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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By planyourfate

Ask to do a paceline.

Ask to do a paceline.
04-01-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By planyourfate

I converted an Ashtubula to a three piece last...

I converted an Ashtubula to a three piece last summer.
You'd be better off hunting down another frame to use your new crank on.
04-01-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By planyourfate

Excellent rims. We just built a wheelset in the...

Excellent rims.
We just built a wheelset in the shop with powertap hubs...pure sex.
03-25-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By planyourfate

The shop I work at would pay to replace it if it...

The shop I work at would pay to replace it if it was our fault.
03-25-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,957
Posted By planyourfate

Great paint job.

Great paint job.
03-23-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,823
Posted By planyourfate

We got some all city straps in at the shop and...

We got some all city straps in at the shop and returned them the next day. They stretched a lot just while threading them through the pedals and the area where the straps join together is too long to...
03-22-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By planyourfate

These guys would work too: ...

These guys would work too:
http://www.danscomp.com/images/products/489073.gif

http://www.danscomp.com/489073.php?cat=PARTS#
03-22-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By planyourfate

I agree with operator on this one. Always get a...

I agree with operator on this one. Always get a quality cog and lockring. If you strip the hub you are either going to injure yourself or have to replace the hub and run a higher bill either way.
03-22-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,862
Posted By planyourfate

Sapim CX ray, wheelsmith AE15, and many DT Swiss...

Sapim CX ray, wheelsmith AE15, and many DT Swiss spokes do not require slotting or filing, but the truly wide bladed spokes (like the example pictures) that represent the most aero of profile will...
03-22-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By planyourfate

Not trying to persuade you either way, but...

Not trying to persuade you either way, but 25-30Km on a fixed or SS is not that far. Longer trips are just about pacing yourself and allowing for time to take in the scenery. Last weekend I road...
03-22-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By planyourfate

First of all you need to decide if you want to...

First of all you need to decide if you want to improve your cycling form, or just use your bike for transportation. If you just need transportation I suggest jumping on a geared bike and shifting...
03-22-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By planyourfate

Cog magazine just wrote an excellent article...

Cog magazine just wrote an excellent article concerning tire life and skid protection in some new tires. Surprisingly the Panaracer RiBMo performed the best.
03-22-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,862
Posted By planyourfate

Mavic and Bontrager both make a special tool to...

Mavic and Bontrager both make a special tool to hold the spokes when truing or removing.

My personal thoughts on bladed spokes are that they are double and triple the price of a traditional spoke,...
03-20-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By planyourfate

If you have pedal strike on your 12 speed then...

If you have pedal strike on your 12 speed then you should measure from the ground up to the bottom of your 12 speed bottom bracket shell and the ground up to your fixed gear bottom bracket shell. If...
03-20-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By planyourfate

If a 64cm frame fits you...you'd be in the 6'7"...

If a 64cm frame fits you...you'd be in the 6'7" range...then by all means convert it. Conversions will teach you more about the mechanics of a bike than buying a new one. Plus you can typically do it...
03-20-09, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,025
Posted By planyourfate

That sounds perfectly fine for a new bike. ...

That sounds perfectly fine for a new bike.

First clean the chain and use a good amount of T9 lube. This will quiet down a good majority of the noise. Second ride it hard so the drivetrain has the...
03-20-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By planyourfate

Most people make this assumption, and it seems...

Most people make this assumption, and it seems pretty obvious why. However, there are a lot of factors that determine speed of descent (tire/road friction, rotational weight of wheels, weight of...
03-20-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By planyourfate

Secondhand vintage frames can be found for really...

Secondhand vintage frames can be found for really cheap. Ask local bike shops...don't be afraid of looking foolish...I got mine for free and just got another free bike two days ago from a local shop....
03-01-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,285
Posted By planyourfate

Batavus Bottom Bracket

I am helping/teaching a friend to overhaul his bike which is a Batavus Monte Carlo (No idea on the date). My question to all the Batavus experts is: What is the Bottom Bracket threading? I don't want...
02-12-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,629
Posted By planyourfate

I have probably mentioned this story a dozen...

I have probably mentioned this story a dozen times on here before, but I was riding through an intersection last summer and happened to see a truck that wasn't going to stop out of the corner of my...
12-24-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,121
Posted By planyourfate

Looks good Crit Jeff. I dig it.

Looks good Crit Jeff. I dig it.
12-24-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By planyourfate

I picked up a Surly at my LBS cheaper than I...

I picked up a Surly at my LBS cheaper than I could find it on the net. It was like 24 clams or something. Always try your LBS first.
12-23-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By planyourfate

Split the difference of the calculations and go...

Split the difference of the calculations and go 260.
Sheldon says:
"The length is not super critical. Most spoke calculators give results to the tenth of a mm, but spokes are usually sold in 1 mm...
12-23-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By planyourfate

I ran these numbers in MachineHead's Wheelcalc: ...

