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05-01-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Nah. You will need to "caress" my clavicle to...

Nah. You will need to "caress" my clavicle to feel the bumps. ;)

My front tire got caught in small dip on the road. Flipped over and landed on my shoulder. Weirdly that's the only place with...
05-01-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Feel for you, brother. A sweep bump huh? I...

Feel for you, brother.

A sweep bump huh? I get a couple of screw-heads sticking out on my skin. Do you think I should have a bottle holder installed? :thumb:
05-01-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Ay! Where did you get my X-rays!? Mine...

Ay!

Where did you get my X-rays!? Mine broke just like that with collarbone stuck out a little. (Didn't break skin. Thank Gawd!) I got a titanium reinforcement. I am pretty happy with how it...
05-01-12, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,304,583
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Hey, y'al. I thought you all need to type up...

Hey, y'al.

I thought you all need to type up some hate. So here it is. I just had to match the colors of rim and tire.

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11-09-10, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

3x is usually the best to start. I used to check...

3x is usually the best to start. I used to check tensions by tones, but it is better to get a spoke tension meter. You should start with spokes all tensioned similarly then start truing from there....
10-30-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,715
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Anyone know Tioga Surefoot 8? It is a narrow...

Anyone know Tioga Surefoot 8? It is a narrow platform pedal. You can use different spikes and special toe clips for it. I am an old school so, I usually go for track pedals or quills, but it might be...
10-29-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,038
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I agree. Imagine yourself visiting some town in...

I agree. Imagine yourself visiting some town in Nara, Japan. You may not be able to go to public paths with that crank tattoo. ... Then again, it is likely they can't read no English anyway. ...
10-29-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,038
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Dude, you forgot to put on the pedals. :p ...

Dude, you forgot to put on the pedals. :p

Niiiice.
10-28-10, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,446
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Rim: Alexrims A475 Hub: Naked Front Pattern:...

Rim: Alexrims A475
Hub: Naked Front
Pattern: 3x (single twist 3 times; not flower)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/DSCF0062-1.jpg

I computed the correct spoke lengths later...
10-23-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Im running 49-19, but prolly go 49-20 soon.

Im running 49-19, but prolly go 49-20 soon.
10-23-10, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,682,277
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Niiice. I know the tires gonna be kinda dirty,...

Niiice. I know the tires gonna be kinda dirty, but it would be reasonably white from some distance.
10-21-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I got about 2cm overlap. But that doesn't pose...

I got about 2cm overlap. But that doesn't pose much problem. It forces me to take slightly gentler turning radius, but you can get use to that. That made me do less quick turns and maintain steady...
10-20-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,698
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

It looks like Jones-H-bar with outer bars cut...

It looks like Jones-H-bar with outer bars cut off. That was a nice bar. I bought one used and rode that bar for a couple of weeks. But it was just too wide at 660mm. It was great. Too bad I live in...
10-20-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,211
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

26c SOMA. But Rando 28 is supposed to be closer...

26c SOMA. But Rando 28 is supposed to be closer to 25 in actual sizing, is that true?
10-19-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,682,277
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/B...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/BikeLog007.jpg

Heehee. An NJS turned into a townie. Mocking JKA just across the street. ... Not bad looking actually.
10-19-10, 02:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,209
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/B...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/BikeLog007.jpg

Heehee. I just did it today. Some guy cut this ITM pursuit bar devaluing it so low I can get it. I flipped it over just like that...
10-19-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I don't get it. CNC is the surface finish right?...

I don't get it. CNC is the surface finish right? It doesn't tell you how "reliable" a cog is. Also, being stamped won't probably make a cog softer or anything. Hardening is probably done after...
10-19-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,212
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

You might try older European CrMo stems. I...

You might try older European CrMo stems. I slapped one on mine.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/BikeLog006.jpg

Probably 74-75 degree instead of 73. But it might do you nothing...
10-12-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,281
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Call up LBS and find out. You could probably call...

Call up LBS and find out. You could probably call up the manufacturer.

http://allcitycycles.com/about/contactus/

I know some people cut em and attach strap ends. I just dunno AllCity straps...
10-12-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I am thinking Rando. Tubes last long time with a...

I am thinking Rando. Tubes last long time with a patch kit and they age so there isn't much point in stocking up a ton. I won't let go my tubes unless it has about a half dozen patches or crackings...
10-11-10, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

At least, with that anyone can do barspinz. ...

At least, with that anyone can do barspinz. ...
10-10-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,209
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

http://i56.tinypic.com/t66tsn.png I think...

http://i56.tinypic.com/t66tsn.png

I think that's upside down Nitto RB021 with ends cut off. You know you can get those as narrow as 380mm. Not a bad idea as it seems. Promenade bars are a bit too...
10-10-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,209
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

That's the thing I am talking about. I think you...

That's the thing I am talking about. I think you have to use a shorter stem at higher stem height. I am experimenting with it. ... I am out of work with a broken collar bone; and am absolutely bored,...
10-09-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,715
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

L or LL is probably a better bet, man. You won't...

L or LL is probably a better bet, man. You won't be able to pull up much.
10-09-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,715
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I think Adriano is talking about the price of...

I think Adriano is talking about the price of White Industry's pedals. I think that pair of pedals are gonna be nice. Bare shield bearing with axle showing ... very exotic. If GR-9 is like a work...
10-05-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,715
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I m good with Sylvan Track. Not too good with my...

