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03-05-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,783
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5...

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5 gear inches with a 700 x 35c rear tire according to my gear calculator >>> BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart...
03-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,783
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,783
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Very nice job ! Curious as to why you chose a...

^^^ Very nice job ! Curious as to why you chose a track bar. I had a Peugeot UO-8, because I was too poor to own a PX-10E.
03-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The lighter weight of your track bike is...

The lighter weight of your track bike is irrelevant on flat roads. Much more important is aerodynamics, so the bike that puts you in the most wind-cheating riding position is the best choice. As to...
03-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get...

If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get something considerably lighter in carbon like this >>> https://www.santafixie.com/en/700c-encore-five-spoke-front-wheel-natural-carbon.html

Also,...
03-02-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone....

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone. That's more than twice the weight of a typical spoked front wheel. Steering and maneuvering is very difficult with a heavy front wheel. Also, it doesn't...
03-02-21, 11:23 AM
03-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hmm, I don't see that wheel on the SantaFixie...

Hmm, I don't see that wheel on the SantaFixie website. But the other SantaFixie wheels seem decent quality with Miche Primato hubs and stainless steel spokes. Since you can't true a one piece wheel,...
02-28-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It depends on which SSFG bike I'm riding and how...

It depends on which SSFG bike I'm riding and how far I'm going away from home. If I'm staying within walking distance from home and wearing walkable shoes, then I don't carry anything. Otherwise, I...
02-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/misc-wh...

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/misc-wheel-parts/products/track-axle-nuts
02-21-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The OP's bike is a cheap Italian Bianchi Pista...

The OP's bike is a cheap Italian Bianchi Pista track bike with cheap non-Italian (Alex Solo) hubs, so the front hub most likely has a 9mm X 1mm solid axle, unlikely to be 9mm X 26 TPI, and certainly...
02-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not a chance in Hell that a front wheel axle will...

Not a chance in Hell that a front wheel axle will have a 10mm diameter thread. What happens is that a 10mm nut will be a loose fit on a 9mm axle and appear to fit, but as soon as you apply any...
02-14-21, 04:23 PM
02-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Have you checked on the latest prices for the...

Have you checked on the latest prices for the Sugino 75 DD2 ? By the time you get the nice TORX chainring bolts, the black version will set you back $900. When I bought my black Sugino DD crankset...
01-26-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,783
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f5a5301c_a560_4517_9e06_39aa09276b76_33d3aede37b4d74c75bda3d0b86f88c9864669ef.jpeg
2011 Soma Rush modified in 2020
01-26-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires...

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires more than simple assembly. It also requires a lot of adjustment, such as wheel truing and tensioning and wheel bearing adjustment. Wheel truing is...
01-26-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It depends on who you buy the bike from and how...

It depends on who you buy the bike from and how much you pay for it. For example, I bought bikes from Wabi and Universal Cycles which were first assembled by professional mechanics in a bike shop,...
01-24-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,906
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The right lever is the lever operated by my...

Nope. The right lever is the lever operated by my right hand, and it is connected to the front brake. The left lever is connected to the rear brake. You are correct that most bikes are set up with...
01-20-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I :love:my chrome SOMA Rush. It would be just...

I :love:my chrome SOMA Rush. It would be just about the last bike I would ever sell.
...
01-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A bigger question is how many people are going to...

A bigger question is how many people are going to want a 13T cog. I have one that I only used very occasionally for over gear power training, but never for racing, way too tall. Never mind riding on...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 83,645
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Aluminum, man ! ...

Aluminum, man !

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01-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Discussed before >>>...

Discussed before >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1100822-kappstein-pro-line-drivetrain.html
01-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That is normal. Since they are both the same...

That is normal. Since they are both the same width, they should work properly together. If the chainring is 3/32", it will also work.
01-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By TejanoTrackie

There is no difference in chainline. The distance...

There is no difference in chainline. The distance from the centerline of the cog teeth to the end of the threaded portion that faces the hub is the same. Do you know if the cog and chain are 3/32" or...
01-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The KMC S1 is an ok basic chain, so I don't know...

The KMC S1 is an ok basic chain, so I don't know if paying more for a higher quality name brand would help that much. I thought maybe you were using a cheap generic Chinese chain like you might find...
01-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in...

