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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)

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Old 10-12-11, 12:38 AM   #576
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Well, in my defense, I used that competitivecyclist fit caluculator a long time ago, and have a fair idea what top tube length I need, it just depends if I want to get a normal sized stem with an ugly (imo) sloping top tube or a shorter stem with a straight top tube.
Frame to fit, upsell on the components, bro.
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Old 10-12-11, 06:00 AM   #577
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The top tube on the 51 is only sloped very slightly - about as much as my 725. It's really not that big of a deal.
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Old 10-12-11, 06:30 AM   #578
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Well, in my defense, I used that competitivecyclist fit caluculator a long time ago, and have a fair idea what top tube length I need, it just depends if I want to get a normal sized stem with an ugly (imo) sloping top tube or a shorter stem with a straight top tube.
Do the Leader frames have a sloping TT in certain sizes?
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Old 10-12-11, 07:16 AM   #579
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Every size except 58 slopes to some degree.
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Old 10-12-11, 09:50 AM   #580
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I just have to get it beat in me, lol. 51 it is. I swear I'm not that small!
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Old 10-12-11, 09:59 AM   #581
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It really isn't a big deal. You just get -10 hpstr points.
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Old 10-12-11, 10:31 AM   #582
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Bro those points fulfill my life, bro.
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Old 10-12-11, 10:35 AM   #583
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Bro those points fulfill my life, bro.
Make up for them by drinking more PBR and Natty Ice!
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Old 10-12-11, 10:37 AM   #584
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If you wear skinny jeans, a white plastic belt, and neon Wayfarer sunglass frames, people might not notice your tiny bike frame.
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Old 10-12-11, 10:50 AM   #585
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Old 10-12-11, 11:18 AM   #586
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Scrod,

I have a 2008 Schwinn Madison and need a new seat post. If I remember correctly (can't find the thread right now), the correct seat post size is 27.0 mm. The previous owner installed a 27.2 mm post. It's a tight fit and the post is pretty scratched up. Can/should I go back to a 27.0 post? Seems like there should be enough flex in a steel frame/clamp for it to work.

Also, is there a thumb rule (like X times seatpost diameter) to follow for minimum insertion depth if it isn't marked?
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Old 10-12-11, 11:38 AM   #587
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The previous owner of the 2008 Maddy I had crammed a 27.2 post in there as well. Removing it was hellish. I'd go back to a 27.0 if you can.

If a seatpost isn't marked, the general rule I stick by is to make sure the bottom of the post is at least an inch below the bottom of the top tube.
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Old 10-12-11, 02:30 PM   #588
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Vtrack straps + MKS Sylvans from RG for a 2010 Fuji Track Comp? Yea or nay?

I need to get pedals for it and there are just way too many options.
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Old 10-12-11, 04:07 PM   #589
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For an inexpensive commuter; Moto Track or Windsor Hour.
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In general, what is the cost of getting a wheel trued?

I have to get my rear done, and don't want to be overcharged.
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Old 10-12-11, 08:04 PM   #591
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Vtrack straps + MKS Sylvans from RG for a 2010 Fuji Track Comp? Yea or nay?

I need to get pedals for it and there are just way too many options.
Give it a shot. I think you'll be pretty happy with them.

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For an inexpensive commuter; Moto Track or Windsor Hour.
Windsor Timeline.

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In general, what is the cost of getting a wheel trued?

I have to get my rear done, and don't want to be overcharged.
This is a tough one because it tends to vary quite a bit from shop to shop. I usually just base it on my hourly labor rate - which is $65 an hour - and truing a wheel (that isn't horrible to begin with) typically costs between 15-25 bucks.
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Old 10-12-11, 08:07 PM   #592
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In general, what is the cost of getting a wheel trued?

I have to get my rear done, and don't want to be overcharged.
The shop I'm at does it for $20 a wheel.

Edit: You know what, I don't even know why I'm answering questions for people in the Ask Scrod thread. I'll try to stop from now on.

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Old 10-12-11, 09:59 PM   #593
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Dear Mr. Scrod,

I am shopping around for a new saddle. I would go with the Selle Italia Turbo, but since it rains on/off here and my bike may subjected to it from time to time, I'd like to avoid leather (for now). Because of this, one of my choices is the Leader Cosmic saddle, which I noticed is stocked on your site. Since there aren't very many reviews on the interwebs for it, I was wondering if I may possibly get your opinion on it (comfort, etc).

I'm assuming since it's vegan, it's made of synthetic material that'd hold up well in the rain, correct?

Thanks!
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Old 10-12-11, 10:06 PM   #594
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Get a Charge Bucket! ^^^

It looks like a turbo but is a lot cheaper. Mine's been in the rain a lot and it's still doing okay, and even if it does get ruined it didn't cost much. Also I'm finding mine to be really really comfy
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Old 10-12-11, 10:22 PM   #595
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Turbos aren't made with leather like they used to be
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Old 10-12-11, 10:22 PM   #596
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Dear Mr. Scrod,

I am shopping around for a new saddle. I would go with the Selle Italia Turbo, but since it rains on/off here and my bike may subjected to it from time to time, I'd like to avoid leather (for now). Because of this, one of my choices is the Leader Cosmic saddle, which I noticed is stocked on your site. Since there aren't very many reviews on the interwebs for it, I was wondering if I may possibly get your opinion on it (comfort, etc).

I'm assuming since it's vegan, it's made of synthetic material that'd hold up well in the rain, correct?

Thanks!
I heard that saddle SUCKS ASS :|
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Old 10-12-11, 10:31 PM   #597
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Maybe for your ass. You like me to examine?
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Old 10-12-11, 10:35 PM   #598
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you want to examine his ass?
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Old 10-12-11, 10:37 PM   #599
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that's entirely up to him
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Thanks Scrod, I hope this is the first of many purchases I make through RG.
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