Added reply in a thread Keeping gumwalls clean on my tires? (armor all? 12/3/2016 10:16 AM

Thanks, I found that a combination of scrubbers (a smooth 'mr eraser' type sponge, and a stiff-bristled brush) with just water did the job enough for my tastes! Won't be doing this repeatedly though, this is more of a 1-time thing, I'm about to assemble ... more »

Added reply in a thread Keeping gumwalls clean on my tires? (armor all? 12/3/2016 10:06 AM

Yes, I'm I female because of aesthetic tastes, I wish I were as macho as you, I bet you don't even glance at the closet when you grab a shirt you just grab something right? When you bought your bike and they asked you what colorway you wanted, you said ... more »

Added reply in a thread Q's on my Ody hub (ID, whether I have all the right parts on it, etc) 12/3/2016 9:00 AM

Yeah having anything out of alignment on the bearing seems to crush it quick! When I blew these out, it happened in just a couple minutes of riding, I'd re-seated the driver improperly so when I tightened it it had all the pressure on just half the bearing's ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best setups for manuals? 12/3/2016 8:53 AM

Good stuff, thanks!!

Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/3/2016 8:32 AM

Haha no, you're not weird (not for that reason, at least

) And it's got nothing to do with riding professionally, there's tons of people on shittier bikes than mine who can make look like I just took my training wheels off yesterday (of course), ... more »
Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/2/2016 12:17 PM

Was a bit unsure which way to mount the Hoders, so just copied how justin spriet had his positioned lol (on this note, I noticed that his grips were twisted, like if you'd grabbed the grip and gave it an 'indian sunburn' motion, I wonder if that's something

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Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/2/2016 12:12 PM

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Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/2/2016 12:11 PM

Yeah I thought about it a bit and ended up going with 27.75", luckily my tile-cutter was able to go through the bars with little problem, then just a quick sanding of the rough edges, put the new Hoder grips on, and put it back together :D Very happy

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Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/2/2016 12:07 PM

Why such a drastic change? Did you just give a huge setup a chance and didn't like it? That's tall as hell! You'll probably lose close to an inch by doing that bar & stem swap though.

Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 7:42 PM

Thanks for so much detail, really appreciate you posting this

Some q's and thoughts: re cutting them, I dunno because I seldom use non-powered saws, but when I tried cutting my old (black) vultus bars I just put them in a large table-vise, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 7:32 PM

Could you do me a solid (fugasrmemes ;P ), and measure that to lmk how wide they are? I remember that, before cutting my last vultus' to 26-26.5", I'd seen a bike-check where the bars were crazy short width, I liked the idea and went with it, but in ... more »

Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 7:26 PM

I do this when cruising, in fact I almost got the XL odi's so I could have grip around the arc (and protect my chrome finish lol, when I bail over my bars they always end up banging, I know I'm going to ruin this finish real quick lol), but that's when

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Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 7:23 PM

Yeah I'm gonna do it that (progressively cut them - going to start with 28-28.5", will go shorter the next time I swap grips *if I want them shorter*) I hear you re your first paragraph, that's the rub of it, wide bars are great for some things, shorter ... more »

Added reply in a thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 7:17 PM

It matters! lol of course it does ;D I think of it the same way, ie as something that's tied to a rider primarily by their shoulder width, but the small amounts of bar-length variance we're talking about make it useless to try measuring shoulders and ... more »

Started new thread Handlebar length (hoping to hear preferences, perspectives etc) 12/1/2016 3:33 PM

So I cut my last set of vultus bars a bit too much (from 30" to 26 or 26.5"), it wasn't that bad but I did want a little bit back. Anyways I was lucky enough to have found someone who traded me their (uncut) vultus bars (they wanted my gloss black, and ... more »

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Started new thread Keeping gumwalls clean on my tires? (armor all? 11/29/2016 8:40 PM

I know this is gonna get some laughs at my expense but I don't care, I recently got a set of gum-wall Hawks and thinking back to how un-evenly my gum-wall DUO's wore out, it's got me thinking that these sidewalls would benefit from some type of 'seal', ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Is anyone familiar with the internals of the Lincoln stem? 11/14/2016 11:52 AM

What do you think, do those wedges need to be a specific distance apart on the bolt or will they just 'wedge in' as I tighten the stem? Am so confused on how this thing clamps!

Added reply in a thread [pics] Is this (42mm wide BB) a 'Mid' or 'Spanish'? 11/11/2016 3:39 PM

http://imgur.com/a/AviTZ That ^ page has two images, each is a picture from underneath one of my frames, the first is my midBB from my united, the other is the frame shown above - the mid BB from the first picture flares out at either end, is that a ... more »

Started new thread [pics] Is this (42mm wide BB) a 'Mid' or 'Spanish'? 11/11/2016 12:14 PM

So some dumbass listed an 'FBM custom' on a local online group i buy&sell parts on- immediately upon seeing it I knew it wasn't FBM (given it said 'Made In China' on the BB, and FBM manufactures in NY!), but the price was great so I got it as back-up.

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Added reply in a thread Q's on direction to turn to dissemble pedal-bodies from their spindles 11/8/2016 9:39 AM

Thanks, that's my thoughts here, am gg give this a shot but will re-tighten my pedal spindles into the crank arms beforehand so there's less chance of them coming undone when I remove the other end! [edit: just had the idea to practice on some of my ... more »