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07-09-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,848
Posted By chenghiz

Not having a rear brake is dumb. There are all...

Not having a rear brake is dumb. There are all sorts of things that can go wrong with one source of stopping power, and having a backup is just common sense. But, it's your face on the line, not...
06-12-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By chenghiz

Fair enough, it was the latter case I was...

Fair enough, it was the latter case I was thinking of.
06-09-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By chenghiz

People also rode bikes for decades without...

People also rode bikes for decades without pneumatic tires.

edit: snark aside, rims with machined sidewalls are designed to withstand braking wear; unmachined rims generally are not (although this...
04-20-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,201
Posted By chenghiz

The frame in the photos looks like the same model...

The frame in the photos looks like the same model as mine (judging by the seatpost binder, at least). Mine has an Italian BB, DA7400 headset, and you don't need a special seatpost, so you're probably...
04-07-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 318,941
Posted By chenghiz

6 inches is too much for a frame without compact...

6 inches is too much for a frame without compact geo.
03-13-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,939
Posted By chenghiz

The entire bike would need to be replaced for...

The entire bike would need to be replaced for "serious cycling". The bikesdirect clockwork or hour still look like a better deal to me as well. For instance, they come with two brakes.
02-15-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 513,391
Posted By chenghiz

Most people probably already know about the...

Most people probably already know about the online sale on Chrome's Midway Pro clipless shoes, but if you're lucky enough to live in a city with a Chrome store, they have even better deals in store...
02-10-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By chenghiz

I don't know of any mini-vs that are long-pull,...

I don't know of any mini-vs that are long-pull, and even if there were it would just mean that they would be more difficult to set up, not utterly incompatible.
01-17-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By chenghiz

Thanks for the info! I have a full set of 105...

Thanks for the info! I have a full set of 105 that I'll be swapping over sans crankset, so the crankset is the only bit I'm concerned about. I feel pretty confident that I can find 9 or 10-speed...
01-17-13, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By chenghiz

10-speed shifting on old cranksets

I've got a hankering for brifters on my Vitus 979, but I'd like to keep the Dura-Ace 7402 crankset on there for aesthetic reasons. Will the spacing on the crankset play nice with 105-5600 shifters,...
11-27-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 513,391
Posted By chenghiz

These have also been on chainlove a few times....

These have also been on chainlove a few times. Hi-ten frame, though.
11-25-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,963
Posted By chenghiz

The cages look like the garbage plastic ones that...

The cages look like the garbage plastic ones that come with BD bikes, which could explain the difficulty getting in/out. I wouldn't wish those things on anyone; if you want to give better cages a...
07-19-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 56,973
Posted By chenghiz

Hard to say, but such an amazing ****ty site...

Hard to say, but such an amazing ****ty site doesn't inspire confidence. They look like classic online hucksters from 1999.
06-22-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 540,246
Posted By chenghiz

Downtube shifters are dead easy to set up and...

Downtube shifters are dead easy to set up and adjust once you know what you're doing, even if you're mixing and matching 5-7 speed derailers, cassettes, and shifters.
06-22-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By chenghiz

Well there's an easy way to tell if the cog and...

Well there's an easy way to tell if the cog and lockring are steel or aluminium. See if a magnet sticks. If it doesn't, get a scrodcog and lockring. Dun dun dun.
06-20-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By chenghiz

I dunno, if it still has the stamped aluminium...

I dunno, if it still has the stamped aluminium lockring and cog that it used to have you might want to swap those out for steel ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,065
Posted By chenghiz

Reviews all over the place = bad quality control...

Reviews all over the place = bad quality control (keeps those prices down!)

In other words, roll the dice or spend more.
06-15-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,188,838
Posted By chenghiz

I have sparrows on my Vitus, they are super comfy...

I have sparrows on my Vitus, they are super comfy and a nice compromise between road drops and more relaxed city-bike bars. They're definitely not made for a ton of reach though.
06-13-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 540,246
Posted By chenghiz

Very nice, deets?

Very nice, deets?
06-06-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,188,838
Posted By chenghiz

tektro r200a or cane creek scr-5 (they are the...

tektro r200a or cane creek scr-5 (they are the same thing with different hood textures)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By chenghiz

Normally I would agree with you, but having a...

Normally I would agree with you, but having a backup bike is just common sense.
05-28-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By chenghiz

A hipster bike is what that guy you don't like...

A hipster bike is what that guy you don't like rides.

Judging by the collection in your sig, it seems like you don't need too much of an excuse to build a singlespeed beater. Go for it! With parts...
05-20-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,772
Posted By chenghiz

Looks like the adapters are hard to find so I'll...

Looks like the adapters are hard to find so I'll see about getting some ground down. Thanks!
05-20-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,772
Posted By chenghiz

Vitus downtube shifter type?

Hi C&V, I've been building up a Vitus 979 frameset I purchased with Dura-ace 7400, but I've run into a problem. The shifter mounts for all of the Shimano shift levers I've seen are curved such that...
05-20-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 556,846
Posted By chenghiz

Not having two brakes on a freewheel/freehub bike...

