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10-26-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,503
Posted By spaceballs

Is the only difference between the 853 Nature Boy...

Is the only difference between the 853 Nature Boy (or the defunct Nature Boy Zona) and the Chromoly Nature Boy just the frame weight? Or is the 853/Zona so much stiffer than the Chromoly that it...
06-15-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,753
Posted By spaceballs

Have: Thomson Elite Black Setback Seatpost 330 x...

Have: Thomson Elite Black Setback Seatpost 330 x 27.2

Want: Thomson Elite Black Seatpost Straight No setback 27.2 x 330 or longer.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 29,375
Posted By spaceballs

Can I ask a CXX question? Is this bike...

Can I ask a CXX question?

Is this bike frame the same quality steel as the Surly Cross Check? I know the brake cable is on the bottom of the top tube instead of the top. Besides that, is this...
09-12-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By spaceballs

See if you can find an SE Draft Lite. It comes...

See if you can find an SE Draft Lite. It comes with a flip flop rear. I found mine online from Performance Bike for <$200.
08-21-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By spaceballs

Only if she's 5-3.

Only if she's 5-3.
08-21-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By spaceballs

Check Wall bike's ebay store too. They auction...

Check Wall bike's ebay store too. They auction off these lightly used saddles from time to time for good savings.
08-21-10, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By spaceballs

Are you referring to the size of the Series 2...

Are you referring to the size of the Series 2 lock or the keys? If the latter, then which answer is correct?
08-20-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By spaceballs

One thing I really like about my Kryptonite Mini...

One thing I really like about my Kryptonite Mini Evolution is the shape of the key. I was considering getting the Kryptonite Krypto Series 2 lock just to have something a little smaller and lighter -...
08-20-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By spaceballs

I wouldn't put a Kiwi style shoe polish on my...

I wouldn't put a Kiwi style shoe polish on my saddle as I think the wax in there would dry the leather out and stain the heck out of whatever you sit on that seat wearing.

I have been using...
08-19-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By spaceballs

Thanks TT. One more question...and I don't mean...

Thanks TT. One more question...and I don't mean to open a can of worms or anything with this.

Dura-Ace or other high quality loose ball hubs [when properly adjusted] will turn more smoothly than...
08-19-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By spaceballs

Do you start wrapping near the stem and then go...

Do you start wrapping near the stem and then go backwards? I think most folks wrap the other way, yes?
08-19-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,288
Posted By spaceballs

Adriano - what did you mean by ridiculous...

Adriano - what did you mean by ridiculous geometry? I would think that it looks like that bike has a steep seat tube angle and a really slack head tube. Is that what you meant?
08-19-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By spaceballs

I do have a question about loose bearing hubs. I...

I do have a question about loose bearing hubs. I know that sealed hubs haven't been around all that long and that people must have ridden in the rain before Phil debuted their hubs.

Suppose that...
08-17-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By spaceballs

Looks great! Now go ride!

Looks great! Now go ride!
08-15-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By spaceballs

Check ebay. There is a seller that is selling off...

Check ebay. There is a seller that is selling off these cranks for about $80 shipped- which I believe to be a bargain for these cranks. I can never measure chainline too well, but the outer ring on...
08-15-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By spaceballs

Or you could just get the s300 road crankset,...

Or you could just get the s300 road crankset, sell the inside chainring, and run the big ring on the outside of the spider. Would get you much closer to 46mm than a track crankset. Not to mention the...
08-15-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By spaceballs

He does have a bike with one. The only reason I...

He does have a bike with one. The only reason I checked this thread was to see if he had posted the pic!
08-14-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By spaceballs

See if you can find someone to sell you the...

See if you can find someone to sell you the cranks and include the Italian threaded bracket. I have never seen the Omniums for sale without the english threaded bottom bracket.
08-13-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By spaceballs

Not to insult you or anything, but you do know...

Not to insult you or anything, but you do know that the drive side is reverse threaded?
08-10-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,163
Posted By spaceballs

All of the cranks shown above look more like the...

All of the cranks shown above look more like the Shimano style crankset. I can't think of anything else similar to the Omniums besides the Omniums or s300 or something.
08-09-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,163
Posted By spaceballs

I don't think the Omniums look that out of place.

I don't think the Omniums look that out of place.
08-08-10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,753
Posted By spaceballs

HAVE: SADDLE - Selle San Marco Regal w/ Ti...

HAVE:

SADDLE - Selle San Marco Regal w/ Ti rails
SADDLE - Selle San Marco Concor
HANDLEBARS - Specialized track drops, aluminum
HANDLEBARS - ergo road drops with OS clamp, 44cm, Cannondale OE...
Forum: For Sale
08-08-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,346
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 300,705
Posted By spaceballs

HAVE: Selle San Marco Regal [w/ ti rails] ...

HAVE: Selle San Marco Regal [w/ ti rails]
Selle San Marco Concor
WANT: Selle San Marco Rolls
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By spaceballs

Kayakdiver - The reach and drop is the same...

Kayakdiver - The reach and drop is the same between the stock bars and the wing bars that went on. The only difference is those nice flats.
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By spaceballs

Finished putting it together today. I added the...

Finished putting it together today. I added the setback seatpost, a Deore rear derailed, some Wing Pro bars, and a Brooks Flyer saddle. Then I removed the racks and swapped the tires for some 28s I...
08-06-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By spaceballs

Started a new thread to help sort this out.

