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08-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By phobus

There's a set of B43s sitting right behind me...

There's a set of B43s sitting right behind me right now, so they literally haunt me. :lol:
08-08-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,431
Posted By phobus

Call me trendy but I'm all about the flared...

Call me trendy but I'm all about the flared compact drops these days. Even on the road, just a little 6 degrees or so is nice.

I do think it's cool that Soma makes their bar in a 26.0mm version.
08-08-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By phobus

One tire you might want to consider that I...

One tire you might want to consider that I haven't seen mentioned yet: the Soma Supple Vitesse. It comes in two versions, SL (Superlight) and EX (Extra Wear). The EX doesn't weigh much more, and...
08-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,431
Posted By phobus

+eleventy brazilian Hoods are 90% of the...

+eleventy brazilian

Hoods are 90% of the reason to run drop bars in the first place, IMO (unless you're racing and in the drops 100% of the time)
08-07-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By phobus

King Cage. Tubular stainless steel means you can...

King Cage. Tubular stainless steel means you can spread the cage apart or squeeze it together to adjust the grip, but I can tell you that my Iris cages are crazy tight out of the box.
08-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By phobus

True.. don't even get me started on...

True.. don't even get me started on Australian-threaded bottom brackets.
08-02-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By phobus

In my experience, everyone else calls it toe-in...

In my experience, everyone else calls it toe-in when the front of the pad is closer to the rim than the back.
07-31-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Ding. We had a day of crazy wind in January....

Ding.

We had a day of crazy wind in January. I went out for a ride around lunch time and was spinning out on the flat. Never done that before. I set a personal best on a short uphill segment of...
07-30-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By phobus

Let me know what you find. I've been casually...

Let me know what you find. I've been casually planning a route and would like to make use of the trail if possible, too.
07-29-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Oh, cool! I think that's just the reptile way,...

Oh, cool! I think that's just the reptile way, honestly. Even alligators are essentially super lazy.



Yeah, south Florida's in a tough situation as it has a unique environment which just...
07-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By phobus

Maybe. Here are some things you'll need to figure...

Maybe. Here are some things you'll need to figure out:
- The wheels should fit, but if the originals were 27", your brakes may not reach.
- Track hubs are 120mm wide, measured between the outside...
07-29-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Does she have a place to keep that iguana when it...

Does she have a place to keep that iguana when it reaches full size? They're out of control down here, from people releasing them into the wild when they don't want to care for them anymore. The fish...
07-26-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By phobus

If you're really going to be racing in fixed gear...

If you're really going to be racing in fixed gear crits, get a cheap Dolan or something so when you crash and ruin the frame it's not such a big deal. Only half-joking. ;)
07-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Today I re-aligned the rear triangle on my cross...

Today I re-aligned the rear triangle on my cross bike. I've been trying to figure out a weird tire clearance issue since I bought it, and finally some things clicked in my head after doing some...
07-26-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By phobus

The National Forest Service has an interactive...

The National Forest Service has an interactive map:

https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html

You can check out all the trails in the Ocala NF there. Lots of good detail, although you'll probably...
07-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By phobus

Don't compare just by the listed sizes, they're...

Don't compare just by the listed sizes, they're like t-shirt sizes. One manufacturer's 55 can fit like another's 57.

Stack and reach are a good place to start instead. That's the vertical and...
07-25-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By phobus

You might want to look at spray.bike...

You might want to look at spray.bike (https://spray.bike/). It's essentially a powdercoat-in-a-can, specifically for painting bikes. I haven't used it myself yet, but from my research, it seems to be...
07-25-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Come on down! If you wanted to come when the...

Come on down!

If you wanted to come when the weather's actually decent, you could do the Sugarcane 200 (https://www.sugarcane200.com/) in January.
07-23-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By phobus

Sure. They come in a variety of sizes, whether...

Sure. They come in a variety of sizes, whether you want them to or not. :)
07-23-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

We've had a pool for the better part of a year...

We've had a pool for the better part of a year now, and only today did I try something I've been meaning to do - jump in right after a ride. Oh man this is great guys. Maybe I'll actually ride more...
07-21-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 573,982
Posted By phobus

- awesome socks - PDW cages - titanium frame ...

- awesome socks
- PDW cages
- titanium frame

You're doing it right. :)
07-21-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,881
Posted By phobus

Look, riding fixed with no brakes and no foot...

Look, riding fixed with no brakes and no foot retention is sketchy enough anywhere outside your driveway. Doing it on a bike where the wheel will literally force your foot off the pedal is just...
07-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,827
Posted By phobus

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lcYFNTaz4U...

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lcYFNTaz4U9jy/giphy.gif
07-16-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 573,982
Posted By phobus

I spent last week in Cork, Ireland for work. I...

I spent last week in Cork, Ireland for work. I didn't have much time for sightseeing, but did manage to squeeze in a couple of short morning rides around town using their bikeshare bikes.
07-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,827
Posted By phobus

It was racist and unfunny, and doesn't belong...

