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12-04-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By acoustophile

1985 Bianchi Classica setup as a "do everything"...

1985 Bianchi Classica setup as a "do everything" SS rig with 38c tires...
12-02-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,164
Posted By acoustophile

This is mechanically well thought out and built....

This is mechanically well thought out and built. I was expecting a janky, macguyvered explanation, Well done.
09-12-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By acoustophile

it looks like your tensioner is too slack. I'd...

it looks like your tensioner is too slack. I'd remove some links from the chain and run the tensioner more horizontal at maybe 45 degrees so it catches the chain once it's fully engaged to the cog.
08-14-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,164
Posted By acoustophile

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07-16-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,164
Posted By acoustophile

nice cramerotti ...

nice cramerotti
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05-14-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By acoustophile

Based on the seat post heights, these frames...

Based on the seat post heights, these frames appear too large for you :foo:
05-13-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By acoustophile

Based on the photo, geometry, centre pull brakes,...

Based on the photo, geometry, centre pull brakes, fork crown and 5 speed cassette, I'd wager that this bike dates back to the late 70's/early 80's. Regardless of whether it's a Sakae or Sekai, it's a...
05-11-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By acoustophile

38c Paselas mounted on narrow track rims. Note...

38c Paselas mounted on narrow track rims. Note the bulge.

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05-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By acoustophile

I tend to keep the remains of the chain after I...

I tend to keep the remains of the chain after I shorten it just in case situations like this arise. Outside of buying a new chain, your local LBS should have single links for sale. I've added a half...
05-02-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,164
Posted By acoustophile

Reverse fixed gear post: Originally found this...

Reverse fixed gear post: Originally found this Bianchi Piaggio (circa 1985 i think) in the trash in 2008. Rode it as a fixed gear, couriering for a few years (before upgrading to actual track bikes)...
05-02-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 3,709,487
Posted By acoustophile

Originally found this Bianchi Piaggio (circa 1985...

Originally found this Bianchi Piaggio (circa 1985 i think) in the trash in 2008. Rode it as a fixed gear, couriering for a few years (before upgrading to actual track bikes) then it sat rusty in...
04-25-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By acoustophile

For my Schwalbe Marathons I would do between...

For my Schwalbe Marathons I would do between 30-40 psi for extra grip in the snow. Summer time they'd go back up to around 70psi. Gravelkings, I go 40psi at the lowest in the winter. For reference,...
04-19-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By acoustophile

I've ridden 40c tires on velocity deep v's...

I've ridden 40c tires on velocity deep v's through snowy conditions with no issue. It's a myth that you need a wider rim for a wider tire. The other way around is a huge nope though.
Also:...
04-18-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By acoustophile

I really like knockoffs as they have more options...

I really like knockoffs as they have more options to play with modern day parts. I'll take a knockoff 144bcd, JIS taper over an original 151bcd ISO any day.
04-17-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By acoustophile

I had a set of IRD defiant track cranks which I...

I had a set of IRD defiant track cranks which I believe are just rebranded versions. They were just as stiff as my All City 612 cranks (also rebranded Andels).
04-16-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By acoustophile

- What does the drop out look like? If it's...

- What does the drop out look like? If it's vertical then you will need a single speed tensioner (or use the existing rear mech as low budget alternative)
- If it's a semi-horizontal dropout then...
04-14-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4,701
Views: 791,512
Posted By acoustophile

Nice bikes but zip-tying a lizard to the seat...

Nice bikes but zip-tying a lizard to the seat tube is jackass tbh
04-09-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By acoustophile

If it's tightened to spec and there's play then...

If it's tightened to spec and there's play then it sounds like the crank taper is rounded out.
03-21-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By acoustophile

I run a 90's Shimano 600 crankset with a 3/32...

I run a 90's Shimano 600 crankset with a 3/32 chainring and 1/8 chain and cog and have never run into issues. Just make sure your chain line and tension are tight and you'll be good to go.
03-18-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By acoustophile

I would be careful with installing a JIS crankset...

I would be careful with installing a JIS crankset on a ISO tapered BB. You increase the risk of bottoming/rounding out the crankset taper that it could render it useless, especially for cheaper...
03-05-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,164
Posted By acoustophile

New rack and bars. ...

New rack and bars.

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02-05-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,677
Posted By acoustophile

38c Panaracer Paselas on my big tire beater bike ...

38c Panaracer Paselas on my big tire beater bike
25c schwalbe Durano's on my Cramerotti Track
23c gatorskins on the NJS Vivalo
38c Gravelkings on the gravel bike

I'd rather have a more puncture...
12-06-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By acoustophile

Even if they were A-Stock, they're $100 brand new...

Even if they were A-Stock, they're $100 brand new so I would do but their quality overall.
10-29-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By acoustophile

I have a mix of formula, paul and phil wood hubs...

