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06-24-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Philasteve

Those kind of cycling straps should be made from...

Those kind of cycling straps should be made from some super thick ballistic nylon so they hold their shape and are easy to get into. They'll cost more, but they'll last a really long time, Cinelli...
06-23-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Philasteve

Yeah exactly, just throw a rag over your bottom...

Yeah exactly, just throw a rag over your bottom bracket and wrap the chain over it. That's what I do.
06-22-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Philasteve

Well since it's sort of a FGFS frame there isn't...

Well since it's sort of a FGFS frame there isn't many sizes. Just a 47cm, 51cm and a large 56cm. I would probably say go with the medium or large, I think mines the 51cm but it might actually be the...
06-20-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By Philasteve

Lots of people buy bikes and then never ride...

Lots of people buy bikes and then never ride them. Some bikes sit in peoples garages for 20 years, I wouldn't try to acquire it through some loophole of being abandoned.
06-20-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Philasteve

Pretty sure I had 700x35 Kenda Kwest's on my...

Pretty sure I had 700x35 Kenda Kwest's on my Steamroller before which I think run a little big, so there's a good bit of clearance. But the All City Nature Boy Disc is a sexy bike, and the Kilo WT is...
06-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Philasteve

2 watts is a functional difference in...

2 watts is a functional difference in accelerating and braking to an average rider? Damn, I must be a scrub.
06-14-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,360
Posted By Philasteve

Good look brotha, I forgot the All City was just...

Good look brotha, I forgot the All City was just rebranded Andel's. Or at least they were before, I just grabbed a All City 47T for 50 bucks.
06-13-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,360
Posted By Philasteve

Does anyone know where I can get an Andel...

Does anyone know where I can get an Andel Chainring from? Or recommendations for a similarly good bang for buck black chainring that would go well with my Andel's?
06-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,897
Posted By Philasteve

That bike is sick, I want to try one. I never...

That bike is sick, I want to try one. I never used a coaster brake on anything other than a beach cruiser.
06-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Philasteve

It looks like you just need handlebars that have...

It looks like you just need handlebars that have a 31.8mm clamp diameter. Raleigh Bikes, 2018 Back Alley (http://raleigh-canada.ca/back-alley) Alloy, 31.8, 7 Deg Rise, 105mm Extension (90mm for Small)
05-26-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,474
Posted By Philasteve

This thread is like 7 years old.... and it's...

This thread is like 7 years old.... and it's Suntour Superbe Pro cranks. The stamp looks like what it sounds like, a NJS stamp, just google it.
05-21-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Philasteve

Doesn't it just take a normal 1-1/8" headset?

Doesn't it just take a normal 1-1/8" headset?
05-08-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,960
Posted By Philasteve

You don't have to get around it because no one...

You don't have to get around it because no one cares. And if you have a front brake, no one is really going to care even more if something were to occur.
05-06-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Philasteve

I'm pretty sure 28mm's are the max you can put on...

I'm pretty sure 28mm's are the max you can put on a Langster, and I think it's tire and and frame dependent. Some people's Langster frames have the clearance for them some don't, 25's should fit...
04-20-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Philasteve

I tried to checkout with a bike on the site and...

I tried to checkout with a bike on the site and got this, I tried in 2 different browsers with 2 different bikes....
04-16-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Philasteve

I never had a problem with this on any of my...

I never had a problem with this on any of my bikes so far. If it hasn't happened to you then I'd say you have enough, I have no clue how much space I have between mine as I never checked. But maybe I...
04-08-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By Philasteve

I'm like 5'9ish and ride a 53cm Surly...

I'm like 5'9ish and ride a 53cm Surly Steamroller, I think I'm more torso than legs though. Look at the top tube length on your current bike and compare. If you don't have a current bike that fits,...
04-08-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By Philasteve

Do you actually feel anything while pedaling the...

Do you actually feel anything while pedaling the bike? Not sure what crankset comes on the Fuji but I've been on a set of Andel's for years now that came with my bike. They aren't exactly high...
03-20-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,283
Posted By Philasteve

So what are you saying, you're better than all of...

So what are you saying, you're better than all of these legendary pro's and you just don't want to be known for being a top cyclist? I mean, you keep talking about the gym and weights, but everyone...
03-15-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Philasteve

You just need a shop that can order from QBP. So...

You just need a shop that can order from QBP. So any retailer that deals with them can order from Salsa, All City, Whisky Parts Co, Surly etc.
03-12-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Philasteve

What's up with the rough dimensions paper, is...

What's up with the rough dimensions paper, is there a reason you don't just go off the geometry chart? Kilo TT Geometry (http://www.cyclesmercier.com/geometry_tt.html)
03-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Philasteve

FWIW I think the bike he's referring to is the...

FWIW I think the bike he's referring to is the Retrospec Siddhartha basically a very entry level Hi-Ten (I think) urban coaster.
03-10-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Philasteve

That's a good price, I bought my frameset for...

That's a good price, I bought my frameset for like $280 new back in 2012. Mine is sidelined right now waiting for a new wheelset, it's a pretty cool bike, will fit 2.0-2.1 tires if they're more...
03-09-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Philasteve

I have one too brotha, nice bike. Bought the...

I have one too brotha, nice bike. Bought the white one with red decals back in like 2012 probably, it's a straight up tank.
03-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By Philasteve

He was just trying to help you, he did say don't...

