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Old 03-22-14, 04:42 PM   #2626
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Needs silver stem. WOUND UP decals are annoying.
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Old 03-22-14, 04:42 PM   #2627
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This is my 1980 raleigh hopefully I will be sprayed soon dono what colour tho



This is is one of the new izumi track chain.




Turned out out upside down sorry
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Old 03-22-14, 04:48 PM   #2628
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This is my 1980 raleigh hopefully I will be sprayed soon dono what colour tho


Are you planning to install a front brake?
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Old 03-22-14, 04:51 PM   #2629
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This is my 1980 raleigh hopefully I will be sprayed soon dono what colour tho



This is is one of the new izumi track chain.




Turned out out upside down sorry
Your chain is too slack, and those cranks should be swapped out.
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Ino I need to up grade it Abit. It's got a shimano ff system (front freewheel) which will be goin. And yes I will also be installing a front brake after I spray it or get a brake cable which ever is first. As for the chain Ino it seems I slack it runs perfectly with no skipping or jumping or nioses. I dot think I would be able to remote any more links I will try. I've riden it up some steep hills and I havnt bashed my knees off the stem yet.
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I also plan on changing the forks to a set of chromed forks with less of a rake angle. And replace ing the headset.
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turned out out upside down sorry
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Old 03-22-14, 05:08 PM   #2633
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Old 03-22-14, 05:38 PM   #2634
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Offset seatpost looks a little severe. I would replace it with a straight post and correct your saddle position so it is neutral. A stem with less rise would look much better and cut down your fork if you like the current position.
That's bad advice. 0 setback posts aren't "neutral" on most road or track frames. Heck, that Thomson post there has only 15mm of setback which is an excellent starting place. The saddle looks like it's at the wrong angle, but the pic is so wonky I can't quite be sure. Oh, and lose the 10mm spacer above the stem.
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Old 03-22-14, 08:24 PM   #2635
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Hmm yeah i should have worded that differently, but yeah that picture seems wonky. Basically what he said.
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Yeah, the saddle was pointed a bit too much high. I'm used to Brooks saddles. I leved out that and I was playing with the steer tube to a position I like. Next picture won't be wonky. Thanks!
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brake levers are god awful, not a fan of the cranks, frame is cool. =)
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This is my 1980 raleigh hopefully I will be sprayed soon dono what colour tho



This is is one of the new izumi track chain.




Turned out out upside down sorry
take out some links in your chain, change out your cranks, and trash those cheap pedals.
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Old 03-23-14, 04:26 PM   #2639
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took off one link there today to tighten the chain.



the pedals and cranks will have to stay until I get paid.
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took off one link there today to tighten the chain.


Now your chain is too tight.
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Now your chain is too tight.
I looked up how tight can a chain be and it seems to be ok I took out the least amount of chain as I could and as you can see the wheel is quite far forward on the dropout it is the only option unless i go out and get a half link connector and I replace the links I took out with it and i pull the wheel back as far as possible.
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and as sheldon brown explains that a chain should be as tight as possible without binding i dont believe it is that tight
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I looked up how tight can a chain be and it seems to be ok I took out the least amount of chain as I could and as you can see the wheel is quite far forward on the dropout it is the only option unless i go out and get a half link connector and I replace the links I took out with it and i pull the wheel back as far as possible.
It was fine the way you had it before. The chain can be very loose on a freewheel and still be ok.
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should it not be ok now ?
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should it not be ok now ?
Not IMO. It looks way too tight. There should be some noticeable slack in the chain.
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ok well i can try bringing it forward a little bit
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Does not really look like that but its matte black, I also have footstrap now ...
Unknow frame ?, Gatorskin, Thicklick, Track Dropbar 400mm, reflective white tape on spoke to make the bike street legal, 45mm deep rim flip flop hub rigged on fixed side.

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^^^ -1 for NDS photo.
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NDS photo ... ? N for ? D for ? and S for ?

Guess its nothing to do with the fact that I didnt comment the bike before me since the 1st post say

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NDS photo ... ? N for ? D for ? and S for ?

Guess its nothing to do with the fact that I didn't comment the bike before me since the 1st post say
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