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08-20-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By x201

Couldn't tell you the brand of rear hub--that...

Couldn't tell you the brand of rear hub--that bicycle is long gone. But it was iso threaded and took an IRD freewheel with no troubles. Actually removing the original freewheel was the trouble. I...
08-19-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,102
Posted By x201

I recommend IRD for 5 speed freewheels. I pulled...

I recommend IRD for 5 speed freewheels. I pulled an old Peugeot mixte out of a dumpster and put an IRD freewheel on it. It shifted and rode beautifully.
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08-19-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By x201

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/eFPfS.jpg
08-19-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By x201

Definitely use a pipe cutter for the steer tube....

Definitely use a pipe cutter for the steer tube. I use one of these:

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

It will give you a clean and *even* cut.

For removing the crown race, there are special...
08-19-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By x201

I'd try to stick with 100mm if you can. A 120mm...

I'd try to stick with 100mm if you can. A 120mm fork is likely to change the geometry too much.
08-19-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By x201

It's a decent sidewalk bike, but you're going to...

It's a decent sidewalk bike, but you're going to want something with double wall rims and at least 80mm of travel if you're getting on mountain trails. If you keep checking craigslist, you might be...
08-19-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

Wow... First, I braced against the back of...

Wow...

First, I braced against the back of the seat tube with a rag, not the downtube. Second, my track cog removal would never generate enough force to press steel in like that. But third and...
08-19-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By x201

Yeah, I tend to agree here. I've cold set steel...

Yeah, I tend to agree here. I've cold set steel frames, too, and it's real easy to bend just a little too much. Then you have to bend back and it's easy to go just a little too much there, too. If...
08-19-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

I often skip over the backstory, but I can see...

I often skip over the backstory, but I can see how it might be beneficial to include more information in the future.
08-19-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By x201

If you're riding a steel frame then it's no...

If you're riding a steel frame then it's no problem. Otherwise I would not suggest forcing it.
08-19-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

OK, fair enough post. But I've been working on...

OK, fair enough post. But I've been working on bicycles for several years and I've been fit before. My proper road frame size is 54cm. The frame the new SS came with was 52cm, which isn't that much...
08-19-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By x201

Thanks for all the replies.

Thanks for all the replies.
08-19-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

To me, bicycles are fun. I don't know why I can't...

To me, bicycles are fun. I don't know why I can't just chat and enjoy conversation on a bicycle site without a bunch of judgmental ******** coming out of the woodwork. I think it's even more...
08-19-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-19-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-19-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,472
Posted By x201

I disagree. There was nothing off about the...

I disagree. There was nothing off about the questions.

I've been on a lot of forums and I see a lot people that seem to think the best thing to do is just read previous threads and never actually...
08-19-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,472
Posted By x201

Never asked a question about cogs--I just gave my...

Never asked a question about cogs--I just gave my opinion on them.
08-19-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-19-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,472
Posted By x201

It's possible. But I've yet to have any problem...

It's possible. But I've yet to have any problem with cheap cogs. And I've yet to see a picture where someone broke a bunch of teeth off one from pedaling too hard.
08-19-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,472
Posted By x201

With freewheels, I can see spending more $ for...

With freewheels, I can see spending more $ for something of quality--you've got a complex ratcheting mechanism at work inside. And even with lock rings I can see spending a little more because your...
08-19-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By x201

I sometimes have luck with Google. I use to work...

I sometimes have luck with Google. I use to work for Google and we always said, even with a good search engine, searching is more of an art than a science--it's basically trying to guess how other...
08-19-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By x201

I looked up that rotafix method--interesting. A...

I looked up that rotafix method--interesting. A chain whip would have been ideal, but I've only got a 3/32 whip. A lot of these sites say, "Oh, just take a 1/8 chain and you can..." ...as if we all...
08-19-12, 05:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-18-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By x201

Yeah, it was a good ride. Just need to do a few...

Yeah, it was a good ride. Just need to do a few tweaks to the bike now. Ordered a smaller front chain ring...current gearing is too high for hills.
08-18-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By x201

Yeah, you're right...pedals weren't giving much...

Yeah, you're right...pedals weren't giving much torque. I decided to flip the bike upside down, put a ratcher through the crankset to hold it in place, and then grab the wheel and twist. It took some...
08-18-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By x201

Stubborn Track Cog

I've got a 1/8" track cog I'm trying to get lose. I've removed the lockring and put the wheel back on the bike. I've then tried to hold the bike in place while pushing all my weight on on of the...
08-18-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By x201

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just...

