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08-02-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By iamthenoise

cutting em? thats played out. the new...

cutting em? thats played out.


the new hotness is just grabbing the stem with no bars at all, wrap some leather around your hand, like a rodeo cowboy. steering? point your thumb in the direction...
07-28-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By iamthenoise

there is no ethical stealing of a bicycle. the...

there is no ethical stealing of a bicycle. the word stealing kinda says everything that needs to be said.


now, whether or not you're above stealing is up to you and only you.
07-26-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

i'd care if i were on the receiving end of...

i'd care if i were on the receiving end of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
07-26-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

no i get what you meant. im saying the cyclist...

no i get what you meant. im saying the cyclist wasn't in a situation where his back was up against a literal or proverbial wall. he had outs.

i'll agree you can't see what's happening with 100%...
07-26-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

a wide open area with multiple directions for an...

a wide open area with multiple directions for an exit while on a vehicle that's much faster than "big asia" could move while being yelled at by a guy with no weapons....sounds like a place where any...
07-26-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By iamthenoise

yeah not to bring it up again, but it kinda seems...

yeah not to bring it up again, but it kinda seems like common knowledge esp. if you've gotten yourself a pista (read as dedicated track intentioned bike) and not knowing that "a little bit wider"...
07-24-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By iamthenoise

what love is. I want you to show me.

what love is. I want you to show me.
07-24-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By iamthenoise

how did you get a formula track hub in an area...

how did you get a formula track hub in an area that doesn't have track hub parts? if you ordered the bike, order a lockring too? if you brought the bike with you, why didn't you have a lockring?

...
07-22-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By iamthenoise

what your referring to is called "rake" and both...

what your referring to is called "rake" and both straight and curved forks have it, straight forks are basically what you'd get if you drew a straight line from a curved fork's crown to that fork's...
07-21-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By iamthenoise

Dear Jordy, The internet never forgets. xo ...

Dear Jordy,
The internet never forgets.
xo
the internet

"I'm building a FIXIE and am looking for interesting ways to make it unique. (Yes I realize taking ideas from the internet does not make...
07-20-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By iamthenoise

heres something you can add to make your fixie...

heres something you can add to make your fixie SUPER UNIQUE!
...
06-21-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,673
Posted By iamthenoise

i found a stem from a parted out fuji/obey track...

i found a stem from a parted out fuji/obey track bike on ebay. about 30 bucks, and after soaking it in greased lightning for a few minutes and polishing it, i have a silver stem with a fully...
06-11-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By iamthenoise

some people like working on projects like this

some people like working on projects like this
06-11-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,557
Posted By iamthenoise

most of us here are bike lovers 1st, and...

most of us here are bike lovers 1st, and concerned with the athletics of biking 2nd. to answer the OP's question:

Q: Why does it seem like you guys don't like aluminum frames for fixed/single...
06-11-09, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By iamthenoise

one of many DIY routes: strip it thoroughly,...

one of many DIY routes: strip it thoroughly, clean it up thoroughly, use a self etching primer, sand, wipe down with alcohol, basecoat, wetsand, another coat, wetsand, tape off and do the design...
06-11-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

fixed that for you.

fixed that for you.
05-28-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

this thread has been like this for a while...

this thread has been like this for a while now....more people trying to fit any bike they saw into this thread, than this thread being needed because of a truly jackass bike.


that said, here's...
05-13-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

^ohhh, because it wouldn't fit right? ohhhhh i...

^ohhh, because it wouldn't fit right? ohhhhh i see what you did there!
04-24-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By iamthenoise

sounds great. if you're REALLLY REALLY worried...

sounds great. if you're REALLLY REALLY worried about it, i'd even stay away from the 28 spoke rim for the rear. the front you can prolly get away with a 28 radial laced if you did want some flash....
04-24-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By iamthenoise

just about any wheelset (except one's with...

just about any wheelset (except one's with particularly low spoke count) will be fine for you if they're built properly by someone who knows what they're doing. if you're 230lbs and dropping off sets...
04-24-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,500
Posted By iamthenoise

dear taco'd weinmann, i thought that you were...

dear taco'd weinmann,
i thought that you were bombproof
julian says "NO"
04-15-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By iamthenoise

^one "could" argue that a sloping top tube (aka...

^one "could" argue that a sloping top tube (aka compact geometry) is a stiffer frame, resulting in possibly improved power transfer given the light materials used to build high performance...
04-15-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,523
Posted By iamthenoise

i dont think anyone here rides their fixed gear...

i dont think anyone here rides their fixed gear hard or seriously enough for a sloping top top vs. straight one debate to matter outside of aesthetics.
04-15-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By iamthenoise

locktite, or (less permanent but still good) use...

locktite, or (less permanent but still good) use plumber's tape to wrap the threads, just make sure you wind the tape in the opposite direction you're turning the BB, so it doesn't unravel on you.
04-13-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By iamthenoise

false. what it IS like, is slapping a...

false.


what it IS like, is slapping a Gucci label on Gucci quality clothes. what common sense should tell you is this: You ALSO understand that Gucci is not the necessarily the best clothing,...
04-13-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,122
Posted By iamthenoise

they may have similarities, but i'd ride this LG...

