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02-26-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,287
Posted By seau grateau

It's the Silverado, which is kind of an...

It's the Silverado, which is kind of an all-purpose saddle according to their write-up. I picked it up on the cheap years ago and have yet to find a saddle I like more. And yeah, I love the paint on...
02-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,287
Posted By seau grateau

Back to the drop bars... ...

Back to the drop bars...
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02-24-20, 01:58 PM
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Views: 604,000
Posted By seau grateau

Apparently ride pics has been hibernating... ...

Apparently ride pics has been hibernating...

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02-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,983
Posted By seau grateau

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!

Damn, that's a hell of a story. Looks really cool!
02-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By seau grateau

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than...

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than a nice one that doesn't.
02-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By seau grateau

Kilo TT/WT from Bikes Direct are still solid...

Kilo TT/WT from Bikes Direct are still solid options. Retrogression has some Aventons under 500: https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/complete-bikes

Just make sure you know what size you...
02-20-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 2,005,904
Posted By seau grateau

Think I may have finally borked my GXP bottom...

Think I may have finally borked my GXP bottom bracket. It's started making a funny noise under high torque...
02-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By seau grateau

I don't see any Thomson on there, but cool bike....

I don't see any Thomson on there, but cool bike. Enjoy it.
02-20-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By seau grateau

Post count at 17, let's see them pics!

Post count at 17, let's see them pics!
02-19-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,287
Posted By seau grateau

Pretty sweet in its past life too. Did you keep...

Pretty sweet in its past life too. Did you keep the old parts?
02-19-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,287
Posted By seau grateau

BoozyMcliverRot I like the bike as much as your...

BoozyMcliverRot I like the bike as much as your wall art. :thumb:
02-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By seau grateau

This is all important for consumers to know and...

This is all important for consumers to know and BD is very nontransparent about it. When it comes to lower priced mail-order stuff, it seems like Planet X is starting to solidify as a good option,...
02-18-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 2,005,904
Posted By seau grateau

Today I rode my road bike in shorts. Sunny spring...

Today I rode my road bike in shorts. Sunny spring day in the middle of February. This used to be the cold month around here.
02-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By seau grateau

Re: bottom bracket -- I dunno Re: wheel axles...

Re: bottom bracket -- I dunno
Re: wheel axles -- they're not 100% standard, but they're pretty much standard. Probably any track wheelset you're looking at will work with the Affinity.
02-16-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By seau grateau

I'll put the over-under at 25 pounds. My money is...

I'll put the over-under at 25 pounds. My money is on over.
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By seau grateau

I've never felt confident in manfacturers' listed...

I've never felt confident in manfacturers' listed reach measurements when it comes to handlebars, as there isn't really any standard for measuring it.
02-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,233
Posted By seau grateau

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that...

Lugs give you that sweet bikesnobamine rush that can only be obtained by riding a lugged frame.
02-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By seau grateau

Yeah it should be fine as long as you're not...

Yeah it should be fine as long as you're not using any 1/8" stuff.
01-31-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By seau grateau

The lord of all fixies.

The lord of all fixies.
01-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By seau grateau

****** a

****** a
01-29-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By seau grateau

That sluggish feeling is likely due to any number...

That sluggish feeling is likely due to any number of other things.
01-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By seau grateau

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not...

Putting aside that possibility, it's still not safely functional. Any time you stop putting enough force into the drivetrain to keep the chain taut, all the slack your tensioner was taking up is...
01-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By seau grateau

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just...

^^ Yup. A good way to figure this out is to just go for bike ride with only one gear. Find one where you can accelerate pretty well from standstill, maintain a good speed, and get up any climbs you...
01-27-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,287
Posted By seau grateau

Super nice Schwinn TejanoTrackie . Is it a...

Super nice Schwinn TejanoTrackie . Is it a Paramount?
01-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By seau grateau

There's no safe way to use a chain tensioner on a...

There's no safe way to use a chain tensioner on a fixed gear. You'll probably need an eccentric bottom bracket or hub if you want to use a frame with vertical dropouts.
01-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By seau grateau

Learn to spin.

Learn to spin.
01-16-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
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: 14
Views: 1,194
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: 612
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: 62
Views: 4,233
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: 24,517
Views: 2,005,904
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: 24,517
Views: 2,005,904
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: 24,517
Views: 2,005,904
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: 532,463
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: 66
Views: 4,287
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: 66
Views: 4,287
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: 4
Views: 429
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: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By seau grateau

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12-27-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
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: 62
Views: 4,233
Posted By seau grateau

Sweet sweet Kool-Aid.

Sweet sweet Kool-Aid.
11-24-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
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: 864
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: 2,731
Views: 298,357
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?
Replies: 2,731
Views: 298,357
Posted By seau grateau

Looks like something Cinelli made in the 90's.

Looks like something Cinelli made in the 90's.
Replies: 2,731
Views: 298,357
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: 772
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: 965
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: 409
Views: 76,214
Posted By seau grateau

Sweeeeet.

Sweeeeet.
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