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just consider it casualties of war. I put some Frye's waterproofer on the scraped areas.
08-18-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By x201

http://i.imgur.com/okdIM.png Oh, what do...

http://i.imgur.com/okdIM.png


Oh, what do you know? The search function returned my thread and then 6 others that have nothing to do with my question.

I've been on forums many years, plenty...
08-18-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By x201

I agree. If I don't see it on the first page, I...

I agree. If I don't see it on the first page, I start a thread. Search functions rarely work well--usually tons of clutter that has nothing to do with what you want to ask.
08-18-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By x201

Best 3/32 chain for SS/Fixed

Seems like all the chains marketed specifically for SS/Fixed usage are 1/8. What are the best 3/32 chains to use? I've been considering a basic SRAM PC850 8speed chain, but is there anything better?
08-18-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,492
Posted By x201

Just picked up a 42T 3/32 Sugino chainring. I...

Just picked up a 42T 3/32 Sugino chainring. I initially looked for a Sugino Messenger 1/8 chainring, but the damn things were about $80-$90--way too much $.
08-18-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By x201

Ah, ok. I wish they hadn't colored the braking...

Ah, ok. I wish they hadn't colored the braking area of the rim. But it is what it is. Hopefully it'll all rub off soon enough so I won't have to worry about blue liquid dripping the next time it...
08-18-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By x201

Maybe not such a great deal afterall

So I just got home from a ride in the rain with the new SE Premium Ale. I looked down at my hardwood and noticed blue liquid had dripped onto it. After some inspection of the bike, it seems like the...
08-18-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By x201

Sure is, swab.

Sure is, swab.
08-18-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-18-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

n/a

n/a
08-18-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By x201

08-18-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By x201

White Ind DOS Eno is now on the bike. Seems to...

White Ind DOS Eno is now on the bike. Seems to work fine with the 1/8" chain. I've never used 1/8 before so I don't have a 1/8 chainwhip. My standard chainwhip can't seem to get a grip on the fixed...
08-18-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By x201

Thanks. It's off. Good thing it hadn't been...

Thanks. It's off. Good thing it hadn't been pedaled yet, or it might have been more difficult.
08-18-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By x201

WTF Freewheel?

So I just got my SE Premium Ale bike and it's pretty much completely assembled and ready to ride. But they put some non-standard cheap freewheel on here that I cannot remove with my freewheel removal...
08-18-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By x201

Scraped up my Brooks

I'm annoyed with myself. I scraped up the back of my Brooks saddle when I had to flip the bike over on the pavement the other day to fix the chain. Is there anything I should do to it to fix it...
08-18-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By x201

Gotta ride what feels good to you. I'm 5'10 and...

Gotta ride what feels good to you. I'm 5'10 and prefer 52-54cm frames.
08-17-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By x201

Heh...yeah. I usually go with 54cm, but I can...

Heh...yeah. I usually go with 54cm, but I can ride 52cm just fine. I'm 5'10.
08-17-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By x201

Well, they just discounted it even more today. I...

Well, they just discounted it even more today. I checked the website and the price dropped to $311.99. Since Nashbar has a 15-day price guarantee I called in and they refunded me the difference.
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08-17-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By x201

Yeah. But they do have the distinct advantage...

Yeah. But they do have the distinct advantage that they're about the only silver road riser bars that are Amazon Prime eligible. So I can get them tomorrow when my new bike arrives.
08-17-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By x201

So thats what that is...stem specs that don't...

So thats what that is...stem specs that don't matter. WTF.

Well if it's a 26mm bar, it'll work for me.

Thanks.
08-17-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By x201

Handlebar what-the-hell 28.5mm clamp?

I'm looking at these: http://purefixcycles.com/collections/handlebars/products/silver-riser-bars

The specs are weird, though. They say they fit a 1 1/8" stem, which would mean a clamp diameter of...
08-17-12, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By x201

Bike is coming fast, too. I ordered it yesterday...

Bike is coming fast, too. I ordered it yesterday and tracking shows it'll show up tomorrow.

When I see a lot of the other ss/fixed gears on the web going for $400 with offbrand components, I'm not...
08-16-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By x201

Thanks for the input. I don't care about the...

Thanks for the input. I don't care about the dragons =) I just ordered a new stem and riser bars for it and I've got a Brooks B17 and a White Ind DOS ENO sitting around that I think will go nicely on...
08-16-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By x201

Just bought this...

I hope I made a good choice. It seemed like a really good price for the given components.

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_510763_-1

Thoughts?
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