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05-27-14, 09:30 PM
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Posted By sinikl

props

props
12-12-13, 01:10 AM
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Posted By sinikl

The very first time I rode clipless was in a PGH...

The very first time I rode clipless was in a PGH winter on tarmac. cut thru a church parking lot absolutely COVERED in black ice and it took about 20 feet in for me to actually crash (only when I...
12-05-13, 09:55 PM
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Posted By sinikl

Holy f__k is riding 20 minutes on rollers...

Holy f__k is riding 20 minutes on rollers *without a fan* sweaty work. Did a few 30 sec seated speed efforts (as fast as I feel comfy with for now)....maybe like 2 min rest, do it again....
12-05-13, 06:10 PM
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Posted By sinikl

Tried a few more times and I find looking farther...

Tried a few more times and I find looking farther ahead in trouble and almost even accelerating helps. It is unseasonably warm here (yay) but raining (boo) so an actual training session is in the...
12-04-13, 11:07 PM
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Posted By sinikl

Black Friday it was miserable out and had been...

Black Friday it was miserable out and had been for 2 wks (for NC). I ordered rollers. They came today. Of course tomorrow the high is 73 :-P.

This is like my 6th attempt today (I won't post the...
11-28-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By sinikl

also, thanks tinyfixed for one of the few "fixed...

also, thanks tinyfixed for one of the few "fixed on rollers" things I found on google!
11-28-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By sinikl

So, i went and bought some rollers. First time(s) on the geared or the fixed?

Subject basically says it all. I've read multiple "how to learn rollers" primers and videos, but curious for those of you who have both which you'd rather put on the rollers for the first time.
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11-22-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,699
Posted By sinikl

I have zero problems buying a Kilo that is set up...

I have zero problems buying a Kilo that is set up wrong, but not horrible quality parts, and a value at the price... then paying someone another 50 bucks to set it up and fix all those problems.
...
11-22-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,699
Posted By sinikl

let me add, the cost of a decent chainwhip and...

let me add, the cost of a decent chainwhip and lockring tool will exceed the cost of what I paid to have someone fully fettle the bike. I later ruined two hubs through my own incompetence and hubris...
11-22-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,699
Posted By sinikl

Here's what I/my LBS found wrong with the Kilo I...

Here's what I/my LBS found wrong with the Kilo I got, out of the box:
-cone nuts set way too tight on both wheels (obvious, they spun with "detents" click-click-click)
-wheel bearings waaay too...
11-22-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,865
Posted By sinikl

if you are like me (an idiot) and have got a...

if you are like me (an idiot) and have got a funky color bar you like to look at (gold anodized), get clear Champ grips. Can still see the bar color/images through the grips (works only for 25.4/26...
11-16-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By sinikl

The whole reason I got a fixed gear was to learn...

The whole reason I got a fixed gear was to learn how to ride a bike again, if that makes any sense at all. So every ride is a technique practice ride, at first (keep practicing hopping, skidding,...
11-16-13, 10:15 PM
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Views: 140,438
Posted By sinikl

I got a geared bike, and thus, "kit" recently....

I got a geared bike, and thus, "kit" recently. Here's my "so this is happening" face.
http://i.imgur.com/RWfn9QO.jpg


yes I am kinda tubby.
10-25-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,531
Posted By sinikl

Had a thickslick. Loved that I could skid...

Had a thickslick. Loved that I could skid EVERYWHERE with no appreciable loss in tire life (it encourages skidding all the time and you will probably come off a bit of a jackass). HATED the weight,...
10-17-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By sinikl

they are heavy as sin. so heavy. remember, I own...

they are heavy as sin. so heavy. remember, I own them, so if anyone would lie about them it'd probably be me.

however I think you can probably hit a curb at 20 mph and probably just roll right...
10-16-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By sinikl

velomine or yr LBS. You'd be surprised what...

