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06-20-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By seau grateau

I'm glad he's still making fixed gear content,...

I'm glad he's still making fixed gear content, but I've always taken issue with his seemingly intractable stance against cycling-specific clothing and other valuable innovations that make cycling...
03-16-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By seau grateau

44x15 is going to be a very small gear for track...

44x15 is going to be a very small gear for track purposes, so get ready to spin like a MF. I'd say get yourself a 48t ring as well for a good starting gear.
02-16-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By seau grateau

Depends very much on your local market as well. I...

Depends very much on your local market as well. I wouldn't imagine there's a huge cycling scene in Scranton, but not far away in Philly, it'd probably sell easier and for a higher price. Either way,...
02-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,185
Posted By seau grateau

I'm still right.

I'm still right.
02-05-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,164
Posted By seau grateau

Gravel King 28s at the moment. Got em because...

Gravel King 28s at the moment. Got em because they were on sale and I like that they handle mixed surfaces fairly well while still being a good road tire. Gonna be due for some new rubber soon...
02-04-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,127
Posted By seau grateau

Haven't been around here, or on my bike, in a...

Haven't been around here, or on my bike, in a while because life has been crazy lately (got back in school, moved house, and started a new job while fighting depression). Now that I'm starting to...
11-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By seau grateau

Go for it! I had so many good times there when I...

Go for it! I had so many good times there when I lived in LA. Stefan's Monday night structured training sessions are highly educational, fun, and inclusive.
10-09-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,127
Posted By seau grateau

Super cool and classy bike. If I was in the...

Super cool and classy bike. If I was in the market for a track bike, I'd definitely be interested.
10-09-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,501
Posted By seau grateau

I guess my hot take is that when you have a good...

I guess my hot take is that when you have a good handlebar that you like, you don't buy a handlebar that's designed around the function of switching handlebars.
09-17-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 39
Views: 4,754
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: 39
Views: 4,754
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: 2,827
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: 2,827
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: 2,017
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: 43
Views: 7,976
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: 2,589
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: 2,589
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: 24
Views: 4,376
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: 1,004
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: 1,436
Posted By seau grateau

This is the way.

This is the way.
06-06-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
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: 1,453
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: 16
Views: 2,377
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: 16
Views: 2,377
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: 16
Views: 2,377
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: 1,398
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: 28
Views: 3,198
Posted By seau grateau

popcorn dot gif

popcorn dot gif
04-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 729,645
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: 22
Views: 4,742
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: 22
Views: 4,742
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: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 51,041
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: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 5,151
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: 2,006
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: 2,469
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: 1,568
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: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 504
Views: 87,127
Posted By seau grateau

sparkli

sparkli
02-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,127
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: 2,996
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: 18
Views: 3,553
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: 2,996
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: 1,839
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: 7,273
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: 475
Views: 121,226
Posted By seau grateau

hotttt

hotttt
01-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 729,645
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: 475
Views: 121,226
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:
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