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09-25-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By nightfly

If you want something cool looking and must have...

If you want something cool looking and must have big aluminum tubes, do yourself a favor and get an actually good, cool looking aluminum frame like one of the Cinelli Mash frames if you can find one...
09-24-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By nightfly

Have a look at some of the Mash videos if you...

Have a look at some of the Mash videos if you haven't already. Those guys tend to ride trails and street interchangeably on the same bikes.

Look for something that accommodates 28mm tires. If you...
09-19-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,703
Posted By nightfly

5 months later I think maybe the OP has this...

5 months later I think maybe the OP has this figured out...
09-12-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By nightfly

Think it's kind of funny that you would keep...

Think it's kind of funny that you would keep buying crappy wheels that you know only last for a short time instead of investing in some better quality wheels and hubs.

Or at least get a decent hub...
08-14-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By nightfly

Tires like Schwalbe Big Apples but white wall?

Bike is technically a single speed (cruiser) so this should be on topic. I've got some Schwalbe Big Apples on my beach cruiser and they rock. Looking for something for my wife's cruiser but they have...
08-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,578
Posted By nightfly

Fortunately aerodynamics doesn't come into play...

Fortunately aerodynamics doesn't come into play when you are walking your sweet fixie up to the coffee shop or bar where the advantages of the deep v really shine through.
08-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,578
Posted By nightfly

If you are defining your difference by what type...

If you are defining your difference by what type of consumer products you consume, you've already lost. The whole mainstream vs fringe are just marketing categories.

Until you start thinking...
08-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,162
Posted By nightfly

Wide risers with a little rise and sweep are very...

Wide risers with a little rise and sweep are very fun and comfortable at least for the shortish rides I tend to do on my fixed gear.

Loving the SimWorks Mowmow bar right now. Widest bar I could...
08-09-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,578
Posted By nightfly

It happens with literally everything. It's called...

It happens with literally everything. It's called capitalism. There is a well worn path from fringe to cool to commodified. There are large bodies of study and a literature devoted to it.

Deep V's...
08-07-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By nightfly

I've got a Rush in 55 and don't notice the toe...

I've got a Rush in 55 and don't notice the toe overlap but I'm running BMX plaforms with YNOT straps (which I love). If it's an issue, platforms and wide velcro straps might be a solution as they'll...
08-06-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,406
Posted By nightfly

Nice build. Details?

Nice build. Details?
07-24-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly

I've got one on my beach cruiser that lives...

I've got one on my beach cruiser that lives within about 100 yards of the ocean and it holds up pretty well. It eventually does rust but it takes quite some time. I replace it every 3 years or so.
...
07-15-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,903
Posted By nightfly

I feel like I've had old cruisers that had the...

I feel like I've had old cruisers that had the slotted stay for a coaster brake. However they weren't open at rear which would be great for quick changes.
06-07-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,618
Posted By nightfly

Looks pretty sweet. Nice job. Personally for...

Looks pretty sweet. Nice job.

Personally for short commutes, drop bars wouldn't be my choice but that's me.
05-20-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By nightfly

I've seen them set up with risers and they look...

I've seen them set up with risers and they look pretty good. If you haven't ridden a track bike with wider tires and wide risers, it's a blast for around town and low mileage fun.
05-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By nightfly

The Mash steel frameset? ...

The Mash steel frameset?

https://www.mashsf.com/news/mash/mash-steel-ss-frameset
05-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,643
Posted By nightfly

Brake vs Brakeless is the religious argument of...

Brake vs Brakeless is the religious argument of the forum.

No one has ever changed their mind on this because they read a really convincing post on the internet.
04-30-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,493
Posted By nightfly

Personally, I'd get these: H + Plus Son...

Personally, I'd get these:

H + Plus Son Archetype Black Formula Track Bike Wheelset [741170] - $245.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super...
04-26-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,490
Posted By nightfly

Apple cider vinegar sometimes works. I've used...

Apple cider vinegar sometimes works. I've used this on seatposts there were stuck in frames where brute force and penetrating oils didn't work.
04-24-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By nightfly

Ordered a pair of those Stradas. For $50/pair...

Ordered a pair of those Stradas. For $50/pair can't really go wrong. Thanks for the tip.

I've got the VeloFlex's Masters (black sidewall) in 25 on my road bike and they are really nice feeling but...
04-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By nightfly

I would buy those if I didn't already have a set...

I would buy those if I didn't already have a set with Suzue Promax hubs.
04-24-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By nightfly

I've ridden those tires and like them as well....

I've ridden those tires and like them as well. What's strange in that you can only get the tan sidewall in the 60 tpi version. The 120 tpi version only comes in black. Also the company name changed...
04-24-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By nightfly

This thread made me revisit my desire for a set...

This thread made me revisit my desire for a set of 28's with tan sidewalls. Looks like VeloFlex makes the masters in 28 but no one seems to sell them, domestically at least:
...
04-23-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,703
Posted By nightfly

+1 on the IRD Techno-Glide Threaded Headsets...

+1 on the IRD

Techno-Glide Threaded Headsets ? Interloc Racing Design / IRD (http://www.interlocracing.com/headsets/techno-glide-threaded-headsets)
04-03-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By nightfly

I have 700mm SimWorks Mowmow bars on my Rush and...

I have 700mm SimWorks Mowmow bars on my Rush and it's very fun. I went from super narrow cut risers, to sorta narrow risers, to uncut risers to seeking out the widest bar I could find in 25.4 and...
04-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By nightfly

I love my Rush. I picked it up cheap and have it...

