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07-16-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24,429
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Posted By StirFry

Became acquainted with the materials that my new...

Became acquainted with the materials that my new frame will be made from after work today.
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06-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped...

Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped yesterday. They're going on a new frame I'm building up
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06-23-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJMFCItem4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJMFCItem4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FzkYR6VCfY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCWpP8cd1yw
06-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

https://www.cbcycles.com/custom-frame-work/ ...

https://www.cbcycles.com/custom-frame-work/

It's guy that's local to me. I was a bit hesitant at first since I didn't see many complete frames on his website or insta, but when I arrived at his...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

Met with the builder monday. He just sent me this...

Met with the builder monday. He just sent me this pdf of his mock up per our discussion. The tubeset he's going to try and source is called Pegorichie or Columbus "Spirit for Lugs". Does anyone have...
06-20-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

I decided to go custom, met with the builder...

I decided to go custom, met with the builder monday. He just sent me this pdf of his mock up per our discussion. Going with a lugged steel frame. The tubeset he's going to try and source is called...
06-11-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

Picked up a 2009 Jamis Sputnik off CL today for...

Picked up a 2009 Jamis Sputnik off CL today for $150. Reynolds 631 steel and factory Easton CF fork. Thinking I'll probably build it up and give it to one of my brother in laws so that we can ride...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

I'll be meeting with him in person in a couple...

I'll be meeting with him in person in a couple weeks to really iron out the geo. What I mean by familiar with its geometry is that my current bike has trackish geo, but this one has it without the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

Awesome post. This puts me at ease a bit. He...

Awesome post. This puts me at ease a bit. He sounds excited about this as well, and since I'm mainly doing this more for personality rather than performance, this may just turn out alright lol
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

Eh, I'm fairly set on these guys. What would be...

Eh, I'm fairly set on these guys. What would be the benefits of going with a more experienced builder, including the most obvious? Assuming my guys are fairly competent, would there still be glaring...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By StirFry

Meeting with a frame builder in a couple weeks

I decided that I'm wanting a bike with a little more "personality" to it than a generic, off the rack bike. I'm currently riding a track frame that is a size or two too small for me. I was able to...
05-31-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

I'm glad to hear this. With all the positive...

I'm glad to hear this. With all the positive feedback I've heard about the big block, I actually am now in contact with a bike builder and will be building one around the BB's geometry :beer: During...
05-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

Right on. I just threw a couple more spacers...

Right on. I just threw a couple more spacers under my stem and moved my seat back a tad as my ride felt a bit excessively cramped and "leggy" yesterday. With the front end raised a little, I should...
05-26-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

How's the geometry on the Big Block compared to...

How's the geometry on the Big Block compared to my Gazzetta? I'm wanting something just a bit more relaxed/comfortable in the cockpit for longer rides. Outside of feeling a bit cramped in the back...
05-25-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 31,136
Posted By StirFry

Swapped out my carbon fork a steel one that's...

Swapped out my carbon fork a steel one that's been laying around my garage. Wish I had done this sooner, as I like how it rides quite a bit better now.
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05-12-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By StirFry

Looking to upgrade my frame

I'm currently riding a nicely built Gazzetta, but am getting the itch for something that has a bit more personality to it. I like its geo and stiffness, but find the steel and frame to be a bit bland...
05-06-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,078
Posted By StirFry

The Sword looks really nice. I've been getting...

The Sword looks really nice. I've been getting the itch to "upgrade" from my gazzetta. This might be the one. Looks like the 74 is a little slacker than my the current 75 I'm at. How does 4130...
04-19-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By StirFry

Try lengthening your chain by a link or two. A...

Try lengthening your chain by a link or two. A short wheelbase could be a contributing factor.
04-17-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,078
Posted By StirFry

+1 on the abus locks. Along with the high quality...

+1 on the abus locks. Along with the high quality steel they use, I like how they engineered their u-locks to engage on both ends. Most standard u's only do one side, so a single cut makes the whole...
04-10-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 504,824
Posted By StirFry

Check Wiggle or Chainreaction

Check Wiggle or Chainreaction
04-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

135 engagement points ...

