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04-16-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By stilltooslow

Ahhhh, yeah, whatever that is….. Why don't...

Ahhhh, yeah, whatever that is…..

Why don't you try actually reading what someone is saying before you respond, rather than jumping to whatever errant conclusion your warped mental filter hastily...
04-16-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By stilltooslow

"Kid"?? "Calm down"?? Who the **** are you…..my...

"Kid"?? "Calm down"?? Who the **** are you…..my father? I was more than calm until I read your absurd response. "Tough fixie rider"?? When did I ever say or imply that? My whole point, intended to...
04-12-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By stilltooslow

Ahhhhh, OK. Didn't realize it would pose such an...

Ahhhhh, OK. Didn't realize it would pose such an imposition on your sensibilities. Sorry I was so forceful that way. :wtf:
04-12-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By stilltooslow

Yeah, guess I should have known better. I forgot...

Yeah, guess I should have known better. I forgot how incredibly cool some of you guys are.
04-12-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By stilltooslow

So do you know that quad pain you get…..?

Like when you haven't ridden fixed for a while and you go out and resist on a bunch of down hill stretches?

Damn that hurts! Especially to go down stairs, sit down in your car, lowering yourself...
04-11-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By stilltooslow

I used to feel that way about Scrod too, but I've...

I used to feel that way about Scrod too, but I've actually come to appreciate his acerbic wit and intolerance of lazy-mindedness. I find his responses well informed, and the harsher ones somewhat...
04-10-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,246
Posted By stilltooslow

Stop perpetuating that silly myth, of course...

Stop perpetuating that silly myth, of course there is. Mine is indeed the best. Matter of fact, it's so good, it's not fair to all the other fixes out there. The only problem this leaves the rest...
04-08-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By stilltooslow

Yo, you callin' me insignificant?? I am...

Yo, you callin' me insignificant??

I am indeed but a grain of sand within a vast desert, but man, I've seen some stuff……..:50:
04-08-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By stilltooslow

Well I'll volunteer to act as a guinea pig on...

Well I'll volunteer to act as a guinea pig on this one by default…..I just built up a pair of track wheels using A23's. The finish appeared perfect with no burrs, etc., and they built up...
04-07-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,496
Posted By stilltooslow

This pair cost me exactly $400: Brand new...

This pair cost me exactly $400:

Brand new pair of Paul Components track hubs snagged on Ebay for $145,
Velocity A23's (seems like a good set!) with DT comps for $255,
I built them, so no cost...
04-06-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By stilltooslow

Wow. Just went to his site. What craftsmanship...

Wow. Just went to his site. What craftsmanship and aesthetics. Seems to be a lot like Richard Sachs in his attention to detail, but his prices seem downright reasonable…...

Kinda wish I never...
04-06-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By stilltooslow

^^^^That yours, TT? Freaking gorgeous....

^^^^That yours, TT?

Freaking gorgeous. Incredible old school lug work. My dream fixed.
04-06-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By stilltooslow

I have two alu fixies. A Colnago Pista and a...

I have two alu fixies. A Colnago Pista and a Look AL 464 (built up as SS). Love everything about both……plenty stiff, light, and responsive, yet forgiving enough over rougher surfaces. And rust is...
04-06-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,687
Posted By stilltooslow

Gotta leave the ultimate bike choice in your...

Gotta leave the ultimate bike choice in your hands, but I would definitely avoid painting any part the wheels! They'll look crappy enough in no time anyway, even worse as any newly painted surface...
04-06-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,687
Posted By stilltooslow

Their bikes appear to be nice products. The...

Their bikes appear to be nice products. The frame geometries seem to be a bit more on the aggressive side which I like. Just note that from what I read, the Varsity model seems to come set up as...
04-06-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By stilltooslow

Learning the really hard way. Hey, bravo to you...

Learning the really hard way. Hey, bravo to you for having the humility to admit that. Bet it'll never happen again though! :thumb:
04-05-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,687
Posted By stilltooslow

Not sure on the Kona. The pictures don't reveal...

Not sure on the Kona. The pictures don't reveal enough and it looks like its been used a good bit, so I'd certainly not pay the asking price. If you could buy from the US, that would open up a lot...
04-05-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,687
Posted By stilltooslow

Sorry, we can't help you. We don't tolerate the...

Sorry, we can't help you. We don't tolerate the Dutch well around here.


:D kidding of course!

Seriously now…...although I don't know the brand, the Birota certainly looks like a nicely...
04-05-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By stilltooslow

The Ellipse sidewalls are machined thus work fine...

The Ellipse sidewalls are machined thus work fine with brakes, but they're also painted. Wearing a ring around them presents no issue at all. Keep 'em.
04-05-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By stilltooslow

And on a fixed gear, you'll be in for a rude...

And on a fixed gear, you'll be in for a rude awakening the first time you instinctively try to freewheel a bit as you prepare for that inevitable first sneeze. ; - )
04-05-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,093
Posted By stilltooslow

And be sure to wipe it down after you use it. ...

And be sure to wipe it down after you use it. The most corrosive liquid that you're dealing with is your own sweat, and nearly any steel frame will eventually succumb to its properties if not wiped...
04-04-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,837
Posted By stilltooslow

No. Fixed is not for you.

No. Fixed is not for you.
04-03-14, 09:22 PM
04-01-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By stilltooslow

What?!!! You chucked a pair of C-Record track...

What?!!! You chucked a pair of C-Record track hubs?!! Haven't forumites been banned for such offenses?? ;)

FWIW, I still have several pairs of Campy Record HF hubs that I bought in the early...
04-01-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By stilltooslow

I just started building mine (finally!), although...

