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01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 48,335
Posted By StirFry

New year, new bike. Handmade by Eric Billings at...

New year, new bike. Handmade by Eric Billings at @CB_Customs (https://www.instagram.com/c_b_cycles/) out of Oakland, Ca. Paint was done by Rick at D&D Cycles out of San Lorenzo, Ca. Tubeset is...
12-01-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By StirFry

I had one of the bolts break on my standard wheel...

I had one of the bolts break on my standard wheel set from richard back in the day. Head snapped right off.
11-29-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By StirFry

Looking at that Felt on their website, it looks...

Looking at that Felt on their website, it looks as though it's missing brakes, pedals, and probably has a fixed gear cog. Add the missing parts and switch to a single speed rear and you'll probably...
08-24-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By StirFry

Fabric Knurl is my fave

Fabric Knurl is my fave
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By StirFry

I talked to my painter the other day and he said...

I talked to my painter the other day and he said he preferred to work with vinyl stencils and that for my lettering, it should not exceed much more than 1" in height. I went online to see about...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By StirFry

Stickers/Decals

My frame will be nearing completion soon and would like to get some decals made before taking it in to be painted. Could someone recommend a good place to get some waterslide stickers made? Every...
07-16-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24,549
Views: 2,093,285
Posted By StirFry

Became acquainted with the materials that my new...

Became acquainted with the materials that my new frame will be made from after work today.
...
06-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped...

Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped yesterday. They're going on a new frame I'm building up
...
06-23-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,412
Posted By StirFry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJMFCItem4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJMFCItem4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FzkYR6VCfY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCWpP8cd1yw
06-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

https://www.cbcycles.com/custom-frame-work/ ...

https://www.cbcycles.com/custom-frame-work/

It's guy that's local to me. I was a bit hesitant at first since I didn't see many complete frames on his website or insta, but when I arrived at his...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By StirFry

Met with the builder monday. He just sent me this...

Met with the builder monday. He just sent me this pdf of his mock up per our discussion. The tubeset he's going to try and source is called Pegorichie or Columbus "Spirit for Lugs". Does anyone have...
06-20-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

I decided to go custom, met with the builder...

I decided to go custom, met with the builder monday. He just sent me this pdf of his mock up per our discussion. Going with a lugged steel frame. The tubeset he's going to try and source is called...
06-11-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

Picked up a 2009 Jamis Sputnik off CL today for...

Picked up a 2009 Jamis Sputnik off CL today for $150. Reynolds 631 steel and factory Easton CF fork. Thinking I'll probably build it up and give it to one of my brother in laws so that we can ride...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By StirFry

I'll be meeting with him in person in a couple...

I'll be meeting with him in person in a couple weeks to really iron out the geo. What I mean by familiar with its geometry is that my current bike has trackish geo, but this one has it without the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By StirFry

Awesome post. This puts me at ease a bit. He...

Awesome post. This puts me at ease a bit. He sounds excited about this as well, and since I'm mainly doing this more for personality rather than performance, this may just turn out alright lol
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By StirFry

Eh, I'm fairly set on these guys. What would be...

Eh, I'm fairly set on these guys. What would be the benefits of going with a more experienced builder, including the most obvious? Assuming my guys are fairly competent, would there still be glaring...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By StirFry

Meeting with a frame builder in a couple weeks

I decided that I'm wanting a bike with a little more "personality" to it than a generic, off the rack bike. I'm currently riding a track frame that is a size or two too small for me. I was able to...
05-31-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

I'm glad to hear this. With all the positive...

I'm glad to hear this. With all the positive feedback I've heard about the big block, I actually am now in contact with a bike builder and will be building one around the BB's geometry :beer: During...
05-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

Right on. I just threw a couple more spacers...

Right on. I just threw a couple more spacers under my stem and moved my seat back a tad as my ride felt a bit excessively cramped and "leggy" yesterday. With the front end raised a little, I should...
05-26-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

How's the geometry on the Big Block compared to...

How's the geometry on the Big Block compared to my Gazzetta? I'm wanting something just a bit more relaxed/comfortable in the cockpit for longer rides. Outside of feeling a bit cramped in the back...
05-25-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,138
Posted By StirFry

Swapped out my carbon fork a steel one that's...

Swapped out my carbon fork a steel one that's been laying around my garage. Wish I had done this sooner, as I like how it rides quite a bit better now.
...
05-12-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By StirFry

Looking to upgrade my frame

I'm currently riding a nicely built Gazzetta, but am getting the itch for something that has a bit more personality to it. I like its geo and stiffness, but find the steel and frame to be a bit bland...
05-06-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,642
Posted By StirFry

The Sword looks really nice. I've been getting...