135 engagement points
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03-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By StirFry

My wife's lizard skin tape is doing the same...

My wife's lizard skin tape is doing the same thing and she's only ridden the bike a handful of times since I built it for her a couple years ago


If you're looking for something with a similar...
02-19-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,945
Posted By StirFry

This one looks pretty cool, and scrolling down to...

This one looks pretty cool, and scrolling down to the companies pictures, they look like a legitimate brand. Swap out some components, and it looks like a fun weekend bike. I'm LOL'ing at them being...
02-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

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02-03-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By StirFry

I like the mix of carbon and steel for comfort....

I like the mix of carbon and steel for comfort. Their vibration properties compliment each other well.
01-26-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

If you're interested in a classic bend, you...

If you're interested in a classic bend, you should give these bars some serious consideration

https://www.probikekit.com/bicycle-handlebars-stems/itm-x-one-carbon-road-handlebar/11239732.html
12-31-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By StirFry

Happy new year erryone

Happy new year erryone
12-31-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

It's all cosmetic, nothing changes...

It's all cosmetic, nothing changes functionality-wise
12-30-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

I've kept mine black by not riding them in the...

I've kept mine black by not riding them in the rain
12-28-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

My LBS had some on hand and installed them for a...

My LBS had some on hand and installed them for a very fair price.
12-28-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

Yeah, it holds Podium bottles perfectly. 100%...

Yeah, it holds Podium bottles perfectly. 100% secure and a cinche to remove while riding. I actually used rivnuts to mount the bottle holder to my frame.
12-28-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

That's a beautiful ride, Zaskar ^^^ Got myself...

That's a beautiful ride, Zaskar ^^^ Got myself some rollers for christmas

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12-04-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By StirFry

Free da guyz, mane

Free da guyz, mane
11-28-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,399
Posted By StirFry

If I were you (though I am not), I would go with...

If I were you (though I am not), I would go with an 18t freewheel instead.

48/18 is a splendid ratio
11-21-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,399
Posted By StirFry

Have you tried calibrating it? ...

Have you tried calibrating it?

https://www.appledystopia.com/how-to/calibrate-iphone-battery/
11-20-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

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11-16-18, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,528
Posted By StirFry

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11-15-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By StirFry

Difference between XTR Trail pedals and M9020's?

EDIT: Nvm,further googling makes these appear to be the M985's




As far as I can tell, these ones at REI may be the newer 9100's. If so, do they have the same easy glide coating that the...
11-09-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By StirFry

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Act...

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=List&SubCategory=Bikes:%20Mountain

These are fully built, but they're cheap and immediately rideable.
11-05-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 121,950
Posted By StirFry

My lil Gazzetta ...

My lil Gazzetta

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10-19-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By StirFry

Saving weight on the rims is a lot more important...

Saving weight on the rims is a lot more important than saving weight at the hub. It's the outside diameter where you feel the weight difference when riding. Getting lighter tires/tubes make a huge...
09-01-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By StirFry

I run a Continental GP4000 in the front, and...

I run a Continental GP4000 in the front, and Continental GP 4 Season in the rear.
07-23-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 568,688
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-10-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,866
Posted By StirFry

Simply adding a carbon fork to your existing...

Simply adding a carbon fork to your existing frames will make a world of difference, especially your steel trek. With your budget you could also get carbon seatposts, railed saddles, and handlebars....
07-06-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By StirFry

I live in a flat area and fiddling with gears is...

I live in a flat area and fiddling with gears is kind of distracting when I'm just trying to take in my ride.
07-06-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By StirFry

The Zen's tooth profile makes the ride noticeably...

The Zen's tooth profile makes the ride noticeably smoother and quieter than the 75's. It damn near feels like it's riding on ball bearings. I had my bike at the shop the other day and when the owner...
06-26-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By StirFry

No, because it will throw the positioning of your...

No, because it will throw the positioning of your legs out of whack
06-25-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By StirFry

It's a great little unit. Very compact and...

It's a great little unit. Very compact and uploads ride info to strava through the bryton app very easily.
06-25-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,861
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-21-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 568,688
Posted By StirFry

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