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04-22-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By BicycleBicycle

That's actually a funny phenomena. I had a...

That's actually a funny phenomena.
I had a fixed gear along time ago just because it was easier to cart around town with than a BMX bike.
I never invested too much money into it and didn't do a...
04-01-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I always found belt drive bikes to be pretty...

I always found belt drive bikes to be pretty interesting.
04-01-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Get the cheapest bike you can that isn't made of...

Get the cheapest bike you can that isn't made of hi-ten steel.
Some kind of aluminum, er.. I mean "aluminium" may be better suited for you. Most midrange hybrids/mtb's will be made of aluminium.
If...
03-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,861
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Absolutely. That's one main reason I dislike...

Absolutely. That's one main reason I dislike hi-ten bikes. Has nothing to do with being snobby or anything. They also have no resale value on the private market.

Which means they end up in the...
03-21-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yep, Tektro's are good and solid and most people...

Yep, Tektro's are good and solid and most people probably won't need more than that.
I'm mostly referring to the brakes that are sub-par even compared to Tektro. Tektro's are industry standard and...
03-20-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yep. I wasn't even implying that it was the best...

Yep. I wasn't even implying that it was the best way to stop it, just an effective way. I 100% agree that conventional braking with expensive brakes that most consumers just aren't going to have on...
03-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Fixed it.

Fixed it.
03-20-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By BicycleBicycle

It's the same law in many different states,...

It's the same law in many different states, written almost exactly the same way. No idea why it was never made federal.

Unfortunately, legs don't count (but apparently fingers do for brake...
02-10-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,713
Posted By BicycleBicycle

We're probably getting really getting into the...

We're probably getting really getting into the realm of implied instead of measured differences, but welds could potentially make a difference in resonance, which could mean that the tig welded frame...
02-09-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,713
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Personally, I think that cars and bicycle's...

Personally, I think that cars and bicycle's cannot be compared. Some people seem to do that with me to "make fun of" the idea that high level concepts of what people want seem to transfer over.
I...
01-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I've had pretty bad experiences with square taper...

I've had pretty bad experiences with square taper cranks.
Then again, I've never owned very high quality ones, and vuelta pistas never seemed to give me a problem.
I currently own outboard bearings...
01-07-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,096
Posted By BicycleBicycle

They're good for extremely hilly areas and people...

They're good for extremely hilly areas and people who would otherwise not be able to ride a bike.
If you're riding an extremely heavy bike, and you need to be doing for a very long time with a very...
12-30-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By BicycleBicycle

You think you've seen everything until something...

You think you've seen everything until something like this pops up.
It looks like it would work for general straight line a to b commuting, but throw any kind of variation in there, or stick it in...
12-26-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Don't forget the Ritchey P29er and the Niner SIR...

Don't forget the Ritchey P29er and the Niner SIR 9.
Singular also makes a very very nice ride for like $700 for frame and fork.
Steel is real.
12-26-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Love that beefy chainstay. That's the only thing...

Love that beefy chainstay. That's the only thing that stopped me from getting an el mariachi (lots of people cracking chainstays and im' a clyde).
I'm glad I waited it out though, as I got a much...
12-25-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,713
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Never ridden one, but I've seen them around and I...

Never ridden one, but I've seen them around and I can make very good inferences from specs.
Back in the day, they were one of the first companies that came out with completes that didn't need...
12-13-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I also love the look of raw frames. I...

I also love the look of raw frames.
I considered doing exactly that to one of my frames not very long ago.
However, a typical rattlecan clear coat is for sure going to wear off in certain areas and...
12-13-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By BicycleBicycle

It took me a while to find the perfect rain...

It took me a while to find the perfect rain combination.

I tried ponchos, waterproof hoodies, etc.


So far, the best thing I found was a ripstop rainsuit.

Rain comes down on you typically,...
11-28-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Wow, those are nice cranks. I have Deore XT's...

Wow, those are nice cranks. I have Deore XT's right now, and they look like tuff stuff (very thick aluminum arms).
Those SRAMs look like they are very similar. Definitely very good looking set of...
11-27-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,848
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Honestly, anyone that gives you some detailed...

Honestly, anyone that gives you some detailed multi-faceted strategy for crashing is full of crap.
You can't predict like 99% of them, and if you can do anything about it, you're usually flying in...
11-27-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I have no idea what kind of bike you have, but if...

I have no idea what kind of bike you have, but if it's 1x, you can get top of the line BMX cranks for like $130 brand new, so used you can probably get for $50ish. 180mm is standard fare for bmx....
11-25-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Thanks for the good responses guys! I...

Thanks for the good responses guys!
I definitely wasn't going to get a full suspension MTB for commuting.
In fact, I was even trying to avoid front suspension if possible as my bike is more of a...
11-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By BicycleBicycle

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11-24-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,025
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Just get a Bern. Literally a helmet with a hat...

Just get a Bern. Literally a helmet with a hat brim built into it.
Look sexy and available for mating, block the sun, and protect ya neck.
win win.
11-24-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I have had bikes, experiences, and parts that I...

I have had bikes, experiences, and parts that I would otherwise never be able to afford thanks to craigslist.
In my area, it's not uncommon to see a bike that was $2,000 5 years ago go for about...
11-23-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,853
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Sometimes it's the addition of crazy hills that...

Sometimes it's the addition of crazy hills that gives you passion :D.
11-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By BicycleBicycle

A guy at a local bike shop showed me this trick...

