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04-15-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By luckycat

The prices on these frames are absurd... The...

The prices on these frames are absurd... The njs/keirinblogspot whatever guys are selling used Kalavinkas for more than I paid for my custom Kalavinka including shipping from Japan. Several hundred...
01-06-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By luckycat

american classic?

american classic?
08-03-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,617
Posted By luckycat

I'm not a big fan of car culture and have never...

I'm not a big fan of car culture and have never owned a car but could really care less if someone posts their cars... That said, it seems that all these guys with fancy cars tend to have pretty...
05-22-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By luckycat

I have a pair of the fixed shorts. Got them a...

I have a pair of the fixed shorts. Got them a year or so ago on sale, ended up paying around a hundred. The scholler fabric is really nice, very stretchy, much more comfortable than riding in jeans...
03-20-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,661
Posted By luckycat

You've been lucky. I once missed an auction for...

You've been lucky. I once missed an auction for one that went for $80, but that's the lowest price I've ever seen for one.
03-20-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,661
Posted By luckycat

B. Sell it all now, unless you're a collector...

B. Sell it all now, unless you're a collector who will never ride this stuff...
02-03-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,436
Posted By luckycat

Cool, but not track shoes, more like touring. ...

Cool, but not track shoes, more like touring. Track shoes accept cleats, these do not.
02-02-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By luckycat

I have a pair and they are sized a little weird. ...

I have a pair and they are sized a little weird. The waist actually seems a little looser than my levis, but they are definitely much tighter on my quads, which are developed but not freakishly so. ...
01-26-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

Ok, my bad, I stand corrected... Just going on...

Ok, my bad, I stand corrected... Just going on what I'd seen and heard. I visited SF for a week or so in 97 and hung out with a bunch of messengers(including Erik Zo) downtown and at zeitgeist and...
01-25-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

Why the chip on your shoulder about the city? ...

Why the chip on your shoulder about the city? Track racing has been big in NY since the turn of the century. The original Madison Square Garden was built for it. One of my favorite things while...
01-25-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

"the p is free" from criminal minded.

"the p is free" from criminal minded.
01-25-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

I love that Eddie is being used as a reference......

I love that Eddie is being used as a reference... That said, his Frejus definitely had an impact on my own love of track bikes.
01-25-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

And it didn't hit SF until the CMWC there(in '95...

And it didn't hit SF until the CMWC there(in '95 or '96, i'm getting old...), when the NY crew came out. I don't know about LA but imagine it was sometime after SF.
01-25-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

It's close. The first, or at least the first...

It's close. The first, or at least the first recognized graffiti writer in ny was a messenger(though I think he was a walker). There's mention of riding fixed in old BDP stuff. Futura 2000 rode a...
01-25-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,948
Posted By luckycat

For the most part yes, among messengers...

For the most part yes, among messengers definitely. As some other folks have stated it was started by west indians. A lot of messengers were, and are west indian, though I've heard it was more from...
01-14-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,436
Posted By luckycat

I had dozens of those stickers at one point and...

I had dozens of those stickers at one point and I've never even been to Japan.

And honestly the price doesn't seem that crazy, I wouldn't pay it but it seems pretty normal.
12-20-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 342,926
Posted By luckycat

That's pretty much right on. A few messengers...

That's pretty much right on. A few messengers from NY(and boston) showed up at the SF worlds in 96 with track bikes and were laughed at. A little while later it started to catch on there and...
12-15-07, 11:39 AM
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Views: 342,926
Posted By luckycat

If they notice, they can also ticket you for no...

If they notice, they can also ticket you for no brakes.
12-15-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,478
Posted By luckycat

Nelson Vails was also in it...

Nelson Vails was also in it...
12-09-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,014
Posted By luckycat

3Rensho made some specialized frames in the...

3Rensho made some specialized frames in the eighties.
11-24-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By luckycat

How much? I can't imagine he would use crappy...

How much? I can't imagine he would use crappy tubing for any bike.
11-24-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,784
Posted By luckycat

Spirit is much nicer than either of those. What...

Spirit is much nicer than either of those. What do these cost? And where are they made?
11-16-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,557
Posted By luckycat

Sounds to me like you cursed him somehow, bad...

Sounds to me like you cursed him somehow, bad juju...
11-08-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By luckycat

Please... There's no way he's going to find a...

Please... There's no way he's going to find a nice Masi for less than the price of either of these bikes. They are coveted, and go for top dollar.
11-08-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,463
Posted By luckycat

Rotational weight makes a huge difference, no...

Rotational weight makes a huge difference, no matter what kind of riding you're doing. You're much better off having a heavy frame and light wheels than vice versa.
11-08-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,127
Posted By luckycat

I have to disagree on the gore tex stuff. You...

I have to disagree on the gore tex stuff. You would easily destroy all of that in one winter of messenger work in nyc. You don't just get wet, you get dirty, and that dirt clogs the membrane in...
11-08-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,755
Posted By luckycat

I really like those saddles! I'll gladly pay you...

I really like those saddles! I'll gladly pay you twenty bucks for it if you don't want it.

(edit)It's less padded than your turbo, which I always thought were too cushy...
10-08-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By luckycat

Um, maybe people should lock them up... Just a...

