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    Gravel bikes

    Those look like great value and a lot of fun.
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    Gravel bikes

    I mean all those things are pretty easy to fix these days. Quite a few companies make wide dropbars. Also the general shape of drop bars has changed a lot since the eighties. The drops are a lot more compact (so less reach and drop). For example my On One Midges only have 112mm of drop. And the...
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    Mini gentleman’s racer

    https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-16-higher-tire-pressure-is-faster/#:~:text=The%20harder%20your%20tires%20are,cycling%20world%20in%20recent%20years. Higher pressures don't necessarily make your bike faster. The vibrations might make it feel faster though. I mean all that is to say if you...
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    Mini gentleman’s racer

    That is a really cool bike. One question though, why are you running your tires at 110psi?
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    So bronze was out of stock so the klunker is getting going grey. I am going to build up Suspect Device first cause I have more of the parts I need already and also a lot of klunking content on Radavist has really been calling to me. Just trying to decide how bling to build some things. Do I...
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    29er cruiser tires?

    Maxxis Hookworms, Schwalbe Big Apple, Cult X Van 29in. SE Bikes 29in Speedster, Fat Franks,
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    I thought some of you would enjoy this (79 Cook Brothers)

    https://theradavist.com/2021/03/readers-rides-rons-1979-cook-brothers-cruiser/
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    Decided to go with the bronze for Suspect Device and the light green for Bus Money. Got drawings from Marino recently.
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    Get a seat post to stop slipping

    I tried out a bunch of sizes shims and this fits the best. Also I did measure it with a caliper. Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    Trying to decide which colors to go with on the bikes. These are their options. I have red otherwise for the one I am calling suspect device otherwise the parts are silver or black. Trying to decide between the brown, bronzish color or a light grey. The other bike all the components I have...
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    Get a seat post to stop slipping

    Looks like it is time to make a McMaster Carr order Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
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    Get a seat post to stop slipping

    It is aluminum. Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
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    Get a seat post to stop slipping

    Ok so my Schwinn High Plains townie is having problems with the seat post staying. I have a 25.4mm seat post with a 26.4mm cane creek shim in it with a seat post binder bolt rather then a QR. It just will not stop slipping. I made sure the clamping slot in the seat tube was clean and not...
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    26 MTB to gravel bike conversion to town bike

    20ish miles is the most I have done. I have found them comfortable. I wouldn't doing anything overly technical. Getting the roll of the bar right was pretty important for me. I think I had them rolled back a few degrees to much at first and it bothered my wrist. Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
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    26 MTB to gravel bike conversion to town bike

    So I said I was done. I lied a lot apparently. The seatpost has had almost constant sliding or creaking issue so I bought a 25.4 Kalloy Uno seatpost and a number of shims. Found out it was 26.4mm rather then 26.2mm. I was happy with my chainline fix so on went a Paul Component chainkeeper...
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    Yeah a slacker head angle make it more stable and the longer reach allows you run shorter stems which keeps you a bit further back in on bike. Both make it a lot harder to go over the bars versus old school geometry. Imo the only downsides are the front end can wonder a bit easier while...
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    I mean I am 6'2" and they are both shorter then my main mountain bike which is kind of on the shorter end in reach for an xl hardtail. Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    The second bike is going to be a rigid single speed trail bike that is also going to double as a rigid geared bikepacking bike. This one's name is from the song "Bus Money" by the Chats cause you know I spent my bus money on this stupid bike. It is designed to run either 27.5/27.5+. Similar...
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    Punk brothers (pair of custom rigid mtbs)

    So starting on my two builds for the year. First up the one that is probably going that is going to be more interesting to people on this forum, a coaster braked mountain bike that I am calling Suspect Device. The design was inspired by a recent build by BTR. The name comes from the classic...
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    22.2 to 31.8mm handlebar shim

    Does anyone know where I can find one? Everywhere seems to be out of stock.... Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk