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10-16-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By bakaster

i am fairly certain that there is a whole long...

i am fairly certain that there is a whole long debate thread when it comes to the actions of joey.
Some facts: it is illegal to run reds on a bike, and it makes motorists unhappy with us. It also is...
10-16-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By bakaster

i ride mks sylvans, and they are nice, but i...

i ride mks sylvans, and they are nice, but i think i could use slightly shorter crankarms as my pedals sometimes clip the ground in turns.
10-16-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,500,567
Posted By bakaster

There is a guy on my campus with 6 inch...

There is a guy on my campus with 6 inch handlebars on his fixed gear.
normally i don't have a problem with that if they live in say NY or SF where there are cars to squeeze between, but this is in...
09-19-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,187
Posted By bakaster

Yeah, leo Kottke can do some amazing things on...

Yeah, leo Kottke can do some amazing things on an acoustic guitar
09-19-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By bakaster

agreed spending $20 to insure your saddle...

agreed

spending $20 to insure your saddle lasts 30 years seems like a pretty good deal to me. especially seeing that you will only go through part of the tin
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,632
Posted By bakaster

20, Male 10 mile round trip during the summer. ...

20, Male
10 mile round trip during the summer.

much less when i am in school
09-19-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By bakaster

and ill eat my cranky words seeing that you don't...

and ill eat my cranky words seeing that you don't really pee on your bike.....
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,944
Posted By bakaster

so, if i am holding a constant speed, on the...

so, if i am holding a constant speed, on the right side of the lane near the parked cars, and someone hits me with their car it will be partly my fault and an embarrassment to all cyclists if a group...
09-19-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,187,487
Posted By bakaster

blickblocks, Beautiful bike, and i like the bag...

blickblocks, Beautiful bike, and i like the bag as well.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,944
Posted By bakaster

more than once, i have been no where near a blind...

more than once, i have been no where near a blind spot and people have almost killed me by not seeing me. this includes on my bike, and motorcycle, with lights on and what not.
09-19-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,712
Posted By bakaster

i just keep a bandana/hankerchief and some...

i just keep a bandana/hankerchief and some alcohol based hand sanitizer. gets the mits pretty clean, and much cheaper than disposable gloves
09-19-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,630
Posted By bakaster

anyone can steal a bike if they want to, and the...

anyone can steal a bike if they want to, and the quality of the lock will not stop people from locking the bike poorly.

for example, a bike was stolen at my school (which is kind of silly to say...
09-19-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By bakaster

Not really, They are legitimate answers of...

Not really,

They are legitimate answers of what people on the forum actually use. Now i have a feeling you don't piss on your bike, and if you really do, and the zen comment was not just you being...
09-19-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By bakaster

taking all the extra stuff cleans up the lines of...

taking all the extra stuff cleans up the lines of the bike if you are worried about looks, it reduces the number of failure and friction points and cuts the weight down.

if you are going to go...
09-19-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,187,487
Posted By bakaster

meh, i like my bike which is mostly green and...

meh, i like my bike which is mostly green and black (and some silver because i used what i had/ what was cheap)
09-19-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By bakaster

:notamused: utterly useless comment The...

:notamused:

utterly useless comment

The key is, with whatever you use, not to overdo it. you don't need to put more on every time you ride or anything like that. In fact, one of those tins...
09-19-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By bakaster

oh, sorry. misinterpreted the question. I think...

oh, sorry. misinterpreted the question. I think that 85 mm are kind of middle of the road, but i am not totally sure
09-19-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bakaster

carrying your bike up and down stairs is really...

carrying your bike up and down stairs is really not that hard. This summer i was going up and down 10 flights of stairs every day, and the bike i was carrying was a 1979 motobecane (still in its all...
09-19-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,187
Posted By bakaster

One of the reasons people are such fans of mash...

One of the reasons people are such fans of mash is it is the first movie featuring urban, stylized fixed gear riding that was very well made (i can't believe how good the camera work is)

that...
09-19-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By bakaster

it depends on how large the rollers cylinders...

it depends on how large the rollers cylinders are. the smaller the cylinder, the harder it will be, running a 39 16 will certainly be good for helping you improve your cadence
09-18-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By bakaster

Any info on Ambo bikes?

Hey, i was wondering if any of you had information on Ambo bikes.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/july/1/TomaszLiniecki.htm

this is the only place that i have found that has photos of one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

(dripping with sarcasm) what?! you don't like...

(dripping with sarcasm) what?! you don't like her?!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

Chocolate huh? So that's what you crazy kids are...

Chocolate huh? So that's what you crazy kids are calling it these days.....:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By bakaster

there has actually been a study, and the talking...

there has actually been a study, and the talking to someone over the phone uses more concentration (as measured by brain activity) than someone near you or listening to the cd. The distraction is...
09-18-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By bakaster

"since the Senator has now had first hand...

"since the Senator has now had first hand experience."

now that is a very diplomatic way to phrase "the a** has not almost squashed a cyclist"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

but how can she answer if she will be violating...

but how can she answer if she will be violating the guidelines for calling out idiots?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

I was going to venture that she was more...

