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Old 06-12-14, 01:30 PM
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Has anyone used one of these updated Timbuk2 bags? I have a small one from about 3 years ago. The strap sucks but it looks like they fixed it. Thinking about getting a medium just to try it out again., to have a cheap bag when I don't need my large R.e. Load. It seems pretty decent for $75 for a medium.
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Old 06-12-14, 04:42 PM
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This is my new favorite thread lol. My hub cone/spacer snapped, can I ride without it for a few days until it's replaced or is that a no no? Also does anyone know where I can order a new one from for a rear hub? This effing blows.
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Old 06-12-14, 05:14 PM
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Go to a bike shop and stop over-tigtening your axle nuts.

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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
Has anyone used one of these updated Timbuk2 bags? I have a small one from about 3 years ago. The strap sucks but it looks like they fixed it. Thinking about getting a medium just to try it out again., to have a cheap bag when I don't need my large R.e. Load. It seems pretty decent for $75 for a medium.
Yeah, I tried my buddy's 2014 Classic out for a week. The strap and buckle is muchos improved over the old style; though their attachment on the side is annoying when the bag is packed. The grab "handle" annoyed me a bit when it caught on my jacket sometimes, and it's not 1000D Cordura or anything. But at $75, they're a good buy.
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Old 06-12-14, 07:47 PM
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Who here rides prologo saddles
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Old 06-12-14, 09:01 PM
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Go to a bike shop and stop over-tigtening your axle nuts.
I know man, I think i'm trying to over compensate for being a little guy.
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Old 06-12-14, 09:47 PM
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Who here rides prologo saddles
I used to have a scratch pro. It was okay. What are you considering?
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Old 06-13-14, 05:24 AM
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If I was to buy an older used road bike ( ~ +/- 100 on Craigslist), how much would decent/affordable parts cost me to make it into a decent single speed, and what parts are mostly suggested to change out if you buy a bike like this?

Where do you guys mostly recommend bying parts from?

I just want to have a clean bike with one gear (not fixed), pursuit handlebars, little front and back brake, and seat. Aka clean and nice setup.

Appreciate all answers!

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Old 06-13-14, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post
If I was to buy an older used road bike ( ~ +/- 100 on Craigslist), how much would decent/affordable parts cost me to make it into a decent single speed, and what parts are mostly suggested to change out if you buy a bike like this?

Where do you guys mostly recommend bying parts from?

I just want to have a clean bike with one gear (not fixed), pursuit handlebars, little front and back brake, and seat. Aka clean and nice setup.

Appreciate all answers!
Let your mouse do the shopping

Of course, there are other sites as well. Nor do you have to do it all in one hit, my Europa went from basic fg conversion to full, rather nice conversion over three years with parts bought as I could afford them. I think the trick is to buy a bike that doesn't need much to start with ie, a decent quality donor bike, and convert from there.
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Old 06-13-14, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post
If I was to buy an older used road bike ( ~ +/- 100 on Craigslist), how much would decent/affordable parts cost me to make it into a decent single speed, and what parts are mostly suggested to change out if you buy a bike like this?

Where do you guys mostly recommend bying parts from?

I just want to have a clean bike with one gear (not fixed), pursuit handlebars, little front and back brake, and seat. Aka clean and nice setup.

Appreciate all answers!
It could be anywhere from free to $1000s depending on what you mean. It is really easy to convert a road bike into a single speed by just not shifting. One thing you should think about when you are buying this bike is whether the rear dropouts are vertical or horizontal. If they are short vertical dropouts like most modern road bikes then you will want to have a chain tensioner of some sort or an expensive eccentric bottom bracket or hub. You will also want to consider whether the bike is using 700c or 27 inch wheels. This could make a difference in cost if you want to replace them. We really need more details in order to answer your question properly. I can easily imagine spending at least another $200s on a new rear wheel and new crank to get something nice at which point you will have spent $300s and you might as well have bought a bikes direct bike.
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Old 06-13-14, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Go to a bike shop and stop over-tigtening your axle nuts.
This is why I ask here too, my lbs ****ing sucks. I have to travel mad far to get anything I need to ride super far, or sit in city traffic for an hour..... Hello, Bob from Guys bicycles here. I just checked with our 2 largest distributors to see if they offer the "Formula" brand hub cones. Unfortunately, They do not. I am sorry that I am unable to help you with this . Thank you, Bob
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Old 06-13-14, 04:40 PM
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Old 06-13-14, 06:21 PM
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I put a cinelli 1a stem on my pista (set up for threaded) and tightened it down all the way. But when I stand in front of the bike with my legs trapping the wheel and twist the bars the stem slips left or right. It takes a lot of pressure, but that still worries me. What could be causing this?
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Old 06-13-14, 07:53 PM
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Putting a 1 1/8" threadless stem on a 1" threaded steerer is amazingly jackass.

Good job!
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Old 06-13-14, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Putting a 1 1/8" threadless stem on a 1" threaded steerer is amazingly jackass.

Good job!
The stem I have here, maybe it's not a 1a, but it's 1" with a bolt through it that attaches to the wedge at the bottom of the stem. I assumed that meant it was threadless. Am I wrong? I've been a jackass before, I could be one in this instance as well.
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Old 06-13-14, 08:23 PM
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Looks like it's a Cinelli XE, not a 1a. My fault on misidentifying that. That should be a 1" threaded, right? It sure looks like one.
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Old 06-14-14, 01:02 AM
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For whatever reason I read that as you putting a Cinelli Pista stem on your 1" threaded fork so I apologize for the "jackass" accusation.

Now that it's been cleared up (and I learned to read), I'm thinking you either have too much grease inside the steerer or you're just not tightening the bolt enough.
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Old 06-14-14, 01:36 AM
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I may pick up a prologo zero ll pas off eBay new for 60. Its a flat saddle like the specialized toupe expert I had which I liked. Just looking for general input on their saddles
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Will a Shimano 20 tooth freewheel require a longer chain on a kilo TT (stripper)? Don't have the bike yet but want to pick up a freewheel to be ready and found a good deal.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
For whatever reason I read that as you putting a Cinelli Pista stem on your 1" threaded fork so I apologize for the "jackass" accusation.

Now that it's been cleared up (and I learned to read), I'm thinking you either have too much grease inside the steerer or you're just not tightening the bolt enough.
No apology necessary! Haha. You made me think there might be some mystery threadless stem made to look exactly like a quill, wedge and all. I actually figured it out myself. I over greased the **** out of it. All good now. Thanks!
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Old 06-14-14, 03:15 PM
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Should I buy a miche advanced crankset, Izumi eco chain, bb, prologo zero ll and cog for 230 with shipment.
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Old 06-14-14, 07:57 PM
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I have a box of them.
alright sweet, im gonna email you guys about ordering some if its not a problem.
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Old 06-15-14, 03:19 PM
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What is a good chain ring for a Sugino 75 crankset that will be both used in urban fixed settings and weekend shingle shpeed cross fun (or maybe some fixed cross fun) I wanted to go with Sugino Zen but a co-worker suggested it won't be quite so good for my cross plans and shedding teh mudz. I guess I could switch chainrings out when I go off-road but that ain't very practical. What should I do?
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Old 07-07-14, 08:56 PM
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Is the 2009 Schwinn Madison fully chrome under the paint? I knw the 2008 is
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