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07-11-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,011
Posted By molimo140

I ride a Classic, it's a great frame for the...

I ride a Classic, it's a great frame for the money. The geometry is inspired by classic road racing frames and is very comfortable.
05-30-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By molimo140

tee hee

tee hee
05-29-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 698,245
Posted By molimo140

Played hooky from work yesterday (sometimes ya...

Played hooky from work yesterday (sometimes ya need a day off). Rode up a local trail and spent some time reading in the park.
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05-23-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,472
Posted By molimo140

I rode brakeless for a few weeks, just to see...

I rode brakeless for a few weeks, just to see what it was like. It was exactly like riding with a brake, except with the brake I knew I could stop in an 'oh ****' moment. IMO, not worth the risk,...
05-13-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By molimo140

Is the bike the right size for you? I only ask...

Is the bike the right size for you? I only ask because the seat post is slammed and the stem is extremely short.

17t will be a good gear, I road a 48x17 geared bike for a long time, though mostly...
04-22-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By molimo140

EAI Bare Knuckle

EAI Bare Knuckle
03-11-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By molimo140

This thread has me laughing before I even finish...

This thread has me laughing before I even finish my coffee. Thanks guys :]

Best part :



:thumb:
03-07-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By molimo140

I have seen that there are screw-together master...

I have seen that there are screw-together master links on the super for realsies track chains, although I don't think that under normal usage a tool-less master link will be a problem.

If I'm way...
03-06-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By molimo140

You can probably find a Pake French 75 on Ebay...

You can probably find a Pake French 75 on Ebay for that price, but not in a brick and mortar store.

Leader 721 will run you under 300 for the frame, but the fork will break the budget.
03-06-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,353
Posted By molimo140

They make it easier to bust sw8 skidzz. But...

They make it easier to bust sw8 skidzz.

But in all seriousness, aside from the other good reasons already given, I think that foot retention makes me feel more 'connected' to the bike. I love...
03-01-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By molimo140

I just built up a Wabi Classic. It's a nice,...

I just built up a Wabi Classic. It's a nice, smooth, responsive ride. definitely recommended
02-28-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 770,727
Posted By molimo140

Finally got around to building up my Wabi. It's...

Finally got around to building up my Wabi. It's raining like crazy out here in California, looking forward to hopefully getting the fit dialed in on Sunday, though. Next up: Install front brake.
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02-24-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 770,727
Posted By molimo140

Dat PBR :)

Dat PBR :)
02-21-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,304
Posted By molimo140

All I need to hear.

All I need to hear.
02-19-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By molimo140

It has probably already been said in this thread,...

It has probably already been said in this thread, but the real breakthrough moment for me when learning to skid was that you have to pull up with other leg as you push down with your dominant one. ...
02-03-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By molimo140

I do believe my exact words were more along the...

I do believe my exact words were more along the lines of "for argument's sake, let's say money is not a factor" - as in, I want to disregard money so that I can see the breadth of what is available,...
02-03-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By molimo140

Thanks for all of the suggestions. The Surly is...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. The Surly is at an attractive price and geo, I think I'm leaning towards that frame. It's difficult to justify nearly 700 bucks on just the frame..
01-31-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By molimo140

Thanks for the suggestions. I again ask one of...

Thanks for the suggestions. I again ask one of my other questions - is there enough better about a 700 dollar frame (Wabi Lightning) to justify spending the money over say a ... 400-500 dollar...
01-30-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By molimo140

Interesting. Are steel frames that are 700...

Interesting. Are steel frames that are 700 dollars really worth the money? What, if anything, makes them significantly better than say... a 500 or even 400 dollar frame in terms of practical...
01-30-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By molimo140

Steel frame suggestions

Hi everyone.

I am looking to build up a new ss/fg bike, as the one I have is slightly too large. It will be ridden mostly on the street, sometimes in single-speed configuration, sometimes fixed. ...
11-23-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By molimo140

Kilos have pretty long top tubes, so if you have...

Kilos have pretty long top tubes, so if you have relatively short arms for your height, then go a size down from what you think you'd normally fit.

Also, they fit a size bigger, so keep that in...
08-04-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By molimo140

What is this doing in SSFG? Also, go away.

What is this doing in SSFG?

Also, go away.
07-13-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 239,314
Posted By molimo140

Soo it turns out my Kilo Pro is probably ~1 size...

Soo it turns out my Kilo Pro is probably ~1 size too big for me (thanks to my body type being the short arms / long legs variety).

I've replaced the wheelset, bars, stem, and pedal arrangement...
06-24-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By molimo140

I had this same problem a while back, but it...

I had this same problem a while back, but it wasn't after hitting the pedal, they were just clicking at the same point in every stroke.

I took off the pedals, greased the threads, and put a couple...
06-24-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By molimo140

It takes a little while to get used to it, and...

It takes a little while to get used to it, and the kind of shoes that you wear make a difference as well. Pedal choice factors in too.

On my old pedals, the little hook that catches your shoe to...
06-22-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By molimo140

I hope she wasn't attractive, otherwise 100%...

