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Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ritalin

My new ride! Kirk Frameworks / custom steel

Well guys, it was a while in the making but worth the wait. I wanted to post my experience with Kirk Frameworks and my bike.

Several years ago I was in the market for a steel frame. After shopping...
Forum: Foo
05-22-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Ritalin

Tennessee: You can't shoot any game other...

Tennessee:

You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 06:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,906
Posted By Ritalin

best I've done is ride up Roan Mountain, TN twice...

best I've done is ride up Roan Mountain, TN twice back to back.

It's about 8 miles of 7%
Forum: BMX
05-02-06, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Ritalin

what does the SIM have to do with blue tooth?

what does the SIM have to do with blue tooth?
Forum: BMX
05-01-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Ritalin

the cingular service and your telephone number...

the cingular service and your telephone number are attached to the SIM.

if they deactivate a SIM it will no longer function. you could in theory put another SIM in the phone and it work.

If...
05-01-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Ritalin

yeah after wheels, tires and fork the next...

yeah after wheels, tires and fork the next heaviest thing is the crank. like never said you may consider a double ... a compact road crank may work pretty well. not sure how different the road/mtn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 33,606
Posted By Ritalin

Locksmith (with a degree in marketing and minors...

Locksmith (with a degree in marketing and minors in art and german... go figure) and I'll begin work on a master's in computer science this fall
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ritalin

I'm actually in knoxville now. well, kingston is...

I'm actually in knoxville now. well, kingston is more specific. i work in lenoir city though.

where do you usually ride?
01-31-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ritalin

i got it from someone else. i'm pretty sure...

i got it from someone else.

i'm pretty sure it's real. i don't know why you'd manufacture that.. looks like he got seriously hurt
01-28-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ritalin

someone else showed me this link, didn't see it...

someone else showed me this link, didn't see it on the forums yet. I'd delete this thread if I had the power to
01-28-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ritalin

Video of some stupid kids

Ok I'm hosting this on my private web space... I pay for bandwidth so I'll see how much it takes, if everyone pulls it.... might not be there for long

but anyway... here's a video of some stupid...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Ritalin

I can't really do much as far as making it...

I can't really do much as far as making it longer... or shorter

the road that I drive on is very narrow and twisty/hilly with a 55mph speed limit. Definately not a bike friendly route. So I end...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,037
Posted By Ritalin

It was great! perfect weather.... overcast and...

It was great! perfect weather.... overcast and in the low 70's. Tail wind the whole time.... down hill both ways!!!

Well, more or less anyway. It was my first commute ever so I'm biased. I'd...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Ritalin

My first commute!!

Ok guys. I have to say I'm pretty damn excited and feeling high on life right now. I've not really ridden this year. A couple 25 mile rides and one 1 mile ride. So needless to say I am out of...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-04, 03:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,230
Posted By Ritalin

I don't think it's unreasonable. I just got my...

I don't think it's unreasonable. I just got my bike back after over a year without (long story. But I took my bike to work and rode it home Friday. 26.2 miles. Then I got up saturday morning and...
08-14-04, 02:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,290
Posted By Ritalin

don't be a hater!

don't be a hater!
08-14-04, 02:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,290
Posted By Ritalin

sohi... mmm my mouth is watering at your...

sohi... mmm my mouth is watering at your delicious assorted variety of beautiful candy. mind sharing? I've got some of those peanut butter taffy things you get at halloween to trade
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-04, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,329
Posted By Ritalin

beautiful photos! I wish I had views like that...

beautiful photos! I wish I had views like that on my rides around here
08-08-04, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Ritalin

it's been done before...

it's been done before (http://www.sfoarts.org/exhibits/243/travel/human.html)

http://www.sfoarts.org/exhibits/243/travel/human.jpg
08-08-04, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,152
Posted By Ritalin

round locks can be fairly easy to pick. it just...

round locks can be fairly easy to pick. it just depends on how well they are made. we have a coke machine in our shop that's insanely easy to pick. when you pick a lock you are exploting...
08-08-04, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Ritalin

my downhillish type bike has hydro discs, i...

my downhillish type bike has hydro discs, i wouldn't have it any other way on that bike

my cross country bike has V's which are just fine. i'm happy with them. only time i feel like i run out...
08-08-04, 01:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,152
Posted By Ritalin

you can't look at a cylidrical lock and know what...

you can't look at a cylidrical lock and know what cuts to make on the key. but you can pick them. not in less than a second though.

As far as key codes go. yeah you'll see something like TM523...
08-07-04, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Ritalin

Thanks, I figured it went on that side but wasn't...

