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12-18-12, 07:01 PM
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Posted By markaitch

moar biek pics plz... ...

moar biek pics plz...

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll202/markaitch/nickel-plate%20maxway/100_4701.jpg

found my dream frame & will shortly begin breaking my baby down to swap parts...
12-17-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

should have known there'd be more than 1...

should have known there'd be more than 1 thunderbird motel down here...i thought that was the one on collins ave in sunny isles, on the north end of miami beach. used to stay there on family...
12-17-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

you live in sunny isles or riding thru? ...

you live in sunny isles or riding thru?

fwiw, when you posted after Velognome's pic that you miss the fall woodsiness up north...i thought to myself that i don't, especially when i'm riding...
12-16-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 310,369
Posted By markaitch

my sympathies to you on your loss but it looks...

my sympathies to you on your loss but it looks like your situation has indeed put you into a panic & you are running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off. try to calm yourself &...
12-15-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 467,730
Posted By markaitch

has the definition of "townie" changed quite a...

has the definition of "townie" changed quite a bit recently?
12-14-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 219,032
Posted By markaitch

had trouble sleeping last nite over this...

had trouble sleeping last nite over this :twitchy:

should i buy a shamal road wheelset for $450?

had a deal to pick them up this weekend by trading but the guy called me yesterday & now he has...
12-11-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 124,361
Posted By markaitch

is it so wrong to want to sleep with this tonite?...

is it so wrong to want to sleep with this tonite?

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll202/markaitch/100_4687.jpg
12-07-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

yeah, itsa different war than that plane...but...

yeah, itsa different war than that plane...but fwiw, to all the oblivious here - happy pearl harbor day
12-07-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,190,723
Posted By markaitch

so can someone plz tell me...what's the right...

so can someone plz tell me...what's the right pronunciation for mixte?
12-07-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

everytime i get interested in a geared bike, & i...

everytime i get interested in a geared bike, & i want a complete, my choice seems to come down to bikes with either 105 or force. have you by any chance ridden with 105 parts? i would like to learn...
12-03-12, 06:45 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 26,977
Posted By markaitch

16h rear track hub?

i am about to snag a shamal wheelset...but it might not be such a great thing after all

it has a 9-speed campag cassette rear hub & of course i don't need road wheels - i want it for fixed
...
12-01-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

got back a short while ago from my longest single...

got back a short while ago from my longest single day ride ever

is double metric a thing? or is it century + 25? at the moment am not feeling all that bad, in fact am strangely euphoric?
...
12-01-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,308
Posted By markaitch

you likely should have waited for answers to your...

you likely should have waited for answers to your post in the "how to tape bullhorns" thread but of course the odds were good that you'd get gifed for necroing. i do sometimes wonder at the rush to...
11-30-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 882,357
Posted By markaitch

how weird am i that i actually have all 3 of the...

how weird am i that i actually have all 3 of the aforementioned multi(?)-tools (and even a couple others)?

tis a sad commentary on what a sucker i am for these things...

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fwiw...the...
11-26-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,936,218
Posted By markaitch

Mumonkan is on the right track...he is not saying...

Mumonkan is on the right track...he is not saying his bolts are not catching the nuts but that they are hitting the bottom ridge on them so he can not tighten them enough & was even beginning to...
11-26-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By markaitch

an option to having that shop reset the rear...

an option to having that shop reset the rear spacing on your frame is to have them install a couple spacers onto the axle...
11-25-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,936,218
Posted By markaitch

[/QUOTE] the whole thing does not make any...

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the whole thing does not make any sense. what is his definition for thickness of a standard track chainring, 1/8" or 3/32"? not to mention that if his rings are "a little thicker than...
11-25-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,983
Posted By markaitch

you need to get a bottom bracket that fits the bb...

you need to get a bottom bracket that fits the bb shell on your frame & matches up with the crankset you choose - manufacturers & sellers give the specs

nice frame, good luck & have fun...
11-23-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 516,396
Posted By markaitch

another one of bd's "secret sales"... ...

another one of bd's "secret sales"...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/se/stout.htm

for anybody who's (short &) been wanting to try a ss mtb this is is a very decent bike & it rings up for...
11-16-12, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 516,396
Posted By markaitch

1990 flite ti - $63.85 shipped... ...

1990 flite ti - $63.85 shipped...

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/mtb-parts/saddles-posts-1/saddles-1/selle-italia-saddles-1/selle-italia-flite-classic.html
11-08-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,236
Posted By markaitch

or there's this from someone pretty well thought...

or there's this from someone pretty well thought of on bikeforums who knows his campy **** in & out...
11-08-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,236
Posted By markaitch

it is a pretty frame so i can understand your...

it is a pretty frame so i can understand your attachment to it for its looks but...

unless you want to live with the restriction of magic gear you will need to mar that appearance you like so much...
11-02-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By markaitch

every time it was wheelmaster boxes that were...

every time it was wheelmaster boxes that were stickered with the exact description, rims, hubs etc, of the wheels inside...

we can go on & on about this...will it affect your rep or business? it...
11-02-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By markaitch

my bad...you are right...i meant wheelmaster ...

my bad...you are right...i meant wheelmaster

the boxes that those wheelsets i purchased from velomine, admittedly the lower end of their offerings, arrived in were from wheelmaster
11-02-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By markaitch

your frame does not determine spindle...

your frame does not determine spindle length...you need match the bb & the cranks
11-02-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By markaitch

someone mentioned in another currently running...

someone mentioned in another currently running thread that he loves saddle threads - well...i love wheel threads

so i am wondering whether op came to a decision & why?

