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11-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,450
Posted By nightfly

I usually try and ride in shoes without lugged...

I usually try and ride in shoes without lugged soles. Also plastic BMX pedals work well because even if they have pins, they usually aren't all that sticky and they wear down.

The classic combo is...
10-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By nightfly

It's your bike. Do it.

It's your bike. Do it.
10-21-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,450
Posted By nightfly

Seriously, save yourself some frustration and buy...

Seriously, save yourself some frustration and buy some YNOTs. Have a few less lattes/beers this week and you'll save the $50 for them. Well worth it.

Or continue having to reach down and uncrush...
10-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By nightfly

You might fit 32s on a Soma Rush but I wouldn't...

You might fit 32s on a Soma Rush but I wouldn't count on it. Otherwise it's great if you like a more aggressive frame that rides well.
08-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,394
Posted By nightfly

less sh*t to break

less sh*t to break
07-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By nightfly

In the world of mountain bike riser bars, 75cm...

In the world of mountain bike riser bars, 75cm isn't even wide. People run well over 80cm.

I find that I probably wouldn't want to go much over 70 but there is a very different feel going from...
07-21-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By nightfly

Aren't those more like 75cm? Typo or did you cut...

Aren't those more like 75cm? Typo or did you cut down to 65cm?
07-20-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By nightfly

Wide risers are pretty fun. They are a little...

Wide risers are pretty fun. They are a little more nerve racking in the city but you figure out what you can slide through and what you can't pretty quickly. My current ones are 700mm. I'd go wider...
07-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,175
Posted By nightfly

I've ridden Gatorskins on tour bikes that I've...

I've ridden Gatorskins on tour bikes that I've rented for multi-day tours several times. And they ride like crap. If you've mostly ridden tires with the emphasis on puncture resistance, they are...
07-08-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,175
Posted By nightfly

Well, tires are one of the cheapest and most...

Well, tires are one of the cheapest and most significant improvements you can make to the ride of your bike. If you're used to 110 PSI 23c tires, you have no where to go but up comfort wise. Try some...
07-07-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,175
Posted By nightfly

23c Gatorskins sound like torture. I've got...

23c Gatorskins sound like torture.

I've got some 700 x 28c Clement (now Donnelly) Strada LGG's. They ride really well and were pretty cheap. Before that Panaracer T-Servs. Would like to try some...
06-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By nightfly

Never had an issue with Tektro. Have owned both...

Never had an issue with Tektro. Have owned both them and Cane Creek. Not much, if any difference.
06-24-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,819
Posted By nightfly

My Lizard Skin peeled. Replaced with Zipp Service...

My Lizard Skin peeled. Replaced with Zipp Service Course CX. No problems yet.
06-18-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By nightfly

In addition to the usual suspects, Suzue Pro Max....

In addition to the usual suspects, Suzue Pro Max. I have a set laced to Archetypes I really like. Found mine new old stock on eBay.

Dura Ace is another one that wasn't mentioned and Miche.
06-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By nightfly

I bet those are the standard Shimano Deore DX...

I bet those are the standard Shimano Deore DX that came on it. Mine has those and they look like that. Or maybe they were LX? I forget.
06-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By nightfly

Have that same one, converted to a single speed...

Have that same one, converted to a single speed as well with ENO eccentric hub. Unfortunately the seat post is frozen too low for me so it's become my wife's beater bike.

Long live the orange...
05-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By nightfly

I've owned 5 fixed gears with flip flop hubs and...

I've owned 5 fixed gears with flip flop hubs and never once flipped it. Except for the one that came with one, I generally don't have a freewheel mounted on the other side. Also the majority of them...
05-01-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By nightfly

KMC 810 works fine. I never heard of one-use...

KMC 810 works fine. I never heard of one-use master links but I've used these chains for years and removed for cleaning etc. As long as you're not overly aggressive with thin, springy outer piece, I...
04-23-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By nightfly

Great build. I'm digging this.

Great build. I'm digging this.
04-13-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By nightfly

The quill versions go for big $$. Been waiting...

The quill versions go for big $$. Been waiting for the right length and rise for awhile so I get alerts on these daily.
04-12-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By nightfly

I've been watching vintage Salsa quills for...

I've been watching vintage Salsa quills for awhile on eBay, I can tell you for sure that they do not go for $10.

Old threadless stems may be another matter, but I would bet vintage Salsa...
04-09-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By nightfly

I just want the stem.

I just want the stem.
03-04-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By nightfly

You might want to try one of the newer silicon...

You might want to try one of the newer silicon foam grips like the ESI Chunky. Similar feel but less likely to end up like that.
11-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,450
Posted By nightfly

If you want a good selection of pedals go...

If you want a good selection of pedals go somewhere like Dan's Comp:

Dan's Comp Pedals (https://www.danscomp.com/pedals-parts/c15940)

They are all kinda the same but subtly different. I like...
11-18-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,450
Posted By nightfly

Personally I'd go for something more like this: ...

Personally I'd go for something more like this:

https://shop.odysseybmx.com/products/twisted-pc-pedals

You don't really need (or want) very aggressive pins with the straps. You can use whatever...
11-18-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,450
Posted By nightfly

My first pair of straps were Holdfasts which were...

My first pair of straps were Holdfasts which were good quality but would occasionally get smashed down if I stepped on them and then I'd have to reach down and pop them out.

