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05-23-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 668
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Posted By Straws

It's actually one of the best ways to lock your...

It's actually one of the best ways to lock your bike in such a limited profile. Only major component left unlocked in the front wheel, easily the least expensive to replace.
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02-24-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,913
Posted By Straws

This is a very strange thread to stumble upon...

This is a very strange thread to stumble upon while looking for more info on Rob Stowe. I know almost every single bike in the thread and their owners. Let me clear up a couple things.

Why so...
09-27-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Straws

did you put the cog on the freewheel side where...

did you put the cog on the freewheel side where there are no smaller threads for the lockring? On the fixed side of the hub, assuming it's fixed/free, there will be one set of threads right next to...
02-04-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By Straws

I got hit by a car last year and broke the non-ds...

I got hit by a car last year and broke the non-ds crank arm. The night before I actually dumpstered a crankset that used the same ****ty isis drive BB but it was a MTB crankset. So for a year I...
01-20-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Straws

you dont know much about how rust works do you? ...

you dont know much about how rust works do you?

and btw, all those things you mentioned that "wouldve all disintegrated by now" dont because they are chromed. His bike is not. You said the paint...
01-20-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Straws

exactly. Wider bars, bigger tires, and lower...

exactly. Wider bars, bigger tires, and lower gearing will get you way better handling than even an extra inch of wheelbase will.
01-18-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By Straws

that said, a non-machined wheel will have uneven...

that said, a non-machined wheel will have uneven paint wear if you use a break. The extrusion process used to make rims makes them a bit wobbly (you would never notice). The machining makes a...
01-18-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By Straws

gosh, I wonder whose it is? I bet he's a cool...

gosh, I wonder whose it is? I bet he's a cool dude with a cool wife!
01-14-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By Straws

check your fork. A few mm's off will make it all...

check your fork. A few mm's off will make it all but unable to be ridden.
01-07-09, 04:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,064
Posted By Straws

this guy knows whats up. Track ends with regular...

this guy knows whats up. Track ends with regular disc tabs is all but worthless. It's an idiotic design that will be hopefully fixed in next years model. How they didnt recall this design flaw from...
01-07-09, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By Straws

no he doesnt. that's actually about the perfect...

no he doesnt. that's actually about the perfect amount of slack on the street. if you're running it any tighter you're wasting energy.

EDIT: With brakes that is.
01-06-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Straws

this will be hilarious to scroll through.

this will be hilarious to scroll through.
05-01-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

You will but dont pass up a good deal if you see...

You will but dont pass up a good deal if you see one. I was building a bike but then bought a pista for 250 and continued building a conversion in my spare time. I've since parted together 3 bikes.
04-30-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,054
Posted By Straws

I saw a set of b123aa's at my lbs today and was...

I saw a set of b123aa's at my lbs today and was impressed. They were on a tiny bike for a tiny girl so they were quite small but they were still awesome.
04-30-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Straws

but really, do you have a QUESTION???

but really, do you have a QUESTION???
04-30-08, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

and have HUGE ****ing feet

and have HUGE ****ing feet
04-29-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

basically. also i wouldnt trust those...

basically.

also i wouldnt trust those dropouts at all.
04-28-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

I hope he gets caught

I hope he gets caught
04-28-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

might want to consider a rear brake

might want to consider a rear brake
04-27-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

AA stuff is comfy. plus who doesnt want to...

AA stuff is comfy.

plus who doesnt want to support misogyny and offshore labor?
04-27-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

Can we talk about jackasses? Someone has been...

Can we talk about jackasses? Someone has been stealing spoke cards in my city.
04-26-08, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

True. but also photoshops auto HDR is a...

True.

but also photoshops auto HDR is a joke. Even CaptureOne Pro's auto hdr leaves something to be desired. Though it is nice for actually evening out exposure instead of doing the insanely fake...
04-26-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

No it was not. Look around. People are stripping...

