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06-20-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Big Pond

You’ve been off the bike for years and then rode...

You’ve been off the bike for years and then rode twice as far as you were used to and are wondering why your ass hurts?

Sure, you can spend $200 for a trendy saddle, or you can do something that...
06-15-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Big Pond

Hey, T-Monk, I’d be super grateful if you could...

Hey, T-Monk, I’d be super grateful if you could measure the B.B. to TT and then use that point to measure to the Ht!

Stack and reach take in to consideration a bunch of variables that aren’t...
06-14-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Big Pond

Both measurements use the crank spindle as an...

Both measurements use the crank spindle as an reference point. So, reach is the distance from the B.B. center to the center of the headtube, for example. Frame angles and sloping tubes add...
06-14-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Big Pond

Wabi stack and reach?

Anyone have stack and reach figures for a 55 and/or 58 frame? Have reached out to Wabi but havenít been able to get a reliable answer.
06-08-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,906
Posted By Big Pond

Nonesense. A frame designed to accommodate...

Nonesense.

A frame designed to accommodate cx should be made from stouter tubing than one made for a velodrome. As to that nebulous characteristic of ride quality, well, cromor is very similar to...
06-07-18, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Big Pond

I went through a similar process recently and...

I went through a similar process recently and after reading what google suggested had come to a rather sharply defined image of what to look for without having set foot on ďseriousĒ single track...
06-03-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By Big Pond

Youíll figure it out on the road. Odds are the...

Youíll figure it out on the road. Odds are the only upgrade youíll need is fitness and your road awareness (keeping yourself safe from cars). Donít believe the noise. Bikes have been good enough...
06-03-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Big Pond

I don’t think I’ve found bars yet that’s are too...

I don’t think I’ve found bars yet that’s are too wide. Everything here is on a grade and wide bars are such an asset. I wish I had realized how helpful wide bars can be years ago. I’m thinking of...
06-03-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Big Pond

SF has a big fixed gear scene. A geared bike is...

SF has a big fixed gear scene. A geared bike is by no means a necessity unless you you live in the steepest areas of the sunset, for example. I did, and some spots are steep enough you have to walk...
05-27-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By Big Pond

My Ď86 Fuji came with the bars that size. In...

My Ď86 Fuji came with the bars that size. In fact, that bike looks nearly identical to yours except for the fork and group set. Even the color is the same. Anyway, the bars perform as safely as any...
05-15-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By Big Pond

It was the 1990 750 that shared a frame with the...

It was the 1990 750 that shared a frame with the 520 of the same year. The 720 shares geo but not the tubing, I believe. Rides like a freight train and fears no gravel.
05-14-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,976
Posted By Big Pond

Late 80’s through early 90’s era hybrid bikes are...

Late 80’s through early 90’s era hybrid bikes are the crib notes for modern gravel designs. A 1990 Trek 750 will make just about any new frame blush, just a wee bit. They came stock with 35’s and...
05-07-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 31,057
Posted By Big Pond

Iím restoring a recently rescued 1990 Trek 750,...

Iím restoring a recently rescued 1990 Trek 750, which has turned out to be a rather interesting in that it shares a frame with that years 520 touring bike. More interestingly, though, is that it has...
04-27-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Big Pond

Typically the smallest chainring on a tripple of...

Typically the smallest chainring on a tripple of that vintage is about 28 teeth. What is your home base cl? I suspect some folks would be willing to help point you toward something if you provide...
04-26-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Big Pond

Donít like the look of a rear deraileur? Yes,...

Donít like the look of a rear deraileur? Yes, they can disquiet a body. May I suggest a White Ind. SS hub? Nothing says Zen like the calm that comes from becoming one with a hive of angry bees....
04-17-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By Big Pond

It will be interesting to see what insights an...

It will be interesting to see what insights an expert will suss out. From my own limited understanding, the all cityís are cut from the same cloth wrt a by the charts analysis. The most significant...
03-15-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,290
Posted By Big Pond

Pretty sure Wabiís got you covered. Zing.

Pretty sure Wabiís got you covered.

Zing.
03-14-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,290
Posted By Big Pond

And this refutes my position how, precisely?

And this refutes my position how, precisely?
03-14-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,290
Posted By Big Pond

Throw the same parts on a blind frame and Iíd bet...

Throw the same parts on a blind frame and Iíd bet maybe one in ten of the tensile experts posting above could tell the difference between a Pista and, well, any other steel fixed frame with similar...
02-18-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,039
Posted By Big Pond

Interesting frame design. I like that they pay...

Interesting frame design. I like that they pay the paint premium directly to the painter. What I canít figure out is how they are getting away with charging $1,200 for an off the rack, unpainted 6061...
02-13-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,157
Posted By Big Pond

In case you arenít on the mailing list you may...

In case you arenít on the mailing list you may not be aware the decals are fully removable and during the preorder stage you can request any color you want (presumably from pool of current...
12-16-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By Big Pond

Thanks TT. Much appreciated :thumb: Rush...

Thanks TT. Much appreciated :thumb:

Rush frame review on fixedgeargallery 2005

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/framebuilders/somarush/k1.jpg
12-16-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,124
Posted By Big Pond

@TT how does the rush compare to your Wabi over...

@TT how does the rush compare to your Wabi over long rides?

