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12-22-10, 04:44 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

And then remove 2 more after that. 1 link is not...

And then remove 2 more after that. 1 link is not going to be anywhere near enough, you want to have the chain as short as possible without binding
12-20-10, 07:24 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Indeed, I've also got a geared roadie for Brevets...

Indeed, I've also got a geared roadie for Brevets and Randonees and such, but title of the thread and all ;)

I've got a bike for any kind of riding I'm interested in though, which is really nice.
12-20-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By elTwitcho

Eh, when was the last time you heard of the welds...

Eh, when was the last time you heard of the welds failing on any mass produced frame? It's no better than any other Reynolds 853 frame, and for the price the guy ended up paying it's a good buy, but...
12-20-10, 06:51 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Also, 29er in winter beater mode. Works...

Also,

29er in winter beater mode. Works awesome, I dig it

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5227392431_bdca6bff99_b.jpg


And my "everything that isn't mountain biking or over 150...
12-20-10, 06:45 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Cable routing is monstrously bad

Cable routing is monstrously bad
12-20-10, 06:42 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

If it isn't made for you, it isn't custom...

If it isn't made for you, it isn't custom anymore. It's just a 315 dollar frame.
12-20-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By elTwitcho

If you're planning on riding 5 consecutive 60...

If you're planning on riding 5 consecutive 60 mile days, you really ought to be doing enough riding on the bike you're planning on using to know which gear setup you will be comfortable running. Ride...
09-25-10, 08:51 PM
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Views: 3,583
Posted By elTwitcho

Since you guys seem to be in the know, any idea...

Since you guys seem to be in the know, any idea where I can pick up some cheap moncler jackets and timberlands?
08-22-10, 11:48 AM
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Posted By elTwitcho

I did the hairshirt this summer and super...

I did the hairshirt this summer and super strongly recommend anyone thinking about riding to Niagara follow the route we took out. Quiet country roads, very few cars, beautiful scenery and rolling...
08-22-10, 11:39 AM
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Posted By elTwitcho

I used M520 on a fixed gear for a while. Had it's...

I used M520 on a fixed gear for a while. Had it's issues, namely that to get the release tension fairly tight to prevent unwanted clipouts you end up increasing the float return spring to an...
06-24-10, 03:57 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Norman, I commend your good humor on this, but...

Norman, I commend your good humor on this, but this is a losing battle.


I explain to people who haven't ridden a fixed gear that it's like a normal bike except you can't stop pedalling because...
06-23-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,903
Posted By elTwitcho

Maybe, but then if I knew several people who had...

Maybe, but then if I knew several people who had been hit by lightning and they all said it tickles, I'd probably have to take their word over what I imagine it'd be like ;)



It's more than...
06-19-10, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,903
Posted By elTwitcho

It's all a moot point because no, no you...

It's all a moot point because no, no you wouldn't. You can talk about running down people on the internet all you want, and you can pretend you've got some preternatural sixth sense where you can...
06-18-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,903
Posted By elTwitcho

Perhaps if you think intentionally hitting people...

Perhaps if you think intentionally hitting people with your car out of spite is a good idea, it's entirely likely you don't have the maturity to handle the responsibility of being behind the wheel of...
06-18-10, 10:18 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Comfy. Fast. Took it on a 220km ride last...

Comfy. Fast. Took it on a 220km ride last weekend, doing a double century on it next weekend.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4366556367_7277d9a37a_o.jpg
06-18-10, 10:15 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

You might find it stiff but your knees shouldn't...

You might find it stiff but your knees shouldn't explode if you take time to strengthen the muscles that stabilize your knees (ie, your quads). If you're going to be running this ratio, a couple...
06-18-10, 10:11 PM
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Views: 2,903
Posted By elTwitcho

How would you know what the racers do or don't...

How would you know what the racers do or don't want cars to do when you haven't experienced it yourself? I race, everything TJ said is true 100%. I don't ride dissimilarly to what you see in the...
05-06-10, 11:44 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585296690_a78...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585296690_a78a687110_o.jpg


New bars, new brake lever, changed in a 50T Shimano 105 chainring. Feels like a new bike
02-19-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

Thanks Brad, I've been meaning to check out the...

Thanks Brad, I've been meaning to check out the bike joint, I'll definitely stop by.

2x4 procedure was the stem was seized in the fork completely. Penetrating oil didn't free it. Going at it from...
02-19-10, 08:52 AM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Maybe, but personally I've seen a lot of crap...

Maybe, but personally I've seen a lot of crap come from proper bike mechanics too.
02-18-10, 10:12 AM
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Views: 5,955
Posted By elTwitcho

Don't do it bro, posting stupid threads

Don't do it bro, posting stupid threads
02-18-10, 12:47 AM
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Views: 1,545
Posted By elTwitcho

It's stupid. I'm hoping these kids weren't...

It's stupid. I'm hoping these kids weren't engineers because an engineer ought to have realized that the spokes allow a bicycle wheel to keep it's shape without having to build extremely heavy and...
02-18-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,955
Posted By elTwitcho

It was a cold february night on bikeforums, and...

It was a cold february night on bikeforums, and the time was six years ago when this would have been relevant or seen as a revelation...
02-17-10, 11:46 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

not seein it

not seein it
02-17-10, 11:39 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

For those guys helping me with the craigslist...

