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06-13-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By amor fati

Thanks for the help. Nothing in the south bay?

Thanks for the help. Nothing in the south bay?
06-13-11, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,708
Posted By amor fati

Bike co-ops in the bay area?

I'm coming to visit family in Sunnyvale in a few days and I've got a frame and some parts lined up to use but I'm going to need some tools for bb and headset installation. Are there any co-ops where...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By amor fati

Question for Selle An-atomica owners

I've decided to get one of these but haven't decided whether I should get the standard one or the Clydesdale. I weigh somewhere around 150 and the Clydesdale is said to be for riders that are 180 or...
01-24-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,136,726
Posted By amor fati

Yes, it 'rides' great in the street but in terms...

Yes, it 'rides' great in the street but in terms of putting up with the everyday normal abuse of riding in the streets the Concept could be aptly described as FRAGILE! It won't be damaged by riding...
01-17-11, 04:26 AM
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Views: 1,136,726
Posted By amor fati

carleton, I've got a 55cm Pista Concept I'd like...

carleton, I've got a 55cm Pista Concept I'd like to trade for a 57cm. I sent you a PM.
01-10-11, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By amor fati

Thanks. I guess I'll just try the phone numbers....

Thanks. I guess I'll just try the phone numbers. I've just had more luck with emails in the past when it comes to rather specific bike questions.
01-09-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By amor fati

How do I contact Campagnolo online?

Is there some way I can email Campagnolo? There website doesn't include a contact link and a google search returned a contact page which no longer exists.
12-31-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By amor fati

Pista Concepts were made in Taiwan. The Bianchi...

Pista Concepts were made in Taiwan. The Bianchi Super Pista is probably too.
12-31-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By amor fati

Can I safely use a wheel with 8mm slotted axles on a regular fork

I've got two front wheels that are designed for use with the fork on my njs bike which calls for 8mm (i.e. slotted) axles. Is it safe to use these with a regular fork designed for standard 9mm front...
12-12-10, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,606
Posted By amor fati

Fork axle crown + rake formula

I've obtained a frame which came without a fork. I know of the fork which normally comes with this frame and its axle-crown and rake measurements (365 and 38mm, respectively). I would like to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,559
Posted By amor fati

So, lucky me, something turned up on craigslist...

So, lucky me, something turned up on craigslist this past weekend which i've never seen before in my area: a Catlike Whisper helmet! It was also, fortuitously, a size medium. So after wearing it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-10, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,559
Posted By amor fati

This is precisely what I found when I did my...

This is precisely what I found when I did my original google search. Some said they sized big, others said the opposite. Frustrating. Apparently the original Whisper was definitely on the large side,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-10, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,559
Posted By amor fati

Catlike Whisper Plus sizing

I'm want to get a Catlike Whisper Plus helmet but I'm a little divided about what size to get. My head, where the helmet would sit, measures 58.5 cm around. The medium whisper is said to be for...
11-12-10, 01:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By amor fati

Can anyone give me info on Harp keirin track frames?

I have the opportunity to buy a Harp track frame from a keirin racer. Can't seem to find much if any information on Harp on the web. The frame has significant dent on the toptube but looks good...
11-07-10, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By amor fati

Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions. I...

Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions. I definitely don't want to throw myself over the bars so I realize I'd have to practice with the front disc before I used it in an emergency. I don't...
11-06-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,872
Posted By amor fati

I totally agree with your sentiments Deshi that...

I totally agree with your sentiments Deshi that legitmate buyers are nowdays all but excluded from bidding on anything on ebay with the keywords "fixed gear" or "track" or "Njs" because of all the...
11-06-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,872
Posted By amor fati

Yea, but it's the best stupid bike, IMO.

Yea, but it's the best stupid bike, IMO.
11-06-10, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By amor fati

I have a pista concept. Vittoria randonneur...

I have a pista concept. Vittoria randonneur 700x28s fit easy front and back. My friend has a 700x32 on the back of his D2 Alu Pista. I think definitely 32 would work, maybe even 35.
11-05-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By amor fati

My "I don't want to die just yet" bike for rainy days (aka Disc Brake on a fixie)

So, I had a near death experience today with a car turning left which has prompted me to definitely follow through with an idea I've had in the back of my mind for awhile. I was in the right hand...
11-05-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,872
Posted By amor fati

Some recent 90's C-dale track frame sales on...

Some recent 90's C-dale track frame sales on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150495383165&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
...
11-05-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By amor fati

1. Someone needs to inform hub manufacturers that...

1. Someone needs to inform hub manufacturers that the hub that should be made most common is the double fixed hub and NOT the fixed/free variety. One CAN use a freewheel on either side of a double...
11-04-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By amor fati

That's your "Bottle of Smoke", Mr. Poguemahone. ...

That's your "Bottle of Smoke", Mr. Poguemahone.

This is why I always pull over when I see a garage sale. You just never know what you're gonna find.
11-04-10, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By amor fati

That would be great!

That would be great!
11-03-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By amor fati

Looking for an SR MTE-100 seatpost

I tried in the mountain biking forum first, because that's what this seatpost was originally intended for, but I haven't had any luck so far. I have the option of using the seatpost on either a 27.0...
10-31-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By amor fati

Just realized I could use a 26.6 with a shim...

