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Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 2,478,975
Posted By sdimattia

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04-05-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,643
Posted By sdimattia

I run a GRX 600 2x crank in the front with a...

I run a GRX 600 2x crank in the front with a GRX-RD812 and an 11-42t in the rear. I swapped the stock cage for a mountain M8000 long cage. Can run big-big, small-small, and everything in between with...
02-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By sdimattia

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GRX812 with a M8000 cage. 11-42t cassette, 46/30t...
01-24-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By sdimattia

Got it! For some reason I was thinking of the...

Got it! For some reason I was thinking of the angle backwards. Thanks for clarifying. Found this nifty calculator, plugged some numbers in and it spit this out.
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Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,837
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to...

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to save some money by not having to buy a new crank.

I guess I'll buy a 105 r7000 11sp 2x crankset as it comes in the right length and won't be as...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,837
Posted By sdimattia

Backpacked with a 55L pack and 20-30lbs of...

Backpacked with a 55L pack and 20-30lbs of weight. I've only ever backpacked with a group (or there was always a couple of packhorses when we went packtripping at which I carried very little) so I've...
11-25-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By sdimattia

Not at all :D Once those studs go on, they aren't...

Not at all :D Once those studs go on, they aren't coming off . . . I'll hold out on swapping for as long as I can though. But I'm hoping for a cold, snowy winter!
11-24-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By sdimattia

It’s pretty flat, rounded on the sides of course....

It’s pretty flat, rounded on the sides of course. The back tapers up slightly.
...
11-17-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By sdimattia

I saw your original post, nice bike and nice...

I saw your original post, nice bike and nice ride!

You are lucky to live somewhere you can easily go out for ride to decompress. I wish I did! Unfortunately, NYC is not the most relaxing place to...
11-17-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By sdimattia

Nah, that's why the parts bin has gotten so large...

Nah, that's why the parts bin has gotten so large . . .
11-17-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By sdimattia

Ignorance is bliss, kind of

I will be buying a new bike shortly as soon as I get my size sorted out. My LBS is helping me out with that. But in the meanwhile, whilst I wait, I was looking at the parts I plan to change out...
11-06-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By sdimattia

I love my Crankbrother's Stamp pedals. Any BMX or...

I love my Crankbrother's Stamp pedals. Any BMX or mountain bike pedals with pins will do the job really. Just watch your shins ;)

Fyxation pedals and straps are popular as well.
10-24-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By sdimattia

It sounds like your companion needs to increase...

It sounds like your companion needs to increase their fitness on her bike before they're able to reach the goals that YOU'VE set for yourselves. A lighter frame is only going to do so much in terms...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By sdimattia

I've been using an Abus Granit X-Plus 54 Mini to...

I've been using an Abus Granit X-Plus 54 Mini to lock my bike up in NYC for several hours at a time with no issue. The mini size limits me to only using skinnier posts to lock up to but they make a...
09-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By sdimattia

In the most optimal conditions with the most...

In the most optimal conditions with the most optimal bike setup, a bike is only ever as fast as its rider . . . Gears just provide a continued optimal bike setup in less than optimal conditions.
09-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,352
Posted By sdimattia

I ride a single speed . . . Does that count?

I ride a single speed . . . Does that count?
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,731
Posted By sdimattia

Nice Rat! It was certainly a niche bicycle but it...

Nice Rat! It was certainly a niche bicycle but it fulfills its purpose well.

I put a cycle truck fork and rack on my Rat and built it frame up. Like eggnoggbubble, I picked the Rat because it...
08-20-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By sdimattia

Direct Drive is a type of tubing . . . Pulled...

Direct Drive is a type of tubing . . . Pulled this off an old Bike Forums thread, post number...
08-11-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By sdimattia

For size chart comparisons, I find this site...

For size chart comparisons, I find this site particularly useful at times . . .

https://geometrygeeks.bike/
07-09-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,596
Posted By sdimattia

That is a gorgeous bike you got there! Love that...

That is a gorgeous bike you got there! Love that color.

Upgrades
Seatpost: Ritchey Comp
Brakes: Ultegra
Pedals: Shimano PD-EH500/ PD-M540
Wheelset: Velocity A23 32h
Crankset: Sram Omnoms (on...
07-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,596
Posted By sdimattia

I suppose I should actually post pictures of my...

I suppose I should actually post pictures of my two Classics . . . I will soon, although there's a picture of the formerly white-now red bike floating around BF somewhere. Currently stashing my four...
07-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,596
Posted By sdimattia

For your height, according to Wabi's size chart,...

For your height, according to Wabi's size chart, a 58cm would be appropriate. That being said, I'm sure taller Wabi owners can offer their input on what size might fit you best (though bike fitting...
05-29-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,305
Posted By sdimattia

I had a pair of 650b wheels built for my All City...

I had a pair of 650b wheels built for my All City Nature Boy. It's run as a SS with disc brakes front and rear but I'm sure you could easily build up a fixed rear wheel. I have a Shimano 105 CL hub...
05-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

If they made the Thunder in my size (42cm), I'd...

If they made the Thunder in my size (42cm), I'd buy it in a heartbeat. As far as an all around bike, it's great. Check out some of the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimsTechBlog

You...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By sdimattia

Not too worried about him moving around, he's...

