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09-16-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By trob

Yeah, I was pretty amazed as well. I think they...

Yeah, I was pretty amazed as well. I think they went with ~1mm tolerance, but then when the bar was chromed some got on the inside edge of the tube and decreased the diameter a little bit.

Oh...
09-13-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By trob

I'm not sure what your point is, since the Soma...

I'm not sure what your point is, since the Soma bars fall within that range.

Anyway, I finally got in contact with a Soma rep who assured me that those two parts are supposed to work together. He...
09-09-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By trob

They came in a clear plastic bag with no...

They came in a clear plastic bag with no instructions whatsoever. The metal part that doesn't fit in is not adjustable at all... I might be able to force it if I grease it, but I'm not sure
09-07-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 126,985
Posted By trob

Have you considered turning your site in to a...

Have you considered turning your site in to a wiki?
09-07-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By trob

bar & lever question!!

I purchased a 40 cm Soma Urban Pursuit bar and a pair of Soma Urban Pursuit levers. However, I can't seem to get the levers in to the bar ends, even after loosening the bolt under the rubber cap....
09-07-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By trob

bar lever installation question!!

I purchased a 40 cm Soma Urban Pursuit bar and a pair of Soma Urban Pursuit levers. However, I can't seem to get the levers in to the bar ends, even after loosening the bolt under the rubber cap....
08-27-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,724
Posted By trob

Yes, I know that bullhorns point upwards. That's...

Yes, I know that bullhorns point upwards. That's why I posted this. I'm wondering if there are any bar end lights that stick out a little and shine a white LED almost perpendicular to the direction...
08-27-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,724
Posted By trob

Bar end lights for bullhorn bars

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
08-24-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Ok, so I went to the local bike shop and the dude...

Ok, so I went to the local bike shop and the dude was soooo helpful. I got there right when they opened so there were no other customers and the guy fit me with a slightly upward sloping 60mm stem...
08-23-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Here ya go. Sorry if this is overkill, but I had...

Here ya go. Sorry if this is overkill, but I had the camera out so I went kinda crazy. THANKS!

On my road bike, my arms are slightly more bent and I'm in a slightly more upright position when I...
08-23-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Good idea, I'll take a picture in just a sec

Good idea, I'll take a picture in just a sec
08-23-07, 01:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

My standover is fine, reach is my only issue....

My standover is fine, reach is my only issue. That said, you should only really worry about the relative positions of the seat, pedals, and handlebars.
08-22-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Thanks, sounds like good advice. I'd like to be...

Thanks, sounds like good advice. I'd like to be able to raise the bar that the stem clamps on to, but it has spacers between where the stem is clamped on and where it enters the frame. I don't think...
08-22-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Ok, I'm thinking of buying the following: ...

Ok, I'm thinking of buying the following:

Bullhorns: http://cgi.ebay.com/Syntace-Stratos-Bull-Horn-Handlebars-Zero-Small_W0QQitemZ290140906093QQcmdZViewItem

60mm stem:...
08-22-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Yeah, I'm not gonna reverse the seat post. It...

Yeah, I'm not gonna reverse the seat post. It feels fine with the seat shifted forward all the way though
08-22-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Any suggestions for decent short stems...

Any suggestions for decent short stems (preferably less than 80mm) and bullhorns? I'm looking at the Syntace zero bullhorns on ebay now. Not sure whether I should get the medium or small size bars...
08-22-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

because he was totally serious

because he was totally serious
08-22-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

Sweet, thanks! I was actually thinking of putting...

Sweet, thanks! I was actually thinking of putting the seatpost on backwards (making it a setforward seatpost, lol) and trying it like that, but the angle of the seat might be too awkward. I'll...
08-22-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

I was just looking at the bike again and I could...

I was just looking at the bike again and I could slide the seat back almost two inches along the rails on the bottom of the seat. After doing that it feels a LOT better... perfect when I'm upright...
08-22-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,338
Posted By trob

My frame is a bit too large

I have a 56cm Surly Steamroller, but the frame is a little bit too big (I'm 5'9''). The worst dimension is the top tube; with dropdown bars and my hands in the low position, the reach is too long (I...
08-12-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By trob

I decided not to get it

I decided not to get it
08-12-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By trob

It turns out it's a Miyata 80-se. This is the...

It turns out it's a Miyata 80-se. This is the absolute bottom of the line, right?
08-12-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By trob

Yeah, i might just pick it up anyway... The guy...

Yeah, i might just pick it up anyway... The guy said he was 5'7'' though, so I don't know if it'll be too small.
08-12-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By trob

Need ID on ~1980's Miyata

Here's the bike:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/395424334.html

Additional information:

Suntour 7 rear dérailleur
1024 steel

Unfortunately it's small for me... I'm 5'9'' and the...
08-08-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,282
Posted By trob

So, for example, you'd rather not live through...

So, for example, you'd rather not live through falling off your bike while going fast down a hill, or getting hit by a car and maybe breaking a few ribs and scraping your arms?

A helmet can turn a...
08-08-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By trob

Advice on converting an old Miyata 310

Hi everyone! About an hour ago I acquired an old (early 80's) Miyata 310 (for free from a friend!). The frame seems to be in great shape, although the chain is rusty. I haven't been able to ride it...
08-08-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 280,700
Posted By trob

The thing is, I sold off my road bike before...

The thing is, I sold off my road bike before going to college because it was a ~$900 bike that was much more than I needed for errands and riding around campus (it wasn't worth the risk of it being...
08-08-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 280,700
Posted By trob

Is this a good deal? I'm looking for a cheap...

Is this a good deal? I'm looking for a cheap fixie and this looks decent. However, I'm not sure it's worth it, considering I can get a Redline 925 for just $250 more brand new.
...
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