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06-21-19, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

??? Go home, Seamuis. Youíre drunk.

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Go home, Seamuis. Youíre drunk.
06-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Broctoon

Iíd say Steamroller. I have one with 32mm tires...

Iíd say Steamroller. I have one with 32mm tires and room to spare. I also have a Nature Boy Disc with 35s. I like the Steamroller better.
06-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 447,725
Posted By Broctoon

Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al....

Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al. rocking out on stage? Canít get much cooler than that.
06-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Broctoon

Any dedicated track frame should match your...

Any dedicated track frame should match your desire. They tend to be pricey. Does he want steel or aluminum? EAI Bare Knuckle is a top quality steel frame with no holes, other than in the fork crown...
06-10-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By Broctoon

I've been mulling over a similar idea, Tim....

I've been mulling over a similar idea, Tim. Except my weight expectation is not as ambitious, and I'm setting a pretty low budget.

To answer your question, I think 1200 grams is possible, but only...
06-09-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.
06-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Broctoon

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

How long is each turn pulling (for you, Kevin, or...

How long is each turn pulling (for you, Kevin, or the third guy)? At that speed, I'm thinking only 20 or 30 seconds? There must be someone transitioning at all times, almost. That's part of why I say...
06-06-19, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

TMonk, I bet you three are a sight to see,...

TMonk, I bet you three are a sight to see, cruising 30 MPH in a tight pace line, full aero gear, tucked low on TT bikes. You’re out there doing EPIC stuff!
06-06-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24,404
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Posted By Broctoon

Man, I wish I had a bike vestibule! I have to...

Man, I wish I had a bike vestibule! I have to keep mine in the garage.
06-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24,404
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Posted By Broctoon

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Broctoon

Lots of good insights here. Thanks for the...

Lots of good insights here. Thanks for the replies. I'm seeing multiple confirmations of what I'd hoped would be the case but wasn't sure.

Seattle Forrest, comparing apples to apples there might...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Broctoon

I do has a problem with puncturesólots of goat...

I do has a problem with puncturesólots of goat head thorns in my area. 😡

Iím hearing same rolling resistance at lower pressures, better ride quality, less weight, and of course flats fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Broctoon

Something I read online, saying much more...

Something I read online, saying much more pressure than that puts you at risk of blowouts. It may have been from early days of tubeless tires. I knew if I came here Iíd get the real low-down. 👍

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Broctoon

Tubeless road tires

I have zero experience with tubulars, quite a bit with clinchers of various types and sizes, and just a little with tubeless. My one bike that Iíve set up tubeless is for general kicking around,...
05-30-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

Undeniable proof that your legs produce too much...

Undeniable proof that your legs produce too much raw power. Simply as that.
05-24-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Broctoon

Really, Dyads? I thought they were heavy duty,...

Really, Dyads? I thought they were heavy duty, 600ish grams, for touring, tandems, etc.

I suppose wider and deeper is good, if they donít weigh a ton. I really want something pretty light and...
05-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Broctoon

I know this is a little off topic, but I have to...

I know this is a little off topic, but I have to ask, are H + Son rims really that great? Seems like their Archetype and also TB14 get a lot of love in this forum. But are they a revolutionary...
05-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By Broctoon

Co Motion offers belt drive on several models.

Co Motion offers belt drive on several models.
05-07-19, 01:47 PM
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Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

Yeah, thatís pretty hard core. 131 miles, 10k+...

Yeah, thatís pretty hard core. 131 miles, 10k+ feet of climbing, and a mix of road and dirt!

<ó this guy: not ready for a day like that.
05-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,801
Posted By Broctoon

I agree. A really sensible (ethical?) company...

I agree. A really sensible (ethical?) company would probably just admit that they don’t mass produce bikes for people over six feet tall, and recommend custom sizing.

I’m totally average build in...
05-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,801
Posted By Broctoon

That’s how my Steamroller is. 58cm seat tube,...

That’s how my Steamroller is. 58cm seat tube, C-C. There’s only about 8cm of seat post from the top of the seat tube to the rails. It’s my biggest frame. But I can stand flat footed and my junk...
05-07-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,801
Posted By Broctoon

Actually, they recommend using inseam, and just...

Actually, they recommend using inseam, and just include suggested height range as an additional consideration. Still arguably not a very good approach to frame sizing. I feel you should look most...
03-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Broctoon

Another fun story... New cars get damaged...

Another fun story...


New cars get damaged quite frequently on the trains, or when loading/unloading them. The railroad doesn't even sweat this, because they have good insurance, and they make...
03-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,220
Posted By Broctoon

That bike looks so tidy! I love it.

That bike looks so tidy! I love it.
02-26-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By Broctoon

I agree that itís not ideal to have a fixed gear...

I agree that itís not ideal to have a fixed gear as oneís only bike. Maybe if you live somewhere without big hills, that would be okay. I love fixed gear bikes, have two of them, and ride them the...
02-19-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

TMonk is easily the tuffest guy I know on a bike,...

TMonk is easily the tuffest guy I know on a bike, and also a super nice guy all around.

Also, Mouse, that's a pretty cool beater you've got.


Edit... I just thought about this and remembered I...
02-04-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve seen kids riding BMX bikes with a freewheel...