Not having two brakes on a freewheel/freehub bike is an exercise in stupidity. There are a number of things that could go wrong with a brake and not having a backup is just amazingly stupid,...
05-19-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 556,846
Posted By chenghiz

haha, okay champ.

haha, okay champ.
05-19-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 556,846
Posted By chenghiz

- Wrong thread - no rear brake on the road...

- Wrong thread
- no rear brake on the road bike? really?
- the univega's saddle looks like a Turbo/Concor/something like that
- getting a shorter stem on the kilo will bring it a lot closer to the...
05-13-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By chenghiz

FSA Omega Compact. Really any compact drops...

FSA Omega Compact.

Really any compact drops are probably the best bet, but I've only used the Omegas so I will recommend those.
05-12-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,243
Posted By chenghiz

Wait, you have risers? Did the Peugot have risers...

Wait, you have risers? Did the Peugot have risers as well?
05-12-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By chenghiz

You might want to check that you've taken off the...

You might want to check that you've taken off the spacer that helps it fit into larger-diameter bars. I had the same issue with my Tektro 4.1s but I hadn't realised that there was a spacer on there.
05-12-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,243
Posted By chenghiz

I'm not talking about just the seatpost height....

I'm not talking about just the seatpost height. Things like the amount of reach matter massively as well.
05-12-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 956,171
Posted By chenghiz

But Scrod, that makes sense! Thanks. :P

But Scrod, that makes sense!

Thanks. :P
05-12-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,243
Posted By chenghiz

My aluminium bike is the smoothest-riding bike I...

My aluminium bike is the smoothest-riding bike I own. Much more than frame material matters for ride quality.

Gloves are not for dampening vibration. Wearing gloves with padding does the same...
05-12-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 956,171
Posted By chenghiz

Scrod, I have the VP Comp headset you sell, and...

Scrod, I have the VP Comp headset you sell, and I'm putting a new fork on my bike so I need a crown race to put on it. Do I need a VP one to match the VP headset, or is there another one that would...
05-06-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By chenghiz

Also retail Ariones are like 3 times as expensive...

Also retail Ariones are like 3 times as expensive as a takeoff Arione, for not much more value (other than less weight) as far as I can tell.
05-06-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By chenghiz

Thanks to everyone for the infoz. I jumped on...

Thanks to everyone for the infoz. I jumped on this deal to smooth out the ride on my Pake a bit but didn't really know what I was getting into.

Riding a fork worth as much as the frame++
05-05-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 513,391
Posted By chenghiz

They're legit, I've had them for a few months...

They're legit, I've had them for a few months now. There's a thread on them over in Commuters and one here I think.
04-29-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 540,246
Posted By chenghiz

I feel like this is finished enough to post, now....

I feel like this is finished enough to post, now. Still need to dig up a black/black Arione somewhere and get a 7-speed freewheel.

Vitus 979! (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/cilo-by-vitus-979-5667)...
04-24-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5,723
Views: 1,115,228
Posted By chenghiz

All that bling, and bars higher than the saddle?...

All that bling, and bars higher than the saddle? C'mon...
04-22-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,297
Posted By chenghiz

As far as I'm concerned, I see significant...

As far as I'm concerned, I see significant differences in tubing, dropouts, seat clusters, and headtube junctions on all of those bikes. Comparing a bike frame to a sports car (or a smartphone) is...
04-20-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,950
Posted By chenghiz

Why would you run 80 GI anywhere other than on...

Why would you run 80 GI anywhere other than on the track?
04-09-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By chenghiz

Some interesting info, people are being dumb. ...

Some interesting info, people are being dumb.

OP sums it up at the end of his post. It's a cheap bike that rusts faster than it travels. No need to get up in arms.
04-08-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,694
Posted By chenghiz

Lightweight means different things to different...

Lightweight means different things to different people. If your last bike was a Varsity, pretty much any bike feels lightweight. If your other bike is a mid-range carbon road bike, 20 pounds is heavy.
04-08-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,694
Posted By chenghiz

It's got fairly heavy and cheap wheels, the...

It's got fairly heavy and cheap wheels, the tubing is probably not butted, and the crank+BB is probably fairly heavy as well.
04-08-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 556,846
Posted By chenghiz

Need some shades to look at that TT.

Need some shades to look at that TT.
04-08-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By chenghiz

You pretty much covered the things I saw on your...

You pretty much covered the things I saw on your list that could be less expensive. You could get less expensive hubs like the Novatec ones in addition to less expensive rims. the cost of spokes will...
04-06-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By chenghiz

What, did the GT brand change hands in the last...

What, did the GT brand change hands in the last few years? No, you're just an ass.
04-06-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By chenghiz

I guess it's a legit frame, I know that some...

I guess it's a legit frame, I know that some velodromes keep older models around as loaners/rentals. Looks like a decent deal if you can get past the paint job.
04-05-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,188,838
Posted By chenghiz

Is good for you (and your chain)! Build looks...

Is good for you (and your chain)! Build looks great, enjoy it.
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