velomine or yr LBS. You'd be surprised what machine-built wheels you can source via an LBS (got origin8 'trak attak' aka Weinmann 42mm deep laced to formula/origin8 hubs for under 2 bills, in gold...
10-15-13, 10:40 PM
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Posted By sinikl

saw my felt z85 at the bike shop today, not fully...

saw my felt z85 at the bike shop today, not fully fettled and ready for me yet, but I got to pick it up, whoa! LBS guy goes, "yeah, and this one has TWENTY gears" hngggg
10-12-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By sinikl

how do you figure that black ice isn't actual...

how do you figure that black ice isn't actual ice? it's just thin, and dark. still a solid, though. Nothing will do well on ice but studs are your best hope on a lake or even a layer of thin ice, i'd...
10-10-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,678
Posted By sinikl

LBS guy on switching from my Kilo to my new...

LBS guy on switching from my Kilo to my new geared bike (alu Felt with carbon fork and post): "You may notice some harshness compared to steel. Oh wait, your fixed has 42mm deep rims? Yeah, no,...
10-10-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By sinikl

Thanks for all the replies. Europa, I try to...

Thanks for all the replies. Europa, I try to maintain 90 or better (why I was posting avg speed and gear, if I can average 90 rpm including climbs i'm clearly getting over 90 on flats etc). I know...
10-09-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By sinikl

Tips for riding geared after learning to ride "road bikes" on a fixed?

Mods hear me out before this gets moved to a road forum... I know a lot of people here also get down on geared bikes and i'd like their thoughts first, since they know fixed riding better than maybe...
10-09-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By sinikl

Part of this is a timing thing. you want to try...

Part of this is a timing thing. you want to try to lock legs before you actually want them to lock. You should end up locking legs with your cranks more or less level (9 and 3 oclock) but need to...
09-07-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By sinikl

also, that wheel looks pretty tenuously far...

also, that wheel looks pretty tenuously far forward in the dropouts (could just be the angle of the pic)
09-07-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By sinikl

1. narrow the bars for street cred (no one, but...

1. narrow the bars for street cred (no one, but no one, runs wide bars on a fixed gear)
2. please do not ride in active traffic without a brake since you said skidding/skipping etc makes you...
09-05-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By sinikl

just don't tape your bars in a filthy basement...

just don't tape your bars in a filthy basement like me, and peel off all the backing on the strip like me, because the part lying on the ground will get severely less tacky since it's picking up...
08-28-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,650
Posted By sinikl

Sorry, I can't agree with this as applied to what...

Sorry, I can't agree with this as applied to what happened to this bike. Properly installed parts may creak after installation and need slightly retightened, they don't fall off.

OP's experience...
08-20-13, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

People are awful.

People are awful.
08-20-13, 01:00 AM
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Posted By sinikl

I do this [your tips] already. But 48x18 = 3 skid...

I do this [your tips] already. But 48x18 = 3 skid patches, ambidextrous or no. I need to grow up and stop skidding, but it is fun to do it. Thanks for the tips, though (seriously ... before I could...
08-20-13, 12:31 AM
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Posted By sinikl

I actually think the script logos look kind of...

I actually think the script logos look kind of cool, until I changed gear from a 17 T cog to one that offers only a few skid patches and, in by accident in the process of "I hate and will kill this...
08-19-13, 11:01 PM
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Posted By sinikl

This doesn't really help, but remember if you end...

This doesn't really help, but remember if you end up waiting a long time, it's because you "triaged low," meaning you are actually probably pretty OK (compared to gunshot wounds or pediatric cases of...
08-19-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

Jesus H F*** I get on here to ***** about getting...

Jesus H F*** I get on here to ***** about getting a flat, changing it in a fire ant anthill, then flatting again (tire carcass itself was fragged by 40 oz glass in the first hit and I didn't realize...
08-13-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,623
Posted By sinikl

on the off chance this post was serious and not...

on the off chance this post was serious and not troll bait.... I got a fixed gear because I wanted to get interested in bikes again. Fixed did that for me. I run a brake, but try to stop brakeless...
08-13-13, 11:58 AM
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Posted By sinikl

so if I were hit by car after subsisting on...

so if I were hit by car after subsisting on cheese fries, beer, and general misanthropy and cynicism, I wouldn't be riding for MONTHS, I gather.
08-12-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24,513
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Posted By sinikl

Day off from work today so I went to the LBS to...

