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08-03-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By whoosh!

So here is an actual picture of my rim, now that...

So here is an actual picture of my rim, now that I have the time to upload it. Thanks for all the answers! The bike wasn't NOS, so it did get some [minimal] use, but I would have been flabbergasted...
08-03-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By whoosh!

Any Araya RM-20 26" rim experts out there?

Hello all,

Is there anyone out here who is familiar with vintage Araya RM-20 rims? I bought a completely stock and verrry lightly used (I believe to be) 88' Raleigh Technium "Peak" MTB, (Seafoam...
10-29-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,320
Posted By whoosh!

Gerry Cheevers!

Gerry Cheevers!
09-01-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 462,719
Posted By whoosh!

turned it into an "out-of-townie". ...

turned it into an "out-of-townie".

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/IMG_0561.jpg
07-26-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By whoosh!

No, I'm just a taxpayer that's sick of covering...

No, I'm just a taxpayer that's sick of covering hospital bills for idiots.
07-26-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,736
Posted By whoosh!

you've just gotta wear the proper attire. ...

you've just gotta wear the proper attire.

http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/richard-simmons-sirius-satellite-radio.jpg
07-26-09, 07:07 AM
07-26-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 39,198
Posted By whoosh!

I was tired. Very tired.

I was tired. Very tired.
07-26-09, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,786
Posted By whoosh!

I spent nearly 2 hours taping and re-taping my...

I spent nearly 2 hours taping and re-taping my bars last night so all the overlaps in the cloth tape were uniform.

I think we'd get along. :)
07-26-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,131
Posted By whoosh!

That was a big concern when I was going to get...

That was a big concern when I was going to get one, I know "the Jury" has a been a problem for people wanting to fit chainrings larger than 42 or so, cause the stays flare too much. That's a big...
07-25-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,786
Posted By whoosh!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/bars.jpg

it helps to hold the wheel with your knees.
07-25-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,131
Posted By whoosh!

I was considering getting one, but I would have...

I was considering getting one, but I would have had to sand it down to the top coat, remove decals, and then hit it with some Rusto or something, IMO those things need some new graphics. Or just less...
07-25-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 39,198
Posted By whoosh!

Since the moment I first saw them, well before...

Since the moment I first saw them, well before they became declared as IED's, I knew they were gonna be trouble, big trouble.

Get a real wheel. One that can be trued, one that's not glued. They...
07-25-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,567
Posted By whoosh!

I looooooooooooooooooooooooove my Uvex Boss Race....

I looooooooooooooooooooooooove my Uvex Boss Race. It also helps that I got it on bonktown for a song.

http://images.bonktown.com/images/items/large/UVX/UVX0038/TITRAS.jpg

The pic doesn't really...
07-25-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By whoosh!

just make sure its all black.

just make sure its all black.
07-25-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,514,751
Posted By whoosh!

I really like the Takara and Raleigh. They...

I really like the Takara and Raleigh.

They both make me miss my special little guy... :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/DCP_6969.jpg
07-25-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By whoosh!

Not trying to pour Haterade all over anyone, but...

Not trying to pour Haterade all over anyone, but the "Post pics of your [blank]" might be getting a little out of hand. What's next? The "I want to see pics of your bikes that have purple & white...
07-25-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By whoosh!

All I can say about this is I reeeally want...

All I can say about this is I reeeally want these:

http://www.petracycles.co.uk/images_large/DMR/72dpi/frame%20parts/Chain-Tug-Mech-Hanger-2007.jpg


Get them and put gears on your NJS track...
07-24-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 462,719
Posted By whoosh!

Some more updates on the Phoenix, I think she's...

Some more updates on the Phoenix, I think she's more or less finished. Soma Sparrows might get flipped someday, but I'm leaving for a 400 mile tour next Wednesday, and could use the extra positions...
07-21-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By whoosh!

Wait till 65'r posts his Kuwahara's and totally...

Wait till 65'r posts his Kuwahara's and totally wins this thread, hahaha!


All good stuff, I just love me some hot 26er action. I'm too short to fit on any of these 29ers with their half mile...
07-21-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By whoosh!

If I had that Rockhopper, I'd take that...

If I had that Rockhopper, I'd take that Rockhopper, and tour the **** out of it. Or make it a utility bike with a gigantic Wald 157 Basket, Brooks Flyer, Promenades, and Suntour XC Friction...
07-21-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By whoosh!

Not to thread-derail too far, but I have a...

Not to thread-derail too far, but I have a feeling that's why people complain about broken nose bolts on their Brooks saddle, flipping it upside down and working on it.

Use a stand, or the softest...
07-21-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By whoosh!

:roflmao2: There is now coffee on my walls.

:roflmao2:

There is now coffee on my walls.
07-21-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By whoosh!

All I know is I'm dyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyying here...

All I know is I'm dyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyying here waiting.

My frame has braze-on cable stops for the f*$&ing thing

Soma Sparrow bars'll be here tomorrow... they fit bar-end shifters... Sturmey...
07-20-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By whoosh!

Yep, with some old toe straps to secure it. Price...

Yep, with some old toe straps to secure it. Price was sub $3, and it's waterproof duck canvas.
07-20-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By whoosh!

48x16 is waaay too much. I ride around...

48x16 is waaay too much.

I ride around 15-20 miles a day, and do one 50-miler every week.

I'm fixed with 165's, 32mm tires and 46x18. 69 G.I.'s. Around here it's rolling hills and long flat...
07-20-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By whoosh!

Theft magnet? I'd only laugh at the poor fool who...

