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04-13-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 376
Posted By TejanoTrackie

First of all, itís a freewheel, NOT a freehub....

First of all, itís a freewheel, NOT a freehub. The wheel hub itself is threaded to accept either a freewheel assembly (freewheel mechanism with one or more cogs) or a fixed cog, and they are all...
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 376
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, you will need to move the wheel axle about...

Well, you will need to move the wheel axle about 1/4Ē in the dropout, so as long as you have enough chain to do this, then you wonít need to add links to the chain. If not, you can simply buy a 1/8Ē...
04-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It absolutely doesnít matter.

It absolutely doesnít matter.
04-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 376
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at...

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at 74. I would definitely go lower on the gearing, though, maybe an 18T freewheel. At your weight, those 23mm wide tires are way to skinny. I’d suggest...
04-12-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A 6-speed chain is a 3/32” chain, so it should...

A 6-speed chain is a 3/32” chain, so it should work fine. The only difference is the outer width, which has no effect on it fitting properly on the chainring and freewheel.
04-12-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Standover height is the WRONG way to fit a bike,...

Standover height is the WRONG way to fit a bike, and toptube length is the CORRECT way to fit a bike. I can’t stand over many of my bikes, especially track bikes with high bottom brackets, yet I’ve...
03-05-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,734
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5...

Not to be pedantic, but that works out to 66.5 gear inches with a 700 x 35c rear tire according to my gear calculator >>> BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart...
03-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,734
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,734
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Very nice job ! Curious as to why you chose a...

^^^ Very nice job ! Curious as to why you chose a track bar. I had a Peugeot UO-8, because I was too poor to own a PX-10E.
03-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The lighter weight of your track bike is...

The lighter weight of your track bike is irrelevant on flat roads. Much more important is aerodynamics, so the bike that puts you in the most wind-cheating riding position is the best choice. As to...
03-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get...

If you're willing to spend a bit more you can get something considerably lighter in carbon like this >>> https://www.santafixie.com/en/700c-encore-five-spoke-front-wheel-natural-carbon.html

Also,...
03-02-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone....

A definite thumbs down for the weight alone. That's more than twice the weight of a typical spoked front wheel. Steering and maneuvering is very difficult with a heavy front wheel. Also, it doesn't...
03-02-21, 11:23 AM
03-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hmm, I don't see that wheel on the SantaFixie...

Hmm, I don't see that wheel on the SantaFixie website. But the other SantaFixie wheels seem decent quality with Miche Primato hubs and stainless steel spokes. Since you can't true a one piece wheel,...
02-28-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It depends on which SSFG bike I'm riding and how...

It depends on which SSFG bike I'm riding and how far I'm going away from home. If I'm staying within walking distance from home and wearing walkable shoes, then I don't carry anything. Otherwise, I...
02-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/misc-wh...

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/misc-wheel-parts/products/track-axle-nuts
02-21-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The OP's bike is a cheap Italian Bianchi Pista...

The OP's bike is a cheap Italian Bianchi Pista track bike with cheap non-Italian (Alex Solo) hubs, so the front hub most likely has a 9mm X 1mm solid axle, unlikely to be 9mm X 26 TPI, and certainly...
02-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not a chance in Hell that a front wheel axle will...

Not a chance in Hell that a front wheel axle will have a 10mm diameter thread. What happens is that a 10mm nut will be a loose fit on a 9mm axle and appear to fit, but as soon as you apply any...
02-14-21, 04:23 PM
02-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,612
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Have you checked on the latest prices for the...

Have you checked on the latest prices for the Sugino 75 DD2 ? By the time you get the nice TORX chainring bolts, the black version will set you back $900. When I bought my black Sugino DD crankset...
01-26-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,734
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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2011 Soma Rush modified in 2020
01-26-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires...

The problem is that a cheap starter bike requires more than simple assembly. It also requires a lot of adjustment, such as wheel truing and tensioning and wheel bearing adjustment. Wheel truing is...
01-26-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It depends on who you buy the bike from and how...

It depends on who you buy the bike from and how much you pay for it. For example, I bought bikes from Wabi and Universal Cycles which were first assembled by professional mechanics in a bike shop,...
01-24-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,173
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The right lever is the lever operated by my...

