Likes Likes:  2,062
Dislikes Dislikes:  8
ELITE ELITE:  119
Page 108 of 159 FirstFirst ... 85898106107108109110118158 ... LastLast
Results 1,071 to 1,080 of 1583

Thread: Your latest bike purchase?

  1. #1071
    hozn's Avatar
    hozn is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    3,698
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    @dkel, that build is really sweet. I am jealous of all that orange. The silver and black components look great. Attention to detail top-notch. Impressive!

    My only recommendation would be to swap out that TRP rotor for something that stops better (and whines/shudders less). I like my Avid HSX, but there are simpler versions of that pattern that will cost less. @KayakCyndi might have a recommendation too, not sure what she chose to replace her TRP rotors.

  2. #1072
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    2,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ian74 View Post
    Sweet ride, I really like the wheels, and the color. I wish I had the confidence to ride a bike with only one gear. Also, what does the second brake lever do? I see no cable and no rear brake.
    Thanks for the compliments. The second lever looks pretty. Other than that, it's just somewhere to put my right hand. Sounds stupid, I know. I just like drop bars with hoods.

  3. #1073
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    2,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    @dkel, that build is really sweet. I am jealous of all that orange. The silver and black components look great. Attention to detail top-notch. Impressive!

    My only recommendation would be to swap out that TRP rotor for something that stops better (and whines/shudders less). I like my Avid HSX, but there are simpler versions of that pattern that will cost less. @KayakCyndi might have a recommendation too, not sure what she chose to replace her TRP rotors.
    Thanks, @hozn. I remember hearing about the TRP rotors—probably right here on the forum. I have only ridden the thing a couple of miles, but I liked the feel of the caliper, and didn't feel the stopping power was particularly good. It was fine, but not as good as the BB7s on my Straggler. I'll get around to doing something about it, and I appreciate your recommendations, as always!

  4. #1074
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    ARL
    Posts
    93
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was having extra trouble (noise and lack of grip) with my TRP rotor after switching to sintered pads on the front so I picked up one of the below. So far so good, and under $12 to my door.

    http://www.aawyeah.com/ashima-airoto...e-rotor-160mm/

  5. #1075
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Fairfax/Vienna/Falls Church
    Posts
    463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    dkel - what did you end up choosing for your gearing/gain ratio/gear inches/choose the variable name? Eyeball tells me 50t on the front and the rear is ????

  6. #1076
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    2,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dplasters View Post
    dkel - what did you end up choosing for your gearing/gain ratio/gear inches/choose the variable name? Eyeball tells me 50t on the front and the rear is ????
    Gearing is 55x21 or 55x22. It's not a big difference, but it's enough to offset throwing on knobby tires (or studs) or adding additional luggage. Did I mention it will totally get racks and fenders? It's no hipster fixie!

  7. #1077
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Columbia Heights, DC
    Posts
    4,195
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Not mine - we bought this from Powerful Pete for my wife (immediate goal of doing the Seagull Metric Century in October). She just got back from riding it home (plus 3 Hains Point laps). We're very excited.

    I mean, when your spouse gets a new bike, you can get a new bike, right?

    Barb's new bike! by Jon, on Flickr

  8. #1078
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Alexandria
    Posts
    807
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dkel View Post
    Gearing is 55x21 or 55x22. It's not a big difference, but it's enough to offset throwing on knobby tires (or studs) or adding additional luggage. Did I mention it will totally get racks and fenders? It's no hipster fixie!
    You must have some strong legs.

    Congrats on the bike making the Bikenetic front page.

  9. #1079
    americancyclo's Avatar
    americancyclo is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,019
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GovernorSilver View Post
    You must have some strong legs.

    Congrats on the bike making the Bikenetic front page.
    great pic, but Hella uncut steerer tube

  10. #1080
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    583
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    These arrived today so we are sure to have a mild winter this year:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20150902_190342146.jpg 
Views:	170 
Size:	95.0 KB 
ID:	9508

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •