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01-20-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,904
Views: 594,092
Posted By IAmSam

Il Pompino 2.0? And IMHO a pretty decent deal... ...

Il Pompino 2.0? And IMHO a pretty decent deal...
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01-20-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By IAmSam

I don't get it. But I am glad to have found the...

I don't get it. But I am glad to have found the Show Me Your Garage Door thread...


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01-01-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,717
Posted By IAmSam

1.1.23 ...

1.1.23

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01-01-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,729
Posted By IAmSam

So 4 years later... Yesterday I inadvertently...

So 4 years later...
Yesterday I inadvertently ended up stationary near some other bicyclists - conversation turned to my fixie and having read this thread earlier in the morning I told them that it...
12-20-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

Yeah this was part (bottom?) of Planet X's...

Yeah this was part (bottom?) of Planet X's Holdsworth(and I think they acquired some other heritage-ish brand names too) retro-steel experiment 8-10 years ago. Its a shame they gave up on that...
12-16-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By IAmSam

Cool bike - when I mentioned this fact to a...

Cool bike - when I mentioned this fact to a Dura-Ace adherent in another fan thread he replied that they look at that as a feature not a bug...
12-16-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By IAmSam

Personally I'm committed to trackends on my...

Personally I'm committed to trackends on my one-gear bikes so can't really add to discussion of merits of the various tensioning methods for your dealy.

But before even getting to that point - I...
11-29-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By IAmSam

8-speed it is and I'll put that Izumi on the...

8-speed it is and I'll put that Izumi on the future consideration list

Thanks and ride safe
11-25-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

Happy Holidays... ...

Happy Holidays...


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11-25-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By IAmSam

B'stone yes - XO no...but please do go right...

B'stone yes - XO no...but please do go right ahead and tell us what you have to say about it.

Happy Holidays - ride safe...
11-14-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By IAmSam

Not the oldest around here but dam close to it -...

Not the oldest around here but dam close to it - fixed only for more than few yrs - a ton of age-related physical problems but my knees ain't one of them - small gearing is a wunnerful thing :thumb:
10-24-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By IAmSam

If it's already been mentioned sorry to be...

If it's already been mentioned sorry to be repetitive - but If I'm not mistaken your under-stays brake makes it an '88. I had an '89 which had a canti in the rear and liked it a lot and could go on...
10-12-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,539
Posted By IAmSam

Check over in the C&V subforum - whenever a "I'm...

Check over in the C&V subforum - whenever a "I'm old & need ergo/compact bars in 26mm to help my back" subject comes around, there used to be a not small list of them, unless they got discontinued...
10-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,912
Posted By IAmSam

Dammit - late again :innocent: ...

Dammit - late again :innocent:


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08-25-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By IAmSam

Its been fun watching whatever is going on here...

Its been fun watching whatever is going on here considering its long past times when there used to be...errr...aggressive discussions in this group. But I have got to ask - what in the world made you...
06-27-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

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06-12-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By IAmSam

Not going to pass this opportunity up - here's my...

Not going to pass this opportunity up - here's my borderline vintage bike...


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06-11-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,068
Posted By IAmSam

600 Ultegra Tricolor. But since this was a Dura...

600 Ultegra Tricolor. But since this was a Dura Ace thread I didn't want to infringe. Thanks for opening it up.

And since this is a Brifter Bike sub-forum...it has got be ST-6400 8-speed STI.
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06-01-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

I'd have almost been willing to bet I had an...

I'd have almost been willing to bet I had an exclusive on that dumb bag - but you got to admit...it is pretty tough

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05-21-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By IAmSam

I'm guessing being in FL you are already aware of...

I'm guessing being in FL you are already aware of who/what Stradalli is? He is right up the road from me in Pompano. Back in the before times JRA I visited them once - they were nice people. And...
04-10-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,704
Posted By IAmSam

You don't see a gap between the cup and the...

You don't see a gap between the cup and the shell, the almost completely exposed edge of the shell, or the opening at the flat?

Good luck - ride safe
04-04-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

Beachy ridin' :D ...

Beachy ridin' :D


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04-04-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,915
Posted By IAmSam

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda...

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda interested in multi-fixed again so if you should ever decide to move your S3X along to be used - please keep me in mind.

Ride safe...
03-26-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

Spring Break beach cruisin' - yes, its fixed :p ...

Spring Break beach cruisin' - yes, its fixed :p


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03-22-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By IAmSam

There is so much more to unpack in your post but...

There is so much more to unpack in your post but I'd simply like to congratulate you on your ambition - 110+ Gear Inches is a helluva gearing to start with after not riding for a few years.

Have...
03-19-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By IAmSam

Zdawg - I exchanged a few posts on this exact...

Zdawg - I exchanged a few posts on this exact same...errr...subject with a guy in a SS/FG group on FB a few weeks ago. I'm not in the mood search it out and my memory ain't so great anymore so you...
03-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,904
Views: 594,092
Posted By IAmSam

Not necessarily a great deal but how can you not...

