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07-08-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I appreciate the effort but I'm not asking if I...

I appreciate the effort but I'm not asking if I should; just a simple answer. And I don't think I should keep the bike brakeless. I ride fixed with a brake so what's the point of having a bike I...
07-07-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Ready to Ruck

drilling a brake/ chrom questions

1) I want to drill a front brake on a track frame. What size bit do I use?

2) Any tips on restoring an old chrome fork?
07-05-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 628
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I met Martin at Chaos in Tejas festival just a...

I met Martin at Chaos in Tejas festival just a bit ago. I got in free because my coworker's mom used to tour with Los Crudos and she did all the flyers for them. I snuck into their home during a...
07-05-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 628
Posted By Ready to Ruck

http://myspace-640.vo.llnwd.net/00248/04/69/248759...

http://myspace-640.vo.llnwd.net/00248/04/69/248759640_l.jpg
I love hardcore boys!
07-01-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Ready to Ruck

French threaded bottom brackets

I'm building up a French bike (from 71 or 72). It currently has one cup (and is missing the left side. I forget which is fixed cup on a french). I can go out and buy a Sugino french threaded cup set...
06-28-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Hey Blue Order. To be honest I'd love to keep the...

Hey Blue Order. To be honest I'd love to keep the badge as Orly; I like the design alot. It's just I know I won't find any Orly or Astra badges without a hard hard ebay dig.
I noticed it has no...
06-28-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Ready to Ruck

It's an Orly Tour d' France. Orly IS rebadged...

It's an Orly Tour d' France. Orly IS rebadged Astra.

From what I hear Astras are low end Motobecanes. I don't feel like you're educating me because it's all hearsay. Can you prove to me that...
06-28-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Ready to Ruck

head badges

I've got an old French frame and I would like a new headbadge. It was rebadged from a Motobecane so putting a new Moto badge on there is a good idea. How do I attach headbadges? How do I take them...
06-27-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Ready to Ruck

54 per rim, right? As in, not paired.

54 per rim, right? As in, not paired.
06-27-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,017
Posted By Ready to Ruck

My 81 Super LeTour also has a nondrive side...

My 81 Super LeTour also has a nondrive side dropout that I swear is longer than the right side.
06-27-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Ready to Ruck

my chain snapped

Riding up a hill on the way to work and I hear a really loud PING. and my chain goes whipping off. The link was bent wide and also a huge chunk of metal was torn from it. It's my first chain that...
06-27-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Ready to Ruck

My suggestion is get some [used] freewheels...

My suggestion is get some [used] freewheels (since they can be cheap) and it won't be costly to experiment on new gear inch combos.

Also here in Austin I ran 48/16 for a couple months but now ride...
06-26-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Seat: free Tires:10$ Wheel: 30$ a set ...

Seat: free
Tires:10$
Wheel: 30$ a set
Tubes: 8$ for two
Cog: Free
botton Bracket: free
Cow horn handlebars: free
tape: 2$
crankset: free
knowledge: free
06-26-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I'd probably ride with some, if I had some. ...

I'd probably ride with some, if I had some.
Refer me a light minimal glove intended for hot summer weather? sweat absorbing material is a plus.
06-26-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By Ready to Ruck

hmm.. I feel silly. I just looked at my hands to...

hmm.. I feel silly. I just looked at my hands to find 4 calluses (all on my right hand..). I've been riding cateye for about 6 months, having ridden cork before.

Oh I grabbed the box, it says...
06-26-06, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By Ready to Ruck

ps: Let me know how that Harelquin pattern works...

ps: Let me know how that Harelquin pattern works out. I am thinking about trying it on my yet-to-be-built-up frame.. if I can find a suitable green.
06-26-06, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I've looked at local bike shops here and they...

I've looked at local bike shops here and they only carry fancy bar tape that starts at about 15$ and goe sup accordingly.
Right now I have two boxes of Cateye cotton tape sitting on my couch. I get...
06-24-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Ready to Ruck

anodizing? powdercoat (as opposed to...

anodizing?
powdercoat (as opposed to traditional paint)?
06-23-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By Ready to Ruck

ha! The dumpstered couch in my living room HAS...

ha! The dumpstered couch in my living room HAS grafitti!
06-18-06, 10:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I have done it before, on long late night rides...

I have done it before, on long late night rides (40miles-ish), but in the trafficfree country.

Everyone on this board is going to say you're nuts for riding with headphones and you'll catch alot...
06-18-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Not with training wheels!!!

Not with training wheels!!!
06-18-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I have another suggestion for the OP: Have you...

I have another suggestion for the OP: Have you checked out Eastside Pedal Pushers. It's one guy in a small two room shop in East Austin. He doesn't even stock new bikes, he just takes old bikes and...
06-18-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,308
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I don't get it. Don't be a vagina? Is this a...

I don't get it.

Don't be a vagina? Is this a play on how the anatomical male counterpart, dick, is used as slang?
Not funny.
06-18-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Ready to Ruck

the Kent should have given it away. (infamous...

the Kent should have given it away. (infamous x-mart brand)
06-18-06, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Ready to Ruck

no, it's a 5year old's bike. I'm bad at pushing...

no, it's a 5year old's bike.
I'm bad at pushing sarcasm over the net.
ps: I wear a size 13.

