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11-16-10, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By dudezor

Ditto. I've only used Surly and Dura Ace cogs and...

Ditto. I've only used Surly and Dura Ace cogs and either are as quiet as I'd ever hope for.
10-26-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,771
Posted By dudezor

Stripping a hub is something that anyone could...

Stripping a hub is something that anyone could face when an incompetent bike shop sets up a fixed gear bike. I know I learnt the hard way. (I still have that hub on standby for a singlespeed project...
10-26-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By dudezor

Yeah I shoulda mentioned the chainring too,...

Yeah I shoulda mentioned the chainring too, milbach. Chainrings always seem a lot more tolerant to a stretched chain and will be less affected by it, but I'm sure in the long run they will be.

...
10-26-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By dudezor

And just for the record, I always run my chain...

And just for the record, I always run my chain reasonably slack.
10-26-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By dudezor

When I originally installed the chain it was with...

When I originally installed the chain it was with a brand new chainring and cog and it was actually silky smooth and lovely and stealth straight off the bat.

It's not just the noise now with the...
10-23-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By dudezor

Chain Replacement: FFFUUUUU

So I bought a chain wear tool a little while back. This one in fact: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/LifeLine_Chain_Wear_Tool/5360031491/ . I bought an entire new drivetrain around the same time...
08-25-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By dudezor

My last seized cog was an absolute mofugga and...

My last seized cog was an absolute mofugga and nothing worked. I ended up clamping the cog down in a vice to get it off. Trashed the cog, but got it off in the end.
08-21-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,339
Posted By dudezor

I definitely like the cat in the OP better than...

I definitely like the cat in the OP better than the frame :-)
08-20-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By dudezor

I think it's probably of some benefit to learn to...

I think it's probably of some benefit to learn to do it both ways, even if you ride with a brake. A bit of whipping can be helpful to position yourself through traffic and in unexpected situations. ...
07-24-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,066
Posted By dudezor

Thankfully I can slap my thigh and scratch my...

Thankfully I can slap my thigh and scratch my chin at the same time.
07-24-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,066
Posted By dudezor

I'm generally a very relaxed person, and for me,...

I'm generally a very relaxed person, and for me, being relaxed in traffic and shrugging it off when you avoid a close call is important if you want to enjoy riding in traffic (and pedestrians) whilst...
07-24-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,066
Posted By dudezor

The Tao Te Ching is great. Crowley's translation...

The Tao Te Ching is great. Crowley's translation is pretty funny. I've been meaning to read Art of War for years and just ordered a copy thanks to this thread (I hope the Lionel Giles translation is...
07-22-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,778
Posted By dudezor

Damn some BS gets posted on this forum. ...

Damn some BS gets posted on this forum.

Huzzah! Call me Captain Obvious!
07-22-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,837
Posted By dudezor

The Regal is quite a different shape to the...

The Regal is quite a different shape to the Rolls. If it works for you it's a super comfy saddle though. Not all arses are created equal, so what might be right for you, might not be right for some....
07-22-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,532,039
Posted By dudezor

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s93/classx01/FI...

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s93/classx01/FILE0017.jpg
It is kinda goofy with the 650 and BMX stem/bars up front, but for some reason it does seem to look pretty nice. Good looking rig for...
07-21-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,505
Posted By dudezor

What was wrong with the old BU77-S3X?

What was wrong with the old BU77-S3X?
07-21-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,852,782
Posted By dudezor

Oh dear.

Oh dear.
07-20-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,172
Posted By dudezor

I'm thinking of ordering a 46t Miche Advanced. ...

I'm thinking of ordering a 46t Miche Advanced.
Reasonably priced = tick
Black = tick
Huge Ugly Lettering = tick. This point kinda turns me off a bit though.
07-16-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By dudezor

It's probably that your cadence/spin isn't as...

It's probably that your cadence/spin isn't as smooth and consistent as it could be. With a tight chain your legs will be forced around for the entire rotation of the cranks, but a little slack in the...
07-15-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By dudezor

If you learnt to skid with clips/straps it's...

If you learnt to skid with clips/straps it's possible that you may have picked up the habit of rotating your foot a bit when you skid. Obviously if you twist your foot too much with clipless you will...
07-14-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By dudezor

lol@McGuyver clipless. That's some sketchy...

lol@McGuyver clipless. That's some sketchy looking stuff right there.

It's well worth sucking it up and getting some stiff soled MTB shoes imo. My first pair of clipless shoes were a semi-casual,...
07-10-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,848
Posted By dudezor

I stripped the hub on my first fixed wheel as...

I stripped the hub on my first fixed wheel as well due to the kook who assembled my bike and obviously didn't know how to lock down a cog properly. It's a common noob mistake I guess, and I learnt...
07-07-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By dudezor

' Okay... so you don't skid for vanity, but you...

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Okay... so you don't skid for vanity, but you stop for vanity?

(sorry ;-)
07-07-09, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By dudezor

AIDS of the toe. It comes when you've been...

AIDS of the toe. It comes when you've been wearing Vans for too many years. Asics, Nike and Adidas only seem to accentuate the problem. Looks like it's Puma time for you now.
07-07-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,532,039
Posted By dudezor

So, Jeff K is riding fixed gear these days? (...

So, Jeff K is riding fixed gear these days? ( http://www.somethingawful.com/hosted/jeffk/ )
07-06-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,356
Posted By dudezor

Not the chain, but more the chainring and cog.

Not the chain, but more the chainring and cog.
07-06-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,356
Posted By dudezor

The Shimano SG ring I snapped was very light and...

The Shimano SG ring I snapped was very light and flimsy and tbh I was worried that my Thigh Bazookas of Doom would make short work of it from the moment I put it on. Of course there are much stronger...
07-05-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,356
Posted By dudezor

Yeah, well, I did break one though. I'm sure...