Not necessarily a great deal but how can you not like a Wu-Tang Clan Klunker? :D
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02-26-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By IAmSam

No - Aveton sells E-bikes. Which is why you see...

No - Aveton sells E-bikes. Which is why you see the couple sw8 phiksies that they still offer under the 6KU name, which used to be for their steel-frame bikes.


To the OP - fellow older guy here...
02-19-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,083
Posted By IAmSam

2022 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Is it not past time?

Too much?


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02-02-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 51,041
Posted By IAmSam

May I hold you to that? :innocent: ...

May I hold you to that? :innocent:


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01-30-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By IAmSam

Don't own or contemplate acquiring one but I...

Don't own or contemplate acquiring one but I think Keirin frames and the sparkly paint jobs are pretty cool. And I'll pass on discussion of whether the commonly available used framesets are worth it...
01-18-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By IAmSam

FWIW Mack Cycle is still in business, and...

FWIW Mack Cycle is still in business, and actually pretty big, in Miami...
01-09-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,692
Posted By IAmSam

Well your build thread has left its short try at...

Well your build thread has left its short try at pedal discussion behind so I'll be brief - 1-sided road pedals are easier for me to get into than 2-sided MTB pedals by their nature of hanging just...
01-08-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,692
Posted By IAmSam

Seems like you have a grasp on what you are doing...

Seems like you have a grasp on what you are doing and you have a fine selection of parts there - depending on what suits your frameset, and of course availability in our current supply-challenged...
01-04-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,596
Posted By IAmSam

My own roadified steel tarck frameset isn't...

My own roadified steel tarck frameset isn't drilled for brakes and I would never consider molesting it with a drill...but I loves me my front brake. If you are still undecided what to do about yours...
12-26-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 93,033
Posted By IAmSam

Happy Holidays to the group! ...

Happy Holidays to the group!


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12-19-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 54,358
Posted By IAmSam

You gotta admit - this thread is pretty funny...

You gotta admit - this thread is pretty funny :lol:
12-19-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 42,044
Posted By IAmSam

If you haven't yet been to the fixed gear NYC...

If you haven't yet been to the fixed gear NYC facebook group - go there. They love this bike...
12-10-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By IAmSam

Getting past yays or nays for your choice of a...

Getting past yays or nays for your choice of a crabon crankset - my thinking is that choosing one based on it having to be able to work with your existing bottom bracket may be a mistake. What you...
11-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By IAmSam

Yeah that's a '92 paintjob and yeah starting with...

Yeah that's a '92 paintjob and yeah starting with an X like your number does throws all the B'stone SN decoders stating A-L tells you the month it was made out of whack. My '93 has 7 digits after the...
11-25-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 93,033
Posted By IAmSam

And it looks like you use the same front caliper...

And it looks like you use the same front caliper adapter on your Naga and Stratos too. Have the same on my own sw8 phiksie...
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11-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,706
Posted By IAmSam

Well since you brought it up But back in the...

Well since you brought it up
But back in the day we called it fixed mountain biking :D......
11-01-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 32,248
Posted By IAmSam

Dammit late again :o ...

Dammit late again :o


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10-28-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By IAmSam

The chrome part of fully chromed frames that gets...

The chrome part of fully chromed frames that gets painted over is generally not as nicely finished as exposed areas. The ever so slight roughness(?) is what the paint holds onto.
Good luck - ride...
10-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By IAmSam

Best way to solve this problem is buy a crankset...

Best way to solve this problem is buy a crankset meant for a single ring when one is building a tarck frame from scratch
IIRC Dura Ace 7600 track crank wants a 109mm BB
Good luck...
10-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 718,907
Posted By IAmSam

For years Veloflex Masters were the only tires I...

For years Veloflex Masters were the only tires I would ride on my wannabe-go-fast bikes but I got over it. I still have a pair of unbelievably light Record skinnies I used for a bragging rights...
09-21-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By IAmSam

My '93 RB-1 has the 022 sticker on its frame too...

My '93 RB-1 has the 022 sticker on its frame too but the ones on the fork say Extreme Ishiwata Cromo...
Sure would like to see an 015 or 017 frame in person. Anyway, if anyone is interested - here's...
09-21-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,240
Posted By IAmSam

Subject of the thread is a great frame and under...

Subject of the thread is a great frame and under the right circumstances I wouldn't mind talking over the build but first I gotta know - do you never get sick of repeating yourself about minor things?
09-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,912
Posted By IAmSam

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08-06-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 93,033
Posted By IAmSam

Thank you - you are way too kind. This thing is a...

Thank you - you are way too kind. This thing is a happy accident :D
Don't forget to post pics of your casual-fun-runaround-bike with pink bartape. When changing time comes for mine - I doubt we will...
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