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08-23-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Wallonthefloor

What is a coaster brake?

I've been into fixed gears but couldn't quite figure out how coaster brakes worked on my bike as a kid. I still have no idea really, I see ones you attatch to a singlespeed frame and others are built...
08-22-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,160
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Benefit to front/rear aerospoke?

I have never ridden on anything but spokes, can somebody explain if there is any benefit in riding with a carbon tri or aerospoke wheel? If so then does it work better in the front or the rear? Just...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Style and Comfort bike for commuting, leather saddle?

I'm trying to have a comfortable bike to ride during my commute by starting with the possibility of a seat change. Would it be a good investment to use a leather saddle (selle concor) for some all...
Forum: Triathlon
05-10-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By Wallonthefloor

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-07-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I have had the sitting up pains, I think its...

I have had the sitting up pains, I think its because my saddle was too high you don't want to stretch yourself out too far like that. Also get in the habit of doing a daily 15 minute yoga routine at...
Forum: Triathlon
05-07-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I'm so confused because I just noticed my bikes...

I'm so confused because I just noticed my bikes are all slightly different sizes. The biggest bike has had a saddle that was too high for at least 6 months (oops), Ive been feeling a lot of pain...
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By Wallonthefloor

50 cm sizing up right

I have found a bike that has 50cm from the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube, what would be the appropriate rider height? I hear when people say they buy a 50cm bike they are talking about...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I only have track bikes, front fenders are not an...

I only have track bikes, front fenders are not an option.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Winter prep

The snowmageddon is making returns sometime in the near future so I'm thinking.. why not start shopping for the gear I need to commute warm and dry for the coming winter months. The biggest issue is...
09-26-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Ok. I am trying to figure out which bikes are...

Ok. I am trying to figure out which bikes are hurting my lower back. They were all the same seat height despite the crank length difference.
09-26-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Now that it's all said and done I have been...

Now that it's all said and done I have been riding and the one noticeable difference is that I chose a crank length of 165 whereas my other bikes are 170. The seats are all at the same height, and I...
07-28-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I went with 49:18 and its going to be one bike to...

I went with 49:18 and its going to be one bike to rule them all!
07-22-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Wallonthefloor

First time building a bike.. SS

I am going to be building up an All City Big-Block frame to take on all weather conditions, rough city riding and some off road trails. I'm a light rider and have been on track bikes for a few years...
11-08-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Bike pump explosion..

So I was in a big hurry to get to work yesterday and I pumped up my front tire a little too fast and maybe 10 psi over on accident. I let some air out and thought it was ok.. and then I went to pump...
03-06-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,570
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Can anyone find bar tape like this?

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It is what I'm looking for to replace the original tape on my fixed gear bike.
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08-02-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Surly or All-City?

Whats the better choice here? I bought a new cog and it was accidentally the same size, and it's 17 Teeth if your'e asking. I don't have a scale so I cant tell which one is lighter.
07-20-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By Wallonthefloor

PC, usually in the summer I don't play too much...

PC, usually in the summer I don't play too much because it overheats and then I have an extra reason to go outside and ride my bike.
07-10-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Wallonthefloor

is this tire shot?

My gatorskin has a whole lot of life left in the tread and it was just yesterday when I was riding to work in the rain when a sharp rock penetrated all the way through. Heres a terrible pic of the...
06-20-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I do have a slight problem, I bought an aero...

I do have a slight problem, I bought an aero water bottle cage that is supposed to clamp onto the back of my saddle rails. The problem is that it doesn't seem compatible with either of my seats. In...
06-20-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Wallonthefloor

An issue with my hybrid bike while pedaling

When I am pedaling my hybrid with a lot of torque no matter what gear I'm in whether it is climbing a hill or pedaling down one in the hardest gear, whenever I go over a rough bumpy surface my chain...
06-20-15, 12:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I kind of figured that riding it more would...

I kind of figured that riding it more would change its appearance. Just like riding a bike with a chain that got wet and rusted overnight, riding it makes the rust go away alone although lubing it...
06-19-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Wallonthefloor

An issue with my gears

When I am pedaling my hybrid with a lot of torque no matter what gear I'm in whether it is climbing a hill or pedaling down one in the hardest gear, whenever I go over a rough bumpy surface my chain...
06-19-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

So the day that I got the Brooks I had to go to...

So the day that I got the Brooks I had to go to work. I went to get some grub first and noticed the sky started looking dark out of nowhere (my weather app did not predict this.) After I ate and went...
06-18-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Once I put the Brooks on, it will primarily be my...

Once I put the Brooks on, it will primarily be my nice weather bike. That doesn't mean I wont get caught in any surprise storms though.
06-18-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I think I am in love with all the San Marco...

I think I am in love with all the San Marco saddles, I wish I could own and try each one, but I simply cannot. The rolls looks superb with the gold, which I now have gold all over my bike and it...
06-18-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I don't mind the current saddle too much. The...

I don't mind the current saddle too much. The fabric of it is just starting to wear off too quickly and my girlfriend doesn't really like it, she shares this bike with me.
06-17-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I think I may actually choose the Selle San Marco...

