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06-13-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

Interesting little tidbit: Philly cops are some...

Interesting little tidbit:
Philly cops are some of the most arrogant, least helpful, most demeaning (or at least they attempt to be) individuals i'm forced to occasionally deal with.
Having to...
06-13-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

Thanks, man. I filed a police report today. ...

Thanks, man.

I filed a police report today. I'm going to spend most of tomorrow getting in touch with shops and getting them whatever they need.

Thanks again.
06-12-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

does anyone have any other advice (as far as...

does anyone have any other advice (as far as places to post, places other than craigslist to look, etc)?

Also: i feel like i saw the bike yesterday afternoon riding down Columbus ave. I can't be...
06-10-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

Thanks, man. That means a lot. Yeah....

Thanks, man. That means a lot.



Yeah. That's going to be taken care of soon. I'm really not worried about the money, though. I just want to get the bike back...
06-10-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

Since this is BF, here are the details: The...

Since this is BF, here are the details:

The bike was stolen sometime in the past month. I haven't ridden it very much at all in 2011.
As such, i don't know the exact day. It could have been...
06-10-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By sp00ki

STOLEN: Black Bob Jackson Vigorelli, Center City Philadelphia (details inside)

Hello.
My Bob Jackson Vigorelli (black, black/white decals) was stolen from my work in Center City Philadelphia recently (i'll explain in a bit).

Here is the detail of the build:
- Black BJ...
09-09-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,727
Posted By sp00ki

Over five years have passed since i first saw the...

Over five years have passed since i first saw the foot retention question asked, and people STILL prefer to starting a thread about it vs. searching.

This forum is so bizarre...
09-09-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,512
Posted By sp00ki

1) not sure. it's horizontal now, but i don't...

1) not sure. it's horizontal now, but i don't remember changing it. It's sorta why i came here looking for an old pic in the first place-- i don't remember moving it at all, but it's somehow...
09-08-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By sp00ki

lol.

lol.
09-08-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By sp00ki

You don't have a bike?

You don't have a bike?
09-08-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,512
Posted By sp00ki

Bump because i wanted to see my saddle's setback...

Bump because i wanted to see my saddle's setback in 08 and forgot how LOL this thread was.
10-21-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By sp00ki

The forward hand position helps when you're out...

The forward hand position helps when you're out over your bars in a sprint. You lose the ability to engage your muscles effectively when your hands are "trapped" back.

If cavendish could ride...
10-14-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By sp00ki

Sizing on 88/89 Eddy Merckx road frames...

Are they measured c-c or c-t?
Also, can you tell me anything about them? I'm talking to a long distance pal about buying one, but i want to make sure i know what i'm getting into.
Communication...
09-23-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By sp00ki

i can't wait for the day users take a second to...

i can't wait for the day users take a second to read a single effing line before randomly posting whatever crap from last year's threads they can think of.
09-23-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By sp00ki

if you don't want to lose the height advantage of...

if you don't want to lose the height advantage of the risers, raise your stem with spacers. if there's no room left, get something with positive rise (there are a lot of really slick looking...
09-23-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By sp00ki

actually, you're wrong. he doesn't have to...

actually, you're wrong. he doesn't have to answer any questions posed by you or anyone. if he wants tighter geometry, then he's allowed to buy a frame with tighter geometry, regardless of what any...
08-22-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,394
Posted By sp00ki

he's from wisconsin. don't blame him because you...

he's from wisconsin. don't blame him because you repost stuff.
08-22-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,296
Posted By sp00ki

(assuming you'd be so moronic as to want to ride...

(assuming you'd be so moronic as to want to ride a bike so uselessly light)
08-22-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,296
Posted By sp00ki

poll: would you ride a sub 10 pound bike built...

poll:
would you ride a sub 10 pound bike built by someone who's never heard of a single half link?
07-08-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By sp00ki

sike. just put the chain up against your...

sike. just put the chain up against your ring/cog (where you like your wheel) and break it ONE CHAIN LONGER than what you think it should be. if it's too lose when installing the chain, break the...
07-08-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By sp00ki

use: - ruler (metric) - gum (bubble) -...

use:

- ruler (metric)
- gum (bubble)
- tie (neck)
- thread (this one sucks)
07-02-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By sp00ki

not really having any idea what you're talking...

not really having any idea what you're talking about but posting like you do is also poor form.
07-01-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By sp00ki

starting a thread with blatant lies is horrible...

starting a thread with blatant lies is horrible form, fy.
06-30-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By sp00ki

that's it exactly. gearing down forces you to...

that's it exactly.
gearing down forces you to develop a spin faster, but you're going to develop spin anyway regardless of what gear you're in. the only difference is that 100rpm is going to get...
06-30-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By sp00ki

47x16 is a fantastic gearing (but not much...

