'05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Originally Posted by eyefloater
UPS is awful for shipping bikes. We've made numerous complaints about their lack of care w/ bike shipments. Axles poking through, holes punched/torn in boxes is actually common with them. Avoid them at all costs if possible.
So umm ... I'm a total dork. I finished up the bike this morning and took it for a quick spin around the neighbourhood before I started work. It's lovely. At some point today I need to track down a dual pivot front brake that I can slap on, but then I'll be out and about tonight after 7pm if anything's going on. The temporary saddle is an old San Marco Rolls (yellow) that will likely get replaced by a ridiculously expensive Brooks Swift (honey/brown/black? dunno).
Awesome! Can't wait to see it. You've got my cell number I think, so give me a ring if you want to hook up. I think I might drop by the shop and say 'hi' anyway. Do have my brake lever, ya bastard?
Doesn't customs open your package? Why would UPS open something?
i agree.. it's totally up to customs if they open up a package or not. i've been burned and i've got away with stuff too. i think they're more prone to open large packages too. what sucks is that it's up to whomever is checking the package to put a value on it. oooh look! carbon! must be expensive. $$$$.
yeah, i like that set up too. those mary bars are the **it. i'd love to get a pair for the new pink bike. not sure what's going to come of that brand though. i heard gaansari is closing its doors and gary is going to work for ritchey.
i'm too excited about this build; i'm taking the afternoon off to finish it.
Master links: convenience feature or safety hazard (on fg bikes)?
As long as it is a 3 piece master link that is o.k. I had some guy come in the shop with a shredded rear wheel.....he used a sram 3/32 chain on his fixie with the sram powerlink. The first time he gave a hard back-pedal the crap came right off and wound itself between cog and spokes. Not pretty.
Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
(original 80's bridgestone, 67cm c-t-c) QUOTE]
67? what choo gonna do...strap the saddle right to the bike and do away with the seatpost?
did i say 80' bridgestone? i meant olde-tymey highwheeler. i'm waxing my handlebar moustache as we speak, and doing squat thrusts in preparation for riding my velocipede (it came with new fangled nuematic9sp) tires).
yeah it's a 67, like i said i'm long-legged; there's still a good 6-7" or seatpost showing.
[QUOTE=STEEKER]I was going to buy it before but I bought the present Pinarello but I still need a fixie ,, the Bianchi was really sweet I almost bought that one to get it fixed but one of the wrenchers gave me the brush off so I just left