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08-20-13, 03:22 PM
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Posted By ATX_McKee

On the now totaled bike, why was the bar tape so...

On the now totaled bike, why was the bar tape so darn shiny?
08-09-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By ATX_McKee

Go to your local wal mart and pick up a child...

Go to your local wal mart and pick up a child sized Dora the explorer bag. That's what all the gangstas are rockin, and they know swag.


Waffles and swagup.
07-17-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By ATX_McKee

I dig the color scheme. It's got a classic...

I dig the color scheme. It's got a classic British racing vibe. Welcome to the forum.
07-15-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

I just can't get over how ugly the crankset is on...

I just can't get over how ugly the crankset is on that Fuji. I also thought it was a ghost bike, at first glance I thought the chainring was painted.
07-14-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By ATX_McKee

You should be able to find a decent multi wrench...

You should be able to find a decent multi wrench with a few sizes on it, that's what came with my bike. I went and got a multi tool with the Allan keys, screwdrivers, and a chain tool for like 20...
07-13-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By ATX_McKee

If it's like most bikes, it should be mostly...

If it's like most bikes, it should be mostly assembled when you get it. Every bike I've ever assembled was the same. You put on the front wheel, bars, pedals, and seat. Check everything else for...
07-13-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,460
Posted By ATX_McKee

Dude you seriously need to calm down. I'm a...

Dude you seriously need to calm down. I'm a college student too. I ride a couple miles a day for fitness, and to do errands. I bought a Critical Cycles fixie on amazon for 200, because I didn't do...
07-13-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By ATX_McKee

Seriously, where are my priorities?

Seriously, where are my priorities?
07-12-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By ATX_McKee

It's fun to read a whole thread and watch it...

It's fun to read a whole thread and watch it devolve. The food advice is appreciated, even if I wasn't the one asking for it. I've been doing a high protein diet for a few weeks now so good to know I...
07-11-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,105
Posted By ATX_McKee

Much appreciated. Looks like they don't ship...

Much appreciated. Looks like they don't ship anyways, and I'm not driving from Texas to Canada for a bike. :p
07-11-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,105
Posted By ATX_McKee

Would you recommend that bike? My fiancé and I...

Would you recommend that bike? My fiancé and I are thinking about grabbing a couple mtns for trail riding. Just light stuff. I like the price, assuming the bike is good.
07-11-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,853
Posted By ATX_McKee

I saw a vilano fixie on amazon for 199. Don't...

I saw a vilano fixie on amazon for 199. Don't know how good it is, but that leaves you some room for a lock and lights.
07-10-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Definitely not digging the techy tri spoke on...

Definitely not digging the techy tri spoke on such a minimalist bike. Second on the silver quill stem, or better yet a black seat post. Should throw on some neon bar tape for S&Gs
07-10-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ATX_McKee

I should really google before I post. I thought v...

I should really google before I post. I thought v brakes were the standard side pull calipers. Mine takes the basic style calipers. Sorry for all the confusion.
07-10-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ATX_McKee

I messed up. Meant to say it doesn't have mounts...

I messed up. Meant to say it doesn't have mounts for canti brakes.
07-10-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ATX_McKee

What's wrong with my bike?

What's wrong with my bike?
07-10-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ATX_McKee

Sorry guys yes it's the critical. There's a hole...

Sorry guys yes it's the critical. There's a hole on the fork for a v brake and mounts at the ends for what I assume would be disc brakes. If I'm mistaken let me know. At the very least I would assume...
07-10-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 109,159
Posted By ATX_McKee

Been listening to Hugh Laurie's new album Didn't...

Been listening to Hugh Laurie's new album Didn't it Rain. For a Brit he does the blues like a true southerner.
07-10-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ATX_McKee

Front brake: V or Disc?

Having trouble deciding on what kind of front brake to get. Would like to hear opinions of pros and cons of a front brake on my SS. I ride mainly shorter, couple mile rides over somewhat hilly...
07-10-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

Planning on it. I bought the bike when I had...

Planning on it. I bought the bike when I had money, and I won't have any more until school loans come. New seat, front brake, and lights are on my list right now.
07-10-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By ATX_McKee

Have you looked at bikesdirect.com? Because...

Have you looked at bikesdirect.com? Because you're looking at spending a lot for a pretty basic fixie. They're jacking up the price because of the design options.
07-10-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

No front brake and I haven't tried fixed yet. I...

No front brake and I haven't tried fixed yet. I might eventually, but meh.
07-10-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By ATX_McKee

I just kind of assumed bamboo bikes were for...

I just kind of assumed bamboo bikes were for hipsters who ride for looks. Just sayin.
07-10-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ATX_McKee

On the subject of lights, consider supporting...

On the subject of lights, consider supporting this project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rydon-pixio-bicycle-light
07-09-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

Went out for a few miles. Brakes are pretty much...

