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07-18-05, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By shrimpx

Sweet, thanks. That's good info. I don't know yet...

Sweet, thanks. That's good info. I don't know yet where on Capitol Hill I'll be living -- I'm going up in a couple of weeks to look at apartments. A lot of the places that I've been looking at...
07-18-05, 12:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By shrimpx

Seattle haxors

Hey all,

I'm moving to Seattle in a month and was wondering if any Seattle riders lurking this forum can give me a quick intro to the Seattle bike "scene." I figure I'll be living in the Capitol...
03-03-05, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By shrimpx

I bought a new geared bike a few months before I...

I bought a new geared bike a few months before I discovered fixed gear, and I haven't ridden it since. I am selling it this spring; I would imagine it will be an equally weird case to make --...
03-03-05, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By shrimpx

I gained 75 lbs in about a year after a move...

I gained 75 lbs in about a year after a move which took me a very long time to adjust to.

I lost weight gradually over a few years, but just recently lost 45 lbs in about 3 months due to an...
02-28-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,843
Posted By shrimpx

offtopic, but seeing all the posers around here...

offtopic, but seeing all the posers around here try to trackstand at lights and failing miserably and consistently -- flailing body parts for 5 seconds before finally putting a foot down in an effort...
10-24-04, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By shrimpx

I would have been -very- surprised if he bothered...

I would have been -very- surprised if he bothered to answer such pointless arcana.
10-08-04, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By shrimpx

While everyone's become a zen buddhist, seems no...

While everyone's become a zen buddhist, seems no one's gotten better at riding bikes?
10-08-04, 10:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By shrimpx

56/8. I ran 53/11 for a while but my penis looked...

56/8. I ran 53/11 for a while but my penis looked too small.
10-05-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,206
Posted By shrimpx

My first post pretty much summarizes my feelings...

My first post pretty much summarizes my feelings about the topic. Like a famous jew -- whose name escapes me -- once said, let he who is free of guilt throw the first stone. Most people who talk...
10-05-04, 03:04 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,206
Posted By shrimpx

I was doing a one-footed, no handed trackstand...

I was doing a one-footed, no handed trackstand down a 48 degree hill with 80 pounds of locally grown organic coffee in my jumbo messanger bag, when this guy almost brushed me with his gas guzzling...
10-05-04, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By shrimpx

That bike looks familiar. Hmmm, do you go to PSU?...

That bike looks familiar. Hmmm, do you go to PSU? Or do you park it in front of Fourth Ave Building sometimes?
10-03-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By shrimpx

Oops, I missed the ride. A guy told me about it...

Oops, I missed the ride. A guy told me about it at the bike shop yesterday afternoon. If you're planning an encore before the rain sets in, I'm game.

BTW, I live downtown, the bike shop I frequent...
09-09-04, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,289
Posted By shrimpx

He most likely thought you were riding a...

He most likely thought you were riding a singlespeed coaster. In which case, not having a rear brake is a bad idea.

Also, he seems smart, aware of the fact that a safe bike is more important than...
09-09-04, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By shrimpx

what kinda bars are those?

what kinda bars are those?
07-10-04, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By shrimpx

Man, I ride sideways in front of cars all the...

Man, I ride sideways in front of cars all the time and don't get props from drivers. Fscking aholes.
07-10-04, 03:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,378
Posted By shrimpx

My bike shop guru says that there's no problem...

My bike shop guru says that there's no problem with riding tubulars brakeless (provided that you can ride brakeless on clinchers) as long as they're installed correctly. I considered classic tubulars...
06-26-04, 02:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,155
Posted By shrimpx

> Where are the real riders? The only...

> Where are the real riders?

The only appropriate answer I can think of is "in your mom."
06-26-04, 02:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By shrimpx

be a messenger in nyc for long enough and you'll...

be a messenger in nyc for long enough and you'll be chuckin your chain at anything that flinches.
06-25-04, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By shrimpx

omg those short bars on that myiata are awesome. ...

omg those short bars on that myiata are awesome.
i've thought about doing that a couple of times, since most of the time i ride next to the stem, but i imagine they make climbing steep hill a biatch.
05-16-04, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By shrimpx

they look like arayas.

they look like arayas.
05-08-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By shrimpx

I think those old nishikis just have way too much...

I think those old nishikis just have way too much clearance. I think even on a 27" wheel, you'll have to adjust the shoes close to all the way down to have it work.

I have a nishiki that I put...
04-26-04, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By shrimpx

Hm, i'm 6'3" and anything above 58cm is too...

Hm, i'm 6'3" and anything above 58cm is too big... There's no way that I could ride that pista. I guess I just have short legs or something.
04-26-04, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By shrimpx

Just go brakeless. No man should have to suffer...

Just go brakeless. No man should have to suffer this kind of decision making hell.
04-09-04, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,870
Posted By shrimpx

Brakeless, undrilled track is still sort of a...

Brakeless, undrilled track is still sort of a taboo thing. People know about it, but most dismiss it as too dangerous.

Around here, there are lots and lots of fixed gear bikes, but very few...
04-04-04, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By shrimpx

Satan is into fixed gear

No brakes, either. The guy is hardcore. Irrefutable proof:

http://web.pdx.edu/~marius/satanfixed.png
01-18-04, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By shrimpx

I think wooden tubulars were pretty much the...

I think wooden tubulars were pretty much the classic equivalent of carbon for high performance track racing. Super-light compared to steel. My dad keeps going on and on about how he used to race...
01-14-04, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By shrimpx

A lot of us here ride brakeless. See...

