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10-24-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,171
Posted By rafiki530

Yup, I just heard from a friend that they...

Yup, I just heard from a friend that they finished it. Haven't done the bridge in a few months so this seems like a good opportunity to check it out.
11-10-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

I can't see the attachment.

I can't see the attachment.
11-10-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By rafiki530

I own a sram automatix hub. I have a write...

I own a sram automatix hub.

I have a write up on a wheel build I did a few years ago here you can check it out:...
04-29-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By rafiki530

those hoshi's seem pretty hard to find, and it...

those hoshi's seem pretty hard to find, and it looks as though the only lacing you could do would be radial. Thanks for the suggestions though.
04-29-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,784
Posted By rafiki530

as mentioned Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixie...

as mentioned Sturmey-Archer S3X 3-speed fixie internally geared hub kit rear 36h 130mm Black, Hubs...
04-21-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By rafiki530

Not exactly what I'm looking for but I will look...

Not exactly what I'm looking for but I will look into it.
04-21-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By rafiki530

Yeah I've done this in the past, I built a jig...

Yeah I've done this in the past, I built a jig and drilled each hole with a dremel toward the center of the hub.

But I would rather not do that if I have the option. It's a lot of work to build...
04-21-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By rafiki530

I forgot to mention I need a front hub not a rear...

I forgot to mention I need a front hub not a rear one.
04-21-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By rafiki530

Recommendation's for 28h or 32h hub that will accept areo bladed spokes.

Can't find any hubs in these dimensions that will fit an areo bladed spoke, I don't want to slot a hub but I can if there are no other options. But I would rather have a hub that is already...
03-30-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By rafiki530

that's pretty cool good for you for going out and...

that's pretty cool good for you for going out and getting it, I ride fixed around tahoe city and go out to about tahoma. That downhill stretch by emerald bay would be a bit much for me on fixed...
03-23-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By rafiki530

as someone living here, and who rides portions of...

as someone living here, and who rides portions of the bike path in north Tahoe regularly yes it is possible. However there are sections which are very steep so you will probably walk in a couple...
03-03-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By rafiki530

"broken"

"broken"
03-03-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

the set up I am running is a 44t all star chain...

the set up I am running is a 44t all star chain ring, I would love to switch to a 47t but I am perfectly happy with my 44t in front. I believe I'm running 18t in the back, as for a crank anything is...
03-03-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By rafiki530

just get an igh, sram sells a couple good models...

just get an igh, sram sells a couple good models try that.
11-19-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By rafiki530

Those look good, this is kind of what I'm looking...

Those look good, this is kind of what I'm looking for thanks.
11-19-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By rafiki530

I have a pair of shadow conspiracy pedals that...

I have a pair of shadow conspiracy pedals that are very similar and I like them a lot but I was looking for something thinner such as the fyxation pedals.
11-19-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By rafiki530

Looking for some black platform pedals, any suggestions.

I'm basically looking for a bmx pedal but a little less bulky. By that I mean something with a thinner profile both in width and size. Any suggestions? please post a picture or a link.
11-24-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,026
Posted By rafiki530

It doesn't get that cold in Davis, but I moved...

It doesn't get that cold in Davis, but I moved out here from Wisconsin where it did happen. It would snow and you would grasp the bars and the wrapping would stick to your gloves and rip off, I don't...
11-23-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,026
Posted By rafiki530

those are the reasons I gave, I answered the...

those are the reasons I gave, I answered the question, you can call me out genestarwind but don't be mean about it were all adults here...Or at least that's what I used to think. No one even rides in...
11-23-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,026
Posted By rafiki530

I know multiple people that ride without grips,...

I know multiple people that ride without grips, they wear gloves and it gives them better grip if they don't have wrapping on them. If anyone in this thread rode in the winter then they can easily...
10-14-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

Okay more updates on the build, the wheel has...

Okay more updates on the build, the wheel has been laced I'm not going to really go over the details of lacing a 36h wheel since it has been talked to death here and other places, if you want some...
10-10-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

stealthy:thumb:

stealthy:thumb:
10-10-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

So I have ran into some delay, while looking at...

So I have ran into some delay, while looking at the hub and the spokes i realized that they don't quite fit it's not a huge difference maybe half a millimeter but it's enough to stop the spoke from...
10-07-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By rafiki530

This is a guess but do you ride in Arizona? ...

This is a guess but do you ride in Arizona?

as for riding in the rain, I will say from experience riding around in the summer monsoon season that a bag is the way to go. As for riding in rain in...
10-07-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

Okay update on the build I got all my parts and...

Okay update on the build I got all my parts and finally some free time to get started but first I will post what I have and give you my first impressions. I'm trying to keep this build under 250...
10-03-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

I like my mine, charge really knows how to make a...

I like my mine, charge really knows how to make a good saddle. Nice bike too.
09-23-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,718
Posted By rafiki530

On a fixed gear you'll be regulating your speed...

On a fixed gear you'll be regulating your speed with the pedals not the brakes.
as far as functionality between straps and cages, or clipless pedals, no they all keep your feet on the pedals as for...
09-23-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,718
Posted By rafiki530

I should also add that if you a just starting to...

