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03-31-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,531
Posted By Jet-man

lol - a thread about one group of freds talking...

lol - a thread about one group of freds talking about trying to drop another group of freds. Indeed classic.

The 20% BF 'roadies' you are talking about dropping are hardly real roadies. Any...
02-23-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,746
Posted By Jet-man

not quite a ride, much more fun than riding in...

not quite a ride, much more fun than riding in the snow IMHO

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d44/jetlagmcr/ICE/2008Carliceclimbing0842.jpg
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01-19-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,369
Posted By Jet-man

I've had several - I got this last winter. I'm...

I've had several - I got this last winter. I'm way into canyon carving. Fun to ride early AMs in the summer pre traffic up in the Mts. I do some track days, but the track situation in DEN blows...
01-14-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jet-man

it totally depends upon which rollers you get -...

it totally depends upon which rollers you get - and how much air pressure you're running.

Kreitler dyno-mytes are a serious workout for anyone - w/o a Killer Headwind. Dyno-lytes aren't as tough...
01-07-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

my last post was deleted for being too rough...

my last post was deleted for being too rough toward the nancies here :(

I'm here, laughing my A off.

Call me Satan :D
01-07-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,709
Posted By Jet-man

Brilliant. Another classic fixed gear forum...

Brilliant. Another classic fixed gear forum thread. Keep it up toolboxes, keep it up :p

- condolences to that guy's friends & family
01-06-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny...

I'm still here laughing my A off - the funny thing is that everyone I've forwarded this threat to now think that fixed gear cyclists are a bunch of total nancy-boy chumps (can't really argue w/ that...
01-03-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

JFC I had no idea that fixed gear riders were...

JFC I had no idea that fixed gear riders were such nancies, wow. Riding down an empty hall (carpeted - it would be virtually impossible to crash - and I've already done it 100x) is not only...
01-03-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

So......... riding 50 yards down an empty hall,...

So......... riding 50 yards down an empty hall, with zero people around, is a legitimate safety concern that should be stopped ASAP??? Please explain

If I was running a red light with zero people...
01-03-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

I get to work at 0600 0630 - the building is...

I get to work at 0600 0630 - the building is virtually empty.

I have ridden successfully to my office - only about 100x before - literally 100x with zero issues ever.

Yes, I think that...
01-03-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

I'm commuting on my fixie - so it is somewhat...

I'm commuting on my fixie - so it is somewhat fixed gear related
01-03-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,367
Posted By Jet-man

Busted by F-Tard Security riding to my office

Here is the EM.

I commute to work daily unless it's snowing - so I've missed several days this winter thus far. I'm able to open the doors and ride all the way to my office w/o unclipping.

I...
01-03-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,672
Posted By Jet-man

Rollers - zero question @ this. Get a Killer...

Rollers - zero question @ this. Get a Killer Headwind or smaller diameter drums if you need more resistance.

The only downside to rollers is the price. Kreitlers are around $400 and the Headwind...
12-31-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By Jet-man

search for this subject - it's been discussed...

search for this subject - it's been discussed many times

the TT is insanely short on that bike
12-30-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jet-man

I could tell some stories about what an A-hole...

I could tell some stories about what an A-hole Andy from YJ is or was... He used to be into cola and the other owner (chick) was an alcoholic - a good combination. Back when I had a Fisher...
12-28-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

leaning a bike for locking it up - not in a rack...

leaning a bike for locking it up - not in a rack - see, I always take my bike inside and have not locked up a bike outside since college - thanks :) Yeah, and when riding 10K miles per year, I wasn't...
12-28-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

WTF is up w/ the pads on the top tube? Are...

WTF is up w/ the pads on the top tube? Are people riding whilst sitting on the TT so they need some padding? Are people getting into twisted wrecks frequently and they do not want their bars...
12-27-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Jet-man

+2 cool bike

+2 cool bike
12-18-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jet-man

if you don't get something custom and high...

if you don't get something custom and high dollar, you may as well give up cycling.

