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04-11-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By bykemike

mission bikes

I am looking at a couple of Mission SS frames on line but I can;t get the sellers to weigh them and the Mission site does not list the frame weight either.

Anyone know this? (56 cm)

Also any...
04-10-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By bykemike

I've been kicking this around a bit, not Mt Evans...

I've been kicking this around a bit, not Mt Evans but I spend a lot of time on the Blue Ridge and have a couple favorite climbs. Just like Rolla says, I am going to gear one of my SS bikes to...
04-09-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By bykemike

Like Rolla I've got one on the bottom of my...

Like Rolla I've got one on the bottom of my Raptor pack. I like it but I rarely separate it from the pack
04-06-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By bykemike

Thanks Woodcraft! All set now, one of the...

Thanks Woodcraft!

All set now, one of the sets had four flat washers in the mix and had me a bit confused, got it all dialed in now.
04-05-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By bykemike

Sram red caliper brake pad washers

I just bought 2 sets of used Sram Red caliper brakes from two different sellers. Both sets came with the pads on but all four pads have the washers stacked differently or flipped over.

I am sure...
03-29-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 588,852
Posted By bykemike

I'm looking at some Halo freewheels...anyone use...

I'm looking at some Halo freewheels...anyone use them? I have Whites on my bikes now but Halo's are $25 bucks less and maybe lighter, I can always use more gearing choices.
03-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,176
Posted By bykemike

Florida again: this is new to Short vid,...

Florida again: this is new to

Short vid, hang to the end!

Woman Hits Bicycling Sheriff With Her Car, Claims She Thought She Hit a Mailbox (msn.com)...
03-21-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Single Speeds here in North Florida seem to have...

Single Speeds here in North Florida seem to have almost no value. I see nice bikes on our local CL and Facebook Mkt for under 200 ready to go. I've bought three so far and about to buy a Thomasini...
03-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,176
Posted By bykemike

I agree with your take on the current situation,...

I agree with your take on the current situation, here in North Florida traffic is scary, many of my bicycling friends, long time road riders most of them, are opting for the rails to trails bike...
03-15-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Maybe you need to look at this one in Gainesville...

Maybe you need to look at this one in Gainesville Fl


Well I was going to post a link to an "1960s/70s unknown split tube Italian bike" on the Gainesville Fl Facebook market place but I can't...
03-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Way nice frame Sam, you've got the big name...

Way nice frame Sam, you've got the big name working for you there..very nice!
03-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16...

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16 with a White freewheel. Built it up with conventional components to see what this frame is like to ride before I go and sink $$ in wheels and other...
03-08-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By bykemike

What did you get this year Vegan? You have some...

What did you get this year Vegan? You have some nice stuff in your forum list.

I think the only way I could afford a Yarak this year is frame only and build it up in stages, it is a stunning...
03-05-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By bykemike

Vegan, is Ren still building? After seeing the...

Vegan, is Ren still building? After seeing the link to them I sent an email the next day saying I was interested in a Yarek frame but , so far, no reply. I may try again tomorrow just in case. That...
03-05-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Someone tell me about these keirin frames, I see...

Someone tell me about these keirin frames, I see them all over ebay at fairly low prices. They appear they are not set up for brakes so single speed may be an issue. It also appears they can run a...
03-04-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

P.L. That is one very sweet bike! What gear...

P.L. That is one very sweet bike! What gear ratio are you running? The track bars are a nice look and I may try that on one of mine,

Hub polishers...every day I look at my bikes and think of...
03-02-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. ...

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. Nothing special but certainly nice enough.
The Trek shop owner came by today, (a short walk) and we put a Jagwire cable through the top tube run, expected...
03-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

This was that one. I communicated with the seller...

This was that one. I communicated with the seller a few times, it wasn't exactly flying out the door so I wanted some more details about the builder but couldn't get any info. I did locate some of...
03-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build...

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build up over the next few days.

Some of you will know who this builder (Paul Taylor) is (was) there are many posts about him from maybe 2010 or so. He...
02-28-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,124
Posted By bykemike

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the...

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the backpack habit. Nice Osprey pack with a couple of tubes, co2, basic tools, a bladder, etc. It works for me to put in the basics for single speed rides,...
02-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,481
Posted By bykemike

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and...

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and moving along at 16 mph with little effort, all that training is starting to pay off, plus those new lighter tires, so I'll put on an extra 5 miles...
02-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

What front rim is that? Can't make out the name...

What front rim is that? Can't make out the name but it looks great. Have you weighed this yet? Nice looking bike!
02-22-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By bykemike

A reference point: My Wabi has what the...

A reference point:

My Wabi has what the company calls "sub15" wheels, under 1500 grams for the pair (1475 grams per factory spec),

I'm sure this is an optimistic number that doesn't include...
02-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,964
Posted By bykemike

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar...

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar 45 mile ride on the local rails to trails. Weather is perfect, breezy, cool, clear.

I'm about to go to a titanium bottom bracket, a new stem and...
02-20-21, 07:05 AM
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Posted By bykemike

Tailwind on return = Happy Place

Tailwind on return = Happy Place
02-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,030
Posted By bykemike

Don't use clips on the first ride ;)

Don't use clips on the first ride ;)
02-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a...