Started a new thread to help sort this out.
08-06-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By spaceballs

SRAM / Truvativ Omniums: What they will/won't fit on

It seems like there are quite a few threads always asking what frame these cranks will fit on and what they won't fit on. I am suggesting that we just keep a list of what these cranks fit on and what...
08-06-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By spaceballs

I agree with Scrod, but I like silver components....

I agree with Scrod, but I like silver components.

However, you could get the Mavic Open Pro CD rims which have black machined sidewalls.
...
08-05-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By spaceballs

I wouldn't worry about it. A good shop will face...

I wouldn't worry about it. A good shop will face all of those surfaces and chase the BB threads anyway.
08-05-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By spaceballs

I would just spray some clearcoat on it that you...

I would just spray some clearcoat on it that you can pick up from Autozone, and have it put together. Rock it like that for a while!
08-05-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By spaceballs

How much better are the Tourguard Paselas versus...

How much better are the Tourguard Paselas versus the regular Pasela?
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By spaceballs

I came up with a seatpost that will work and...

I came up with a seatpost that will work and found some cheap take off Wing Pro handlebars. Now all I have to do is order a Brooks Flyer saddle to match the bike and figure out this Deore rear...
07-30-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,983
Posted By spaceballs

You did a 154 mile ride in 3:40? That sounds...

You did a 154 mile ride in 3:40? That sounds exceptionally fast! Did I read that wrong?

Congrats though. The scenery looks amazing.
07-28-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,763
Posted By spaceballs

But for a stock saddle, it isn't bad at all. My...

But for a stock saddle, it isn't bad at all. My IRO is long gone but the saddle still gets used from time to time.
07-28-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,606
Posted By spaceballs

Check my old threads about doing a conversion...

Check my old threads about doing a conversion build with an eccentric hub. It is a very nice solution to the vertical dropout problem.

Someone before me had done the same thing with a CAAD9 and...
Forum: Touring
07-28-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By spaceballs

I wish you hadn't said that! I love the flat tops...

I wish you hadn't said that! I love the flat tops of my FSA Wing Pro bars and those would only make the Randonee MORE comfortable.

Sometimes I feel like a setback seatpost would make more sense...
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By spaceballs

I thought I would update this. After more...

I thought I would update this.

After more careful measurement, my cycling inseam is about 34.5-35 inches and not 33 as I had stated before. This bike lists the standover as 34", and I measure that...
07-27-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By spaceballs

I like the raw color. Are there any reasons why...

I like the raw color. Are there any reasons why it would be a bad idea to just spray it with some clearcoat and run it like that? I have seen some of the Kilo strippers and they look pretty sharp. I...
07-27-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,763
Posted By spaceballs

Check the For Trade thread. I am trying to get...

Check the For Trade thread. I am trying to get rid of a Ti rail San Marco Regal and a Concor. The Regal was just a bit hard for me. But I love the shape. I am thinking about giving the Rolls a shot.
07-24-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By spaceballs

This pedal setup would be for a new bike, so I...

This pedal setup would be for a new bike, so I wouldn't have to keep pulling pedals from different bikes. I have broken several clips over the years, but it isn't like I am breaking them on a regular...
07-24-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By spaceballs

Pedal Strike Concern: BMX pedals

I was considering using Hold Fast straps (http://holdfastordie.squarespace.com/) for my foot retention. My concern is with riding with a BMX style pedal. These pedals are a little bit longer and...
07-23-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By spaceballs

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo161/spaceball...

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo161/spaceballs_the_photo/wheel_1.jpg

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo161/spaceballs_the_photo/wheel_2.jpg

I like the way these look. If I weren't so...
07-23-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By spaceballs

Excellent. I may pull the one off of my wife's...

Excellent. I may pull the one off of my wife's bike and see if she notices.
07-23-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By spaceballs

No, I haven't...yet. I just like the way the high...

No, I haven't...yet. I just like the way the high spoke wheels look. My reasoning is 90% aesthetic and 10% function.

If it weren't dark, I would go get a pic of my wheels: silver high flange...
07-23-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By spaceballs

You are right about the numb hands being a...

You are right about the numb hands being a problem, but I know all about my numbness problem. I had a huge thread on this about a year ago before I started riding more seriously. For the most part, I...
07-23-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By spaceballs

That bit about the duct tape was a joke.

That bit about the duct tape was a joke.
07-23-10, 01:18 PM
07-23-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By spaceballs

Component Color Matching Question - I am really sorry I am asking this

I don't have a great photo of my bike, and I am really sorry that I have to ask this question. But I am going to ask it anyway.
...
07-23-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By spaceballs

Another rim to consider is the Velocity Razor. I...

Another rim to consider is the Velocity Razor. I just built a set of wheels to these and while they are a little bit different than the Mavic OP they are pretty similar and a much better price. I...
07-21-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 365,832
Posted By spaceballs

HAVE: SADDLE - Selle San Marco Regal w/ Ti...

HAVE:
SADDLE - Selle San Marco Regal w/ Ti rails
SADDLE - Selle San Marco Concor
HANDLEBARS - Specialized track drops, aluminum
HANDLEBARS - ergo road drops with OS clamp, 44cm, Cannondale OE...
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