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11-08-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

its just part of the rules I didn't make them...

its just part of the rules I didn't make them myself I suppose they just feel that toe clips and straps are just part of the "Golden Age" of cycling. aero brake levers aren't allowed either(except at...
11-07-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

Normal shoes-clips and straps and annoyances.

Hello All! Sorry I've been MIA been bit busy with work and all.

So- I went a different direction with my Trek 400 restoration- it is now my L'Eroica bike(going on nearly a year-long project and...
08-23-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,811
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

could you post all the pages concerning the 1993...

could you post all the pages concerning the 1993 specialized Allez please? friend of mine found one for 220 local
11-27-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

thanks! yeah I'm glad they did! I just need to...

thanks! yeah I'm glad they did! I just need to track down another brake for the front. It was super noticable when i changed the crankset, ideally my crank length is 165mm, which is what I run on my...
11-27-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

ive toyed with the idea of it, If I was going to...

ive toyed with the idea of it, If I was going to do it, I'd want to stick with the 6500 shifters, and they can get kinda pricey, moreso then the dura-ace bar end shifters, honestly, I wanna stick...
11-27-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

just a little update on my partial restoration and upgrades

hey so this is just a little update on my trek 400 project. i haven't gotten to ride it much because of the cold weather, and the holidays just making me busy, But I have been able to work on it...
11-20-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

well the chainstay bridge isnt drilled out for a...

well the chainstay bridge isnt drilled out for a screw hole, so i guess im gonna have to hit the hardware store and get a pipeclamp ...
11-19-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

black fenders, blue fenders, or silver/polished...

black fenders, blue fenders, or silver/polished fenders?
11-19-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

its a great riding bike, go for it if its still...

its a great riding bike, go for it if its still up!
11-17-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

Well i unfortunatly dont have the ultegea hubs,...

Well i unfortunatly dont have the ultegea hubs, but velo orange makes a sealed 130mm cassette hub that i could run but i was just thinking about switching the rings from 9speed to the 6 speed rings...
11-16-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

Very nice! I have an Ultegra 6500 9 speed groupo...

Very nice! I have an Ultegra 6500 9 speed groupo I could put on, but im honestly enjoying it as it is right now, then again... it would be ashame to let the group go to waste.....
11-16-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

Maillard 600 they say sealed, weather they mean...

Maillard 600 they say sealed, weather they mean sealed cartridge style or many rubber seals, I shall find out tomorrow!
11-15-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,092
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

my new ride, '86 Trek Elance 400D

one of the service managers at work gave me an early christmas present, a 1986, Trek Elance 400d, the bike fits nearly perfectly, shifting is good, and the paintwork is in great order, a few...
10-09-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,396
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

i had the joy of maintainning/and trying to sell...

i had the joy of maintainning/and trying to sell 4 sinsures over my 3 years at walmart, it was honestly a good bike, and it rode well, I ordered extra chaintensioners for the nondrive sides of them...
10-09-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

last image didn't work here is the bike. from...

last image didn't work here is the bike. from what i can find out, the bike was made in july of 1984 in taiwan by Giant Bicycles for Scwhinn
10-09-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

please view the post below this to actually see a...

please view the post below this to actually see a picture of my bike. because uploading pictures from my apparently didn't work lol
10-03-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

thank you everybody! i really appreciate the...

thank you everybody! i really appreciate the feedback!
10-03-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

SORRY i coulda sworn i did, its a 1984 schwinn...

SORRY i coulda sworn i did, its a 1984 schwinn world sport, blue, 19"
10-02-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

honestly i'd be intrested in trying cycle cross...

honestly i'd be intrested in trying cycle cross on it, or touring, but really i just wanted to know how i could describe the bikes riding, i haven't gotten to ride many different road bikes yet, i...
10-02-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

definitely going to have to hang out in there...

definitely going to have to hang out in there from now on, no post is not a troll at all. just curious as to what exactly this bike can really do aside from just ride around town. i have a mild...
10-02-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

thank you for an actual answer! thats basically...

thank you for an actual answer!
thats basically what i was looking for thank you! i was just trying to figure out if its more of a touring bike or a road bike. because the headtube and seattube are...
10-02-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

very interesting, I dont see how exactly its...

very interesting, I dont see how exactly its relevant to the topic, but i do kinda wanna find those episodes now.
10-02-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

What exactly is my bike good for?

i couldn't really figure out a place to put this so im just gonna through it into the general section...

so i think its a great feeling bike, and I know that's really all that matters, but what...
09-27-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,396
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

as somebody who built bikes at walmart for 3...

as somebody who built bikes at walmart for 3 years before getting hired to work at a bikeshop. just stay far far away from any bike sold at walmart, Target, Dicks sporting goods, toys r us, or any...
09-27-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,409
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

sorry for the necro post, I had to see your...

sorry for the necro post, I had to see your schwinn, she looks in amazing shape! I'm sure she looks even better now that its been awhile since this was posted! #steelisreal ride out of SpokesEtc...
Forum: BMX
09-27-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,843
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

well DK bicycles are good, I ride the team V3...

well DK bicycles are good, I ride the team V3 frame for freestyle, dirt jumping, and bmx track,
the thing is, what you got is isnt exactly a real DK... well it is but its not up to the same...
09-27-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

fender to fit on my bike. that doesn't look like crap

SO, im not trying to break my wallet here(which is already pretty broken) but Im trying to figure out what width fenders will work on my schwinn.

the tires are 27" x 1-1/4th. (normal)
the rims...
09-26-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

Instagram pic of the upgrades... follow me if you...

Instagram pic of the upgrades... follow me if you wanna see more progress as it gets done. just search ethanbrackett on insta
https://i.gyazo.com/305ab3d415caa648d6961003dba8aa1a.png
09-26-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

thanks for the advice! will surely keep that in...

thanks for the advice! will surely keep that in mind!

A friend of mine gave me some old Forma SL ergo power bars I think their a 42 or a 43cm... im a 44cm according to my shops fitter, in any...
09-19-16, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

haha fine! i WILL NOT powder coat it :P I know...

haha fine! i WILL NOT powder coat it :P I know when to take a hint! glad you guys all like it!
09-14-16, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

I got something cooler then a space horse.

sooo i got a 1984 schwinn world sport for free.... and in my opinion cooler then the spacehorse i was looking at because its lugged, its old, and i swear the bike probably has less then 50 miles on...
07-30-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

hey thanks for the reply! I'd probably fit the...

hey thanks for the reply! I'd probably fit the disc since their coming with the 650b option but i just dont like the paint on it. im liking the panel style the regular has. but we'll see its paint...
07-30-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By EthanSpokesEtc

thoughts about an All City SpaceHorse

Hi Im kinda new to this fourm, so I'll introduce myself in this thread. My name is Ethan, Im 25, i Live in northern VA, and Im currently working as a bike builder at Spokes Etc, Ive worked for Powers...
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