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08-31-09, 11:09 AM
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Posted By john ransom

Thanks guys. I email Brooks twice & no response....

Thanks guys. I email Brooks twice & no response. I've given up. Yes, mine has "0000" stamped where your is but mine doesn't have the 3 digit code anywhere. Oh well, rides nice & seems like a really...
08-16-09, 07:44 PM
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Posted By john ransom

My almost complete CreamCycle

Hi guys, after a few years of lusting over this site, FGG & some others, I've finally built my own Fixed gear/ Single speed! I absolutely LOVE it! The only thing that's going to change is that my...
08-03-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By john ransom

Univega Supra Sport value

I have a Univega Supra Sport frame (made sometime in the 80's I think) with the headset & BB still installed. I'm curious if anyone has any idea of how much I could get for it. It's in pretty good...
08-01-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By john ransom

Cool, no worries. I sent them an email so we'll...

Cool, no worries. I sent them an email so we'll see what they say. Yes, it is from THE Bell's Bike Shop. I really can't imagine that it's a fake. It's just very strange that it has no code stamped on...
08-01-09, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By john ransom

Strange, I don't remember posting ebay anywhere....

Strange, I don't remember posting ebay anywhere. I called & ordered the from Bell's Bike Shop.
-John
07-31-09, 08:39 PM
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Posted By john ransom

I'm just trying to ensure it is warranteed. I...

I'm just trying to ensure it is warranteed. I don't really care if it's registered, I just want to make sure I didn't buy a fake. It looks real to me, complete with a 4 digit code on the underside...
07-31-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By john ransom

Brooks B17 Special registration issue!!!!!

I ordered a Brooks B17 Special (green w/ copper rails) saddle & received it a few days ago. I just tried to register it but there is no Lot Number (3 digit code on the under side). There is a "0000"...
07-28-09, 02:11 PM
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Views: 5,456
Posted By john ransom

Based on some of the reading on this particular...

Based on some of the reading on this particular thread, I'm now hoping my wheels actually have Formula hubs. Any idea how I'd actually know?

Thanks,
-John
07-28-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,456
Posted By john ransom

I ordered some Vittoria Randoneuers & tubes from...

I ordered some Vittoria Randoneuers & tubes from them. They showed up with in 4 or 5 days in a bag but were fine. Good price.

I also ordered a set of silver Velocity Deep Vs w/ Formula hubs & they...
07-18-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By john ransom

Gotta say, This a sweet day for you! -John

Gotta say, This a sweet day for you! -John
07-16-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By john ransom

Go look up chain tension on Sheldon Brown's...

Go look up chain tension on Sheldon Brown's website. There's a great article on there. I can't exactly remember what it said but I remember thinking it made sense.

-john
07-15-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By john ransom

Now I'm thinking Shimano 105 vs. Tektro. What say...

Now I'm thinking Shimano 105 vs. Tektro. What say you??

Best,
-john
07-15-09, 01:37 PM
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Posted By john ransom

Thanks, I'll look em up. -john

Thanks, I'll look em up.
-john
07-15-09, 12:04 PM
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Views: 2,641
Posted By john ransom

Tektro R538 or R536

Looking to get a brake, possibly 2 for my steamroller. I searched & found some stuff but wanted to ask as well. Most of the opinions & such that I found were older. What are you guys liking &...
07-15-09, 11:53 AM
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Views: 374,689
Posted By john ransom

Thanks for that. It's what I was looking for. ...

Thanks for that. It's what I was looking for.
-john
07-15-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

I'm trying to figure out which brake to purchase...

I'm trying to figure out which brake to purchase right now. I'm definitely not into injuries.

-john
07-15-09, 11:26 AM
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Posted By john ransom

Hey guys, What brakes are you all running on your...

Hey guys, What brakes are you all running on your Steamroller? I need to buy one but I'm a little confused. I see Long reach & Extra long reach? Any idea how long the reach is on a 53cm with 700...
07-15-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By john ransom

Is this torque wrench you speak of just a normal...

Is this torque wrench you speak of just a normal old torque wrench or is there something special for bicycles?

Thanks,
-john
07-15-09, 12:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

Well, got it all together & went for a spin....

Well, got it all together & went for a spin. Smooth as butter & seems silent! Chainline is perfect as well! Had a blast. My legs are not strong enough to keep it from wanting to run down hill but I'm...
07-14-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By john ransom

Thanks for the reply. The sound I'm hearing is...

Thanks for the reply. The sound I'm hearing is definitely a normal bearing sound. Just thought it was supposed to be silent.

The ATM was not torques on all the way. I snugged it up a little more&...
07-14-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

Thanks Tejanotrackie. I actually think the Sugino...

Thanks Tejanotrackie. I actually think the Sugino 75 BB bearing recepticals haold 11 on each side. I also think the cups can't hold more that 11.

I just went back to the shop & pulled the arms off...
07-14-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

They do spin pretty smoothly and for quite a few...

They do spin pretty smoothly and for quite a few revolutions. I can however feel a suttle "something" when turning them.

I keep getting conflicting info on the loose bearing scenario. Some say you...
07-14-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By john ransom

Sugino 75 BB noise????

I had my Sugino 75 BB & arms installed yesterday & brought it home. I put the matching Sugino 75 chain ring on & gave it a spin by hand. The ring seems to wobble a little as if the arm is not on...
07-14-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

I can feel a tiny bit of play when pulling on the...

I can feel a tiny bit of play when pulling on the crank arm (seated on the drive side & pulling it twords myself, not in the direction of the rotation).

