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10-14-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By a_elephant

Unless you are like 5'1" and 120 lbs, you are...

Unless you are like 5'1" and 120 lbs, you are probably starving and have some kind of deficiencies.
08-24-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 16,307
Posted By a_elephant

Just wanted to add, you don't necessarily have to...

Just wanted to add, you don't necessarily have to unweight the back wheel to skid.

Partially unweighting the back wheel to initiate the skid is useful, but once the wheel is locked, you can put as...
08-24-09, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

I did.

I did.
08-15-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,535,091
Posted By a_elephant

It's Pat.

It's Pat.
08-08-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By a_elephant

Honestly just wanted some reassurance from...

Honestly just wanted some reassurance from someone that he was okay.

Hitting someone or someone's vehicle with a U-lock is just going to incite more violence. If you really want to get back at...
08-07-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By a_elephant

It was on Pike. I believe the cross street was...

It was on Pike. I believe the cross street was Harvard.
08-07-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By a_elephant

Big crash on Capitol Hill in Seattle today

By the time I arrived a fire truck and EMTs had arrived on the scene. Looked to me like a kid riding a green Kilo TT with all black wheels and his buddy with a geared bike were trailing too close...
08-04-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

Best bet is to take the bike stats, go to LBS and...

Best bet is to take the bike stats, go to LBS and ask them.

I'm 6'1" with a 32 inseam and the 57 fits me perfectly.

57 also has almost no toe overlap. Never had a problem with it.
07-31-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By a_elephant

Ha. Ha. 1rd post is haterade. There...

Ha. Ha.

1rd post is haterade.

There have been a lot of threads on this. Solder some crap in the nut or superglue a bb in there.
07-26-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By a_elephant

Like this? ...

Like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjVUc_UWldw
07-18-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,936
Posted By a_elephant

I'm still riding on the stock tires...

I'm still riding on the stock tires...
07-17-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,580
Posted By a_elephant

keep your filthy orangutans off of my bikes!

keep your filthy orangutans off of my bikes!
07-14-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,064
Posted By a_elephant

I used to ride to class in the rain. Walk or...

I used to ride to class in the rain.

Walk or bus it when it snows.

Got a new bike now and I'm less inclined to ride it in the rain.

I may end up taking my old beater out now and then though.
07-14-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,766
Posted By a_elephant

According to some people, it's wrong to enjoy...

According to some people, it's wrong to enjoy anything.
07-14-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,713
Posted By a_elephant

Check this one out: ...

Check this one out:

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1569

Cheap, works well, comes with everything you need to install it.

I just bought one and put it on...
07-10-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By a_elephant

I love fixies!

I love fixies!
07-10-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,920
Posted By a_elephant

You should have examined the hub to see if it had...

You should have examined the hub to see if it had stripes BEFORE you bought it.

Now you are stuck with a zebra-like hub.
07-09-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,917
Posted By a_elephant

46:18 here too. Perfect for Seattle.

46:18 here too. Perfect for Seattle.
07-09-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By a_elephant

I carry around a medium sized U lock and a cheapo...

I carry around a medium sized U lock and a cheapo cable lock.

The cable is nice when needing to lock to weirdly shaped objects or when you need to lock up multiple bikes.

I don't kid myself...
07-09-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

You got it. I'm not "cool" enough to fly...

You got it.

I'm not "cool" enough to fly down the hill and run the stop sign like the d00ds in SF, so I was trying to make sure I'd have enough stopping power left at the bottom of the hill to...
07-08-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

I ordered the Tektro "track" brake kit that was...

I ordered the Tektro "track" brake kit that was on BikeIsland a bit ago, just installed it today. Never ran a front brake on my fixed gear before, but last night went on a ride with a massive...
07-07-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,515
Posted By a_elephant

Typically 1/8th stuff is made for the track, so...

Typically 1/8th stuff is made for the track, so you'll get chainrings without ramping for shifting, deeper teeth and just sturdier stuff in general.
07-07-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

Of those, I think all black would look better. ...

Of those, I think all black would look better.

BUT if I had a green Kilo I'd do purple Deep Vs with black spokes, nips and hubs :thumb:
07-06-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

They are sh\t.

They are sh\t.
07-02-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,973,223
Posted By a_elephant

Thought the Trixie tool was cool at first, but...

Thought the Trixie tool was cool at first, but now I'm not digging it.

The lockring tool jumps off (I'm going to invest in lockring pliers instead, like these:
...
07-01-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,973,223
Posted By a_elephant

It is sweet. I was undecided about rings,...

It is sweet.

I was undecided about rings, then ran into a dude who said he'd been running his for 3+ years.

Not that I would do that, but I'll take it as an endorsement.
07-01-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By a_elephant

Pictures!