I love my Rush. I picked it up cheap and have it set up with Archetypes and 28mm Paselas and the clearance and ride are good. You may be able to squeeze 30 or 32mm tires but it's probably hit or...
04-02-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By nightfly

Not in the business of predicting trends but...

Not in the business of predicting trends but finding a pair of uncut mountain bike risers shouldn't be too difficult.

They are very fun and worth trying.Give them a shot.
02-05-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By nightfly

I owned a 925 for a few years and it was a solid,...

I owned a 925 for a few years and it was a solid, if uninspiring bike. The geometry is a little strange, pretty long top tube. There's nothing wrong with it, but I would suggest selling it rather...
11-30-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By nightfly

I've done two and I can tell you what not to do: ...

I've done two and I can tell you what not to do:

1) Don't do it on a bike you just got that doesn't fit you too well. It was good for like 70 miles and then pure hell for the last 30. Chalk that...
11-15-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By nightfly

It's like the sale at every Futon store ever.

It's like the sale at every Futon store ever.
11-12-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By nightfly

The way I read the topic, I thought you were...

The way I read the topic, I thought you were seeing someone with a Kilo TT and wanted to know if you should upgrade
11-02-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,014
Posted By nightfly

4,5,6 Y hex wrench meets all my needs is light...

4,5,6 Y hex wrench meets all my needs is light and ergonomic to use, unlike those multi-tools.

I don't know what half the things on that Fabric 16 do. It's like 13 more things than I need.

But...
10-26-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,014
Posted By nightfly

I'd go with CO2 rather than a pump. Loose the...

I'd go with CO2 rather than a pump. Loose the patch kit. I like a peanut butter wrench or a stubby 15mm combination wrench and a 6/5/4 mm, Y shaped allen key. Never had need for more than that on...
10-26-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By nightfly

Really like my Soma Rush. The new ones come in...

Really like my Soma Rush. The new ones come in under you budget. Nice steel and good geo. I picked my frame up for cheap on eBay. They've been making them for a long time, you might be able to find...
10-24-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By nightfly

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1855x1228/bikey_mcbikeface_ea10c57fffd4fc1af5c692dc1b4242bd26fb248d.jpg
10-19-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By nightfly

There's nothing wrong with Formulas. They just...

There's nothing wrong with Formulas. They just aren't super sexy.

But I'd spring for the hubs you really want. In the greater scheme of things nice wheels are one of the more sensible things to...
10-18-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By nightfly

All City Big Block complete looks pretty nice,...

All City Big Block complete looks pretty nice, probably a bit of a stretch price wise.
10-16-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By nightfly

Probably right around the same. If you think...

Probably right around the same. If you think about it, your hands on the flats of the bullhorns are about where you'd want them on risers. Maybe a little longer but not much. You can get away with a...
10-10-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By nightfly

Ridiculous Cimb Fixed

Ridiculous Climb (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsVfoKxlz5M&feature=youtu.be)
10-10-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By nightfly

I usually mess with my fixed gears myself but on...

I usually mess with my fixed gears myself but on my road bike I had a proper fitting and it is not BS. I was totally skeptical but the guy I worked with was no joke and I love how my road bike fits....
10-09-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,493
Posted By nightfly

Don't worry too much about the crankset. You...

Don't worry too much about the crankset. You likely won't be able to tell the difference between a cheapish one and an expensive one.

Spend most of your money on a nice wheelset and then you can...
10-05-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By nightfly

Velocity Aeros are very nice and look good on...

Velocity Aeros are very nice and look good on thin tubed bikes. I had a set laced to Suzue Pro Max's on an old steel conversion and like them a lot. Currently on Archetypes but on a modern, thicker...
09-30-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By nightfly

I like the orange. The plugs suck. I had...

I like the orange.

The plugs suck. I had some nice aluminum ODI plugs that I threw in mine. I kinda need to redo one grip as it's sorta bunch up and thicker on one side than the other because the...
09-25-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By nightfly

Didn't realize it but you can get the ESI Chunky...

Didn't realize it but you can get the ESI Chunky or Extra Chunky grips in long 6.75" or extra long 8.25" varieties.
09-24-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By nightfly

Got some ESI regular Chunky. So far so good. Nice...

Got some ESI regular Chunky. So far so good. Nice cushioning but not too much. Whoever posted that the black isn't really black is dead on. Wish they were more black.

The isotropic alcohol method...
09-13-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By nightfly

I've got the ODI longnecks now. They are soft and...

I've got the ODI longnecks now. They are soft and grippy but the small diameter and softness sort of bottoms out sometimes so it feels like you are grabbing the bars directly if that makes sense.
...
09-11-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,099
Posted By nightfly

YNOT straps are the best. I've used...

YNOT straps are the best.

I've used Holdfasts and Fixation and YNOTS are just so much better, they stay open and don't crush down and after several years show almost no wear. My Holdfasts frayed...
09-11-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By nightfly

Favorite grips for risers?

Looking for some new riser grips. Anyone got favorites? Thinking maybe the silicon/foam ones.
09-05-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,588
Posted By nightfly

Anyone know how much difference there is between...

Anyone know how much difference there is between the regular Vittoria Corsa G+ and the Vittoria Corsa Control G+?
09-04-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,588
Posted By nightfly

Do you want good ride feel, durability or cost? ...

Do you want good ride feel, durability or cost?

Some people swear by Gatorkins. I think they ride like sh*t. Personally as a good, inexpensive, decent riding and durable all around tire I like...
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