Theft magnet? I'd only laugh at the poor fool who stole my Brooks after countless thousands of miles of sweaty rides. It used to be British racing green with copper plating!! Now... not so much.
...
07-20-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,161
Posted By whoosh!

That's so awesome. It's not like Benotto was a...

That's so awesome. It's not like Benotto was a crazy popular marquee either!
07-20-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By whoosh!

Hmm, guess I'm a weirdo. I thought they were...

Hmm, guess I'm a weirdo. I thought they were HORRIBLE ergonomically.
07-20-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,161
Posted By whoosh!

I had a coyote run across the road in front of...

I had a coyote run across the road in front of me.

I stopped to pee in the woods and noticed mid-stream I was standing in poison ivy, and was 15 miles from home... oh joy! Fixed gear+itchy...
07-20-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By whoosh!

Bling factor- High Stopping power- Probably...

Bling factor- High
Stopping power- Probably cheesy


I used to have a set of Paul "Love" Levers, and I could only get three fingers from my smaller than average hands on those puppies. And the...
07-20-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 24,377
Posted By whoosh!

Thanks! Advantage, IIRC. I was originally...

Thanks!

Advantage, IIRC. I was originally planning to tour the West on a sweet, sweet Koga-Miyata City Liner with this equally awesome and emasculating "My Little Pony" meets Q-Bert paint scheme,...
07-20-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 24,377
Posted By whoosh!

I currently own no (fully built) geared bikes :(....

I currently own no (fully built) geared bikes :(. Here's a few of my past loves though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/pin1-1.jpg...
07-18-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By whoosh!

In a way I guess it's a slippery slope. My late...

In a way I guess it's a slippery slope. My late night web browsing bike-lust trains of thought usually go like this:

"Maybe I should pick up a freewheel for the other side of my hub."
"Ooh a...
07-17-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By whoosh!

I didn't get a CUI, but I did get this: ...

I didn't get a CUI, but I did get this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/bfdup2.jpg

Pic is from 3 days afterward, BTW. That's one big open wound, not blood.

Don't ride...
07-17-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,587
Posted By whoosh!

Bike Friday NWT, to build as I please.

Bike Friday NWT, to build as I please.
07-16-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,653
Posted By whoosh!

I'm a huge fan of the ol' tried and true on-road...

I'm a huge fan of the ol' tried and true on-road MTB w/slicks. When I was in the market for a new ss/fg commuter, I was seriously considering a 1x1. I went with a 700c frame which I convinced myself...
07-12-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By whoosh!

I hate to say it, but the last thing I want...

I hate to say it, but the last thing I want around me in traffic is more out of control fixter-newbies running into other cyclists and poor old ladies and giving us all a bad name.
07-12-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,514,751
Posted By whoosh!

I've always thought your bike rules! But I...

I've always thought your bike rules!

But I have to ask... aren't you in Alberta or something? What's with the palm trees? :crash:
07-06-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,339
Posted By whoosh!

You know I actually never thought about that....

You know I actually never thought about that. Good observation

I've always thought that my fixed gear cycling has helped my double bass skillz. :)
07-06-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By whoosh!

It's funny you say that. I lived in Philly for...

It's funny you say that. I lived in Philly for like... 6 years. I ran away from home to there when I was 16. Lived everywhere from Broad and Snyder to 40th & Lancaster (well before gentrification...
07-06-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,514,751
Posted By whoosh!

[QUOTE=kevinsubaru;9229505]My 1993 Dean Colonel...

[QUOTE=kevinsubaru;9229505]My 1993 Dean Colonel with a summertime theme:)]

Noice! Now I want an ss mtb...

My ex-girlfriends dad has an identical Dean with old-school Paul goodies. I've always...
07-06-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,514,751
Posted By whoosh!

Well it's a new fork, so I'm not going to cut too...

Well it's a new fork, so I'm not going to cut too much before it's dialed in.

Also my bikes always have high seatpost/stems & short top tubes because I'm freakishly built at 5' 6" with a 32"...
07-06-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,514,751
Posted By whoosh!

I've posted it in other threads, might as well...

I've posted it in other threads, might as well here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/IMG_0501.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/IMG_0500.jpg
07-06-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By whoosh!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAH I'm very psyched....

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAH

I'm very psyched. My bike is now a beast. Disc mounts leave a little room for future work. Front rack mounts I've never even seen before.

I'm thinkin' Surly Nice...
07-05-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By whoosh!

I really would like to know too, and I own one! ...

I really would like to know too, and I own one!

I taped a string running straight along the center of the head-tube to the floor. I then measured from the string to the center of the axle. I came...
07-05-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By whoosh!

Haha, that was always the hard part about Philly...

Haha, that was always the hard part about Philly for me, being the biggest ****er in the world from a tiny tiny tiny town in the Adirondacks. I don't operate at Philly speed.


I definatly will be...
07-05-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By whoosh!

Sounds like the same jokers that were stringing...

Sounds like the same jokers that were stringing fishing line across the bike lane up Frankford/Kensington way a few years ago. There's a thread on it somewhere in this forum.

Hitting 20lb...
07-04-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,295
Posted By whoosh!

drool drool drool drool drool Throw a...

drool drool drool drool drool


Throw a Brooks Conquest on there and you'd have the cherry on top of an already awesome sundae.
07-04-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 462,719
Posted By whoosh!

A month later, my review of VO Orange Milan bars,...

A month later, my review of VO Orange Milan bars, as promised.

*ahem*




****in' love 'em. Go buy some.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/onepalecow/IMG_0491.jpg
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