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Forum: Recreational & Family 10-05-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By Chad1376
I've taught both of my boys to ride. In...

I've taught both of my boys to ride. In hindsight, I wish I had purchased a real balance bike and never let them ride a pedal bike with training wheels. Interestingly, my kids are very different...
Forum: Triathlon 09-27-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Chad1376
This is just a local club event - there's nothing...

This is just a local club event - there's nothing in the rules regarding gearing. As long as he has a helmet and air in the tires, he's good to go. I'm sure there will be some kids with real road...
Forum: Triathlon 09-27-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Chad1376
10-year old's first triathalon - Limiting gears?

My 10-year old will be competing in his first triathalon this Sunday, and he'll need to navigate the course without my help. He has a Fuji 650 Ace upgraded to a Sora 9-speed. I'm a little worried...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-02-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
This currently has an 8-speed IGH, and drum...

This currently has an 8-speed IGH, and drum brakes but it looks like a sweet conversion in the making.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/5I75Ge5Jf3Ic3F43N5c820c94ebedf7f51b4b.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-19-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/Ca...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/Capture.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-25-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By Chad1376
I dig the way the male part of the lock mechanism...

I dig the way the male part of the lock mechanism points back at the rider. This looks like a great way to impale you thigh or tear your scorotom off in an accident. Brilliant industrial design!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-11-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
Dude, you're baddass, I'm laughing my booty off....

Dude, you're baddass, I'm laughing my booty off. LMBO.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-11-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
Yes - I'm inferring the idea of a person getting...

Yes - I'm inferring the idea of a person getting a tattoo about his current passions and trends which becomes outdated and stale, thus becoming an embarrassing blemish. Google the sh*t I'm talking...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-11-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
I'm imagining, somewhere out there, there's a...

I'm imagining, somewhere out there, there's a mid-40's dude with a tattoo of himself riding a slingshot mountain bike, wearing an Etto helmet, with Spuds Mackenzie in the background...The other calf...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-05-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,691
Posted By Chad1376
To the OP: Traffic, John Barleycorn Must...

To the OP:
Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die..great album, one of my favorites.:thumb:
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-02-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,064
Posted By Chad1376
For $100 frame, fork + usable odds/ends, I don't...

For $100 frame, fork + usable odds/ends, I don't think you have much to loose in experimenting with fixed. My C-dale frame is significantly nicer that, say, my new nashbar aluminum fixed frame -...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-01-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,064
Posted By Chad1376
FWIW - the Cannondale dropouts are aluminum and...

FWIW - the Cannondale dropouts are aluminum and quite soft. The nuts will dig into the dropouts if you crank down on them and I haven't had any issues with the nuts slipping. I can see where...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-01-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,064
Posted By Chad1376
Viola - Mid 90's C-dale ...

Viola - Mid 90's C-dale

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/DSCF3635.jpg

I used a combination of "magic gear" (with a 1/2 link) to get the length close. I opened up the dropouts a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-23-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Chad1376
My guess is that it's powder coated - which is...

My guess is that it's powder coated - which is pretty tough to chemically strip. I've used a glass bead blaster to effectively remove powder coating, but it leaves a satin finish to the metal. I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-27-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
^^ At first I thought: "A Cinelli SS Mt. Bike -...

^^
At first I thought: "A Cinelli SS Mt. Bike - SWEET!"
And then: "Man, that's geared pretty tall for dirt."
Then: "Aw F**k, that's a road wheel on the back."
Followed by: "That's a track...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-25-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Chad1376
I have 2.35 Small Block Eights, and I love them...

I have 2.35 Small Block Eights, and I love them for hard packed and more "groomed" trails. Of course I picked the worst of the worst for my pictures, just to make a point.

What's usually...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-25-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
Ok, I'll admit I didn't watch that closely. I...

Ok, I'll admit I didn't watch that closely. I didn't think it was all that compelling.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-25-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Chad1376
I need a fatty

Living/riding around 'Vegas, every time I want to do exploring, I inevitably end up trying to grind uphill in a loose gravel wash, or sliding around on golf-ball sized marbles. This is exacerbated...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-25-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
I now know him as some dude who, to date, has...

I now know him as some dude who, to date, has managed to dodge a Darwin Award for riding 60-miles with no brakes, no helmet, no grip tape and wearing headphones. I guess someone thinks he's cool...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-24-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
Look a little closer.

Look a little closer.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-24-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 486,840
Posted By Chad1376
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/1-...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/1-6.jpg
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-19-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By Chad1376
I had my SS mountain bike "fixed" just to try it...

I had my SS mountain bike "fixed" just to try it out for awhile - using a fixed cog and red Loc-Tite.

It was a lot of fun, but I'd hold the experience to being more like hiking with wheels,...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-16-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Chad1376
I claim to be the inventor of mountain bike...

I claim to be the inventor of mountain bike suspention with my first mountain bike. It was a (circa 1985) department store 26" - 10-speed cruiser. My freind had a 1982 Kawasaki KX80 with a blown...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-07-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,343
Posted By Chad1376
I want a Pugsley sooooo bad - it will be my next...

I want a Pugsley sooooo bad - it will be my next bike.

I decided I needed one 4-months ago trying to go uphill in a long gravel wash. 26"x2.35" tires aired down just short of pinching the tube...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-27-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 264,865
Posted By Chad1376
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1010216.jpg

Took the single speed out for about 10-miles of trails at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV. This is the first time I've attempted...
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