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08-18-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Thetank

What you have to consider in all this,...

What you have to consider in all this, specifically if you're looking to flip it and the prices you found are cheap, what price are you looking to sell this conversion at?
Even at $100 it's a tough...
08-18-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,428
Posted By Thetank

Get on a geared bike, ride the hills and find out...

Get on a geared bike, ride the hills and find out what gearing you're most comfortable at and match the gearing to your fixed gear.
08-11-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Thetank

You're riding a bike on 20" wheels as a fixed...

You're riding a bike on 20" wheels as a fixed gear?
08-11-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Thetank

Why do you feel you need something so high end as...

Why do you feel you need something so high end as Omniums first of all? And what's wrong with your stock cranks?
As it's already been mentioned prior, this is top of the line before you get to...
08-11-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By Thetank

Unless you already have all the parts necessary...

Unless you already have all the parts necessary to convert this bike, by the time you buy all the parts necessary you're already past the price point of a brand new value fixed gear that's all too...
08-07-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Thetank

Maybe a quieter chain line but no performance...

Maybe a quieter chain line but no performance benefits.
05-07-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 445,453
Posted By Thetank

You're 6' tall and ride a 66cm frame? HOW!?

You're 6' tall and ride a 66cm frame? HOW!?
04-06-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Thetank

Get the Aventon, or the Unknown, aluminum bikes...

Get the Aventon, or the Unknown, aluminum bikes all ride the same anyways.
04-06-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By Thetank

No, nobody wears them.... It's actually the...

No, nobody wears them....

It's actually the most common riding shoe that isn't a cycling specific shoe. I rode mine for years before they finally died, you can't go wrong with Sambas.
02-26-12, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Thetank

"A Messenger bags or knows well as a courier bags...

"A Messenger bags or knows well as a courier bags is a type of sack, that is worn over one shoulder with a strap that winds around the chest resting the bag on the lower back. It’s often used by...
02-20-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By Thetank

I've had B43s and the Julians, got the julians...

I've had B43s and the Julians, got the julians from the origin8 site for $143.55 shipped. Suckers showed up at my door exactly two days later, for free shipping that is FAST! Only difference...
02-13-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 56,596
Posted By Thetank

^I concur! North Texas sucks royally for...

^I concur! North Texas sucks royally for cycling, even worse for fixed gear. I made the mistake of stepping into one of the bigger bike shops in my area looking for a cog, I got told with much...
02-09-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,498
Posted By Thetank

Oh trust me, no one here ever assumed you know...

Oh trust me, no one here ever assumed you know what 20mph on a bike feels like.
02-09-12, 11:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,498
Posted By Thetank

My point about the accident I mentioned was...

My point about the accident I mentioned was answering the question of what a 20lb bike could do when an even lighter bike caused the end of a life, brakes or no brakes we're all unprepared to react...
02-08-12, 12:57 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,498
Posted By Thetank

Here in one of our local trails, a guy riding his...

Here in one of our local trails, a guy riding his even lighter than 20lbs time trial bike ran into a lady jogging who thought it would be wise to just do a U-turn without checking behind her, guess...
02-07-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,434
Posted By Thetank

The simplest advice about food and shopping for...

The simplest advice about food and shopping for it. . . you can survive and live healthy with just the foods found all around the produce section. Vegetables and lean proteins, everything else is...
12-19-11, 02:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,864
Posted By Thetank

If you live in the city you might as well buy a...

If you live in the city you might as well buy a motorcycle with a dead motor! If you're near a place that has seasons and elevation it's the perfect thing to spend money on.

It's fun to ride and...
12-18-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Thetank

Discussing this in the FGSS section only...

Discussing this in the FGSS section only reinforces the stereotype. . . . THANKS!
12-04-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Thetank

Tape them up, you won't even notice the groove is...

Tape them up, you won't even notice the groove is even there.
10-24-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,048
Posted By Thetank

Build it, ride it, if it's stolen how are you...

Build it, ride it, if it's stolen how are you supposed to know? Are you to look everywhere in town to verify before you build it? I wouldn't, $25 for a kilo frame sounds about right so why everyone...
10-21-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Thetank

All I ever have to keep a lookout for are snakes...

All I ever have to keep a lookout for are snakes and possums!
10-16-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,651
Posted By Thetank

I'm 6' and when I started riding I was over 260...

I'm 6' and when I started riding I was over 260 lbs and have been riding 23s all this time. My cross bike runs 32s because, well it's a cross bike, but my fixed rides 23s or 25s depending on what's...
07-12-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,412
Posted By Thetank

I agree about rando's being a ***** to mount, I...

I agree about rando's being a ***** to mount, I broke two sets of levers before I bought a set that allowed me to mount them. Used my thumbs which I ultimately damaged the nerves to both, the pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Thetank

I like the "Stalker" vibe Bobke portrays in these...

I like the "Stalker" vibe Bobke portrays in these ads, so funny and actually clever as someone already mentioned, they're not actors so this attempt at comedic acting is actually not bad.
07-11-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,182
Posted By Thetank

Damn right! I always have my trusty .40 S&W...

Damn right! I always have my trusty .40 S&W whenever I either sell of buy any craigslist item unless I know the seller/buyer. I'm a very trusting person but then again I carry 16 little guys that...
07-11-11, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Thetank

I say stick with the kilo, getting a fancy track...

I say stick with the kilo, getting a fancy track frame is more for the simple idea that once one outgrows riding the starter bike, buying some $1000 NJS Stamped super rare Keirin racer's old bike is...
02-07-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By Thetank

The cranks discussion always intrigues me, one...

