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01-31-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,047
Posted By physh

Anything from bikes direct is better than those...

Anything from bikes direct is better than those two bikes.
I would highly recommend that you avoid either of the two bikes you suggested.
01-25-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By physh

You can't over grease. Just wipe off excess...

You can't over grease. Just wipe off excess grease.

Those who are not greasing will run into problems in the near future.
01-21-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By physh

Geared bikes accelerate faster. End of story....

Geared bikes accelerate faster. End of story. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to retake high school physics.

Fixed geared bikes are more efficient, but efficiency does not equal faster...
01-21-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,301
Posted By physh

The cog threads are not Italian. Only the lock...

The cog threads are not Italian. Only the lock ring threads are.

A regular freewheel will work.
01-20-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By physh

It depends a LOT on the frame. My Giordana is...

It depends a LOT on the frame. My Giordana is designed to have a stiff bottom bracket area yet ride smooth.

My Giordana is tight track geometry, and it has a plush ride. Smoother than anything...
01-19-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By physh

They preform just like any other hub, it works. ...

They preform just like any other hub, it works.
Bearings are sealed cartridge type
I don't think straightness matters that much, but they seem straight. I've never seen a broken axle.

It has...
01-17-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By physh

I believe in paying more for high quality tubes. ...

I believe in paying more for high quality tubes.

I bought some continental ultra light weight tubes, and they hold air so well. In 2 weeks it only drops about 5 psi. The higher quality rubber...
01-14-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,043
Posted By physh

An older bike with decent tubing: reynolds,...

An older bike with decent tubing: reynolds, columbus, tange, etc will be over your budget to start with.

Conversions make very poor functioning bikes. The only time a conversion is a good idea is...
01-12-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By physh

You're right. I didn't even look at the pictures.

You're right. I didn't even look at the pictures.
01-12-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,112
Posted By physh

Reynolds 520 is Chromoly. It is just a little...

Reynolds 520 is Chromoly. It is just a little thinner and is manipulated.
Madison is 550, TT is 350. 550-350 is 200.

Both are good bikes, but you can't get a Madison for 350.

What makes the TT...
01-12-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By physh

No bike shop will do this.

No bike shop will do this.
01-12-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By physh

The 53 kilo is a 55 Which is slightly big for...

The 53 kilo is a 55 Which is slightly big for you.
You may want to go with a 50 if you measure up to a 54 because the 50 has a 53.5 TT.

50 will give you a more aggressive posture, the 53 will be...
01-12-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,090
Posted By physh

Simple answer is: if you don't see a difference,...

Simple answer is: if you don't see a difference, then there isn't any, get the cheaper ones.

The more you pay, the more you get, but the return is diminishing as you go up in price. This is with...
01-12-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By physh

You need BMX chain ring bolts.

You need BMX chain ring bolts.
01-12-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By physh

Why do you need new cranks and BB? What you...

Why do you need new cranks and BB?

What you need is a new rear wheel.
01-12-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,112
Posted By physh

I think he is being sarcastic, or he has never...

I think he is being sarcastic, or he has never seen any of the 3 bikes.

Ilikebikes: what makes the TT better? Well it isn't actually that much better as a whole bike. What makes it better, is the...
01-11-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,112
Posted By physh

The schwinn cutter is the biggest piece of **** I...

The schwinn cutter is the biggest piece of **** I have ridden. I'd seriously rather walk than ride a cutter.
You are better off with a fixed gear conversion. It weighs atleast 30 lbs. The geometry...
01-08-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,655
Posted By physh

2cm is a big difference. Move your seatpost up...

2cm is a big difference. Move your seatpost up 2cm or get a stem 2cm longer and see what happens. The smallest size on modern road bikes 52cm+ is usually 42. Unless your shoulders are real narrow,...
01-07-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By physh

They work great. I have a NIB black one I'll sell...

They work great. I have a NIB black one I'll sell you if you are interested.
01-01-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By physh

http://cgi.ebay.com/GOLD-WEINMANN-DEEP-V-TRACK-FIX...

http://cgi.ebay.com/GOLD-WEINMANN-DEEP-V-TRACK-FIXED-GEAR-WHEELS-WHEELSET_W0QQitemZ200265817676QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item200265817676&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205...
12-16-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,753
Posted By physh

Steel wool won't scratch chrome. Neither will a...

Steel wool won't scratch chrome. Neither will a wire brush.
12-14-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 638
Posted By physh

Columbus Super '91 information

Does anyone know anything about this tube set?
Here's a picture:
http://i5.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/20/bf/f125_1.JPG
12-09-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By physh

I converted my specialized trispoke without a kit.

