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09-09-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By apopuri

Yeah, that pink kazane...is a little too fruity...

Yeah, that pink kazane...is a little too fruity haha.

Love the De Bernardi Thron bike, its pretty much exactly what I want. I'd love to see some chrome lugs tho, but thats just aesthetics, not...
09-08-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By apopuri

its that time again!

I got the itch and sold the old bianchi. It was too small and I was getting sick of the excessive knee pain. Anyways, I'm on the hunt for a bike for city treking. I commute to work and just about...
09-01-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By apopuri

well seeing that I just sold my 85 bianchi veloce...

well seeing that I just sold my 85 bianchi veloce for 625, I think thats a pretty damn good deal!
08-26-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,109
Posted By apopuri

true true. I completely forgot the continuums...

true true. I completely forgot the continuums were aluminum, you're right.
08-25-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,109
Posted By apopuri

Is it me or do the Leader 722s look a lot like...

Is it me or do the Leader 722s look a lot like the continuum track frames

http://www.continuumcycles.com/
08-05-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,307
Posted By apopuri

Back on topic, I actually have some Michelin...

Back on topic, I actually have some Michelin Oriums on one my fixed gears that skids way easier than the gatorskins. The oriums dont have as nice of a feel when riding on them but they just skid way...
08-04-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 251,877
Posted By apopuri

do NOT use a friggen screwdriver to tighten a...

do NOT use a friggen screwdriver to tighten a lock ring... that doesn't work. And if you actually do get to, you've likely ruined your lockring. I just thought I would answer that before the...
08-04-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,680
Posted By apopuri

Holy sheeeet thats a badass tool. What is that a...

Holy sheeeet thats a badass tool. What is that a vice...whip? Yeah I just use a HCW5, i've never had an issue but then again I only work on 3 different fixed gears with all the same lock rings so...
07-25-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By apopuri

wow, how incredibly pompous of you to point...

wow, how incredibly pompous of you to point out...

Yes I didn't build the frame. I did gut the geared bike, replaced every ball bearing, and greased everything on the bike, bought parts, invested...
07-23-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By apopuri

honestly I can't help you there. Peugeot get...

honestly I can't help you there. Peugeot get messy in the bottom bracket area. There was time from year to year in the late 70s when they were going back between french and swiss. So it could be...
07-23-10, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,549
Posted By apopuri

bah ha "brake things..." Yeah, your best bet...

bah ha "brake things..."

Yeah, your best bet is to find a shop that focuses more on the fixed gear community. They'll know more about schwinn madi's and understand that they're pretty decent...
07-23-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By apopuri

Swiss and French BBs are definitely not the same....

Swiss and French BBs are definitely not the same. Same pitch and diameter but a swiss fixed cup is has a left hand thread. It was made to replace French BBs but I guess bike makers noticed that...
07-23-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By apopuri

Interesting, thats lame Shimano doesn't have a...

Interesting, thats lame Shimano doesn't have a cheap Swiss option. Seems on point. Let me know how the threadless bottom bracket goes. I understand the "internally expanding concept, i would just...
07-23-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By apopuri

Tru tru, I gotta get a zip tie to do that sooner...

Tru tru, I gotta get a zip tie to do that sooner or later.
07-23-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By apopuri

positive, definitely major taylors. Soma walkers...

positive, definitely major taylors. Soma walkers have a flatter upright portion and a sharper angle into the drops. Major Taylors are slight angled in the upright portion and then smoothly curvy...
07-22-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By apopuri

Yea obviously every bike is a work in progress. ...

Yea obviously every bike is a work in progress. Eventually I'll pick up a sugino 75 prolly and throw it on but i gotta do some research about IRD, I hear a lot about them. The dropbars are a soma...
07-22-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By apopuri

The latest build

Hey Fellaz,

I've actually had this built for a few weeks but haven't had time to take photos and post it...Here it is, enjoy the bike porn... critiques and criticism are welcome.
07-18-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By apopuri

+1, Miche lockrings are ABSOLUTE garbage. ...

+1, Miche lockrings are ABSOLUTE garbage. They're not cleanly made and shouldn't be used. If you do end up getting a miche lock ring, do me a favor and run your finger along the threads.... then...
07-16-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,292
Posted By apopuri

With about 40 dollars worth of tools and grease,...

With about 40 dollars worth of tools and grease, and about 20 mins of YouTube videos you prolly do it yourself. But hey, nothing wrong with going to your LBS.
07-16-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,591
Posted By apopuri

That park tool is what every home mechanic has at...

That park tool is what every home mechanic has at home. Enough said, that's exactly what you need.
07-16-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By apopuri

woooow, thats terrible man. I use a...

woooow, thats terrible man.

I use a Kryptonite Faggetaboudit Standard U-lock through the frame and back wheel. I run a Kryptonite cable through the front wheel and use the U lock to lock it...
07-15-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,319
Posted By apopuri

how you guys running your double toe straps? ...

how you guys running your double toe straps? I've read some people criss crossing them and using them on on single strap cages while others only use double strap cages...
07-15-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,109
Posted By apopuri

haha, I'll take that, I deserve it. Sorry man if...

haha, I'll take that, I deserve it. Sorry man if thats going to screw things up. I hope everything works out with this group buy though.
07-15-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,109
Posted By apopuri

Sorry man, but I'm going to have to rescind on...

