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07-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,659,021
Posted By Speedway2

I usually ride one of my Single Speeds thru this...

I usually ride one of my Single Speeds thru this location but because it was extra hot & humid out I figured a geared bike would be easier on this old phart.......
07-05-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By Speedway2

I never wondered why myself but ^^^^ this seems...

I never wondered why myself but ^^^^ this seems like a logical reason....
07-05-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Speedway2

Hopefully your new bike arrives soon....cause the...

Hopefully your new bike arrives soon....cause the wife may want her bike back!
06-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,382
Posted By Speedway2

I wear my sunglasses under the straps. A habit...

I wear my sunglasses under the straps. A habit from wearing a "beanie helmet" when riding my Harley.
My full-face helmet has a built in visor.....but I digress.
06-18-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,223
Posted By Speedway2

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the...

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the colour but I always were my T when I'm on 2 wheels.........
06-17-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,527,221
Posted By Speedway2

I used a pair of side-cutters on my 1995 Marin...

I used a pair of side-cutters on my 1995 Marin Muirwoods. The 26yo dork disk literally crumbled apart after a few snips....
06-15-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Speedway2

Looks good! I personally would find a way to...

Looks good!
I personally would find a way to add a front hand brake. eg Sturmey Archer front drum brake hub. Virtually maintenance free and will handle your "load".
I have a 2-speed that keeps...
06-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,527,221
Posted By Speedway2

Smokinapancake.....did you find out was caused...

Smokinapancake.....did you find out was caused the "wicked" bend in the bar and was there any other damage as a result?
I think getting rid of the dork disc will freshen the look a bit.....
06-14-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Speedway2

I swapped the drops on my Langster Single Speed...

I swapped the drops on my Langster Single Speed for bullhorns/Tekto TT brake levers. The bars are a bit wider than the drops which took a bit to getting used to.
I really like the setup because I...
06-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Speedway2

OP....what's your budget? Those Canyon Roadlite's...

OP....what's your budget? Those Canyon Roadlite's are nice looking bikes!
Building a bike is an option. I recently converted my 2002 Giant OCR road bike (un-used for years) to a flat-bar. It was a...
06-12-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,988
Posted By Speedway2

I finally replaced the OEM Hutchinson's (20yo)...

I finally replaced the OEM Hutchinson's (20yo) with a set of Continental Ultra sports for my "performance hybrid".
The largest I could fit were 700x25s........
06-08-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

JohnDThompson.....thanks for the suggestion. ...

JohnDThompson.....thanks for the suggestion. However, I don't think those shoes will allow for light walking.
My bike with toe-clips is my "casual" Single Speed that I jump on wearing whatever...
06-08-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Speedway2

I'm guessing it's a bit of a challenge braking...

I'm guessing it's a bit of a challenge braking and/or riding from the hoods on your gravel bike.....
06-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

I ride either "clip-less" or with toe-clips. I...

I ride either "clip-less" or with toe-clips. I prefer "clip-less" because of the stiff soles on my shoes.
I'm still looking for a pair of slim running shoes with a similar stiff sole to ride with...
06-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 341,722
Posted By Speedway2

I've had the same helmet for 10+ yrs. Never been...

I've had the same helmet for 10+ yrs. Never been dropped/abused. Only the "sweat pads" have been replaced.
Personally, I wouldn't buy a helmet without trying it on first unless you're buying the...
06-01-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,438
Posted By Speedway2

It's been great getting the old Giant (20yo) back...

It's been great getting the old Giant (20yo) back into the rotation....even tho it means less SS riding time.
Just installed some new rubber....
06-01-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 304,979
Posted By Speedway2

Swapped out the original Hutchinson Reflex tires...

Swapped out the original Hutchinson Reflex tires (20yo) for a set of Continental Ultra Sports. The new tires ride nice but I kinda liked the yellow pin-stripe on the OEM's....
...
05-29-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Speedway2

I don't know if all pickup beds are the same...

I don't know if all pickup beds are the same but.....my RAM has 2 vertical "slots" on either side of the bed (2 at the cab end and 2 by the tail-gate).
The "slots" fit a 2x6 perfectly. I thought...
05-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Speedway2

Looking good! But i agree with Rolla to ditch the...

Looking good! But i agree with Rolla to ditch the interrupters.
Consider a bullhorn bar with TT levers to stretch out the cockpit a bit....
05-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,284
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^^that looks like an impalement waiting to...

^^^^^that looks like an impalement waiting to happen.....
05-20-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Speedway2

I swapped out the drops to bullhorns on my...

I swapped out the drops to bullhorns on my Langster and haven't looked back.
The Origin8 bullhorns are slightly wider than the drops and the "new" stem is a bit shorter. I find the bar-end brake...
05-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,659,021
Posted By Speedway2

Rode my flat-bar road bike to the Levee but the...

Rode my flat-bar road bike to the Levee but the Levee was closed (I think there's a song here).......
05-10-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By Speedway2

No....but you might be able to keep up with...

No....but you might be able to keep up with yourself.
05-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats! You can never go wrong with a black...

