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09-25-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Lazyass

All the new innovations coming out, bikes looked...

All the new innovations coming out, bikes looked cooler than today, lots of new small American businesses making boutique aftermarket stuff. I would spend hours in shops filled with anodized parts...
09-25-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,035
Posted By Lazyass

In 1991 I bought a Huffy Stone Mountain. ...

In 1991 I bought a Huffy Stone Mountain.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7377/8798540235_a0e62bc978_b.jpg

Instantly fell in love and rode that thing into the ground. In November 1993 the day...
09-25-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Lazyass

I don't know. Fads come and go so quick in the...

I don't know. Fads come and go so quick in the MTB world that I don't even try to keep up with it. I run a 26x3.0 and it's the absolutely perfect tire size for me but 26+ bikes were only made for a...
09-25-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Lazyass

I miss the 1990's MTB scene as much as I miss the...

I miss the 1990's MTB scene as much as I miss the 1980's music scene. Will never be another time like it.
09-25-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By Lazyass

I've ran a 130 hub in a 126 frame for years and...

I've ran a 130 hub in a 126 frame for years and it takes almost no effort to remove the wheel. Just slide the axle in all the way the right dropout and you only have to slightly pull on the left side...
09-25-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Lazyass

I would spend the extra $200 for the 7. 10 cogs...

I would spend the extra $200 for the 7. 10 cogs vs 8 is a bigger deal when you're running only one chainring. And I would guess the Shimano brakes are probably slightly better than the Tektro's. The...
09-25-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Lazyass

That's cool. I wish my MTB I bought 18 months ago...

That's cool. I wish my MTB I bought 18 months ago had been converted. Doing that was a freaking nightmare.
09-24-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24,567
Views: 2,245,153
Posted By Lazyass

Today I checked my email to see if I got a...

Today I checked my email to see if I got a message that my tubular wheelset with backordered Paul hubs I ordered seven weeks ago was ready yet. Not yet haha. They did say "at least" six weeks :cry:
09-24-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Lazyass

Did they have sealant already in? It was my...

Did they have sealant already in? It was my understanding that companies don't want to do that because some bikes might be sitting in shops for years (at least before the virus and the shortages...
09-23-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,069
Posted By Lazyass

I have to say that my Univega Nuovo Sport with...

I have to say that my Univega Nuovo Sport with 27x1-1/4 Pasela's are actually great on dirt roads and light gravel. The larger diameter gives a very smooth and stable ride. I've always thought that...
09-23-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Lazyass

If you're planning on cycling for the rest of...

If you're planning on cycling for the rest of your life and you do your own work I recommend buying the best quality brands for tools/stands/ect even if it costs more. I've had the same Park PCS-1...
09-23-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By Lazyass

In my apartment days I would wipe my bike down...

In my apartment days I would wipe my bike down with an old towel outside the front door before bringing it in if I had been riding in the rain. Besides rain rides, it never really gets dirty. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By Lazyass

"I've been using them for the last couple of...

"I've been using them for the last couple of months and, performance-wise, they're great. You always stop when you need to stop. In the dry, in the wet, they do the job. They do what they're meant to...
09-22-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Lazyass

Update: I almost bought that Garmin and then I...

Update: I almost bought that Garmin and then I considered the fact I'll be using the light on all my other bikes and since the NR comes with a handlebar mount I ended up buying that. Plus I have...
09-22-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Lazyass

You might already know, but a rim replacement...

You might already know, but a rim replacement using the exact same rim is very easy. Just tape the new one against the old one and transfer the spokes over one by one. And I love Open Pro's, I've...
09-22-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Lazyass

A big misconception about latex is that it...

A big misconception about latex is that it punctures more easily but the opposite is true. It actually has better puncture resistance because it's more flexible. However, they can be more delicate to...
09-22-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Lazyass

If you run that MTB crank on a road frame you'll...

