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Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Today I placed an online order with a Swiss...

Today I placed an online order with a Swiss company using PayPal, which in turn charged my credit card. Shortly thereafter, I received a text message from my bank asking if I recognized this charge,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 994
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, nothing nepharious happened here. When...

Actually, nothing nepharious happened here. When you cancel a card and get a new card issued from the same bank, all pending charges from the old card will carry over to the new card. If you want any...
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Update on 09-22-20 Today I found out...

Update on 09-22-20

Today I found out exactly how my credit card was stolen. I received a letter from an e-commerce company that runs a website where I bought a cordless electric leaf blower,...
09-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly...

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly advise having some sort of foot retention, such as toe clips and straps or clipless pedals. Unlike a freewheel, if your feet come off the pedals on a...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By TejanoTrackie

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg...

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg per Wheel” You guys are a bunch of wimps. :roflmao2:
09-09-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Maybe the chain is too tight ?

Maybe the chain is too tight ?
09-08-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than...

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than those on the Crew Defender. Look at the steel crank with the non-removable tiny steel chainring. Or look at the cheap tires. How about the cheap...
09-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so...

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so that frame is at least 2 cm taller based on center to top measurement. Anyways, it is probably meant for someone well over 6 feet tall.
09-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 594,823
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Ideally, you should get a tube in a size range...

Ideally, you should get a tube in a size range that does not start larger than the tire width. So 18-23 or 18-25 or 23-25 should work fine. A tube can always expand to fit a larger tire, and I've...
09-03-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing....

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing. Strength is the ability to support a load without failing, and is a function of yield and tensile strength of the material. In this case, chromoly steel...
09-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

As long as you never lose the desire to ride...

As long as you never lose the desire to ride something, all is good.
09-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,520
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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09-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Like I said, À chacun ses goûts. ;)

Like I said, À chacun ses goûts. ;)
09-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling...

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling down hills and going slower. À chacun ses goûts.
09-02-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere...

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere that is hilly, why not just ride a geared bike ?
09-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You can always ride the front brake a little to...

You can always ride the front brake a little to control your speed on a long and/or steep down hill. Just a thought...
09-01-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you are willing to settle for other colors,...

If you are willing to settle for other colors, they are still available >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/straps/products/toshi-deluxe-laminated-double-straps?variant=1208043549
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09-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 639,415
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nice photography. Curious why you don’t include...

Nice photography. Curious why you don’t include the Big Block in your bikes list ?
08-31-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually chromoly steel is harder than stainless...

Actually chromoly steel is harder than stainless steel, so it should last longer. There is really no good reason other than cosmetics that I can see to pay more for a SS cog.
08-31-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,533
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The new “New” owners also made some mistakes, and...

The new “New” owners also made some mistakes, and nobody including myself has been uncivil to them. Also, none of the criticism of the old “New” owners was in any way false or misleading. I own a...
08-29-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, basically the carrier with a splined...

Yeah, basically the carrier with a splined sprocket installed is the same width as a modern high quality track cog. The sprocket has to overhang the carrier slightly, so that the lockring can secure...
08-29-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm too lazy to remove my wheel to get a precise...

I'm too lazy to remove my wheel to get a precise measurement, but just eyeballing it with a caliper I'd say it's at most 8mm wide. But, my question to you is does your hub have French threading, and...
08-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Doesn't look like your LBS did a very good job of...

Doesn't look like your LBS did a very good job of cutting it straight. Is the wheel still aligned vertically with the frame ? When I've done something like this, I used a grinder. It takes a long...
08-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side...

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side are longer, and the nipples bottom out on the spoke threads when they are further tightened to re-dish the wheel. If the spokes are galvanized rather...
08-29-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,533
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, the Wabi Classic frameset is back in stock,...

Yeah, the Wabi Classic frameset is back in stock, now listed as the 2020 Wabi Classic. The price has increased by $45 to $495, but it is still lower than comparable framsets such as the Soma Rush and...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying to use vertical dropouts with a fixed gear is just plain dumb.
08-28-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A track cog is not flush with the edge, it has a...

