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07-17-06, 04:05 PM
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Views: 191
Posted By lightgraphs

Fixed in St. Louis, Where you at?

Just checkin' to see if there's a fixed population from St. Louis on these forums. I'm around for a few weeks and would love to meet some new people to ride with.
08-21-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By lightgraphs

I wasn't there, but I grew up in STL and go back...

I wasn't there, but I grew up in STL and go back a couple times a year. Good to hear the fixed gear population is on the rise.
07-31-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 29,030
Posted By lightgraphs

What's this "km" bullsh*t?! This is Amerika. ...

What's this "km" bullsh*t?! This is Amerika. Use Amerikan talk. Talk like an Amerikan. God Bless Amerika. God Bless "miles". God doesn't bless "kilometers". Play right or don't play at all. ...
07-27-05, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By lightgraphs

I think your friend asked me for directions? Guy...

I think your friend asked me for directions? Guy came out of the subway with a pista frame and fork in hand. I gave him a "what's up" as I passed him and then he asked me which way Metro was. ...
07-20-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 29,030
Posted By lightgraphs

What about SQUAGLES?

What about SQUAGLES?
07-20-05, 02:01 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 29,030
Posted By lightgraphs

Hey all, How have the last two weeks been? ...

Hey all,

How have the last two weeks been? I got back yesterday, got on my bike and the first mile felt really awkward not to mention I was weezing like a pig for the entirety of the ride. I'm...
07-06-05, 01:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By lightgraphs

Spin that sh*t on the downs. That's as much of a...

Spin that sh*t on the downs. That's as much of a workout as all the rest of it. Coasting is for roadies.

Side question: You ever ride with Mike Magnuson? just curious.
07-05-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 29,030
Posted By lightgraphs

Can I get the icon in cornflower blue? I...

Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?

I second the fight club feeling. This is getting to be the highlight of my week.

Enjoy the next two weeks without me. When I come back I'll be...
07-03-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lightgraphs

Yo VEGAS, got any bike shops...

Got any bike shops worth checkin' out? I'm gonna be there for a few days and was wondering if there are any nice shops with track stuff.

I appreciate all help in advance.

out.
06-29-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 29,030
Posted By lightgraphs

Prospect Park Races on Thursday nights

Just a reminder to ya'll about Thursday nights races at prospect. Possible team races this week. Spread the word. The more the awesomer. We might even get some extras with all the people in town...
06-21-05, 07:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,230
Posted By lightgraphs

I haven't posted in a month or so. Just been...

I haven't posted in a month or so. Just been busy. Been riding. But as soon as I saw this thread I knew I had to say something.

I don't care how many times somebody asks about NYCbikes, I'll...
06-16-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By lightgraphs

NYC: Prospect Park TONIGHT!

Just a reminder to all on these forums.

There are races at Prospect Park tonight and every Thursday night at 10:00pm bring cash.

Meet at Grand Army Plaza.

Single speed and fix only.
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05-08-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,777
Posted By lightgraphs

It's pretty hot. Very light. Very responsive. ...

It's pretty hot. Very light. Very responsive. The one's I've seen are drilled for a front brake. Could make a good fix for the street, depends on what you need really. Just make sure you lock...
Forum: Foo
05-06-05, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By lightgraphs

New York guys and gals, know of a train that goes to Hartford

I'm aware of Amtrak, but I didn't know if there was a cheaper or quicker alternative somewhere. Also, being able to take the bike on is a must.

thanks ahead of time
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By lightgraphs

Wheels? Wheels aren't what make you go fast. ...

Wheels? Wheels aren't what make you go fast.

It's super cool full lycra kits. You'll pick up 10 mph easy if you have the latest gear the pros are wearing. Personally I think the Jelly Belly...
05-05-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,715
Posted By lightgraphs

I use the Shimano, bottom of the line, MTB shoe. ...

