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11-19-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Chainline isn't a huge issue if it isn't throwing...

Chainline isn't a huge issue if it isn't throwing off the chain or causing binding on drive train movement. Yours doesn't look amazing but it if pedals without binding and throwing the chain off then...
06-01-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Looks like on Origin8's site that the crankset...

Looks like on Origin8's site that the crankset you have calls for a 110mm spindle.
10-26-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 98,556
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I knew I wasn't only one pulling this **** and...

I knew I wasn't only one pulling this **** and somehow managed to escape the cold hands of death. Not saying it is ideal, but you can get by till things are set right.
10-25-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 98,556
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I don't know why people act like riding SS with...

I don't know why people act like riding SS with just a front brake or fixed without foot retention w/ front brake is taboo. I've had more complications riding fixed brakeless then riding either of...
10-22-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By ThimbleSmash

May want to check out Sun Ringle's offerings in...

May want to check out Sun Ringle's offerings in 26" rims. They got some wallet friendly offerings that numerous people around here like.
10-22-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I imagine Shimano sells by far more of those...

I imagine Shimano sells by far more of those multiple gear freewheels(likely slapped onto nearly every big box geared bike) then Dicta sells of their SS freewheels(which are likely on a handful of...
10-21-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 612,455
Posted By ThimbleSmash

That should be a Trek Earl, not an amazing bike...

That should be a Trek Earl, not an amazing bike but a fair SS made by one of the big names of cycling. The two top tubes make a handy place to place a u-lock and if I remember correct that plate...
10-10-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I commute roughly 4K miles a year on one bike...

I commute roughly 4K miles a year on one bike that has chrainring bolts that are merely tightened by hand. I do a full breakdown of the bike about every 6 months on the bike. Haven't lost a chainring...
10-08-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Do people actually own those silly things? I have...

Do people actually own those silly things? I have yet to encounter a bolt I couldn't hold in place by hand and get loose. Not that I work in a shop and encounter the mess some people may bring in for...
08-25-15, 01:51 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 98,556
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Pardon my ignorance but what is leaned up...

Pardon my ignorance but what is leaned up against? We simple country folk don't got those around here.
08-20-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 338,478
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Thanks. It has cable guides on top of the...

Thanks.

It has cable guides on top of the top tube that I didn't want to grind off when I repainted the frame since I wasn't sure if I was going to ride it fixed or SS. I feel they look a little...
08-20-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 338,478
Posted By ThimbleSmash

My Centurion rebuild with new wheels. ...

My Centurion rebuild with new wheels.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d52/DaytonaStreetLights/811ffc68-0883-4df8-867c-34e20af1dc7d_zpskuiytdcs.jpg
03-26-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Those don't look too bad, I would just throw them...

Those don't look too bad, I would just throw them in a vinegar bath for a bit then clean them up with a bit of tin foil. You'd be surprised the amount of rust you can clean up with those basic...
12-04-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Big steerer tube.

Big steerer tube.
11-14-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By ThimbleSmash

That there is the likely problem. I don't trust...

That there is the likely problem. I don't trust shops to do something as vital as tighten a cog and lockring, even if it was from a shop that caters mainly to fixed gear I would double check. If your...
11-12-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Is this relative to a specific time zone, or can...

Is this relative to a specific time zone, or can I replace my chain in my current time zone without worry of replacing my chain too soon or too late?
11-05-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 464,488
Posted By ThimbleSmash

My kajigger, wish I could take a half decent...

My kajigger, wish I could take a half decent night picture....
11-04-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I'll second that Bern is a good option for the...

I'll second that Bern is a good option for the style helmet you are looking for. I sport their Allston model, which I find to have a nice balance of style and function.
10-30-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Those dropouts are just plain weird, I searched...

Those dropouts are just plain weird, I searched and can't find nothing that has that style of dropout at that angle. Without seeing more detail of the bike it is hard to say any more about it to...
10-27-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By ThimbleSmash

What he is talking about it how far the chain...

What he is talking about it how far the chain wraps around the freewheel before it does down to the tensioner. If your chain doesn't wrap around the freewheel enough it could explain the skip since...
10-17-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Semantics. I guess he could potentially use a...

Semantics. I guess he could potentially use a tandem stoker stem if the angle of one works for him and he can find one with a seatpost clamp size that fits the fork steerer size. Beyond that I'm...
10-17-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Several companies do. Universal Cycles --...

Several companies do.

Universal Cycles -- Search Products, Categories, Companies (http://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=adjustable+stem)
10-10-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,911
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I find it to be fine for me, however I generally...

I find it to be fine for me, however I generally travel on well known roads with streetlights every 100 ft. and at a speed of about 15 mph. However I would say the Blinder 4 is more of a to-be-seen...
10-10-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,911
Posted By ThimbleSmash

For a slim to-be-seen light I like the Knog...

For a slim to-be-seen light I like the Knog Blinder 4. It is slim, USB rechargeable, has a waterproof design, and is rather solid in the quality department. If you look into reviews you may that some...
10-06-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,019
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Bearings are fine to be caked in grease, atleast...

Bearings are fine to be caked in grease, atleast proper grease like he appears to be using. Helps prevent rust and keeps things running smooth over the thousands of rotations the bearings will...
09-27-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 612,455
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Cottered cranks, just a silly piece of...

