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10-11-19, 11:49 AM
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Posted By phobus

What was your minimum cadence? Going from...

What was your minimum cadence?

Going from 45x16 to 45x15 would drop your max cadence by almost 10rpm for the same speed. Putting on a 17T would move you in the opposite direction from what you...
10-07-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By phobus

Lol. <---

Lol.


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10-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By phobus

I think bmwjoe's right. Check that the tube is...

I think bmwjoe's right. Check that the tube is not pinched between the tire and rim. Also inspect the tire to make sure it's not bulging or cut.

When you're installing the tube and tire, it helps...
09-25-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,263
Posted By phobus

Yeah but how will they look in thirteen years?

Yeah but how will they look in thirteen years?
08-19-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By phobus

A flat bar is probably easiest to shove between...

A flat bar is probably easiest to shove between the spokes.
08-19-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,697
Posted By phobus

I read in the news today that cross is coming.

I read in the news today that cross is coming.
08-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,617
Posted By phobus

There's a set of B43s sitting right behind me...

There's a set of B43s sitting right behind me right now, so they literally haunt me. :lol:
08-08-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By phobus

Call me trendy but I'm all about the flared...

Call me trendy but I'm all about the flared compact drops these days. Even on the road, just a little 6 degrees or so is nice.

I do think it's cool that Soma makes their bar in a 26.0mm version.
08-08-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By phobus

One tire you might want to consider that I...

One tire you might want to consider that I haven't seen mentioned yet: the Soma Supple Vitesse. It comes in two versions, SL (Superlight) and EX (Extra Wear). The EX doesn't weigh much more, and...
08-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By phobus

+eleventy brazilian Hoods are 90% of the...

+eleventy brazilian

Hoods are 90% of the reason to run drop bars in the first place, IMO (unless you're racing and in the drops 100% of the time)
08-07-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,097
Posted By phobus

King Cage. Tubular stainless steel means you can...

King Cage. Tubular stainless steel means you can spread the cage apart or squeeze it together to adjust the grip, but I can tell you that my Iris cages are crazy tight out of the box.
08-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By phobus

True.. don't even get me started on...

True.. don't even get me started on Australian-threaded bottom brackets.
08-02-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By phobus

In my experience, everyone else calls it toe-in...

In my experience, everyone else calls it toe-in when the front of the pad is closer to the rim than the back.
07-31-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By phobus

Ding. We had a day of crazy wind in January....

Ding.

We had a day of crazy wind in January. I went out for a ride around lunch time and was spinning out on the flat. Never done that before. I set a personal best on a short uphill segment of...
07-30-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,230
Posted By phobus

Let me know what you find. I've been casually...

Let me know what you find. I've been casually planning a route and would like to make use of the trail if possible, too.
07-29-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,594
Posted By phobus

Oh, cool! I think that's just the reptile way,...

Oh, cool! I think that's just the reptile way, honestly. Even alligators are essentially super lazy.



Yeah, south Florida's in a tough situation as it has a unique environment which just...
07-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By phobus

Maybe. Here are some things you'll need to figure...

Maybe. Here are some things you'll need to figure out:
- The wheels should fit, but if the originals were 27", your brakes may not reach.
- Track hubs are 120mm wide, measured between the outside...
07-29-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,594
Posted By phobus

Does she have a place to keep that iguana when it...

Does she have a place to keep that iguana when it reaches full size? They're out of control down here, from people releasing them into the wild when they don't want to care for them anymore. The fish...
07-26-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,174
Posted By phobus

If you're really going to be racing in fixed gear...

If you're really going to be racing in fixed gear crits, get a cheap Dolan or something so when you crash and ruin the frame it's not such a big deal. Only half-joking. ;)
07-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,594
Posted By phobus

Today I re-aligned the rear triangle on my cross...

Today I re-aligned the rear triangle on my cross bike. I've been trying to figure out a weird tire clearance issue since I bought it, and finally some things clicked in my head after doing some...
07-26-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,230
Posted By phobus

The National Forest Service has an interactive...

The National Forest Service has an interactive map:

https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html

You can check out all the trails in the Ocala NF there. Lots of good detail, although you'll probably...
07-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By phobus

Don't compare just by the listed sizes, they're...

Don't compare just by the listed sizes, they're like t-shirt sizes. One manufacturer's 55 can fit like another's 57.

Stack and reach are a good place to start instead. That's the vertical and...
07-25-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By phobus

You might want to look at spray.bike...

You might want to look at spray.bike (https://spray.bike/). It's essentially a powdercoat-in-a-can, specifically for painting bikes. I haven't used it myself yet, but from my research, it seems to be...
07-25-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,594
Posted By phobus

Come on down! If you wanted to come when the...

Come on down!

If you wanted to come when the weather's actually decent, you could do the Sugarcane 200 (https://www.sugarcane200.com/) in January.
07-23-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By phobus

Sure. They come in a variety of sizes, whether...

