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08-26-22, 07:51 AM
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Posted By pamaguahiker

Olmo La Biciclissima 59cm complete $800

Olmo Track bicycle Fixed Gear Single Speed.
This Olmo track bike, La Biciclissima, was built up using solid and reliable track components but was ridden maybe 6 times and only being sold due to...
08-04-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 979
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Posted By 79pmooney

I forgot when I posted earlier that my Mooney is...

I forgot when I posted earlier that my Mooney is a true fix gear but it is not a single speed at all. It has in fact two or three gears that can be very different. Triple chainline. A triple 1/8"...
07-19-22, 12:18 PM
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Views: 271,627
Posted By bargo68

53 y.o. over here and rode the SS into work this...

53 y.o. over here and rode the SS into work this morning. Did the short ride (park car and ride the rest) instead of the long one. Really enjoying the feel and pace of SS and will experiment with...
07-12-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,944
Posted By wolfchild

Absolutely the stupidest and dumbest thing I've...

Absolutely the stupidest and dumbest thing I've heard on Bikeforums is that...Fixed gear bikes and singlespeed bikes are only suitable for riding very short distances on very flat terrain...
07-12-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,944
Posted By Eric F

Let's say that I can put out 250W for 60 min. ...

Let's say that I can put out 250W for 60 min. That doesn't change with the weight of my bike. However, I am probably going faster on the light bike, and fast is fun!! Let's not forget about the...
07-11-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,446
Posted By nomadmax

The person who's gonna make millions of dollars...

The person who's gonna make millions of dollars is the one that invents a bike that will make you lose weight while it's hanging upside down in the garage with under inflated/flat tires.
06-30-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Rolla

Vertical dropout are the problem -- not the LBS....

Vertical dropout are the problem -- not the LBS. I can't imagine why you'd think they would tell you this if it wasn't true.
06-30-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Shop is right. You need horizontal dropouts to...

Shop is right. You need horizontal dropouts to provide chain tension adjustment. A single speed can be set up with a chain tensioner, but that is because the bottom dun of chain on a single speed...
06-30-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By theblackbullet

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that...

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that project. Magic gear may be possible, but then you have to manage chain stretch. A gear that works one with a new chain may be too slack in a few hundred...
06-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The shop is basically correct. If you have...

The shop is basically correct. If you have vertical "road" dropouts, it is difficult to properly adjust the chain tension, although it is possible to get close with a "magic gear." You don't...
06-29-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Devilmedic

Score!

Been awhile since I posted, you know, life. But, I was looking for my grandsons first legit mtb. Checked all the usuals online, and found this on craigslist. Raleigh XXIX (29)! Single, wtb, chro-mo!...
06-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By EBC

East Bench Composites Q and A

Hi Bykemike!

I hope to answer some of the questions in this thread and ultimately clear up any confusion on our processes. In the year and a half we have been in business, we have a PERFECT track...
06-17-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By squirtdad

fyi framebuilders if pretty much steel, with a...

fyi framebuilders if pretty much steel, with a bit of aluminum
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Steve B.

I was wondering the same. I'm pretty sure if you...

I was wondering the same. I'm pretty sure if you were to order a GRX 30/46 crank and get the appropriate bottom bracket, the chain line will be fine.
05-27-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By 79pmooney

Cedwards2301, you do know the correct chain slack...

Cedwards2301, you do know the correct chain slack I trust. (The chain should never go tight. At all points of the chain cycle - say a half dozen or more full revolutions of the pedal - you should...
05-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Rolla

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never...

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never had a Shimano or ACS that lasted at all, and every one of them had the trademark "clunk." Also, Box 2 makes a nice freewheel...
05-25-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Yune_Garage

I run a 17T White Industries freewheel with IRD...

I run a 17T White Industries freewheel with IRD cranks with zero noises, smooth and quiet.
Chain tension and alignment usually cause noises.
05-21-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah it was a general post on Stradalli not...

Yeah it was a general post on Stradalli not specific to that bike. Subtle logos are always nice.
05-21-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By IAmSam

I'm guessing being in FL you are already aware of...

I'm guessing being in FL you are already aware of who/what Stradalli is? He is right up the road from me in Pompano. Back in the before times JRA I visited them once - they were nice people. And...
05-19-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By ofajen

For solo rides on our modest terrain (flats and...

For solo rides on our modest terrain (flats and modest hills) I donít see a lot of net difference in terms of average speed between SS and geared.

Mechanical efficiency differences are probably a...
05-17-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By smd4

Wow. You even got the toe strap buttons! This...

Wow. You even got the toe strap buttons! This will clean up into a show-stopper.
05-03-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,687
Posted By stevenofqueens

Did you sell this Pinarello to a guy in Queens,...

Did you sell this Pinarello to a guy in Queens, NYC named Mike? I believe I have this actual bike.
04-08-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,569
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve got your self sufficient right here. Iíve...

Iíve got your self sufficient right here. Iíve even got one dinner and two breakfasts in there. Ate the dayís lunch earlier.

...
04-08-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,569
Posted By Lambkin55

100% Agree. #1 I ride alone more than half the...

100% Agree.
#1 I ride alone more than half the time.
#2 I live in "fly over" country, where the nearest tube could be 30 miles.
So I had better be self-sufficient on the bike.
04-08-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,569
Posted By genejockey

That's great, till you're riding somewhere at a...

