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08-03-11, 08:42 PM
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Posted By darkmother

I've not ridden either bike, but I really like...

I've not ridden either bike, but I really like the tektro 556 long reach caliper brakes on the Kilo. They've got *tons* of clearance for big tires, mud, fenders, whatever. I would race them in a...
03-06-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By darkmother

I run these cranks on my fix-they are very nice...

I run these cranks on my fix-they are very nice quality cranks. They are 130 BCD, and I use a 103mm BB to get a good chain line with a ring mounted in the outer position.
10-07-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 158,894
Posted By darkmother

Man, that is pretty low. Look at the bright...

Man, that is pretty low. Look at the bright side, at least you don't have to talk about why your relationship didn't work for the next 3 weeks. Quick and painful.
09-30-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 158,894
Posted By darkmother

Yeah, that's what I thought. Too bad, I liked...

Yeah, that's what I thought. Too bad, I liked that place. Anywhere else around that is similar? I'm looking for a 26.8 seatpost that looks a bit oldschool.
09-30-10, 04:38 AM
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Views: 158,894
Posted By darkmother

Hey guys, It's been a while since I posted...

Hey guys,

It's been a while since I posted here. Good to see the Toronto Fixed thread is still going strong.

I figured one of you would know if Parts Unknown in kensington is still around? ...
07-05-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,489
Posted By darkmother

I ride and race my CX bike on the road. With...

I ride and race my CX bike on the road. With appropriate gearing, position on the bike, and wheel tire selection I can see no reason to buy a 'road' bike. My CX bike IS a road bike. With benefits.
07-05-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By darkmother

I don't know if you had the same ads, but the...

I don't know if you had the same ads, but the Heineken spot that was played literally 10 times per hour during the VS/OLN coverage of the 2006 TDF made me vow never to drink one again. I can't...
07-01-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By darkmother

I'm running 10s campy brifters with a shimano 9s...

I'm running 10s campy brifters with a shimano 9s drivetrain. It works flawlessly, and I haven't had any problems despite smacking the levers in crashes many times.

I like the mechanically...
11-24-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 142,223
Posted By darkmother

[QUOTE=shapelike;7906579]Speaking of which ... ...

[QUOTE=shapelike;7906579]Speaking of which ...

Ontario Provincial Cyclocross Championships:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/3054096165_636170d3dd_b.jpg

Who is the dude with the mullet? ...
03-14-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,333
Posted By darkmother

I had the the same problem with my CX bike a...

I had the the same problem with my CX bike a couple years ago. Try a fork mounted cable stop for canti brakes. It's cheap, and it works. Mini V's, or full sized V brakes with a travel agent...
02-29-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By darkmother

Thanks again. I love the frame-one of my...

Thanks again. I love the frame-one of my favourite bikes-it handles beautifully. Any idea what the tubeset would be? It's fairly heavy-probably nearly 6 lb.
02-28-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By darkmother

Thanks for the reply. I've added a couple more...

Thanks for the reply. I've added a couple more photos-I don't have the original fork.
pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24207946@N06/2296059047/in/photostream/)
02-27-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By darkmother

Unknown vintage french track frame...any info?

Hi all,


http://www.flickr.com/photos/24207946@N06/2296059047/in/photostream/
I picked this track frame up from a local bike shop a couple of years ago. The shop owner gave me a little history...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By darkmother

I've got a custom Habanero CX frame that I use...

I've got a custom Habanero CX frame that I use primarily as a road bike with MTB trail rides thrown in for good measure. I couldn't be happier with the frame-it makes me smile every time I throw a...
01-08-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,165
Posted By darkmother

I built a pair of Open Pro's laced to IRO high...

I built a pair of Open Pro's laced to IRO high flange hubs, 36 hole, 4X. As a big guy (200 lb) that rides a lot of miles on rough pavent, I don't like to screw around with cheap machine built...
01-08-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,165
Posted By darkmother

I've had one that I built up from a frameset for...

I've had one that I built up from a frameset for a couple of months. I use mine as a commuter bike and have it set up with full fenders, 35c slick tires and a rack. I like it-with the big tires I...
12-19-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I hope the guy doesn't try to screw you. From...

I hope the guy doesn't try to screw you. From his standpoint, that is a great deal. $467 is peanuts compared to the amount his insurance would go up if the accident was reported.
12-18-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I think all they can get by double swiping is the...

I think all they can get by double swiping is the card number. Your PIN isn't on the card. Could be something else is going on though.
12-18-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I suppose it could have been, although I rarely...

I suppose it could have been, although I rarely use my card on campus. I think the machine where the withdrawls were made was downtown.
12-18-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Must happen a lot. I had $1000 taken from my...

Must happen a lot. I had $1000 taken from my account in one day in 2 $500 withdrawls. The Bank caught it right away and cancelled my card. They refunded the money that was stolen with minimal...
12-14-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Yeah, I knew I had a problem when I thought to...

Yeah, I knew I had a problem when I thought to myself: "alright...campy shifters".
12-13-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I made this for myself last night. Robust and...

I made this for myself last night. Robust and tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
12-12-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I'd carry at least the tool to get the cassette...