He was just trying to help you, he did say don't buy it, it's not worth it. And to be fair I didn't know if you already had one and were wondering if you should sell it for that price, or if you were...
03-03-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,831
Posted By Philasteve

I ride in America too and can assure you my bikes...

I ride in America too and can assure you my bikes aren't leaning to the left side from the roads.
03-03-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By Philasteve

Yeah that's kind of how my plastic ones feel, a...

Yeah that's kind of how my plastic ones feel, a little flimsy when I wear certain shoes. They are comfortable, I might have to give the metal ones a try I noticed they do 2 styles of metal clips but...
03-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By Philasteve

I have the same pedals and straps but my All City...

I have the same pedals and straps but my All City clips are the large plastic ones, are the metal ones any good? It's been a long time since I've used metal toe clips and I've only used the metal...
03-03-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By Philasteve

Which version is it and what parts are on it? Do...

Which version is it and what parts are on it? Do you have pictures or anything?
02-24-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,910
Posted By Philasteve

I usually slam my brake and do a front flip off...

I usually slam my brake and do a front flip off the bike.
02-23-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Philasteve

Oh okay, yeah I'm not too bothered by them. I...

Oh okay, yeah I'm not too bothered by them. I just don't like those new eyelets they added, I never noticed they had added them to the frame because I knew mine didn't have them. I think they look...
02-22-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 502,080
Posted By Philasteve

I actually have been wanting to try their shoes...

I actually have been wanting to try their shoes for awhile. I don't ride clipless all the time though just off and on, so I want to get around to getting a pair maybe over the summer. The Citizen...
02-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Philasteve

When did they change them? I don't remember them...

When did they change them? I don't remember them ever being like that.
02-14-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Philasteve

I would just search google....

I would just search google. https://www.bbb.org/us/tx/houston/profile/online-shopping/bike-shop-warehouse-0915-90028493
02-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Philasteve

Yeah if your wheel has never shifted forwards or...

Yeah if your wheel has never shifted forwards or backwards when it was 10mm further into the dropouts. Why would it start shifting when it's just a little further back, it shouldn't be any different....
02-14-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Philasteve

https://feltbicycles.com/products/tk3-track-bike-b...

https://feltbicycles.com/products/tk3-track-bike-blkshadow
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02-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By Philasteve

If you already bought the Fuji track a week ago,...

If you already bought the Fuji track a week ago, now probably isn't the time to ask lol. They are both similar bikes, I would probably buy the Kilo TT over the Fuji. But if I already had the Fuji...
02-12-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Philasteve

Nothing bad ever happened when I rode with my...

Nothing bad ever happened when I rode with my wheel that far back in the dropouts. As long as the whole axle nut is in contact which it looks like it is, you should be cool. I was going between a 16t...
02-02-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 502,080
Posted By Philasteve

Awesome, I thought about getting the Orlov but I...

Awesome, I thought about getting the Orlov but I grabbed the Citizen instead. I always wanted to try one of their mess bags, couldn't pass it up.
02-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 502,080
Posted By Philasteve

Chrome Citizen for $67....

Chrome Citizen for $67. https://www.chromeindustries.com/product/the-welterweight-citizen-messenger/BG-222.html?dwvar_BG-222_size=NA&dwvar_BG-222_color=MDIN&cgid=view_all_bags
12-06-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Philasteve

I've always just used Surly, Soma and All City...

I've always just used Surly, Soma and All City cogs. I don't really have a preference though, all the same to me. It should just be standard English threading.
11-27-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Philasteve

You should be fine, I wreaked havoc on a beach...

You should be fine, I wreaked havoc on a beach cruiser with riser bars and a 1 bolt clamp off and on for like a year. I never slipped the bars, I would just check them here and there.
11-24-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Philasteve

Too goofy for me, I tried to put I think 6" BMX...

Too goofy for me, I tried to put I think 6" BMX bars onto my FGFS SE bike. It felt pretty crappy even with a bike that's semi made for tall bars 4" is where I would draw the line I think. I settled...
08-13-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,360
Posted By Philasteve

Does anyone know anything about the quality of...

Does anyone know anything about the quality of Zeus track frames from the 70s, a older company from Spain? Saw one on craigslist for $500 with Sugino 75 Cranks, Campagnolo Record BB, and Surly hubs...
07-10-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By Philasteve

I ride a 53cm Surly Steamroller and I'm 5'9ish...

I ride a 53cm Surly Steamroller and I'm 5'9ish 30" inseam. I don't have a lot of seatpost showing a little more than a fist, but the top tube fits me good. There's no way in hell you should ride the...
06-18-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Philasteve

I've used All City, Surly and Profile cogs and...

I've used All City, Surly and Profile cogs and they're all about the same to me. You can buy them at Retro-Gression or JensonUSA.
06-15-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,089
Posted By Philasteve

I use this guy I think I bought it for like 7...

I use this guy I think I bought it for like 7 bucks on Amazon. 15mm Stubby wrench.


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05-15-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,942
Posted By Philasteve

If it were me I would buy the Kilo TT or the...

If it were me I would buy the Kilo TT or the State 4130. They're all pretty much the same tier of bikes so there's not really too much difference except I think the Raleigh Rush Hour is Hi Ten and...
05-09-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,231
Posted By Philasteve

46x16 for pretty much everything, I have a 17 I...

46x16 for pretty much everything, I have a 17 I used to swap in but figured there was really no reason to.
04-28-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Philasteve

Gear up grandstand is cheap and pretty small....

Gear up grandstand is cheap and pretty small. Small to me might be big to you though.
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