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09-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By the sci guy

Same. The bar that came stock on the bike is...

Same.

The bar that came stock on the bike is a 78mm reach, 126mm drop, seems to be 40cm wide, and 12 degree flare on the drops. I don't care for it.

I think I'm gonna end up with that Whiskey...
09-21-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,618
Posted By the sci guy

OK say I take it to 130. What kind of mech am I...

OK say I take it to 130. What kind of mech am I capable of running now?
09-21-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,618
Posted By the sci guy

Do you mean by just spreading the rear triangle a...

Do you mean by just spreading the rear triangle a bit with your hands when putting the wheel in or did you actually cold set the frame
09-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By the sci guy

I do like those whiskey bars - can't afford the...

I do like those whiskey bars - can't afford the carbon version though. so far they have the shortest reach i've found at around 67mm (though the salsa cowbell is about the same). Most of the other...
09-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By the sci guy

Looking for new handlebar recommendations for gravel/road

Iíve got my first gravel bike but Iím not in love with the bars - theyíre a bit larger than I like; longer reach, bigger drop, wide flare.

Can someone recommend a bar that is good for both gravel...
09-20-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,813
Views: 2,301,618
Posted By the sci guy

Hey all, Figured this was the best place to ask...

Hey all,
Figured this was the best place to ask for input on modernizing my mid 80's Raleigh. It's currently a single speed, but I would like to put some brifters, and make it 2xSomething? But I...
09-20-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

I replaced the crappy original Weimann brake...

I replaced the crappy original Weimann brake calipers as well because they had almost zero stopping power. Replaced them with Tektro R539s and they look good.
Mine is a '74 as well, and it also has...
09-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape....

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape. Congrats on that find. No frame pump though, eh?
I've got a '74 Super Tourer as well - refurbed mine from the ground up. but kept most of the original...
Forum: Texas
09-18-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By the sci guy

requested to join.

requested to join.
09-14-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,272
Posted By the sci guy

done. ordered. :thumb:

done. ordered. :thumb:
09-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,272
Posted By the sci guy

The stem is also a place holder from the parts...

The stem is also a place holder from the parts bin. I need to order a new shorter one. I'll probably get black to match the rest of the components.
09-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,682
Posted By the sci guy

interesting top. I had 2 sets of M cages, but i...

interesting top.
I had 2 sets of M cages, but i never felt like my foot was far enough in. Even though I wear a size 7.5 sneaker. I ordered a L and they feel much better.
BUT maybe it has to do...
09-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,272
Posted By the sci guy

Since this is the only place I've posted a pic of...

Since this is the only place I've posted a pic of this bike - I'll just ask here this super highly strategic important hard hitting question: what color water bottle cages should I get? (the black...
09-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,272
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks. I'm pretty impressed so far. Weighs in at...

Thanks. I'm pretty impressed so far. Weighs in at around 19lbs as seen here. It's a new brand and the frame is a super magnesium alloy. Digging it so far.
09-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,272
Posted By the sci guy

new gravel bike ...

new gravel bike


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/50316994873_beda82d46d_h_d_27172f36c9c3c78003816426977d295b2476061f.jpg
09-07-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By the sci guy

Diagnose this squeak/creak - hub or disc brake?

My bike fell over yesterday in the garage. When I picked it up it made the noise in the video below - but only in that certain part of the wheel's rotation. It fell on the disc brake side of the bike...
09-03-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By the sci guy

as someone with a small frame, small legs, and...

as someone with a small frame, small legs, and sub-luxating knee caps - I can never safely ride fixed. which sucks because i love the clean lines of a fixed gear bike. but i do love my single speed -...
09-01-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By the sci guy

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new...

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new set of wheels that are specifically for SS/FG riding. They aren't that expensive - $300 tops maybe. Just get the set that matches your rear spacing....
08-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By the sci guy

Yes everything is GRX. Like I said above it's...

Yes everything is GRX. Like I said above it's brand new out of the box bike - like it literally showed up at my house in the box and I put it together.


I read through that but the issue is that...
08-21-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By the sci guy

actually i don't run out of clicks coming down,...

actually i don't run out of clicks coming down, as i said above i can still move the shifter paddle all the way to the left, but nothing happens, so it just stays on the 2nd from last small cog.
08-20-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By the sci guy

I didnít want to go all-in and take the chain off...

I didnít want to go all-in and take the chain off and start from scratch since this is a new out of the box bike and I was hoping it would pretty close to all set to ride.

I futzed with it a...
08-20-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By the sci guy

Can't get to shift to smallest cog & skips through cassette

It's a GRX derailleur. It'll shift down to the 2nd highest, but then even though the shift lever pushes over, nothing happens. It will go all the way up to the big ring, though. It also skips around...
Forum: Texas
08-18-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By the sci guy

You in the Houston area? BTW we spent 3 years in...

You in the Houston area? BTW we spent 3 years in Knoxville while my wife did grad school at UTK. Loved that town and would move back in an instant if the job market was viable. While my heart beats...
Forum: Texas
08-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By the sci guy

I did. But I fell and fractured my elbow before I...

I did. But I fell and fractured my elbow before I got the bike. It's currently all built and sitting in my dining room driving me insane every time I walk past it. But it's a really nice looking...
08-15-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,050
Posted By the sci guy

Someone local has what they claim to be an 84...

