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07-12-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,897
Posted By fixedweasel

Here's 3 of mine albeit these are racing bikes....

Here's 3 of mine albeit these are racing bikes. No pics of my grocery/commuter/MTN/Training bikes............all fixed.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/ewwhit...&new_session=1...
07-12-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,897
Posted By fixedweasel

Yup, I'm 54 and have been...

Yup, I'm 54 and have been riding/training/racing/commuting fixed almost exclusively since 2004. I believe I will pretty much continue that through my grandpa years. I put in between 5-6k/yr and do...
07-11-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,616
Posted By fixedweasel

I'm talking about the 7% return not how easy it...

I'm talking about the 7% return not how easy it is to save $5,500/yr. What folks do with their money is up to them.* I understand very much what you are saying. Both my kids make minimum wage but...
07-08-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By fixedweasel

Not always. And you can see some folks doing this...

Not always. And you can see some folks doing this like the VO Campeur and Rivendell.* There are a few other folks doing it as well. Geometries as far as effective top tubes can also be manipulated...
07-08-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fixedweasel

Also, be careful mixing different paints and once...

Also, be careful mixing different paints and once used two different types of paint. One with color, one with clearcoat and it crinkled and bubbled in a couple of spots. This also happened a couple...
07-08-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,616
Posted By fixedweasel

Aye, I feel for everyone. It's most definitely...

Aye, I feel for everyone. It's most definitely harder these days and with the recent Administration, expect more and more cut backs with SS/Medicare/Medicaid. They've cut big chunks from from all...
Forum: Touring
07-07-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By fixedweasel

The Neo Air is the Benchmark for sure. It costs...

The Neo Air is the Benchmark for sure. It costs around $170 though for the Regular I believe . If you are on a budget but still want excellent UL gear, try..................

1) Outdoorsman Lab UL...
07-07-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By fixedweasel

Yup, pull the exact same measurements* off of...

Yup, pull the exact same measurements* off of your bike now and just match them up. I can tell you right now, Steamrollers have crap geometry. The effective top tubes are long and the head tubes are...
07-07-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,062
Posted By fixedweasel

Nice Sachs.* A friend of mine makes his own...

Nice Sachs.* A friend of mine makes his own framesets (Rocket Cycles) but also makes all of the Sachs headbadges that are brazed onto that head tube for Richard.** Nice color too. Always have to go...
07-07-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,616
Posted By fixedweasel

The Boss and I are 54 years old and will be...

The Boss and I are 54 years old and will be retiring next year. We both are/have been ICU Nurses for almost 32 years. We first started in Neurosurgery back in 1987 taking care of very sick Patients....
07-07-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By fixedweasel

Yup, Nashbar sells those for pretty cheap and you...

Yup, Nashbar sells those for pretty cheap and you can throw a set of heavily knurled washers in there before tightening. It won't move/slip.
07-03-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By fixedweasel

Zen's have all the beef left between the...

Zen's have all the beef left between the chainring holes, the 75's do not. In theory the Zen's should be stiffer and I'm sure they are albeit I've been racing on 75's for many many years without...
06-25-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By fixedweasel

You can't argue/debate unless you research your...

You can't argue/debate unless you research your facts. We now live in a society where facts are not relevant and it shows here as well.* We are on here to help others who have questions because they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,573
Posted By fixedweasel

Thanks again everyone for your input! I ended up...

Thanks again everyone for your input! I ended up finding a mint* Red 2002 Dahon SS Coaster Brake Boardwalk for $110 on Craigslist here in Chicago. Rides wonderful and it's nice to have a set of...
06-24-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By fixedweasel

Actually, I think you completely missed the...

Actually, I think you completely missed the point. The Chinese have been laying up carbon framesets for decades. I have 4 framesets from them right now ranging from $300*/$370/$525/$545 with the...
06-24-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By fixedweasel

I have too much experience as well as years and...

I have too much experience as well as years and years of hard racing/training on these framesets to argue with someone. Objective research will also back up the quality of these framesets. BTW, not...
06-23-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By fixedweasel

Been wrenching on bikes for decades and have my...

Been wrenching on bikes for decades and have my own shop. Got news for you. Almost everything (>95% at least*) out there is from either China or Taiwan. That includes carbon track framesets. A name...
06-22-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By fixedweasel

Chinese Carbon. Been riding/racing them for over...

Chinese Carbon. Been riding/racing them for over 10 years now. All have been fantastic and proven themselves year after year. I have four framesets, two road and two track. One track is set up as a...
06-17-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By fixedweasel

Use any standard track wheelset* that has a rear...

Use any standard track wheelset* that has a rear spacing of 120mm.* The chainline on all standard track wheelsets should be/is 42mm.




*except tubular for your needs
06-17-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By fixedweasel

It depends if you want it fixed or freewheel. In...

It depends if you want it fixed or freewheel. In either case, if you go threaded, the wheel will have to be re-spaced and re-dished. The problem with this is that you cannot easily adjust the...
06-17-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,365
Posted By fixedweasel

Nope. No typo. the flipside to my training wheel...

Nope. No typo. the flipside to my training wheel has a 14t on it and I run that mid/late race season when I'm in better/the best shape. I usually only run that on 30-60 mile flat training rides but...
06-12-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,365
Posted By fixedweasel

34x17 grocery bike 44x17 commuter/26 mile round...

34x17 grocery bike
44x17 commuter/26 mile round trip
51x14 racing
54x16/54x14 fixed road training/centuries
04-15-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By fixedweasel

Yup. Craigslist is your friend. I convert these...

