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03-17-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Onyxaxe

I was just looking for bottom bracket options...

I was just looking for bottom bracket options lol. Thanks a lot :lol:

Waiting on funds, bike nerding doesn't exactly pay the bills lol. Definitely going a Roadster 1x7 or 2x7 route depending on...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,006,014
Posted By Onyxaxe

It's an SE Draft. It went on sale for 90 bucks...

It's an SE Draft. It went on sale for 90 bucks around Xmas. Upgraded with BikeIsland blem parts.
03-06-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Cool. Sounds good enough for a beater

Cool. Sounds good enough for a beater
Forum: Commuting
03-06-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,006,014
Posted By Onyxaxe

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUEqfFhUN0/ ...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUEqfFhUN0/

I'll flip it around to the crankside next time
03-01-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I will indeed. Hopefully this won't take too long.

I will indeed. Hopefully this won't take too long.
03-01-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

My intentions pretty much. Looking at a 1x7 for...

My intentions pretty much. Looking at a 1x7 for now. Bike thieves suck :mad:

If anyone has pics of similar projects they want to post I don't mind if you post them here. I favor older bikes in...
02-28-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Cool. How do you like it as a fixed?. I'm...

Cool. How do you like it as a fixed?. I'm debating between a multi-speed or fixed.
02-28-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Great, Thank you. :)

Great, Thank you. :)
02-27-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,061
Posted By Onyxaxe

I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread. My...

I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread. My budget and responsible sensibilities just went out the window lol
02-27-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,061
Posted By Onyxaxe

No trying to threadjack, but I've got 2 or 3...

No trying to threadjack, but I've got 2 or 3 touring frames laying around the house. Would they make a good fixed gear/single conversion geometry wise?. Not looking to take on the velodrome or have...
02-27-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Thanks, the widths seem pretty standard. 124mm in...

Thanks, the widths seem pretty standard. 124mm in the rear but didn't measure the front. I'm asking about actual axle diameter. Was a smaller one ever used?.
02-26-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

So I found a Square Taper Thomson bottom bracket...

So I found a Square Taper Thomson bottom bracket and a good deal on alloy 26x1 3/8 wheels. Are the axles on some of these vintage bikes a different size than the ones used now?. When I tried to mock...
02-17-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By Onyxaxe

Thank you everyone for your input. I wish I could...

Thank you everyone for your input. I wish I could say my local roads are smooth but they definitely aren't. I dare say they're gravely lol. Since the roughest patches I ride are also where the...
02-17-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By Onyxaxe

Interesting. I rattle canned it and that might be...

Interesting. I rattle canned it and that might be as thick as your paint. Wouldn't hurt to try, thanks.
02-17-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I'm at a loss. It won't take 700c wheels without...

I'm at a loss. It won't take 700c wheels without modding because of a tab on the rear stay. The brakes aren't good enough to reuse and replacement 26x1 3/8 wheels only seem to be made of steel. I may...
02-17-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By Onyxaxe

Are chain catchers necessary on 1x setups?.

I've got a french bike with the odd sized downtube of 28mm. I'm picking out parts for it and was wondering if I can just 1x it. How important are chain catchers?. Ideally I don't want to have to shim...
02-02-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,711
Posted By Onyxaxe

Looks better than Imageshack. Thanks :)

Looks better than Imageshack. Thanks :)
02-02-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,774
Posted By Onyxaxe

I have to agree. I paid 90 bucks for my SE Draft...

I have to agree. I paid 90 bucks for my SE Draft that's 27lbs stock. It's hi ten with all steel parts. It was still lighter than a 50.00 walmart special though lol.
02-02-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,774
Posted By Onyxaxe

That's actually great advice. Since I started...

That's actually great advice. Since I started this thread I got my hands on a SE Draft. Still planning to build up the Cruiser but the Draft will get big tires and dirt drops. Thanks for posting...
01-23-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I gave the pin few good whacks and it's not...

I gave the pin few good whacks and it's not budging. Apartment life so project is back on hold. I see a couple people have converted it to fixed with 700c's so that may be the route I take. I have a...
01-23-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

That's just what I needed. Thank you :).

That's just what I needed. Thank you :).
01-23-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Sound advice. I'm fortunate to have a LBS that'll...

Sound advice. I'm fortunate to have a LBS that'll quickly assess things and let me know if it's safe for around 20 bucks. Also fortunate to have a bike builder that will do braze-ons and frame...
01-22-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,910
Posted By Onyxaxe

If you go cheap 28's. If you buy performance 32's...

If you go cheap 28's. If you buy performance 32's maybe. I just used the stock tires on my SE Draft until winter rolled around. They were 28c Kenda Kwest and after a few weeks got soft in the center....
01-22-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I tried this and it seems jammed or something....

I tried this and it seems jammed or something. The chainguard is also badly warped so I'm thinking there might be some damage to this part of the bike. If like another poster mentioned there are no...
01-22-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,048
Posted By Onyxaxe

Have either one of you tried Native shoes?. I'm...

Have either one of you tried Native shoes?. I'm wondering if those soles are as slick as they look.
01-21-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,711
Posted By Onyxaxe

I was hoping there was one built into the forums....

