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02-25-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,849
Posted By ismellfish2

If you built a frame with dual chainstays on the...

If you built a frame with dual chainstays on the driveside, then ran an axle between them that centered a third chainring, then you could tension a FG chain in a way that wouldn't pop off or break....
02-22-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By ismellfish2

Hmm, true. I think the clearance between cup and...

Hmm, true. I think the clearance between cup and crank is supposed to be around 0.2mm. However, based on the fact that I've never seen Italian versions of SRAM or Truvativ cranks with longer...
02-21-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By ismellfish2

They may not be willing to sell you Omniums with...

They may not be willing to sell you Omniums with Italian cups, but I think any GXP cup would fit those cranks and they definitely sell Italian GXP. You might have to buy a la carte, but it should...
02-15-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By ismellfish2

All show and no go. Great expense and effort...

All show and no go.

Great expense and effort spent entirely on appearance, very little attention to function. Great for impressing bikeforums, very annoying to actually ride.

Pedals are one...
11-22-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,589
Posted By ismellfish2

This just sounds like a come-on.

This just sounds like a come-on.
11-14-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,712
Posted By ismellfish2

A dremel is fine- great actually, so long as...

A dremel is fine- great actually, so long as you're careful to stay off the tube. I did it because one of my cable stops was too rusty to save prior to repaint, so I ground off both the rear brake...
11-09-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,064
Posted By ismellfish2

I've got to try rollers. I find spinning to be...

I've got to try rollers. I find spinning to be one of the most rewarding parts of riding fixed. It's nice when you can see your smooth cadence range edging upwards over time. That video was absurd.
11-08-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,064
Posted By ismellfish2

I'm not sure exactly how one could "mash" that...

I'm not sure exactly how one could "mash" that would hurt the knee. I find when I'm going up a hill that's too steep for my gearing, I end up standing on the forward pedal and pulling up with the...
11-06-10, 07:38 AM
11-05-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,412
Posted By ismellfish2

Do you have a brake?

Do you have a brake?
11-01-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,459
Posted By ismellfish2

You guys should know, I can barspin all the way...

You guys should know, I can barspin all the way through the McDonalds drive through.

Videos to follow.
10-29-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By ismellfish2

For the record, it's cyclocross.

For the record, it's cyclocross.
10-20-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,396
Posted By ismellfish2

I've had one about a year- the two-bike version....

I've had one about a year- the two-bike version. I think this function combined with the quick and easy mounting and removal is what makes these make sense. You store two calibrations in the...
10-19-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,692
Posted By ismellfish2

Enjoy the negligible difference.

Enjoy the negligible difference.
10-17-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By ismellfish2

I think it's chainline. I see a kink in the chain...

I think it's chainline. I see a kink in the chain where it engages the chainring, and with a tensioner inline as opposed to a horizontal dropout setup, it's probably more willing to buck off the...
10-12-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,159
Posted By ismellfish2

Are you sure SS is appropriate for your dad?...

Are you sure SS is appropriate for your dad? Older guys might not love struggling up hills as much. An internal hub could be a pretty cool setup.
10-12-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,076
Posted By ismellfish2

Here's my thinking: There are two...

Here's my thinking:

There are two consderations- you should have your tape "shingle" the right way, and if you wrap from center to end, you can catch the end of the tape under itself as you start...
10-10-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,151
Posted By ismellfish2

Whether or not the JB Weld will fix the problem...

Whether or not the JB Weld will fix the problem will all depend on whether you can find a good means of filling the gap with it so it'll stay in there. It is going to be hard to get it to actually...
10-08-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,080
Posted By ismellfish2

I drilled a set of flop and chops that were steel...

I drilled a set of flop and chops that were steel and extremely thick- too thick in fact to fit a reverse lever's plug inside the end of the bar. I used a campy aero lever out at the very end of the...
10-05-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,307
Posted By ismellfish2

It's worth pointing out that we're talking about...

It's worth pointing out that we're talking about just one piece of metal (or I guess 2, L & R)- at this price range probably forged, then slightly machined and polished or anodized. Cars are...
10-05-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By ismellfish2

That is extremely cool. I bet it's even stiffer...

That is extremely cool. I bet it's even stiffer for having the longer piece fitting over the steerer- though it seems like it would be more resistant to flexing the requisite amount to go from...
10-05-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,469
Posted By ismellfish2

I don't live in the NW, but I bought some...

I don't live in the NW, but I bought some waterproof overpants from here: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/ . I don't see how leg warmers are really much better than jeans if it's raining- they...
10-04-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,307
Posted By ismellfish2

I suspect that a lot of it is that they say...

I suspect that a lot of it is that they say "Campagnolo" and "Dura Ace" on them. How minute a tolerance difference can you actually detect? I think that a Sora crank probably has 98% of the...
10-04-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By ismellfish2

This. If you for some reason need to use SS...

This.

If you for some reason need to use SS (which really doesn't make sense for covering a lot of ground on open roads), I would definitely not go fixed. I rode 30 miles yesterday fixed, and even...
10-03-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By ismellfish2

You all are dicks. I'm sure that frame will last...

You all are dicks. I'm sure that frame will last just fine. I've ridden frames older than that one, rebuilt, over curbs and whatever else was between me and where I was going for years, and I haven't...
09-29-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By ismellfish2

What a hipster.