Iíve seen kids riding BMX bikes with a freewheel and no brakes. They stop by flipping the rear wheel around into a sideways skid.
02-02-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By Broctoon

I can identify. Last year, I made a goal to...

I can identify.

Last year, I made a goal to ride a bike every day, except Sundays. Itís not a really ambitious goal athletically, as I allowed myself to count even a 2 or 3 mile ride some days....
01-31-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

What else are you looking for to bring the...

What else are you looking for to bring the project together?
01-31-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By Broctoon

Whaaat? You're in Chicago!? People may be idiots,...

Whaaat? You're in Chicago!? People may be idiots, but you're insane. Also, so much for my excuse to not ride, what with our tropical +28F temp.

Nice job!
01-28-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Broctoon

This setup has worked well for me. I have the...

This setup has worked well for me. I have the 17/19 tooth DOS freewheel and a 41/39 tooth crank on my All City Nature Boy. Gear changes are quite simple, and the axle and (disc) brake caliper sit in...
01-28-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

That's the approach I'd take if I were in the...

That's the approach I'd take if I were in the market for a fancy Italian carbon race bike. But I'm not.

I think my friends bought new and didn't get the Dogma but whatever is the next model down....
01-27-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

Well, naturally. I mean, as a dentist, he...

Well, naturally. I mean, as a dentist, he probably has big piles of money laying around everywhere and he's running out of ways to spend it.

I have a few roadie friends who ride Pinarellos and...
01-24-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 603,917
Posted By Broctoon

I'm with you, Vegan. For world travel, a...

I'm with you, Vegan.

For world travel, a decent steel frame is where it's at. Not a boutique bike, but not a dept. store bike either. I like the Surly LHT and the Salsa Marrakesh. I would add a...
01-13-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,220
Posted By Broctoon

Thanks! They're pretty good hubs from All City. I...

Thanks! They're pretty good hubs from All City. I like them, but I didn't deliberately pick them for the gold color. I just found a good deal on them, second hand (built up as complete wheels).
01-13-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 562,915
Posted By Broctoon

Yesterday our weather was chilly and kind of gray...

Yesterday our weather was chilly and kind of gray and gloomy, but at least it was dry. I've not biked much this year, so I said to myself, "Self, I better get out and do some pedaling." My...
01-13-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,220
Posted By Broctoon

I've shown this one before but will post a new...

I've shown this one before but will post a new pic, so it's in the 2019 thread.
...
01-11-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By Broctoon

I don't drink either, and don't take drugs, which...

I don't drink either, and don't take drugs, which puts me in a small minority with this group. The ride is a lot of fun in some ways and in others it's the stupidest thing I've ever been involved in....
01-11-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By Broctoon

Several times last summer I joined a huge group...

Several times last summer I joined a huge group ride that takes place every week in Salt Lake City. Most of the participants are in the 18-30 year old middle class demographic, and I believe many are...
01-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 562,915
Posted By Broctoon

Thanks! The paths are a great perk to living...

Thanks!

The paths are a great perk to living where I do. These pics were taken on three different paths, which link together and are all within a mile or two of my house. I really like to ride...
12-28-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,675
Posted By Broctoon

The PDW bottle holders that look like swallows,...

The PDW bottle holders that look like swallows, owls, and lucky cats are the best you can buy, if you want a perfect combination aesthetics, function, and value. There are stronger ways to hold your...
12-28-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,656
Posted By Broctoon

I once had a bike with belt drive. I think...

I once had a bike with belt drive. I think they're kind of cool. To me, the belt's biggest advantages are that you never have to lube it and there's no oily mess when you're handling the bike....
12-28-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

It's not just the springy ones. I have one on...

It's not just the springy ones. I have one on solid rails, with a relief cutout (I think it's an Imperial model), and it came with the holes and laces--three different colors!
12-28-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 562,915
Posted By Broctoon

After several days of cold and snow, we got a...

After several days of cold and snow, we got a nice, sunny morning today...

Not one to turn down a good opportunity, I hopped on the Steamroller and headed to my favorite path. This stuff does my...
12-26-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

That's the only way to go about it when you're...

That's the only way to go about it when you're moving to TT. Those bikes are weird. The riding position--and therefore the frame geometry and many of the components--are not like any other bike. But...
12-26-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Broctoon

Do you find your pedals are hitting the ground a...

Do you find your pedals are hitting the ground a lot? If so, you need to do something different, either with your equipment or your riding style. If they are not hitting, why overthink it? Just ride!...
12-26-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Broctoon

Carbon fork looks like a good upgrade. A...

Carbon fork looks like a good upgrade.

A note on your brake lever and cable... If it works for you, then I guess no worries. But you have it set up all wrong. The cable housing is supposed to go...
12-26-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

mouse, you're doing a lot of cool stuff. I think...

mouse, you're doing a lot of cool stuff. I think it's great that you build stuff yourself instead of just buying everything off the shelf. I try to do the same, within the bounds of my skills and...
12-19-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24,404
Views: 1,901,520
Posted By Broctoon

Word! * I guess it's fine for a guy to...

Word! *


I guess it's fine for a guy to call himself a cyclist even if he only gets out occasionally. It isn't really about riding frequency, distance, or intensity, but whether you simply love...
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