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    How are you reading even the smallest amount of "rudeness" in what I said? I feel my post was rather respectful.

    It's not like I posted a pic of me with my pants down and told you to kiss my ass!

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    I feel like now would be a great time for a #lifeiscrazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    guess its time to replace the light at that point. Anyway, I've decided to sell this, I'm not liking the track geometry. I am putting ultegra on my roadie and figure I can sell this for a cyclocross frame and put my shimano 105 set on there along with the aksium rims and drop bar from my roadie and have a bike that I like better. Not sure why the fixie bug bit me this winter and prompted me to build this one.
    You could try building the cross frame as a fixed gear. If you get something steel, that, in combination with the slightly more relaxed geometry, should provide a much nicer ride than a harsh aluminium track bike. Either way, it's always better to have something you actually like riding, because you'll ride it more.

    Also, I checked the FAQ and they claim the batteries can be replaced on those lights, but they don't say how just yet. I'd really want to try to put a brighter LED in there, though.
    Last edited by JeremyLC; 04-03-14 at 02:59 PM. Reason: fixed bad typening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    How are you reading even the smallest amount of "rudeness" in what I said? I feel my post was rather respectful.

    It's not like I posted a pic of me with my pants down and told you to kiss my ass!
    oops i I meant the other guy, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    You could try building the cross frame as a fixed gear. If you get something steel, that, in combination with the slightly more relaxed geometry, should provide a much nicer ride than a harsh aluminium track bike. Either way, it's always better to have something you actually like riding, because you'll ride it more.

    Also, I checked the FAW and they claim the batteries can be replaced on those lights, but they don't say how just yet. I'd really want to try to put a brighter LED in there, though.
    True. And a great idea but I want to use the 105 set I took off my other bike so it doesn't go to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    oops i I meant the other guy, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Again, did I unwittingly violate some etiquette here to deserve such rudeness? I've nothing against fixed gear, I just don't feel good on a track frame. No need to be obnoxious.

    Unless the very term, fixie, implies hipster ****** in which case I apologize for using it I was really just referring to the track geometry of my bike.
    Don't let them bother you, they're just having some fun. It's all good.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Don't let them bother you, they're just having some fun. It's all good.
    Be careful guys, some people are allergic to fun. It could be FATAL!

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    Have at it!! I know most people hate the aerospokes so I am sure that will be the number one thing. I also saw where a lot people had been having problems with the aventon forks breaking so I went to my lbs and grabbed a carbon fiber fork that was a pull off for $50 until I decide on what fork I want for sure.



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    That fork actually blends in nicely with the overall color scheme of the bike. I like the red cranks, red wheel, sort of big circle, little circle.

    But since this is about what I don't like; well, I don't like the seat post. The white logo on it accentuates its smaller diameter compared to the bikes' massive seat tube. Maybe if it was flat black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    That fork actually blends in nicely with the overall color scheme of the bike. I like the red cranks, red wheel, sort of big circle, little circle.

    But since this is about what I don't like; well, I don't like the seat post. The white logo on it accentuates its smaller diameter compared to the bikes' massive seat tube. Maybe if it was flat black?
    Seat post and new seat are next on my to do list. I just slapped a cheap set on there to get to riding. I am having a hard time deciding what seat to run. Im a big guy a over 6'2 and 250lbs. Any suggestions on a decent seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigaaronsrt View Post
    Any suggestions on a decent seat?
    Unfortunately no. I know what seats my butt likes, but no idea what would work for you. If you don't already know what fits best, some bike shops offer a program where you can try different seats for a small rental fee. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    Unfortunately no. I know what seats my butt likes, but no idea what would work for you. If you don't already know what fits best, some bike shops offer a program where you can try different seats for a small rental fee. Good luck.
    I have it narrowed down to a few specialized seats. The seat i had on my scott 29er was amazing but for the life of me I cant remember what was on it. Guess I will have to go to the shop and talk to them and see what they can do for me. Thanks

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    721.jpg

    Go easy on me.

    EDIT: how do you make pics bigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post

    Go easy on me.
    Thickslicks and those handlebars.

    Good looking bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    ... how do you make pics bigger?

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    I would go with compact drops and have less rise on the stem, but it looks pretty good. You could have focused in on the bike a bit more in the photo.

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    I really don't get that style of bike. It looks clunky, unattractive and uncomfortable ... and that's before you start thinking about using the thing. Still, lots of people like them so I guess they must have some virtues - if everyone agreed with me, who'd I have to argue with?
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    I really haven't had too many comfort issues for rides up to 30ish miles.
    The most uncomfortable thing, for me, is carrying a bag around when I commute to work. But if I'm just riding around, it's not uncomfortable.
    I don't think I'll be doing a ton of centuries on the thing though.

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    Its use is in rapid acceleration and short bursts of speed. This can be useful if you are a commuter in a city trying to make stop-lights or if you are trying to win a track race but it is even more useful if you like the sensation of going fast.
    Last edited by prooftheory; 04-08-14 at 07:32 AM.

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    ^^Don't forget street cred points, sw8 skidz, and the fact that it matches my attire.

    The "pro's" are almost endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    I really haven't had too many comfort issues for rides up to 30ish miles.
    The most uncomfortable thing, for me, is carrying a bag around when I commute to work. But if I'm just riding around, it's not uncomfortable.
    I don't think I'll be doing a ton of centuries on the thing though.
    I used to have my 721 set up like that, and took it on 30+ mile rides without any major discomfort. Still, my steel Rush is far smoother riding, and has seen a couple of metric centuries w/o any comfort issues. I've found that the choice of tires has as much if not more effect on comfort as the frame material or geometry.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    I made some adjustments in the fit and I'm way more comfortable on the bike. I think what I disliked the most were those stupid diagonal foot straps, impossible to get into. I put on some clipless pedals and it's way better. Also, had some time yesterday to finally put on my headbadge that I had made (family crest more or less). I am starting to enjoy this bike more than I originally thought after the first ride.


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    ^^^Is that a cross-eyed monkey on the top of your head badge ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    I'm not a fan of the brake levers or position.

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