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Old 12-03-13, 11:53 AM   #11551
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Bought a Bern... Too flippin' small.
What size did you buy? The brentwood goes up to xxxl.
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Old 12-03-13, 02:26 PM   #11552
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Nothing...... I need to buy a helmet but I have no idea where to start... I have thick dreds and not the smallest.. (but also not the largest...lol) head. Bought a Bern... Too flippin' small. I really don't want to waste anymore time/money and I want to post my new helmet here! lol
Go to a bike shop.
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Old 12-03-13, 03:43 PM   #11553
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Sorry to hear you got hit, that sucks.

Also, nice wheels.
Thanks, all is well, just some bruises and scrapes.

Thanks, now to try and not use my front brake to keep them just black and gold. I really liked the archetypes laced to formulas, but out of the budget.

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Did the dude's insurance pay up?
No, it was by a military guy on base, and I made a quick judgment from his lower rank, ****ty van, and the direction he was coming from that he was a family man with kids, so I said to keep it between us. Little did I know he was a huge tool bag, I could type out the whole fiasco if you wanna hear it. TLR version, he paid me $240 for wheels + shipping and new bar tape + shipping, not without an argument and threatening to go to the cops first though...

Because everyone likes pictures, rim was pretty Z'ed up, broke a nipple.
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shimano xt 1x10 group and an xx1 crank for the f29....
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Because everyone likes pictures, rim was pretty Z'ed up, broke a nipple.
Ouch!

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shimano xt 1x10 group and an xx1 crank for the f29....
Noice! I picked up an xt cassette a couple of weeks back, shaved off a half pound.
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Thanks, all is well, just some bruises and scrapes.

Thanks, now to try and not use my front brake to keep them just black and gold. I really liked the archetypes laced to formulas, but out of the budget.



No, it was by a military guy on base, and I made a quick judgment from his lower rank, ****ty van, and the direction he was coming from that he was a family man with kids, so I said to keep it between us. Little did I know he was a huge tool bag, I could type out the whole fiasco if you wanna hear it. TLR version, he paid me $240 for wheels + shipping and new bar tape + shipping, not without an argument and threatening to go to the cops first though...

Because everyone likes pictures, rim was pretty Z'ed up, broke a nipple.
Glad you're ok.
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Ooooooh you got the benny gold collabo ones. Are those the ones that are gold on one side and black on the other?
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Ooooooh you got the benny gold collabo ones. Are those the ones that are gold on one side and black on the other?
Yes sir! The rear hub is a fix/free instead of a fix/fix so the rear won't be as flip-able

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Yeah man, not as bad as your accident for sure!
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Go to a bike shop.
Thanks for the suggestion. It's a great one.... I'm actually in between bike shops right now because I can't stand the shop where I bought my bike. I vowed to never patronize there again. I have another in mind that's actually closer to where I live. I'm gonna check them out.
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What size did you buy? The brentwood goes up to xxxl.
I bought an XL Macon. I heard (after I bought it -___- ) that the Brentwood goes up to xxxl. I'm gonna go to a bike shop
and properly size this noggin. lol which I should have done in the first place. smh
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Yes sir! The rear hub is a fix/free instead of a fix/fix so the rear won't be as flip-able
Considering you usually run a brake (as reinforced by Japanese law) I don't see why you cant run flip flop fixed/ fixed even with a freewheel thread. Just get a bottom bracket lockring to secure the cog on the freewheel side.

It's not suicide when done right.
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Old 12-04-13, 01:23 PM   #11564
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A set of 600 tricolor hubs laced to open sports in pristine condition just arrived at the office. Best $75 I've spent in a long time.
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Old 12-04-13, 02:09 PM   #11565
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A set of 600 tricolor hubs laced to open sports in pristine condition just arrived at the office. Best $75 I've spent in a long time.
Nice, you can't go wrong with a solid wheelset for under $100. I scored a Fizik Kurve Chameleon off of CL for only $75. I rode an Antares for 10mo but never really loved it, so this a step up.
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Never thought I would be so excited to buy socks.

The grab bag came with a pair of Zipp socks!
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Considering you usually run a brake (as reinforced by Japanese law) I don't see why you cant run flip flop fixed/ fixed even with a freewheel thread. Just get a bottom bracket lockring to secure the cog on the freewheel side.

It's not suicide when done right.
Thats true. I just don't feel 100% comfortable. Right now I'm running a suicide hub but the cog is red loctite'd, even though I can skid I still feel uneasy about it.
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Thats true. I just don't feel 100% comfortable. Right now I'm running a suicide hub but the cog is red loctite'd, even though I can skid I still feel uneasy about it.
I've never felt uncomfortable with my suicide hub even though I'm running a 44/18 ratio with it.

Also today I put in an order for the new 2014 Felt AR5:
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Also today I put in an order for the new 2014 Felt AR5:
Nice! As shown?
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Nice! As shown?
Yeah the AR5 is the base model of the AR so it comes with 105. I'm going to put my Sram red shifters and rival derailleurs on it along with my Archetype wheelset.
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Yeah the AR5 is the base model of the AR so it comes with 105. I'm going to put my Sram red shifters and rival derailleurs on it along with my Archetype wheelset.
Why not just buy the better standalone frameset?
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Why not just buy the better standalone frameset?
I would have to buy bars, crankset, direct mount brakes, and other odds and ends plus I can sell the 105 components and wheelset. The added cost wasn't worth the few extra grams and bit of extra stiffness.
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Ooooooh you got the benny gold collabo ones. Are those the ones that are gold on one side and black on the other?
TO: OP , how do you like this wheels ? im debating between a set of this or Wabis !!
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