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01-15-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,047
Posted By Hirohsima

Bell Gage vs Bell Volt - Review and Comparison

I have not seen many reviews or comparisons on the Bell Gage helmet, so I thought I would do a quick one. I like Giro helmets for asthetics better, but not with the price premium of $50-75 better....
01-15-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Hirohsima

I have the following and am pretty happy (1) -...

I have the following and am pretty happy
(1) - 2x10 16lb carbon roadbike
(1) - 17lb aluminum single speed road bike
(1) - 23lb steel rigid single speed 29er MTB
(1) - 40+ lb Surly 1x1 Xtracycle...
12-16-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,542
Posted By Hirohsima

DIY - Home-made Xtracycle running boards

I know Xtracycle came out with new aluminum side steps to replace their heavier wood ones... but I liked the old wood ones. Looks classy. Here is my take on it.

-Used 1/2 plywood. ...
09-20-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 760,099
Posted By Hirohsima

Yep, same frame as we had done. I am running out...

Yep, same frame as we had done. I am running out of things to mess with. Its 16.5 lbs now w pedals.... My current project bike is a single speed steel, full rigid, Civilian 29'er....mmmm dirt.
09-20-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 760,099
Posted By Hirohsima

Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of...

Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of the new ones. Does it ride any different then the old one?

Here is mine with updated bits:
EC90 post
PRO stem
Romin Saddle
Scott CR1 full carbon...
06-25-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Hirohsima

You can use it, no reason you cannot. I suspect...

You can use it, no reason you cannot. I suspect the reason they use them is ease of assembly. Coaster brakes have 3 sets of bearings (2 on the hub shell, one on the cog side).

If you like the...
05-30-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,536
Posted By Hirohsima

Hey Chris, Long time. Would you recommend...

Hey Chris, Long time.

Would you recommend that over and ENO hub? Wondering because I am trying to decide if carbon BB shells vs carbon dropouts like the extra torque on having to cope with...
02-22-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,251,326
Posted By Hirohsima

Cross post to same in Utility Cycling. But its a...

Cross post to same in Utility Cycling. But its a Single Speed so still counts for this forum also I think.

My Surly 1x1 got re-allocated and outsourced to kid duty rather than commute rain bike....
02-22-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 480,045
Posted By Hirohsima

My Long bike. Surly 1x1 King hubs/Headset ...

My Long bike.
Surly 1x1
King hubs/Headset
Thompson Stem(s) and Post
XTR Brakes
Campy crankset with 50x20t gearing

My kids love it, and always get a kick out of jumping on the bike for a spin....
02-21-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By Hirohsima

I am thinking of pickup up a ring-guard from this...

I am thinking of pickup up a ring-guard from this guy. Cheap, and looks like pretty good quality with lots of options on tooth-count and BCD:

http://www.bbgbashguard.com/index.html
12-12-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,125
Posted By Hirohsima

Langsters have road geometry, compact frames,...

Langsters have road geometry, compact frames, taller headtubes, track fork ends, and are cheap since nobody seems to like them. I like mine however.
12-11-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,251,326
Posted By Hirohsima

Up for your consideration and ridicule. I've...

Up for your consideration and ridicule.
I've posted my Langster before... but its here again in two forms. TT-style for all out training rides as well as a new setup for the bike, road drops. ...
08-27-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By Hirohsima

MS-872 -Geoman Apx 1000L Light - Review/First Impressions

First Impressions, more to follow once I get a few rides in:

I was going to compare along side my preferred helmet light (Dinotte 400L) but I leant it out and could not get it here in time to...
05-09-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,154
Posted By Hirohsima

if you are not in a hurry, ebay a used White...

if you are not in a hurry, ebay a used White Industries ENO. I picked up at 18t lightly used FW for $45.... there is no comparison between the White and anything else.

If you need it now. What...
04-25-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,662
Posted By Hirohsima

Yes. I used to bike commute for 2 years. On my...

Yes. I used to bike commute for 2 years. On my SS road bike and my carbon race bike, both sub 17 pounds... I would ride the commute like a club ride.

On my rain bike (when it was not raining) a...
04-21-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Hirohsima

Help Please - Which tensioner

Hello all. I am in the process of converting my Surly 1x1 with a free radical.

