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09-30-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Any high quality automotive synthetic wheel...

Any high quality automotive synthetic wheel bearing grease, such as Mobil 1, Valvoline, Napa etc.
09-30-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I used to grease the spindle, and found that I...

I used to grease the spindle, and found that I ended up pressing the crank arm too far into the taper. By installing the arms clean and dry, this no longer happened and I no longer had to re-tighten...
09-30-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Any tenacious lubricant should work just fine,...

Any tenacious lubricant should work just fine, although Sil-Glyde is silicone based and is normally used to soften seals and belts. I would recommend bearing grease as a better choice.
09-30-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, it's the part where the crankarms mount.

Yes, it's the part where the crankarms mount.
09-29-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Torque is based on the size of the threads and...

Torque is based on the size of the threads and not the size or type of screw head. The threads are M8 whether it's a hex cap screw or a hex socket screw, so 34-39 nm sounds about right. Make sure to...
09-25-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You're very welcome, glad I could be helpful. I...

You're very welcome, glad I could be helpful. I still have my Shimano DA PD-7401 pedals that use the Look Delta cleats on several of my bikes. Did you you that those pedals were actually manufactured...
09-24-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,498
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Very impressive, I'd never have known that...

^^^ Very impressive, I'd never have known that you modified it had you not told me. :thumb:
09-24-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It's really simple; you buy a BB based on the...

It's really simple; you buy a BB based on the requirements of the cranks, so:

All City 612 = 110mm JIS

Sugino 75 = 111mm ISO

If the Look AC364 frame has All City 612 cranks, then you won't...
09-12-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Try removing some links from the chain, such that...

Try removing some links from the chain, such that the tensioner pully moves forward and the cog catches the chain at a lower point.
09-07-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK, so any standard front wheel with a disc mount...

OK, so any standard front wheel with a disc mount will fit w/o modification, with either a solid axle or hollow axle with a quick release. As to the rear, 120mm is standard track frame spacing, so...
09-07-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By TejanoTrackie

What you need to determine is the dropout spacing...

What you need to determine is the dropout spacing in the fork and frame. This is the inside distance between the fork and frame dropouts where the wheel axle is inserted. The fork dropout spacing is...
09-03-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, the Puch will cost more, because there...

Actually, the Puch will cost more, because there is also a shipping charge.
09-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Tubular rims are designed to be used with tubular...

Tubular rims are designed to be used with tubular tires, which are glued onto the rim. Mounting them is a real PITA and if you get a flat on the road, you will have to carry a spare tire to change...
09-03-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The IRO is the best choice if you can haggle a...

The IRO is the best choice if you can haggle a bit on the price. I'd offer $400 for it. It is already set up with a freewheel and brakes, has decent components all around with sealed bearings and...
09-03-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK, it sounds like you really want a single...

OK, it sounds like you really want a single speed, so you will need to replace the fixed cog with a single freewheel, and add front and rear brakes. That Bianchi you are considering was a cheap model...
09-03-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Please post more information on the specific...

Please post more information on the specific model Bianchi Pista you are considering, Bianchi made many models from very cheap to very expensive, so it's not possible to say whether or not it's a...
08-30-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,231
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It matters to me when I'm making a slow tight...

It matters to me when I'm making a slow tight turn, and my toe contacts the tire if I'm not careful to drop my heel. This happens to me more than 0.00001% of the time and I believe that I live in the...
08-26-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,231
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The Big Block also has some toe overlap, well at...

The Big Block also has some toe overlap, well at least in the smallest 46cm frame with 32mm tires. And that with short 165mm cranks and size 7.5 feet. The fact is, it's hard to find bikes with track...
08-25-22, 11:03 AM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Unfortunately, I'm not a candidate for TURP...

Unfortunately, I'm not a candidate for TURP alternatives such as Urolift. My prostate is too large and I have a median lobe that protrudes into my bladder, acting like a check valve. Basically, I...
08-24-22, 06:33 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, I found out today at my visit to my...

Well, I found out today at my visit to my urologist that I'm going to need surgery (TURP) to fix my urinary retention problems due to a very enlarged prostate. I'm postponing the surgery until the...
08-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,498
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Received the 32mm Panaracer GravelKing SS+ tire...

Received the 32mm Panaracer GravelKing SS+ tire today for the rear wheel, and added a half link to the chain so that I can install and remove it w/o having to deflate the tire. The half link won't...
08-23-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, for cycling as transportation in general,...

Well, for cycling as transportation in general, you can't beat the Netherlands. For affordability, I'd choose a city like Groningen. I have no idea about Asia, so perhaps someone else can chime in on...
08-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By TejanoTrackie

There is a thread for this >>>...

There is a thread for this >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1247094-2022-post-your-single-speed-fixed-gear-thread-6.html
08-21-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,654
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I've already posted this in the regular Post your...

I've already posted this in the regular Post your SSFG thread, but I guess I'll post it here as well, since I'm well over 40 years old.

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a new bike....
08-20-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,498
Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a...

