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10-18-20, 05:43 PM
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Posted By theblackbullet

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to...

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to change a wheel with these "dropouts". i have no clue what Klein thought they were doing with these.
10-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By theblackbullet

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've...

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've been seeking early 90's Performance or Quantums. Interested in seeing the largest tire that could fit either.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By theblackbullet

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would...

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would require a 140+ stem. I've never liked the way anything handled with longer than a 130mm.

I suppose something like this could be added after the fact?...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By theblackbullet

Cutting headtube / reducing stack height

Hello, I am looking into the possibility of modifying a Soma Buena Vista frameset to reduce the stack height. The headtube on the 62cm frame measures 230mm, I'd like to get it to 210mm or less if...
07-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By theblackbullet

Also interested! Is there 4mm of aluminum to...

Also interested!

Is there 4mm of aluminum to machine away anyways? Is there a method of doing so?
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Views: 645,427
Posted By theblackbullet

excellent. Thanks for the clarification

excellent. Thanks for the clarification
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Posted By theblackbullet

Awesome! Thanks that clears up a lot! Is there...

Awesome! Thanks that clears up a lot! Is there anything concrete on the additional length past 80cm? I am 6'4" with a long torso and would love to utilize any reach I can get.
I am comfortably at...
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Posted By theblackbullet

Can anybody give me a brief rundown on time trial...

Can anybody give me a brief rundown on time trial position rules with particular attention as to how they pertain to the "praying mantis position"
I know the end of the extensions must be within...
11-24-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By theblackbullet

No home for old bike computers?

In the process of buying and selling bikes, everyone comes across old bike computers. I'm cleaning out my parts bin today, and I am at a loss for what to do with these. I have no use, but they are in...
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By theblackbullet

Thanks for the input zukahn1 and nesteel ! I'm...

Thanks for the input zukahn1 and nesteel ! I'm feeling a lot better about the asking price from the seller. I will update if it looks nice in person and I am able to get it!
10-30-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By theblackbullet

It's a 25". Cursed be my long torso! I've...

It's a 25".
Cursed be my long torso!
I've played around with a couple of different builds, and it has yet to leave me unsatisfied since picking the frameset up from wrk101...
10-30-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By theblackbullet

I wish I could speak on the '84, but I'm very...

I wish I could speak on the '84, but I'm very fond of my '83 520 also Reynolds 501 however with 43cm stays. It has the flex you'd expect in a 25" frame, but feels very solid.
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Views: 663
Posted By theblackbullet

1983 Trek 970

Details of the bike are scant. I may go look at it later today. I believe it to be a ~24" frame and to be built up with Suntour Sprint groupset. Any ideas of value? I understand these are rare, and...
10-09-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,093
Posted By theblackbullet

40mph in 50/11 is 112rpm. 53/11 is 105rpm. For...

40mph in 50/11 is 112rpm. 53/11 is 105rpm. For sure most racers could get by just fine with a compact. It's not too big of a difference. I have friends who do it, but it's few a far between. There's...
10-09-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By theblackbullet

In direct response to your concerns. If you keep...

In direct response to your concerns. If you keep your chain clean, they will both last similar amounts of time. 1/8" cogs and chainrings will have slightly more material so in theory they should last...
10-09-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By theblackbullet

This exactly, Most of my experience is on...

This exactly,

Most of my experience is on the track, but this holds even more true there. Whoever is running 3/32" chain is always odd man/woman out whenever they are looking to borrow a different...
10-09-18, 07:46 AM
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Views: 787
Posted By theblackbullet

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/miche-evo-max-botto...

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/miche-evo-max-bottom-bracket/
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Views: 3,807
Posted By theblackbullet

Cat 1/ pro starting with cat 4/5 is not silly. If...

Cat 1/ pro starting with cat 4/5 is not silly. If they tt the race, they are doing it wrong. If they can tt to win, they should be more than able to sit in and win the sprints. It would also be way...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,628
Posted By theblackbullet

Might this also be a reflection of the fact that...

Might this also be a reflection of the fact that sprinters would only want to do the bare minimum in order to have the freshest legs on the stages they could actually compete for a win in?
Replies: 186
Views: 38,503
Posted By theblackbullet

I torque my saddle clamp beyond spec (14nm...

I torque my saddle clamp beyond spec (14nm instead of 12nm) and haven't had any issues with saddle rotating since. Might be good to keep a spare bolt around if you do this as well in case it breaks....
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Views: 645,427
Posted By theblackbullet

I have cork on the bars and extensions. I feel...

I have cork on the bars and extensions. I feel like a little extra grip is nice at my quite bumpy home track. Might ride no grip on extensions if DLV was smoother.
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Views: 7,485
Posted By theblackbullet

That kid is STRONG!

That kid is STRONG!
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Posted By theblackbullet

Same feeling! I had an issue with the base tape...

Same feeling! I had an issue with the base tape coming off of a conti sprinter on my rear disc at the last pro race of the year at DLV. Felt weird taking 3,4 at 35ish mph so I inspected it. Noticed...
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Posted By theblackbullet

I'm also a larger cyclist, and I used to deal...