I was hoping there was one built into the forums. Thank you. I'll do this in GIMP next time.
01-21-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,711
Posted By Onyxaxe

Lol, looks your snot froze. That is gnarly. I...

Lol, looks your snot froze. That is gnarly. I hope it doesn't get that cold where I am this year.
01-20-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Alrighty. Half dead form tinkering about with old...

Alrighty. Half dead form tinkering about with old steel bikes. The 27's wouldn't fit because of the kickstand mount plate. Couldn't remove the 700c wheel from my single because of fenders and stuff....
01-20-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

They are definitely the 26x1 3/8 size. The tires...

They are definitely the 26x1 3/8 size. The tires sidewalls are rotted so I can't make out the markings. It looks just like this tire judging by the tread
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01-20-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I made the rookie mistake of trying to remove the...

I made the rookie mistake of trying to remove the knurled headset washer without removing the lockring first and it's jammed a bit. I live in an apartment so I'll take it to the LBS and let them...
01-20-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Tossed it into the stand and got to work. ...

Tossed it into the stand and got to work.

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4686/IQBTT3.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/9688/7EFGbu.jpg

Rear Dropout width - 124...
01-20-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Thank you kindly :).

Thank you kindly :).
01-20-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I might do this sans Fenders and Brooks saddle. I...

I might do this sans Fenders and Brooks saddle. I have so many odd bikes I could use another 700c, Depending on the bottom bracket threading and brake situation I may go this route. This bike is in...
01-20-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

Since you have experience with this particular...

Since you have experience with this particular model, what threading is the BB?. Can I just plop a modern bb in there?.
01-20-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;19324789]Well, you can find...

[QUOTE=Lascauxcaveman;19324789]Well, you can find out easily enough. Pull the rear wheel and measure. And, well, if you've got a stash of parts you can play with without going to any real expense,...
01-20-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

I've got much nicer bikes, I honestly just bought...

I've got much nicer bikes, I honestly just bought it because I liked it for some reason. I don't know why, but my brain keeps telling me it's cute lol. 120mm eh?. Maybe I'll just singlespeed it. I...
01-20-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,783
Posted By Onyxaxe

A new addition to the stable. Heavy pipe tubed Montgomery Ward

Hello forum members. I caught a glimpse of a bright yellow Montgomery Ward 26" road style bike. Set me back a whopping 20.00 bucks. I want to fix it up and make it a winter beater.
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01-20-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,711
Posted By Onyxaxe

I'm kinda lazy when it comes to pics. I have 8...

I'm kinda lazy when it comes to pics. I have 8 cheap steel bikes. I buy those because I'm a little careless and unlucky with squirrels lol.

This is my fav steed, old pic. Saddle angle has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

I have 7 cheap blacked out bikes. I was thinking...

I have 7 cheap blacked out bikes. I was thinking of getting something high viz for longer rides in case I'm rushed and head out in my blacked out clothing and forget my lights or something. That and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

Yep. Kentucky isn't big on theft in general but I...

Yep. Kentucky isn't big on theft in general but I noticed the nicer bikes get jacked. Idk if it's because the owners are negligent with their locking up or if some punks from the town over just want...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

I think I'l go this route and just cuss at the...

I think I'l go this route and just cuss at the hills. I'm accustomed to wider tires for Kentucky roads and I'm warming up to the thought of discs. No offense to the Cult of CAAD that is...
Replies: 258
Views: 51,138
Posted By Onyxaxe

No lol. Meaning it was hella long. I don't have...

No lol. Meaning it was hella long. I don't have to explain all of it at once very often. Believe it or not. I tried to keep my post short.
Replies: 258
Views: 51,138
Posted By Onyxaxe

I can relate to most of that. Maybe this thread...

I can relate to most of that. Maybe this thread is helpful :). That loss of feeling in my legs cuts off and on for me. When I mentioned the collapsing, the legs basically give out under me. I'm fully...
Replies: 258
Views: 51,138
Posted By Onyxaxe

That's how I felt when I was typing all that crap...

That's how I felt when I was typing all that crap lol.
Replies: 258
Views: 51,138
Posted By Onyxaxe

There are four mental states I have to be...

There are four mental states I have to be cautious of. The first being seizures or convulsions, the second being black outs, the third being prolonged panic attacks (these are the hardest to deal...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,106
Posted By Onyxaxe

I bought a 20 dollar Swiss Tech jacket from...

I bought a 20 dollar Swiss Tech jacket from Wal-Mart that proved adequate in heavy downpours for about an hour or so. It's fleece lined so it's pretty warm too. Breathability is decent. I knew what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

It's definitely something I'd consider since my...

It's definitely something I'd consider since my favorite LBS sells them. Not Hi-Viz though. Do the newer CAAD's take 28c's?.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

:lol: Oh man, not this again.

:lol: Oh man, not this again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Onyxaxe

Please help me pick out a new bike.

Been a while since I've been here.

Long story short I've been commuting on a 30 pound single speed up and down miles of hills in all kinds of crappy weather. I like it but some days I need it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,833
Posted By Onyxaxe

You beat me to it lol. The new season of...

You beat me to it lol. The new season of Yowamushi Pedal just started and looks promising :)
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