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05-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,396
Posted By diff

I experienced the same thing actually. It was...

I experienced the same thing actually. It was kinda like give someone that rode fixed (not much knowledge of gears) for the longest a complete bike with this group set. Took me like 2 or 3 times (was...
09-16-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By diff

If you can, replace all 3 together will be the...

If you can, replace all 3 together will be the most quiet drive train.

You don't have to. Depends how much noise you are willing to put up with, and the quality of the parts.

I have a bike...
09-16-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,859
Posted By diff

If your saddle is too high your hips will rock....

If your saddle is too high your hips will rock. Obviously it can't be 10 feet in the air. I rode with too high of a saddle for a couple years due to listening to fit specs. I think foot size also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By diff

Does anyone know when surly comes out with their...

Does anyone know when surly comes out with their next years model?

Decided to build this as the complete is pretty lame. Not a fan of blue as my main bike is baby blue (just a different shade)....
09-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 48,099
Posted By diff

Literally have an aldi, taget, and jewel all...

Literally have an aldi, taget, and jewel all within a few blocks

The biggest issue with not owning a car is when you need to carry something large. Luckily more and more stores are now delivering....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,468
Posted By diff

I wouldn't need a stem, seatpost, or saddle. ...

I wouldn't need a stem, seatpost, or saddle.
Also would need a headset (~$150 for a kris king), and brakes. Seems BB usually comes with the groupset.

Its the groupset that is the killer. Cant...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 208,235
Posted By diff

This is starting to make sense. Especially...

This is starting to make sense.

Especially as of late, I have been seeing people riding much faster than you would expect them to. They are definitely using some type of assistance.

When you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,468
Posted By diff

Its not that bad. The frame is 650 and complete...

Its not that bad. The frame is 650 and complete is 2000 (surly midnight special). A sram rival hrd 1x groupset is around 850?

Leaves 500 for a wheelset, seatpost, saddle, stem, drop bars, bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,468
Posted By diff

It is funny because for $2500 you can get a brand...

It is funny because for $2500 you can get a brand new motorcycle lol. Like a 250cc or so easy.

Bikes in general are just overpriced and you pay for the name.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,468
Posted By diff

All City Zig Zag Surly Cross check Surly long...

All City Zig Zag
Surly Cross check
Surly long haul trucker
Surly midnight special
Surly straggler

Bikes Direct also as those bikes will always have the best value.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By diff

You can put 700c on there. By default it...

You can put 700c on there.

By default it comes with 47mm tires on 650b. I think the benefit to this is that combination still has a smaller diameter than 700c with 35mm tires.

I think 32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By diff

Surly Midnight Special

https://surlybikes.com/bikes/midnight_special

What do you guys think?

Does anyone own one?

Haven't had the chance to test ride one, and doesn't seem I will be able to before buying. So will...
09-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,032
Posted By diff

I don't think too far forward would cause a...

I don't think too far forward would cause a saddle sore alone unless you are constantly pushing yourself back.

Try another saddle. If you have a grippy one, try one more slippery. Or if you have a...
09-02-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,097
Posted By diff

I had 48/16 on my langster. That would be tough...

I had 48/16 on my langster. That would be tough on a steel bike. I ride 48/19 on that one, 48/18 would be decent too. 48/20 maybe a bit too light.

Wanted to mention about those VO stems. I cracked...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By diff

Yeah that is fine. As long as when you spin it...

Yeah that is fine. As long as when you spin it there is no rubbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,971
Posted By diff

This thread is probably terrible to navigate....

This thread is probably terrible to navigate. Sorry about that. I revived a 10 year old thread because it had my measurements in it. Should of posted a new thread. Right now looking at a surly...
09-02-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,584
Posted By diff

Ohhh, I didn't read that completely correct. ...

Ohhh, I didn't read that completely correct.

Riding in the drops and then going no handed while still crunched over?

Will have to try that. I still think that is leaning into the stunt category...
09-02-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,670
Posted By diff

Sorry, wasn't sure what was going on here. I...

Sorry, wasn't sure what was going on here.

I was replying in general to all bikes posted. But now see its the OP with the snarky reply.

Looking closer at your bike, why is the seat also slammed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,108
Posted By diff

So dope. Very expensive. Look at the...

So dope.

Very expensive.

Look at the surly straggler, and mightnight special as well.

This bike would be too flashy for me, and it looks good enough where you may even be attacked for it...
09-01-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,584
Posted By diff

Hmmm, I dont know. I can ride any bike no handed...

Hmmm, I dont know. I can ride any bike no handed no matter how ill fit it is. Each bike is just different.

I wouldn't agree proper sizing has any relation to being able to ride the bike no handed....
09-01-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,670
Posted By diff

Those are some crazy setups. I think if you...

Those are some crazy setups.

I think if you need a setup like this, you need to ride a hybrid (or perhaps a SS / fixed with risers) until you are in better shape to handle more bar drop.

Also I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,844
Posted By diff

Definitely buy used. You will want a new bike...

Definitely buy used. You will want a new bike right away in either case.

But go to shops and test ride.

Are you certain you want a road bike? Get a used hybrid with risers for like $250 (like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,971
Posted By diff

Wow can't believe I posted this near 10 years...

Wow can't believe I posted this near 10 years ago.

Went back to find this since don't feel like measuring myself again. Also can't believe the measurements I am seeing.

I got into fixed gear...
08-21-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,786
Posted By diff

If you are taking about just riding down the...

If you are taking about just riding down the hill, there is no need to put force. Just keep your legs loose and keep spinning without much if any pressure. That should not burn you out at all....
08-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,803
Posted By diff

You would move backwards by pedaling backwards. ...

