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09-29-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 22,214
Posted By zambaccian

It's actually as many virgins as you have gear...

It's actually as many virgins as you have gear inches.
07-20-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By zambaccian

Start with fixed, though, and give it a few weeks...

Start with fixed, though, and give it a few weeks to get used to it. I doubt you'll want to run the freewheel side afterwards.
07-09-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,553
Posted By zambaccian

I'm in love with that saddle.

I'm in love with that saddle.
07-09-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By zambaccian

If you're serious about biking for transportation...

If you're serious about biking for transportation the answer seems obvious. Then again I don't ride BMX so I'm not sure what they'd offer beyond fun ****ing around.
06-17-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,721
Posted By zambaccian

what bars and what wrap is this? looks gorgeous

what bars and what wrap is this? looks gorgeous
06-15-08, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By zambaccian

How safe is it to ride this crashed steel frame?

I have a frame that was in a front-end crash. Both the top tube and the downtube have a slight bulge/bend. About an inch from the head tube lug, they have a sort of bulging ring all the way around. ...
06-15-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By zambaccian

Fixed gear / track wallpapers

Where can I find some beautiful high-res pictures for my desktop? Vintage track racing pics, photos of museum-quality track bikes (http://www.speedbicycles.ch/274/index.html), or just awesome shoots...
05-23-08, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By zambaccian

My chainring bolts loosened themselves enough for...

My chainring bolts loosened themselves enough for two to fall out before I noticed. Pretty distressing. Now I'm running on three until the new ones get here... Doesn't seem to be too terrible, it's...
05-21-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,421
Posted By zambaccian

what's the advantage of a good hub, anyway? ...

what's the advantage of a good hub, anyway?

not trying to troll, I'm really not sure. other than durability in bad weather and maybe a little weight difference, what makes a new Phil any better...
05-20-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,577,820
Posted By zambaccian

no one could be that stupid

no one could be that stupid
05-17-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By zambaccian

the earliest conversion? put this in a museum

the earliest conversion?

put this in a museum
05-16-08, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By zambaccian

There's a little pitting you can see on the fork...

There's a little pitting you can see on the fork crown from rust, not sandblasting.

The old paintjob was terrible, completely unusable, I think it might have been a poor repainting job. I took it...
05-15-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By zambaccian

I'm in the Bay Area. The seatpost is indeed stuck...

I'm in the Bay Area. The seatpost is indeed stuck - I couldn't get it out manually, though I haven't tried removing it with proper tools.

The headset was taped up during the sandblasting, what...
05-15-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By zambaccian

ok, paypal me

ok, paypal me
05-15-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By zambaccian

My naked Guerciotti

I just finished sandblasting this thing, but it's too big for me (57 ST, 58 TT) and I have no idea what to do with it.

Apparently Guerciotti was one of the more high-end Italian framebuilders...
05-14-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,603
Posted By zambaccian

Messenger bags and sweaty backs

It's starting to get kinda hot and I'm having second thoughts about this whole stripped-down track machine aesthetic.

Why do messengers not just use baskets or panniers or something? Who wants to...
05-13-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By zambaccian

I tried that but the ends aren't curved up enough...

I tried that but the ends aren't curved up enough for me to feel like I have a solid enough grip when I angle them down.
05-13-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,706
Posted By zambaccian

YES! That was the most lucid explanation of...

YES!

That was the most lucid explanation of geometry I've read so far. I think I get it now.

Would people generally agree with the conclusion that track geometry means better handling /...
05-12-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,706
Posted By zambaccian

Oof, that article is overwhelming for someone who...

Oof, that article is overwhelming for someone who doesn't race track.

Am I correct to understand that track geo means less stability and less comfort but quicker handling? Are there any other...
05-08-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,535
Posted By zambaccian

Love the look of the Syntace Stratos, though they...

Love the look of the Syntace Stratos, though they are pretty long.
04-25-08, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,580
Posted By zambaccian

Thanks for that. What do you think a good price...

Thanks for that. What do you think a good price for the frame is?
04-24-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,580
Posted By zambaccian

Is there any way to tell what kind of tubing it...

Is there any way to tell what kind of tubing it uses? There are no markings on it.

According to this thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=378099) it might be an 800; meaning it's...
04-24-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By zambaccian

+1 this is one of the first things i did...

+1

this is one of the first things i did after getting on a fixed gear, and it got me hooked right away. slow speeds are when the advantages of one shine through the most.
04-24-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By zambaccian

I don't even know what this discussion is about. ...

I don't even know what this discussion is about.

I'm not expecting a perfect chainline out-of-the-box, I'm just asking if track cranks have the chainring further in than the inner position on...
04-24-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By zambaccian

I like riding fixed in traffic better - the...

I like riding fixed in traffic better - the ability to modulate your speed with your legs, without constantly reaching for the brake lever, is something you'll really enjoy once you get used to it....
04-24-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,580
Posted By zambaccian

How much is this Benotto frame worth?

