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09-02-19, 11:50 AM
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Posted By vailskier3

good lookin PISTA. i'd love to have one of those.

good lookin PISTA. i'd love to have one of those.
08-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

I finally got to take my bike to a co-op and a...

I finally got to take my bike to a co-op and a guy with some more know-how than myself fixed my chainline. I'm now at 42mm for the chainline! Still haven't bought my wheels yet! Come on, go on sale...
05-06-19, 09:01 AM
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Posted By vailskier3

My dropouts measure 126mm, so it looks like...

My dropouts measure 126mm, so it looks like velomine can take care of that for me. I think I'm gonna go for a classic look, so going with silver wheels and standard tires. Shouldn't bee too much...
04-30-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

I think I'm willing to spend $200-$300, but...

I think I'm willing to spend $200-$300, but probably no more than that. Based on that, any recommendations?
04-29-19, 01:55 PM
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Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

I guess my question is more what are you getting...

I guess my question is more what are you getting when you bump from a $70 set vs $200 set vs $300+? I really would prefer to stay closer to under $200, but I also want a quality wheelset. I don't...
04-24-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

anyone got any suggestions for a lower-end but...

anyone got any suggestions for a lower-end but solid wheelset for my build?
04-04-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,229
Posted By vailskier3

i'd snag that up for sure. if you don't want it,...

i'd snag that up for sure. if you don't want it, i'll take it.
04-01-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

you're right. i think i'm trying to rush putting...

you're right. i think i'm trying to rush putting it together. patience is a virtue they say...
04-01-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

i do like those wheels, they look really nice....

i do like those wheels, they look really nice. unfortunately they look to be sold out. also, i think i want a little deeper v. i'm gonna try to go for 38-50mm. i just like the look of them for some...
03-28-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 470,846
Posted By vailskier3

^that is nice. i just bought a KMC chain on...

^that is nice.

i just bought a KMC chain on amazon for $2.99! it's blue, but that's ok because the Bianchi is ice blue!
03-27-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 470,846
Posted By vailskier3

purchased the clamp, and then realized after it...

purchased the clamp, and then realized after it shipped that my bike has a bolt, not a collar. so, i bought a seatpost bolt. then, my idiot self didn't measure the length i needed, so i had to buy a...
03-27-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

valid point! i think i can spring for some...

valid point! i think i can spring for some spacers. awesome! i'm pumped now that i can start looking at wheels!
03-26-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

great info, thanks all! okay, so chainline is...

great info, thanks all! okay, so chainline is looking like 44mm. next! haha. so my next question is are track wheels in play, or no?
03-26-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

good to know. i am also realizing that most hubs...

good to know. i am also realizing that most hubs are around 120mm, and my rear dropout spacing is 126mm. i guess i may have to do something different, but i don't know what that is yet, lol.
03-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

i'll have to measure that when i get home from...

i'll have to measure that when i get home from work. thanks for the info! i'm guessing i'll need this info before i purchase my wheelset.
03-26-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

pardon my ignorance...how do i measure chainline?...

pardon my ignorance...how do i measure chainline? is that the distance from the frame to the chainring in mm?
03-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Yes, it was italian. I got a Shimano Bottom...

Yes, it was italian. I got a Shimano Bottom Bracket BB-UN55, Square Taper 70x110mm and paired it with a ofmega crank and 46T chainring.
03-25-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

i'm not, just never done this before and i'm...

i'm not, just never done this before and i'm having a hard time understanding the mechanisms involved. i guess i need more learning.
03-25-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

thanks for clarifying. sorry it took so long for...

thanks for clarifying. sorry it took so long for me to get back on here. been busy working on the old house. starting to look at wheelsets now. i think i'll be good to just get a track wheelset and...
03-25-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 470,846
Posted By vailskier3

A couple weeks ago, my wife got me a Brooks...

A couple weeks ago, my wife got me a Brooks saddle for our anniversary (3rd anniversary is leather, so she's smart). This week I purchased a seat post and clamp for my SS bianchi rekord 841!
01-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Is that true? You can only add spacers after the...

Is that true? You can only add spacers after the cog? Is there no way to move the cog out? Am I better off buying wheels and having a shop dish them to correct the chainline?
11-08-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

i have aksiums on my GT and i have had it since...

i have aksiums on my GT and i have had it since 2011 and never needed them trued. the LBS has done multiple services on it and they always say the wheels were perfect. that's the only reason i...
11-08-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

i measured, just can't remember off the top of my...

i measured, just can't remember off the top of my head. it was around 130mm.
11-07-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

i think it is 130mm, and I was planning on just...

i think it is 130mm, and I was planning on just running spacers for the rear cog to straighten up the chainline. i've kind of had my eye on mavic aksiums. seen a few sets around $100, but just...
11-07-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

okay, i have about $100 for wheels. should i buy...

okay, i have about $100 for wheels. should i buy them premade, or buy hubs and have wheels built? opinions?
10-25-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/vailskier3/d...