they may have similarities, but i'd ride this LG over a leader anyday.
(leader if youre listening......)
here's one easy difference:
Leader = janky welds that look like someone stuck gum on your...
04-10-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By iamthenoise

nah, don't wear a helmet. according to the other...

nah, don't wear a helmet. according to the other thread apparently, it wouldn't have helped her either, right?
04-08-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,749
Posted By iamthenoise

i dont think style of bike usage should be...

i dont think style of bike usage should be ignored.
all cyclists are not the same.
most of us here ride fixed gears....likely, we ride them faster and more aggressively than the casual beach...
04-07-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By iamthenoise

what stem is that?!! i want it!

what stem is that?!! i want it!
04-07-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,749
Posted By iamthenoise

the positive reaction to the OP's post is full of...

the positive reaction to the OP's post is full of flawed logic. it's called "the nirvana fallacy". The Nirvana Fallacy is when you dismiss anything in the real world because you compare it to an...
04-06-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,749
Posted By iamthenoise

statistically, the more ice cream begins to sell,...

statistically, the more ice cream begins to sell, the more reported incidents of **** occur in that area.
its true, but likely doesn't make sense to most people. so should we stop eating ice cream?...
03-31-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

wouldn't it be more like....same amount of stress...

wouldn't it be more like....same amount of stress on the spinergy....you just wont feel it as much?
03-30-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By iamthenoise

ibikezla, if you're actually in LA, check out the...

ibikezla, if you're actually in LA, check out the lafixed forum. there's a la/oc to san diego century that happens once a year or so. i know plenty of people who've done 100+ miles on a fixed gear.
03-27-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,284
Posted By iamthenoise

over time it could....its the same as doing heavy...

over time it could....its the same as doing heavy lifting from the knees. you're exerting a lot of strain on your legs against the forward momentum of the bike. the bigger the gear ratio the bigger...
03-24-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,740
Posted By iamthenoise

i must be missing something. $900 isn't exactly a...

i must be missing something. $900 isn't exactly a bargain for this bike, but its def. not jackass. if you dont like the pink chain (*only thing i could see being too cheezy) its an easy replacement...
03-23-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,945
Posted By iamthenoise

how often is a bicycle at constant speed? ...

how often is a bicycle at constant speed?
-after every stroke there is resistance in one form or another resulting in deceleration, and every stroke is a re-acceleration. you (and in a race, your...
03-23-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,334
Posted By iamthenoise

1. bend your elbows. 2. arch your back like a...

1. bend your elbows.
2. arch your back like a pissed cat
3. make sure you leave the extreme saddle/stem drop on the track.

*if you feel yourself completely supporting your upper body with your...
03-23-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,037
Posted By iamthenoise

I passed your PC on a Mac

I passed your PC on a Mac
03-23-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,945
Posted By iamthenoise

To bring this back to stuff mentioned on page 1,...

To bring this back to stuff mentioned on page 1, lighter rims will always be a more weight efficient purchase than light hubs. rotational mass is something a lot of people neglect. it's why deep v's...
03-22-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,037
Posted By iamthenoise

*facepalm*

*facepalm*
03-22-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,945
Posted By iamthenoise

^that, or riding a bigger gear. but where a...

^that, or riding a bigger gear. but where a bigger or heavier load might be good at building muscle, spinning is way better for endurance and cardiovascular stuff.

a good example is Jan Ullrich...
03-22-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,945
Posted By iamthenoise

+1 the weight that makes the biggest...

+1

the weight that makes the biggest difference? RIDER WEIGHT. a heavy rider can throw the hammer down all day on flats, but uphill, he's generally toast compared to a lighter rider of similar...
03-17-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,226
Posted By iamthenoise

WHAT?! i'll take my chances. reasons you're...

WHAT?!
i'll take my chances.
reasons you're right:
1. a $100 dollar beater bike, locked up, and stolen no more than 6 times a year and your argument makes sense.

reasons you're wrong:
1. you...
03-17-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By iamthenoise

that makino is a keirin frame, built to be light...

that makino is a keirin frame, built to be light (in more ways than going fillet instead of lugged). if you're asking about its strength, you either got your answer in comments above, or you plan on...
03-08-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,250
Posted By iamthenoise

this thread sucks

this thread sucks
03-05-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,480
Posted By iamthenoise

i had the e3 form saddle. super comfortable, but...

i had the e3 form saddle. super comfortable, but in like one position. but yeah, in that position, it rivaled my broken in brooks.
03-02-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,108
Posted By iamthenoise

what!? someone's immune to jabba's sarcasm?!?!?!...

what!? someone's immune to jabba's sarcasm?!?!?! stop teh internetz!!!!! you have a power, my friend.
03-01-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By iamthenoise

i don't see how getting better at different...

i don't see how getting better at different cadences = no he's not right, you're pedal stroke does not improve.

its like saying, YOURE WRONG....EXCEPT WHEN I MAKE YOUR POINT FOR YOU.


if you...
02-27-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By iamthenoise

oops. sorry about that, i didn't watch the video...

oops. sorry about that, i didn't watch the video because i was out riding more.
02-27-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By iamthenoise

im pretty sure it wasn't an intentional wheelie....

im pretty sure it wasn't an intentional wheelie. it looked like a bike throw. but light bike + extra hard last few pedal strokes + bike throw = weight towards the rear with extra hard push = wheelie.
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