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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,686
Posted By tkm

I have no problems if someone has the desire and...

I have no problems if someone has the desire and cash for a new bike every year or if they want to drop $10K large on the latest and lightest.

However, the bike industry is doing a dis-service to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,735
Posted By tkm

I honestly don't think bakes1's post was any kind...

I honestly don't think bakes1's post was any kind of humble-brag or anything of that nature. And while this thread has been pretty calm, you have to admit that there's a decent amount of CF snobs in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,686
Posted By tkm

I switched to 25mm tires back in '08 or so and I...

I switched to 25mm tires back in '08 or so and I will *never* go back to 23's. I even have some 28's on a 2nd bike and I'm trying to figure out if I like those even better than 25's.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By tkm

Any 10 speed crank will work with its appropriate...

Any 10 speed crank will work with its appropriate bottom bracket. Also, I believe any 11-speed crank will work too (with appropriate BB); You'd just need to switch to an 11-speed chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,200
Posted By tkm

If you are riding for enjoyment, then it appears...

If you are riding for enjoyment, then it appears that steel won in your comparison. I think that's what a lot of the people are saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,200
Posted By tkm

I've owned 3 high-end carbon road bikes and two...

I've owned 3 high-end carbon road bikes and two high-end aluminum road/cross bikes over the past 10 years or so.

All of those are gone now. Currently I only own Ti or steel.

Back in my youth I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By tkm

I haven't seen a Viale in person, just going by...

I haven't seen a Viale in person, just going by the website. Top tube appears to be slightly sloped, correct? I don't want a flat TT and I don't want one that's massively sloped, either.

I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By tkm

While the Bikes Direct Ti used to make sense...

While the Bikes Direct Ti used to make sense about 3 years ago, it doesn't so much anymore--especially when you can get a USA built Lynskey frameset (with full warranty) for around $1500 (or less,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By tkm

I'm ordering a Viale for my "do-it-all" bike and...

I'm ordering a Viale for my "do-it-all" bike and I'll let you know how it is. I probably won't gravel grind much with it, but if I do I should be able to find an adequate tire to put on it given the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By tkm

All the Lynskey disc bikes/framesets are on sale...

All the Lynskey disc bikes/framesets are on sale until the end of the month. That alone will probably allow you to buy a decent set of 135mm disc wheels.

Also, I once tried a 'cross bike as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By tkm

Have you looked at the Lynskey Viale Disc? ...

Have you looked at the Lynskey Viale Disc? Accepts slightly larger tires, has all the rack and fender mounts plus it uses a standard external cup 1 1/8" headset.

My only issue is sizing as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,753
Posted By tkm

Here's my 2008 Lynskey R210. Was a display frame...

Here's my 2008 Lynskey R210. Was a display frame at a high-end bikeshop for some time and I just picked it up late least year (still new) and built it up earlier this year. Has the subtle "etched...
07-20-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By tkm

Not really my cup of tea. I think there was a...

Not really my cup of tea. I think there was a reason that never caught on.
07-19-16, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By tkm

That's actually the exact fork I was looking at. ...

That's actually the exact fork I was looking at. I'll check with the LBS as every place online shows it out of stock.
07-13-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By tkm

Converting 26" Suspension to Rigid Fork

Have a Trek 26" aluminum frame that I picked up pretty cheap. It's a new 2013ish 4 series, but it takes a standard 1 1/8" fork.

My question is--it originally was spec'ed with a 100mm suspension...
05-20-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By tkm

1) Was directing this toward the OP as he seems a...

1) Was directing this toward the OP as he seems a bit over his head
2) It's not his wheel he'd be "fixing".
3) $15 to have something so critical done properly is a price well payed for most people...
05-20-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By tkm

My local shop charges $15 for dishing/truing a...

My local shop charges $15 for dishing/truing a wheel. Why bother with the hassle--just take it to a professional.
05-19-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By tkm

I was also looking at not only the BB7's, but if...

I was also looking at not only the BB7's, but if I went road I was thinking of the Shimano R517's or the CX77's. But if mountain versions of mechanical discs are inherently better than their road...
05-19-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By tkm

Mechanical Disc Brakes - go with Road or Mountain versions?

I'm building a bike to kick about the neighborhood with, rails to trails, etc. I'm going to install mechanical disc brakes for ease of not having to bleed them (bike will be in a 4-season garage).
...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

Sheldon Brown's page: Fork Lengths by Damon...

Sheldon Brown's page:

Fork Lengths by Damon Rinard (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/forklengths.htm)

He also uses the rear axle as the pivot point when changing a-to-c. His numbers tend to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

I'm in the same boat. I'm trying to grasp how...

I'm in the same boat. I'm trying to grasp how certain changes affect trail, handling, etc. but there is not an online calculator that takes account for axle-to-crown changes. When I get some time...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

So if I did some calculations such as the...

So if I did some calculations such as the attached picture (assuming for an extra 10mm in length, that would effective reduce head angle by 1/2 a degree), that would be incorrect? Sorry for the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

Maybe I'm understanding this incorrectly: ...

Maybe I'm understanding this incorrectly:

"Increasing the length of the fork, for example by switching from rigid to suspension, raises the front of a bicycle and thus decreases its head angle. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

If I have a longer fork (with the +50 offset),...

If I have a longer fork (with the +50 offset), how would trail increase by more than 5mm (5.3mm by your figures)? Wouldn't it be on the other side of that equation and be more in the 3-4mm range? ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,076
Posted By tkm

Fork rake, head angle and axle-to-crown measurements (Trail)

Was messing around with some online Trail calculators, but I could not find one that allowed me to input axle-to-crown and how it would change trail. So, I need some assistance with fork replacement...
08-25-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By tkm

Thanks. About like I thought/hoped--nothing...

