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08-14-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By Kinetikx

If only there was a co-op nearby. I'm jealous of...

If only there was a co-op nearby. I'm jealous of those of you who have access to one. We only have 3 bike shops within cycling distance and two of them look at you funny if you come in on anything...
08-13-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By Kinetikx

TejanoTrackie: I appreciate all of the...

TejanoTrackie: I appreciate all of the information. It never fails that I learn something every time I log in here.

Top: Yeah, I've been neglecting my other bikes badly since you sent me the...
08-12-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By Kinetikx

Regular spaced 5 speed. The 20T is the center...

Regular spaced 5 speed. The 20T is the center cog.

And up until now I haven't come across any information about being able to switch out cogs on the Pro Compe. That's a good thing to know and...
08-12-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By Kinetikx

A question of Suntour freewheel longevity

After about 7000 miles I've finally worn out the 20 tooth cog of the Suntour Pro Compe on my Miyata 610*. In trying to keep the bike fairly original I've been shopping around for a replacement. ...
08-04-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,480
Posted By Kinetikx

Almost a happy ending to my part of the story...

Almost a happy ending to my part of the story today. $100 of the $150 has been credited back to me. Only $50 left to go. Color me amazed.
07-30-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,480
Posted By Kinetikx

I wasn't referring to Nashbar concerning the FTC....

I wasn't referring to Nashbar concerning the FTC. The Google Profit people are well known scam artists. And as was mentioned debit cards don't offer the same protection as credit cards.


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07-30-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,480
Posted By Kinetikx

For anyone who finds this thread and needs to...

For anyone who finds this thread and needs to contact the companies involved- I contacted the "google profit" company (which is a whole other scam in itself. They use the google name to con people...
07-28-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,480
Posted By Kinetikx

That seriously worries me since I've been charged...

That seriously worries me since I've been charged by both of those "companies"
07-27-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,480
Posted By Kinetikx

Just got my letter today. After immediately...

Just got my letter today. After immediately checking my debit card and seeing a charge today that I didn't make, I made the call to my bank. Card cancelled and all that jazz. Then I started...
06-14-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By Kinetikx

This video is strangely fitting: ...

This video is strangely fitting:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/93
05-23-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Kinetikx

Using "square tubed mountain bike" with google...

Using "square tubed mountain bike" with google yielded me a Pace RC300 model in the first few results.
05-22-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,122
Posted By Kinetikx

Doubt you're going to be getting any more...

Doubt you're going to be getting any more pictures. Look at the date of the OP (also note that the OP is still a "junior member"). Thread necromancy.
05-22-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Kinetikx

I'm fairly certain that was probably common. I'm...

I'm fairly certain that was probably common. I'm looking at a chromed Schwinn fork for a tall Continental right now and the chroming goes about a third of the way up the steerer tube.
05-20-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Kinetikx

Sacrilegious? Probably not. Do you have any...

Sacrilegious? Probably not.

Do you have any experience with friction shifting? It's not difficult and I quite like it. Not to get all "bike zen" but friction offers a connection with the bike...
05-19-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By Kinetikx

That certainly is a large piece of jewelry.

That certainly is a large piece of jewelry.
05-19-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Kinetikx

My pretty much uneducated gut feeling is that it...

My pretty much uneducated gut feeling is that it should be fine. That area has plenty of bracing around it. The only thing that gives me pause is that it's an area that has been brazed so it might...
05-19-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Kinetikx

If it were my size and I was in your area I would...

If it were my size and I was in your area I would have already bought it. :D
05-18-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By Kinetikx

Ingenious paint stand. I repurposed an old...

Ingenious paint stand. I repurposed an old campfire grill to do my repaints. I also use the "stick in the ground" approach to keep things from swinging around :)
...
05-18-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Kinetikx

Is this what you were trying to show us? ...

Is this what you were trying to show us?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2502284574_d8d44731cf.jpg?v=0
05-16-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Kinetikx

Don't listen to those people at that bike shop. ...

Don't listen to those people at that bike shop. Of course they thought you should buy a new bike, being a bike shop and all. Find a new bike shop- hopefully one that knows that you certainly CAN...
05-14-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Kinetikx

A poorly taken care of frame, no matter how...

A poorly taken care of frame, no matter how bombproof the reputation, can fail. Rust can eat right through steel if given enough time and not arrested properly.

If it wasn't rust then it's also...
05-12-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Kinetikx

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5575/ogre01bg7....

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5575/ogre01bg7.jpg
NEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRDDDDSSSSS

:P
05-10-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,539
Posted By Kinetikx

This thread is old, but I love telling people...

This thread is old, but I love telling people about my POS Royce Union.

My first commuter was a 1999 RU mountain bike that I rode while I figured out what kind of bike I was suited to. I ended up...
05-09-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Kinetikx

That bike would be great with BRG and gold or...

That bike would be great with BRG and gold or yellow decals. Yellow decals would be my choice.
05-09-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Kinetikx

You're about to learn :) Your first order of...

You're about to learn :)

Your first order of business should probably be to flip those bars around to the correct position and get rid of that horrible saddle.

Definitely check/regrease all...
05-09-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Kinetikx

Wow. Am I going to have problems with the new...

