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11-07-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Jonpwn

Thanks guys, i've only dealt with steel frames so...

Thanks guys, i've only dealt with steel frames so i wasn't sure about aluminum. the frame was an r500 for 50+23 shipping or 123 BIN if anybody was curious. Sort of wanted a new project but i don't...
11-07-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Jonpwn

buying an aluminum frame from the 90's

I found this aluminum road frame on ebay from 90-96 (based on cannondale head badge). It looks pretty used, scratches and scuffs, and a small ding on the top tube. I asked for a picture of the bottom...
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

Dear Carleton: you said you use rb021's on the...

Dear Carleton:
you said you use rb021's on the track, but i thought bullhorns were not allowed on velodromes for safety reasons?
11-06-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jonpwn

why would you have hired someone who calls...

why would you have hired someone who calls himself "constipation" even if it's just a username on a forum?
10-12-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,005
Posted By Jonpwn

yeah i've always been CX mounting and dismounitng...

yeah i've always been CX mounting and dismounitng (never knew the name for it). Just curious to see if there are any other ways of dismounting halfway between acceptable and hipster.
10-11-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,005
Posted By Jonpwn

dismounting a fixed gear?

Today i came across this on sheldon brown's website



does anybody do this? anybody have any videos of this? I'd like to see just exactly how it looks.

I usually do something similar, I let...
09-24-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,008,618
Posted By Jonpwn

dear Scrod: I'm looking to invest in some new...

dear Scrod:
I'm looking to invest in some new drops for city riding. Track drops aren't ideal cause i have to keep my hand close to the stem, most of the tie my hand is on the flat part right before...
09-23-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Jonpwn

got it. thanks so much guys

got it. thanks so much guys
09-22-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Jonpwn

ok thanks. Also, i've built a wheel before but...

ok thanks. Also, i've built a wheel before but never changed an individual spoke. Should i be able to replace the spoke directly or do i need to take apart the whole wheel and start from scratch? the...
09-22-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Jonpwn

to be honest it's stupid how i broke it but it's...

to be honest it's stupid how i broke it but it's hard to explain. Basically i was effing around on my homemade bike stand (made of two cut plates of sheet metal) and part of the stand got caught in...
09-22-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Jonpwn

Broke a spoke.. can i still ride it?

I broke one of my spokes today on my rear wheel.. they're 14g DT swiss spokes laced to a 32h formula hub with velocity deep v's.. basically the setup for a set of deep v's when you buy them complete...
09-19-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,543
Posted By Jonpwn

i know a bike will get scratched, my first bike...

i know a bike will get scratched, my first bike is all scratched and nicked.
but it's like buying a new car.. of course it will get dinged and paint chips and such but why would you allow it to...
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

thanks, i have read before about extending your...

thanks, i have read before about extending your legs but still having a slight bend at the lowest position so that my knee doesn't lock up. But i'll readjust my seat.

and thanks carleton, you make...
09-15-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 558,518
Posted By Jonpwn

derp i thought it was a sticky so i didn't look...

derp i thought it was a sticky so i didn't look further down the first page when i didn't see it..
sorry about that
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

is bike fitting something i can research online...

is bike fitting something i can research online and do myself or will a bike shop charge me for it? of course paying to be more comfortable is logical but i'm a big believer in do it yourself.

and...
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

ok thanks carleton and deputy, i will invest in a...

ok thanks carleton and deputy, i will invest in a bigger rear cog..

as for saddle to bar, i have a little over 6 inches. I was asking to make sure that it wasn't so high that meant i should have...
09-15-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 558,518
Posted By Jonpwn

craiglist for anyone? Local NYers ...

craiglist for anyone?
Local NYers

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/2597647991.html

i woulda scooped this up if i didn't just buy a frame this week.
09-15-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Jonpwn

i came back to edit my second post but yeah i...

i came back to edit my second post but yeah i meant best bang for the buck. My oem ones are okay but at the same time i'm sure there are better brakes out there and i'm only running a front one so...
09-15-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Jonpwn

sorry for the lack of info lol, sidepull brakes....

sorry for the lack of info lol, sidepull brakes. either dual or single pull (although i read that dual is better?) and 40 united states dollars.

thanks for the tips on the headset.
generally...
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

Dear Carleton, Sorry in advance for all the...

Dear Carleton,
Sorry in advance for all the questions, they should be relatively simple/rudimentary.

1. my left knee cracks once within the first few minutes of riding, then it's all fine.
...
09-15-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Jonpwn

headset and brake question!

how do i know what kind of headset i should use? 1 1/8" threadless steerer tube, but are all conventional headsets in essence the same with 30mm inside crown race 34 frame cup outside diameters?
...
Replies: 3,232
Views: 239,972
Posted By Jonpwn

dear carleton, can you do the carleton dance?...

dear carleton,
can you do the carleton dance? (video proof please!)

and also how do i know what kind of headset i should use? 1 1/8" threadless steerer tube, but are all conventional headsets in...
09-12-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,543
Posted By Jonpwn

I just purchased a bareknuckle frame that is...

I just purchased a bareknuckle frame that is pretty darn new. I recently bought a ulock last week and am now debating whether or not i should get a second one for my front wheel.

anyways, this...
09-05-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

a new soma rush does not come with a fork, and...

a new soma rush does not come with a fork, and the frame is already 400. I'll try looking for a used one..

oh and i don't mind shimming my stem, that's not a big deal.

skrodzilla- are you...
09-05-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

oh ok so now i can look for a bareknuckle. thanks...

oh ok so now i can look for a bareknuckle. thanks for the BB info

I'll look up some reviews of the soma rush. Is it true track geo?
09-02-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

http://allcitycycles.com/images/sized/images/bikes...

http://allcitycycles.com/images/sized/images/bikes/a435709d74fde207464621446b09e5fd-678x401.jpg

reallllly not a fan of sloping top tubes. Reminds me of a MTB or bmx. I have really liked all city's...
09-02-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,535
Posted By Jonpwn

I always thought it was a commuter or even a bike...

