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    I've never been to a bike swap-meet and I'm...

    I've never been to a bike swap-meet and I'm thinking about selling two of my bikes to help fund a future track-bike purchase. As a walk-in, am I allowed to roam the velodrome with "FOR SALE" signs...
  2. Thread: Trek Soho S

    by paipo
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    I weigh 250-ish. I have a Soho-S with Shimano...

    I weigh 250-ish. I have a Soho-S with Shimano R540 and a 15t Surly back there. I have bikes in CF, chromo, and aluminum. I say don't fret the weight-limit or an aluminum bike feeling too stiff to...
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    I'm 6'0"/250lb and on the long side of a 31.5"...

    I'm 6'0"/250lb and on the long side of a 31.5" inseam. I went with a 2010 Soho-S in the 20"/51cm size. It seems to be a good fit for me. I just raised the seatpost to get the proper leg extension....
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    WOW! :eek: And I thought just riding up and down...

    WOW! :eek: And I thought just riding up and down the 33-degree banking was wild. Good to know there are drills to get one ifamiliar with random or intentional bumpin'-n-grindin' that are apt to...
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    I hope I never screw up like that anytime soon...

    I hope I never screw up like that anytime soon :eek: But as is often the case when there's more than one person involved in any kind hi-speed activity, the other person sometimes becomes the...
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    Wednesday nights as my schedule permits. Were...

    Wednesday nights as my schedule permits. Were you there last Wed. night?
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    I've decided to NOT use the Madison on the track...

    I've decided to NOT use the Madison on the track after riding a track-specific bike on the velodrome. I think I can appreciate more now the reasons for track-specific geometry and ergos.
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    better than six-flags, imho

    Well I finally got to partake in my very first foray on a velodrome during a beginner's developmental class. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW ! ! !:thumb: Any doubts I had about not liking it were...
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    Stealing anything worth over $400 is a felony in...

    Stealing anything worth over $400 is a felony in California....serious stuff and a strike. That being said, I doubt anyone here with a lick of commons sense would actually maim or kill a thief...
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    Maybe it goes without saying, but it would be...

    Maybe it goes without saying, but it would be best when folks remember this: our precious bikes are considered property...theft of our bikes is a property crime. If the bum assaults YOU during the...
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    What would be a proper bb drop and bb height...

    What would be a proper bb drop and bb height measurement on a legal track bike? I've seen fg bikes that are trackbike-like in appearance and are probably perfectly suitable for roadwork, but I'm...
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    BB drop and BB height

    I'm a little...ok...A LOT confused about this. Are they one in the same? Whats the preferred measurement when track-frame shopping and why is it very important to a track bike's design and...
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    What kind of specific gym work for the knees/legs?

    What kind of specific gym work for the knees/legs?
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    I'm learning lots from a bunch of you....and I...

    I'm learning lots from a bunch of you....and I hope I am able to contribute positively to "the collective" in turn. My first track class is next week. Pics of competent bikes such as your's are...
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    I like this....looks sexy...looks...

    I like this....looks sexy...looks competent...looks fast...thank you for sharing.
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    I've read this whole thread and its entertaining...

    I've read this whole thread and its entertaining repsonses. I'll offer you my take based on personal experience to seriously answer your question. I say ride an fg bike for fitness and fun. ...
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    drop handlebar for my mad*son

    Assuming that I'll be using the oem stem that is equiped on an '09 maddy, what diameter size is it at the stem clamp for the handlebar? I want to buy a handlebar to swap in sans brake levers for the...
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    Wow....I ride hi-pressure clinchers on all of my...

    Wow....I ride hi-pressure clinchers on all of my roadbikes, ss and fg...and after reading this thread, I feel compelled to say the following: How hard is it for any of you to check/pump your tires...
  19. Thread: stuck cog

    by paipo
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    I've been trying the reverse-rotafix method this...

    I've been trying the reverse-rotafix method this morning, but so far no joy :( If the reverse rotafix doesn't work, then I'm afraid nothing will :(

    *Update*

    I soaked the thread interface area...
  20. Thread: stuck cog

    by paipo
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    stuck cog

    I had an LBS install a Surly 15t cog on the fix side of my Soho-S. Yeah, I know I could've installed it myself, but I was there anyway and they had the time to do it while I waited. I put maybe 200...
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    Would this work?...

    Would this work?
    http://www.krylon.com/images/products/large/rusttough-enamel.png
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    No, I mean track...as is velodrome....you funny...

    No, I mean track...as is velodrome....you funny buggah you:D
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    Schwinn Madison on the track

    Has anyone here actually trained or raced a Schwinn Madison on the track? If so, please share your experience.....good, bad, ugly. I bought this bike to spin on the road since I can only train at...
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    Schwinn Madison on the track

    Has anyone here actually trained or raced a Schwinn Madison on the track lately? If so, please share your experience. Or should ask this question on the track cycling forum? Thanks!
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    That's what I thought. And since I'm not getting...

    That's what I thought. And since I'm not getting weaker and don't see myself slimmin' down under 200lbs anytime soon ;), so I'll follow your leads go 1/8-specific for my fg Soho-S, Madison, and on...
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