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04-13-09, 05:23 PM
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Posted By joetotale

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3422230269_c06...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3422230269_c068068a89.jpg
08 surly steamroller, 59 cm, geared 48x17
mostly stock except:
-front wheel: mavic open pro laced to 32h ultegra
-rear wheel: mavic...
03-25-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,629
Posted By joetotale

jeezum crow, is rent really that high anywhere...

jeezum crow, is rent really that high anywhere decent in philadelphia? i'm looking into grad school at upenn, and i certainly am not looking to pay ~ $700 per month to live close to campus....
...
03-22-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,650
Posted By joetotale

i pay about $50 per month for coverage through...

i pay about $50 per month for coverage through work. mind you, this is not very fancy insurance. it's "we'll put you back together if you get hit by a car, but don't come in if you only have a...
03-19-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,683
Posted By joetotale

my girlfriend thinks i am obsessed with bikes....

my girlfriend thinks i am obsessed with bikes. she might be right. i have a hard time getting her to ride more than two miles with me, but i hope the nice weather will encourage her to get out more.
03-17-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,224
Posted By joetotale

evolution mini fits in the back pocket, runs...

evolution mini fits in the back pocket, runs about $50, and, with a cable, is probably the best bang-to-the-buck ratio. ny locks offer the best protection but are heavy and expensive.
02-11-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,176
Posted By joetotale

that is a really nice conversion. see, i...

that is a really nice conversion.

see, i don't think there is anything wrong with converting a vintage high-end road bike just as long as you're doing it with a bit of care and intelligence (as...
02-04-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,789
Posted By joetotale

here's my 1985 trek 400 conversion, killed by a...

here's my 1985 trek 400 conversion, killed by a toyota on sept 22, 2008:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/3251356147_5c03cc3dfa.jpg
02-03-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,480
Posted By joetotale

what's the deal with that stem?

what's the deal with that stem?
02-02-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,789
Posted By joetotale

^^ $90 is a really good price for a mid-to-high...

^^ $90 is a really good price for a mid-to-high end vintage Trek
02-02-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,789
Posted By joetotale

that is a prime conversion candidate. but like...

that is a prime conversion candidate. but like the others have said, just don't grind anything off the frame and hold onto the gruppo.
01-30-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By joetotale

you love it, sure, until some crackhead sees that...

you love it, sure, until some crackhead sees that barrel lock mechanism, jams a bic pen into said mechanism, and makes off with your ride.
01-30-09, 01:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,778
Posted By joetotale

i used to run 42x16 on my first fixed, a trek 400...

i used to run 42x16 on my first fixed, a trek 400 conversion. i found it to be a great "all-around" gearing (at ~ 70 gear inches) for the mostly flat streets around chicagoland.
01-30-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,778
Posted By joetotale

48x19 in the wintertime, 48x17 the rest of the...

48x19 in the wintertime, 48x17 the rest of the year
01-29-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By joetotale

i expected the same too, ha! man, that looks...

i expected the same too, ha!

man, that looks like some fun ****. i'm thinking about an mtb trip to the upper peninsula of michigan this summer, but this idea makes me want to go right now!
12-27-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,728
Posted By joetotale

bike-related: 2x pairs of sugoi midweight tights,...

bike-related: 2x pairs of sugoi midweight tights, sks "x3" clip-on rear fender, pearl izumi cyclone gloves.
12-20-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,467
Posted By joetotale

How 'bout this weather tonight? I'm on my way to...

How 'bout this weather tonight? I'm on my way to a holiday party in Humboldt Park, and it's going to be an interesting ride what with the snow and the -15 temperature and all.

Anyway, I think...
12-20-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,467
Posted By joetotale

if he were truly all about being a manly dude,...

if he were truly all about being a manly dude, 69-style, then he'd have to say yes.
12-20-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,467
Posted By joetotale

dude, i loled for real

dude, i loled for real
12-19-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,510
Posted By joetotale

I'm running 25s currently, and really, they're OK...

I'm running 25s currently, and really, they're OK for the most part, especially if I stick to arterial roads that are pretty regularly plowed. It's the black ice I'm really worried about when running...
12-19-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By joetotale

Offer $50.

Offer $50.
12-19-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By joetotale

- A new wheelset, either Mavic Open Pro or...

- A new wheelset, either Mavic Open Pro or Velocity Fusion rims
- Time ATAC pedals and corresponding shoes
- Cycling tights

Though I will probably only get tights.
12-19-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,510
Posted By joetotale

And I can't wait for my 'cross tires to come from...

And I can't wait for my 'cross tires to come from Performance so I can go out there and join you in such weather.... :(
12-16-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By joetotale

this

this
12-13-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,777
Posted By joetotale

(1) Yes (2) Google and eBay are good bets....

(1) Yes
(2) Google and eBay are good bets. Depends on what you mean by "cheap." Most people would say that you will probably pay $150 for a quality entry-level wheelset, maybe $80 or $90 for the...
12-13-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,368
Posted By joetotale

Hipsters = all style, no substance AdBusters =...