I should also add that if you a just starting to ride fixed you should ride slow, without clips and get used to the sensation of fixed gear riding, learn skids and track stands. Then When you get...
09-23-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,718
Posted By rafiki530

This is what was happening with me the first few...

This is what was happening with me the first few weeks of having cages. I kept thinking I could just "escape" out of my pedals, nope. one time I fell in mud :(
Although I use mine on and off I use...
09-22-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,849
Posted By rafiki530

don't know if this helps but when i first learned...

don't know if this helps but when i first learned how to skid, I did it while the bike was moving very slowly/not at all. basically get into the position you would go into if you were skidding then...
09-16-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,171
Posted By rafiki530

So I went this weekend and took the San Francisco...

So I went this weekend and took the San Francisco bay trial which starts by Gilman street and reconnected by the Emeryville Ikea. Gotta say i was a little dissapointed at the end, I thought it...
09-13-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

for sure thank you for the help. I will be...

for sure thank you for the help. I will be getting parts in next week. Ill provide updates for anyone interested in the hub.
09-13-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

question about rims, I know that I need 700c...

question about rims, I know that I need 700c wheels for my bike but when it comes to rims does width and length matter. Also the material they are made from. The sram automatix is fairly heavy...
09-11-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

It has that nifty European ring to it doesn't it....

It has that nifty European ring to it doesn't it. I don't even know what Renovatio means can someone chime in on this.
09-09-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

Anyone have any thoughts on the Renovatio coming...

Anyone have any thoughts on the Renovatio coming out this fall. Looks like a beefier version of the kagero anyone seen any more information other than leaders site.
Here are some...
09-08-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,171
Posted By rafiki530

thank you this is all very helpful, I figure that...

thank you this is all very helpful, I figure that some of the pedestrian traffic will subside in a few weeks, due to the route just recently opening and people wanting to check it out. The path...
09-08-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,171
Posted By rafiki530

New bay bridge bicycle span.

What do people think about it.
How long did it take you.
Path conditions.
Anything to look out for.

I'm considering a trip soon to go and ride the new portion of the bay bridge and would like...
09-02-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

that is an interesting hub neat concept. I guess...

that is an interesting hub neat concept. I guess I could post this thread somewhere else where people may find it more appropriate, I figured more people here might have had experience with this hub...
09-02-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

my that looks like a very complex system for the...

my that looks like a very complex system for the shimano. I just like the idea of just hoping on a bike and not having to worry about changing gears, that's why I like fixed gear, you don't have to...
09-02-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,206
Posted By rafiki530

Sram Automatix wheel build

So I have heard good things about this hub: http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-36h-Automatix-Speed-Rear/dp/B0055446FQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

more information about the hub can be found on sram's...
02-12-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

so I don't know if this has been posted yet on...

so I don't know if this has been posted yet on any subtopics but has anyone noticed the sell off of new 2013 leader frames on ebay.

link:...
01-22-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,470
Posted By rafiki530

wow that build really came out nicely congrats! ...

wow that build really came out nicely congrats!
the black and blue is a nice touch with the belt drive to.
01-08-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By rafiki530

not sure what you mean by trail. If your talking...

not sure what you mean by trail. If your talking dirt then no I'm not down to ride on dirt on a fixed gear, maybe bmx with a freewheel but not fixed. I ride on the bike path there when I can, usually...
12-02-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 964,656
Posted By rafiki530

TRIED CAGES FOR THE FIRST TIME this weekend MAN...

TRIED CAGES FOR THE FIRST TIME this weekend MAN DO I HATE THEM!!!!!!!!! fell a few times coming to a stop. Once on pavement, Once on grass, Once in straight mud. The straps are as loose as I can get...
11-26-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

Yeah I was gonna say the same thing about the...

Yeah I was gonna say the same thing about the lettering it doesn't go well with the black or the blue. that's kinda what turns me off about it. If they want to pull that kind of lettering off they...
11-25-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,314
Posted By rafiki530

saw this on leaders site a few days ago black...

saw this on leaders site a few days ago black kagero build. I dunno about the black I kinda like that silver/raw color of the original ones but the black does seem to be more conspicuous....
11-23-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 555,914
Posted By rafiki530

Saw this on eBay, from cog-house Leader SPC3...

Saw this on eBay, from cog-house
Leader SPC3 Carbon seat post 27.2 X 300mm length, Weighs 220g
19.99 plus shipping
LINK :...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,085
Posted By rafiki530

One of my favorite things back when I lived in...

One of my favorite things back when I lived in Tucson were the long rides at night. Especially in the spring/summer when the temps would be 100+ in the day and stay real warm at night. Orange reddish...
11-16-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By rafiki530

Ok cool yeah I wrapped them fairly tight, I...

Ok cool yeah I wrapped them fairly tight, I normally ride with risers but thought Id change it up and use some drops to see how they ride.
11-16-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By rafiki530

that's what I did but I wrapped the whole bar in...

that's what I did but I wrapped the whole bar in one direction instead of reversing direction at the hoods.
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