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hockeyteeth 11-06-12 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 14921725)

natty fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GENESTARWIND 11-06-12 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 14918804)
Yeah, I've been one for about 22 years now.

how old are you? if you dont mind me asking.

ddeadserious 11-06-12 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND (Post 14921955)
how old are you? if you dont mind me asking.

You don't just ask a lady that. Did your mother not teach you any manners?!

GENESTARWIND 11-06-12 08:33 PM

oooh it slipped mah mind, so sowwy. :(

Nagrom_ 11-06-12 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND (Post 14921955)
how old are you? if you dont mind me asking.

I DO mind.

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Originally Posted by ddeadserious (Post 14921981)
You don't just ask a lady that. Did your mother not teach you any manners?!

Right? thanks.

Bat56 11-06-12 10:37 PM

If you're drunk you get a pass, you can ask.

FixedDriveJess 11-06-12 11:34 PM

So, it sounds like I need to look into a new stem. If that doesn't work, a new frame. What do you guys think of the Leader 722?

Nagrom_ 11-06-12 11:39 PM

are you kidding me dog?

getting a new frame because you cant do a useless trick?

Bat56 11-06-12 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 14922591)
are you kidding me dog?

getting a new frame because you cant do a useless trick?

Says the lady who built her career on trackstands.

Get with the program coach, this is fixeddrivejess you are talking to, homie needs to have a full repertoire; can't have gaps in the skillz.

BigglyPuff 11-06-12 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14922578)
So, it sounds like I need to look into a new stem. If that doesn't work, a new frame. What do you guys think of the Leader 722?

Sucks don't get it.

Bat56 11-06-12 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BigglyPuff (Post 14922605)
Sucks don't get it.

Who cares if it sucks if he can rock and no handie?

Nagrom_ 11-06-12 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Bat56 (Post 14922599)
Says the lady who built her career on trackstands.

Get with the program coach, this is fixeddrivejess you are talking to, homie needs to have a full repertoire; can't have gaps in the skillz.

I built my career on track stands, a very useful technique.
Handless track stands are a useless circus trick.

Do not belittle my profession.

Bat56 11-07-12 12:20 AM

Shows how little I know. I can't do a no handie because my rear view mirror pulls the wheel over.

Nagrom_ 11-07-12 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Bat56 (Post 14922674)
Shows how little I know. I can't do a no handie because my rear view mirror pulls the wheel over.

Insert a roll of quarters into the bar end opposite your mirror.

GENESTARWIND 11-07-12 01:27 AM

i like turtles.

do you like turtles nagrom

Bat56 11-07-12 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 14922678)
Insert a roll of quarters into the bar end opposite your mirror.

This is the kind of advice I come here for; so simple to an old-timer yet so out of reach to noobs like me. Such a tasty morsel - makes me want more. A pro, my friends. And a class act on top of it.

Hatsofftoyou.gif

J Pedals 11-07-12 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14922578)
If that doesn't work, a new frame.

You should probably buy several frames to see which allows you to perform the most impressive no-handed track stands.

himespau 11-07-12 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by J Pedals (Post 14922863)
You should probably buy several frames to see which allows you to perform the most impressive no-handed track stands.

Nah, just stop buying frames from the internet. Buy one from a shop where you can get properly fitted and go for a test ride before you buy. On that test ride (while out of sight of the shop) try a hands free track stand. Then you'll know. But before you do that, buy a shorter stem. And then buy a set of riser bars to see if it's really just too much weight in front of the headset that's making everything too floppy.

Scrodzilla 11-07-12 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by himespau (Post 14922913)
Nah, just stop buying frames from the internet. Buy one from a shop where you can get properly fitted and go for a test ride before you buy.

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Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14917958)
I bought the frame, headset, and stem all together used from my LBS.

..

himespau 11-07-12 08:34 AM

derp

solipsist716 11-07-12 10:51 AM

I venture back into the real world and miss all of this? Thanks for the heads-up, guys.

OP, buy whatever new bike optimizes your sqrl suppage and hop on Coach Nagrom's 12 week program.

By week ten, you'll pick up so many chicks at stoplights that you'll be a walking std!

Trust me, I'm a doctor.

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bat56 (Post 14922599)
Says the lady who built her career on trackstands.

Get with the program coach, this is fixeddrivejess you are talking to, homie needs to have a full repertoire; can't have gaps in the skillz.


I'm sigging that **** so quick.

cali_axela 11-07-12 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by himespau (Post 14922913)
But before you do that, buy a shorter stem. And then buy a set of riser bars to see if it's really just too much weight in front of the headset that's making everything too floppy.

Or even just take the bars off the bike completely and try doing a no-handed trackstand. If that makes it way easier, simple proof that it's the weight of the bars / length of the stem causing the issue.

Nagrom_ 11-07-12 12:04 PM

So meta.

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 12:14 PM

To people thinking I'm going to buy a new frame over just this silly trick-

I didn't mention this frame has intense toe overlap. I've gotten used to it, but it's still there and it does get in my way sometimes.


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