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01-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By jay4usc

invest in a white industries freewheel and you...

invest in a white industries freewheel and you will not have this problem.
01-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By veganbikes

I have two White Industries Freewheels and there...

I have two White Industries Freewheels and there is just no substitute for them. They are super high quality, rebuildable, smooth, round and will last for a long long time. If you like engagement or...
01-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Gresp15C

Greetings from an average rider. ;) Your speed is...

Greetings from an average rider. ;) Your speed is not very far from my typical cruising speed on a single speed bike. You might end up being a bit faster than me once you address issues such as...
01-17-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By kidadam

Thanks all - Iíll stick with my intuition. Stay...

Thanks all - Iíll stick with my intuition. Stay tuned for a classic build thread where yaíll can tell
me how to build it up.
01-16-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By Trsnrtr

What shelbyfv said. Whenever WD40 comes up,...

What shelbyfv said. Whenever WD40 comes up, cycling enthusiasts throw their arms up. Shouldn’t be a problem in the way the OP asked.
01-12-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By shoota

You're running out of high gear, not low gear....

You're running out of high gear, not low gear. Nice bike btw, I love BMCs.

What cassette you can put on depends on your freehub. If it's just a standard 11s Shimano/Sram freehub then the smallest...
01-12-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By IAmSam

Stick with your initial instincts...

Stick with your initial instincts...
01-10-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By mack_turtle

my Karate Monkey is singlespeed and has...

my Karate Monkey is singlespeed and has horizontal dropouts. it takes me ten seconds to line up the axle, tension the chain, and centering the rotor is never an issue. the axle is not slammed...
01-10-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By DrIsotope

Origin8, SE Snap-it, Tuggnuts or whichever chain...

Origin8, SE Snap-it, Tuggnuts or whichever chain tensioner tickles your fancy. I'm using the BOX One tensioners on my dirt-cheap Motobecane Fantom Cross SS frame-up build (nothing OEM survived the...
01-07-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By IsleRide

Similar experience for me but only one winter....

Similar experience for me but only one winter. About 12 years ago (to the best of my memory) living in NY suburbs and influenced by the fixed gear riders I saw in NYC I bought a GT track bike from a...
01-02-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By ofajen

First things first. Why do you want to do this?...

First things first. Why do you want to do this? That is, for what riding purpose? It will inevitably be a lot of time, trouble and expense to do all this, so you probably want some clarity on what...
12-23-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,495
Posted By unterhausen

I like the GravelKing small knob on my gravel...

I like the GravelKing small knob on my gravel bike. It's not so ridiculously slow that you can't ride it on road, and the knobs keep the sharp rocks we find around here from cutting up the tread. ...
12-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,495
Posted By tdilf

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all...

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all depends on the terrain you are riding and your preferences. I suggest you come back in a year and ask this question.
12-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,108
Posted By blakcloud

I never rotate, new rubber front and back. Just...

I never rotate, new rubber front and back. Just makes life easier.
12-11-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,108
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front. ...

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front.

With losing front tire traction leading to low side crashes, you want the freshest rubber in front to minimize the risk of punctures and blow outs.
12-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By mack_turtle

It does not sound like OP is concerned with...

It does not sound like OP is concerned with standover height, and that's not the most important part of fitting a bike by a long shot. most likely, the reach to the handlebar is going to be too long...
12-08-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By JWK

You know, I agree and should really know better. ...

You know, I agree and should really know better. In any case, I know that I like the ride of the regular Sutra just fine, and that changing the headtube angle will definitely change the feel of the...
12-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By msu2001la

Chas58 pretty much nailed it. I'm a 1x fan...

Chas58 pretty much nailed it.

I'm a 1x fan and have two drop bar gravel/cx bikes with 1x drivetrains, but it is definitely more specific and more limited than 2x. As a blanket statement, 2x is...
12-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,444
Posted By Koyote

Really?

Really?
12-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,936
Posted By mack_turtle

this is one of the dumbest threads I have seen...

this is one of the dumbest threads I have seen here in a long time.
12-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

Let's look on the bright side. The chains are...

Let's look on the bright side. The chains are holding up well, so far.
12-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By Phil_gretz

In my immediate neighborhood, I have corrected...

In my immediate neighborhood, I have corrected TWO backward-installed forks. One on a child's bike (Dad's fault), and one on an adult MTB (discount store employee's fault). You can't make this...
12-03-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By Koyote

The Super Professional frameset is $899, but that...

The Super Professional frameset is $899, but that gets you through-axles, a rear dropout that can run SS or with a derailleur, rack and fender mounts, a very nice paint job with ED coating, etc. I...
11-28-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By fishboat

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding...

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding riding a Brooks saddle. Secret slathering oils and care/feeding techniques. It isn't that mysterious.

