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09-05-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,949
Posted By filtersweep

Stripped threads--- on rear axle

OK- this is a cheapo Nashbar fixed/fixed hub, but it is a great wheel--- 28 H rim with an unmilled Mavic. The wheel had been sliding a bit in the drop out, so I really cranked down on it, and as a...
08-11-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,719
Posted By filtersweep

I agree--- although I wish it had a modern head...

I agree--- although I wish it had a modern head tube--- I don't need a lugged fork on my welded frame. Also the rear "brake bridge" is ugly (should not be drilled-- IMHO). Otherwise my Rush is...
06-17-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,865
Posted By filtersweep

Well, 99.9% of motorists are actually "splitting...

Well, 99.9% of motorists are actually "splitting lanes" when they pass a cyclist, since it is exceptionally rare to be given the full lane. So I return the favor.

I don't care about being rude. ...
06-11-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By filtersweep

1600 g IS light on SSFG. Most people here ride...

1600 g IS light on SSFG. Most people here ride with boat anchor deep V or stock BD offerings, straight gauge spokes, etc.... my guess is the avg. wheelset weight of a SSFG reader is at least 1800g....
06-08-10, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By filtersweep

$300 is in the dead zone for bang for the buck. ...

$300 is in the dead zone for bang for the buck. Either spend less or a little more. You want a rat bike? I would do a conversion--- a complete build for $300. Otherwise, spend a bit more and buy...
06-05-10, 12:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By filtersweep

I use a layer of old bar tape across the top of...

I use a layer of old bar tape across the top of the bar as an "insert." It is basically free. Then I wrap as normal over the old tape.
06-04-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By filtersweep

I don't necessarily agree with the advice to use...

I don't necessarily agree with the advice to use the inner lane if exiting at 270 degrees in a multi-lane roundabout-- unless it is specifically marked that the outer lane is to turn or go straight. ...
05-30-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,570
Posted By filtersweep

This is true for so many things.

This is true for so many things.
05-28-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By filtersweep

When you look at the billions/trillions spent on...

When you look at the billions/trillions spent on "anti-terrorism" when domestically it has always posed a statistically unmeasureable risk--- then definitely YES, too many traffic fatalities are...
05-25-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By filtersweep

Not really, on a track frame. The higher BB...

Not really, on a track frame. The higher BB screws everything up, since the top tube generally runs short relative to seat tube/standover. This completely disregards the fact that many of the...
05-25-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By filtersweep

Extreme utility cycling

I have no idea what this actually is, but I assume it was genuinely used for a purpose and not just some novelty. I like the wooden brake shoes... and the gearing looks like this thing is made to...
05-22-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,491
Posted By filtersweep

I have no clue about anything related to Wabi---...

I have no clue about anything related to Wabi--- but most track frames have a higher BB, and therefore have a higher standover relative to TT length.
05-19-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By filtersweep

My thoughts exactly. Since I have a...

My thoughts exactly.

Since I have a license to criticize, I would upgrade the frame.... and get ride of the spacers. Risers with spacers?!

Then again, my guess is the paint must have really...
05-19-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By filtersweep

Huh? You make no sense. So do you believe you...

Huh? You make no sense. So do you believe you are lighter because you are further from the ground?

If you consider a bike's geo, you actually have more weight over the rear wheel the higher...
05-19-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By filtersweep

I would not.

I would not.
05-12-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,507
Posted By filtersweep

If you run the other extreme (not so common these...

If you run the other extreme (not so common these days) of 18- 19 tires, they handle very poorly in turns, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 02:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By filtersweep

Yep. I love mine as well. I have destroyed...

Yep. I love mine as well.

I have destroyed the heads on every other pump I've owned.
05-12-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By filtersweep

Lugs and powder coating do not go well together. ...

Lugs and powder coating do not go well together. Also, the geo is whacked on those Leaders. I would likely be on a 51-- and I normally ride a 57- 58.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,146
Posted By filtersweep

Um no. Not the same. While I don't like...

Um no. Not the same.

While I don't like scofflaws, I have really given up on the concept that scofflaw cyclists give all cyclists a bad name--- any more than I believe all drivers are evil cagers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,146
Posted By filtersweep

Not really. Do you judge all motorists by the...

Not really. Do you judge all motorists by the stupid ones?
05-08-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By filtersweep

...so you are downgrading your frameset? ...

...so you are downgrading your frameset?

Cranks and BB are easy to install with the right tools--- which are cheap. The only challenge is installing a headset if you don't have the right tools.
...
05-07-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By filtersweep

You just came here to brag about a double century...

You just came here to brag about a double century on a kilo. Take a few days off the bike before doing anything radical.
05-07-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By filtersweep

I have a few open faced quill stems on my...

I have a few open faced quill stems on my threaded setups---so swapping bars in no excuse. Increased rigidity is a dubious benefit as well. A good headset of either type should effectively be...
05-07-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By filtersweep

I built up a Rush...

I built up a Rush (http://velospace.org/node/28434). I don't like Surly's sizing. Also, I was able to receive the frameset for only $75 shipping to Europe--- which is an amazing deal.

I wish I...
05-07-10, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By filtersweep

Schwinn Paramount Track- $175--- good deal?

It might not be the most recent ad. :notamused:
05-07-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,630
Posted By filtersweep

I have a set of Nitto knock-offs in aluminum from...

