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01-04-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Friends and Romans, I think my post can be...

Friends and Romans,
I think my post can be useful to those who have bought an el cheapo pitlock system and have since repented especially after they lost or broke the key like me. My key was a real...
12-19-15, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Defeating a cheap pitlock system

I bought this low quality pitlock type thingie at Decathlon (european sports chainstore) some years ago.

So low quality in fact that the key disassembled itself and I lost the pentagon shape bit...
Forum: Touring
11-05-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,665
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I've rode them for a while commuting, not...

I've rode them for a while commuting, not touring. And I quite liked them especially in the front friction mode when shifting a triple. But I was running something like a 53/39/26 (triplizer set up)....
02-18-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By fatsoforgotso

The hub is a Ritchey Pro like this one: ...

The hub is a Ritchey Pro like this one:

http://i.imgur.com/DuAQn.jpg

If I remember correctly Ritchey is OK with radial lacing for this one, but I'll double check.

So let me get my checklist...
02-17-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Building 20 spoke front wheel with plain gauge spokes?

I've built 32 and 36 spoked wheels before that are still true and tensioned.

I have a 20h Ritchey road front hub that was never built into a wheel.
If I get a 20h rim -I'm thinking the DTSwiss RR...
05-09-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,942
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I used to subscribe to the "rigid fork-only for...

I used to subscribe to the "rigid fork-only for riding primarily on the road" canon, but I've revised my position since trying a locking suspension fork for road riding.

It depends on many...
05-09-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,506
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Weeell... If you only have V-brake bosses on...

Weeell...

If you only have V-brake bosses on the frame/fork, your only option would be Mavic Speedcity adaptors. These plug into the bosses of 26"-specific frames/forks, and present an elevated...
05-08-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,166,521
Posted By fatsoforgotso

The bike is discontinued model (Triban) from...

The bike is discontinued model (Triban) from european sports chain Decathlon. Not the best hybrid, a little heavy to start with, not especially confortable or performant but strangely it developed...
05-08-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,166,521
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Here's my "hybrid", the bastard son of a MTB and...

Here's my "hybrid", the bastard son of a MTB and a city bike...

http://sadpanda.us/images/471704-T0F6FNS.jpg
Bought for 79Eur new, kept the frame (hi-ten steel, weights a ton), seatpost, saddle,...
05-04-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,166,521
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Yeah, just do it and post the photos on the Road...

Yeah, just do it and post the photos on the Road Cycling Forum. It's a very beautiful evening, I'd just love to see the westward sky light up with flames.
Maybe you could even outdo the World's...
04-23-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By fatsoforgotso

If you can't find it from another source, these...

If you can't find it from another source, these people will machine a new hanger based on a photo and/or outline drawing (including a ruler in the photo, for scale, might be a good idea):...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,678
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Don't know about Fat Franks, but after going...

Don't know about Fat Franks, but after going through some unconfortable 26x1.5 slicks in the past, including Vittoria Randonneurs, I put 26x2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples yesterday on my MTB and went for a...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By fatsoforgotso

If the shifter's cable and housing is kept just a...

If the shifter's cable and housing is kept just a little longer than usual, you can take the wheel out of the frame and change the tube still with the shifter cable attached to the rear wheel.
If...
04-05-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I wish I knew also. My yellow Flite Gel Flow...

I wish I knew also. My yellow Flite Gel Flow turned permanently green after I rode it once in blue jeans, in wet weather. No more funky color choices for me, from now on.
04-05-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,667
Posted By fatsoforgotso

They work pretty good with STI/road levers, which...

They work pretty good with STI/road levers, which is what/why many cyclocrossers in Germany are using.
The setup was very easy, even without having barrel adjusters in the levers or noodles. Braking...
03-23-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 26,112
Posted By fatsoforgotso

May I ask which input ratio you're running? A 32...

May I ask which input ratio you're running? A 32 chainring x 16ish cog, or possibly an even bigger cog?
Forum: Commuting
11-12-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 235,686
Posted By fatsoforgotso

First time commuting by bike to my new workplace....

