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Old 04-19-09, 05:09 PM   #251
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picked up a Bontrager race lite hard case today. gettin tired of flats. well see how it does.
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Old 04-20-09, 08:43 AM   #252
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I just bought a kryptonite new york u lock. I'm a little disappointed with it actually. It's not long enough to fit around more than the top bar and whatever I'm locking to. I was hoping to at least be able to get the front wheel in the also.
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Old 04-20-09, 09:15 AM   #253
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I just bought a kryptonite new york u lock. I'm a little disappointed with it actually. It's not long enough to fit around more than the top bar and whatever I'm locking to. I was hoping to at least be able to get the front wheel in the also.
i put it thru the seat tube, rear tire, and whatever im locking to, it fits real snug.

what a heavy sum'b!tch tho.
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Old 04-20-09, 09:28 AM   #254
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i put it thru the seat tube, rear tire, and whatever im locking to, it fits real snug.

what a heavy sum'b!tch tho.
yeah you can say that again.

I only ever lock my bike up if i'm running into the store for a minute anyway so I'm not too concerned. If it was any bigger i wouldn't be able to lift it anyway.
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Old 04-20-09, 09:37 AM   #255
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yeah you can say that again.

I only ever lock my bike up if i'm running into the store for a minute anyway so I'm not too concerned. If it was any bigger i wouldn't be able to lift it anyway.
It's made to fit around your bike really tight so that no one can get anything in it to try and pry it off with leverage.
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Old 04-20-09, 10:02 AM   #256
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you mean you bought your partner a bike? haha seems youre still feelin it a bit hahaha

i had a rough night as well.
I sure did have a hangover. I don't drink anything like i use to, so my tolerance has gone WAY down. Not sure if that is a good thing or not?

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it seems to be the boy's way of doing things.
"i love riding, my girlfriend doesn't ride. I KNOW, i'll buy her a bike!"

story of my life.
HAHAHA pretty much what happened. She use to ride all the time when she lived in Philly. She came back here and got her license (never need to drive in the city) and stopped riding bikes. She keeps saying it is to "dangerous" here. really she didn't want to ride my mountain bike (it is to big for her). So i said i was going to buy her a bike. i finally got drunk enough to spend the money, hahaha.
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Old 04-20-09, 10:18 AM   #257
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I bought risers off my room mate last week and I'm giving brakeless a shot. Its challenging and makes you think and anticipate a lot more as opposed to using a front brake. I'm having fun with it though
you think because you don't have a front brake it is gong to make you a better rider is bull****. this 'anticipation' and making you think should have happened along time ago.

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Old 04-20-09, 10:24 AM   #258
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you think because you don't have a front brake it is gong to make you a better rider is bull****. this 'anticipation' and making you think should have happened along time ago.
hahaha. Yes because I said "better." I said its fun bro relax. You're just a keyboard warrior.
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Old 04-20-09, 11:41 AM   #259
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you think because you don't have a front brake it is gong to make you a better rider is bull****. this 'anticipation' and making you think should have happened along time ago.
Aries is the ONLY person in the world who rides a fixed gear without a front brake so you are perfectly justified for being a dick head keyboard warrior and singling him out. Especially when he mentioned nothing of being a better rider for it, merely that he was having fun with it. You're the man. Carry on...
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Old 04-20-09, 11:54 AM   #260
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got some of those profile design split second al clipons. funny how the pads fold up when not in use for MAX AERO DOOD

local tri shop was going out of business so i got them brand new for 30 bucks
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Old 04-20-09, 11:55 AM   #261
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I just bought a kryptonite new york u lock. I'm a little disappointed with it actually. It's not long enough to fit around more than the top bar and whatever I'm locking to. I was hoping to at least be able to get the front wheel in the also.
You should be locking up your rear wheel, not your front. On most fixed bikes you should be able to get the rear wheel and the seat tube locked to the pole without any room to give thieves space to work. That's the intention of the design, a longer u-lock is actually a lot less secure, particularly if a bottle jack can be slipped in somewhere
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Old 04-22-09, 04:24 PM   #262
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Got used ones on ebay, now I just gotta get shoes.

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Old 04-30-09, 08:22 PM   #263
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Old 05-01-09, 06:46 AM   #264
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new frame



new stem




and new cranks




hmm can't wait until monday for the bits to arrive.
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Old 05-01-09, 06:59 AM   #265
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sugoi jersey
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i can't wait to try the risers out...does anyone have a good technique for cutting bars down? should i use a pipe cutter?
 
Old 05-01-09, 07:18 AM   #266
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i can't wait to try the risers out...does anyone have a good technique for cutting bars down? should i use a pipe cutter?
Yes. Pipe cutter and a grinder make for a nice neat chop.
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Old 05-01-09, 07:55 AM   #267
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a seatcover. i'm accesory happy lately, even considering a top tube protector having seen like 3 threads about them lately.
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Old 05-01-09, 08:01 AM   #268
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17t freewheel (shimano)
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700c 36h front wheel
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Old 05-01-09, 08:02 AM   #269
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i can't wait to try the risers out...does anyone have a good technique for cutting bars down? should i use a pipe cutter?
I've had great luck with a pipe cutter ($5-12), and some metallic sandpaper ($2-4, possibly get a medium and a very fine).
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Old 05-01-09, 08:11 AM   #270
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so I can use my old Ultegra 6500 crankset on my ss/fg. Horray for outdated V1 BB's!
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Old 05-01-09, 08:31 AM   #271
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A new tube. Because I popped it with a large piece of glass while commuting home in the rain. Then a 3mile walk in the rain. And now I'm sick. ha
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Old 05-01-09, 08:58 AM   #272
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I've had great luck with a pipe cutter ($5-12), and some metallic sandpaper ($2-4, possibly get a medium and a very fine).
great, thanks
do you think i need a vice to do this?
i will head to the hardware store this weekend
 
Old 05-01-09, 12:03 PM   #273
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On the way from Universal Cycles:

Soma 456 bars.
Cinelli tape.
Bunch of tools and grease/lube.

Just ordered from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse:

Mavic CXP 33.
Formula Hubs.
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Stoked!
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Old 05-01-09, 12:14 PM   #274
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the 456 are a huge disappointment imo.

i just bought a stem seatpost and dimension track bars. all used cept the post. and an aspide for the road bike.
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Old 05-01-09, 12:33 PM   #275
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$15 specialized BG takeoff saddle, celeste velocity deepVs/formula fixed/fixed, 14Tcog,milwaukee lockring, bar tape, pedros trixie tool, and some shorter chainring bolts.
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