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08-14-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Archetypes would complement that frame very well.

Archetypes would complement that frame very well.
08-14-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By BicycleBicycle

The dropouts look very cinelli-like. If you...

The dropouts look very cinelli-like. If you search "cinelli dropout" you'll see the similarities.
But I haven't seen lugged forks on any of their frames.
And I really doubt that a cinelli would go...
08-12-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Haha, this thread is fun. Really reminds me of...

Haha, this thread is fun. Really reminds me of the golden era of bikes. You don't see Deep V's anywhere anymore.
08-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I'm not part of any stream so I wouldn't know...

I'm not part of any stream so I wouldn't know honestly lol. I don't do much of anything on a bike for social reasons, or because I want other people to see what I have. Its mostly for personal...
08-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I don't think it's about being rebellious as much...

I don't think it's about being rebellious as much as it is about having something personal that you can identify with
The "rebellious" box is too easy to just throw everything that's not normcore...
08-06-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I had a pake rum runner, which was essentially a...

I had a pake rum runner, which was essentially a rush with crappy tubing.
Overlap was definitely existent, but not crazy.
I rode it in very urban areas and very rarely noticed the toe overlap...
08-06-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By BicycleBicycle

MTB bars ATM. But ideally, incredibly wide...

MTB bars ATM.
But ideally, incredibly wide drops.
Best of both worlds...
But drops usually don't have sweep :( which is the best part of flats IMO.
07-31-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By BicycleBicycle

This has been an interesting thread. Looks like...

This has been an interesting thread.
Looks like the steel stretched, and when you bent it back it didn't "unstretch", thus causing a bubble.
Hope it works out. If I was riding it, I would check the...
07-31-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By BicycleBicycle

It's either the brakes or the hubs. Shake the...

It's either the brakes or the hubs.
Shake the wheel that is making the noise. If it's loose, then it's probably that.
You can easily repack and rebuild the hub if you have a cone wrench.
clean,...
07-28-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Here's the stats for the fork from this listing...

Here's the stats for the fork from this listing...
07-28-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By BicycleBicycle

That's a great looking bike. Didn't realize you...

That's a great looking bike. Didn't realize you were out there in london. I thought of foreign currency you mentioned, but for whatever reason still thought about velomine and local options lol....
07-27-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Anyone good enough to ride a fixed gear (fgfs)...

Anyone good enough to ride a fixed gear (fgfs) over a ramp or dirt jump probably has some kind of custom bike by that point because of the broken parts leading up to that skill level.

I think the...
07-27-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Hi-ten is very ductile, so yes it would probably...

Hi-ten is very ductile, so yes it would probably bend back easily but at the same time it is also incredibly susceptible to stress fracturing.
I bent back a hi-ten frame like once. A month or so...
07-26-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By BicycleBicycle

You could look into the FBM Sword, and get parts...

You could look into the FBM Sword, and get parts for it.
For cheap wheels check out velomine.
Fairdale is another great option.
Volume Cutter.
I think all city and surly make completes.
Bianchi...
07-24-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Ahah. I did that once. Someone at the bike...

Ahah. I did that once.
Someone at the bike place taught me a trick to prevent that from happening when threading spokes. Keep a broken spoke around, and thread said spoke onto the TOP of the nipple...
07-23-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I would think that the fastest way to do this...

I would think that the fastest way to do this would be to remove yoru seaptost or to remove your bars and just pull your forks out. Then shake and use gravity.
A lot of frames have holes in the...
07-21-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Hey if that works for you great. Please replace...

Hey if that works for you great. Please replace the frame at some point though. Vegas/Henderson is pretty flat so it really shouldn't be much of a problem though. Henderson is a bit hillier but it's...
07-21-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

There's always something that says: "You need...

There's always something that says: "You need this!", "If you have this new widget you will be t3h X-treme!"
Sometimes it's true, most of the time it's not. I heard that that's what effectively...
07-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By BicycleBicycle

+ 1 KMC Kool. They make a lite version as well....

+ 1 KMC Kool. They make a lite version as well. Back in the day, a lot of things were overbuilt so on a lot of single speed bikes you would see these huge 1/4" chains that were indeed indestructible...
07-18-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yeah. I think I've only met other ss/fg...

Yeah. I think I've only met other ss/fg enthusiasts.
Thing is, riding one gear has been a pretty well established part of mainstream culture now so it shouldn't come as a surprise to most.
It's...
07-17-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yes, but I am concerned about breaking a...

Yes, but I am concerned about breaking a derrailleur, chain skipping, off center shifts, the noise associated with all of those parts, being too spread apart on the drivetrain, etc.

I took a...
07-17-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I've seen chromoly frame + fork combos for like...

I've seen chromoly frame + fork combos for like $100 (brand new). 1/8", unbranded frames, etc. come to mind. Don't buy hi-ten (for reasons you now know first hand).
In fact like, when looking on the...
07-17-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Did you purposefully choose a 1" front end or was...

Did you purposefully choose a 1" front end or was it just what the frame was available in?
I always wonder what the benefits of that are, and whenever I read about people that want one it usually...
07-16-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

The post was different when I read it the first...

The post was different when I read it the first time around (edited yesterday). Now I don't know what's going on either. Thread will probably serve both of those purposes well when it eventually...
07-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Sure. But we're talking about what and what not...

Sure. But we're talking about what and what not to buy here as a person wanting to try out a gravel bike.
Realistically, most people are not going to find fixed mtb/gravel riding an enjoyable enough...
07-15-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I always have a backpack so I've never been short...

I always have a backpack so I've never been short on tools. Get a small fanny pack/belt pouch, or saddle bag. Lot's of cycling specific companeis make them. Look for the ones that cater ot the urban...
07-15-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,854
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I had a san jose that I took out to the...

