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10-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,090
Posted By IAmSam

Wow - 3rd resurrection? Can I play? Yeah, their...

Wow - 3rd resurrection? Can I play? Yeah, their retro-steelie efforts died but my Track version of this Planet X/Holdsworth crankset lives on in what has become my almost-daily rider. Its kind of...
10-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By IAmSam

Best way to solve this problem is buy a crankset...

Best way to solve this problem is buy a crankset meant for a single ring when one is building a tarck frame from scratch
IIRC Dura Ace 7600 track crank wants a 109mm BB
Good luck...
10-09-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By IAmSam

As OP stated he was considering this handlebar...

As OP stated he was considering this handlebar for a fixed Steamroller - I'd say that swapping brake levers among bars on phiksies can generally be a pretty easy job, and that it is switching around...
10-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 643,403
Posted By IAmSam

For years Veloflex Masters were the only tires I...

For years Veloflex Masters were the only tires I would ride on my wannabe-go-fast bikes but I got over it. I still have a pair of unbelievably light Record skinnies I used for a bragging rights...
09-21-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,244
Posted By IAmSam

My '93 RB-1 has the 022 sticker on its frame too...

My '93 RB-1 has the 022 sticker on its frame too but the ones on the fork say Extreme Ishiwata Cromo...
Sure would like to see an 015 or 017 frame in person. Anyway, if anyone is interested - here's...
09-21-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By IAmSam

Subject of the thread is a great frame and under...

Subject of the thread is a great frame and under the right circumstances I wouldn't mind talking over the build but first I gotta know - do you never get sick of repeating yourself about minor things?
09-09-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By IAmSam

Sorry, but I have to take exception to this...

Sorry, but I have to take exception to this statement. All things being equal, AFAIAC a Sputnik is superior to anything State. You should be pleased about having 631 - Sputnik was around long enough...
09-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,418
Posted By IAmSam

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08-26-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By IAmSam

Tektro, and its companions Cane Creek and Soma,...

Tektro, and its companions Cane Creek and Soma, offer 24mm inline levers. Good luck...
08-25-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By IAmSam

I can tell you from long-term experience that is...

I can tell you from long-term experience that is incorrect. They may not be CX or heavy-duty off-road wheels, but overly fragile they are not. They are narrow rims so cramming fat tires onto them...
08-12-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 199,818
Posted By IAmSam

On Facebook Marketplace - early version with...

On Facebook Marketplace - early version with segmented fork...

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/864136914535429/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment
08-10-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By IAmSam

One of the shops I had in mind isn't too far from...

One of the shops I had in mind isn't too far from you - Bicycle Evolution on State Rd 84 was a favorite among our local Critical Mass/social ride single-speeders when I knew them.

If you don't...
08-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By IAmSam

None left in my SoFla that I am aware of. Died...

None left in my SoFla that I am aware of. Died with the "scene" if there ever was one here. Where are you? The couple of decent-est bike shops within my reach that I would go to and would recommend...
08-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,776
Posted By IAmSam

Once upon a time - before Sugino began making a...

Once upon a time - before Sugino began making a sealed bottom bracket for the 75 and wanting to steer customers to it announced that the 75's taper is proprietary, not ISO...the sealed Protype was...
08-06-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By IAmSam

Your current wheelset is pretty blingy to me and...

Your current wheelset is pretty blingy to me and I wouldn't make any recommendation for something else without knowing what your bike is...but I have got to tell you that deep crabon rims require...
08-06-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By IAmSam

Chordal Action

Chordal Action
08-06-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,588
Posted By IAmSam

Thank you - you are way too kind. This thing is a...

Thank you - you are way too kind. This thing is a happy accident :D
Don't forget to post pics of your casual-fun-runaround-bike with pink bartape. When changing time comes for mine - I doubt we will...
08-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,588
Posted By IAmSam

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07-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By IAmSam

Welp - I went basic...so far so good ...

Welp - I went basic...so far so good


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Funny you should mention the...
07-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,768
Posted By IAmSam

Yes - spin to win!

Yes - spin to win!
07-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,588
Posted By IAmSam

Hahaha - its like a clamp-on version of the old...

Hahaha - its like a clamp-on version of the old mountain bike under chainstays brake. I'm not sure if its cool or not cool. IIRC in the old days those dealies were all U-brakes rather than road...
07-19-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By IAmSam

I guess its easier to find a thread when you know...

I guess its easier to find a thread when you know the right name :p


Anyway - thanks for the replies so far. I'd originally settled on a wide, and hopefully couch-comfy saddle like a B17 to fit a...
07-19-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,603
Posted By IAmSam

How can you not like a Steamroller? There's one...

