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10-06-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,448
Posted By dmg

I have also heard good things about the Pake...

I have also heard good things about the Pake Space Straps. When my MKS nylon ones kick the bucket, I'll give them a shot.
08-16-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,487
Posted By dmg

I have a seagull XL also, and although I...

I have a seagull XL also, and although I definitely prefer messenger bags, the backpack is definitely the way to go for really huge loads. I need to rig some way to stow the waist strap when it's not...
06-14-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By dmg

That is intense... I've been pleased if I can...

That is intense... I've been pleased if I can average around 16 for a 100 mile(-ish) ride. I need to find places to ride with more rollers and less mountains.
05-25-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By dmg

I really like the looks of the new Handsome...

I really like the looks of the new Handsome "devil" - apparently it was modeled after the Bridgestone X-0, and can be built in many practical configurations.....
05-24-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,723
Posted By dmg

Uh.... as long as you're not using it as a...

Uh.... as long as you're not using it as a wineskin or setting it on fire, I don't see how PVC is any more 'un-eco friendly' than any other plastic.
05-17-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By dmg

I did this for a while (with a 46) until I...

I did this for a while (with a 46) until I dropped my chain on a busy street and realized life's too short for biopace. It was pretty fine until then, though!
05-17-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By dmg

Or you can just use a $15 front disk hub and do...

Or you can just use a $15 front disk hub and do the exact same thing for less.
05-14-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By dmg

They look kind of like Mavics : ...

They look kind of like Mavics :

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/mavic/images/21and22.jpg
(clearly not the same year, of course)

What's the threading on them?
05-04-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 57,023
Posted By dmg

Like: frames that are made of nice steel at a...

Like: frames that are made of nice steel at a reasonable price ($800 17lb bike? cool!)
Dislike: pretty much everything else about them.
04-29-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By dmg

Formula hubs have fine threads, so I doubt that's...

Formula hubs have fine threads, so I doubt that's the culprit. Was the cog from a reputable company, or was it a stamped POS? Was this part of a complete bike? If it was fully installed by the shop,...
04-26-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By dmg

The thing is, most older track bikes wouldn't be...

The thing is, most older track bikes wouldn't be used to compete on a track now (due to metal fatigue, or advances in materials, parts, and construction), so it's not like you're depriving some...
04-25-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,062
Posted By dmg

Hah- good catch. Although I've always compared it...

Hah- good catch. Although I've always compared it to Hank's back

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/593813_5ff6870980.jpg

Not sure if that's better or worse than the grunge association, though.
04-23-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,548
Posted By dmg

Yeah, I'd say that's a good idea - if they want...

Yeah, I'd say that's a good idea - if they want to get a bunch of bikes out in the street in the new market, a group buy is a damn good way to do it.
04-21-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,188
Posted By dmg

This looks really nice, and corrects a couple of...

This looks really nice, and corrects a couple of gripes that I had about the TT (namely, lack of room for fenders with anything bigger than 23cs). How's this going to be different from the Jury,...
04-15-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,041
Posted By dmg

Oh, the colorways! You can also spend $30 on...

Oh, the colorways!

You can also spend $30 on the soma or all-city double straps, and get two sets of the MKS nylon straps for $20. Never used Toshis but nylon beats every cheap to mid-level...
04-14-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By dmg

My Toupe is my fave saddle - I also have trouble...

My Toupe is my fave saddle - I also have trouble with Rolls / Turbo rounded saddles, and the toupe does me fine. My second fave is the Alias, which I've done double centuries on with no discomfort at...
04-13-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,259
Posted By dmg

It's powdercoated. I can't tell the difference...

It's powdercoated. I can't tell the difference between breaking on this or any machined wheel, in wet or dry conditions.
04-11-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,259
Posted By dmg

Here's my non-machined Deep V after a couple...

Here's my non-machined Deep V after a couple years of use with a brake. I guess if striations are considered awful looking to you, don't do it....
04-10-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By dmg

I did 210 miles (Philly to Breezewood), which...

I did 210 miles (Philly to Breezewood), which included some vicious hills. My saddle zone was actually fine, but my knees were not happy at all.
04-10-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By dmg

I had a velo arione copy (Fuji branded) on which...

I had a velo arione copy (Fuji branded) on which I broke the shell. Up until that point, it was pretty decent for being like 1/6 the price of the real thing.
04-08-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,259
Posted By dmg

Or you can just brake carefully for a couple of...

Or you can just brake carefully for a couple of days until the powercoating wears off and you have a reasonable amount of friction, then proceed normally. The brake will 'machine' the rim in short...
04-01-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By dmg

The line between hipster and hillbilly gets a...

The line between hipster and hillbilly gets a little fainter every day.
03-31-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By dmg

This thread has more dumb answers than usual for...

This thread has more dumb answers than usual for BF - good job guys.
OP - it's really only needed if you have a drainage hole or cutout on the BB shell; the idea is that water that gets in through...
03-28-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By dmg

Actually, just noticed that the Le Tours were...

Actually, just noticed that the Le Tours were made by Panasonic (a good thing) and the Motobecane is "for younger cyclists" according to the catalog... so Le Tour all the way.
03-28-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By dmg

C.Itoh was the alternate name for Bridgestones,...

C.Itoh was the alternate name for Bridgestones, but according to Sheldon they're 'pretty crappy bikes'. The motobecane might be nice, but french threading can make things difficult (although velo...
03-18-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,270
Posted By dmg

I've used the formula lockrings for years with no...

