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06-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,807
Posted By seau grateau

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and...

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and prayers to your shins.
05-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,271
Posted By seau grateau

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a...

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a vintage component now.
05-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24,523
Views: 2,060,600
Posted By seau grateau

And today we went for our first ride together....

And today we went for our first ride together. Took a little spin around the trails at a local park, fun times.
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05-06-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By seau grateau

I used to flip mine from street gear to track...

I used to flip mine from street gear to track gear when I rode to the velodrome. These days I'll switch to the big gear side sometimes if I want to hammer it on a flat ride. I have never in my life...
05-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By seau grateau

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.
05-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By seau grateau

#kilott...

#kilott (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=kilott)
05-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By seau grateau

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool...

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool brand prices for them. Is an unpainted Taiwan made steel "tracklocross" frame worth $666 to you? IMO it's not. I like Squid bikes but I wouldn't buy one...
04-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 131,583
Posted By seau grateau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg

Fiona Apple's new album. It's really weird and really good.
04-20-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By seau grateau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSJoD3YQenE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSJoD3YQenE
04-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By seau grateau

Head tube angle is absurd on the smaller sizes,...

Head tube angle is absurd on the smaller sizes, and a 5cm jump in TT length between M and L sizes is nuts. If an L or XL fits I might consider it, but the smaller sizes make no sense.
04-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,017
Posted By seau grateau

Building a bike from scratch with $1000 will get...

Building a bike from scratch with $1000 will get you approximately a $500 bike.
04-01-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By seau grateau

Try riding a fixed gear with drops on that kind...

Try riding a fixed gear with drops on that kind of terrain and it'll be pretty clear why nobody does it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By seau grateau

heeheehee

heeheehee
02-27-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,791
Posted By seau grateau

Thanks bb

Thanks bb
02-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,807
Posted By seau grateau

Back to the drop bars... ...

Back to the drop bars...
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02-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,776
Posted By seau grateau

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!
02-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By seau grateau

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than...

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than a nice one that doesn't.
02-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By seau grateau

This is all important for consumers to know and...

This is all important for consumers to know and BD is very nontransparent about it. When it comes to lower priced mail-order stuff, it seems like Planet X is starting to solidify as a good option,...
02-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,079
Posted By seau grateau

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that...

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that can only be obtained by riding a lugged frame.
01-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By seau grateau

****** a

****** a
01-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By seau grateau

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not...

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not safely functional. Any time you stop putting enough force into the drivetrain to keep the chain taut, all the slack your tensioner was taking up is...
01-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By seau grateau

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just...

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just go for bike ride with only one gear. Find one where you can accelerate pretty well from standstill, maintain a good speed, and get up any climbs you...
01-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,617
Posted By seau grateau

Learn to spin.

Learn to spin.
01-16-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By seau grateau

Maybe something like this?...

Maybe something like this? https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99265&category=79
01-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By seau grateau

Wing nuts were used so that riders could take off...

Wing nuts were used so that riders could take off and reinstall wheels on the road without needing to carry tools. Quick release rendered them obsolete because it does that job better. Track bikes...
01-04-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,807
Posted By seau grateau

Took off the drops and put risers on today....

Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.
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01-04-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By seau grateau

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Replies: 2,749
Views: 325,336
Posted By seau grateau

Interesting to bring up baseball -- the number of...

Interesting to bring up baseball -- the number of home runs hit this year has been ridiculous by basically any measure, and it's definitely not because the hitters are that much better than they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,877
Posted By seau grateau

Real-world tests aren't controlled enough to...

Real-world tests aren't controlled enough to really mean anything in most cases.
10-14-19, 12:59 PM
10-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,884
Views: 626,028
Posted By seau grateau

Saw a fossil on my way home today. ...

Saw a fossil on my way home today.

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10-10-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By seau grateau

Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a...

Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a must, it's the not the right frame.
10-07-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By seau grateau

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires,...

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires, canti brakes. Fun for hitting some trails and gravel paths, and perfect for cruising around town when the weather turns.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 242,018
Posted By seau grateau

This bike is suuuper nice.

This bike is suuuper nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,532
Posted By seau grateau

Slow recovery ride - kudos. Ride involves a...

Slow recovery ride - kudos.
Ride involves a crash - kudos
<1 mile logged - kudos
Full century - kudos
Any Zwift activity - no kudos, possibly unfollow
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By seau grateau

Buy a $2000 bike. Unless you have a lot of spare...

Buy a $2000 bike. Unless you have a lot of spare parts lying around or plan on sourcing lots of used and older stuff. Buying all new parts just to assemble them yourself is burning money.
09-28-19, 02:21 PM
09-28-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By seau grateau

I have Miche on one side of my wheel -- chose it...

I have Miche on one side of my wheel -- chose it so I could do quick and easy cog changes at the track. Mission accomplished there. The cogs themselves are fine, can be a little noisy sometimes but I...
09-23-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By seau grateau

Was getting banned once not enough for you?

Was getting banned once not enough for you?
09-22-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By seau grateau

Threaded. If you're going to use splined cogs you...

Threaded. If you're going to use splined cogs you need a matching thread-on cog carrier.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,464
Posted By seau grateau

A good deal of his information is invalid or...

A good deal of his information is invalid or misleading and should definitely be ignored (his "spin test" is completely meaningless). Yes you can get cheap carbon wheels. They probably come from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 41,962
Posted By seau grateau

The internet nonconformist crusader returns once...

The internet nonconformist crusader returns once again to save the masses from the evil of having fun.
09-13-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,295
Posted By seau grateau

Not usually a fan of zombies but when you answer...

Not usually a fan of zombies but when you answer an 11-year-old thread to say Campy cranks are ugly, I'm down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,027
Posted By seau grateau

Metallica - anything from Ride the Lightning or...

Metallica - anything from Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets
09-04-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,609
Posted By seau grateau

+1,000,000

+1,000,000
08-19-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,743
Posted By seau grateau

Most people start bouncing on the saddle when...

Most people start bouncing on the saddle when they hit uncomfortably high cadences. You'll start bouncing and either panic and lose control of the bike or get bucked off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By seau grateau

May have to give those Spexcel ones a try at that...

May have to give those Spexcel ones a try at that price.
08-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 83,935
Posted By seau grateau

Recently switched to a compact drop and a more...

Recently switched to a compact drop and a more festive bar wrap.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 242,018
Posted By seau grateau

I built this beating-up-geared-bikes bike.' ...

I built this beating-up-geared-bikes bike.'

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08-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,080
Posted By seau grateau

Many moons ago Deep Vs were the gold standard of...

Many moons ago Deep Vs were the gold standard of cool and you could get them in a ****load of sweet colors. Then Velocity birthed the antichrist of rims, the B43. It was even deeper and heavy as...
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