Wow. Am I going to have problems with the new 3ttt "Record 84" stem I haven't mounted yet?
05-07-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Kinetikx

Plenty has been written about that on this forum....

Plenty has been written about that on this forum. If you do some searches for a tutorial by Dr. Deltron you'll have plenty of info to work with.

I've used chemical strippers since they're easy. ...
05-04-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Kinetikx

Well they still make a green one. Not quite...

Well they still make a green one. Not quite "olive" though:
...
05-03-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Kinetikx

You know, it figures that I would forget the most...

You know, it figures that I would forget the most obvious. :o

And I'm certainly not putting them down for their failed attempts. I'm genuinely curious as I'm pretty much just a giant newb when...
05-03-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Kinetikx

Everything on that bike will shine up nicely...

Everything on that bike will shine up nicely without a whole lot of trouble. I'm a fan of the Arabesque group based soley on looks, never actually had the chance to use them.

Nice bike,...
05-02-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Kinetikx

Oxalic acid in my opinion is the best and easiest...

Oxalic acid in my opinion is the best and easiest method for anything that is chromed. Do a search and you'll learn all you need to know.
05-02-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Kinetikx

Heh, as soon as I saw the green towel I knew who...

Heh, as soon as I saw the green towel I knew who the seller was.

What is it with Shimano and their gimmicky "innovations"? Just change for the sake of change I guess? I'm sure it makes sense...
05-01-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By Kinetikx

That sounds incredibly messy, but also very...

That sounds incredibly messy, but also very interesting. I wonder if you could even get close to those kinds of results with a grinder/polishing wheel. So who's going to be the first to turn their...
04-28-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kinetikx

I remember pictures of you on the varsity from...

I remember pictures of you on the varsity from another thread. It definitely looked too small for you.

As far as a frame I will also give my biased opinion that a Miyata 610 would be nice for...
04-28-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Kinetikx

You should make sure you stay friendly with this...

You should make sure you stay friendly with this guy, whoever he is.
04-26-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kinetikx

Keep the aluminum out of the OA for sure, it will...

Keep the aluminum out of the OA for sure, it will likely discolor. No idea about the electrolysis effect on aluminum.

I've never used a baking soda bath after OA. All I ever do is rinse well...
04-25-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Kinetikx

I think you made a wise decision to bring it down...

I think you made a wise decision to bring it down to the chrome. Too bad it looks kind of rough in spots but that is no doubt an improvement over the paint. I like it, but I'm an unabashed fan of...
04-25-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,491
Posted By Kinetikx

I didn't see if you tried spinning the cranks...

I didn't see if you tried spinning the cranks without the chain attached but that would be the first thing I would try (after wheels of course). My guess is that the BB and pedal bearings have never...
04-23-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,960
Posted By Kinetikx

I have a feeling that bike would retain its...

I have a feeling that bike would retain its beauty with the bars wrapped in shellacked newspaper and a block of wood for the saddle.

That might be going a bit too far, but you get the idea ;)
04-22-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kinetikx

I can only assume that people are looking at the...

I can only assume that people are looking at the BIN price he listed in the description and are thinking that it's some kind of indicator of actual value.
04-21-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Kinetikx

I don't think I even suffered a scratch from that...

I don't think I even suffered a scratch from that one. That same bike is the one that I decided to take over a horribly constructed ramp made of sand and plywood. That time I landed on my head. My...
04-21-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,261
Posted By Kinetikx

You could always dye your own cotton tape. A...

You could always dye your own cotton tape. A source for cable housing that color might take some looking. I think I've heard of someone using a special plastic paint (or a surface prep at least)...
04-20-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Kinetikx

Those are some amazing socks :D Sadly the...

Those are some amazing socks :D

Sadly the only picture I have of me on a bike from way back is mid-crash. Which is actually pretty awesome. My dad had an odd sense of humor and impeccable timing...
04-20-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 375,479
Posted By Kinetikx

I don't think the price seems worth it but this...

I don't think the price seems worth it but this is interesting at least:
http://daytona.craigslist.org/bik/649238764.html
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4356/triketo3.jpg

I wonder how easy...
04-15-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Kinetikx

I've got an entire gray automotive grade cowhide...

I've got an entire gray automotive grade cowhide that I've been wondering the same thing about. If I remember I might actually try it out this weekend.
04-14-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Kinetikx

Are they waterslide or vinyl decals?

Are they waterslide or vinyl decals?
04-14-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,753
Posted By Kinetikx

This thread is a bit old and the question has...

This thread is a bit old and the question has been answered in full but I figure one more reply to the affirmative on that fork won't hurt. My '80/'81 Continental has that same exact fork/decal
...
04-11-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By Kinetikx

I can't help you with ID but holy crap! Is that...

I can't help you with ID but holy crap! Is that a kegerator with six taps behind the bike?

For $15 you can't go wrong with the 105 components it has at least.
04-11-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,431
Posted By Kinetikx

The post search has bugs. I'm thinking this is...

The post search has bugs. I'm thinking this is T-mar. The typos sell it for me :)

To the point though- I wouldn't buy one if I were in Canada but hey, you never know, it could get some people...
04-10-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,549
Posted By Kinetikx

I agree with this wholeheartedly. I would put...

I agree with this wholeheartedly. I would put one on the singlespeed I'm building in a heartbeat.
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