Hipsters = all style, no substance
AdBusters = all style, no substance
12-13-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,642
Posted By joetotale

I wouldn't say that it goes to all hell, but...

I wouldn't say that it goes to all hell, but things are definitely more squeaky with non-machined when it's wet out.

EDIT: Then again, my experience is only with unpainted rims, so I can't vouch...
12-09-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,031
Posted By joetotale

Let's not forget about Chicago, y'all! ...

Let's not forget about Chicago, y'all!

Commander Jon Burge (of the Detective Division, so he outranked like 99% of the cops in the city) authorized torture, particularly of blacks and minorities,...
12-09-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By joetotale

Don't know 'bout the IRO, but the stock drops on...

Don't know 'bout the IRO, but the stock drops on my Steamroller complete flex like crazy when I put pressure on them trackstanding. I sometimes think they could break. (I weigh about 150 lbs, so it's...
12-09-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,031
Posted By joetotale

and that doesn't even speak to what seems to be a...

and that doesn't even speak to what seems to be a relatively widespread negative perception of cyclists by the nypd.

not totally germane to the thread, but still....
12-08-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,761
Posted By joetotale

haha i doubt that that would happen, but if...

haha

i doubt that that would happen, but if it did, so what. i mean, if they left it there for that long, then forget about them. could you leave a car at the garage at your old house and come...
12-08-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,761
Posted By joetotale

from op: "this dusty unlocked flat tired...

from op: "this dusty unlocked flat tired bike"
12-08-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,510
Posted By joetotale

please leave the light on

please leave the light on
12-08-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,761
Posted By joetotale

Ask the landlord if they know anything about it....

Ask the landlord if they know anything about it. Ask the neighbors too. If it doesn't belong to any of the neighbors, and if the landlord doesn't know anything about, then I'd say it's fair game.
12-08-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By joetotale

No, but I will build one up once I get all of the...

No, but I will build one up once I get all of the insurance money to replace my dead Trek conversion. I currently have a Steamroller, which isn't exactly a premium piece of craft, but I would prefer...
12-06-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By joetotale

more dollars than sense

more dollars than sense
11-26-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Posted By joetotale

Yeah, not every cro-moly frame is like that. ...

Yeah, not every cro-moly frame is like that.

But, you can strip a frame down to raw steel and clearcoat it a few times, which I think looks good.
11-26-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By joetotale

From Sheldon: " Tubular A type of...

From Sheldon:

"
Tubular

A type of tire (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ta-o.html#tire) mainly used for racing. A tubular tire has no beads...
11-26-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By joetotale

For that money, you can buy a Soma Rush frame...

For that money, you can buy a Soma Rush frame made from double butted Tange Prestige (vs. straight gauge no-name cr-mo) and build it up, if not completely, then at least most of the way with quality...
11-26-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,521
Posted By joetotale

OH. Hitting a small object that is just...

OH.

Hitting a small object that is just large enough to **** you up if you hit it going 20+ mph. Happened to me once going through a railroad underpass, didn't see the rock at 8 AM, went right...
11-26-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,521
Posted By joetotale

I am deathly afraid that some @sshole is going to...

I am deathly afraid that some @sshole is going to throw a bottle/heavy object at me from the car window, "for laughs," and it will hit me in the head.

I have had crap thrown at me before while...
11-26-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,664
Posted By joetotale

I once got insulted by some messenger pr!ck for...

I once got insulted by some messenger pr!ck for riding a mostly stock Steamroller as well. "Nice tarck bike," he said snidely.

From a guy with different color (red and black) Deep Vs as well....
11-25-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,059
Posted By joetotale

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=354607&...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=354607&highlight=black
11-24-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,027
Posted By joetotale

Love that picture

Love that picture
11-24-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By joetotale

I think it was directed toward the Ourys on the...

I think it was directed toward the Ourys on the road drops.
11-22-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,474
Posted By joetotale

I don't know how current this picture is, but I...

I don't know how current this picture is, but I remember when you had it set up with that big Cinelli stem and bullhorns. I like it a lot better without that stem. Your bike is nice either way. :)
11-19-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By joetotale

If they're Formula/Dimension/Joytec/whatever...

If they're Formula/Dimension/Joytec/whatever hubs, you don't need a fancy cog or lockring. Dura Ace, Surly, EAI, etc will work with your hub.
11-19-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By joetotale

'87, I think. Don't get me wrong: I have...

'87, I think.

Don't get me wrong: I have seem some pretty crappy World Sports too. The '80s mid-end Columbus Tenax frames you listed are superior choices.
11-19-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By joetotale

I see those all the time in Chicago. And yes,...

I see those all the time in Chicago. And yes, give that bike some TT levers.
11-19-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By joetotale

Not all World Sports are terrible frames for a...

Not all World Sports are terrible frames for a beater conversion. I have one I'm waiting to give to a friend, and it has a double-butted 4130 main triangle.
11-19-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By joetotale

Not necessarily -- the regulations for such...

Not necessarily -- the regulations for such matters vary from state-to-state. Depending on what they are, you can still get a good chunk of cash even for a wrecked conversion.

In Illinois, for...
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