Dec 5, 2002 11:50 AM
|If you are looking for an interesting website, one of my favorite suppliers is Buisness Cycles in Miami Fla. The owner, John Dacy, deals with primarily Track types but has some great reference stuff by clicking on the Reference section in his track stuff page. Gear ratio charts and the like.I have found him to be a great resource for all things track and an all around great laid back guy. Never to busy to talk. Reasonable prices if not pretty low. Only good quality stuff. Not cheap stuff.
Give him a look
|re: Interesting websites||Dave Hickey|
Dec 5, 2002 1:03 PM
|I second Businesscycles. I've purchased many things from John. He's a great guy. I found this page on his website last week. As many times as I've visited, I've never seen it before. The best pictures of track components I've seen.
|re: Interesting websites||fixedgearhead|
Dec 5, 2002 2:34 PM
He is constantly tweeking his website to enhance it. I encountered a problem accessing some of his site data when I got my new Apple and I called him and he said O-gosh, he went right to his site and changed some settings and all was repaired. He apologized and said he was probably guilty of overteching something that should be so simple. Truely great service. I bought a frame from him a year ago and it came packed so well that it took me twice as long to unrap it as any other frame shipment I have ever received. Not a scratch on it.
|What does this do?||LC|
Dec 5, 2002 5:30 PM
|Protects the handle bars from scratching the top tube. nm||Dave Hickey|
Dec 5, 2002 6:13 PM
|What does this do?||yeah right|
Dec 5, 2002 8:12 PM
|I think it's more like keep the top tube from being dented by the bars, because remember there are no break cables or bar tape even to keep the handle bar from flying into the top tube.
Add in the steep geometery of the head tube and that fork can move around on you fast, it has happened to me when I was at the wall waiting to start once, and it's enough to scare you.
|Exactly. No need to buy something so expensive though.||Tig|
Dec 6, 2002 8:11 AM
|The standard way is to wrap cloth or padded handle bar tape around the top tube at the impact point. Much cheaper too!|| |