I think I may actually choose the Selle San Marco Concor saddle over the turbo. It has even more of a flare at the back than the turbo, although a little bit more pricey.
06-16-15, 11:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I have never tried a brooks. I hear that the one...

I have never tried a brooks. I hear that the one I looked at has a very long break in time, so I may just have to deal with discomfort for a while maybe?
06-16-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Saddle competition! Brooks Colt vs Selle Italia Turbo vs Selle Italia Flite Classic

Saddle competition! Brooks Colt vs 80's Selle Italia Turbo vs 90's Selle Italia Flite Classic
Which would you choose? Pros-Cons?

For my bike I think I am going to finally try the Brooks because I...
06-16-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Shortening chain/wheelbase

What does it do to the handling of a fixed gear bike if you shorten the chain and bring the rear wheel as close to the frame as possible? I have never done it but I have seen it done before.

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05-26-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Wallonthefloor

What does that mean?

What does that mean?
05-25-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Wallonthefloor

The seat clamp bolt broke, good thing it happened...

The seat clamp bolt broke, good thing it happened at home when I was adjusting and not while I was out riding down a hill!? Hope these things are easily replaceable, maybe I had a cheap bolt?
05-24-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Wallonthefloor

top cap rubber bolt protector

So for the bolt that secures my headset and handlebars there is usually a small rubber piece that fits into the 5mm allen bolt to keep water from getting in and rusting it. The problem is if I let...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wallonthefloor

On my bike I upgraded stock "Giant" wheels to...

On my bike I upgraded stock "Giant" wheels to "Shimano".. a $200 upgrade and it made a world of difference. Although I do ride hard and those wheels were nearing the end of of their lifetime
05-24-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Well singlespeed bikes are often the lightest...

Well singlespeed bikes are often the lightest with fewer parts on them. I too live in a very hilly city (Pittsburgh) and I own 3 of them, one is an old GT mtn bike that I converted. All seem pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,958
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Yes. Not with dangerous ear buds though. 453205

Yes. Not with dangerous ear buds though.
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05-23-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Wallonthefloor

It has been a year since I got my fixed gear bike...

It has been a year since I got my fixed gear bike and the chain doesn't feel any different than the new fixed gear bike I just bought this week. The only difference is that the old chain is louder...
05-23-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Wallonthefloor

It's definitely quality! (even says it right on...

It's definitely quality! (even says it right on the seat tube of the frame). I love how she rides. Got it for my GF's bday, $500 cash was good enough for the bikeshop.
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05-23-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Didnt seem like a bad deal TBH. Maybe for your...

Didnt seem like a bad deal TBH. Maybe for your safety, you needed new tires and brake pads?
05-23-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,370
Posted By Wallonthefloor

It's not whether flat, its whether theres a curve...

It's not whether flat, its whether theres a curve and a certain amount of speed. Although for uphill I have learned from these forums that cutting the wind does not matter below the speed of 15mph,...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,037
Posted By Wallonthefloor

If I get on a bike without gloves I quickly...

If I get on a bike without gloves I quickly realize I forgot something. It just doesn't feel right holding any handlebars with my bare hands, unless I'm riding my indoor trainer.
05-23-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Bar end brake levers are not good because they...

Bar end brake levers are not good because they are easily breakable, and you can only use them in one position. Get a normal clamp on one and it should be cheaper and its good.
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05-23-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I got similar wheels, and put them on a bike with...

I got similar wheels, and put them on a bike with a cassette though. You're gonna have a difficult time trying to figure this one out. Perhaps search specifically for singlespeed/fixed compatible...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,086
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Absolutely gold LOL! This is why we have google...

Absolutely gold LOL! This is why we have google streetview.
05-23-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,646
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I add a pound to the front end of my bike with...

I add a pound to the front end of my bike with aerobars and I love it. I also use a steel fork sometimes instead of an aluminum one. For us light riders, adding weight to a bike and sometimes...
05-23-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,526
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I answered sometimes because I thought you were...

I answered sometimes because I thought you were talking about facial hair, but legs? Nah never again, tried it twice.
05-23-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Your uncle gave you a nice bike it was worth...

Your uncle gave you a nice bike it was worth $1100 in 1999 <reference (http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=82379&make=741&model=49999)>. Vintage mtn bikes are a growing market,...
05-23-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,098
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I don't know how I wreck really but I really do...

I don't know how I wreck really but I really do it like a ninja, or a cat. My girlfriend who rides with me said it looks like I'm doing a slide like a baseball player going into a base. One time I...
05-23-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By Wallonthefloor

I'm 21 and got a hybrid bike when I was in 8th...

I'm 21 and got a hybrid bike when I was in 8th grade at about the age of 15. I went through many BSO's learning how to ride a bike beforehand throughout my childhood. Well the Giant I got was a...
05-23-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Seeing the unseen.

I recently got a bright 650 lumen light. When I am riding at night if one were to look down near the front of the light there are so many particles lit up in the air by the light. Is the air quality...
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