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12-30-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By deadforkinglast

If you have a frame, build it up. If you're on a...

If you have a frame, build it up. If you're on a budget, use bar-ends. This will save you an ungodly amount of cash. Shimano derailleurs and bar-ends will shift incredibly. 10-speed friction...
12-26-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,364
Posted By deadforkinglast

If you want to be comfortable on 100+ mile rides,...

If you want to be comfortable on 100+ mile rides, wouldn't a Rivendell (or similar) be more useful? It's well within the price point you are discussing, even if you went with a custom frame.

I...
12-07-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,456
Posted By deadforkinglast

I've done this, and while it more or less works,...

I've done this, and while it more or less works, to get perfect alignment, I had to get in there and adjust by cold-setting. I just couldn't get the rim centered between the brakes with a perfectly...
05-11-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By deadforkinglast

Gearing depends on where you live. Where I am,...

Gearing depends on where you live. Where I am, there are lots of hills and the climbing is nearly constant. Off-road, I've pushed around a 2:1 ratio, 32/16. When I rode fixed off-road I rode...
04-24-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,414
Posted By deadforkinglast

Find an old road frame built for 27" wheels and...

Find an old road frame built for 27" wheels and put on 700c wheels with fat tires. It works in a pinch and will give you a lot more options for tires. Also, you won't hate life when you're slogging...
04-05-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By deadforkinglast

Also, you probably shouldn't cross chain, though...

Also, you probably shouldn't cross chain, though it's not quite as bad doing it on a double as doing it with a triple.
04-05-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By deadforkinglast

Why does the FD suck? A lot of times people come...

Why does the FD suck? A lot of times people come into the Co-op I work at thinking they need a new FD when they really just need to do 10 minutes of tweaking with an allen wrench and some pliers.
...
04-05-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By deadforkinglast

Probably not, but there's only way to know for...

Probably not, but there's only way to know for sure!
03-04-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By deadforkinglast

Suspension forks kick ass. MTB-ing for more than...

Suspension forks kick ass. MTB-ing for more than two hours without one ****ing sucks. I've done it with and without and just prefer the fork. I can deal with the extra weight and loss of pedaling...
01-15-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By deadforkinglast

Do it. If that were closer to me, I'd buy it,...

Do it. If that were closer to me, I'd buy it, sell my Kilo for more (because I bet I could get more) and ride away happy. That's kind of a steal.
01-15-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By deadforkinglast

Good story. Would read again.

Good story. Would read again.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-08, 01:47 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 30,496
Posted By deadforkinglast

Then come back and post here. That's when things...

Then come back and post here. That's when things really get fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-08, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By deadforkinglast

This is my commuter/rain/"cross"/casual riding...

This is my commuter/rain/"cross"/casual riding bike. It's some variety of 80's Trek designed around 27" wheels that I picked up for $15 at the Bike Church in Santa Cruz. I don't know the model...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By deadforkinglast

I didn't say SRAM and Campy were compatible with...

I didn't say SRAM and Campy were compatible with Shimano components.

I said that, for the most part, Shimano components are compatible with Shimano components. 8-speed Dura-Ace (and a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By deadforkinglast

Here's the key: Derailleurs don't have "speeds." ...

Here's the key: Derailleurs don't have "speeds." They just move horizontally across a given distance, determined by the limit screws, in a certain number of even intervals, determined by your...
12-10-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,256
Posted By deadforkinglast

Campy record everything. Nothing else will...

Campy record everything. Nothing else will suffice.
12-10-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,209
Posted By deadforkinglast

Kind of looks like it fits to me.

Kind of looks like it fits to me.
12-10-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By deadforkinglast

Those look like track drops chopped, flopped.

Those look like track drops chopped, flopped.
12-10-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,209
Posted By deadforkinglast

Arrospok front, white deep-V/Phil rear. Brooks...

Arrospok front, white deep-V/Phil rear. Brooks saddle. Riser bars cut down to 10". Put a straight blade fork on it for barspinzz.

But seriously, don't do that Brooks **** on that bike. Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-08, 04:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By deadforkinglast

Excellent.

Excellent.
11-13-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,246
Posted By deadforkinglast

If you're 5'5" with a 28.5" pants inseam, then...

If you're 5'5" with a 28.5" pants inseam, then you're pretty much exactly the same size as me. I ride a 50cm c-c (53.5 c-t) Spicer (same as a Kilo) and a 52cm c-c (53.5 c-t) and have put in many...
11-01-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,241
Posted By deadforkinglast

Or ride to school with flat pedals or clips and...

Or ride to school with flat pedals or clips and straps and switch the pedals to clipless when you're racing or going for rides. All it takes is some grease, a 15mm wrench and about 5 minutes.
10-27-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By deadforkinglast

That's a bit much for planet bike clip-on...

That's a bit much for planet bike clip-on fenders, isn't it?
10-25-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,924
Posted By deadforkinglast

Or drill the fork and buy two front brake...

Or drill the fork and buy two front brake calipers. It's not like drilling the fork is a decision you will ever regret.
10-25-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By deadforkinglast

Sandblaster.

Sandblaster.
10-25-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By deadforkinglast

I think we already have one of those. Use the...

I think we already have one of those. Use the search function. While you're at it, search for "skip stop."

You say there are "literally thousands" of such threads. Nobody is going to tell you...
10-25-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By deadforkinglast

Dude needs to ride faster and stop skidding so...

