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05-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Bigpond

You could make either bike fit, but for the wabi...

You could make either bike fit, but for the wabi you may need to replace the stem and perhaps the seatpost in order to ride comfortably for a longer stretch. That Wabi is horrifically...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Bigpond

Lol, I thought this thread was about the sl70ís...

Lol, I thought this thread was about the sl70ís too. Might be able to find some used for that price. I picked up a pair yesterday and they seem really nice so far. Interestingly they have 3 degrees...
04-14-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

Right on. Be sure to post up when you get it In...

Right on. Be sure to post up when you get it In so we can revel in the pinkness. Theyíve been killing it with the colorways.
04-13-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

Which frame size did you go for? BB has a...

Which frame size did you go for?

BB has a long tt but short reach. I guess it may be the ht. Seems to be a well thought out frame. And pink.
04-10-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

If you have lockers at Publix you might be able...

If you have lockers at Publix you might be able to keep a few more locks there. I bet they!d allow you to keep a few locks in the lounge/office/under the chicken rotisserie. Otherwise, throw the...
04-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

That midnight blue is totally growing on me. The...

That midnight blue is totally growing on me. The new colorways on this years special are really appealing to.
04-06-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

Have been going through a similar decision. ...

Have been going through a similar decision.

Aside from steel tubes, is there anything else that you’d like to get out of a new frame? Want to mix up your fit and try something different? Big...
04-06-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

Have been going through a similar decision. ...

Have been going through a similar decision.

Aside from steel tubes, is there anything else that youíd like to get out of a new frame? Want to mix up your fit and try something different? Big...
04-05-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By Bigpond

Holy crap! I didnít not see that coming,...

Holy crap! I didnít not see that coming, especially for TT.

Glad to see you posting TT. I hadnít seen you around in a bit.

On topic, there have been some crazy deals on all the vigoís on eBay...
04-04-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Bigpond

Hey man, thanks for the feedback! If I pick it up...

Hey man, thanks for the feedback! If I pick it up I’d likely go with conti 4k’s at 28mm which seem to measure out to about 31mm.
04-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Bigpond

Yep wider rims may work though I’m not sure how...

Yep wider rims may work though I’m not sure how much wider I can really go. I think the rear will rub around 30 on 17mm rims and it’s around 28mm on the front. Anyway, thanks for tip.
04-03-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Bigpond

Soma Rush Opinions?

TLDR- Anyone have/had a Rush and have an opinion of it?

I picked up a alu langster frame recently for an embarrassingly low price and it’s been great for all the hill climbing I do. Pretty light,...
04-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Bigpond

Holy crap! I thought I was the only one left out...

Holy crap! I thought I was the only one left out here. I run an Eno hub, has been bomb proof.

edit- this site is defunct but still online. They have many decent articles and might have some...
04-03-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Bigpond

Hmm, thatís really interesting Ben. Thereís...

Hmm, thatís really interesting Ben. Thereís little flat road around here and I generally ride with 44cm bullhorns which have been great for leverage. I think I may give some wide ass bars a go.
04-03-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Bigpond

Definitely. And I know there’s gonna come a time...

Definitely. And I know there’s gonna come a time I need to refer back to this cuz I just bought a pink ano stem ffs,
04-03-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,802
Posted By Bigpond

Where is the wobble? Can you identify whether...

Where is the wobble? Can you identify whether it’s toward the chainwheel or cogside?

You want a bit of forward to back wobble in your chain. A little bit of chainslack is a good thing. If the...
04-01-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By Bigpond

Aftermarket forks with adequate clearance and...

Aftermarket forks with adequate clearance and enough rake are out there and not too expensive. It’s harder to find a cheap steamroller frame these days. I’m stem agnostic but there are times when I’m...
04-01-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Bigpond

Dude, that seems criminal but I totally...

Dude, that seems criminal but I totally appreciate the walkthrough.
03-31-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Bigpond

Yesterday I was on YouTube and somehow the Mash...

Yesterday I was on YouTube and somehow the Mash Sf movie from 2007 came up on my stream. If youíve not seen it, think macaframa lite. I didnít watch to the end but what stood out to me was nearly...
03-29-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Bigpond

I don’t see a parallel between throwing some...

I don’t see a parallel between throwing some bondo on a cosmetic panel and covering up a potentially crimped load bearing tube on a bike. This is pretty shady regardless of however common it may or...
03-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Bigpond

That’s really odd. This same issue came up here...

That’s really odd. This same issue came up here recently wrt Omniums. I believe that poster got in touch with Wabi and was told that Omniums only fit the special, though the classic uses the seam...
03-29-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bigpond

Without knowing more about the bikes youíre...

Without knowing more about the bikes youíre comparing itís difficult to offer much help beyond idle speculation. Given that caveat Iíll take a stab at this. My suspicion is that your ďrealĒ track...
03-19-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bigpond

Yes! I loved that colorway too and thought really...

Yes! I loved that colorway too and thought really hard about getting a straggler just for the paint. My lbs actually had one on close out, and all they ever have is trek, but it was a fun sized 49...
03-16-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bigpond

A stand will save you considerable time but is...