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a block or so from my shop and when he wants a break he comes by to visit usually riding a bike, he shows up on this the other day, he owns it, I...
02-14-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

In all fairness I was comparing them to my 19.00...

In all fairness I was comparing them to my 19.00 eBay freewheel, which was like being drafted by a cement truck! :)
02-14-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

Thanks for the heads up on the 16T, I ran that...

Thanks for the heads up on the 16T, I ran that with 1/8" for a couple of outings and put about 120 miles on it and noticed nothing about the way it ran or sounded but ended up swapping the gearing...
02-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

Vegan! You have great taste in bikes. The Yarak...

Vegan! You have great taste in bikes. The Yarak is now my work computer background, what a great looking bike! It appears you can't actually get one yet, I didn't see a way to order one, but I may...
02-10-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from...

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from a guy that is getting rid of his White Industries goodies, Thompson stems and seat posts, a couple of cranks with chainrings, some bars and seats, all...
02-10-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

That seems to be the fundamental issue. I am old...

That seems to be the fundamental issue. I am old to biking but new to singles so I am expecting a learning curve and I enjoy working on my bikes so I'm good with looking for a new frame to build up....
02-06-21, 08:27 PM
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Posted By bykemike

That is a sub 1500 bike? Looks pretty freakin...

That is a sub 1500 bike? Looks pretty freakin awesome for the price . Is that 12 speed?

I love the new design Hardtails, I have a Scott Scale 710 ,1x 11 , 27.5 + tires on boost rims, very sure...
02-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,359
Posted By bykemike

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is...

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is like riding a multi surface starship compared to most road bikes I have owned. It takes a while to get used to the Di shifting but now I don't even...
02-05-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

This is a Lightning, there must be some...

This is a Lightning, there must be some dimensional differences but I can't see there is all that much. The Lightning uses a Columbus triple butted tubing and has a carbon front fork, comes delivered...
02-05-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,359
Posted By bykemike

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a...

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a rush, just got in from a 20 miler in 1:17:41, 15.5 average. Ok , the wind was with me on the return leg, but still a rush :)...
02-05-21, 09:42 AM
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Posted By bykemike

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on...

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on the parkway. I ride selected sections of the parkway for 4-5 weeks every year. Living in Fl it is hard to train for climbing but if you have the...
02-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

I took some time this afternoon and installed a...

I took some time this afternoon and installed a half link ( my first and a pain, I even had to go to Utube) to get it done. I said I was new to this.:)

Net result is the wheel is now forward about...
02-04-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

First, thanks for the detailed replies, despite...

First, thanks for the detailed replies, despite being a life long rider I have zero SS experience, it's a new language.

My first look at this was similar, drop two links , all fixed. In order...
02-03-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

Well gee guys, that is what I was hoping to hear....

Well gee guys, that is what I was hoping to hear. One of our locals was commenting that running far back on the drop outs was bad and might be stressing the frame.

As I was looking at it I was...
02-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By bykemike

Half link or half link chain

I am running 46 x 16 gearing on my new to me Wabi , I am in a position with the chain that my hub axle gets pretty far out on the dropouts when at correct chain tension but pulling the minimum links...
02-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,448
Posted By bykemike

Picked this Wabi Lightning SE up this week, put...

Picked this Wabi Lightning SE up this week, put on a new set of 28 gatorskins and a freewheel 16 T rear. This feels real good coasting around the shop, I think I'm about to go to the local MUP and...
02-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,157
Posted By bykemike

I just picked up my first fixie, but I am going...

I just picked up my first fixie, but I am going to add a freewheel before I take it out at all. For the month before I did this I did what Ofajen said a few posts back, I rode my Scott hardtail...
12-21-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By bykemike

Sram chain gap tool or another way

Setting up the derailleur on my new to me Specialized Epic carbon MTB with Sram Eagle XO 12 speed system.

All is well but the last step is to set the chain gap using their Chain gap tool, which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,811
Posted By bykemike

My 2016 Domane Series 6 was leaking brake fluid...

My 2016 Domane Series 6 was leaking brake fluid from the front brake lever and always needing bleeding to keep it stopping. I finally pulled the hood and could see the fluid was coming from the...
05-03-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,551
Posted By bykemike

I thought of that scene right away, but it might...

I thought of that scene right away, but it might not be as effective trying to get a CO2 cylinder to jam the spokes.
05-03-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,514
Posted By bykemike

My morning stop before work was the Planet...

My morning stop before work was the Planet Fitness but those days are gone for a while. I started noticing I was losing some muscle mass rather quickly (at least the visual anyway) so I have put...
04-30-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By bykemike

Thanks so much for the response. The seller...

Thanks so much for the response. The seller seems to have a few of these frames and I have many components hanging around so I'm itching to build another bike..not that I need another bike but...
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04-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By bykemike

Update us!

Reviving and old thread...I am looking at perhaps building up one of these.

I found a NOS frame and it seems like a good deal. How did you like this bike?
04-18-20, 09:43 AM
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Posted By bykemike

Well thanks for the birthday wish! You live close...

Well thanks for the birthday wish! You live close to some of the best riding country in the SE. I take every opportunity I can to ride the Pisgah area of the Parkway and the surrounding roads. I...
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