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03-31-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,114
Posted By Lazyass

Managed to take a decent picture finally. ...

Managed to take a decent picture finally.

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03-29-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,394
Posted By Lazyass

I would have pulled out my frame pump and did to...

I would have pulled out my frame pump and did to him what the Italian pro racer did to Dave in Breaking Away.
03-29-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25,038
Views: 2,412,447
Posted By Lazyass

44x17, 36 miles, 17.9 avg. Two bee stings and two...

44x17, 36 miles, 17.9 avg. Two bee stings and two cars passed me. I love this bike. Forgive the trash, this whole area was flooded during the last hurricane and it still hasn't been cleaned up. We...
03-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Lazyass

I would get the Wabi but the State Black Label is...

I would get the Wabi but the State Black Label is a pretty nice aluminum race bike for much less. Just need to buy a brakeset.

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/black-label
03-27-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 506,208
Posted By Lazyass

I know it's not a real Motobecane lol. I don't...

I know it's not a real Motobecane lol. I don't care about the original price (which was 11 years ago), I care about the quality of the frameset and a double butted frame and triple butted fork is...
03-25-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 506,208
Posted By Lazyass

Man, someone has this mint '09 Motobecane...

Man, someone has this mint '09 Motobecane Messenger on CL for only $185. Double butted frame, triple butted fork and the wheels have double butted spokes. But it's about 2 hours away in Charlotte and...
03-24-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By Lazyass

The chrome looks good. If you ever want mudguards...

The chrome looks good. If you ever want mudguards for it look at the ones Handsome Cycles sells. They're made for tall forks like that so they don't sit up too high.
03-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 506,208
Posted By Lazyass

My professional photography skills on display...

My professional photography skills on display again. Since I bought my Wabi my Swobo has been ignored. I still love her and will keep her forever. I got some hammered aluminum fenders from Handsome...
03-19-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54,844
Views: 7,792,060
Posted By Lazyass

Want a disc bike? Seller has two '77 Kabuki...

Want a disc bike? Seller has two '77 Kabuki Skyway's

https://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_lzLpxuZNGDF_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_hbH8ibKJFBB_1200x900.jpg
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03-19-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,459
Posted By Lazyass

Everyone chill. Even IIhan Omar is praising Trump...

Everyone chill. Even IIhan Omar is praising Trump now if you can believe that.

FYI from a certain source. Prepare for a big announcement before this weekend and stock up on two weeks worth of...
03-18-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Lazyass

I wish USAC had a fixed gear division.

I wish USAC had a fixed gear division.
03-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Lazyass

No more anything for awhile. ...

No more anything for awhile.

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/uci-suspends-all-racing-and-amends-olympic-qualification-period-amid-covid-19-outbreak/
03-18-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,459
Posted By Lazyass

No offense, but this isn't misinformation. It...

No offense, but this isn't misinformation. It looks like Haiti (I've been there).

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEsoqzKVoAAdPJP.jpg
03-18-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Lazyass

I turned 52 last November and rode 52 miles.

I turned 52 last November and rode 52 miles.
03-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,459
Posted By Lazyass

So here's a good one, I don't think this has been...

So here's a good one, I don't think this has been in the news today. I've spoken with a buddy who works at the Pentagon. Trump has said there shouldn't be gatherings of more than 10 people. That's...
03-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,554
Posted By Lazyass

The older you get the less you care what year it...

The older you get the less you care what year it is. Half the time you can't remember anyway.
03-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,811
Posted By Lazyass

My family won't be able to go, and my only job (I...

My family won't be able to go, and my only job (I retired at age 42, life is good) is babysitting my grandbabies when my daughter is at school and my son in law at work. So if her spring break is...
03-15-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,811
Posted By Lazyass

Well it was going to be her, son in law and my...

Well it was going to be her, son in law and my four grandkids. The oldest is in elementary school and his has been canceled as well. I guess I could go by myself but that would be a bummer, that...
03-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,811
Posted By Lazyass

My daughter is in nursing school and I rented a...

My daughter is in nursing school and I rented a cabin up in Boone, NC for her spring break vacation. School has just been canceled for at least two weeks and that kills spring break. I was going to...
03-12-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Lazyass

I could be wrong, but I think the real single...

I could be wrong, but I think the real single speed hubs threaded for a freewheel/cog are all 110-120mm. So if that's the case you would have no choice but to run what you have. The good part is you...
03-11-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,554
Posted By Lazyass

Got many, but my '84 Gran Rally is my favorite....

Got many, but my '84 Gran Rally is my favorite. It's almost a geared twin to my Wabi. The Wabi will probably have a tubular wheelset this year. Paul hubs with Bicycle Wheel Warehouse's Pure tubular...
03-10-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,114
Posted By Lazyass

This isn't mine, but I'm probably going to buy a...

This isn't mine, but I'm probably going to buy a Wabi Thunder later this year. They posted this custom color on FB and I love it. I have a vintage Univega bike almost the exact color. In person it's...
03-10-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,114
Posted By Lazyass

Properly adjusting canti's is like anything else...

Properly adjusting canti's is like anything else in life. After you do it a few times and get the hang of it it's a no brainer. But for the impatient type there's always mini V brakes you can run...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Lazyass

I believe that would work. Thanks. I have...

I believe that would work. Thanks.

I have thought about getting an All City Nature Boy CX fork, they cost only $130. The durability would be a plus but I do like how light my Easton is. The whole...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Lazyass

You know, that actually might work. When I get...