47x16 is a fantastic gearing (but not much different from 48, i'm sure).
it's great for bursting into sprints and not so big that you can't get up climbs.
good balance of speed and practicality imo.
06-29-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,100
Posted By sp00ki

i visited quite a few livestock farms and a...

i visited quite a few livestock farms and a chicken slaughterhouse, as well as dairy farms. i can assure you that not only are "PETA's descriptions" quite accurate, but in many instances seeing the...
06-25-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,311
Posted By sp00ki

first thing in this thread that doesn't have...

first thing in this thread that doesn't have downs/aids on it.
06-23-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,788
Posted By sp00ki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZY9287pYZM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZY9287pYZM

That'll be $40, please.
06-23-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,788
Posted By sp00ki

lol... nerds.

lol... nerds.
06-16-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,492
Posted By sp00ki

depends on what they're doing. if they look...

depends on what they're doing.
if they look like they're appreciating it, then no-- don't mind.
leaning on it? eff that.
i don't mind someone touching my bike as long as i know they're treating...
Forum: Introductions
06-13-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By sp00ki

Wait, really? I bet i know you...

Wait, really?

I bet i know you...
06-12-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,745
Posted By sp00ki

true story. when it comes to a track hub, it's...

true story.
when it comes to a track hub, it's really 70% about the bearings. paying more for better quality only comes into play when dealing with loose ball (dura ace, for instance), as the hub...
06-07-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By sp00ki

looks absolutely repulsive, but seems like it'd...

looks absolutely repulsive, but seems like it'd offer a comfortable ride.

and for the record, based on the way the saddle is positioned you could go much faster with a smaller cockpit. this fit...
06-07-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By sp00ki

i'm pretty sure he said "track bike" in his...

i'm pretty sure he said "track bike" in his discription of what he's looking for.


they're made by kinlin, were designed exclusively for iro, actually, and are pretty good wheels. why would you...
06-05-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By sp00ki

it won't be good for sprinting. short stems are...

it won't be good for sprinting. short stems are great for maneuverability in traffic, but that's about it. sprinting on a short stem-- especially if you're out of saddle and over the bars-- will get...
06-05-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,093
Posted By sp00ki

i hope you fail at selling "your friend's" 30...

i hope you fail at selling "your friend's" 30 stolen bikes.
06-03-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,234
Posted By sp00ki

you have to see it to get it. basically, think...

you have to see it to get it. basically, think of a clam with an overbite. you unzip from side around the top to the other side and it opens like a clam. there are two zippers, so depending on how...
06-01-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,234
Posted By sp00ki

this bag is hands down the best backpack i have...

this bag is hands down the best backpack i have ever owned.

period.

not a single shortcut was taken. if you need a bag and have $200 to spend, get a sag. they do messenger and roll top bags...
06-01-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,100
Posted By sp00ki

if you think a cleaned, refrigerated and tied pig...

if you think a cleaned, refrigerated and tied pig on a counter top comes remotely close to "seeing where their food comes from", you are grossly misinformed.
try spending an afternoon with that pig...
06-01-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,605
Posted By sp00ki

yes, proceed.

yes, proceed.
06-01-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By sp00ki

i meant specifically taking it to an auto body...

i meant specifically taking it to an auto body place and having them bake a clearcoat on.

is this even an option?
06-01-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,605
Posted By sp00ki

i wasn't writing that to you, i was writing that...

i wasn't writing that to you, i was writing that to him. trust me-- i appreciate when people do what you do.
06-01-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By sp00ki

i see. yeah. maybe the pedros inflator was...

i see. yeah. maybe the pedros inflator was better than i gave it credit for.

bought the super small (green) innovations one anyway (forgot to check this thread). it's super tiny, and at a bulk...
05-31-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By sp00ki

yeah-- less pointless speculation/misinformation.

yeah-- less pointless speculation/misinformation.
05-31-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By sp00ki

Bob Jackson paint, the fact that it sucks, and whether or not clearcoat helps.

I have a Bob Jackson Vigorelli which has developed a nick here and there (more here and there than i'd like).
I'm used to powder coat so it's to be expected that paint is going to hold up worse than...
05-31-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,605
Posted By sp00ki

why don't you wait 3-6 months before attempting...

why don't you wait 3-6 months before attempting to predict what's going to happen with a part you've never installed/held/ridden/seen/touched/been in the same room with?
people have ridden these...
05-31-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By sp00ki

why would you speculate on something you know...

why would you speculate on something you know nothing about? not one to nitpick, but of all the things newjacks do, guessing about what something is based on nothing substantial is the most annoying.
05-29-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By sp00ki

Most consistently reliable inflator?

So my pedros inflator recently sprung a slow leak. I usually keep unpierced carts in my bag, but once i crack it, it's now done within two days.
It used to hold carts for months with no problem......
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