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04-11-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By ketsana

I got a longer nut from torontocycles.com I...

I got a longer nut from torontocycles.com I stripped 2 of them then gave up and got the cheapest Tektro front brake I could find from the lbs for 25$
03-28-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By ketsana

Wheels tires and tubes make the biggest...

Wheels tires and tubes make the biggest difference.

My 50cm vigorelli weighs 15.4 lbs.
Pro plt cockpit
Sram s200 crank
Cheapo Tektro front brake and mtb lever
Continental gp 4000s2...
06-09-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By ketsana

Forgetting you cant stand and coast over bumps. ...

Forgetting you cant stand and coast over bumps. You gotta stand and keep pedaling. Also... don't know how long your rides are but you'll find your legs getting tired faster at first. This is...
03-23-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 124,983
Posted By ketsana

Nice. what are those wheels? Seems no one makes...

Nice. what are those wheels? Seems no one makes carbon flip flop clinchers other than essor and China.
10-20-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By ketsana

Are you after lightweight? If so, I'm not sure...

Are you after lightweight? If so, I'm not sure the h pluses build up so light. I'm sure they are awesome judging by how many I see in the show your bike thread.

You do know about velomine.com...
10-20-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,686
Posted By ketsana

Straps and a 25lb Raleigh caused me to discover...

Straps and a 25lb Raleigh caused me to discover knee pain and it band stretching.
10-20-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By ketsana

I didn't build mine. I paid a shop who can also...

I didn't build mine. I paid a shop who can also cut spokes to do it.
Cost was around 200$ for rims and hubs. Then 160$ for spokes and labour.
These were Canadian prices btw.
The wabi wheelset do...
10-20-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By ketsana

50/20 will be too easy for you. Like I said...

50/20 will be too easy for you.
Like I said ss vs fixed is totally different.
You gotta try both.
10-19-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By ketsana

I got into it this year as well. Going fixed is...

I got into it this year as well.
Going fixed is way more fun than ss because not coasting is something totally new to me.
10-19-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By ketsana

I really like my kinlin xr200s with formula hub...

I really like my kinlin xr200s with formula hub and bikehubstore front road hub so far.
Just built up a vigorelli in 50cm and the bike weighs 15.2lbs without brakes. I'm waiting for tektro 31.8mm...
10-05-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 960,180
Posted By ketsana

I see the faq now. Thanks.

I see the faq now. Thanks.
10-05-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 960,180
Posted By ketsana

Hi. Do you think you can get a 2015 vigorelli ...

Hi.
Do you think you can get a 2015 vigorelli frame to Syracuse by Columbus day weekend?
I Couldn't pm you due to lack of posts.
Could you pm me ?
09-24-14, 05:52 AM
09-24-14, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,753
Posted By ketsana

Since everyone seems budget conscious here, I'm...

Since everyone seems budget conscious here, I'm surprised no one mentioned kinlin builds from bikehubstore.com. That's what I have cause wabi was also out of stock when I was in the market. 1600g...
09-19-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,260
Posted By ketsana

Also, why would you want to remove the decals? ...

Also, why would you want to remove the decals? I've never seen one here in Ottawa so the leader name itself would be rare and sort of cool.
09-19-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,260
Posted By ketsana

Wow good point. I'm not sure a leader can build...

Wow good point. I'm not sure a leader can build up to OP s goal. I'm staying tuned though because I like the price of the 721 frame.
09-17-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,260
Posted By ketsana

To get to your weigh range, your gonna need...

To get to your weigh range, your gonna need lighter wheels. The owner of wabi told me he has been experimenting with 20/24 spoke counts and they have held up fine for him. If they are fine for...
09-17-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,260
Posted By ketsana

I got 28/32 kinlins + formula rear hub +...

I got 28/32 kinlins + formula rear hub + bikehubstore 79g front hub weighing in at 1500-1600g. Paid around 360$.
When I was ordering, wabi didn't have stock.

This brings my Fuji track classic...
09-08-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By ketsana

Fuji track classic can be had for low $400s in...

Fuji track classic can be had for low $400s in your country.
09-08-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 476,359
Posted By ketsana

Kinlin xr200 rims, bhs 79g road hub, formula rear...

Kinlin xr200 rims, bhs 79g road hub, formula rear hub.
28/32 configuration. around 1500-1600g for $350

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11391748/
09-04-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 476,359
Posted By ketsana

Did you really buy that kit?

Did you really buy that kit?
09-03-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By ketsana

I am really enjoying commuting and generally...

I am really enjoying commuting and generally riding my ss Fuji track.

at buysell in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - photo by riverroad1728 - Pinkbike (http://m.pinkbike.com/photo/11282248/)

So much...
09-03-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By ketsana

Same here about the same speed thing over a 1...

Same here about the same speed thing over a 1 hour flat commute when comparing gears vs my ss. Gears make me lazy.
07-17-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

Thanks to you, I checked out the Fuji track...

Thanks to you, I checked out the Fuji track classic at fosters and I like that it weighed 21lb flat. Not bad for 480$.

One other option is an argon 18 electron for $800. I would need a rear dia...
07-12-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

The gear ratio was not that tall at 46/16. The...

The gear ratio was not that tall at 46/16. The rush hour was an inexpensive, unresearched impulse buy.
Basically.. it was an extended test drive and first foray into riding fixed. Used it for...
07-12-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

True about the wheels. I bought a small rush...

