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01-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By seau grateau

Learn to spin.

Learn to spin.
01-16-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By seau grateau

Maybe something like this?...

Maybe something like this? https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99265&category=79
01-13-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By seau grateau

Stronger riders use narrower chains all the time....

Stronger riders use narrower chains all the time. Aside from the entire road, MTB, and CX worlds, top level track racers have won Olympic races on 11 speed width chains and sprockets:...
01-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By seau grateau

Wing nuts were used so that riders could take off...

Wing nuts were used so that riders could take off and reinstall wheels on the road without needing to carry tools. Quick release rendered them obsolete because it does that job better. Track bikes...
01-10-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By seau grateau

No no no no we're leaving "arbitrary invocations...

No no no no we're leaving "arbitrary invocations of what pro road cyclists do" in 2019.
01-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,250
Posted By seau grateau

Oh cool, I hadn't seen that one before. I have...

Oh cool, I hadn't seen that one before. I have the Lucky Cat cages on my road bike.
01-09-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,250
Posted By seau grateau

Is that a PDW bottle cage with world champ...

Is that a PDW bottle cage with world champ stripes?
01-09-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24,513
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Posted By seau grateau

Today I swapped saddles. Took the Arione off my...

Today I swapped saddles. Took the Arione off my Big Block and switched back to my trusty WTB Silverado. It's weird but I can't find a saddle I like more than this cheap one that I randomly bought at...
01-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,897
Views: 529,082
Posted By seau grateau

Competitive has Gravel Kings for 30.99 --...

Competitive has Gravel Kings for 30.99 --...
01-09-20, 01:19 PM
01-07-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By seau grateau

No overlap with this setup -- 58cm frame, 165mm...

No overlap with this setup -- 58cm frame, 165mm cranks, 28mm tires, Crank Bros pedals with Giro shoes. Haven't checked it with other setups, but I never noticed any toe rubbing.
01-04-20, 06:57 PM
01-04-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By seau grateau

Took off the drops and put risers on today....

Took off the drops and put risers on today. Forgot how fun it is to ride like this.
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01-04-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By seau grateau

I lived on the east side when I was in LA, so I...

I lived on the east side when I was in LA, so I don't know much about what goes on in Mar Vista. I'd recommend checking out what SWAT is up to (@shewolfattackteam on IG) -- they're cool folks and...
01-04-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By seau grateau

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12-27-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By seau grateau

Spend a couple hundred hours on eBay and maybe...

Spend a couple hundred hours on eBay and maybe get lucky with one, or just get one of these and call it a day:...
12-27-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By seau grateau

Sweet sweet Kool-Aid.

Sweet sweet Kool-Aid.
11-24-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By seau grateau

They're basically a mail order company, so I...

They're basically a mail order company, so I don't see how it matters much.
11-23-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By seau grateau

I'd probably go with the Brother, but I'm partial...

I'd probably go with the Brother, but I'm partial to steel these days.
Replies: 2,678
Views: 288,369
Posted By seau grateau

I have one on my road bike. Who says 1"...

I have one on my road bike. Who says 1" threadless is pointless?
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Views: 288,369
Posted By seau grateau

Looks like something Cinelli made in the 90's.

Looks like something Cinelli made in the 90's.
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Posted By seau grateau

This applies to pretty much every conversation on...

This applies to pretty much every conversation on BikeForums.
11-15-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By seau grateau

No. This is old-fashioned and debunked...

No. This is old-fashioned and debunked convention. If you plan on racing track, there's a strong argument for choosing a longer top tube than you would on a road bike. IMO a good rule of thumb to...
11-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By seau grateau

Felt TK2 or TK3 (I think they're the same frame...

Felt TK2 or TK3 (I think they're the same frame now). Maybe check out Aventon and State. Leader is making frames again too, though I have no idea if they're any good now.
11-09-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 72,322
Posted By seau grateau

Sweeeeet.

Sweeeeet.
11-08-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,897
Views: 529,082
Posted By seau grateau

And yeah, looking at their other frames I would...

And yeah, looking at their other frames I would say a lot of them are overpriced.
11-08-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,897
Views: 529,082
Posted By seau grateau

50 would be appropriate IMO. Maybe less. It's an...

50 would be appropriate IMO. Maybe less. It's an old frame that was never anything super special and it doesn't have a fork or headset, which means more shopping and another 50-150 cost on you...
11-07-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,897
Views: 529,082
Posted By seau grateau

That's standard BB threading. And I don't know...

That's standard BB threading. And I don't know where they got that $1000 figure from. That frame is probably worth $50.
11-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By seau grateau

Lol well played Bezos

Lol well played Bezos
11-06-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By seau grateau

Ah, I see. I don't know of any eccentric outboard...

Ah, I see. I don't know of any eccentric outboard bearing BBs off the top of my head. Might be some out there, but probably best to stick with the BB you have now.
11-05-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By seau grateau

Do you have a budget in mind? Also, are you set...

Do you have a budget in mind? Also, are you set on using square taper? There are some good cranks out there that use outboard bearing BBs (ie, Andel, SRAM), which are much easier to install,...
11-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By seau grateau

Plenty of people use flat pedals with straps on...

Plenty of people use flat pedals with straps on fixed gears. They're fine, you just have to be careful about pedal strike when leaning into turns because they're so wide.
10-31-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By seau grateau

^^ Both good options. Also, if you're serious...

^^ Both good options. Also, if you're serious about not getting flats through the winter, consider tire liners. They'll be heavy and probably feel sluggish, but as long as you don't get pinches or...
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Views: 288,369
Posted By seau grateau

Interesting to bring up baseball -- the number of...

Interesting to bring up baseball -- the number of home runs hit this year has been ridiculous by basically any measure, and it's definitely not because the hitters are that much better than they were...
10-30-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By seau grateau

You don't need everything carbon in order to have...

You don't need everything carbon in order to have a lightweight bike. In a lot of cases, carbon parts offer you only slight weight savings over aluminum parts, and oftentimes aluminum gets you more...
10-25-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By seau grateau

Huh, doesn't work for me now either. Maybe it...

Huh, doesn't work for me now either. Maybe it finally bit the dust. His username was here Nagrom if you want to go looking.
10-23-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By seau grateau

Might've been with a different wheelset, but...

Might've been with a different wheelset, but there were scale pics. I'm way too lazy to go digging for it.
10-22-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By seau grateau

Pretty sure the only difference is the paint and...

Pretty sure the only difference is the paint and chromed bits.
10-22-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By seau grateau

This guy used to post here and I think he said...

This guy used to post here and I think he said his was under 17: https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2012-mercier-kilo-tt-pro-pro-sold-6476
10-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By seau grateau

Nice, I picked this one up from a guy on eBay,...

Nice, I picked this one up from a guy on eBay, wondered if maybe he was a BF dude but never got around to asking.
10-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,730
Posted By seau grateau

^^ 10/10 that bike rules.

^^ 10/10 that bike rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By seau grateau

Real-world tests aren't controlled enough to...

Real-world tests aren't controlled enough to really mean anything in most cases.
10-14-19, 12:59 PM
10-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 599,135
Posted By seau grateau

Saw a fossil on my way home today. ...

Saw a fossil on my way home today.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By seau grateau

Strip off the logos and write King on it.

Strip off the logos and write King on it.
10-10-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By seau grateau

Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a...

Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a must, it's the not the right frame.
10-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,250
Posted By seau grateau

Also depends on the segment you're targeting. 2-3...

Also depends on the segment you're targeting. 2-3 seconds isn't that much to cover on a longer segment. On a shorter sprinty segment, it can be huge.
10-07-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By seau grateau

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires,...

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires, canti brakes. Fun for hitting some trails and gravel paths, and perfect for cruising around town when the weather turns.
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10-06-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,693
Posted By seau grateau

NJS is just an equipment standard put in place to...

NJS is just an equipment standard put in place to make sure no rider has an edge over others due to their equipment, for gambling's sake.
10-05-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,250
Posted By seau grateau

Today I did 35 miles fixed with some gravel and a...

Today I did 35 miles fixed with some gravel and a couple climbs thrown in. Cool day so I got to try out my Rapha windbreaker -- must admit I'm impressed. It's light and comfy, cuts the wind well, and...
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