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09-17-21, 04:39 PM
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Posted By seau grateau

Nice ride! Frame looks very similar to a Dolan.

Nice ride! Frame looks very similar to a Dolan.
09-07-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By seau grateau

I like this thread derailment. Had a crush on...

I like this thread derailment. Had a crush on Kirsten Dunst ever since I saw Jumanji as a kid. And she really was excellent in Melancholia, a film that changed my opinion of Lars Von Trier -- I used...
09-01-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By seau grateau

Why does it sound like your account was hacked by...

Why does it sound like your account was hacked by Zach Gallardo?
08-19-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By seau grateau

If big tire clearance is something you're after,...

If big tire clearance is something you're after, I'd look at Surly as well.
08-17-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By seau grateau

The steel Mash is a weird bike. They've never...

The steel Mash is a weird bike. They've never used high-end steel on them (Columbus Cromor or generic double butted 4130 last I checked), so the price is pretty steep in that regard. The removable...
08-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By seau grateau

One more time for anyone who doesn't want to face...

One more time for anyone who doesn't want to face facts.
07-28-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,033
Posted By seau grateau

Pretty much hits the nail on the head IMO.

Pretty much hits the nail on the head IMO.
06-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By seau grateau

Probably what I'm gonna get. I have the 28mm GKs...

Probably what I'm gonna get. I have the 28mm GKs right now, fine tire on the road, but not quite enough for the trails I've been riding.
06-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By seau grateau

I've been dabbling in off-road fixed gear riding...

I've been dabbling in off-road fixed gear riding lately. I moved a couple months ago and my options for riding now are basically paved MUP (nice but kinda boring sometimes) or singletrack trails, so...
06-23-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, it's an Andel crank. You can buy one...

I mean, it's an Andel crank. You can buy one right now if you want.
06-17-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By seau grateau

I feel like it'd be a little slower/more...

I feel like it'd be a little slower/more difficult to get my fingers around the lever that way, but probably not enough to be prohibitively clumsy.
06-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By seau grateau

This is the way.

This is the way.
06-06-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By seau grateau

I used to love alleycats. These days I'm not that...

I used to love alleycats. These days I'm not that into the sort of riding you need to do in order to be competitive in them, which I'm sure makes my loved ones happier.
06-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By seau grateau

A plastic cover to protect a steel axle...idk but...

A plastic cover to protect a steel axle...idk but I don't really see the point of it.
05-09-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By seau grateau

I did 99% of my track riding at structured...

I did 99% of my track riding at structured training sessions. We would do group riding activities, drills, mock races, individual efforts, all kinds of stuff. Great way to really learn the track. All...
05-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By seau grateau

On the contrary, there's a lot of variation. 250...

On the contrary, there's a lot of variation. 250 is the standard for most high level competition these days, but there are many velodromes from under 200m up to 400m scattered around.
05-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By seau grateau

Yeah, I did the cert class at Encino before I...

Yeah, I did the cert class at Encino before I started riding there. It's mostly getting to know the track, learning how to ride on it, safety and etiquette, etc. Great experience, very beginner...
04-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared...

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared bike, with much more control over the length and intensity of those intervals and thus a potentially more effective workout. You just have to, you...
04-15-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,007
Posted By seau grateau

popcorn dot gif

popcorn dot gif
04-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,753
Posted By seau grateau

Dipped my toe in some dirt today... ...

Dipped my toe in some dirt today...

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04-12-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By seau grateau

I think it's pretty common for a casual or...

I think it's pretty common for a casual or new-to-the-game rider to gauge size based on standover. Not everyone is bike nerd enough to need or want a detailed bike fit, and geometry charts look like...
04-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By seau grateau

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it...

Your total height is a very blunt tool when it comes to sizing a bike.
04-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in...

BB and I are getting settled into our new home in Texas. Looks like most of the good riding in my new hood is dirt, so I might throw the risers back on, get some fatter tires, and go full tracklo...
03-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 47,140
Posted By seau grateau

Not including childhood bikes: Motobecane...