Some folks need 500 miles of break in. ...
11-26-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bigbus

Okay Moisture, what's up? You writing a book? You...

Okay Moisture, what's up? You writing a book? You need to start your posts with surveys. Lots of people will respond to one of them without leaving a comment.
11-26-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 319,736
Posted By dedhed

Why should you care about my choices?

Why should you care about my choices?
11-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By RocThrower

I also have a set of Longboards and they stay on...

I also have a set of Longboards and they stay on my Space Horse year round. Most of my gravel rides are in dry conditions anyways, and I don't notice they are even there. This bike is also my every...
11-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By trail_monkey

👍 I have Hope hubs on one bike 🙂

👍 I have Hope hubs on one bike 🙂
11-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By SurferRosa

Nut was slipping and rattling, causing intense...

Nut was slipping and rattling, causing intense madness.
11-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By mstateglfr

unter may be patient and explain why your idea is...

unter may be patient and explain why your idea is wonky, but based on your comments in the general forum when it comes to frame fit and geometry, you should be banned from giving out advice.
11-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,211
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. I guess that was my long-winded way of...

Agreed. I guess that was my long-winded way of saying that if the guy was a regular customer who was considerate to the LBS employees, they may have fixed his bike more quickly. But instead, he...
11-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,211
Posted By surak

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most...

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most of the supply of broken down cheap bikes right now are coming from commuters. More likely that they're all hardly ridden bikes neglected for years,...
11-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By MidTNBrad

The great thing about standards is that there are...

The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them. :)
11-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,214
Posted By Yelbom15

If cables donít stretch, does that mean I can...

If cables donít stretch, does that mean I can remove my barrel adjusters? :lol:
11-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By veganbikes

I would recommend paying your local shop to...

I would recommend paying your local shop to properly assemble and tune the bike. If you want to ride the thing safely (or as safely as a $250 bike could be) I would have a professional look at it. I...
11-07-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By trail_monkey

36 it is

36 it is
11-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By walnutz

FWIW I tried a Cardiff and it was a waste of...

FWIW I tried a Cardiff and it was a waste of money.
10-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By mstateglfr

Why buy a $700 bike only to immediately spend...

Why buy a $700 bike only to immediately spend money on components to drop weight?
...but I guess it makes sense if the alternative is to spend $1100 and immediately buy components to drop weight. ...
10-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By speedyspaghetti

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin...

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin nailed that switchback! Took a lot of the advice I got from here and I was able to round it nice and smooth. I think the biggest issue was the line I...
10-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,595
Posted By PIFFLE

Hemmed & hawed this for a few years with...

Hemmed & hawed this for a few years with fix-converted 501 Peugeot and am glad I did not.

If I had, I most certainly would have stripped & powdercoated which would have been a mistake because it...
10-28-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By KJ43

This is the point I was trying to make. Once you...

This is the point I was trying to make. Once you develop the technique, toe overlap becomes a non-issue. I feel that your cleat position (or anything when it comes to your bike fit) should not be...
10-28-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,642
Posted By grolby

Ah, that article is ringing a bell now! Happens...

Ah, that article is ringing a bell now! Happens to everyone at some point. Cheers.
10-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,336
Posted By Batstar

I installed these yesterday along with a set of...

I installed these yesterday along with a set of new winter shoes.

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10-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By KJ43

^ This My bike has toe overlap but years of...

^ This

My bike has toe overlap but years of trail riding makes my sense of where I am in my pedal stroke something I don't have to think about. I always keep the outside pedal low and behind the...
10-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By TiHabanero

I have seen this at the shop hundreds of times,...

I have seen this at the shop hundreds of times, even on tubes that have been in use for a year or more. They always split longitudinally. Not sure what causes this outside of the spoke hole opening...
10-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,336
Posted By Kapusta

I had never seriously considered fenders for my...

I had never seriously considered fenders for my Fog Cutter until seeing this. Good Lord, that is hot. Are these the color matched Tanaka fenders from Soma?

Unfortunately, Soma botched the fender...
10-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By HD3andMe

Ride more. Seriously. You'll eventually...

Ride more. Seriously.

You'll eventually learn where you are in your pedal stroke and learn to ratchet to prevent overlap.
10-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By gomango

Great choice. I use them on my Blackborow...

Great choice.

I use them on my Blackborow and my son has them on his Bridge Club. Excellent hand positions and plenty of real estate to strap bags/rods as needed.
10-23-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By ofajen

Iíd agree that the Jones bar has a lot going for...

Iíd agree that the Jones bar has a lot going for it. Iím using the knockoff version of the Nitto Albatross from Sunlite as a narrower, even more swept alternative to the Jones bar.

With a really...
10-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Koyote

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme...

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme limits of either bike's gearing, this is likely a non-issue in terms of speed. Even then, probably a trivial issue.
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