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08-23-09, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Slartibartfast

Sorry ... this was wrong too.

Sorry ... this was wrong too.
08-22-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By Slartibartfast

Worksop to Liverpool?

Sorry. I started this thread in the wrong place ... it can go away now.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Slartibartfast

Hey everyone ... and welcome to Atlanta osmium! ...

Hey everyone ... and welcome to Atlanta osmium!

Just wanted to put a little plug in for SoPo, the nonprofit community bike shop over in East Atlanta. if you want to do some work on your bike, we...
10-05-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Slartibartfast

Attn: ATL folks, missing a gray fixed gear? Do you know someone who is?

Hey,

To make a very long story short, if you have recently lost a gray fixed gear in the Atlanta area, I might be able to help you. PM me with a description.
08-04-05, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,842
Posted By Slartibartfast

i hope i don't get in trouble for this but, if i...

i hope i don't get in trouble for this but, if i were you, i would leave that bike alone.

two reasons:
1. french bikes, particularly older ones, are tough to convert. i'm not saying you can't...
08-04-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Slartibartfast

the only thing i can think of that may cause a...

the only thing i can think of that may cause a problem on the specialized is the rear wheel drop outs. if they are vertical conversion may be needlessly tricky.

if you aren't sure which you have,...
08-04-05, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,382
Posted By Slartibartfast

I converted a '73 contenintal (which is about the...

I converted a '73 contenintal (which is about the same thing as a varsity). all i did at first was remove the derails. and shorten the chain so that it fit on a good-enough gear combo. i rode that...
07-29-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Slartibartfast

but it could be your headset ... my bike was...

but it could be your headset ... my bike was doing this and i loosened my headset a tiny bit as per the advice of someone on this board and that solved the problem. i'm not saying this is YOUR...
07-25-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Slartibartfast

hey Akula32 - i've got a salsa on a sugino and...

hey Akula32 - i've got a salsa on a sugino and had trouble too. first, flip the chain ring around so the logo is facing the frame, then, use the blue loc-tite. you can get it off when you need to...
07-21-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Slartibartfast

that "silk" made me throw my chain today ......

that "silk" made me throw my chain today ... clearly my failure to pay attention had nothing to do with it.

have a good time, tell sam hello and don't forget about us down here ... we've got a...
07-19-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Slartibartfast

that may be about right then ... parts plus...

that may be about right then ... parts plus labor. make sure they check out your chain line and adjust it so it is straight either by redishing the wheel or using spacers.

for what its worth,...
07-18-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Slartibartfast

what are they doing for 60 quid - which must be...

what are they doing for 60 quid - which must be around $100 these days, right? i looked at some pics of saracen xcells and i couldn't see any parts that would need to be replaced unless you were...
07-18-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Slartibartfast

update: i put it all together with lots of grease...

update: i put it all together with lots of grease and narrower bars and there is no more creaking.
07-18-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Slartibartfast

what's wrong with my stem?

this may be more appropriate for another forum - if so, my apologies - but i feel like i know and trust folks here. nothing against the other forums, i just don't hang out in them.

so, this might...
07-11-05, 12:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,396
Posted By Slartibartfast

ok ... so, i'm not trying to add to the debate so...

ok ... so, i'm not trying to add to the debate so much as trying to help folks out who come here and search the forum for the new Motob./mercier/windsor/raliegh (which all seem to be about the same)...
06-29-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By Slartibartfast

yeah ... that's what i run ... the al. sort with...

yeah ... that's what i run ... the al. sort with some drop to them. but i did forget to mention it.

one word of caution about them: i've got the widest ones they make and they seem to flex enough...
06-29-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By Slartibartfast

tho it sounds like you've made up your mind, i'll...

tho it sounds like you've made up your mind, i'll throw this in for whats its worth ...

bull horns are way sexy and, in a rare case of form and function working well together, they make city...
06-28-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Slartibartfast

that is, freakishly, my exact same set up and...

that is, freakishly, my exact same set up and exact same experience.
06-27-05, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Slartibartfast

"hard core" is to bikers as "cool" is to...

"hard core" is to bikers as "cool" is to highschool kids. in both cases, its not worth worrying about. do you really want people who take this stuff seriously to like you?

... man, i sound like...
06-27-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,958
Posted By Slartibartfast

man ... called out by my hero ... thanks...

man ... called out by my hero ...

thanks for the compliments on the fjords ... obviously i spend more time with them than cottered cranks.
06-26-05, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Slartibartfast

i had this for awhile and adjusted my headset ......

i had this for awhile and adjusted my headset ... it was a hair too tight. i have no idea why but this seemed to sort out the problem.
06-26-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,958
Posted By Slartibartfast

alright ... since i talked a little smack about...

alright ... since i talked a little smack about cottered cranks over the weekend i feel like i should throw in my two cents. but first, i should clarify something. i give bike advise from the...
06-26-05, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Slartibartfast

hey infestedguy ... check your pms

hey infestedguy ... check your pms
06-25-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

i love my 73 continental so much. beautiful work...

i love my 73 continental so much. beautiful work of art. however, there are some problems with lots of the old schwinns when you want to revitalize them. Many them have the single piece crank...
06-25-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

ja. that's what i get for posting sober. i...

ja. that's what i get for posting sober. i edited the list for posterity.

also, for the record, i love french bikes. i'm just saying, they can be a pain to work on. some of them are worth the...
06-25-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,802
Posted By Slartibartfast

i cut my u-lock with a big bolt cutter i borrowed...

i cut my u-lock with a big bolt cutter i borrowed from my landlord after i lost my last key. it took a while and my arms were sore the next day but it worked.
06-25-05, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

1. keep checking the thrift stores. i've noticed...