No it was not. Look around. People are stripping campy groups off of beautiful frames and throwing some piece of **** purple kmc chain on there so they can practice their gnarly skids. It's horrible....
04-26-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,062
Posted By Straws

it never does.

it never does.
04-26-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,062
Posted By Straws

Yeah I was involved in that conversation. Lets...

Yeah I was involved in that conversation. Lets see what I had to say.
04-26-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,062
Posted By Straws

tinydr did anyone ask you to come in here and...

tinydr did anyone ask you to come in here and make this a brake debate. lets keep that **** in appropriate threads.
04-26-08, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Straws

Guys I think it's SS so a back brake is normal,...

Guys I think it's SS so a back brake is normal, but get a front one as well Also a drive side shot is customary, especially because that chainring is looking....special.
04-26-08, 01:28 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

photomatix pro and a real desire to be part of a...

photomatix pro and a real desire to be part of a photography fad
04-26-08, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Straws

seriously? I cant stand those things.

seriously? I cant stand those things.
04-26-08, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

because in 10 years you wont be semi-responsible...

because in 10 years you wont be semi-responsible for the complete lack of classic road bikes due to every single one being converted.
04-25-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

Looks like an ideale but it doesnt appear to have...

Looks like an ideale but it doesnt appear to have a brand on the back with other ideales.
04-25-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

alex rims are fine once you've retensioned them...

alex rims are fine once you've retensioned them after 50 miles or so. And given how much it's been ridden I dont think that's happened.
04-25-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Straws

I try to center my chainring but I've never...

I try to center my chainring but I've never noticed the difference.
04-25-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

because it's the 'nicest fixed gear bike ever"...

because it's the 'nicest fixed gear bike ever" and it's a magic gear with alex rims.
04-25-08, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/57/lightbulbzu2...

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/57/lightbulbzu2.png
04-25-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

oh yeah! I keep these 3 around my apartment as...

oh yeah! I keep these 3 around my apartment as trophies of my conquering of mid-90's hybrids that I parted to make beaters.
04-25-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,295
Posted By Straws

printed a patch for my bag but my friend has my...

printed a patch for my bag but my friend has my camera. ****.
04-25-08, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

maybe a little much? almost a grand for a pake...

maybe a little much? almost a grand for a pake with weinmans?
04-24-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,062
Posted By Straws

am I the only one that got this joke?

am I the only one that got this joke?
04-24-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,062
Posted By Straws

glad to hear you're gonna be alright. the...

glad to hear you're gonna be alright.

the thing with saying a brake wouldnt help is that the theory is that with a brake you would ride differently, you would have approached that car is a...
04-24-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

oh true on the wheels. Didnt even notice that.

oh true on the wheels. Didnt even notice that.
04-24-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

looks nice but holy saddle the bar drop!

looks nice but holy saddle the bar drop!
04-24-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

even from the 300x300 picture I can see the dry...

even from the 300x300 picture I can see the dry rot on the tire.
04-24-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,125
Posted By Straws

mmm lox on a bagel.

mmm lox on a bagel.
04-24-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,887
Posted By Straws

I was trying to figure out what a majority of the...

I was trying to figure out what a majority of the parts would be used for so I can have a guess at what it wants to be but really all I can think of is some new age urban mtb.

personally if you...
04-23-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 281,346
Posted By Straws

with vert drops I wouldnt even bother. it's a...

with vert drops I wouldnt even bother. it's a good frame for sure but not worth the hassle.
04-23-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,889
Posted By Straws

I ride a selle san marco ponza. It's great except...

I ride a selle san marco ponza. It's great except that the front cover is ripped and pulling up. I need to refinish the thing and I've only had it for a few months.
04-23-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Straws

I was just listening to the new Why? album while...

I was just listening to the new Why? album while printing and heard some lyric about riding his 'fixie'

I almost vomited.
04-23-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

Including a hairnet!

Including a hairnet!
04-22-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,252
Posted By Straws

you're right, cannondale frames are nice. They...

you're right, cannondale frames are nice. They shouldnt be rattle canned, taped up, and turned into a magic gear fixed. Whether the guy was being condescending or not he was probably right, that bike...
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