I had a san jose that I took out to the singletrack and regularly tried to ride it on as many dirt roads as possible.
Pretty fun. Wish I could have done some cx races or something.

I wouldn't get...
07-06-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By BicycleBicycle

+1 on rum runner. I rode one for a while and...

+1 on rum runner. I rode one for a while and wowza, such a snappy sick ride (without being too twitchy).
You did have to get up to speed to do anything that can be considered maneuvering with it...
07-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,307
Posted By BicycleBicycle

NP. It's really not an effort on my end as i'm...

NP. It's really not an effort on my end as i'm just typing as I think and I rarely edit my posts (You probably notice the many grmamatical errors). Sometimes I feel like taking a short break and...
07-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Fuji track is like $600 For that price you can...

Fuji track is like $600
For that price you can get a FBM Sword.
Heck, at htat price just about everything iexcept for the super high end stuff s open to you.
Surly, all city, soma, et al.
06-24-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,307
Posted By BicycleBicycle

If you plan on going offroad or onto gravel paths...

If you plan on going offroad or onto gravel paths you won't regret getting a bike that can accommodate wide tires. Just know that canti brakes are TERRIBLE for a lot of people, and if you like to go...
06-24-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Sick San Jose. Does the rake of that straight...

Sick San Jose. Does the rake of that straight blade fork match the rake of the original?
I didn't want to ride mine fixed because of the geometry. I wanted to keep it as an SS gravel grinder.
Do...
06-23-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,307
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Just to let you know, the Kilo WT is Wide Tire...

Just to let you know, the Kilo WT is Wide Tire version of the Kilo TT. If you don't need the tire clearance, you're probably better off getting the TT because it will handle differently.
I think...
06-22-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,975
Posted By BicycleBicycle

They will all be roughly the same build quality...

They will all be roughly the same build quality (Like you said, threading issues, general overall build of the frame, etc).. The difference will be in the tubing.
Taiwanese bicycle manufacturing has...
06-21-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By BicycleBicycle

They are hard to find, but I had a Bianchi San...

They are hard to find, but I had a Bianchi San Jose that had AMAZING geometry. My only complaint was that it was a bit sluggish and not as snappy as other bikes I've ridden (I'm comparing them to...
06-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Whatever you do, please don't try to skid with...

Whatever you do, please don't try to skid with those straps.
I had a similar pair that I tried when I first tried out some straps on a fixed.
I gave it a few test runs on a test hill and my foot...
06-15-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yep, the only downside to the softer, wrap around...

Yep, the only downside to the softer, wrap around your foot variety is foot fatigue, but it's worth the pedal feel.
Then again, the only downside to the stiff sole is lack of pedal feel, but it's...
06-15-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,439
Posted By BicycleBicycle

For me (and most cyclists really) there are two...

For me (and most cyclists really) there are two types of shoes that are useful (if you use platform pedals):
1. Shoes with stiff soles
2. Shoes that wrap around your foot well with a lighter very...
06-08-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,419
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Also, people manufacture ENTIRE CHAINS made out...

Also, people manufacture ENTIRE CHAINS made out of half-links.
This happened in the BMX world when the gear sizes got so small, a full size chain became inadequate.

Try searching "half link...
06-07-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,975
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I know you wanted a bike case, but if you need to...

I know you wanted a bike case, but if you need to move your bike across a very large distance, and you plan on flying that distance, then there are good alternatives out there.
...
06-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 48,000
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I hope that after reading my post you get a...

I hope that after reading my post you get a general idea of what to do here. The surly fork seems to drop into my category of "they found a way to make a unique bike part at slightly above the price...
06-05-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 48,000
Posted By BicycleBicycle

You know all the parts made by brands that...

You know all the parts made by brands that suspiciously don't own a factory for said parts?
Most of that stuff comes from a select few factories.

Back in the day, things that came from said...
06-03-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yeah, I looked into it a bit into the past. It's...

Yeah, I looked into it a bit into the past. It's one of those things I would pay someone to do (next to wheel building and maybe derailluer tuning).
It becomes much more important as you get older...
05-31-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Like these guys are saying, it probably doesn't...

Like these guys are saying, it probably doesn't make a difference on really cheap tires.
But one thing that you will FOR SURE notice will be increased wear when riding it the "wrong" way.
Tires are...
05-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Some tires are unidirectional because of an...

Some tires are unidirectional because of an asymmetric tread pattern.
Usually, the tread pattern channels water away from the contact patch, just helps the tire roll faster in that one direction,...
05-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yeah I agree, for the most part cromoly is...

Yeah I agree, for the most part cromoly is cromoly.
BUT, 520 is double butted, tapered, etc. The same goes for the fork.
At that price, you wouldn't expect anything more than straight gauge.
05-16-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By BicycleBicycle

No, please DO NOT buy a hi-ten bike for anything...

No, please DO NOT buy a hi-ten bike for anything more than $180.
A hi ten bike is good for a-b commuting (very short distances for very light people), like i'm talking going the few blocks to school...
05-16-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By BicycleBicycle

I was going to wait until someone that actually...

I was going to wait until someone that actually owns these commented, but i'll thrown in my 2 cents about the generality of parts.
They look like omniums with a disc instead of a spider.
Outboard...
05-15-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By BicycleBicycle

How does that thing ride? I owned a bianchi...

How does that thing ride?
I owned a bianchi once, and I was very surprsied at how well it rode and how perfect the geo was.
It was a gravel bike, so it was a bit sluggish when trying to ride it...
05-06-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,251
Posted By BicycleBicycle

It's just straight gauge 4130. BMX companies...

It's just straight gauge 4130. BMX companies usually don't source bad crmo as people would find out very quickly if their frames were crap. It just might be a little on the heavy end.
The custom...
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