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10-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 410,921
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will...

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will fit in the rear dropouts of the Steamroller. So, any coaster brake hub or IGH with 120mm spacing will fit. Most coaster brake hubs are spaced at...
10-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:
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09-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Update on 09-22-20 Today I found out...

Update on 09-22-20

Today I found out exactly how my credit card was stolen. I received a letter from an e-commerce company that runs a website where I bought a cordless electric leaf blower,...
09-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,550
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly...

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly advise having some sort of foot retention, such as toe clips and straps or clipless pedals. Unlike a freewheel, if your feet come off the pedals on a...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By TejanoTrackie

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg...

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg per Wheel” You guys are a bunch of wimps. :roflmao2:
09-08-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than...

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than those on the Crew Defender. Look at the steel crank with the non-removable tiny steel chainring. Or look at the cheap tires. How about the cheap...
09-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so...

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so that frame is at least 2 cm taller based on center to top measurement. Anyways, it is probably meant for someone well over 6 feet tall.
09-03-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing....

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing. Strength is the ability to support a load without failing, and is a function of yield and tensile strength of the material. In this case, chromoly steel...
09-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By TejanoTrackie

As long as you never lose the desire to ride...

As long as you never lose the desire to ride something, all is good.
09-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,274
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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1976 Ron Cooper
09-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By TejanoTrackie

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling...

And I enjoy riding fixed, and don’t mind pedaling down hills and going slower. À chacun ses goûts.
09-02-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere...

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere that is hilly, why not just ride a geared bike ?
08-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side...

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side are longer, and the nipples bottom out on the spoke threads when they are further tightened to re-dish the wheel. If the spokes are galvanized rather...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying to use vertical dropouts with a fixed gear is just plain dumb.
08-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the...

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the load is applied, and if the freewheel sprocket is in the same position as a fixed cog, then the forces and torques applied to the hub will be the...
08-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the...

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the tubes need to be thicker to withstand the stresses. This is why hiten steel frames are heavier than chromoly. The material stiffness (modulus of...
08-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is...

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is when accelerating or climbing, and unless you are a competitive cyclist, you will not be accelerating all that much. Most people can afford to lose a...
08-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can...

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can have for just un mil.
08-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,071
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The loosening torque will be higher that the...

The loosening torque will be higher that the tightening torque, because you have to initially overcome the static friction force between the bolt head and the crank arm. Still, I suspect that you...
08-02-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,071
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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08-02-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,071
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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07-17-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The length of a frame's top tube is more...

The length of a frame's top tube is more important than the seat tube when determining proper size. Manufacturer's use the seat tube length to define frame size, and use standover clearance as the...
07-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit...

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit you, and it sounds like you need a frame with a shorter top tube than the Kilo WT. Why are you concerned with the rear dropout spacing ? Do you want to...
07-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine...

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.

...
07-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like...

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like cheap 1970s bike boom era. I had a Peugeot UO8 that looked like that.
07-10-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut...

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut off the portion in the front that has a lot of boogered up threads.
07-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,958
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Trying to set up a fixed gear with vertical...

Trying to set up a fixed gear with vertical dropouts is just plain dumb.
07-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By TejanoTrackie

At your weight, I'd stay with the same size tire....

At your weight, I'd stay with the same size tire. This will allow you to have a reasonable tire pressure to prevent a pinch flat and have low rolling resistance. If you can't find another 700x30c...
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front...

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front derailleur as a chain keeper to keep the chain from falling off. Use the rear derailleur as a chain tensioner. Once you've selected the desired chainring...
06-26-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That won’t work in this case. The problem is not...

That won’t work in this case. The problem is not that the bolt socket is stripped, but rather that the nut is spinning in the chainring as the bolt is turned. What is needed is something to keep the...
06-22-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,240
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Views: 464,442
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, today I finally had my endoscopy and...

Well, today I finally had my endoscopy and colonoscopy. The good (great) news is that there are no indications of colon or rectal cancer. Also, no indications of internal bleeding from ulcers,...
06-21-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Or, maybe the fork is installed backwards. I've...

Or, maybe the fork is installed backwards. I've seen that too.
03-28-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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Wraith steel fixed gear road bike with carbon fork
03-28-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,140
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just make all the riders wear face masks and...

Just make all the riders wear face masks and carry hand sanitizer.
01-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 53,405
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14....

Thanks ! Yes, it is a 1976 Schwinn Paramount P14. I repainted it, so it is missing the decals.
01-27-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 53,405
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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01-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,974
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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01-02-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,974
Posted By TejanoTrackie

2019 Post Your Fixed Gear / Singlespeed Megathread

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2011 Soma Rush with Wabi wheels

Una velocidad...
03-02-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,019
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You are correct. The New Winner and Winner/Winner...

You are correct. The New Winner and Winner/Winner Pro are simply freewheel body styles. Defying common logic, New Winner actually preceded Winner/Winner Pro. Both could be configured as regular 5 or...
12-23-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I think it depends on whether you are very short...

I think it depends on whether you are very short like me, such that my DT shifters are a short reach from my bars, since the down tube almost intersects the top tube at the front where the levers are...
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