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07-05-19, 09:42 AM
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Posted By mattface

Kryptonite Comet f100 & R100

Kryptonite Comet f100 & R100
06-12-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By mattface

Great score! I was looking for a score like that...

Great score! I was looking for a score like that for a decade before finally finding my RB-T. It wasn't nearly as nice a deal as you got though.
06-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 112,722
Posted By mattface

Bridgestone RB-T

I rode my first "official" gravel ride last fall on my Bridgestone RBT. It was the Old Spokes Home's second annual Hundo Fundo, but due to a missed turn, my ride was a bit more than 100k.
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12-18-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,513
Posted By mattface

Still working very nicely now that we have actual...

Still working very nicely now that we have actual snow.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/11438680535_6a8a9bb8e4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/happytriggerfinger/11438680535/)
11-02-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,513
Posted By mattface

Nice! I was thinking that frame would make a...

Nice! I was thinking that frame would make a great winter bike.
10-30-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,513
Posted By mattface

Mine will go on in the next few weeks. I hate...

Mine will go on in the next few weeks. I hate riding on studs, so I hold out as long as I can.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/10351950683_8b73b79c48_z.jpg...
10-30-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,513
Posted By mattface

Nice one! Looks pretty clean for a winter bike. I...

Nice one! Looks pretty clean for a winter bike. I don't think mine will be that pretty once there is snow on the ground. It'll get hosed off in the spring, but I leave a protective layer of ice and...
10-30-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,513
Posted By mattface

Show us your Fixed/SS Winter Bike!

A little while ago I started a thread seeking advice on finding a fram for my new Fixed winter build. Now that it's done I'd like to share my build and see other people's fixed or single speed winter...
10-22-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

It was a slow night at the bike coop. I thought I...

It was a slow night at the bike coop. I thought I would get the bottom bracket and the headset and fork on while I helped other people, but there were not other people, so I made a little more...
10-18-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

We're tight.

We're tight.
10-18-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Doesn't really show in the picture, but there is...

Doesn't really show in the picture, but there is a dimension canti fork behind the fenders there, and a sealed bearing VO headset and BB in the small parts box. Also that really cool upright stem...
10-15-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

I decided to use this nice Nishiki frame for my...

I decided to use this nice Nishiki frame for my fixed winter build. As you can see there's plenty of tire clearance. that's my fair weather fixed wheel with a 25c on it, but there's plenty of room...
09-26-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mattface

If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts...

If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts onto a frame, you wouldn't be asking about it here, and you could probably build a frame from scratch. Sell the frame, and buy a cross frame it that's...
09-25-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Yeah, in addition to winter duties it's going to...

Yeah, in addition to winter duties it's going to be my year-round utlity bike. I'll be putting some pretty heavy loads on the racks, so it's getting at least a front brake.
09-25-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

It was actually a Carlton Supercourse. I loved...

It was actually a Carlton Supercourse. I loved it, and I had just replaced the original bars with Mustache bars when I sold it which made it an even better setup for me, but I had too many bikes and...
09-25-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

There is a green Carlton-built Raleigh...

There is a green Carlton-built Raleigh Supercourse I am considering fro this project if I give up on finding a frame with cantis. I used to have an orange Supercourse (http://velospace.org/node/273)...
09-25-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Thanks! The turntable was my grandfathers. My dad...

Thanks! The turntable was my grandfathers. My dad built the David Hafler preamp from a kit when I was a kid.
09-25-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

I have considered running a canti fork on a non...

I have considered running a canti fork on a non canti frame, and either using a caliper in the back or no brake. I probably don't really need a rear brake. The rear wheel has a freewheel on the free...
09-25-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

No I already had the wheels. My old winter bike...

No I already had the wheels. My old winter bike is an old geared MTB, and when I decided to retire it, I realized I had these wheels (in the form of parts) that would make a good winter fixie build,...
09-25-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 229,096
Posted By mattface

I'm 42 and I'm here. Not sure if I have any age...

I'm 42 and I'm here. Not sure if I have any age related issues relating to fixed gear riding. I guess I'm in better shape now than I was when I started riding fixed oh maybe 6 or 8 years ago... I...
09-25-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Ah dangit you know you're right! Not only aren't...

Ah dangit you know you're right! Not only aren't the posts in the right position relative to the rim, they are also a larger diameter than the holes on cantilever brakes, so they won't even fit on...
09-25-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Posts are slightly above the braking surface. I...

Posts are slightly above the braking surface. I think they should fir alright.
09-24-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 112,067
Posted By mattface

Buying a new headset for the winter bike build....

Buying a new headset for the winter bike build. Should I go with the basic Tange Levin, or spring an extra $12 for the Velo Orange Sealed Bearing set. Having munched through a bunch of headset...
09-24-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

You shoulda seen it with 26"ers on it. It had...

You shoulda seen it with 26"ers on it. It had these weird U-brakes on it that dropped the brake pads down into 26" range.
09-24-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9924977876_4edd...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9924977876_4eddb6d87a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/happytriggerfinger/9924977876/)
Couple cans of black Rustoleum, some studded tires and some more parts...
09-24-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Found a frame! It's the right size, and has canti...

Found a frame! It's the right size, and has canti posts brazeons for fenders and plenty of clearance. The fact that it's hand made and lugged is just a bonus.
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09-24-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 516,125
Posted By mattface

Nashbar Nekkid SS frame for $80...

