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02-20-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,893
Posted By RoadJerk

Wait what if I just put a bunch of duct tape over...

Wait what if I just put a bunch of duct tape over the ass of my jeans? Yeah, that'll probably work...

And Santaria I am sooo stealing that gif :D
02-15-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,893
Posted By RoadJerk

Pants Wear?

sooo.... how do you guys avoid seat wear on your favorite pair of pants?

I commute every day and just about every pair of jeans I worn gets ruined by my saddle... the threads wear thin in patches...
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By RoadJerk

Research Question: Velodrome Design

Hi guys,

A current design project of mine is a building in DTLA (a charter school), and I am thinking about integrating a publicly accessible velodrome on the site.

I am currently doing...
04-14-11, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 55,769
Posted By RoadJerk

I confess that: I've always wanted a super...

I confess that:

I've always wanted a super short stem, just because of how it looks.

I've always wanted risers, just because how it looks.

I've always wanted it murdered out, because it...
04-13-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By RoadJerk

I am the one I speak of :D

I am the one I speak of :D
04-13-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By RoadJerk

Clif: I was really worried about that, especially...

Clif: I was really worried about that, especially since the material seems so flimsy at first when you pick it up in the sheet. But the spokes are close enough to hold it stiff. It was windy all day...
04-13-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By RoadJerk

Unfortunately I didn't take pictures during...

Unfortunately I didn't take pictures during construction, but I can easily make plans for it when I get the time.

It's really pretty simple. You will need two sheets of acrylic at least about...
04-13-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By RoadJerk

Thanks! =) Locally owned and operated art...

Thanks! =)

Locally owned and operated art supply store called Roark (right next to USC's campus in DTLA).

You can find acrylic/plexiglas pretty much at any art supply place, I think. It just...
04-13-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By RoadJerk

Post your Ghettodisk

Just made this today as a 3 hour pet project:

http://i56.tinypic.com/2rhl07s.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/tahm5e.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/9r0qz6.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/4rx88z.jpg
04-07-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoadJerk

Observe: http://i54.tinypic.com/wbuuzm.jpg ...

Observe:
http://i54.tinypic.com/wbuuzm.jpg

Above is an image showing the Kilo TT fork's dimensions superimposed onto a photo of my bike's frame and stock fork, both scaled equally. One can see...
04-07-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoadJerk

Hmmm... I'm a bit confused. So less rake makes a...

Hmmm... I'm a bit confused. So less rake makes a shorter wheelbase which makes for twitchier low-speed handling but more stable high speed handling? What about fork length, does that ever vary?
04-07-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoadJerk

Fork effect on Wheelbase/Geomtery?

Can somebody tell me the names of some forks that make your wheelbase shorter and make your bike have a tighter geo? (If this is even possible?) I don't even know if different forks affect geometry...
04-07-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,097
Posted By RoadJerk

Exactly. Anybody who rides SS without a fixed...

Exactly. Anybody who rides SS without a fixed gear is a total poser and I wish grave misfortune upon them =D
04-06-11, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,160
Posted By RoadJerk

Cheap Stem Comparison: Reviews/Knowledge? On: "Origin 8" and "Kalloy" short stem?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/219e1kiFjsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/ACTION-KALLOY-ALLOY-25-4MM-CLAMP/dp/B001LB3SFG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1302073238&sr=8-8
...
09-13-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,061
Posted By RoadJerk

Except that they go out and get neon deep v's and...

Except that they go out and get neon deep v's and candy-paint their parts random garish colors. I have a rather quiet-looking black FG. Unless they really find something aesthetically appealing about...
09-11-10, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By RoadJerk

Anyone ever seen this?

http://www.pedalpushersonline.com/images/quicksilver.jpg

Its a delightfully cheesy 80's movie about Kevin Bacon being a messenger. Thought you guys might like it. :D
09-10-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,838
Posted By RoadJerk

I'm from MD. But I only ride fixed when I'm at...

I'm from MD. But I only ride fixed when I'm at school in LA, lol.
09-10-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,283
Posted By RoadJerk

Im in LA, and all the non-hipster kids on campus...

