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07-13-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By 79pmooney

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow...

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow dirt. (If the track is steep, dirt means tires slip and riders crash.) Also no oil, water, glass or debris.) So chains stay far cleaner.
06-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Theoretically, larger cogs/chainrings cause less*...

Theoretically, larger cogs/chainrings cause less* wear and suffer from less* drag than smaller cogs/chainrings of the same ratio, all other things being equal.

Less = marginally, infinitesimally,...
06-17-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By Dylansbob

Offroad fixed is a lot of fun. I'd say for...

Offroad fixed is a lot of fun. I'd say for novices it would be better to stay to relatively straight trails, for general confidance building. Fixed singletrack is great fun, but is really sketchy if...
06-11-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By TugaDude

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so...

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so that we can look it up online. That way we can have an intelligent conversation rather than speculating about what you do or don't have. Safety is...
06-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Trakhak

I've been fooling with fixed-gear bikes since...

I've been fooling with fixed-gear bikes since before forever. The one part I have left from the Helyett Speciale track bike my parents gave me in 1964, when I was 13, is a rear axle adjuster. It's...
06-04-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding fix gears with axles sticking...

I've been riding fix gears with axles sticking out on the road forever and never seen a need. Any minor damage to threads is quickly straightened out backing off the nut and I have never managed to...
05-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By takenreasy

To each their own. I ride 72 GI and wear Xero...

To each their own. I ride 72 GI and wear Xero Colorado sandals. They are perfect because they keep my feet cool and I don't adhere to cycling dogma plus I'm getting old and don't care what others...
05-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By rustystrings61

I have been running a 60-in fixed-gear for gravel...

I have been running a 60-in fixed-gear for gravel and dirt roads and it's just about ideal in that application. I still prefer around a 70-in gear for pavement, though. And I run brakes fore and...
05-14-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By Rolla

Several years ago at a local 24-hour mountain...

Several years ago at a local 24-hour mountain bike race, a singlespeed team won the overall, and one of their riders posted the fastest lap time of the event. Just sayin'.
05-12-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By Trakhak

All the threads about "keeping up with roadies"...

All the threads about "keeping up with roadies" and "Tour-de-France-type riders" that crop up every spring amount to the same existential conundrum: "Why wasn't I one of the cool kids in high school?"
05-11-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By RAYZIE

Rolla Mikefule stevel610 Thanks alot for you guys...

Rolla Mikefule stevel610 Thanks alot for you guys input. I realized the more I researched via bikeforums/other websites I can definitely say that my questions are questions that I should've already...
05-11-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By stevel610

Yes. Never a lack of "the next new...

Yes. Never a lack of "the next new thing".
05-10-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By jay4usc

nice bike, what brand is that

nice bike, what brand is that
05-10-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By bykemike

I've made the decision to ride single speed all...

I've made the decision to ride single speed all the time I am in Florida. This has been about 5 months now and so far, so good. I had a bit of a break through this past weekend when I tried my first...
05-10-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By rustystrings61

When we had a bike club in this town and I was an...

When we had a bike club in this town and I was an active member, I did a lot of group rides on one or another of my fixed-gear bikes. My memory is that I hung with them pretty well, but I was in...
05-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By TugaDude

Is speed your main concern? By the way your...

Is speed your main concern? By the way your question is worded it seems so. Are you looking to join a group? If so, you probably should invest in a bike more similar to what they are riding. ...
04-30-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By middy

Windsor Essex with 40mm Kouriers, Sylvans, and...

Windsor Essex with 40mm Kouriers, Sylvans, and some old steel drop bars. Just needs a Brooks saddle and itís finished, but I might get some cream tires to add to the early 20th century vibe.
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04-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,903
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Anyone still remember when the chain would come...

Anyone still remember when the chain would come off when we were kids with only a coaster brake and all you could do was grit your teeth, hop onto the top tube and drag your feet? A lot more gravel...
04-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By pbass

HIIT Training = Single speeding!

Just a little aside that dawned on me the other day when riding my SS: every cycling and fitness website these days has loads of articles raving about HIIT training. As I was riding one of my regular...
04-15-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Broctoon

Several weeks ago I got this idea for a fun ride...

Several weeks ago I got this idea for a fun ride and have been preparing and planning ever since, fully intent on making it happen. Iíll probably go either in the next month or this fall...

I want...
04-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Sonofamechanic

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile...

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile ride Minneapolis to Grand Portage on a gorgeous Klein Quantum Pro full Dura Ace...so proud of myself till the next morning I met a kid who had done the...
04-14-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific...

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific instance of the 16T White Industries SS freewheel. The problem isn’t the width of the chain, but rather that the freewheel body diameter is larger than...
04-13-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By JohnDThompson

If your chainring and rear sprocket are both...

If your chainring and rear sprocket are both designed for 3/32" chain, you can use either 3/32" or 1/8" chain with them. If either the chainring or rear sprocket or both are designed for 1/8" chain,...
04-12-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,432
Posted By Broctoon

If you're so sure about this, you should see the...