Sorry man, but I'm going to have to rescind on the group buy. I still think the bike is decent but I live in a studio and I actually JUST finished building up an 85 Bianchi...Just makes no sense for...
07-14-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,060
Posted By apopuri

Very nice then, congrats man.

Very nice then, congrats man.
07-14-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,060
Posted By apopuri

That BB looks BEAT. Hey man kudos to picking a...

That BB looks BEAT. Hey man kudos to picking a used frame and recycling it(no kudos if you stole it).
07-14-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By apopuri

the Park Tool polylube grease stained my...

the Park Tool polylube grease stained my bianchi's seat tube a little green right at the top where the seat post goes in... there's nothing I can do about it, somehow it stained the paint. Anyways,...
07-14-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By apopuri

Scrod's comment reminded me of this... its from...

Scrod's comment reminded me of this... its from Taken...Liam Neison is such a badass haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-ZpHr5l0U0
07-14-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,109
Posted By apopuri

Scrod, if you find a group of people that are...

Scrod, if you find a group of people that are down, I'd be interested.
07-13-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,463
Posted By apopuri

I'm using an older stem, it came with the bianchi...

I'm using an older stem, it came with the bianchi which had a Campagnolo gear set and handlebars on it. The headset simply says "Custom". I'm assuming it was the orginal stem. I replaced the...
07-13-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,463
Posted By apopuri

Question... If you have the reverse... A 26...

Question...

If you have the reverse... A 26 stem and 25.4 bar are you going to be able to tell? Or is that just a ticking timebomb? You'd be able to tell right? I get the feeling i'm doing that...
07-13-10, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By apopuri

Yeah, you may or may not be able to find the bike...

Yeah, you may or may not be able to find the bike you want for the much. They do specialize in recycling vintage frames as well so you might find something you like. Worst comes to worst you can...
07-13-10, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By apopuri

Haha, I clicked on this thinking like an idiot it...

Haha, I clicked on this thinking like an idiot it would be useful...
07-13-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,608
Posted By apopuri

ha sorry, the ultra gator skin...

ha sorry, the ultra gator skin...
07-12-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,608
Posted By apopuri

+1 on the gatorskins. I just ordered a pair of...

+1 on the gatorskins. I just ordered a pair of Continental Ultras, they are a little bit more substantial than the gatorskins so we'll see how they ride...
07-12-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By apopuri

Continuum cycles makes some downright gunner...

Continuum cycles makes some downright gunner bikes. They're pieces of work. Every bike shop around has its characters and usually high end bike shops tend to come with some unfound expectation of a...
07-12-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,041
Posted By apopuri

haha, well i suppose you could run a rear brake,...

haha, well i suppose you could run a rear brake, all the motobecane tracks come with only a back brake. Honestly though, maddox hit it right on the head. A rear break isn't going to cut it, you...
07-12-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By apopuri

I know someone is going to some how throw in how...

I know someone is going to some how throw in how madisons are nice but that wabis are also great bikes... I'm just waiting for it...
07-12-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By apopuri

baaaahahahahaha

baaaahahahahaha
07-12-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,924
Posted By apopuri

this is a little overboard but here it is for all...

this is a little overboard but here it is for all those sadists...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlvooxcbIZ0
07-12-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,924
Posted By apopuri

you can cut that masterlock with a pair of nice...

you can cut that masterlock with a pair of nice pliers haha. Yeah, in brooklyn you might as well not lock it up if you are using one of those wire locks.
07-12-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By apopuri

You could also just replace them with a hex screw...

You could also just replace them with a hex screw that acts as a dust cap as well. I have a pair and I like them, they're really convenient. ...
07-12-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By apopuri

What would Sheldon do? ...

What would Sheldon do? http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html

Check out the section at Thr bottom about chain and sprocket issues. As a chain stretches/wears, the cog/sprockets wears as well and...
07-12-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,252
Posted By apopuri

Hmmm not really sure what you mean but by SS...

Hmmm not really sure what you mean but by SS Style but here are things you want to consider. You don't necessarily have to get a 44 cm bar. It's what your hands are comfortable with and if you have...
07-11-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By apopuri

Crank: depends on what you want it for Sugino...

Crank: depends on what you want it for Sugino Messenger is a SICK crank, you can find them on ebay for pretty reasonable prices and you pick whatever color you want. Sugino 75s and Messengers have...
07-11-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By apopuri

i knew somebody was going to throw in the wabi......

i knew somebody was going to throw in the wabi... no hate tho, its a great frame.

You might also consider rebuilding an older road bike. You'd be able to pick up an old motobecane, peugeot or...
07-09-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By apopuri

haha, this wasn't the "rack" i was hoping...

haha, this wasn't the "rack" i was hoping for...
07-09-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,831
Posted By apopuri

thats prolly the first dawes I would prolly ever...

thats prolly the first dawes I would prolly ever consider picking up. Nice job man... What kind of crank you got on that brakeless Captain Camerica?
07-09-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By apopuri

I got a KMC on one bike a Miche Pista chain on...

I got a KMC on one bike a Miche Pista chain on the bianchi. Honestly I can't tell the difference on my commute but I haven't worn either out, so I'll check back here when one wears out.

Have any...
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