It was racist and unfunny, and doesn't belong here. Please go back to fawning over your bike.
07-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,278
Posted By phobus

I don't think Eddy ran anything that big, best to...

I don't think Eddy ran anything that big, best to stick to 23s or even 21s. :thumb:
07-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,827
Posted By phobus

Are we? I honestly can't figure out what OP's...

Are we? I honestly can't figure out what OP's asking but it seems like he/she is just putting bigger tires on an existing bike.



Paved roads are a lot alike anywhere you go, but what...
07-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,827
Posted By phobus

You could say the same thing about riding fixed...

You could say the same thing about riding fixed on the road, or riding bikes at all. Isn't being fun reason enough?
07-06-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By phobus

I've got a right foot that's noticably wider than...

I've got a right foot that's noticably wider than my left. Shoe shopping sucks, so I understand where you're coming from. I hated the fit of my old Sidi road shoes, which apparently tend to run...
07-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,288
Posted By phobus

The Pake Rum Runner would be an option. $250 on...

The Pake Rum Runner would be an option. $250 on the Soma shop site (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/pake-frame-rum-runner-black-2935?category=840), steel, 1-1/8" straight head tube, track...
07-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,724
Posted By phobus

Did you guys see this? this Fat tire crit,...

Did you guys see this?
this
Fat tire crit, mountain bikes on slicks.
06-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5,723
Views: 1,101,333
Posted By phobus

https://i.postimg.cc/7LGZZFdT/image.png

https://i.postimg.cc/7LGZZFdT/image.png
06-14-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,007
Posted By phobus

Looks good. Given your lever placement you might...

Looks good. Given your lever placement you might be able to route the cable behind the fork crown, instead of in front. Then you could probably run the guides on the backside of the fork blade. You...
06-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,867
Posted By phobus

https://scontent-mia3-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/4d2e75...

https://scontent-mia3-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/4d2e75367534c40e9e2961dbfcb8de05/5D8AF00B/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/54277549_273354903598133_4392031296792436803_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-2.cdninsta...
06-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,007
Posted By phobus

You could try some stick-on cable guides like...

You could try some stick-on cable guides like these:
...
05-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By phobus

Maybe you've already checked this, but make sure...

Maybe you've already checked this, but make sure your headset's preload is set correctly. I chased after a similar chatter issue recently, and it turned out I just put a slightly-too-small spacer...
05-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By phobus

Not sure the dimensions of your fork, but if it's...

Not sure the dimensions of your fork, but if it's a typical track fork, Surly makes a disc fork for the 26" Disc Trucker that will have roughly the same axle-to-crown height but probably more rake....
05-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 459,227
Posted By phobus

How much does it weigh? Is the steerer full...

How much does it weigh? Is the steerer full carbon or is it a carbon-wrapped alloy tube thing?
05-01-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,368
Posted By phobus

Also, I think you could argue that any fixed gear...

Also, I think you could argue that any fixed gear bike, by its nature, has a rear brake. It probably won't get you out of a ticket (let's face it, if a cop wants to write you a ticket, they're going...
05-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,368
Posted By phobus

The OP's example just says the brake must be...

The OP's example just says the brake must be capable of making the rear skid, as a minimum standard of performance. If you're writing a law that says a rear brake is the minimum, that seems like a...
05-01-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,458
Posted By phobus

According to...

According to https://blackmtncycles.com/tech-info/mcd-frame-tech/:



27.5x2.1 may not work.
04-23-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,401
Posted By phobus

There's also this calculator:...

There's also this calculator: https://online2.qbp.com/spokecalculator/

Which you can use to verify the numbers from Edd.
04-20-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,490
Posted By phobus

Looking good! The pink hubs are nice touch.

Looking good! The pink hubs are nice touch.
04-19-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

Weird. Maybe that's not the original top half of...

Weird. Maybe that's not the original top half of the clamp?
04-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,876
Posted By phobus

Definitely upgrade your crankset to something...

Definitely upgrade your crankset to something "indestructible", so maybe you can snap chains or strip the threads on your hub instead. Definitely don't switch to a lower gear ratio, that's just dumb.
04-15-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

That would be the worst retirement ever.

That would be the worst retirement ever.
04-14-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,490
Posted By phobus

Is that the original paint job? It's really cool.

Is that the original paint job? It's really cool.
04-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,490
Posted By phobus

I'm really liking my Supacaz tape. They have...

I'm really liking my Supacaz tape. They have plenty of designs, you should be able to find something you like that complements the frame. It's not the cheapest tape, but it does come with a pair of...
04-08-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,925,602
Posted By phobus

I've always wanted to pay through the nose for...

I've always wanted to pay through the nose for the privilege of threading my modern compact drop bar through a quill stem clamp, and also spending a small fortune to tinker with fit.

:foo:
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