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09-17-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By GhostSS

for context it looks like this when its actually...

for context it looks like this when its actually on a bike lol
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/812x1024/35662985614_9e3da7c285_b_8393325e18cb0cd1fe367e96095f1c03a96546e8.jpg
09-17-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By GhostSS

3ttt pursuit wing bar, cant stop drooling over it

https://www.ebay.it/itm/264759236071

I love this, wish I had th 6 grand to get it...

I know a lot of these type of bars like on Fignons System U Gitane time trial bike, or the 1988 West german...
09-13-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By GhostSS

That's what is great about friction shifters,...

That's what is great about friction shifters, infinite compatibility! I actually suggested dura ace SIS downtube shifters to match but she said she was fine with the campy friction it came with....
09-12-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By GhostSS

3rensho Super Record Export for the gf

So I was able to successfully get my gf into biking somehow and she was able to snag a 3rensho Super Record Export. Her favorite color is pink and since I know bike pride in ownership helps with...
09-12-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 140,337
Posted By GhostSS

Just tuned up my Trek 2120 with a NOS 7 speed...

Just tuned up my Trek 2120 with a NOS 7 speed hyperglide cassette, new bar tape, new tires, clean and lube up. Also put a new chain on my Giant cadex 980c....
09-10-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By GhostSS

I'm not sure what the source is, I found it...

I'm not sure what the source is, I found it randomly online several years ago, but I dont know the context in which it was taken.
09-07-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By GhostSS

Just wanted to share this, these ladies got so...

Just wanted to share this, these ladies got so much style. If you cant tell from my profile picture I love 7-eleven pro team kit....
09-06-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By GhostSS

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/fb_img_1599436189609_5998d54f1494f0ed79eb7ec72053c6e2c1a88802.jpg...
09-06-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 165,823
Posted By GhostSS

Gf and I did 8 miles test riding our 80s vintage...

Gf and I did 8 miles test riding our 80s vintage builds after adjusting and changing out components. Vintage turbo saddle I just put on is the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden on.
09-06-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By GhostSS

My Giant Cadex 980c. Was set up for flat time...

My Giant Cadex 980c. Was set up for flat time trialing with a 5 speed cassette. Now it's a bit more reasonable with a 7 speed with spokes mavics. Also changed my fizik volta r3 for a period correct...
09-04-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,500
Posted By GhostSS

I'm on 16x48 (78.7 gi) freewheel, I live and ride...

I'm on 16x48 (78.7 gi) freewheel, I live and ride around a mostly flat area and I'm still able to handle what slopes are here. I like being able to mash up to city speed limit to match cars when I...
08-28-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,061
Posted By GhostSS

Haha I've been riding on my omniums for a couple...

Haha I've been riding on my omniums for a couple weeks and they started creaking yesterday, its actually kind of funny. Will probably get a Chris king bb in the nearish future.
08-28-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

what wheels are those?

what wheels are those?
08-23-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 618,429
Posted By GhostSS

Are you looking for single or double straps? MKS...

Are you looking for single or double straps? MKS Fit-a Spirits, Toshi, and Cinelli make nice and durable laminated leather straps that I've tried. The All City ones I've tried are nice and durable as...
08-22-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By GhostSS

How to adjust Cinetica stem length

So back in 2015 I built my vintage carbon Giant Cadex 980c project (https://www.bikeforums.net/17739705-post286.html) and put an adjustable Cinetica stem on it. 5 years later I'm no longer in my 20s...
08-17-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

Maybe just....Omnium inspired lol. I was lucky...

Maybe just....Omnium inspired lol. I was lucky enough to snag a set retail instead of resorting to ridiculous ebay prices. Have you ever ridden omniums before? Can you compare?
08-13-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

are those Omnomnoms with Izumi super toughness?

are those Omnomnoms with Izumi super toughness?
08-09-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

That's the reason why I liked this one so much...

That's the reason why I liked this one so much was the color. So far no creaks, but we'll see as I put more miles on it. My gf says I should just get an Undefeated II and sell the leader lol.
08-09-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

I dont kiss and tell...unless I've had at least 4...

I dont kiss and tell...unless I've had at least 4 beers.

I couldnt wait for my nicer izumi jet black chain so I threw on a cheap 10 dollar Kmc for now....
08-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

That's a secret.

That's a secret.
08-09-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/20200808_211444_772b7c7cf0de7987700d317cfae90a76a2e362f9.jpg
Im still waiting on my izumi chain...haven't done fitting and adjustment...
08-08-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

Yeah I'm aware back when everyone was ditching...

Yeah I'm aware back when everyone was ditching these but decided to give it a shot since I've been sitting on this frame for so long. Honestly the parts are too nice for this frame so if I hate it...
08-08-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

It's time. ...

It's time.

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Had bb shell faced and tubulars glued. Time to build! Frame...
08-03-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 592,295
Posted By GhostSS

For my new leader build

All that's left is my stem and seatpost
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/20200803_172234_ef1e399aa4a93ed69708a07bfc264cef64f0b024.jpg
Ezy version so i dont have to...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,835
Posted By GhostSS

Project Manager in general contracting.

Project Manager in general contracting.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostSS

Just putting this out there I commuted for 4-5...