I hope she wasn't attractive, otherwise 100% failfailfail.
06-17-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By molimo140

When I went from a geared bike to single-speed, I...

When I went from a geared bike to single-speed, I went directly to fixed. Riding my friend's bike was all I needed to get me hooked on fixed, but that may not be true for everyone.

Most bikes...
06-10-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By molimo140

Find a big empty parking lot and practice. It's...

Find a big empty parking lot and practice. It's all technique, after that you will be able to skid with pretty much any gearing. Pulling up with your front leg will help you lock up the rear wheel.
06-07-11, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By molimo140

Changing your crank arm size will help. Changing...

Changing your crank arm size will help. Changing your wheelset will not do anything unless you swap your front wheel for a 650c, but that will change your geometry drastically.

You could try...
05-29-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 630,973
Posted By molimo140

Pinch flats alllllll day on the stock kilo tires.

Pinch flats alllllll day on the stock kilo tires.
05-27-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 56,778
Posted By molimo140

I went for a ride for the first time in a week...

I went for a ride for the first time in a week yesterday (stupid flu..) and also did my first successful trackstand.

I got so excited that I tried it a second time and fell down in front of a...
05-27-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By molimo140

I really haven't done much distance yet. ...

I really haven't done much distance yet.

Longest was probably from San Jose to the start of the April Bike Party + the route, so like 33ish miles.
05-17-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 630,973
Posted By molimo140

Yes, and +1 to what Scrod said, mine wasn't...

Yes, and +1 to what Scrod said, mine wasn't tightened enough out of the box and let's just say interesting things happened the first time I tried to skid.
05-17-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,278,903
Posted By molimo140

Wrap those bars man!

Wrap those bars man!
05-12-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By molimo140

I don't care for risers/flat bars, they get...

I don't care for risers/flat bars, they get tiring after a while and I try to do longer (20+) mile rides pretty regularly. I like bullhorns because I feel like they make acceleration from stops a...
05-10-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 56,778
Posted By molimo140

I switched to some drop bullhorns yesterday and...

I switched to some drop bullhorns yesterday and took the brake which I hardly ever touch off. I was scared but absolutely love love LOVE the way the bike looks and feels now... Don't know wat do.
05-03-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By molimo140

This, also +1 to the plastic clips. Abuse em as...

This, also +1 to the plastic clips. Abuse em as much as you want and they're only 10 bucks.
05-03-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 630,973
Posted By molimo140

It's this chain :[/URL] ...

It's this chain :[/URL]

[URL="http://www.amazon.com/KMC-1-Speed-Chain-White-Black/dp/B002MK8GO8/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304439429&sr=8-1-fkmr2"]KMC Z510 White/Black...
04-29-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,962
Posted By molimo140

I do a U-Lock between the front wheel and the...

I do a U-Lock between the front wheel and the main triangle of the frame, and if the bike is going to be locked up at night I'll usually do a second U lock through the rear wheel and triangle behind...
04-29-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By molimo140

Didn't read this thread, but lol'd heartily at...

Didn't read this thread, but lol'd heartily at the title.
04-22-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By molimo140

The TT is a good starting bike, I own one and I...

The TT is a good starting bike, I own one and I really enjoy riding it. You want a solid frame at this point, something worth upgrading parts on in the future, and the TT is definitely a good choice...
04-19-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,294,191
Posted By molimo140

Have at it : ...

Have at it :

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5549990725_da719bffae_b.jpg

And yes I know - brake on non-machined rim.
04-18-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By molimo140

As far as the skidding is concerned - it's all...

As far as the skidding is concerned - it's all about technique. 48/16 shouldn't be terribly hard to lock up, provided you are lifting up with your front leg at the same time as you push down with...
04-15-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,278,903
Posted By molimo140

Sweet conversion. I think brooks saddles only...

Sweet conversion. I think brooks saddles only really belong on conversions.
04-15-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,756
Posted By molimo140

I just got my first fg/ss bike last December. It...

I just got my first fg/ss bike last December. It was my first new bike in 10 years :eek:

Now that I've ridden it for a while and looked at a lot of other people's bikes, I've sorta got a new...
04-15-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,039
Posted By molimo140

Is there any reason why the 2011 725tr frame is...

Is there any reason why the 2011 725tr frame is so much more expensive than the 2010?

Also $1435? :O
04-15-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,958
Posted By molimo140

MKS Sylvan or GR-9 Track pedals, leather straps...

MKS Sylvan or GR-9 Track pedals, leather straps (single or double, your choice), and I'm really partial to All City plastic double toe clips, they are super durable and if you break them, they were...
04-15-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 56,778
Posted By molimo140

f***ing lol

f***ing lol
04-13-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By molimo140

I ride a Kilo TT, which on the 60cm frame has...

I ride a Kilo TT, which on the 60cm frame has pretty tight clearance of the front wheel. Surprisingly toe overlap has only ever once been a problem, and it was while riding really slowly trying to...
04-09-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,705
Posted By molimo140

If it's going to be a single speed and not a...

If it's going to be a single speed and not a fixed gear, then you don't have to worry about skid spots. If you live in a generally flat area, then somewhere around 72 gear inches is what you should...
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