First time commuting by bike to my new workplace. 12Km each way.
Just fitted fenders and lights to my budget citybike (BTWin Vitamin, a singlespeed chainstore bike that goes for 79Eur, to which I...
08-21-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I've done it too, do the wheel+tire math and go...

I've done it too, do the wheel+tire math and go for it. My Scott Reflex frame has clearance for up to 35mm 700c tires with 5mm to spare in the back.

Wheels are homebuilt XT hubs laced with DT...
07-05-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Yes, an ISO square taper BB will do just fine. ...

Yes, an ISO square taper BB will do just fine.

For the 110bcd crank Ben's Cycles from Milwalkee recommends a 107mm BB.

For the 130bcd crank other online shops recommend a 103mm BB to achieve a...
05-26-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Just to be sure, you could check if the locknut...

Just to be sure, you could check if the locknut of the cassette says SRAM, etc.
I've got some disassembled Shimano and SRAM cassettes around and when I mix up the locknuts the results are less than...
05-20-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,375
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Sometime ago I posted a thread asking about what...

Sometime ago I posted a thread asking about what seems (sounds) to be sand inside the downtube of a vintage road frame I bought. I have no idea how it got there too, since it's closed at the...
05-04-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Don't bother worrying about pinned and ramped...

Don't bother worrying about pinned and ramped chainrings.
I got a 110/74bcd SR Sakae triple with: 48t Biopace outer, 36t Blackspire middle made for single speeds, unramped dinossaur 24t inner...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,756
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I'm curious about that bike, mostly because I'll...

I'm curious about that bike, mostly because I'll be assembling an IGH'ed bike soon, but what's the gearing like on that Pashley?

The spec page on their website is very poor...
"Sturmey Archer 5...
03-06-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,949
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Yeah Ritchey wheels built with this front hub...

Yeah Ritchey wheels built with this front hub have radial lacing if I remember correctly, but I'll check again to make sure.

Thanks everyone for the advice. You're the crack team of bicycle...
03-05-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,949
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Thanks for the imput on the lacing. So I guess...

Thanks for the imput on the lacing. So I guess it's 2-cross lacing or radial, then.



Unfortunately, I think Mavic's lacing is of no use to determine spoke gauge, since the original build uses...
03-05-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,949
Posted By fatsoforgotso

20 spoke front wheelbuilding advice

I've built 32 and 36 spoked front and back wheels before in obedience to Sheldon Brown's instructions. They work great: true and strong.

I've got a 20h Mavic Cosmic Elite back wheel which is of no...
02-02-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty. "Per...

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

"Per bici eroiche si intendono tutte le biciclette da corsa su strada costruite prima del 1987, con leve del cambio al tubo obliquo del telaio, gabbiette...
01-09-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,750
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I'm about to slap 700c wheels and 700x35c...

I'm about to slap 700c wheels and 700x35c cyclocross tires on a Scott Reflex mtb that originally came with 26" wheels. Disc brakes make the job easier. I checked frame clearance and there's no...
01-05-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,290
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Two tires that might help your challenge are the...

Two tires that might help your challenge are the Schwalbe CX Comp and the Schwalbe CX Pro. These come in 700c x30, and are still real cyclocross tires with real deep knobs (purists will argue that...
01-05-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,280
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Go for it! Try different tools to cut the...

Go for it!

Try different tools to cut the knobs, and report on your findings of which tools are best for the job.
Maybe you could try a woodworking plane, a Gillette Mach3 razor, etc.

I love...
11-27-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Dirt inside frame

I bought a used steel frame (Columbus tretubi, not high end, but really nice).

When I hold the frame with the downtube nearly horizontal and tilt it from side to side I notice there's dirt, metal...
11-20-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Wait for the ransom note. Something along the...

Wait for the ransom note.
Something along the lines of: "we're holding your old forum theme. It's $10.000 in donations til midnight, or else.... No cops and reporters, or he gets the delete button...
11-10-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By fatsoforgotso

One likely adverse effect is that when you ride...

One likely adverse effect is that when you ride your bike near to a curb the side of the rim -namely the braking surface, unless you're using disc-specific rims- will hit the kerbside before the...
11-05-09, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Actually, I don't have the cup and cone BBs. I...