Not including childhood bikes:

Motobecane Conversion
Fuji Obey
Affinity Lo Pro
Shogun Selectra (first geared, then SS conversion)
Dolan Pre Cursa
Felt TK2
Ridley Fenix AL
GT Force
03-10-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool....

Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool. Are you gonna do crazy paint?
03-10-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

Mine? It's a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis.

Mine? It's a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis.
03-07-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,396
Posted By seau grateau

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube,...

My saddle bag always has at least one spare tube, multitool, and my PDW 3wrencho -- a combination tire lever and 15mm wrench. I keep a small Lezyne pump on the bike as well (bracket attaches via...
03-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By seau grateau

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring...

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring wouldn't work with a 10 speed chain in this scenario.
02-25-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By seau grateau

I also ran 39x17 on my SSCX bike. It was pretty...

I also ran 39x17 on my SSCX bike. It was pretty perfect for city riding tbh, as I wasn't trying to go for speed and could spin it up pretty decently if I needed to. The only time I wished for a...
02-23-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By seau grateau

Helium to save grams. As for lube, I pretty...

Helium to save grams.

As for lube, I pretty much exclusively use T9 now. I can't remember if it's a wet or dry lube, and the bottle is all the way downstairs, but it goes on without the mess all...
02-23-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

Same. :thumb: It's my forever bike.

Same. :thumb: It's my forever bike.
02-23-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

sparkli

sparkli
02-16-21, 06:49 PM
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Views: 49,156
Posted By seau grateau

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride....

The roads finally melted enough to go for a ride. And this is gonna be my only bike again pretty soon...
...
02-10-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,561
Posted By seau grateau

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is...

:thumb: Half the fun of riding single speeds is building your next one.
02-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By seau grateau

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub,...

Reinventing the wheel, or in the case the hub, usually doesn't go very far. I don't see it as being more functional or convenient than other solutions already on the market.
02-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,561
Posted By seau grateau

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's...

I still can't believe no one talks about Wabi's ridiculous problem of half the track ends being unusable because the chain stays are too short. I hope they've fixed it now, because that is a deal...
01-22-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By seau grateau

Gran Compe is pretty good bang for buck

Gran Compe is pretty good bang for buck
01-21-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,221
Posted By seau grateau

Start with a brake and go from there.

Start with a brake and go from there.
01-07-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 104,369
Posted By seau grateau

hotttt

hotttt
01-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,753
Posted By seau grateau

There's some weird old time capsule stuff like...

There's some weird old time capsule stuff like this in Philly that just hasn't been touched for years and years. It's a little road that gets almost no traffic these days, so the cobbles have stuck...
12-08-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 104,369
Posted By seau grateau

Got a couple chips in the paint from being...

Got a couple chips in the paint from being stuffed in the trunk on a recent road trip -- normally those don't bother me, but I'm a little mad that it got its scars while inside a car. :cry:
12-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 104,369
Posted By seau grateau

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape. ...

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape.

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12-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 635,703
Posted By seau grateau

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for...

I got the Rick and Morty bartape from State for my Big Block. It looks ****** weird and I'm into it. Pics to follow.
12-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,427
Posted By seau grateau

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought...

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought mine, looks like MSRP is 600 now. MSRP for the Thunderdome frameset is 799, which is pretty on the level with other comparable aluminum/carbon track...
11-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,753
Posted By seau grateau

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep...

Wanted to see if I could get up this steep cobbled climb on my IRO. The answer was yes, but not on the bike.
...
11-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,797
Posted By seau grateau

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna...

Hey if you wanna talk boat anchors, we're gonna need to have a look at those Phil hubs :p
11-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,797
Posted By seau grateau

Did you look into single speed levers? I'm not a...

Did you look into single speed levers? I'm not a gram counter but I feel like some could wind up being a bit lighter due to not having the shifty bits.
11-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,797
Posted By seau grateau

That's rad as hell.

That's rad as hell.
11-06-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By seau grateau

It's toast.

It's toast.
10-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By seau grateau

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I...

I had to google this front freewheel thing when I read it, and I am just beyond perplexed. But anyway, you could turn the Varsity into a fixie/single speed pretty easily. Those things are like tanks,...
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