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07-10-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,065
Posted By veganwar

Go to Continuum and have them help you ordering a...

Go to Continuum and have them help you ordering a Torelli. The Italian BB isn't that big of a deal, especially if Continuum is building up your bike. Two of my three built up bikes (and a steel...
07-01-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By veganwar

Continuum Cycles on Avenue B in Manhattan does...

Continuum Cycles on Avenue B in Manhattan does some frame painting. Give them a ring.
07-01-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,136
Posted By veganwar

I live where my parents grew up so I'm calling...

I live where my parents grew up so I'm calling bull**** on anyone who says I'm gentrifying Crown Heights. But I ride 49x16 on one bike (probably go down to 49x17), 49x18 on another bike (used to be...
06-03-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By veganwar

I assume your screen name means you live in...

I assume your screen name means you live in Brooklyn so for locking up in NYC, I recommend the following:

1. Long shackle lock like the Krypto Evo extended. This will get your front wheel,...
06-03-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By veganwar

The crankset usually determines the length of the...

The crankset usually determines the length of the BB spindle, not the frame. Are you basing what your frame needs on what was previously in it?

The Sugino Messenger cranks are JIS taper and the...
06-03-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By veganwar

Chari and NYC Velo has nice stuff to look at on...

Chari and NYC Velo has nice stuff to look at on the walls. Last I heard, Trackstar closed. One of the owners co-owns Boneshakers (veggie/ vegan restaurant in Greenpoint). R&A? Seriously? It is a...
05-30-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,357
Posted By veganwar

Judge Judy was a family court judge in Manhattan...

Judge Judy was a family court judge in Manhattan before her TV show. I work in family court in Brooklyn and people refer to some of the judges and hearing officers as "Judge Judy" because they try...
05-21-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By veganwar

I haven't ridden a 183rd Street but my friend...

I haven't ridden a 183rd Street but my friend sells them in his shop. They build up nicely. Decent tubing and integrated chain tensioners. I like threaded headsets and lugs so this frame is a...
05-21-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By veganwar

Fine, fine. I will answer this question and not...

Fine, fine. I will answer this question and not just tell you to you search. You need a JIS bottom bracket.
05-14-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,474
Posted By veganwar

People who race from light to light or stop sign...

People who race from light to light or stop sign to stop sign busting mad skidz at each one are like the drivers who rush up to each light and then slam on their brakes. Skids can be great to cut...
05-14-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By veganwar

I have a friend with the front brake only and she...

I have a friend with the front brake only and she does not skip or skid. No problems for her but NYC is fairly flat (not counting the bridges). I have seen people on NJS frames running a freewheel...
05-13-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,474
Posted By veganwar

I'm with you deathare. I've been running...

I'm with you deathare. I've been running brakeless 49x17 for years and have been running 49x16 for almost two years. Never had problems skiddings. I recently went to 49x18 on one bike and it...
05-13-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,051
Posted By veganwar

I have a friend with a Bagaboo bag. He is a full...

I have a friend with a Bagaboo bag. He is a full time student and has messengered at the same time, at least during a few of the semesters. He seems to love it. It looked really nice but I only...
05-13-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By veganwar

I highly recommend Continuum Cycles on Avenue B...

I highly recommend Continuum Cycles on Avenue B in Manhattan. They can help you out figuring out what parts you need and what parts might work best on the frame and with your budget. Atlala frames...
05-13-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,474
Posted By veganwar

Depends on the bike, the gearing, the weather,...

Depends on the bike, the gearing, the weather, who I am riding with, what tiime of day I am riding, if I am running late, what I am carrying, etc, etc. I ride Maxxis Refuse tires and they have a lot...
05-13-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,051
Posted By veganwar

the nylon piece on the PAC can't slide up and...

the nylon piece on the PAC can't slide up and down as it is a loop of nylon with one end of it stitched close and onto the pad that sits under the buckle. I have several friends with PAC bags and...
05-12-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,632
Posted By veganwar

I bought my PAC Ultimate in 2004, before the...

