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06-27-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By zacked

I've always just used old spokes. Unless the BB...

I've always just used old spokes. Unless the BB is seized in you don't need much force.
06-15-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By zacked

I've dropped mine probably a dozen times (usually...

I've dropped mine probably a dozen times (usually my fault). It explodes into 4 pieces every time, and I've put it back together every time. 4 years old and still working fine.
06-15-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By zacked

Not necessarily. Axle-to-crown is only part of...

Not necessarily. Axle-to-crown is only part of the picture for tire clearance, because different forks have different amounts of material below the crown, and different brake positioning. Google...
05-04-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By zacked

-Looks like an '85. To everyone getting huffy...

-Looks like an '85. To everyone getting huffy because he converted a geared bike, relax. It was a low-end hi-ten bike.

-Try it without the tensioner first. Is the dropout filled so that there...
05-04-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By zacked

For the record, Surly makes some free/free hubs.

For the record, Surly makes some free/free hubs.
05-04-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By zacked

Does it creak when you are out of the saddle?

Does it creak when you are out of the saddle?
05-04-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,526
Posted By zacked

I also have had no problem using an eno hub on an...

I also have had no problem using an eno hub on an aluminum frame.
04-12-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By zacked

Yes, what kind of hub do you have, and are you...

Yes, what kind of hub do you have, and are you running fixed or free? Some of the early monocogs had BMX flip-flop hubs, which have standard threading on one side and metric on the other. The...
04-07-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,891
Posted By zacked

A SS is more efficient than fixed at basically...

A SS is more efficient than fixed at basically everything. I only ride freewheel these days because I enjoy carving down hills. But if you squint, I can think of some edge cases where fixed would...
04-07-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By zacked

They don't offer a whole lot of choice in frames,...

They don't offer a whole lot of choice in frames, but if you want what they offer then I don't think there's a better choice in the market. Well built, light frames and a very reasonable price, and...
04-05-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By zacked

Like ian says, you certainly can paint your own...

Like ian says, you certainly can paint your own rims, but if you want it to not look like complete **** it will take a whole bunch of work.
03-23-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,179,467
Posted By zacked

IRO's have incredibly low top-tubes and very...

IRO's have incredibly low top-tubes and very short head tubes for their sizes, so it can be hard to get the bars up. Fortunately their steerers weigh about 7,000lbs so you can run as many spacers as...
03-16-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By zacked

With a BB, there's two things for fit. One is...

With a BB, there's two things for fit. One is will it physically fit in your frame (English (68) or Italian (70) for most stuff), the other is will it match the crankset (Spindle length, plus ISO...
03-16-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,994
Posted By zacked

Travel. Most people drive to tournaments.

Travel. Most people drive to tournaments.
03-16-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,220
Posted By zacked

I don't think CF is weak, but it is notably less...

I don't think CF is weak, but it is notably less durable than aluminum and iron alloys, which makes it susceptible to the types of damage normal city use causes to a bike and parts. And it is...
03-16-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,220
Posted By zacked

That's all true, but CF cranks still make no...

That's all true, but CF cranks still make no sense for a bike you're going to lock up at the store. I occasionally consider getting a CF frame, but then I remember how many times I've come back to...
03-16-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,994
Posted By zacked

There are people selling disc covers, but they're...

There are people selling disc covers, but they're small shops, like fixcraft (http://www.fixcraft.net/?page_id=9). A good reusable system other than zipties (which you have to destroy to remove)...
03-16-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By zacked

White Industries are the best, in kind of the...

White Industries are the best, in kind of the same way that Ferraris are the best car.

Shimano are Hondas, ACS are Hyundais.
03-15-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By zacked

It does jack all to protect a chain, but it might...

It does jack all to protect a chain, but it might be useful for protecting pants.
03-15-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By zacked

Most women today are riding frames that are...

Most women today are riding frames that are generally designed for men, with top tubes that are much too long for them proportionately. I can spot a girl riding a bike from distance just by the fact...
03-14-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,220
Posted By zacked

You aren't going to break them with your legs,...

You aren't going to break them with your legs, that's for sure.

But they won't take the abuse of getting locked up and kicked around, and they aren't any lighter, so they'd be a dumb choice for a...
03-10-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By zacked

Chainrings are usually spaced about 5mm apart, is...

Chainrings are usually spaced about 5mm apart, is that what you are asking?
03-08-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By zacked

Well, you can damage cranks by over-tightening if...

Well, you can damage cranks by over-tightening if you went nuts on them trying to remove the creak. Are you taking them off with a crank puller? They should not come off by hand.

Are they moving...
03-08-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By zacked

You say it happens without the chain, so it's...

You say it happens without the chain, so it's likely not this. But the absolute first thing to check with creaks is to ride out of the saddle and see if the noise stops. If it stops, then its your...
03-07-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,987
Posted By zacked

Olive oil will spoil, and then your fork will...

Olive oil will spoil, and then your fork will smell like garbage.
03-03-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By zacked

It's not strange, they just charge $2 for the...

It's not strange, they just charge $2 for the spacers and the labor to add them.

If you have cone wrenches you can also do this yourself to any of the basic track hubs using $1 worth of hardware...
02-28-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By zacked

You have a $350 bike with $250 wheels added and...