1. keep checking the thrift stores. i've noticed that the burbs have more and better bikes typically. a friend found a cineli road bike with full campy everything for $16 at a goodwill just out of...
06-24-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Slartibartfast

i assume that this bike has a single piece crank....

i assume that this bike has a single piece crank. while there is nothing wrong with this, it is hard to find a good replacement chain ring (if that's what its called on thse bikes).

i rode a bike...
Forum: Foo
06-24-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

foo ... of course

foo ... of course
Forum: Foo
06-23-05, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

its not taking your phucking turn ... ...

its not taking your phucking turn ...

alright, i'm going to bed. but i'm interested in where this thread will be when i wake up.
06-23-05, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

yep ... that would work too if patso wanted to go...

yep ... that would work too if patso wanted to go for an adventure ... and since s/he is thinking of going fixed, we can assume that is an option.

and you bring up a good point to consider: while...
Forum: Foo
06-23-05, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

the phucking dog has phucking papers ...

the phucking dog has phucking papers ...
Forum: Foo
06-23-05, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

you're not wrong ...

you're not wrong ...
Forum: Foo
06-23-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

that was meant for chzman, but it works for...

that was meant for chzman, but it works for baxter too.
Forum: Foo
06-23-05, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Slartibartfast

that's just, like, your opinion man ... i...

that's just, like, your opinion man ...

i think this might get moved but i have no idea where.
06-23-05, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Slartibartfast

does it have watter bottle cage bosses? you...

does it have watter bottle cage bosses? you could use them to attach a bottle opener. some people think this is corny but i like it.
06-23-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Slartibartfast

There is a good conversation about similar issues...

There is a good conversation about similar issues happening here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=116128

This is someone who wants to build a fixie, but the recomendations (mine anyway)...
06-23-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

wheels ... there are ways to convert the wheels...

wheels ... there are ways to convert the wheels on a road bike into fixed gear wheels (search the forum for suicide hubs) but I say that if you have the funds, a good place to drop them is on at...
06-23-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By Slartibartfast

I think someone tried to come up with a list of...

I think someone tried to come up with a list of things would-be fixie riders should look for (and things they should avoid) in road bikes that they want to convert but I can't seem to find it. So...
06-23-05, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Slartibartfast

There are very few bikes out there - entry level...

There are very few bikes out there - entry level or otherwise - that are set up specifically for single speed (the exceptions are track/velodrome bikes a few mountain bikes and bmx right?).

To...
06-19-05, 06:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,762
Posted By Slartibartfast

yeah ... we did a neighborhood bike fix up event...

yeah ... we did a neighborhood bike fix up event yesterday and all the kids came out with their wllmart/target/kmart specials. they were such a pain to work on because they just were not designed to...
06-17-05, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Slartibartfast

i assume that, because this person has been...

i assume that, because this person has been selling stolen bicycles, you are not actually in favor of him (her?) being granted a large penis. if that's the case, i think the word you are looking for...
06-17-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By Slartibartfast

while i do love the fit of my bike, i should...

while i do love the fit of my bike, i should admit that the standover hight keeps me from being able to perform sexy - or even mildly graceful - mounts and dismounts. thats alright though, if i...
06-17-05, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Slartibartfast

grease has solved or made easier most of the...

grease has solved or made easier most of the difficulties life has thrown my way ... make that grease AND beer. this is doublely true for bicycle maintainance.
06-17-05, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By Slartibartfast

i'm about 6'1" but mostly leg. my bike is about...

i'm about 6'1" but mostly leg. my bike is about 61cm (top tube is about 59cm). Although it looks huge, it fits me fine and neither the stem nor the seat is even close to being all the way down...
06-17-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Slartibartfast

at the top of the main page, there are two...

at the top of the main page, there are two horizontal blue lines. in the second one, there is some yellow text that says "CLICK HERE." click there.
06-15-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,409
Posted By Slartibartfast

what underlayers? ;)

what underlayers? ;)
06-15-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Slartibartfast

i wouldn't feel too bad. you're getting on the...

i wouldn't feel too bad. you're getting on the road for what lots of folks put into a rear wheel. start doing the math for picking up frame, fork, head set, stem, bottom bracket, crank, seat post,...
06-15-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,409
Posted By Slartibartfast

that sounds like a great poll topic. while i...

that sounds like a great poll topic. while i don't change my pants that often, i've never changed my ratio ... now i have something else to feel inadequate about.
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