Congrats!
You can never go wrong with a black bike....but I think you're gonna have to get some black shoes to match:)
Be sure to post some pics......
05-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Speedway2

Lol....I was kidding about the colour of your...

Lol....I was kidding about the colour of your shoes.
Both the blue and gold look really good. It would be a tough decision but seeing both in person would help.
Did you get a chance to check them...
05-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,802
Posted By Speedway2

My wife's been carrying her Colnago on the back...

My wife's been carrying her Colnago on the back of her convertible Mustang for the last 5 summers via trailer hitch.
05-02-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 35,136
Posted By Speedway2

Chainring...rear cog. Battery in the rear light:)

Chainring...rear cog. Battery in the rear light:)
05-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Speedway2

What colour are your shoes......

What colour are your shoes......
05-02-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By Speedway2

My neighbour bought an electric Audi SUV. It...

My neighbour bought an electric Audi SUV. It sounds like a muted jet plane.
He told me his SUV has exterior "speakers" so it doesn't run silent as per design/regulations(?)
05-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By Speedway2

If the padded shorts aren't cutting it then...

If the padded shorts aren't cutting it then getting a better saddle is the priority.
If my butt's not feeling good the tires aren't going to make my ride better......
05-02-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Speedway2

^^^ I agree with Lazyass Bike shop in Toronto...

^^^ I agree with Lazyass
Bike shop in Toronto has the Fixation Eastside in stock $750. The blue steel looks nice!
05-01-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,790
Posted By Speedway2

Have you considered a Folding bike?

Have you considered a Folding bike?
04-23-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,527,221
Posted By Speedway2

Nice bike but there was little thought in cable...

Nice bike but there was little thought in cable routing/length. (That kink doesn't look good)
If that detail was missed....one can only wonder what else was.
04-21-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Speedway2

This sounds like an amazing ride! Not exactly...

This sounds like an amazing ride!
Not exactly what I'm prepared to do at the moment. Maybe someday I'll attempt a section of the COLT.
Have you read this...
04-17-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Speedway2

It may work out for you but.......

It may work out for you but.......
04-16-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Speedway2

Nice bike! I'm surprised the Bike photo...

Nice bike!
I'm surprised the Bike photo nazi's haven't chimed in....."photos of bikes need to be on the Drive side with the Right pedal down" :)
04-15-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Speedway2

Not a FG....but this guy rode around the world on...

Not a FG....but this guy rode around the world on a SS in 2015-2016
https://bikepacking.com/plog/around-the-world-singlespeed/
04-11-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,916
Posted By Speedway2

Anatolia.....have you looked in the...

Anatolia.....have you looked in the Clydesdales/Athenas (200+lb/91+kg) threads?
03-31-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Speedway2

Did someone say "Langster"? Here's mine:) ...

Did someone say "Langster"? Here's mine:)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/je1fhor_d8f1fc0e8284d448d74b6ba625905fbbc323dab3.jpg
03-31-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By Speedway2

Was the discomfort due the the fact that the...

Was the discomfort due the the fact that the synthetic C-17 got "stiffer" with the cold weather?
03-28-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Speedway2

That's a nice looking bike....get it! My buddy...

That's a nice looking bike....get it!
My buddy bought a Devinci Hex 1x as his All Purpose bike and loves it.

Why the underline....
03-28-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

I took my SS with "toe clips" for an extended...

I took my SS with "toe clips" for an extended ride the other day and wore a pair of quality running shoes.

The first thing I noticed was the lack of support due to the flex in the sole of the...
03-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 35,136
Posted By Speedway2

Little too much information.....:eek:

Little too much information.....:eek:
03-27-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,349
Posted By Speedway2

The best "thing" I ever did for myself was...

The best "thing" I ever did for myself was getting Lasik done 20+ years ago.
Glasses were a PITA and while contacts were better....they were very uncomfortable during allergy season(s)......
03-24-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

The only bike I own without foot retention is my...

The only bike I own without foot retention is my Cruiser.
It's my 5km/hr neighbourhood bike. I can jump on it at any given moment without having to change my kit.....my wife hates it when I wear the...
03-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Speedway2

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a...

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a Devinci MTB bike) all I said was to get minimum 105 Groupset. She came home with a BNIB pink Colnago and was so happy she had an ear to ear grin.
...
03-23-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,054
Posted By Speedway2

That's a long time.....(sorry I couldn't resist)....

That's a long time.....(sorry I couldn't resist).

I feel bad for the young man(Shawn) and all cyclists who are involved in an accident regardless of fault especially when the results are life...
03-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,427
Posted By Speedway2

Took a ride down to the Reservoir. The water was...

Took a ride down to the Reservoir. The water was unusually low this year........
03-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

Deal4Fuji.....that's an excellent point! I guess...

Deal4Fuji.....that's an excellent point! I guess I felt a little "off" not having some kind of foot retention after riding with them since the mid 70's.
03-21-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,755
Posted By Speedway2

I guess I'm one of those uncoordinated clods.... ...

I guess I'm one of those uncoordinated clods....

What convinced me to swap the flats back to SPD's on my Hybrid was an incident when I was riding (at a brisk pace) in traffic and I hit a ninja pot...
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