If you run that MTB crank on a road frame you'll need to run spacers because of the shorter shell width and the chain ring will be further out (5mm I think). That affects the chainline which could be...
09-22-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Lazyass

I have no co-op anywhere near me and I just threw...

I have no co-op anywhere near me and I just threw out a bunch of low end vintage stuff I've had for years. Old cheap non-ramped freewheels, low end dia compe brake calipers that flex like a rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By Lazyass

This was obviously going to be the reality. It's...

This was obviously going to be the reality. It's not because they whole peloton wants them. Companies don't want to have to make two versions of the same bike. Nor do they want to have to make...
09-21-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Lazyass

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but are...

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but are your wheels converted to tubeless? Do you see sealant coming out of the hole? I'm pretty sure most new bikes with tubeless wheels come shipped new with...
09-21-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Lazyass

It's actually a nice bike but I don't like the...

It's actually a nice bike but I don't like the geometry and the one bottle cage mount on the seat tube instead of the down tube is probably not a big deal to most people but I can't stand that. If a...
09-20-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Lazyass

I don't know but apparently he's getting hooked...

I don't know but apparently he's getting hooked up with new bikes. He should have one taken back for that last backyard mechanic video. No torque wrench (attention to detail my young Zach), trying to...
09-20-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Lazyass

Surly needs to bring that one back. The only true...

Surly needs to bring that one back. The only true SS that have now with no derrailluer hanger sticking down is the Steamroller which I don't like.
09-20-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 914
Posted By Lazyass

With the way new bike prices have just shot up...

With the way new bike prices have just shot up due to the shortages and our wonderful inflation I don't see myself buying a new bike at full price ever again. Just saw some lower/mid level aluminum...
09-20-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Lazyass

If you're just putting it on a small spot and...

If you're just putting it on a small spot and wiping it right off it won't do anything to your paint. Unless someone has some different kind of paint than mine lol
09-20-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Lazyass

Look at the new Surly Corner bars. They're made...

Look at the new Surly Corner bars. They're made for people who want to do a drop bar conversion but don't want to convert to road shifters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuGu43jLa8Q&t=136s
09-20-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Lazyass

If it removed my paint and clear coat I obviously...

If it removed my paint and clear coat I obviously wouldn't recommend it.
09-19-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64,056
Views: 9,887,801
Posted By Lazyass

Someone buy this. It's been getting posted every...

Someone buy this. It's been getting posted every couple of days for a few weeks but I have too many bikes. The seller asks anywhere $399-$440, keeps going up and down for some reason.Classic Fuji,...
09-19-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Lazyass

Get a can of disc brake cleaner from the auto...

Get a can of disc brake cleaner from the auto store and buy nothing else. Takes it right off. Better than anything else posted or works just as good for less money and I've tried them all.
09-19-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Lazyass

Very nice. Should have stood back a little...

Very nice. Should have stood back a little further to take the pictures, though :lol:
09-19-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lazyass

I usually start my rides before sunrise and I...

I usually start my rides before sunrise and I just bought a Niterider Lumina (900 lumens) to replace my 15 year old MiNewt 2x Dual (300 lumens). The light is outstanding, way brighter than I need for...
09-18-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Lazyass

Not the greatest bike building video, literally a...

Not the greatest bike building video, literally a backyard mechanic haha. If he had a cheap heat gun that cog could have easily been broken loose. Tsk tsk..
09-18-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,188
Posted By Lazyass

So you're wanting a musette bag that can be worn...

So you're wanting a musette bag that can be worn as a backpack? This is $36. I have a similar old army medic bag and canvas is actually a great material.U.S. WW2 M1936 Musette Bag with Shoulder...
09-18-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Lazyass

Yeah that tire size must be smooth as hell. I...

Yeah that tire size must be smooth as hell. I have a '07 Cannondale F4 mountain bike that was collecting dust and I just put some 26x1.5 road tires on it along with some bar ends. It is kind of cool...
09-17-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,446
Posted By Lazyass

This was mine, I bought the frameset NOS about 15...

