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11-15-09, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By FixedinIA

Sounds much nicer than my ride, but I'll give...

Sounds much nicer than my ride, but I'll give input on the saddle. I have a toupe saddle, and I really like it. My advice for you is to go and get fitted for one. Your LBS should have a gel pad you...
08-26-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,494,180
Posted By FixedinIA

not that it matters when your top speed is a...

not that it matters when your top speed is a brisk walk.
08-15-09, 12:24 PM
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Views: 1,494,180
Posted By FixedinIA

http://downlode.org/Creative/Writing/Notebook/Illu...

http://downlode.org/Creative/Writing/Notebook/Illustrations/itsatrap.jpg
06-06-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By FixedinIA

If your chainring is pretty far out of true, you...

If your chainring is pretty far out of true, you can take it to your lbs, and they can true it up for you. I had this done to my bike, and it helped the drivetrain run smoother. So if you're still...
04-22-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,494,180
Posted By FixedinIA

The spinergy on the front of that mad max bike...

The spinergy on the front of that mad max bike looks like it's just waiting to explode...
04-11-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By FixedinIA

If you do it correctly, I don't really see...

If you do it correctly, I don't really see anything wrong with it, unless you're hacking up a true classic. I converted an 80-something scwinn tempo, and I removed the bosses. You'll catch ****...
04-11-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,908
Posted By FixedinIA

Yes, I use Zymol or Ibiz wax. It helps protect...

Yes, I use Zymol or Ibiz wax. It helps protect the paint, and helps deter rust too.
03-13-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,440
Posted By FixedinIA

zsm sounds like i got lucky then. There are...

zsm

sounds like i got lucky then. There are three bike shops in my town, 4 if you count the retail sports store (they have a pretty big bike section, repair shop, etc. but don't have a lot of...
03-12-09, 11:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,440
Posted By FixedinIA

http://lolblog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/pi...

http://lolblog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/picard-no-facepalm.jpg
03-05-09, 02:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,734
Posted By FixedinIA

I recently put a specialized toupe team saddle on...

I recently put a specialized toupe team saddle on my ride, and i'm really impressed so far. I got fitted for mine, so it's pretty comfortable, despite not having much padding. Saddle is one of the...
02-21-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By FixedinIA

I haven't ridden with this seatpost. It was...

I haven't ridden with this seatpost. It was kinda cramped with the original one (no setback). I saw that post, and thought it would be a way cheaper way to get some more room than a longer stem. ...
02-21-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By FixedinIA

Okay, so I checked out the crank arms and the...

Okay, so I checked out the crank arms and the brake calipers. the brakes are Royal-Compe IIs (dia compe), and they were marked B0287. This leads me to believe they were made in Feb. of 87'. Also,...
02-17-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By FixedinIA

Raleigh Prestige year ID

Hey, I have this Raleigh Prestige, I'm looking to find out the year it was made. I checked the raleigh serial # database, and I believe it's too new for that particular database. I have a feeling...
12-18-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By FixedinIA

i work for a local pizza store as a driver, and I...

i work for a local pizza store as a driver, and I tend to be couteous to everyone on the road (that can drive competently). Being a cyclist as well, I'm always looking for bikes. It's the same as...
11-20-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By FixedinIA

bar spinzzz!!!

bar spinzzz!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
11-10-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By FixedinIA

I'm in Iowa City too. Just finished up my first...

I'm in Iowa City too. Just finished up my first fixed gear a month or so ago. I've been noticing them around more and more, and the people i've talked to are always pretty friendly. I'll have to...
11-07-08, 01:36 AM
11-06-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,415
Posted By FixedinIA

Hey, good to hear you're getting into FG. Don't...

Hey, good to hear you're getting into FG. Don't take people here too seriously, they'll rip on you for little things, it's the nature of a message board. Really, you want to get balls to stem. ...
11-03-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 44,083
Posted By FixedinIA

^ is that a schwinn tempo frame?

^ is that a schwinn tempo frame?
11-01-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By FixedinIA

I'm running that exact ratio of 52/19, and it's...

I'm running that exact ratio of 52/19, and it's about perfect for my hilly rides. Fast enough to get down the hills without riding the brake, but I can still get up the hills without too much...
10-25-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,875
Posted By FixedinIA

Exactly what I thought when I saw it

Exactly what I thought when I saw it
10-23-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,169,560
Posted By FixedinIA

Diggin it Jake, I just posted up my Tempo...

Diggin it Jake, I just posted up my Tempo conversion a few pages back. Paint is sure taking a beating, but it adds character :thumb: Nice work, what wheelset do you have on it?
10-16-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,169,560
Posted By FixedinIA

Thanks! above all else, it's a blast to ride. ...

Thanks! above all else, it's a blast to ride. The steel frame is a lot nicer to ride than my aluminum raleigh prestige, seems to smooth out the bumps a bit. Since I finished it, I haven't been on...
10-16-08, 02:18 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,169,560
Posted By FixedinIA

Here's my first shot at fixed gear. 80's schwinn...

Here's my first shot at fixed gear. 80's schwinn tempo frame, mavic cxp-22 rims, formula hubs, surly 19t cog, 52t chainring, chop and flop bars. Loving every minute on it!

Paint is custom, done...
10-10-08, 03:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,320
Posted By FixedinIA

Wow, this thread is making me happy i found some...

Wow, this thread is making me happy i found some cxp-22s at a lbs. I was just about to order the weinmanns on Ebay, glad I didn't. Hope to have my first fixie running by the end of the weekend :D
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