The cranks discussion always intrigues me, one person comparing the cheap stuff as being too flimsy and now their top speed is borderline that of sound because they got $300 cranks on their bike!
...
02-07-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By Thetank

Are you using a scale to compare your bike to...

Are you using a scale to compare your bike to others or just picking them up by hand? If the difference is huge and you ordered the frame with an expected and promised weight as advertised and you...
02-04-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By Thetank

Even cheaper, just find a BB. ...

Even cheaper, just find a BB.

http://store.icyclesusa.com/or8-classic-sport-track-crankset-170x46-square-black-p25148.aspx
02-04-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Thetank

I broke two sets of Pedro's levers mounting a set...

I broke two sets of Pedro's levers mounting a set of Rando's on my bike a few years ago, my thumbs still hurt from it. I went to the LBS and bought a set of Bontrager levers which feel almost like a...
02-04-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By Thetank

If you and Scrod are done jerking each other off...

If you and Scrod are done jerking each other off maybe you could answer a few questions. What's your budget? What exactly are you looking for? Do you need a complete crankset with chain ring or...
02-03-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,046
Posted By Thetank

"People should only ride what I like in the...

"People should only ride what I like in the manner that only I approve"

/smugness

back to riser grips!
01-27-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Thetank

You mean $120 more, the ones we're recommending...

You mean $120 more, the ones we're recommending from velomine are around the $100 range and with the exception of the cxp22s you mentioned the others are over $220 with all silver components.
01-26-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Thetank

IDK what you mean by better deals, most of those...

IDK what you mean by better deals, most of those custom options raise the price higher than $200 and most of the hubs offered by velomine are sealed formula hubs. Wheel warehouse also charges quite a...
01-25-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Thetank

You can't go wrong with the savings you'll get...

You can't go wrong with the savings you'll get from the Weinnman's just be sure you get them trued/tensioned by a good shop or any wheelset you buy online is gonna give you problems. Wheels are like...
01-24-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,718
Posted By Thetank

There are in fact tires that will improve the...

There are in fact tires that will improve the ride quality overall. The tires are what send the shocks and vibrations of the road to the rider so the smaller the tire you're riding in, say 23c, and...
01-23-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By Thetank

I think the OP means if you need a wider rim to...

I think the OP means if you need a wider rim to run such a wide tire. I honestly have never had any issues running wider tires on the same rims I use 23s all the way to 35s so I don't see any reason...
01-23-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By Thetank

Don't buy a frame that you're unsure of...

Don't buy a frame that you're unsure of especially when you're not sure what size will fit your GF. First thing you should do is at least an online fit calculator of some sort so you can know her...
01-20-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,544,616
Posted By Thetank

That is just way too small for you. I'm just shy...

That is just way too small for you. I'm just shy of 6' and was riding the 55cm and I feel the 57 would have been better but that's just my personal preference. I would recommend a much bigger frame...
01-20-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,621
Posted By Thetank

I never understood why they charge such prices...

I never understood why they charge such prices for the Bareknuckle when it's nothing special. It's mostly just hype about the whole "Made in Italy" up charge but there really is no benefit over this...
01-13-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,544,616
Posted By Thetank

+1 So damn true, I don't know how many of my...

+1
So damn true, I don't know how many of my friends continue to worry about sizing a frame based on how much they clear the top tube. Personally when I ride my bike I sit on the saddle not the top...
01-13-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,227
Posted By Thetank

Salsa makes a color like that tape, treefortbikes...

Salsa makes a color like that tape, treefortbikes has it for less than $15 in at least 3 different shades of natural cork.
01-08-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,374
Posted By Thetank

CNCd makes them stronger than forged, and where...

CNCd makes them stronger than forged, and where did you hear of a Thomson cracking? This is like the story of DP18s being weak at the welds or some crap story that no one ever seemed to have proof...
01-04-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Thetank

If you're gonna ride fixed you might just want to...

If you're gonna ride fixed you might just want to invest in the tools to tighten the cog and lockring, to me they're necessary tools.
01-01-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,503
Posted By Thetank

I wish you guys would take the time to read what...

I wish you guys would take the time to read what the guys is actually looking for before posting.

He has $200 for a frame to use the parts from the scrambler he bought and wants something with...
12-26-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,503
Posted By Thetank

Kilo TT, Pake, Leader or Scrambler, don't take a...

Kilo TT, Pake, Leader or Scrambler, don't take a chance on something on some ebay unknown when there's plenty of tried and true choices out there as far as budget frames are concerned.
12-19-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Thetank

That is too cool, I love collecting old pictures...

That is too cool, I love collecting old pictures and this one by far one of the best scans I've seen yet.

Thanks OP for adding to my desktop collection.
12-19-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,574
Posted By Thetank

Tell that to the guy that got hit by some rich...

Tell that to the guy that got hit by some rich guy in a Mercedes and is getting out with a misdemeanor for a hit & run he ran from, and was more worried about getting his car repaired than the guy he...
11-09-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By Thetank

Not sure if the shimano disc caliper has an...

Not sure if the shimano disc caliper has an adjustment screw but some do and it's right by the bleeding valve where you can move the pad in/out. My hayes surely don't but had the same issue when...
11-09-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By Thetank

My mountain bike was doing something similar...

My mountain bike was doing something similar after replacing the chain and although it was a tight link that you don't seem to have, I would check the chain pins to make sure they're all pressed in...
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