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01-14-19, 07:09 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Great thanks guys

Great thanks guys
01-14-19, 05:43 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Ok, sorry to revive this thread but I had another...

Ok, sorry to revive this thread but I had another stupid question and instead of making another post I figured I'd ask real quick. Can any chainring be mixed and matched with any crankset provided...
01-09-19, 11:05 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Thanks

Thanks
01-09-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Here's where my bike landed at the end of 2018 -...

Here's where my bike landed at the end of 2018 - while I'm liking the black vibes I'm starting to lean towards taking it into a more classic / chrome look for 2019.
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01-08-19, 04:56 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Thanks..

Thanks..
01-06-19, 09:52 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
01-05-19, 01:31 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

I don't mind the bit of work TBH - I'll research...

I don't mind the bit of work TBH - I'll research that just to be certain I want to spend the time....and you're totally right Seamuis, it's the 144bcd that's the culprit. I did however find a bunch...
01-05-19, 10:10 AM
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Posted By barnabaas

All good info here, thanks everyone. There's...

All good info here, thanks everyone. There's nothing wrong with my chain as it is but I wouldn't mind changing that too in the near future so maybe I just take the leap to 1/8 given all the options...
01-04-19, 10:10 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

I left out some info. My bad. My current...

I left out some info. My bad. My current chainring is an Andel 144bcd 3/32nd chainring so I figured a direct swap would be ideal. My current chain is also a 3/32 and is in perfectly fine working...
01-04-19, 05:06 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

3/32 Chain ring suggestions?

Want to snaz up my bike and get a silver chain ring (currently black) Most chain rings I'm finding online are 1/2x1/8" Anyone have suggestions for a decent 144bcd 3/32" chainring?
10-20-18, 08:54 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Interesting, thanks for the insight Tim. ...

Interesting, thanks for the insight Tim.

I'm running 28's on my stock wabi wheels which seem to have the same inner and outer measurements as the sub 15's. I felt a small difference going from...
10-20-18, 11:24 AM
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Posted By barnabaas

I love my Wabi Classic. Also don't really have...

I love my Wabi Classic. Also don't really have much to compare it to but it's super light, classic looking, plus everything everyone else's mentioned. I don't think your missing TOO much going with...
10-20-18, 10:10 AM
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Posted By barnabaas

Well now I'm wondering if I should take the...

Well now I'm wondering if I should take the 'look' of the bike in another direction because regardless I'll be running a front brake. The added weight being a downgrade was my initial thought but now...
10-19-18, 08:27 PM
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Views: 898
Posted By barnabaas

Gotcha! So I guess in the end I'd be going up in...

Gotcha! So I guess in the end I'd be going up in weight, but also gaining more width 18.2mm with the Wabi wheels to 23mm with the H+Son's. Maybe I'll save the cash and put it towards something else...
10-19-18, 06:19 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

That's super helpful thanks. Also kinda a bummer...

That's super helpful thanks. Also kinda a bummer that it happens but it all makes sense why. Yea I mean it's mainly about the look of the black wheels - no shame - so now I'm second guessing the...
10-19-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Interesting. So they don't necessarily make the...

Interesting. So they don't necessarily make the ride any smoother...just more of a solid look / feel / component. I never knew that



I mean I just don't really know the difference / if I want...
10-19-18, 03:46 PM
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Views: 898
Posted By barnabaas

Formula Origin8 branded Black track Hubs

Formula Origin8 branded Black track Hubs
10-19-18, 02:25 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Swapping to fixed and I want black wheels...

So I've been riding my Wabi classic for a few weeks now and when I bought it it came with a freewheel hub. It's nice. However I'm itching to switch over to fixed. I'm also wanting to change some...
10-17-18, 08:39 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By barnabaas

this has been my experience so far. Granted I've...

this has been my experience so far. Granted I've only tried 3 different shops it made me wonder if I was crazy or if that's just how it was. Thanks everyone for all the feedback, help, and...
10-16-18, 09:39 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By barnabaas

Thanks all. Reason I was asking was because a...

Thanks all. Reason I was asking was because a bunch of the shops around me kinda gave me a weird look when I asked how they approach saddles regarding the buying process. I asked if I could try them...
10-15-18, 10:16 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By barnabaas

Saddle shopping?

Silly question so I apologize. How do y'all find the right saddle? Do you go into shops and 'try' them out? Or do you buy and hope it works out? Some shops seem more keen on letting you try...
10-15-18, 09:10 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Rode 5 miles to the station and took the 45 min...

Rode 5 miles to the station and took the 45 min Bart ride into San Francisco to climb some hills and see my best friends new baby boy. It was worth it.
10-13-18, 03:14 PM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

Yup. Spoke with them at CK and going to send...

Yup. Spoke with them at CK and going to send this in just for peace of mind. It's worth the $25-30. Thanks for the heads up!
10-12-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By barnabaas

wait so you use a baby wipe to clean it a bit but...

wait so you use a baby wipe to clean it a bit but do you then re-lube after that?
10-11-18, 05:24 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

That's not a bad idea. Or at least just service...

That's not a bad idea. Or at least just service them to ensure they're in good health. Thanks
10-11-18, 02:00 PM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

yea? phew! I mean I thought so but I'm still a...

yea? phew! I mean I thought so but I'm still a newbie so I was also taking a chance.