Dude needs to ride faster and stop skidding so much.
10-03-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By deadforkinglast

1x8, 9 or 10 cross bikes are super fun and easy...

1x8, 9 or 10 cross bikes are super fun and easy to set up and maintain. I have an old Trek that I've set up as a utility bike during the week, with rack and panniers and a CETMA front rack on the...
09-30-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,730
Posted By deadforkinglast

Really?

Really?
09-28-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,522
Posted By deadforkinglast

Build up a set with 32h Deore hubs and Salsa...

Build up a set with 32h Deore hubs and Salsa Delgado Cross rims with DT or Wheelsmith double-butted spokes and brass nipples. Inexpensive and worthy of whatever you might want to throw at it. I...
09-27-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,871
Posted By deadforkinglast

The Adventurer is a good, solid, inexpensive rim...

The Adventurer is a good, solid, inexpensive rim that a lot of people don't know about. Good for a budget cross wheel or a burly road wheel. I think the main reason it doesn't get much attention is...
09-27-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By deadforkinglast

There's no safety issue, it just depends whether...

There's no safety issue, it just depends whether or not you like the way Biopace rings feel. IIRC, Sheldon's point was that the same number of teeth are engaged at any given time, so the tension...
09-27-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,166
Posted By deadforkinglast

It looks good. I'd want to know more before...

It looks good. I'd want to know more before passing more judgment than that, though.
09-27-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By deadforkinglast

What a ****ing sexy bike. Someday, maybe.

What a ****ing sexy bike. Someday, maybe.
09-24-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By deadforkinglast

Raise your bars. I have decent (not enormous)...

Raise your bars. I have decent (not enormous) saddle to bar drop on my Spicer, and my top tube and stem are on the short side (52.5 cm TT, 80mm stem). My Trek "cross" bike (road frame built for 27"...
09-24-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,484
Posted By deadforkinglast

I completely agree with you. You shouldn't try...

I completely agree with you. You shouldn't try to say productive, worthwhile things in SSFG, though. You'll just end up with a bunch of random *******s flaming you for no apparent reason, no matter...
09-24-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,025
Posted By deadforkinglast

Four whole people?!? OH MAH GAWD!!!

Four whole people?!? OH MAH GAWD!!!
09-17-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,812
Posted By deadforkinglast

I rode a converted Trek early 80s sport bike for...

I rode a converted Trek early 80s sport bike for awhile, and that was super fun. Relaxed, comfortable, basically touring geometry. I just built some new wheels and put a derailleur on it and am...
09-17-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,049
Posted By deadforkinglast

Vanilla bikes are overpriced, IMO, and I would...

Vanilla bikes are overpriced, IMO, and I would never want one because I don't know what the hell I'd do with it that could possibly justify the cost. All the same, I'm glad that there are people...
09-17-08, 05:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,709
Posted By deadforkinglast

The bars should probably be higher with a longer...

The bars should probably be higher with a longer stem.
09-16-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,544
Posted By deadforkinglast

Fixed gear for when I'm not in a huge hurry. ...

Fixed gear for when I'm not in a huge hurry. Road bike for going fast.

I think I'm over my initial infatuation with fixed gears. I'm super stoked about my 1x8 cross bike that I built using the...
09-15-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,243
Posted By deadforkinglast

I like the idea of a leather saddle that will...

I like the idea of a leather saddle that will break in to fit me, but the B17 narrow is too wide for me. I would try one of the narrower Brooks racing saddles, but don't feel the need to drop that...
09-14-08, 04:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By deadforkinglast

If you're ready for it, toe overlap is not a big...

If you're ready for it, toe overlap is not a big problem. So what if your foot is dragging on the front wheel a little bit? You're going so slowly that you'll only ever actually lock up the wheel...
09-11-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By deadforkinglast

I rode my Trek conversion on trails and the...

I rode my Trek conversion on trails and the street with a knobby 38c in the front. The toe overlap wasn't noticeable much on the trails, except in very sharp switchbacks, but as long as you're ready...
09-10-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By deadforkinglast

Barspins: 1. Crash bike into tree, flatten...

Barspins:
1. Crash bike into tree, flatten fork.

2. Do barspins.
09-10-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,467
Posted By deadforkinglast

This was the setup I settled on when I rode chop...

This was the setup I settled on when I rode chop n flops. It gave a comfortable braking position and a nice, low-profile cable routing.

Time trial bar-end levers with the cables running under the...
09-10-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,975
Posted By deadforkinglast

So what? It's made of steel of unknown origin in...

So what? It's made of steel of unknown origin in factories located who knows where. It weighs a ****ing ton (yes, this matters a bit) and IS NOT COMPARABLE TO A ****ING 3RENSHO. No ****ing way.
...
09-10-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By deadforkinglast

I've seen a couple of cheap eBay wheelsets that...

I've seen a couple of cheap eBay wheelsets that people put on bikes that they bring to the co-op that are kind of ****ty...Some of them are decent, though. Don't know enough about the brands to...
09-10-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,975
Posted By deadforkinglast

You're comparing one of the best lines of...

You're comparing one of the best lines of lightweight handmade steel bikes ever made, period, to some piece of **** hi-ten steel budget brand. That doesn't make any sense. The 3rensho is a bike...
09-09-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,327
Posted By deadforkinglast

These are good mottos for urban cyclists to live...

These are good mottos for urban cyclists to live by.



Definitely. Slow down, make it clear you won't kill them and then, as politely, exasperatedly and condescendingly as you can, wave them...
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