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07-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Ironfish653

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings...

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings like Plasti-dip, itís best to build up at least three, if not four light coats, like 50% coverage, letting each one nearly dry, before going to...
06-20-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; ...

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; for $20, it's a pretty good tire.
They ride like a more expensive tire.
06-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ironfish653

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the...

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the Animal 'Hamilton' or Odyssey 'Twisted'
Light-ish, decent grip, and serviceable bearings. You can find them all day long for $20, sometimes as low as...
06-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,863
Posted By Ironfish653

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue...

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue graphics.
Although it may go past fetish, and straight to hard kinky.:lol:
Some of us are weird that way.
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06-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Ironfish653

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black (https://www.bikewagon.com/part/stems/threadless-stems/oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black)

Always...
06-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ironfish653

You might be able to go the other way, with T45...

You might be able to go the other way, with T45 or T50 with 3 of the teeth cut out.
06-13-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,781
Posted By Ironfish653

Microshift makes inexpensive Shimano-compatible...

Microshift makes inexpensive Shimano-compatible shifters as well.

The 'Marvo' is their 9-sp flatbar shifter. Can be had with or without the indicator windows. The LT and XE versions seem to have...
06-11-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Ironfish653

If they hold air overnight, and arent showing any...

If they hold air overnight, and arent showing any splits or bulges, I'll ride an old set of tires.
I usually do on a new bike 'find' while I figure out what condition the rest of the bike is in...
06-02-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Ironfish653

Do you understand what an aero base bar is? ...

Do you understand what an aero base bar is?

You use on your TT bike for a hand position for starting/sprinting, hard cornering, and to hang your brake levers. Pretty much what the drops on a drop...
05-18-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Ironfish653

Iím not debating the levels of power required....

Iím not debating the levels of power required. Iím talking about the mechanics, which as you know, are crucial in weightlifting.
But weíre talking about cycling here, and the OPs description of a...
05-15-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By Ironfish653

Actually, what's wrong is thinking that the OP...

Actually, what's wrong is thinking that the OP cares about proper fitting and power delivery.

OP rides a clunker, may not be aware that bikes come in sizes besides wheel diameter, thinks riding...
05-14-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By Ironfish653

larsbb Good for you for seeing the build through...

larsbb Good for you for seeing the build through to a completed bike!

You have 10 posts now, so you have to post a picture of the bike, or it doesn't exist! :thumb:


Sorry for the push-back,...
05-13-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,994
Posted By Ironfish653

JaccoW has a very good point. MTB tech has...

JaccoW has a very good point. MTB tech has evolved a lot since the relatively simple bikes of the early 90's. There have also been a lot of evolutionary dead ends, and while the internet has made...
05-09-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ironfish653

Plus lots of online anecdotal hand-wringing like...

Plus lots of online anecdotal hand-wringing like 'Crabon will assplode!" and "It's only a matter of time until it breaks; the clock is ticking!!"

I have two old aluminum bikes (1976 Bridgestone...
05-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,606
Posted By Ironfish653

That's known as 'Half-Step' gearing. It was...

That's known as 'Half-Step' gearing. It was pretty common through the 70's and in to the 80's especially on touring bikes, as a way to get a wide range of distinct 'gears' when the tech of the time...
05-03-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ironfish653

It's an '06. Twelve years old. C6 Vettes go for...

It's an '06. Twelve years old. C6 Vettes go for less than a new Prius. If you can afford a Prius, you can afford a beater to haul bikes. /ftfy



I guess we're not allowed to enjoy cars here?...
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