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11-16-12, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Speed2XS

As I understand, these were a limited production...

As I understand, these were a limited production run. I still have a 57cm here in the basement of the shop
12-02-11, 12:14 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 109,682
Posted By Speed2XS

Thats a fine question Mr McliverRot, It was...

Thats a fine question Mr McliverRot,

It was an definitely upgrade from the twisted pile of metal that was his Kilo, post impact...

I don't have a lot of experience with the Kilo TT, but when I...
12-01-11, 10:09 AM
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Views: 109,682
Posted By Speed2XS

Yes they are. I must be honest, they are one of...

Yes they are. I must be honest, they are one of my favorite cranks out right now and I sell them when I can.
12-01-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 109,682
Posted By Speed2XS

Heres one I built for a customer, now a friend,...

Heres one I built for a customer, now a friend, who got hit by a car on his Kilo TT, and decided to upgrade. I hadn't yet trimmed his steer tube.
...
Forum: Touring
11-13-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,072
Posted By Speed2XS

Thanks everybody for your input. I noticed,...

Thanks everybody for your input. I noticed, searching Google rather than the search on the forums, that this is a pretty frequently asked question. The Bob Jackson route seems like a great way to go,...
Forum: Touring
11-13-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,072
Posted By Speed2XS

imi: I was not aware of these before, I will...

imi: I was not aware of these before, I will check them out. Thanks.

fuzz2050: It's a gift for my father-in-law and he like's lugs. My hope will be that he will ride it, but like looking at it too...
Forum: Touring
11-13-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,072
Posted By Speed2XS

Who makes lugged steel touring frames for under $1200?

Hi everyone,

My wife and I would like to build a touring bike for my father-in-law as a thank you gift for all the help he has provided to us as of late. My problem is finding a somewhat...
07-23-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,099
Posted By Speed2XS

Love it! For while now I've been wanting to...

Love it!

For while now I've been wanting to do a Monster'cross bike like this with a crappy Giant made Schwinn World Sport I have. Yours has definately motivated me. Great work.
07-18-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,839
Posted By Speed2XS

Re: Stuck seatpost I have had this problem...

Re: Stuck seatpost

I have had this problem many times myself, one of the wost was an aluminum post in an old steel specialized frame. What I ended up doing after trying WD-40 and the like was...
07-01-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Speed2XS

Along with Live Wires suggested items to look...

Along with Live Wires suggested items to look for, is it possible that the dropouts have been deformed and squished by previously installed wheel in the past? I have come across this and found a file...
06-28-11, 01:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,062
Posted By Speed2XS

There's nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to...

There's nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to riding a conversion, although Ive seen some nice bikes ruined in an attempt to build one.

Here are some more I have done, not necessarily great:...
06-19-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,336
Posted By Speed2XS

Your pictures are better then the published...

Your pictures are better then the published pictures I have seen. It's not as bad as I thought, and not bad for the price point and the versatility as mentioned by Diego.

Not a bad alternative...
06-19-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,336
Posted By Speed2XS

They don't look very attractive in the photos,...

They don't look very attractive in the photos, very rough and not well finished. Obviously just my opinion from the couple photos I have seen.

Are they a replica of a vintage headset that is very...
06-19-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By Speed2XS

Depending on your rim and desired lacing pattern,...

Depending on your rim and desired lacing pattern, your spoke length could vary greatly. You would really benefit from having a professional determine your spoke length for you, it may save you a lot...
06-18-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Welcome to the club! As cool as I think the...

Welcome to the club!

As cool as I think the factory grips are in theory, these bars definitely look better in wrap, so good move :thumb:

Regarding chainline; as I didn't keep any of my stock...
06-11-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Speed2XS

IRD also makes replacement cups for their QB BB's...

IRD also makes replacement cups for their QB BB's with swiss threading as well. The one thing they don't make, which I wish they did are cups for the Raleigh BB's.
06-08-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,224
Posted By Speed2XS

OP - There is a lot of good info in this thread,...

OP - There is a lot of good info in this thread, just as should be expected when you ask a question like yours. It appears the biggest problem here is that you don't understand fit very well, which...
05-26-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Speed2XS

From one guy with a belly to another, m opinion...

From one guy with a belly to another, m opinion is that the small amount of weight difference on a bike will mostly affect you when transporting the bike, when you're not riding it. You wont notice...
05-15-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Whats the story?

Whats the story?
05-15-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By Speed2XS

Brakes are for unexpected occasions. Was...

Brakes are for unexpected occasions.

Was the clamp size too big or too small?
05-15-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By Speed2XS

He's got a brake, so as long as it's all...

He's got a brake, so as long as it's all loc-tited up (only situation where I would use loc-tite myself), he should be ok.

The lonely aero brake is kinda sad. For aesthetics maybe get a cross...
05-14-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,405
Posted By Speed2XS

I don't know where you are in the country, but if...

I don't know where you are in the country, but if you're on the west coast you can possibly contact Soma Fab directly and they may be able to warranty that for you... maybe. I cant remember if they...
05-12-11, 06:42 PM
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Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Looks good.. kinda like a Monster'Cross.

Looks good.. kinda like a Monster'Cross.
05-12-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Speed2XS

I think the skinwalls on Conti Gatorskins are...

I think the skinwalls on Conti Gatorskins are nice for a darker option.
05-08-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By Speed2XS

I charge extra to build up B43's for customers....

