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Old 07-16-14, 01:22 PM   #8801
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IRD Technoglide has a stack height of 35.9mm that is available either with sealed cartridge or caged ball/needle lower bearings. You could easily make up the difference with a small 1" headset spacer if you don't want to cut your fork.
Thanks. I should have mentioned that I'd like to keep it in the $30-40 range or less if possible. I do have a couple of 1 mm spacers laying around, and I have wanted to try a sealed bearing headset though...

Would The Sci Guy be experiencing what he is if his wheel were somehow sliding toward his crankset, decreasing the distance and, thus, introducing slack into his chain?
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Old 07-16-14, 02:30 PM   #8802
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The brief moment I was referring to before the chain "engages" was you when you're coasting and you go to pedal again, there might be this split second where there seems to be no resistance before it kicks in and you know you're putting effot into it.
Wait, are you now asking about the number of points of engagement in a freewheel?
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Old 07-16-14, 07:08 PM   #8803
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scrod do you have any experience with ambrosio rims or wheelsets?

ive read they make high quality components but i figured id ask you.
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Old 07-16-14, 08:27 PM   #8804
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Wait, are you now asking about the number of points of engagement in a freewheel?
I don't even know what this means
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Old 07-16-14, 08:33 PM   #8805
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I don't even know what this means
you need to learn the mechanicals of a freewheel. its not wizards and unicorns inside, they are called pawls.
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Old 07-16-14, 08:37 PM   #8806
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General physics I get. Bike physics though...
oh. wow.
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scrod do you have any experience with ambrosio rims or wheelsets?

ive read they make high quality components but i figured id ask you.
The rims Miche uses on the Pistard wheelset are Ambrosio Pistas. They are excellent.
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You answered my next question regarding ambrosio and miche pista/pistard wheel set.
I haven't decided if I'm having another front tb14 wheel built to match the rear or drop the rear tb and get the ambrosio pista wheelset.

would be on a purple pake rr with black lugged fork and components.

just dont know what to do. most places local quote about 140 or so for a front wheel where as ive seen the ambrosio pista set for around 250.

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Old 07-18-14, 11:18 AM   #8810
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Does the leader 721 not include a seat post clamp? I thought i read that it did, but cant find that now. Anyways its a 31.8mm collar correct?
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It's been a few years since the 721 included a collar.

Yes, it's 31.8mm.
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dear mr. scrod,

if im not mistaken, retrogression used to carry a compact drop with a clamp section for old school 26.0 quill stems. it may have been made by civia or soma but im not sure. anyways, i need one now. silver in a 420mm width. do you no longer carry this item?
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Hey Scrod,

What do you think about the integrated clamp design on the new 725's? I'm debating whether or not to stick with 2014 or go for the newer frame.

Thanks!
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dear mr. scrod,

if im not mistaken, retrogression used to carry a compact drop with a clamp section for old school 26.0 quill stems. it may have been made by civia or soma but im not sure. anyways, i need one now. silver in a 420mm width. do you no longer carry this item?
We still have the Soma HWY ONE on the site but available sizes are all over the place until Soma makes more.
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Hey Scrod,

What do you think about the integrated clamp design on the new 725's? I'm debating whether or not to stick with 2014 or go for the newer frame.

Thanks!
It's a good design but it looks a little too "futuristic" for my taste.
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What's your opinion on Colossi? Specifically the Low Pro model.Any thoughts or experience with them?
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Colossi makes very good frames. A lot of the frames coming from pretty big name companies are actually manufactured in the Colossi factory (I can't say which ones but you can probably figure it out with a little bit of research).

I've seen the Low Pro and it's a cool frame. The quality is definitely there.
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Scrods, I am looking at buying a new frame and in the description it says that the bottom bracket shell is best suited for 107mm bb. I am hell bent on getting Sugino 75s for this build which suggests a 109.5mm bb. 2.5mm is pretty marginal, but will this be an issue in any way?
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Old 07-27-14, 04:41 PM   #8819
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That makes absolutely no sense. The BB spindle length is always determined by the crankset being used, not the frame.
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I thought it was a bit odd that in the frame description it stated that a 107mm bb would work best with the frame....
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Out of curiosity, what frame are we talking about?
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This would be the one

Factory Five Custom F5Pista Frameset
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Scrod, can you offer some assistance in the track forum? Fork replacement needed - suggestions?
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Yeah, go by what crankset you'll be using.
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Hey Scrod, do you know if the 722 Heritage you guys are restocking on in August/September if they are a 2015 model? or will it be restocked with the 2013/2014 Heritage. Because I was planning to order from you guys but you guys are out of my size at the moment, I stopped by 2 local bike shops (not that local) and they said they can order the white Heritage 722 but they would charge me $40 for the "custom order shipping" not including tax so I held off for the moment. And I was wondering if theres a new 722 Heritage model coming out or not (or new colors).

also whats the difference between a 722 Heritage and a 722TS Heritage? Thanks in advance Scrod.
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