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07-18-16, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

Sorry for my late reply! To be fair, I'm...

Sorry for my late reply!

To be fair, I'm not even sure what I'm looking for myself anylonger.. I had hoped I could just wear my regular shorts on top of my bib or non-bib cycling pants.




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07-12-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

I don't usually wear padded on my commutes -...

I don't usually wear padded on my commutes - today was just to test the new ones. I never wear anything underneath, but these I just got are boxers with padding, not shorts per se. So they need an...
07-12-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

I hope that's the case - I'd rather have one...

I hope that's the case - I'd rather have one great pair than several mediocre ones. These were around 20 and it really is what I'm willing to spend, but not if it's no good. I need more commutes...
07-12-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

I did have plenty of excess water with me - I...

I did have plenty of excess water with me - I just "forgot" to drink it.. punished myself in the end :D



I like the "go for it" attitude :) I'll make sure I wont run out of calories.
07-11-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

Duly noted and welded onto my handlebar now :D ...

Duly noted and welded onto my handlebar now :D

Last trip high intensity MTB with riding to and from the home was 42km. I drained one 500ml bottle and consumed 1 banana and one small proteinsnack....
07-11-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

Tools and spares are good to go. Transportation...

Tools and spares are good to go. Transportation in case of psychical, mentally or mechanical breakdown is also in place.

I will try and increase my mileage on my next trip on the road. Perhaps...
07-11-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By tuxxdk

Riding 100km / ~63mi

Hello :)

I'm thinking of riding a longer distance on my fixed gear. I haven't ridden longer than 45km / 28mi ever, so more than double seems a lot to me.

My bike is a vintage steel running...
04-18-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By tuxxdk

The model I got in 2009 (I know, times are...

The model I got in 2009 (I know, times are probably changing) always bugged me. It worked, then it didn't, then it suddenly did again... hated it. It was also quite bulky and finicky to operate. Also...
04-18-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By tuxxdk

Hated my cheapest wireless Cateye so got myself a...

Hated my cheapest wireless Cateye so got myself a Sigma 5.12 wired for commutes.

Impressed by it. Works flawlessly.
07-20-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By tuxxdk

Aside from the test drive up'n'down our driveway,...

Aside from the test drive up'n'down our driveway, my first EVER trip on a fixed gear was a 30km round-trip to my parents house in another city and home again. No issues. Loved it. I was an avid...
07-18-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By tuxxdk

Me, myself, when I have a goal, I just start out...

Me, myself, when I have a goal, I just start out with it and skip the intermediate steps. I mean, if you wanna go fixed in the end, start out with it.
07-09-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,414
Posted By tuxxdk

All that yanking, you dudes seriously need to get...

All that yanking, you dudes seriously need to get your chains tightened! :P
07-09-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,240
Posted By tuxxdk

I'm riding 52cm on my FG at the moment. That's...

I'm riding 52cm on my FG at the moment. That's very narrow for me and I'm not comfortable with any narrower. The narrower the handlebar, the more twitchy the steering get.

I don't know what your...
07-09-15, 01:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,414
Posted By tuxxdk

I didn't catch that but I did it with one grip...

I didn't catch that but I did it with one grip and no glue. The rubber compound and shape of the grip makes it stick to the frame. Easy to take off when not in use. Money spend: Less than 2 USD.
07-08-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,414
Posted By tuxxdk

Give this man a medal! Just copied the idea,...

Give this man a medal!

Just copied the idea, although with one grip only, and of course the cheap eBay knockoff's as I'm a cheapskate. Works wonderfully!
07-06-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Don't want flexy, so it sounds like I'm looking...

Don't want flexy, so it sounds like I'm looking for 26mm or what the standard is, and then a new stem and lever.

I'm sure I'll adjust, as "everyone else" is rider below 50 cm bars, be it drops or...
07-03-15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

You guys might have convinced me I'm looking for...

You guys might have convinced me I'm looking for something I don't really want, hence it's not on the market.. haha.

So, should I get something that fits my 25.4mm stem and accordingly the...
07-03-15, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Yeah barends would solve it, functionally. But it...

Yeah barends would solve it, functionally. But it looks odd in my vintage machine. I'd much prefer the real bullhorns.

My serious issues with narrow bars are the feeling of a twitchy steering that...
07-02-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Clamp yes. I measure my shoulder width to be...

Clamp yes.

I measure my shoulder width to be 45cm.
07-02-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Lol, no I'm far from the mountain.. haha. But...

Lol, no I'm far from the mountain.. haha. But I've always ridden bikes with 50+ wide bars, so whenever I ride a bike with drops or the one I have now with the 44cm bullhorn I have as spare, I feel I...
07-02-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Perhaps some drops that I can cut myself, I don't...

Perhaps some drops that I can cut myself, I don't mind. But the width and/or diameter seems to be an issue..
07-02-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,735
Posted By tuxxdk

Bullhorn 50cm+?

Yo

Looking for some bullhorns, but I'm having serious issues with riding a bike with handlebars smaller than around 50cm in width, hence I'm looking for such.

But luck has it, I can't locate...
06-07-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By tuxxdk

You're all talking about the track, yet I have...

You're all talking about the track, yet I have never seen a track nor raced on one. I don't even think we have one in my country. I wouldn't wanna be on one either, since I love the nature. My post...
06-05-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By tuxxdk

After having experienced bolt on cogs solutions...

After having experienced bolt on cogs solutions first hand, it baffles me anyone still uses a threaded system from a regular track hub. The ISO bolt-on, from a purely objective point of view, seems...
05-26-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,507
Posted By tuxxdk

I have gifted myself with one custom made Timbuk2...