I'm also a larger cyclist, and I used to deal with the same issue even when using really high pressures in the tires. The solution is a wider rim. I've been using these as training wheels for my...
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Views: 7,485
Posted By theblackbullet

hahaha yo! you I'd trade the 5 spoke for a good...

hahaha yo! you I'd trade the 5 spoke for a good ole Hed anyday!
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Views: 7,485
Posted By theblackbullet

the 5 spoke is me :D photo cred: Erika...

the 5 spoke is me :D
photo cred: Erika Fulk/Detroit Spoke
https://imgur.com/c2wtqvJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BVs31Er.jpg
12-25-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,277
Posted By theblackbullet

With the exception of comfort, the gap really...

With the exception of comfort, the gap really isn't as big as most people make it out to be in regards to a XC bike. Skill and fitness win out every time. Whatever small amount I might lose on a...
12-14-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,174
Posted By theblackbullet

yep! Thanks!

yep! Thanks!
12-13-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,174
Posted By theblackbullet

cat 1 on steel here

cat 1 on steel here
12-13-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By theblackbullet

the aluminum stuff sticks better IMO. I use it to...

the aluminum stuff sticks better IMO. I use it to stick all of my carbon race wheels. The carbon specific glue is supposed to do better with high heat build up of heavy braking on carbon rims. If...
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Views: 146,748
Posted By theblackbullet

I've had good luck with conti sprinters both on...

I've had good luck with conti sprinters both on the road and at DLV this past season. I also used the conti tempo at DLV and in Carson at nats. They've been anywhere from 22-25 width. I prefer the...
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Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

Yes thank goodness! 59.5 is kind of on the edge...

Yes thank goodness! 59.5 is kind of on the edge for me, but it was the tipping point fo finally getting one of these fancy plastic bikes. Now if only I could get fuji to offer the same bike with...
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Posted By theblackbullet

Just to note, the Fuji Track Elite is offered as...

Just to note, the Fuji Track Elite is offered as a 61cm and has a 59.5cm TT.
11-27-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By theblackbullet

Fashion faux pas to wear a race jersey that you won?

Is it socially acceptable to wear a race jersey that you won on group or training rides, or is it better to just leave it hanging up?
10-27-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Posted By theblackbullet

have they released any pricing info?

have they released any pricing info?
09-14-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 227,637
Posted By theblackbullet

https://i.imgur.com/ENXChM6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ENXChM6.jpg
09-14-17, 03:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,721
Posted By theblackbullet

No love for the Poprad?!? Here's my 2002....

No love for the Poprad?!?

Here's my 2002. 853 is a sweet ride. I just wish this guy was a few cm larger.

https://i.imgur.com/TamWLue.jpg
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Posted By theblackbullet

^^^yep quite a few people were using them all...

^^^yep quite a few people were using them all week long at Elite Nats
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Views: 2,418
Posted By theblackbullet

Outside of pursuit work and weekly racing, I...

Outside of pursuit work and weekly racing, I spend almost all of my time riding on the road. Personally, now that nationals are done for me, I plan on getting in base miles on my road bike, playing...
08-28-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,656
Posted By theblackbullet

thanks for the input everyone! this is...

thanks for the input everyone!



this is really good information!

I also weight right at 225, while I don't mind flex, I don't want to be riding a noodle either. :thumb:
Might be worth the...
08-28-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,656
Posted By theblackbullet

1983 Trek 520 tire clearance

For the past couple of months, I have been looking for a touring/sport touring bike that I can use as a commuter or around town bike during the week, but then slap some knobbies on to race cyclocross...
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Views: 146,748
Posted By theblackbullet

"No, they don't flex and feel great." when...

"No, they don't flex and feel great."

when paired with a wide rim.


less flex and feel better than 23mm on 19mm rim.
Replies: 398
Views: 146,748
Posted By theblackbullet

At DLV my training tires are 23mm on a 23mm...

At DLV my training tires are 23mm on a 23mm inside width rim. They measure closer to 26mm outside width when mounted. I generally race them at 100-110 psi and have no issues with flex whatsoever....
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Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

If you're referring to Howard's, it should be...

If you're referring to Howard's, it should be noted that the chinabron survived the crash that asploded his headtube. :innocent::innocent::innocent:
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Posted By theblackbullet

haha I didn't even notice the last image. The hub...

haha I didn't even notice the last image. The hub looks slightly different than the other two images which I find to be accurate with what I received. My guess is that it's either subliminal...
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Posted By theblackbullet

I haven't taken a close look at any of the...

I haven't taken a close look at any of the Navigators, but a couple other guys at the track seem to think it's the same mold....
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Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

I moved the couch out of the way and took the...

I moved the couch out of the way and took the picture in the living room :lol::lol::lol:
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Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

Some slight changes before heading off to LA for...

Some slight changes before heading off to LA for elite nats next week...
http://i.imgur.com/paQyLyK.jpg
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Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

pretty bike! but the pricing is frustrating....

pretty bike! but the pricing is frustrating. Looking at the cost of the components at msrp, it would appear as though they are valuing the frame at over $4k. At this price, I'd just go full custom...
Replies: 966
Views: 308,610
Posted By theblackbullet

No issues with my Snyder, ever. I've put...

No issues with my Snyder, ever. I've put thousands of miles on it between training on the road and racing on the track. It'll be cobbled back together eventually for winter training this fall....
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