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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-17-11, 10:16 AM   #1301
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Supposedly they hold up better when doing grinds and all that nonsense. Also, they tend to mesh better with tiny gears, which is why they're commonly used on BMX bikes.
Got it. A friend told me I needed one because they look cool. I tried explaining function before form to him, but that didn't dissuade him.
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Old 11-17-11, 05:24 PM   #1302
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Do you really need to use 3M spray glue when installing OURY grips?
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Old 11-17-11, 05:32 PM   #1303
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They stick fine on a really clean bar for me. I clean even brand new bars with Isopropyl alcohol before install.
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Old 11-17-11, 05:39 PM   #1304
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Do you really need to use 3M spray glue when installing OURY grips?
Never ever. I've been using WD40 to install grips for about 20 years.

WD40 reacts with rubber in a way that makes it slippery at first, then extremely sticky. Spray some inside the grips, shake out the excess and slide them on your bars (don't forget to poke holes in the ends of the grips or the second one will fill with air). Let them chill for a bit and they won't budge.
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Really? I never knew WD-40 worked that way. Once I get the grips on I'll throw some pics of the final product up.

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Old 11-17-11, 06:16 PM   #1306
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Bleh

Im think of the 725. The 722 would make for a pretty road bike
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Old 11-17-11, 06:54 PM   #1307
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Never ever. I've been using WD40 to install grips for about 20 years.

WD40 reacts with rubber in a way that makes it slippery at first, then extremely sticky. Spray some inside the grips, shake out the excess and slide them on your bars (don't forget to poke holes in the ends of the grips or the second one will fill with air). Let them chill for a bit and they won't budge.
Damn, I used the zip tie method and it sucked. Manage to snap two bye trying to pull them out afterwards. Will do this when I buy a new pair along with urban assaults. BTW, what do you mean by the second one will full with air? Why not the first one too? Lol
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BTW, what do you mean by the second one will full with air? Why not the first one too? Lol
Because one end of the bars is still wide open when you put the first grip on.

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Oh HAHAHA. what a jackass moment..
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Old 11-17-11, 07:25 PM   #1310
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Scrod do you know if pedal consumption or leader made a custom re finished kagero? i saw a high polish kagero in LA today, i stoped him and it had PC and leader etched in the frame, Kinda like laser engraved but most likely sand blasted.
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Old 11-17-11, 07:55 PM   #1311
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How well do the MKS Sylvans work with doubles?
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i'm using sylvans with all city double deluxe straps right now and it works great for me.

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Tell me about your wheelbuilding method?
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what are the chances we can see some middle school/high school pics of the scrod?
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Old 11-17-11, 09:13 PM   #1315
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what are the chances we can see some middle school/high school pics of the scrod?
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Check out that fresh collar!
Boom.

Not middle/high school though.

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How well do the MKS Sylvans work with doubles?
Very well.
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Tell me about your wheelbuilding method?
I've developed a rather unconventional method and I would even know where to begin explaining it without you sitting right in front of me with a rim, hub and spokes. I'm a horrible teacher.
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That picture rules. Look at my Chiclet teeth!
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I just don't understand why your hands end up hurting so much.
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Much spoke squeezing for destressing? Also, using a screw driver instead of a nipple driver made my hand cramp after a while
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I just don't understand why your hands end up hurting so much.
Do you know how many turns of a spoke wrench it takes to build five wheels in one day?
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Do you know how many turns of a spoke wrench it takes to build five wheels in one day?
Sure do. Is it your fingers or your wrists?
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You should record a video of yourself building some wheels. Now THAT would rule.
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An hour of wheelbuilding? That would be like watching golf.
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Yet, surprisingly, people watch golf.
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