personally, over the past...
11-02-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,348
Posted By markaitch

brooks cr3 was synthetic & they also made some...

brooks cr3 was synthetic & they also made some quilted saddles that were used on raleighs years ago
11-01-12, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,082
Posted By markaitch

i've never been all that concerned about keeping...

i've never been all that concerned about keeping such a tight reign on the "here's my bike" threads & while yours certainly is not my cup of tea, it does demonstrate quite a bit of creativity &...
10-29-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 583,773
Posted By markaitch

we got hit by sandy(?) last week, thought enough...

we got hit by sandy(?) last week, thought enough time had passed for clean-up. weather's been beautiful the past couple days so i planned to ride my favorite route today...
...
10-29-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By markaitch

a fixed gear freestyle forum which was opened...

a fixed gear freestyle forum which was opened when someone got panicky that this forum would be inundated with & contaminated by tricktrackers when that place shut down already exists on bikeforums
...
10-29-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,190,723
Posted By markaitch

condolences on the loss of your polished frame,...

condolences on the loss of your polished frame, it was a beaut - hope you enjoy your new one

please keep in mind that i ride & am a lugged frame lover myself, but i am curious...

for the same...
10-26-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 558,327
Posted By markaitch

the answer to this part of your question is yes,...

the answer to this part of your question is yes, you can use a rear caliper on the front with a longer recessed nut, which you should be able to find in most shops.

just be careful to make sure...
10-25-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,773
Posted By markaitch

invest a few bux - buy a chainwhip & lockring...

invest a few bux - buy a chainwhip & lockring tool so that you can take care of this yourself...
10-24-12, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 310,369
Posted By markaitch

great deal! i got the 49t version on the...

great deal!

i got the 49t version on the same type of deal from pbk last month & am sooo pleased with it in the short time that i've been using it. light, stiff, responsive...

but don't...
10-17-12, 04:43 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 882,357
Posted By markaitch

i really like those civilian cx bikes myself &...

i really like those civilian cx bikes myself & came very close to getting a geared version when they had it on sale for even a bit less back in the summer but the paint schemes bother me so the urge...
10-14-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 882,357
Posted By markaitch

doncha hate when that happens? about a...

doncha hate when that happens?

about a month ago i ordered from & immediately paid a vendor that is well-thought of here. then 10 days or so passed & stuff i bought at the same time from...
10-12-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,887
Views: 516,396
Posted By markaitch

^^^but bicycling10 will so you can get a pair for...

^^^but bicycling10 will so you can get a pair for $73ish shipped
10-11-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By markaitch

didn't competitive cyclist buy merlin from...

didn't competitive cyclist buy merlin from litespeed awhile back with promises to re-build the brand? too bad been no progress there...
10-07-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By markaitch

one one pompino? bonus - they are on sale...

one one pompino?

bonus - they are on sale pretty cheap now

curious to see what else gets mentioned...
10-05-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,806
Posted By markaitch

yeah, here's another one that states record pista...

yeah, here's another one that states record pista bottom bracket is symmetrical...

http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.php?PART_NUM_SUB='0204-13'

think i may try a cheap...errr...less expensive...
10-04-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,806
Posted By markaitch

sorry for hijacking the thread but rather than...

sorry for hijacking the thread but rather than start a new one...

i recently got a record pista crankset. now i am shopping for a bottom bracket & due to it being temporary while i save to buy my...
09-28-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 320,000
Posted By markaitch

hey...since i don't have a winning personality,...

hey...since i don't have a winning personality, if i am ever gonna fit in instead of constantly swimming upstream here - i gotta at least try to have a bike that fits the accepted bfssfg aesthetic,...
09-28-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 320,000
Posted By markaitch

well you all gave me so much...uh...input ;)...

well you all gave me so much...uh...input ;) ...that i rebuilt. know am gonna catch hell over it but i love my stem & 1/2 clips so can't bring myself to change those & i do have a thing for splashy...
09-27-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,772
Posted By markaitch

'nuff said...

'nuff said...
09-27-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 320,000
Posted By markaitch

ok, so here's the deal... the other day, for...

ok, so here's the deal...

the other day, for no justifiable reason, i was really mean to a beloved(?) user here. as penance i thought about posting my own self in the jackass thread, but to be...
09-25-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By markaitch

posts #2 & 6 suggest, the wheels mentioned in #7,...

posts #2 & 6 suggest, the wheels mentioned in #7, & a lot of velomine's more reasonably priced wheels are built with formula hubs...

which is exactly what are used on stock sputnik wheels :eek:
...
09-22-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,948
Posted By markaitch

run, don't walk, to get that bike... '09...

run, don't walk, to get that bike...

'09 sputnik is exponentially better than newer versions...some version (i can't remember which) of reynolds steel maxway frame & carbon fork. of course you...
09-21-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By markaitch

maybe i am missing it but don't see mention of...

maybe i am missing it but don't see mention of what brake you have on now?

steamroller is meant for 47-57mm reach brake, i think those 55-73mm r556s will be too long. but surly also sez 38c tires...
09-20-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By markaitch

all city big block complete... ...

all city big block complete...

http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...FQKCnQodLn4AsA

sign-up for their email list before you buy it & get 15% off coupon for your 1st order = $650ish

a great...
09-19-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 957,597
Posted By markaitch

dear mr. Scrodzilla, when (if?) you build a...

dear mr. Scrodzilla,

when (if?) you build a radial spoked front wheel...do you place the spoke ends at the hub facing inwards or out?

thanx...
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