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/rmatei/benottoFRAME.jpg

It's a tri frame, it's Mexican made, and it has a heart shaped BB cutout. Any idea what the model number might be? Trying to figure...
04-24-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By zambaccian

So track chainrings put the chainring closer in?

EDIT: title should read "so track cranks put the chainring closer in?"

I'm using road cranks right now but the chainring (mounted in the inner position) is still 5mm too far out. Would track...
04-22-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By zambaccian

Are all bottom bracket spindles (from loose ball...

Are all bottom bracket spindles (from loose ball BBs) compatible?

It seems like I have three options, right?
- shorter BB spindle
- redish wheel
- track cranks

Which of these would you do?
04-22-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By zambaccian

The chainring IS in the inner ring position.

The chainring IS in the inner ring position.
04-22-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By zambaccian

Thanks for that. To clarify, I know that this...

Thanks for that. To clarify, I know that this model isn't French threaded - it's either Swiss or ISO.

I was hoping to find a solution that doesn't involve changing the BB or redishing the wheel -...
04-22-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By zambaccian

With one with a shorter spindle? Do I need to...

With one with a shorter spindle? Do I need to change the cups too? I don't know if mine are ISO or Swiss threaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 04:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,543
Posted By zambaccian

The decision's certainly not made and I'd love to...

The decision's certainly not made and I'd love to avoid the hassle of switching frames. But everyone I've talked to IRL suggests a larger frame.

This is what it looks like now:
...
04-22-08, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 93,632
Posted By zambaccian

WTB cheap 55-56cm frame; road w/ horizontal...

WTB cheap 55-56cm frame; road w/ horizontal dropouts or track w/ drilled fork. Preferably with headset and BB.
04-22-08, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By zambaccian

This is what my chainline looks like

Converted an '82 Peugeot road bike.

I have some Shimano double road cranks; put the outer ring on the inner side:

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/rmatei/IMG_1653.jpg



To get a...
04-22-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 513,681
Posted By zambaccian

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S,...

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S, 53cm. Just the frame or I have original cranks, brakes, stem, bars, and whatever else you need. The indoor pics don't do it justice, the paint shimmers...
04-22-08, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3,422
Views: 412,252
Posted By zambaccian

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S,...

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S, 53cm. Just the frame or I have original cranks, brakes, stem, bars, and whatever else you need. The indoor pics don't do it justice, the paint shimmers...
04-22-08, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 147,562
Posted By zambaccian

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S,...

FT: Very clean pearly white 1982 Peugeot PH10S, 53cm. Just the frame or I have original cranks, brakes, stem, bars, and whatever else you need.

Want to trade for a 55 or 56cm road or track frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,543
Posted By zambaccian

I think this frame would be OK with a 12cm stem,...

I think this frame would be OK with a 12cm stem, but I'm concerned about how the handling would feel if I was that far over the front wheel. (I also ride on SF streets and would feel more comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,543
Posted By zambaccian

5'9" / 5'10" (1.76m) guys: what top tube / stem combo do you ride?

I'm a little over 5'9" and I'm trying to get a new frame - I feel cramped right now with a 54cm (C-C) top tube and 8cm stem.

I've looked at various calculators online and got differing results......
04-16-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 368,782
Posted By zambaccian

Americans are far more enthusiastic about locking...

Americans are far more enthusiastic about locking away "bad people" than they are about breaking laws.

Wake me up when criminal justice isn't dictated by puritanical attitudes and moral panic.
04-15-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,278
Posted By zambaccian

Do you apply force all the way around the stroke?

I've never ridden a bike with toe clips before, so it opens up a new world of possibilities.

How are you supposed to pedal? Do you apply force with both legs at all times, or what? Are there...
04-15-08, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By zambaccian

Relax. I'm not getting a Knog Frog and there are...

Relax. I'm not getting a Knog Frog and there are plenty of good lights without mounting brackets.
04-15-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By zambaccian

are those NJS?

are those NJS?
04-15-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By zambaccian

Well I'll try and see if I can use it as my only...

Well I'll try and see if I can use it as my only pump. Just tryin' to keep my belongings as compact as possible, as a general policy :P
04-14-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By zambaccian

Lights that snap on/off easily without leaving a mount

I'm looking for some basic flashing LED lights, something that would be easy to put on and off without having to leave ugly plastic things on my handlebars (style pointzz!!)

Any recommendations?...
04-14-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By zambaccian

Thanks, the Topeak looks good and not too...

Thanks, the Topeak looks good and not too expensive.
http://www.ebikestop.com/topeak_road_morph_with_gauge-PU1734.php

Will I have any issues inflating my tires to good road pressures with these?...
04-14-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By zambaccian

What's a good handheld pump with a gauge

for Presta valves. I don't wanna get a floor pump cause it'd take up too much room.
04-14-08, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By zambaccian

where can i get styrofoam for a top tube pad?

*this is not a thread to discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of top tube pads.
04-11-08, 03:15 AM
04-08-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By zambaccian

Well I ended up solving it by banging up the...

Well I ended up solving it by banging up the sides of the joint with a chisel - the dents through both pieces keeps them pressed together. A very stone age solution but one that seems to work well.
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