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Posted By bonechilling

That is so wildly irrelevant to the conversation...

That is so wildly irrelevant to the conversation we had here.
12-14-10, 02:30 PM
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Views: 620
Posted By bonechilling

Thanks guys. So any idea if it's Taiwanese or...

Thanks guys. So any idea if it's Taiwanese or American?

Also, what are your opinions on the ride? I never actually built this one up, and now I'm second-guessing my selling it rather than actually...
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Views: 807
Posted By bonechilling

I know this matter is settled already, but when I...

I know this matter is settled already, but when I once asked a big Ti maker about making me a fancy Ti track frame, he told me there was "No point," and I should stick with aluminum, which was, in...
12-12-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By bonechilling

Is this a Paramount?

It was sold to me as a generic 853 steel Schwinn frame, possibly Waterford, possibly Taiwanese. There is no serial number, or other indicator of origin, and now I'm trying to sell it. Since the...
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Views: 1,789
Posted By bonechilling

I'm relatively certain that T1s of this year came...

I'm relatively certain that T1s of this year came with some kind of outboard-bearing Truvativ crank, which means that the Truvativ crank in question here should probably work just fine.
Replies: 18
Views: 4,247
Posted By bonechilling

It's a Tiemeyer-made GT, which would generally...

It's a Tiemeyer-made GT, which would generally classify it as a totally badass bike, but unfortunately, in this case, I think you'll be better suited tracking down a real track bike for cheap, rather...
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Views: 740
Posted By bonechilling

The Fixed Gear Fever classifieds are a great...

The Fixed Gear Fever classifieds are a great place to start. Otherwise, your local cycling messageboard. Finally, eBay. Come winter, it's very easy to pick up top-shelf track components for cheap.
Replies: 36
Views: 7,814
Posted By bonechilling

I doubt that Felt's bike designers had much to do...

I doubt that Felt's bike designers had much to do with this one; except for the graphics and some components, this thing smacks of "catalog fixie."
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By bonechilling

I don't know anything about their bullhorns, but...

I don't know anything about their bullhorns, but the track drops are clearly a step above your entry-level "fixie" junk from J&B. As I said, it would appear to an objective observer to be made by the...
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Views: 1,461
Posted By bonechilling

I think that the best deal for track drops are...

I think that the best deal for track drops are the Origin-8 variety. Any bike shop can get them, but ones that cater to track racers or hipsters may well stock them. They seem to be made in the same...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,009
Posted By bonechilling

Wow, the Motobecane is sped'ed significantly...

Wow, the Motobecane is sped'ed significantly better than 2010 FTC. I mean, we all know that the maker of the stem and bar are largely irrelevant, but who wouldn't take Deda over "Fuji Brand X" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 23,760
Posted By bonechilling

Please explain to me what about a Wilier is so...

Please explain to me what about a Wilier is so much better than a Madone, or any other top-shelf carbon bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By bonechilling

Also, as I understand it, George and his brother...

Also, as I understand it, George and his brother Rich own Hincapie Sportsware together. Rich runs the company, as Big George is usually busy losing Paris-Roubaix for the 13th time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By bonechilling

I have some Hincapie stuff from an old team. The...

I have some Hincapie stuff from an old team. The chamois is comfortable, but the rest of the material is thick and breathes like crap. The best way I can describe it is "chunky." I actually don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 23,760
Posted By bonechilling

I'm not some kind of Trek-crazy fanboy or...

I'm not some kind of Trek-crazy fanboy or anything, but there's really nothing better about a high-end Wilier frame than a comparable Madone.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,554
Posted By bonechilling

Seriously, what are you even talking about?

Seriously, what are you even talking about?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 23,760
Posted By bonechilling

Lawyers already charge an (arguably) egregious...

Lawyers already charge an (arguably) egregious amount for their services, and a premium for 4 AM phone calls. I'm pretty sure that if a bike shop told a customer "We'll stay here until 8:30 selling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bonechilling

http://i31.tinypic.com/2hy4qd.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/2hy4qd.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,830
Posted By bonechilling

Every week, your LBS handles probably a...

Every week, your LBS handles probably a half-dozen repair issues from all manufacturers. We're all happy that you've never used your warranty, but the point about the warranty (and subsequent service...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,830
Posted By bonechilling

I haven't bothered to read ahead, but I'm sure...

I haven't bothered to read ahead, but I'm sure everyone jumped down your throat for this comment, despite it being the awesome truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,953
Posted By bonechilling

To add to what other shop rats have said, tips...

To add to what other shop rats have said, tips are all but non-existant for regular scheduled service, but are expected in the form of beer or food for any kind of "rush job" (i.e. "I need these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,929
Posted By bonechilling

Lynskeys are awesome, you won't find anyone with...

Lynskeys are awesome, you won't find anyone with a bad thing to say about the family or their bikes. They have more experience in Ti than probably anyone in the world, and it shows. I have a Helix,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,910
Posted By bonechilling

I thought this was going to be about how much the...

I thought this was going to be about how much the Saxo Bank mechanics suck. Because Flanders, Roubaix and yesterday's stage all indicate that they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By bonechilling

Has no one hear ever used a dollar bill to boot...

Has no one hear ever used a dollar bill to boot their tire? It's still the best patch I've seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,745
Posted By bonechilling

This just boggles the mind.

This just boggles the mind.
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Posted By bonechilling

Getting the Kilo TT frame and having it cut &...

