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09-29-09, 03:04 PM
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Posted By shants

Nope - you can ride any bicycle that you'd like!

Nope - you can ride any bicycle that you'd like!
09-24-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 79,481
Posted By shants

Colt 45 + Seagull Bags present: The 2009 Columbus...

Colt 45 + Seagull Bags present: The 2009 Columbus Bum Shuffle. 10 October 2009 (http://www.columbusbumshuffle.com/)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/907917/bumflier_final.png

The last installment of...
08-23-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 20,530
Posted By shants

Level hubs have a bolt-on rear and quick-release...

Level hubs have a bolt-on rear and quick-release front.
08-20-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,316
Posted By shants

no decent bikes here, chief.

no decent bikes here, chief.
08-20-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 91,554
Posted By shants

those're the old fyxomatosis pictures.

those're the old fyxomatosis pictures.
08-19-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By shants

It's likely the interface between the pedal and...

It's likely the interface between the pedal and the crank arm. Remove the pedals, grease up the threads, and reinstall. If that doesn't help, it may be a bottom bracket interface issue. Remove the...
08-19-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By shants

A few companies make what are essentially...

A few companies make what are essentially "strap-on" bosses that can used without drilling.
08-19-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By shants

You should buy them for your conversion, bigbris1.

You should buy them for your conversion, bigbris1.
08-10-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,869
Posted By shants

yes it can...

yes it can...
08-07-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,860
Posted By shants

Those shoes are hideous.

Those shoes are hideous.
08-05-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By shants

Weren't you already planning to slap on some Mash...

Weren't you already planning to slap on some Mash and Supreme stickers anyway?
08-05-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,931
Posted By shants

Is that supposed to be a four cross pattern?

Is that supposed to be a four cross pattern?
08-03-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,250
Posted By shants

This thread is so earth-crushingly sad.

This thread is so earth-crushingly sad.
08-02-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,629
Posted By shants

Oury makes green grips- they are pretty stellar.

Oury makes green grips- they are pretty stellar.
08-01-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By shants

They are cheaper quality hubs than the...

They are cheaper quality hubs than the sealed-bearing formulas. I don't know that the flanges on either are "stronger," but the bearings on the formulas will be more durable, especially in sub-par...
08-01-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By shants

Be sure to check your frame and fork very...

Be sure to check your frame and fork very carefully for buckled tubes. I've known several people who've crashed and thought that there was no damage only to later find slight bends or crinkled paint...
07-31-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By shants

if the stem is seized in the fork steerer, you...

if the stem is seized in the fork steerer, you may need to use some penetrating oil to loosen it up.
07-30-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By shants

I don't believe that he is talking about rim...

I don't believe that he is talking about rim tape, but, rather, a tire liner. Slime and a few other companies sell puncture-resistant strips that you put between your tube and tire to decrease the...
07-30-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By shants

I would either buy a more puncture-resistant tire...

I would either buy a more puncture-resistant tire like the Continental Gatorskin or keep what you have and buy a tire liner. If you go with both, the increase in rotational weight will really bog you...
07-30-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By shants

The main difference between saddles for men and...

The main difference between saddles for men and women is that the latter are wider to accommodate the larger distance between the "sit bones" in women. This may or may not cause you problems.
07-24-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,844
Posted By shants

sugino gigas or bust.

sugino gigas or bust.
07-24-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,897
Posted By shants

the brakes definitely look a bit kludgy. you can...

the brakes definitely look a bit kludgy. you can avoid damage to your fork by wrapping a piece of old bike tube between the fork and mount.
07-24-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,844
Posted By shants

If we were comparing two models of the same...

If we were comparing two models of the same bottom bracket, one with a 110mm spindle and one with a 130mm spindle, I would be inclined to agree that the 130mm setup is more likely to break. That is...
07-24-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,844
Posted By shants

This argument is quite flawed. Regardless of the...

This argument is quite flawed. Regardless of the length of the spindle, the fulcrum(s) (i.e.: the bearing contact points) are farther from the load (i.e.: the force of you pedaling) in the case of...
07-24-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,045
Posted By shants

Andre Nickatina, did you do the ride with a...

Andre Nickatina, did you do the ride with a brake? I've done a few quite hilly 60ish mile rides brakeless, which were totally brutal. Speed modulation on the downhills sapped my energy; they were...
07-24-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By shants

A few years ago, after having my back totally...