Day off from work today so I went to the LBS to try out a Felt z85 (didn't have in my size). So I tried a felt z5 today [can't afford crabon, but same geo]. It felt [heh]... TOO comfy? My feet were...
08-08-13, 08:03 PM
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Posted By sinikl

Nice work, man. I weigh 250 down from 280, need...

Nice work, man. I weigh 250 down from 280, need to be around 220. you can do eeeeeeeeeeeet.
08-07-13, 12:05 AM
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Posted By sinikl

keep in mind i'm 6'1 and 250 lbs (down 30 but...

keep in mind i'm 6'1 and 250 lbs (down 30 but still FAR too fat). it was originally a social ride, tho. They're good people, i just get frustrated at times. The "scene" here is, as far as I know it,...
08-06-13, 11:34 PM
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Posted By sinikl

they're the group I got, so I guess i'll [stop...

they're the group I got, so I guess i'll [stop *****ing here] try peer pressure on em or get strong enough to ride with the roadies who know paceline discipline. I enjoy the "show up on tuesday, ride...
08-06-13, 11:14 PM
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Posted By sinikl

This isn't actual "paceline" stuff, these are...

This isn't actual "paceline" stuff, these are like, recreational riders (myself included). So the elbow flick or pull off and wait [that I have read about on google, but never seen IRL... i'm too...
08-06-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

Got in a 20 on my...

Got in a 20 on my originally-supposed-to-be-social, taco-truck-tour ride (but no one shows up, so we go hard, for us [not wolfpackhustle pace], most times).

I hate riding in the country at night....
08-06-13, 10:42 PM
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Posted By sinikl

I cannot imagine that on that gear. good for you.

I cannot imagine that on that gear. good for you.
08-02-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

got 16.5 at 17.3 mph on a 44x17 gear. feeling...

got 16.5 at 17.3 mph on a 44x17 gear. feeling perty good. now more mileage and a bigger gear!
08-02-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

Today I commuted in, and loved, my Catlike...

Today I commuted in, and loved, my Catlike Whisper. I can feel a breeze over my head, first helmet I've ever had like that. Tonite, shooting for a quick 15-20 mi. Tomorrow, the Sugino 75s go on the...
08-02-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,993,629
Posted By sinikl

Did you get cut off by a painters' van? Because I...

Did you get cut off by a painters' van? Because I did, and dang was it easy to get off the horns and onto the front brake lever on the flats when that happened, thankfully. Did I mention I tried to...
08-02-13, 12:05 AM
08-01-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,411
Posted By sinikl

oh, and GOLD CHAIN that b. :)

oh, and GOLD CHAIN that b. :)
08-01-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,411
Posted By sinikl

+1 vote for murdering out. I like it! Now go ride...

+1 vote for murdering out. I like it! Now go ride the **** out of it and post photos of it dirty!
08-01-13, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By sinikl

I sort of own this bike in my Kilo with gold-ano...

I sort of own this bike in my Kilo with gold-ano parts (but, has brake, bigger gear, no riser, etc etc). Heavy, at least. have fun with it at all costs. My first thought was brakeless riser bar bike.
07-31-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By sinikl

240 or so. Not as much as I need to be getting.

240 or so. Not as much as I need to be getting.
07-31-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By sinikl

332230

332230
07-29-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,456
Posted By sinikl

Don't overthink the sturdiness. I weigh 250 lbs...

Don't overthink the sturdiness. I weigh 250 lbs now, weighed 280 when I bought my Kilo. If you plan on hitting a lot of potholes hard, consider deeper section rims (the Origin8 "TrakAttak" wheels I...
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