I m good with Sylvan Track. Not too good with my shoes compared to GR-9, but they work better for me, the wide-foot. Kinda getting tired of GR-9 lately and I kinda like the feel of these old-style...
09-16-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Dude, Inokashira-doori is a pretty cool idea....

Dude, Inokashira-doori is a pretty cool idea. Thanks, MXS. I had a need for a route either from or to Tachikawa area. ... But that street got two parks and go down north to meet the Tama-river. I am...
09-16-10, 04:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 35,958
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I was getting nice results from Kenda tires. I...

I was getting nice results from Kenda tires. I had Kontender on my rear this lasted me nearly half a year (w/ skids) with some rubber to spare (no flats). I could have rode some more months riding...
09-16-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

+100. Nothing like having the pro's on the forum....

+100. Nothing like having the pro's on the forum. Appreciated, Scrod. I was confused because not many post on em. CR-18 is like a legend, though. I may have to go with that.
09-15-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

65er, how about M13? Just curious, sorry.

65er, how about M13? Just curious, sorry.
09-15-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Meguro, right? You can go west to Nikotama...

Meguro, right?

You can go west to Nikotama on Kamazawa or Meguro Doori. Those streets aren't very nice, but I've seen worse. The neighborhood of Gakugei-Daigaku (Highshool area) is OK. You wanna...
09-13-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

It seems odd to me. You should be able to do both...

It seems odd to me. You should be able to do both because if you can't do either, you are likely no good with the other. Your performance should improve, but you shouldn't radically improve by going...
09-11-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Wait, I thought Kevin was doing a market trader....

Wait, I thought Kevin was doing a market trader. I wouldn't say it's cheesy. ... Cheesy in the sense that finance don't work like that no more. ... But ladies in dancing outfit (of 80s) totally...
09-10-10, 03:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Road type clipless is probably more efficient and...

Road type clipless is probably more efficient and lock in tight for the best pedaling. But if you have to walk, the protruded cleats are annoying and sometimes dangerous. Also, I think clipping in...
09-10-10, 02:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I am not sure, but Time probably sells the parts...

I am not sure, but Time probably sells the parts only to the dealers. I got rid of my Alium and have the old carbons. And I have the rebuild manual for it.
...
09-10-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Go with Alium then. It's made of solid aluminum....

Go with Alium then. It's made of solid aluminum. Getting hit by a car won't kill break those ... at least not before the car snaps your frame and brake the cranks in halves. Cleats are brass and are...
09-08-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Wait ... SPD pedals got all kinda different...

Wait ... SPD pedals got all kinda different types. The one I am using now is this.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/Tomo_Ishi/WellgoSPD.jpg

I think this one has ZERO float, but grabs like...
09-08-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I was just thinking yesterday before my...

I was just thinking yesterday before my shut-eyes. Wouldn't setting clip-in/out adjustment to the hardest causing premature wear? You have to overcome all that pressure and consequently friction to...
09-08-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

^ I agree. Get the Hold-Fast, too. I wouldn't...

^ I agree. Get the Hold-Fast, too. I wouldn't bother with roadie clipless if the Saudi road is so dangerous as you say it is. ...

If you ride SpeedPlay in unstable road condition, you are gonna...
09-07-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Wait! You are riding in Saudi?! Maybe pack...

Wait! You are riding in Saudi?!

Maybe pack up SPD-SL's and go with clip-and-toe-strap setup. No need for cleat replacement or pedal wear; so you only need to care about bearings. I wouldn't bother...
09-07-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,502
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

ATAC and SpeedPlay. I never popped out of either...

ATAC and SpeedPlay. I never popped out of either of these. ... I am now good with SPD (not SPD-SL) too.

... May be you just need more practice.
09-05-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,252
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Cool. I wasn't the only one. I don't flip it tho.

Cool. I wasn't the only one. I don't flip it tho.
09-04-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I would rather have hubs with shielded cartridge...

I would rather have hubs with shielded cartridge bearings. I don't mind maintaining loose-ball hubs. It's just the cost of maintenance (time and money) would go up as I would need to repack often and...
09-04-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,368
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

I was trying out ATAC pedals for the first time...

I was trying out ATAC pedals for the first time and I managed to fall side way at 0mph (=0kph). ATAC didn't come off so I went upside down with my bike on top with both my feet clipped in. That...
09-04-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,959
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

^ I am not worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

^ I am not worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
09-01-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,096
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

While back, my pedaling was poor and I think I...

While back, my pedaling was poor and I think I was twisting my feet. So I was popping out. But when I got better, SPDs start working fine. SPD cleats don't feel solid like SpeedPlay, but they are...
09-01-10, 04:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,844
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Wait. You were yapping about having brakes and...

Wait. You were yapping about having brakes and damaging knees before. Man, that's silly. Obviously you are gonna need to slam hard to skid and hustle to back-pedal. A bit too excessive for streets...
08-30-10, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

You could play with an idea of using Velo...

You could play with an idea of using Velo Orange's VBP rims. Would probably look cool with a hub like that. ... But depends on your frame right? I was assuming you got a CrMo frame.
08-30-10, 01:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,844
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

^ I agree. It is a fascinating discourse. So by...

^ I agree. It is a fascinating discourse. So by power-sliding outward (to left or right), the rear wheel is moving forward with respect to the direction of overall movement. This should put some of...
08-29-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,682,277
Posted By Tomo_Ishi

Bugs? Sometimes they get into my mouth.

Bugs? Sometimes they get into my mouth.
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