A few years ago, after having my back totally annihilated by sweat from traditional messenger bags every day, I decided to spring for one of the Fabric Horse utility belts. I'd been using a hip...
07-24-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By shants

I ride unpadded kashimax aero saddles on a couple...

I ride unpadded kashimax aero saddles on a couple of my bikes. They get kind of gruesome after 30 miles of sustained riding or so, but I love them for on-and-off riding around town. They handle...
07-23-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,254
Posted By shants

Be careful about comparing weight, because the...

Be careful about comparing weight, because the Omnium crankset includes the bottom bracket spindle since it is integrated. A more reasonable comparison is sugino 75 + bb of choice compared to Omnium...
07-23-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,254
Posted By shants

Sinn, I haven't taken a ruler to my drive train,...

Sinn, I haven't taken a ruler to my drive train, but it has been more or less silent with the chain well-lubed using the cog on the Level hub that I have.
07-23-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,254
Posted By shants

I own bikes with both. Because of the external...

I own bikes with both. Because of the external bottom bracket, I will say that the Omnium system is indeed stiffer than the Sugino 75, but I have not noticed any tangible performance difference.
07-23-08, 06:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,035
Posted By shants

as one person mentioned above, this is the...

as one person mentioned above, this is the solution:

http://static.eway.com/catalog/1/sp02_109916_oe.jpg

The key will stay out of the way if you wear it farther up your arm (past the elbow).
07-21-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,650
Posted By shants

Vonzip, both track ends and horizontal dropouts...

Vonzip, both track ends and horizontal dropouts are available in a variety of lengths. Some track ends are obnoxiously short and some dropouts (e.g. Simplex and the Campagnolo 1010) are quite long....
07-21-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By shants

the neistat brothers video is classic.

the neistat brothers video is classic.
07-17-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By shants

The kazane hubs are just rebadged dimensions as...

The kazane hubs are just rebadged dimensions as far as I can tell. I tend to think that the formula hubs are nicer as their hardware is better and the threads seem a little more solid.
07-17-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,629
Posted By shants

wow, this thread is choice.

wow, this thread is choice.
07-14-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By shants

The 'quill' is the portion that fits into the...

The 'quill' is the portion that fits into the fork steerer. I have found that both styles are equally effective.
07-14-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,990
Posted By shants

The Pulse is made from Kinesis tubing.

The Pulse is made from Kinesis tubing.
07-14-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By shants

http://velospace.org/files/bridgestone-01.jpg ...

http://velospace.org/files/bridgestone-01.jpg
the track bike that i built and rode 'many moons ago.'
07-09-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By shants

have you ever considered looking at the websites...

have you ever considered looking at the websites for various lock manufacturers?
07-09-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,850
Posted By shants

Post two is on point -- you hop the rear wheel...

Post two is on point -- you hop the rear wheel ever-so-slightly and then lock your legs. Once you become comfortable with the process, the hop will transition into the skid seamlessly. You don't...
07-09-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,316
Posted By shants

It would seem that the likelihood of toe overlap...

It would seem that the likelihood of toe overlap will decrease as the length of the top tube increases on a given frame. On some of the larger keirin frames that I've seen, the top tube is...
07-07-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By shants

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25...

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=BBT-22
07-07-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By shants

People frequently run setups with a single chain...

People frequently run setups with a single chain ring up front, so I don't think you'll have any insurmountable problems. As noted above, it will be a bit cumbersome to swap between the fixed/geared...
07-07-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By shants

You'll want to be quite careful about chain line....

You'll want to be quite careful about chain line. With a standard track crankset and bottom bracket, you'll end up with a chain line of ~42.5-43mm, which will only line up well with the very the...
07-06-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By shants

Of course - they made 144BCD road cranks for a...

Of course - they made 144BCD road cranks for a while.
07-06-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By shants

you, sir, likely need a different bottom bracket.

you, sir, likely need a different bottom bracket.
07-05-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By shants

yep - you are good so long as you get an "english...

yep - you are good so long as you get an "english threaded" freewheel and not one designated "metric."
07-05-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By shants

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_de...

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=1761 -- they sell an english threaded 14 tooth ACS freewheel.
06-30-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,749
Posted By shants

I find myself rather unmoved by this whole...

I find myself rather unmoved by this whole debate, but I am rather certain that questioning the efficacy of critical mass doesn't mean that you "bend over and take it in the ass from car[s]." Believe...
06-30-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,749
Posted By shants

critical mass is such a joke.

critical mass is such a joke.
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