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Old 10-03-11, 06:26 PM   #351
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Oh I've seen a bunch of forks I like already I was just curious what changing the rake would do. thanks though
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Old 10-03-11, 06:55 PM   #352
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What's the head tube angle on your Visp?
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Oh I've seen a bunch of forks I like already I was just curious what changing the rake would do. thanks though
No prob. I've always wondered that too!
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According to the eBay ad, 74.5 degrees
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:Hey Scrod do you get a kick out of the fools that show up on www.Myfixedgear.net every now and then?
Also can guess my Name over there? Here is a clue.... "Driveside fool"
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Old 10-03-11, 11:20 PM   #356
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Scrod,

Do you have a suggestion for a cool hooded windbreaker that won't break the bank like the chrome and mission workshop stuff would?
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Old 10-03-11, 11:38 PM   #357
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hey Scrod,
Can we go shopping together! My mom can pick us up and take us to the mall!
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ill gladly go shopping with your mother
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she would like that
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Old 10-04-11, 12:50 AM   #360
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Scrod,

Off the idea of "can i get this bike under 20 lbs," Do you think it would be possible to get my bike under 20 lbs? It sits at 21 1/2ish lbs right now. If I were to tackle that extra 700 grams, what's the best place to go? My parts are all listed on my pedalroom (link in sig). My first guess would be fork, then crankset, then seat post. I'd probably scrounge eBay for parts since I'm sure buying new would be unnecessarily expensive.
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what would it do for you besides making your wallet lighter? You can replace those parts but you will have a more noticeable improvement in your ride if you take that money and get some nice light tires.
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quick fact: $1 USD weighs 1 gram

I plan on getting a new frame in the next year so I'm stocking up on better components in the meantime. Although 1.5 lbs wouldn't be a big percentage of the weight on an old cromo bike, it's parts I'll have to buy eventually and when they're on something nicer and hopefully lighter it will make a bigger difference. Btw I have serfas seca rss on it right now which are probably as light as I can go and still keep them reliable on flat-hazard streets. iirc they're about 230g apiece

edit: 208g according to weight weenies
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what frames are you looking at?
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I don't have anything specific yet but I'm looking for something aluminum with track geometry and good build quality in the $500 range. Two that peak my interests ATM are the leader kagero (if they lower the price or i can find one used) or the cannondale track. I like the looks of thinner tubing on both.

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Dear Scrod,

Can I put a rear brake on my soon-to-be-SS 721 (v2) as it is?


Or do I need to make some kind of bracket for extra support?
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Old 10-04-11, 07:19 AM   #366
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Your frame is drilled for a brake. That's all you need.
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:Hey Scrod do you get a kick out of the fools that show up on www.Myfixedgear.net every now and then?
Also can guess my Name over there? Here is a clue.... "Driveside fool"
I do. I often make comments on all the terrible pics of stupid bikes (so many non-driveside pics!), then post my own to blow them all away:

http://www.myfixedgear.net/scrods-leader-725-updated
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Scrod,

Do you have a suggestion for a cool hooded windbreaker that won't break the bank like the chrome and mission workshop stuff would?
Poke eye holes in a Hefty bag.
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Poke eye holes in a Hefty bag.
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I don't have anything specific yet but I'm looking for something aluminum with track geometry and good build quality in the $500 range. Two that peak my interests ATM are the leader kagero (if they lower the price or i can find one used) or the cannondale track. I like the looks of thinner tubing on both.
Capo if you got the funds! LIGHTweight
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quick fact: $1 USD weighs 1 gram

I plan on getting a new frame in the next year so I'm stocking up on better components in the meantime. Although 1.5 lbs wouldn't be a big percentage of the weight on an old cromo bike, it's parts I'll have to buy eventually and when they're on something nicer and hopefully lighter it will make a bigger difference. Btw I have serfas seca rss on it right now which are probably as light as I can go and still keep them reliable on flat-hazard streets. iirc they're about 230g apiece

edit: 208g according to weight weenies
Because this is my thread and all, I'm going to suggest the Dodici Gara:





http://www.dodicicicli.com/collectio...ici-gara-frame

Hurry before the 2012 Chinese models flood the market.
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Hey Scrod,

Quick question- What lights do you recommend to people? I bought the knog frog lights (No bueno). and need to get something reliable as my softball league starts this week and we play at night.

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Jaytron - you deleted your post but yes they will.

andrizzy - I really dig Knog Boomer USBs. I've heard complaints about how water affects them but I've gotten them wet quite a few times and they're still good as new.
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Jaytron - you deleted your post but yes they will.

andrizzy - I really dig Knog Boomer USBs. I've heard complaints about how water affects them but I've gotten them wet quite a few times and they're still good as new.
Thanks for the confirmation Scrod. I checked Google Images a few minutes after posting and saw that people made them work so I figured I'd delete the post haha.
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No prob. Get a lever with a 26mm clamp if you want it next to the stem (on the thicker part). Otherwise, get a 24mm clamp.
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