I makes sense that if you toss the bearing...
07-14-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

Well, I guess I should clarify a little more for...

Well, I guess I should clarify a little more for Retem:
The Crank Arms, Bottom Bracket & Chain Ring are all brand new, Sugino 75 parts. Every single part on the bike is brand spankin' new (I'm...
07-13-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

I took the chain ring off & checked it on a glass...

I took the chain ring off & checked it on a glass tabletop. I used a piece of paper to check the tolerances of numerous points at different areas of the chain ring & it is SPOT on!

The spider...
07-13-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By john ransom

Sugino 75 setup & chainline issues**********

I had my Sugino 75 BB installed today & just brought it home. I put the matching Sugino 75 chain ring on & gave it a spin by hand. The ring looks a little warped and the BB makes a little noise. Does...
07-12-09, 03:29 PM
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Views: 3,819
Posted By john ransom

Cool, thanks for the clarification. -john

Cool, thanks for the clarification. -john
07-12-09, 03:05 PM
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Posted By john ransom

Hey Chase., is there a quality difference between...

Hey Chase., is there a quality difference between the NJS & Non-NJS? I ask because I ordered the Brown a few weeks ago & got the Champagne colored ones instead. I just assumed the the colors on my...
07-11-09, 01:49 AM
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Posted By john ransom

I can tell you first hand that those Sugino 75...

I can tell you first hand that those Sugino 75 cranks are not anywhere near that color of brown. They are much more of a Champaign color. I'd say many, many shades lighter than the picture, FWIW....
07-08-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By john ransom

Determining Chain length

What are some of your suggestions on installing a new chain? How do I determine where to break the chain? I'd like to be able to change cogs occasionally, moving up or down in size in small...
07-07-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By john ransom

Thanks guys, exactly what I was looking for. ...

Thanks guys, exactly what I was looking for.

Coolkid, if I wanted to take it to a bike shop, I never would have asked. I did do 5 minutes of resarch & my computer was just lagging. I came here &...
07-07-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By john ransom

how to install Cog & Lockring???

Hi guys,

I just recieved my new wheelset. Velocity Deep Vs with Formula hubs. The hubs are flip flop & I'm not sure which side the cog & lockring goes on. One side has all one size threads & one...
07-06-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By john ransom

Straight or Setback seatpost?

Hi all, why do I see these & what are the reasons for them. How would I know if I needed one? OR, is it more of a preference thing?

Thanks guys,
-john
07-05-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By john ransom

How many headset spacers?

Is there any sort of rule regarding how many millimeters of space to leave when cutting the steerer tube? I was thinking of leaving 24 mm (three 6mm spacers & two 3mm spacers). That way I have room...
07-02-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By john ransom

lockring & Park HCW-5

Do any of you know if the Park HCW-5 wrench will work on a lockring (specifically a Surly lockring). A guy at my LBS sold me one but now I'm questioning it. I haven't recieved the cog yet but should...
07-02-09, 12:53 AM
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Posted By john ransom

what size are these black & white headset spacers...

what size are these black & white headset spacers on this green ride?

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07-01-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 374,689
Posted By john ransom

I've just ordered one as well. I ordered a Cream...

I've just ordered one as well. I ordered a Cream Roller F&F & am now in the process of ordering a bunch of parts. Hopefully will be done & built within the next few weeks. I think it's going to be...
07-01-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By john ransom

Internet Bike Store

Who have you all found to have the best selection & prices on the net? I've ordered from AEBike.com Benscycles.net but that's it. Just trying to get the best prices possible. Would love to support...
06-30-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By john ransom

Oops, sorry. You're correct. I've just been...

Oops, sorry. You're correct. I've just been looking at tooooo many parts today & am getting confused.

blue sounds really cool. Think I'm going with the silver.

Best,
-john
06-30-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By john ransom

Cool, thanks. I think I'll be fine with them. I...

Cool, thanks. I think I'll be fine with them. I just was curious as they seem a little thicker than the others. I'm gonna order themn tonight. Where did tyou order yours from & how much were they?...
06-30-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By john ransom

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for....

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. Surly it is then.

-john
06-30-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By john ransom

Building a bike

What do you guys use in terms of grease & for what appilication? Can I use any okind of bike grease for pedal threads & seat posts, etc... or does it need to be anti-seize grease instead. If I buy a...
06-30-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By john ransom

Stem Clamp sizes

I'm buy a stem & thinking of a Thompson Elite with a 25.4 clamp. Is there any reason I should do a different clamp size? Is this the "standard" so to speak?

Thanks,
-john
06-30-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By john ransom

What cog & 48/18 wheelies

Is it easier to pop the front of the bike up with a gearing of 48/18 or something like 46/16? Just trying to understand something.

I think I'm gonna order a surly cog & lockring. Do any of you...
06-30-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By john ransom

NITTO B259AA 50cm Alloy Riser

Anyone used these yet? I want some risers but there are a few different options in the Nitto line. Any other recomendations?

Thanks for any input guys,
-john
06-22-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 374,689
Posted By john ransom

Very cool. ANY idea where to buy them on their...

Very cool. ANY idea where to buy them on their own without buying the complete Langster???? I'd love a pair!
-john
06-12-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 374,689
Posted By john ransom

That's a beautiful bike (brown with no stickers)....

That's a beautiful bike (brown with no stickers). Does anyone know what rims those are? They appear to be polished.

Thanks,
-john
05-31-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By john ransom

What size Surly Steamroller?

Hi everyone, this is my first post here!

I'm going to purchase a Surly Steamroller frame set but am still a little unsure of the size I should get. I've searched the internet & found a little...
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