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07-23-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,992,654
Posted By Nitram612

http://i.imgur.com/7HofBwO.jpg?1 Got this...

http://i.imgur.com/7HofBwO.jpg?1

Got this bundle for a song on Craigslist today.
06-29-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 694,520
Posted By Nitram612

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/39031569...

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/3903156964.html

This is a one of a kind fully restored single speed road bike. The frame is a Firenze GL5000 what has been stripped down to metal, primed...
06-25-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nitram612

A few years ago I found a tall Fuji S-10-S in the...

A few years ago I found a tall Fuji S-10-S in the woods. The frame was super heavy hi ten and rusted, but the components were surprisingly nice. Nitto bars and stem, Sugino Maxxy crankset, Suntour Vx...
05-31-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 694,520
Posted By Nitram612

Yeah I wondered about that too. I also love the...

Yeah I wondered about that too. I also love the tiny downward pointing light on the end of the tri bars.
05-31-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 694,520
Posted By Nitram612

Spotted in the wild. ...

Spotted in the wild.
http://i.imgur.com/yKQXzuO.jpg?1
05-20-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 694,520
Posted By Nitram612

I always see a bike locked up on my way to work...

I always see a bike locked up on my way to work that has the same bar setup, except with a bar end lever. Slime green tape and tires of course.
04-25-13, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,429,332
Posted By Nitram612

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/bik/37645937...

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/bik/3764593730.html
http://i.imgur.com/ydQg1VW.jpg

Start the racing season this spring with a winning racing bike. 2007 but like new and only used for one...
04-15-13, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 694,520
Posted By Nitram612

http://i.imgur.com/mq2CYFV.gif

http://i.imgur.com/mq2CYFV.gif
04-14-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nitram612

Uh I never said I couldn't do it. I find it a lot...

Uh I never said I couldn't do it. I find it a lot easier to clip into my SPD pedals on the first try where as with clips and straps I couldn't always nail it on the first rotation.
04-14-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nitram612

Clipping into double sided pedals is a lot easier...

Clipping into double sided pedals is a lot easier than trying to flip the pedal and catch the strap in one shot.
04-10-13, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Nitram612

- A set of wheels in my dumber days - Lights...

- A set of wheels in my dumber days
- Lights once (Stupid)
- Cheapo MTB grips multiple times (WTF?)

I'm pretty careful now. I avoid locking my bike up in public if I have a safer option. Always...
04-09-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,422
Posted By Nitram612

The Fantom Cross Uno fits your requirements if...

The Fantom Cross Uno fits your requirements if you don't mind canti brakes. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm

It has front and rear rack/fender mounts and even comes with a...
04-04-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Nitram612

Unfortunately misled youth dropping things on...

Unfortunately misled youth dropping things on cyclists is pretty commonplace on the Midtown Greenway. So are ambushes by muggers. I'm glad I rarely need to use it.
03-18-13, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,533
Posted By Nitram612

Difference between cheap and more expensive cogs?

I recently purchased a Fantom Cross Uno to use as a winter commuter/around town beater. It came with a freewheel which is fun for tooling around and hopping curbs but the novelty is wearing off and...
03-06-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,941
Posted By Nitram612

I recently got a new bike and have yet to put a...

I recently got a new bike and have yet to put a fixed cog on and this is the biggest difference (besides being able to coast) that I noticed. It just feels squishy and inefficient.
03-05-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 837,005
Posted By Nitram612

Found something cool at Savers yesterday. ...

Found something cool at Savers yesterday.
http://i.imgur.com/35xPWCg.jpg?2
02-18-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 759,816
Posted By Nitram612

http://i.imgur.com/PwYvCah.jpg Still needs...

http://i.imgur.com/PwYvCah.jpg

Still needs at least a front studded tire before it's a proper winter ride, but I'm liking it so far.
02-16-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By Nitram612

Over the years I have gotten pretty used to...

Over the years I have gotten pretty used to random people on the street yelling out "LANCE ARMSTRONG!" when they see me riding along. Lately I have been hearing "JIMMY JOHNS!" more and more,...
01-21-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,490
Posted By Nitram612

Thanks for the input. One review I read said it...

Thanks for the input. One review I read said it comes with 175mm crank arms. Is it true that BD components can vary or is that what I should expect out of the box? I intend to ride fixed and that...
01-20-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,490
Posted By Nitram612

Kilo WT vs. Fantom Cross UNO

I am looking at my options for a new low priced winter commuter/city bike. My old tank of a fixed gear conversion was recently stolen and I just want to buy a complete bike to replace it. Both have...
12-20-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,267
Posted By Nitram612

The bars are aluminum. I think it was flipped at...

The bars are aluminum. I think it was flipped at one point so they must have been replaced. Kind of surprised me to see aluminum bars on it when everything else was so low end. Also it had fresh...
12-19-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,267
Posted By Nitram612

Upgrading Schwinn World Sport. Worth the weight savings or overkill?

I have a Schwinn World Sport that I got for free sitting in my basement. It seems to be a good fit for my girlfriend who does not currently have an adult bike. The markings on the frame are G1180...
12-09-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,385
Posted By Nitram612

I did my first full winter with just cyclocross...

I did my first full winter with just cyclocross tires. It was OK for snow but it was still super easy to lose my front from under me on ice.
Last year I got a no name 32c studded tire and haven't...
11-08-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14,259
Views: 3,165,205
Posted By Nitram612

Thanks, it cleaned up nicely. I finished...

Thanks, it cleaned up nicely. I finished rebuilding it this summer with mostly found or traded parts. Suntour Vx derailleurs with Suntour power DT shifters, Sugino Maxxy crankset, Dia Compe...
10-30-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,117
Posted By Nitram612

I used to get really bothered by it but just kind...

