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    my future bike setup

    frame: motobecane lolmessenger
    headset: chris king
    stem: i have no clue here. help?
    handlebars: not sure on this yet either =/
    grips: oury
    crankset: 165 paul road cranks
    bottom bracket: phil wood stainless steel
    pedals: i need recommendations for some low profile pedals
    toe straps: toshi double toe straps
    wheels: aerospoke front and back
    seatpost: no clue


    so i need help and i'll number it for ease of use

    1.) recommend a stem to me, i want drop handle bars
    2.) what are some solid low profile pedals?
    3.) seatpost recommendations. i'm not sure what saddle i want yet either
    4.) do i have to buy a cog/lockring with aerospoke rear wheels?


    i know a lot of this seems like overkill, but if someone can afford it, well why not?

    i'd really like a pistaconcept frame but those seem a little bit difficult to come across these days =/

    critique away, but please make it constructive, i'm extremely eager to learn.

    i've had a lot of money sucking issues going on lately, but i'll be able to afford all components necessary by ~september and i'm just getting prepared in advanced


    if i were to eventaully get a concept frame, wouldn't most of these parts be interchangable anyway?

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    Oh god.
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    MKS GR9 pedals with soma 4 gates
    http://store.somafab.com/opfotoecl.html
    http://store.somafab.com/mksgrtope.html

    And this thread is a bad idea

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    im sorry. i have no lbs and no friends that ride

    if forums are the only place to turn to, i'll try and take the flames

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    Syntace Stem and KCNC post. Both light weight and easy to find.

    Overkill is the only way to go.

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    That is dressing up a pig to an absurd degree. There are a ton of other frames out there that are nicer than the lolmessenger and are not a Concept.
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    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    the fact that he actually listed the grips he plans to use as a component of his "future bike setup" (compounded by the fact that they're oury) pretty much sums it all up.
    question #4 supports everything quite nicely.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homEsick View Post
    frame: motobecane lolmessenger Good idea.

    headset: chris king Good idea. Just remember they're reverse threaded

    stem: i have no clue here. help? I'd either go adjustable or Softride. Gotta look
    flashy. Maybe powdercoat


    handlebars: not sure on this yet either =/ Shorter the better. You need plenty of TT clearance.

    grips: oury The pink ones are faster than the yellow ones.

    crankset: 165 paul road cranks Too long. Look into BMX cranksets to completely eliminate toeverlap.

    bottom bracket: phil wood stainless steel I'd personally go with something nicer. Octalinks are nice

    pedals: i need recommendations for some low profile pedals Bebop

    toe straps: toshi double toe straps Good idea. Will need modifications to work with the bebops

    wheels: aerospoke front and back A deep V/formula in the back will definitely help with weight distribution.

    seatpost: no clue Cervelo Carbon aero.
    You'll need a seat too. I recommend NJS.
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    aerospokes and oury grips. you're on the right track, the rest doesn't matter anyway!

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    this has to be a joke, but if you are looking to blow a budget why are you putting those components on a motobecane? get a custom frame or an overpriced vintage track frame.

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    he's doing it because he has absolutely no clue whatsoever. this is another case of "one buying before having any understanding of what it is one wants". remember, bikes are no longer machines of function-- they're accessories first.

    the best part is that he actually thinks this is a high end build...

    ed: interesting how ambitiously impulsive people get around tax season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    he's doing it because he has absolutely no clue whatsoever. this is another case of "one buying before having any understanding of what it is one wants". remember, bikes are no longer machines of function-- they're accessories first.

    the best part is that he actually thinks this is a high end build...

    ed: interesting how ambitiously impulsive people get around tax season.
    I know right? I got my tax return back and went nuts. I paid the hell out of this medical bill from when I got crunched by a truck, and now I only owe like 1600 more bucks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    that is gonna be one gnarly build my man

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    I know right? I got my tax return back and went nuts. I paid the hell out of this medical bill from when I got crunched by a truck, and now I only owe like 1600 more bucks.
    i can't wait to get my economic growth rebate so i can recoup some of the money i owed the irs this year. STOKED!
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    aerospokes and toshi's on a moto? seriously? take all the money you would spend on those unnessisary components, and put it into a better frame.
    Last edited by craigmoyer; 04-16-08 at 10:43 AM. Reason: typo

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    I do hope this was a joke...

