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08-11-18, 07:39 PM
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Posted By ufbeans

Fyi

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08-11-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By ufbeans

Lol

I don't think my thighs played apart in the shearing. My thinking is that a scrap of metal must have gotten through the seal somehow or just that I got a clunker from the factory. Either way I'll...
08-11-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By ufbeans

Sunlite brand bike parts

So my $70 tange sieke square taper bottom bracket basically exploded on me after 6 months. One of the ball bearings in this sealed cartridge bottom bracket was literally cut in half. I have no idea...
04-25-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,868
Posted By ufbeans

Heís mildly entertaining

Which is more than I can say for this post so far.
04-22-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 579,058
Posted By ufbeans

Paul cross lever

31.8 but I needed a very minor shim as I needed to slide it over a little on my bars to avoid hitting the stem. Really nice brake action. People say all you need is a tektro lever but this is night...
03-24-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By ufbeans

What do you make of this?

What do you make of this?
03-24-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By ufbeans

Thanks for that. Iíve read anecdotally that the...

Thanks for that. Iíve read anecdotally that the sugino cranks and rings rivaled the campy ones although they are clearly copies. If the 7100 era campy stuff was 7075 perhaps the sugino version is...
03-24-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By ufbeans

Sugino Mighty Competition chainring

Hi,

So I just purchased on the eBay a 144bcd sugino mighty competition or possibly super mighty competition ďtrackĒ chainring....
03-11-18, 01:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,515
Posted By ufbeans

Iíd fux with that chainring on my bareknuckle

http://mashsf.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Mike-Martin4062-1.jpg

But the frame eh... the Mash Work was hugely successful because there was a void in the market but honestly id rather own a...
03-09-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By ufbeans

Yes itís 2mm

I bought one of those precision driver sets from harbour freight for $3. Now I can fix computers and watches as well. Sweet :thumb:

I do recommend the park mt-30 though as well if you happen to...
03-07-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By ufbeans

Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered a park...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered a park tool mt-30. $25 from amazon. It comes with a 15mm wrench which sold me. If a 2.5 mm hex doesn’t fit I’ll just borrow from LBS....
03-07-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By ufbeans

Thanks all

I have a park 3 hex tool and a ritchey 5nm torque key but neither go down to 2mm so Iíll have to get a multi tool finally or maybe get a Paul lever. Never thought Iíd see the day. I donít think the...
03-07-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By ufbeans

Tektro cross lever adjustment

Does anyone know what size hex is needed to adjust the reach on these cross levers? I think the model is rl721 but most of them have a grub screw that can be adjusted in or out to shorten or lengthen...
03-29-17, 06:44 PM
03-16-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

Well yes it is already in a vise so to speak...

Well yes it is already in a vise so to speak haha. It's on their snug and adding wood while technically the right thing to do would defeat my goal of a non janky looking diy stand. I think I'm going...
03-15-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

So the feedback jaws are pre-drilled about 1.5"...

So the feedback jaws are pre-drilled about 1.5" apart. The predrilled holes on the clamp are 1" apart. My temporary solution was to just screw on a wing nut onto a 7/32" bolt in one hole. That gets...
03-14-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

Yep, 99% of the time it's just the flat floor...

Yep, 99% of the time it's just the flat floor flange on the wall. The pipe only gets screwed in if I want to work on the bike. It takes all of 10 seconds to setup. I put a little bike grease in...
03-14-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

The crank is not sharp and is actually well made...

The crank is not sharp and is actually well made cast iron or something. Sure you could cut yourself on this thing. But really it's not very likely if you place it at the right height.
03-13-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

Tapcon 1/4 in. x 2-3/4 in. Hex-Washer-Head...

Tapcon 1/4 in. x 2-3/4 in. Hex-Washer-Head Concrete Anchors (75-Pack) 24330 at The Home Depot - Mobile...
03-13-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

Yes both wheels are off the ground. I drilled...

Yes both wheels are off the ground. I drilled pilot holes directly into the concrete a little smaller than the tapcon screws and then the screws actually cut into the holes. I could theoretically...
03-13-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By ufbeans

DIY all steel removable bike repair stand

So I wanted to build my own bike stand. I didn't have the space for a large tripod setup or the ability to store a fold up stand. So I built one that fit the job. It's pretty simple but I thought I...
03-05-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 134,307
Posted By ufbeans

That new Rush

Is straight gorgee. Thanks for positing Scrod.
02-26-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 134,307
Posted By ufbeans

Looks good

The way you have it now is fine. Get some spacers of various sizes and do some slight adjustments to the bar height and tinker with saddle height as well as the season progresses. Tinkering with fit...
09-09-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 352,153
Posted By ufbeans

Damn you nailed my two biggest current annoyances...

Damn you nailed my two biggest current annoyances on the dot.
09-08-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 352,153
Posted By ufbeans

Yea I'm going to go back to white bar tape...

Yea I'm going to go back to white bar tape whenever the cinelli stuff wears out. It's rubbery and nice at the moment if ugly and poorly wrapped.

Stickers are one of those things....If you don't...
09-08-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 352,153
Posted By ufbeans

I'm sure the haters will find me at the bottom of...

I'm sure the haters will find me at the bottom of page 134 sir.
09-08-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 352,153
Posted By ufbeans

Also the front wheel spokes were laced wrong...