A lot of us here ride brakeless. See http://oldskooltrack.com/files/nobrakesok.frame.html for more info and links.

It's not a big deal. Just a different type of riding. (Though others will try to...
01-13-04, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By shrimpx

Keep your gear below 70 and don't skid, bunny...

Keep your gear below 70 and don't skid, bunny hop, hopskid, etc. I ride 65 and 70 brakeless, have pretty feeble knees, but riding my bikes is never painful. My knees used to hurt when i was pushing...
01-07-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By shrimpx

My Zeus, you mean? Campy Omega 19 anodized....

My Zeus, you mean?
Campy Omega 19 anodized. They are great rims.
12-24-03, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By shrimpx

intro2trig, my bike shop has a really clean...

intro2trig, my bike shop has a really clean Razesa that I've had my eye on; blue, not drilled, no decals, chrome fork and track ends. The fork is really cool -- close to 0-rake. They want $300 for...
12-24-03, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By shrimpx

Awesome! Another old-skool Zeus!! They seem to be...

Awesome! Another old-skool Zeus!! They seem to be pretty rare. Very, very nice job.

My Zeus. (http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~marius/pics/track2/track6.jpg)
12-21-03, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By shrimpx

Ouch. Thanks for the info. :) Portland is pretty...

Ouch. Thanks for the info. :) Portland is pretty hilly, but nothing too serious... I've yet to get off and push.
Anyway, thanks. Sorry about the offtopic tangent.
12-20-03, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By shrimpx

Why do you say that? Is Pittsburgh full of steep...

Why do you say that? Is Pittsburgh full of steep hills? There's a possibility that I may move there in the next 2 years, and it would suck if i can't ride my bikes...
12-15-03, 04:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,357
Posted By shrimpx

I was actually making a side comment about...

I was actually making a side comment about posers. If you feel that you fit the definition and are offended, then I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend you. I described fixed culture as the social...
12-15-03, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,357
Posted By shrimpx

alexs, I choose to believe that I didn't invade...

alexs, I choose to believe that I didn't invade anything. I'm not as passionate about fixed and bikes in general as other people are, thus don't really consider myself as part of the "culture." And...
12-14-03, 03:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,357
Posted By shrimpx

165-48:17 rU13z m3. I personally find it sad...

165-48:17 rU13z m3.

I personally find it sad that fixed gear culture is being invaded by hardcore str8edge sXe emo posers who have mommy and daddy buy them $4k bikes and $300 bags so they can look...
12-10-03, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,986
Posted By shrimpx

i have 42/17 and a front brake on my road...

i have 42/17 and a front brake on my road conversion and it's fine for portland's hills... you have to spin quite fast on downhills/flats but you climb most hills fairly easily. the gear ratio is...
12-10-03, 05:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By shrimpx

48x18 brakeless track 42x17 fr. brake road...

48x18 brakeless track
42x17 fr. brake road conversion
12-05-03, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By shrimpx

RTFM.

RTFM.
12-02-03, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,717
Posted By shrimpx

to be in my club, you can't spend more than $100...

to be in my club, you can't spend more than $100 on a single hub :)

anyway, i'm playing, sorry about the lame jokes. your bike is cool.
12-01-03, 01:38 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,717
Posted By shrimpx

that bike is really screaming for some track...

that bike is really screaming for some track bars. those road bars are fugly. then again, you have a cheesy carbon fork, so it's probably ok.
11-29-03, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,963
Posted By shrimpx

Brakes vs brakeless arguments are dumb. After...

Brakes vs brakeless arguments are dumb. After riding brakeless for 6 months now, stupid arguments against brakeless bikes are just that; stupid. It's just a different type of riding. You use new...
11-20-03, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By shrimpx

Adidas Samba. Stiff sole, easy to get in and out...

Adidas Samba. Stiff sole, easy to get in and out of clips, grippy, and they last.
10-31-03, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By shrimpx

It's not any worse for the joints than just...

It's not any worse for the joints than just pedalling, since the mechanics are the same.. You pull up and push down. What's bad for the knees is skidding: hop skids and lock skids, since there's a...
10-28-03, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By shrimpx

Haha, man... I'd never realized tube wrapping is...

Haha, man... I'd never realized tube wrapping is such a sensitive issue. It's almost up there with helmets.

Anyway, if you ask me, wrapping a frame is just stupid, unless you do it for the look....
10-26-03, 01:33 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,717
Posted By shrimpx

George, how many fixed bikes do you have. I'm...

George, how many fixed bikes do you have.
I'm counting Cinelli, Steamroller, Pista, Scorcher.

I need a few more...
10-23-03, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By shrimpx

This is weird to think about, because I never...

This is weird to think about, because I never think about the mechanics of my pedaling action while I'm flying down a hill. :) It really depends on the situation. Most of the time I take it easy and...
10-23-03, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By shrimpx

I believe it means that it's wrapped in...

I believe it means that it's wrapped in electrician's tape. While this seems like a completely idiotic idea, it serves two purposes: it makes your frame butt-ugly, which decreases the chances of it...
10-22-03, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By shrimpx

Yeah, that's the one. I have that on my Izumi...

Yeah, that's the one. I have that on my Izumi track chain.
10-22-03, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By shrimpx

you need the one with the clippy thingie :) i've...

you need the one with the clippy thingie :) i've never heard of a clippy-type chain breaking at the master link. (unless you forget to put the clip on)
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