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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-04-05, 02:09 PM   #1
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I just got my Mark V pro yesterday...a good week and a half before I expected it. Overall, I am very happy. My first ever ride on it was while drunk and it treated me with respect and got me home safely. Don't know how much more I could ask for. I have some question about the kinlin rims it showed up with instead of velocity (I have never heard of kinlin) however until I have some reason I am not complaining.

So anyway...here are the pictures. If I post these wrong and they don't show up could a mod fix my syntax.







oh, and for all of you in chicago that helped me out with some shops to go to: thanks a lot. I ended up getting a fantastic deal on some Sidis that had been mislabeled and had no box at performance. Unfortunately, higher gear was closed.

and one more thing. Absntr, I saw your Soma outside of performance teusday, you must be very very proud.

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Old 05-04-05, 02:12 PM   #2
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Okay, so I didn't link to the pictures correctly...the links work, but I was hoping the pictures would just display in the thread. Could someone fix this for me, or tell me how to fix it myself?
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Old 05-04-05, 02:15 PM   #3
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get rid of the spaces at the beginning and end of the URLs

nice ride
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i think it's 'cause you have a space after the [IMG] and before the [/IMG] tags...
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Old 05-04-05, 02:20 PM   #5
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done and done
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nice bike.
hey, how are those power grip dealies?
do they work well, or ever come off by accident and such?
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powergrips are decent. I bought them because my cheap clipless pedal "exploded" and I can't afford to buy new ones at the moment. Basically I hate clips and thought the powergrips would be a decent alternative. I have never had problems with them coming off. I always feel very secure- skidding is certainly not a problem. I don't often skid, but though I would see how it worked when I first got the pedals. It was so easy I skidded my way into a very sore left leg. The entry is kind of like clipless, you have to put your foot in at an angle then when you straighten it they kind of torque down. I definately prefer them to clips, but they are no replacement for clipless in my mind.
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The wonders of a straight blade fork. Turning a great looking bike into a mean looking weapon. Very nice.
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The IRO's didn't look bad before but hotdamn, they look really nice now. It has that Bareknuckle EAI look to em. I'm still not fond of the triangular tubing but for the price that frame is a steal.

Erik - were you in the store? I was picking up a floor pump and a chainring tool. Thanks for the props. Sophia is a joy. Glad Chicago was good to you.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
ahhhhhh.....why couldnt you have posted those sooner???????

i may have to toss this surly immediately and go back to an IRO

bah!....
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Yeah, I was in there. I was browsing the discount shoes. I didn't notice you in the store, but then again, I don't really have any idea what you look like...just your bike.

...oh, and I am sorry I didn't post the pictures sooner but I was limited by important factors such as....not having the bike.

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delay, can you take a pic of the tire clearance of the fork? Thanks.
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You gotta stop calling your bike by a girls name man!
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with a bike that pretty I think he is entitled.
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what size iro is that you got your self there?
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Lividkoi: its a 59


And, by virtue of digital photography and not having much to do today, here they are.

In case you can't tell by the photos, those tires are 23s.





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And, by virtue of digital photography and not having much to do today, here they are.

In case you can't tell by the photos, those tires are 23s.
Thanks much. The pics are perfecto.
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my my...very pretty...damn
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i really am considering just tossing in the whole bike thing at this point

should i stick to roller blades are the suburban?
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i really am considering just tossing in the whole bike thing at this point

should i stick to roller blades are the suburban?
No, get a hummer man. Much better for flattening people who have nicer bikes than you.
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i really am considering just tossing in the whole bike thing at this point

should i stick to roller blades are the suburban?
if you want to sell that surly, i'm sure you'd be able to get back what you paid...

or, you could just build it up, enjoy it, and stop worrying about "what ifs"...

it's a bike, not a wife, you aren't married to it forever...
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i really am considering just tossing in the whole bike thing at this point

should i stick to roller blades are the suburban?
What are you riding now? What's wrong with it?
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ha...i know...that why i got it

i love my current bike...follis conversion....im hoping to get to a drome this summer so its time for an upgrade....dont worry fellas...i just need to whine to someone and absolutely nobody here has any inkling...let alone obsession about this stuff

....my roomate has learned to tune me out...and my other friends just sorta wander away...its kinda sad

i<3 bike forums.....sorry to hijack the thread

delay...hot-tushy bike....is it posted in the photos thread yet?
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Old 05-05-05, 01:36 AM   #24
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No, I haven't put it in the photos thread yet. I am planning on replacing some things in the next few months. The stem, seat, and tires come to mind. Maybe the headset, I don't know its too soon to tell. Regardless, I will put it up in the photo thread when I actually have the cash to do what I want.

For now, I just put it up here because some people were wanting some pictures of the straight fork on a bike.
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