This was mine, I bought the frameset NOS about 15 years ago. It actually had no serial number and I managed to contact someone who had worked at the shop. I was told it was probably built for one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Lazyass

You're not going to bottom them out at that...

You're not going to bottom them out at that pressure. If you aren't getting pinch flats then go ahead and run them lower.
09-17-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,446
Posted By Lazyass

Koga-Miyata FullPro (I had an '89) Rossin...

Koga-Miyata FullPro (I had an '89)
Rossin Performance el/os (had one unknown year)
DeRosa Neo Primato
Masi Gran Criterium
Any 1950's Bianchi racing bike
09-17-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,966
Posted By Lazyass

'17 Diamondback Podium E'Tape Disc. It was $2800...

'17 Diamondback Podium E'Tape Disc. It was $2800 but I had a corporate discount and for one week all the Podiums went on sale and I bought it for $1200. Honestly it rides smoother than any steel bike...
09-17-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,628
Posted By Lazyass

I've mounted tubs so many times now that I'm good...

I've mounted tubs so many times now that I'm good at getting the tension even all the way around the first time. If I do an up getting a lumpy spot I'll just pull over to the side of the road, remove...
09-17-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By Lazyass

Look at DT Swiss. The Champion is 14 and the...

Look at DT Swiss. The Champion is 14 and the Competition is 14/15/14. They're the same diameter at the head and nipple and the Comp is butted down in the center. Because the center is thinner on the...
09-17-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Lazyass

Those are cool, I was looking at it a couple of...

Those are cool, I was looking at it a couple of weeks ago when I saw Jensen had them in stock but I just have too many bikes. I like that silver paint. I'd do a drop bar conversion myself.
09-17-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By Lazyass

How many kids there actually ride bikes? My...

How many kids there actually ride bikes? My grandson just started 6th grade and a year ago I bought him a nice GT mountain bike that cost around $600. I doubt he's put five miles on it, he's addicted...
09-16-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Lazyass

To me personally a wheelset that is at the 16XXg...

To me personally a wheelset that is at the 16XXg mark or less is light enough. I avoid two things which are low spoke counts and straight gauge spokes. I certainly don't want fewer than 28 on the...
09-16-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,180
Posted By Lazyass

In '97 or so one of the magazines I subscribed to...

In '97 or so one of the magazines I subscribed to did a review on a red Countach and I've wanted one ever since.
09-16-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 714
Posted By Lazyass

I just pieced together on ebay a SRAM Rival 22...

I just pieced together on ebay a SRAM Rival 22 mini group for my old CX bike. Next I'll be piecing together the hydraulic version for my road bike. Seems like all the complete groups available are...
09-16-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Lazyass

I rode a 20 inch bike once and it was fun as...

I rode a 20 inch bike once and it was fun as hell. You can sling those things all over the place.
09-16-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Lazyass

Ok, thanks, it looks perfect. I'm also planning...

Ok, thanks, it looks perfect. I'm also planning to get a Garmin head unit in the future so that's good.

Another edit. Competitive has it for $99. I watched a video review and the guy said it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By Lazyass

A seatpost that sticks really far down inside the...

A seatpost that sticks really far down inside the seat tube can click, especially if you run your saddle lower. The bottom of the post will move around and tick against the inside of the tube, it's...
09-15-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,628
Posted By Lazyass

I only pre-stretch my tires if they're super...

I only pre-stretch my tires if they're super tight and then I only stretch them overnight. I've never had problems with lumps if they aren't stretched.
09-15-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Lazyass

Suggestions for headlight that mounts to gps mount

*edit*

Let me change my question. I think I'll buy a Niterider 900 with an adapter to mount it in a gps bracket. My Bryton mount is like the one below, looks like a Garmin. Will these three things...
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