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07-13-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

Love mine. I first bought the oatmeal colored,...

Love mine. I first bought the oatmeal colored, then switched to the black.
Got the black one for less than $45 shipped from geartrader.com. Great site!
11-21-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,356,238
Posted By Bala

Check this...

Check this (http://www.bunchobikes.com/kickstand.htm) out.
11-21-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Bala

I agree. Plus, that article doesn't have enough...

I agree.
Plus, that article doesn't have enough info. to make judgments.
Was he in a bike lane?
Was he on the shoulder?
Was the vehicle's driver impaired?
Did the biker have lights and they just...
11-21-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By Bala

Was that subtle humor or just a mis-type? ...

Was that subtle humor or just a mis-type?

No offense meant dayvan, but I thought everyone and their g-ma knew about these type of scams.
11-21-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Bala

Yeah, stem nuts are great when you have a flat. ...

Yeah, stem nuts are great when you have a flat.
I always keep the caps on as well to prevent gunk getting in the valve. They do serve a purpose in my opinion.
11-21-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 502,223
Posted By Bala

^^Nice. I like the shape of that frame. Would be...

^^Nice. I like the shape of that frame. Would be a good one for the "fixed gear cruiser thread".
*edit*
Ha, was posted there.

Nice Rob Roy up there as well. I need to post mine in here...
11-18-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Bala

Maybe you could contact Bob's mom...

Maybe you could contact Bob's mom (http://www.the-wallflowers.net/article063099.htm) and see what his favorite recipe is?
11-18-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By Bala

http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/images/techni...

http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/images/techniques/icingcakewithspatula/icingcakewithspatula_step3.jpg

Sorry for the injuries though, be careful!
11-18-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Bala

I agree. With a half link (or maybe just by...

I agree. With a half link (or maybe just by shortening the chain) those drops should work, and it'll look much better.
I have a Raleigh Technium conversion which has short horizontal drops and I...
11-17-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,314
Posted By Bala

Ah, could be. At any rate, haikus are more fun...

Ah, could be.
At any rate, haikus are more fun to talk about than the old brake/no brake mess.
11-17-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,314
Posted By Bala

You're one syllable short of a haiku.

You're one syllable short of a haiku.
11-13-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bala

Yeah, but on really cold days I slip on my boots...

Yeah, but on really cold days I slip on my boots and Saddle Up the old hoss for my commute to the ranch.:rolleyes:
11-13-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bala

I use a Bern Brentwood summer and winter. It's a...

I use a Bern Brentwood summer and winter. It's a little warm in the summer, but not bad. Winter it's great. I'm in Austin, TX for weather reference.
One of my biggest concerns was avoiding the...
11-11-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,675
Posted By Bala

Here's an older picture: ...

Here's an older picture:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_F7gsyz6XtyM/SAqdDYC4VbI/AAAAAAAAADY/Zek6ZPGphBc/s1600/trixie-500x226.jpg

This early version had a spoke wrench on the 15mm end.
Still,...
11-07-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,113
Posted By Bala

I think it would be almost impossible, if not...

I think it would be almost impossible, if not impossible, to find anyone else out there who has used plastic to shim a seat post. If no one does it you won't find evidence of failure, but that...
11-05-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,113
Posted By Bala

I'm guessing/hoping that tennis ball can was...

I'm guessing/hoping that tennis ball can was metal not plastic. Either way I'd get a new/used post that fits and not have to worry about it. If your seat post slams down mid-ride, it won't be...
11-04-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bala

^^^Can't condone that, but man it must have felt...

^^^Can't condone that, but man it must have felt good!
10-30-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bala

On my 15 mile round trip (I know not really a...

On my 15 mile round trip (I know not really a long ride) to and from work mine is decent. My Brooks is better (shoot, maybe I shouldn't have said the "B" word).
Anyway, I agree with qp, everyone is...
10-24-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Bala

Interesting. But the rear lighting, as some...

Interesting.

But the rear lighting, as some of the comments mention:

http://www.dezeen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/michael-young-city-speedback.jpg

Awesome example of form over function.
10-24-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

Mine came in early, picked it up last night after...

Mine came in early, picked it up last night after work.
It makes a very good first impression. Fits extremely well on the back and has plenty of pockets for my stuff. I do wish it had a few small...
10-23-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,504
Posted By Bala

I have a GB Rob Roy that I rode over the past...

I have a GB Rob Roy that I rode over the past summer. Love it.
10-23-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bala

In Texas with a plate number and 5 bucks you can...

In Texas with a plate number and 5 bucks you can find out plenty of information from the DMV. With a name and address, your options are almost limitless.
My first instinct is, well, not nice. But,...
10-22-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,154
Posted By Bala

This week: Monday, air horn out the window of...

This week:
Monday, air horn out the window of passing car. (that's a new one)
Tuesday, garbage truck honks and guns it around me in the empty lane to my left.

