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09-18-08, 10:31 PM
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Posted By br995

Sounds like a pretty obvious choice. Thanks.

Sounds like a pretty obvious choice. Thanks.
09-18-08, 06:13 PM
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Views: 527
Posted By br995

Used vs. New Rockhopper

I want to get a Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc. The owner of the local Specialized dealer, however, has offered to sell me his used Rockhopper.

Thing is, it's 2 years old. He'll put on a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

Awesome. Thank you very much for the advice....

Awesome. Thank you very much for the advice. (someone else also confirmed that that BB should work)

The small is a 39.

Got a message back from Spicer, he said he has had varying degrees of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

That would work with a 68mm bottom bracket shell?

That would work with a 68mm bottom bracket shell?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 06:47 PM
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Views: 630
Posted By br995

Awesome. I'll look into that.

Awesome. I'll look into that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

I emailed Gene at Spicer earlier this morning...

I emailed Gene at Spicer earlier this morning when the problems began to ask if he has any idea as to cause. It may very well be as you say, idcruiserman, that it is the frame itself that is creating...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

I just triple checked everything. The bottom...

I just triple checked everything. The bottom bracket is BB5500 68mm and 109.5 spindle.

The crankset is a Dura Ace FC7700. The FC doesn't denote something odd, does it? (i.e. "Dura Ace 7700...
06-28-08, 06:01 PM
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Views: 583
Posted By br995

I just triple checked everything. The bottom...

I just triple checked everything. The bottom bracket is BB5500 68mm and 109.5 spindle.

The crankset is a Dura Ace FC7700. The FC doesn't denote something odd, does it? (i.e. "Dura Ace 7700 cranks"...
06-28-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By br995

That was suggested before (that I may be mixing...

That was suggested before (that I may be mixing V1 and V2). The bottom bracket is a Shimano BB5500, which as far as I can tell is V1 and should match the crankset. I'm going to get get it though and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

Nah. It's a steel frame and 130mm spacing. I...

Nah. It's a steel frame and 130mm spacing.

I don't have any previous experience with Octalink and this is really confusing me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

I'll see if I can get some pictures. The...

I'll see if I can get some pictures.

The cranks are Dura Ace 7700 and the bottom bracket is a Shimano 5500, so definitely octalink.




Thanks for the insight. Obviously I'd prefer a "You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By br995

Trouble Installing Octalink Cranks/BB

I recently purchased a (used) dura ace double crankset and (supposedly matching) bottom bracket to use on my Gene Spicer cyclocross frame. The cranks are the 7700s and according to Sheldon's site --...
06-28-08, 12:25 PM
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Views: 583
Posted By br995

Octalink Cranks Installing Too Far?

I recently purchased a (used) dura ace double crankset and (supposedly matching) bottom bracket to use on my Gene Spicer cyclocross frame. The cranks are the 7700s and according to Sheldon's site --...
02-18-08, 09:52 PM
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Posted By br995

What is that kind of trackstand called?

What is that kind of trackstand called?
02-18-08, 11:46 AM
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Posted By br995

heard he grinded your mom

heard he grinded your mom
02-18-08, 11:41 AM
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Views: 2,762
Posted By br995

this thread is not about you spenser with a lisp

this thread is not about you spenser with a lisp
02-18-08, 10:07 AM
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Posted By br995

I was really expecting someone to make a joke...

I was really expecting someone to make a joke about having a "sticky bike" after the bikini pictures.



You guys disappoint.
02-13-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,055
Posted By br995

Power & aero are often two different things. The...

Power & aero are often two different things. The most comfortable and/or best position for energy efficiency is probably not the same position for aerodynamic optimization. Since most riders with...
02-13-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By br995

If the hole in the bottom is big enough, I don't...

If the hole in the bottom is big enough, I don't see why it would do too much damage.
02-13-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,055
Posted By br995

DAMNIT SLOPVEHICLE BEAT ME TO IT That's...

DAMNIT SLOPVEHICLE BEAT ME TO IT

That's exactly what came to mind when I read the title. I even found my own picture...
02-13-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,234
Posted By br995

What is the reason that I can get a custom...

What is the reason that I can get a custom Kalavinka for $1300, but many unknown frame builders in the US start at $1500 or more?
02-13-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,887
Posted By br995

I have gmail, but how the hell do I add a point?

I have gmail, but how the hell do I add a point?
02-12-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,281
Posted By br995

Not these (http://www.paulcomp.com/drop.html) I...

Not these (http://www.paulcomp.com/drop.html) I hope. They're probably the ugliest ends I've seen.

