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  1. I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called, but...

    I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called, but the guy at my LBS described them as bolts with a pentagon shaped key (?). I think that's what he said. Is that what locking skewers are? But yes,...
  2. thanks for the advice! =) right now I have a...

    thanks for the advice! =) right now I have a kryptonite....something. I don't recall which one it is and it is in my dorm room at college.
  3. haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get...

    haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get the front and back wheels bolted and then just u-lock the back wheel and the frame with a cable going through the front wheel. That's what I did in...
  4. Thank you Craigslist! (2010 Sirrus!)

    So apparently The Ellen Show gave away a bunch of coupons for the 2010 Specialized Sirrus. I had fallen head over heels for the 09 Sirrus, but it was just too far out of my price range (hey, I'm a...
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    thanks! i'll take it in next week hopefully.

    thanks! i'll take it in next week hopefully.
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    In Valencia on the way to Magic Mountain. It's...

    In Valencia on the way to Magic Mountain. It's not horribly steep or long, but it is too steep for me to get easily over it with any sort of speed at all. The only way to avoid it is to add about 3...
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    haha, thanks! it took forever to actually get the...

    haha, thanks! it took forever to actually get the job (and now I'm only a month away from going back to school and having to quit!) but at least its something! and thanks for the tip...if tightening...
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    Hey y'all, Thanks so much for your replies,...

    Hey y'all,

    Thanks so much for your replies, I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. (Dells are my favorite computers ever, they do a lovely job of completely crashing and taking all your...
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    In case you missed the update at the top of the...

    In case you missed the update at the top of the first post, I'm going through some tough financial times currently (as I'm sure lots of other people are) and it turns out I may have to sell my bike....
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    Los Angeles, London, Dublin

    Los Angeles, London, Dublin
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    Ok, that makes alot of sense. Thanks! ...

    Ok, that makes alot of sense. Thanks!



    Haha, my quads feel fine. I managed about 11 miles on the bike yesterday (1 of those miles downhill), but I've played soccer my whole life, plus some...
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    Good luck with your build! And I just wanted to...

    Good luck with your build! And I just wanted to say I loved the last bit of what you wrote, I can't remember the last time I heard someone use the word 'eviscerate'.
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    Nevermind, I just read sheldon's page on fixed...

    Nevermind, I just read sheldon's page on fixed gears and I am officially enlightened on the subject. I feel quite proud of myself for making it the 2 miles uphill to school yesterday!
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    Spot on dsh, it is 52/15. I don't even know what...

    Spot on dsh, it is 52/15. I don't even know what that means for me, but I suppose it's good to know!
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    Thanks! How do I find out what gear ratio it is?

    Thanks! How do I find out what gear ratio it is?
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    Thanks y'all! I train for work this weekend and...

    Thanks y'all! I train for work this weekend and hopefully start up on Monday, so once I get my first paycheck I'm heading straight to the LBS and changing out the saddle (it's bloody awful!...
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    I wish I were more knowledgeable on bikes to post...

    I wish I were more knowledgeable on bikes to post all the info, but this is what I can figure out:

    Frame: Focus SS-100(Made in Japan, with a sticker that says sold at Wheels Unlimited, which...
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    First day Fixed!

    UPDATE:So I'm going through some tough financial times currently (as I'm sure lots of other people are) and it turns out I may have to sell my bike. How much do you guys think I could get for it if I...
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    Is this bike worth it?

    Hello!

    I'm looking around for a bike to commute on, not too far, about 15-20 mile round trip daily. I found this bike on craigslist, and I wanted to see if any of you have any advice on whether...
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    I lock my bike with a U-lock through the frame...

    I lock my bike with a U-lock through the frame (sometimes the back wheel too) and a cable that goes through the front wheel and is connected with the U-lock. Nothing on the bike is quick release....
  21. Thanks so much for the info Torrilin! I'm...

    Thanks so much for the info Torrilin! I'm actually living with my parents for the summer, once school starts in the fall I'll be living on campus so getting to class won't even require a bike, lol....
  22. I actually live in Castaic (just outside of...

    I actually live in Castaic (just outside of Valencia) and go to school near Pasadena. My job will be within easy biking range, so it won't be a problem to get there and back, and my summer classes...
  23. Car Free for 3 1/2 months in London, preparing to give it a try in LA...tips?

    I went abroad for a semester to London and bought a second hand bike upon arrival (which I am currently having difficulty selling...anyone want to buy a bike in central London?) and have remained car...
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    Thanks for all the tips everyone!! I'll...

    Thanks for all the tips everyone!! I'll definitely use some of those this week.
    Garfield Cat: Although the morning isn't bad (I leave around 7:15 am for class at 8 am), I can't change the afternoon...
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    I stayed on the sidewalk going down that same...

    I stayed on the sidewalk going down that same street for another 10 minutes or so, so that wasn't it. However, I will keep that in mind as a possibility in the future. :thumb:
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