Cottered cranks, just a silly piece of technology. However, if I was a steampunk enthusiast I would want that bike mounted to a wall in my room, it oozes mechanical cool with that look.
09-27-14, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Meh, for a third of the price you can pick up a...

Meh, for a third of the price you can pick up a SRAM Torpedo hub and carry a small screwdriver around to adjust it. Though I guess if a screwdriver is too much to carry for someone this hub fits the...
09-15-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By ThimbleSmash

The one thing I thought of trying when I had a...

The one thing I thought of trying when I had a similar pair of straps was taking a strip of aluminum and bend it to the shape of my shoe then sandwich it between the velcro layers to create a spine...
09-13-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,220
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Got both of my ridable bikes set up at 52 gear...

Got both of my ridable bikes set up at 52 gear iches. Insanely low for most but being right on the coast I always seem to fight winds and I got tired of fighting it and having to constantly restart...
09-12-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,594
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Their rims like many are anodized not painted....

Their rims like many are anodized not painted. Anodizing can scratch and fade from wear but as long as your not a complete dingus it should be nothing to worry about.
09-04-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Make sure those specs match up, it stinks to buy...

Make sure those specs match up, it stinks to buy something that doesn't fit on a build.

I don't see a problem with using old parts on a new frame, as long as the parts aren't all buggered up. I...
09-04-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By ThimbleSmash

The biggest parts of doing that is making your...

The biggest parts of doing that is making your all your parts for the new frame fit properly. While a lot of things have become borderline universal in size you may encounter some size differences...
08-26-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,238
Posted By ThimbleSmash

It would go well with this frame. Matching...

It would go well with this frame. Matching messenger bag and frame, now that would be hot.

http://i.imgur.com/tJKVU.jpg
08-25-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,873
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I would say for the most part all the single...

I would say for the most part all the single speed road bikes on Bikes Direct(Dawes SST,KiloTT,Motobecane Track,etc) would be of same if not better quality and a few are considerably cheaper then...
08-25-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,873
Posted By ThimbleSmash

The Sole fixie bikes can be considered dangerous,...

The Sole fixie bikes can be considered dangerous, they appear to come with both freewheel and cog. Anytime your dealing with a bike with a freewheel it is common practice to have both front and rear...
08-24-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,873
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I know this doesn't really add anything relative...

I know this doesn't really add anything relative to this thread but I hate to see someone try to slander another person who is trying to do good work for the cycling community.

I'm not sure you...
08-24-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Let it break in and it should become quieter....

Let it break in and it should become quieter. Though, with that being said I wasn't really impressed with my Izumi Eco when it came to sound either. Once it wears out I will be going back to a KMC...
08-17-14, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I rode fixed daily for over a year with fenders...

I rode fixed daily for over a year with fenders w/mudflaps and nothing serious ever happened from toe overlap. Never did I feel it was endangering me more then when I had no fenders on. As usual this...
08-09-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,922
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Backpack or panniers, I usually sport the...

Backpack or panniers, I usually sport the backpack till I've had enough with having giant sweat spots on my back during the summer. Beyond that most of my bikes have an asortment of racks,fenders,...
08-04-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By ThimbleSmash

The 3 seperate breaking areas just looks like...

The 3 seperate breaking areas just looks like tooling marks. Those marks should of been cleaned up, so I'm guessing the manufacture didn't care enough to do so or quality control was being manned by...
07-31-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By ThimbleSmash

As long as it is not that of a grizzly or...

As long as it is not that of a grizzly or equivalent.
07-31-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By ThimbleSmash

You don't have to summon the strength of a...

You don't have to summon the strength of a gorilla to tighten a lockring. Having it firmly tightened by hand is all that is needed.
07-30-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Would it be called a burrizza or a pizzito?

Would it be called a burrizza or a pizzito?
07-30-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I would run these on drops over some silly hybrid...

I would run these on drops over some silly hybrid drop/bull horn bar anyday.
Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek Ergo Stoker Tandem Levers...
06-29-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By ThimbleSmash

If your niece doesn't order it for you I can't...

If your niece doesn't order it for you I can't see why that shop that sold you the freewheel can't get it. ACS sells freewheels tools along side their freewheels, so I don't see why that shop could...
06-28-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Not terribly hard to find. Don't see why you went...

Not terribly hard to find. Don't see why you went through all that trouble when buying the tool makes life so much easier.
Universal Cycles -- ACS Crossfire Freewheel Tool...
06-27-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By ThimbleSmash

Nah that would make too much sense. Why do they...

Nah that would make too much sense. Why do they when be can pour liquids down our seat tubes and hope it fixes it for a trivial amount of time. Going straight to the root of the problem to inspect...
06-26-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,061
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I have seen a lot of them being ridden around the...

I have seen a lot of them being ridden around the hood. Beyond there I might see one every now and then on beachside.
06-07-14, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By ThimbleSmash

I didn't pick up much but from what I did pick up...

I didn't pick up much but from what I did pick up it doesn't seem they were a highly sought after company. Good old Sheldon Brown didn't have anything of great note to say about them and usually he...
06-05-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,460
Posted By ThimbleSmash

+1. It is really only a problem at low speed...

+1.

It is really only a problem at low speed turns with severe turning radius. The only time I ever have it happen is when I'm goofing around doing tight circles in the middle of the road.
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