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05-17-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,040
Posted By GromCake

wow ive been reading it as prototype for like a...

wow ive been reading it as prototype for like a year, whoops. haha. uhh yeah op replace my recommendation with scrods i trust his judgment, and have never compared the two personally. all i can say...
05-16-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,040
Posted By GromCake

they both come in silver and black tho. op....

they both come in silver and black tho.

op. if you insist on sticking with loose ball, I'd go Hatta. cause mirror polish, only a little more expensive than normal sg75, and a little less than...
05-14-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,847
Posted By GromCake

Depends on the bike, I don't put any stickers on...

Depends on the bike, I don't put any stickers on my nicer rides, but my kilo has quite a few. I like stealthy placement. Inside the fork legs, chain stays, behind the seat tube, under the down tube,...
05-13-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By GromCake

Yeah the spacing is going to be an issue. Surly...

Yeah the spacing is going to be an issue. Surly makes a 135mm ss disc hub, and you can buy 6-bolt cogs to mount to the disc side from velosolo. That's a much better solution than trying to space a...
04-29-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,409
Posted By GromCake

Sram Force 1x is mega cool looking, and probably...

Sram Force 1x is mega cool looking, and probably a great crankset. But like literally any other 1x cx or sscx crank would work.
04-27-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,117
Posted By GromCake

your head is so incredibly far up your ass....

your head is so incredibly far up your ass. unpucker for a good five seconds for the better of humanity please.
04-27-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,886
Posted By GromCake

can climb even higher you mean 😉

can climb even higher you mean 😉
04-26-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,117
Posted By GromCake

I don't think you do cause you seem to be having...

I don't think you do cause you seem to be having trouble grasping the fact that it wasn't intended to be taken as scientifically accurate information, and that the innacuracies had absolutely zero...
04-26-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,886
Posted By GromCake

7005 is a fine choice, and preferable to 6061....

7005 is a fine choice, and preferable to 6061. However, integrated seat clamp on an alu frame is typically an automatic "no" for me. Wrenching down too tight, or even to proper spec just too many...
04-26-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,886
Posted By GromCake

i'm feelin' feisty today so let's hopefully get...

i'm feelin' feisty today so let's hopefully get this out of the way in one post. they still suck for 2015, don't spend your money on one, "#kilott", "ignore the kilo lemmings", insert argument about...
04-26-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,117
Posted By GromCake

I wasn't aware that idea of hyperbole had...

I wasn't aware that idea of hyperbole had apparently only come around in the past two decades or so. But here - Hyperbole: noun; exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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04-25-15, 12:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,117
Posted By GromCake

so now back on topic, the kona paddy wagon, or an...

so now back on topic, the kona paddy wagon, or an all city nature boy also come to mind. both seem like they'd be good for what op's going for. might have to change gearing and a couple other...
04-25-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,117
Posted By GromCake

woah we get it you were like super hardcore and...

woah we get it you were like super hardcore and could ride 7000ft climbs with 35 lbs of extra weight. cool amazing im wicked impressed. now you just have to learn how people communicate casually...
04-22-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By GromCake

a bit, yes. the closer reach let's me sit more...

a bit, yes. the closer reach let's me sit more upright, but I did run the saddle on a road bike with probably 3" of saddle-bar drop and much farther reach and it was still very comfy for me. it all...
04-22-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,445
Posted By GromCake

a lot of shops just don't bother trying to...

a lot of shops just don't bother trying to actually fit most of their clientele because most of their clientele is going to ride very casually, and usually a fit at a shop costs more than a casual...
04-22-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By GromCake

my brooks b17 works fine on my portuer which...

my brooks b17 works fine on my portuer which porbably has like 3-5" of saddle-bar drop, gotta make sure not to ride the (literal) rivet or it'll poke into yer grundel. but if you're sat where you're...
04-22-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,262
Posted By GromCake

nope. everyone's lying about going fast to look...

nope. everyone's lying about going fast to look cool. single speeds can't be fast it's like always being stuck in first gear in a car. :rolleyes:
04-16-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By GromCake

During the nice weather months I probably spend...

During the nice weather months I probably spend probably 70% of the time riding fixed on my kilo, it's my go-to bike for point-a to point-b riding, 25% riding my ss porteur on the lazy days (lighter...
04-03-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By GromCake

the kilo fork can't be threaded, assuming all...

the kilo fork can't be threaded, assuming all kilo forks are identical that is. on mine anyway, the inside diameter of the steerer tube is a bit too wide to fit the 22.2mm diameter of a quill stem....
03-29-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By GromCake

I think I know the Bareknuckle you're talking...

I think I know the Bareknuckle you're talking about. Purple repaint? There's a dent in the seatstay, but he says his LBS told him it's not bad enough to worry about. I know from pedalroom. The bike's...
03-26-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By GromCake

you're looking for a "seatpost bolt" and "track...

you're looking for a "seatpost bolt" and "track nuts" or "axle nuts". make sure you get a pair of 9mm bolts for the front and 10mm for the rear, these are the standard sizes and what I'm sure your...
03-21-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By GromCake

i love my deda rhm-01s. i think they might fit...

i love my deda rhm-01s. i think they might fit your guidelines, but i don't know how much room you consider to be enough. the reach is long enough for me to get a plenty firm grip and i have somewhat...
02-27-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

no worries, interesting info that i haven't read...

no worries, interesting info that i haven't read about or thought of before! more reasons to stick with clipless.
02-27-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

so essentially being closer to the center of the...

so essentially being closer to the center of the pedal spindle (as is with clipless systems) would yield more efficient power transfer?
02-27-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

care to explain?

