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09-24-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By stryper

Restore a Jack Taylor

I was doing some organizing on my storage unit (stand-in garage for now) and another unit was selling a bunch of bikes and parts. Turns out the owner of a bike store died and passed along all of his...
09-24-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 65,802
Posted By stryper

I just picked up this Jack Taylor tandem for my...

I just picked up this Jack Taylor tandem for my wife and I to ride together. I was able to inflate the tires this morning and it all works fine. Shifts, brakes,
rolls. I do want to replace the...
06-11-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,409
Posted By stryper

Chinese carbon is just fine. Honestly of the 5...

Chinese carbon is just fine. Honestly of the 5 bikes direct bikes I've ridden the Kilo TT rode the worst. Felt like riding on a rock.
04-26-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By stryper

Like all great well thought out bike builds I ran...

Like all great well thought out bike builds I ran out of money before buying one. We went to a lbs a few days ago and she picked one out, as seen in the big pic thread.
04-24-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 220,114
Posted By stryper

Just finished building this one for my girlfriend...

Just finished building this one for my girlfriend for her birthday. She'll be getting a different seat, this is just the best of my spares.
http://i.imgur.com/vGmCNU3.jpg?1
04-24-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By stryper

http://i.imgur.com/cp193GB.jpg?1 ...

http://i.imgur.com/cp193GB.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/7UcIIe3.jpg?1
04-12-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By stryper

She is just getting into cycling. Really enjoying...

She is just getting into cycling. Really enjoying it but always has to borrow a bike. I know her tastes pretty well and dropped some questions inconspicuously. The color frame is what it is;...
04-07-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By stryper

Build a bike

I just picked up a Colossi Rambler mixte and some polished tb14's for a birthday gift for my girlfriend.
http://fixieshop.ch/shop/1968-thickbox_default/colossi-rambler-urban-mixte-frameset.jpg...
02-03-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,072
Posted By stryper

https://store.aihalaska.com/images/aih/crfbss18.jp...

https://store.aihalaska.com/images/aih/crfbss18.jpg
10-26-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

That halfbike could actually be fun in that type...

That halfbike could actually be fun in that type of boardwalk environment
08-12-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

Those bars are splooshtastic

Those bars are splooshtastic
08-01-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

I never really like the mustache bars I had on...

I never really like the mustache bars I had on here, and the front basket sucked. The only thing it carried well was a 12 pack and I don't buy those nearly often enough to bother keeping it. Still...
07-08-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,961
Posted By stryper

My last two frames didn't make it to complete...

My last two frames didn't make it to complete bike before they were scratched. Handlebars swing over while it was in the stand and I hadn't wrapped them yet and put a small chip in the top tube,...
07-06-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By stryper

If he's riding 1.5 hours a day may as well spend...

If he's riding 1.5 hours a day may as well spend the extra money to be extra comfortable. That's a lot of time in the saddle, and if it's riding to work it's a "have to" ride. Gotta make those "have...
05-28-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

Eccentric bottom brackets are awesome...

Eccentric bottom brackets are awesome alternatives to track dropouts. Especially if you're running a rear brake, so you don't have to adjust it every time you change ratios.

And rear brakes below...
05-15-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

This frame is actually pretty legit. Made by...

This frame is actually pretty legit. Made by Rafael Hoffleit, a dude who makes carbon parts for the Audi and Mercedes motor-sport teams and for a leading Formula 1 team. Older users here may remember...
05-13-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,935
Posted By stryper

I never keep the look of my bikes permanent....

I never keep the look of my bikes permanent. Paint them, strip and polish them, sticker them, gotta change it about once a year. I recently bought some green sparkly tape off etsy and covered the...
05-10-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

I kinda like how this looks. The ad has no...

I kinda like how this looks. The ad has no details on parts or actual sizes naturally.
05-03-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By stryper

E-Lever from Paul Component Engineering...

E-Lever from Paul Component Engineering (http://www.paulcomp.com/elever.html)
05-03-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By stryper

I put in headphones. My bike suddenly didn't make...

I put in headphones. My bike suddenly didn't make any noise at all anymore.
04-27-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,033
Posted By stryper

You rode yesterday or just have done it before?...

You rode yesterday or just have done it before? Yesterday was about as perfect as possible. Temp in the 70's, wind didn't pick up until around 2-3pm.
04-27-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By stryper

Still not worth a damn. Literally 5 seconds to...

Still not worth a damn. Literally 5 seconds to cut a cable, then your wheel is as good as gone. Either a lock long enough to get both wheels or two locks. I build all of my own wheels, so maybe I...
04-27-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By stryper

Can we stop suggesting or buying cable locks....

Can we stop suggesting or buying cable locks. They're worthless.
04-24-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 470,502
Posted By stryper

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Burton/11016102303...

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Burton/11016102303_1?$2014_PRODUCT_DETAIL_ZOOM$

Burton Timber backpack for riding and hiking. Chrome bag is just too big for most the summer and not very...
04-24-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,033
Posted By stryper

Chico Wildflower Wildcat 100 - A bike ride in...

Chico Wildflower Wildcat 100 - A bike ride in Chico, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2051731)
This is the ride I'm doing Sunday so... I guess it isn't a single hill though
04-23-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
Posted By stryper

Hoshi bladed spokes snap like fingers at a jazz...

Hoshi bladed spokes snap like fingers at a jazz club.
04-21-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
Posted By stryper

Oh true true. It is totally ridiculous. I got the...