Someone local has what they claim to be an 84 Sport SS for sale and theyíve got it at $800. Which seems outrageous.
Heres the listing https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287600136016994/...
08-15-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,014
Posted By the sci guy

Came across this in my size but the lowest she'll...

Came across this in my size but the lowest she'll go is $350 plus whatever it costs to have my dad take it to a shop and have them pack it and ship it to me. Thoughts?...
08-14-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,597
Posted By the sci guy

master of crap, please add me to the craplist. I...

master of crap, please add me to the craplist. I got some prospects finally.
08-07-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6,518
Views: 587,249
Posted By the sci guy

i ordered one of those jerseys from the online...

i ordered one of those jerseys from the online shops from china that pop up on my instagram feed - just arrived almost a month to the day later. annnddddd it's too small. fml.
08-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

ouch. too bad, too becaue that probably isn't...

ouch. too bad, too becaue that probably isn't fixable?

Funny to rarely ever see any Super Tourers with drop bars.
08-07-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

often times it means there might be damage to the...

often times it means there might be damage to the steerer tube. bending it back won't really help to correct that because the metal column of the steerer is possibly crimped or cracked on the...
08-06-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 542,276
Posted By the sci guy

the luggage scale i ordred so i could weigh my...

the luggage scale i ordred so i could weigh my bikes arrived today :lol:
08-06-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My...

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My decals are almost completely gone, and I can't find any replacements. did you restore it yourself? How much is still original?

Here's mine, which i...
08-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,014
Posted By the sci guy

ratio of bikes for short people to tall people:...

ratio of bikes for short people to tall people: 1:832897498278497283470298734827489273948732897482375802438fr293n293283423u49342p
08-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

Sun CR-18 are probably the best 27" wheels you'll...

Sun CR-18 are probably the best 27" wheels you'll find for the money -seems to be the consensus.

Also, unless it's the camera angle, your fork looks like it's bent backwards a tad like it's had...
Forum: Texas
08-03-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By the sci guy

Has this been canceled yet?

Has this been canceled yet?
07-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,014
Posted By the sci guy

$500 for this?...

$500 for this? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574031776519516/
It's rare I ever find anything with a small frame - so I like to give them a good look, but... thoughts?


...
07-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,014
Posted By the sci guy

Is this worth checking out for a new project? ...

Is this worth checking out for a new project?

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/houston-bianchi-strada-lx/7158548403.html
07-24-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,597
Posted By the sci guy

appreciate it but Iím 5í5Ē and need size 52 or...

appreciate it but Iím 5í5Ē and need size 52 or smaller usually.

Iíll get back on the list soon enough - I just always have the itch!
07-24-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,597
Posted By the sci guy

Does the box contain any frames in my size?...

Does the box contain any frames in my size? because i need one of those before I can use/swap any crap in the box.
07-24-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By the sci guy

Looks amazing. Would totally get one if it...

Looks amazing. Would totally get one if it weren't $3200 and also apparently only available in the UK?
07-23-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the sci guy

I'd still like to see this bike! What's the max...

I'd still like to see this bike! What's the max tire size the wheels can accommodate? I was able to comfortably put some 700x32 tires on a a wheelset that originally had 700x23 tires on another bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,955
Posted By the sci guy

Just popping in here - with only reading the...

Just popping in here - with only reading the first 2 pages or so - just to say that as a company you'll be hard pressed to get me to spend more than $40 on a jersey. It's not like it required...
07-21-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,162
Posted By the sci guy

No, they come in 2 sizes, 75 & 65cm. ...

No, they come in 2 sizes, 75 & 65cm.



It's not a drop bar, it's a riser bar:https://global.bluelug.com/nitto-for-shred-bar-silver.html
07-21-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the sci guy

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the...

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the Sugino crank is 48t and Iíve got a 17t freewheel. Both are 3/32Ē.
(Iíve also ran 46t/18t and 46t/17t)

Youíll find a lot of SS cranks are 1/8Ē but if...
07-21-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,162
Posted By the sci guy

My daily commuter has Soma HWY1 drops on it, I...

My daily commuter has Soma HWY1 drops on it, I think theyíre 42cm wide.

Iím I also have a Nitto For Shred riser thatís 65cm - pretty dang wide. I had it on a 1x8 but I sold that bike and kept the...
07-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By the sci guy

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the...

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the components and what it all looks like?

I converted a mid-80's Raleigh 10 speed into a single speed a number of years ago and it's still my daily...
07-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By the sci guy

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use...

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use the Cane Creek SCR-5c (c for compact) levers - but apparently upon doing a search, they no longer make the SCR-5 levers at all - regular or compact. So,...
07-15-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By the sci guy

On my SS, 700x32 Panaracer Pasaleas (gumwall) ...

On my SS, 700x32 Panaracer Pasaleas (gumwall)
On my '74 Raleigh, 27x1 1/4 Panaracer Pasaleas (gumwall)
On the '99 Cannondale I just sold, 700x28 Kenda KwikTrax
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By the sci guy

Check out pretty much any of the All City bikes. ...

Check out pretty much any of the All City bikes.
the Zig Zag is the flagship road bike, but take a look at the Space Horse, Mr. Pink, and the Cosmic Stallion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By the sci guy

Yup I dig the blue on the SL5. The SL6 just has...

Yup I dig the blue on the SL5. The SL6 just has the single greyish which is booorrrinnnggg. Colorways are super important to me. It's the bike's personality.
Weight is important to me because I'm a...
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