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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20,489
Views: 4,781,463
Posted By Dahm

My brother just donated his 2005 Trek 1.2 to me,...

My brother just donated his 2005 Trek 1.2 to me, with his Cat-Eye computer. I took it to the shop for a much needed tune-up for brake and derailer adjustments. While I was there I picked up some...
07-13-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Dahm

I will gladly post a picture of it when I remove...

I will gladly post a picture of it when I remove it next weekend or the weekend after. What happened was, I fell at low speed (got cut off and stuck in the cage) and fell right on the crank. It...
07-12-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Dahm

Late 80's Fuji Club bottom bracked sheared!

Hey guys,

I have a late 80's Fuji Club that has been self-built by a bike mechanic I know. He sold me the bike, and its been great until a little while ago when I took a spill. The crank was all...
04-24-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

I'm normally not a fan of those super-racey bikes...

I'm normally not a fan of those super-racey bikes but that thing is pretty nice. I'm more of a classic fixie rider myself, but I'd hit that.
04-24-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,732
Posted By Dahm

52-17, I win. Just kidding. But yeah, I'd...

52-17, I win. Just kidding.

But yeah, I'd run an odd number cog because you get more skid spots in your revolution. If you run even it cuts them in half.

I cruise around at 20 easily (just...
04-23-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Dahm

Oh man, You really have beaten me by the...

Oh man,

You really have beaten me by the Google-Fu. That's odd that you would so easily come up with pictures of MY BIKE from the PREVIOUS OWNER (Erich), when I couldn't even get the darn model...
04-22-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Dahm

Help determining model of Fuji

Hey guys,

I just picked up this Fuji fixed/ss bike. I was so happy when I bought it I forgot to ask the seller the model it was originally before he converted it.

Things to know:
- Not...
04-22-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Dahm

Ah good call on the Campy parts, didn't know...

Ah good call on the Campy parts, didn't know that. The cranks are actually Campy, but the caps on the nuts where the crank attaches to the BB says Sugino, so you might be right. I realy don't know...
04-22-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Dahm

Help determining model of Fuji

Hey guys,

I just picked up this Fuji fixed/ss bike. I was so happy when I bought it I forgot to ask the seller the model it was originally before he converted it.

Things to know:
- Not...
04-02-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By Dahm

Eh, I'd just rely on KOPS, it usually works. ...

Eh, I'd just rely on KOPS, it usually works. Speaking of that wrist and hand soreness, I need to do some adjusting this weekend. I was getting some pain after mile 10 or so last time I took the...
04-02-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Probably because most of them are older frames,...

Probably because most of them are older frames, like mine, which is an early 80's Varsity Deluxe.
04-01-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Well thank you for your input on where my butt...

Well thank you for your input on where my butt sits.

First off, its very comfortable. My legs are at the perfect length for me, it feels good. When I think about it, I could probably move it...
04-01-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

^ Is it a Velo Daemon - no, but its so classic!...

^ Is it a Velo Daemon - no, but its so classic! :thumb:
04-01-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,307,453
Posted By Dahm

Not colorful enough :) Also, I'm not sure what...

Not colorful enough :) Also, I'm not sure what it is and I'll add it later if I think of it but something just looks like its missing. Its almost "too" bare.
04-01-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

I took members critique into consideration, and...

I took members critique into consideration, and turned down a road stem. Also, I bought some cheap drop bars and threw those on for a test and I fell in love with them. Due to my seemingly large...
03-30-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dahm

Oh jesus. Well, that's a handle bit of...

Oh jesus. Well, that's a handle bit of information to know. Thanks man. I guess I will try it out.
03-30-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dahm

16T/14T Cog Flip Flop Hub Chain Length Question

I've got a fixed/fixed flip flop hub on my rear rim. Currently I'm running a 46T Chainring and a 16T cog, and I'm about 1/4" from the end of my horizontal dropout (NOT track dropout). To be clear,...
03-30-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Man, you must be really tall/lanky. That reach...

Man, you must be really tall/lanky. That reach on the stem and the hoods is super long. Or is that just the camera playing tricks on my eyes?
03-30-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

The seat pushed forward gives me more power on...

The seat pushed forward gives me more power on the downstroke. It allows me to use more power from my calves instead of burning my upper thighs to get the same power.
03-30-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Seat slammed forward? Not seeing what you mean...

Seat slammed forward? Not seeing what you mean but that's the way I ride. Also, you show me a 21.15mm road quill stem and I'll buy it.
03-29-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Here's my finished contribution to the thread. I...

Here's my finished contribution to the thread. I ride this baby everyday, and since the day I finished it I get ecstatic about hopping on it every time I ride. It rides smooth and silk, and fast. ...
03-19-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Dahm

As long as you follow the advice above, with a...

As long as you follow the advice above, with a UN54 BB you can't go wrong. Cheap and reliable. I use one with the Euro conversion on an old Schwinn frame fixie and it works like a dream.
03-14-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Dahm

Looks like a fun ride. Definitely throw some V's...

Looks like a fun ride. Definitely throw some V's on it though ;) In all seriousness however, it looks to be in pretty good condition for being "in the family for years."

And yeah, those do look...
03-14-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Dahm

Yeah, I meant to say perfectly circular as in the...

Yeah, I meant to say perfectly circular as in the rotational motion but couldn't think of a good enough word at the time. Sorry for the confusion.
03-14-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Dahm

I think you're getting vibrations because your...

I think you're getting vibrations because your chain is too tight. Chainrings are not perfectly flat, and when under tension they have slight deformations. These deformations are the "tight spots"...
09-30-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By Dahm

I'll just assume you've never done a chainring...

