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Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,600
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Are you aware that Tod has one?

Are you aware that Tod has one?
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,600
Posted By Erzulis Boat

If anybody deserves to have a TDS, it's got to be...

If anybody deserves to have a TDS, it's got to be Tod.
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,600
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Tod has one.

Tod has one.
09-22-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Too funny on how he spelled Lompoc, California. ...

Too funny on how he spelled Lompoc, California.


People that pronounce it wrong say "lom-pock" and those in the know say "lom-poke", or the "poke" for short.
09-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The theory was rollout relevant to one revolution...

The theory was rollout relevant to one revolution of the crankset. The thought was that a larger combination (front/rear) of identical gear inches was actually different in practice because the...
09-20-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Erzulis Boat

If I can recall correctly, there was "California...

If I can recall correctly, there was "California Gearing" in the BMX world of yesteryear (early 80's?)-

The idea was that if you ran simultaneous "bigger" gearing it was faster (greater rollout)...
09-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,077
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Faggin Aero. Has the squished DT/ST and aero profile forks and seat...
09-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My brother and I went to the lighthouse and back...

My brother and I went to the lighthouse and back to warm up, then went up Santa Rosa in reverse from last Eroica. Saw a few vintage bikes here and there. It was fun for sure.
Forum: BMX
09-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Cool aluminum framed bike. What does the top tube...

Cool aluminum framed bike. What does the top tube (TT) measure?
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Thanks. It's the River Bend Bike Park in Lompoc,...

Thanks. It's the River Bend Bike Park in Lompoc, California. My GF's house faces the park.

It's always just about empty all day every day, so the times that I go (on my MTB), I am usually alone.
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Erzulis Boat

So far I have an S&M ATF frame and forks for a...

So far I have an S&M ATF frame and forks for a 24" build. I know it's a freestyle frame and not a race frame, but it's a start.

I am looking at the Profile 19mm spline drive setup with 175 arms,...
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Track gearing question

What are the gear ranges typically seen in the Cruiser (24") class on BMX tracks?

Example... 41-14/39-12 etc.

There is an awesome track about 500 feet from my GF's house, and I should be riding...
09-15-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Original and pretty rare Dura-Ace medium cage. I...

Original and pretty rare Dura-Ace medium cage. I am running a semi-compact Sugino crank setup.
09-14-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,967
Posted By Erzulis Boat

:lol: Threaded unit. That I made sure of!

:lol:
Threaded unit. That I made sure of!
09-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It has a little help (dead feel) with the very...

It has a little help (dead feel) with the very stiff wheelset, but it's not a bad "dead", rather smooth but without any liveliness. It feels like my track bike in that regard.
09-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Too late! looks like this now.
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09-14-21, 11:17 AM
09-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 725
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Mettalic berry candy.
09-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,967
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Stupid fast and light XC racer. It took me over a month to get used to...
09-14-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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I have the non "budget" iteration of the frameset (also in SLX) and...
09-09-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I have a SOMEC with nearly identical geometry. It...

I have a SOMEC with nearly identical geometry. It has a lot of toe overlap. This was just "tight" geometry from a certain era.

Note how tall the headtube is for a 56.5 cm frame. Super short top...
09-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Yep. The front fender should not be parallel to...

Yep. The front fender should not be parallel to the down tube (throughout the curve). The OP's bike definitely appears to be bent.
09-09-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By Erzulis Boat

From the pic, it does look bent. No big deal if...

From the pic, it does look bent. No big deal if it is, as it's an easy fix typically.
09-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Erzulis Boat

This is a common problem. Although it may...

This is a common problem.

Although it may appear that you have enough threads in the BB (on the frame) to install the "modern" component, you don't.

1- The BB threads (in the shell) of many...
09-08-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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09-04-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 838
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Don't know about the gloves, but I like the...

Don't know about the gloves, but I like the "Lunar Pilot".
09-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I have some stories.......... I did it for a...

I have some stories..........

I did it for a few years. I would deliver "The Santa Barbara News Press" on a black Diamondback BMX bike rain or shine.
09-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I'll take the white Peugeot if it's for sale- ...

