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04-13-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By syn0n

Got this on the front of mine. Well built and...

Got this on the front of mine. Well built and cheap.
04-13-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,433,093
Posted By syn0n

Your chainring looks gigantic. How many teeth?

Your chainring looks gigantic. How many teeth?
04-13-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,758
Posted By syn0n

You can power slide on your bike? You must be...

You can power slide on your bike? You must be ripped.
04-13-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By syn0n

Though I don't like the mess, I prefer goo tubes...

Though I don't like the mess, I prefer goo tubes on my SS. I've got Tuffy's on the BMX though, and they've stopped glass and metal, among the hundreds of thorns they've denied.
04-10-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,758
Posted By syn0n

Chances are, if your nuts are going to be slammed...

Chances are, if your nuts are going to be slammed into anything in a wreck, it's the stem, not the top tube.
04-09-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By syn0n

+1 It's pretty damn nice.

+1

It's pretty damn nice.
04-08-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,567,262
Posted By syn0n

I'll give you that. Sometimes the knees hurt...

I'll give you that. Sometimes the knees hurt after a lot of stop and go.
04-08-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,567,262
Posted By syn0n

52x21 is like ~65 gear inches. Which really isn't...

52x21 is like ~65 gear inches. Which really isn't that bad at all.

I run 52x17 (~83 GI) on my ss conversion, and it can be a bit of a pain on hills but it pays off for it by being nice and quick...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By syn0n

I think a lot of it has to do with their previous...

I think a lot of it has to do with their previous experience with unpredictable cyclists. They don't know what to expect when they observe sidewalk riders, wrong-way cyclists, ninja cyclists, those...
04-07-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,567,262
Posted By syn0n

Is that brake any good at locking the rear wheel?...

Is that brake any good at locking the rear wheel? It's like a gigantic ******** BMX, and probably kinda fun at that.
04-07-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,211
Posted By syn0n

From what I can tell, the Gekko cost the same as...

From what I can tell, the Gekko cost the same as the Cateye TL-LD610 I use, about $20. The mount it comes with lets you mount the light either horizontal or vertical and the mount itself can be...
04-06-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,211
Posted By syn0n

Cateye TL-LD610 taillight and two Cateye EL500...

Cateye TL-LD610 taillight and two Cateye EL500 headlights. The headlights are kinda huge but they pay off for it by being fairly attention grabbing.
04-06-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,190
Posted By syn0n

No, it is important. He essentially cut you off....

No, it is important. He essentially cut you off. Without that detail, it sounded like you were tailgating. And if you had been, you'd have been an even bigger jackass for whining about almost hitting...
04-06-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,190
Posted By syn0n

Way to leave that fairly significant detail out...

Way to leave that fairly significant detail out of the OP, jackass.
04-06-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,190
Posted By syn0n

Don't tailgate like a jackass.

Don't tailgate like a jackass.
04-06-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By syn0n

It's more important to get good spokes than to...

It's more important to get good spokes than to have 4 more of them per wheel.
04-06-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 300,804
Posted By syn0n

Man, it'd be easy to rip that guy off. If only I...

Man, it'd be easy to rip that guy off. If only I still had my old Buick...
03-12-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,567,262
Posted By syn0n

Real men ride crankless.

Real men ride crankless.
03-12-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By syn0n

The way cars are becoming, they really seem to be...

The way cars are becoming, they really seem to be mobile entertainment centers/offices/homes for people. It's genuinely perplexing. If you're driving, you shouldn't need any of that extra crap. If...
03-12-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,358
Posted By syn0n

The 49cc 4-stroke would be nifty. I'm pretty...

The 49cc 4-stroke would be nifty. I'm pretty sure, here in Albuquerque at least, if it's 49cc you don't have to regester it. There are a lot of cheap little scooters without plates in the university...
03-11-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By syn0n

This **** pisses me off. Yeah, a lot of people...

This **** pisses me off. Yeah, a lot of people don't like driving. Too bad they're too concerned about image or whatever to use a train or bus where they could surf the internet safely. The single...
03-11-08, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,635
Posted By syn0n

+1 That is exactly what wastes fuel. If...

+1

That is exactly what wastes fuel. If you've got a 5 or 6 speed transmission, depending on your car it may be pulling at less than 2000 RPM on the freeway. It's hard acceleration to the next...
03-10-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By syn0n

So you're only allowed to like your bike if you...

So you're only allowed to like your bike if you spent a lot of money on it?
03-10-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,635
Posted By syn0n

Well, those guys sound like morons. The thing is,...

Well, those guys sound like morons. The thing is, however, that it's usually not speed that causes an accident, it's inattentiveness that does. Unless the pedestrian and cyclist pulled out in front...
03-10-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By syn0n

I think they were saying if the frame and fork...

I think they were saying if the frame and fork were aluminum, he might want to do that to soften the ride a bit. You can use pretty much any old frame, true, but some are better than others. My cheap...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,486
Posted By syn0n

The only way you're going to get it, makeinu, is...

