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Old 03-27-21, 09:18 AM
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Just bought and fitted a pair of Meet Lock pinned platform pedals for my gravel bike. I bought some for the fixed a few months ago and have been very pleased with them. Light, smart, and very grippy.
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Old 03-28-21, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeEthics View Post
I just purchased new chains as the price was great on Amazon. Does anyone have any experience with the below?

Izumi Jet Black Single Speed Chain 1/8" Black/Silver 116L

BikeEthics Izumi Jet Black is very nice, got the exact chain from Amazon in December to replace SRAM PC1.

Would agree with other reviewers on being a bit loud but I am assiduous about keeping the chain lubed (Phil's Tenacious) which helps with noise.

Would say too Jet Black was louder out of the box than than PC1 out of the box but in my observation the Jet Black goes silent at speed so all the more reason to get going, eh?
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If y'all are desperate to not leave your house you could still support a brick and mortar shop for chains and other things: https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/chains

Jeff Bezos is literally the richest man in the world, he does not need your money and his employees don't see much of the money so you aren't doing anything good by supporting his company. Scrodzilla is a small business owner with a good global reach and actually gives a crap about the single speed and fixed gear community and cycling in general and also they like good music.

If not Retro you have other like Soma Fab: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/cat...ernal-gear-746
Or there is the hip and cool MashSF: https://shop.mashsf.com/components/drivetrains/
Even CityGrounds is a better company to support than Amazon: https://www.citygrounds.com/collecti...e-speed-chains

Think about your choices, that little you save doesn't really give you much and only seeks to make a multi billionaire even richer. Go down to your local shop and patronize them, they will be happy to see you and want to help you out.
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Old 03-29-21, 08:13 AM
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Thanks to Auction Sniper, I was able to grab some Ritchey Streem II's off ebay last night. AFAIK, these are the only flat top bars available that offer a shallow drop @ 126mm, but still have a traditional bend to them as well

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Old 03-29-21, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by PIFFLE View Post
BikeEthics Izumi Jet Black is very nice, got the exact chain from Amazon in December to replace SRAM PC1.

Would agree with other reviewers on being a bit loud but I am assiduous about keeping the chain lubed (Phil's Tenacious) which helps with noise.

Would say too Jet Black was louder out of the box than than PC1 out of the box but in my observation the Jet Black goes silent at speed so all the more reason to get going, eh?
Thanks man. I better start riding fast then. But I do tend to keep my chains well lubed all the time.
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Old 03-29-21, 04:45 PM
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I'm looking at some Halo freewheels...anyone use them? I have Whites on my bikes now but Halo's are $25 bucks less and maybe lighter, I can always use more gearing choices.
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Old 03-29-21, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bykemike View Post
I'm looking at some Halo freewheels...anyone use them? I have Whites on my bikes now but Halo's are $25 bucks less and maybe lighter, I can always use more gearing choices.
I love my clickster. WI's are always going to be king of the hill, but halo's are a very close second when it comes to sound and feel imo
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Old 04-03-21, 08:04 AM
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I love my clickster. WI's are always going to be king of the hill, but halo's are a very close second when it comes to sound and feel imo
Look at the Wabi Deluxe. I have one and I also have a WI on another bike. The Wabi is honestly just as good, even sounds the same. The pic on their website isn't great but in person you can see it's a really quality piece.

https://wabicycles.com/collections/b...luxe-freewheel
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Old 04-03-21, 08:11 AM
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Look at the Wabi Deluxe. I have one and I also have a WI on another bike. The Wabi is honestly just as good, even sounds the same. The pic on their website isn't great but in person you can see it's a really quality piece.

https://wabicycles.com/collections/b...luxe-freewheel

Is it serviceable? Weather sealed? I doesn't say how many engagement points they have either. There's plenty of great ones out there, but at the end of the day, WI's always be the gold standard of freewheels imo. I also say this as someone that has but is not currently running one at the moment either.
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Old 04-03-21, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by StirFry View Post
Is it serviceable? Weather sealed? I doesn't say how many engagement points they have either. There's plenty of great ones out there, but at the end of the day, WI's always be the gold standard of freewheels imo. I also say this as someone that has but is not currently running one at the moment either.
Yes it's sealed and serviceable.

