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06-18-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bakersb

Thanks for the replies! Sadly I couldn't get...

Thanks for the replies!

Sadly I couldn't get the chain to fit both (or atleast with ease). If the 17t was on with the wheel furthest away on the dropouts, the 20t could fit, yes, but it was...
06-17-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bakersb

Fixed Gear chain link question

I've googled whether it is safe to frequently connect and disconnect a master link, but many sources said it depended on the chain and the speed.

If I were using two Izumi V chains, and I used a...
02-05-15, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Bakersb

Its not THE 725, but it is made by Leader. ...

Its not THE 725, but it is made by Leader.

Its a part of the 725tr series, which features different geometry but essentially the same 6061 aluminum. The top tube has significant slope.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,188
Posted By Bakersb

Tools/every day carry

When you guys are commuting to work/school/etc, what tools do you bring with you? I want to set up a section of my commuting pack dedicated to tools and general maintenance carry. However, I'm not...
01-04-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,643
Posted By Bakersb

is this a minimum requirement or recommended...

is this a minimum requirement or recommended amount formula?
12-29-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,527
Posted By Bakersb

Thats interesting.. Does the average LBS drill...

Thats interesting.. Does the average LBS drill for these holes? Did you do it yourself? If at a LBS, how much did it cost?
12-25-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bakersb

Buy used, usually craigslist will have some...

Buy used, usually craigslist will have some pretty nice saddles for cheap
12-24-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,527
Posted By Bakersb

Rear Rack options

I've done a few searches on the internet, and I can't seem to find a solid rear rack for singlespeed/fixed gear bikes. Many of the rear racks in the market right now have the bolts that bolt on to...
12-21-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bakersb

For the handlebars, the type of brake's you're...

For the handlebars, the type of brake's you're interested in are called "TT brakes". They were originally designed for time-trial race bikes, but are also now appropriate for bullhorns on the street....
12-21-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bakersb

If the chain's rusted, I would definitely go on...

If the chain's rusted, I would definitely go on replacing it. Maybe mess around with saddles, handlebars, and pedals. Find a balance you really like. Perhaps you're a bullhorns type of guy, and you...
12-13-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By Bakersb

That's respectable, I'm sure we didn't mean to...

That's respectable, I'm sure we didn't mean to undermine you. My mistake to assume you were a beginner.

Anyway, what I'm hearing is that you just want suggestions on further bike parts? Here's...
12-12-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By Bakersb

Maybe starting from the 721 or the 722 would be a...

Maybe starting from the 721 or the 722 would be a better idea. I wouldnt go all out and buy a carbon frame as my first single speed. In fact, i've never owned a carbon frame. Buy something you wont't...
12-08-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,470
Posted By Bakersb

I would actually look at your local craigslist...

I would actually look at your local craigslist for that price range. You'll probably find some amazing stuff.
12-08-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Bakersb

It will probably be cheaper to buy a new complete...

It will probably be cheaper to buy a new complete vs even getting a used vintage frame and building that up. Of course, the second choice is more fun, but if you don't want trash components, the...
12-05-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Bakersb

I'm surprised that the website says JIS. How...

I'm surprised that the website says JIS. How could a company like Miche make such a critical error?
12-02-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bakersb

Giving us the craigslist posting would help a...

Giving us the craigslist posting would help a lot. It'd also be helpful to tell us your height and the dolan's frame size
11-20-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By Bakersb

Thats pretty scary. Its good that you're okay....

Thats pretty scary. Its good that you're okay. Did you use the front brake?
11-20-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,879
Posted By Bakersb

I didn't know where to post this question; so...

I didn't know where to post this question; so I'll post it here in my original thread.

Are the Time ATAC MX2's adjustable? It seems as though there is no adjusting screw for the tension.. Perhaps...
11-17-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bakersb

That is quite a beauty.. Although weight is...

That is quite a beauty..
Although weight is but a concept of vanity, sometimes we cant help but express our inner weight weenie.

that being said, my raleigh rush hour pro is 17.5, leader 721...
11-17-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,879
Posted By Bakersb

On my roadie I have a clipless setup and I really...

On my roadie I have a clipless setup and I really wanted to convert my Raleigh to clipless as well. I've been riding that brakeless with cages. If I were to throw on clipless on my Raleigh, I guess...
11-17-14, 02:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,879
Posted By Bakersb

Thanks for the help. I got some Time Atac MX2's...

Thanks for the help. I got some Time Atac MX2's online and a shimano 105 caliper off a friend.

Now all I need is to drill my fork for a front brake..
11-16-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,879
Posted By Bakersb

Thanks for the input, Has anyone tried Time...

Thanks for the input,

Has anyone tried Time Atac? How are those compared to spd? Would spd's with the lateral cleats be better than time atac (mx2)?
11-16-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,879
Posted By Bakersb

SPD's and Brakeless

I've been researching this topic, and I can't seem to find anything more recent than a few years back.

The most detailed thread is this:...
11-13-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bakersb

I was going to ask whether it was threaded in...