Nope. The right lever is the lever operated by my right hand, and it is connected to the front brake. The left lever is connected to the rear brake. You are correct that most bikes are set up with...
01-20-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I :love:my chrome SOMA Rush. It would be just...

I :love:my chrome SOMA Rush. It would be just about the last bike I would ever sell.
...
01-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A bigger question is how many people are going to...

A bigger question is how many people are going to want a 13T cog. I have one that I only used very occasionally for over gear power training, but never for racing, way too tall. Never mind riding on...
01-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 89,240
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Aluminum, man ! ...

Aluminum, man !

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01-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Discussed before >>>...

Discussed before >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1100822-kappstein-pro-line-drivetrain.html
01-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That is normal. Since they are both the same...

That is normal. Since they are both the same width, they should work properly together. If the chainring is 3/32", it will also work.
01-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TejanoTrackie

There is no difference in chainline. The distance...

There is no difference in chainline. The distance from the centerline of the cog teeth to the end of the threaded portion that faces the hub is the same. Do you know if the cog and chain are 3/32" or...
01-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The KMC S1 is an ok basic chain, so I don't know...

The KMC S1 is an ok basic chain, so I don't know if paying more for a higher quality name brand would help that much. I thought maybe you were using a cheap generic Chinese chain like you might find...
01-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in...

Once you get to 16T, the improvements in smoothness with a larger cog are minimal. I agree with abshipp that a higher quality machined cog is more likely to help. Also, a better quality chain may...
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,595
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.” ...

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.”

Doctor: “Then, don’t do that !”

- Henny Youngman
01-05-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Really, all that is needed is a conventional...

Really, all that is needed is a conventional spring loaded friction clutch that in normal released mode yields a direct drive for fixed gear mode. To obtain a freewheeling mode, a lever operated...
01-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You don't have to add/subtract chain links unless...

You don't have to add/subtract chain links unless you make a very large change in gearing. As to making gear changes mid-ride, you would have to stop, loosen the axle nuts, move the wheel to remove...
12-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel...

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel hub cog. For one thing, it lacks any flange at all, which is why it has so few threads. For all I know, it's used on some kind of chain driven...
12-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference...

It wonít be Italian, either. The difference between Italian and English or ISO is very small, and an Italian cog is a B fit on an English hub. Specifically, the thread diameters for the different...
12-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You have the answer right there. The fact that...

You have the answer right there. The fact that the chainline changed when you flipped the hub, means that something is wrong with the rear wheel. The chainline should NOT change when you flip the...
12-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better...

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better for road use, because they are angled the same as the rear brake, so you don’t have to re-adjust the brake pads everytime you move the rear wheel in...
12-23-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By TejanoTrackie

FWIW, I do own a 2013 Dolan Pre Cursa, and it...

FWIW, I do own a 2013 Dolan Pre Cursa, and it looks like you could install a 28mm wide tire in the rear, but you could not fully insert the rear wheel in the dropout without the tire hitting the...
12-23-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I suggest you ask Retrogression who sells Dolan...

I suggest you ask Retrogression who sells Dolan >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/dolan/products/dolan-pre-cursa-frameset-black
12-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a...

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a road crank that normally has two chainrings (RD=road and 2=two chainrings) with one on the inside and one on the outside of the spider. When used with...
12-20-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 89,240
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You donít need the spacers for that setup. They...

You donít need the spacers for that setup. They are purely cosmetic, and can be removed. It will also make it look more like a quill stem. I really donít think it looks all that bad.
12-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Too much ganja.

Too much ganja.
12-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,959
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely...

Thatís a lot of stretch, and would definitely cause the problems youíve described.
12-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Good question. I’ve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm...

Good question. I’ve installed ESI grips on 22.2mm bars, and they were a very tight fit. But, they are very stretchy, so they might also install on 23.8mm bars. I have found that the only way I could...
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching...

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching COVID-19 before the vaccine is available. Since this is a bicycle forum:

...
12-12-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just about any standard freewheel should work. A...

Just about any standard freewheel should work. A good affordable choice is the ACS Paws >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/freewheels/products/acs-paws-freewheel
12-12-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You could probably move an axle spacer from one...

You could probably move an axle spacer from one side of the hub to the other and redish the wheel to get a more equal chainline. What is the chainline of the chainring ? That should be your target...
12-05-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,048
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Germans are wierd.

Germans are wierd.
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