I'd carry at least the tool to get the cassette lockring off, in case you break a right side spoke on the rear. You can probably use the chain and your bike as a chainwhip somehow. I seem to...
12-12-06, 11:40 AM
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Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Yikes! :) What size tire is that?

Yikes! :) What size tire is that?
12-12-06, 11:39 AM
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Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Sounds like a fun trip. I think you will be...

Sounds like a fun trip. I think you will be fine, if you start with a drivetrain that is in good shape. If you do need something, 9s chains and cassettes are available everywhere, and it's not...
12-12-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I know-it's a sad state. I can't believe I sold...

I know-it's a sad state. I can't believe I sold my Ritchey P-23-damn I wish I still had that bike....and my bontrager racelight. The racelight even had horizontal dropouts-I could have made that...
12-12-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47,508
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Posted By darkmother

I think only the three biggest cogs are ti on...

I think only the three biggest cogs are ti on XTR, the rest are steel. The ti cogs do wear out faster than steel, but unless you are using them a lot, I don't think you should worry about it. ...
12-12-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47,508
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Posted By darkmother

Should be fine. Most cross forks are around...

Should be fine. Most cross forks are around 400-410mm axle to crown. Modern rigid MTB forks are typically longer than that, to match 80 mm travel suspension forks. Really old school rigid MTB...
12-12-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

This is sounding like a fun project bike. Do...

This is sounding like a fun project bike. Do you have a disc compatible CX fork or something? I think a 26" MTB wheel should fit in there, the OD of the tire is comparable between the two. The...
12-12-06, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

I used to run a rear derailleur as a chain...

I used to run a rear derailleur as a chain tensioner, with two cassette cogs on the back of my winter bike. I locked the rear drailleur in place with a short peice of shifter cable running from the...
12-12-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Any combination of cog/chainwheel that conserves...

Any combination of cog/chainwheel that conserves the same total number of teeth will be *very* close to the same chain length.
12-12-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By darkmother

To me, a custom frame is mostly about fit. What...

To me, a custom frame is mostly about fit. What I would do is ride as many CX, or even road bikes as I could. Figure out what works for you, and what doesn't. I would pay attention to things...
12-12-06, 08:09 AM
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Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

It would be cool to run two cogs, and two...

It would be cool to run two cogs, and two chainrings. Say like 34/17 for offroad and a 36/15 for slop covered roads.
12-11-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Looks good. I'd like to set up one of these on...

Looks good. I'd like to set up one of these on my desk:
12-11-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Are we waiting for snow to schedule the ride or? ...

Are we waiting for snow to schedule the ride or? If I'm not tied up, I'll do it.
12-11-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Page number 666 is coming. It is the 7th sign.

Page number 666 is coming. It is the 7th sign.
12-11-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Man, that really sucks. I wondered what had...

Man, that really sucks. I wondered what had happened to you. I had a spare tube too. Did anyone help you out?
12-08-06, 03:38 PM
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Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Good call.

Good call.
12-08-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Too early for this but I'll throw it out there...

Too early for this but I'll throw it out there anyway. Anyone want to do a ride of some sort Christmas day?
12-08-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

BTW, anyone (Cavernmech?) know where I can get a...

BTW, anyone (Cavernmech?) know where I can get a french BB shell faced and chased. I toasted the BB cups in my frame with minimal milage-perhaps 2000 km. I had the BB adjusted *just* tight enough...
12-08-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Cool. I dig the pump pegs. Looks like it would...

Cool. I dig the pump pegs. Looks like it would make a great beater.
12-08-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Those look pretty cool. I want some of thier...

Those look pretty cool. I want some of thier merino wool cycling clothing.
12-07-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Same thing here. 60 is just about right for me...

Same thing here. 60 is just about right for me too. Stuck seatpost and stem isn't that big of a problem if you are willing to commit to removing them. Sometimes you gotta get a little crazy....
12-06-06, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Blue annodizing.....makes baby Jesus cry

Blue annodizing.....makes baby Jesus cry
12-04-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By darkmother

I like my Panaracer pasela 32c's. They big,...

I like my Panaracer pasela 32c's. They big, fat, slick, and roll fast. Smoooooth like a cadillac on a toll road. No tread to speak of for offroad, but honestly, the big tire volume helps a lot...
12-04-06, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Ahhh, that was you. I rode with you accross...

Ahhh, that was you. I rode with you accross Vandorf, I was on my CX bike. It was cool riding in the snow.
12-01-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By darkmother

Yeah, 8spd is 4.8 mm c-c 7 spd is 5mm. Close...

Yeah, 8spd is 4.8 mm c-c 7 spd is 5mm. Close enough to work fine.
12-01-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Can't afford. Besides, I already tease her...

Can't afford. Besides, I already tease her about the low spoke count wheels on her bike.
12-01-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Haven't listened to that one in a few years. I...

Haven't listened to that one in a few years. I think the weather is about right for some senselessly loud jazz blasting this evening. (can I go home now, please?)
12-01-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,185,435
Posted By darkmother

Great album.....

Great album.....
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