On a serious note, out of all the kid's bikes I've worked on, I haven't ran into a fixed, only...
06-18-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Picked up a new fixed gear (from a dumpster)

It's a Kent. There's no model apparently but it does have a sticker that says NO BRAKES.
It has sweet plastic aero trispoke rims. Seat tube measures about the size of my foot (lost my tape measure)....
06-18-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Ever think about building your own? If so,...

Ever think about building your own?
If so, check out Bicycle Kitchen.
06-18-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ready to Ruck

most shops period let you borrow a tool quickly...

most shops period let you borrow a tool quickly for free.
06-17-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I feel like I pester mechanics. I also ask alot...

I feel like I pester mechanics. I also ask alot of questions and I'm always looking for parts not in stock. Maybe you feel the same? It wasn't a "you" as in you personally, it was a general "you"....
06-17-06, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I love how defensive you get to the point of...

I love how defensive you get to the point of attacking me when I try to offer advice.
That said, it doesn't surprise me that you get **** from bike shops. I don't think I'd help you either.
06-17-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I went to a new shop around here. I couldn't get...

I went to a new shop around here. I couldn't get a chainring bolt into the backing,not to mention my new thicker chairing didnt give the bolts enough bite. He wouldn't let me use his the tool for the...
06-17-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ready to Ruck

1) What shops do you go to? 2) The mechanics...

1) What shops do you go to?
2) The mechanics at most shops are very knowledgable. The salespeople, counterpeople/cashiers are not. Their job is selling merch, not working on bikes. Talk straight to...
06-17-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By Ready to Ruck

guinness* you fkn ruined it.

guinness*

you fkn ruined it.
06-17-06, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ready to Ruck

What about roads with no biking signs? Isn't that...

What about roads with no biking signs? Isn't that banning? Most of these roads, yes, would be unsafe to bike on. But that's not the cyclist's fault; It's the fault of urban planners who discriminate...
06-16-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Ready to Ruck

this was posted on bikePirates lj forum awhile...

this was posted on bikePirates lj forum awhile ago. It's not as funny as when I first read it but then again I was hungover at the time so I was feeling stupid.

anywho, I'm going to stay in...
06-15-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,617
Posted By Ready to Ruck

whatever. Jus tlike anyone with a nice Trek is...

whatever.
Jus tlike anyone with a nice Trek is a roadie? Or anybody with pannier racks always has amazing touring stories?
Fixed has it's associations with messengers. oh well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,597
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Austin is heavensent compared to Houston. Best...

Austin is heavensent compared to Houston. Best move I ever made!
I'm sure there's better; in fact I know there is. I'd like to ride in Chicago with some friends up there. My friend in Boston has...
06-14-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I really like this bike and all. I was planning...

I really like this bike and all. I was planning on ditching the double anyway and go with a single up front.
06-14-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Ready to Ruck

rear derailleur and I'm looking into integrated...

rear derailleur and I'm looking into integrated brake/shifters.
06-14-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Ready to Ruck

upgrading derailleurs

okay, I want to upgrade my rear derailleur and shifting from Suntour Alpha 3000. Is Sora enough of a jump to make me happy or should I look at 105?
06-13-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I didnt watch the video. I just read the title...

I didnt watch the video. I just read the title and it excited me enough to say YEAH!
06-13-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Ready to Ruck

schwinn travelers

month ago I bought a 81 Schwinn Super Letour. It's nice..but it's 61cm. I didn't want to sell it because I'd probably get less than what I paid anyway. So I posted on CL about trading it for...
06-13-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ready to Ruck

what a cool ****ing shirt.

what a cool ****ing shirt.
06-12-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,369
Posted By Ready to Ruck

this is too true. Of course I feel that just...

this is too true. Of course I feel that just becoming a stronger cyclist over time is a reward in itself.
06-12-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Drop down 10$ for a used copy (Amazon.com) for...

Drop down 10$ for a used copy (Amazon.com) for the Art of Road Bike Maintainence.
Forum: Foo
06-12-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,309
Posted By Ready to Ruck

haha! I love this thread! My boss brought a TV...

haha! I love this thread!
My boss brought a TV into the workplace yesterday because he's a big fan of Mexico. So we got to watch Mexico pummel Iran while we worked.

I don't expect USA to win but...
06-11-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Question part two: Why is it that many...

Question part two: Why is it that many sprint/TT/pursuit/tri etc bikes tend to have a lowered/shortened seat stay?
when you talk about compact and the top tube, do you mean that the top tube is...
06-11-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Ready to Ruck

I like how he defended the "Im not rich" part but...

I like how he defended the "Im not rich" part but continued to say this isn't his only car. (not to mention the whole mustang gt crap).
06-11-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Ready to Ruck

Bike cops here only ride in the road in...

Bike cops here only ride in the road in neighborhoods. They mostly stick to sidewalks. Gives others
an image that we belong on the sidewalk.
06-10-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By Ready to Ruck

all my 4 bikes are beaters. I keep saying that...

all my 4 bikes are beaters.
I keep saying that if I build less bikes then I could afford to build up one nice bike. but whatever.
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