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TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 01:04 PM

Ice-T gave that movie all it's street cred. ... *hand over mouth mm m *snikker* *bwhahahahahahaha*
Nothing like watchin' Bloods™ and Crips™ trying to learn to break battle after seeing this movie so they could lay down dem gats once and for all. Can I get a street preacher yo?!?!

duppy.conqueror 06-01-09 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer (Post 9021334)
Ice-T gave that movie all it's street cred. ... *hand over mouth mm m *snikker* *bwhahahahahahaha*
Nothing like watchin' Bloods™ and Crips™ trying to learn to break battle after seeing this movie so they could lay down dem gats once and for all. Can I get a street preacher yo?!?!

ha ha...man so wack...and of course did it work? no...they battled each other and then when the sore loser got pissed off... gunshots.

edit: Beat Street was my all time fav around that time...

Flimflam 06-01-09 02:59 PM

Had a spoke break on my road bike rear wheel yesterday and it's way out of true, and with the rim already having an out-of-round perma-problem, it's time to replace.

In the meantime - I want to have the bike rideable as an SS so my sister can ride around without having to ride fixed - where/what can I expect from local shops for a 16-18T freewheel?

exhibitx 06-01-09 03:27 PM

should be around $20-25

elTwitcho 06-01-09 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Flimflam (Post 9022346)
Had a spoke break on my road bike rear wheel yesterday and it's way out of true, and with the rim already having an out-of-round perma-problem, it's time to replace.

In the meantime - I want to have the bike rideable as an SS so my sister can ride around without having to ride fixed - where/what can I expect from local shops for a 16-18T freewheel?

My ACS was 30 bucks at Urbane. Worked decent enough until the snow and salt made it die and rust out

jet sanchEz 06-01-09 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kergin (Post 9020174)
Your call: last time I used it with a 10 speed group, the cage was too wide for proper shifting.

Hrm, weird but yeah, I can see how that could be a problem. Maybe I better figure out the build first before I commit to anything.

operator 06-01-09 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by exhibitx (Post 9022518)
should be around $20-25

Shimano's used to be that price, this year the cost has nearly doubled. GG. Oh yeah, the veloflex pave's - don't get them unless you're racing or doing really fast rides. They ride like tubulars, ultrafast but at the expense of all round durability. You don't get the high tpi/speed for nothing. They are one of the flimsiest tyres on the face of the planet.

Really *really* fast though.

tuz 06-01-09 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Flimflam (Post 9022346)
In the meantime - I want to have the bike rideable as an SS so my sister can ride around without having to ride fixed - where/what can I expect from local shops for a 16-18T freewheel?

I have a 18T new in the box with the 24$ price tag! PM me if interested.

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 04:55 PM

http://vimeo.com/4812603

you know you want to... CLICK IT!!!

Fixed City Trailer with English subs ... for you non-Germanic literate types.

operator 06-01-09 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer (Post 9023008)
http://vimeo.com/4812603

you know you want to... CLICK IT!!!

If this is a rickroll you're dead to me

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 05:20 PM

GET OFF MY LAWN COWARD!!!!!!!
WTF is a rickroll?
Some new crazy hipsterific canibal sushi made from pieces of Rick?
I guess by NOT knowing I absolve myself of all potential litigation and danger surrounding these mythical rickrolls?
I got the link from the Cinelli FB fan page.

How's the capo runnin'?
I'm allowing the possibility of being entertained by the thought of conceptualizing a lighter frame for the street.
Picked up a Pista™ by Bianchi, and it made my admittedly heavy framed Paké™ feel like an Abrams Battle Tank.

operator 06-01-09 05:32 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT--CsBh5TM&feature=fvst

lawl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickroll

cupcrazy4 06-01-09 08:53 PM

not as cool as this guy though. That last skid was crazy. :eek:

shapelike 06-02-09 05:37 AM

Keith, can I borrow your for-realsies 1x9 setup for the race in London this weekend? My ghetto 1x6 setup has been interesting but I'd like to try the real deal on the ski hill there. Plus, I've never ridden SRAM before and I need to sort out what brand/group I'm going with for the Niner build.

Let me know if that's okay please.

Also, After this weekend I'll be re-singlespeed-ifying the Jamis so Keith and Chris P. you can expect your parts to get dropped off - thanks for the loaners!

cavernmech 06-02-09 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by shapelike (Post 9025651)
Keith, can I borrow your for-realsies 1x9 setup for the race in London this weekend? My ghetto 1x6 setup has been interesting but I'd like to try the real deal on the ski hill there. Plus, I've never ridden SRAM before and I need to sort out what brand/group I'm going with for the Niner build.

Let me know if that's okay please.

Also, After this weekend I'll be re-singlespeed-ifying the Jamis so Keith and Chris P. you can expect your parts to get dropped off - thanks for the loaners!

Yup....I will bring everything into the shop today.

trueno92 06-02-09 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by kergin (Post 9021226)
Is it just for the looks?

quite possibly.. but then i have ancient michelin select sports in 700x20 to pimp and steeze.... but in their age they don't roll very well and.. i don't really trust them in the wet.. I think the rubber is 20 yrs old +

i gave up.. i figure there is a reason why most tires are not manufactured that way anymore and moved to.. vulcanizing.... from a performance/reliability/ease of manufacturing.

yes.. vulcanizing..


in other news.. would 80's 105 group front chainrings + rear derailleur work with modern 10 speed chains? was thinking of running friction downtube........... maybe.

exhibitx 06-02-09 12:48 PM

brad spotting on college

yelling at a driver and slapping their car

jet sanchEz 06-02-09 09:34 PM

I just got this in my email box from Veloclour, the art show sounds kinda neat:

Hi All,
Hope you're well and out riding your bikes.

