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05-23-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By IAmSam

I want to make sure I have this straight - you...

I want to make sure I have this straight - you put a new chain on the chainring & FW that you had already been using, right? If so, and if as previously mentioned you have properly tensioned your...
05-21-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
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...
05-21-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

Yeah I was curious about the seatpost, &...

Yeah I was curious about the seatpost, & especially about the multi FW - I guess combined with the tensioner you can change gears, amirite?

Have fun...
05-20-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

You've got a couple of interesting touches on...

You've got a couple of interesting touches on that thing - wouldn't mind hearing about them...

So is it cosmic irony that you made a (kind of?) SS out of an Allez when at points in its life the...
05-13-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By IAmSam

Uhhhh...there IS Sekai Bikes which has nothing to...

Uhhhh...there IS Sekai Bikes which has nothing to do with Sakae

Sekai bicycles (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/Sekai_main.htm)
05-13-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,178
Posted By IAmSam

Heya - would the group mind an attempt at some...

Heya - would the group mind an attempt at some horse trading in the subject of this thread?

I was (and at heart still am) a skinnies-only kind of guy until age & infirmity moved me into today's...
05-01-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By IAmSam

I haven't the slightest whether 7400 and 6400 STI...

I haven't the slightest whether 7400 and 6400 STI hoods are interchangeable but the hoods on my Tricolor brake/shifters have gotten pretty ragged and I sure could use a link to those "somewhat...
04-29-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

Could you please explain to me what you mean?

Could you please explain to me what you mean?
04-12-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By IAmSam

My mentions of the visibly larger opening at the...

My mentions of the visibly larger opening at the flat had nothing to do with it possibly allowing contamination into the innards of the bottom bracket - I was just using it as a "gauge" to show how...
04-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By IAmSam

If you look real close you will see that unlike...

If you look real close you will see that unlike on the OP's bike - in your pics the cups do completely cover the edges of the shells except only the flats, which as you pointed out is to be expected,...
04-10-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By IAmSam

You don't see a gap between the cup and the...

You don't see a gap between the cup and the shell, the almost completely exposed edge of the shell, or the opening at the flat?

Good luck - ride safe
04-10-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By IAmSam

I don't pay much attention to build threads so...

I don't pay much attention to build threads so sorry for being late here - but are you sure this looks right to you?
04-04-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

Beachy ridin' :D ...

Beachy ridin' :D


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04-04-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By IAmSam

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda...

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda interested in multi-fixed again so if you should ever decide to move your S3X along to be used - please keep me in mind.

Ride safe...
04-02-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,279
Posted By IAmSam

I noticed in your pics of your cool bikes in the...

I noticed in your pics of your cool bikes in the "Post Your SS/FG Bikes" thread that you mentioned multi-gear fixed hubs a few times. Then it slipped my mind but I'm glad you mentioned it again here...
03-26-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

Nahhh - you just wanted to post a pic of your Led...

Nahhh - you just wanted to post a pic of your Led Sled :eek:
03-26-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

Spring Break beach cruisin' - yes, its fixed :p ...

Spring Break beach cruisin' - yes, its fixed :p


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03-22-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By IAmSam

I am so glad to learn that I was not imagining it...

I am so glad to learn that I was not imagining it :D

Thanks for the pics - now that is...Tukt. As ridiculous as I think this is - it is your bike and I hope it works out for you.

Guess it will...
03-22-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By IAmSam

There is so much more to unpack in your post but...

There is so much more to unpack in your post but I'd simply like to congratulate you on your ambition - 110+ Gear Inches is a helluva gearing to start with after not riding for a few years.

Have...
03-19-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By IAmSam

I can't help but wonder if you really know...

I can't help but wonder if you really know anything about the brand you, maybe ironically or maybe not, pledge your fealty to when you bow to a Johnny-come-lately spokesmodel instead of the founder...
03-19-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By IAmSam

Zdawg - I exchanged a few posts on this exact...

Zdawg - I exchanged a few posts on this exact same...errr...subject with a guy in a SS/FG group on FB a few weeks ago. I'm not in the mood search it out and my memory ain't so great anymore so you...
03-13-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By IAmSam

I wonder if suggesting dozens of hardcore crabon...

I wonder if suggesting dozens of hardcore crabon track bikes is helpful to a person looking for

Yeah, I guess that a track bike is essentially only a freewheel and some brakes from being a...
03-12-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By IAmSam

:popcorn

:popcorn
03-08-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By IAmSam

Yeah - that Chater-Lea stuff sure is purdy but...

Yeah - that Chater-Lea stuff sure is purdy but proprietary rings like White Ind or Pauls, etc have always been a hard No for me.


Here's my 144BCD 41T...its 3/32" and meant as a roadie but I am a...
03-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,901
Views: 582,685
Posted By IAmSam

Not necessarily a great deal but how can you not...