I have a mix of formula, paul and phil wood hubs and they're all the same size of 6000 10x26x8 sealed.
10-22-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By acoustophile

WI have bombproof seals and pawl engagement is...

WI have bombproof seals and pawl engagement is second to none. The BZZZZZZZZZZZ sound is oddly satisfying too.
10-16-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By acoustophile

If it's a cartridge BB then just replace the...

If it's a cartridge BB then just replace the entire unit. If it's loose bearings, you can either buy replacements or alternatively use caged bearings. First step would be taking it out and seeing...
10-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,469
Posted By acoustophile

I guess I would agree that swapping brake levers...

I guess I would agree that swapping brake levers is easy if he were to position mountain bike style brake levels to the tops of a drop bar. My point it that Corner Bar allows a hooded position...
10-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,469
Posted By acoustophile

This is great for someone who doesn't want to...

This is great for someone who doesn't want to overhaul their braking system while allowing more hand positions. It's nice to have the option of swapping out flats to 'drops' with minimal effort. Like...
10-02-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By acoustophile

There is a risk of the chain coming off the...

There is a risk of the chain coming off the chainring or cog if you're backpedalling/compression stopping because of uneven slack. Geared bikes have derailleurs that take up extra slack in the chain...
10-02-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By acoustophile

44x16 = 72.32 gear inches 50x18 = 73.11 gear...

44x16 = 72.32 gear inches
50x18 = 73.11 gear inches
They're so close in GI that you'd never be able to tell the difference. However, if you're an ambidextrous skidder: 44x16 has 8 skid patches...
09-12-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

Threw some flats on. ...

Threw some flats on.
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09-06-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By acoustophile

If you have a bike co-op in your city they...

If you have a bike co-op in your city they usually have old 10 speeds that are good candidates for conversion.
09-03-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

I have such a b0ner for soviet era track bikes.

I have such a b0ner for soviet era track bikes.
08-25-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By acoustophile

If it's an old road conversion then you probably...

If it's an old road conversion then you probably need long reach brakes. I usually use Tektro R559 for my conversions.
08-24-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By acoustophile

Slack angles and low bottom bracket makes it good...

Slack angles and low bottom bracket makes it good for commuting as a single speed. Its nothing to write home about if you're looking to have a fast, responsive bike though.
08-06-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

It looks deceptively fast but is actually built...

It looks deceptively fast but is actually built for puzting around. I'm running 52x19 (~72 gear inches) so it's quick, easy on the knees and can climb hills.
08-06-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By acoustophile

I run 46/16 on one bike and 52/19 on another and...

I run 46/16 on one bike and 52/19 on another and the ratios are roughly the same. Smaller chain rings wear out faster but are lighter. Larger chain rings are the opposite..
08-06-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

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06-15-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

Stopped riding fixed for almost a year and it...

Stopped riding fixed for almost a year and it made me lazier and weaker. Jamming this again to help get my cadence and legs back (rack goes off for longer rides)....
05-30-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By acoustophile

I ruined two perfectly good cranksets mixing JIS...

I ruined two perfectly good cranksets mixing JIS cranks on ISO taper axles. A good alternative would be getting an italian thread BB with JIS taper axles.
05-19-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,844
Posted By acoustophile

I use single nylon straps as they don't stretch...

I use single nylon straps as they don't stretch and and never snap. Nearly impossible to find a set of nylon double though.
05-02-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By acoustophile

The frame is heavy because it's straight gauge...

The frame is heavy because it's straight gauge tubing and not butted. It was plenty stiff and responsive, and I bought it as a beater bike that I could thrash around so the weight didn't bother me...
05-02-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By acoustophile

I rode an Eastside for a couple of years...

I rode an Eastside for a couple of years couriering. It was a heavy pig, but was bombproof, had good geometry and had clearance for 38c's. ...
04-23-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

I would go with a box section rim and Mack...

I would go with a box section rim and Mack superlight low flange hubs. Paul hubs are classy looking for a high flange hub too.
04-11-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By acoustophile

I've used 80's Shimano 600 road cranks and have...

I've used 80's Shimano 600 road cranks and have found them to be as stiff if not stiffer than brand new track cranks. As far as bottom brackets go, I prefer a standard sealed bearing system, but a...
04-09-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By acoustophile

How wide it the bottom bracket shell? Is it...

How wide it the bottom bracket shell? Is it threaded or are you looking at press fit BB's? In my experience, eccentric bottom brackets generally come in standard sizes and typically adhere to english...
04-06-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,817
Posted By acoustophile

If you already cycle then I would assume you...

If you already cycle then I would assume you already know about fit/size/geometry/etc. For SS/FG bikes, there are track geometries and frames with geometries closer to road. A lot of bikes with track...
03-26-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,337
Posted By acoustophile

does it have an italian ISO thread BB?

does it have an italian ISO thread BB?
03-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

I like it, whats the weight on that thing?

I like it, whats the weight on that thing?
03-09-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,359
Posted By acoustophile

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