I'm pleased to announce my small solo show in the Distillery at the end of June. The show, 'Change of Scenery; The Decorative Bicycle', will consist of three wall mounted bike frames and forks. All three objects will be highly decorated with detailed designs and patterns.
The show will open June 23rd and run through to July 5th.

I hope you can make it out.

Also:
We are doing our first run of Velocolour Jerseys which will be produced by Louis Garneau in Quebec.
There are two styles to choose from (see attached images) the classic look in gray and the modern style with polka-dots. Features include a raglan sleeve with 3/4 length zip and three elasticized rear pockets.
More info can be found here:
http://www.louisgarneau-custom.com/p...yle_no=9E20112
Jerseys will cost $85 each plus shipping if needed. The first order will go out in the next couple of weeks with an expected turnaround time of 5 - 7 weeks.
I will have a paypal account in place shortly to purchase these items.
As well, if you are interested in a long sleeve version of one of these jerseys I may be ordering a few for the fall cyclo-cross and road season.
If a jersey is what you're after please respond with the subject heading "Jersey" and tell me the style and size you would like.

For those of you out of the city or country show images will be posted on my site in the near future.
Thanks
noah
President, CEO and Painter.

duppy.conqueror 06-03-09 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by trueno92 (Post 9027959)
i gave up.. i figure there is a reason why most tires are not manufactured that way anymore and moved to.. vulcanizing.... from a performance/reliability/ease of manufacturing.
yes.. vulcanizing..

cot damn! The vulcans are making tires? I need to cop a set a those...must be indestructible...and telepathic all at the same time!
http://www.constellationflow.com/pics/SPOCK.jpg

Flimflam 06-03-09 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by duppy.conqueror (Post 9032598)
cot damn! The vulcans are making tires? I need to cop a set a those...must be indestructible...and telepathic all at the same time!
http://www.constellationflow.com/pics/SPOCK.jpg

That's just illogical, Jim. :D

tuz 06-03-09 07:46 AM

Do you guys know which shops carry double butted spokes? La Bicicletta does but they ran out of the length I need...

shapelike 06-03-09 07:58 AM

Aww man, bike repair fail.

I thought my Crank Brothers pedals were dying (again), so instead of paying for another rebuild kit I bought some cleats for my Time ATACs. I installed those on my shoes, but the noise in my bike is still there! Damnit! It's the ****-ass Truvativ bottom bracket that's done. BTW, this isn't a tick, but a horrible crunching "exploded bearings" sound that's basically exactly what a blown-up CB pedal sounds like.

Grr ...

exhibitx 06-03-09 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by tuz (Post 9033023)
Do you guys know which shops carry double butted spokes? La Bicicletta does but they ran out of the length I need...

i would think almost any shop

i know bikes on wheels has them (dt comp), i'm sure cycle solutions, urbane and others do too

kergin 06-03-09 08:26 AM

truvativ lulz.

Is there a huge jump in quality between SRAM branded stuff and Truvativ branded? Anthony's SRAM-equipped Pedal Force looks so nice, but everyone I talk to about Truvativ says its junk. Maybe its just the really low end truvativ?

Mike, if you need, I have some slightly used 105 BSA cups at home that you can borrow/buy.

Speaking of BB issues: two of my bikes have nasty BB sounds. Both the Major Jake and my CAAD9 creak like mofos when I pedal out of the saddle. The Major uses FSA cups, while the CAAD is Ultra-Torque. Really, I never had recurring issues like this when I was using square tapper BBs. Now that I think about it, having the BB bearings outside the BB shell might be a bad idea, because you haven't got the extra support of a BB shell supporting loads on the bearings, just that lip of threads that go into the BB shell.

^^ Just to add to that thought: maybe bearing load support is why BB30 and press-fit cups are becoming popular? I never really understood what was wrong with square tapper to begin with. Lots of people complain about flex, but I'm sure most of those complains are either baseless or based on experience with really cheap BBs. I wonder how a Record or Phil stainless BB would fair in comparison to most outboard stuff?

exhibitx 06-03-09 08:50 AM

not a big fan of the sram/truvativ standard compared to shimano/campy outboard stuff, the installation isn't as precise and the bearings have to be broken in because of preloading ... the shimano cups have little to no drag right after installation, sram/truvativ has a ton of drag that you have to work off

can't really comment about durability on the sram cups over truvativ since i've only been running the sram cups for a few weeks, but i imagine there is a decent difference between the sram team bb and truvativ, at least i hope so because i had bad luck with the truvativ bb's on my bianchi

i also get bad sounds on my outboard bearings, on all 3 bikes i've had with them i've had that sound, it was easy to solve on the others by re-installing the bottom bracket cups, but i think maybe i need to get the bb faced on the pedal force

i definitely have a big preferance of outboard over square taper, i've never had a high end square taper bb but i just really like the simplicity of the whole thing, much easier to maintain. And the stiffness is very noticable. bb30 looks good, just takes that simplicity to another level, probably a little stiffer and definitely lighter, nothing drastic.


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