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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-23-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By fixedpip
To be a little more useful, look at Condor...

To be a little more useful, look at Condor Cycles, UK (http://www.condorcycles.com/). Really famous brand in the UK, have a long history of making frames (since at least 1948) and still make some...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-09-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By fixedpip
Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline,...

Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline, where as most standard track hubs are AFAIK built around a 42mm chainline. Its not a huge difference but combined with the price, its enough to make...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 04-02-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By fixedpip
I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the...

I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the track. Cheap, really nice engagement, easier to walk on (which helps when training).

You can pull out of them (as with most pedals) if you really...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-12-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By fixedpip
I believe you probably went to Kozy's ...

I believe you probably went to Kozy's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/kozys-cyclery-chicago-6)(their Milwaukee location has a small indoor track), but that location isn't really within walking distance of...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-29-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By fixedpip
Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do...

Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do you need them to be? What appeals about 'aero' wheels to you.

The only real drawback to Deep-Vs is the weight penalty but this is pretty true of...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-22-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By fixedpip
Theres an interesting interview with one of the...

Theres an interesting interview with one of the Kinesis designers (http://road.cc/content/feature/73734-dom-mason-kinesis-alloy-road-bikes-are-here-stay) on road.cc, which discusses their new...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,641
Posted By fixedpip
For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM...

For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM videos showing how to install GXP bottom brackets on YouTube and on the SRAM site

http://www.youtube.com/user/SRAMtech

Much clearer than the...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-23-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,832
Posted By fixedpip
Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in...

Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in winter or when its wet out, can really make a miserable weather ride a lot more bearable.

Our team got some headsweats caps...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-22-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,247
Posted By fixedpip
The best thing to do is go somewhere with a...

The best thing to do is go somewhere with a variety of helmets and just try them on, you'll quickly narrow down fit and comfort choice by manufacturer and eventually you'll find one which you just...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-12-11, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By fixedpip
Planet-X

Its a decent frame and that paint scheme is the MK-1 I believe, the newer version is a little better IMHO:
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXSLTAV2/planet-x-team-alu-frame-mk2

Staying in...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 10-19-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By fixedpip
I was under the assumption that it was a...

I was under the assumption that it was a combination:

i) Secure funding sources - (for example you have by 120,000 USD towards the cost of the biological passport program)
ii) Teams anti-doping...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-06-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By fixedpip
As I was short on options and time, I went ahead...

As I was short on options and time, I went ahead with a build based around the Dolan multi-cross frame and I have to say I'm really pleased with it.

Frame finish is nice (aside from the weird...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-01-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By fixedpip
Dolans

Pretty new to cross and my current frame (an old Blue CX) didn't survived the first cross race I rode it in (got a huge crease in top tube).

Am looking around for a decent budget-ish replacement...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-07-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By fixedpip
They have dimensions on the soma website: ...

They have dimensions on the soma website:
http://www.somafab.com/sad_okami.html
150 x 272mm

Also soma tends to have pretty responsive people on the end of their email address.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-14-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By fixedpip
If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then,...

If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then, yes I would take it back in. Never had a problem with Sugino75 stuff and always got a near perfect chainline (have switched away from the S75 BBs to...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-22-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By fixedpip
I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and...

I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and reliable. Whether they or the FSA track track pros are the better crank I'm not sure but my gut would take the 75s over the track pros just because I've...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-22-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By fixedpip
It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be...

It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be the winner (partly cause I like a fair amount of drop in my track bars)

I also just noticed that Cinelli are now making OS track bars and from the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-21-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By fixedpip
Recommendations for oversize track bars?

I'm looking around for some new oversize track bars. Was going to go with some IRD Superdrome/Soma Velodramas but damn those things are heavy (I know weight doesn't matter for the track really, but...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-29-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By fixedpip
RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They...

RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They make really nice stuff.
http://www.rihsportamsterdam.nl/

Have built bikes for various national and olympic champions back in the day. Their shop is...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 05-29-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,602
Posted By fixedpip
The main difference between the forks is that the...

The main difference between the forks is that the track fork has a rake of 35mm and is not drilled for a brake, the road fork is 43mm rake and is drilled.

The road fork I believe is more curved...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 05-06-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By fixedpip
Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company...

Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company I've seen making 1" in track(ish) rakes.

1" track forks still crop up on NOS/2nd hand, which is probably your best option, as frustrating as it is.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 05-06-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By fixedpip
Do they have rental bikes at your local...

Do they have rental bikes at your local velodrome? Thats the cheapest option and will give you a much better sense as to what you should be aiming for.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-04-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 39,551
Posted By fixedpip
I think any Alu frame which doesn't have...

I think any Alu frame which doesn't have reinforcing around the dropouts is a waste of money. Those track ends will look pretty bad in year or twos time. Its a pretty generic looking frame too, seems...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-22-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,937
Posted By fixedpip
PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in...

PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in the UK - its weird but folks use it.
Forum: Framebuilders 02-20-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By fixedpip
Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel...

Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel frames and bikes (not too sure which models have nice crowned forks but I know Soma do have some). Some are made in Taiwan but with nice riding qualities...
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