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07-01-15, 10:41 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

You know what? You were right. I measured the...

You know what? You were right. I measured the chain and it's 3/32", which is surprising. Most track bikes are 1/8", but this one specifically is​ 14.5 years old. I stand corrected.
07-01-15, 10:33 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Totally agree about the noise. I've ridden plenty...

Totally agree about the noise. I've ridden plenty of 1/8" fixed gears and most of them were quiet. I think it comes down to the crank and cog, too. Question, though. I'm running all 3/32" for the...
06-30-15, 08:55 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

It is a single speed/fixed gear from the factory....

It is a single speed/fixed gear from the factory. And most fixed gears are 1/8" not 3/32". 3/32" as you know is usually reserved for geared bikes or some older single speeds. I'm talking...
06-30-15, 01:05 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Not sure if this is the right place to post this,...

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but my question is so quick and random I didn't want to create a post for it. I've got a 2001 Bianchi Pista single speed with stock crank and I think...
06-30-15, 01:02 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Ended up with black Eighthinch risers and white...

Ended up with black Eighthinch risers and white Fyxation track grips. Feels great so far. Will maybe post a photo later. Thanks for the suggestions!
06-30-15, 01:01 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Maybe one day, sir. Not quite in the market at...

Maybe one day, sir. Not quite in the market at the moment.
06-25-15, 01:00 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Haha. Nice. I love risers. shreksur...

Haha. Nice. I love risers.


shreksur I've used Ourys, they're okay. Fyxation grips and gel bar tape were awesome.
06-25-15, 12:56 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Scrod, I know you're a fan of Turbo saddles from...

Scrod, I know you're a fan of Turbo saddles from what I've seen on here. What do you think about white Turbo saddles aesthetically? I'm riding a blacked out 2001 Bianchi Pista and was thinking of...
06-25-15, 12:40 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Thanks for the info. Wasn't getting updates for...

Thanks for the info. Wasn't getting updates for some reason.

Scrodzilla: while I like the look of longer grips it also hides the bars a lot. Give and take I guess. I really like how tape looks...
06-18-15, 10:22 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Grips for Risers

Hey guys and girls. I'm in the market for some sparkly new silver risers and looking for some grips that look different from your usual Ourys. I am sort of looking for a Keirin/track style grip,...
06-15-15, 05:57 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

For real?

For real?
06-15-15, 03:20 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

xscottypx 27" versus 700c? Not sure why your...

xscottypx 27" versus 700c? Not sure why your brakes wouldn't reach. Maybe short reach versus long reach?
06-15-15, 03:17 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

rex615 My fault. Guess I misunderstood. Glad...

rex615 My fault. Guess I misunderstood. Glad we're both right.

rreahard Yeah for sure. Your height is a good starting point I guess. The "perfect ratio" seems different for everyone...
06-15-15, 10:50 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

rex615 I think you misunderstood. I was advising...

rex615 I think you misunderstood. I was advising that if they have a single speed (with a freewheel) that only a front brake is not an option, obviously. That when freewheeling you should either have...
06-15-15, 08:12 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

For a single speed you'll definitely want two or...

For a single speed you'll definitely want two or at least a rear brake. Just a front works differently on a fixed gear. I'm sure someone could give you a technical explanation why.
06-15-15, 07:58 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

xscottypx That's a -big- ratio to start with. Not...

xscottypx That's a -big- ratio to start with. Not much smaller than my 48-15.

I'm avoiding even numbered cogs for more even tire wear. 18t is 5 patches isn't it, on a 48? Whereas 17 is 17 and 19...
06-15-15, 07:54 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Huffandstuff That's awesome. I'll have to check...

Huffandstuff That's awesome. I'll have to check it out.
06-15-15, 12:18 AM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Which highway are you talking, 26? 18 is a little...

Which highway are you talking, 26? 18 is a little bit /\/\/\. I'd love to do that on a fixed though.

That's a fantastic idea, huff, doing a 19/17 flip flop. Thanks.
06-14-15, 11:03 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Ugh. I can't imagine commuting on 48x15. Glad to...

Ugh. I can't imagine commuting on 48x15. Glad to hear you made the switch. Thanks for the info.
06-14-15, 11:02 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

McMinnville, an hour southwest of Portland. In...

McMinnville, an hour southwest of Portland. In the valley, so lots of gradual rolling hills and flats. Nowhere near as hilly as Portland. I'm leaning toward 48x19.
06-14-15, 07:11 PM
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Views: 2,812
Posted By donovanjdouglas

Thanks for the input. Mumonkan: that's...

Thanks for the input.

Mumonkan: that's pretty cool, never heard of that. I'd be around 72". Could be right, at 48x17. Dunno. I've ridden a lot of different ratios, even a crazy 52-13, which was...
06-14-15, 04:22 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

Dear Scrod, You may have been asked this...

Dear Scrod,

You may have been asked this already, but I can't bring myself to search 100+ thread pages. I know how much you love Selle Italia Turbos, but can you tell me why you choose this...
06-14-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,812
Posted By donovanjdouglas

Thanks, Mumonkan. I guess I'm leaning toward...

Thanks, Mumonkan. I guess I'm leaning toward 48x19 as I'll still have the 15t cog I could throw back on. I love having one gear, the trouble is finding what feels right.
06-14-15, 03:19 PM
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Views: 2,812
Posted By donovanjdouglas

Good to know. I didn't see it in my forum search...

Good to know. I didn't see it in my forum search for "gear ratio." It was helpful. I have a good technical understanding of gear ratio, I guess I'm just looking for opinions and what others ride.
06-14-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,812
Posted By donovanjdouglas

Gear Ratio Advice

I'll go ahead and open Pandora's box. I just got this pretty awesome 2001 Bianchi Pista but the gear ratio is a tough 48x15. I've been out of the fixed gear game for a few years and don't have hulk...
01-26-10, 02:21 PM
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Posted By donovanjdouglas

good bang for the buck

"they'll break in half in a month in fact all cranks under 150 will" -Patricky

You guys are ridiculous. Alloy metal doesn't just snap in half through normal wear and tear. And if you're dumb...
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