I always thought it was a commuter or even a bike polo (their company is into bike polo) frame. I haven't really read into the v3 but i remember v1's and v2's had lots of toe overlap with very little...
09-02-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

i have considered one but bareknuckles are...

i have considered one but bareknuckles are italian threaded and unfortunately i don't want to shell out more money for a campy bb when i have a perfectly fine sg75 bb.

unless i'm wrong about the...
09-01-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,535
Posted By Jonpwn

^as said before eighthinch's scrambler is not...

^as said before eighthinch's scrambler is not good for tricking..

Try and source an older volume cutter, maybe v2-4 or something, then put on bmx cranks with a bmx bb, and find a good ratio for...
09-01-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

looks like it's used to bore out the seat post....

looks like it's used to bore out the seat post. anyways i'm not comfortable drilling into aluminum.
08-31-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

I'm not looking for a new frame to track, i just...

I'm not looking for a new frame to track, i just want something that's nimble and fun.
I'm still young, i'll sacrifice a little comfort for something fun. Usually my trip to work is 6 miles and any...
08-31-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

to be honest it will be 99.5% street 0.5% velo....

to be honest it will be 99.5% street 0.5% velo. In my 2 years of riding fixed, i've been to my local velodrome twice (kissena velodrome in nyc). and that was at 7am to see what it's like to ride on a...
08-31-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

that retrogression doesn't look too bad but i...

that retrogression doesn't look too bad but i ahven't heard anything about it. I'll look into it.

i just brought up the 44t issue because i thought the FTP might be a little bit cheaper than...
08-31-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

i've always wanted a lo pro, it's so hard to find...

i've always wanted a lo pro, it's so hard to find a used framset. the ftp is nice too but it's a bit flashy and yeah no brakes.. Btw i know citygrounds is reputable and it was a different site but is...
08-31-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jonpwn

Want a new frameset, I have requirements!

I need some help.. I'm looking to buy a new/different frameset, something tighter in geometry than my current frame which has road geo.

So here's what i'm really aiming for:

1. Tighter...
08-31-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Jonpwn

this makes sense. maybe try bmx stems if you...

this makes sense. maybe try bmx stems if you dont' care for looks? or i know some MTB stems are short but they might be for oversized handlebars
08-03-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,250,568
Posted By Jonpwn

se draft? why is it that your top tube is...

se draft? why is it that your top tube is parallel to the ground? mine isn't and it annoys me the most (although i have an se draft lite.. not sure if it's that much different)
03-30-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,461
Posted By Jonpwn

I don't think i can spare a set of needlenose...

I don't think i can spare a set of needlenose pliers for a one time job. I think i'd be better off buying the right tool.

the fixed cup wrench clamp sorta reminds me of this thing that my dad...
03-30-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,461
Posted By Jonpwn

ok thanks, i'll keep that in mind during...

ok thanks, i'll keep that in mind during installation.
any info about the cup wrench and pin spanner?
03-29-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,461
Posted By Jonpwn

Park tool has the ccp-22, which it is labeled...

Park tool has the ccp-22, which it is labeled just as a square taper crank arm puller. It should work with both ISO and JIS correct? afterall, both are square tapers..

I'll invest in a cup/pin...
03-29-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,461
Posted By Jonpwn

Sugino 75 cranks and BB installation question:

Hi guys, I have a set of sugino 75 cranks with the 75 BB coming int he mail soon and I want to be able to have the tools ready and know my stuff before they get here.

I've read the maintain your...
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Jonpwn

it has one shallow vertical groove on the outside...

it has one shallow vertical groove on the outside face of the arms about a third of the width of the arm.

approximately how much is it worth? just the arms, no crank bolts or BB or chainring
02-24-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,921
Posted By Jonpwn

Chucks are good for me, thin and flat soled. I...

Chucks are good for me, thin and flat soled.
I tried dunk sb's a few times, it was okay but i felt better with chucks for whatever reason.
02-23-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,686
Posted By Jonpwn

i used to run 23c in the front 28c in the back,...

i used to run 23c in the front 28c in the back, now it's 23c front 32c back (on deep V's)
i like to think of it as a staggered setup. a wider rear tire definitely gives more comfort.
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Jonpwn

Campy record crankset question

Hi all, I came across a set of campagnolo record cranksets
on the inside of the crank is stamped "170 strada 11"
170 is for crank length, strada means road, i figured that out.

the 11 is in a...
Replies: 927
Views: 428,684
Posted By Jonpwn

the cat was bugging me out for a second lol

the cat was bugging me out for a second lol
05-31-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Jonpwn

Thanks jeremy. and i'll hold back on the...

Thanks jeremy.
and i'll hold back on the rejoining with other materials from now on.. clearly it isn't a good idea to apply any kind of heat treatment to aluminum rims.
05-29-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Jonpwn

I don't know, my rim was a crappy rim and I...

I don't know, my rim was a crappy rim and I wanted to see what would happen. Plus I didn't know that was how the rim was jointed, if I knew it had those two rods I would have left it alone. I got the...
05-28-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Jonpwn

Wheelbuilding and Rim question

I built my first wheel today, however I'm not sure if i did things right. I used sheldon brown's guide for wheelbuilding since it was coincidence that i was building a 36h 3x wheel.

anyways, my...
05-23-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Jonpwn

do all lamp posts have an outlet that you can...

do all lamp posts have an outlet that you can just rip out?
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