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in smoothness with a larger cog are minimal. I agree with abshipp that a higher quality machined cog is more likely to help. Also, a better quality chain may...
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.” ...

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.”

Doctor: “Then, don’t do that !”

- Henny Youngman
01-05-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Really, all that is needed is a conventional...

Really, all that is needed is a conventional spring loaded friction clutch that in normal released mode yields a direct drive for fixed gear mode. To obtain a freewheeling mode, a lever operated...
01-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You don't have to add/subtract chain links unless...

You don't have to add/subtract chain links unless you make a very large change in gearing. As to making gear changes mid-ride, you would have to stop, loosen the axle nuts, move the wheel to remove...
12-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel...

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel hub cog. For one thing, it lacks any flange at all, which is why it has so few threads. For all I know, it's used on some kind of chain driven...
12-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference...

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference between Italian and English or ISO is very small, and an Italian cog is a B fit on an English hub. Specifically, the thread diameters for the different...
12-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You have the answer right there. The fact that...

You have the answer right there. The fact that the chainline changed when you flipped the hub, means that something is wrong with the rear wheel. The chainline should NOT change when you flip the...
12-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better...

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better for road use, because they are angled the same as the rear brake, so you don’t have to re-adjust the brake pads everytime you move the rear wheel in...
12-23-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

FWIW, I do own a 2013 Dolan Pre Cursa, and it...

FWIW, I do own a 2013 Dolan Pre Cursa, and it looks like you could install a 28mm wide tire in the rear, but you could not fully insert the rear wheel in the dropout without the tire hitting the...
12-23-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I suggest you ask Retrogression who sells Dolan...

I suggest you ask Retrogression who sells Dolan >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/dolan/products/dolan-pre-cursa-frameset-black
12-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a...

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a road crank that normally has two chainrings (RD=road and 2=two chainrings) with one on the inside and one on the outside of the spider. When used with...
12-20-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 83,645
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You donít need the spacers for that setup. They...

You donít need the spacers for that setup. They are purely cosmetic, and can be removed. It will also make it look more like a quill stem. I really donít think it looks all that bad.
12-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Too much ganja.

Too much ganja.
12-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,832
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely...

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely cause the problems youíve described.
12-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Good question. I’ve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm...

Good question. I’ve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm bars, and they were a very tight fit. But, they are very stretchy, so they might also install on 23.8mm bars. I have found that the only way I could...
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,313
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Views: 487,138
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching...

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching COVID-19 before the vaccine is available. Since this is a bicycle forum:

...
12-12-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just about any standard freewheel should work. A...

Just about any standard freewheel should work. A good affordable choice is the ACS Paws >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/freewheels/products/acs-paws-freewheel
12-12-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You could probably move an axle spacer from one...

You could probably move an axle spacer from one side of the hub to the other and redish the wheel to get a more equal chainline. What is the chainline of the chainring ? That should be your target...
12-05-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,872
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Germans are wierd.

Germans are wierd.
12-04-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,832
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I soak mine in a bucket filled with mineral...

I soak mine in a bucket filled with mineral spirits, swirl it around and use a nylon bristle brush, then spray it off on my driveway with a garden hose nozzle, then sun dry. I then immediately...
12-04-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,612
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not anymore. The complete is now $1050 and the...

Not anymore. The complete is now $1050 and the frameset is $599.
12-02-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 83,645
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Soma Rush Rev. 1

I originally built this 2011 Soma Rush frame with a threadless fork and bullhorns, but recently rebuilt it with a threaded fork and drop bars with hooded brake levers. I prefer the threaded look with...
11-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I use these >>>...

I use these >>> https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=44338
11-01-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I suggest you sign up on the Retrogression...

I suggest you sign up on the Retrogression website to be notified when they are back in stock. Even if you bought it now direct from Dolan, you wonít get it for months, since the UK is going back...
10-30-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The stock brakes on the Kilo WT are the Tektro...

The stock brakes on the Kilo WT are the Tektro R556.

Edit - It looks like the Tektro R556 have been superseded by the R559, so the previous post is correct. My 10 year old Kilo WT came with the...
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