Sure. They come in a variety of sizes, whether you want them to or not. :)
07-23-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,594
Posted By phobus

We've had a pool for the better part of a year...

We've had a pool for the better part of a year now, and only today did I try something I've been meaning to do - jump in right after a ride. Oh man this is great guys. Maybe I'll actually ride more...
07-21-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 584,462
Posted By phobus

- awesome socks - PDW cages - titanium frame ...

- awesome socks
- PDW cages
- titanium frame

You're doing it right. :)
07-21-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,819
Posted By phobus

Look, riding fixed with no brakes and no foot...

Look, riding fixed with no brakes and no foot retention is sketchy enough anywhere outside your driveway. Doing it on a bike where the wheel will literally force your foot off the pedal is just...
07-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By phobus

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lcYFNTaz4U...

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lcYFNTaz4U9jy/giphy.gif
07-16-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 584,462
Posted By phobus

I spent last week in Cork, Ireland for work. I...

I spent last week in Cork, Ireland for work. I didn't have much time for sightseeing, but did manage to squeeze in a couple of short morning rides around town using their bikeshare bikes.
07-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By phobus

It was racist and unfunny, and doesn't belong...

It was racist and unfunny, and doesn't belong here. Please go back to fawning over your bike.
07-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,452
Posted By phobus

I don't think Eddy ran anything that big, best to...

I don't think Eddy ran anything that big, best to stick to 23s or even 21s. :thumb:
07-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By phobus

Are we? I honestly can't figure out what OP's...

Are we? I honestly can't figure out what OP's asking but it seems like he/she is just putting bigger tires on an existing bike.



Paved roads are a lot alike anywhere you go, but what...
07-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By phobus

You could say the same thing about riding fixed...

You could say the same thing about riding fixed on the road, or riding bikes at all. Isn't being fun reason enough?
07-06-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By phobus

I've got a right foot that's noticably wider than...

I've got a right foot that's noticably wider than my left. Shoe shopping sucks, so I understand where you're coming from. I hated the fit of my old Sidi road shoes, which apparently tend to run...
07-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,603
Posted By phobus

The Pake Rum Runner would be an option. $250 on...

The Pake Rum Runner would be an option. $250 on the Soma shop site (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/pake-frame-rum-runner-black-2935?category=840), steel, 1-1/8" straight head tube, track...
07-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,226
Posted By phobus

Did you guys see this? this Fat tire crit,...

Did you guys see this?
this
Fat tire crit, mountain bikes on slicks.
06-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5,725
Views: 1,123,604
Posted By phobus

https://i.postimg.cc/7LGZZFdT/image.png

https://i.postimg.cc/7LGZZFdT/image.png
06-14-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Posted By phobus

Looks good. Given your lever placement you might...

Looks good. Given your lever placement you might be able to route the cable behind the fork crown, instead of in front. Then you could probably run the guides on the backside of the fork blade. You...
06-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,351
Posted By phobus

https://scontent-mia3-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/4d2e75...

https://scontent-mia3-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/4d2e75367534c40e9e2961dbfcb8de05/5D8AF00B/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/54277549_273354903598133_4392031296792436803_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-2.cdninsta...
06-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Posted By phobus

You could try some stick-on cable guides like...

You could try some stick-on cable guides like these:
...
05-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By phobus

Maybe you've already checked this, but make sure...

Maybe you've already checked this, but make sure your headset's preload is set correctly. I chased after a similar chatter issue recently, and it turned out I just put a slightly-too-small spacer...
05-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By phobus

Not sure the dimensions of your fork, but if it's...

Not sure the dimensions of your fork, but if it's a typical track fork, Surly makes a disc fork for the 26" Disc Trucker that will have roughly the same axle-to-crown height but probably more rake....
05-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 471,510
Posted By phobus

How much does it weigh? Is the steerer full...

How much does it weigh? Is the steerer full carbon or is it a carbon-wrapped alloy tube thing?
05-01-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,652
Posted By phobus

Also, I think you could argue that any fixed gear...

Also, I think you could argue that any fixed gear bike, by its nature, has a rear brake. It probably won't get you out of a ticket (let's face it, if a cop wants to write you a ticket, they're going...
05-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,652
Posted By phobus

The OP's example just says the brake must be...

The OP's example just says the brake must be capable of making the rear skid, as a minimum standard of performance. If you're writing a law that says a rear brake is the minimum, that seems like a...
05-01-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,553
Posted By phobus

According to...

According to https://blackmtncycles.com/tech-info/mcd-frame-tech/:



27.5x2.1 may not work.
04-23-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,986
Posted By phobus

There's also this calculator:...

There's also this calculator: https://online2.qbp.com/spokecalculator/

Which you can use to verify the numbers from Edd.
04-20-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 53,697
Posted By phobus

Looking good! The pink hubs are nice touch.

Looking good! The pink hubs are nice touch.
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