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07-27-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By vomitron

This is where access to the university machine...

This is where access to the university machine shop comes in handy. They have EVERYTHING. I did it on a computerized drill press. Took me 2 minutes in autocad.
07-27-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By vomitron

You can drill a cog and bolt it on to a disc hub....

You can drill a cog and bolt it on to a disc hub. You'll need carbide bits (read, sometimes plural unless your **** is bomb), and a drill press.

Then again if you had those things, you probably...
07-27-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,561,274
Posted By vomitron

*** this is what I was basically going to do with...

*** this is what I was basically going to do with my GT pursuit frame. Ape hangers, front disc (24"), brooks, and a triple crank. Maybe it'll be more ironic if I just put white aerspokes...wheels...
04-23-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,496
Posted By vomitron

It's time for my baby to go. This is essentially...

It's time for my baby to go. This is essentially a 55cm (fits like one, just a little more aggressive), dual 700c Cyclops track pursuit bike. Steel, True Temper VELO tubeset.

As you may or may...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By vomitron

Huge campy dropouts. Also, jig questions.

So I have these gigantic campy track ends (as attached). The tabs on them are massive, and I'd like to convert some high-end road frames to track using these drop outs.

My question is, are they...
01-21-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By vomitron

Not THAT OT. I mean, how many FG riders also...

Not THAT OT. I mean, how many FG riders also ride road bikes? It's a valid question.

I just bought my first. Raleigh r700 with Shimano 600 Ultegra (brifters). It's VERY different (especially...
01-14-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By vomitron

2008 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in LA

For those of you who don't know, the UCI Track Cycling World Cup is this coming Friday-Sunday. If you have even a passing interest in fixed gear bicycles, I HIGHLY recommend this event. It's pretty...
01-12-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,404,400
Posted By vomitron

I really like this bike. Thank you for not...

I really like this bike. Thank you for not putting a deep-v rim on this.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By vomitron

Dorky 80's apparel in purple actually happens to...

Dorky 80's apparel in purple actually happens to be my specialty.

As for size, I'm long-legged and short torso'd. My overall reach ends up requiring a 56-58, while my legs end up requiring like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By vomitron

Good deal?

A friend is selling me his road bike. Is this a good deal? I'm not very knowledgeable in this arena.

Bike is probably circa 1997, judging from components. For $275:

56cm Raleigh R700...
01-08-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By vomitron

1) That bike has me fully erect. 2) I...

1) That bike has me fully erect.

2) I thought my custom cyclops was the only bike with that stupid aero fairing on the headtube! I'm now upset, but still erect.
01-05-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,561,274
Posted By vomitron

I disagree, to an extent. I mean, you're right...

I disagree, to an extent. I mean, you're right about the rear brake, but straps? I mean, brakeless platforms are stupid because you can't stop, really...well, not without ted-shredding, which is...
01-05-08, 02:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,755
Posted By vomitron

fail, everyone knows the color of zen-like...

fail, everyone knows the color of zen-like dedication on every turn is white.
01-03-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,803
Posted By vomitron

I don't understand, we should change what we...

I don't understand, we should change what we consider entertaining so more girls will post in our subforum? I get it, they're too dumb or their sensibilities are too fragile to gaze upon immaturity....
01-03-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,803
Posted By vomitron

MAN I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE SUCH A HETEROCENTRIC,...

MAN I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE SUCH A HETEROCENTRIC, PATRIFOCAL MISOGYNIST THAT REAFFIRMS HETERONORMATIVITY, GENDER ROLES AND A BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS I LEARNED IN MY GENDER STUDIES CLASS. OBVIOUSLY THIS...
01-02-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By vomitron

Check out Open Road bike shop on Sierra Madre...

Check out Open Road bike shop on Sierra Madre (just north of Colorado, it's on the right).

Steve Lubanski is batsht crazy, but he has a lot of random cheap bike parts and an amazing selection of...
12-31-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By vomitron

Sprinters still do, but they also tend to put...