Thanks, I figured it went on that side but wasn't sure why.
08-07-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Ritalin

bottom bracket + washer

I just got a used trek 5500 frame and the only thing the frame came with was a washer. the inside diamater was the same as the hole for the bottom bracket. I'm assuming that it goes on the drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-04, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ritalin

thanks :) I need a rabbits foot or four leaf...

thanks :) I need a rabbits foot or four leaf clover on it, that's the next upgrade

I've been away awhile (made me sick to read about bikes when I didn't have one) but I just wanted to thank you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-04, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ritalin

My new bike

Ok, as some of you know last year (april 3rd) i was hit by a car.

the result...

http://webpages.charter.net/notjohndavid/bike1.jpg
http://webpages.charter.net/notjohndavid/bike3.jpg
...
08-07-04, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,152
Posted By Ritalin

vr6 find out what kind of lock it was. I'm a...

vr6 find out what kind of lock it was. I'm a locksmith and i don't know of any padlocks that are master keyed from the factory.

seeing as I'm a locksmith though, I could easily walk by a lock...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-04, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Ritalin

red means fire lane/hydrant etc. yellow means...

red means fire lane/hydrant etc.
yellow means no parking
white could mean different thigns but usually means loading/unloading zone
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-04, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Ritalin

unless I'm mistaken, that's not an official USPS...

unless I'm mistaken, that's not an official USPS vehical

well... there is that commercial of the team delivering the mail
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Ritalin

I've accidently parked in front of a hydrant...

I've accidently parked in front of a hydrant before. I think they should paint the curb red in front of them to remind people not to park there. sometimes when you're in a hurry and see a spot you...
08-02-04, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Ritalin

that's awesome i think i may have to make one

that's awesome

i think i may have to make one
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

I talked to Dave Kirk and decided he's a cool...

I talked to Dave Kirk and decided he's a cool guy, nice looking bikes... good price and quick turn around. I think he's the man that's going to build my bike.

Thanks for the help guys!
07-11-04, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Ritalin

I don't know about the classic... it looks like...

I don't know about the classic... it looks like it attaches with a skewer?

I have the V2 and love the clamping "vise" action of it. adjust it for your fork and it's so quick to load/unload a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-04, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

slvoid: I wanted to keep it in the $1500 range. ...

slvoid: I wanted to keep it in the $1500 range. Those Merlin's look nice but I haven't even bothered to shop for them
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-04, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

I ran into a car dead on. If I hadn't hit it at...

I ran into a car dead on. If I hadn't hit it at a 90 degree angle I'd have glanced off and it would have been fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

I'd heard about them before. Now I'm even more...

I'd heard about them before. Now I'm even more confused!

Oh man though, look at those lugs. That gives me a chub.

http://www.vanillabicycles.com/bikes/road/bike_a/lrg/2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

I'm actually in Kingston... just west of...

I'm actually in Kingston... just west of Knoxville. Need to update my profile, thanks for pointing that out.

I'm pretty close to being in the middle of Nashville and Asheville. I'm just not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,735
Posted By Ritalin

Seven vs Serotta vs Independent Fabrications vs ?

Hey guys,
It's been awhile since I've been around here... haven't had a bike to ride!

Had a Steelman Cycles Signature that I road about 4 miles and bent the frame (silly me). Pretty nice ride...
11-28-03, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

That's a good idea Paramount. Problem is... I...

That's a good idea Paramount. Problem is... I don't have any insurance (i should have renter's insurance but I don't).

Maybe I'll get my parents to look into theirs and then they could turn it in...
11-28-03, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

This sounds about like a Shimano vs Campy debate....

This sounds about like a Shimano vs Campy debate.

Repair vs Replace.

I was pretty much under the opinion when I asked that nothing could be done about it, but I wanted to veryify that this was...
11-03-03, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By Ritalin

it's definately not skidding the tire because it...

it's definately not skidding the tire because it happens even at light pressure but the more pressure the louder the squeal. It's a bike from bikedesigner.com. I got it online since the LBS doesn't...
11-03-03, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Ritalin

doing fine. hoping I can have it fixed. I may...

doing fine. hoping I can have it fixed. I may be buying a bike like yours instead :) Tell Terri to watch out for another one
11-03-03, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By Ritalin

thanks. and it's brand new as in not used, out...

thanks. and it's brand new as in not used, out of the box
11-03-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By Ritalin

coaster brake squeal

I just purchased a new bicycle that has coaster brakes. They squeal whenever applying the brakes and it's very annoying to me and everyone outside within earshot.

I did a search on google and...
11-03-03, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Ritalin

I bet you'll get more of your money out of it...

I bet you'll get more of your money out of it than I did my bike
11-02-03, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

good idea. if i could get a couple hundred out...

good idea. if i could get a couple hundred out of it i guess it's better than nothing.

the frame WAS worth about $1500 at the beginning of the day (well, frame and fork were $1846)
11-02-03, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

it was. similar situation as before except this...

it was. similar situation as before except this time the car was parked. and instead of tearing the frame in two it just tweaked it. I'm still a little to my stomach thinking about it so I'm not...
11-02-03, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

tell me about it :( the 7 stiches doesn't even...

tell me about it :( the 7 stiches doesn't even compair
11-02-03, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ritalin

steel frame repair

I can't say that my ride yesterday was such a great one. I ended up hitting a parked car (let's say I'm accident prone) and put a couple nice creases in my new steelman frame. actually they're bad...
Forum: Foo
10-27-03, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Ritalin

happy birthday to you!

happy birthday to you!
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