I used to get really bothered by it but just kind of came to accept it over the years. It's one thing if they are jerks about it but most of the time they are easily avoidable and life is too short...
10-29-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Nitram612

I have seen those at a couple spots around...

I have seen those at a couple spots around Minneapolis. Unfortunately some idiot always breaks the pump.
10-02-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,177
Posted By Nitram612

At my last job I was fortunate to have a bike...

At my last job I was fortunate to have a bike locker (big plastic pod with locking door). One day someone parked their motorcycle directly in front of the door, preventing me from opening it. What...
09-26-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By Nitram612

I once spit on a the passenger side window of a...

I once spit on a the passenger side window of a woman who was very slowly passing me (almost at the same speed) with less than 2 feet to spare when she had another lane available. Scared the ****...
09-21-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Nitram612

I don't see what the big deal is. How many...

I don't see what the big deal is. How many "Should I steal this bike that's been locked up for 6 months?" threads have there been? Dude is probably rolling around on another stolen bike unless he...
09-18-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,939
Posted By Nitram612

Those guys handled the situation a lot better...

Those guys handled the situation a lot better than I would have.
09-15-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,221
Posted By Nitram612

Hah never sold a bike but I sold a guitar on...

Hah never sold a bike but I sold a guitar on Craigslist a few months back. The guy who ended up getting it was the most high maintenance individual I have ever dealt with (a baby boomer I might add)....
09-12-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By Nitram612

I hate the one-way left side bike lanes here....

I hate the one-way left side bike lanes here. Drivers drive faster and closer, it scares the crap out of me.
09-05-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Nitram612

This article is from 2007. Also who wrote it, a...

This article is from 2007. Also who wrote it, a junior high student? That is some terrible writing.
09-01-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,493
Posted By Nitram612

I saw it last Saturday and it was exactly what I...

I saw it last Saturday and it was exactly what I expected it to be. No more, no less. I LOLed at the phone scene in the end where all the dispatchers were summoning the messenger army.
08-15-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Nitram612

I know exactly what you mean. I have only been...

I know exactly what you mean. I have only been riding as an adult in an urban area for 5 years or so, but I feel completely confident and unfazed by traffic. I have a strong sense of how to judge...
08-09-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By Nitram612

I think some people just never like to go around...

I think some people just never like to go around anything. They expect the path in front of them to be clear at all times, and it's your fault for making them slow down whether you are on a bicycle,...
08-07-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By Nitram612

I hate when people do this. Nut up or back off.

I hate when people do this. Nut up or back off.
08-02-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Nitram612

I remember seeing a fork on Prolly a while back...

I remember seeing a fork on Prolly a while back with two separate dropouts, one facing down (mad barspinz bro) and one on the front. Having trouble finding it right now.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,234
Posted By Nitram612

A 36 pack of Boxer lager in my large Banjo...

A 36 pack of Boxer lager in my large Banjo Brothers messenger bag. Did that a couple times and then stopped after I dislocated my shoulder.
07-26-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By Nitram612

I found this frame in a pile of someone's moving...

I found this frame in a pile of someone's moving out garbage in the alley behind my house about a year ago. Fortunately I got it before some crackhead scrap collector did. Looked like it was a...
07-22-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,581
Posted By Nitram612

I understand it's his money to do with what he...

I understand it's his money to do with what he pleases but this guy has a history of making poor financial decisions in other aspects of his life and I'm just trying to save a friend from himself.
07-22-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,581
Posted By Nitram612

Yeah I kind of suspect that no matter how hard I...

Yeah I kind of suspect that no matter how hard I try my words are falling on deaf ears. He also wants to buy a full carbon bike after going to a couple races with a different friend of his even...
07-22-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By Nitram612

It was most likely not checked over by a mechanic...

It was most likely not checked over by a mechanic before going out on the floor. It could be fine, or it could have some problems that most people would not notice right away (loose bottom bracket,...
07-22-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,581
Posted By Nitram612

Friend who won't listen

I have a friend who got bit hard by the cycling bug this year, much to my surprise. I wholeheartedly support his new hobby/lifestyle change but he refuses to take any of my advice when it comes to...
07-19-12, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Nitram612

I put thousands of miles on a touring frame fixed...

I put thousands of miles on a touring frame fixed gear conversion over the last few years. It made a great commuter and an excellent winter bike with 32 c cyclocross tires (studded up front) and...
07-03-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By Nitram612

Wow thanks that's something I would not have...

Wow thanks that's something I would not have realized until everything was put together.
07-02-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,312
Posted By Nitram612

I was riding my fixed gear conversion to work and...

I was riding my fixed gear conversion to work and the brake cable for the single front brake wasn't fully anchored apparently. I pulled the lever and it popped out. I can skid decently but it caught...
07-02-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By Nitram612

Suntour Vx vs SL front derailleur

I am currently gathering my nuts for a light touring/daily commuter build and was wondering what the difference was. I like the aesthetics of the Vx and it matches my rear derailleur. Is there any...
06-09-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,324
Posted By Nitram612

I guess I just assume that if someone is fixing a...

I guess I just assume that if someone is fixing a flat they already have the tools for the job. I got one last summer and someone stopped to see if I needed help, he almost seemed disappointed when...
06-04-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,345
Posted By Nitram612

I recently inherited my former roommate's fixed...

I recently inherited my former roommate's fixed gear conversion. Instead of filing off the cable guides, he chose to yank them off with a pliers, so now there are three nice little cracked/twisted...
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