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March 30, 2017 05:36 AM in General Discussion

I found this one. I've bought from this shop in the past. https://alexscycle.com/products/nitto-s65-crystal-fellow-seat-post-anodized-1

Nitto black 26.8 seatpost,does it exist?
March 26, 2016 10:27 PM in General Discussion

Elbow grease. Regardless of sticker type or solvent, you always need plenty of elbow grease.

sticker residue can suck it
December 26, 2015 11:13 PM in General Discussion

Hi-ten is hi-tensile steel. It is the next step up from mild steel. It's what is used to make department store bikes and other cheap price steel products. Any sort of cro-mo, (C...

colossi cheeko or ave maldea
December 25, 2015 10:05 AM in General Discussion

Happy holidays? WTF It's Merry Christmas! The day is over here. Hope all you 'roomers have a great Christmas Day with family and/or friends. Maybe the big guy has left you som...

Happy Holidays!
October 22, 2015 06:19 AM in General Discussion

Ok. I've always had/used brakes on all of my bikes over the years. They've all been freewheels. Even during the brakeless fad on BMXs. It was pretty funny watching guys dodge ...

Poll: Breaks or no breaks
October 22, 2015 01:09 AM in General Discussion

Roger, FYI brake breɪk/ noun 1. 1. 
a device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, typically by applying pressure to the wheels."he slammed on his brakes"
 break ...

Poll: Breaks or no breaks
October 21, 2015 06:13 AM in General Discussion

Thanks Moose. A simple but clever idea. Only available with even number tooth chain rings.

Tips for 1x10 set-up
October 21, 2015 06:11 AM in General Discussion

Roger. Remember the OP is in the states and $500 goes a lot further there than here in Oz.

Complete Beginner Track Bikes
October 20, 2015 07:30 PM in General Discussion

'The posts above lack a little detail and appear to be posted without much real world experience.' Yeah pretty much. Last off road bike I had, index shifting was pretty new and...

Tips for 1x10 set-up
October 18, 2015 03:06 AM in General Discussion

It may be better/cheaper to buy a donar bike for the parts. You get all the parts you need. The shifter is it for a flat bar or road drops? The dual control levers for drops a...

Tips for 1x10 set-up
October 7, 2015 07:23 PM in General Discussion

I agree, just putting it out there. When I was younger and still had crappy spoke wheels on a BMX there were a some breakages. I have a friend who seems to break a few spokes a ...

Wheel Ideas
October 7, 2015 10:18 AM in General Discussion

A high flange on the rear is better for spoke replacement on the drive side. You don't have to remove the cog/freewheel to change out the spoke. Unless you have a large cog of c...

Wheel Ideas
September 24, 2015 05:33 AM in General Discussion

Done too.

Need some help with a new product development survey (6 questions)
August 14, 2015 01:10 AM in General Discussion

Moose's first comment is the most fool proof way to avoid flats. :) I've heard that spin bikes are very resilient to flats too. Keeping the tyres properly inflated helps to...

How to avoid punctures
August 4, 2015 10:58 AM in General Discussion

Go to the main forums page, use the search window in the top right corner. Type in ratio and ta-da! Lots of threads on that topic already.

best ratio
July 29, 2015 08:32 AM in General Discussion

Wendy you have an interesting (odd) bike. It's very road looking yet its tag is 'mountain bike'. The front wheel is a Dura Ace and the rear is a Campagnolo. Bikes of that calibe...

carbon for street fixie?
July 13, 2015 04:30 AM in General Discussion

Dullahan. Australian prices are way more than US prices. Scrod you are a professional mechanic. You get paid to do it.

attn: 2015 Leader 725/735 owners
July 13, 2015 03:28 AM in General Discussion

I'd love to have a little torque wrench for use on my bikes. But a quick search years ago they were all about $100. I Can't justify that. Yes I know the components can cost a lo...

attn: 2015 Leader 725/735 owners
July 13, 2015 03:00 AM in General Discussion

Torque wrench, is that where you torque it up until just before you wrench the head off and then back it off a touch?

attn: 2015 Leader 725/735 owners
July 11, 2015 07:49 AM in General Discussion

That is a lot of stem watching. He's been doing it for years. Has anyone been watching any of the tour this year? Some big crashes and some tough guys continuing on riding aft...

July 11, 2015 07:46 AM in General Discussion

Hopefully they are good with their warranty claims. Definitely looks like a material/workmanship issue. And/or design.

attn: 2015 Leader 725/735 owners
July 11, 2015 07:38 AM in General Discussion

A money order from Nigeria. Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

old univega... model info please...
July 2, 2015 08:15 AM in General Discussion

I'm going to purchase either a Leader 725 or a Bianchi Super Pista Frame I am confused on how to purchase all the parts to actually build the bike though # Usually one would...

June 21, 2015 11:04 AM in General Discussion

Good to hear. If the new fork has a long steerer tube you may have to cut it down. Argh! Forks can be sold with long steerers so they will fit a wider variety of frame sizes. ...

Fork cut too short, headset problems.
June 16, 2015 10:52 AM in General Discussion

???? Use that big strong right hand of yours, reach down and tighten the headset. You can even do it while riding! Or when you stop at traffic lights. You don't have to wait un...

Fork cut too short, headset problems.