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04-19-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 43,422
Posted By bkowa092

Today I was working at a disobedient children's...

Today I was working at a disobedient children's school and while in one of the basements checking the signal levels (I'm a communication technician) I saw a huge room filled with bikes. If I had to...
04-18-10, 02:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,765
Posted By bkowa092

I think most people, including myself, would...

I think most people, including myself, would agree that PowerGrips are not fashionable. However, they work flawlessly for function IMO. However, I do not do skids. I use them for normal everyday...
04-18-10, 01:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,765
Posted By bkowa092

I have powergrips and I love them. I can get in...

I have powergrips and I love them. I can get in and out of them very easily, and they feel much more secure than my previous cages/straps (two different sets, one set being Shimano 105). I feel they...
04-15-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By bkowa092

Wait, you're saying this site has more than just...

Wait, you're saying this site has more than just Kilo TT reviews? Insane!
04-15-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkowa092

Very nice bikes in here. The silver v's...

Very nice bikes in here. The silver v's definitely add a touch of class.

Anymore pics of them floating around? I rarely see pics of them, however, I see pics of the colored ones all the time. The...
04-14-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkowa092

Very nice guys! By edgy, I meant stand out, but...

Very nice guys! By edgy, I meant stand out, but without looking overdone. Maybe "edgy" was the wrong word.

naterod - are your v's the velocity or weinmanns? Also, regular or polished silver?
04-14-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkowa092

B43's looking stock? Or do you mean regular v's...

B43's looking stock? Or do you mean regular v's looking stock? I like the subtle yet "edgy" look of the silver v's.
04-14-10, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkowa092

Silver/polished silver deep-v

I am thinking about celebrating my new job by upgrading my wheelset. I am not big on all the crazy wheel colors, but saw a picture once of polished silver deep-v's and they looked great! Anyone have...
04-14-10, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By bkowa092

Thank you, exactly what I'm looking for. I never...

Thank you, exactly what I'm looking for. I never realized cross lever brakes were hinged.
04-14-10, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By bkowa092

Hinged brake levers

Are there brake levers that I can take on and off my bars without removing the bar tape? Maybe levers with a hinge of some sort. I have looked around on a few websites and can't seem to find any. If...
04-12-10, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By bkowa092

It's just like when I am driving behind someone...

It's just like when I am driving behind someone who is swerving (I usually assume they are drunk), I keep my distance and try to take an alternate route if possible.
04-12-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By bkowa092

I was talking to a cool guy at a local pub last...

I was talking to a cool guy at a local pub last night who was from Philly (I live about an hour away). Biking came up and I told him I rode a fixed gear. He told me he thinks they are fun but hates...
04-11-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By bkowa092

What's a better reason than fitment to get a new...

What's a better reason than fitment to get a new frame? I can't think of one.
04-11-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,149
Posted By bkowa092

Agreed. Most of these kids aren't over 140...

Agreed. Most of these kids aren't over 140 pounds. Not the most intimidating people on earth. Next time they call you a wussy, go stick up for yourself. I assure you 99.99999999% of them will be...
04-11-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By bkowa092

It's hipster lingo for a single speed bike.

It's hipster lingo for a single speed bike.
04-10-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By bkowa092

BikesDirect? Never heard of it.

BikesDirect? Never heard of it.
04-10-10, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By bkowa092

Just figured I would post it up as an alternative...

Just figured I would post it up as an alternative to the Tec9's that are now $120+. If these are heavier than the Tec9's, I'll be very surprised. I would also imagine that that Eighth Inch...
04-09-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By bkowa092

Good deal on a wheelset + tires/tubes/cog/lockring

Just figured I would post this to help out anyone that is looking for a cheap, decent wheelset. $99 shipped and they include tubes/tires/cog/lockring.
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04-09-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,580
Posted By bkowa092

Me too! Insanity! Also, I think the frame...

Me too! Insanity!

Also, I think the frame looks awesome. I realize the pictures don't do it justice, but I can imagine how much different/better it will look in person.
04-06-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,047
Posted By bkowa092

I can't believe some of these responses. I know...

I can't believe some of these responses. I know riding a fixed gear is about style to a lot of people on here, but come on.

Your wife bought you a gift that she thought you would enjoy; just use...
04-06-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,221
Posted By bkowa092

There is something about this bike that I love....

There is something about this bike that I love. It has an "edgy" look to it that looks like it would be fun and versatile. :thumb:
04-04-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,341
Posted By bkowa092

From fixed gear to single speed; I'm in love!

Hey guys, just wanted to know if anyone else had a similar experience. Over the past few months (could be the winter months) I feel like I have lost a lot of interest in my fixed gear. It just didn't...
06-10-09, 01:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,356
Posted By bkowa092

Do what 99% of this forum does. Don't ride your...

Do what 99% of this forum does. Don't ride your bike.
06-01-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,423
Posted By bkowa092

Freakin' awesome. My uncle has an actual pig...

Freakin' awesome. My uncle has an actual pig cooker that we use for our pig roasts, but your idea is much more unique! A few friends and I are planning a pig roast at some point this summer (probably...
06-01-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,623,868
Posted By bkowa092

I'm stuck on page 301?

I'm stuck on page 301?
05-25-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,662
Posted By bkowa092

My one old quill stem had a stripped bolt. I used...