True about the wheels. I bought a small rush hour from them, commuted every day on it for three weeks and the anodizing wore off pretty quick after a few wet and gritty rain rides. I sold the bike...
07-10-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

Cyclepower has the cheapest Fuji for around $500...

Cyclepower has the cheapest Fuji for around $500 I think.

They also have the Raleigh rush hour for 599.
07-10-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

I wouldn't be comfortable buying a bike that...

I wouldn't be comfortable buying a bike that someone claims is a khs but really is the famous kilo.
I know they are the same but still, false advertisement is not cool.
07-10-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,028
Posted By ketsana

Ha! I saw that bike on kijiji Ottawa so we are...

Ha!
I saw that bike on kijiji Ottawa so we are in the same area.
What shops have you been to?
Cyclepower? Cyclery?

Have you considered alu framed bikes?
07-08-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Thanks vegan. Finally got a verified weight! ...

Thanks vegan. Finally got a verified weight!

Stryper, that is sweet.

Just curious, what was involved going from road bike to that. Did you just have to throw on a set of ENO hubbed wheels...
07-07-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Sorry for making you sick but thanks to you, I...

Sorry for making you sick but thanks to you, I googled it and it does sound like a bad idea to run ss with only a front brake.

I'm getting the langster, won't upgrade it, and just ride the crap...
07-07-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Ok that changes everything. I'm gonna research. ...

Ok that changes everything. I'm gonna research. This is all new to me.
If someone who's done it before can confirm, that would be great.
07-07-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Carbon fixed/ss commuter would be too crazy. ...

Carbon fixed/ss commuter would be too crazy.
The frame on that bike is sub 900g .

I'm just gonna buy a langster cause it has a flip flop hub and ride the crap out of it in all weather conditions....
07-06-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

I knew this would happen just from seeing other...

I knew this would happen just from seeing other posts about weight and lurking for a while.

God forbid we weigh our bikes. I'd like to think bike and frame tech has evolved past the point where...
07-06-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Guess no one has one.

Guess no one has one.
07-06-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Awesome weight. Must be fun as heck to ride...

Awesome weight. Must be fun as heck to ride around.
07-06-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

Thanks. Changed the title. Your pro, I'm...

Thanks.
Changed the title. Your pro, I'm sure is awesome.
Just thought I'd make a fresh thread in case anyone has one and didn't see my other one.
07-06-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,040
Posted By ketsana

2012+ specialized langster weight (base model)

Hi guys
Simple question. Can't find it anywhere after googling for almost a whole day. If anyone has one, can they weigh it for me?

Will decide between this and the felt tk3 (17.5lbs) tommorow....
07-05-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

In Canada, there is only the langster street and...

In Canada, there is only the langster street and pro (as frame only). Don't know why.
07-05-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

The langster, a dealer would have to order it in...

The langster, a dealer would have to order it in for me and I would pick it up when I'm in the states.
No local shops here can get the one I want which is just regular one in black.
07-05-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Ha. Will open it up on Monday. Here are my 2...

Ha. Will open it up on Monday.
Here are my 2 choices. None I've seen in person but the geometry is fine and I am prioritizing weight:
1) 2013 felt tk3 for 820
2) 2014 langster in black for 690
...
07-04-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

You two are hilarious. You keep the forum active...

You two are hilarious. You keep the forum active which is cool.

I'm focusing on a felt tk3 now. Can't get them locally so I'll have to see if racycles would be willing to ship to my hotel room...
07-01-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Awesome advice. I knew I saw modern road bikes...

Awesome advice. I knew I saw modern road bikes converted to fixed before in weight weenies. For some reason I thought I would need a chain tensioner thing.
Too bad I just unloaded a 2013 aluminum...
07-01-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Haha. I'm done. I'm in Canada and selection is...

Haha.
I'm done. I'm in Canada and selection is not the greatest.
Saw that I can get cinelli vigorelli/mash frames for 800$ but would then have to research and source parts. Been there and done...
07-01-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Thanks. Looks like track bike is the only way to...

Thanks. Looks like track bike is the only way to go. These new companies selling only fixie stuff don't seem well regarded by this forum.

That cinelli is really nice but is about $700 more than...
06-30-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

I saw a thread like this before and the poster...

I saw a thread like this before and the poster got smashed :)

I don't think it's wrong to want to ride something light and fun. Plus... Mashing/accelerating on the Raleigh made my knees hate me...
06-30-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

Sorry but I'm not crazy about chromed out vintage...

Sorry but I'm not crazy about chromed out vintage looking bikes like the kilo, wabi, Fuji entry level, and bianchi pista.


Not gonna attach saddle bags or anything either. Just a clip on fender...
06-30-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,306
Posted By ketsana

I want a light weight fixie

Is a track bike the only way to get a fixie in the 17lb range?
I have my eyes on a Argon 18 Electron complete for around 800$. The shop is willing to replace the fork with one from a road bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,249
Posted By ketsana

I do use cream but it seems to wear out after...

I do use cream but it seems to wear out after about 1.5 hours.
Are chamois supposed to be so snug that they follow the contour exactly or do people pull down on the leg a bit to have a small gap...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,249
Posted By ketsana

My saddle issue after 1.5hours is I get chafing ...

My saddle issue after 1.5hours is I get chafing when the shammy bunches up between my sack and inner thigh.
Would the adamo help since it has no nose?

Funny thing is that it is only on one side...
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