How can you not like a Steamroller? There's one that's been hanging around my family for a decade or so that still gets ridden almost daily. Enjoy yours.



Yup - this is a bad time to be parts...
07-18-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By IAmSam

Ask the Group...

I promise I searched...
but I could not find an old, old thread that was titled something along the lines of "Ask the Group". In my somewhat faulty memory it was a catchall for questions any...
07-18-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,588
Posted By IAmSam

Cool bike! Please post pics of this when you are...

Cool bike! Please post pics of this when you are done 'cos we (I?) have no idea what you are talking about and want to see what it is :thumb:
07-12-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 33,629
Posted By IAmSam

Brushed Aluminum...

Brushed Aluminum...
07-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By IAmSam

I need that saddle...

I need that saddle...
07-11-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By IAmSam

Why fade? What's wrong with posting your work?...

Why fade? What's wrong with posting your work? This sub-forum has shrunk so not so much anymore, but there is still some knowledge floating around here that could help you in your quest.

Good luck...
07-11-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By IAmSam

OK, Ok - I admit that I am a bit of a closeted...

OK, Ok - I admit that I am a bit of a closeted weight-weenie so have been paying closer attention to this discussion than the others here ever since I read the phrase "light as possible," but since...
07-10-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By IAmSam

Thanks! I am 2nd owner - 20+ years

Thanks! I am 2nd owner - 20+ years
07-09-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By IAmSam

Guess I ought to get my Early 8-speed Brifter...

Guess I ought to get my Early 8-speed Brifter Bike in on this, amirite?


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07-09-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By IAmSam

I am all for more variety in 3/32 144bcd rings...

I am all for more variety in 3/32 144bcd rings...
07-04-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By IAmSam

I don't know about writing being your strong suit...

I don't know about writing being your strong suit considering how many posts it took to get to your bike being an old Nishiki and you still haven't told us your budget.

Anyway, over several years...
06-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By IAmSam

Oh man - I know that feeling...

Oh man - I know that feeling...
06-17-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By IAmSam

I don't care what a maker wants to print on their...

I don't care what a maker wants to print on their stuff - 130 BCD not "Track" :innocent:
06-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By IAmSam

Strellson is(was?) a European menswear...

Strellson is(was?) a European menswear maker(seller?) so an ordinary Pista redetailed for a collabo. FWIW looks like it has a real headbadge, which is nice :D
IIRC is from about 2008-9. Can't hardly...
06-09-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By IAmSam

This is a UN-55 in one of my bikes. Can you make...

This is a UN-55 in one of my bikes. Can you make out the spacer? It's there. When I first got this frame, I had the shell faced - damn thing came back 67mm wide. Like on the OP's bike the UN-55 I got...
06-06-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By IAmSam

'cos folder...

'cos folder...
05-31-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By IAmSam

Well, then the next thing the OP needs to do is...

Well, then the next thing the OP needs to do is check his bottom bracket shell, amirite?
05-31-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By IAmSam

Just get the matching rear (or some other disc...

Just get the matching rear (or some other disc brake 27.5 rear mountain bike wheel) to that easy-to-find front and bolt one of those disc cogs onto it :D

Good luck - have fun...
05-10-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By IAmSam

No

No
05-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By IAmSam

Do you know when your new bike was produced? If I...

Do you know when your new bike was produced? If I understand right - Fyxation did a 10th anniversary version of that bike in flat black a couple years ago. You gotta give props to them and Masi too...
04-26-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By IAmSam

I cannot wait to see you go headset shopping

I cannot wait to see you go headset shopping
04-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By IAmSam

I guess we all know the only reason to be...

I guess we all know the only reason to be discussing the bottom bracket you described...

So I have been happily riding a Record Pista Crankset for many years, myself - in fact long enough that I...
04-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,001
Posted By IAmSam

Are you aware that there are multiple different...

Are you aware that there are multiple different freewheel/freewheel removal tool configurations?

Have fun - good luck!
04-06-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By IAmSam

https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/bikes

https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/bikes
04-04-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,414
Posted By IAmSam

I have found that Barend/TT levers are ideal on...

I have found that Barend/TT levers are ideal on my bullhorns - and there are plenty of nice ones...
03-28-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 33,629
Posted By IAmSam

I love that you ride this bike!

I love that you ride this bike!
03-24-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By IAmSam

Have you tried undoing your work yet? If you...

Have you tried undoing your work yet? If you haven't - I think you should. I'm going to come at this from a different angle than some other posters. I hate getting wordy but may have to, to make my...
03-15-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,588
Posted By IAmSam

Thank you! Your bike is very cool too - have fun...

Thank you! Your bike is very cool too - have fun - ride safe...
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