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Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 536
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I personally find the smartphone to be a total...

I personally find the smartphone to be a total miracle that has made my life so much easier and safer. I don't begrudge the cost, since I've probably saved ten times what I've spent on the hardware...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yeah, but at least Bezos did give $100 million...

Yeah, but at least Bezos did give $100 million each to Van Jones and Chef Andres to do social stuff here on earth.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 536
Posted By TejanoTrackie

http://cdn.statcdn.com/Infographic/images/normal/2...

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Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 536
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just ditched my land line - woohoo !

I've had an AT&T landline since I moved into my home 28 years ago, and although I really haven't used it since I got a smartphone, I still had a Brinks (now ADT) alarm system tethered to it. I had...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Every time I read something like this thread, I...

Every time I read something like this thread, I thank my lucky stars that I've never had a FB account.....or Twitter....or Instagram.......
07-18-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Great ! Now all the OP needs to do is find 39...

Great ! Now all the OP needs to do is find 39 more.
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Microsoft Windows does it again

Just when we thought that Microsoft would no longer obsolete older computers with a new operating system, they've done it again with Windows 11. Yes, Windows 11 will be a free upgrade, but it won't...
07-15-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This is why I will never have a tubeless tire...

This is why I will never have a tubeless tire setup.
07-13-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not a guess, a fact. The forward facing dropouts...

Not a guess, a fact. The forward facing dropouts are semi-horizontal, with the angle matching the brake calipers, such that the position of the brake blocks does not change as the wheel is moved in...
07-12-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just wear shoes with soles that are at least 1 cm...

Just wear shoes with soles that are at least 1 cm thick and your junk will be safe. :lol:
07-09-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,335
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Those are directional tires, and they are facing...

Those are directional tires, and they are facing the wrong way. You need to reverse the wheels, at least in the front.
07-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I've previously chronicled the many changes to my...

I've previously chronicled the many changes to my 2009 VISP TRX790 that has seen duty both as a street and track bike in this thread...
07-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Too much ganja.

Too much ganja.
07-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Back in post #272 I chronicled how I turned my...

Back in post #272 I chronicled how I turned my total turd coaster brake SE Draft into a fairly decent fixed gear without spending a dime. Still, the bike was not quite right in several ways, so I've...
07-05-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This shop specializes in singlespeed and fixed...

This shop specializes in singlespeed and fixed gear bike parts and ships internationally >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/crank-arms-cranksets
07-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By TejanoTrackie

La vida de VISP

In June 2009 I bought a VISP TRX790 frameset on eBay from a seller in Asia for $121 where the shipping cost was almost as much as the frameset itself. It is an aluminum frame made with 6061 tubing...
06-28-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Roglic is not looking so good anymore. Carapaz...

Roglic is not looking so good anymore. Carapaz was my pick.
06-23-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The "new" Wabi crankset is the Andel Racing model...

The "new" Wabi crankset is the Andel Racing model which is not the same as the Deluxe model, and appears to be better quality >>> ANDEL ENTERPRISE CO.,LTD....
06-22-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This is a refresh of my 2014 chrome Soma Rush...

This is a refresh of my 2014 chrome Soma Rush that had Oury grips and a cross brake lever that I didn't like, but were necessitated by the 23.8mm Nitto B260AA bar. Recently I discovered that Nitto...
06-22-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You can also just clamp the handle of the...

You can also just clamp the handle of the chainwhip in a bench vise, place the fixed cog in the chainwhip and turn the wheel. That's what I do when I can't remove a cog directly with the chainwhip.
06-19-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This was my track racing bike for thirty years: ...

This was my track racing bike for thirty years:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0238_5d2e9ca883e9fb39859f980f2407fbd954868d29.jpg
1976 Schwinn Paramount P14...
06-19-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you have drop bars, why don't you just buy a...

If you have drop bars, why don't you just buy a set of hooded drop bar levers, which will look a lot better on drop bars ? You will gain an additional hand position on the hoods, and will be able to...
06-18-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/brakes-...

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/brakes-levers
06-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I just ordered a Blackspire chainring directly...

I just ordered a Blackspire chainring directly from Black Spire Designs LTD. in Canada (blackspire.com). It's a 144bcd 43T 1/8" track chainring, and it cost $70.40 CAD, which is about $57.00 USD....
06-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Upgraded the grips and brake levers on my two...

Upgraded the grips and brake levers on my two Leaders, the Cretin and the 721TR. Originally I had Oury grips and Dia-Compe Dirt Harry BMX levers, neither of which I liked. I replaced them with ESI...
06-16-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://youtu.be/ztroEnmYO4w

https://youtu.be/ztroEnmYO4w
06-14-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This is the most expensive fixed gear in my...

This is the most expensive fixed gear in my stable. Spent about $3300 on it. If I built it today, it would cost well over $4000 with all the increases in bike part prices. The goal was to have the...
06-10-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By TejanoTrackie

In tracklocross just as with cyclocross, you...