Thanks. About like I thought/hoped--nothing super special when it comes to Ti assembly and anti-seize.
08-24-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By tkm

Ti Frameset and questions about where/how much anti-seize

Having never built a Ti frame before, had a few questions...

I assume anywhere Al meets Ti, I need to put anti-seize (seatpost collar, BB, headset (King), brakes, etc). However, how much do I...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

The point of the thread to was to inquire as to...

The point of the thread to was to inquire as to if the sellers were slightly insane or if there was something I otherwise didn't know. Obviously, the conclusion has been reached that the sellers are...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

Honestly, I think they'd probably be worth more...

Honestly, I think they'd probably be worth more to a "Schwinn" collector than a Vintage Mountain bike collector. Still, I think they are better bikes than people give them credit for.

But if you...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

To be fair, that is a later model one I believe...

To be fair, that is a later model one I believe so I'd expect the price to be a bit lower. The early Sierras and High Sierras had frames made by Giant and were better quality. The later 80's ones...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

I wouldn't call them "junky" (at least the early...

I wouldn't call them "junky" (at least the early ones) but I figured those prices were completely out-of-line. Mine rides and shifts quite well and is actually quite attractive. It's only a...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

Right, but this seller is not the only one: ...

Right, but this seller is not the only one:

Vintage Schwinn Mountain Speed Bicycle Bike 19 5" Frame 26" Araya Rims Beautiful | eBay...
Replies: 18
Views: 7,590
Posted By tkm

Vintage Schwinn Mountain Bikes (value)

I have an original '83 Schwinn Sierra 10-speed. I figured its value is probably a couple hundred dollars, at most (even though it is very minty). However, I was browsing around on ebay and saw a...
07-30-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By tkm

I remember riding them when younger and having a...

I remember riding them when younger and having a bear of a time getting them adjusted and they never stopped well. Perhaps modern pads makes up for the stopping (I'm assuming post-type that'll fit...
07-30-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By tkm

1983 Schwinn Mountain Canti brakes

I'm restoring (getting it to good riding condition) a 1983 Schwinn Sierra 10-speed. The brakes are listed as "Dia-Compe 860 canti".

My question is...do you know if modern cantilever brakes will...
07-07-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By tkm

That is a valid point that I'll check, but the...

That is a valid point that I'll check, but the frame is an 18" and I know it'll accept a "touring" crank (48T large), so my bet is a 50T will work.

9-speed and 10 speed chains (in the road...
07-05-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By tkm

105 5600 Triple Crankset with 9-speed Mountain setup?

I have a 5600 105 10-speed triple crankset and BB laying around (50-39-30T). It will be going on a 26er hardtail 9-speed Deore setup (Deore shifters, Deore front der, Deore LX rear der, 9-speed XT...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

So if I go with Dedacciai Zero (which the builder...

So if I go with Dedacciai Zero (which the builder seemed to favor), does anyone see any drawbacks to this specific steel based on their experiences?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

I posed this original question because all of the...

I posed this original question because all of the material research I have done lead me to no solid conclusion. Basically, I wanted to be semi-educated about not only what my needs were, but what...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

I'm going with more of a "modern" look to the...

I'm going with more of a "modern" look to the frame (not lugged, but welded) as I'll be using a carbon fork/seatpost and no chrome. I explained what characteristics I am looking for and will have a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

The builder seemed to lean toward Dedacciai Zero....

The builder seemed to lean toward Dedacciai Zero. He said that 853 was also a good choice, but the tubing tended to rust a bit more due to its properties (this won't be a huge problem after...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

Yeah, I know. I'm going to setup a meeting as...

Yeah, I know. I'm going to setup a meeting as we've only had a phone conversation so far and I'd like to get the build started afterward. I just wanted to be a bit more educated on materials...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By tkm

Custom-Build -- Need help with Material (steel) choice

So I'm probably going to have a frame made by a custom local builder. I wanted a second opinion on the steel choices that are offered. This is what is available:


- REYNOLDS 853 OVERSIZE

-...
06-27-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By tkm

Not bad at all. I wanted to stay under 2000g for...

Not bad at all. I wanted to stay under 2000g for the wheelset and those would certainly do that.
06-27-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By tkm

Thanks for the input. $120 for a set of wheels...

Thanks for the input. $120 for a set of wheels is very decent. I was budgeting for more but certainly would not argue against spending less.
06-25-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By tkm

SingleSpeed Wheelset

I'm building a singlespeed to ride on bikepaths/around the neighborhood with the family. I have most all the parts and frame, but I'm trying to decide on the wheelset. I see a lot of "Deep Dish"...
04-25-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,000
Posted By tkm

I agree...but the crankset is the *one* thing...

I agree...but the crankset is the *one* thing that I actually need to purchase. I just want to make sure I get one that'll work for my needs/setup. At this point though, I may just need to take a...
04-24-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,000
Posted By tkm

My worry was trying to get the chainline smack in...

My worry was trying to get the chainline smack in the middle of the cassette. That way, I could use the entire range of gears without too much deflection either way. I would choose my crank size...
04-23-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,000
Posted By tkm

Yeah, I figured that a 1x10 wouldn't be as bad as...

Yeah, I figured that a 1x10 wouldn't be as bad as cross chaining a double, let alone a triple. I'm fine with the 1st and last cassette sprocket being virtually useless...that still gives me 8 gears...
04-23-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,000
Posted By tkm

Frame is a standard (road) 68mm English BB, 130mm...

Frame is a standard (road) 68mm English BB, 130mm rear dropout. Since the Alfine crankset is offered in a 39T and 45T and I know my cassette (11-28), I suppose I should choose the crankset that'll...
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