I have a set of Nitto knock-offs in aluminum from Ben's (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9679) on one of my bikes. They are normally $17.99 and available in two...
05-03-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By filtersweep

I used a dremel to file it down. I imagine it...

I used a dremel to file it down. I imagine it was a bit faster and easier than using a nail file.
05-03-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,532
Posted By filtersweep

A dummy hood makes much more sense than a loose...

A dummy hood makes much more sense than a loose lever flopping around. I don't get the "two levers, one brake" concept. ;)
05-02-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By filtersweep

.....not if you are..... Louis-Ferdinand...

.....not if you are..... Louis-Ferdinand Céline....
04-28-10, 01:21 PM
04-26-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By filtersweep

You still have not answered the question. A 19T...

You still have not answered the question. A 19T cog is not really a track cog in the first place.... why not just toss on a 17--- assuming it isn't welded on.
04-26-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By filtersweep

Why not go with the cog? Cogs seem to wear...

Why not go with the cog? Cogs seem to wear faster than rings, and they are cheaper and easier to swap out. Just saying....

Also, assuming you are running a 48-- that is a major jump to a 53. ...
04-26-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 974
Posted By filtersweep

This has to be a troll.... and not even a good...

This has to be a troll.... and not even a good one.
Forum: Europe
04-26-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,915
Posted By filtersweep

Where are you located? I'm in Stavanger... I've...

Where are you located? I'm in Stavanger... I've seen a few others in both road and the mountain forums.
04-26-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By filtersweep

One other thought--- how much of this difference...

One other thought--- how much of this difference in ride is in your head? I ride a Look road bike, and have three steel fixed gears--- all with lugged steel forks. I find a lugged steel fork quite...
04-26-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By filtersweep

A take-off means it has already been cut. Check...

A take-off means it has already been cut. Check the length.

The bowery has a relaxed road angle, so the rake should be the same. I believe most Looks are 73 degrees up front.
04-25-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,320
Posted By filtersweep

Has anyone EVER had a productive argument with a...

Has anyone EVER had a productive argument with a motorist?!? I was a pedestrian crossing a GREEN when a right on red turning vehicle very nearly ran me over. I slapped the SUV and the driver came...
04-25-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,606
Posted By filtersweep

I beg to differ. Already in the US, there are...

I beg to differ. Already in the US, there are different thresholds for drinking and driving if you have a commercial driver license, rather than a regular license. So the law applies to these...
04-25-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,746
Posted By filtersweep

I live on a hill like this-- at the top, and just...

I live on a hill like this-- at the top, and just down the road there is a straight drop down to sea level. Just making the point that is it not particularly unusual. In my previous city, there...
04-25-10, 02:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,320
Posted By filtersweep

That places cyclists in very dangerous...

That places cyclists in very dangerous situations. We can be in a blind zone on the "passing shoulder."

As for the OP--- never reason with motorists. I see no point in citing law. Either tell...
04-25-10, 02:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,606
Posted By filtersweep

Yeah.... there is a veritable blood bath on the...

Yeah.... there is a veritable blood bath on the roads in the wake of drunken cyclists.

What a joke this all is--- considering how lenient the laws are toward intoxicated motorists in the US. ...
04-25-10, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By filtersweep

Most people consider these situations...

Most people consider these situations accidents---- caused by voting citizens- not "criminals." Criminals don't vote. Citizens do. I fear it is that simple.
04-25-10, 02:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,746
Posted By filtersweep

Rubbish. I have never hit 50+ mph on my fixed...

Rubbish. I have never hit 50+ mph on my fixed gear descending (which isn't even "that fast" on a road bike)--- and don't know about you or your gearing, but I could never ride up a hill that big in...
04-24-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,530
Posted By filtersweep

Your frame.

Your frame.
04-24-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By filtersweep

I am interested in trying the Schwalbe Milano. I...

I am interested in trying the Schwalbe Milano. I can buy them very cheap here. Anyone try them?

I find the Rally to be rounder (and better) than the Giro. But it seems Giro is inconsistent in...
04-24-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,746
Posted By filtersweep

Of course there is an "advantage" coasting down a...

Of course there is an "advantage" coasting down a huge hill. Of course there is an "advantage" to shifting when riding up a big hill. I ride fixed around 80% of the time (also ride road and mtn...
04-23-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By filtersweep

The money you "save" buying a built bike and...

The money you "save" buying a built bike and throwing away everything but the frame.... well, you get the idea. I roll my own. Long term, it delivers better value and saves money. Sure, right now...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,509
Posted By filtersweep

Bike lanes. I generally hate them, because I am...

Bike lanes. I generally hate them, because I am expected to ride in them-- and in spots the lane is maybe a half meter wide. I especially hated one today when I was very nearly right hooked. I had...
04-22-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By filtersweep

Even if he gets a job, there will likely be a...

Even if he gets a job, there will likely be a several month waiting period before he can have insurance-- AND this is definitely a pre-existing condition. But $1000 up front is quite cheap for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By filtersweep

Still biking----in Norway--- wondering why the...

Still biking----in Norway--- wondering why the airports are closed AGAIN today. There are no ash "clouds." Maybe there is ash dispersed in the atmosphere, but there is nothing concentrated here.
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