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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-27-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By sinikl
props

props
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-12-13, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18,769
Views: 1,155,507
Posted By sinikl
The very first time I rode clipless was in a PGH...

The very first time I rode clipless was in a PGH winter on tarmac. cut thru a church parking lot absolutely COVERED in black ice and it took about 20 feet in for me to actually crash (only when I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-05-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18,769
Views: 1,155,507
Posted By sinikl
Holy f__k is riding 20 minutes on rollers...

Holy f__k is riding 20 minutes on rollers *without a fan* sweaty work. Did a few 30 sec seated speed efforts (as fast as I feel comfy with for now)....maybe like 2 min rest, do it again....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-05-13, 06:10 PM
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Posted By sinikl
Tried a few more times and I find looking farther...

Tried a few more times and I find looking farther ahead in trouble and almost even accelerating helps. It is unseasonably warm here (yay) but raining (boo) so an actual training session is in the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-04-13, 11:07 PM
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Views: 1,155,507
Posted By sinikl
Black Friday it was miserable out and had been...

Black Friday it was miserable out and had been for 2 wks (for NC). I ordered rollers. They came today. Of course tomorrow the high is 73 :-P.

This is like my 6th attempt today (I won't post the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-28-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By sinikl
also, thanks tinyfixed for one of the few "fixed...

also, thanks tinyfixed for one of the few "fixed on rollers" things I found on google!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-28-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By sinikl
So, i went and bought some rollers. First time(s) on the geared or the fixed?

Subject basically says it all. I've read multiple "how to learn rollers" primers and videos, but curious for those of you who have both which you'd rather put on the rollers for the first time.
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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-22-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,554
Posted By sinikl
I have zero problems buying a Kilo that is set up...

I have zero problems buying a Kilo that is set up wrong, but not horrible quality parts, and a value at the price... then paying someone another 50 bucks to set it up and fix all those problems.
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-22-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,554
Posted By sinikl
let me add, the cost of a decent chainwhip and...

let me add, the cost of a decent chainwhip and lockring tool will exceed the cost of what I paid to have someone fully fettle the bike. I later ruined two hubs through my own incompetence and hubris...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-22-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,554
Posted By sinikl
Here's what I/my LBS found wrong with the Kilo I...

Here's what I/my LBS found wrong with the Kilo I got, out of the box:
-cone nuts set way too tight on both wheels (obvious, they spun with "detents" click-click-click)
-wheel bearings waaay too...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-22-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,259
Posted By sinikl
if you are like me (an idiot) and have got a...

if you are like me (an idiot) and have got a funky color bar you like to look at (gold anodized), get clear Champ grips. Can still see the bar color/images through the grips (works only for 25.4/26...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-16-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By sinikl
The whole reason I got a fixed gear was to learn...

The whole reason I got a fixed gear was to learn how to ride a bike again, if that makes any sense at all. So every ride is a technique practice ride, at first (keep practicing hopping, skidding,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-16-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 118,273
Posted By sinikl
I got a geared bike, and thus, "kit" recently....

I got a geared bike, and thus, "kit" recently. Here's my "so this is happening" face.
http://i.imgur.com/RWfn9QO.jpg


yes I am kinda tubby.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-25-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By sinikl
Had a thickslick. Loved that I could skid...

Had a thickslick. Loved that I could skid EVERYWHERE with no appreciable loss in tire life (it encourages skidding all the time and you will probably come off a bit of a jackass). HATED the weight,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-17-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By sinikl
they are heavy as sin. so heavy. remember, I own...

they are heavy as sin. so heavy. remember, I own them, so if anyone would lie about them it'd probably be me.

however I think you can probably hit a curb at 20 mph and probably just roll right...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-16-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By sinikl
velomine or yr LBS. You'd be surprised what...

velomine or yr LBS. You'd be surprised what machine-built wheels you can source via an LBS (got origin8 'trak attak' aka Weinmann 42mm deep laced to formula/origin8 hubs for under 2 bills, in gold...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-15-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18,769
Views: 1,155,507
Posted By sinikl
saw my felt z85 at the bike shop today, not fully...

saw my felt z85 at the bike shop today, not fully fettled and ready for me yet, but I got to pick it up, whoa! LBS guy goes, "yeah, and this one has TWENTY gears" hngggg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-12-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,328
Posted By sinikl
how do you figure that black ice isn't actual...

how do you figure that black ice isn't actual ice? it's just thin, and dark. still a solid, though. Nothing will do well on ice but studs are your best hope on a lake or even a layer of thin ice, i'd...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-10-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,568
Posted By sinikl
LBS guy on switching from my Kilo to my new...

LBS guy on switching from my Kilo to my new geared bike (alu Felt with carbon fork and post): "You may notice some harshness compared to steel. Oh wait, your fixed has 42mm deep rims? Yeah, no,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-10-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By sinikl
Thanks for all the replies. Europa, I try to...

Thanks for all the replies. Europa, I try to maintain 90 or better (why I was posting avg speed and gear, if I can average 90 rpm including climbs i'm clearly getting over 90 on flats etc). I know...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-09-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By sinikl
Tips for riding geared after learning to ride "road bikes" on a fixed?

Mods hear me out before this gets moved to a road forum... I know a lot of people here also get down on geared bikes and i'd like their thoughts first, since they know fixed riding better than maybe...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-09-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By sinikl
Part of this is a timing thing. you want to try...

Part of this is a timing thing. you want to try to lock legs before you actually want them to lock. You should end up locking legs with your cranks more or less level (9 and 3 oclock) but need to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-07-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By sinikl
also, that wheel looks pretty tenuously far...

also, that wheel looks pretty tenuously far forward in the dropouts (could just be the angle of the pic)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-07-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By sinikl
1. narrow the bars for street cred (no one, but...

1. narrow the bars for street cred (no one, but no one, runs wide bars on a fixed gear)
2. please do not ride in active traffic without a brake since you said skidding/skipping etc makes you...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-05-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By sinikl
just don't tape your bars in a filthy basement...

just don't tape your bars in a filthy basement like me, and peel off all the backing on the strip like me, because the part lying on the ground will get severely less tacky since it's picking up...
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