I've used the formula lockrings for years with no problems whatsoever. They're definitely softer metal than others and will get blown out in the notches eventually, but if you put them on right,...
03-18-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By dmg

The strap on those looks really, really bad for...

The strap on those looks really, really bad for use on a bike.
Even if you can't get a Chrome or Seagull or Reload, there are also a number of Canadian bag companies... under the weather, PAC,...
03-08-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By dmg

That's horrible. Were you wearing a helmet?

That's horrible. Were you wearing a helmet?
02-25-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,973
Posted By dmg

Has anyone suggested that the Grand Compes are...

Has anyone suggested that the Grand Compes are rebranded sugino XD's with a little anodizing?...
02-24-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By dmg

see the MKS EXA pedal on this page:...

see the MKS EXA pedal on this page: http://businesscycles.com/tped-mks.htm . For when the fear of clipping out is worth $220.
02-23-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By dmg

Frame too, I'd say. Any repair would cost way...

Frame too, I'd say. Any repair would cost way more than a new kilo TT frameset. That sucks, but illustrates the dangers of riding in the dark.
02-12-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,096
Posted By dmg

Winners were 80s entry level 10-speeds with steel...

Winners were 80s entry level 10-speeds with steel wheels and low-end drivetrains, but decent frames. Fixed conversion seems to be the way to go from where I'm standing.
02-10-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By dmg

Mine is definitely 27.2. .2mm is pretty small,...

Mine is definitely 27.2. .2mm is pretty small, it's possible someone in the paint booth just got a little wild with the spraygun and painted inside the binder lug...
02-10-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By dmg

You know, if the brake is loose, that could make...

You know, if the brake is loose, that could make a clunk too, as the friction makes it jump forward or back. That should be a pretty obvious fix though.
Pinging spokes sound pretty distinctive,...
02-10-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dmg

Living in the caribbean and getting free...

Living in the caribbean and getting free replacements? Some guys have all the luck....
02-09-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By dmg

Clunking can also be that the headset is a little...

Clunking can also be that the headset is a little loose (not worn), and is shifting in the races. To confirm, squeeze the front brake so it's locked and rock the bike forward and back. If there's...
02-07-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,917
Posted By dmg

You can run a front brake on powercoated wheels....

You can run a front brake on powercoated wheels. I did this with a deep v. The coating wears away in a day or two, and then it's perfectly fine.
02-07-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 44,456
Posted By dmg

I like the look of the raw. The one thing I...

I like the look of the raw. The one thing I didn't like about my Kilo was the durability of the paint (for instance, I dropped my hex wrench when I was adjusting the saddle, and it nicked the paint...
02-03-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By dmg

You will feel a different and probably give...

You will feel a different and probably give yourself some knee trouble with cranks of two different lengths - you're not going to have the seat at the right height for one of your legs.
As long as...
02-03-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By dmg

Chainline has nothing to do with the frame - it's...

Chainline has nothing to do with the frame - it's a measurement of the line between the chainring and the cog which should be 42mm or thereabouts. You need to fit the frame to the hub, either by...
01-28-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By dmg

Why's that a bad idea? Probably there's a glob of...

Why's that a bad idea? Probably there's a glob of paint inside the tube...
01-25-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By dmg

Not that I'm aware of, although I'm sure chances...

Not that I'm aware of, although I'm sure chances of crossed paths will increase when the weather improves. Just remembered that you were going to CMU n'at.
01-24-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,812
Posted By dmg

Yeah, but they could just use a cutting disk to...

Yeah, but they could just use a cutting disk to lop the seatpost off if they really wanted the saddle. 90% of bikes have QR binder bolts, and those are the ones that get stolen most, I'll bet.
01-24-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,352
Posted By dmg

Interesting. Hi-ten steel, a bunch of no name...

Interesting. Hi-ten steel, a bunch of no name (or, in the case of named companies, no model name and inappropriately sized) components, and three sizes for $350? Doesn't sound like such an amazing...
01-24-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By dmg

Best option: get a White Eno hub...

Best option: get a White Eno hub (http://www.whiteind.com/rearhubs/singlespeedhubs.html) - expensive but will make life easier. And you can use it on any bike if you find another frame you like....
01-24-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By dmg

Weren't you supposed to be moving to Pittsburgh...

Weren't you supposed to be moving to Pittsburgh last year?
01-24-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,153
Posted By dmg

Spacing isn't an issue with chainline - it's the...

Spacing isn't an issue with chainline - it's the hub that matters. If you have a normal track hub you want a 42mm chainline, which would be a 103mm BB spindle, even if it's spaced out to 130 (it...
01-24-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,873
Posted By dmg

Actually - Kogswell is having a sale now - 650b...

Actually - Kogswell is having a sale now - 650b framesets are $339. Doesn't contain the usual extras but the price is right....

> We're critically low on Kogswell alloy fenders.
> But Chris just...
01-24-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dmg

Any chance that you're mixing MTB and track...

Any chance that you're mixing MTB and track parts?

MTB BB shells are 73mm, while road bike BB shells are 68mm. Not sure about the Bridgestones, but I'm assuming it's got a MTB sized shell. If...
01-24-09, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,361
Posted By dmg

I have sprints, and they're pretty great. They're...

I have sprints, and they're pretty great. They're less polished and embellished than the superbes, but still pretty and smooth....and they have campy-esque cutouts in the flanges, so they're...
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