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10-23-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By vobopl

It is individual. I run 38x18 on my winter bike,...

It is individual. I run 38x18 on my winter bike, I used the same one riding offroad with MTB friends this last summer. I had no problem keeping up with them at 20 mph (120RPM) on medium (50 km)...
10-23-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By vobopl

I do commute on them daily if I commute on this...

I do commute on them daily if I commute on this bike. I am trying to avoid rain on this bike but wasn't successful today and once last week :). They do get heavy with water inside if you ride...
10-23-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By vobopl

Not 27 inch though. My suburban commuter,...

Not 27 inch though.
My suburban commuter, partially in the city attire (pedals, saddle). Best for going straight fast, climbing is not bad either thanks to bullhorns and low total weight (7.6kg)...
10-22-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,715
Posted By vobopl

Shamal Track 16h 41mm deep, Campagnolo Pista (20...

Shamal Track 16h 41mm deep, Campagnolo Pista (20 or 24) 38mm deep, Mack will do any drilling you want, too.
10-22-08, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,758
Posted By vobopl

It is "tachyon" in their script.

It is "tachyon" in their script.
10-20-08, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By vobopl

150m/w, some of them yes, more reliable in the...

150m/w, some of them yes, more reliable in the city (mine wear out before they flat) less offroad (cross tubulars I have do not have puncture protections) have them on all of my bikes, all but one...
10-17-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By vobopl

Way oversimplyfying: material density is the...

Way oversimplyfying:
material density is the same for all steel alloys. The Yang modulus (stiffness) and tensile strength are different. Lighter tubes == stronger, stiffer steel alloys == smaller...
10-17-08, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By vobopl

All steel alloys density is more or less the...

All steel alloys density is more or less the same, the differences come from strength and stiffness, which allows thiner wall, butted tubing which is lighter.

You pay the price though - the...
10-14-08, 11:01 AM
09-28-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By vobopl

waitasec - c-record was a gruppo from late 80'...

waitasec - c-record was a gruppo from late 80' meaning there are only threaded headsets for it, AFAIK. I presume you have a modern threadless one. I can measure the tack height of a threaded c-record...
09-24-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By vobopl

tufo sealant works for me.

tufo sealant works for me.
09-24-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By vobopl

You can ask Maciek, the craftsman, to make you an...

You can ask Maciek, the craftsman, to make you an axle any length you want. I know, I did. I have two of his hubs in 120mm and two more 20mm eccentric axles 123 and 132.5 in length.
09-23-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By vobopl

pics. if you are saying that the chainring...

pics.
if you are saying that the chainring holes need to be 2 mm closer to the center it is consistent with your chainrigns being 151 bcd ( actually the difference is 3.5 mm but it is difficult to...
09-23-08, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By vobopl

The tubular in question was a 32mm cross one, so...

The tubular in question was a 32mm cross one, so cobblestones (plenty here) pose no threat, especially if you use low pressure (and you do not risk pinch flats as much as with tubes).

Oh, the...
09-22-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By vobopl

I do. Even more since riding 10 miles out of 40...

I do. Even more since riding 10 miles out of 40 mile ride with flat and still being able to rescue that tubular this last summer.
09-22-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,622
Posted By vobopl

I am in the same boat, additionally, I have...

I am in the same boat, additionally, I have chronic sciatic pain so I setup my bikes with forward, aggressive position with a lot of my weight on handlebars - I am comfortable on 57.5 square track...
09-20-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,897
Posted By vobopl

Are they that bad? I intended to build it up into...

Are they that bad? I intended to build it up into something nice :eek:
09-19-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,897
Posted By vobopl

how about a Ti one? Got Wheeler T1 for $60 :D

how about a Ti one? Got Wheeler T1 for $60 :D
09-18-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By vobopl

Thanks, I believe it is Swiss, as it has a...

Thanks, I believe it is Swiss, as it has a mixture of German (Bühler) and French (Le Taureau) lettering on it (http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/winter) and high quality Columbus tubing.
09-17-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By vobopl

> Riding fixed gear fixed gear helps my 46 year...

> Riding fixed gear fixed gear helps my 46 year old knees feel better. Really.
Same here, only 3 years earlier model.
09-17-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By vobopl

I do. I my case, there is a sweet spot between...

I do. I my case, there is a sweet spot between the tire rubbing and the brace of the fender hitting the downtube:http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/71657557/large.jpg
09-14-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,626
Posted By vobopl

You sure there is enough wall thickness for...

You sure there is enough wall thickness for threading? Why do not you want any of the 1" Ti stems like Cinelli Grammo or Morati? They are showing up frequently on eBay.
09-08-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,626
Posted By vobopl

large offset seat post + saddle moved all the way...

large offset seat post + saddle moved all the way back. And that on 73 degrees seat tube? :rolleyes:. Nice colors, tho.
08-27-08, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,987
Posted By vobopl

I do not believe they used an etching primer -...

I do not believe they used an etching primer - the chrome underneath the paint is very shiny on my bike (http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/71657587)
08-25-08, 12:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,248
Posted By vobopl

Mine seem to come in pairs. 8 total (when I...