Contact Moots, Seven, or any number of custom frame builders to get your dream bike, preferably a Ti and carbon...
12-18-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jet-man

Lacrosse used to be in the Guinness book of world...

Lacrosse used to be in the Guinness book of world records for most bars per capita - something like a jillion bars in a 1 mile stretch of road somewhere there.
12-18-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jet-man

skanking - on Old Sauk (lived toward the end of...

skanking - on Old Sauk (lived toward the end of that road for the 1st 12 yrs of my life) you are not even close to the big/steep hills. - OK, you are close to some - Cleveland is 15+% and 500 meters...
12-18-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jet-man

Born & raised in Madsion - currently in DEN. ...

Born & raised in Madsion - currently in DEN.

Madison is hands down the best riding town I've ever been to. Fixie is fine for around town, but the real riding is to the west and SW of town with a...
12-16-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Jet-man

it's your typical SE Asian made fixie. The TT is...

it's your typical SE Asian made fixie. The TT is crazy short, 57 on a 60cm bike - so I considered that bike for about a half of a second vs my Kilo as I'd have needed a 150 or 160 stem (as in does...
12-15-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

black & green bike = very cool color scheme. ...

black & green bike = very cool color scheme.

Tell me you don't ride w/ your saddle tilted like that
12-13-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,347
Posted By Jet-man

For the love of god, do NOT make a brown one - it...

For the love of god, do NOT make a brown one - it shouldn't be a big secret that Surely already has that camp.

Sounds like a sweet bike. Burnt orange is a cool bike color IMHO
12-11-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Jet-man

I have the middle resistance ones - 3" drums -...

I have the middle resistance ones - 3" drums - lyte, myte?? Not sure of the name. There is no substitute for Kreitler. I got my sis a pr in 1991, and she still uses them every winter (she got me...
12-11-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Jet-man

Bone - I respect your answer. It is funny, you...

Bone - I respect your answer. It is funny, you have to admit, that some guys neg cheap bikes - when the fact of the matter is #1 - it does not matter for what the bike will be used for and #2 the...
12-11-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,081
Posted By Jet-man

trying to determine why dudes are hammering the...

trying to determine why dudes are hammering the cheaper bikes.

Are you guys all pro racers doing fixie races or something or just being elitist?

For commuting or riding around town, I'm not...
12-11-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,111
Posted By Jet-man

no clips and straps - I'm all about clipless. ...

no clips and straps - I'm all about clipless. Yeah, I thought about the yellow saddle - but I'm used to the SLK and don't know if I'm ready to start jacking around w/ new/different saddles.
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12-11-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,553
Posted By Jet-man

I'm liking this one better than OEM ...

I'm liking this one better than OEM

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d44/jetlagmcr/misc/IMG_1322.jpg
12-11-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,111
Posted By Jet-man

still working on the best way to get the bottle...

still working on the best way to get the bottle cage on the bike in a clean fashion - not super stable w/ this set-up. Yes I realize I 'should' have black pedals and the red Keos are conspicuous :) ...
12-08-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

Thanks guys. The bars are nashbar specials -...

Thanks guys.

The bars are nashbar specials - $20. I was going to cut some 44 road bars for the home-made bullhorns, but will keep them in case I want to switch it around in the future
12-08-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

Look Keo Sprints. I'm riding Keo Carbon's on my...

Look Keo Sprints. I'm riding Keo Carbon's on my road bike and thus needed to keep the same for shoe compatibility. Ja the red is not my 1st choice in color (they don't make yellow :) ) but the...
12-08-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,515
Posted By Jet-man

add one to the list. Yellow Conti 4Ks 700x25...

add one to the list.

Yellow Conti 4Ks 700x25 are enroute, then I'll be done w/ it - maybe. I'm toying w/ the idea of a yellow seat to fully geek it out, but I'm pretty used to the SLK. I got a...
12-06-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,701
Posted By Jet-man

with many fixie riders, the look is often the...

with many fixie riders, the look is often the most important thing.