Just realized I could use a 26.6 with a shim too...if anyone has that.
10-29-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By amor fati

Want to Buy SR Sakae Ringyo MTE-100

I really like Brooks saddles but I guess I have long femurs or something cause I can never seem to get a seatpost with enough setback to make them fit right for me. However, I think this post should...
08-23-10, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By amor fati

Thanks for the advice Tejano. Coincidentally the...

Thanks for the advice Tejano. Coincidentally the tire I got a flat with (after only two or three weeks of riding) was a Continental Sprinter. It came with the wheel and seemed to be quite a bit...
08-23-10, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By amor fati

Tubulars on the street

Maybe I should be asking the roadies this question but I'll try here first. I have recently been introduced to the heaven and hell of riding tubulars (I impulsively bought a Campy Shamal front wheel...
08-16-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By amor fati

I think they use them on adult trikes these days.

I think they use them on adult trikes these days.
08-16-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By amor fati

You are absolutely right in your perception. And...

You are absolutely right in your perception. And it is not because of the 1.5 gear inch difference. It is partly due to the difference in geometry but is also due to the fact that you have moved from...
08-15-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,110
Posted By amor fati

+1

+1
08-13-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,110
Posted By amor fati

That's great news. Is there a URL that shows this?

That's great news. Is there a URL that shows this?
08-12-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By amor fati

I think 61cm is as big as these things come. I...

I think 61cm is as big as these things come. I say $450 cause it does look a little scuffed up.
08-11-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,931
Posted By amor fati

Oh yeah, that is bad. That frame looks like my...

Oh yeah, that is bad. That frame looks like my friends hybrid. It apears that bike companies are really not listening. Just in case someone is listening: 90s Cannondale Track. I'll repeat that, 90s...
08-04-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,176
Posted By amor fati

Considering the side impact it sustained with the...

Considering the side impact it sustained with the van I really doubt it's okay. I hope the guy, however, got nothing more than a bruised hip. Everyone's entitled to a poor call in judgement now and...
08-03-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,176
Posted By amor fati

Randonneurs skid smoothest. Everwears last...

Randonneurs skid smoothest. Everwears last longest. Gatorskins are too sticky and cost too much (good rain tire). Armadillos sometimes peel off in big sections which become detached from the flat...
08-03-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,472
Posted By amor fati

If you want to remove the lockring around older...

If you want to remove the lockring around older bottom brackets then you want HCW-5. If you want to remove the lockring from a fixed gear wheel you do NOT want HCW-5(which can make the process an...
07-24-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By amor fati

Is it possible to buy frames on Ebay anymore?

I've had a little more petty cash than usual so I've been scouting ebay religiously to get myself a deal on a couple of quality track frames. Unfortunately, I've noticed a trend whereby many of the...
07-19-10, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By amor fati

Alright! It worked. This is a good example from...

Alright! It worked. This is a good example from the internet as well.160425
07-19-10, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By amor fati

Damn, the pictures didn't upload. Ok, second try....

Damn, the pictures didn't upload. Ok, second try.

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07-19-10, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By amor fati

Thanks for trying to help. Hopefully this works,...

Thanks for trying to help. Hopefully this works, I've tried to upload some pictures from my computer to show more clearly what I'm talking about. The first image is of some track ends that have the...
07-18-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By amor fati

Can I install steel inserts on my aluminum dropouts

I made a post similar to this in the fixed gear section but nobody seems to have any info for me. I have an old aluminum track frame that has track ends that are kind of worn causing the wheel to...
07-18-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 31,161
Posted By amor fati

[QUOTE=MysticRats;11073779]Ya I wanna put a front...

[QUOTE=MysticRats;11073779]Ya I wanna put a front basket on my scooter:
Check Massans 722 Errand Bike:
http://nextseason.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/dsc_0546.jpg

That looks like a huge ratio to...
07-18-10, 06:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By amor fati

Is it possible to install steel inserts into the aluminum track ends of my frame?

I've got a fairly old aluminum track frame which was made in the days before track ends came with steel inserts. The track ends have therefore become quite gnarled, enough that one of the two rear...
07-12-10, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,136,726
Posted By amor fati

:lol: What can I say, I like sarcasm.

:lol:

What can I say, I like sarcasm.
06-25-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By amor fati

A little on the small side and definitely to nice...

A little on the small side and definitely to nice and shiny. It's difficult to find what i'm looking for on ebay cause once a frame gets to a certain state of being beat up the issue of quality...
06-25-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By amor fati

Because I've never had the opportunity to ride...

Because I've never had the opportunity to ride one. If lots of people say somethings good I like to try it out and judge for myself. But the frame doesn't need to be NJS it just needs to be of high...
06-25-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By amor fati

Anybody want to sell me there beat up NJS frame

I'm looking to buy a high quality track frame that's a little beat up. Preferably NJS and steel. Paint scrapes, scratches gouges and light dents are all OK. Deep dents and cracks (i.e. anything...
05-21-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By amor fati

Yep, "set and forget". However, if you change...

Yep, "set and forget". However, if you change the adjustment of the straps, say for a different pair of shoes, it's easy to remember where you had the previous adjustment. You just have to count...
05-21-10, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By amor fati

Very pleased with Plemmons double straps

About a year ago, when I was visiting San Francisco, I picked up some sort of vintage looking leather double straps with buckles as a "souvenir" from a bike shop in the city. I already had Toshi's...
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