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01-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A bigger question is how many people are going to...

A bigger question is how many people are going to want a 13T cog. I have one that I only used very occasionally for over gear power training, but never for racing, way too tall. Never mind riding on...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 72,853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Aluminum, man ! ...

Aluminum, man !

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01-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in...

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in smoothness with a larger cog are minimal. I agree with abshipp that a higher quality machined cog is more likely to help. Also, a better quality chain may...
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.” ...

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.”

Doctor: “Then, don’t do that !”

- Henny Youngman
12-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel...

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel hub cog. For one thing, it lacks any flange at all, which is why it has so few threads. For all I know, it's used on some kind of chain driven...
12-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It won’t be Italian, either. The difference...

It won’t be Italian, either. The difference between Italian and English or ISO is very small, and an Italian cog is a B fit on an English hub. Specifically, the thread diameters for the different...
12-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You have the answer right there. The fact that...

You have the answer right there. The fact that the chainline changed when you flipped the hub, means that something is wrong with the rear wheel. The chainline should NOT change when you flip the...
12-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better...

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better for road use, because they are angled the same as the rear brake, so you don’t have to re-adjust the brake pads everytime you move the rear wheel in...
12-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a...

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a road crank that normally has two chainrings (RD=road and 2=two chainrings) with one on the inside and one on the outside of the spider. When used with...
12-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Too much ganja.

Too much ganja.
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,279
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Views: 477,650
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching...

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching COVID-19 before the vaccine is available. Since this is a bicycle forum:

...
12-05-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,549
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Germans are wierd.

Germans are wierd.
12-02-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 72,853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Soma Rush Rev. 1

I originally built this 2011 Soma Rush frame with a threadless fork and bullhorns, but recently rebuilt it with a threaded fork and drop bars with hooded brake levers. I prefer the threaded look with...
10-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 426,299
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will...

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will fit in the rear dropouts of the Steamroller. So, any coaster brake hub or IGH with 120mm spacing will fit. Most coaster brake hubs are spaced at...
10-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:
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09-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Update on 09-22-20 Today I found out...

Update on 09-22-20

Today I found out exactly how my credit card was stolen. I received a letter from an e-commerce company that runs a website where I bought a cordless electric leaf blower,...
09-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,096
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly...

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly advise having some sort of foot retention, such as toe clips and straps or clipless pedals. Unlike a freewheel, if your feet come off the pedals on a...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,598
Posted By TejanoTrackie

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg...

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg per Wheel” You guys are a bunch of wimps. :roflmao2:
09-08-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than...

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than those on the Crew Defender. Look at the steel crank with the non-removable tiny steel chainring. Or look at the cheap tires. How about the cheap...
09-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so...

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so that frame is at least 2 cm taller based on center to top measurement. Anyways, it is probably meant for someone well over 6 feet tall.
09-03-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing....

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing. Strength is the ability to support a load without failing, and is a function of yield and tensile strength of the material. In this case, chromoly steel...
09-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By TejanoTrackie

As long as you never lose the desire to ride...

As long as you never lose the desire to ride something, all is good.
09-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,199
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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09-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By TejanoTrackie

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling...

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling down hills and going slower. À chacun ses goûts.
09-02-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere...

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere that is hilly, why not just ride a geared bike ?
08-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side...

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side are longer, and the nipples bottom out on the spoke threads when they are further tightened to re-dish the wheel. If the spokes are galvanized rather...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying to use vertical dropouts with a fixed gear is just plain dumb.
08-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the...

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the load is applied, and if the freewheel sprocket is in the same position as a fixed cog, then the forces and torques applied to the hub will be the...
08-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the...

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the tubes need to be thicker to withstand the stresses. This is why hiten steel frames are heavier than chromoly. The material stiffness (modulus of...
08-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is...

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is when accelerating or climbing, and unless you are a competitive cyclist, you will not be accelerating all that much. Most people can afford to lose a...
08-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,778
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can...

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can have for just un mil.
08-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,564
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The loosening torque will be higher that the...

The loosening torque will be higher that the tightening torque, because you have to initially overcome the static friction force between the bolt head and the crank arm. Still, I suspect that you...
08-02-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,564
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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08-02-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,564
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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07-17-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The length of a frame's top tube is more...

The length of a frame's top tube is more important than the seat tube when determining proper size. Manufacturer's use the seat tube length to define frame size, and use standover clearance as the...
07-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit...

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit you, and it sounds like you need a frame with a shorter top tube than the Kilo WT. Why are you concerned with the rear dropout spacing ? Do you want to...
07-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine...

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.

...
07-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like...

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like cheap 1970s bike boom era. I had a Peugeot UO8 that looked like that.
07-10-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut...

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut off the portion in the front that has a lot of boogered up threads.
07-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,487
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Trying to set up a fixed gear with vertical...

Trying to set up a fixed gear with vertical dropouts is just plain dumb.
07-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

At your weight, I'd stay with the same size tire....

At your weight, I'd stay with the same size tire. This will allow you to have a reasonable tire pressure to prevent a pinch flat and have low rolling resistance. If you can't find another 700x30c...
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front...

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front derailleur as a chain keeper to keep the chain from falling off. Use the rear derailleur as a chain tensioner. Once you've selected the desired chainring...
06-26-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That won’t work in this case. The problem is not...

That won’t work in this case. The problem is not that the bolt socket is stripped, but rather that the nut is spinning in the chainring as the bolt is turned. What is needed is something to keep the...
06-22-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,279
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Views: 477,650
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, today I finally had my endoscopy and...

Well, today I finally had my endoscopy and colonoscopy. The good (great) news is that there are no indications of colon or rectal cancer. Also, no indications of internal bleeding from ulcers,...
06-21-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Or, maybe the fork is installed backwards. I've...

Or, maybe the fork is installed backwards. I've seen that too.
03-28-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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Wraith steel fixed gear road bike with carbon fork
03-28-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,510
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just make all the riders wear face masks and...

Just make all the riders wear face masks and carry hand sanitizer.
01-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 72,853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14....

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14. I repainted it, so it is missing the decals.
01-27-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 72,853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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01-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 90,722
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