Couldn't catch up to either, but...
10-22-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

Thanks!

Thanks!
10-22-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

What models (camera and bag)? My wife is looking...

What models (camera and bag)? My wife is looking for something for her digital Rebel.
10-22-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

Good to hear as that's what I'll be using mine...

Good to hear as that's what I'll be using mine for as well. I have a medium Timbuk2, and it's alright, but I want something a little more stable and with some back padding. Also, I'm not really...
10-22-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bala

That's funny, I ordered one last week. Should be...

That's funny, I ordered one last week. Should be here Friday.

Check out REI...
10-22-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Bala

Check the link. Looks like an old Schwinn rack. ...

Check the link. Looks like an old Schwinn rack.

Seems to be a decent deal if the fit is right.
10-22-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By Bala

This thread is from like 2.5 years ago, so could...

This thread is from like 2.5 years ago, so could be.
10-20-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Bala

Funny. It helps that I don't work in a cube...

Funny.
It helps that I don't work in a cube farm...anymore.:p
I've had zero complaints, mostly co-workers with the standard "how far?" "nice bike." etc.
10-20-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Bala

I carry mine up a flight of stairs and it sits...

I carry mine up a flight of stairs and it sits directly in front of me in my office.:)
10-16-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Bala

Yup.

Yup.
10-15-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,522
Posted By Bala

I love little tricks like this! I "upgraded" my...

I love little tricks like this!
I "upgraded" my GR9s when you posted this a while back. I used 1986 nickels, the year of my bike.
10-09-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Bala

I have a Cane Creek crosstop on my Raleigh...

I have a Cane Creek crosstop on my Raleigh conversion and it works great. It's also very convenient that they are hinged for easy removal/ installation.

Although, if you are going to be riding...
10-09-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Bala

Yes, as long as it's the correct color.:p

Yes, as long as it's the correct color.:p
10-01-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,093
Posted By Bala

I agree. I first practiced on my single...

I agree.

I first practiced on my single speed. It really helped me get the motion down with out worrying about my legs constantly moving. When I started riding fixed, it was almost second...
10-01-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bala

Serious question, do either of you (or anyone...

Serious question, do either of you (or anyone else) have any real experiance with this issue? I am yet to hear a single first hand story or even see a picture of a failed DP18.
I run one on the...
10-01-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bala

Selle Regal and Brooks B17 for me, but you're...

Selle Regal and Brooks B17 for me, but you're just going to have to try several out. Although, the B17 seems to be the most universally fitting saddle no matter how "controversial" it is. I...
09-25-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bala

Try some rubbing alcohol or fingernail polish...

Try some rubbing alcohol or fingernail polish remover. Works well on sticker residue as well.
Nothing wrong with wanting to keep your wheels clean, but eventually the paint is going to wear off and...
09-25-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,374
Posted By Bala

Awesome conversion. Great post. Good choice...

Awesome conversion.
Great post.
Good choice on the GR9s. Check out this post for the Transfixed06 "GR9 nickel trick".
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=417218&highlight=nickles
07-23-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 25,607
Posted By Bala

My latest addition: ...

My latest addition:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e343/Balasilk/1963%20Beetle/resize1.jpg

And my fixed gear and single speed:
...
07-18-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bala

Anyone ever use this on a bike chain? ...

Anyone ever use this on a bike chain?

http://www.solomotoparts.com/product_image.php?imageid=6759&icon=N

I used to use it on my motorcycles, but I've never tried it on a bicycle chain...
07-18-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,658
Posted By Bala

I have one on the rear of my conversion, works...

I have one on the rear of my conversion, works great for me.
I'm a fan of the silver.
07-18-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Bala

Post some pictures if you get a chance. I'm...

Post some pictures if you get a chance. I'm kinda a fan of the varsity.
07-17-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,446
Posted By Bala

Naughah, that last one is left hand drive.

Naughah, that last one is left hand drive.
07-09-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,941
Posted By Bala

I bet over the past 2+ years since this was...

I bet over the past 2+ years since this was posted the OP has gotten better at skids or given up.
06-24-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By Bala

52x17 might be a little tough, up in the low 80s...

52x17 might be a little tough, up in the low 80s for gear inches.

Kinda depends on your terrain/fitness. A 19 cog might work well for you. Either 17 or 19 will give you a good amount of skid...
06-24-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By Bala

I'd go with the larger chain-ring. How many...

I'd go with the larger chain-ring. How many teeth does yours have? Mine's 53, and I'm thinking about switching it out and getting a 21t cog.

I like my drops with a cross lever on top. You might...
06-23-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By Bala

I love mine as well. Go for it! I'm running...

I love mine as well.
Go for it!
I'm running 42x17 (did have 42x16, but went with a 17 cog to increase skid patches).
...
06-20-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,356,238
Posted By Bala

Solid Nishiki conversion. I like it.

Solid Nishiki conversion. I like it.
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