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    why does anyone care about "future builds?" this is like listing future car "mods." NO ONE GIVES A **** WHAT YOU WANT TO BUY FOR YOUR BIKE OR CAR. if you don't have the bike, and you don't have the parts, then why bother with anything else?

    i mean, i get excited about my current bianchi restoration, but i'm not about to type a list of parts i'm PLANNING on getting and then make a whole thread about it. why the **** would anyone care?

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    Oh BTW guys, I'm getting new shocks and springs for my Jeep next week. I'll post some pics.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    bleh. i agree i have no clue, just as anyone else beginning a hobby. so what if i want to build it more aesthetically than anything. i've been reading the boards for weeks before i joined and have continued ever since then and i havent seem some of my questions answered elsewhere. such as the aerospoke/hub question. sure it's dumb, but i have to find out somewhere. i don't have the luxury of testing parts out before i get them, nor do i have someone else to either learn with/from here.

    being a part of several forums, i understand how it goes and am definitely not trying to victimize myself. i realize it's a step to actually having a clue in making a bike. i'm glad i could give you guys some laughs, but i really have appreciated/would appreciate if you could give serious answers along with your laughs and sarcasm.

    the only other hooby similar to this i've taken up is longboarding. i created dumb threads because i just didn't have a clue, but as time went on i received some answers that were helpful and eventually came to an understand of all parts, setups, etc. i realize it's the intrawebz and no one is personally attacking me.

    being the only fixed gear rider in the two cities that i live allows me to be as flashy as i want. i want to be able to laugh and like my setup at the same time. i haven't heard of anyone putting aerospokes on a motobecane. i thought it'd be rather funny. as far as the concept goes, i know it's exrememly popular, especially in the poser category i'm destined to be in, but i just really like the look of it.

    trust me, i've waited over a week to post this thread because of pride. i knew i'd have to learn someway though, so i went ahead with this lesson in humility.

    as i've stated, i'm not surprised one bit at the responses and i already planned on writing a reply such as this after i created the thread. so i'm a nub in many senses of the word, to be sure, but i actually am rather eager to learn. i'll be sticking aroudn these boards and eventually be able to understand and discuss everything with a keen knowledge of what it is i'm talking about. unlike countless people i've seen on forums that leave after a dumb topic or two of getting flamed. i guess it's just a process and this is where i'm starting.

    so once again, i don't mind all the comments, i'd do the same thing if someone posted the equivalent to this thread at silverfishlongboarding. i would like come help though. call me out and tell what exactly is wrong with everything, rather than summing it up in a word like loltardedthread or something.

    so ya d:


    edit@metaljim - i have the frame and i can begin ordering parts almost immediately. i won't have ALL of them til later, but i decided i need input before i start blowing large amounts of cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaljim View Post
    i mean, i get excited about my current bianchi restoration, but i'm not about to type a list of parts i'm PLANNING on getting and then make a whole thread about it. why the **** would anyone care?
    i'm restoring (read: completely rebuilding from the ground up) my trek y-foil. we should start a current tasks and projects thread.
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    buying car

    make: not sure yet
    color: red (maybe yellow)
    engine: fast...500 horse powers

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    Quote Originally Posted by homEsick View Post
    i've been reading the boards for weeks before i joined and have continued ever since then and i havent seem some of my questions answered elsewhere.
    liar of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delicious View Post
    buying car

    make: not sure yet
    color: red (maybe yellow)
    engine: fast...500 horse powers
    You should by more horse powers. I think they make the car faster.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
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    homesick, we're not making fun of you for not knowing what you're talking about - that describes like 3/4 of the posters here. We're making fun of you because the bike you described sounds ridiculous. It's called "putting the cart before the horse."
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    i guess to contribute something useful to this thread:

    to answer the question about the rear arrospoke, maybe. if you buy them new, i'm guessing they dont come with a cog and a lockring, so you'd need to get those parts. if you bought the wheelset off ebay, it may come with a cog and a lockring, it may not.

    to one their own, but i mean, i personally feel like you would be much better off with a better frame and maybe some open pros or something on it. you dont need arrospokes if youre running on the street...

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