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08-01-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,807
Posted By willpower101

put a book in your groin and measure from the...

put a book in your groin and measure from the bottom of the book to the floor, then add in the length of the book. Multiply by.. uh, what is it? .88 or .85? That will give you a good starting point...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,675
Posted By willpower101

Also do I need to bake it? It's 94 outside with...

Also do I need to bake it? It's 94 outside with about 50% humidity, so it's icky. Still below the 80% recommended on the can. A peice of metal in my car in direct sunlight is 115 degrees.

Or will...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,675
Posted By willpower101

Do I need to wet sand the base coat before I clear?

I'm using rustoleum automotive enamel and automotive enamel clear on top.
It's high gloss black.
...
07-26-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By willpower101

ok. I tried sanding it with 2000 grit but it...

ok. I tried sanding it with 2000 grit but it almost wipes right off. it's literally the consistency of crayon.

I don't get it. Other people said that with a good primer, the paint will chip but...
07-26-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By willpower101

two points. 1. I will never use chemical...

two points.
1. I will never use chemical stripper again. Huge mess. Had to still use a drill brush to get most of it off cause sanding was too slow and clogged. Shop quoted me 35 for media...
07-20-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,610
Posted By willpower101

Too many skaters/bikers/runners/etc around here...

Too many skaters/bikers/runners/etc around here to wave or say 'hey' to each one.

I resorted to smiling at cute girls and nodding to shorts-&-t-shirt bikers who are obviously beaming with...
07-20-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By willpower101

imapmyride on iphone or android for sure. Plus...

imapmyride on iphone or android for sure. Plus you get to see other local bikers routes.

Recently used it to find the easiest route to take my friend around hilly east nashville
07-20-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By willpower101

Simple black garage paint job on the cheap?

I have an old rust bucket converted to single speed for putting around town. The previous owner touched up the brown with more brown spray paint it looks like (runs everywhere)

I was just going to...
07-20-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By willpower101

Owe, my eyes. That site design hasn't been...

Owe, my eyes. That site design hasn't been updated since geocities was cool right? ;)
07-06-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By willpower101

Thanks for the help everyone! This will...

Thanks for the help everyone! This will definitely set me in the right direction. (it's funny, I swapped my car engine, rebuilt my motorcycle, and work on computers for a living but I couldn't for...
07-06-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By willpower101

How to I remove the center shafts or whatever they are called for painting?

I know this is silly. The problem isn't that I can search, but that I have no idea what the parts are called.

The pedal goes into a metal shaft, the cranks maybe, and then each of these have a...
06-03-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,497
Posted By willpower101

I know this thread is old, but the bus station...

I know this thread is old, but the bus station thing is valid. I've had Car bumpers shipped to me in a box the size of a bookcase before for 40 bucks on the bottom of a greyhound. They'll ship your...
05-28-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,572
Posted By willpower101

What song is this? Also that video quality is...

What song is this? Also that video quality is AMAZING! I was just ripping some old SP footage off a minidv I shot in school a couple years ago and it's like a 8mm compared to this :D
Forum: Touring
05-28-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By willpower101

This is so cool. Part of the reason I want to...

This is so cool. Part of the reason I want to move out there.
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By willpower101

Yeah I technically have a budget of zero cause I...

Yeah I technically have a budget of zero cause I already have an around town bike I'm working on, but I figured if I saw a really good deal I might be inclined to pick it up. There's also a Raleigh...
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By willpower101

Either of these worth it? Vista & kent

Vintage VISTA 26" 5spd Road Bike - $130
http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/2377740620.html

Kent road bike - $100
http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/2377054797.html
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By willpower101

I personally think suits and commuter bikes mix...

I personally think suits and commuter bikes mix well. http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1440&bih=742&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=suit+bicycle&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,779
Posted By willpower101

Awesome posters! Just got out of a new media...

Awesome posters! Just got out of a new media design class myself in which I did a project on Bauhaus principles throughout web design. Not like I'll use this biking to work, but hopefully I'll have a...
05-12-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,612
Posted By willpower101

Nice catch. I guess with the recent passing of...

Nice catch. I guess with the recent passing of Kate Swift I should be even more mindful of gender biased words simply out of respect :)

@avner I'm totally digging that RB-021

I honestly don't...
05-12-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By willpower101

These rims apparently are 27" ARAYA's. That's not...

These rims apparently are 27" ARAYA's. That's not 700c right? (27.55in)
I took the 80's seat off and my friend let me pop on his avocet which wasn't too bad but still like a rock.
The frame is 23"...
05-11-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,612
Posted By willpower101

Yeah I def like the look of chopped risers and...

Yeah I def like the look of chopped risers and some smaller bmx bars. So it's more about the style than control?
05-11-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By willpower101

Has anyone attached a bmx gyro to a fixed gear...

Has anyone attached a bmx gyro to a fixed gear before? That way you could have a super clean, practically unnoticeable front brake and cable.
05-11-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,612
Posted By willpower101

Why do you all like flat bars instead of drops?

I notice most fixed gear bikes have flat bars or at the most bullhorns. This includes ones being sold complete and 90% of those in videos I've seen. (of course custom ones range from everything to...
05-11-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,001
Posted By willpower101

I've never understood this. Holding the two forks...

I've never understood this. Holding the two forks side by side we are talking a difference of what, 1-3 lbs max? My backpack with laptop and books easily weighs 10-20 lbs depending on what's in it...
05-11-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By willpower101

well, I got the front Brake loose enough to feel...

well, I got the front Brake loose enough to feel ok road testing it, measured my inseam and set the seat height. The gears are stuck at smallest front, smallest back, which actually felt really good....
05-11-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By willpower101

Also has anyone ever fit a fixed gear with the...

Also has anyone ever fit a fixed gear with the type of hub that locks / brakes when you push backwards but is freewheel going forwards? I grew up riding one of those and absolutely loved it!
05-11-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By willpower101

Noob: Where to begin? Not sure what I want. (have old Suteki & specialize hardrock)

So I have a couple random bikes and I'd like to build something as a starter to get back into biking.

One is an old 80's suteki, screwed up brakes, dry rotted sidewalls, torn wrappings, rusted...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 11:55 PM
05-10-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 56,292
Posted By willpower101

Whoa, this thread was longer than I expected....

Whoa, this thread was longer than I expected. Hell just the front page funny.

I rode my gf's trek nav women's and actually liked it a lot.

After a while the fluffy saddle definitely wore on me,...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,678
Posted By willpower101

I mainly ride my motorcycle. Generally I'm...

I mainly ride my motorcycle.

Generally I'm running late everywhere.
And even though I've only lived 2640 feet from campus for the last 3 years, lateness + speed + gas mileage + rockstar parking...
05-10-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,171
Posted By willpower101

I sell on craigslist and ebay on the side for...

I sell on craigslist and ebay on the side for spending money while in school and do several transactions per month. We are talking Ipad's, macbooks, motorcycle, and other high dollar (high profit...
05-10-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,811
Posted By willpower101

This thread is so full of win.

This thread is so full of win.
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