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04-19-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Lazyass

Cool, thanks

Cool, thanks
04-19-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Lazyass

How long did it take to get them? I think next...

How long did it take to get them? I think next month I'm going to order a set of tubulars at PWB for my Wabi with Paul hubs, DT Comp's and Kinlin TB 20 Tubular rims.

And since it's a Wabi thread...
04-19-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Lazyass

With sealed bearings you can pull the bearing...

With sealed bearings you can pull the bearing race out, stick your finger inside of it and spin it. If the bearings are shot it'll be obvious, it should spin smooth. As far as miles, who knows, they...
04-18-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,165
Posted By Lazyass

It's a Park and the pump strap is a Jandd ...

It's a Park and the pump strap is a Jandd

https://www.parktool.com/product/dial-adjust-frame-pump-pmp-5
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04-18-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,165
Posted By Lazyass

https://i.postimg.cc/RF2600bm/20210418-073838.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/RF2600bm/20210418-073838.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/vTRTsNcH/20210418-073851.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Lazyass

I bend the tip of the cable at an angle, about...

I bend the tip of the cable at an angle, about the last inch. Then I slide it through the frame and twist the cable when the tip is near the hole. It finds the opening pretty quickly on my bikes. But...
04-16-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Lazyass

God I miss the 80's.

God I miss the 80's.
04-16-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By Lazyass

Be aware that the Reynolds 725 tubing decal won't...

Be aware that the Reynolds 725 tubing decal won't be on the bike. They's supposed to have it in some paperwork that comes in the box so you can put it on yourself. Mine was actually missing so they...
04-15-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Lazyass

Yeah I still have the leather straps. My first...

Yeah I still have the leather straps. My first road bike I got in '87 was an '84 Peugeot PX10 with the stock tubulars. My uncle was into cycling and he gave me that bike and taught me how to glue and...
04-14-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Lazyass

I like how supple they are and how they handle...

I like how supple they are and how they handle since there's no sidewall, and I enjoy the process of gluing and mounting them. And it's nice knowing that in a major emergency I can limp home on a...
04-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Lazyass

Flats are easy. I carry a small 2oz bottle of...

Flats are easy. I carry a small 2oz bottle of Stan's sealant. Pop the valve stem off with my chain breaker, squeeze in half the bottle, pump it up and go. And I can swap on a spare tire in the same...
04-14-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Lazyass

Anyone running tubulars?

I've always preferred tubular tires and currently have them on three of my road bikes. Thinking about ordering a custom set from PWB for the Wabi. Paul hubs, DT Comp spokes and Kinlin TB 20 tubulars...
04-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By Lazyass

When I was a kid in the 70's I had a Huffy...

When I was a kid in the 70's I had a Huffy Dragster muscle bike with a five speed shifter haha
04-13-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By Lazyass

I'm 52 and got my first SS at 49 (road cycling...

I'm 52 and got my first SS at 49 (road cycling since 1987). It instantly became my favorite bike. It's only bad on your knees if you stay in the saddle on hard efforts. And my knees aren't the...
04-13-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Lazyass

I understand what you're saying, but I've never...

I understand what you're saying, but I've never heard any other reasoning on why they are lowering CX bikes.
04-06-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Lazyass

Fewer CX bikes isn't really the point. It's the...

Fewer CX bikes isn't really the point. It's the change of geometry closer to gravel geometry.
04-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Lazyass

I had a Diverge a couple of years ago and hated...

I had a Diverge a couple of years ago and hated it. I don't like gravel geometry, it's long, low and slow steering. Great for stability on gravel but I don't ride gravel roads and wouldn't want to...
04-04-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Lazyass

I have an '08 Raleigh RX 1.0 with a 55mm drop. I...

I have an '08 Raleigh RX 1.0 with a 55mm drop. I also like the high BB's, it's classic CX geometry. I was looking at new bikes and they've all gone lower, it's like they're trying to merge CX and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Lazyass

Just trying to mount the tire, not to mention...

Just trying to mount the tire, not to mention remove, can be an unforgettable experience. They can be so tight it should be criminal.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By Lazyass

FYI you can get this plug kit that stores in your...

FYI you can get this plug kit that stores in your bar end. Should fit drop bars as well. I ordered one for my MTB. Screw tubeless for the road, though. I'd rather run a latex tube with sealant...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Lazyass

They can still have sealant in the tube. Just...

They can still have sealant in the tube. Just squirt it through the valve. I do the same thing with tubulars. I'd rather have that setup than a tubeless tire. My experience in setting up tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Lazyass

I do not think the Turbo Cotton's are tubeless...

I do not think the Turbo Cotton's are tubeless tires. They're open tubulars but they say nothing about being tubeless compatible. They're actually the same 320tpi tire as the Turbo tubular version...
04-03-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 591,646
Posted By Lazyass

Yes it's sealed and serviceable. With 3...

Yes it's sealed and serviceable.

With 3 different pairs of pawls to engage...
04-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 591,646
Posted By Lazyass

Look at the Wabi Deluxe. I have one and I also...

Look at the Wabi Deluxe. I have one and I also have a WI on another bike. The Wabi is honestly just as good, even sounds the same. The pic on their website isn't great but in person you can see it's...
Forum: Southeast
04-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Lazyass

Boone, NC road routes

On Tuesday the family is renting a cabin just south of Boone (Seven Devils?). Right off highway 105. I was going to take my MTB and ride at Rocky Knob but I'm worried it might be closed. I know it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,977
Posted By Lazyass

Buy two new tubes with removable valve cores. Buy...