Oh true true. It is totally ridiculous. I got the spokes for $.75 each and just really wanted to do it for no good reason. Totally makes my commuter with a front basket and 33's way faster though
04-21-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
Posted By stryper

What part looks weird? That pic is before...

What part looks weird? That pic is before tensioning the spokes so they're bendy. Or do you mean in general 36 bladed spokes 3x on a heavy box section rim looks weird? Here it kinda is with tire and...
04-21-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
Posted By stryper

I had a ton of trouble finding a slotted hub when...

I had a ton of trouble finding a slotted hub when building my last wheel set, so I just used a dremel to lengthen the holes myself. I slotted the holes all downwards towards the center of the hub, I...
04-19-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By stryper

You should ride your bike. Carbon doesn't explode...

You should ride your bike. Carbon doesn't explode on impact. Don't use it to jump your bike off the roof, but going gown curbs certainly won't hurt it.
04-16-15, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By stryper

As the owner of a 5 grand carbon thing, I ride it...

As the owner of a 5 grand carbon thing, I ride it fixed. Never tired gears, but it just seems lame. IDK
04-15-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

Flying Rider - Videos...

Flying Rider - Videos (http://www.flyingrider.com/videos)
04-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By stryper

Don't own a derailleur, 100% fixed. I'm tempted...

Don't own a derailleur, 100% fixed. I'm tempted to build a ss mountain bike but we'll see.
04-13-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,579
Posted By stryper

http://i.imgur.com/mpZz7eO.jpg Riding to a...

http://i.imgur.com/mpZz7eO.jpg

Riding to a friends. Had to go past his house for a better view.
04-12-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By stryper

SunRingle Rhyno Lite 700c Rim - Outside...

SunRingle Rhyno Lite 700c Rim - Outside Outfitters (http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-19367-sunringle-rhyno-lite-700c-rim.aspx?variantID=53115&gclid=CMHtgb7L8sQCFZRgfgod3aQAyQ)

This is a super...
04-12-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,663
Posted By stryper

Ebay used bars, seatpost, stem, seat (unless...

Ebay used bars, seatpost, stem, seat (unless leather), cranks, maybe pedals too.

Oldy but goody cranks are better than new cheap ones: Sugino Mighty Competition Crankset 171 mm Double 42 52T |...
04-01-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By stryper

City Bikes | Save Up To 60% Off Urban, Commuter,...

City Bikes | Save Up To 60% Off Urban, Commuter, Dutch and Town Bicycles from bikesdirect.com Off List prices (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/city_bikes.htm)
04-01-15, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

When you need those calories but only have $5,...

When you need those calories but only have $5, little ceasars is 2800 calories in a pizza. MMM
03-28-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

When free time shows up I find other things to...

When free time shows up I find other things to do, then I get great motivation when I have no free time. Works just fabulously for things you don't want to do but really want done.
03-27-15, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

New bars and for the first time brakes. Last part...

New bars and for the first time brakes. Last part should be ready to install as soon as I have free time and motivation. Been waiting on that combo for 4 months as they've sat on my floor....
03-26-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,891
Posted By stryper

Ya, talk to a local painter OP. It'll be at least...

Ya, talk to a local painter OP. It'll be at least $150 for a good paint job on frame and fork. I'd guess they'd use a midnight purple color base with a ghost pearl or something along those lines, I'm...
03-23-15, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By stryper

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-rivendell-ruffy-tuffy?ss=2451
03-19-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,684
Posted By stryper

It's my only lockring tool. Again, I prefer that...

It's my only lockring tool. Again, I prefer that style to the wrench kind. Plus it's great to keep in your saddlebag with all the other extras it has.
03-19-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,684
Posted By stryper

I actually don't like the lockring pliers and...

I actually don't like the lockring pliers and much prefer the hook type. I use Amazon.com : Pedros Trixie-Fixie Tool : Bike Repair Tools : Sports & Outdoors...
03-19-15, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

http://imgur.com/VQUNi1i My BMC. I'll post new...

http://imgur.com/VQUNi1i My BMC. I'll post new pics once I'm done with the new wheels, bars, and brakes.
03-18-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,191
Posted By stryper

http://i.imgur.com/8qdglfJ.jpg The front...

http://i.imgur.com/8qdglfJ.jpg

The front half is glass fiber on an aluminum bullhorn. Fun
03-18-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 342,177
Posted By stryper

New pedals. Dropped 300g over my Dura Ace pedals....

New pedals. Dropped 300g over my Dura Ace pedals. First upgrade of many happening in the next couple weeks as I prepare for a century with 7600ft of elevation gain.
http://i.imgur.com/A5X2HJQ.jpg
03-13-15, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,925
Posted By stryper

I have a Surly dingle cog on both my bikes. 46/43...

I have a Surly dingle cog on both my bikes. 46/43 x 17/20 on my commuter/trail bike. 50/46 x 17/21 on my distance/climbing bike. It's not a huge hassle to stop and move the chain over, but if you...
03-10-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By stryper

Outboard bearings were just an awkward transition...

Outboard bearings were just an awkward transition phase from square taper to BB30. Outboard should just die out now, not suddenly cost 3x as much as my carbon cranks.
03-07-15, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By stryper

Been doing most of my long rides on Sundays now,...

Been doing most of my long rides on Sundays now, so back day is Monday and leg day is Tuesday so that I have enough recovery time for my rides. Chest is any other day of the week, don't care.
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