Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 5:05 PM

this is so unbelievable that I hesitate to post it but will anyways - it literally just happened to me!! I went for a very quick ride with my brother, went to a spot and had a couple ugly misses/bails (and a bloody shin lol), but it must've happened ... more »

Started new thread Is this frame worth salvaging? (BB bearings are wrecked and afraid bb may be too) 9/29/2016 3:54 PM

I traded this 20.5 kink transition frame to a kid who then got another bike, is wanting to sell it back to me real cheap - problem is, he kept riding around with loose cranks, and when i saw the frame yesterday, I went to remove the spindle and it was

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Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 3:39 PM

Oh man I put a pair of bars in a few weeks back, didn't think the slight bump on the knurling would be an issue, and when I started pedalling hard (a block from my house) they just flopped right down! I should've stress-tested them by hand before going ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 2:41 PM

Damn I've had the exact opposite experiences, and am having trouble picturing how they *wouldn't* whip out of control! I mean, once the bite is lost and they're sliding, they go ALL THE WAY (in every instance I can remember where this has happened to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 2:38 PM

That had crossed my mind, but was afraid that, in the act of sanding, you'd reduce surface area, and that the increased grittiness of the surface may not compensate for the loss in total contact area, I dunno.. Anyone else second this idea of sanding ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 2:34 PM

Ok I have two ody lincoln stems and I would've sworn they had knurling, but they're both 2nd-hand so it's gotta be bar imprints! Thanks for the installation tips, I always do the X pattern but had forgotten about checking height to make sure the gap ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 2:27 PM

HELL YEAH! I was really hoping to hear this, I've spent a lot of time re-finishing this stem and really love its height::reach dimensions relative to my stem (ody lincoln) so wanted it to work! I made another post while you may've been writing that one, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 2:23 PM

Oh and another thing I'm unsure on is whether or not I can use a small spacer to raise the stem's height - I cut my steerer tube to fit my current stem (which has a 2mm taller stack height than this Fit one does), so I don't have a lot of space to work ... more »

Started new thread Stem with no knurling - is this ridable? 9/29/2016 1:04 PM

I'm not sure if all stems have knurling where they clamp the handlebars, I know there's no knurling at all where the stem clamps the steer tube and it obviously bites just fine, but I know some stems (maybe all, I'm not sure) have knurling where they ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/29/2016 1:00 PM

I'm pretty sure it's a mid BB, seems the same size as my bike's which I know is mid...and definitely not heavy, his bike's about same weight as mine 24-something-lbs

Added reply in a thread Fit Thankyou frame? 9/29/2016 12:49 PM

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Added reply in a thread Do Verde completes use their own 'aftermarket' bars or lower-quality ones? 9/29/2016 12:13 PM

I think that may be right, as I've got known 9"s (lumberjacks and vultus) and they're certainly not the exact same height, I mean we're talking an eighth of an inch maybe, as 9" does land in the bars for both of them, but it's in very different spots ... more »

Started new thread Do Verde completes use their own 'aftermarket' bars or lower-quality ones? 9/26/2016 7:19 AM

My friend got a used Verde complete, I got the bars from him (pictured as they were when I got them, have since stripped them to raw) and I was hoping to ID them so I knew some things (particularly whether they're crmo or not), but when I look through

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Added reply in a thread Starting to get close to my ideal ride! 9/25/2016 2:09 PM

Thanks! And I like black but the paint always wears through! drives me nuts, I don't think I'll be leaving raw cranks anytime soon! I just rawed and installed a new set of bars (verde) so now my bars match my cranks (well, they're starting to, they'll ... more »

Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:10 PM

Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:07 PM

Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:06 PM

Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:03 PM

Added reply in a thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:01 PM

Started new thread Please help me ID this frame, it's real distinct, yet nobody can ID it!! 9/23/2016 1:00 PM

I'm giving it another go - last year, after getting this beast off of craigslist (buyer wasn't aware what brand), I took pics and tried to get an ID but failed, I'm trying again as I may need to switch my parts over to this frame lol and I really wanna ... more »

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