For those guys helping me with the craigslist miele purchase a while back, her she is finished and road ready. Haven't been able to take her out but twice because of the salt on the roads (and won't...
02-13-10, 02:03 PM
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Views: 3,754
Posted By elTwitcho

Shoulda U-locked him in the head.

Shoulda U-locked him in the head.
02-13-10, 01:58 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

I was up at La Bicicletta a couple times over the...

I was up at La Bicicletta a couple times over the past week and dealt with one of the dudes who used to be at Urbane (bald guy). Really nice guy, remembered me from Urbane and helped me out a bunch...
01-28-10, 11:32 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Vredestein sells tubulars in 21mm Vittoria...

Vredestein sells tubulars in 21mm

Vittoria makes 21mm tubulars as well

Have no experience with 21mm tires myself
01-27-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By elTwitcho

Read this for starters ...

Read this for starters

http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm

I was having pretty bad knee pain towards the end of the summer and switched to 165 cranks. I can bang out 300km in a week and have zero...
01-25-10, 03:41 PM
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Posted By elTwitcho

Paired spokes are better at cracking your rim...

Paired spokes are better at cracking your rim since it has the benefit of concentrating all the bike's weight on a very small area, leaving large sections of rim being unsupported. To compensate you...
01-21-10, 11:29 PM
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Views: 3,737
Posted By elTwitcho

Thread sucks but this reply is awesome

Thread sucks but this reply is awesome
01-21-10, 11:25 PM
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Views: 631
Posted By elTwitcho

I assure you not. My skill with the bottle and...

I assure you not. My skill with the bottle and familiarity with the bike is a credit to cyclists the world over.
01-21-10, 09:07 PM
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Views: 631
Posted By elTwitcho

Friend, you have been misinformed

Friend, you have been misinformed
01-19-10, 09:59 AM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By elTwitcho

You especially

You especially
01-19-10, 08:58 AM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By elTwitcho

Road forum has occasional actual riding info...

Road forum has occasional actual riding info though, here not so much.

Basically though, the only cyclists who are actually pretty cool are single speed mountain bikers. The rest of us are all...
01-18-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

TOfixd is most likely defunct, hence the new...

TOfixd is most likely defunct, hence the new forum. We do more rides on tofixd/yyzfixed but this thread is plenty busy. I think it's just a winter thing, both camps have slowed down an awful lot...
01-18-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,499,880
Posted By elTwitcho

I know what aerobars are, if you read my post I...

I know what aerobars are, if you read my post I was talking about the section on them that goes past vertical and curves back towards the rider, which as I said is likely superfluous and IMO ugly....
01-18-10, 10:22 AM
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Posted By elTwitcho

If any of you guys were on the old tofixd board...

If any of you guys were on the old tofixd board (or even if not) I've set up a new temporary/permanent home here:

Yyzfixed.dailyforum.net
01-17-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,797
Posted By elTwitcho

My friend Tom is riding the Volume Thrasher and I...

My friend Tom is riding the Volume Thrasher and I think I remember him mentioning it has room for a front brake + bar spins.

As far as cable routing, this is what you want
...
01-16-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

Yeah. The admin hasn't posted there in at least 6...

Yeah. The admin hasn't posted there in at least 6 months, I'm not sure it's coming back
01-15-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By elTwitcho

Looks awesome as hell. Someone on here had one...

Looks awesome as hell. Someone on here had one and loved it. If you're looking for a more burly single speed I'd grab this in a heartbeat
01-14-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By elTwitcho

Non cyclists generally hate cyclists, and I don't...

Non cyclists generally hate cyclists, and I don't understand why. Maybe driving just makes a lot of people into hateful types, I really don't know.

Either way I've stopped caring about it. The...
01-14-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

I agree, although this isn't to say I'd criticize...

I agree, although this isn't to say I'd criticize anyone elses wheel choices. On my fg my next wheelset will likely be another 32 3 cross set as for daily use these rock. The geared bike is likely...
01-14-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,499,880
Posted By elTwitcho

What's the priciple, as a fairing to make where...

What's the priciple, as a fairing to make where the hands meet the bar more aerodynamic?
01-14-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,499,880
Posted By elTwitcho

Figured they were some kind of custom setup but I...

Figured they were some kind of custom setup but I still think they suck. The vertical portion is ugly as sin and not at all useable with that kind of saddle position. If they were just a bit shorter...
01-14-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

Nope, two sets. I just forgot to put the screws...

Nope, two sets. I just forgot to put the screws back in on the downtube before taking photos. Water bottle cages while practical are ugly as heck so I popped it off for the picture before running...
01-14-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 145,532
Posted By elTwitcho

Shimano 600, 53/42 on the front, 7 cogs in the...

Shimano 600, 53/42 on the front, 7 cogs in the back and indexed downtube shifters. It's my first good geared bike so I'm really excited for spring when I'll get a chance to ride it.

Thanks a bunch...
01-13-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By elTwitcho

Threadless stems functionally are almost all...

Threadless stems functionally are almost all identical. Pick one you like the look of, in a length you like and with a rise you want. The only way to figure this out is trial and error really, so...
01-13-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By elTwitcho

No idea but I totally agree

No idea but I totally agree
01-13-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,499,880
Posted By elTwitcho

Bars suck but that bike rules so hard

Bars suck but that bike rules so hard
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