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11-18-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,951
Posted By Yoshi

It's really only weird when you have picked up...

It's really only weird when you have picked up bad habits from riding a fixed gear. A lot of people completely destroy their pedal stroke by riding a fixed gear and it's quite apparent the first...
10-20-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,052
Posted By Yoshi

Give up, it's impossible. Anyone who tells you...

Give up, it's impossible. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
10-10-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By Yoshi

A Chris King bottom bracket is a waste of money. ...

A Chris King bottom bracket is a waste of money. You should spend a lot of money on a bottom bracket, it's just a stupid idea.

But trust me, once you get a Chris King headset you'll never go back.
10-09-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Yoshi

Taxes paid for car ownership and gas hardly cover...

Taxes paid for car ownership and gas hardly cover the full cost of roads. Combine that with the extremely low impact bicycles have on roads and it more than evens out.
10-08-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Yoshi

I snapped a set of Nitto RB-20s in half after...

I snapped a set of Nitto RB-20s in half after about 11 months of use. Fortunately it happened when I was getting on the bike.
10-08-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Yoshi

Something similar happened to me once while...

Something similar happened to me once while riding home from the velodrome. There was this large orange traffic barrel thing on the right and a car waiting to make a left turn just to the left of...
10-06-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By Yoshi

Save your money for a Chris King headset.

Save your money for a Chris King headset.
10-03-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Yoshi

A lot more R&D goes into 3/32" chains than 1/8"...

A lot more R&D goes into 3/32" chains than 1/8" chains, so unless you are planning on switching chainrings a lot and are using a 144bcd crank, 3/32" might be better.
10-03-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,503
Posted By Yoshi

Yeah, I was exaggerating a bit although you are...

Yeah, I was exaggerating a bit although you are far more likely to find a used Concept than a used Vigorelli.

Ultimately my point was that with the Vigorelli you are paying a premium for the paint...
10-03-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Yoshi

I put a freewheel on my fixed-gear commuter,...

I put a freewheel on my fixed-gear commuter, flipped the wheel and never went back to fixed. Different strokes, I suppose.

I think that the larger freewheel idea has a lot to do with going...
10-03-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,501
Posted By Yoshi

I've hit just under 31mph on 1st ave once or...

I've hit just under 31mph on 1st ave once or twice. I think that there is a slight downward grade in that area (low 20's if I remember correctly).
10-02-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Yoshi

I think he means the tensioners that go in the...

I think he means the tensioners that go in the fork ends on a track bike to pull the wheel tight, which is not the same kind of tensioner that the OP is talking about.
10-01-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,657
Posted By Yoshi

To me there is no riding that's better than...

To me there is no riding that's better than riding a road bike on hilly, traffic-free, scenic roads. In second place is track racing, which nowadays is the only time I ride a fixed-gear.

My...
10-01-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,503
Posted By Yoshi

In case you don't know, those pictures were made...

In case you don't know, those pictures were made after Kanye West bought a Cinelli Vigorelli track bike. I'm not kidding, a friend of mine works at the shop that sold it to him.

Also you can buy...
09-29-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 20,390
Posted By Yoshi

Twice I came unclipped from one of my pedals...

Twice I came unclipped from one of my pedals while riding brakeless. The second time was particularly scary as I was approaching a busy intersection. However I never had any accidents when I was...
09-25-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,111
Posted By Yoshi

There is a huge different between carry-weight...

There is a huge different between carry-weight and rotational-weight.

But generally I agree with you. I only use my tubulars on the track.
09-18-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Yoshi

I have a friend who did that, but it seems like a...

I have a friend who did that, but it seems like a waste of time unless you're doing it for the sake of doing it.
09-16-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

So what you are saying is that if a freewheel...

So what you are saying is that if a freewheel breaks you need to replace it, but if your cog breaks, you need to replace it?

Gotcha.


*Again, this is sarcastic. I know there is more that can...
09-16-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

I believe that a lot of fixed-gear riders will...

I believe that a lot of fixed-gear riders will never tried single speed because it's not cool enough, which is unfortunate.

I rode a fixed-gear for several years before converting it to a single...
09-15-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

Jabba Degrassi is among the many otherwise...

Jabba Degrassi is among the many otherwise erudite people who believe that english/literature is the only measure of intelligence. If you approach one of these people and express any knowledge of...
09-15-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

Hahaha, now this thread is totally turning into a...

Hahaha, now this thread is totally turning into a who is more punk thread.
09-13-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

I live in New York and in the "real" fixed-gear...

I live in New York and in the "real" fixed-gear scene (or whatever you want to call it) practicality and functionality isn't frowned upon either. Usually the only people who really care are the guys...
09-13-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 90,435
Posted By Yoshi

What, there's nothing that you found dorky in...

What, there's nothing that you found dorky in high school that now you like?
09-13-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,871
Posted By Yoshi

I ride a single speed with Oury grips! Although...

I ride a single speed with Oury grips! Although despite having 4 wheelsets (and another unbuilt wheelset) I don't own any deep-vs.

But I know what you are talking about. I see a lot of people...
09-13-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By Yoshi

Don't forget about Bike Works! The owner used to...

Don't forget about Bike Works! The owner used to race in the 70s and spent some time racing in Europe. He has a lot of great stories (like the time he was in a TT and got passed by this hotshot...
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