I run a 50x18t setup now, but will probably drop to a 45 or 48t front ring once setup with the LT.

I have heard a...
11-19-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,567
Posted By Hirohsima

I am said weight weenie road guy. On my SS, I...

I am said weight weenie road guy. On my SS, I ordered through spinlite cycling. I speced the rear wheel with:
Non-Drive - 1 cross, 14/17/14 Sapim Lasers, Alloy Sapim nipples
Drive-Side - 3 cross,...
11-16-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,047
Posted By Hirohsima

I would call Leader. Ritchey lists the WCS as a...

I would call Leader. Ritchey lists the WCS as a Zero Stack as well as a press-fit... from CK, they sound the same if you ask me:
http://chrisking.com/tech/int_headsets_explained/int_hds_explain_5
11-16-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,047
Posted By Hirohsima

If it uses press-in cups this is a pretty good...

If it uses press-in cups this is a pretty good deal:
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A0530
Ritchey WCS Semi Integrationed 1 1/8" with topcap, $32 shipped, not tax. Check Coupon forum...
11-16-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,179
Posted By Hirohsima

17 if you are in fit shape, 16 if you ride more...

17 if you are in fit shape, 16 if you ride more than a few times a week and like to hang around 22mph when cruising. 18 if those hills you have to clear are something you have to ride often.

I...
11-15-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By Hirohsima

I know why TT and Tri guys do it, but no clue why...

I know why TT and Tri guys do it, but no clue why this guy did it. For TT/Tri you are almost never on the base-bars and so its not important to have an upturn (which has a bigger footprint in the...
11-09-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By Hirohsima

make sure the holes for the water bottle bosses...

make sure the holes for the water bottle bosses (if you have them and intend to use them) are masked. Or else you will need to chase them with the corresponding tap.

Also, mask your seat tube. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hirohsima

I have them. They work pretty well, but the QR's...

I have them. They work pretty well, but the QR's have no Teeth on them so they can slip unless you use some elbow-grease when you put them on.

The only thing I don't like is that grit can get in...
11-08-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,355
Posted By Hirohsima

*Me raising hand* I owned an early gen...

*Me raising hand*

I owned an early gen Spinergy Rev-X.... got radial cracks from the rivets on two or three of the blades (can't remember).

Noticed before they failed, and the early gen ones...
11-08-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,355
Posted By Hirohsima

I really like the old Specialized seat clamp QR. ...

I really like the old Specialized seat clamp QR. Back in the day, those were the nicest thing around...
11-08-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hirohsima

On my Surly 1x1 commute/kid-towing/in-town...

On my Surly 1x1 commute/kid-towing/in-town cruiser I have a CK headset, CK SS hubset, Thomson Post and stem, Easton carbon low-risers, XTR brakes, XT pedals, and cheap Campy Veloce triple cranks, and...
11-01-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Hirohsima

nicely done.

nicely done.
10-27-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hirohsima

I had a 20mi rt commute on a SS which I did 4...

I had a 20mi rt commute on a SS which I did 4 days a week. I would hop light rail most days. When I did not, my RT commute was 62 miles.

Things I learned:
- I hate to ride with stuff, I am a...
10-26-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,069
Posted By Hirohsima

The link I posted had them yesterday in stock for...

The link I posted had them yesterday in stock for $48 free ship/no tax and with an extra 10% off (good till 10/28 "EXTRA10", they could have been had for $44. They are out of stock now.
10-25-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,069
Posted By Hirohsima

They are not much more, and feel WAAAY better in...

They are not much more, and feel WAAAY better in the hands.

More road bike geek style (of which I am) than SS/FG but I would get SRAM levers way before Tektro/Cane Creek...
10-19-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,359
Posted By Hirohsima

Depends on the bike, how far you plan on going,...

Depends on the bike, how far you plan on going, your condition, the terrain.

Some guys here actually ride on the track.

My SS is ~17lbs and I only do 20mile training rides.

48x16 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hirohsima

I have 4 bikes, all 4 bikes have Thomson Elite...

I have 4 bikes, all 4 bikes have Thomson Elite Seat Posts (Of the last 3 bikes I have bought and sold, all left my posession with Thomson posts)
2 bikes have Thomson Elite stems
2 bikes have either...
10-19-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,359
Posted By Hirohsima

I ride a 700x23c wheel, 170mm crank, and a 48*16...