That's great, till you're riding somewhere at a time or place where few other riders ride. Oh, you COULD just stick to places where there are lots of riders, but, dude, you're a young guy, and...
04-06-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,035
Posted By rumrunn6

I've done it, even w/ a geared bike. it happens....

I've done it, even w/ a geared bike. it happens. I try not to. but there's no shame, if no one sees you ;-)
03-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By msu2001la

Lighter bikes are more fun to ride. I doubt I'd...

Lighter bikes are more fun to ride.
I doubt I'd complete a gravel race any faster on a 17lb CX bike than I would on a 28lb gravel bike, but not everything in cycling needs to be measured or...
03-14-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,589
Posted By Attilio

Yes it's *THAT* good. You're limited on top speed...

Yes it's *THAT* good. You're limited on top speed especially downhill but if you're willing to let go of a handful of MPH on the top end it will whisk your heart away especially on moderate (but not...
03-13-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,589
Posted By Speedway2

I ride my SS(s) mostly on solo rides because I...

I ride my SS(s) mostly on solo rides because I enjoy keeping a certain cadence. When I hit that zone it's almost therapeudic.
I rarely ride my geared bikes now....but when I do it's mostly because...
03-12-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,589
Posted By TugaDude

Anything that makes you want to get out and ride...

Anything that makes you want to get out and ride is a good thing.
03-12-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,589
Posted By Ymerej

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Fixed gear PROPER. No janky bs here
03-10-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,589
Posted By Rolla

Maybe on here, but I'd say that BMXers, track...

Maybe on here, but I'd say that BMXers, track racers, messengers, SSCXers, tracklocrossers, and SSMTBers have more commonalities than differences. Many of us have experience in several of those...
02-17-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,330
Posted By cyccommute

It not that simple. The problem your analysis is...

It not that simple. The problem your analysis is assuming the same exertion. A mountain bike with knobby tires is harder to push along over a given distance than a road bike. Aerodynamics and...
02-13-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,089
Posted By phatjonny

Warm and muddy

So good to see some nice temps!
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02-08-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,882
Posted By prj71

Good grief. There is no such thing as a...

Good grief. There is no such thing as a "climbing bike".

A good climbing bike is a bike that is being ridden by a good climber. It's not the bike, it's the person riding it. Climbing is all...
01-31-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,882
Posted By nomadmax

Climbing legs and heart/lungs will always trump a...

Climbing legs and heart/lungs will always trump a "climbing bike". All it costs is some tires and structured discomfort. Fitness is one of the last fair things on earth, you can't buy it and no one...
01-19-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By Calsun

The Toyota is a terrible choice in terms of...

The Toyota is a terrible choice in terms of available space. When I bought my bike car in 2018 there were only two vehicles that provided enough cargo space for two road bikes inside with both...
01-18-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By Parasites

honda odyssey is another great one

honda odyssey is another great one
01-16-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,051
Posted By majmt

https://i.imgur.com/E2v7zsE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/E2v7zsE.jpg
01-16-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,051
Posted By Pratt

A few years ago I was riding (and pushing) up the...

A few years ago I was riding (and pushing) up the Kancamagus Highway on a beautiful September day. I got passed by about a million motorcycles. When I got to the scenic lookout at the top, I got a...
01-15-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,051
Posted By gpburdell

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

lol. Lord, no.

They’re laughing at bicyclists doing it the hard way.

in Lycra.

if they even give bicyclists half a thought
01-15-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,089
Posted By DVD23

Single speed gives you a more direct feel in my...

Single speed gives you a more direct feel in my opinion 🤌 brilliant commuter bike with less maintenance
01-10-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By TiHabanero

I work at a Toyota dealer and am familiar with...

I work at a Toyota dealer and am familiar with the (Fantastic) 4 Runner. I love this vehicle. Three bikes can fit in the back with seats down, but how easily they fit will be determined by saddle...
01-10-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By shelbyfv

By removing the front wheels and using fork...

By removing the front wheels and using fork mounts he will be able to put two bikes in the back and possibly a third reversed between them. As mentioned, the deck height is relatively high in the...
01-10-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By rumrunn6

I drove 4Runners (4) over 20 years. I think maybe...

I drove 4Runners (4) over 20 years. I think maybe I carried 1 bike inside 1 time. all other times they were on bike racks. up to 4, for family trips. great vehicles & great fun. but the rear cargo...
01-10-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rolla

Almost any vehicle that carries the bikes inside...

Almost any vehicle that carries the bikes inside is going to limit either the number of bikes or the amount of gear you can haul, or both. My solution was a Tacoma with a camper shell and a Kuat...
11-08-21, 01:52 PM
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Views: 89,696
Posted By Dubinthedam

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10-26-21, 02:05 PM
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Views: 4,954
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm a fan of really good brakes on both wheels. ...

I'm a fan of really good brakes on both wheels. My best fix gear has Shimano dual-pivots. My Mooney (also set up fix gear) has ear;y '80s Shimano cantis. My city fix gear has centerpulls. Nafac...
10-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Rolla

Keep in mind that you aren’t stuck with the gear...

Keep in mind that you aren’t stuck with the gear combo that’s currently on the bike. The right cog and/or chainring can make almost any terrain do-able on a singlespeed. I live in a fairly hilly...
10-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,858
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