The Sword looks really nice. I've been getting the itch to "upgrade" from my gazzetta. This might be the one. Looks like the 74 is a little slacker than my the current 75 I'm at. How does 4130...
04-19-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By StirFry

Try lengthening your chain by a link or two. A...

Try lengthening your chain by a link or two. A short wheelbase could be a contributing factor.
04-17-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,642
Posted By StirFry

+1 on the abus locks. Along with the high quality...

+1 on the abus locks. Along with the high quality steel they use, I like how they engineered their u-locks to engage on both ends. Most standard u's only do one side, so a single cut makes the whole...
04-10-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 545,026
Posted By StirFry

Check Wiggle or Chainreaction

Check Wiggle or Chainreaction
04-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

135 engagement points ...

135 engagement points
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03-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,791
Posted By StirFry

My wife's lizard skin tape is doing the same...

My wife's lizard skin tape is doing the same thing and she's only ridden the bike a handful of times since I built it for her a couple years ago


If you're looking for something with a similar...
02-19-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,556
Posted By StirFry

This one looks pretty cool, and scrolling down to...

This one looks pretty cool, and scrolling down to the companies pictures, they look like a legitimate brand. Swap out some components, and it looks like a fun weekend bike. I'm LOL'ing at them being...
02-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-03-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By StirFry

I like the mix of carbon and steel for comfort....

I like the mix of carbon and steel for comfort. Their vibration properties compliment each other well.
01-26-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

If you're interested in a classic bend, you...

If you're interested in a classic bend, you should give these bars some serious consideration

https://www.probikekit.com/bicycle-handlebars-stems/itm-x-one-carbon-road-handlebar/11239732.html
12-31-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By StirFry

Happy new year erryone

Happy new year erryone
12-31-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,650
Posted By StirFry

It's all cosmetic, nothing changes...

It's all cosmetic, nothing changes functionality-wise
12-30-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,650
Posted By StirFry

I've kept mine black by not riding them in the...

I've kept mine black by not riding them in the rain
12-28-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,650
Posted By StirFry

My LBS had some on hand and installed them for a...

My LBS had some on hand and installed them for a very fair price.
12-28-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,650
Posted By StirFry

Yeah, it holds Podium bottles perfectly. 100%...

Yeah, it holds Podium bottles perfectly. 100% secure and a cinche to remove while riding. I actually used rivnuts to mount the bottle holder to my frame.
12-28-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,650
Posted By StirFry

That's a beautiful ride, Zaskar ^^^ Got myself...

That's a beautiful ride, Zaskar ^^^ Got myself some rollers for christmas

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12-04-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,526
Posted By StirFry

Free da guyz, mane

Free da guyz, mane
11-28-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24,549
Views: 2,093,285
Posted By StirFry

If I were you (though I am not), I would go with...

If I were you (though I am not), I would go with an 18t freewheel instead.

48/18 is a splendid ratio
11-21-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24,549
Views: 2,093,285
Posted By StirFry

Have you tried calibrating it? ...

Have you tried calibrating it?

https://www.appledystopia.com/how-to/calibrate-iphone-battery/
11-20-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x525/xone_black_handlebar_3020799dc1a30fe4ca5445977cab60ecbde4eeb2.jpg
11-16-18, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 543,322
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x354/79388_1_zoom_6b2a025a62f399723f7f3ea7a9b6fa23eb9f67d0.jpg...
11-15-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By StirFry

Difference between XTR Trail pedals and M9020's?

EDIT: Nvm,further googling makes these appear to be the M985's




As far as I can tell, these ones at REI may be the newer 9100's. If so, do they have the same easy glide coating that the...
11-09-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By StirFry

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Act...

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=List&SubCategory=Bikes:%20Mountain

These are fully built, but they're cheap and immediately rideable.
11-05-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 132,630
Posted By StirFry

My lil Gazzetta ...

My lil Gazzetta

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10-19-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By StirFry

Saving weight on the rims is a lot more important...

Saving weight on the rims is a lot more important than saving weight at the hub. It's the outside diameter where you feel the weight difference when riding. Getting lighter tires/tubes make a huge...
09-01-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,987
Posted By StirFry

I run a Continental GP4000 in the front, and...

I run a Continental GP4000 in the front, and Continental GP 4 Season in the rear.
07-23-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 639,470
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-10-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By StirFry

Simply adding a carbon fork to your existing...

Simply adding a carbon fork to your existing frames will make a world of difference, especially your steel trek. With your budget you could also get carbon seatposts, railed saddles, and handlebars....
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