Actually, I don't have the cup and cone BBs. I would have to buy two of them, to get hold of 2 adjustable cups. But they're fairly inexpensive. I've taken a certain fondness to old cup and cone BBs...
11-05-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Well, it seems strange to me too, on the grounds...

Well, it seems strange to me too, on the grounds that I've never done it before.

Thanks for the link. Loctite #242 is their suggestion.

"It is especially recommended for bikes with a right-hand...
11-05-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By fatsoforgotso

My guess is that the holes in the CXP-33 are...

My guess is that the holes in the CXP-33 are definitely not offset.

I suggest you use the time-honoured login to http://www.tech-mavic.com (Login: mavic-com; password: dealer) and draw your own...
11-05-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fatsoforgotso

True true, but a lockring on the right side is...

True true, but a lockring on the right side is useless, because the unthreading effect that comes upon the pedalling action unthreads the right cup counter-clockwise (the right cup would spin...
11-05-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Bump! Can any of the "usual suspects" offer any...

Bump!
Can any of the "usual suspects" offer any help?

RetroGrouch?

DannoXYZ?

JohnDThompson?

o...o-operator?
11-03-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Using an Italian cup and cone BB with two adjustable cups?

I'm gonna build a single speeder around a steel frame with a 70mm Italian BB shell.
I was thinking of using an old 115mm 600EX or 105SC Italian BB, instead of going the sealed cartridge UN54/UN72-3...
11-02-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By fatsoforgotso

+1 on the Open Sports. They're cheap,...

+1 on the Open Sports.

They're cheap, sturdy, easy to build with, and give a confortable ride.

The downside? They're a little heavier than Open Pros or CXP33s (490 vs 435 and 470g,...
10-14-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,471
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I'm finding it kind of funky that there's only 6?...

I'm finding it kind of funky that there's only 6? bearings on that exposed side?

Any advantage to this, versus 8 or more bearings? Less friction, but also less durability?
10-09-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,506
Posted By fatsoforgotso

If you wait a little longer, Velo Orange is gonna...

If you wait a little longer, Velo Orange is gonna have some threadless BBs coming their way soon (?)

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-threadless-bb.html

Maybe they'll do it in all...
10-07-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,989
Posted By fatsoforgotso

While I agree that a wheel with a higher spoke...

While I agree that a wheel with a higher spoke count is better for general riding and commuting, and requires less effort to keep its trueness, I think people are getting paranoid about this.

I've...
10-07-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Spokes can be re-used if they're in good shape....

Spokes can be re-used if they're in good shape. Nipples can be re-used too, if they're brass and aren't stripped. If the nipples are aluminum, just get new brass ones.

But spokes on a front wheel...
09-30-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,413
Posted By fatsoforgotso

:eek: American? :) Sorry, couldn't...

:eek:

American? :)

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-30-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I've been using Damon Rinard's...

I've been using Damon Rinard's (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.xls)
Just built a wheel around a 3D30 myself, and DR's spoke calculations were spot on, as they were for the previous pair...
09-28-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,328
Posted By fatsoforgotso

I think the 53/42 ratio is better suited for...

I think the 53/42 ratio is better suited for small hills than the 53/39 that always makes me shift in the back (which I don't like much).
On flat terrain, since there's half stepping, I can always...
09-28-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,328
Posted By fatsoforgotso

Oh, and for some serious enlightenment on gear...

Oh, and for some serious enlightenment on gear options don't forget to read from The Gospel of Sheldon (http://sheldonbrown.com/gear-theory.html)

Why can't Shimano and Campagnolo market a serious...
09-28-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,328
Posted By fatsoforgotso

You have more options than those two (triple vs....

You have more options than those two (triple vs. compact double).

I've run a 53/39 with a 12-23 cassete (stock gearing on my first road bike). Not fun for a fatso like me.

Then I went to a...
08-03-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By fatsoforgotso

For $40.00 or less you could go with Shimano...

For $40.00 or less you could go with Shimano SL-7700 Dura-Ace DT shifters instead. Best indexed shifting I've had in my life, even with my home assembled 11-26 cassette made out of remnants of old 8...
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