I was going to ask whether it was threaded in left-hand thread (lefty-tighty), but you mentioned a bike shop installed it.,

I am puzzled as well. Taking it back to the bike shop is probably your...
11-05-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,842
Posted By Bakersb

If you're into that kind of thing, the leader 722...

If you're into that kind of thing, the leader 722 heritage lo (as mentioned above) is very budget friendly and fits your parameters.
11-04-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,186
Posted By Bakersb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNedIJBZpgM&list=T...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNedIJBZpgM&list=TLO2BSQfLgQBs

This was an interesting watch regarding this matter
11-02-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,862
Posted By Bakersb

I've had success with tektro tt brakes for...

I've had success with tektro tt brakes for bullhorns
11-02-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,873
Posted By Bakersb

you have a front fork drilled for brakes

you have a front fork drilled for brakes
11-02-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,182,076
Posted By Bakersb

I recovered my stolen Leader. Leader LD 721...

I recovered my stolen Leader.

Leader LD 721 TR [STOLEN] - Pedal Room (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-ld-721-tr-stolen-19548)

Was locked up in a public transportation center, inside....
10-28-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Bakersb

+1

+1
10-27-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Bakersb

Im a bit biased, but I would get a Raleigh rush...

Im a bit biased, but I would get a Raleigh rush hour pro in that range. Its lighter and has a way better build quality than the common cheap aluminum frames(aventon, 17teeth, unknown, etc.)

If...
10-22-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 142,564
Posted By Bakersb

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAre...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAreStupid/IMG_7459_zps8b5f3e41.jpg
10-20-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 759,244
Posted By Bakersb

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAre...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAreStupid/IMG_4417_zpsd0eb49a0.jpg
Better photo!

Raleigh x Macaframa Rush Hour Pro
10-20-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,848
Posted By Bakersb

I'd agree as well for the 165mm. I'm 5'6 too, and...

I'd agree as well for the 165mm. I'm 5'6 too, and I have 170mm length cranks at the moment. Definitely wished I had 165's; I miss my old cranks. I think crankarm length is less about sizing and more...
10-20-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,388
Posted By Bakersb

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAre...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAreStupid/photo1_zps69be275b.jpg'
This is my phil wood cog w/ an Izumi chain.

Replaced the cog with an emergency origin 8 cog. Its running amazing...
10-20-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bakersb

^very true, especially with older models. ...

^very true, especially with older models.

but with a lot of modern components, it should be okay. (If I'm reading the Sheldon Brown article right)
10-20-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bakersb

Sounds like a solid build man! The only thing I...

Sounds like a solid build man! The only thing I would be concerned with is that Miche bb's are ISO, and your BLB crankset is JIS. This just means that the chainline will be a few mm's off. You can...
10-19-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 183,508
Posted By Bakersb

Large Cinelli Mash Fixed Gear...

Large Cinelli Mash Fixed Gear (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/4699995262.html)
10-18-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bakersb

Hm i see. Something to be learned everyday.

Hm i see. Something to be learned everyday.
10-18-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bakersb

Oh sorry i never meant spinning. I used the word...

Oh sorry i never meant spinning. I used the word spinning to say the physical act of spinning. Not to reference a high cadence. Yeah spinning is way high (100+) but thats not ideal for everyday...
10-18-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bakersb

It depends, some people like spinning, some like...

It depends, some people like spinning, some like mashing.

Generally, keeping yourself at a 60-80 cadence is best. You can use this calculator Fixed Gear Calculator - Ratio & Skid Patch for all!...
10-18-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bakersb

Of course, the best situation is to just not...

Of course, the best situation is to just not skimp on anything. But thats not always possible. Keep in mind even if you cash out on something nice, it will always be better than your car insurance...
10-18-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

The chainring seems to be okay, but the cog seems...

The chainring seems to be okay, but the cog seems to be terrible now. Will replace asap.
10-18-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAre...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/SoapsAreStupid/photo1_zps69be275b.jpg
Yep.. Found the culprit.
10-18-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

This was that I was afraid to hear. My phil...

This was that I was afraid to hear.

My phil wood cog :'(. Thanks. will do.
10-18-14, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

Sorry if I'm repetitive, but- Is it bad if I can...

Sorry if I'm repetitive, but- Is it bad if I can actually feel the creaking? Every pedal stroke, I feel as though the chain is rubbing against something terrible, and I can feel the creaks on my...
10-18-14, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

You think so? I thought maybe it was this, but...

You think so? I thought maybe it was this, but the noise is ridiculously loud and I feel the creaks in my feet! Thanks for the advice.
10-18-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bakersb

Chain Problem

I believe this is the appropriate forum to post this in, as this is a problem specific to fixed gears.

So on my bike, I just bought a new chain. Its a KMC black chain, 1/8. My old chain was a...
10-14-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By Bakersb

You can never go wrong silver. H+son tb14 ...

You can never go wrong silver.
H+son tb14

They also come in black and another shade of silver i believe. Have your hubs match your cranks.
10-13-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Bakersb

My friend owns an iro mark v, and its pretty...

My friend owns an iro mark v, and its pretty solid.

This is his bike for some inspiration: Iro Mark V - Pedal Room (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/iro-mark-v-15616)
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