Switched to YNOTs...
11-14-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,809
Posted By nightfly

Wanted a fixed gear since seeing Quicksilver when...

Wanted a fixed gear since seeing Quicksilver when I was a kid in the 80s.

Finally a friend found me a Giant road frame with horizontal dropouts at a swap meet in the late 90s. Frame sat in corner...
11-11-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,302
Posted By nightfly

Good advice above. Basically buy good wheels...

Good advice above.

Basically buy good wheels now and move them to your next build later.

One thing I've learned after building or buying 5 fixed gears over the years is that if you like the fit...
11-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By nightfly

You could always try an Eno Eccentric Hub to open...

You could always try an Eno Eccentric Hub to open up your choice of frames to ones without horizontal rear drop outs. I've got a 90s Rockhopper with an Eno Eccentric that's works well.
11-05-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By nightfly

Have you looked at Electra Cruisers? They make a...

Have you looked at Electra Cruisers? They make a lot of pretty good quality cruiser frames and the wheelbases are fairly long. Many are aluminum but I think they might have some steel ones.

I'm a...
10-30-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By nightfly

Not sure when they changed, but for the older...

Not sure when they changed, but for the older Soma Rush you used to be able to get either a threaded or threadless 1 inch fork. I bought my frame used and added a threaded fork but they also had...
10-29-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By nightfly

Soma Rush

Soma Rush
09-25-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,233
Posted By nightfly

If you want something cool looking and must have...

If you want something cool looking and must have big aluminum tubes, do yourself a favor and get an actually good, cool looking aluminum frame like one of the Cinelli Mash frames if you can find one...
09-24-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,233
Posted By nightfly

Have a look at some of the Mash videos if you...

Have a look at some of the Mash videos if you haven't already. Those guys tend to ride trails and street interchangeably on the same bikes.

Look for something that accommodates 28mm tires. If you...
09-19-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,338
Posted By nightfly

5 months later I think maybe the OP has this...

5 months later I think maybe the OP has this figured out...
09-12-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By nightfly

Think it's kind of funny that you would keep...

Think it's kind of funny that you would keep buying crappy wheels that you know only last for a short time instead of investing in some better quality wheels and hubs.

Or at least get a decent hub...
08-14-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,129
Posted By nightfly

Tires like Schwalbe Big Apples but white wall?

Bike is technically a single speed (cruiser) so this should be on topic. I've got some Schwalbe Big Apples on my beach cruiser and they rock. Looking for something for my wife's cruiser but they have...
08-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,543
Posted By nightfly

Fortunately aerodynamics doesn't come into play...

Fortunately aerodynamics doesn't come into play when you are walking your sweet fixie up to the coffee shop or bar where the advantages of the deep v really shine through.
08-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,543
Posted By nightfly

If you are defining your difference by what type...

If you are defining your difference by what type of consumer products you consume, you've already lost. The whole mainstream vs fringe are just marketing categories.

Until you start thinking...
08-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,748
Posted By nightfly

Wide risers with a little rise and sweep are very...

Wide risers with a little rise and sweep are very fun and comfortable at least for the shortish rides I tend to do on my fixed gear.

Loving the SimWorks Mowmow bar right now. Widest bar I could...
08-09-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,543
Posted By nightfly

It happens with literally everything. It's called...

It happens with literally everything. It's called capitalism. There is a well worn path from fringe to cool to commodified. There are large bodies of study and a literature devoted to it.

Deep V's...
08-07-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By nightfly

I've got a Rush in 55 and don't notice the toe...

I've got a Rush in 55 and don't notice the toe overlap but I'm running BMX plaforms with YNOT straps (which I love). If it's an issue, platforms and wide velcro straps might be a solution as they'll...
08-06-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,553
Posted By nightfly

Nice build. Details?

Nice build. Details?
07-24-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By nightfly

I've got one on my beach cruiser that lives...

I've got one on my beach cruiser that lives within about 100 yards of the ocean and it holds up pretty well. It eventually does rust but it takes quite some time. I replace it every 3 years or so.
...
07-15-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,908
Posted By nightfly

I feel like I've had old cruisers that had the...

I feel like I've had old cruisers that had the slotted stay for a coaster brake. However they weren't open at rear which would be great for quick changes.
06-07-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,931
Posted By nightfly

Looks pretty sweet. Nice job. Personally for...

Looks pretty sweet. Nice job.

Personally for short commutes, drop bars wouldn't be my choice but that's me.
05-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By nightfly

I've seen them set up with risers and they look...

I've seen them set up with risers and they look pretty good. If you haven't ridden a track bike with wider tires and wide risers, it's a blast for around town and low mileage fun.
05-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,432
Posted By nightfly

The Mash steel frameset? ...

The Mash steel frameset?

https://www.mashsf.com/news/mash/mash-steel-ss-frameset
05-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,179
Posted By nightfly

Brake vs Brakeless is the religious argument of...

Brake vs Brakeless is the religious argument of the forum.

No one has ever changed their mind on this because they read a really convincing post on the internet.
04-30-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,331
Posted By nightfly

Personally, I'd get these: H + Plus Son...

Personally, I'd get these:

H + Plus Son Archetype Black Formula Track Bike Wheelset [741170] - $245.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super...
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