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10-21-21, 07:29 PM
10-21-21, 06:56 PM
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Posted By ethet

Explain your confusion, please.

Explain your confusion, please.
10-21-21, 06:43 PM
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Views: 694,838
Posted By ethet

'Measured torque' is irrelevant, silly goose....

'Measured torque' is irrelevant, silly goose. These are square-tapered traditional track bikes we're working on.
10-19-21, 10:27 PM
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Posted By ethet

I've been yearning for a better way to interface...

I've been yearning for a better way to interface with the crank bolts on these bikes as my rickety ratchet set has been causing me increasing amounts of grief to the point of despair... And then...
10-18-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

I love what you've done here... For real. If I...

I love what you've done here... For real. If I encountered you guys when riding around my heart would skip a beat in aesthetic appreciation.
10-18-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

I love this... Sleaford Mods is where I seem...

I love this...

Sleaford Mods is where I seem to go these days when building up a bike...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcbSOjIzjQ
10-18-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

This bike is super dope... I love it. The color...

This bike is super dope... I love it. The color of the frame is admirable and putting the contact points in direct contrast to that color is beautifully done.

Are those Mikashima quill pedals?
...
10-12-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By ethet

It is my experience that no matter what one does,...

It is my experience that no matter what one does, more budget-friendly chainrings are going to be wonky along with their budget-friendly cog when it comes to variations in chain tension... Though the...
10-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 771,317
Posted By ethet

Really? I think that bike is kinda dope... In a...

Really? I think that bike is kinda dope... In a romantic-yet-sincere utilitarian/beausage sort of way. My head would involuntarily yank right around in knowing appreciation if I passed by someone...
10-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,944
Posted By ethet

A worthwhile dimensional view of the bar from...

A worthwhile dimensional view of the bar from Blue Lug:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuGu43jLa8Q
10-05-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

These bikes are beautiful and the backstories are...

These bikes are beautiful and the backstories are dope! Thank you so much for sharing them with us...

Edit: ...and I must add: I love the headtube decal on the Fuji. It's super nifty that you...
10-01-21, 08:47 PM
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Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

Fugazi - Rend It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u374HYoZN0U
10-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

Thanks! Keirin frames generally only fit up to...

Thanks! Keirin frames generally only fit up to 25mm tires and that is what we're running here...

(I was hoping I might sneak a 28mm into the fork and tried (I have a Kiyo that allows for 28mm),...
10-01-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

Purple People Eater — 2009 Umezawa Keirin

In an attempt to judge the worthiness of utilizing a Japanese shopping service as a mechanism for obtaining inexpensive keirin frames, I went about finding a cheap, beat-up, yet still functional...
10-01-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

I apologize; I didn't realize there were so many...

I apologize; I didn't realize there were so many variations of that handlebar... It is the Nitto B809AA HT...
09-19-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

That is the Nitto B809... Edit: I should...

That is the Nitto B809...

Edit: I should note that I narrowed the bars by about 6cm...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

Mr Fattic, sir... I do want to build my own...

Mr Fattic, sir... I do want to build my own frame(s). Especially as the designs I wish to create seem esoteric to the western hemisphere these days (brazed steel lugged frames).

I am in Wisconsin...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

If you know of a framebuilder in the United...

If you know of a framebuilder in the United States or Canada who is interested in building and painting a keirin frame for that specification of components and with that severe of a geometry, let me...
08-31-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By ethet

Thanks for this... It makes sense to me, though...

Thanks for this... It makes sense to me, though perhaps there was a devil in the details which a knowledgable wrench would catch. The stack height will be fine, indeed I have already anticipated...
08-31-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By ethet

Tires? Sometimes these replies baffle me so...

Tires?

Sometimes these replies baffle me so much that I just wish I could delete my entire question and remove myself from the equation... I have obviously not made myself clear and have no idea...
08-31-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By ethet

Mismatched Threaded Headset: Acceptable?

I have a track frame with a Dura-Ace HP-7410 headset installed with an undrilled track fork which has a 27.0mm crown race.

I have a Tange track fork drilled for a rim brake which I wish to install...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

It seems like I should be able to find someone,...

It seems like I should be able to find someone, doesn't it? Though there isn't anyone—strangely. I am begging for it. Indeed, it is such an odd vacuum that I am considering taking up framebuilding...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

These are all used frames, likely crashed and...

These are all used frames, likely crashed and thrashed on the velodromes in Japan before I was given the opportunity to buy them... And then I use the frame like a 'daily rider' and they disintegrate...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

The lovely thing is that in all of these keirin...

The lovely thing is that in all of these keirin frames that I have which seem to be failing, this one actually has the decal on the seat tube denoting the tubing:...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

The downtube is cracked, empirically. Thanks so...

The downtube is cracked, empirically. Thanks so much for the help :)
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

This is a brilliant idea and I'll set up the...

