Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/7/2020 10:48 AM

Just had a chat with Flip over at Albes. Known his for quite some time now. Think I’m just gonna make the move and try it out. I won’t really know what pads I like until they are on the bike. He’s got it all in stock and I’m a local Michigan guy. Now ... more »

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/7/2020 10:23 AM

True, the wear does basically resurface it over time. I used to use machined sidewalls on my race bike. Great for slowing down... but I’m not looking for just that with this bike. I’ll be doing lots if tricks like fufanus with 185+ pound body balancing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/6/2020 10:41 AM

I see. Was kinda worried about that myself. What kind of pad was it?

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/4/2020 11:03 AM

Yea chrome and clear are a no go! I’m surprised you didn’t rip the rubber right off the pad HAH. Salmon pads are the softest I ever go with chrome. Um I’m a bit confused... are you trying to say chrome and polished are the same? Otherwise...Definitely ... more »

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/4/2020 9:27 AM

Honestly I’m 31 years old and have been doing warranty on Odyssey parts for 16 of those years. First thing I ever warrantied was a bubbled chrome rims. Wasn’t the last time either. Now over those years I’ve kinda been known to get a lot of “free” stuff ... more »

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 5/3/2020 7:16 AM

Yea, I was hoping the smooth finish of polished will help. I just have no personal experience with it. Think I’m going to try it out.

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 4/26/2020 11:55 AM

Why though? Chrome plating is super hard, that’s why they work so well with braking as long as you keep them clean. Raw 6series aluminum, definitely not as hard. So I believe it will not exactly be similar. However with clear pads on polished it might ... more »

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 4/25/2020 4:43 PM

Actually I think hard anodize is as close as it’ll get function wise due to the surface not being as soft. Looks wise yes I agreed.

Added reply in a thread Polished Rims with brakes 4/24/2020 6:49 AM

Nice, that is about the same. I assumed I would switch to clear pads if I use polished rims. However with chrome the softest I go is red/salmon pads. Anyways, I’m planning to use the Free Night Planetary freecoaster and a new front hub. New tires, the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone building trails? 4/23/2020 9:49 AM

Thanks! Looking good. I’m up in Northwest Michigan. About to start a whole new set of trails on the Peninsula of Traverse City. However I’m trying to get my OG lines rideable first. That’s south of TC.

Added reply in a thread Anyone building trails? 4/23/2020 8:45 AM

Heck yea. Turned 31 today, still got some fairly large jumps out at my Moms. Started reviving them. Digging is my new old man workout LOL. Can’t wait to hit these things again. I’ll post pictures of the current status before I reface them. Dig or Die! ... more »

Started new thread Polished Rims with brakes 4/23/2020 8:42 AM

I’m curious if anyone on here has good experience with polished rims. Specifically the Fit ARC rim. Thinking about using them when I lace up a new wheel set for a bike with front and rear brakes. They are a 6series, so definitely softer than the chrome ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Places to Ride in Michigan. 4/23/2020 8:32 AM

In the hood. I used to love riding those... ten years ago.

Added a comment to DomkeBoy's bike check 2/16/2020 9:15 AM
Sunday Ian 21"

Depends. You probably wouldn’t notice unless you’re throwing bars and whips a lot. Bigger bars are usually heavier. Plus the point of contact is lower so it would make a bit of difference technically.

For me it’s mostly looks. I’ll do bars and whips on either. Which o honestly hardly do in the first place.

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Added a comment to DomkeBoy's bike check 2/12/2020 12:24 PM
Sunday Ian 21"

I agree, aside from this bike (9.75” frontload), on my other bikes I bumped it up to like 9.125” with toploads. Feels perfect even for being kinda tall. The combo on this bike actually ends up at the same height.

Oddly enough almost half my life later I’m gonna try about a 1/2” taller than all those bikes. With the exact same race bike I referred to earlier, because I’ve actually revived it recently. Im interested to see how it feels along with a much shorter stem going real fast.

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Added a comment to DomkeBoy's bike check 2/12/2020 4:35 AM
Sunday Ian 21"

Honestly, probably 13 years ago there was one pair of “big bars” on the market. Solid Rosanne Bars which are 9x32. Those and a top load stem on my race bike changed the game for me. Nowadays every bike I have something at least that tall. Bigger bars will help shorter guys too I promise. With toptube length it’s all about the wheel base for me.

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Updated bike check Sunday Wave “Original” 2/10/2020 12:45 PM
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Added a comment to DomkeBoy's bike check 2/10/2020 12:31 PM
Sunday Ian 21"

Thanks! Yea it’s pretty light considering it’s setup for brakeless/pegless. I’m just a hair over 6’ 1” and I usually riding a 21.25” TT this frame feels great though.

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pwh4130 left a comment 12/9/2019 12:38 PM
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Nice to see you still riding that! I'm still on my original, pre-wave Sunday a few times a year.

Added reply in a thread Looking for old Dan's Comp catalogs 12/8/2019 5:51 AM

I know I got a huge stash from pretty much my entire teen life. I’m 30 now so correct era you’re looking for. I’ve been thinking about them lately and when I saw this post I decided I’m gonna go find them in my Moms basement. I’ll let you know when I ... more »