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Old 04-15-14, 02:10 PM   #4201
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Old 04-15-14, 02:16 PM   #4202
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Should I watch the original Battlestar Galactica or the remake first? I watched the first couple episodes of the original but it is so hokey. Important decisions.
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Old 04-15-14, 03:34 PM   #4204
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Should I watch the original Battlestar Galactica or the remake first? I watched the first couple episodes of the original but it is so hokey. Important decisions.
Don't bother with the original, just watch the remake.
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Old 04-15-14, 03:59 PM   #4205
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That's like saying I should trade my '75 Raleigh Pro Track for a 2013 Rush Hour.

The original is a classic!
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Should I use beige/brown/purple for new bike colors or beige/brown/teal or dark brown/beige/purple(/teal)?

main color of frame and fork/decals/accents

Components are dark grey 2014 shimano ultegra.
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Old 04-30-14, 07:14 PM   #4208
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Get these kick ass lookinng tire when I will need to change my front one maybe this summer.
( the one with the brown stipe )

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Old 04-30-14, 07:15 PM   #4209
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Should I use beige/brown/purple for new bike colors or beige/brown/teal or dark brown/beige/purple(/teal)?

main color of frame and fork/decals/accents

Components are dark grey 2014 shimano ultegra.
What if you took like 5 min to actually show us the actual color with a impage sample of each one made in gimp ( free software ), or photoshop ( casked version ) or even paint with the right #RBG color code.
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I've been looking for an SSCX bike and noticed the Fantom Cross Uno and the Nashbar SSCX are both around $400.

There's plenty to read on the FCU, but there isn't much on the Nashbar SSCX on bikeforums -- any opinions on choosing one over the other?

Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike

Fantom Cross UNO

I'll throw the Gravity Liberty CX into the mix only because it's the same price and I have the option to convert it or do a 1x8 if I wanted to.

thanks!
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Old 05-02-14, 05:29 AM   #4211
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I've been looking for an SSCX bike and noticed the Fantom Cross Uno and the Nashbar SSCX are both around $400.

There's plenty to read on the FCU, but there isn't much on the Nashbar SSCX on bikeforums -- any opinions on choosing one over the other?

Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike

Fantom Cross UNO

I'll throw the Gravity Liberty CX into the mix only because it's the same price and I have the option to convert it or do a 1x8 if I wanted to.

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the Pompino is worth checking out as well
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Old 05-02-14, 07:54 AM   #4212
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I just bought a 1986 Ross frame to build my first fixie
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Did you mean to ask a question or are you a time traveller with the means to go back and undo this mistake?
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Excellent tale, chap!
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Need a lil help, please…

Since I got rid of my road bike I’ve been using my Italian semi-vintage, steel frame, full-on track bike as my everyday, big miles, and fast road group ride bike. I ride it brakeless with tarck drops around the neighborhood and styling on social rides. When I want to commute or do long distance with the roadies on it, I swap to semi-pursuit bars and clamp on a front brake. Due to an unfortunate incident this past weekend I have to replace my bullhorns.

ATM, I am seriously considering going with a compact drop bar and hooded levers for riding this bike with a brake. But I am worried that running such a set-up on a true pista…will not only look ridiculous but also be an affront to the track bike gods

Should I do it?
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Old 05-12-14, 07:34 AM   #4216
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All I got from that story is that you had an accident/crash riding bullhorns w/ a brake.
The accident did not happen while riding brakeless with drops.

I think you see where I'm going with this.
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Old 05-12-14, 07:43 AM   #4217
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Just put a cross brake on the flats. The track bike gods are benevolent and do not demand human sacrifice.
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Old 05-12-14, 08:45 AM   #4218
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Need a lil help, please…

Since I got rid of my road bike I’ve been using my Italian semi-vintage, steel frame, full-on track bike as my everyday, big miles, and fast road group ride bike. I ride it brakeless with tarck drops around the neighborhood and styling on social rides. When I want to commute or do long distance with the roadies on it, I swap to semi-pursuit bars and clamp on a front brake. Due to an unfortunate incident this past weekend I have to replace my bullhorns.

ATM, I am seriously considering going with a compact drop bar and hooded levers for riding this bike with a brake. But I am worried that running such a set-up on a true pista…will not only look ridiculous but also be an affront to the track bike gods

Should I do it?
My bike isn't built with track geo so I'm not affending the TBGs. Drop bars and brakes are good riding with a spirited group of geared road bikes. Ride what makes sense for the conditions. I gave up on the "looking ridiculas" concern a long time ago.
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Old 05-15-14, 03:44 PM   #4219
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Should I snag a set of phils to open pros for 400? Just kidding yes.
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Old 05-16-14, 04:26 AM   #4220
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Do they come with rim tape?
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Old 05-29-14, 12:56 PM   #4221
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I have spent $300 on parts (great deals) for a track bike on the velodrome. I just need a frameset, headset, and seatpost. Should I get a Kilo TT frame or a more track racing specific frame? I'd like to keep it as close to $600 (or less) as possible.

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Old 05-29-14, 03:15 PM   #4222
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You should not get the kilo tt frame. It is only a great deal as a complete. Buy a bare knuckle or a big block.
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I'm very happy with my Dolan Pre Cursa. $350 for frame, fork, headset, seatpost, seatpost collar.

*It's an entry level frameset, but works perfectly for what I want out of it.
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I found a guy selling a 56cm (custom geo, they normally do 55cm or 57cm) Low// pursuit bike. I'm 85% sure the 56cm would fit me better than either the 55 or 57, which makes me think I should jump on it. Bike has never been built-up and he's asking $800 for frame + alpina fork.

Should I buy it to try out alu frame/carbon fork track bike or should I wait for something else? After having ridden only steel I'm curious about the alu/carbon combo (weight, responsive front end, snappy back end) and am thinking that although $800 is a lot, the frame will retain it's resale value if I don't like it. Best case the GEO is perfect, worst case I have to re-sell it.

What do you folks think? Worth the $800 flier? I'm pretty sure that due to my location (Oakland, bay area) and what Low// is asking from new buyers (4 month wait, $1200 for frame only) that $800 for frame & fork ain't really that much to ask for from a lightly used Low// frame if it comes to that.
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Old 07-18-14, 09:33 AM   #4225
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I found a guy selling a 56cm (custom geo, they normally do 55cm or 57cm) Low// pursuit bike. I'm 85% sure the 56cm would fit me better than either the 55 or 57, which makes me think I should jump on it. Bike has never been built-up and he's asking $800 for frame + alpina fork.

Should I buy it to try out alu frame/carbon fork track bike or should I wait for something else? After having ridden only steel I'm curious about the alu/carbon combo (weight, responsive front end, snappy back end) and am thinking that although $800 is a lot, the frame will retain it's resale value if I don't like it. Best case the GEO is perfect, worst case I have to re-sell it.

What do you folks think? Worth the $800 flier? I'm pretty sure that due to my location (Oakland, bay area) and what Low// is asking from new buyers (4 month wait, $1200 for frame only) that $800 for frame & fork ain't really that much to ask for from a lightly used Low// frame if it comes to that.
I would go for it. You'll have no problems flipping it should the fit not be what you're looking for. I don't know how you intend to use the frame, but keep in mind that Low's geometry is just that: long and low. Great for racing, too aggressive for tooling around town IMHO.

The ride quality is going to be noticeably different than steel but not having ridden a LOW I can't speculate how it falls on the spectrum of alu frames.
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