I'll take the white Peugeot if it's for sale-
For the asking price-

PM sent
09-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My brother cracked a frame like that after the...

My brother cracked a frame like that after the old "roofrack-garage" thingy.
09-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I use "Super Lube" grease. Not only do I have...

I use "Super Lube" grease. Not only do I have access to as much as I want, it works great on just about anything.

I own a design/manufacturing facility, and I have to specify down to the last...
09-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I am in. My oldest brother and I have made it a...

I am in. My oldest brother and I have made it a tradition of sorts.

This years "Ghost Ride 2021" we are going to be riding a Faggin and an Olmo. Next year, who knows? We ride something different...
09-02-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My girlfriend's father (now 96) would ride his...

My girlfriend's father (now 96) would ride his trusty Peugeot daily until his SECOND stroke at 82 years of age.

Sadly, all that is left of the bike are his toeclip straps, and a clamp on water...
09-01-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I'm going friction shifting Faggin with SPD's....

I'm going friction shifting Faggin with SPD's. Enjoyable on both accounts.
09-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Narrow chain 6 speed

I have a 6 speed friction setup that has a 10spd Veloce (medium cage) rear derailleur. Can I get away with a narrower chain to better suit the rear derailleur cage spacing/pulley setup? Ok to run a...
09-01-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The Informers would have to be Informed, and in...

The Informers would have to be Informed, and in that lies the rub.

My Colnago Master frameset has been "at paint" for 4 months now.
09-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I was prepared to go full Jan Ullrich in the...

I was prepared to go full Jan Ullrich in the offseason starting the day after the ride, and have sausage and beer stockpiled ...................thanks for nothing!

It's all good. Looking forward...
09-01-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Just talked to my brother. We are just going to...

Just talked to my brother. We are just going to "sleep in" until 5:30-6ish, grab a quick hot breakfast and then head back to the hotel room and grab the bikes.

We are going to run our SPD pedals...
09-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 19,682
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I still have my hotel booked. I am going to ride...

I still have my hotel booked. I am going to ride maybe 80 miles or so.
08-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Yep. Newer than 1930's. Needs period correct...

Yep. Newer than 1930's.

Needs period correct parts, and that includes a derailleur!

Too nice of a frame (assuming no damage) to have cobbled "fixie" stuff on it. Give that bike a chance.
...
08-23-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I put an old one that I had stashed away for...

I put an old one that I had stashed away for decades on an Eroica bike, and was blown away at how comfortable it was. I went to the Selle Italia Flite after the Turbos, but truth be told, besides...
08-23-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The Brooks was old hat even back then. The most...

The Brooks was old hat even back then. The most common for the racer set was the Turbo and the Concor. I prefer the Turbo, as the Concor has that upturned "lip" on the back that always forced me...
08-17-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,998
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Because at that moment, he knew that you knew...

Because at that moment, he knew that you knew that he knew that you knew that he knew.............................
08-17-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I think that your expectation of performance...

I think that your expectation of performance (watts) is unrealistic at this time.

If you ride a bicycle with a PM, you will see VERY quickly that the watts you have expected to produce don't...
08-09-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Yep. Seems like the OP "Looked a gift horse in...

Yep. Seems like the OP "Looked a gift horse in the mouth".
08-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Sorry, not legit. That is an example of a...

Sorry, not legit.

That is an example of a "Super Fake". The fakers go through a 58 point (some say it's 63) process to mimic every single detail, and that includes a legitimate serial number (the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Now you tell me! I have been hearing a click every 10 minutes or so.
08-03-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 957
Posted By Erzulis Boat

You KNOW it's...

You KNOW it's there....................................

Eroica definitely can expose any weakness in the system, from the mechanical, structural, and the physiological elements of the bicycle.
...
08-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It definitely wasn't a consideration for many...

It definitely wasn't a consideration for many frames after DT shifting went away, that's for sure. Especially the smaller sizes for instance.
08-03-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It sure determined where the frame builders put...

It sure determined where the frame builders put the bosses! Just sayin'.
08-02-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Water bottle size

I just figured out why the classic (plastic) water bottle is the size that it is.

I was using an extended water bottle on my 1978 Somec the other day. I was just minding my own business, reached...
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