I charge extra to build up B43's for customers. They are ghastly to work with. They are rarely round or straight from the box. They take soooooo much work to get round and straight, then when you do,...
05-07-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By Speed2XS

No need to be a slave, think for yourself instead...

No need to be a slave, think for yourself instead of blaming someone else.
05-04-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By Speed2XS

+1 on that build. Good looking bike. I...

+1 on that build. Good looking bike.

I recently got a beat up 83 or 84 Stumpy that I would like to build like an XO-1. These bikes are all great inspiration.
05-04-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Speed2XS

Someone probably already said it, but I'll say it...

Someone probably already said it, but I'll say it anyway; grease your bolts too!
05-03-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Speed2XS

I used these a couple years ago, they look good,...

I used these a couple years ago, they look good, although the finish is thin as heck, and they're pretty inexpensive.
05-02-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,673
Posted By Speed2XS

+1 You would probably benefit from a good...

+1

You would probably benefit from a good tune up, where everything was properly adjusted or reinstalled correctly. This would make the bike feel much more solid and operate better.

You could...
05-02-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Speed2XS

How about the Ahearne-MAP bars? They retail for...

How about the Ahearne-MAP bars? They retail for $50

200335 (http://www.ahearnecycles.com/ahearnemap-handlebar/)
05-02-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,673
Posted By Speed2XS

What is your concern with the current crankset?

What is your concern with the current crankset?
05-02-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,062
Posted By Speed2XS

TejanoTrackie - That is truly a great rescue,...

TejanoTrackie - That is truly a great rescue, classy and useful.
05-02-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,342
Posted By Speed2XS

I like everything about it. Cool bike.

I like everything about it. Cool bike.
05-02-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

+1. It's not like it's a terribly great bike, but...

+1. It's not like it's a terribly great bike, but it's good enough, and kinda nice having a bike thats different than most out on the streets that I see around here locally, e.g. Kilo's, Masi's,...
05-01-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,405
Posted By Speed2XS

This is my favorite: Lugged, nickel plated frame...

This is my favorite: Lugged, nickel plated frame (http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1799)
Dont know about the quality, but it is beautiful.
05-01-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,405
Posted By Speed2XS

I am personally of the opinion that a Soma does...

I am personally of the opinion that a Soma does not fall between Pake and Leader in terms of quality, but rather at least on par with Leader, if not a bit better due to QC. Pakes are nice, build up...
05-01-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,405
Posted By Speed2XS

A black interceptor brake lever that will for the...

A black interceptor brake lever that will for the bulge on the bar (25.4-26.0mm) next to the stem will work, and as you said, tektro may have one like that, I think.

Can you call around town and...
04-30-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

:eek: Ha, no. I just liked the concept...

:eek: Ha, no.

I just liked the concept behind the A23's, but I wanted a fatter tire, for my fatter @$$, so a 24mm rim and a 25-26mm tire seemed the right way to go. The tire edges protrude past...
04-30-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Speed2XS

If they are anodized, and I dont know if they...

If they are anodized, and I dont know if they are, by taking all the necessary safety precautions(long sleeves, googles, chemical resistant rubber gloves, etc) you can remove the anodizing with...
04-30-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,405
Posted By Speed2XS

Why the Junebugs? Those are super wide and might...

Why the Junebugs? Those are super wide and might be weird for urban use. Something narrower but still shallow and flared like the Eighth Inch Track Bars (http://www.eighthinch.com/track_bars.html)...
04-30-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Fair question. Guess it depends on what you...

Fair question.

Guess it depends on what you want. Looks wise, I think the Schwinn wins hands down, though this is purely opinion, and yours may be different.

Components wise, (according to...
04-30-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Speed2XS

Could it be you're losing pressure when initially...

Could it be you're losing pressure when initially removing the pump from the valve?

Regarding your air pressure for your weight, some tire manufacturers provide the amount of air recommended for...
04-30-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

You know what, their weight isn't really that...

You know what, their weight isn't really that bad, but I don't know exactly. The rims are 5gr more than Velocity Fusions, but 40gr less than Deep V's. Where I am disappointed is with the weight of...
04-30-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,163
Posted By Speed2XS

Bought this, my first fixed gear, complete (and...

Bought this, my first fixed gear, complete (and completely neglected) for $40, ran it suicide with used parts for a bike that came in complete for under $100. Polished the stem, crankset, wheels and...
04-30-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

It was easy, I just used a remnant of the leather...

It was easy, I just used a remnant of the leather for the bars (this stuff (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/leather-goods-handlebar-grips/elkhide-sewn-on-city-bike-grips.html)),...
04-30-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Thanks. No sir, they are my handbuilt specials.

Thanks. No sir, they are my handbuilt specials.
04-30-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

Heres my Madison build, finished with a little...

Heres my Madison build, finished with a little better pictures:

Frame - 2010 Schwinn Madison, Maroon/Yellow 80's paint scheme,
Size - Large
Rims - Velocity Dyad, 32h
Hubs - Suzue ProMax Track,...
04-30-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 198,206
Posted By Speed2XS

I will post some better pictures tomorrow with...

I will post some better pictures tomorrow with details for those interested. Happy I finished it, although I think I will be ordering some Gatorskins for it as soon as possible.
...
04-27-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,062
Posted By Speed2XS

Here's my old conversion, an '87 Schwinn Tempo...

Here's my old conversion, an '87 Schwinn Tempo that I literally received as just a bare frame, fork and headset.

http://i55.tinypic.com/auwdbt.jpg

I like conversions because they ride nice on...
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