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10-25-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

funny you should mention that. my brother and i...

funny you should mention that. my brother and i usually describe how difficult a job is based on the number of beers you would drink in the time it takes you to complete the task. also, i...
10-24-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

Perfect! Thank you! I was so scared I messed it...

Perfect! Thank you! I was so scared I messed it up!
10-24-18, 04:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

Okay, so i attempted install of my bottom bracket...

Okay, so i attempted install of my bottom bracket last night and I have a couple questions since there were zero instructions in the box (shimano bb-un55 italian threaded 70x110mm FYI):

1. I...
10-20-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

Ok, so first purchase was crankset. I ended up...

Ok, so first purchase was crankset. I ended up getting a vintage Ofmega Bianchi branded crankset with a 52/42 and I removed the 52. Planning on running the 42 with maybe a 15t or 16t on the rear. ...
10-16-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

also, couldn't you just add spacers to the hub to...

also, couldn't you just add spacers to the hub to correct the chainline? So my thought was it would be better to go a few mm wider and just add spacers if needed...
10-15-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Thanks for the info guys. I ordered an italian...

Thanks for the info guys. I ordered an italian thread BB, so I guess we will see if it works!
10-13-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Ok, so I just measured my bottom bracket shell...

Ok, so I just measured my bottom bracket shell and it looks like its 70mm. That means it is italian thread, correct?
10-10-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

gotcha, it didn't even occur to me that the...

gotcha, it didn't even occur to me that the crankset would matter with the BB. Is it safe to go a couple milimeters wider?
10-10-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Looking at vuelta pista crankset, but I don't see...

Looking at vuelta pista crankset, but I don't see any info on what BB works with that. Is there a way to tell? What am I looking for? Thanks in advance.
10-10-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

Thanks for the opinions. I appreciate the...

Thanks for the opinions. I appreciate the information. Almost makes me want to create a thread of What parts would you buy for a frame if you only had $350 to spend and build a SS bike. Lots of...
10-09-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

I'm starting from frame only, so I'm purchasing...

I'm starting from frame only, so I'm purchasing everything a la carte. Looking to find the best bang for my buck with BB and crankset currently. Trying to keep this bike under $500 in total. Frame...
10-07-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

do i have to worry about fitment with a newer BB?...

do i have to worry about fitment with a newer BB? i'm assuming as long as it's 68mm, i should be good to get just about anything as long as it's square taper around 107-110mm?
10-07-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,514
Posted By vailskier3

not trying to thread jack here, but have you...

not trying to thread jack here, but have you looked into cranksets? i'm about to start my first singlespeed/fixie build also on an old bianchi frame so i'm curious as to what you are looking at. ...
10-04-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

Thanks for the input! It's really hard to find...

Thanks for the input! It's really hard to find anything on this bike. I can hardly find any rekord 841's on the google machine. Anyways, I love it and can't wait to get started!
10-03-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

I agree. Love the color. Can't wait to start...

I agree. Love the color. Can't wait to start building it. I still haven't received it, but I'm going to start with bottom bracket, then crankset. I'm trying to decide if I go vintage crankset, or...
Forum: Introductions
09-26-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By vailskier3

That's kind of what I was hoping for...and I...

That's kind of what I was hoping for...and I think I may have found a happy little accident! Can't wait to start my build!
09-26-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

I just wanted any bianchi frame in my size. I...

I just wanted any bianchi frame in my size. I didn't care what it was and happened to like this one. I will not be cutting anything off of it. Just wanted to make a cheap single speed. Lighter weight...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By vailskier3

welcome!

welcome!
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By vailskier3

welcome Bubba

welcome Bubba
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By vailskier3

Welcome back!

Welcome back!
09-25-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By vailskier3

Bianchi Rekord 841

Hi guys and gals, I recently purchased a Bianchi rekord 841 frame and am looking to make it a single speed city bike for taking to the breweries/etc. I'll be posting pictures when I receive the...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By vailskier3

Newbie

HI there, my name is John. Tampa, FL region. I recently purchased a Bianchi rekord 841 frame and am looking to make it a single speed city bike for taking to the breweries/etc. I'll be posting...
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