Yeah, well, I did break one though. I'm sure those guys use much newer and better rings than old Shimano SG and aren't outputting the immense fixed gear power of my guns though.

I'm not gonna be...
07-05-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By dudezor

I've never ridden everwears, but rando's square...

I've never ridden everwears, but rando's square off horrendously compared to a lot of other tyres with less rubber. It's scary and sketchy cornering on those things when they're squared. They do...
07-05-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,356
Posted By dudezor

It was a 42t Shimano SG. When I inspected it...

It was a 42t Shimano SG. When I inspected it after the break one of the chainring bolts was slightly loose, and granted, I'd say that would have been a factor. I feel quite confident that my new 1/8"...
07-05-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,356
Posted By dudezor

After having snapped a 3/32" chainring recently I...

After having snapped a 3/32" chainring recently I do feel more comfortable with 1/8" now that I've moved to this size. And yes, 1/8" is the traditional size for track drivetrains and is much more...
07-05-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,416
Posted By dudezor

After my semi-endorsement of these tyres, I...

After my semi-endorsement of these tyres, I thought I'd update.

I just tore the sidewalls on two of these tyres in a week. One of them was sliced by a pretty gnarly shard of glass, but I don't...
06-29-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By dudezor

heh.. I dunno if it's that inspiring, but maybe...

heh.. I dunno if it's that inspiring, but maybe try looking at some road racing forums for a video. I've never timed it, but when I ran through the process in my head I'm sure I can get it done in 5...
06-29-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By dudezor

Yeah man, under 5 mins is pretty easy if you're...

Yeah man, under 5 mins is pretty easy if you're just replacing a tube. I don't think I've ever waited 10 mins for a patch to dry either. 5 tops if I'm patching on the road.... probab;y about 3 mins I...
06-29-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,434
Posted By dudezor

http://i42.tinypic.com/54de11.jpg It's...

http://i42.tinypic.com/54de11.jpg


It's not me man. I just saw the pic on fyxamatosis and was reminded of my own recent Chrome experience.
I don't reckon he hit his head. My guess is that he's...
06-29-09, 05:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By dudezor

LEarn how to fix a flat too. You don't need a new...

LEarn how to fix a flat too. You don't need a new tube every time you get a fraggin puncture.

After a while you will learn to use the force and avoid a lot of flats (most of which tend to be...
06-29-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,434
Posted By dudezor

http://i42.tinypic.com/54de11.jpg That's a...

http://i42.tinypic.com/54de11.jpg
That's a Chrome backpack, but I recently had a Chrome Metropolis start coming apart at the seams on me too after only a month or so of use.
06-27-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,500,684
Posted By dudezor

lmao. That's actually kinda awesome... in a weird...

lmao. That's actually kinda awesome... in a weird sort of way.
06-26-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,568
Posted By dudezor

Yep. It looks kinda purdy, but that seems sketchy...

Yep. It looks kinda purdy, but that seems sketchy as hell.
06-25-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,416
Posted By dudezor

For a rear tyre that cops a lot of skidding they...

For a rear tyre that cops a lot of skidding they last really well. They have to be the all black ones though; the coloured ones suck. The coloured ones square off badly and get very sketchy and...
06-24-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,619
Posted By dudezor

Clearance can be important if you're riding a...

Clearance can be important if you're riding a conversion, but if you're riding a fixed gear specific frame with a higher bottom bracket it's not a huge issue. Faster, smoother and easier spinning is...
06-24-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,429
Posted By dudezor

That does seem a nice price and c/ring. How have...

That does seem a nice price and c/ring. How have you found the roundness and quality of it? (i.e. do you get any tight spots on your chain when rotating the cranks?)


That chain tension looks...
06-24-09, 03:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,619
Posted By dudezor

What's the benefit of running all even? Not...

What's the benefit of running all even?

Not a good idea if you plan on skipping and/or skidding very much as it will only give you (I think) two skid patches.

I just put on a new 48t chainring...
06-21-09, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,204
Posted By dudezor

I guess he didn't have enough money for the...

I guess he didn't have enough money for the apostrophe.
06-17-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,268
Posted By dudezor

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5436/93845131gl8....

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5436/93845131gl8.jpg

And how exactly do you just slip a 3D model which is part of a game environment into your code. I'd have thought the artists might have had a...
06-17-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,202
Posted By dudezor

I started riding fixed on ~70 gear inches ...

I started riding fixed on ~70 gear inches (42:16) and got annoyed that I couldn't go as fast as I wanted to, so I geared up. Once I developed a better/faster spin I went back down to 70.
06-17-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,169
Posted By dudezor

Is the forward sloping toptube just for looks, or...

Is the forward sloping toptube just for looks, or is there some functionality behind it? I think it would have looked much nicer with a dead horizontal top tube. Not that I know crap about frame...
06-17-09, 04:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,956
Posted By dudezor

It is definitely good to know how to do this for...

It is definitely good to know how to do this for that reason, for sure. It melts through clipless MTB shoe soles in no time though. I learnt that the hard way a while back when I put a new cog on a...
06-17-09, 04:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,429
Posted By dudezor

Yeah that chain slack is a bit of a worry. I...

Yeah that chain slack is a bit of a worry. I guess you can't get away with taking another link out? And geez... 57 gear inches, that is very low. Whatever floats your boat though. Nice looking...
06-15-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,428
Posted By dudezor

Does anyone know how I'd go with the Omnium...

Does anyone know how I'd go with the Omnium chainline on a formula hub? I want a 17t cog and was probably gonna go with a Surly cog, but any cog which won't make me need to flap around re-dishing the...
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