I was going to venture that she was more diplomatic about the abundance of idiots....
Although I may be looking at the never ending supply of idiocy from a somewhat cynical point of view.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

I am honestly surprised that you don't get to...

I am honestly surprised that you don't get to call more people idiots. or should i say, i am surprised that you don't as i will bet you that in a large number of threads you have had the opportunity.
09-18-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By bakaster

exactly, it is good to have things that you can...

exactly, it is good to have things that you can use to protect yourself if need be, but you should take the steps to try and never need to use them.
09-18-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By bakaster

hmm never had people think my bulldog mini is...

hmm never had people think my bulldog mini is mace, but i guess i could see how that coul dhappen...
09-18-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By bakaster

No joke, and one of the problems is that...

No joke, and one of the problems is that reporting of these things can be biased to where you live, who the victim was and a lot of other things which leads to s sense of security that may very well...
09-18-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By bakaster

Yeah, the ignorant owners who want to make a buck...

Yeah, the ignorant owners who want to make a buck where ever they can jack up the prices.
Every once in a while you get someone who isn't a super capitalist, and lists things for fair, or even...
09-18-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By bakaster

8.89 cm wide, 17.79 cm tall

8.89 cm wide, 17.79 cm tall
09-18-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By bakaster

I am not saying that all those things are bad,...

I am not saying that all those things are bad, but people tend to go overboard with conditioning their saddles. leather is supposed to stay supportive and nearly hard. when the leather is broken in...
09-18-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By bakaster

true, which is why you are NOT supposed to soak...

true, which is why you are NOT supposed to soak them in oil, beat them with things,soak them in water and then slather them with goop.

a liberal application of proofide or something similar to the...
09-18-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By bakaster

it peels off so nicely that it will look like...

it peels off so nicely that it will look like your bike's paint is just flaking right off
09-17-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,611
Posted By bakaster

Yes. i will find you and shoot you. actually, i...

Yes. i will find you and shoot you. actually, i will buy a gun, find you, and shoot you (total sarcasm by the way)

do whatever makes riding your bike more fun.
09-17-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,243
Posted By bakaster

and a different kind of crazy drive train is this...

and a different kind of crazy drive train is this one

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=305357

you go forward either way you pedal.
09-17-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,243
Posted By bakaster

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/sept/2/SH.htm#ima...

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/sept/2/SH.htm#image_3

if they are both fixed cogs, it eliminates tortional BB flex

if they are both ss, it turns the bike into a fixed gear.

(forward on one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,194
Posted By bakaster

:lol: again :lol: although, for...

:lol:



again :lol:

although, for some reason i have never actually met a true soccer mom (AKA one whose kid plays soccer) who was cute...
09-17-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,187,487
Posted By bakaster

damn! i just ruined another keyboard by drooling...

damn! i just ruined another keyboard by drooling all over it.
09-17-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,970
Posted By bakaster

Nothing. They are cheap transportation, and the...

Nothing. They are cheap transportation, and the preference of the drunken fratboys/sorority girls (well and a lot of other people) at my school. I prefer a more aggressive riding position whenever i...
09-17-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,970
Posted By bakaster

Same here. I ride an old 10 speed that i got and...

Same here. I ride an old 10 speed that i got and fixed up when i feel like gears and coasting.
I also ride a fixed gear when i am goofing off with my brother and when i am training (i have some far...
09-17-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By bakaster

the imperial does look like an amazing saddle. Is...

the imperial does look like an amazing saddle. Is it in production yet? or still in beta testing phase?
09-17-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,483
Posted By bakaster

The main difference is width. women generally...

The main difference is width. women generally have wider sit bones so the saddle is wider to support them better
09-17-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By bakaster

well, i can only sort of comment on the brooks...

well, i can only sort of comment on the brooks not brooks debate as i don't own a brooks (have a ideale mod 45) but there is no single saddle that will work for everyone. Some people find that brooks...
09-17-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,849
Posted By bakaster

Apparently philly has recently passed NYC as the...

Apparently philly has recently passed NYC as the city with the most bike thefts....

sorry about your bike. If the lock is still attached, what was the bike locked to?
For future reference, maybe...
09-15-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,009
Posted By bakaster

I am afraid i am not seeing what you are seeing....

I am afraid i am not seeing what you are seeing. the belt starts on the outside of the stays, and passes through the right seat and chain stay to the rear cog yes? since belts are sold as a belt,...
09-15-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,009
Posted By bakaster

Additionally, the only motorcycles that have used...

Additionally, the only motorcycles that have used belts are generally big fat cruisers. This is not because they can't hold be power, but rather that they are so inconvenient to work on/with. why do...
09-15-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,009
Posted By bakaster

There is one thing that worries me about the belt...

There is one thing that worries me about the belt drives and that is the need to cut open the stays to put a new belt on there rather than the ease of taking a chain breaker which only costs a few...
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