I just started building mine (finally!), although the parts have been sitting in my garage for a month or so:

Paul Components 32h high flange track hubs
Sapim black spokes
Velocity A23 rims
03-31-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,630
Posted By stilltooslow

If you're wondering whether the sidewalls are...

If you're wondering whether the sidewalls are machined thus permitting use of a brake, they are, but are black and will develop a ring at the contact point…..not that it matters though. I can't...
03-30-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,463
Posted By stilltooslow

EAI cogs…..very round.

EAI cogs…..very round.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By stilltooslow

'SmartWool' makes them. They even have a few...

'SmartWool' makes them. They even have a few options like zipped, pullover, etc. Good stuff, I use several of their products for skiing.
03-30-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By stilltooslow

If that's the frame, then yeah, I'd get that too....

If that's the frame, then yeah, I'd get that too. All bizz right there.
03-29-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,640
Posted By stilltooslow

Soft. Shouldn't be riding fixed.

Soft. Shouldn't be riding fixed.
03-28-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,513
Posted By stilltooslow

Did you grease the interface between the spindle...

Did you grease the interface between the spindle and crank arm? Check it out and do so just to be certain. This is often a source of dreaded 'ghost creak'. Although if it still creaks with almost...
03-24-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By stilltooslow

I agree that it's not a big deal on flats and is...

I agree that it's not a big deal on flats and is actually well suited (thus my 90 GI fixed flatland missile), but for a ride of 100+ miles with the presumption that there are at least a few decent...
03-24-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By stilltooslow

That's a steep freaking gear for a ride like...

That's a steep freaking gear for a ride like that! What kind of terrain? I actually have a fixie set up similarly with a 50 x 15 exclusively for when I ride during summer vacations along the near...
03-23-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,020
Posted By stilltooslow

Been riding fixed for 30+ years on the road,...

Been riding fixed for 30+ years on the road, always with a front brake. I try not to use it, but when you're riding with any traffic at all the need will eventually turn up. Of course there is no...
03-23-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By stilltooslow

As others said, of course it's do-able! I've...

As others said, of course it's do-able! I've done several one day rides of that length on mine, all somewhat hilly at that. That's the whole point of the SS mindset…..you build it to your best...
03-23-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,062
Posted By stilltooslow

You talkin' about me??! ;) Well, at least I'm...

You talkin' about me??! ;) Well, at least I'm not 'grizzled'……..yet!

Anyway, the idea of trying to find an older road spindle with extended length on the drive side is a decent suggestion, but of...
03-10-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,166
Posted By stilltooslow

Your second sentence was my point. I run a front...

Your second sentence was my point. I run a front brake on my fixed and f/r on my SS (and road bike of course), and was still hit badly once, but going with open pedals and no brakes as the OP stated...
03-10-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,166
Posted By stilltooslow

There are three types who do it this way: ...

There are three types who do it this way:

Those who've been hit….
Those who've done the hitting, and….
Those who will eventually be among one or both of the above.
03-10-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,937
Posted By stilltooslow

It's very simple…. If you don't get it, then...

It's very simple….

If you don't get it, then it's not for you.

No harm, no foul.
03-10-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By stilltooslow

But you need to make sure the taper matches (ISO...

But you need to make sure the taper matches (ISO vs. JIS) for that to be accurate. Assuming that's correct, a 1mm or even 1.5mm fudge factor is tolerable either way anyway, as long as it doesn't...
03-05-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,151
Posted By stilltooslow

Sputnick! Higher end, cooler bike, and that's a...

Sputnick! Higher end, cooler bike, and that's a great price.
02-28-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 617,899
Posted By stilltooslow

One of those stupid expensive, but stupid...

One of those stupid expensive, but stupid effective EAI Super Track Tools from Scrod. If you can't unscrew even the tightest cog with this thing, it's time to look for another sport. A beast of a...
02-25-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By stilltooslow

And there you have it, the ultimate recipe of...

And there you have it, the ultimate recipe of brakes (front only on a fixed is fine) and a low-ish gear. So I'll add a finer point by suggesting a good starting ratio…..a 46 x 18 will give you a...
02-20-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,023
Posted By stilltooslow

EAI Super Track Tool. Find a shop with one, or...

EAI Super Track Tool. Find a shop with one, or if you're a tool geek like myself, buy one (they're crazy expensive). If you can't get it off with that, then it's time to light the blow torch.
02-18-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,016,764
Posted By stilltooslow

Done. I assume you approve of the tool? Seems...

Done. I assume you approve of the tool? Seems like a great, albeit pricey, bit of kit. But as a bit of a tool geek, I say what the hell…..gotta have it.
02-18-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,016,764
Posted By stilltooslow

That's a fair price. How can I order it?

That's a fair price. How can I order it?
02-18-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,016,764
Posted By stilltooslow

Scrod, do you sell those stupid expensive yet...

Scrod, do you sell those stupid expensive yet awesome EAI cog/lock ring track tools? I've seen them elsewhere, but if you carry them I'd kinda like to keep it in the family here.
02-15-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,424
Posted By stilltooslow

Profile seatpost mount. I mount it low enough to...

Profile seatpost mount. I mount it low enough to allow a small seat pack to be strapped on to the rails. It comes set up for two bottles, but I saw off one tang and use it with one bottle because...
02-15-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,550
Posted By stilltooslow

The wreck happened long ago on this one. ...

The wreck happened long ago on this one.

That said, I'm going to hit the garage and check both the brake cables on my SS, and think about how nice it'll be to ride it again once the 1 1/2' of...
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