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04-15-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Are you trolling us ?

Are you trolling us ?
04-14-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific...

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific instance of the 16T White Industries SS freewheel. The problem isn’t the width of the chain, but rather that the freewheel body diameter is larger than...
04-13-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 589
Posted By TejanoTrackie

First of all, itís a freewheel, NOT a freehub....

First of all, itís a freewheel, NOT a freehub. The wheel hub itself is threaded to accept either a freewheel assembly (freewheel mechanism with one or more cogs) or a fixed cog, and they are all...
04-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 589
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at...

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at 74. I would definitely go lower on the gearing, though, maybe an 18T freewheel. At your weight, those 23mm wide tires are way to skinny. I’d suggest...
04-12-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Standover height is the WRONG way to fit a bike,...

Standover height is the WRONG way to fit a bike, and toptube length is the CORRECT way to fit a bike. I can’t stand over many of my bikes, especially track bikes with high bottom brackets, yet I’ve...
03-05-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5...

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5 gear inches with a 700 x 35c rear tire according to my gear calculator >>> BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart...
03-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs
03-02-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone....

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone. That's more than twice the weight of a typical spoked front wheel. Steering and maneuvering is very difficult with a heavy front wheel. Also, it doesn't...
02-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Have you checked on the latest prices for the...

Have you checked on the latest prices for the Sugino 75 DD2 ? By the time you get the nice TORX chainring bolts, the black version will set you back $900. When I bought my black Sugino DD crankset...
01-26-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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2011 Soma Rush modified in 2020
01-26-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires...

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires more than simple assembly. It also requires a lot of adjustment, such as wheel truing and tensioning and wheel bearing adjustment. Wheel truing is...
01-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A bigger question is how many people are going to...

A bigger question is how many people are going to want a 13T cog. I have one that I only used very occasionally for over gear power training, but never for racing, way too tall. Never mind riding on...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,233
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Aluminum, man ! ...

Aluminum, man !

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01-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in...

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in smoothness with a larger cog are minimal. I agree with abshipp that a higher quality machined cog is more likely to help. Also, a better quality chain may...
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,600
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.” ...

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.”

Doctor: “Then, don’t do that !”

- Henny Youngman
12-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel...

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel hub cog. For one thing, it lacks any flange at all, which is why it has so few threads. For all I know, it's used on some kind of chain driven...
12-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference...

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference between Italian and English or ISO is very small, and an Italian cog is a B fit on an English hub. Specifically, the thread diameters for the different...
12-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,685
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You have the answer right there. The fact that...

You have the answer right there. The fact that the chainline changed when you flipped the hub, means that something is wrong with the rear wheel. The chainline should NOT change when you flip the...
12-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better...

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better for road use, because they are angled the same as the rear brake, so you don’t have to re-adjust the brake pads everytime you move the rear wheel in...
12-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,685
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a...

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a road crank that normally has two chainrings (RD=road and 2=two chainrings) with one on the inside and one on the outside of the spider. When used with...
12-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,685
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Too much ganja.

Too much ganja.
12-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,960
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely...

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely cause the problems youíve described.
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching...

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching COVID-19 before the vaccine is available. Since this is a bicycle forum:

...
12-05-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,055
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Germans are wierd.

Germans are wierd.
12-02-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,233
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Soma Rush Rev. 1

I originally built this 2011 Soma Rush frame with a threadless fork and bullhorns, but recently rebuilt it with a threaded fork and drop bars with hooded brake levers. I prefer the threaded look with...
10-24-20, 05:27 PM
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Views: 435,889
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will...

Any hub with an axle that is spaced at 120mm will fit in the rear dropouts of the Steamroller. So, any coaster brake hub or IGH with 120mm spacing will fit. Most coaster brake hubs are spaced at...
10-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:

I just :love:weight weenie threads. :lol:
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09-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Update on 09-22-20 Today I found out...

Update on 09-22-20

Today I found out exactly how my credit card was stolen. I received a letter from an e-commerce company that runs a website where I bought a cordless electric leaf blower,...
09-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,330
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly...

If you plan on riding fixed, then I strongly advise having some sort of foot retention, such as toe clips and straps or clipless pedals. Unlike a freewheel, if your feet come off the pedals on a...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By TejanoTrackie

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg...

......bbbbut...the listing says “Ultra Light 3kg per Wheel” You guys are a bunch of wimps. :roflmao2:
09-08-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than...

The stock parts on a Kilo TT are much better than those on the Crew Defender. Look at the steel crank with the non-removable tiny steel chainring. Or look at the cheap tires. How about the cheap...
09-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so...

Wabi measures the seatube center to center, so that frame is at least 2 cm taller based on center to top measurement. Anyways, it is probably meant for someone well over 6 feet tall.
09-03-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing....

Strength and rigidity are not the same thing. Strength is the ability to support a load without failing, and is a function of yield and tensile strength of the material. In this case, chromoly steel...
09-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By TejanoTrackie

As long as you never lose the desire to ride...

As long as you never lose the desire to ride something, all is good.
09-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,790
Posted By TejanoTrackie

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09-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By TejanoTrackie

And I enjoy riding fixed, and donít mind pedaling...

And I enjoy riding fixed, and donít mind pedaling down hills and going slower. ņ chacun ses goŻts.
09-02-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere...

Which begs the question, if you live somewhere that is hilly, why not just ride a geared bike ?
08-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side...

Also, sometimes the spokes on the non-drive side are longer, and the nipples bottom out on the spoke threads when they are further tightened to re-dish the wheel. If the spokes are galvanized rather...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, trying to use vertical dropouts with a fixed gear is just plain dumb.
08-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the...

Not so. The only thing that matters is where the load is applied, and if the freewheel sprocket is in the same position as a fixed cog, then the forces and torques applied to the hub will be the...
08-26-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the...

Hiten steel as not as strong as Chromoly, so the tubes need to be thicker to withstand the stresses. This is why hiten steel frames are heavier than chromoly. The material stiffness (modulus of...
08-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is...

The only time you notice the weight of a bike is when accelerating or climbing, and unless you are a competitive cyclist, you will not be accelerating all that much. Most people can afford to lose a...
08-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,958
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can...

Hey man, I got a real cool SE Draft fixie you can have for just un mil.
08-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,089
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The loosening torque will be higher that the...

The loosening torque will be higher that the tightening torque, because you have to initially overcome the static friction force between the bolt head and the crank arm. Still, I suspect that you...
08-02-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,089
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://youtu.be/gQz7JmzASuk

https://youtu.be/gQz7JmzASuk
08-02-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,089
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkVFY8V-H_JEH-Nv...

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07-17-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The length of a frame's top tube is more...

The length of a frame's top tube is more important than the seat tube when determining proper size. Manufacturer's use the seat tube length to define frame size, and use standover clearance as the...
07-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit...

You should never ride a frame that doesn't fit you, and it sounds like you need a frame with a shorter top tube than the Kilo WT. Why are you concerned with the rear dropout spacing ? Do you want to...
07-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine...

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.

...
07-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like...

Yeah, the quality of the lug work looks like cheap 1970s bike boom era. I had a Peugeot UO8 that looked like that.
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