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06-15-17, 09:56 PM
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Posted By fixedpip

Thanks for the responses on this (and apologies...

Thanks for the responses on this (and apologies for my tardy response).

@fietsbob (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/fietsbob-197614.html) - My LBS has tried but has no sense of what tires may...
06-08-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By fixedpip

Anyone using a Blackburn EX-1 disc (for a Co-pilot Limo) with a 29er? Tire size woes

Is anyone running a Blackburn EX-1 disc rack with a Co-pilot limo on a 29er? If so what brand and size of tires are you using?

Have been trying to get a Blackburn EX-1 disc rack installed on my...
04-23-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By fixedpip

To be a little more useful, look at Condor...

To be a little more useful, look at Condor Cycles, UK (http://www.condorcycles.com/). Really famous brand in the UK, have a long history of making frames (since at least 1948) and still make some...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By fixedpip

Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline,...

Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline, where as most standard track hubs are AFAIK built around a 42mm chainline. Its not a huge difference but combined with the price, its enough to make...
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By fixedpip

I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the...

I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the track. Cheap, really nice engagement, easier to walk on (which helps when training).

You can pull out of them (as with most pedals) if you really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By fixedpip

I believe you probably went to Kozy's ...

I believe you probably went to Kozy's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/kozys-cyclery-chicago-6)(their Milwaukee location has a small indoor track), but that location isn't really within walking distance of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By fixedpip

Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do...

Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do you need them to be? What appeals about 'aero' wheels to you.

The only real drawback to Deep-Vs is the weight penalty but this is pretty true of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By fixedpip

Theres an interesting interview with one of the...

Theres an interesting interview with one of the Kinesis designers (http://road.cc/content/feature/73734-dom-mason-kinesis-alloy-road-bikes-are-here-stay) on road.cc, which discusses their new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,243
Posted By fixedpip

For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM...

For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM videos showing how to install GXP bottom brackets on YouTube and on the SRAM site

http://www.youtube.com/user/SRAMtech

Much clearer than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,426
Posted By fixedpip

Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in...

Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in winter or when its wet out, can really make a miserable weather ride a lot more bearable.

Our team got some headsweats caps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,717
Posted By fixedpip

The best thing to do is go somewhere with a...

The best thing to do is go somewhere with a variety of helmets and just try them on, you'll quickly narrow down fit and comfort choice by manufacturer and eventually you'll find one which you just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By fixedpip

Planet-X

Its a decent frame and that paint scheme is the MK-1 I believe, the newer version is a little better IMHO:
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXSLTAV2/planet-x-team-alu-frame-mk2

Staying in...
10-19-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By fixedpip

I was under the assumption that it was a...

I was under the assumption that it was a combination:

i) Secure funding sources - (for example you have by 120,000 USD towards the cost of the biological passport program)
ii) Teams anti-doping...
10-06-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By fixedpip

As I was short on options and time, I went ahead...

As I was short on options and time, I went ahead with a build based around the Dolan multi-cross frame and I have to say I'm really pleased with it.

Frame finish is nice (aside from the weird...
10-01-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By fixedpip

Dolans

Pretty new to cross and my current frame (an old Blue CX) didn't survived the first cross race I rode it in (got a huge crease in top tube).

Am looking around for a decent budget-ish replacement...
08-07-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,159
Posted By fixedpip

They have dimensions on the soma website: ...

They have dimensions on the soma website:
http://www.somafab.com/sad_okami.html
150 x 272mm

Also soma tends to have pretty responsive people on the end of their email address.
07-14-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By fixedpip

If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then,...

If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then, yes I would take it back in. Never had a problem with Sugino75 stuff and always got a near perfect chainline (have switched away from the S75 BBs to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By fixedpip

I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and...

I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and reliable. Whether they or the FSA track track pros are the better crank I'm not sure but my gut would take the 75s over the track pros just because I've...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By fixedpip

It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be...

It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be the winner (partly cause I like a fair amount of drop in my track bars)

I also just noticed that Cinelli are now making OS track bars and from the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By fixedpip

Recommendations for oversize track bars?

I'm looking around for some new oversize track bars. Was going to go with some IRD Superdrome/Soma Velodramas but damn those things are heavy (I know weight doesn't matter for the track really, but...
05-29-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By fixedpip

RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They...

RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They make really nice stuff.
http://www.rihsportamsterdam.nl/

Have built bikes for various national and olympic champions back in the day. Their shop is...
Replies: 4
Views: 8,453
Posted By fixedpip

The main difference between the forks is that the...

The main difference between the forks is that the track fork has a rake of 35mm and is not drilled for a brake, the road fork is 43mm rake and is drilled.

The road fork I believe is more curved...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By fixedpip

Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company...

Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company I've seen making 1" in track(ish) rakes.

1" track forks still crop up on NOS/2nd hand, which is probably your best option, as frustrating as it is.
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Views: 897
Posted By fixedpip

Do they have rental bikes at your local...

Do they have rental bikes at your local velodrome? Thats the cheapest option and will give you a much better sense as to what you should be aiming for.
05-04-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 50,662
Posted By fixedpip

I think any Alu frame which doesn't have...

I think any Alu frame which doesn't have reinforcing around the dropouts is a waste of money. Those track ends will look pretty bad in year or twos time. Its a pretty generic looking frame too, seems...
02-22-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,124
Posted By fixedpip

PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in...

PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in the UK - its weird but folks use it.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By fixedpip

Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel...

Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel frames and bikes (not too sure which models have nice crowned forks but I know Soma do have some). Some are made in Taiwan but with nice riding qualities...
02-18-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,402
Posted By fixedpip

Yeah haven't seen much info on these either. ...

Yeah haven't seen much info on these either.

Chain reaction lists (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31621) them as:

SRAM S300 Chainset 1.1 Courier Mirror Black with GXP...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,675
Posted By fixedpip

I'd recommend Time ATACs for this. When I was...

I'd recommend Time ATACs for this. When I was first starting track this is what I used, never popped out on the velodrome or on the street.

If you do end up going SPD make sure to use the black...
02-09-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By fixedpip

Thanks. I was wondering why they had aero routing...

Thanks. I was wondering why they had aero routing but lacked the cable notch. That makes a lot of sense.
02-09-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By fixedpip

I'm finally getting back to this project and am...

I'm finally getting back to this project and am looking for advice. For a while I couldn't work out where to make the notch that folks had talked about. However when I saw the following photo, it all...
01-29-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By fixedpip

I don't think Campy makes cogs anymore. See...

I don't think Campy makes cogs anymore.

See here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=159960, for all the info you need

and here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=205310
01-29-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By fixedpip

There are many stems that came in...

There are many stems that came in threadless/threaded versions:

Cinelli Grammo
ITM Eclypse
3TT mutant
Salsa SULs

so the threadless versions look very much like the threaded ones. Most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By fixedpip

Bike and roll (http://www.bikeandroll.com/) have...

Bike and roll (http://www.bikeandroll.com/) have numerous bike rental locations along the lake/river front. Easiest locations to rent bikes from - nothing too stellar to rent though.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By fixedpip

I've had slippage issues on the track (on less...

I've had slippage issues on the track (on less banked ones than London) with coloured tires esp when crossing lane markers (paint/tape). For training I'm a big fan of high(ish) TPI all black tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,995
Posted By fixedpip

Another great California builder is Bernie...

Another great California builder is Bernie Mikkelsen (http://www.mikkelsenframes.com/). Based in in Alameda (nr Oakland/SF), been building for years and makes beautiful clean looking bikes.

His...
11-26-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By fixedpip

I'd seriously consider DT Swiss RR 1.1s - not...

I'd seriously consider DT Swiss RR 1.1s - not super light weight (415g) but buttery smooth. I use them on the road and track and love them. These are my new favorite clincher rims.
11-18-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By fixedpip

A lot depends on where you're based as to what...

A lot depends on where you're based as to what options you may have. With all custom stuff its always so much better to talk to the framebuilder in person; its more fun, you get what you want exactly...
11-16-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,561
Posted By fixedpip

These are supposed to work, as mentioned above: ...

These are supposed to work, as mentioned above:

http://media.bontrager.com/images/products/square/white/280/05bt261714.jpg

Bontrager BzzzKill (http://bontrager.com/model/04579/en)handlebar...
11-06-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By fixedpip

This is odd. Raced on a lot of velodromes and...

This is odd. Raced on a lot of velodromes and I've never heard of this rule. Do you have an example of an actual velodrome specifically prohibits having a drilled frame?
09-10-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By fixedpip

Most pedal threads are 9/16" x 20 tpi threads...

Most pedal threads are 9/16" x 20 tpi threads (also remember you have reverse threading on the left side).

You can re-tap the crank if the threads aren't too chewed. If the threads are toasted you...
08-22-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By fixedpip

The Del norte and the San Jose (I believe) have a...

The Del norte and the San Jose (I believe) have a 1-1/8" Threadless fork/head-set set-up so you can't really install a quill stem. Aside from a view weird stems most track/road quill stuff is for 1"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By fixedpip

When tension starts getting high in the spokes,...

When tension starts getting high in the spokes, you start getting spoke windup, where turning the nipple cause the spokes to twist somewhat. The nipple starts griping the spoke and so both the nipple...
08-20-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By fixedpip

They'll work as all ISIS stuff is...

They'll work as all ISIS stuff is inter-comaptible.

Where you have to be careful is BB length. The FSA fancy track BB (which probably matches this crank) is 108mm, so thats the BB length you...
08-20-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,332
Posted By fixedpip

Its pretty hard to beat Phils for the rear wheel...

Its pretty hard to beat Phils for the rear wheel - if you search you can find lots of opinions one way and another, but really you'll find few complaints about them aside from the price and the bolts...
08-20-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By fixedpip

I'd also rec CXP33s. Build into really nice solid...

I'd also rec CXP33s. Build into really nice solid wheels without the weight or flash of Deep Vs. Take potholes well etc and haven't needed any truing in 1000s of miles.

Haven't ridden me RR1.1s...
08-19-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By fixedpip

I've seen plenty of folks race on velodromes with...

I've seen plenty of folks race on velodromes with Pistas so theres definitely not a blanket ban.

However, the steeper the track, the smaller your BB height and the longer the cranks, the more...
08-09-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By fixedpip

Thanks for all the advice. I managed to clean up...

Thanks for all the advice. I managed to clean up the serial number enough to read it and it looks like it was it made somewhere around 1961.

I think that unless the frame turns out to be really...
08-08-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By fixedpip

Rusty Frejus - Worth restoring?

My friend has had this Frejus for a very long time. So long that he forgot about it until he had to move. Sadly it was stored poorly and most of the Chrome has rusted/flaked off; however most of the...
08-06-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By fixedpip

I know Suntour made a 12t cog. However the...

I know Suntour made a 12t cog. However the downsize of really small cogs like this is that you often need a special lockring.

See...
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