A track cog is not flush with the edge, it has a bit of a flange which is only about 1mm narrower than a freewheel body. So, the difference is negligible in terms of chainline. And the threads on a...
08-28-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I’m going to assume you are refering to my post...

I’m going to assume you are refering to my post where I stated that there would be no chainline chainline changes when going from a fixed cog to a single freewheel. If you want to split hairs, there...
08-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the...

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the load is applied, and if the freewheel sprocket is in the same position as a fixed cog, then the forces and torques applied to the hub will be the...
08-28-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It should work fine. The chainline should not...

It should work fine. The chainline should not change and if the freewheel sprocket is 3/32” it will still work with a 1/8” chain.
08-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Rest assured that it won’t be a problem. The...

Rest assured that it won’t be a problem. The freewheel and fixed cog threading is exactly the same.
08-28-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If the number of threads is sufficient for a...

If the number of threads is sufficient for a track cog, why wouldn’t it suffice for a freewheel. Very powerful track sprinters race track bikes with fixed track cogs without any problem. So, the...
08-28-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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08-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the...

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the tubes need to be thicker to withstand the stresses. This is why hiten steel frames are heavier than chromoly. The material stiffness (modulus of...
08-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is...

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is when accelerating or climbing, and unless you are a competitive cyclist, you will not be accelerating all that much. Most people can afford to lose a...
08-25-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The issue isn’t the tightness of the turn, but...

The issue isn’t the tightness of the turn, but the quick response to steering inputs. When racing on the track it is necessary to make very fast changes of direction. Also, track bikes are actually...
08-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. I was just saying...

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. I was just saying that I think the new seat clamp design should not have the problems that plagued the old design.
08-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The new seatpost clamp design looks to me like it...

The new seatpost clamp design looks to me like it should work ok. The problem with the old design that cracked was that the frame itself was being deformed when the bolts were tightened. This one...
08-24-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That's a good sign.

That's a good sign.
08-24-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not recently. They're under new ownership, and I...

Not recently. They're under new ownership, and I don't see much feedback on the web. I doubt anyone on this forum has ordered from them, either. Otherwise, someone would have posted something.
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08-23-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Here’s a better drive side photo that I took...

Here’s a better drive side photo that I took today. I raised the stem 5mm, since the last photo.

...
08-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You can still move the top spacer below the stem,...

You can still move the top spacer below the stem, and place the top cap directly into the stem. I'd suggest maybe going to a 110mm stem, since I'm shorter than you and use a 100mm stem. I'd say I'm...
08-21-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By TejanoTrackie

What length stem do you have ? You might need a...

What length stem do you have ? You might need a longer stem, which will also raise the bars if you flip it up. Can you raise the stem on your fork any further, or are you already at the top of the...
08-21-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Although I don't own one, based on the dimensions...

Although I don't own one, based on the dimensions of that frame, I doubt anyone under 5' 6" would fit properly on it. The 49cm seat tube dimension is center-to-center rather than the normal...
08-21-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By TejanoTrackie

According to Retrogression, the EAI frames (Bare...

According to Retrogression, the EAI frames (Bare Knuckle and Godzilla) have been out of production for several years, so unless one of the remaining sizes that they have in stock fits you, you’re out...
08-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can...

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can have for just un mil.
08-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yepper. ...

Yepper.

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08-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 594,823
Posted By TejanoTrackie

No, you can’t install a 26mm handlebar into a...

No, you can’t install a 26mm handlebar into a 25.4mm stem. The fork on the Kilo TT has an uncommon 1” steerer tube, so finding a stem that will fit it can be difficult, but a stem with a 1-1/8”...
08-17-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 594,823
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The pedal threads are 9/16”. Any handlebars...

The pedal threads are 9/16”.

Any handlebars with a 26.0mm clamping area will fit the stem, but you may want a different stem length, shorter for bullhorns, longer for risers.
08-14-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,770
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Also, it looks like you are using a single...

^^^ Also, it looks like you are using a single freewheel, so precise chain adjustment is not all that critical.
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