Buy two new tubes with removable valve cores. Buy a 2oz bottle of Stan's sealant. Mount new tubes and squirt half a bottle in each. Thank me later.
03-14-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,759
Posted By Lazyass

I'm 52. I bought my first single speed three...

I'm 52. I bought my first single speed three years ago out of curiosity and it instantly became my favorite bike. I upgraded to a Wabi Special. 46/17 and I keep about the same average speed as my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,034
Posted By Lazyass

I got a puncture on my tubular (very rare event)....

I got a puncture on my tubular (very rare event). I carry a small 2oz bottle of Stan's sealant. I pulled over, removed the valve core with the spoke wrench on my multitool and squirted half the...
03-13-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 198,330
Posted By Lazyass

Man, they used to but I don't see them on the...

Man, they used to but I don't see them on the site now. I remember they were only $39.99 because I was thinking about using them to build up some vintage hubs. You could contact them and see. The...
03-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 198,330
Posted By Lazyass

FWIW, BWW still has at least one set of their...

FWIW, BWW still has at least one set of their Ultegra 6700 tubulars on clearance if someone is looking to build up a bike with modern stuff. I've had a set for two years and they're flawless, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Lazyass

Any disc brakes better than Shimano 505's?

Haven't posted in awhile but I'm still alive.

Almost 3 years ago I bought a road bike with a 105/505 group. After the first couple of months, after trying every trick on the internet I could find...
09-18-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Lazyass

I love riding fixed except for the fact I have...

I love riding fixed except for the fact I have bad toe overlap. I've almost gone down a couple of times because of it, since you can't rotate your foot out of the way of the tire.
09-03-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lazyass

I said you could come close. If you bought all...

I said you could come close. If you bought all those components directly from Wabi that their complete bikes come up with it would be less than $250. And some you could probably find cheaper...
09-01-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lazyass

Ah, that sucks. Personally I'd buy the Fuji then....

Ah, that sucks. Personally I'd buy the Fuji then. It has a solid frameset.
09-01-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lazyass

Build your own. Wabi Classic frameset $495 ...

Build your own.

Wabi Classic frameset $495

Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Mavic CXP22/Formula wheelset $161 (with 10Now code)

Then you have @ $150 left over for the rest of the parts. Shop smart...
08-29-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

They're getting some nicer pictures up now. I...

They're getting some nicer pictures up now. I like the new blue Classic color.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2191/9809/products/bluedetail3-web_1024x1024.jpg?v=1598385545
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Lazyass

Paying someone to glue your tubulars is like...

Paying someone to glue your tubulars is like paying someone to wash your dishes. It's easy. I think some people overdo it on the glue. I personally use two coats on the rim and one on the basetape,...
08-06-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,226
Posted By Lazyass

After I got my SS and rode it for a couple of...

After I got my SS and rode it for a couple of weeks, what surprised me is that my average speed was about the same as on my geared bikes, and I didn't die in headwinds and on hills like I thought I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By Lazyass

Woah, I didn't even know that. Mine has the 1.75...

Woah, I didn't even know that. Mine has the 1.75 brim.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By Lazyass

Walz caps come in two different head sizes, not...

Walz caps come in two different head sizes, not brim sizes. And that's really good for people with smaller heads.
07-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By Lazyass

Isn't the Hylex a hydraulic brake? They're longer...

Isn't the Hylex a hydraulic brake? They're longer because they're hydraulic. My hydraulic RS505's are about an inch longer than my regular mechanical Ultegra's. The Tektro RL340's on my Wabi are 3.25...
07-17-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,044
Posted By Lazyass

I run a 46/17 and keep about the same average...

I run a 46/17 and keep about the same average speed as my geared bikes. I set my personal avg spd record on my Wabi at 18.4 mph over 30-something miles. I used to run a 48 but with a 46 I can keep a...
07-17-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Lazyass

Shinola Detroit Arrow for $1000 complete. They...

Shinola Detroit Arrow for $1000 complete. They have a military discount as well. The frameset is made by Waterford. I've read that the saddle is actually nicer than a Brooks.
...
07-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

What the hell is all this Wabi bashing? Here...

What the hell is all this Wabi bashing?

Here is my experience:

I ordered a Special last year on Black Friday. Free Sub-15 wheels, Deluxe freewheel (as good as WI in my opinion and they should...
07-10-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

I see the silver yall posted yesterday. One of my...

I see the silver yall posted yesterday. One of my favorite colors and I know it has to look 100x better than that pic haha
...
07-03-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

I don't know, all their generic pictures pretty...

I don't know, all their generic pictures pretty much suck. You can't see how the paint really pops out at you. And they don't show the nice details like the fork ends that are filed and smoothed down...
07-01-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

New Classic color. ...

New Classic color.
...
06-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,120
Posted By Lazyass

Speaking of Wabi, some new colors coming out. ...

Speaking of Wabi, some new colors coming out.
...
06-09-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,651
Posted By Lazyass

So we've had, with the support or even orders of...

So we've had, with the support or even orders of certain politicians, church pastors arrested and churchgoers fined for exercising their religion. Even had one governor in particular threatening to...
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,009,318
Posted By Lazyass

This is what I want next, Royal Enfield...

This is what I want next, Royal Enfield Continental Gt 650. It costs only 6K and Ohlins makes a suspension kit for it. It would be a fun track bike.

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