Just putting this out there I commuted for 4-5 years on a carbon bike from 1995 (1995 Trek 2120 Carbon ZX) and it was plenty strong, never had issues and it cost me 270 on craigslist (obviously I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,076
Posted By GhostSS

Wabi Lightning is a 17 lb steel fixed/singlespeed...

Wabi Lightning is a 17 lb steel fixed/singlespeed that sold for around $750-800 back in the day (EDIT as a frameset only) , now they're about 1300 (EDIT as a complete bike). If you can snag one used...
08-03-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,057
Posted By GhostSS

When I first started out with my crappy Retrospec...

When I first started out with my crappy Retrospec "fixie" and I was 7 years younger I was running a stupid 53/16 (87.1 GI) ratio with mini aerobars. At the time it made sense, I was commuting on that...
08-03-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 592,295
Posted By GhostSS

For my new leader build

Some new goodies came in the mail, a lot more coming this week. Stoked for my new build....
08-01-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By GhostSS

Oof.

Oof.
07-31-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,061
Posted By GhostSS

State bicycle co still has in stock I think? ...

State bicycle co still has in stock I think?

https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/drivetrain/products/sram-omnium-crankset-w-gxp-bottom-bracket

I literally just ordered a set so we'll see...
07-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

Haha, I knew someone would mention my shoes!...

Haha, I knew someone would mention my shoes! Honestly I spent so much time worrying about packing my bike I forgot to bring my shoes on my trip. So I just bought a new pair of adidas for cheap and...
07-23-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

The frame itself is a small hand formed Italian...

The frame itself is a small hand formed Italian carbon bike company called Switch Bikes, their frames are uh...on the pricier side:

Switchbikes.com Urban...
07-23-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 91,385
Posted By GhostSS

I've been missing from this forum for almost 6...

I've been missing from this forum for almost 6 years and 3 years ago and an embarrassing amount of cash later finally finished my all carbon SS. Took it twice to Japan and rode the Shimanami Kaido....
07-23-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 553,785
Posted By GhostSS

Cleaning pearlescent matte blue paint

Zombie thread resurrection, my bad. Planning to finally build my 2013 leader 725 that has been getting dusty for 6 years. It's gotten dirty from dust and even after washing with soap and scrubbing...
06-23-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By GhostSS

My favorite is my black Campagnolo cap but I lost...

My favorite is my black Campagnolo cap but I lost it recently :(

http://i67.tinypic.com/2ezsqjc.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-01-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,559
Posted By GhostSS

Like I've already commented previously, this...

Like I've already commented previously, this wasn't a general comment to every pannier laden cyclist on this thread, it was directed at the OP who wanted a carbon bicycle. He would be better served...
05-24-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,870
Posted By GhostSS

I did a century ride with MKS Urban pedals and...

I did a century ride with MKS Urban pedals and leather straps with clips. Wore Cinelli DVS shoes which are reinforced for cycling.

523394
Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,559
Posted By GhostSS

Sorry my comment is a little ambiguous, I didn't...

Sorry my comment is a little ambiguous, I didn't mean your commute, I meant the OP's commute, who wants a CF bike. It wouldn't make sense for him to get a CF bike then load it with panniers and...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,559
Posted By GhostSS

I ride my circa 1995 Trek 2120 CF bike everyday...

I ride my circa 1995 Trek 2120 CF bike everyday to work, it's been fine for the past 2 years, and considering the overall age of the bike I'd say it's held up very well. I think it's weird that a...
05-12-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,645
Posted By GhostSS

I've used this conversion kit before to convert a...

I've used this conversion kit before to convert a old specialized front trispoke to a rear wheel. You need to check to make sure it's compatible with your wheel first (wheels with internal hub...
05-11-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,645
Posted By GhostSS

I have a HED trispoke and disc set up on my...

I have a HED trispoke and disc set up on my carbon track bike (my disc luckily came with a Specialized single speed adapter no longer for sale), but I reserve that for local time trial use only. For...
05-11-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,079
Posted By GhostSS

36 mph on my single speed on flat roads no wind,...

36 mph on my single speed on flat roads no wind, 41 on my road bike but while drafting a truck.
05-11-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,645
Posted By GhostSS

Careful, people might mistake you for a...

Careful, people might mistake you for a triathlete.
04-27-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,772
Posted By GhostSS

Lol....That's just the sound that the rear hub...

Lol....That's just the sound that the rear hub makes when it coasts and not pedaling. Completely normal.

Some bikes make more noise than other when coasting.
04-27-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By GhostSS

This isn't something I can really give you a...

This isn't something I can really give you a guide on other than looking out for certain name brands, other than that it's up to your own personal research and looking up used values. I did make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,613
Posted By GhostSS

^^^ what he said. On my road bikes I have...

^^^ what he said.

On my road bikes I have to maintain at least 15 mph to have proper balance and control. It gets easier the faster you go.
04-26-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By GhostSS

Yeah, I'd pass on this one and see if something...

Yeah, I'd pass on this one and see if something else comes up in your price range. As hockeyteeth mentioned, the components of this bike are all extremely cheap, the saddle, handlebars,...
04-26-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By GhostSS

How soon do you need a bike to ride? I've had...

How soon do you need a bike to ride? I've had numerous prize finds by being patient and waiting for better bikes to come along. I got my Trek Carbon ZX for $230 (good condition), my Fuji America...
04-22-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,914
Posted By GhostSS

It wasn't even an accusation, it was a implied...

It wasn't even an accusation, it was a implied suspicion.
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