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07-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bat56

That or they’re gaming google. Way back shows low...

That or they’re gaming google. Way back shows low variation.

https://web.archive.org/web/changes/https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a22655085/best-fixie-bikes/
07-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bat56

This thread was started 08-08-18 Article is...

This thread was started 08-08-18

Article is dated May 29, 2019

that's a real chin-scratcher
07-25-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By Bat56

Is this basically a vote about which bike we...

Is this basically a vote about which bike we think is cooler? Cuz ur not giving us much to work with.

I'd go Big Block all day bc of the 32c tires. But that's bc I get annoyed after 20 miles in...
07-24-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By Bat56

Interesting test to determine the precision of...

Interesting test to determine the precision of the bolt circle diameter. I have not paid that much attention to the condition of my crank and chainring combos, but I can say that if my chain was just...
07-07-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

Thatís been my wheel-building motto up until now....

Thatís been my wheel-building motto up until now. I was just going to order my parts from one place and have them provide the spokes based on their measurements but I want to do it all from the...
07-07-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

Putting 2 and 2 together. I like that and it is...

Putting 2 and 2 together. I like that and it is exactly why I asked the question here. I appreciate all the answers that were provided without pretense.
07-07-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
07-07-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,659
Posted By Bat56

We donít do that here.

We donít do that here.
07-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

Awesome. Thank you, thatís how Iíll do it.

Awesome. Thank you, thatís how Iíll do it.
07-07-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

Because you didnít find it. That All-City...

Because you didnít find it.

That All-City link is good. I donít know how I missed that.

As for the Surly info, you must be punking me because I donít think the ultra new even existed when that...
07-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

Iím not asking for a tutorial. The overwhelming...

Iím not asking for a tutorial. The overwhelming response was to measure for myself, which is what I will do. It definitely seems like safest route and confirms my findings that reliable info is not...
07-07-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,535
Posted By Bat56

bikeisland Jury. Chrome with no decals. ...

bikeisland

Jury. Chrome with no decals.

Fits fat tires which is like, once you go there you never go back.
07-04-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Bat56

I want build wheels. Where do I get the various measurements for the hubs?

I assume I can email the manufacturers and wait, but it seems like the numbers are out there and I should be able to find them.

I am am interested in the surly ultra new front disc hub and the...
07-03-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bat56

I want to remove decals from chrome kilo tt? Has anyone done this?

I know the Kilo tt has decals under the clear coat, so i assume that the chrome version (Iím actually looking at the chrome wt, not the tt) also has clear coat. But chrome on its own is hard right?...
06-27-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,659
Posted By Bat56

well

well
06-27-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,275
Posted By Bat56

So by my math thatís a bit over 100 notes. Do you...

So by my math thatís a bit over 100 notes. Do you want this bike or not?

a pad of pre-printed sticky notes and an afternoon. Youíll be golden.
06-27-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By Bat56

Riser stems are also good for frames that are too...

Riser stems are also good for frames that are too small. Between that and the saddle height, this bike screams too small to me. Iím not talking way too small but 2cm too small.

its not the end of...
06-22-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,135
Posted By Bat56

Am I going to notice the difference between "better" frames and a Kilo WT?

Iím going to build up a new bike and Iím looking for a frame. Most critical element is room for wide tires. The reason for this is that my commute changed from sweet 8 miles to 20 miles through some...
06-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bat56

Yeah thatís a good one. Lots on CL here too.

Yeah thatís a good one. Lots on CL here too.
06-20-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bat56

Iíve got a couple of 26er fixed gears. That...

Iíve got a couple of 26er fixed gears. That option is not off the table. What 26er frames are out there that have track ends? I have one that I had modified and my other has an ENO hub.
06-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bat56

Nice. Didnít know this existed.

Nice. Didnít know this existed.
06-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bat56

Bigger meat on the street - looking for frames for 35c+ tires

These roads are harsh and I need some fatter tires.

I know about the All City Nature bOy. What other frames are available for wider 700c tires? I want to maintain traditional road geometry. Disc...
06-19-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,511
Posted By Bat56

Are you the maker? Or somehow affiliated? Because...

Are you the maker? Or somehow affiliated? Because yeah, interesting approach.
02-27-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,200
Posted By Bat56

If you think that when someone presents a list,...

If you think that when someone presents a list, that the first thing on the list summarizes or stands as a placeholder for the whole list, you do not know how lists work.

To be clear what is...
02-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,200
Posted By Bat56

you are contributing nothing to this discussion....

you are contributing nothing to this discussion. Is this how you act in real life too? Or is this just an internet thing for you?

