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10-10-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,541
Posted By bidaci

Just found this post. Love the idea of this. More...

Just found this post. Love the idea of this. More pictures please. Maybe straight on from the front?
03-13-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 753,938
Posted By bidaci

509440 My newest

509440
My newest
Forum: Commuting
03-11-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,643
Posted By bidaci

Here is some interesting propaganda. But then...

Here is some interesting propaganda. But then again I have an old aluminum MTB with a rigid fork on 2.5" Hookworms and it does smooth things out quite a bit especially on bad roads so I am a fan of...
01-26-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By bidaci

I built a psuedo ss/fixed using an old three...

I built a psuedo ss/fixed using an old three speed coaster hub. Laced it up to a 700 wheel and had the shifter mounted on the seatstays. I usually left it in one gear but always liked to have options...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,021
Posted By bidaci

You are right and I agree 100% on an aero frame...

You are right and I agree 100% on an aero frame over round tube or lighter. What I meant was the difference in drag between a round tube at 90 degrees vs a tilted round tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,021
Posted By bidaci

A round tube is round at 90 degrees into the...

A round tube is round at 90 degrees into the wind. But you downtube is not at 90 degrees. It you tilt into the wind a round tube it becomes more elliptical to some extent. Add that the downtube is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By bidaci

Here is a link to a topic in the road racing...

Here is a link to a topic in the road racing forum that should be a good read for you.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/421441-Before-you-start-another-TT-thread-click-here.

And of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,613
Posted By bidaci

If your coasting and passing them just pass them....

If your coasting and passing them just pass them. If you need to pedal to pass them stop pedaling. The question could always be asked in reverse. What is the uphill etiquette? Why are these people...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By bidaci

I'm confused by your post. Left front is right...

I'm confused by your post. Left front is right rear. Looks like what Sheldon said and what you have is the same. The only thing you would need to spec is if you wanted it reversed.

To answer your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By bidaci

DayTrick, hope you got my emails. My Blackberry...

DayTrick, hope you got my emails. My Blackberry was acting up when I tried to send the pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By bidaci

let me dig tonight and I will post what I find...

let me dig tonight and I will post what I find later
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By bidaci

What length are you looking for. I may have some...

What length are you looking for. I may have some short quill stems on the bin box, yours for the taking.
07-18-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,222
Posted By bidaci

I believe the +- on the stem is to change the...

I believe the +- on the stem is to change the angle of the stem. It will change the height slightly but not a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,491
Posted By bidaci

12/21/12 :thumb:

12/21/12 :thumb:
07-08-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,351,341
Posted By bidaci

Nicely done. Will the seat position be UCI legal...

Nicely done. Will the seat position be UCI legal for downhill races?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,206
Posted By bidaci

Above and beyond!!

Above and beyond!!
07-04-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By bidaci

Aren't the rails the support for the saddle? The...

Aren't the rails the support for the saddle? The saddle would be the support for the ass, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By bidaci

I've found on my bike the more forward the more...

I've found on my bike the more forward the more wobble. Maybe fork, wheel, tire flex from the added weight where it doesn't really belong??
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By bidaci

This post reeks of too much honesty. You're...

This post reeks of too much honesty. You're supposed to say..

Actually I'm full of it, I just tried on the weekend and there is no way I'm spinning out on 52/12 THAT OFTEN. I just stop pedalling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By bidaci

There are many different cassettes available....

There are many different cassettes available. When a manufacturer puts one on a bike it is geared towards the masses. A cassette is a replaceable item so you can change it to whatever you want when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By bidaci

A direct drive without slippage will not change...

A direct drive without slippage will not change your speed for any given rpm. Your rpm may be lower which would account for your lower speed. If you coast because you speed is greater than your rpm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By bidaci

Rabbit calculated gain ratio too ...

Rabbit calculated gain ratio too

http://sheldonbrown.com/gain.html
02-16-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 2,578,888
Posted By bidaci

Nice pic q. Any chance you have a link to a...

Nice pic q. Any chance you have a link to a bigger version? That looks like it could be a nice desktop background....
11-30-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By bidaci

It would really depend on the type of riding you...

It would really depend on the type of riding you are planning to do. There are many MTBers that ride rigid mountain bikes, and there are many CXers that ride trails. You would limit your riding style...
10-24-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

I will agree with you in theory, as you logic...

I will agree with you in theory, as you logic sounds plausible, but in application I have experienced excessive chain drop using ramped cogs/rings. While I have had singlespeeds built with ramped...
10-24-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

The OP is asking about his chainline. That is...

The OP is asking about his chainline. That is what the topic is about, not shifting.

if you have a straight chain and no flex then ramps will not come into play. You are correct.

Since you...
10-24-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

8/9 speed cassette spacing is 4-5 mm. Chainrings...

8/9 speed cassette spacing is 4-5 mm. Chainrings are what, around 7mm? So, if you can shift a cassette fully at 4-5 mm, a 2mm chainline differential and a 3 mm flex in the same direction adds up to a...
10-23-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

If the chain line is off and the frame fflexes...