I bought my PAC Ultimate in 2004, before the prices went up and then up again. With shipping and her including the X strap and a phone holster for free, the bag was only $225. I know they are...
05-12-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,533
Posted By veganwar

Nice build. Do you have an photos of the front...

Nice build. Do you have an photos of the front end, particularly the fork? One of the employees at Continuum Cycles has those same cranks on his Nagasawa. I've got a set of the road version in a...
05-12-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,051
Posted By veganwar

That additional shoulder strap looks like a crap...

That additional shoulder strap looks like a crap version of the PAC X-strap. It looks like it is hooking to the fabric that pads under the buckle so it will most likely pull up when using it. On a...
05-12-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By veganwar

How often are your checking your cog to make sure...

How often are your checking your cog to make sure it is tight? Swing by Continuum Cycles on Avenue B and they will put it on nice and proper and won't require checking it.
05-12-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,955
Posted By veganwar

Also look at the Freight Baggage backpacks. I...

Also look at the Freight Baggage backpacks. I have the Medium and have easily fit 40 pounds of groceries in it without fully expanding the bottom of the bag. They started coming with a different...
05-12-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By veganwar

Just get maxxis refuse tires and be all set. You...

Just get maxxis refuse tires and be all set. You see tons of bikes in NYC with them, I know a lot of messengers riding them, and I've got them on three bikes. I replace the rear eveyr 5 or 6 months...
05-09-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By veganwar

Gitane frame and English BB? My guess is that...

Gitane frame and English BB? My guess is that either the BB seized in there and removing it stripped the threads out of the shell OR a BB was cross threaded and the BB was replaced.
05-06-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,115
Posted By veganwar

DC compared to NYC, the roads are far worse here....

DC compared to NYC, the roads are far worse here. Georgetown has some crappy roads but in general, DC streets aren't too bad.

For aesthetics, I would go with the Cream City. It is also a...
05-06-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By veganwar

Some grease on your chainring bolts is all that...

Some grease on your chainring bolts is all that is needed. Whenever I replace or change a chainring, I check the bolts after the first ride and then a few more times before being satisified that...
05-05-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By veganwar

If I recall correctly, someone recently found...

If I recall correctly, someone recently found some deadstock of Suzue Pro hubs, the more common and sought after hubs. I feel like it was Soma so maybe ask them. Ben's has had the carbon ones up on...
05-05-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By veganwar

I assume that you have the aluminum RB-021 bars...

I assume that you have the aluminum RB-021 bars not the steel bars right? you were riding aluminum bars with no tape, grips, or gloves so that could be part of your discomfort. my syntace strattos...
05-03-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,852,516
Posted By veganwar

looks like the nitto reversible quill stem. ...

looks like the nitto reversible quill stem.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/images/products/stems/nittoracingstem1.jpg
04-30-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,754
Posted By veganwar

I have two sets of the Mighty Comp track cramks...

I have two sets of the Mighty Comp track cramks in 151 bcd sitting in my parts box. One set came on my early/mid-70s Paris Sport track bike while the other set I bought on ebay last year, thinking...
04-25-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,496
Posted By veganwar

HKK chains are nice but I thought they were near...

HKK chains are nice but I thought they were near impossible to get these days. The Izumi chains seemed to wear uneven quickly. So now it is nothing but KMC Kool Light chains. You can tell when it...
04-23-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By veganwar

Velo Orange makes a pretty clean looking silver...

Velo Orange makes a pretty clean looking silver polished 1 inch threadless stem. My friend sells a decent number of them at his shop as the aluminum track bike he designed and sells is a 1 inch...
04-11-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,329
Posted By veganwar

Looks like it would swing around a lot. Let's...

Looks like it would swing around a lot. Let's see the rest of that bike so we can make fun of how poorly it fits.
04-11-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,668
Posted By veganwar

You are talking about Alex Farioletti...

You are talking about Alex Farioletti (http://www.missiong.com/video/The-Chosen-Ones) and this show: http://www.gatorade.com/default.aspx#show?s=quest-for-g-the-series&es=the-chosen-ones

As far...
04-11-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,528
Posted By veganwar

Doesn't clearcoating chrome cause it to become...