If you really think I pick my lights ďall becauseĒ of the mittens...
02-12-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By Bat56

use fenix 3 hr and some sensors. Cheapest way to get data to bar mounted screen?

the fenix 3 hr acts as a fine head unit for the stages power meter and Garmin speed and cadence sensors, but Iíd like to get all of the data (speed, distance, cadence, hr, power, time) onto a...
02-12-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,200
Posted By Bat56

Iím a year-round bike commuter in St. Pail, MN....

Iím a year-round bike commuter in St. Pail, MN. Yes I rode two weeks ago during the vortex. On those cold days my commute takes an hour one-way. Thatís a lot of exposure. My headlights are...
02-12-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,200
Posted By Bat56

This statement is absurd and false.

This statement is absurd and false.
02-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,200
Posted By Bat56

here is a person who has no idea what they are...

here is a person who has no idea what they are talking about.
01-02-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Bat56

I only put a shell on below zero. Windproof pants...

I only put a shell on below zero. Windproof pants below -10. I suppose that baseline makes a difference.
01-02-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Bat56

Do you leave the tags on? Thatís what the cool...

Do you leave the tags on? Thatís what the cool kids do around here.
01-01-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Bat56

My two secret weapons: grocery bags and bubble mailers

I keep two items in my bag for extra insulation: plastic grocery bags and bubble mailers.
I cut up the grocery bags and put them over my toes before I stick my foot in my shoe. I find this adds at...
01-01-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bat56

I posted this a few years ago. I should update it...

I posted this a few years ago. I should update it because it has changed a bit: Mostly that I wear my road helmet down to 10F with a merino cycling cap with ear flaps.
...
11-30-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By Bat56

LOL that post is a train wreck.

LOL that post is a train wreck.
11-30-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bat56

I go with a mtb shoe that is two euro sizes too...

I go with a mtb shoe that is two euro sizes too big. I wear two pairs of wool socks with a doubled over plastic grocery bag in between (over my toe area) (socks are darn tough over the knee, one...
11-30-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Bat56

I have not had occasion to think about this, but...

I have not had occasion to think about this, but I think a fat tire in the back is overkill. I have never been on a tadpole in winter, but using my experience on two wheels my logic goes like this: I...
11-20-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,310
Posted By Bat56

I commute every day from St Paul to Minneapolis....

I commute every day from St Paul to Minneapolis. My normal stable of bikes is a 26er with aggressive studs and a 700c bike with wheels that I switch between studs and non-studded winter tires. Every...
11-20-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By Bat56

I rode with these tires last winter and I have...

I rode with these tires last winter and I have them back on my bike this winter. I will take them off when >50% of my commute gets icy and I will put them back on when things clear up. I basically...
11-08-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bat56

Smartguard? I've never gotten a flat with the...

Smartguard? I've never gotten a flat with the dumb ones so I won't be upgrading!
09-03-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,610
Posted By Bat56

do you know that when a crank arm ďgoes outĒ it...

do you know that when a crank arm ďgoes outĒ it most likely damages the spindle? And that putting a new crank arm on a damaged spindle is most likely going to accelerate wear on the new crank arm,...
08-20-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 156,784
Posted By Bat56

ok, this is getting out of hand

ok, this is getting out of hand
05-22-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bat56

got any pictures? Iíd love to see that.

got any pictures? Iíd love to see that.
05-22-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bat56

Say what? Can you tell me about a bike shop...

Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
05-22-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bat56

Good stuff here. Thanks everyone. Enough of you...

Good stuff here. Thanks everyone. Enough of you are stressing the a-hole part of this; I am going to respect that part of me.

As for spending $200 on shoes... I have ridden in plenty of cheaper...
05-22-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bat56

Would you pay 20% more, plus tax, to buy shoes from the LBS

I am looking at some shoes that I can buy online for $200 or at a shop for $250. Now, the shop has some sort of deal where you can join their club for $30 and get 20% off one full-price item each...
04-29-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,700
Posted By Bat56

yeah iíll switch to something like that. Problem...

yeah iíll switch to something like that. Problem is my bikes are fixed gears so itís easier to aim for something thatís not going round and round.
04-23-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,700
Posted By Bat56

PSA: Don't clean your shoes by smacking them against your seat stays

This spring marks the close of my ninth winter bike commuting from St Paul to Minneapolis. Last Monday I did a thing that I have never done before.

I have a habit of smacking my shoes on my seat...
01-20-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bat56

Good grief it was late when I wrote that......

Good grief it was late when I wrote that... thanks for not completely blasting me.
01-19-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bat56

I canít help with the identification but if scrod...

I canít help with the identification but if scrod can id this based on threaded headset, you want to check the inside of the top of the headtube. Bc thatís a threadless fork but frame might be...
01-17-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Bat56

Thanks fam. This threaded chainring thing is new...

Thanks fam. This threaded chainring thing is new to me. I havenít bought a chainring in a few years. Thanks for confirming my suspicion.
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