Nashbar Nekkid SS frame for $80 (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_516649_-1___202389)

I thought about using this for my winter build, but it doesn't have canti mounts, and I'm...
09-24-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

Yeah, if I can come up with one with canti bosses...

Yeah, if I can come up with one with canti bosses in my size I'll jump on it. So far though my search of the bike coop frame pile has turned up dry on that. If I give up on my desire to run Cantis my...
09-24-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By mattface

IF you get a frame with a rear brake bridge,...

IF you get a frame with a rear brake bridge, there's nothing stopping you from setting it up however you want it. but just as you wouldn't try to put cantilevers on a road frame, you don't want to...
09-24-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By mattface

New Fixed gear winter bike build, mostly just need a frame

My old winter bike was only supposed to last 3 or 4 winters, but I think it lasted about 8. Then the other day the rear wheel exploded with 4 spokes breaking out of the drive side flange. I COULD...
01-04-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,923
Posted By mattface

Oh yeah I guess he DID say 40-60 year old frames,...

Oh yeah I guess he DID say 40-60 year old frames, but I missed that, because he was quoting me when he commented, and I certainly never said anything about how I love to put cassettes on antique...
01-04-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,923
Posted By mattface

I probably wouldn't ever bother to put a cassette...

I probably wouldn't ever bother to put a cassette on a 120 spaced frame, certainly not on a 110 spaced frame. I don't think I ever insinuated I would, but it can be done without permanently damaging...
01-04-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,923
Posted By mattface

Miche makes cassettes in Campy and Shimano...

Miche makes cassettes in Campy and Shimano spacing and sells individual cogs for every place in the cassette.
01-04-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,923
Posted By mattface

No you don't. A steel frame will easily spring...

No you don't. A steel frame will easily spring between 126 spacing and 130 without need for cold setting. No less than the late great Sheldon Brown advocated using up to one size up hubs in steel...
01-03-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,923
Posted By mattface

Chainwhips are cheap, and easy to make for free....

Chainwhips are cheap, and easy to make for free. I made my first one with a length of used chain and a stick of scrapwood. I've had loads of trouble in the past removing old freewheels that have...
12-16-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By mattface

just the righthand indexed shifter is all you...

just the righthand indexed shifter is all you need. My setup has the friction shifter form the 6 speed group on the left and a 9 speed indexed shifter on the right. they look identical.
12-16-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By mattface

DA 9 speed is SIS compatible, so any SIS...

DA 9 speed is SIS compatible, so any SIS components like your current RD will work fine with a DA shifer, or DA 9 speed cassette. DA 8 Speed and below is not SIS compatible, so if you use an 8 Speed...
12-16-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,567
Posted By mattface

On the one hand giving any cheap bike, even a...

On the one hand giving any cheap bike, even a decent cheap bike is a much better gift than most big corporations give their employees. For example one year I was working for an ISP that had been...
12-13-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

Just so we're clear, I don't hate Rivendell's I...

Just so we're clear, I don't hate Rivendell's I think some of them are really pretty, and some of them are funny looking, and some of them look like they would be very nice bikes and some of them are...
12-10-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,988
Posted By mattface

I don't know what you mean. I ride my winter bike...

I don't know what you mean. I ride my winter bike year-round. I run slicks in the warm months and studs in the winter. For the Zombie apocalyps I'd run whatever happened to be on there at the time I...
12-10-10, 05:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,988
Posted By mattface

Think my winter/foul weather bike would also work...

Think my winter/foul weather bike would also work well as a zombie apocalypse bike.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3411/3250828624_11e66ae5af.jpg...
12-10-10, 04:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By mattface

I had somehing like that a few winters back. A...

I had somehing like that a few winters back. A beautiful well preserved old Raleigh Sports with a Brooks leather saddle and matching saddlebag, and rod brakes was locked up outside a store for weeks...
12-10-10, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By mattface

Sorry to say it man, but you got ripped off....

Sorry to say it man, but you got ripped off. That's not a Bianchi. ;)
12-08-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

Because bumping threads that annoy you is a great...

Because bumping threads that annoy you is a great way to kill them :P
12-08-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

Their warranty statement specifically denies any...

Their warranty statement specifically denies any post-sale responsibility. That's bogus, and probably illegal in most states. Trying to pretend they are my "friend" is just pathetic. If I buy a bike...
12-08-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

Wow. I never noticed that before. That's just...

Wow. I never noticed that before. That's just pathetic.
12-07-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

Tire clearance is 32c actually with fenders, the...

Tire clearance is 32c actually with fenders, the same as The Waterford ST22 frames. If I ordered the ST-22, it would cost me $150 more for a frame that was custom made to my measurements. I would...
12-06-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,992
Posted By mattface

Wow that's nice! their coop reminds me a lot of...

Wow that's nice! their coop reminds me a lot of ours, with the exception of the fact that they've got LOT of nice bikes and parts! :-O

Although I would love to walk in there and get a steal on one...
12-06-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,048
Posted By mattface

1. One of my 5 bikes has brifters. I like them. I...

1. One of my 5 bikes has brifters. I like them. I would consider them even on a C&V frame
2. Don't have any 10 speed caccettes, but 2 of my bikes have 9 speed, at some point I'll probably have 10...
11-23-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,198
Posted By mattface

It looks to me like for $150 more than the mass...

It looks to me like for $150 more than the mass produced Rivendell frame, I can get a series 22 frame and fork from Waterford in any of a number of different styles, and in in any color I want. I...
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