Also the front wheel spokes were laced wrong barely giving enough space for acces to the the valve. What an idiot. Ooops self hating there.
09-08-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By ufbeans

Hey

The trend in steel tubing has been toward larger diameter tubing. Stiffer I guess but not sure if you'll notice much of a difference. Obviously there are exceptions. If you like your geo and you...
09-08-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 352,153
Posted By ufbeans

Hate my ride

Please post mean and hateful things about my bike. Basically, tell me why my bike is ugly/lame. Please keep your compliments to yourself. Feel free to add your own bike to be hated upon. Let the...
08-06-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,861
Posted By ufbeans

Here's mine

Sadly this was painted over I believe soon after this pic was taken.
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06-13-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By ufbeans

Yep agreed it's a fine crit frame. The...

Yep agreed it's a fine crit frame. The Vigorelli makes more sense for city use. I think people confuse crit use and think it's an urban traffic bike.
06-13-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By ufbeans

Why so lugubrious Scrod?! Just one opinionated...

Why so lugubrious Scrod?! Just one opinionated bikers take..... Anyway this bike has a 75 deg head tube angle so the trail is like 62/63. So like I said that makes this bike more of a high speed...
06-13-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By ufbeans

I can see this frame being great for longer...

I can see this frame being great for longer rides. It's also probably a missle on the downhills and around corners goin 35 mph. However no frame is designed to do all things well. Concessions must...
06-12-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By ufbeans

54 bottom bracket drop is not horrible for the...

54 bottom bracket drop is not horrible for the street but you can get "street track" frames with 58 and that 28 rake is just silly for urban use fixed gear. I've never been in a crit so can't speak...
06-12-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,916
Posted By ufbeans

Street assassin this ain't

Yea the Parallax is worth it for the velodrome. However, if you want to weave through traffic and throw your bike around with your rear end then this isn't the bike for you. But if you like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,080
Posted By ufbeans

Co-sign. They dropped the price on these too and...

Co-sign. They dropped the price on these too and I ain't even mad. Mine is priceless. This thing makes me faster and ride longer.
12-09-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By ufbeans

Yes but we are talking about fixed gear bikes on...

Yes but we are talking about fixed gear bikes on the street here. Unless you want dummie hoods which adds weight and defeats the whole point of sleek and minimalist track bike philosophy. Do what...
12-09-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 134,307
Posted By ufbeans

Only the best components per usual for you Tejano...

Only the best components per usual for you Tejano :thumb:

I'm thinking of moving from 47/18 and grabbing a 17t cog which should gain me about 4 gear inches which puts me about where you are at...
12-09-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By ufbeans

Go with a pursuit style bullhorn. I run a nitto...

Go with a pursuit style bullhorn. I run a nitto Rb-021 ssb. It has a really nice curve on it that allows me to go from the curve to the tops with ease for lever braking or get down on the drops...
12-08-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

I guess the difference is that cameras make art...

I guess the difference is that cameras make art but a bike itself can be art. Every detail and component is a brush stroke in a picture. Art is made to be judged.
12-08-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

No one is bashing your bike. A well done bike...

No one is bashing your bike. A well done bike regardless of era or type is a well done bike. Me personally I like a blend of old and new. I like steel with 1 1/8 HT and thread less stem, oversized...
12-08-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

Square taper was always the most worry free...

Square taper was always the most worry free solution to what many didn't consider a problem in the first place. But as new material engineering has changed frames to make them stiffer while still...
12-08-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

Thanks. I guess maybe just semantics but in 2011...

Thanks. I guess maybe just semantics but in 2011 there was an organizational change in Japan Keirin racing. Not that anyone cares over there as the sport isn't as popular anymore. Source...
12-07-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

The funny thing is NJS is no longer even the...

The funny thing is NJS is no longer even the regulatory body for Kerin racing anymore. It's JKA or something like that. The NJS moniker I guess lives on as a consumer goods export to be sold to...
12-07-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,606
Posted By ufbeans

You know what's cool? Any bike that the owner...

You know what's cool? Any bike that the owner has put the effort into to customize and build to their specific needs with thoughtful components/accessories selected with meticulous attention to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,080
Posted By ufbeans

Resurrecting this old thread that appears to have...

Resurrecting this old thread that appears to have degraded into some bizarre argument...... Anyway.

I purchased the 143 mm Power saddle and really enjoyed it in the drops but it felt a little...
11-29-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 579,058
Posted By ufbeans

Specialized Power Expert saddle

Replaces the taint torturer aka Fizik Arione saddle. First impressions are that its wider 143 mm and encourages a fast and aggressive ride. Everyone is talking about this new saddle and I had to...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,679
Posted By ufbeans

"It's Time to Embrace Riding in the Rain"

I rode into work on a cold, blustery, and sharp rain soaked morning here in Chicago. I had an absolute blast.

This piece of journalism from bicycling magazine from a few years ago really...
11-25-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,296
Posted By ufbeans

Lol... So imho gear ratios being equal, a floppy...

Lol... So imho gear ratios being equal, a floppy chain will get you off the line slower than a less floppy chain assuming the tighter chain isn't so tight it's binding. It just takes a tighter chain...
11-24-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,201
Posted By ufbeans

Crash update

I just wanted to follow up with my recent crash a few posts ago on this thread. Sometimes these boards are a truly wonderful place to share and enjoy bikes with people who have the same passion. ...
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