappy rubber band type rim...

If you are using the crappy rubber band type rim tape that often comes with a rim from the factory, it can appear to be totally fine, but bulge and allow the tube to explode when too much pressure is...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-06-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By achiii
i built a bike to take on a work trip to france a...

i built a bike to take on a work trip to france a few years ago using parts i cobbled together. I ended up with 27 front 700 rear. I rode something like 1500km in a very short time on it. Best riding...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By achiii
I posted this plan somewhere else, but it seemed...

I posted this plan somewhere else, but it seemed relevant here:

Elsewhere it has been widely posted that you can use the travel agent from qbp ($20) to use standard 8s barend shimano shifters to...
Forum: Commuting 01-22-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By achiii
it worked, but its not ideal. since it has been...

it worked, but its not ideal. since it has been forced open, the screw can no longer be used to tighten it down. i used a zip tie, but it slips and moves around a bit. I dont have a pic right now,...
Forum: Commuting 01-22-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By achiii
ok, its a plan.

ok, its a plan.
Forum: Commuting 01-22-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By achiii
so if the travel agent adapts the alfine 8sp to...

so if the travel agent adapts the alfine 8sp to standard 8sp bar end controls, does that mean it would also make it compatible with an 8sp sti? I have an old 105 lever kicking around. I have been...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-17-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 383,080
Posted By achiii
In addition to the non machined rims listed...

In addition to the non machined rims listed yesterday, also have:
a chopped brooks b17 honey,
black 36 hole front hub and
72 black straight gauge spokes (can check length for anyone...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-16-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 383,080
Posted By achiii
I believe they are 36

I believe they are 36
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-16-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 383,080
Posted By achiii
Have: pair of saavedra aero rims. Black. tubular....

Have: pair of saavedra aero rims. Black. tubular. non-machined.
Want: whatever.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-01-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By achiii
Yes it says bianchi, but it is NOT worth 400. It...

Yes it says bianchi, but it is NOT worth 400. It is a japanese made bottom of the barrel bike. I converted the same model for a commuter bike for my wife (paid 90 for it in better shape than the pic...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-11-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By achiii
The cheap but effective system I have used: ...

The cheap but effective system I have used:
-Step 1: buy the soft case from nashbar
-Step 2: ask at your lbs for a used bike box (a reasonable shop will give you one), and most will also give you...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-22-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,420
Posted By achiii
Two year ago I went into one of the lbss near me...

Two year ago I went into one of the lbss near me to ask some questions about bike trainers. It was the local shop I go into much less frequently. I chatted with the guy for about 10 minutes, at which...
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