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03-11-17, 09:34 AM
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Posted By SGMongoose

Haven't really ridden it much since i moved out...

Haven't really ridden it much since i moved out of the city. Unfortunately my commute now requires something with an engine.. i do miss commuting on a bike.
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05-06-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 360,140
Posted By SGMongoose

Haven't posted in 2015 yet. just threw some new...

Haven't posted in 2015 yet. just threw some new tires on after getting two flats.. so much debris left from the snow piles
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04-26-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,928
Posted By SGMongoose

Word... i personally like the frame.. but would...

Word... i personally like the frame.. but would have a lot more respect for them if they told people why they CHOSE to brand that frame instead of "this is why we had it spec'd this way"
04-25-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,928
Posted By SGMongoose

There are atleast a few bike shops in the U.S. as...

There are atleast a few bike shops in the U.S. as well that use rebranded colossi frames.. or atleast it appears they do...

Superb Bicycles in Boston is one such shop
04-11-15, 10:56 PM
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Views: 360,140
Posted By SGMongoose

looks a lot better with the changes you've made

looks a lot better with the changes you've made
04-10-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
Posted By SGMongoose

so basically your asking which parts can you save...

so basically your asking which parts can you save some of your budget on? i personally (not saying its correct) think anything with a bearing you shouldn't cheap out on. Tho i've never had an...
04-09-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks. have fun with your build. this is my...

Thanks. have fun with your build. this is my third bar setup, and my cheapest so far, total cost was $50 buying everything new. Half the fun is trying to get your bike perfect for you.
04-08-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By SGMongoose

I have pretty much the same setup on my Bianchi...

I have pretty much the same setup on my Bianchi that Tejano has, except i have some cheap risers instead of nittos.. but otherwise oury grips and tektro cross lever
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04-02-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 520,471
Posted By SGMongoose

i like that too. I'm generally terrible at buying...

i like that too. I'm generally terrible at buying multi tools because i always think "Well i might as well get the one with one more feature thats not too much bigger".. and then i end up at the...
03-30-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By SGMongoose

i hope that guy with the MASH didn't actually pay...

i hope that guy with the MASH didn't actually pay those prices
03-28-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,244
Posted By SGMongoose

i have a pair of those Shimano Click'r shoes as...

i have a pair of those Shimano Click'r shoes as well. they're great. look unassuming and almost as comfortable as a running shoe. Just need to make sure to switch out the cleats cause they come with...
03-28-15, 12:23 PM
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Views: 311
Posted By SGMongoose

Can you identify these hubs?

I'm thinking about changing up my wheels with some new rims. But i'm still debating on spending money on a nice set of hubs.

I'm considering reusing the hubs i have now, but I'm curious to find...
03-27-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,200,895
Posted By SGMongoose

ghost ride.. someone rides it, jumps off the back...

ghost ride.. someone rides it, jumps off the back and the bike keeps rolling. Camera is set for a fast shutter, big aperture, and then the exposure is brought up in photoshop/lightroom
03-27-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,469
Posted By SGMongoose

i'm a fan of the specialized mountain bike...

i'm a fan of the specialized mountain bike saddles.
03-26-15, 08:10 AM
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Views: 944
Posted By SGMongoose

for the seat post bolt, just take the bolt to...

for the seat post bolt, just take the bolt to your local hardware store and get one in stainless. no reason to spend anymore
03-25-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By SGMongoose

My Pista is aluminum, but i did test ride a few...

My Pista is aluminum, but i did test ride a few steel Pistas before i bought mine, and my girlfriend actually has a Redline 925. I like the Redline and would not consider the Pista Chrome much of an...
03-25-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 360,140
Posted By SGMongoose

You talking about the SMG? because the six-speed...

You talking about the SMG? because the six-speed with the BMW SSK and ZHP knob was fantastic.
03-25-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Posted By SGMongoose

38/16 should be a pretty easy ratio to skid on....

38/16 should be a pretty easy ratio to skid on. but you probably won't be doing any skidding until you get some kind of foot retention.
03-25-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By SGMongoose

i really like the F5 Pista in the flamed finish,...

i really like the F5 Pista in the flamed finish, but i'm not sure how the finish would hold up.. especially with commuting. With that said i would probably still choose the F5. i'm a big fan of the...
03-24-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By SGMongoose

to run fixed you will need add a cog and lock...

to run fixed you will need add a cog and lock ring to the other side of you hub. If you keep the same or similar tooth count o the new cog as your freewheel, you will not need a new chain. it looks...
03-22-15, 09:10 AM
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Views: 2,044,725
Posted By SGMongoose

anything but a JK

anything but a JK
03-10-15, 08:40 AM
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Views: 520,471
Posted By SGMongoose

Trying out a new gear ratio ...

Trying out a new gear ratio

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03-07-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,630
Posted By SGMongoose

i carry a 4mm & 5mm allen, patch kit, tire lever,...

i carry a 4mm & 5mm allen, patch kit, tire lever, and CO2 inflater.. all fits in a cigarette box
03-07-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,905
Posted By SGMongoose

Well the difference would be the derailleur...

Well the difference would be the derailleur hanger isn't supporting the weight of you and your bike.