A guy at a local bike shop showed me this trick once and I always use it now.
He's owned the bike shop for over 20 years I think, and he's one of those dudes who can get an off-true wheel perfectly...
11-16-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Nevermind I answered this myself. I'm adding to...

Nevermind I answered this myself. I'm adding to this so that it pops up in search engines if anyone else has the same question.
Turns out the forks on the bike are corrected and offset to compensate...
11-15-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By BicycleBicycle

2012 Salsa El Mariachi Concerns and Fork Swap

Hello all, I am in the market for a new bike.
I have been looking at this 2012 salsa el mariachi single speed, as it's PERFECT for just about everything I could ask for out of a bike.
For my...
11-15-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By BicycleBicycle

2012 Salsa El Mariachi Fork Swap

Hello all, I am in the market for a new bike.
I have been looking at this 2012 salsa el mariachi single speed, as it's PERFECT for just about everything I could ask for out of a bike.
For my...
11-13-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Oh man, I never knew that site existed. It's...

Oh man, I never knew that site existed.
It's almost like they are completely different bikes.

In the MTB world, what percentage of the "innovation" is gimmicky, and what percentage of it is...
11-13-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,853
Posted By BicycleBicycle

fgfs bikes are not good for "fast and far". I...

fgfs bikes are not good for "fast and far". I mean, you can ride anything in almost any way you like, but some bikes are more optimized for certain purposes.
If you want a new bike instead of...
11-13-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,853
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I've never owned a geared bike (my entire life). ...

I've never owned a geared bike (my entire life).
Not because of neckbeardery, but because of a long set of circumstances, and really good bikes keep popping up locally that are single speed.
I also...
11-11-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By BicycleBicycle

It's possible, but probably not so in a lot of...

It's possible, but probably not so in a lot of cases (You need like an extra inch and a half of clearance which isn't trivial).

It will also alter the way your bike rides as frames are made with a...
11-10-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By BicycleBicycle

If you buy a new fixed gear for not much more...

If you buy a new fixed gear for not much more than the wheelset, you're going to get something with a similar wheelset and similar parts.
Your frame will be better (sometimes much much better) but...
11-08-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By BicycleBicycle

2014 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO geometry.

Hello all, I am in the search of the perfect machine, and I have been looking at 29'ers.
I specifically want a 29er because of it's long distance/everyday capability. (I commute more than I ride...
11-07-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By BicycleBicycle

That's because of manipulations of their...

That's because of manipulations of their algorithms.
Same concept as when robot battle videos get flagged as animal cruelty, and also analogous to people getting flagged randomly for violating terms...
11-03-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Wow, you must live in a very flat area. I can't...

Wow, you must live in a very flat area. I can't even imagine riding a brakeless fixed sans skidding. Would be very close to literal suicide. If my entire commute and daily errand running was flat...
Forum: BMX
10-22-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Gotta love the mid school phase. Everything...

Gotta love the mid school phase.
Everything seemed like it was almost purposefully made to be as heavy as possible.
1/4" chains anyone?

Then the response to that, where everything was made paper...
Forum: BMX
10-22-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Best BMX style bike for cruising.

Hello all.
I've recently been made aware of a bunch of BMX cruisers that seem to be marketed towards the slightly older used-to BMX crowd.
Kinda funny, as this is like the first generation that...
10-22-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Holy smokes. Deal of the year right there....

Holy smokes. Deal of the year right there. They're actually on sale everywhere right now it seems.
$38.37 on one site.

I have some other really nice parts and I woud pick them up to go towards...
10-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I'm going to keep that old sugino crankset in...

I'm going to keep that old sugino crankset in mind if/when I build a beater single speed.

IMO vuelta pistas are the cheapest crankset that you can buy that can still be considered rideable.
For...
10-18-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Geeze, that crank arm is practically a kickstand.

Geeze, that crank arm is practically a kickstand.
10-10-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I had a conversion once. I guess I got lucky...

I had a conversion once.
I guess I got lucky and the BB was already high.
I would notice small pedal strike, but I thought it was normal and just avoided learning too hard (or I would sorta ease...
10-08-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,771
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Have you thought about getting the frame dimpled...

Have you thought about getting the frame dimpled like others have suggested?
The loss on those cranks after sale could probably go towards dimpling.
You're probably going to lose at least $60 on...
10-06-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,008
Posted By BicycleBicycle

To add (per Sheldon Brown), NJS was also used as...

To add (per Sheldon Brown), NJS was also used as a standard for interchangeability of parts and tools.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_n-o.html
10-06-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Not sure of aluminum, but I can speak on steel. ...

Not sure of aluminum, but I can speak on steel.
I snapped an old road bike conversion on the downtube once. I knew a welder, and they offered to weld it back together using an oxy torch. It actually...
10-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,008
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Ahh back when NJS was a thing lol. That stamp...

Ahh back when NJS was a thing lol.
That stamp isn't indicative of some upper tier of quality, but rather a minimum floor of tolerance.
It just means that the equipment was approved to be ridden on...
10-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,008
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Wow this forum was way different back then. I...

Wow this forum was way different back then.
I remember going on it occasionally to poke around and lurk back in those days.
09-30-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,771
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I'm frequently surprised at the quality of their...

I'm frequently surprised at the quality of their components on all but the tarckiest of the tarck, and even then it's at the midrange standard.
They are a wholesaler for J&B Imports, and their parts...
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