Helmet - never, way not cool
Carhartt pants - yes, more mandatory than any cycling shorts
chin pubes aka goatee - necessary...
12-05-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jet-man

yep, the dork factor of a ski helmet on a bike...

yep, the dork factor of a ski helmet on a bike would be sky-high. I'd go no helmet w/ a warm hat before a ski helmet, then again, I'm an ex cat1 elitist type :) & would make due w/ a thiner hat...
12-05-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jet-man

Look Keos have a muuuch larger contact area than...

Look Keos have a muuuch larger contact area than eggbeaters presuming you do not need a MTB pedal or shoe.
11-29-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Jet-man

uh, practically every new single speed bike you...

uh, practically every new single speed bike you buy is going to be made in Taiwan or China folks.

I looked at some wheels on ebay from NYC bikes - they were charging $60 for shipping - that seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jet-man

go w/ the no chamios & wear regular cycling...

go w/ the no chamios & wear regular cycling shorts or bibs under the bib-tights. The issue w/ bib-tights w/ a chamios is that you'll freeze your johnson off w/ only 1 layer of lycra (even if it's...
10-03-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,316
Posted By Jet-man

aaack - I was really hoping they'd be on c-dale. ...

aaack - I was really hoping they'd be on c-dale. I really think that Specialized is trying to have the fugliest bikes in the market (not that c-dale didn't try to follow them w/ the sys-6 and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Jet-man

just my $.02.......... the shimano crank will...

just my $.02.......... the shimano crank will make zero difference aside from how it looks. If it's important for you to have the 'shimano crank look' then go for it. If you don't want to drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Jet-man

yes you should tighten the bearings. Bearings on...

yes you should tighten the bearings. Bearings on new SLs getting a little loose is not uncommon. You should have gotten the tightening tool w/ the wheelset. Obviously don't crank them down AMAP...
08-27-06, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Jet-man

Muscular size has to do with knowing how to lift,...

Muscular size has to do with knowing how to lift, how to eat, how to rest and perhaps most importantly how to suffer. 99% of people in the gym - say cyclists in the winter lifting for 3 months -...
08-27-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Jet-man

Not that I have an opinion on it - but having...

Not that I have an opinion on it - but having been lifting and cycling for 22 yrs I feel pretty comfortable saying that there is no need for a smith machine - unless you're f-ed up and trying to...
08-26-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Jet-man

I always noticed that when I ride my 1st 1000...

I always noticed that when I ride my 1st 1000 miles of the season my legs got smaller (unless I stick w/ the lifting). However, I do think that lifting in the off season is a good idea. It also may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Jet-man

pull out black-jack, smash cyclist over the...

pull out black-jack, smash cyclist over the head/face, drag body/bike out of cross walk, tell other cyclists they may want to watch for 'walk signs' in the crosswalk before impeding traffic, continue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jet-man

like anything you get used to it. Starting w/o...

like anything you get used to it. Starting w/o anything to hold onto is a bit tricky - but easy once you get the hang of it.

Uh, you should clip in if you have any interest in getting a maximal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jet-man

like anything you get used to it. Starting w/o...

like anything you get used to it. Starting w/o anything to hold onto is a bit tricky - but easy once you get the hang of it.

Uh, you should clip in if you have any interest in getting a maximal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Jet-man

I know nothing @ wheelsets in that price range...

I know nothing @ wheelsets in that price range however I'd think that whatever ones you think are best - look coolest or weigh the least or whatever criteria you have for liking a wheelset would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jet-man

Sweet - welcome to the club (if you actually pull...

Sweet - welcome to the club (if you actually pull the trigger on the 613). If the Sys 6 is that much better, it's gotta be amazing. Hard to imagine a bike better than the '13 - it's cool on anti...
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