You would move backwards by pedaling backwards.

Come up to a slow stopping roll, then right when you come to the stopping point start to pedal backwards. And then the same motion to start going...
08-18-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

A 28 tire did fit. There was a slight bubble that...

A 28 tire did fit. There was a slight bubble that caused 1/8th of the tire rotation to barely brush. That was velocity deep V + 28mm gatorskin tire. Im sure a quick true and little less pressure and...
08-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

People do do this... How To Add More Tire...

People do do this...

How To Add More Tire Clearance To Your Road Bike ? DYI | Rando Richard (http://www.randorichard.com/add-more-tire-clearance)

Saw another thread where he used these metal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By diff

Thats the thing, size. You can tell its a big...

Thats the thing, size. You can tell its a big topic.

I would not spend that much on your 1st bike until you know for sure that frame is your size. And that takes around a year of riding / gaining...
08-07-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

I know, this guy is hilarious. I am going to...

I know, this guy is hilarious. I am going to start calling him 8k from now on.

(another skit)

Me: Hey!!! Where has 8k been?
8k's friend: On the internet as usual...
Me: Why? Doesn't he have...
08-07-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Hilarious. Took my bait. I knew you would, and...

Hilarious. Took my bait. I knew you would, and further flap you lips. We dont care about your 8k bike or how much time you spend posting here.
08-07-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

This guy barely joined the forum last year, has...

This guy barely joined the forum last year, has no idea what kind of fork we are talking about, yet he comments.

So you tell me you are going to randomly purchase a used bike for $200 and inspect...
08-07-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Thanks guys. Its a 2006 (special thanks to...

Thanks guys.

Its a 2006 (special thanks to the person that mentioned the year they started the top tube design stuff). I wouldn't of thought this frame was 15 years old.

I actually tried a 28mm...
08-07-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Thats not a bad idea. But got a really good deal...

Thats not a bad idea. But got a really good deal on it. Just wanted the frame from him. So he took off a few parts he "claimed" were high end and replaced with bargain bin parts, and we came to a...
08-06-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,133
Posted By diff

This is a really nice frame. Wish the current...

This is a really nice frame. Wish the current model wasnt purple. All city big block is pink. What is going on these days?

Any fixed gear frame that doesn't have an overly long top tube will have...
08-06-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,171
Posted By diff

Risers mostly. If you are talking a flat pipe...

Risers mostly. If you are talking a flat pipe like bar such as the nitto b250, those arent comfortable. Most bars have some sweep back. I have a few.

I have drops too that I put on from time to...
08-06-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Im kinda mad he sold me the bike like this. It...

Im kinda mad he sold me the bike like this. It was actually from a bike shop and it was his personal bike that was up for sale. Didnt think anything of it. Rode about 25 miles so far. No clue why he...
08-06-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Yeah, after some more reading that would be a bad...

Yeah, after some more reading that would be a bad idea.

I guess I will try a 25c gatorskin. If too big will toss that in the back and get a 23c for the front.

If anyone comes across this and...
08-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By diff

Front wheel not able to fit due to clearance, would this work?

Hi,

I bought a used specialized langster to get an idea of how a 55x55 would feel. (its actually 54.8x54.8, but close enough)

The problem is I can't fit a 28mm tire in the front unless I pull...
12-31-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,994
Posted By diff

I would strip it down and paint it. Won't cost...

I would strip it down and paint it. Won't cost much at all. And you pick any color you want. As long as you do it right, it will be perfect.
12-28-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By diff

I am basically your size. 5'10.5" with a 85cm...

I am basically your size. 5'10.5" with a 85cm inseam, which is 33.46 inches.

62 is way too big.

I am currently riding a 53cm c-t seat tube, and 55cm top tube. I have a bit of seat post...
11-23-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By diff

Nice on the mad skidz crank breaking skillz. For...

Nice on the mad skidz crank breaking skillz. For some reason I figured the only skid marks I would find around you would be in your boxers.
11-23-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,038
Posted By diff

Push your saddle back as far as you can and try...

Push your saddle back as far as you can and try again.
11-19-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By diff

As mentioned, its very easy. Just type your...

As mentioned, its very easy. Just type your question into google. I did a couple for you..

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+1%2F8+chain
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+a+bicycle+headset
11-19-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By diff

:)

:)
11-16-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,287,060
Posted By diff

Got all my parts moved over to my new frame. ...

Got all my parts moved over to my new frame.

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/volume-cutter-v5-8471_1.jpg
11-13-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 5,011,372
Posted By diff

Go for it man. Cutters are awesome. There wont be...

Go for it man. Cutters are awesome. There wont be another cutter fiesta on eBay for a while. If ever.

I really like the stickers on the v5.

The devil put those there for me because now I am...
11-11-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 5,011,372
Posted By diff

So bellsbike on ebay put up tons of older cutters...

So bellsbike on ebay put up tons of older cutters that are brand new. V1's all the way to v5's. Really like my cutter and the geo. And a lot of the older versions had been appealing to me. Have been...
11-07-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,531
Posted By diff

What do you mean high performance racing? Where...

What do you mean high performance racing? Where and what are you going to be racing?
11-07-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 5,011,372
Posted By diff

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpOxBhEW2nQiuwy7DMRy2RM4D6fu3nPA0mCFuOUYarYyusx7X0Og

Have some volume hipster v2 bars on the way. A little more rise than my current bars,...
11-06-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,038
Posted By diff

What about riding no handed? Does that feel...

What about riding no handed? Does that feel different on this bike?

What other frames have you been riding? How long have you been riding this bike for? Is the headset extra sticky or loose? If...
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