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Old 09-13-18, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Sensible?

Dang. Is this what life has become?
It's called growing up, no more fun bikes, now it is practical commuter bikes for adulting. Instead of asking the salesperson "yo, bro does this shred the gnar gnar?" you must ask "umm yes excuse me, yes, does this bike have the necessary accouterments for fitting mirrors, several bells and safety triangles".

My main issues with the bike are as such:
No belt drive and no dynamo but the dynamo issue can be easily fixed.

Overall though I dig the bike and especially the tire selection but overall it looks like a decent bike. I would have liked to see silver components and maybe external BB cranks and thru axles but overall it is a bike I can get behind. Have fun on it.
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Anybody know if SRAM Omniums will work on a Wabi Classic frame without any modification?

Dave
It's been done apparently. Could also contact Wabi and ask. Don't know if i'ts my favorite frame+crank combo but opinions are like...

https://www.pedalroom.com/bikes/search?q=wabi+omnium
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Old 09-14-18, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
It's been done apparently. Could also contact Wabi and ask. Don't know if i'ts my favorite frame+crank combo but opinions are like...

https://www.pedalroom.com/bikes/search?q=wabi+omnium
What crank do you like with the Classic, and why?

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Me personally I would go Sugino 75 all the way especially now you can get it in a shimango style external compatible BB style or use a loose ball ISO square taper or sealed cartridge ISO square taper and if you want top end quality the Super 75s have their S3 coating to make them smoother and also stiffer and look really cool. Plus they have colored ones so you can really go wild with it. Though I am unsure of the ease of availability on the colored ones but black and silver are easy to get.

I am probably going to end up with some S75DDs on my new Langster and am super excited by the prospect (though the wallet might not be as much)
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Technique/Skill question - How do you guys come to a complete stop on your Fixed apart from trackstand and skidding? Is there a way to stop the bike from rolling without touching the brakes?
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Skip stop is an option:

Generally, if I anticipate needing to stop (i.e. red light up ahead) I'll do that to lose some speed then use my legs to push back on the pedals and slow down further or stop completely if necessary. If I need to stop quickly/suddenly, I'm using my brake.
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Generally, if I anticipate needing to stop (i.e. red light up ahead) I'll do that to lose some speed then use my legs to push back on the pedals and slow down further or stop completely if necessary. If I need to stop quickly/suddenly, I'm using my brake.
This is the same thing I do.

Gradual slowing to anticipate a distant stop = just don't pedal as fast, or else put a little back pressure on the pedals.
Moderately quick stop = heavy back pressure.
Sudden stop needed = use the brake (in addition to lots of back pressure).
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