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The Bike Shop / Re: lights for night riding
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:13:00 PM »
Here's the floodlight, now up to $27.99 which ain't bad at all:

Had it since mid November last year according to my purchase history and it still kicks ass.

Bike lights have gone from $9.99 to $12.99 but still worth it. Only had them for 5 months I guess but they're still working after like 500 bails.

The Bike Shop / Re: lights for night riding
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:08:02 PM »
I bought a $27 rechargeable stand mounted floodlight off Amazon that's amazing. Battery lasts for hours, I've used it for 4-5 hours at a time and not managed to kill it. Comes on a little tiny stand that's flimsy and comes loose, but if you just bend it back and tighten the thumbscrews every time you use it it's fine. Could rig up a bracket to mount it on an old camera tripod from a thrift store easily.

Also I bought the cheapest pair of rechargeable bike lights on Amazon with Micro USB connectors for like $9.99 and have had them for a fucking year now. Usually lasts 2 rides (15 miles average each) before they start to die. Run the front one on half brightness normally.


Anyone interested in trading something with similar specs but a shorter chainstay for this Fit Inman v1? 21" top tube and I'll only trade for 21s. This is 74.5 HT, 14.25" slammed CS, 11.7" BB, 8.8" standover, 71 ST, removable brake mounts. It's been stripped and spray painted, one small ding on the DT and some scratches on the chainstay but nothing major. I want something with similar specs with a 13.75" slammed chainstay. Must have seatstay brake mounts, don't need to be removable. Would be interested in frames with 3/8" or 14mm dropouts. Located in New Hampshire but can ship

The Bike Shop / Re: MID BB width
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
I've seen varying widths over the years, I think they went wider for more tire clearance now that 2.45 tires exist. If it's too long you can always add more spacers, as long as that doesn't push the pedals out too far.

G why did all the Q-factors get so wide???

The Bike Shop / Re: old man knees and crank arm length
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:44:28 PM »
I didn't feel much difference dropping from 180 to 175 years back, nor did I feel much now dropping from 175 to 170. Just changed it for foot clearance. I used to clip my pedal on the ground coming out of fakies way back when I ran 180s and had a cassette. Stopped happening with 175s, and this time I dropped a size for peg clearance. I really don't think it would be enough of a change to help your knees any, perhaps change sprocket size instead? I notice way more difference changing the sprocket by 2 teeth than cranks by 5mm.

The Bike Shop / Re: Gsport uniguard
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:40:43 PM »
Mine seems great so far. Ran it on non-drive on one bike that has a Hazard V3 with female axle (so no other guard fits) and on the drive side of my Sunday Cyclone. On the Cyclone on my S&M Randy Brown (I'm guessing dropout slots have a slight angle?) it barely rubs the chain. Can hear it when pedaling but it doesn't bind or anything. Been meaning to grind it down a hair but I don't run 4 pegs often so I haven't gotten around to it.

I also drilled the hole for the anti spin pin 1mm larger and removed it in favor of screwing the Odyssey J-Peg Light anti spin pin through the guard into the peg. Now neither of them can spin.

Sell and Swap / Wanted: Red or Purple anodized Fly or Odyssey rims
« on: May 25, 2018, 05:55:33 PM »
Ideally I'd love another red cross lace Fly, but I'll also take a red front one too. If they came in purple I'd be interested in buying a pair. And red or Purple Odyssey 7kas or Hazard Lites. I remember they had both.

The Lounge / Re: I'm on the east coast
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:15:48 PM »
Come up to the Northeast, ride Boston and shit with the boys

The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »

Been riding way more than ever the past year or two. Something "clicked" this winter (rode indoor parks 1-2 times a week which has never happened any winter before) and now I have more bike control than I ever did? Wish that happened years ago so I'd actually be good by now.

Bike Gallery / Re: Finally got both of my bikes dialled
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:37:15 PM »
Dirt bros sprocket!

Someone posted it for sale on here like 5 years ago for 20 or 25 bucks shipped and I had to have it. Sprockets are my favorite part to collect.

Boner status for the Inman. Rad color combo.  8)

I was torn between Krylon Classic Almond or Sea Glass. Think I made the right choice, I'll save the teal for next time around. Might go redwalls if there's any available when I wear the Kink tires out, I'm really sad they appear to have discontinued these.