Getting the Kilo TT frame and having it cut & threaded will cost more than simply buying a decent threadless stem and 1" headset, and using the frame as-is.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,102
Posted By bonechilling

I have no experience with it, but the Masi...

I have no experience with it, but the Masi Speciale Premio (http://www.masibikes.com/framesets/speciale-premio/) seems like a decent lugged steel bike for the price (MSRP $600).
...
07-11-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,578
Posted By bonechilling

And the peloton will probably let him go as a...

And the peloton will probably let him go as a gesture of respect.
07-11-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,578
Posted By bonechilling

Leipheimer is a great racer, but is about as...

Leipheimer is a great racer, but is about as interesting as my compost pile. As someone else said, it's clear than Tyler Phinney, who recently moved to the Radio Shack pro squad, is the future of...
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Views: 796
Posted By bonechilling

The Masi Sprint is definitely my favorite of the...

The Masi Sprint is definitely my favorite of the current crop of mass-produced Taiwanese steel track frames. The frame quality really high, with good stiffness, classic geometry (unless you're a...
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Views: 6,631
Posted By bonechilling

Think about watching a professional skateboarder...

Think about watching a professional skateboarder crash, and how they roll up into a ball and pop back up doing things that would kill or break the limbs of most ordinary people. It's the same idea on...
06-20-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,749
Posted By bonechilling

Wouldn't these just be "chops"?

Wouldn't these just be "chops"?
06-20-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By bonechilling

This is still the worst crankset in the world. I...

This is still the worst crankset in the world. I think you should use it, so that it fails on you and something bad happens.
05-25-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bonechilling

Fortunately for you, QR has pretty good customer...

Fortunately for you, QR has pretty good customer service, so even though you're not the original owner and they owe you nothing, they might be willing to take care of you if you keep the wheels at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,551
Posted By bonechilling

Not to rain on your parade (who am I kidding, I...

Not to rain on your parade (who am I kidding, I LOVE to rain on parades), but I've built a few of these and they are almost without exception the worst bikes I've ever seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By bonechilling

True story - I only own two tubes without patches...

True story - I only own two tubes without patches (on my recently-built 26" MTB commuter conversion). This includes a parts bin full of a dozen or more spares of various sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,588
Posted By bonechilling

I agree with this sentiment. As a mechanic, I can...

I agree with this sentiment. As a mechanic, I can tell you personally that BD and other internet-purchased bikes are usualy money pits, especially for the untrained eye and unskilled mechanic. On a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,471
Posted By bonechilling

I can confirm that this indeed the part you need....

I can confirm that this indeed the part you need. Installation is relatively straight-forward if you're a hands-on kind of guy, otherwise your LBS should be able to order and install the part for...
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Views: 505
Posted By bonechilling

I don't see Ken anymore; as soon as I was able, I...

I don't see Ken anymore; as soon as I was able, I moved out of Indianapolis.

Both Kens are pretty great, though. If you haven't already, try to find Ken Hart's book on track racing. It's the...
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Views: 505
Posted By bonechilling

Ken sold his fleet on 3Renshos when times were...

Ken sold his fleet on 3Renshos when times were tough. He's a good guy who runs a strong program at an excellent velodrome. You're a fool if you live in Indy, race bikes, but don't race out there....
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Views: 1,375
Posted By bonechilling

The older 26.0 Deda track bar (same as the...

The older 26.0 Deda track bar (same as the Velocita, I believe) that came stock on however many years worth of Pistas are widely available on eBay for dirt cheap. I paid $10 for mine a few years...
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Views: 1,195
Posted By bonechilling

It is definitely the HED conversion adapter. As...

It is definitely the HED conversion adapter. As long as the threads on the conversion piece are good, I wouldn't sweat it.

As for Specialized tri-spokes, freewheel (rather than freehub) version...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,474
Posted By bonechilling

When my brother told me he wanted a bike to...

When my brother told me he wanted a bike to replace his green Magna (and compliment his 1988 Haro Master), I asked "What kind?" He said he wanted one that he wanted "one to ride," by which he meant a...
03-24-10, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,357
Posted By bonechilling

Frankly, anyone who says that Ultegra ten speed...

Frankly, anyone who says that Ultegra ten speed shifts better than nine is out of their mind.
03-14-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,528
Posted By bonechilling

http://www.rickly.com/sai/images/TAPE.JPG ...

http://www.rickly.com/sai/images/TAPE.JPG

Medical tape.
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Views: 826
Posted By bonechilling

If you want budget track wheels, ignore...

If you want budget track wheels, ignore psuedo-aero rims and get some cheap tubulars laced to quality hubs. Save the deep section wheels for when you're buying carbon.
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By bonechilling

Why wouldn't you want to stretch it? There's no...

Why wouldn't you want to stretch it? There's no possible harm that can come from moving the stays, unless your Hulk-like strength tears the thing apart.
02-28-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By bonechilling

Because it's common knowledge. Origin-8 is just...

Because it's common knowledge. Origin-8 is just selling the Taiwanese catalog items that gets branded as Wellgo, Dimension, etc. It's not bad, but it's nowhere approaching the quality of MKS.
02-28-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,575
Posted By bonechilling

And for those still wondering, this is what he is...

And for those still wondering, this is what he is looking for:

http://images.jensonusa.com/large/ca/ca307z01_____5.jpg
02-28-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,575
Posted By bonechilling

You seriously shouldn't bother buying these...

You seriously shouldn't bother buying these online. These ferrules comes with every Shimano kit (packaged with the downtube cable bosses), so most shops have a bucket of these somewhere. If you can't...
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