Pictures!
07-01-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,973,223
Posted By a_elephant

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/a_elephant/...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/a_elephant/cg309a14blk__130__42.jpg

Except mine has 46 teeth.

New gear ratio 46:18; 9 skid patches, 69 GI and perfect for Seattle judging by last night's...
06-30-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By a_elephant

Someone's having BSG withdrawals.

Someone's having BSG withdrawals.
06-30-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By a_elephant

Awareness and defensive riding. Always...

Awareness and defensive riding.

Always assume drivers DO NOT see you; pretend you are invisible.*
Give yourself ample braking distance; anticipate escape routes should obstacles appear.
Don't...
06-29-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By a_elephant

Anyone know a good fixie compatible polo I can...

Anyone know a good fixie compatible polo I can wear with the collar popped?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/a_elephant/1201053422209kr0.jpg
06-26-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By a_elephant

I'm a pornographer, does that count?

I'm a pornographer, does that count?
06-26-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

Just to add to the info already here: A...

Just to add to the info already here:

A good, sturdy keyring is also really important in keeping your keys secure. I learned this the hard way when I lost a ring of keys NOT due to carabiner...
06-26-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,127
Posted By a_elephant

I'm convinced he's a bot u hipster fixy tredb

I'm convinced he's a bot u hipster fixy tredb
06-25-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

Exactly the situation. And I didn't get...

Exactly the situation.

And I didn't get fined since my keys turned up in the end.
06-25-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

Some stems would look funky when flipped due to...

Some stems would look funky when flipped due to the branding (writing) on them.

The Kilo stem is unbranded, as are a lot of its components.
06-25-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

The frame determines what kind of BB you can use...

The frame determines what kind of BB you can use based on the threading. With whatever threading you've got, there are usually numerous BBs that can work with it. So your best bet is usually to take...
06-25-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

She told me some story about the keys, but I...

She told me some story about the keys, but I wasn't listening. Supposedly they come 1/2 cut from the lock manufacturer and only the lock shop that finishes them can recreate the key. I just assumed...
06-24-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,127
Posted By a_elephant

Crank arm length isn't going to give you much a...

Crank arm length isn't going to give you much a difference in terms of mechanical advantage.

Consider: it is 10mm difference between a 165 and 175 crank arm.

Some say you will be able to spin...
06-24-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By a_elephant

Looks like it might have been a one-way.

Looks like it might have been a one-way.
06-24-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,624,490
Posted By a_elephant

I'm not sure exactly which BB your Kilo came...

I'm not sure exactly which BB your Kilo came with.

The BD site says it can come with a Sealed Cartridge 103mm or 108mm PowerSpline.

Since the cranks are Truvativ, I'm guessing it might be this...
06-24-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

Absolutely. I'm sure it is just a "hassle" fee,...

Absolutely. I'm sure it is just a "hassle" fee, but it was in writing on the lease & I signed it. In reality, she would probably be willing to bargain... I consider it an incentive for the residents...
06-24-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

Owl'n Thistle Irish Pub 808 Post Ave Seattle,...

Owl'n Thistle Irish Pub
808 Post Ave
Seattle, WA

Just south of 1st Ave and Columbia

Service was great; ambiance is what you'd expect from an Irish pub :P
06-24-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

I always buy cheap stuff, but this is the first...

I always buy cheap stuff, but this is the first time this has happened to me in over 5 years.

Like I said, I'm going to "invest" in a gated/locking style carabiner. I suppose the belt loop on my...
06-24-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,127
Posted By a_elephant

I'm running 48:18 right now. I believe this is...

I'm running 48:18 right now. I believe this is ~72 GI, which is what I was running on my conversion prior.

It is great for flat stretches and downhills (I have never spun out or felt like I lost...
06-24-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,431
Posted By a_elephant

Carabiner fail

I assume there are some "people who use carabiners" on this forum, given the subject matter.

This is only tenuously linked to FG since I was riding my bike the night in question.

A night of...
06-23-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,566
Posted By a_elephant

Doesn't look too bad to me, but I'm no expert on...

Doesn't look too bad to me, but I'm no expert on fit.

How is your leg extension? A pic with the pedals at 12 and 6 o' clock would tell us more.

How does it feel?

A lot of people hate the...
06-22-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By a_elephant

Easy question: chainring compatibility

Is BCD the *only* determinant of chainring/crank compatibility?

I'd like to buy a new chainring for my bike. The current one is 130 BCD, 3/32. Will *any* 130 BCD, 3/32 chainring fit?

This is...
06-20-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By a_elephant

I like relationships but love sex with my bike.

I like relationships but love sex with my bike.
06-19-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,535,091
Posted By a_elephant

Efficient, perhaps? He's obviously...

Efficient, perhaps?

He's obviously proficient if he won the thing.
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