Sprinters still do, but they also tend to put straps over their spd-r pedals. Most people I know ride road bars despite the CRAZY EXTREME forces track riders generate...because, you know, tour...
12-31-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By vomitron

Uh, you realize track cycling (and as such,...

Uh, you realize track cycling (and as such, track-specific components) is not the dominant sub-genre of cycling, right?

I mean, I know people tend to think track cycling is the only legitimate...
12-28-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 48,467
Posted By vomitron

As an aside, what's this fascination with welds...

As an aside, what's this fascination with welds and how "gunky" or "thick" they look? Have any of you ever TIG welded anything? Do you have any good reason, other than looks, to criticize those...
12-27-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By vomitron

The pin that would be required to "lock out" the...

The pin that would be required to "lock out" the freewheel would come under considerable sheering forces.

It would need to be on a spring that would rotate until it found the receiver hole on...
11-21-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,243
Posted By vomitron

I'm a sissy in the cold so I break out a 4/3mm...

I'm a sissy in the cold so I break out a 4/3mm psycho 2, and sometimes when I'm doing dawn patrol I'll throw on a non-neoprene baselayer with a hood just so I won't freeze my balls off.

Oh you...
11-17-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
Posted By vomitron

I once saw juvikyle ted shred it down a...

I once saw juvikyle ted shred it down a ridiculous hill in LA. He was wearing vans slip-ons. What a loser.
11-12-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,561,274
Posted By vomitron

There's little sacrifice. Weight only becomes a...

There's little sacrifice. Weight only becomes a major concern when you're going uphill, whereas aerodynamics becomes a concern whenever you're not drafting someone (which if you like winning, is...
11-12-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By vomitron

I think the best part about this thread is...

I think the best part about this thread is comparison of ACOUSTIC RESPONSE WHILE SKIDDING.

Hopefully this will become irrational and awesome like audiophile discussions.

If you put a little bit...
11-12-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By vomitron

My simple green/febreze/cologne concoction has...

My simple green/febreze/cologne concoction has done nothing to abate the horrid smell.

I'm going to try the doc brommer's (since I have some already...don't know why I didn't think of that), then...
11-10-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By vomitron

Smelly bags...no, like REALLY smelly.

So a bottle of week-old accelerade exploded in my bag. My bag honestly smells like thousand sweaty anuses covered in old milk and vomit.

Things I've tried:

1) Febreze...lots.
2) Baking soda....
06-09-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,496
Posted By vomitron

Yokota track bike. 4130, heavy as sin, but still...

Yokota track bike. 4130, heavy as sin, but still kinda tight. Sugino GP (144), 48x16. Suzue flipflop, salsa stem, selle italia Ti flite, rando (but really comfy) bars, 105 front. Cheapy platform...
05-03-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,562
Posted By vomitron

I know, I'm just breaking your balls. And...

I know, I'm just breaking your balls.

And wow, that gif is ***ing hilarious, but I think the roflcaust has a little more shock value. They both have their place.
05-03-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,562
Posted By vomitron

Not that it matters, but you're really not...

Not that it matters, but you're really not redeeming yourself from the audacity of this.

"No, no, I didn't dig up a 6 month old thread JUST to burn someone, I've been thinking about the 6 month...
05-03-07, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By vomitron

Actually, I don't think so. The guy I bought it...

Actually, I don't think so. The guy I bought it from was clearly a cyclist (road), and said he had raced it at 7-11 a while ago. If anything I'm pretty sure he didn't steal it. Apparently, he's...
05-02-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By vomitron

Very little of that is actually rust. There's a...

Very little of that is actually rust. There's a little surface rust on the fork, and a little on the stays, but that's just the paint (which is already almost a rust-champagne color). There's no...
05-02-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By vomitron

Well, I figured Yokota is Japanese, but the bike...

Well, I figured Yokota is Japanese, but the bike is made in Taiwan (according to the sticker on the HT).

This is the DT imprint:

http://sdcc13.ucsd.edu/~kgregori/bike/DSC00281.JPG...
05-02-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By vomitron

New bike, need info on frame (pics)

So I bought this bike complete on CL for (are you sitting down?) $100.