I like the ingenuity tho. Definitely something i could have seen myself doing when i was...
02-17-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,842
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks guys.. i actually was able to pick up a...

Thanks guys.. i actually was able to pick up a bike on craigslist as suggested. a Redline 925. 700c wheels, but its a very small size with a slight slope to the top tube. hopefully it works good. she...
12-29-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By SGMongoose

I had it done at my LBS because they only charged...

I had it done at my LBS because they only charged me $15 which is less then the appropriate tap set would have cost me. But on a aluminum frame drilling it yourself would be easy. The hole doesn't...
12-29-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By SGMongoose

My frame didn't have any mounts for a rack...

My frame didn't have any mounts for a rack either. I used a seat post mounted rack for a month but it had no stability with any weight mounted on it. My solution was to have my dropouts drilled and...
12-18-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SGMongoose

it's actually getting kind of frustrating......

it's actually getting kind of frustrating... seems like everyone on craigslist thinks old equals vintage and collectible.
12-16-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 736,466
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks. whats the ISO 57cm reference to?

Thanks. whats the ISO 57cm reference to?
12-16-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SGMongoose

I agree. thats defiantly something i need to keep...

I agree. thats defiantly something i need to keep in mind.. that i can't fix a poor riding bike just by removing its gears.



Thanks, i always do search those terms. But it seems anything with...
12-16-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SGMongoose

I pretty much want a frame where i can add a...

I pretty much want a frame where i can add a crank and bb that i already have.. and buy a new wheelset, cog, and chain and be done.

Yeah, after i posted i realized my question was a big silly. But...
12-16-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks! this is exactly the starting point i was...

Thanks! this is exactly the starting point i was looking for!
12-16-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 736,466
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks!

Thanks!
12-15-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SGMongoose

What old road bike frame to convert?

I've been looking through craigslist for a bike or frame to build a winter/leave outside commuter from. I'm trying not to spend too much on the frame.. but what i want is something lugged with decent...
12-15-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By SGMongoose

I agree. even when i check the tension on my...

I agree. even when i check the tension on my Harley's belt at during each service the tensions never been out of spec. Chain drive motorcycles need to have the chains replaced at least 3 times before...
12-15-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 736,466
Posted By SGMongoose

My daily since i moved to Beantown.. left all my...

My daily since i moved to Beantown.. left all my motorized vehicles back home...

I ride it fixed but like having the brakes for backup, i might get rid of the rear or both eventually.
...
12-14-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By SGMongoose

As long as there are no specific parts that you...

As long as there are no specific parts that you must have regardless of buying complete or building it up. I would buy complete. But if, for example, you must have a certain crank or wheelset, then i...
12-14-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By SGMongoose

would love to see the pics one you get the frame....

would love to see the pics one you get the frame. I love the look of the frame, but just can't justify it for myself :/
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12-12-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,499
Posted By SGMongoose

This is actually something i've extensively...

This is actually something i've extensively thought about after leaving my last job. But my intent was to travel across the U.S. Whats your vehicle budget and how comfortable do you want to be? and...
12-12-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By SGMongoose

Thats also a flashy frame to lock outside.

Thats also a flashy frame to lock outside.
12-01-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 736,466
Posted By SGMongoose

Thats a sharp looking bike. What frame is that?

Thats a sharp looking bike. What frame is that?
11-25-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By SGMongoose

What is your budget then? have you even priced...

What is your budget then? have you even priced out what it will cost to buy the remaining pieces to build the bike? plus labor or tools?

Unless you have a donor bike where everything will...
11-24-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

If thats the case, definitely the frame for you....

If thats the case, definitely the frame for you. I would keep an eye out on craigslist and eBay then.. i believe they only made it for two years
11-24-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks, You should check out the Pista Sei Giorni...

Thanks, You should check out the Pista Sei Giorni if you don't plan on running a rear brake. Same frame and fork minus brake bosses and rear brake mount.
11-24-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks. i'm glad to hear you say that. I've...

Thanks. i'm glad to hear you say that. I've actually never considered panniers before because to me it looked like the equivalent of a fanny pack on a tourist... Way too functional and no style. ...
11-24-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks guys. Probably would have looked even...

Thanks guys. Probably would have looked even better on a steel frame, but with the pannier off it really doesn't draw your eyes to it as much as the seat post mounted rack.
11-23-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

yep, once this thread is old and forgotten.. its...

yep, once this thread is old and forgotten.. its going to be "designed and welded it myself" :D
11-23-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

Thanks, i'm very happy with it and i think it's a...

Thanks, i'm very happy with it and i think it's a world of difference in the looks department from what i previously had.
I did strike my heel a few times on the bag when i didn't clip in right...
11-23-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

Thats actually the type of comment i was...

Thats actually the type of comment i was expecting. And while i kind of agree, my Bianchi isn't vintage or one of a kind so i don't really see the harm other then, yes, i am ruining the lines of the...
11-23-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
Posted By SGMongoose

thanks for the insight. so i guess the consensus...

thanks for the insight. so i guess the consensus so far is to drill. i was hoping not too but i guess i should suck it up
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