Yup. Craigslist is your friend. I convert these types of bikes all the time to fixed and single speed. The only thing I would suggest is to try and get aluminum rims as steel wheels rust easily when...
04-15-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,209
Posted By fixedweasel

Just bought 2 of the metal one's from Harbor...

Just bought 2 of the metal one's from Harbor Freight on sale. Someone gave me a cheap Ashtabula 5 speed steel monster that I am repainting Camo and converting to fixed. Will put the Ammo cans on a...
04-15-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By fixedweasel

And we just don't make thin and thick. If you are...

And we just don't make thin and thick. If you are here and around Lincoln Park at early dinner time during the week, you have to try Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinders. The most unique pizza out there....
04-14-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,111
Posted By fixedweasel

Jack, you may reconsider getting a second...

Jack, you may reconsider getting a second opinion. Unfortunately your doctor is incorrect. The swelling in your lower extremities is edema. It is fluid...........not blood. And while he/she is quite...
04-14-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,701
Posted By fixedweasel

I have two separate bike shops in my basement,...

I have two separate bike shops in my basement, have been working on bikes for decades and have had hundreds and hundreds of bikes pass through my paws. Have seen it all from inexpensive Walmart...
04-14-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By fixedweasel

Everyday is a good day to ride in Chicago!

Everyday is a good day to ride in Chicago!
04-13-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By fixedweasel

I always like to watch this one before track...

I always like to watch this one before track racing season starts.....................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki2re9uILtc
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By fixedweasel

Quite true, albeit more importantly is the the...

Quite true, albeit more importantly is the the above with the ti(y)re size also taken into consideration. Had a Dyno with a 700c x 28mm ti(y)re on it and am building up a Dyno now that will have a...
Forum: Touring
04-08-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By fixedweasel

Had a Rivendell Bleriot 650b that I built a set...

Had a Rivendell Bleriot 650b that I built a set of wheels for. It was a SON 28 hub and it is/was as "notch(ity)" as described above as well as smooth as glass once rolling. I already knew this...
04-08-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,185
Posted By fixedweasel

1) Gonna disagree with this one. Recently...

1) Gonna disagree with this one. Recently purchased a tapered head tube full carbon internal routed frameset for $300 new from eBay. The frame is 950gms and the fork is 395gms. This is my second one...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By fixedweasel

Ha! Yes, quite so, you are indeed correct. But...

Ha! Yes, quite so, you are indeed correct. But for those who ride in Chicago, the Lakefront Path defines it, so to speak. It is a path just east of Lakeshore Drive that is paved. It is continuous...
04-06-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,914
Posted By fixedweasel

Go Man Go!

Go Man Go!
04-06-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,185
Posted By fixedweasel

Holy smokes..........this is a can. But, I would...

Holy smokes..........this is a can. But, I would say that in an instance where you were touring across the world, then steel would be the smartest bet. It can be repaired by any welder easily and you...
04-06-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,149
Posted By fixedweasel

Bikes have advanced so much from even a decade...

Bikes have advanced so much from even a decade ago but prices have gotten much cheaper. You can easily find full carbon framesets* with partial Ultegra for $1200 and full carbon framesets* with...
Forum: Touring
04-01-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,754
Posted By fixedweasel

Noted my friend.

Noted my friend.
Forum: Touring
04-01-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By fixedweasel

Ah........yeah..........not so much. I've lived...

Ah........yeah..........not so much. I've lived here all my life, biked through this whole city and bike it all year round. Chicago is an absolutely wonderful city that has so much to offer. Most...
03-29-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,062
Posted By fixedweasel

Welcome 5teve! A common story we have. I also...

Welcome 5teve! A common story we have. I also have a Rivendell, albeit 650b Bleriot, a Kogswell, albeit a 26" Mixte, and have a designated winter Fat Bike. Lookin' good!
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,754
Posted By fixedweasel

Sorry, my...

Sorry, my friend....................experience............you cannot get around it. Please don't speak of things you know nothing about. Unless you've rebuilt/converted as many bikes as I have using...
03-28-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,062
Posted By fixedweasel

+1

+1
03-27-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By fixedweasel

A round or two of electrical tape will do wonders...

A round or two of electrical tape will do wonders for you.*


*adjust as need
Forum: Touring
03-27-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,754
Posted By fixedweasel

cyccommute. Holy smokes dude. Please Stop. Giving...

cyccommute. Holy smokes dude. Please Stop. Giving advice. That is 100% incorrect.* I was wincing in pain just reading your inexperienced responses. Seriously, we are on here to give folks good/proper...
03-27-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By fixedweasel

Too many variables here. I have had several Sears...

Too many variables here. I have had several Sears Robuck bikes pass through my paws and I've had all three different types of chainsets on them.* In any event, it can be worked out. Nothing wrong...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,286
Posted By fixedweasel

Wow! Thanks for that/these resource(s). Going to...

Wow! Thanks for that/these resource(s). Going to tuck that away in the back of my cappy for later use. I am in the process of building a very very odd bike. It's an orange/red Handsome Cycles Shop...
03-27-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By fixedweasel

case closed

case closed
03-27-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By fixedweasel

Quite so. Stuart O'Grady rode the Prologue fixed...

Quite so. Stuart O'Grady rode the Prologue fixed in the 2005 Giro and took 6th out of 197 riders. Not bad for a "fixie" eh? Few things here. Yes, 100% fashion statement on the Deep V's/Deep dish rims...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,286
Posted By fixedweasel

I have never seen a fixed threaded hub with a...

I have never seen a fixed threaded hub with a Disc brake in the rear albeit I've seen those same* freewheel threaded hubs flipped to the other side with a cog bolted to the disc threads. As far as...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,286
Posted By fixedweasel

That bike is a SS.

That bike is a SS.
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