Bike Gallery / Re: Handbuilt
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
I didn't know brazing was that strong, it looks awesome. I had bad luck with the masterlink in the Keychain, check to make sure the allen screws are tight before you ride. I wanted to like it but getting sent twice was enough for me. Also stoked to see that Tree hub.

Bike Gallery / Re: F-IT
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:34:58 PM »
Looks like it hauls ass. I've got the same tan with chrome 4pc bar idea going on my Fit Inman. How tall are you though? 21.5 is huge

Bike Gallery / Finally got both of my bikes dialled
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:22:03 PM »
I haven't been on here much in quite a while but I've been riding more than ever the past couple years and finally got both of my bikes feeling and looking right. Was running OG spec Scerbo bars on both bikes 'til last winter when I threw my lower back out and realized I'm too tall to be running 7.75" bars even with a topload.

Frame: S&M Randy Brown v1 21"
Fork: Sunday Morning v2 w/Tree compression cap
Bars: Animal 4pc 8.25" chrome cut to 26.5"
Stem: Odyssey Lincoln
Grips: Odi Longneck
Barends: Random Aluminum
Headset: FSA Impact
Seatpost Clamp: Integrated
Seatpost: Macneil OG
Seat: Deco Leopard
Cranks: Twombolt 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Odyssey 22mm Mid
Sprocket: Mosh 28t full guard, machined from 22mm to 15/16" bore and milled slots to clear crank arms
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird in gold
Brakes: Fly, clear Odyssey pads
Cable: Custom upper knarp for duals made from slic cables, lower dual slic cables with London mod
Brake Lever: Odyssey Monolever, left side perch with right side medium lever
Gyro: Snafu Mobeus
Front Tire: Odyssey Aitken White Tanwall 2.10
Front Wheel: G-Sport Marmoset/Eclat Bondi/Odyssey 14g/Knight and BSD guards
Rear Tire: Odyssey Aitken White Tanwall 2.10
Rear Wheel: Sunday Cyclone Freecoaster 9t/Eclat Bondi/Odyssey 14g/Odyssey aluminum NDS guard and G-Sport Unigard
Pegs: 1-2x Odyssey J-Peg Light, 2x WTP Toxic (I switch between 2-3-4 pegs)
Pedals: Odyssey Trailmix Purple Rain
Mods/Other: V-Brake Guides on lower cables, custom made upper knarp (cut, drilled, and tapped a 5/16" carriage bolt with set screws), custom Bluesix Ti sprocket bolt with head machined off to function as a pin, sprocket machined to fit Twombolts

Frame: Fit Inman 21"
Fork: Odyssey Dirt Classic w/Bluesix top cap
Bars: GT OG 4pc chrome 8.6" cut to 27"
Stem: T1 Cyclops
Grips: The Make
Barends: Random Aluminum
Headset: FSA Impact, woodgrain Tree dust cap
Seatpost Clamp: Integrated
Seatpost: Macneil OG or woodgrain Tree (can't bring myself to lower the tree past the minimum insertion mark and scratch the wood)
Seat: Macneil Capital recovered with flannel
Cranks: Fit Flow 19mm 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Profile 19mm Mid
Sprocket: Dirt Bros 30t
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird in gold
Brakes: Odyssey Evo 2 with clear pads
Cable: Snafu Linear
Brake Lever: Odyssey Monolever medium left
Front Tire: Kink Lyra 2.3 Tanwall
Front Wheel: Odyssey Vandero 2/Odyssey 7ka/Sapim 14g
Rear Tire: Kink Vela 2.1 Tanwall
Rear Wheel: Odyssey Hazard v3 48h 10t 3/8" female axle/Odyssey 7ka/Sapim 14g
Pegs: 1-800-pegless
Pedals: Odyssey Trailmix Blue Blood

I waiting fucking 9 years to get my hands on that T1 stem. And my main bike had a 21" OG Sunday for years until this past summer:

The Bike Shop / Re: Wheelbase
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:34:12 PM »
I think frames with a 69 seat tube usually ran about 1/4" smaller than a 71 seat tube frame, 21.25" 69* frame had the same wheelbase but larger front end than 21" 71* frame.
It would only feel longer when you're sitting down though. The BB and HT would be in the same relative place on a 21" 71 degree frame as a 21.25" 69 degree frame. Remember how they sold the Tierra with measured and effective TT lengths listed? I always thought changing the ST angle was the dumbest thing.

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