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striknein 01-10-13 12:15 PM

I'd imagine for quick cog changes. Same reason his wheel isn't slammed.

frantik 01-10-13 12:37 PM

what's up with peeps adding 2 brake levers but only 1 or zero actual brakes? just for another hand postition on the bars? or some new fad?

Nagrom_ 01-10-13 12:39 PM

Yeah, more hand positions. Function rather than fad.

Impreza_aL 01-10-13 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 15141634)
Why the slack chain?

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15141651)
Track slack, homeboy.

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Originally Posted by striknein (Post 15141661)
I'd imagine for quick cog changes. Same reason his wheel isn't slammed.

^ yes. track slack. not worried about hitting a pothole and having my chain fly off. don't get me wrong chains do come off on the track but it's probably a lot less than on the street. yes i need the extra chain for gear changes.

frantik 01-10-13 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15141778)
Yeah, more hand positions. Function rather than fad.

imagine the functionality if the lever were connected to something :lol:

Nagrom_ 01-10-13 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by frantik (Post 15141817)
imagine the functionality if the lever were connected to something :lol:

I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

frantik 01-10-13 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15141832)
I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

:thumb:

striknein 01-10-13 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15141832)
I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

sig'd

ColonelJLloyd 01-10-13 01:26 PM

Track slack. . . . you can tell I'm no racer.

Nagrom_ 01-10-13 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by striknein (Post 15141968)
sig'd

Aw yiss.

Dannihilator 01-10-13 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by frantik (Post 15141764)
what's up with peeps adding 2 brake levers but only 1 or zero actual brakes? just for another hand postition on the bars? or some new fad?

On mine, the left operates the front brake, the right one operates a bell.

frantik 01-10-13 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Dannihilator (Post 15143425)
On mine, the left operates the front brake, the right one operates a bell.

wow rly? nice

NateRod 01-10-13 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 15138979)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8...77da274f_c.jpg


My new bike day the rest can be seen here

whoa

bro 01-11-13 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15138697)
Play nice guys. Bat56 can be Bro56, and Seau Grateau can be Breau.

full y support this... plus i was real drunk and that was a joke kind of
my bike is nowhere near completed

bro 01-11-13 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Coluber42 (Post 15139993)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292798
That's my 1974 Raleigh Professional in the snow about ~3/4 of the way through a 1000k back in October. (ride report here: http://www.dillpicklegear.com/?p=655)

A clearer picture of what it looks like, plus me with trash bags taped around my legs and plastic bags over my feet, a couple of summits earlier:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292799
The blue bottle is there because my other normal bottle had suddenly cracked in the sub-freezing temps the previous night. I'd been out of the saddle on the climb (one of six or so on that same stretch of road) for long enough for the snow to accumulate there.
Bottles aside, the bike has Ritchey drop bars with Shimano brake levers and brakes (yes, two of them... it's a fixie, but it's a long-distances-over-mountains fixie), Open Pro rims with a Phil Wood rear hub and a SON 20R dyno front, T/A cranks with SPD pedals, a 42x16 gear, dyno-powered LED headlight that my better half made, and handlebar bag, saddle bag, and handlebar bag/light mount that I made. My trusty companion for many years.

awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee

TMonk 01-12-13 11:25 AM

took some pics outside of work today finally

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8...a8fcdb90_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8...feb6abd4_c.jpg

no im not actually workign its saturday i jus came to pick up my bike because i went out drinking w coworkers yesterday and didnt ride home

ill try to take some pics of the track bike sumtime soon

EpicSchwinn 01-12-13 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by striknein (Post 15141661)
I'd imagine for quick cog changes. Same reason his wheel isn't slammed.

Probably just for looks. He's using a lockring and according to Carleton most actual track racers leave them off for quick cog changes. I'd be surprised if it goes on the track. Looks more like a "buy all the nicest parts" build.

Nagrom_ 01-12-13 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn (Post 15150608)
Probably just for looks. He's using a lockring and according to Carleton most actual track racers leave them off for quick cog changes. I'd be surprised if it goes on the track. Looks more like a "buy all the nicest parts" build.

Color yourself surprised.

Also, lockring use is about 50/50 from what I've seen.

EpicSchwinn 01-12-13 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15150620)
Color yourself surprised.

Also, lockring use is about 50/50 from what I've seen.

I'll consider myself colored lol

Jaytron 01-12-13 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15150620)
Color yourself surprised.

Also, lockring use is about 50/50 from what I've seen.

I use one when I'm out there. Those damn beginner sessions require me to backpedal because nobody know how to maintain speed during warm up

Nagrom_ 01-12-13 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaytron (Post 15150921)
I use one when I'm out there. Those damn beginner sessions require me to backpedal because nobody know how to maintain speed during warm up

12mph-->20mph-->12mph-->20mph--->12mph-->20mph-->12mph-->20mph
ugh.

It's even 50/50 between the supervisors. Mark doesn't run one, but the other guy (can't remember his name) does.

Leukybear 01-12-13 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TMonk (Post 15149044)
took some pics outside of work today finally

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8...a8fcdb90_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8...feb6abd4_c.jpg

no im not actually workign its saturday i jus came to pick up my bike because i went out drinking w coworkers yesterday and didnt ride home

ill try to take some pics of the track bike sumtime soon

Optimo!

Jaytron 01-12-13 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15150938)
12mph-->20mph-->12mph-->20mph--->12mph-->20mph-->12mph-->20mph
ugh.

It's even 50/50 between the supervisors. Mark doesn't run one, but the other guy (can't remember his name) does.

Steve?

Nagrom_ 01-12-13 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaytron (Post 15150991)
Steve?

Sounds right, probably.

TMonk 01-13-13 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Leukybear (Post 15150988)
Optimo!

yeah mang


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