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10-24-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,969
Posted By GregLast

I only have one bike that's rideable right now,...

I only have one bike that's rideable right now, and it's my single speed. I just messed with different gearing until I found the one that worked best for speed vs. effort. I like to push myself a...
10-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 441,527
Posted By GregLast

Here's my Steamy-boy before and during...

Here's my Steamy-boy before and during adventures.

Thomson Seatpost and Stem
Brooks All-Weather C17
Crankbrothers Candy 2 Pedals
39x17 for some red dirt roads
Alex Adventurer 2 Rims
Teravail...
08-22-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,290
Posted By GregLast

Nope. Try again.

Nope. Try again.
08-22-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 184,364
Posted By GregLast

After some math, that 52:18 ratio means he would...

After some math, that 52:18 ratio means he would have to be spinning at a 190RPM to reach 43mph.
08-22-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By GregLast

Thanks for being more specific. I should have...

Thanks for being more specific. I should have specified interior width.
08-21-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By GregLast

You wouldn't mount 23mm tires on anything wider...

You wouldn't mount 23mm tires on anything wider than a 23mm rim. I'm currently killing it on some Alex DA22 rims that are 14mm interior width with 32mm tires. Cornering is noticeably worse. Stoked to...
08-21-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,290
Posted By GregLast

On my very first bike conversion, I had no idea...

On my very first bike conversion, I had no idea what a crank puller was and I sawed through a nice Stronglight TS drive side crank. It's been almost 10 years and I'm still disappointed in myself.
08-16-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,163
Posted By GregLast

This is a quick way to throw $179 away. The...

This is a quick way to throw $179 away.

The bike you are going to get recommended the most is going to be Kilo TT, the Kilo Stripper, and the Kilo TT Pro. All are budget bikes and all are pretty...
08-16-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By GregLast

When I decide to bite the bullet and finally...

When I decide to bite the bullet and finally purchase them, I'll likely purchase them from retro-gression.com. I'll be buying just rims.
08-16-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By GregLast

Archetypes are nice rims. I'm currently hovering...

Archetypes are nice rims. I'm currently hovering over the submit order button on a set.

You are 140 lbs? Don't even worry about it. I'm 225lbs and curbs and gnarly **** aren't giving me any...
08-15-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By GregLast

Google bro. Fixed Gear Gallery...

Google bro.

Fixed Gear Gallery (http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/reviews/velocityusa/index.htm)
08-14-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By GregLast

I ride both a Cannondale CAAD 8 as well as a...

I ride both a Cannondale CAAD 8 as well as a Surly Steamroller. I think you would do well with a Steamroller or Scrod's suggestion of an All City Big Block. Get the Surly if you want to run tires...
08-09-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,057
Posted By GregLast

Well **** Jim, you'd think that if one of us...

Well **** Jim, you'd think that if one of us knew, we'd probably have answered that question an age ago. Sometimes people go out of business, suck it up and move on. No need to be snarky about being...
07-30-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,426
Posted By GregLast

So much pretension... OP's post sounds super...

So much pretension...

OP's post sounds super stuck up. Stuck up about his friend, stuck up about friends bike, stuck up about foot retention, stuck up about mileage, stuck up about roadies, stuck...
07-29-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 762,136
Posted By GregLast

Didn't lurk long enough. That's a joke up...

Didn't lurk long enough.


That's a joke up there. :)

For $300, a bike that just needs some adjustmenting isn't a bad shake. Have fun with it!
07-24-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 762,136
Posted By GregLast

This was always my favorite Sputnik. What year is...

This was always my favorite Sputnik. What year is this?
07-23-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,392
Posted By GregLast

Not being a jerk here: It sounds like you either...

Not being a jerk here: It sounds like you either have inexperienced hands, are tightening things down way too tight, or both. I would take all of your stuff to a local bike mechanic and have him or...
07-21-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,983
Posted By GregLast

I love my Steamroller. I'm running 32's on it...

I love my Steamroller. I'm running 32's on it right now and I feel like a kid again. I have a road bike that I had been riding primarily with 23's and 25's on it. I like the wider tires and I can...
03-22-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By GregLast

Mid 80's is my guess, given that the rake on the...

Mid 80's is my guess, given that the rake on the fork isn't as extreme. Labels and head badge aren't late 70's either.
03-01-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,228
Posted By GregLast

I watched this from go on eBay. I almost bid hard...

I watched this from go on eBay. I almost bid hard for it. I'm so glad I didn't. I wouldn't have done as nice a job at all.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By GregLast

OMG!!! WHAT IF?!?! Stop living in fear...

OMG!!! WHAT IF?!?!

Stop living in fear people.
03-08-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By GregLast

My hometown in Oklahoma has a law stating you...

My hometown in Oklahoma has a law stating you can't walk backwards down the street while eating a hamburger. MotherF$%*er.
03-04-11, 01:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,441
Posted By GregLast

This last line is insanely rude. An excerpt:...

This last line is insanely rude.

An excerpt:


Homie, I made your point for you in a previous post you may have missed in your fervor to pontificate. I appreciate your effort, but I don't need...
03-03-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,441
Posted By GregLast

Wow. You really stretched my last post for every...

