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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By atomsuite
It's hard to understand what you're describing...

It's hard to understand what you're describing but I think from the sounds of it you should be able to visibly detect if the issue is with the rim or tube/tire. Figure out which one it is and go from...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-18-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 383,286
Posted By atomsuite
Looks like a fun bike for sure but I agree, it's...

Looks like a fun bike for sure but I agree, it's not a bike to be ridden on the track.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-18-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 383,286
Posted By atomsuite
Aww what the heck. Here's my race bike and me in...

Aww what the heck. Here's my race bike and me in pain riding it (trust me, that's not a smile). Track photo courtesy of treesquirrel.

http://www.trevorash.com/latest/bk1.jpg...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By atomsuite
I'm a light rider, 140 pounds. I've put 3000+...

I'm a light rider, 140 pounds. I've put 3000+ miles on my Brooks and seriously don't think it's done anything to become "broken in". Oh well, it's been comfy since the first day though.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-28-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By atomsuite
Black tape never tears. That'll solve it for...

Black tape never tears. That'll solve it for sure.

Seriously, I wrecked just the other day. A little white electrical tape and a band-aid for the boo-boo took care of things proper like. I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-28-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By atomsuite
I agree with the geometry affecting this...

I agree with the geometry affecting this guideline. I have road bikes and track bikes. Could be the setup of the track bikes more than the geometry so maybe I should rephrase my disagreement by...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,136
Posted By atomsuite
I like white tape. I like it even more when it...

I like white tape. I like it even more when it gets dirty and grimy. Makes the bike look well ridden. Here's some not well ridden photos...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-02-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By atomsuite
I've never experienced it on a bike, but I have...

I've never experienced it on a bike, but I have on skateboards back when I was a kid.

I drive a manual transmission car with a real high (rpm) first gear. Usually in stop and go traffic I'm in 2nd...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-09-07, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By atomsuite
I'm with superdex. Get to where 20 miles don't...

I'm with superdex. Get to where 20 miles don't bother your legs or rear. Then try to ride 30+ miles and make sure your body isn't complaning loudly. 100 miles at that point is nothing if you ride in...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-24-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By atomsuite
Only thing about long distance on fixed is your...

Only thing about long distance on fixed is your bum. You can't take breaks and coast with your butt in the air and off the saddle like you can on gears. So make sure you can ride that long sitting...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-24-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By atomsuite
I use something a bit different, but extremely...

I use something a bit different, but extremely simple.

Turn the wheel so that it does NOT line up with the top tube. Then eyeball it looking at just the stem and the tire. I find the top tube to...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By atomsuite
Don't honk at a cyclist. You can startle them....

Don't honk at a cyclist. You can startle them. Thumbs up is cool though :)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-22-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
Posted By atomsuite
I hate the term fixie too. It's like when girls...

I hate the term fixie too. It's like when girls call frogs "froggies" and horses "horseys", cute and feminine.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-20-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By atomsuite
You'll be completely fine, no problems. Just plan...

You'll be completely fine, no problems. Just plan it and do it!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-19-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By atomsuite
From the responses, I think some of you have...

From the responses, I think some of you have never ran into a "difficult" tire installation. When it's difficult, all the obvious advice about one lip first, sliding like icing, etc. really don't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-19-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By atomsuite
The only time I ever had a serious issue with...

The only time I ever had a serious issue with this was when I installed new rim tape and the rim tape was too wide for the rim. The tape got in the way of the tire properly getting deep enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-29-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,034
Posted By atomsuite
You can tease your boss for being gay and not be...

You can tease your boss for being gay and not be a homophobe. Although I can't think of any "smart" person that would ever accuse their boss of anything!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-24-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By atomsuite
I wouldn't be so quick to point blame at the...

I wouldn't be so quick to point blame at the tires. The older Campy clincher rims can be notorious for installing tires, or so I'm told. I have some Lambda Aero rims that are an equal pain. Fingers...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 837
Posted By atomsuite
I'm curious what problems you're concerned with.

I'm curious what problems you're concerned with.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-19-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,273
Posted By atomsuite
You lucky bastard!

You lucky bastard!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By atomsuite
Not all bottom brackets are built the same. BB...

Not all bottom brackets are built the same. BB with cartridge bearings will typicaly allow your cranks to spin many times without slowing. With loose bearings (cup and cone style) you're lucky to get...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By atomsuite
I think there are some myths here. But the grease...

I think there are some myths here. But the grease seems like a valid concern. I definetely woudln't be worried about "added stress" on your wheels.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By atomsuite
Subtle. He did use the word "repair" and not...

Subtle. He did use the word "repair" and not "change" which might indicate that he repaired the tube rather than removing and replacing it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By atomsuite
I eyeball it. Best trick to eyeballing it is to...

I eyeball it. Best trick to eyeballing it is to make sure and turn the wheel/bars to the left or right so that the tob tube doesn't fool your eyes when you align it up. This way you're only looking...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-17-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By atomsuite
why?

why?
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