I can't find any info online, it weighs a ton, but it's pretty fun. Def can't be beat for $100. It's drilled front and...
03-27-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,788
Posted By vomitron

Dude, consider these points: 1) Riding a...

Dude, consider these points:

1) Riding a track bike means you generate like, a lot of force (which is why everyone uses 1/8" chains, because their massive legs will crush the puny 3/32" chains). ...
03-27-07, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By vomitron

I'm a huge fan of those cranks. I've been...

I'm a huge fan of those cranks. I've been desperately searching for a pair in 175 (or bigger!) for the track. I've had my 170mm set forever and I love them to death.

I've actually had a very...
03-23-07, 11:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By vomitron

I'm in University City (near Genesse and...

I'm in University City (near Genesse and Governor).

By the by, I made my way to a couple bike shops today (Adams, Ye Olde, Pedal Pusher) but hands ***ing down, Sky at Velo Culture is the...
03-22-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By vomitron

I think I might just drop the "spe" and the...

I think I might just drop the "spe" and the "lized" and just have it say "CIA."

Then I can get one of those cool hats that say CIA from the mall and people will think I'm in the CIA or something!
03-22-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By vomitron

I officially become a San Diegon next week (well,...

I officially become a San Diegon next week (well, la jolla, technically).

This week, I want to drink. I'm coming down tonight to take care of some ****, and I would like to drink and ride bikes...
03-22-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By vomitron

I've never actually bought a bicycle wheel with...

I've never actually bought a bicycle wheel with lockring threads. Lockrings are for *******!

Anyway, it would probably be track only, or I would just JB weld a track adapter on there (I would...
03-22-07, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By vomitron

blown knee, specialized trispoke WHAT

So, my knee has finally started healing to where I can be a total BIKE PONX and ride a track bike on the street (body surfing injury has kept me out of the game for like, 3 or 4 months).

To...
03-12-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,045
Posted By vomitron

Riding brakeless and applying backpressure can...

Riding brakeless and applying backpressure can very easily cause severe trauma to your posterior as well as anterior cruciate ligaments (depending on degree of flexion/strength of necessary muscles...
02-05-07, 05:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,050
Posted By vomitron

gay.

gay.
01-12-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By vomitron

UCI prohibits 650c fronts. All of the races you...

UCI prohibits 650c fronts. All of the races you would compete in (unless you're seeding for national team or international competitions) are governed by USAC, not UCI. All national team qualifying...
01-12-07, 01:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,022
Posted By vomitron

When he said he was doing a documentary on fixed...

When he said he was doing a documentary on fixed gear bikes, I started talking as much intense sht as I could. The SF/NYC stuff was actually pretty tame, in comparison. He kept trying to bait me...
12-19-06, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,031
Posted By vomitron

Let us set aside speculation. I own these...

Let us set aside speculation. I own these cranks, and I have owned other sets of them. They are my favorite cranks for the following reasons: stiffness, q-factor, straightness (easy to sight if...
12-17-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,031
Posted By vomitron

Stiffest cranks I've ever ridden. Totally rad,...

Stiffest cranks I've ever ridden. Totally rad, but won't take a chainring smaller than 48t. Adjustable chainline?
12-17-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,787
Posted By vomitron

The logic (apparently) is that more riders are...

The logic (apparently) is that more riders are coming from the road world, and training on road bikes, thus they are used to less twitchy steering geometry. Now, for the average world-class...
12-16-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,787
Posted By vomitron

Slack headtubes make for easier (in other words,...

Slack headtubes make for easier (in other words, more roadie-like) pacelining. At least that's the logic I've heard in the past.

DW? Sachs?
12-15-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,115
Posted By vomitron

This is basically the best advice you can get for...

This is basically the best advice you can get for proper squat/deadlift/bench/anything technique. They will point you in the right direction for sure. I don't even know if you need to go with a...
12-15-06, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,115
Posted By vomitron

A combination of cycling and water polo has made...

A combination of cycling and water polo has made it so no pair of pants fits me very well, though I haven't had a visit from the ass fairy (I have a tiny ass, but you can bounce a quarter off it and...
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