I have gifted myself with one custom made Timbuk2 and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't dream of gifting my enemies with such a lovely nice and _comfortable_ messenger bag.

Love it!

Just to...
05-22-15, 02:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,507
Posted By tuxxdk

I love mine! :) Fully loaded I have only...

I love mine! :) Fully loaded I have only commuted, about 15km each way.



True that. And bag tucked in up high at the back.
05-21-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,507
Posted By tuxxdk

40km with my Timbuk2 messenger with stabilizer...

40km with my Timbuk2 messenger with stabilizer strap. Didn't notice any discomfort.
05-03-15, 05:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,366
Posted By tuxxdk

True dat! It'll pass over time :)

True dat! It'll pass over time :)
05-03-15, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By tuxxdk

I'm not sure what to recommend, as the Tektro...

I'm not sure what to recommend, as the Tektro RL720 is far from cheap and flimsy ... :-/
04-27-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By tuxxdk

Ok great. I run 1/8 chain and cog, but 3/32 ring...

Ok great. I run 1/8 chain and cog, but 3/32 ring due to recycling of old parts. Don't know whether I should upgrade the ring to 1/8, but I guess it's no rush then :)
04-25-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By tuxxdk

Is that positive or negative?

Is that positive or negative?
04-23-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By tuxxdk

Let's not forget Velosolo.co.uk

Let's not forget Velosolo.co.uk
04-23-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By tuxxdk

Nahh not really.. more like 3. gear ;) I haven't...

Nahh not really.. more like 3. gear ;) I haven't geared my bikes so low what I out-spin at 10 km/h ;)
04-23-15, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,857
Posted By tuxxdk

Let us all sit down for a moment and appreciate...

Let us all sit down for a moment and appreciate the ridiculous low prices you pay for bikes in the US. Lest not forget the amount of readily available selection.

That Kona looks swell!
04-22-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By tuxxdk

What's your speed and cadence? I live in a...

What's your speed and cadence?

I live in a rather flat area with a few shortish hills. Run just short of 70GI on my FG road bike. On the flats I usually run around the 25kmh marker with...
04-21-15, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By tuxxdk

My old 10-speed (5-speed cassette) is about 13mm...

My old 10-speed (5-speed cassette) is about 13mm off as standard on the outer ring and 7mm off on the inner ring. Have you tried measuring the chainline or is the 3mm based upon eye-sight?
04-19-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By tuxxdk

Thanks! Sounds good.

Thanks! Sounds good.
04-19-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,418
Posted By tuxxdk

Just finished watching the movie. Great...

Just finished watching the movie. Great entertainment! Flaws or not, I seriously need to learn how to 1. lock the rear wheel in case I need to and 2. trackstand and 3. bunnyhops.
04-19-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By tuxxdk

Is there a rule of thumb on how often you can...

Is there a rule of thumb on how often you can change the chain when it reaches the 0.75 mark and not change the ring and cog as well?
04-19-15, 01:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,418
Posted By tuxxdk

All movies have flaws, some more than others......

All movies have flaws, some more than others... it's the reason they're called "movies" and appeal to the larger masses. If not, they'd be documentaries and nowhere near as entertaining and only for...
04-18-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,418
Posted By tuxxdk

Never heard of Premium Rush before this thread*....

Never heard of Premium Rush before this thread*. Inspired me to go watch it.. looks like an entertaining movie. Thanks!

PS: Great looking build you've got!

* I'm not the usual FG rider, so...
04-17-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By tuxxdk

Are your chainline(s) out of bounds? I can't...

Are your chainline(s) out of bounds? I can't imagine how my chain would ever fall off, when proper tensioned. I have an offset in chainline on 1mm that I'll zero out tomorrow, but even that looks...
04-16-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,577
Posted By tuxxdk

I don't have any bikes with gears, so FG/SS all...

I don't have any bikes with gears, so FG/SS all the time.
04-16-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,733
Posted By tuxxdk

Yeah PD-M520 or 530. I have been extremely happy...

Yeah PD-M520 or 530. I have been extremely happy with my 530's and a pair of relaxed SPD shoes.

Had to ditch my straps in favor of good ol' SPD.
04-09-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 360,605
Posted By tuxxdk

Nah, man, I really didn't fancy the bright color...

Nah, man, I really didn't fancy the bright color on the original tires. Plus, the rear one was an old chinese no-name something that gave me a puncture on my first ride. I really dig the all-black...
04-09-15, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 360,605
Posted By tuxxdk

Jensen

My Jensen. First FG bike I've ever had and ridden.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4229677/bikeforums/20150328-P3280440.jpg

It's since been fitted with new all-black Conti tires.
04-09-15, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By tuxxdk

Agreed, chainrings are rather pricy compared to...

Agreed, chainrings are rather pricy compared to the chain and cog in the back.

112 links will/should suffice, yes :) I run 52/20 with a 112 link chain (needed to shorten it, so 112 is more than...
04-09-15, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By tuxxdk

You got a 1/8" ring, but your current setup...

You got a 1/8" ring, but your current setup requires a 3/32" ring.

It'll not fit. You need a matching 3/32" ring. Or change the Dicta and chain to 1/8" instead and use the new ring with those.
04-08-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By tuxxdk

Yeah, that's a pretty good price on the real...

Yeah, that's a pretty good price on the real deal! Here Oury's costs circa 20 USD plus shipping, so around 25-35 USD. The aforementioned imitations costs 3 USD shipping included on eBay.
04-08-15, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By tuxxdk

As for grips, I'd just venture to eBay, search...

As for grips, I'd just venture to eBay, search for "rubber handlebar grips" and pick the colour you like. I've got several "OURY"-look-a-likes and couldn't be happier. Comfy, grippe and looks the...
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