I ran these numbers in MachineHead's Wheelcalc:
ERD: 582
Center to Flange Distance: 31
Effective Flange Diameter: 62
0X aka Radial Lace
32 Spokes
and got a spoke length of 259.8.
12-23-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By planyourfate

Just ship them. You'll end up with more room in...

Just ship them. You'll end up with more room in your bag (or a lighter one) and little to no hassles.
12-23-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By planyourfate

Got this reply today. Thank you for your...

Got this reply today.
Thank you for your interest in Irocycle. The IRO cogs are english
threaded. Thanks.

--
Nicole
Irocycle, Inc.
Middleburg, PA.
570-374-4631
www.irocycle.com
12-22-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,769
Posted By planyourfate

My old wrestling coach/weight trainer gave me a...

My old wrestling coach/weight trainer gave me a statistic that 20% of strength can be lost in two weeks without exercise. I'm not sure how accurate this is when applied to leg muscles though, seeing...
12-22-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By planyourfate

In general this is what I was saying. I think.

In general this is what I was saying.
I think.
12-22-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By planyourfate

I would imagine a combination of covering their...

I would imagine a combination of covering their butts/not wanting you to inadvertently damage your new gear.
12-22-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By planyourfate

Yes as long as you run a 1/8 chain.

Yes as long as you run a 1/8 chain.
12-22-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By planyourfate

I was thinking the same thing about chain...

I was thinking the same thing about chain tension. That **** looks tight.
Are the wheels different sizes? Looks like it.
12-22-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By planyourfate

I also prefer a fluted seatpost, but budget and...

I also prefer a fluted seatpost, but budget and and preference sometimes disagree.
I guess my real question is do microadjusting seatposts differ between road style and BMX.
12-22-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By planyourfate

I shot the service department at IRO a message...

I shot the service department at IRO a message asking about the threading. I'll update when I get a reply. It doesn't mention anything about threading in their shop manual online (real lame IRO)....
12-22-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By planyourfate

Seatpost Question

My Raleigh Super Course MK II frame accommodates a 25.4mm seatpost. I would like to get a seatpost with an integrated saddle clamp. However, getting a seatpost with a saddle clamp and in that...
12-22-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By planyourfate

Seatpost question

My Raleigh Super Course MK II frame accommodates a 25.4mm seatpost. I would like to get a seatpost with an integrated saddle clamp. However, getting a seatpost with a saddle clamp and in that...
12-22-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,557
Posted By planyourfate

I like Jefferson looking back. He's looking at...

I like Jefferson looking back.
He's looking at all the dudes you're riding past.

Best mod idea I've seen in awhile.
12-22-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By planyourfate

Why would it be a joke? He's obviously a noob...

Why would it be a joke?
He's obviously a noob and I am trying to make things a little easier for him. Do you have a problem with this?
12-22-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By planyourfate

I think that bike is pretty good for the price as...

I think that bike is pretty good for the price as is...

With that said, if you are still looking to upgrade here's what I'd do in this order:
Saddle: if you have money to burn people round here...
12-21-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,343
Posted By planyourfate

Part it out and you might get a better price.

Part it out and you might get a better price.
12-21-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,582
Posted By planyourfate

Up the Puchs!

Up the Puchs!
12-21-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By planyourfate

Or simpler still he could just buy a track hub...

Or simpler still he could just buy a track hub and pay to get the rear wheel laced to it. The crankset would be a pretty easy fix actually. Just unbolt the larger ring and pick a rear cog that has a...
12-21-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By planyourfate

Jesus that second one is awesome. The plated...

Jesus that second one is awesome.
The plated fork!
The lugs!
I wish I had the cash.
12-20-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By planyourfate

A really nice light set Selle Italia or Fizik...

A really nice light set
Selle Italia or Fizik Saddle
Tektro RX 4.0's
12-18-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By planyourfate

I was definitely thinking of getting these. I was...

I was definitely thinking of getting these. I was wondering how they felt though before purchasing them. Do they give enough cushioning? Is it equal to cloth, vinyl, or cork?
12-18-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By planyourfate

+10010010000111

+10010010000111
12-18-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,509
Posted By planyourfate

I was actually thinking that Coca Cola could be...

I was actually thinking that Coca Cola could be used for rust removal, but it would leave behind a really sticky mess.

I would think that if you want to remove rust from chrome the best option...
12-18-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,379
Posted By planyourfate

I love the hubs.

I love the hubs.
12-18-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,299
Posted By planyourfate

I just graduated from college on Friday. I...

I just graduated from college on Friday.
I currently sell sheets at the mall and detail UPS delivery trucks.
I'm a graphic designer but am unable to get a job in the field (PM me for freelance...
12-17-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By planyourfate

Just thought I'd show you guys/girls this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/SUGINO-VP_W0QQitemZ140288994551QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item140288994551&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A570|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318
...
12-17-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,053
Posted By planyourfate

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3115518505_300...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3115518505_300836eaed.jpg?v=0
Do great minds think alike?
Your bike is waaaaay better though.
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