Not necessarily a great deal but how can you not like a Wu-Tang Clan Klunker? :D
...
02-26-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By IAmSam

No - Aveton sells E-bikes. Which is why you see...

No - Aveton sells E-bikes. Which is why you see the couple sw8 phiksies that they still offer under the 6KU name, which used to be for their steel-frame bikes.


To the OP - fellow older guy here...
02-23-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By IAmSam

FWIW I actually would have liked to see the...

FWIW I actually would have liked to see the bike...
02-19-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,276
Posted By IAmSam

2022 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Is it not past time?

Too much?


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02-19-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By IAmSam

I am ordinary proportions, getting older, losing...

I am ordinary proportions, getting older, losing flexibility and strength, riding differently now, and my cockpit evolves...

Bike inseam as best as I can measure solo is ~ 30 1/2"

Standover...
02-17-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By IAmSam

Hahaha - one of my own favorite subjects... ...

Hahaha - one of my own favorite subjects...

That's a lovely frame - 'cept for the size I have been riding and loving the same frame as yours as my almost daily rider since the mid-oughts. Boy do...
02-02-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,468
Posted By IAmSam

May I hold you to that? :innocent: ...

May I hold you to that? :innocent:


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01-30-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By IAmSam

Don't own or contemplate acquiring one but I...

Don't own or contemplate acquiring one but I think Keirin frames and the sparkly paint jobs are pretty cool. And I'll pass on discussion of whether the commonly available used framesets are worth it...
01-25-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By IAmSam

I regularly ride a 1-gear bike with road brake...

I regularly ride a 1-gear bike with road brake levers on its mustache bar. After I saw this thread, just for ****zngigglz while riding it I tried to imagine brifter shifting on it and to be candid it...
01-18-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By IAmSam

FWIW Mack Cycle is still in business, and...

FWIW Mack Cycle is still in business, and actually pretty big, in Miami...
01-09-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By IAmSam

Well your build thread has left its short try at...

Well your build thread has left its short try at pedal discussion behind so I'll be brief - 1-sided road pedals are easier for me to get into than 2-sided MTB pedals by their nature of hanging just...
01-08-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By IAmSam

Seems like you have a grasp on what you are doing...

Seems like you have a grasp on what you are doing and you have a fine selection of parts there - depending on what suits your frameset, and of course availability in our current supply-challenged...
01-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By IAmSam

You can buy directly from Velomine for...

You can buy directly from Velomine for cheape...errr...lower. Same wheels as in the OP...
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=87_172_176&products_id=531

I had them for...
01-04-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By IAmSam

My own roadified steel tarck frameset isn't...

My own roadified steel tarck frameset isn't drilled for brakes and I would never consider molesting it with a drill...but I loves me my front brake. If you are still undecided what to do about yours...
12-29-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,224
Posted By IAmSam

I can't believe I'm generally agreeing with...

I can't believe I'm generally agreeing with Lazyass about something but besides putting underfilled 23's on a bike meant for bigger rubber which is sort of like the opposite of the current popular...
12-26-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,669
Posted By IAmSam

Happy Holidays to the group! ...

Happy Holidays to the group!


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12-19-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By IAmSam

but...but...but... Anyway - I am going...

but...but...but...



Anyway - I am going to double-check it...and rethink how I handle those chains too
12-19-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,722
Posted By IAmSam

Yes I get that - but to be sooo off-center that...

Yes I get that - but to be sooo off-center that you have to put the brake blocks just ain't right...
12-19-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 52,904
Posted By IAmSam

You gotta admit - this thread is pretty funny...

You gotta admit - this thread is pretty funny :lol:
12-19-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 40,326
Posted By IAmSam

If you haven't yet been to the fixed gear NYC...

If you haven't yet been to the fixed gear NYC facebook group - go there. They love this bike...
12-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,722
Posted By IAmSam

I realize I am late to the party but this cannot...

I realize I am late to the party but this cannot be right - have you got the caliper centered?
12-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By IAmSam

Uh-oh...this information kinda distresses me. I...

Uh-oh...this information kinda distresses me. I am a long time K810SL, which has become the skinny KMC K1SL, user. And I need another chain. I have broken and rejoined 810SL's a bunch of times -...
12-16-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By IAmSam

Ok, keep up the good work. Ride safe...

Ok, keep up the good work. Ride safe...
12-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By IAmSam

Jeebus... ...

Jeebus...

https://www.kmcchain.us/Single-Speed-Connectors_c_52.html
12-16-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By IAmSam

I do...

I do...
12-10-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By IAmSam

Getting past yays or nays for your choice of a...

Getting past yays or nays for your choice of a crabon crankset - my thinking is that choosing one based on it having to be able to work with your existing bottom bracket may be a mistake. What you...
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