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10-10-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By twentyflights

ahh brilliant! thanks for the detailed info. ...

ahh brilliant! thanks for the detailed info.

i guess another pertinent question (which i may be able to figure out from the spec sheets but wouldn't know what to look for) is, would i have any...
10-10-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By twentyflights

1988 Schwinn Spindle Length

i'm thinking about replacing the loose-ball bottom bracket on my 1988 Schwinn Prelude (6sp) with a sealed bearing UN54, but i'm not sure what spindle length to use...does anyone have experience with...
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
Posted By twentyflights

i used to have that exact same bike (if a bit...

i used to have that exact same bike (if a bit smaller) until 3 weeks ago when it got stolen on campus...*sigh*

i bought mine last year in a really hot...eh...fixie market (Downtown LA) for $200,...
01-07-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By twentyflights

the bike is definitely misclassified as a...

the bike is definitely misclassified as a "touring bike," that generic term for road bikes from people who were around during the touring bike boom...the geometry is too aggressive...low fork rake...
01-07-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
Posted By twentyflights

oh dear...this is scaring me for when i need to...

oh dear...this is scaring me for when i need to replace my old cup-and-cone BB (which is very soon)...
12-27-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By twentyflights

the only issue i would have with it is that...

the only issue i would have with it is that pulleys can pick up a lot of crap and road grit, and a thicker lube would just hang on to all that. i still think it'd be ok though. give it a shot.
12-22-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,941
Posted By twentyflights

rrraarrr (that's a purr, if you couldn't tell...)...

rrraarrr (that's a purr, if you couldn't tell...)

i've since gotten a new DA/Mavic front wheel (and looking for rims to build up the DA rear), white straps, and eh...white cranks haha:
...
12-22-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,296
Posted By twentyflights

haha, i think he was getting more at "guidos"...

haha, i think he was getting more at "guidos" i.e. the heavily cologned, heavily 'roided/proteined, thickly gelled/spiked/frosted haired, folk of New Jersey:
...
12-22-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By twentyflights

yeah, i've been eying some tires on there for a...

yeah, i've been eying some tires on there for a while...just debating between Michelin Lithions or Rubino Pro 2s...
12-22-08, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By twentyflights

your bike is a beaut, the headtube lugs and...

your bike is a beaut, the headtube lugs and pantographing are clean. great find...if you don't mind me asking, how much did you get it for of CL?
12-19-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By twentyflights

man...quite sexy...beautiful rich paint job and...

man...quite sexy...beautiful rich paint job and overall color scheme, and i'm such a sucker for red. great job
12-19-08, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By twentyflights

good to know...i also rarely use larger cogs, but...

good to know...i also rarely use larger cogs, but it's always a possibility i suppose. i'm using indexed, Shimano SIS, used to be paired with a Light Action derailer. i was contemplating switching...
12-19-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By twentyflights

Bottom Bracket Spindle Length

i have a cup and cone bottom bracket and i want to switch to sealed bearing on my geared road bike...i'm not sure of my current spindle length but it works fine with my Shimano Sante cranks...but i...
12-01-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By twentyflights

mmk...i figured as much. so the range i got from...

mmk...i figured as much. so the range i got from 109mm to 112mm was from 600 and DA of the approximate era (respectively). will it make a huge difference which length i use?
12-01-08, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By twentyflights

can't help but notice the World Championship...

can't help but notice the World Championship stripes on the seat tube...when was the last time someone on a Schwinn won a World Championship?
12-01-08, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By twentyflights

Shimano Sante BB Spindle Length

i've been wanting to install Shimano Sante double cranks i got off the 'Bay, but after discovering that my bottom bracket was shot, i decided i should look into a new one...but i'm not sure what...
11-28-08, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By twentyflights

hey-ooo!! i'm thinking about my next bike...

hey-ooo!!

i'm thinking about my next bike being a utility bike, and i think this would do the trick...
11-28-08, 02:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,402
Posted By twentyflights

my housemate has a 1987 Aero Team Miyata...very...

my housemate has a 1987 Aero Team Miyata...very similar geometry, even a similar paint job, equally beautiful...the biggest difference i can tell is internal rear brake cable routing, but not a big...
11-27-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By twentyflights

ahh beat me to it! i was thinking Mercier as...

ahh beat me to it! i was thinking Mercier as well...half chromed fork and components match almost point-for-point with other Mercier's i know. however, only difference is the other ones had Mafac...
09-26-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By twentyflights

if your shifter isn't indexed, it should...

if your shifter isn't indexed, it should work--the range of your shifter's motion will be limited by the limiting screws. if it's indexed, it probably won't work in indexed mode because of the cog...
09-23-08, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,883
Posted By twentyflights

very beautiful, especially the chrome accents on...

very beautiful, especially the chrome accents on the stays and forks. ditch the dork disk though.
09-21-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,939
Posted By twentyflights

beautiful build, especially the Arabesque...

beautiful build, especially the Arabesque grouppo...i really want to build a 70s era race bike with friction, non-aero levers, that whole deal. that said, i'm extremely partial to a white-on-red...
09-06-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,024
Posted By twentyflights

that is, quite possibly, the most awesome...

that is, quite possibly, the most awesome justification for differing opinions i've ever seen. because it's quite true.

i'm digging all the retro bikes though, they could have done a lot worse.
09-01-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By twentyflights

"BMX" brake cable on a road bikes?

i'm looking for new white brake cable for my road bike and i was wondering if i was going to run into any issues if i tried to use this "BMX" cable:
...
08-26-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By twentyflights

OXNARD! i don't think i've seen a single...

