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06-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By seau grateau

I've been dabbling in off-road fixed gear riding...

I've been dabbling in off-road fixed gear riding lately. I moved a couple months ago and my options for riding now are basically paved MUP (nice but kinda boring sometimes) or singletrack trails, so...
06-23-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, it's an Andel crank. You can buy one...

I mean, it's an Andel crank. You can buy one right now if you want.
06-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By seau grateau

This is the way.

This is the way.
06-06-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By seau grateau

I used to love alleycats. These days I'm not that...

I used to love alleycats. These days I'm not that into the sort of riding you need to do in order to be competitive in them, which I'm sure makes my loved ones happier.
05-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By seau grateau

Yeah, I did the cert class at Encino before I...

Yeah, I did the cert class at Encino before I started riding there. It's mostly getting to know the track, learning how to ride on it, safety and etiquette, etc. Great experience, very beginner...
04-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared...

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared bike, with much more control over the length and intensity of those intervals and thus a potentially more effective workout. You just have to, you...
04-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 692,513
Posted By seau grateau

Dipped my toe in some dirt today... ...

Dipped my toe in some dirt today...

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04-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By seau grateau

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it...

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it comes to sizing a bike.
04-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 36,130
Posted By seau grateau

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in...

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in Texas. Looks like most of the good riding in my new hood is dirt, so I might throw the risers back on, get some fatter tires, and go full tracklo...
03-07-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,565
Posted By seau grateau

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube,...

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube, multitool, and my PDW 3wrencho -- a combination tire lever and 15mm wrench. I keep a small Lezyne pump on the bike as well (bracket attaches via...
03-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By seau grateau

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring...

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring wouldn't work with a 10 speed chain in this scenario.
02-23-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By seau grateau

Helium to save grams. As for lube, I pretty...

Helium to save grams.

As for lube, I pretty much exclusively use T9 now. I can't remember if it's a wet or dry lube, and the bottle is all the way downstairs, but it goes on without the mess all...
02-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 36,130
Posted By seau grateau

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride....

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...
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02-10-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By seau grateau

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is...

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is building your next one.
02-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By seau grateau

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub,...

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub, usually doesn't go very far. I don't see it as being more functional or convenient than other solutions already on the market.
02-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By seau grateau

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's...

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's ridiculous problem of half the track ends being unusable because the chain stays are too short. I hope they've fixed it now, because that is a deal...
01-21-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,927
Posted By seau grateau

Start with a brake and go from there.

Start with a brake and go from there.
12-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,833
Posted By seau grateau

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape. ...

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape.

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12-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 617,381
Posted By seau grateau

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for...

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for my Big Block. It looks ****** weird and I'm into it. Pics to follow.
12-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,204
Posted By seau grateau

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought...

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought mine, looks like MSRP is 600 now. MSRP for the Thunderdome frameset is 799, which is pretty on the level with other comparable aluminum/carbon track...
11-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 692,513
Posted By seau grateau

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep...

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep cobbled climb on my IRO. The answer was yes, but not on the bike.
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11-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,102
Posted By seau grateau

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna...

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna need to have a look at those Phil hubs :p
10-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By seau grateau

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I...

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I read it, and I am just beyond perplexed. But anyway, you could turn the Varsity into a fixie/single speed pretty easily. Those things are like tanks,...
10-27-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By seau grateau

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy...

I'd try a 46. You're getting into kinda mashy territory after that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By seau grateau

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few...

I was riding a Ridley Fenix AL for a while a few years ago. It was my first "real" road bike, and I liked it a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,183
Posted By seau grateau

You can put your weed in there.

You can put your weed in there.
09-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,471
Posted By seau grateau

It sure does when you're going downhill.

It sure does when you're going downhill.
09-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,415
Posted By seau grateau

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.

I'd go orange because I like a little pizzazz.
09-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By seau grateau

It's also not a Wabi Thunder.

It's also not a Wabi Thunder.
09-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By seau grateau

That's a nice area for riding. I used to live in...

That's a nice area for riding. I used to live in South Pasadena and would head up that way via the Rose Bowl all the time.
09-03-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,102
Posted By seau grateau

When I lived in LA I would take my fixed gear out...

When I lived in LA I would take my fixed gear out to some pretty decent climbs -- not the big mountain road climbs but Chevy Chase, Griffith Park, etc. They were hard as hell but it was fun as hell...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 17,302,937
Posted By seau grateau

94/95 Litespeed Catalyst, Tiagra 10 speed...

94/95 Litespeed Catalyst, Tiagra 10 speed groupset.
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09-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By seau grateau

Tires, tubes, rim tape, lock ring, foot...

Tires, tubes, rim tape, lock ring, foot retention, cost of labor for any installations OP can't do alone...building a bike from scratch is not the move when you're on a budget.

If it were me, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,719
Views: 462,126
Posted By seau grateau

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-31-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 692,513
Posted By seau grateau

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08-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,117
Posted By seau grateau

Mid-70s is usually my happy place. Currently...

Mid-70s is usually my happy place. Currently running 48x17 fixed on 700c with 28mm tires.
08-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By seau grateau

I still prefer the functional elegance of a round...

I still prefer the functional elegance of a round post and non-integrated clamp, but I guess the people want their aero.
08-24-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By seau grateau

They have a bad history of dumb seatpost clamps...

They have a bad history of dumb seatpost clamps that don't work, and looking at their newest lineup, I'm not convinced they've moved past that. I would never buy an aero seatpost frame anyway,...
08-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 692,513
Posted By seau grateau

My bud got one of the last Aventons in stock at...

My bud got one of the last Aventons in stock at one of our local shops recently, went out for a ride together the other day.
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08-13-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,833
Posted By seau grateau

Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I...

Been reaching for the Big Block most often when I go for a ride these days.

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07-31-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 692,513
Posted By seau grateau

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07-30-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By seau grateau

Nice! I hope I can keep riding that long...

Nice! I hope I can keep riding that long...
06-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,833
Posted By seau grateau

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and...

That bike is ******g rad and I send thoughts and prayers to your shins.
05-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,031
Posted By seau grateau

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a...

I'm just pumped that my Omniums are officially a vintage component now.
05-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24,562
Views: 2,216,378
Posted By seau grateau

And today we went for our first ride together....

And today we went for our first ride together. Took a little spin around the trails at a local park, fun times.
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05-06-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By seau grateau

I used to flip mine from street gear to track...

I used to flip mine from street gear to track gear when I rode to the velodrome. These days I'll switch to the big gear side sometimes if I want to hammer it on a flat ride. I have never in my life...
05-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By seau grateau

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.

I'd **** with it but I don't know about 300.
05-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By seau grateau

#kilott...

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05-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,486
Posted By seau grateau

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool...

Squid is a cool brand, so you're paying cool brand prices for them. Is an unpainted Taiwan made steel "tracklocross" frame worth $666 to you? IMO it's not. I like Squid bikes but I wouldn't buy one...
04-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 151,903
Posted By seau grateau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOz7VBuv0wg

Fiona Apple's new album. It's really weird and really good.
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