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07-08-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By akaio

Mystic, thanks. I knew about bikeblog but not...

Mystic, thanks. I knew about bikeblog but not PDL. Im just bored with the road scene here. I want an alleycat, or like a red hook crit type unsanctioned race. Overall I just want some legit guys to...
07-08-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By akaio

NYC Fixed

Moved to the city a bit ago. Need to find out about rides and races. I need an invite code. Any help appreciated. akaio32@gmail.com
02-24-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By akaio

Portland Swap meet

http://nw-trail.org/swapmeet

Start: 02/28/2010 - 10:00am
End: 02/28/2010 - 3:00pm

http://nw-trail.org/files/Portland-Swap-Meet-2010-flyer-large.png
07-01-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By akaio

The three skidding tire options are… gatorskin,...

The three skidding tire options are…
gatorskin, rando or everwear.

They all seem to have their pluses and minuses. But I think with more skid patches that gatorskin would last twice as long.
07-01-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By akaio

For street riding it doesnt matter a lot. ...

For street riding it doesnt matter a lot.

Being fairly strong, and knowing your way around will make up more time than any wheels you toss on.

I like a light shallow rim for all around, since...
06-24-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,166
Posted By akaio

Youre talking like there is an anal probe...

Youre talking like there is an anal probe involved…
06-24-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,564
Posted By akaio

Yeah, it is on the low end for the track. Thats...

Yeah, it is on the low end for the track. Thats why I said entry level, when you should be workin on your spin. I used a 15t in the back last season, and a 14t this year.

I race 48/18 on a...
06-24-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,210
Posted By akaio

Does anyone have the geometry of the TT, ST and...

Does anyone have the geometry of the TT, ST and wheel size on the 44cm kilo? On bikes direct or bike island they just lazily reference the mercier website who doesnt have the 44 listed.

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06-24-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,564
Posted By akaio

48/18 a common ratio? That is way steep for the...

48/18 a common ratio? That is way steep for the streets. That is like an entry level track racer gear. I use 48/16 for racing not for streets. I ride at least a 17 in the back, if not bigger. Youll...
11-13-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By akaio

I havent raced in other areas, but the PDX scene...

I havent raced in other areas, but the PDX scene is pretty prolific. Considering the size of Portland itself the cross scene here is huge. I raced road and track all summer, and when I came to my...
11-13-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By akaio

I plan on doing a similar thing for my touring...

I plan on doing a similar thing for my touring bike next summer. Which I plan on having one chain ring, have a lot of gear in my pannier and riding up some large mountains.

I think for a cross...
11-04-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,657
Posted By akaio

Thanks for the input man. Youre probably right...

Thanks for the input man. Youre probably right about using the roadie for long rides. Plus I think I want something with 1 1/8" threadless headset and a CF fork (I want an Easton EC90 SL…).

Im...
11-04-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,657
Posted By akaio

Andre, how happy are you with your alien compared...

Andre, how happy are you with your alien compared to the other rigs youve owned? Hows the weight and stiffness compared to the b'stone or concept?

Im in the market for a new frame. Alien is on my...
08-12-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,480
Posted By akaio

Not too bad for the price. Dolan is a good brand...

Not too bad for the price. Dolan is a good brand that makes high end track bikes.
I think that bike will probably ride really stiff for the street, but would be great for the track.
08-12-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,948
Posted By akaio

If you want better retention dont touch egg...

If you want better retention dont touch egg beaters. They are really easy to get out of.

I havent used them personally, but Ive heard a lot of good stuff about Time ATAC. Id def go with them.
07-25-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By akaio

No slippage. But my spider is mis-aligned by a...

No slippage. But my spider is mis-aligned by a couple degrees. I need to take it in to get it either serviced or replaced. Maybe take off your chain ring, clean everything, put a little grease on...
07-12-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By akaio

I think there are a lot of jerk offs everywhere....

I think there are a lot of jerk offs everywhere. We just got it so good some drunken road rage incident makes front page news here.
07-12-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,143,100
Posted By akaio

Yeah, I changed my username to grimm at one...

Yeah, I changed my username to grimm at one point, but couldnt find an option to do so here.

Oh and Thomson stem to Deda bars is one of the best combos ever. Love mine.
07-11-08, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,143,100
Posted By akaio

Dont worry, its cool. I cleaned it up. ...

Dont worry, its cool. I cleaned it up.

Andre. I saw it at D's chillin on the bed. I ride a Sputnik and took 3rd on Tabor. Sound familiar?
07-11-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By akaio

It was an incident of drunkness and road rage, he...

It was an incident of drunkness and road rage, he just happened to be on a bike. And for being an advocate the other guy should learn to mind his own business. Both a couple of regular guys...
07-11-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,143,100
Posted By akaio

Its true. Ive seen it, and accidently blew a load...

Its true. Ive seen it, and accidently blew a load all over it. Sorry man. It was just too sexy.
06-27-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,609
Posted By akaio

I accidently bought on of those off the internet....

I accidently bought on of those off the internet. Its stupid thick and stupid heavy for a road bike.

Try a KMC or a Izumi eco and youll be good.
06-27-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,637
Posted By akaio

QFT. Some people get so fickle about a little...

QFT. Some people get so fickle about a little slack, which actually helps reduce drag.
06-18-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By akaio

QFT. Whats your budget? If you dont know then...

QFT.
Whats your budget? If you dont know then think this way, at what point would you be disgusted with how much you spent on your bike? :)
06-18-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By akaio

I have owned a Sputnik for nearly two years. Its...