I'll just assume you've never done a chainring swap before? It's pretty easy if you know what you're doing and have tools.

You need to remove the chain first. After that, remove the crank +...
09-28-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Schwinn's frames have hard to find parts...

Schwinn's frames have hard to find parts (sometimes). It really depends what you want to do though. If you've got a stem, thats good. Harris has two 21.15mm stems that fit the old Schwinn's but...
09-27-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

Just finished my first build. There is a lever...

Just finished my first build. There is a lever for a brake but not brake because I'm trying to source a non-*** that fits both the classic style bolt through the fork and a 63mm reach.. If you know...
09-26-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By Dahm

No offense, Alex, however I think when someone...

No offense, Alex, however I think when someone asks about Kryptonite locks they usually won't make a substitution. If they are willing to pay the price for a Kryptonite lock, that means they are...
09-26-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,817
Posted By Dahm

170's are just fine, unless of course you're...

170's are just fine, unless of course you're planning to hit up the Velo daily. I ride 170's on the road instead of 165's due to the fact that I'd rather have that extra little bit of torque when I...
09-19-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
Posted By Dahm

Your bars look fine, but when it comes to a...

Your bars look fine, but when it comes to a matter of personal opinion - do you really want to take it here from BF? You never know who could be yanking your..... chain...... on the internet!
...
09-19-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Dahm

Do you mind me asking what kind of frame you've...

Do you mind me asking what kind of frame you've got, and what size wheels you'll be running?
09-18-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Dahm

They be good... crazy Germans man, Go Germany! ...

They be good... crazy Germans man, Go Germany!

Really though, that's quite good stuff right there.
09-16-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,390
Posted By Dahm

Is it a "track" bike? If it were, you probably...

Is it a "track" bike? If it were, you probably have a 1/8" size. I think that's the standard for track bikes/chainrings eh?
09-16-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,141
Posted By Dahm

The fixie I'm building right now actually has...

The fixie I'm building right now actually has that same set up basically. I'm using a UN-56 BB 110mm spindle length.

I would have preferred 107, but with the BB adapter I have, I can make up...
09-16-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,765
Posted By Dahm

Yeah... I agree. You should consider using a...

Yeah... I agree. You should consider using a American --> Euro converter, get a new BB, and go 3 piece crank! Its more fun that way too.
09-16-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,927
Posted By Dahm

Definitely. I had to make a literal lol when I...

Definitely. I had to make a literal lol when I read that.
09-16-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dahm

Time for the mallet.

Time for the mallet.
09-16-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,387
Posted By Dahm

I have conversations with other bike guys I see...

I have conversations with other bike guys I see out there almost daily (I ride daily), and its never awkward. However, growing up in Ann Arbor, MI, there are DEFINITELY a group of bike jerks who...
09-16-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,765
Posted By Dahm

I second that. And it is definitely an E/F...

I second that.

And it is definitely an E/F Schwinn frame, probably a Varsity or Continental? Watch out for the odd seatpost size and quill stem size... I use the same frame.
09-15-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,700,074
Posted By Dahm

How'd you like working with those old weird...

How'd you like working with those old weird 21.15mm parts eh? Fun times, fun times. I'm working with a Schwinn Varsity frame myself (in red too!) and converting it to a fixie.
09-15-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,463
Posted By Dahm

This thread is pointless.. Whether or not I care...

This thread is pointless.. Whether or not I care to ride with brakes, should not be your concern. I'm glad you care about me that much creepo-san, but seriously, its a personal preference either way...
09-14-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Sorry for the double post, but I'm ending the...

Sorry for the double post, but I'm ending the thread so I think it warrants it.

I went to my LBS and had an hour long conversation, full of catalogs and ordering, and I have everything I need to...
09-14-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Yeah, that sounds better. I've estimated...

Yeah, that sounds better.

I've estimated I'll have around a 42mm chainline.. So probably I'll start with 103.

* Problem * Shimano UN-54's only come in 107.. Oh well.

I might use an IRD...
09-14-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Why 65x107? Don't you mean 68? My original...

Why 65x107? Don't you mean 68?

My original 65x115 was a typo, I mean't 68x115, and here is my answer:

"I converted the bottom bracket on my '74 Varsity using the TruVativ converter bracket sold...
09-14-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Thanks for that idea. I'll look into that right...

Thanks for that idea. I'll look into that right now.

Fortunately, I have the seat post, I've sourced a bracket for my seat, and I've sourced a fitting quill stem.. so all those hard to find parts...
09-14-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

I was under the impression that since this was a...

I was under the impression that since this was a totally new bottom bracket, the adapter wasn't needed?

Ehh.. this got me all confused again. The Shimano UN-54 BB is a Cartridge-style European...
09-13-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Yes, that's the frame I've got. Don't know about...

Yes, that's the frame I've got. Don't know about the other components, as all I have is the frame, but there's a 95% likelihood that that's the one.

Why?

EDIT:

I have a final parts list...
09-13-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

Apparently the BB on the Schwinn Varsity should...

Apparently the BB on the Schwinn Varsity should be 65mm x 115mm. Does this affect the spindle at all? (I'm a little lost on the spindle business). Apologies for my spindle ignorance.
09-13-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dahm

I was considering just getting the "nashbar"...

I was considering just getting the "nashbar" fixie hub, because it seemed like it would be pretty soft on the pocket.

(http://www.nashbar.com/bikes//Product_10053_10052_174018_-1___)

Or a...
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