A stand will save you considerable time but is not required to build a wheel. You could call around to lbs’ and find out what they charge to build a wheel. Last time I did I paid $50 for a set.
03-04-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 363,728
Posted By Bigpond

qbp

qbp
03-01-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 363,728
Posted By Bigpond

What kinda bike shop would let him walkout with...

What kinda bike shop would let him walkout with only a rear brake? Methinks demographics say Beto is weak with hipsters.
02-26-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bigpond

Kinda stoked to see content that isnít targeted...

Kinda stoked to see content that isnít targeted only to fixiegoons
02-24-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bigpond

They didnít add enough eyelets imo, if youíre...

They didnít add enough eyelets imo, if youíre going to add them add them to back and front. While youíre at it, add a bottle mount to the downtube. Bikes been out long enough for them to sort out...
02-23-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By Bigpond

The whole joke revolves around the use of ass....

The whole joke revolves around the use of ass. You must be hysterical at parties,
02-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bigpond

Specs look pretty similar. If anything, the the...

Specs look pretty similar. If anything, the the tk3 looks to be slightly more track focused than the caad10 but I doubt either would get too much attention at the velodrome. That said, omniums are...
02-21-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bigpond

To his credit, he has given plenty of time to...

To his credit, he has given plenty of time to other bike brands despite his relationship with wabi.
02-21-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By Bigpond

Riding a bike with no means of stopping is like...

Riding a bike with no means of stopping is like walking around in nothing but assless chaps.
02-20-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bigpond

Seems like he's moved back in to his mom's house...

Seems like he's moved back in to his mom's house and yt is his only job. Maybe Wabi is his ticket to freedom.

re:wabi
Calling them is your best bet. I've chatted with them several times and...
02-20-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bigpond

Wow! Huge blow. Thanks, Bandera, for the link....

Wow! Huge blow. Thanks, Bandera, for the link. It's hard to imagine they wouldn't have negotiated multi-year contracts with host cities to avoid this. Once you realize fee's have increased why not...
02-19-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,774
Posted By Bigpond

Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it Tim.

Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it Tim.
02-19-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 447,480
Posted By Bigpond

Whoa! Nice clips. What are they?

Whoa! Nice clips. What are they?
02-18-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bigpond

I’m liking that color more every time I see it....

I’m liking that color more every time I see it. I’m really curious just big you can go with the frame. I think you’d need to keep it to 42mm 650B to avoid pedal strike.
02-18-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,802
Posted By Bigpond

I think the Fuji was the right call too. If you...

I think the Fuji was the right call too. If you have some cash you want to burn I think the biggest upgrade you can make is to the tires.
02-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bigpond

I bet you won't have to look too hard to find...

I bet you won't have to look too hard to find someone selling a bike or frame in your size at the velodrome. You might also be able to score a deal on a used rental frame. If you're set on buying...
02-14-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bigpond

What type of ride are you looking for? Surly...

What type of ride are you looking for?

Surly Steamroller, Wabi, All City Big Block and Soma Rush are a few good steel options with a nod to general riding.
Dolan precursa and All City Thunderdome...
02-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bigpond

All three of those brands are new to me. Thanks...

All three of those brands are new to me. Thanks for posting!
02-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bigpond

Thanks Hairnet! Surly just updated the...

Thanks Hairnet!

Surly just updated the entire website and added better quality images of the new color way. It's pretty. Real pretty.



I think 650b would be pretty easy to do here. Huge...
02-12-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bigpond

New steamroller color is in

Metallic Lilac...less purple than the 5th anniversary big block but more purple than last years ministry grey. I think itís frame only this year,

Edit: apparently I canít properly upload a photo
02-10-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bigpond

With respect, I feel much of your post seems to...

With respect, I feel much of your post seems to be built on bias, assumption and dubious reasoning. I can certainly appreciate your position of safety first, though. However, I think that this is an...
02-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Bigpond

I have a Fuji made from 178 and it is an...

I have a Fuji made from 178 and it is an excellent ride. I believe it is a Sagre’s from 1986. The memory on this device was erased and I lost my links but going from own memory the tubing was made by...
Forum: For Sale
02-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bigpond

Just saw these on cl today! Small world. Glws. ...

Just saw these on cl today! Small world. Glws.



I might be back if I can find a crank with the right bcd.
02-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bigpond

Thanks for that video! Interesting perspective,...

Thanks for that video! Interesting perspective, no doubt.

Then I took a peek at Ritchey bikes on eBay and was flummoxed by all carbon frames, carbon forks on steel bikes and everything without a...
02-08-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bigpond

Take a look at the secondary market, imo. Used...

Take a look at the secondary market, imo. Used fatbikes seem to have some of the lowest miles of any used bikes around here (New England). Good deals abound!
02-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bigpond

Not an expert by any means, but a quick search...

Not an expert by any means, but a quick search suggests the same factories produce name brand stuff and off brand frames merely changing molds. Very often using the same carbon recipes. The generic...
02-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bigpond

Grab a mtb. Having one opens a lot of areas to...

Grab a mtb. Having one opens a lot of areas to new exploration.
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