OXNARD! i don't think i've seen a single legitimate road bike in Oxnard, much less a fixie...except once in Ventura...maybe it was one of you guys...

that said, i currently go to school at USC so...
08-22-08, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By twentyflights

nah, no blasphemy...just no brifters :) i almost...

nah, no blasphemy...just no brifters :) i almost always prefer the look of aero to non-aero, except in the case that non-aero cables are routed very nicely--in a clean and tight semi-circle, rather...
08-20-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By twentyflights

yeah i've seen that before, which is the reason...

yeah i've seen that before, which is the reason why i asked if i should worry about cog spacing. the table by itself and nothing else on that page really helped me figure out what exactly would...
08-20-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By twentyflights

hmm...i checked those freewheels out...not...

hmm...i checked those freewheels out...not exactly the cogs i was after, but nice to know new freewheels are out there. if i wanted to stick with vintage like Regina or Suntour, what specification...
08-17-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By twentyflights

Indexed freewheel compatibilty

i'm thinking about getting a new 6-speed freewheel for a wheelbuild, but i wanted to know what restrictions i would have to keep my indexed shifting with Shimano SIS shifters. i'm not considering...
08-15-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By twentyflights

unfortunately for my Tri-aspirations, i just...

unfortunately for my Tri-aspirations, i just about gave up on using running shoes whilst biking with MKS metal clips. Pumas and lower-profile skate shoes work nicely for me.
08-10-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,909
Posted By twentyflights

beautiful bike and set up. love the candy red...

beautiful bike and set up. love the candy red frame with white accents, can't get enough...
08-10-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By twentyflights

hahaha sorry for speaking youngtalk.

hahaha sorry for speaking youngtalk.
08-09-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By twentyflights

slap some clips on that for mad sprintz.

slap some clips on that for mad sprintz.
08-08-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By twentyflights

yeah it will...case in point, a couple months...

yeah it will...case in point, a couple months ago, i replaced Dia Compe single-pivots with Shimano 105 dual-pivots on my late-80s/early-90s Bianchi. occasionally i'll have issues with centering, but...
08-08-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By twentyflights

just curious, did you lube the mounting threads...

just curious, did you lube the mounting threads as well as the return springs? it seems like you would have, but sometimes there are small things you forget...

you could always look out for the...
08-07-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By twentyflights

yeah, definitely decent bikes to get you around...

yeah, definitely decent bikes to get you around and in decent shape to boot. as far as the price on either, it's a bit high to me, see if you can't get it down. and Kentucky doesn't seem like the...
08-07-08, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By twentyflights

wait, at what point do you do this? when the...

wait, at what point do you do this? when the first bead is on and the tube is sitting inside the tire? i'm wondering because i had a beast of a time installing a Conti Ultra Race until i broke out...
08-06-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,426
Posted By twentyflights

hahaha. it's Rule 34 of the internet: ...

hahaha. it's Rule 34 of the internet:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule%2034

case in point:

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb317/AndrewDucker/rule-34-at-at.jpg
08-06-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 385,547
Posted By twentyflights

i just recently saw a beautiful (if a bit beaten)...

i just recently saw a beautiful (if a bit beaten) powder blue/silver head tube Raleigh Pro at the public library decked out in Nuovo Record parked next to my Bianchi...it only occurred to me later to...
08-06-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By twentyflights

nope, that only happens if you hit road signs in...

nope, that only happens if you hit road signs in the middle of a two-way street in France :)

glad your bike is ok...shame about the garage, but all household things must go at sometime, i guess....
08-05-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,426
Posted By twentyflights

Rule 34, which isn't exclusive to hentai....

Rule 34, which isn't exclusive to hentai....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,886
Posted By twentyflights

i don't use gloves, i don't know if that's...

i don't use gloves, i don't know if that's dirtier or what, but i would think so...grease, sweat, and dirt all mix on my hands and thus on my Cinelli cork. but honestly, what works really well for...
08-05-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,664
Posted By twentyflights

http://www.fixiewiki.com/index.php?title=Skid_patc...

http://www.fixiewiki.com/index.php?title=Skid_patch

a fairly legit proof.
08-05-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,426
Posted By twentyflights

dammit! you took my joke.

dammit! you took my joke.
08-05-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By twentyflights

now that i've given it another look, i don't know...

now that i've given it another look, i don't know why i thought it was cassette...haha ok, so scratch the Fixxer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,960
Posted By twentyflights

ok yeah, i've seen those before, didn't occur to...

ok yeah, i've seen those before, didn't occur to me they were for brifters though. hmm, maybe i have good enough reason now to get rid of my DT shifters :rolleyes:
08-05-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By twentyflights

that'd be a fun unique build...like to see how...

that'd be a fun unique build...like to see how that turns out. don't know what kind of freehub you have, but the Surly Fixxer might work? otherwise, suicide hub'd be a good bet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 01:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,402
Posted By twentyflights

oh come on, it's not like these things have...

oh come on, it's not like these things have pimples, what's there to doctor up?!

i personally think the Pinarellos are some of the more beautiful bikes in right now. something about it is almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,960
Posted By twentyflights

whoa, they make white brifter hoods? i honestly...

whoa, they make white brifter hoods? i honestly did not know that...

anyways, what's that, were we talking about the Olympics or something?
08-04-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,735
Posted By twentyflights

yeah maybe a little larger (maybe go from MKS S...

yeah maybe a little larger (maybe go from MKS S to M), but not much more...a good position on pedals is when the widest part of the shoe is over the spindle, so that extra centimeter would...
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