I have owned a Sputnik for nearly two years. Its been pretty great bike. Though I would love to try the Bare Knuckle I have never ridden one. The Jamis will straight up be a lighter frame and fork. I...
06-18-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By akaio

Whatever feels right for you. You just have to...

Whatever feels right for you.
You just have to try different set ups out. There is no formula for it, all have their merits and cons.
06-11-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,434
Posted By akaio

thegoodfight is going for d*uche bag of the year...

thegoodfight is going for d*uche bag of the year on this forum. A highly coveted, hard to obtain prize with fierce competition, but you're doing great so far. Keep it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,490
Posted By akaio

First off those pictures are fantastic. Its good...

First off those pictures are fantastic. Its good to see Keirin racing from a fellow cyclists perspective.

I know you posted that nearly a month ago but better late than never. How much would...
06-09-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,610
Posted By akaio

Youre divorcing Stumptown? Well fine. But if you...

Youre divorcing Stumptown? Well fine. But if you come back youre gonna get sticks thrown in your spokes where ever you ride!

Though really, I hope it works out if you really wanna go man. Philly...
06-09-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,260
Posted By akaio

Its a joke that Brookyln Machine Works did. ...

Its a joke that Brookyln Machine Works did.

I think this thread is funny, and why I love BF.

I ride this way sometimes just to change up my hand position but and on my bike with drops my brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By akaio

Youre right, roads are for riding. I ride my...

Youre right, roads are for riding. I ride my fixed gear on them all the time.
06-03-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 45,567
Posted By akaio

My boss wants one of these frames. It will be a...

My boss wants one of these frames. It will be a total fixie coffee shop bike. Haha. Hes way more into the style than anything. But if it gets him on a bike Ill help him buy and build it.

Ill tell...
06-02-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,997
Posted By akaio

Well on my main bike I love my drops. But I tried...

Well on my main bike I love my drops. But I tried drops, bullhorns and finally risers on my polo bike and the risers are great. Better position and overall just less sh*t to accidently hit anything...
05-30-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,423
Posted By akaio

For track probably a Dolan. ...

For track probably a Dolan.
http://www.roadbikereview.com/Channels/RoadBikeReview/images/products/product_409746.jpg
For just riding around probably a 70's or 80's Merckx....
05-28-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,267
Posted By akaio

That bike is so awesomely cute. My lady is just...

That bike is so awesomely cute.
My lady is just starting to commute and ride more, and I think she is still wary of the whole FG thing. But this frame would probably fit her great. So tempting.
05-27-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,730
Posted By akaio

Cover it in stickers. ALWAYS lock it unless...

Cover it in stickers.

ALWAYS lock it unless it is indoors in your place.

U-lock rear wheel (and the frame if you can get it) to something solid, and cable around the front wheel. Not much more...
05-27-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,481
Posted By akaio

Nice ride man. Its not the end-all be-all of...

Nice ride man.

Its not the end-all be-all of bicycles. But it looks like it would be fun to ride. If the parts work for you then just ride it until it breaks. No use in buying parts to one-up...
05-20-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,913
Posted By akaio

QFT If you want to do tricks get some...

QFT

If you want to do tricks get some straight gauge heavy steel bike, not double butted dedacciai.
Now if the fork snapped in a race (Vivalo anyone?), then there would be a case.
05-20-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 15,343
Posted By akaio

QFT Check out what will be happening for...

QFT

Check out what will be happening for pedalpalooza:
http://www.shift2bikes.org/cal/viewpp2008.php
05-20-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,682
Posted By akaio

If you cant stop it dont ride fast or use a...

If you cant stop it dont ride fast or use a caliper brake till you can.

Lean more forward to displace more weight off the rear wheel to start a skid. Practice.

Search too, this has probably be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,276
Posted By akaio

There is some good and bad advice in here. And...

There is some good and bad advice in here. And what actions are best largely depends on the dynamics of your family. But I think in general this is what I would attempt to do:

-Educate yourself on...
05-14-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,893
Posted By akaio

I run last years Cane Creek Volos. They are...

I run last years Cane Creek Volos. They are holding up pretty well. I destroyed one spoke, but it was due to the chain falling off the drivetrain. The wheel was slightly untrue at the time anyways,...
05-13-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By akaio

A local shop here has an early 80s (my guess)...

A local shop here has an early 80s (my guess) Pinarello pursuit in the window last time I was there. But its a 57cm.
04-28-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,731
Posted By akaio

I have the volos from last year. They hold up...

I have the volos from last year. They hold up fine on the streets. And I have been on the track twice with them. I think they are a great compromise for doing both.
04-25-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By akaio

I ordered my Cane Creek Volos from them because...

I ordered my Cane Creek Volos from them because they had the best price on them. Shipping speed was not stellar. I would hesitate to order from them again, but would if they had the best deal I could...
04-24-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By akaio

Damn straight.

Damn straight.
04-23-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By akaio

That is pretty crazy. Sensory overload of dodging...

That is pretty crazy. Sensory overload of dodging traffic.
04-23-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By akaio

The rapha roller races in portland were pretty...

The rapha roller races in portland were pretty fun to watch. Id recommend checking them out before casting justice. I know it does sound lame.

But you get drunk and make $1 bets with your buddies...
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By akaio

That superdrome pdf is great.

That superdrome pdf is great.
04-18-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,612
Posted By akaio

Can your cleat fit a 3 hole pattern (or unless...

Can your cleat fit a 3 hole pattern (or unless you happen to have the same shoe size)? If so we should swap next time you are up in PDX. Im riding Keos and have been wanting to try out Time Atacs for...
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