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a new bike. This time it's an All City Bike Block, something I've had on the drawing board for over a decade. The frameset was purchased on eBay for $549,...
08-17-22, 08:02 PM
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Views: 710,075
Posted By TejanoTrackie

My All City Big Block frameset arrived today. The...

My All City Big Block frameset arrived today. The paint job is gorgeous and looks much better in person than in any photos. Removed the stupid safety stickers including California Proposition 65....
08-16-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By TejanoTrackie

To answer your second question first, it is...

To answer your second question first, it is definitely a left handed thread, so yes, you loosen it CCW. As to the first question, the best way to start IMO is to use an impact wrench. If that doesn't...
08-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By TejanoTrackie

BTW, in case you can't find your MKS Sylvan...

BTW, in case you can't find your MKS Sylvan Stream Next pedal cages, you can buy a new pair of the basic model pedals from Velomine for just $28 >>>...
08-14-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK, so you actually have the MKS Sylvan Stream...

OK, so you actually have the MKS Sylvan Stream Next pedals, which have replaceable cage plates. The regular MKS Sylvan Stream pedals have rivetted cage plates that are not replaceable. Unfortunately,...
08-13-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Does your pedal look like this ? ...

Does your pedal look like this ?

https://www.mkspedal.com/sites/default/files/styles/product_image/public/media/2018/04/05/SY-STREAM-NX1.jpg?itok=TBLkjmJu
08-12-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,928
Views: 710,075
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0836/4641/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0836/4641/products/gravelkingssplus-1.jpg?v=1614974708https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0836/4641/products/IMG_4992.JPG?v=1527554210
...
08-12-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,928
Views: 710,075
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hrUAAOSwAChhkZl3/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hrUAAOSwAChhkZl3/s-l1600.jpg
07-26-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That's a really sharp looking bike. But, what you...

That's a really sharp looking bike. But, what you want to learn how to do is brake w/o skidding, because you will stop faster that way. I've ridden and raced on velodromes for over 40 years, and I...
07-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,654
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I was 64 when I started this thread 12 years ago....

I was 64 when I started this thread 12 years ago. Now I'm 76 and if anything I'm more into SSFG riding than ever before. I'm no longer racing, so all but one of the track bikes have have been...
07-03-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I've got the Tech 99 and like it, because you can...

I've got the Tech 99 and like it, because you can get all four fingers on it. I'm not a fan of one finger braking. I assume you will locate the lever at the end of the bar, and not at the middle next...
07-03-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just one correction, Retrogression does not...

Just one correction, Retrogression does not currently sell complete bicycles online, they are only available for local in-shop purchase.

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/complete-bikes
06-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
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...
06-25-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Back in the day, men wore suits when they rode...

Back in the day, men wore suits when they rode bicycles. I used to commute to work on a Schwinn 3-speed wearing a full suit and dress shoes, but the ride was just 3 miles long on flat roads, so I...
05-31-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Latest VISP setup: ...

Latest VISP setup:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0298_0da78f83bd44190e87d8c12be6c26b1322976c8f.jpg
05-09-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0292_8c7261e38085634470825cba0589ea0a29bee35b.jpg
2010 Motobecane Messenger
05-06-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, it should fit anything other than a KMC K1...

Yes, it should fit anything other than a KMC K1 chain.
05-06-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/chain-p...

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/chain-parts/products/kmc-1-8-half-link
04-30-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It seems to be OK, based on >>>...

It seems to be OK, based on >>> https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/mordernbike.myshopify.com

Also, the prices are reasonable, which is another indicator that it's legit. I'm not endorsing...
04-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Adding to what Bianchi pc has to say, the...

Adding to what Bianchi pc has to say, the aluminum Pista Concept was strictly a track bike with an undrilled fork, so mounting a front brake was not possible. It was also made with very thin tubing...
04-24-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,498
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Time to break out the Naval Jelly.

Time to break out the Naval Jelly.
04-18-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I believe so. A simple fix is to use electrical...

I believe so. A simple fix is to use electrical tape, but better to use some carbon weave patches. I've seen wheels that just used those patches that are meant to cover the valve opening.
04-08-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It might not be possible to adjust it correctly...

It might not be possible to adjust it correctly w/o that washer, such that the headset will have a lot of play in it. Either that, or it will be too tight. This is quite unsafe IMO.
04-07-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It's been nearly 9 years since I built up my...

It's been nearly 9 years since I built up my Dolan Pre Cursa with the supplied Alpina headset, but IIRC it did include a split ring washer like the image below:
...
04-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Jamis has a good reputation. If you want a...

Jamis has a good reputation. If you want a totally uncompromising track bike, the Sonik is it. Definitely a lot stiffer and quicker handling than any lugged steel conversion. If you like to go fast...
04-05-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By TejanoTrackie

No, I don't own one, however, based on this link...

No, I don't own one, however, based on this link >>> https://www.bike-components.de/en/NITTO/B264AAF-25-4-Handlebars-p67072/
1) Width measurement is C-C
2) The OD could be either 22.2mm or 23.8mm...
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