You know, that actually might work. When I get home I'll move it forward and see how it would look.
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Lazyass

Front mudguard too high and too far back

It's a CX bike but I'll be using it for weekend touring. I have Handsome Cycles mudguards. The Easton fork has the top mounting hole on the rear of the crown. It doesn't go all the way through so I...
03-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Lazyass

You did say cheap. Components are cheap but it's...

You did say cheap. Components are cheap but it's a butted chromo frame and fork.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/fantom-cross-uno-pro-oc-7.jpg
...
02-27-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By Lazyass

Looks cool. But why oh why couldn't they have...

Looks cool. But why oh why couldn't they have added a second bottle cage mount on the downtube? That's something I'll never understand about the single speed world. I mean I can understand with pure...
02-25-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By Lazyass

Nice ride. I was looking hard at the Shinola....

Nice ride. I was looking hard at the Shinola. Very good price for a Waterford frameset and i would have got a military discount. If it had a second bottle cage mount on the downtube and a chainguard...
02-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

Add a spacer where? My steerer isn't cut, I can't...

Add a spacer where? My steerer isn't cut, I can't even add another spacer. I have two spacers above my stem right now.
02-24-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

Thought about that, hope that's not the case. But...

Thought about that, hope that's not the case. But if it were that or a crown race not fully flushed I would think it would cause the headset to come loose when riding. I know the latter can cause it...
02-24-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

Yeah, the BB looks cheap. I'm going to get a...

Yeah, the BB looks cheap. I'm going to get a Sugino 75 crankset. The stock cranks are fine but you know how the mod bug is.
02-23-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

I have an issue with the Tange headset. Even if I...

I have an issue with the Tange headset. Even if I have it tightened down too much, when I squeeze the front lever and rock the bike back and forth I can feel with my fingers some play between the top...
02-23-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,114
Posted By Lazyass

I get the award for the Worst Photographer In...

I get the award for the Worst Photographer In Human History. You can't tell but it's a Wabi. Taken this morning. Got it on Christmas eve and it now has 871 miles on it.
...
02-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54,844
Views: 7,792,060
Posted By Lazyass

Boulder has a set of NOS Cinelli Top 64's for $58...

Boulder has a set of NOS Cinelli Top 64's for $58 with a full set of rare aero plugs. These are the bars that the cable housing runs inside the bar. You drill your own entry hole. Someone get them...
02-20-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Lazyass

Mine is.

Mine is.
02-20-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Lazyass

The seal goes up against the bearing. If you...

The seal goes up against the bearing. If you stick the fork in a freezer for a little bit then the race will go on easier because the steerer tube will shrink.
02-18-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,533
Posted By Lazyass

I bought it specifically with SS in mind, and as...

I bought it specifically with SS in mind, and as you can see my trails are sandy. Those 26+ tires at 18psi make it feel like dirt. Tons of traction, that trail is so much more fun to rip on with this...
02-18-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Lazyass

It has a butted chromoly frame AND fork, so for...

It has a butted chromoly frame AND fork, so for $399 it's not a bad deal. Obviously it's not going to be light but most of the pigness will be in the cheap wheels. Some of those BD models are the...
02-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,533
Posted By Lazyass

Thanks. This is my bike. I don't need a chain...

Thanks. This is my bike. I don't need a chain tensioner, it's ready to go.

https://i.postimg.cc/zvPTJSGd/20200131-112205.jpg
02-16-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,533
Posted By Lazyass

At the end of the month I'm going to order...

At the end of the month I'm going to order everything to convert my Dragonslayer. Is there a better kit and cog than the Surly? And what chain size will I need? Surly recommends a 9 speed chain. I...
02-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

And yet you still cannot explain how lugs makes a...

And yet you still cannot explain how lugs makes a bike handle different than brazing. No one can because there is no answer.

And if you want to go back to tricycle days, I have over 50 years of...
02-10-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,321
Posted By Lazyass

Well, the nightmare has begun again. Noticed the...

Well, the nightmare has begun again. Noticed the tire was losing air. It's leaking from the valve. I pulled the valve out and did the method of using a small piece of rubber from an old tube and...
02-10-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

I only have 34 years of experience. How does lugs...

I only have 34 years of experience. How does lugs make the bike handle different?
02-10-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

Like what? Two bikes exactly the same except for...

Like what? Two bikes exactly the same except for one having the tubes attached with lugs and the other brazed will handle exactly the same.
02-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,321
Posted By Lazyass

Did you install the WTB Ranger tires? That's what...

Did you install the WTB Ranger tires? That's what matters and those are some freakishly tight tires. I know others go on easier because I went through 1000 you tube videos. And I used my regular...
02-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

I'm aware of that lol. That doesn't affect the...

I'm aware of that lol. That doesn't affect the handling.
02-10-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,604
Posted By Lazyass

They have the exact same geometry.

They have the exact same geometry.
02-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,321
Posted By Lazyass

BTW, I weighed everything on my scale and chopped...

BTW, I weighed everything on my scale and chopped off over a half a pound from each wheel. These tubes are huge.
02-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,321
Posted By Lazyass

Hobbit712 Success! With no damn air...

Hobbit712

Success! With no damn air compressor lol. These WTB's are hella tight so here is what you need:

A good tire lever that has a deep hook like Pedro's. I dug around and found an old one...
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