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Old 06-03-16, 06:42 AM
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Today I am going fixed. That is all.
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Old 06-03-16, 07:30 AM
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Today I am going fixed. That is all.
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Old 06-03-16, 08:39 PM
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Today I was able to salvage a hackjob'd set of miche pistards for a friend with 2 pens and a set of schrader to presta converters.

He got the set for $50 after some fixie foo DIY drilled the inner wall with bit 1 size too big and the outer with one size too small to run schrader tubes from wally world I'm assuming.
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some fixie foo DIY drilled the inner wall with bit 1 size too big and the outer with one size too small to run schrader tubes from wally world I'm assuming.
This just makes me upset. I won't dwell on it for too long because it's friday night and beer, but still, what the hell are people thinking?
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Old 06-03-16, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
when i was a kid my cousin was sleeping over and he was sleeping on the top bunk. i had just returned from vacation and had an ear infection (first and only time for me, god ear infections are awful)

middle of the night my cousin falls out of the top bunk and his elbow smashes directly into my infected ear, i screamed like someone was sawing off my leg with a grapefruit spoon

i know that feel.
I fell out of the top bunk when I was a kid and hit my head on the dresser on the way down. Never woke up as it knocked me from a sleeping state straight to unconsciousness. Woke up on the floor with dried blood all over my head wondering WTF happened. Still have a nice scar from that one.
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Old 06-03-16, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
This just makes me upset. I won't dwell on it for too long because it's friday night and beer, but still, what the hell are people thinking?
Penny wise pound foolish thinking I'm assuming.

Definitely a caveat emptor scenario.
He checked everything out, even going as far as bringing a chainwhip and lockring pliers to see if the rear was stripped. Everything except for the valve holes under the now debunked assumption that nobody will tamper with that.
They spun very true too.

He only realized something was wrong when he inserted a presta valve stem and there was all this play. He actually tried to inflate it this way only for the valve stem on his tube to be torn when it was pressed through the opening by the pressure.
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Ali bumaye!
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Old 06-04-16, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Today I was able to salvage a hackjob'd set of miche pistards for a friend with 2 pens and a set of schrader to presta converters.
I am curious about this fix. I am assuming you used the "schrader to presta converters" to reduce the size of the hole in the rim from schrader to the smaller presta. What were the pens used for? As a shim for the oversized hole in the inner rim wall?
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Old 06-04-16, 09:45 AM
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Old 06-04-16, 09:57 AM
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Today I am realizing how much I despise iTunes and the music management/syncing/playlists/iPhone setup. What a pain in the rear end. Not sure if it could me more user UNFRIENDLY. Booooo.
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Old 06-04-16, 09:59 AM
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Agreed. It was working just fine until they switched everything over about a year ago (?) to the new platform. Spotify rules all for music -- most of the time.
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Old 06-04-16, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by websterrr View Post
Great photo! Very appropriate tribute for this forum. They're even riding single speeds and the youngest rider is on a proper "fixie".
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Old 06-04-16, 10:41 AM
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Great photo! Very appropriate tribute for this forum. They're even riding single speeds and the youngest rider is on a proper "fixie".
And ALL the bikes have the "correct" handlebars.
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Old 06-04-16, 11:11 AM
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I'm mowing the lawn today, then going on a short ride to get some new handle bars for my 650c project
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Old 06-04-16, 12:03 PM
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today im getting my **** together for "the hardest, most technical mtb race in NJ" tomorrow, 50 miles.

weather forecast =

Sunday

80 % Precip. / 0.52 in
Thunderstorms.
A few storms may be severe.
High near 75F.
Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 80%.
super excited.

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I'm mowing the lawn today, then going on a short ride to get some new handle bars for my 650c project
i might have some bars for you too, what flavor are you lookin for?
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Old 06-04-16, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
I am curious about this fix. I am assuming you used the "schrader to presta converters" to reduce the size of the hole in the rim from schrader to the smaller presta. What were the pens used for? As a shim for the oversized hole in the inner rim wall?
Yup, had to use the pens as a rigid shim. Without it, the converter would fall right through the first wall and annoyingly between it and the second.

I ended up using a set of wheels mfg presta valve savers and the upper polycarbonate bodys of 2 uni-ball signo 207 pens.
Surprisingly, the portion of the pen body I took, the part right beneath the clicker press part, conformed to the aero section perfectly. And the converter fit the inside diameter of the pen snugly.


Great pens courtesy of work.
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Some Nitto Rando bars / nitto stem popped up on CL for $30 -- couldnt resist. I have durace bar end shifters / FD+RD coming my way so I can't think of a better setup to try out on the 650c bike

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today im getting my **** together for "the hardest, most technical mtb race in NJ" tomorrow, 50 miles.

weather forecast =



super excited.



i might have some bars for you too, what flavor are you lookin for?
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Old 06-04-16, 01:03 PM
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Thanks @Leukybear for the detailed explanation. I hadn't thought about the tapering profile of the rim, elegant solution.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Some Nitto Rando bars / nitto stem popped up on CL for $30 -- couldnt resist. I have durace bar end shifters / FD+RD coming my way so I can't think of a better setup to try out on the 650c bike
man, i got some VO rando bars just sittin here too lol

barends are cool for long distance bikes, they force you to change your grip so you avoid some fatigue
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Old 06-04-16, 01:39 PM
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Greased my seatpost. Grease (or antiseize/carbon paste/whatever) your seatpost kids.
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Put the new quarq arms on, and Holy moly the difference from 170mm arms to 165mm arms is very very tangible. As soon as i got on the bike I felt it was different, and I need to get used to this setup now.

Also put wider bars on, and stripped my shifter clamp bolt in the process so I'm just gonna go die now.
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Old 06-04-16, 08:14 PM
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Also put wider bars on, and stripped my shifter clamp bolt in the process so I'm just gonna go die now.
that screw on campy hoods ****ing blows. i did the same thing and my right lever is just a permanent fixture on those bars now

whatever the torque spec they told me to use is, was way too much. or their bolts are ****.
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that screw on campy hoods ****ing blows. i did the same thing and my right lever is just a permanent fixture on those bars now

whatever the torque spec they told me to use is, was way too much. or their bolts are ****.
Just kidding I just needed to use a longer t25. Bolt still works. Less metal in there now so its even lighter!
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the angle it sits still blows. why couldnt they just put it on the lever side like everybody else?
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Going riding with a couple of buddies, one of which is a shop owner. He is trying out E-version of the Stumpy and I will be on my SS. I am getting too old for this *^!|

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