The only way you're going to get it, makeinu, is to have a brake-off. You and your coaster verses someone with hand-operated rim or disc brakes. Any decent cyclist is going to stop in a shorter...
03-08-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,914
Posted By syn0n

http://i29.tinypic.com/vz8yv8.jpg Three...

http://i29.tinypic.com/vz8yv8.jpg
Three leading, three trailing. I'm thinking of building one for my front wheel.

Here's the guys' site if you're interested:...
03-07-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,433,093
Posted By syn0n

http://i26.tinypic.com/iyzz38.jpg My...

http://i26.tinypic.com/iyzz38.jpg

My low-budget conversion. I love it; 52-17 is quick and the stratos bars offer excellent hand positions.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,486
Posted By syn0n

I'd feel really unsafe with just a rear coaster....

I'd feel really unsafe with just a rear coaster. I run brakes front and rear on my SS conversion, which I ride in traffic and at night nearly every day of the week. I want the most stopping power I...
03-05-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,567,262
Posted By syn0n

Haha, looks like it.

Haha, looks like it.
03-04-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,401
Posted By syn0n

I hear about cyclists being hit in other parts of...

I hear about cyclists being hit in other parts of the country, but this is the first one I've heard about in Albuquerque for some time. I think the speed limit on that strech of Comanche near Vassar...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,951
Posted By syn0n

A lot of people here seem to be using some sort...

A lot of people here seem to be using some sort of paint remover to cut through the reflective coating on their plates, and in conjunction with some mud, the plates are hardly legible. I imagine...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By syn0n

Still badass though. Would you light yourself on...

Still badass though. Would you light yourself on fire to prove a point?
Forum: Commuting
03-02-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By syn0n

That guy is badass. I doubt many BFers can boast...

That guy is badass. I doubt many BFers can boast that they've rode so hard that they caught fire.
03-02-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,530
Posted By syn0n

Bullhorns on both my roadbike and my ss.

Bullhorns on both my roadbike and my ss.
03-02-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By syn0n

You pull it open. The electric assist is just...

You pull it open. The electric assist is just that - assist.
03-01-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,521
Posted By syn0n

Increased efficiency.

Increased efficiency.
03-01-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By syn0n

"We eliminated the B pillar", etc. Yeah,...

"We eliminated the B pillar", etc.

Yeah, that's exactly what I want: a heavier car with decreased structural integrity. I doubt it handles very well when the road is a winding one. The...
02-29-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By syn0n

I think what may have occured is that he was not...

I think what may have occured is that he was not able to cross the intersection in time, and the driver wasn't even paying attention on her 45mph approach, never seeing the cyclist entering the...
02-28-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,816
Posted By syn0n

Thirding the Stratos. Great bars.

Thirding the Stratos. Great bars.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,031,075
Posted By syn0n

Tonight while riding I found a Ryobi cordless...

Tonight while riding I found a Ryobi cordless drill in the bikelane among other debris that seemingly feel off a truck. I was tempted to keep it because it looked fairly new, but it didn't have a...
02-27-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By syn0n

Some are, and some aren't. My BMX is set up more...

Some are, and some aren't. My BMX is set up more as a cruiser, so the seat is, in fact, functional.
02-27-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By syn0n

A lot of us here are at least moderately...

A lot of us here are at least moderately physically active, so I'd assume diabetes is probably of lesser concern, aside from those who have genetic predisposition, perhaps.
02-27-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By syn0n

http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?cat=PARTS&sho...

http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?cat=PARTS&show=SEATSWRAILS

A lot of the BMX seats on that page come in a variety of colors, and most are around $25.
02-26-08, 11:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By syn0n

The only thing I like that has a Starbucks Logo...

The only thing I like that has a Starbucks Logo on it are those little double-shot cans. While not the highest quality of drinks, one or two of those things make early mornings easier. Everything...
02-23-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,490
Posted By syn0n

Such a hardcore looking bike with those ******...

Such a hardcore looking bike with those ****** rims and tires.
02-22-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,638
Posted By syn0n

use this: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/ ...

use this:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/

Apparently my setup with 27in wheels, 165mm cranks, and 52x17 gearing yeilds ~83 gear inches.
02-21-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,083
Posted By syn0n

And just because you're in a hurry you don't have...

And just because you're in a hurry you don't have the right to crash into things. As far as "door dings" go, next time I catch someone put one in my car I'm gonna make them pay for it. Some stupid...
02-20-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,359
Posted By syn0n

I hope all of this "sue them" **** is sarcasm. It...

I hope all of this "sue them" **** is sarcasm. It would have been polite for them to contact you, but honestly I'd feel pretty good if a bike company thought my bike was good enough to represent...
02-20-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,638
Posted By syn0n

52x17. Nice and quick.

52x17. Nice and quick.
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