Um, maybe people should lock them up... Just a thought.
08-27-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,506
Posted By luckycat

Nah, I haven't tried the most recent bags. ...

Nah, I haven't tried the most recent bags. Actually I tried to order one from the dudes in Conn. a little while back, but they didn't have the large ones in stock. The ones I've seen seem to be...
08-25-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,506
Posted By luckycat

They don't last long if you're a full time, year...

They don't last long if you're a full time, year round messenger. The canvas just tends to fall apart after a while and a lot of exposure to the elements and being stuffed full of heavy crap. ...
08-24-07, 06:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,506
Posted By luckycat

The Demartini bags for sale now are not...

The Demartini bags for sale now are not originals, they are made upstate(or maybe Conn.?) by a company that makes all sorts of bags and are making these for Rod who used to run Manhattan Portage. ...
08-03-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,287
Posted By luckycat

Kind of weird, their site lists the park bike as...

Kind of weird, their site lists the park bike as being made in the US. I heard from a certain shop in brooklyn that used to carry their stuff that just about everything they make is taiwan now, but...
08-03-07, 05:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,287
Posted By luckycat

You sure the bmw is made here? I know a lot, if...

You sure the bmw is made here? I know a lot, if not all, of their stuff is being made overseas now. Also, it only comes in one size right?
07-28-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By luckycat

Kind of a late response, but I think shipping by...

Kind of a late response, but I think shipping by air was about $70, give or take...
06-14-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By luckycat

The seller also sold a used eddy merckx frame and...

The seller also sold a used eddy merckx frame and fork for $1726 recently. A really nice looking frame, but still...
06-12-07, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By luckycat

I have one of the EAI tools, which I think is the...

I have one of the EAI tools, which I think is the same as the Makino tool. Got it for forty five bucks on ebay. Even that's a lot to pay for a 15mm wrench, which is mostly what you'll use it for. ...
06-07-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,340
Posted By luckycat

Here's what I don't understand, the OP is an...

Here's what I don't understand, the OP is an experienced cyclist(if he's an ex mechanic he should be), and it takes him a week to notice that the hub is loose? I think most of us would have...
05-23-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,436
Posted By luckycat

It's been on ebay numerous times already with a...

It's been on ebay numerous times already with a higher starting bid, my guess is they just want to get rid of it. Also, there's no fork and it's 126mm spacing, not such a big deal though. But the...
05-01-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By luckycat

6 months doesn't seem unreasonable at all to me...

6 months doesn't seem unreasonable at all to me for a custom frame. I'm not sure about Don Walker, but I know Johnny Coast has at least a few months wait. Hell, the wait for a Richard Sachs frame...
04-30-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By luckycat

Nah, the girl in the middle was definitely the...

Nah, the girl in the middle was definitely the instigator. Quite frankly she scares the hell out of me.
04-30-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By luckycat

Why anyone would pay $1000 for a used keirin...

Why anyone would pay $1000 for a used keirin frame is beyond me. You can get several different keirin builders build you a custom frame for a hundred or so more.
04-29-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,455
Posted By luckycat

I just picked up a set of the larger ones for...

I just picked up a set of the larger ones for aluminum frames. They won't fit inside the drops on my cannondale without spreading them some. I'm a little sketched out about that, but I'm also...
04-10-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By luckycat

$\0\0\0\0$ te](Sir) Hubert Opperman rode a...

$\0\0\0\0$ te](Sir) Hubert Opperman rode a bicycle from the age of eight as a Post Office Messenger, until his wife Mavys, fearing for his health and safety, forced him to stop riding in 1994 on...
04-10-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By luckycat

Vails was a keirin racer as well, according to...

Vails was a keirin racer as well, according to his brother Earl he made a ton of money racing in Japan.

And yeah, I hope Dexter gets his **** together and does the paraolympics as well.
04-04-07, 10:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,212
Posted By luckycat

Blue Jays, what the **** is wrong with you?

Blue Jays, what the **** is wrong with you?
04-04-07, 10:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,212
Posted By luckycat

That's really not the worst part, it's possibly...

That's really not the worst part, it's possibly the best part. The fact that everyone's friends and family are concerned by this is good. These people will probably be more careful around cyclists...
02-11-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By luckycat

Ken, I've ridden old and new campy, old dura...

Ken,

I've ridden old and new campy, old dura ace, and sugino 75 and frankly couldn't tell much difference between them. They are all nice and stiff, and pretty. I recently had a Kalavinka built...
01-31-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By luckycat

R&A in Brooklyn is a Casati dealer, and used to...

R&A in Brooklyn is a Casati dealer, and used to have a bunch of the steel track frames around. They could probably get this if you wanted.
01-30-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,943
Posted By luckycat

The padded Kashimax is actually the FG8PA. That...

The padded Kashimax is actually the FG8PA. That one is the FG8PE, as in embroidered. I looked around for one a few months back with no luck, EAI didn't have anymore and didn't expect to get...
01-29-07, 07:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,382
Posted By luckycat

Be careful astrx, working as an independent...

Be careful astrx, working as an independent contractor does not mean that your company doesn't report you to the irs, they do. It's a pretty shady deal actually, it gives them a way to get out of...
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