I use the Shimano, bottom of the line, MTB shoe. Performance carries them. Got 'em completely for the price, $35.
Love 'em. I walk around in them all the time. I was in an alleycat once that...
04-24-05, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By lightgraphs

I have a conversion and a track bike as well. ...

I have a conversion and a track bike as well. The conversion is much more relaxed ride when compared to the track. The track is more responsive, quicker from a dead stop, and very manuverable...
04-24-05, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By lightgraphs

I've been looking at those Volante's as well, but...

I've been looking at those Volante's as well, but somehow I got it in my head that the puncture protection wouldn't be as good, but now that I hear that, I think I'll give those a try.

Thanks.
...
04-24-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By lightgraphs

Preference: Continental GatorSkins or Specialized Armadillos

I do a healthy share of skidding and skipping, and the majority of my riding is in or around NYC so I need great puncture protection.

Which do ya'll prefer?

Has anyone used both? if so, which...
04-18-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By lightgraphs

BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! Trust the...

BOYCOTT!
BOYCOTT!
BOYCOTT!

Trust the word of your fellow fixies.

If that's not enough to convince you, let me know, I'll tell some stories.
04-18-05, 10:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,628
Posted By lightgraphs

freedom

freedom
04-16-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,934
Posted By lightgraphs

I think this thread is a great idea, so I made...

I think this thread is a great idea, so I made sure to bring the camera today. Some views and some people. Nothing great, but it's a great ride and a nice escape from city traffic.
-Some of the...
04-15-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By lightgraphs

I was running one for a while. I could never...

I was running one for a while. I could never bring myself to put the loctite on though. Fear of commitment I guess. Still though, I used the...
04-14-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,583
Posted By lightgraphs

Don't listen to this guy. Whata Jerk. You...

Don't listen to this guy. Whata Jerk.

You might be a regular at the emergency room though.

For practice you should find the bussiest night streets where you are, and ride against traffic and...
04-08-05, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By lightgraphs

For replacement bearings, just email the guy at...

For replacement bearings, just email the guy at Phil Wood (I forget his name). But he carries replacement bearings in a range of sizes and if you tell him what kind of hub you have or the 4-digit...
04-06-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By lightgraphs

Bottom bracket...

Please, I need a little help.

I'm trying to remove a fixed cup on an '88 bianch limited.

BB is italian threaded. It reads 36x24 on the fixed cup and adjustable cup. In all the books and...
04-05-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,494
Posted By lightgraphs

I was hoping to head down. I have three seats...

I was hoping to head down. I have three seats open in the car and two spots on the bike rack. If needs be we could break a bike down and stuff it in the hatchback.
04-02-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,441
Posted By lightgraphs

There was a NYCB thread recently and I got to...

There was a NYCB thread recently and I got to trash them there, but I'll do it again and any other chance I can get.

Those guys are pr*cks. Give your money to Tony at IRO. I don't even know him,...
04-02-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By lightgraphs

I don't know where you live, but if there are a...

I don't know where you live, but if there are a lot of used book stores check 'em out. When I was in Chicago, I would always check the used book shops for bike repair books and I found at least one...
03-31-05, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,601
Posted By lightgraphs

I saw that trailer a long time ago before that...

I saw that trailer a long time ago before that movie came out and my memory of the messenger guy was a lot cooler than it actually is. Now that I've watched it again it seems pretty disneyfide and...
03-29-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By lightgraphs

After a day of riding on the new bearings I'd...

After a day of riding on the new bearings I'd like to adjust my answer to the previous question.



Previously I answered: "Butta"


I would now like to say.

SMOOTH as a MuthaF*****!
03-29-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By lightgraphs

This is what happened to me to start this whole...

This is what happened to me to start this whole thread, but it happened on the rear. Just to clear up though, this has happened with other hubs as well. This isn't a surly problem.

What I did was...
03-29-05, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By lightgraphs

If you find one, let me know. I'm still looking...

If you find one, let me know. I'm still looking for anything in the Queens/Brooklyin vacinity.