Doesn't clearcoating chrome cause it to become cloudy? Does clearcoat cause the same change with the copper plating?
04-11-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By veganwar

Armadillos and Maxxis Refuse are both pretty...

Armadillos and Maxxis Refuse are both pretty puncture resistant tires and both have pretty long life if you ride brakeless. Having ridden both, I prefer the Refuse because it is a much nicer ride...
04-11-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,250
Posted By veganwar

I've always wondered were all the hate for Crank...

I've always wondered were all the hate for Crank Brothers comes from. I've had the same pair of eggbeaters for 7 or 8 years, rode singlespeed on them, learned to ride fixed on them, had them on my...
04-11-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,022
Posted By veganwar

The chrome Paris Sport looks pretty similar to...

The chrome Paris Sport looks pretty similar to the one I have. Does it have wrap around seatstays? I wish mine was chrome under the paint but with how much I have beat it up, I wouldn't invest the...
04-11-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By veganwar

The tattoos are either hidden or he hasn't found...

The tattoos are either hidden or he hasn't found someone to do the really cool one he drew on the back of his notebook in high school.
04-11-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By veganwar

You can also find deals on Ariones on ebay. It...

You can also find deals on Ariones on ebay. It is the only saddle I ride (both track and road). It is a bit longer of saddle and that may cause problems for some people, particularly women. The...
04-07-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,612
Posted By veganwar

Just go to Continuum Cycles on Avenue B between...

Just go to Continuum Cycles on Avenue B between 12 and 13 streets. You are going to be hard pressed to find many track or fixed gear bikes for under $600 though, at least not on the internet.
04-04-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,125
Posted By veganwar

I have never actually worked at a bike shop (just...

I have never actually worked at a bike shop (just spent a lot of time helping out at my friend's shop and sold a decent number of bikes or other products there and have helped in the repair shop...
03-18-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,464
Posted By veganwar

Get a fizik arione and your troubles should go...

Get a fizik arione and your troubles should go away. Ive done 35 mile rides and hundred plus weekends with no chamios or liners and no problem. I do wear bibs on longer rides now but usually wear...
03-04-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,178
Posted By veganwar

I'm not sure I'd call 13th and Broadway "NYU". ...

I'm not sure I'd call 13th and Broadway "NYU". Sure, they have some buildings over there but I was thinking main campus like around Washington Square Park. 13th and Broadway is pretty much Union...
03-04-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,882
Posted By veganwar

I also have a paris sport track bike. A friend...

I also have a paris sport track bike. A friend bought it on ebay about 10 years ago with an almost full Suntour Superbe grouppo (Sugino Mighty Comp 151bcd cranks), Reynolds 531, and I believe Cuevas...
03-03-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,178
Posted By veganwar

It all depends on where you are locking. Do you...

It all depends on where you are locking. Do you go to school in Manhattan or Brooklyn? I have friends who went to NYU and would lock up there every day. I work and live in Brooklyn and I lock up...
03-01-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By veganwar

Like many other companies, they probably flooded...

Like many other companies, they probably flooded the US with low quality cheap stuff in the 70s and 80s. But back then, most all track frames were pretty high end. I've seen two or three of their...
03-01-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By veganwar

What is your point? A freewheel can be threaded...

What is your point? A freewheel can be threaded on the fixed side, it just won't have full thread contact. The OP seems to already know that.
02-24-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By veganwar

I have a few other friends who ride fixed and are...

I have a few other friends who ride fixed and are lawyers. One friend built a wheelset for me while he was studying for the Bar exam. It was his end of the day relaxation for a few days.

OP: are...
02-24-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By veganwar

OP: try a slightly longer stem so you don't have...

OP: try a slightly longer stem so you don't have to ride as stretched out. I love bullhorns too but am currently riding risers most of the time due to a hand injury.
02-24-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,773
Posted By veganwar

Looks like Sidi has renamed the road version of...

Looks like Sidi has renamed the road version of the dominators. My guess it is the genius model. When I bought my Dominators about five years ago, I remember that I almost bought a road version on...
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