If you're so sure about this, you should see the shop I recently had experience with. Every other bike shop I've visited--including two other Trek shops--is as you describe. In fact, there is an...
04-11-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By tough_boots

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not super concerned...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not super concerned with keeping too much original but I will probably keep the cranks as long as they ride good. When I go up to 48t, I may keep them depending what...
04-09-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By geeteeiii

I made this out of a old seatpost, works fine so...

I made this out of a old seatpost, works fine so dont see myself replacing it soon.
...
04-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,432
Posted By Gresp15C

This is why I take my cars to a small independent...

This is why I take my cars to a small independent shop. He's not any cheaper for the work he does, but I don't have to deal with a "service advisor," i.e., high pressure salesman, and all of the...
04-08-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By alo

Yes, it is called a belt drive. People talk...

Yes, it is called a belt drive.

People talk about chain stretch, but the chain doesn't literally stretch. There is wear in the joints, which allows for a little more movement, and the chain...
04-04-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By gauchedamned

No, i just got an alert to this dinosaur in my...

No, i just got an alert to this dinosaur in my inbox. I actually did get my CETMA rack a few months after raising a stink, so the thread and another that i created on RDDT at the time helped motivate...
04-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,910
Posted By Senrab62

[QUOTE=Gods lonely man;21998390] Skid...

[QUOTE=Gods lonely man;21998390]

Skid stopping and big gears on 20-50 mile fixed rides is silly and absurd. I am perfectly capable of skid stopping, it just makes no sense to me. The connection to...
04-02-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By Senrab62

Appreciate the thorough explanation. I...

Appreciate the thorough explanation.

I don't skid either, and never wanted to. Bikes look cleaner w/o brakes, especially track bikes, but skidding ruins tires and is inefficient as eff. Not worth...
04-02-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By abshipp

Thanks so much! Here's a bit of a novel, but...

Thanks so much!

Here's a bit of a novel, but hey, you asked :P

I barely ever rode this with 700c wheels so I don't have too much of a frame of reference regarding how it feels with 650b vs...
03-15-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By caloso

Maybe it has to do with mounting the chainring on...

Maybe it has to do with mounting the chainring on the outside of the crank spider in order to clear the chainstay?
03-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By IAmSam

How 'bout a little more red? ...

How 'bout a little more red?

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03-09-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By acoustophile

I use a chainring bolt tool and hold press it...

I use a chainring bolt tool and hold press it into the slots with a vice grip so it doesn't slip. Eliminates the bolt slipping and rounding out the edge.
03-08-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By Koyote

This has absolutely nothing to do with pbass 's...

This has absolutely nothing to do with pbass 's question.

As usual, you are projecting your current obsession onto someone else's post.
03-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,974
Posted By Unca_Sam

I started!

I appreciated everyone's advice. I gathered my parts and I'm just about finished putting it all together. ...
03-03-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By h_curtis

This still has me laughing. I ask a question and...

This still has me laughing. I ask a question and the overwhelming response is take the geared bike and then I decide on the fixed anyway. Hilarious and often true!

Since I am 55 years old and...
03-03-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By h_curtis

Wow, do you know me? Your last sentence hit...

Wow, do you know me? Your last sentence hit home. If I was in better shape, I probably would take my fixed. With the job being physical and me in my 50's, I might actually wimp out and take the...
02-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By Rolla

Learning what gearing other people have found...

Learning what gearing other people have found success with can be helpful to those who want to minimize the trial-and-error. If gearing questions are problematic for you, don't click on the thread.
02-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,903
Posted By jfmckenna

Having a brake opens up more territory for you...

Having a brake opens up more territory for you too. Living in the mountains I would never be able to go some places without a brake. Or maybe I should say it would not be fun doing so. A seven mile...
02-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,704
Posted By TugaDude

+1 on foot retention! Also, the OP mentioned...

+1 on foot retention!

Also, the OP mentioned "reverse pedal". Pedaling in reverse is only possible if the bike has come to a stop, so I'm sure what you meant was what is sometimes called "back...
02-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,704
Posted By TugaDude

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I...

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I suggest you travel to another area for your first attempt. Go find somewhere flat, with little traffic so that you can focus on riding the bike and...
02-19-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By franswa

Looking good!

Looking good!
02-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By oouellette

2018 Kilo WT

Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
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02-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,518
Posted By bykemike

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a...

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a block or so from my shop and when he wants a break he comes by to visit usually riding a bike, he shows up on this the other day, he owns it, I...
01-24-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By StephenH

Pace varies all over. Don't worry about it too...

Pace varies all over. Don't worry about it too much unless you're looking to race or something.
I know one guy that looks very buff, rides a fair bit, but is slower than me. And other people that...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,903
Posted By hsuBM

Things happen. Have a front brake.

Things happen. Have a front brake.
01-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Gresp15C

Greetings from an average rider. ;) Your speed is...

Greetings from an average rider. ;) Your speed is not very far from my typical cruising speed on a single speed bike. You might end up being a bit faster than me once you address issues such as...
01-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rolla

My advice would be to just go ride your bike for...

My advice would be to just go ride your bike for an hour or two, and quit quantifying and comparing. Fitness comes from the riding, not the measuring. Unplug. Enjoy. It's a bike ride.
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