The bottle mount is less than ideal but there are plenty of solutions available for less than $30. Iíd imagine if Soma heard enough...
12-13-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,910
Posted By Big Pond

Errr...whatís wrong with cromor, or 520, for that...

Errr...whatís wrong with cromor, or 520, for that matter? Both may be more appropriate tubes for wabiís ďurbanĒ model.
12-08-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,910
Posted By Big Pond

I was going to post a thread about Wabi jumping...

I was going to post a thread about Wabi jumping the shark. Seeing this thread, however, Iím glad I didnít because that was a knee jerk reaction and likely a misread of what is going on at Wabi.
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11-01-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Big Pond

A used Langster should hit both marks. Depending...

A used Langster should hit both marks. Depending on your market and the condition, of course. I see them quite often in this 350 usd range.

I donít understand the compulsion on this board that...
10-24-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Big Pond

I find the most noticible upgrade nearly always...

I find the most noticible upgrade nearly always comes from upgrading the wheels/tires, while crankset is at the other end of the spectrum. Itís also far easier to shed weight here then in the...
10-20-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By Big Pond

If not for single speed coaster brake bikes, I...

If not for single speed coaster brake bikes, I wouldnít be here. I bet that applies to a good portion of cyclists. This summer I ran in to an 8 year old riding a 27 speed mountain bike. Crazy times!
10-12-17, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By Big Pond

Call him. Heís active on twitter and F/B. Reach...

Call him. Heís active on twitter and F/B. Reach out there as well. If you get no response, look in to the FTC. Good luck.
10-07-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,542
Posted By Big Pond

No doubt. The trouble is finding out what com12.5...

No doubt. The trouble is finding out what com12.5 is. Unlike Reynolds 725, for example, com12.5 is not listed in any modern Deda product lit and hasnít been since at least 2005. Finding out how it...
10-07-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,542
Posted By Big Pond

This is what the EAI Bareknuckle is made out of...

Have been looking in to the BK for a bit and was curious about wtf Deda com12.5 is. Thereís no reference to it on their website. The design has been around for a while now so this might well known to...
10-06-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 362,892
Posted By Big Pond

I dig it! Itís change of pace to see something...

I dig it! Itís change of pace to see something leaving the surly factory that doesnít look like a bodily emission. So bonus points for that.
10-06-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Big Pond

Lol, would be well deserved imo

Lol, would be well deserved imo
10-05-17, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Big Pond

It be like punching kittens in here.

It be like punching kittens in here.
10-04-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By Big Pond

I would be shocked and amazed if retail deviated...

I would be shocked and amazed if retail deviated from the Work @829.
10-04-17, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Big Pond

HTML is working perfectly. If you post your specs...

HTML is working perfectly. If you post your specs I can run it for you, if youíre still having trouble.
10-04-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By Big Pond

So is perseverance. Got in touch with...

So is perseverance.

Got in touch with Cinelli. Tutto will be available in the US come January. Moneys are earmarked.
10-02-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Big Pond

Seems ok http://eehouse.org/fixin/fixmeup.php

Seems ok http://eehouse.org/fixin/fixmeup.php
09-25-17, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big Pond

If you (OP) can comfortably ride a bike you can...

If you (OP) can comfortably ride a bike you can ride a fixed gear. Use brakes, avoid backward pressure on the pedals and stick to the flats. Aim low wrt gearing. Be sure to heed your Drís advice,...
09-24-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Big Pond

Call me grumpy but someone has to ask...why are...

Call me grumpy but someone has to ask...why are you paying someone to make a custom frame that is not right for you? While Iím here I may as well add tight clearances are a great way of neutering...
09-24-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By Big Pond

Every bike wants to be pink.

Every bike wants to be pink.
09-21-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By Big Pond

This has replaced the Work now on Cinelliís site....

This has replaced the Work now on Cinelliís site. I asked when it will be available but havenít heard back. Anyone have an eta?
09-21-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Big Pond

Money well spent :50:

Money well spent :50:
09-21-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Big Pond

Itís not possible to provide a reliable answer...

Itís not possible to provide a reliable answer without knowing more about your setup, but itís likely that a clip on brake will work as they are designed for keirin forks. Iíd imagine the worst case...
09-14-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By Big Pond

With respect, it seems a little bit like...

With respect, it seems a little bit like appearance is taking the lead in your design choices, which is totally understandable. However, if you're considering going to a custom builder, I think it's...
09-11-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,562
Posted By Big Pond

Forget the brake, if you want to save weight...

Forget the brake, if you want to save weight ditch the saddle. Just be sure to grease the post before you try to bar spin.
09-10-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,586
Posted By Big Pond

It's difficult to find a modern stock factory...

It's difficult to find a modern stock factory frame with wide tire clearance and a quill stem. SOMA is an anomaly here. If you have a broad budget you could look at the Rodriguez Shiftless @1k+ or...
09-09-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By Big Pond

The vigorelli should offer greater stability at...

The vigorelli should offer greater stability at low speed and while descending relative to the other bikes you listed. It likely will transmit less road buzz using the same tires, making for a more...
08-30-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By Big Pond

Ive looked in to this frame a bit more and found...

Ive looked in to this frame a bit more and found a screen shot of the geo, which is probably old news to you folks. Have no idea if it is legit, but if so the new fork pushes the trail numbers way...
08-29-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By Big Pond

Anyone have an eta on this release? Will Scrod be...

Anyone have an eta on this release? Will Scrod be getting stock?
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