Mine seem to come in pairs.
8 total (when I conveniently do not count the ones I given to my family):

2 true track bikes:
60' polrad (chrome, Nervex, all campy)
80'/90' Buhler (which has...
08-14-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By vobopl

I am 49, I came to fixed gear riding when I have...

I am 49, I came to fixed gear riding when I have torn ligaments in my right knee when skiing. I did have occasional pain initially despite low gearing (48/19). Now, my knees are stronger than ever,...
08-05-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,925
Posted By vobopl

^^^ Are you talking to me?;) more from the same...

^^^ Are you talking to me?;) more from the same ride (http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/austria)
08-05-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,925
Posted By vobopl

posted already some time ago ...

posted already some time ago

http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/46942909/large.jpg
08-03-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By vobopl

;) I have posted this before, no it is not me -...

;) I have posted this before, no it is not me - the guy there tries to understand why my pedals kept spinning downhill :-)

There is one more thing I have seen done in your case: extending the...
08-03-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By vobopl

Try cyclocross fork - they are longer than road...

Try cyclocross fork - they are longer than road ones. I have done what you attempt with Nashbar fork, MTB frame and 700c cross wheels -[never:almost] finished product ...
08-03-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 51,922
Posted By vobopl

Powerband, kudos to you for the project. As...

Powerband, kudos to you for the project.

As I love tinkering with bicycles, I have acquired too many of them and too many of exotic parts, too.
I'd gladly donate some to your project - think old,...
07-23-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,750
Posted By vobopl

Where is "both" as a choice? I do not ride...

Where is "both" as a choice?
I do not ride track.
For the city my preference is a track frame ( when the weather is good), for commuting a conversion of a road TT bike, for winter/off-road ...
07-23-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,013
Posted By vobopl

Aren't you calling others ignorant too easy? I'd...

Aren't you calling others ignorant too easy? I'd think twice if these happen to include Sheldon (see above) or Tour top riders, like the previous owner of this conversion, used as his winter...
07-21-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,013
Posted By vobopl

True about the setup you have posted. Still, I do...

True about the setup you have posted. Still, I do not see how you can have your wheel freed from the frame riding FG drivetrain any more than the same setup freewheeling.

If there is some...
07-21-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,013
Posted By vobopl

Has any wheel ever walked out from under you? ...

Has any wheel ever walked out from under you?

I love conversions, especially with vertical dropouts and fenders.
07-21-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 978,925
Posted By vobopl

almost me ...

almost me
http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/27525162/large.jpg
07-20-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By vobopl

Here is how....

Here is how. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=419240)
07-20-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By vobopl

It is doable. Smaller rake, shorter crown-to-axle...

It is doable. Smaller rake, shorter crown-to-axle fork will steepen the angles, regretfully lowering the BB, too. You can use eccentric rear hub (ENO by White Industries or, like mine, home brew) to...
07-19-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,626
Posted By vobopl

Wow. what's that paint?

Wow. what's that paint?
07-15-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By vobopl

winter/ really ****ty weather/offroad - hydraulic...

winter/ really ****ty weather/offroad - hydraulic disc (front only)
TT style "fast" FG bike - DA AX (front only)
other FG fast bike - Campy monoplanar (front only)
2 true track bikes - brakeless
07-14-08, 03:59 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,626
Posted By vobopl

These are for oiling ports (BB and the lower...

These are for oiling ports (BB and the lower bearing on the headtube), the one on the head tube is too far back for the cable stop - would not align the cable properly without the matching one under...
07-12-08, 12:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By vobopl

unless you have a 51 tooth chainring

unless you have a 51 tooth chainring
07-07-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,287
Posted By vobopl

Koho Igaku Shiatsu works for me, as does...

Koho Igaku Shiatsu works for me, as does acupuncture but I need Shiatsu-shi near me ;). Please, do not call Shaitsu a massage, it is not.
07-06-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,287
Posted By vobopl

And no one mentioned this before this thread, so...

And no one mentioned this before this thread, so I had to discover it myself :).
All af my bikes are setup with really forward riding position - the nose of the saddle in front of BB axis. Sleeping...
07-06-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,287
Posted By vobopl

I have that, really really bad. It started as...

I have that, really really bad. It started as L3/L4 hernial discopathy (my doctor advised immediate surgery, I have used MacKenzie and chiropractics instead) It is now L5/S1 - I barely walk...
07-01-08, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By vobopl

I have no idea what your body proportions are but...

I have no idea what your body proportions are but if your wrists/hands do not hurt it might be ok.

It works for me:
I deliberately have all my bikes setup with saddle forward, like in TT or...
06-28-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,312
Posted By vobopl

I have found 2 NOS sets in German eBay shop. They...

I have found 2 NOS sets in German eBay shop. They were surprisingly cheap, $170, it was when $ was stronger than EUR.
I run them (yet different set) on this:...
06-15-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By vobopl

I have ordered some made for me from when Maciek,...

I have ordered some made for me from when Maciek, the owner, was still making them on a lathe. They were silver anodized. Now they are CNC machined and colorful. You can order them in low or high...
06-15-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By vobopl

here? (http://mackhubs.com/)

here? (http://mackhubs.com/)
06-15-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By vobopl

Do not do it. I broke one frame doing it.

Do not do it. I broke one frame doing it.
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