Wow. You really stretched my last post for every small thing you could take out of context or nit-pick to death. Impressive? I'll start from the bottom up.

When I allude to there being a...
03-03-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,441
Posted By GregLast

What's the consequence if I'm not? You'll laugh...

What's the consequence if I'm not? You'll laugh at me on the internet? I'm not sorry that my opinion differs from yours.

At this point in the game, we aren't talking about advocacy or safety. I...
03-01-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,441
Posted By GregLast

Son, these people are the cause. If it weren't...

Son, these people are the cause. If it weren't for people getting out in the streets and getting dirty on the issues that that get swept under the rug, you wouldn't have a cause to care about. You'd...
08-09-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,169
Posted By GregLast

So it's not like you went out and blew 2200 on a...

So it's not like you went out and blew 2200 on a bike all at once. You carefully planned all this out and spent the money when you could. You have a nice bike because of it. Be proud and ride your...
08-05-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,784
Posted By GregLast

This is a link to a post made almost exactly a...

This is a link to a post made almost exactly a year ago. These are the same handlebars. They were ugly then, they are ugly now.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,905
Posted By GregLast

I'll agree with this. Putting a bike out that is...

I'll agree with this. Putting a bike out that is poorly locked or not locked at all doesn't stop bicycle thieves. It preys on opportunists. If you are targeting thieves, target them appropriately.
06-15-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By GregLast

What bike?

What bike?
06-13-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,982
Posted By GregLast

I'm 6'2" tall and 255lbs. I ride on 23's...

I'm 6'2" tall and 255lbs. I ride on 23's perfectly fine. Never been scared. Just air them up properly and you will be fine.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,939
Posted By GregLast

I'm usually not too diplomatic. The only reason...

I'm usually not too diplomatic. The only reason to talk to a cager on my commute is usually after they've almost wreck my ****. My last conversation started and ended like this:

Me: YO! PAY...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,008
Posted By GregLast

I think I'd probably learn a new phrase pretty...

I think I'd probably learn a new phrase pretty quick...

"No, **** you."
03-19-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,632,113
Posted By GregLast

But you weren't to lazy to arrange them every so...

But you weren't to lazy to arrange them every so carefully in your spokes?

DOES NOT COMPUTE.
03-16-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By GregLast

I picked up a Peugeot UO8 from a co-op for free...

I picked up a Peugeot UO8 from a co-op for free (cost me some volunteer time at the co-op) and I poured about $400 into getting it up and running nice. It was fun, and I've learned enough from the...
03-14-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 44,294
Posted By GregLast

Resurrecting this thread. I found this in a...

Resurrecting this thread. I found this in a google search and post #20 is ridiculously good information.
03-05-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By GregLast

WD-40 is not a lube. It will loosen stuff up a...

WD-40 is not a lube. It will loosen stuff up a bit but you still want to get a proper chain lube.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 44,907
Posted By GregLast

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Commuting
03-04-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By GregLast

This is a good idea too. Finding a beater so to...

This is a good idea too. Finding a beater so to speak and having a bike shop fine tune it for you can work to your advantage. If you are mechanically inclined at all and have time to ask questions...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By GregLast

Let me throw a completely different option in the...

Let me throw a completely different option in the ring here. I don't know how people feel about Bikes Direct bikes in this wing of BikeForums.net but you might look at something like these single...
02-27-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,775
Posted By GregLast

I've had my VHS copy since I was 10 or so. Still...

I've had my VHS copy since I was 10 or so. Still plays great.
02-25-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By GregLast

I'll make this quick. 1) You don't have to...

I'll make this quick.

1) You don't have to care about what I am tired of. When more than one person agreed with my post I think it says that there are other people sick of it too. One more for...
02-25-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By GregLast

I'm getting really sick of this kind of response....

I'm getting really sick of this kind of response. How about you tell me exactly what is a SSFG issue then huh? We all ride bikes and why wouldn't a mechanical question be ok in a bike forum? If...
02-24-10, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By GregLast

Thank you for posting this. I'm sad that this...

Thank you for posting this. I'm sad that this had to be 4 posts in.
02-20-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By GregLast

I live in Oklahoma City. Enough said really.

I live in Oklahoma City. Enough said really.
02-17-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By GregLast

Pay attention to those pedals bud. Pedals can be...

Pay attention to those pedals bud. Pedals can be tight as **** and rotate fine but when you put some weight on them and actually deliver the force of riding to them, that's when the bearing click...
02-16-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By GregLast

This right here is more likely I do believe.

This right here is more likely I do believe.
02-09-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By GregLast

Probably the biggest concern is bottom bracket. ...

Probably the biggest concern is bottom bracket. Velo Orange has a pretty good looking French BB. I haven't tried it but I'll probably pick one up to have around. Sheldons site has tons and tons of...
02-09-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By GregLast

Yeah, it's ok to take it slow. I've been beating...

Yeah, it's ok to take it slow. I've been beating around on the same Peugeot conversion for the last 2 years. I've not really made any changes to it's setup because I have it dialed in pretty nice. ...
02-08-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By GregLast

It's a good starting point. Strip everything but...

It's a good starting point. Strip everything but the frame and fork. Go for it man.

P.S. It's a safe bet that bike has horizontal dropouts. You should be fine there.
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