I ride a 700x23c wheel, 170mm crank, and a 48*16 gear (single speed only)

I normally cruise at 19-22mph, max out at about 32-34 before I spin out.

I live in a relatively flat area with some...
10-18-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By Hirohsima

Anything Aluminum can be PC yes. However for...

Anything Aluminum can be PC yes. However for the best finish, I would not sandblast as it will ruin the surface condition.

Steel can be PC and blasted (sproket, yes) but the chain would chew up...
10-14-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Hirohsima

With internal headsets you only have to worry...

With internal headsets you only have to worry about a few things:

First, water infiltration normally eats at the fork "race" and bearing seat. Both are steel and corrode. This generally only...
10-13-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Hirohsima

http://chrisking.com/hubs/hbs_sspeed_disc ...

http://chrisking.com/hubs/hbs_sspeed_disc

Get this, don't look back. Its the best.

Plus if you want a rear carrier that will fit tiny cogs, this one goes down to 12. You don't want a...
10-12-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,887
Posted By Hirohsima

Thx for the pointer, Just sent them a note........

Thx for the pointer, Just sent them a note..... hopefully they ship.
10-08-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By Hirohsima

Belt drive compatible too. Should be lighter...

Belt drive compatible too. Should be lighter however.
10-08-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By Hirohsima

This sounds spot on to me.

This sounds spot on to me.
10-08-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hirohsima

I have ridden 42,45,48,50 x 16 and have mostly...

I have ridden 42,45,48,50 x 16 and have mostly settled on a 48*16.

If you like to sprint, 46*16 won't be a big enough gear. Drafting busses and other cars sucks in a gear too low. I like 48*16...
10-07-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hirohsima

That is why I said crappy loose ball BB's.... ...

That is why I said crappy loose ball BB's....

Also, gimme a Phil or WI over a Sugino or Campy anyday.

PS. Do all your posts have to be so negative?
10-06-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hirohsima

[QUOTE=adriano;11576304]no. I went from 2200g...

[QUOTE=adriano;11576304]no.
I went from 2200g machine built wheels to 1500g hand laced, sapim spoked wheels and it was completely different. I suppose if we are talking exact same spokes, hubs,...
10-05-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hirohsima

Wheels and tires.

Wheels and tires.
10-05-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hirohsima

My general rule of thumb. If I like the bike and...

My general rule of thumb. If I like the bike and plan on keeping it, I buy the best and build it slowly. I hate rebuying parts because I got mediocre parts the first time around.

Case in point...
10-05-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hirohsima

Custom built wheels feel totally different than...

Custom built wheels feel totally different than stock wheels. If you are on stock 2200gram wheels, and rode around on 1600 gram wheels, that will make a huge difference. Add to that if he has...
10-04-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,277
Posted By Hirohsima

IMHO, track specific cranks cannot be stiffer...

IMHO, track specific cranks cannot be stiffer than the new Dura Ace 7900 / Ultegra 6700 cranksets can they? Hollow, stiffened crank arms and outer ring.

If I were in a no-holds barred build, I...
10-01-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,617
Posted By Hirohsima

Acutally, TT single-speed. I did a individual TT...

Acutally, TT single-speed. I did a individual TT on it a month or so back. Averaged 24.6mph over 10 miles with no aero gear. Wish I could train more and be faster. Some guys, albeit with full aero TT...
10-01-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,617
Posted By Hirohsima

My Setup: Pedalsoft Aerobars Profile Cobra...

My Setup:
Pedalsoft Aerobars
Profile Cobra Wing
SRAM TT-900 levers

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8573/img0001mo.jpg
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7093/img0002hly.jpg...
10-01-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Hirohsima

OK, take my comment with a grain of salt since I...

OK, take my comment with a grain of salt since I don't have the ENO crankset but,...

Since the ENO crankset relies on a center-lockring, that means you will have to remove the crank from the BB...
10-01-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Hirohsima

Spinlite cycling has Easton EA70 in 650c wheel...

Spinlite cycling has Easton EA70 in 650c wheel for $75 and free shipping. You have to call them to get that deal. Its a road wheel, but is very strong and very nice. Sealed bearing hubs, straight...
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