In tracklocross just as with cyclocross, you carry the bike over difficult sections rather than riding it, so pedal strike is not an issue.
06-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you want something really classy and money is...

If you want something really classy and money is no object, then get yourself one of these >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/gan-well-pro/products/gan-well-pro-njs-frameset-51cm-pink
...
06-09-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Personally, I wouldn't start out riding fixed off...

Personally, I wouldn't start out riding fixed off road. Try it first on pavement, and once you feel comfortable, then maybe go off road. Also, foot retention is essential when riding fixed, because...
06-09-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I purchased This SE Draft Coaster with 650c...

I purchased This SE Draft Coaster with 650c wheels 9 years ago for $279 mainly because I wanted a cheap SS bike with 650c wheels that I could lock up and not worry about it getting stolen or...
06-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,335
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9e677cb3_a055_4f09_aaf7_057251a7280a_ba49689fdfa2d078ffbcdebc7343bbb346337b59.jpeg
2011 Wabi Lightning Scandium with 650c wheels
06-08-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, but if the spacer is too thick, then the NDS...

Yes, but if the spacer is too thick, then the NDS cup won't fit snug against the BB cartridge, which can lead to play and creaking. I still say it's a stupid design, and the OP is better off getting...
06-08-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That's an excellent choice, very good quality at...

That's an excellent choice, very good quality at a very reasonable price. I was going to suggest the IRD QB-55 that is the same price but lighter weight, but unfortunately it is out of stock at RG.
...
06-06-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, but those end caps looked like hats with big...

Yes, but those end caps looked like hats with big brims, whereas the small covers shown above would do little to prevent the axle from punching through the shipping box. It also doesn’t explain the...
06-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 615,661
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Added this nifty tool to my bike tool collection....

Added this nifty tool to my bike tool collection. For the first time in my life I will tighten my pedals properly.


https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/medium/70102.jpg
05-30-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, first off you are almost certainly going to...

Well, first off you are almost certainly going to need a different bottom bracket if you change brand and model of crankset. It’s not just ISO vs JIS, but also the length of the spindle. As to good...
05-30-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Please see this earlier thread by the OP, posts...

Please see this earlier thread by the OP, posts #8 and #10 >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1228107-can-i-use-6-speed-chain-single-speed.html

In this particular case, the OP...
05-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By TejanoTrackie

See this old thread from 2007 >>>...

See this old thread from 2007 >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/350883-do-french-threaded-single-speed-freewheels-exist-bmx-if-so-where.html

Instead of trying to find some...
05-29-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 615,661
Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, I received the Wabi 650c wheelset. and am...

So, I received the Wabi 650c wheelset. and am very pleased with the build quality. They are perfectly round and true, and properly tensioned. The front wheel is perfectly centered, and the rear wheel...
05-29-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I recently revised this 2011 Wabi Lightning...

I recently revised this 2011 Wabi Lightning Scandium with new Wabi 650c wheels and Nitto stem. I've now replaced everything on this bike's frameset except the pedals and front brake caliper. At this...
05-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 615,661
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Another upgrade component for my Wabi Lightning...

Another upgrade component for my Wabi Lightning Scandium. At this point I have replaced every component on the bike except the front brake caliper. The stock cheap Leadtec stem was starting to look...
05-24-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The last thing you want to do is take your feet...

The last thing you want to do is take your feet off the pedals while riding a fixed gear bike. :eek:
05-24-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK. 37 is the tire width in millimeters and 590...

OK. 37 is the tire width in millimeters and 590 is the bead seat diameter (tire inner diameter) in millimeters. 1-3/8 is the approximate tire width in inches, which computes to 34.9 mm, but the exact...
05-24-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 615,661
Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, I just bought a pair of 650c wheels from Wabi...

So, I just bought a pair of 650c wheels from Wabi Cycles for my 42cm Wabi Lightning Scandium that takes 650c wheels. These are the new style wheels with bolt-on hubs, and are lighter than the...
05-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Mine is a lot less than that, maybe 1/4 inch.

Mine is a lot less than that, maybe 1/4 inch.
05-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Different grades of aluminum can be stronger...

Different grades of aluminum can be stronger and/or harder, but they are NOT stiffer because the modulus of elasticity does not change. So, a better grade of aluminum will not result in a less...
05-11-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Another very good choice for a lot less money...

Another very good choice for a lot less money than Shimano Dura Ace is the Canadian Blackspire 144 bcd chainrings, which are available with 3/32" wide teeth. They are CNC machined from top quality...
05-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You don't necessarily need to race in order to...

You don't necessarily need to race in order to ride on the track. Many people do it for fun and a way to safely get a workout without the dangers of riding on the street. Personally, I wouldn't want...
05-07-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By TejanoTrackie

One thing for sure, that chain is on backwards.

One thing for sure, that chain is on backwards.
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