If the chain line is off and the frame fflexes enough, absolutely.
10-22-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

That reply is worth at least a whole quarter!!...

That reply is worth at least a whole quarter!! You sold yourself cheap at $.02 :thumb:
10-22-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By bidaci

Are you using an SS specific chain ring and cog?...

Are you using an SS specific chain ring and cog? If not, the flex in the frame and the ramped chain ring and cog could be enough to throw the chain under heavy torque (ie:climbing). It happened to me...
10-20-10, 04:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,872
Posted By bidaci

Is there any benefit in moving the seat back and...

Is there any benefit in moving the seat back and riding the nose over moving his butt back onto the saddle?

I was under the impression that riding the nose of the saddle was to get further...
10-19-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,755
Posted By bidaci

Most bikes I have seen have the axle in front of...

Most bikes I have seen have the axle in front of the pivot point. I think the way it is should be fine. The existing marks could have been from a fixed/SS build.
10-13-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By bidaci

The Sram 12-26 8 spd is identical to your 7.5FX 9...

The Sram 12-26 8 spd is identical to your 7.5FX 9 speed with the exception of the 11 tooth cog. I don't think the 11-28 is really going to be that big of a difference for you. No matter what you do...
10-12-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By bidaci

The only thing needed to swap the rear cassette...

The only thing needed to swap the rear cassette is the right tools and a rear cassette. There are no extra parts needed for the swap. You can even save the old cassette and swap it back for your...
10-12-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By bidaci

:twitchy: q, did we agree on something?!?!?!? ...

:twitchy: q, did we agree on something?!?!?!? ;)

I went from a 11-32 cassette on my MTB to a 12-25 to make it more road worthy and it does give the illusion of more speed as the closer spacing...
10-12-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By bidaci

Your current gearing (48/11) should allow you to...

Your current gearing (48/11) should allow you to go 31.5 mph @ a cadence of 90. Your 7.5FX has the same top speed gearing. Looking at the specs the biggest difference is the 7.3 has more aggressive...
10-08-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By bidaci

Clear paint works well.

Clear paint works well.
10-05-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By bidaci

If your 7400 DA are the brifters they will...

If your 7400 DA are the brifters they will require the DA rear derailluer to shift the 8 spd cassette. BUT, I used the 8 spd DA brifters on a 9 spd cassette for a year without any issues.
10-01-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 2,578,888
Posted By bidaci

I redid my Trek 8000zx to make it more...

I redid my Trek 8000zx to make it more streetable.
Swapped the wheelset for a lighter narrower set.
Went from the 2.5" slicks to 1.75" semi tread.
Got rid of the disc and went back to v-brakes....
09-30-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,740
Posted By bidaci

If you are trying to reuse an old pin in a...

If you are trying to reuse an old pin in a Shimano chain , it will never stay together. You need to use a replacement pin that you snap the end off. That being said, I usually use the quick links...
09-29-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By bidaci

The PMC is a great experience that I am glad to...

The PMC is a great experience that I am glad to have experienced. That being said, it is getting harder each year to meet the minimum amount to be raised. I believe that last year there was no bail...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By bidaci

This post is priceless!!!

This post is priceless!!!
08-27-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,625
Posted By bidaci

Putting a $300.00 fork on this frame isn't cost...

Putting a $300.00 fork on this frame isn't cost effective. Might as well keep the $300.00 towards a new hardtail.
08-26-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,625
Posted By bidaci

I can only speak of my bike. It has a 71 degree...

I can only speak of my bike. It has a 71 degree head tube. With the 100 mm fork I felt the steering is to slow. My bike is similar to the OP's it is a 97 ZX8000. Depending on your frame it will be...
08-26-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,625
Posted By bidaci

Since no one else answered. I would look at...

Since no one else answered. I would look at something like the Dart 2, not to expensive, has canti mounts and is only 80mm. I think your bike probably has 63mm forks on there so anything more then 80...
08-23-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,625
Posted By bidaci

Run the ZX until you have more then a year under...

Run the ZX until you have more then a year under your MTB belt. Then you can decide what type of bike you want (HT, XC, AM). The major thing holding you back on you current rig is the fork. Even a...
07-29-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,223
Posted By bidaci

Unless they redesigned the head the grooves are...

Unless they redesigned the head the grooves are too fine and strip out easily. I had an older one and it ended up in the trash as it kept slipping. There are better posts that are less expensive....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,484
Posted By bidaci

Parlee Cycles

Parlee Cycles
06-25-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,655,119
Posted By bidaci

http://velospace.org/files/Aegis1.jpg My...

http://velospace.org/files/Aegis1.jpg

My Aegis Trident SS
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By bidaci

The FSA 50/36 with 10-speed 12/27 sounds perfect...

The FSA 50/36 with 10-speed 12/27 sounds perfect for around here. You should be able to change the 36 to a 34 if needed, but I would stick with the 36. I run a 53/39 and a 12/27 in the back at time...
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