Not too worried about him moving around, he's quite happy being carted around and usually just sits and enjoys the breeze. The guy from the link you sent doesn't seem to have too much issue with...
04-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,595
Posted By sdimattia

drlogik nice Wabi, I run mine with Dura Ace...

drlogik nice Wabi, I run mine with Dura Ace brakes as well.

BikeEthics I run Dura-Ace on one Wabi and 6800 Ultegra on the other Wabi. I need 2mm extra of reach on the Ultegra bike which they're...
04-18-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

Hope everybody is doing ok still with COVID and...

Hope everybody is doing ok still with COVID and all. Finally got around to powdercoating my Wabi. For $140, I知 very happy with it. ...
04-13-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,988
Posted By sdimattia

Then I'll shut up now :) Keep us updated on...

Then I'll shut up now :)

Keep us updated on your SS adventures!
04-13-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,988
Posted By sdimattia

If you aren't familiar with Sheldon's gear...

If you aren't familiar with Sheldon's gear calculator, that's a good thing to look at as well. You'd be calculating for Gear Inches. Apologies if I'm repeating information you already know....
04-13-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,988
Posted By sdimattia

Check out the all knowing Sheldon Brown....

Check out the all knowing Sheldon Brown. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html

24tpi is probably going to be the most common but don't quote me on that ;)
04-13-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,988
Posted By sdimattia

Use the gears on your current bike to figure out...

Use the gears on your current bike to figure out a good ratio for your new SS. Welcome to SS riding :)

Pick a front chainring and rear cog that feels comfortable to ride around town. Go for a ride...
04-05-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,220
Posted By sdimattia

Left front pant pocket with my keys :) I wear...

Left front pant pocket with my keys :) I wear jeans or jean shorts 99.999% of my life, on and off the bike. I leave the wearing of lycra skin suits to you all . . .

Also, I wear men's Levi's 511s...
03-31-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,222
Posted By sdimattia

Moisture You can use your gears in the meanwhile...

Moisture You can use your gears in the meanwhile to figure out a ratio that works for you. I don't know if you mentioned if you're running a 1x, 2x, or 3x chainring setup in the front but pick a...
03-21-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By sdimattia

Fair enough. That was the only bike...

Fair enough.



That was the only bike the shop had available to test fit in my size (44-46cm). I'm certainly not limiting it to just a Trek. It's just what I've been able to test thus far. When...
03-20-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By sdimattia

Mom is definitely not paying for any bike related...

Mom is definitely not paying for any bike related parts if it isn't her bike. Although, after she said "you're crazy" she did follow with "hey, at least it's not drugs." I'll take that as a half...
03-20-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By sdimattia

Nothing broken with the disc brakes, I just hate...

Nothing broken with the disc brakes, I just hate the noise they make when wet. Great for snow, less so for my ears (and everybody within a 2 block radius).



I have drops on my current daily, I...
03-20-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By sdimattia

jaxgtr N+1 indeed . . . Think I will go ahead and...

jaxgtr N+1 indeed . . . Think I will go ahead and buy the second bike. My mother still thinks I'm crazy but hey, I'll be on one of my three bikes and happy.
02-16-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By sdimattia

That's the tire my LBS recommended when given the...

That's the tire my LBS recommended when given the tire constraints, hence that's why I mentioned it. In my other research, I've also looked at the Surly Knard which seems to fit your evenly spaced...
02-16-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By sdimattia

So wide or skinny, slicks in winter are still...

So wide or skinny, slicks in winter are still slicks is what I知 hearing. I知 thinking a knobby in the front but maybe I値l do a studded in the front, knobby in the rear for winter and then put the...
02-15-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,716
Posted By sdimattia

Pardon the poor pictures, the tarp is a PITA to...

Pardon the poor pictures, the tarp is a PITA to fully take on and off. I知 usually only pulling a bike or two out at a time.

I can fit six bikes, 3 on each side pretty easily. It痴 basically 1ft...
11-29-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

Nice. I wish I could put wider 35+ tires on my...

Nice. I wish I could put wider 35+ tires on my 650c frame. Would love it if their urban cross bike came in 42cm but they said it's a no go because of supply and demand. Which is understandable,...
09-20-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at that. I keep...

Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at that. I keep my bike in my room and I'm tired of waking up every morning to a dog covered in grease stripes lol. We call him "grease monkey" because of it . . .
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

If you insist :) Finally have it more or less...

If you insist :)
Finally have it more or less how I want it. It痴 a great ride.
...
09-05-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

Congrats on the new ride! That green turned out...

Congrats on the new ride! That green turned out nice, definitely unique and the matching bar tape highlights it perfectly.

Since you mentioned your seatpost: I swapped mine out too. Not because of...
08-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

I saw those new colors, very pretty! Which color...

I saw those new colors, very pretty! Which color did you end up ordering? Or, I guess I could be patient and wait to see . . . ;)
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

My current ratio of 46/17 puts me at 66 GI, going...

My current ratio of 46/17 puts me at 66 GI, going to a 16t would give me 70 GI. I'm sure lots of people say 66 GI is low for flat NYC (which it can be), but it's low enough to get up bridges and big...
05-05-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,501
Posted By sdimattia

NBD Wabi Classic

I got a new bike! It's a Wabi Classic 42cm (because I'm short). It's currently set up on the freewheel; I've got too many messed up body parts to be able to comfortably ride a fixed gear.

So far,...
02-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By sdimattia

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this is the 26.0 post, seems too big to me...
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