What a hipster.
09-17-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 71,917
Posted By ismellfish2

I bet your wrists will hurt if you ride more than...

I bet your wrists will hurt if you ride more than a couple miles. You have to hold yourself back with your arms when your saddle is angled forward like that and it puts too much weight on your arms.
09-16-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By ismellfish2

PB Blaster is the best. Try and keep it off your...

PB Blaster is the best. Try and keep it off your bearings as much as possible, though.
09-16-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 35,428
Posted By ismellfish2

+1 everwear. I was going through tires 1/mo until...

+1 everwear. I was going through tires 1/mo until I got one on the rear, and that's done it for the better part of a year. One flat b/c I let pressure get too low, no sidewall issues of any kind-...
09-15-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By ismellfish2

8cm difference in rim diameter means the rear of...

8cm difference in rim diameter means the rear of the bike will be lowered 4cm all else equal. That doesn't equate to a full 4cm at the crank because the front is still at the same height. ~2cm BB...
09-13-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By ismellfish2

Problem solvers makes a thingamajig that allows...

Problem solvers makes a thingamajig that allows you to operate one caliper with two different levels, which I think would be a nice setup. I find that it's handy to be able to brake with either hand...
09-05-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,972
Posted By ismellfish2

I lost about 4 or 5 MPH off my top speed going...

I lost about 4 or 5 MPH off my top speed going 165 -> 170. It wasn't glaringly obvious, but I could tell something was different riding around town. I wouldn't describe myself as an incredibly...
09-03-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,018
Posted By ismellfish2

I think some don't like the eggbeaters because...

I think some don't like the eggbeaters because when you mash down really hard it splays the pedal clips that engage the cleat and can feel a bit detached. You tend to really haul on singlespeed...
08-04-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,863
Posted By ismellfish2

I never knew recycling could be so cool! ...

I never knew recycling could be so cool!

What a terrible video.
06-14-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,882
Posted By ismellfish2

You lost me. OP, do you really think that if...

You lost me.

OP, do you really think that if you're in an emergency situation, say a car has just merged in right in front of you, that you're going to be standing off to the side of the bike with...
06-09-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,479
Posted By ismellfish2

Like 8 people independently felt that "haters...

Like 8 people independently felt that "haters gonna hate" best expressed the point they needed to get across. Awesome.
05-02-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By ismellfish2

And the wheel can't slip. I think horizontal...

And the wheel can't slip. I think horizontal dropouts are inferior to sliding vertical dropouts, or to an eccentric bottom bracket for that reason. Those things never get built into steel frame road...
04-30-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By ismellfish2

I'm going to need some clarification on that one....

I'm going to need some clarification on that one. That is a hilariously appropriate charge for you.
04-29-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By ismellfish2

I think that frame is a steal, especially given...

I think that frame is a steal, especially given location. Old Treks are nicely made bikes. The wheelset I'm a bit more skeptical of- it would work, but I wouldn't buy something that generic. I'd...
04-29-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,712
Posted By ismellfish2

Went from 46-17 to 42-17. I like that starts are...

Went from 46-17 to 42-17. I like that starts are easier on the knees now, but I lost about 5 mph top speed.
04-26-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By ismellfish2

For singlespeed, chain tension isn't as big a...

For singlespeed, chain tension isn't as big a deal. I think you'll be OK. Get a cassette hub and a couple of used cassettes. That way you'll have a number of cogs to choose from and plenty of...
04-23-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By ismellfish2

Those aren't cable stops. I couldn't find any...

Those aren't cable stops. I couldn't find any good cable stops when I was looking, so I ran full housing.
04-19-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By ismellfish2

A varsity is a crude and very heavy frame, with...

A varsity is a crude and very heavy frame, with old, heavy parts. They're indestructible, but that's almost a bad thing given how heavy they are.

Your Univega is a better candidate potentially-...
04-17-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,561
Posted By ismellfish2

What do you mean by this? If you take off too...

What do you mean by this? If you take off too many links, you just add them right back on. If the links are stiff, work the chain side to side a bit in your hands and it'll free up. I'm sure the...
04-12-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By ismellfish2

http://www.icanhasforce.com/wp-content/uploads/200...

http://www.icanhasforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/star-wars-yoda-orly.jpg
04-05-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By ismellfish2

Other makers in the same ballpark are Iro, Soma,...

Other makers in the same ballpark are Iro, Soma, or Pake. Don't write off the big names necessarily- Cannondale is one to keep in mind.
04-05-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By ismellfish2

I love fixed, and I ride mine 25 mi in the...

I love fixed, and I ride mine 25 mi in the country sometimes, but for a commute that's that long each way, I would definitely use gears. You want a touring bike, essentially, and if you're going to...
04-05-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By ismellfish2

You can hurt yourself overdoing anything. All the...

You can hurt yourself overdoing anything. All the time people get carpal tunnel from typing. One of the main advantages of singlespeed as I see it over FG is that you can gear it lower without having...
03-31-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By ismellfish2

Get a car, hippie.

Get a car, hippie.
03-29-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By ismellfish2

Sure- just scroll on down to the bikeforums' "I...

Sure- just scroll on down to the bikeforums' "I want to glue plexiglass to my bike and cover it in LEDs and speakers" section.

There is nowhere that will accept you.
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