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04-12-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By seau grateau

I think it's pretty common for a casual or...

I think it's pretty common for a casual or new-to-the-game rider to gauge size based on standover. Not everyone is bike nerd enough to need or want a detailed bike fit, and geometry charts look like...
04-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By seau grateau

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it...

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it comes to sizing a bike.
04-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in...

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in Texas. Looks like most of the good riding in my new hood is dirt, so I might throw the risers back on, get some fatter tires, and go full tracklo...
03-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 42,859
Posted By seau grateau

Not including childhood bikes: Motobecane...

Not including childhood bikes:

Motobecane Conversion
Fuji Obey
Affinity Lo Pro
Shogun Selectra (first geared, then SS conversion)
Dolan Pre Cursa
Felt TK2
Ridley Fenix AL
GT Force
03-10-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool....

Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool. Are you gonna do crazy paint?
03-10-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

Mine? It's a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis.

Mine? It's a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis.
03-07-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,107
Posted By seau grateau

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube,...

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube, multitool, and my PDW 3wrencho -- a combination tire lever and 15mm wrench. I keep a small Lezyne pump on the bike as well (bracket attaches via...
03-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By seau grateau

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring...

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring wouldn't work with a 10 speed chain in this scenario.
02-25-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By seau grateau

I also ran 39x17 on my SSCX bike. It was pretty...

I also ran 39x17 on my SSCX bike. It was pretty perfect for city riding tbh, as I wasn't trying to go for speed and could spin it up pretty decently if I needed to. The only time I wished for a...
02-23-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By seau grateau

Helium to save grams. As for lube, I pretty...

Helium to save grams.

As for lube, I pretty much exclusively use T9 now. I can't remember if it's a wet or dry lube, and the bottle is all the way downstairs, but it goes on without the mess all...
02-23-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

Same. :thumb: It's my forever bike.

Same. :thumb: It's my forever bike.
02-23-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

sparkli

sparkli
02-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,440
Posted By seau grateau

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride....

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...
...
02-10-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By seau grateau

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is...

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is building your next one.
02-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By seau grateau

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub,...

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub, usually doesn't go very far. I don't see it as being more functional or convenient than other solutions already on the market.
02-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By seau grateau

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's...

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's ridiculous problem of half the track ends being unusable because the chain stays are too short. I hope they've fixed it now, because that is a deal...
01-22-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By seau grateau

Gran Compe is pretty good bang for buck

Gran Compe is pretty good bang for buck
01-21-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,281
Posted By seau grateau

Start with a brake and go from there.

Start with a brake and go from there.
01-07-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 88,957
Posted By seau grateau

hotttt

hotttt
01-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 674,102
Posted By seau grateau

There's some weird old time capsule stuff like...

There's some weird old time capsule stuff like this in Philly that just hasn't been touched for years and years. It's a little road that gets almost no traffic these days, so the cobbles have stuck...
12-08-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 88,957
Posted By seau grateau

Got a couple chips in the paint from being...

Got a couple chips in the paint from being stuffed in the trunk on a recent road trip -- normally those don't bother me, but I'm a little mad that it got its scars while inside a car. :cry:
12-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 88,957
Posted By seau grateau

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape. ...

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape.

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12-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 588,834
Posted By seau grateau

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for...

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for my Big Block. It looks ****** weird and I'm into it. Pics to follow.
12-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By seau grateau

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought...

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought mine, looks like MSRP is 600 now. MSRP for the Thunderdome frameset is 799, which is pretty on the level with other comparable aluminum/carbon track...
11-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 674,102
Posted By seau grateau

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep...

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep cobbled climb on my IRO. The answer was yes, but not on the bike.
...
11-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,474
Posted By seau grateau

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna...

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna need to have a look at those Phil hubs :p
11-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,474
Posted By seau grateau

Did you look into single speed levers? I'm not a...

Did you look into single speed levers? I'm not a gram counter but I feel like some could wind up being a bit lighter due to not having the shifty bits.
11-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,474
Posted By seau grateau

That's rad as hell.

That's rad as hell.
11-06-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By seau grateau

It's toast.

It's toast.
10-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By seau grateau

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I...

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I read it, and I am just beyond perplexed. But anyway, you could turn the Varsity into a fixie/single speed pretty easily. Those things are like tanks,...
10-27-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By seau grateau

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy...

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy territory after that.
10-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By seau grateau

That's a pretty cool mix of ****** and weirdo,...

That's a pretty cool mix of ****** and weirdo, I'm into it.
edit - the censored word is a term for spending a lot of money on expensive cool stuff. I really don't understand these word filters...
10-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By seau grateau

Yeah, no bueno. It's the one thing that's always...

Yeah, no bueno. It's the one thing that's always made me look a little sideways at Phil hubs.
10-18-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By seau grateau

I'd take track nuts over allen bolts any day. but...

I'd take track nuts over allen bolts any day. but maybe that's just me.
10-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By seau grateau

Those look like Formula hubs with allen bolts.

Those look like Formula hubs with allen bolts.
10-11-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,039
Posted By seau grateau

Niccce

Niccce
10-09-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By seau grateau

More info needed. What are you looking for?

More info needed. What are you looking for?
10-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,410
Posted By seau grateau

This thread is vintage A+ good ****.

This thread is vintage A+ good ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By seau grateau

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few...

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few years ago. It was my first "real" road bike, and I liked it a lot.
09-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 674,102
Posted By seau grateau

A little single speed fun in the woods. ...

A little single speed fun in the woods.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26,991
Views: 17,149,356
Posted By seau grateau

This one looks pretty sweet. State is really...

This one looks pretty sweet. State is really coming up in the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,992
Posted By seau grateau

You can put your weed in there.

You can put your weed in there.
09-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,327
Posted By seau grateau

It sure does when you're going downhill.

It sure does when you're going downhill.
09-14-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By seau grateau

Yeah you can get wheels that aren't dog **** for...

Yeah you can get wheels that aren't dog **** for 200 or less.
09-14-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By seau grateau

Honestly would not be surprised if that's close...

Honestly would not be surprised if that's close to the actual weight of those awful looking things.
09-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,769
Posted By seau grateau

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.
09-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By seau grateau

Nice! Ti bikes are sweet. I found a Lynskey era...

Nice! Ti bikes are sweet. I found a Lynskey era Litespeed frame on eBay a while back and built it up as my road bike, definitely one of my favorite bikes I've owned at this point. I'd probably have...
09-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,769
Posted By seau grateau

This looks pretty frickin' sweet.

This looks pretty frickin' sweet.
09-09-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By seau grateau

Oh Affinity. They make some rad frames but can't...

Oh Affinity. They make some rad frames but can't put together a readable geo chart to save their life. At least they don't have question marks for the angles anymore but I still have no idea what...
09-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By seau grateau

I've been using Gran Compe for a few years and...

I've been using Gran Compe for a few years and have no complaints. They're good bang for buck.
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