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Bat56 11-08-12 02:06 PM

Black stem?

Scrodzilla 11-08-12 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14926612)
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2004-bianchi-pista-8337

I have to go back and add new photos, but imagine bullhorns and a black stem. And no pump.

There's your problem.

Training.Wheels 11-08-12 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 14928404)
There's your problem.

Of course, of course! Scrod does it again, folks.

FixedDriveJess 11-08-12 03:07 PM

Holy ****.. I need to put the pump back on!!!

himespau 11-08-12 03:12 PM

Nah, the real issue is you need a wheel with normal spokes in it. Those aerospokes will screw the whole thing up.

Seriously though, do what you can to get less weight (and leverage, so bring what weight you do have closer in) in front of the headset.

FixedDriveJess 11-08-12 03:17 PM

It happened with all my other wheels as well, though. I'll be building some H+S archetypes soon, so that will help at least.

eastcoaststeve 11-08-12 04:19 PM

Hard to believe this nonsense has gone on for 6 pages....


My suggestion, put your hands on the bars, your feet on the pedals, and ride the damn thing like it was designed to be ridden...
If you want to do no hand trackstands, buy a unicycle.


Steve

xavier853 11-08-12 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve (Post 14928829)
Hard to believe this nonsense has gone on for 6 pages....


My suggestion, put your hands on the bars, your feet on the pedals, and ride the damn thing like it was designed to be ridden...
If you want to do no hand trackstands, buy a unicycle.


Steve

You do the no-hand-tarck-stand so you can write down the fixie sqrls number that's riding next to you.

fietsbob 11-11-12 04:18 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_cycling
example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9mJ2hXryGc

FixedDriveJess 11-11-12 04:29 PM

That's my goal for this spring ^

FixedDriveJess 11-11-12 05:27 PM

I used my friends bike - Cinelli Bolt with thomson 90mm stem and cinelli mash bullhorns. front wheel was a velocity aero. and that bike had that same problem. totally different geometry.

What the hell?!

LesterOfPuppets 11-11-12 05:30 PM

Guess that means your bike's wheel flop is within normal bounds. You'll just have to HTFU and roll with it.

(or not roll, as the case may be.)

cali_axela 11-11-12 08:26 PM

I bet the headset of the bike you CAN do no-handed stands on is too tight, making it way easier to pull off. And all the other bikes you can't do it on are setup properly, you just need to keep practicing.

FixedDriveJess 11-15-12 04:39 PM

Update - I bought a soma shotwell stem half the length of my previous stem which was 120mm and the no handers are a LOT easier. Still a challenge, but drastically easier.

himespau 11-15-12 09:29 PM

Well that's good. Did you also totally screw up the way the bike fits and feels by dropping down to a 6 cm stem? I'd hate to think that just to be able to do this one thing which is a small part of your bike ride, you made it no longer fit while riding, which is a much bigger part of the time you spend on the bike. Makes me think you need to go one size bigger so you can still fit on it, but maybe not, maybe this actually fits you and then you're all good. Only you know for sure.

diff 11-23-12 06:13 PM

Push your saddle back as far as you can and try again.

c0urt 12-03-12 07:07 PM

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you had your feet in the wrong place

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=286715

fietsbob 12-08-12 01:15 PM

yea a no handed wheelie , and since the front wheel is off the ground , give the bars a spin,
the crowd loves that.

FixedDriveJess 12-08-12 03:25 PM

would somebody please lock this

no1mad 12-09-12 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 15029642)
would somebody please lock this

Since this is your thread and you want it locked down...


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