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06-13-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,699
Posted By thequickfix

So quick to jump to conclusions, so slow to use...

So quick to jump to conclusions, so slow to use search engines...
You know that there was a 75 road group made in the 80's?
Note that the decal on the spider arm matches the photo in the OP....
09-21-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By thequickfix

I had almost the same thing happen with a Salsa...

I had almost the same thing happen with a Salsa Delgado I bought from Universal.

I decided to return the rim because I'm using it with a rim brake on a loaded touring bike, and I know that slight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By thequickfix

Not nailed, but screwed.. ...

Not nailed, but screwed..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2326548245_b53358d13b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/2327363606_8ff6b25187.jpg
08-04-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,993
Posted By thequickfix

When you say the BB is the wrong size, does that...

When you say the BB is the wrong size, does that mean the chainline is way off?
I have an IRO crank and BB that give a chainline pretty close to 42 mm. I have been putting quite a few miles on that...
07-22-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,059
Posted By thequickfix

On both of my bags, I put a caribiner into the...

On both of my bags, I put a caribiner into the strap for a handy place to keep the keys. On my chrome bag, for example, it's right above the buckle, where the stabilizer strap would attach. That...
07-09-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By thequickfix

I have an ACS freewheel that makes a horrible...

I have an ACS freewheel that makes a horrible clunking noise that seemes to get worse and worse. I ended up replacing it with a Shimano freewheel, which is working well so far.

It seems like most...
07-09-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By thequickfix

Your chain is probably too tight. There should...

Your chain is probably too tight. There should be enough slack that the chain can be moved up and down by about half an inch (if not more) and you should be able to see a slight catenary arc between...
07-08-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By thequickfix

For the most part, Kenda road tires are cheap and...

For the most part, Kenda road tires are cheap and ride poorly. I have some Kontenders (I think) on my road bike that I'm using simply because I got them for free. Eventually, they will be replaced...
07-07-08, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By thequickfix

I repacked mine before I even rode them. There...

I repacked mine before I even rode them. There was very little grease and the bearings were not adjusted quite right when I got them.

BTW, I used a pocket knife to get the dust caps off. On a...
07-04-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By thequickfix

Do you have a picture of your bike, OP? It...

Do you have a picture of your bike, OP?
It could be an issue of fit or of equipment.

FWIW, I have had similar issues that were assuaged by switching my aluminum fork to carbon.
07-02-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By thequickfix

I think I know what picture the OP is talking...

I think I know what picture the OP is talking about (but I can't remember where).

As I recall, the lever was positioned where most people put cross levers, right next to the stem. The only...
07-02-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By thequickfix

Sugino 75 cranks have an ISO taper (search for a...

Sugino 75 cranks have an ISO taper (search for a number of redundant threads on this topic).

Although the IRO BB is close enough in length, it is likely that the taper is JIS or something else...
07-01-08, 12:49 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 65,492
Posted By thequickfix

Hey, if you talk to Tony, tell him to fix all the...

Hey, if you talk to Tony, tell him to fix all the places on the site that say "700cc" and "650cc". That's just embarrassing.
06-30-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By thequickfix

Numbering to try to cover all of your...

Numbering to try to cover all of your questions...
1. Formula rear hubs have a long enough stock axle to space to 130mm.
2. The only difference between the 120mm formula and the 130mm is that the...
06-29-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By thequickfix

Ah. I misread your phrasing.

Ah. I misread your phrasing.
06-29-08, 01:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,551
Posted By thequickfix

I would recommend the Seagull black bag. Huge,...

I would recommend the Seagull black bag. Huge, waterproof and only $95 (at least when I bought mine).
06-29-08, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By thequickfix

Actually, it's 42 mm from the center line of the...

Actually, it's 42 mm from the center line of the frame (i.e., the midpoint between the dropouts) and the cog teeth. That's why dropout spacing has no effect on chainline.

Also, to the OP, you can...
06-28-08, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By thequickfix

I guess I was asking for it.

I guess I was asking for it.
06-28-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 65,492
Posted By thequickfix

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/966170254_af58...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/966170254_af587fa573.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2245/1809809329_58b569964a.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/440245131_eeab93f7af.jpg
06-23-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By thequickfix

I usually lurk in this part of the forums, but I...

I usually lurk in this part of the forums, but I thought I'd mention that I also just finished moving with a trailer (everything except my box spring and mattress). I gave myself a couple of weeks...
06-18-08, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By thequickfix

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06-17-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By thequickfix

pics?

pics?
06-17-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By thequickfix

The dimension you are referring to is the inside...

The dimension you are referring to is the inside diameter of the headtube, not the headset itself. The headset size must match your frame. If you are using a quill stem (which fits inside of the...
06-13-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By thequickfix

I have Truvativ Stylo cranks on my Monocog, which...

I have Truvativ Stylo cranks on my Monocog, which also use the giga x pipe bottom bracket. I can't really report on the stiffness, since the frame flexes way more than the bottom bracket would. One...
06-10-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By thequickfix

I use Time ATACs and Specialized MTB shoes on 4...

I use Time ATACs and Specialized MTB shoes on 4 out of 5 bikes, 3/4 of which are road bikes.
06-10-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,192
Posted By thequickfix

When you sleep with your best friend/soon-to-be...

When you sleep with your best friend/soon-to-be landlord. As if that situation wasn't convoluted enough already...
06-09-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By thequickfix

The lockring that you linked to will work fine. ...

The lockring that you linked to will work fine.
Since all NDS bottom bracket cups are right-hand threaded (I think), the only thing you need to match is the thread pitch. All BB lockrings are going...
06-06-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,319
Posted By thequickfix

That does look nice, but horizontal dropouts...

That does look nice, but horizontal dropouts would be better. With track ends, it can be a pain to remove the rear wheel with a fender on.
Why are track ends so popular?
06-04-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,090
Posted By thequickfix

That's probably msrp list, I'm guessing. Still,...

That's probably msrp list, I'm guessing. Still, in that range, I'd go for a Capo.
06-03-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,319
Posted By thequickfix

How does it handle with weight on the front? ...

How does it handle with weight on the front?
Also, wtf are you going to do with so many strawberries and tomatoes (i think)? I didn't even know that they are sold like that.
06-02-08, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By thequickfix

Haven't we gone over this "hub-swapping doesn't...

Haven't we gone over this "hub-swapping doesn't quite work that way" BS before?
06-02-08, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By thequickfix

The fact that they describe the cog as...

The fact that they describe the cog as "hand-tight" certainly does not inspire confidence.
06-02-08, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By thequickfix

Are you talking about a rim or a whole wheel? ...

Are you talking about a rim or a whole wheel? Your question makes me think you are looking for a wheel, but "deep-v" is just a model of rim.
06-01-08, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,319
Posted By thequickfix

It's actually a Yakima kiddie trailer that...

It's actually a Yakima kiddie trailer that someone converted to a cargo trailer. I bought it through CL so that I could move to a new apartment mostly by bike. I'm not going to try strapping my box...
05-31-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By thequickfix

I would say to just take it to a LBS that you...

I would say to just take it to a LBS that you like and trust. During the busy season, I would imagine that a lot of big chain shops would just do a quick truing rather than check the tension of each...
05-31-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By thequickfix

There's nothing inherently wrong with the cheaper...

There's nothing inherently wrong with the cheaper wheelsets you are considering. I have two sets of formula/cxp22 wheels, and they have held up very well for the price. The way I think of it, the...
05-31-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,319
Posted By thequickfix

I know my towing bike has gears, but I'm going to...

I know my towing bike has gears, but I'm going to post this here anyway (at least the cargo is pertinent to ss/fg).
Here's what I did this morning:...
05-30-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By thequickfix

Just to add a couple of details: 1. The...

Just to add a couple of details:
1. The spacers/washers go inside of locknuts on the axle, in case you didn't already know that, OP.
2. You should budget some money to have those wheels tensioned...
05-27-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,544
Posted By thequickfix

Personally, I like the look of the felt TK2 ...

Personally, I like the look of the felt TK2
http://www.feltracing.com/store/images/large/tk2.jpg

But really, all of the bikes you are considering all have very different characteristics, and are...
05-25-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By thequickfix

I have been using the nashbar carbon fork on...

I have been using the nashbar carbon fork on mine. I find that the stock fork transmits too much road vibration and hurts my hands after 20 miles or so. The carbon fork is much more comfortable to...
05-25-08, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By thequickfix

Like the new IRO/formula hubs ...

Like the new IRO/formula hubs
http://shop.irocycle.com/shop/images/W/hub_front_slv.jpg
05-25-08, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By thequickfix

The geometry figures are part of the build-a-bike...

The geometry figures are part of the build-a-bike thing. Once you pick a frame, you pick a size to see the data.

I just noticed they use "chainstand" instead of "chainstay". Is that a normal...
05-25-08, 12:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,243
Posted By thequickfix

I have only put a couple of miles on my tomicog,...

I have only put a couple of miles on my tomicog, but it seems just fine. I don't see how you could strip anything if you install it well. As long as you have proper disc bolts and torque them down...
05-25-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By thequickfix

What do you mean by "legit"? I'm sure it's a...

What do you mean by "legit"?

I'm sure it's a good hub, but it's just the front. You can use any hub you want on the front. It's not worth the kind of price that an NJS hub will garner.
Maybe...
05-24-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By thequickfix

I have a nashbar carbon fork on one of my bikes. ...

I have a nashbar carbon fork on one of my bikes. Though I don't do any tricks, per se, I'm not exactly easy on that bike either. I do sometimes have to hop over potholes and occasionally go off of...
05-24-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,325
Posted By thequickfix

resin-covered carbonized filaments ...

resin-covered carbonized filaments
http://ticklebooth.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/iphone.jpg
don't breathe this
05-23-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By thequickfix

Just use a shim on a 25.4 bar.

Just use a shim on a 25.4 bar.
05-20-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,655
Posted By thequickfix

That ratio is on the lower side, so that...

That ratio is on the lower side, so that shouldn't be a problem.
What kind of tires are you using and what is your foot retention setup?
05-20-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By thequickfix

I'm surprised you can tell by that picture. I...

I'm surprised you can tell by that picture. I had the cross lever on backwards (with the end toward the center) because it was the wrong size clamp to fit the center bulge.

Unless you are talking...
05-20-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,319
Posted By thequickfix

Yeah, you have to give up the disc to get the...

Yeah, you have to give up the disc to get the fixed/free setup. I wouldn't want to ride a bike like this without the option of a freewheel anyway. Also, fixed disc hubs for mountain bikes are very...
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