My one old quill stem had a stripped bolt. I used the regular hex wrench and just wrapped the tip with a few thin layers of electrical tape, until it fit the stripped bolt securely. It might not work...
05-24-09, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By bkowa092

Good point. Can anyone explain this? Maybe we are...

Good point. Can anyone explain this? Maybe we are just missing something.
05-20-09, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By bkowa092

That thing is gorgeous. I think it would look...

That thing is gorgeous. I think it would look perfect with a set of drops, but again, that is from an aesthetics point of view. Whatever you feel is comfortable is worth more than looks.
05-18-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By bkowa092

I think the $168 is a big enough difference to...

I think the $168 is a big enough difference to order online. You can get bullhorns online for around $25 shipped. That still leaves you with $143 extra over purchasing it at your LBS - assuming your...
05-04-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,638
Posted By bkowa092

Hey MIN, provide examples if you are going to...

Hey MIN, provide examples if you are going to bash a product.
05-02-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By bkowa092

Here are links to four cheap wheel sets: ...

Here are links to four cheap wheel sets:

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=204
...
04-30-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,617
Posted By bkowa092

I wouldn't consider any bike where you can change...

I wouldn't consider any bike where you can change the gears WHILE RIDING to be a single speed. This is obviously not the case here. But with a three-gear hub where you can shift and change the gear...
04-30-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By bkowa092

Wow, those look very good. Add multiple tools in...

Wow, those look very good. Add multiple tools in one (like Pedros, as mentioned above) and you could sell some of these off to people with offering custom colors :thumb:
04-30-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,934
Posted By bkowa092

Good stuff man. I also saw Madball with Shai...

Good stuff man. I also saw Madball with Shai Hulud, Hatebreed, and a bunch of others. That was the Madball reunion show in Philly back in 01'. When they played "Pride" and "Set it off" the place...
04-30-09, 02:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,934
Posted By bkowa092

That is just unreasonable!! :mad::mad:

That is just unreasonable!! :mad::mad:
04-27-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By bkowa092

People buy the kilo frame for $200 new without a...

People buy the kilo frame for $200 new without a headset. I would say this frame is well worth the price. It doesn't have a lugged fork, but it is only $25 more and comes with a headset installed....
04-22-09, 01:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,055
Posted By bkowa092

I have never said "holy ****" or "what the ****"...

I have never said "holy ****" or "what the ****" out loud so many times during a video. Very impressive.
04-18-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,488
Posted By bkowa092

Out of the two colors you are looking at, I think...

Out of the two colors you are looking at, I think blue would look nice. Def. get foot retention or a brake before spending the money on wheels though.
04-18-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By bkowa092

Someone posted a link to the bike on Nashbar for...

Someone posted a link to the bike on Nashbar for $350. I see the same exact bike go on ebay for $250 buy it now. So, if you do decide to get that bike, definitely check ebay first and save some...
04-18-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By bkowa092

I always loved this bike. At $250, I don't see...

I always loved this bike. At $250, I don't see how you can go wrong. Lugged frame, threaded headset already installed, dark green which is an awesome color, etc. etc. To be honest though, I kind of...
04-11-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,177
Posted By bkowa092

Hey guys, I am really debating buying this bike....

Hey guys, I am really debating buying this bike. I just have a few questions that maybe someone can help me out.

First, I plan on using this bike on dirt trails that are for the most part, pretty...
04-08-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By bkowa092

I have a Vuelta trainer that I got for a little...

I have a Vuelta trainer that I got for a little over $100 shipped. I only used it once or twice, and then decided to just deal with the cold and ride outside. I believe you can find it on ebay for...
04-08-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By bkowa092

Another vote for the Rush Hour and the Jack.

Another vote for the Rush Hour and the Jack.
04-08-09, 01:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,918
Posted By bkowa092

I lived in an area where cycling was very big. I...

I lived in an area where cycling was very big. I would often get stuck behind a 30 person ride, and me (as well as other drivers) would get frustrated because there was a huge group on a one lane...
04-07-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By bkowa092

Welcome, and nice bike. That "welcome" gif...

Welcome, and nice bike.

That "welcome" gif that ADSR posts in these threads makes me LOL everytime. I'm pretty sure the only reason I read the welcome threads is in hopes of seeing that image.
04-07-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bkowa092

Ah, yes. I see it now. Thank you.

Ah, yes. I see it now. Thank you.
04-07-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bkowa092

Is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble...

Is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble figuring out what the writing says on the first picture? U4LIET? That's what I'm seeing..
04-06-09, 01:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,722
Posted By bkowa092

I find it hard to believe that 95-98% of fixed...

I find it hard to believe that 95-98% of fixed gear riders actually have the balls to bash a u-lock over anyone's head.
04-05-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,262
Posted By bkowa092

First, I would like to say that this is one of...

First, I would like to say that this is one of the best noob posts I have ever read. You display that you did put time and effort into reading, and therefore I hope you get the help you need. I will...
03-31-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,764
Posted By bkowa092

I can't believe there is an actual debate about...

I can't believe there is an actual debate about having a college degree vs. not having a college degree in this thread. It does amuse me that most of the people that are saying that "degrees are bs"...
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