You have a $350 bike with $250 wheels added and $100 wheels removed. Nobody really cares that you wasted money on expensive bars, pedals and saddle, maybe $15 for that stuff. So that's $515 before...
02-25-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,770
Posted By zacked

Yeah, well he knows a ****load more than you,...

Yeah, well he knows a ****load more than you, that's for sure. I have personally witnessed pedals unthreading from being mounted LSD. It is just a question of when.
02-23-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,342
Posted By zacked

He's probably basing it on the first picture,...

He's probably basing it on the first picture, where the turned bars make it look like a 50mm stem.

Mother****er, my hoodie string just fell in my coffee. So not pro.
02-23-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By zacked

It is absolutely not worth changing forks to run...

It is absolutely not worth changing forks to run a slightly shorter reach brake. Get over it, or get a different brake anodized.
02-23-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,370
Posted By zacked

How tall are you?

How tall are you?
02-18-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By zacked

Clearly, he's either running inch-pitch or dura...

Clearly, he's either running inch-pitch or dura ace 10mm.
02-17-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 962
Posted By zacked

Am I missing something? Never run sew-ups but I...

Am I missing something? Never run sew-ups but I thought they had almost no lip at all. Like this:

http://www.parktool.com/uploads/images/blog/repair_help/glue50.jpg
02-16-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,014
Posted By zacked

Just get a pair of cable stops, and take out the...

Just get a pair of cable stops, and take out the adjuster. They're pretty much identical to the PS covers, but someday you'll probably need a set anyway.

Or what TT said.
02-16-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By zacked

Haven't tried. Hopefully the improved...

Haven't tried.

Hopefully the improved tolerances are real, the ACS freewheels I've used worked perfectly fine but were clearly not precise. Sucks about the custom tool, which will probably keep...
02-16-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,193
Posted By zacked

Definitely Mavic. XC717, Open Pros and CXP22 have...

Definitely Mavic. XC717, Open Pros and CXP22 have all served me well. Have a set of XM317s waiting to be built up, those are a screaming deal for 26".

For things like rims, where durability is...
02-15-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,670
Posted By zacked

If you switch to risers from drop or bullhorn...

If you switch to risers from drop or bullhorn bars, you'll want to also switch to a longer stem. That might be the reason some people haven't liked using them.
02-11-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By zacked

One of the great things about having a cheap bike...

One of the great things about having a cheap bike like the uno is you can just not care what happens to it. Even with no maintenance it will probably last longer than your will to ride it.
02-11-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By zacked

Many, many (many, many) threadless stems have a...

Many, many (many, many) threadless stems have a 25.4 clamp. They also commonly come in 26.0.

All 31.8 stems (probably) are threadless; not all threadless stems are 31.8.
02-10-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By zacked

What type of frame? Keirin, BMX, original...

What type of frame? Keirin, BMX, original Monocog, junk...?
02-10-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By zacked

More like anything you can do, I can do (but...

More like anything you can do, I can do (but maybe not very well). Ironically I end up riding my most expensive and nicest bike in the worst weather since it's so good at dealing with anything.
...
02-03-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,088
Posted By zacked

http://cdn.vitalbmx.com/photos/products/919/photos...

http://cdn.vitalbmx.com/photos/products/919/photos/723/s600_91986880_1262029931.jpg?1293306974

Represent. And real comfortable too.

ODI Lock-ons are my favorite though, otherwise they start...
02-03-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By zacked

If you're that small, I'd seriously consider...

If you're that small, I'd seriously consider looking at a bike with 650c wheels, like the IRO HD. (http://www.irocycle.com/markvprohdbuild-a-bikewstandardwheelset.aspx)
02-02-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 502,057
Posted By zacked

Miche makes nice 135 BCD rings for fix/ss, if...

Miche makes nice 135 BCD rings for fix/ss, if anyone goes that route. You'll need an ISO BB as well, which aren't that common: Miche, Phil or Chorus ($$$). I think Origin 8 make them now, as well.
02-02-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By zacked

That's quite an expensive (looking) frame. If...

That's quite an expensive (looking) frame. If you don't know what you are doing, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have someone more experienced do the work for you.

1) Cane Creek SCR-5...
02-01-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,342
Posted By zacked

Is this a front fender mounted on the back?

Is this a front fender mounted on the back?
02-01-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By zacked

99% of the time when someone asks this question...

99% of the time when someone asks this question on BF, their lockring was loose. This allows the cog to spin backwards when you slow down, then when you start up again it retightens, and you feel...
02-01-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By zacked

I was going to recommend the All-City nature boy...

I was going to recommend the All-City nature boy looks nice (though it inexplicably lacks fender mounts).

The Raleigh One-way has some nice features. I love my IRO. On-one Pompino?

None of...
01-31-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By zacked

Any bike shop will have the basic unbranded ones...

Any bike shop will have the basic unbranded ones (http://aebike.com/product/sugino-push-on-dustcaps-chrome-sku-cr1274-qc30.htm) for cheap. Loose Screws/ The third hand is usually good for this...
01-14-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By zacked

At least with that (hideous) stem, it is almost...

At least with that (hideous) stem, it is almost rideable!
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