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12-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 73,455
Posted By seau grateau

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape. ...

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape.

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12-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 569,506
Posted By seau grateau

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for...

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for my Big Block. It looks ****** weird and I'm into it. Pics to follow.
12-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By seau grateau

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought...

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought mine, looks like MSRP is 600 now. MSRP for the Thunderdome frameset is 799, which is pretty on the level with other comparable aluminum/carbon track...
11-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 660,683
Posted By seau grateau

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep...

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep cobbled climb on my IRO. The answer was yes, but not on the bike.
...
11-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By seau grateau

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna...

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna need to have a look at those Phil hubs :p
10-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By seau grateau

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I...

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I read it, and I am just beyond perplexed. But anyway, you could turn the Varsity into a fixie/single speed pretty easily. Those things are like tanks,...
10-27-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By seau grateau

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy...

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy territory after that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,489
Posted By seau grateau

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few...

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few years ago. It was my first "real" road bike, and I liked it a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,188
Posted By seau grateau

You can put your weed in there.

You can put your weed in there.
09-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,106
Posted By seau grateau

It sure does when you're going downhill.

It sure does when you're going downhill.
09-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,244
Posted By seau grateau

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.
09-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By seau grateau

It's also not a Wabi Thunder.

It's also not a Wabi Thunder.
09-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,294
Posted By seau grateau

That's a nice area for riding. I used to live in...

That's a nice area for riding. I used to live in South Pasadena and would head up that way via the Rose Bowl all the time.
09-03-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,294
Posted By seau grateau

When I lived in LA I would take my fixed gear out...

When I lived in LA I would take my fixed gear out to some pretty decent climbs -- not the big mountain road climbs but Chevy Chase, Griffith Park, etc. They were hard as hell but it was fun as hell...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26,927
Views: 17,052,232
Posted By seau grateau

94/95 Litespeed Catalyst, Tiagra 10 speed...

94/95 Litespeed Catalyst, Tiagra 10 speed groupset.
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09-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By seau grateau

Tires, tubes, rim tape, lock ring, foot...

Tires, tubes, rim tape, lock ring, foot retention, cost of labor for any installations OP can't do alone...building a bike from scratch is not the move when you're on a budget.

If it were me, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 423,594
Posted By seau grateau

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08-31-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 660,683
Posted By seau grateau

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08-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,932
Posted By seau grateau

Mid-70s is usually my happy place. Currently...

Mid-70s is usually my happy place. Currently running 48x17 fixed on 700c with 28mm tires.
08-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By seau grateau

I still prefer the functional elegance of a round...

I still prefer the functional elegance of a round post and non-integrated clamp, but I guess the people want their aero.
08-24-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By seau grateau

They have a bad history of dumb seatpost clamps...

They have a bad history of dumb seatpost clamps that don't work, and looking at their newest lineup, I'm not convinced they've moved past that. I would never buy an aero seatpost frame anyway,...
08-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 660,683
Posted By seau grateau

My bud got one of the last Aventons in stock at...

My bud got one of the last Aventons in stock at one of our local shops recently, went out for a ride together the other day.
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08-13-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 73,455
Posted By seau grateau

Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I...

Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I go for a ride these days.

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07-31-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 660,683
Posted By seau grateau

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07-30-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By seau grateau

Nice! I hope I can keep riding that long...

Nice! I hope I can keep riding that long...
06-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 73,455
Posted By seau grateau

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and...

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and prayers to your shins.
05-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,949
Posted By seau grateau

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a...

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a vintage component now.
05-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,138,175
Posted By seau grateau

And today we went for our first ride together....

And today we went for our first ride together. Took a little spin around the trails at a local park, fun times.
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05-06-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By seau grateau

I used to flip mine from street gear to track...

I used to flip mine from street gear to track gear when I rode to the velodrome. These days I'll switch to the big gear side sometimes if I want to hammer it on a flat ride. I have never in my life...
05-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By seau grateau

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.
05-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By seau grateau

#kilott...

#kilott (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=kilott)
05-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By seau grateau

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool...

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool brand prices for them. Is an unpainted Taiwan made steel "tracklocross" frame worth $666 to you? IMO it's not. I like Squid bikes but I wouldn't buy one...
04-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 140,672
Posted By seau grateau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg

Fiona Apple's new album. It's really weird and really good.
04-20-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By seau grateau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSJoD3YQenE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSJoD3YQenE
04-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By seau grateau

Head tube angle is absurd on the smaller sizes,...

Head tube angle is absurd on the smaller sizes, and a 5cm jump in TT length between M and L sizes is nuts. If an L or XL fits I might consider it, but the smaller sizes make no sense.
04-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,648
Posted By seau grateau

Building a bike from scratch with $1000 will get...

Building a bike from scratch with $1000 will get you approximately a $500 bike.
04-01-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By seau grateau

Try riding a fixed gear with drops on that kind...

Try riding a fixed gear with drops on that kind of terrain and it'll be pretty clear why nobody does it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By seau grateau

heeheehee

heeheehee
02-27-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,905
Posted By seau grateau

Thanks bb

Thanks bb
02-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 73,455
Posted By seau grateau

Back to the drop bars... ...

Back to the drop bars...
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02-24-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 660,683
Posted By seau grateau

Apparently ride pics has been hibernating... ...

Apparently ride pics has been hibernating...

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02-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,638
Posted By seau grateau

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!
02-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By seau grateau

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than...

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than a nice one that doesn't.
02-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,350
Posted By seau grateau

This is all important for consumers to know and...

This is all important for consumers to know and BD is very nontransparent about it. When it comes to lower priced mail-order stuff, it seems like Planet X is starting to solidify as a good option,...
02-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,384
Posted By seau grateau

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that...

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that can only be obtained by riding a lugged frame.
01-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By seau grateau

****** a

****** a
01-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By seau grateau

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not...

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not safely functional. Any time you stop putting enough force into the drivetrain to keep the chain taut, all the slack your tensioner was taking up is...
01-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By seau grateau

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just...

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just go for bike ride with only one gear. Find one where you can accelerate pretty well from standstill, maintain a good speed, and get up any climbs you...
01-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,506
Posted By seau grateau

Learn to spin.

Learn to spin.
01-16-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By seau grateau

Maybe something like this?...

Maybe something like this? https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99265&category=79
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