Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-23-12, 04:16 PM   #5951
xavier853
.
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you have any experience with the Velocity Fusion rim? And if so, what do you think of it?
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-12, 04:29 PM   #5952
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Angie was using Fusions a while back that I built.

I think they're awesome. Deep V looks without the weight.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-12, 04:32 PM   #5953
xavier853
.
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Angie was using Fusions a while back that I built.

I think they're awesome. Deep V looks without the weight.
Exactly my thoughts. I want something lighter, but still can take a beating from my city riding. Thanks
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-12, 09:58 PM   #5954
asdff
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: LA/OC
Bikes: kilo tt pro
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looking to pick up a kilo tt off local CL soon, trying to make sure i buy a size that fits... here's my measurements:



looking at the TT range, it's putting me on a 53.5-53.9 top tube which falls between the 50 and 53 mktt; would i be too cramped on a size 50 frame vs a 53? will be riding with horns or risers, mostly for casual riding
Attached Images
File Type: jpg measurements.jpg (30.9 KB, 32 views)
asdff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-12, 10:46 PM   #5955
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,647
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
is the bb on the s300 the same as on the omniums? if not is it as problematic as the omnium one?
Mumonkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 06:59 AM   #5956
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by asdff View Post
looking to pick up a kilo tt off local CL soon, trying to make sure i buy a size that fits... here's my measurements:



looking at the TT range, it's putting me on a 53.5-53.9 top tube which falls between the 50 and 53 mktt; would i be too cramped on a size 50 frame vs a 53? will be riding with horns or risers, mostly for casual riding
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:08 AM   #5957
Dixie Gentleman
Senior Member
 
Dixie Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dirty Souf
Bikes: Vigorelli
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
im in love with this..




anything you recommend similar to this? Not willing to pay the $600 or so i saw them listed for.
Dixie Gentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:11 AM   #5958
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
is the bb on the s300 the same as on the omniums? if not is it as problematic as the omnium one?
The cups are shaped a little bit differently and the ones that come with the S300 are black instead of gray. I haven't heard one single report of BB troubles when it comes to the S300, which leads me to believe they are different.

When Angie swapped out her S300s for Omniums, she kept the S300 BB.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:12 AM   #5959
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixie Gentleman View Post
im in love with this..




anything you recommend similar to this? Not willing to pay the $600 or so i saw them listed for.
I don't know, man. I think the Phil crank is butt-ugly. The $600 price tag makes them even uglier.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:14 AM   #5960
Dixie Gentleman
Senior Member
 
Dixie Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dirty Souf
Bikes: Vigorelli
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well then..


what would you suggest for an all black crankset?
Dixie Gentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:16 AM   #5961
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:20 AM   #5962
xavier853
.
 
xavier853's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus
Bikes: Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
Posts: 2,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Miche has a black crankset too? for a cheaper option
xavier853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:26 AM   #5963
Dixie Gentleman
Senior Member
 
Dixie Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dirty Souf
Bikes: Vigorelli
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah i saw those or the sram omnium.
Dixie Gentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:30 AM   #5964
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Is your only requirement that it's all black? A lot of other factors should be considered when picking a crankset.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 09:36 AM   #5965
Dixie Gentleman
Senior Member
 
Dixie Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dirty Souf
Bikes: Vigorelli
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
no but I want the one I chose to be all black
Dixie Gentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 10:30 AM   #5966
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,647
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The cups are shaped a little bit differently and the ones that come with the S300 are black instead of gray. I haven't heard one single report of BB troubles when it comes to the S300, which leads me to believe they are different.

When Angie swapped out her S300s for Omniums, she kept the S300 BB.
Mumonkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 06:30 PM   #5967
NateRod
Senior Member
 
NateRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Those Phil cranks just look like Sugino 75 ripoffs with a fugly chairing and a ridiculous price tag. I'd just go with the 75s.
NateRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:07 PM   #5968
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
The back of the crank arms are also exceptionally hideous:

__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:19 PM   #5969
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.
Posts: 16,797
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 224 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixie Gentleman View Post
no but I want the one I chose to be all black
I like a little contrast, myself:

JohnDThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:20 PM   #5970
solipsist716
Magnets, how do they work
 
solipsist716's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buffalo
Bikes:
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The cups are shaped a little bit differently and the ones that come with the S300 are black instead of gray. I haven't heard one single report of BB troubles when it comes to the S300, which leads me to believe they are different.

When Angie swapped out her S300s for Omniums, she kept the S300 BB.
Mine got a bit noisy FWIW. Nothing enough to bum me out on it though.
solipsist716 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:28 PM   #5971
jacobrsp
PLUR
 
jacobrsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: Peugeut Orient Express, Schwinn Le Tour IV, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so im thinking of converting either a Peugeot orient express or schwinn le tour iv to a single speed, and later on a fixie. which bike do u think i can go with? assuming they fit the same, if one ends up fitting significantly better I'm just going to use that one...,
jacobrsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:35 PM   #5972
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 25,344
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobrsp View Post
so im thinking of converting either a Peugeot orient express or schwinn le tour iv to a single speed, and later on a fixie. which bike do u think i can go with? assuming they fit the same, if one ends up fitting significantly better I'm just going to use that one...,
I have no idea which one you'll like better and you already posted a thread (complete with a poll) about this.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 07:57 PM   #5973
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,647
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
i had a question to ask, but when i got here i couldnt remember what it was.

Mumonkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 08:11 PM   #5974
Muffin Man
:)
 
Muffin Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi Mod, Trek Boone, Trek Fuel EX
Posts: 3,307
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
good talk
Muffin Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-12, 11:36 PM   #5975
Dixie Gentleman
Senior Member
 
Dixie Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dirty Souf
Bikes: Vigorelli
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
narrowed it down between the S300 and the omnium.
Dixie Gentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 PM.