Went out for a few miles. Brakes are pretty much silent now, and much smoother than before. They used to jump and catch on the paint a bit. Really happy with these kool stop pads, I'm not seeing any...
07-09-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

I think it might be the same bike, before and...

I think it might be the same bike, before and after. Could be wrong but the post kind of seems that way and there are similarities. Chain ring, frame, drops.
07-09-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

I see no reason to argue.

I see no reason to argue.
07-08-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

It may looked that way because I mounted it and...

It may looked that way because I mounted it and spun the tire while holding a steel brush to the sidewall. Helped remove the last bits of junk. Then I did the same thing with steel wool to polish....
07-08-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

I doubt it, but it's better than the thick paint...

I doubt it, but it's better than the thick paint that was on there. Hopefully my pads won't squeal quite as much and there will definitely be less mess. I was cleaning orange dust off after every...
07-08-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By ATX_McKee

Stripped my sidewalls

So when I bought my bike it was sold as a fixie and came with painted sidewalls. However, it also came with a freewheel and rear brake. Clearly, someone didn't think this through. Well, after eating...
07-06-13, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By ATX_McKee

Casual shoes

Hey everybody. I'm going to be buying some new shoes and I'm wondering if I could get some suggestions. I'm just buying basic casual shoes but they'll be the shoes I ride and commute in so I'd like...
07-04-13, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By ATX_McKee

Update I got the tires to full psi and the ride...

Update I got the tires to full psi and the ride is way more comfortable. The ground feel is a little harder bit the overall ride is smoother and more responsive. I've also fixed the fit so my legs...
07-03-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Someone post a new bike, for the love of all that...

Someone post a new bike, for the love of all that is good and holy.
07-03-13, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 109,688
Posted By ATX_McKee

Muchas gracias.

Muchas gracias.
07-02-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 109,688
Posted By ATX_McKee

Ouch. Yeah a bit pricey for my blood. I found...

Ouch. Yeah a bit pricey for my blood. I found some for 40ish from brick lane bikes. I am still curious about nylon though.
07-02-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Totally diggin the white and gold scheme. I don't...

Totally diggin the white and gold scheme. I don't get white tires though. Just seems pointless.
07-02-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Thank you for the clarification. F***...

Thank you for the clarification.

F*** tri-spokes!
07-02-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

What's the deal with tri-spokes anyways? Is it...

What's the deal with tri-spokes anyways? Is it like with cars: "why does that idiot have a spoiler on his Civic?"

They do look cool...just sayin. Tri-spokes, not spoilers on Civics.
07-02-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Really? We're going to get nit picky about memes...

Really? We're going to get nit picky about memes now?

I felt dumb. End of story.
07-02-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

I'm an idiot. Some part of me thought the fork...

I'm an idiot. Some part of me thought the fork didn't turn with the bars and the cable would be too short. /facepalm/
07-02-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 109,688
Posted By ATX_McKee

Question: How durable are Nylon pedals compared...

Question: How durable are Nylon pedals compared to metal? In particular the Odyssey Twisted PC pedals? I'm wanting to get some BMX platforms and these were suggested to me. Normally I don't put much...
07-02-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By ATX_McKee

Edit: no longer necessary.

Edit: no longer necessary.
07-02-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Isn't that brake cable a little too short? I...

Isn't that brake cable a little too short?

I don't like the littering. (Empty bottle)
07-02-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By ATX_McKee

Ok thanks. I have a floor pump but it only got...

Ok thanks. I have a floor pump but it only got them to about 30psi before it was really hard to push down. Not a great pump, at least it was cheap. There's a gas station right next door with a...
07-02-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 116,967
Posted By ATX_McKee

I've been drinking Whiskey Sours a lot lately. So...

I've been drinking Whiskey Sours a lot lately. So good.
07-02-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By ATX_McKee

I've been riding the 23s for a few days now and...

I've been riding the 23s for a few days now and they're growing on me. I'm nervous about a lot of things in general, so hopping back on a bike has been difficult. A couple of car crashes really...
07-02-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By ATX_McKee

+1

+1
07-01-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By ATX_McKee

Speaking as someone who bought a bike with...

Speaking as someone who bought a bike with painted sidewalls, don't do it. I've got orange paint all over my brakes and tire, and my brakes squeal like a mofo. If you're wanting colored rims just buy...
06-30-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 312,124
Posted By ATX_McKee

Drops or bullhorns with brown tape or leather...

Drops or bullhorns with brown tape or leather wraps would complete the classic vibe.
06-30-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By ATX_McKee

Cool. I think I'm gonna get 32s. Not too worried...

Cool. I think I'm gonna get 32s. Not too worried about the sluggishness, I don't need speed as much as comfort.
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