I converted my specialized trispoke without a kit.
12-08-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By physh

Because the steel is higher quality, it is...

Because the steel is higher quality, it is stiffer, stronger, and rides smoother. Higher quality steel has a higher strength to weight ratio, so the Pake may not be any stronger, and just heavier.
...
12-07-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By physh

Mercier and Pake same tubing = wrong Mercier...

Mercier and Pake same tubing = wrong

Mercier is butted, manipulated tubing.

Pake is seamed ,straight gauge and round.

Mercier is better.
12-04-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By physh

No, only the TK1 will be available as a frame set.

No, only the TK1 will be available as a frame set.
12-04-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By physh

some do some don't. Depends on which one you...

some do some don't.

Depends on which one you get.
12-04-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,251
Posted By physh

If you're wearing sneakers and riding a steel...

If you're wearing sneakers and riding a steel frame, it doesn't matter if you have the 75's or RD's.

It's purely fashion.

I doubt the 75s would last any longer than the RD's. Both of them will...
12-01-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By physh

Toe overlap shouldn't be a problem. I ride a...

Toe overlap shouldn't be a problem.

I ride a 52 track frame with really tight geometry with substantial toe overlap, and LL MKS clips Riding through traffic, I've never had any trouble with toe...
11-23-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,219
Posted By physh

Splined cranks will strip pretty easily if you...

Splined cranks will strip pretty easily if you don't install them properly. It happened to my Omniums (though not beyond repair)

You need to be sure and tighten it to the correct torque. I don't...
11-22-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,025
Posted By physh

Omniums are not a high end crank. In fact, track...

Omniums are not a high end crank. In fact, track racers consider them low end.

Dura ace's are stiffer than Omniums.
11-18-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,001
Posted By physh

At my school my professors bring their fixed gear...

At my school my professors bring their fixed gear bikes into class too and we talk about our bikes in class.
11-18-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By physh

I used to think like that, it always just got...

I used to think like that, it always just got caught and ripped off or just snagged. Until one day i was riding my fixed gear at a pretty good clip when BAM, something yanked my pant leg down and...
11-02-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,691
Posted By physh

We ran over a possum with a car before, and it...

We ran over a possum with a car before, and it ran away. I'm pretty yours was fine.
11-01-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By physh

wow that's a crazy find!

wow that's a crazy find!
10-31-08, 01:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,364
Posted By physh

Aerospoke, risers, ourys, knog frogs, spoke...

Aerospoke, risers, ourys, knog frogs, spoke cards, girl pants, pbr, and top tube pad
10-30-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,894
Posted By physh

That's really good, wholesale is 650

That's really good, wholesale is 650
10-28-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By physh

The steel frames are generally going to flex more...

The steel frames are generally going to flex more than the aluminum frames. That's also why the steel frames ride smoother.

Steel is actually stiffer than aluminum, but they often ride smoother...
10-25-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,103
Posted By physh

Haha, I thought I was going crazy.

Haha, I thought I was going crazy.
10-25-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,103
Posted By physh

Whattt, I've been looking at your pedals for like...

Whattt, I've been looking at your pedals for like 10 mins. They are installed wrong.
I looked at both of your pictures with the new camera too, and it dosn't matter if the picture is reversed or...
10-24-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By physh

The chainstay looks normal to me. That is to make...

The chainstay looks normal to me. That is to make clearance for the cranks. Many frames are like that.
10-24-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By physh

Tires make more of a difference than frame...

Tires make more of a difference than frame material in the ride.
10-16-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By physh

If It's not any of the above problems, it could...

If It's not any of the above problems, it could be the chain taking up the slack when you switch directions.
10-12-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By physh

Do that with your bike.

Do that with your bike.
10-04-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By physh

A nicer bottom bracket might be lighter.

A nicer bottom bracket might be lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By physh

It's real carbon fiber. The strands have been...

It's real carbon fiber. The strands have been coated so that it is a silver color.

Fiberglass is translucent, however fiberglass can be colored to resemble carbon fiber.

Also you know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,857
Posted By physh

Thats funny, I work for free at the bike co-op,...

Thats funny, I work for free at the bike co-op, and I deal with all the same problems, but I love it.

It's even worse, we don't even have new parts to work with, you have to salvage something and...
10-01-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By physh

I've never had pedal scrape with this build.

I've never had pedal scrape with this build.
09-30-08, 09:37 AM
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