care to explain?
02-27-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By GromCake

don't get that 3spd wheel, the over-locknut size...

don't get that 3spd wheel, the over-locknut size is 127mm which won't fit in your feather, it's an old road bike standard. the 5spd will fit fine
02-26-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

this is absolutely true, and a very good point....

this is absolutely true, and a very good point. but being that an overwhelming majority of people riding toe clips are using sneakers, that is what i'm comparing. slotted aluminum cycling cleats...
02-26-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

that's a good point in scientific terms, but a...

that's a good point in scientific terms, but a majority of people that use toe clips/straps these days are wearing floppy street sneakers, not slotted aluminum cycling cleats. and (again, sorry) when...
02-26-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

you're increasing the amount of power that makes...

you're increasing the amount of power that makes it from you through the bike. less of the energy is lost between your muscles and the wheel spinning. this means an increase of power being put into...
02-26-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

the stiffer soles of cycling shoes result in more...

the stiffer soles of cycling shoes result in more efficient energy transfer from you to the bike. more efficient use of energy = better/longer performance. this is the most noticeable difference...
02-26-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

i've never really been able to tell a difference...

i've never really been able to tell a difference between single straps and double straps in terms of performance. they both suck compared to clipless. if you really want a performance boost make the...
02-26-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 144,940
Posted By GromCake

436258 my cinelli experience. it desperately...

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my cinelli experience. it desperately needs a new wheelset, and i want a full sram force group. currently on a cheap maddux wheelset off a stock bianchi and a real mixed up sramano group...
02-26-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By GromCake

since the rest of your components are black I'd...

since the rest of your components are black I'd stick with black clips. if your straps are leather and in good condition don't bother getting new ones. if they're nylon, pick up some leather straps.
02-24-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,917
Posted By GromCake

let's cut out the skidding hate. who cares? duh...

let's cut out the skidding hate. who cares? duh it's not as safe/efficient as a brake. duh it wears out tires. duh fixie trendsters tend to be the only ones who start these threads. everyone here...
02-20-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By GromCake

the photo is likely too big i think the limit is...

the photo is likely too big i think the limit is only 2mb. try dropping the quality of the photo a bit.
02-19-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 509,601
Posted By GromCake

Yes, they are the VO Porteur bars, love 'em! It's...

Yes, they are the VO Porteur bars, love 'em! It's a Gamoh rack, don't actually know what model exactly as I got it from a riding buddy in exchange for a cup of coffee. I think it's the King Carrier...
02-19-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 509,601
Posted By GromCake

435124 1984 Trek 560 Series, 56cm. Needs a lot...

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1984 Trek 560 Series, 56cm. Needs a lot of change to get where I want it to be but I still love it.
07-17-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,556
Posted By GromCake

yes, excellent, op! ignore the many posts...

yes, excellent, op! ignore the many posts praising what is widely regarded as one of the best rims for all around use available, and focus on the one guy who said he's seen the spokes pull through...
07-07-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By GromCake

any steel track frame in your price range will be...

any steel track frame in your price range will be fine. steel is resilient so you can drop the bike doing sikk backwards rides and it'll be okay. but the aggressive geo of actual track bikes won't...
07-03-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,131
Posted By GromCake

i got called emo and goth because i wore mostly...

i got called emo and goth because i wore mostly black shirts. they were thinking scene. emo and goth are respectable music genres not a fashion trend.



that's what i mean when i say it, but...
07-02-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,131
Posted By GromCake

that word just needs to stop. anyone with any...

that word just needs to stop. anyone with any sort of interests/styles/music taste/etc outside of the football/blue-jeans-and-t-shirt-look/and classic rock or pop music gets called a hipster, it...
06-30-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By GromCake

a cx disc frame would be ideal for a build like...

a cx disc frame would be ideal for a build like this. get a cx bike in your price range, then get some cheap mountain bike riser bars, some brake levers, and flat bar road bike shifters and swap em...
06-27-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 144,940
Posted By GromCake

fresh built last night, did what i could with the...

fresh built last night, did what i could with the parts i had. can't wait for this build to get where i want it to be. pretty close.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By GromCake

Yes, absolutely do not ride 191, i'd barely...

Yes, absolutely do not ride 191, i'd barely recommend driving up it to anyone without at least some experience driving through winding mountain canyons, it gets scary up there especially in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By GromCake

also, from what i hear the fishing here can't be...

also, from what i hear the fishing here can't be beat, though i couldn't tell you anything about that personally
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By GromCake

literally anywhere here is a fine place to stay...

literally anywhere here is a fine place to stay and start a ride from your door the city is only about 5 miles across at it's widest so no matter where you stay you aren't far from a ride. sypes...
05-26-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,354
Posted By GromCake

IMO SS chain tensioners will always be uglier...

IMO SS chain tensioners will always be uglier than a nice derailleur and cassette.

forever more elegant than even the nicest tensioner:

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even modern ones
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05-23-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,472
Posted By GromCake

translates directly to "i'm lazy and don't want...

translates directly to "i'm lazy and don't want to pay attention while i ride my bike" - go buy a bus pass



this is true



no i don't think that works they didn't start digging me when i...
05-20-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,591
Posted By GromCake

synthetic leather with nylon cores have been...

synthetic leather with nylon cores have been holding up better than my leather straps, have the looks, and no dead cows.
05-14-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By GromCake

trying to ride up a curb hop the front wheel up,...

trying to ride up a curb hop the front wheel up, smashed my foot on the curb and bent a brand new set of toe clips

took a round-about corner going about 25mph, pedal strike, back wheel lifted up...
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