With 3 different pairs of pawls to engage...
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Old 04-03-21, 07:46 PM
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I bought these tires and rims at a yard sale last fall. Can they be used with rim brakes? Are they tubular or clincher? I don't see a size on them but think they are 62 inch. thank you for any help you can give me. I have never had a fixed gear or single speed bike.

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Old 04-04-21, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldsledz View Post
I bought these tires and rims at a yard sale last fall. Can they be used with rim brakes? Are they tubular or clincher? I don't see a size on them but think they are 62 inch. thank you for any help you can give me. I have never had a fixed gear or single speed bike.
I think I have the same rims on a wheelset I use for track racing. Mine are tubular and don't have a braking surface.
Try peeling a flat tire off the rim. If you can see the inner tube, it's a clincher. A tubular is glued to the rim, so if it's a tubular, it'll probably be difficult to get off.

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Old 04-27-21, 04:57 AM
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Campagnolo Delta brakes
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Old 05-03-21, 12:32 PM
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Oil-slick valve caps to match the oil-slick singlespeed KMC chain. When your bike looks good, you feel good.
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Old 05-03-21, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldsledz View Post
I bought these tires and rims at a yard sale last fall. Can they be used with rim brakes? Are they tubular or clincher? I don't see a size on them but think they are 62 inch. thank you for any help you can give me. I have never had a fixed gear or single speed bike.
The Araya Aero-2 is a tubular rim, one of the early aero-profile designs. AFAIK, they were only available in 700C diameter. They don't have a machined brake track like modern rims, but should be fine with rim brakes. It's only relatively recently that any rims had machined brake tracks.

VeloBase.com - Component: Araya Aero 2 (ADX-2)

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Old 05-07-21, 04:45 PM
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Keirin bottom bracket tools

Just received these tools designed for servicing the NDS of a Sugino 75 or Hatta R9400 bb...



Now with seven keirin frames in rotation—each one with either a Sugino 75 or Hatta R9400 bottom bracket installed or waiting to have one installed—having dedicated tools to service them is a godsend (these two complement a Sugino drive-side bb tool which I already have and am devoted to).

Edit: The war-wounds on that lockring are a perfect exemplar of why this tool will become so beneficial for me

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I scored a couple more Continental Contact Speed 26x2.0 tires. They donít really get imported much into the US, so when I find them for a reasonable price, I grab them.

The RockHopper is running them front and rear now, since itís warmer and things dry out between rains. I was able to retire a well worn Compass (now RH) RTP that was on the front wheel of the smooth tire wheelset. The Contact Speed is about 1000x easier to deal with than the RTP when it comes to mounting and removal. Still a fast rolling tire, too!

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^^ Genius, never considered that.
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Old 05-17-21, 10:22 AM
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^^ Genius, never considered that.
I got the idea from RJ.

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Rj

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I got the idea from RJ.

https://youtu.be/qNLo2rIw5M8

Love RJ. My go to for visual/conceptual understanding for basic/vintage bicycle mechanics.
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Brake mount solution

Bit the bullet:



Cleaner and don't have to feel fork flex/damage while trying to slow. Expensive, but beautifully machined.
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Love RJ. My go to for visual/conceptual understanding for basic/vintage bicycle mechanics.
When I first thought about this, I was wondering, "How am I going to get this centered on the tube?" His sheet of paper centering tool? Genius.
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Bit the bullet:



Cleaner and don't have to feel fork flex/damage while trying to slow. Expensive, but beautifully machined.
Whoa! Please let us know how the installation goes... I am passionately interested in tire clearances with this in a keirin fork. Super dope, yo!

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Whoa! Please let us know how the installation goes... I am passionately interested in tire clearances with this in a keirin frame. Super dope, yo!
Excited as well. This will be run with tubulars, so clearance should be sufficient. Hopefully will have this installed in time for my 40th birthday 40 miles fixed gear ride in a couple weeks. Hoping to ride that bike for that ride. Will update my thread or ss/fg thread with pics/thoughts.

It is truly a thing of beauty. Hopefully clearance is a non issue, and will work as designed. Wish me luck! 🤞🏾
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