Now I'm trying to decide - do I install it myself...or take it to a shop. I'm handy and not really intimidated...
10-11-18, 09:43 AM
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Posted By barnabaas

Craigslist gold

Found these on craigslist. Got all of it for $90. The headset is questionable in terms of how much life is left in it but I thought it was worth a try!

Thomson seatpost \\ 27.2 x 330
Thomson 4x...
10-11-18, 09:30 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

Correct. He did. :lol: No...

Correct. He did.



:lol:



No it wasn't. He built the bike himself - was just looking to part stuff out because he's not riding much anymore and really needed cash to buy new wheels for his...
10-10-18, 05:10 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Yea I mean I have a fairly new-ish bike and so my...

Yea I mean I have a fairly new-ish bike and so my headset doesn't necessarily NEED to be replaced (works just fine). The bike is a Fixie/SS, Wabi Classic. I was just hoping to get a black headset...
10-10-18, 05:04 PM
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Views: 5,474
Posted By barnabaas

Do it! I'd love to listen in on that thread

Do it! I'd love to listen in on that thread
10-10-18, 11:32 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

no not really...just want a black one to match...

no not really...just want a black one to match some parts (that isn't total crap), the one I found seemed like a good deal for the brand so I thought I'd spring for it. ha. I can wait though. Not...
10-10-18, 10:40 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

Ok good to know. Thanks for the input. I don't...

Ok good to know. Thanks for the input. I don't need the best of the best or the vanity of it. The price (mainly) was the attraction. You suggest then I look into the FSA headsets then or maybe Cane...
10-10-18, 10:33 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

It's a Chris king threadless headset 1 1/8th....

It's a Chris king threadless headset 1 1/8th. He's asking $45 Felt like too good to pass up and would be a nicer upgrade than what I have but yea, I don't have the tools to mount it either at the...
10-10-18, 10:31 AM
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Views: 825
Posted By barnabaas

droooool

droooool
10-10-18, 10:20 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By barnabaas

Buying a used headset - what to look out for

I plan on buying a used headset from someone on craigslist. Curious is there's anything I should look out for when inspecting. I assume make sure the bearings spin nicely and aren't crushed or...
10-03-18, 12:22 PM
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Views: 71,746
Posted By barnabaas

Hey Dave. I bought it from someone on craigslist...

Hey Dave. I bought it from someone on craigslist actually who bought it pre-built....minus the pedals. Fortunately for me he didn't ride it much.
10-03-18, 12:17 AM
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Views: 71,746
Posted By barnabaas

PHEW! ;) Thanks!!

PHEW! ;)




Thanks!!
10-02-18, 06:33 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Tim is that a dent in your front wheel? ...

Tim is that a dent in your front wheel? :twitchy: I like those tires though. Kinda wish (or maybe I'll change what I got) I went that route!

Anyways, here's my new bike at the moment!
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10-02-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By barnabaas

Makes sense. I made my own stand a while back...

Makes sense. I made my own stand a while back from wood and it worked ok but it was pretty fussy if you moved the bike TOO much. I can see why some similar type stands have multiple grab points to...
10-02-18, 03:33 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

I'd like to get something that big but I was...

I'd like to get something that big but I was hoping for something I can keep on the ground similar to what I linked for now - those other 'real deal' stands will have to wait - but bonus if I can get...
10-02-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By barnabaas

Bike stand recommendations

Did a quick search but didn't see much on the first page or two so here goes. Looking for recommendations on a bike stand where I can store the bike at the end of the day as well as something that...
10-02-18, 12:57 PM
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Posted By barnabaas

Nice luck there! I'm guessing you'll hit that...

Nice luck there! I'm guessing you'll hit that time the next go around. ;)
10-01-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

all of that makes sense, thanks again for all the...

all of that makes sense, thanks again for all the explanations.
10-01-18, 05:00 PM
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Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

OK - Since we're all still here, when looking at...

OK - Since we're all still here, when looking at some tires, some say 'folding' while others don't. Can anyone explain that simply? Or is there one that's preferred over the other for everyday...
10-01-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

Will do! Thanks so much for the recommendations.

Will do! Thanks so much for the recommendations.
10-01-18, 08:05 AM
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Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

Sorry I can't quote yet.... Seamuis, no...

Sorry I can't quote yet....
Seamuis,
no defense needed but thanks for adding that extra info. Sorry I left a lot of info out. I'm not new to riding but I'm def. new to proper setups and...
09-30-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By barnabaas

Thanks TMonk. Glad I found this place. Thanks...

Thanks TMonk. Glad I found this place. Thanks for the tires help too btw. ;)
09-30-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

Thanks guys... Tmonk, Thanks that all...

Thanks guys...

Tmonk,
Thanks that all makes sense. I'll check out that "ask the community" thread too...still getting my bearings around here for whats what. Thanks for writing all that up and...
09-30-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By barnabaas

How do you know how big of tire is TOO big for your bike?

Noob here so I apologize in advance for lots of stupid questions. I have 700x23 tires and I plan on commuting so I want to get bigger tires that are big enough to withstand the day to day...
09-30-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By barnabaas

Thanks. I went for a few rides last night trying...

Thanks. I went for a few rides last night trying to dial that in. I think I still have some tweaking (and learning) to do however. ;)
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