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    fixie q's ;)

    Hey I got a fixed gear bike like last week (bikes direct kilo tt!!!!) but I am having trouble coasting, whenever I stop pedaling the cranks still rotate. Whats the deal?

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    Return it. Tell them it wont coast. I'm sure they'll take care of it.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    no
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

    The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

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    I think I am going to take it to my LBS (local bike shop) too see if they can fix it, maybe it just needs some more grease?

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    try hitting the cranks with a heavy hammer until they give

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    How to coast:

    1.Remove Brakes & toe clips+straps
    2.Find the steepest longest hill you can.
    3. Pedal as fast as you can down the hill.
    4. Take feet off pedals.
    5. You are now coasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    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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    I am going to take my brake off whenever they fix it (I am all about simplicity and low profile, kind of a zen thing).

    Anyways how do I re-wrap bars? Can someone show me a tutorial? Also I have the green kilo tt, do you think white would be good or should I get something out there, like yellow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    this isn't a joke, I crashed yesterday because of it, thanks for making a mockery of me like you did that guy.

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    there is a guide in my sig on bar wrapping
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    there is a guide in my sig on bar wrapping
    I need one on how to wrap bars without brakes, I think its a lot different. I wont be riding with brakes (I will be riding brakeless) so I need a diff tutorial, thanks though!

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    Why do you want bar tape that just slows you down, also bar ends are a terrible idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    OWNED!

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    why are all of the OPs in here such flockin' idiots?

    damnit, do a search and stop wasting my extremely valuable time which I spend on here because I'm awesome, and you're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeNbake View Post
    OWNED!
    you have an anime avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT tallbike View Post
    Why do you want bar tape that just slows you down...
    So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!

    Quote Originally Posted by VT tallbike View Post
    ...bar ends are a terrible idea.
    Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    The spleen will only slow you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!



    Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
    i dont see how you could miss the clear facetiousness of this thread

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    shhhh!

    and jeez, there's no need to get personal, leave his face out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okay View Post
    i dont see how you could miss the clear facetiousness of this thread
    Didn't miss it. Trying to perpetuate it.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
    shhhh!

    and jeez, there's no need to get personal, leave his face out of it.
    That got the best laugh out of me all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfutz View Post
    I need one on how to wrap bars without brakes, I think its a lot different. I wont be riding with brakes (I will be riding brakeless) so I need a diff tutorial, thanks though!
    check the right side under wrapping bars 102
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    this is the best thread in months!

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    This thread must be for senior members only, because I don't get it.
    "drifting by just totally..."
    http://velospace.org/node/10377

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!



    Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
    hey 20+mph jack **** no one gives a damn how fast you are on your commute take that and get out

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