This is a brilliant idea and I'll set up the conditions for the experiment here following the postage of this message, purely for science... Since tacking my query, I reviewed earlier photos of my...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By ethet

Crack Analysis

I'd love for someone knowledgeable here to have a gander at what this crack in the paint—a fault leaking rust, apparently—in the downtube of a ~10 year-old steel track frame might mean for its...
08-14-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

This is so overwhelmingly dope... I love this...

This is so overwhelmingly dope... I love this bike.

(If I'm not mistaken, I 'pinned' an older photo of this bike on Pinterest a few years ago and it is still by far one of most 'repinned' things...
08-05-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

I know that I float this balloon every time I see...

I know that I float this balloon every time I see this bike, though it is the honest truth that this is my favorite bike in our secluded section of this forum... Indeed, so much so, that my...
08-02-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

The tires are nothing special: They're the...

The tires are nothing special: They're the Panaracer Pasela at 25mm... If I am honest, I don't like having such a costly tire at the rear when riding brakeless... I'd much rather a $20USD RiBMo or...
08-02-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

NBD: 2018 Rinsei Lab Keirin

Yay! I received the frame and built it up this morning, and then gave it an inaugural 70km ride this afternoon. I am kinda excited about this bicycle—more than I have been in quite a while when it...
05-20-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By ethet

It is obvious that the frame is a bit small for...

It is obvious that the frame is a bit small for you and I just want to put that out there so that we can all acknowledge it and move on...

I do love what you have done with the conversion and the...
05-20-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

For real... I am really enjoying this voyage into...

For real... I am really enjoying this voyage into The HU. I didn't know anything about this band and I love what you've allowed me to discover.
05-20-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

This is super dope... Thank you for introducing...

This is super dope... Thank you for introducing me to this!

Edit: This is giving me super Heilung vibes—which is likely an obvious response, but also something which further moves forward the...
05-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By ethet

I love swept-back bars with rise and curves, and...

I love swept-back bars with rise and curves, and have experimented wildly with the concept... My favorite is the 570mm wide Zoom Cruiser:
...
05-20-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PuqlOTyJt0
05-17-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By ethet

I ride by their US headquarters...

I ride by their US headquarters (https://www.pacific-cycle.com) everyday... What a shame.

Though when exchanging email with people at Waterford (https://waterfordbikes.com) who happen to have the...
05-17-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 169,504
Posted By ethet

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l4qY...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l4qYtQpDCgb7fxuc95yeC5jdaE2VOzCKc
05-17-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 694,838
Posted By ethet

Whoa! Please let us know how the installation...

Whoa! Please let us know how the installation goes... I am passionately interested in tire clearances with this in a keirin fork. Super dope, yo!
05-17-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By ethet

For many, many kilometers everyday I ride a...

For many, many kilometers everyday I ride a brakeless fixed-gear bike on city streets with occasional hops on and off a MUP to avoid freeways whilst strictly obeying stop signs and signals (a...
05-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

I use the Hold Fast (https://holdfastordie.com)...

I use the Hold Fast (https://holdfastordie.com) product... I absolutely love them.
05-16-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By ethet

Absolutely the best option... The Sugino...

Absolutely the best option... The Sugino (https://www.benscycle.com/sugino-xd2-701d-crankset---3450t---silver-crankset_sugino_xd2-500d_434/p) XD2...
05-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

Level Keirin

I retrieved the beloved Level frame out of the closet last week with the intent to build up something a bit more punk rock to contrast with the bubblegum pop of the other bike I’m riding around...
05-09-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

It is the carved Brooks C17 All Weather saddle.

It is the carved Brooks C17 All Weather saddle.
05-08-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

2019 Rinsei Lab Keirin

Ah, Spring... Glorious spring. That time when we fiddle the most with our bicycles and possibly update/upgrade every contact point of our favorite one for the coming year (if we/they are lucky)......
05-07-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By ethet

I have no idea how you pulled that magic trick,...

I have no idea how you pulled that magic trick, but consider me amazed: Wow.

Edit: You totally nailed it... It truly is a Tiemeyer with those downward-dog track ends:
...
05-07-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 694,838
Posted By ethet

Keirin bottom bracket tools

Just received these tools designed for servicing the NDS of a Sugino 75 or Hatta R9400 bb...
...
04-16-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,254
Posted By ethet

This is dope.

This is dope.
03-23-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By ethet

Perhaps that is part of my problem: I really...

Perhaps that is part of my problem: I really don't like the sensation when my saddle is too low. I really, really don't like it... It causes knee pain and I feel like I can never get on 'top' of the...
03-23-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By ethet

Slight One-sided Discomfort in the Saddle

I have long (always?) had a minor issue with my left sit bone/interface being slightly uncomfortable: whether it be a subtle extraneous pressure or that things feel ‘pinched’ over there. My left leg...
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