I too got something from them off ebay and when I went to pick it up they charged me the shipping...
03-29-05, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By lightgraphs

I think my catastrophic failure could have been...

I think my catastrophic failure could have been prevented. What happened was, I was riding along and somehow, by riding on bumpy road or something the axel nuts on the rear hub loosened (by loosen I...
03-28-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By lightgraphs

Go with nashbar or tektro or other than NYCB. ...

Go with nashbar or tektro or other than NYCB. I've done business with those guys on two occasions. First time they were jerks. Gave 'em a second chance and they were jerks again. No appreciation...
03-28-05, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By lightgraphs

Butta

Butta
03-28-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By lightgraphs

Replaced bearings on a Surly hub with PHIL'S!

I've seen other threads on here pertaining to replacing the bearings on IRO/Forumla/Suzue hubs with Phil Spec'd bearings, but I couldn't find any help with Surly hubs. So maybe someone might benefit...
03-19-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By lightgraphs

This is what I did. Loosen all the spokes on...

This is what I did.

Loosen all the spokes on the cog side and tighten all the ones on the other side. Try and do it all ***formly (one full turn on each spoke to start). That way it will make...
03-18-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,900
Posted By lightgraphs

What time and where are you guys meeting...

What time and where are you guys meeting tomorrow?

I met with akky today up at the GW bridge but got a flat upon arriving. Bummer.
03-17-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,900
Posted By lightgraphs

I haven't found a job yet, so I'm off tomorrow. ...

I haven't found a job yet, so I'm off tomorrow. You mind if I join? Where near the GW bridge do you guys meet?
03-17-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,900
Posted By lightgraphs

I'm at 47Rd and Vernon. Long Island City. Just...

I'm at 47Rd and Vernon. Long Island City. Just let me know what works best for a meeting place.
03-16-05, 11:49 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,900
Posted By lightgraphs

Hey all, I'm new to town (yesterday), came from...

Hey all, I'm new to town (yesterday), came from Chicago. You guys mind if I come along? I don't know anyone and I'd love to meet some fixie folks.

Just tell me when and where.
03-14-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,058
Posted By lightgraphs

Riding more works, but somehow I always end up at...

Riding more works, but somehow I always end up at the LBS, even if it's only to drool at the hubs and chainrings in the class case.

As for that question, "how often are you on ebay?", when I'm...
03-14-05, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By lightgraphs

It took me a good three weeks to build up the leg...

It took me a good three weeks to build up the leg strength to skid. Although I had been riding geared bikes for years, the fix works my legs harder than anything else and I had to build up the...
03-13-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By lightgraphs

Ben's Cycles and Fitness in Milwaukee. Good...

Ben's Cycles and Fitness in Milwaukee. Good people. At least to me. A few different makes of cogs. They have an ebay store.
03-13-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By lightgraphs

A bit of choas this morning. Good turn out. I'm...

A bit of choas this morning. Good turn out. I'm not sure where the victor is from.

It was a checkpoint style with riddles at each checkpoint to figure out where the next point was. Good idea...
03-06-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By lightgraphs

I had a QR on my conversion and found it was...

I had a QR on my conversion and found it was coming loose with hard riding and I couldn't keep a tight chain so then I swapped out the center bolt for a longer sold bolt and got some track nuts on...
03-06-05, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By lightgraphs

SPD pedals and Shimano mountain shoes with stiff,...

SPD pedals and Shimano mountain shoes with stiff, yet flexible sole.

Inexpensive pedals and inexpensive shoes.

Love them both.

Never tried eggbeaters but have heard great things. Also...
03-04-05, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By lightgraphs

Home made kind. Old drops off a wrecked bike. ...

Home made kind. Old drops off a wrecked bike. Flipped and cut. Hacksaw. 20 minutes.
03-04-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By lightgraphs

I got a San Marco, that I think came as stock on...

I got a San Marco, that I think came as stock on a Bianchi. Its got the gel insert for the junk pad. I like it better than a Selle Italia I got with the same gel insert. The bianchi stock saddle...
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