(but I'm not denying the usefulness of the axle keepers, though)
02-12-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,720
Posted By br995

http://img19.exs.cx/img19/2936/wambulance5fw.jpg

http://img19.exs.cx/img19/2936/wambulance5fw.jpg
02-12-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,177
Posted By br995

Woah. I was joking about that being him. If...

Woah. I was joking about that being him.

If NAHBS had Trunk Boiz AND Robin Williams I think I'll need to throw myself under a truck for not going.
02-12-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,177
Posted By br995

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2260264282_404...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2260264282_4046675afc.jpg
p.s. really glad the Trunk Boiz showed
02-12-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,177
Posted By br995

That Parlee is hot. ...

That Parlee is hot.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2260261622_7068ded70d.jpg
But when did Robin Williams get into bikes?
02-12-08, 04:17 PM
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Views: 38,416
Posted By br995

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_02/TinyBA...

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_02/TinyBAR1202_800x1066.jpg
(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=513820&in_page_id=1811)
02-12-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,305
Posted By br995

No go.

No go.
02-11-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,349
Posted By br995

Your wife told me about the sex change plans a...

Your wife told me about the sex change plans a while back. Thought she was joking...
02-11-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,234
Posted By br995

I saw that, but I assumed they were referring to...

I saw that, but I assumed they were referring to some shirt that says "TokyoFixed," not to the other ones that seem to be designed by other people. Guess I'll just message them and find out.
02-11-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,234
Posted By br995

Is it keirinculture.com that runs that blog? If...

Is it keirinculture.com that runs that blog? If not, do you know who? I like a bunch of the shirts on there, but there doesn't seem to be a way to order them. Also, I saw them mention ordering...
02-11-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By br995

I'm certainly not saying that burning 3,000...

I'm certainly not saying that burning 3,000 calories a day is bad or undesirable. What I am saying is that the doubling of your food expenses while making such little money sucks.
02-11-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,234
Posted By br995

Fixed (but we all knew what you meant)

Fixed (but we all knew what you meant)
02-11-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By br995

if you're living on $21,000 a year and are...

if you're living on $21,000 a year and are effectively doubling the amount of food you have to eat, then yeah, I'd say it's undesirable.
02-11-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By br995

21,000 a year, and no health insurance. Not to...

21,000 a year, and no health insurance. Not to mention the added cost of the 3,000 extra calories you burn a day.
02-11-08, 11:31 AM
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Views: 4,176,645
Posted By br995

The website says they aren't taking orders right...

The website says they aren't taking orders right now.
02-11-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By br995

A fixed coaster brake hub doesn't seem possible....

A fixed coaster brake hub doesn't seem possible. Did you just mistakenly include that or does it somehow exist?
02-11-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By br995

I believe these...

I believe these (http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=GDOB&Product_Code=TR01&Category_Code=TR) are the wheels 666pack was referring to. Also come in black for an extra...
02-11-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,834
Posted By br995

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go (there’s a...

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go (there’s a heart). There’s a heart. A hand to hold onto.
Everywhere you look, everywhere you go.
There’s a face.... of BFers who...
02-11-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,234
Posted By br995

You do have a point about getting a Kalavinka for...

You do have a point about getting a Kalavinka for the extra price (something I'm considering). However, the options to make the frame more street-specific are a nice feature.
02-11-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,286
Posted By br995

I don't think there are enough (if any, besides...

I don't think there are enough (if any, besides yours) BFSSFGIRO crashes that have occurred to keep this thread alive.
02-10-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By br995

point taken

point taken
02-10-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By br995

Adjusting the cone will effectively tighten or...

Adjusting the cone will effectively tighten or loosen the hub. If it works, don't touch it. (But be careful; loosening and re-tightening the locknut may have a similar effect on the cone if not held...
02-10-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By br995

If they're just washers, then slide 'em on to the...

If they're just washers, then slide 'em on to the hub before you put it in the frame, and attach as usual.

If they're threaded, then then 'em on to the hub before you put it in the frame, and...
02-10-08, 07:55 PM
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Views: 4,176,645
Posted By br995

Are there any that aren't? *unless of...

Are there any that aren't?


*unless of course we're talking whole-build, here. then i'm sure we can rely on pedalmafia to prove me wrong
02-10-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 283,334
Posted By br995

The wife is making him get rid of it. That beast.

The wife is making him get rid of it. That beast.
02-10-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,177
Posted By br995

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
http://laist.com/attachments/la_zach/paris-hilton_thatshot.jpg
02-10-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 283,334
Posted By br995

I usually opt for riding with just a front wheel.

I usually opt for riding with just a front wheel.
02-10-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,177
Posted By br995

I heard someone talking about mounting a disc...

I heard someone talking about mounting a disc brake on the crank before. Didn't know it had been done. I suppose it will help keep things looking clean. Wonder if it works better or worse than one on...
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