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02-27-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 142,653
Posted By Bat56

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me...

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. As one of the OG members of this thread, being back feels like Iím home again.

and Iíll say - in the intervening years, Iíve picked up one...
01-14-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Bat56

Thanks for this info. It's very helpful. Everyone...

Thanks for this info. It's very helpful. Everyone is so busy these days, and this answer gave me the motivation to just buy a new lock. If I ever get keys for the old one, I will just have a spare...
01-13-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Bat56

Kryptonite lock - key registration and replacement, have you used it?

I registered my locks with Kryptonite more than 5 years ago and now I lost the key. So I figured I could go to the website and log into my account and locate my lock, and then order keys. But that's...
06-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,348
Posted By Bat56

well ok. Very interesting. Answer here is that...

well ok. Very interesting. Answer here is that the 16t freewheel causes the 1/8Ē chain to bottom out on the freewheel body. I never woulda guessed!

that said, yíall crazy with $200 chainrings. I...
06-02-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,739
Posted By Bat56

Iíve read about over the last 20 years, and I can...

Iíve read about over the last 20 years, and I can do it. But Iím super nervous about ordering the correct length spokes. Any advice in that regard?
06-02-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By Bat56

The front hub is attached to your front wheel....

The front hub is attached to your front wheel. FYI. You might be referring to the bottom bracket. Which is the thing your cranks spin around inside of.

You want a bigger chain ring. Figure out...
05-26-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,739
Posted By Bat56

Is anyone stocking 650b fixed rear wheels?

I want to put 650b on a bike. Fixed rear and disc front. Front will be easy to find. Rear, not so much.

do you know of anyone who is stocking the rear? 135mm OLD, 10mm axle.
05-21-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,806
Posted By Bat56

Sometimes I really hate necro threads.

Sometimes I really hate necro threads.
05-21-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,806
Posted By Bat56

Sometimes I really hate necro threads.

Sometimes I really hate necro threads.
05-21-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Bat56

just do this. Then go for a ride.

just do this. Then go for a ride.
05-21-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,348
Posted By Bat56

yeah especially if your cranks or crank arms...

yeah especially if your cranks or crank arms arenít centered.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By Bat56

funny because thatís what I did. Sold my car. And...

funny because thatís what I did. Sold my car. And yeah $200 is steep. But Iíve used that bag for ten years and itís still solid. The Ortliebs can be bought on eBay for $50-$75.

the trashbag...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By Bat56

I only use bags. Never racks. Over the last 10+...

I only use bags. Never racks. Over the last 10+ years my fall/winter/spring evolution has been:

chrome metropolis
bagaboo workhorse xl with extra strap
trashbags garbage truck

in the summer...
03-21-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Bat56

Not really. I'd say it makes it "harder" all the...

Not really. I'd say it makes it "harder" all the time. But since most hills have two sides, an uphill and a downhill, it's a bit tricky to say that anything makes "hills" harder or easier. Arguably,...
03-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bat56

Are you saying that you think you are losing...

Are you saying that you think you are losing power because you are flexing the 130 crank and want a 144 to take care of that? Because if so, you should just ask your team mechanic because you should...
06-09-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,734
Posted By Bat56

I see no reason to get that frame over a Jury....

I see no reason to get that frame over a Jury. Add a carbon disc for for <$100. You can run 40c tires.
06-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bat56

say what?

say what?
06-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bat56

Is eccentric bb or track ends optional? Do they...

Is eccentric bb or track ends optional? Do they have sliding drop outs?
06-03-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 212,939
Posted By Bat56

I’ve got 180mm white industries eno crank....

I’ve got 180mm white industries eno crank. Looking to trade for your 165mm. Mine are silver.
04-27-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 222,243
Posted By Bat56

yeah those bidders agree with you!

yeah those bidders agree with you!
07-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
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: 2,972
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: 9,578
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: 1,979
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: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 4,337
Posted By Bat56

We donít do that here.

We donít do that here.
07-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 1,138
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: 4,339
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: 1,138
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: 1,904
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: 4,337
Posted By Bat56

well

well
06-27-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,955
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: 8,492
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: 3,062
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: 4,734
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: 4,734
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: 4,734
Posted By Bat56

Nice. Didnít know this existed.

Nice. Didnít know this existed.
06-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,734
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: 11,968
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: 81
Views: 18,680
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: 81
Views: 18,680
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: 898
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: 81
Views: 18,680
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: 81
Views: 18,680
Posted By Bat56

This statement is absurd and false.

This statement is absurd and false.
02-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,680
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: 1,347
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.
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