Im in LA, and all the non-hipster kids on campus went out and bought single speeds with freewheels because they want to look cool without having to learn to ride fixed. I want to cut all their...
09-08-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,061
Posted By RoadJerk

I fail to see the point of SS without fixed gear....

I fail to see the point of SS without fixed gear. I guess it'll be more reliable without derailleurs, but other than that, why not just buy a road bike?! If they invented a fixed gear casette for...
08-21-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,217
Posted By RoadJerk

I dunno... wheelie into a patch of rose bushes?

I dunno... wheelie into a patch of rose bushes?
08-20-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By RoadJerk

receipt or it didnt happen lol jk i believe...

receipt or it didnt happen

lol jk i believe you. not really. i dunno
08-20-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,116
Posted By RoadJerk

i think shorter stems look good. but like...

i think shorter stems look good. but like everyone else will say, just get the right stem for your fit
08-13-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,459
Posted By RoadJerk

OT: hey retrospec, how do you like your bike?...

OT: hey retrospec, how do you like your bike? serious question... my friend bought one a short while ago. Would you say they are worth it?
08-12-10, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,623
Posted By RoadJerk

Most kids on campus roll around on the cruisers....

Most kids on campus roll around on the cruisers. Most of them are Micargis, but there are some cooler-looking custom-ish ones made by 3G Bikes. I personally am content with being a snobbish hipster...
08-12-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By RoadJerk

wut does that mean?

wut does that mean?
08-12-10, 12:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,150
Posted By RoadJerk

Ride it and love it. And MAKE SURE NOBODY STEALS...

Ride it and love it. And MAKE SURE NOBODY STEALS IT!

cuase that would make you feel even worse
08-12-10, 12:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By RoadJerk

I've been running the same Gatorskin on my rear...

I've been running the same Gatorskin on my rear since I got my bike, (9months, ??miles), and I skid a lot. I've gotten two or three flats but they were all pinch-cuts, not punctures.

A little...
08-06-10, 11:36 PM
08-06-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,716
Posted By RoadJerk

Im assuming you guys have seen this, right? ...

Im assuming you guys have seen this, right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSJoD3YQenE

*edited by lowcel to add NSFW
08-05-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By RoadJerk

I weigh 155 lbs exactly no matter wtf I eat or...

I weigh 155 lbs exactly no matter wtf I eat or do. I've tried gaining weight, losing weight (just for sake of experiment), it doesent change. Today i ate like 5 frozen dinners, a bunch of cheese...
08-02-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,660,218
Posted By RoadJerk

thats a catchy beat. ive stopped laughing at it,...

thats a catchy beat. ive stopped laughing at it, but not listening to it
08-02-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,826
Posted By RoadJerk

I would have stopped, turned my bike...

I would have stopped, turned my bike perpendicular to them to block as much of the road as possible, took out my cell phone, and then ignore them as I pretend to argue with my parents about my trust...
08-02-10, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By RoadJerk

you cant paint over chrome... the paint will just...

you cant paint over chrome... the paint will just flake off afterwards cuase the chrome is too smooth... even if you use primer, etc...



you can find this special sandpaper for sanding metal...
08-02-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By RoadJerk

i like the geo of the Sputnik, personally

i like the geo of the Sputnik, personally
08-02-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By RoadJerk

okey doke thanks guys

okey doke thanks guys
08-01-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By RoadJerk

Bringing bike out of storage after 3 months....

So... yeah I'm really looking forward to getting back in the saddle when i get back to school in about a week. Thing is, the bike has been standing on its rear wheel in a closet for 3 months.

Is...
08-01-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By RoadJerk

arent those the same thing as the Republic...

arent those the same thing as the Republic crap-mobiles? the frame looks exactly the same... i wonder who supplies them
07-31-10, 01:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,311
Posted By RoadJerk

no wai this is:...

no wai this is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyW9864AXVk
07-29-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,917
Posted By RoadJerk

Well if youre not going to repaint the frame I...

Well if youre not going to repaint the frame I would say get white everything. The decals are red and gold but I think with a silver/grey frame white accents would look better than red or gold stuff....
07-29-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By RoadJerk

i used WD-40 to put mine on. they slip on easily...

i used WD-40 to put mine on. they slip on easily enough and ive never had a problem with them coming off at all

A related question: After a while my Oury's slowly rotate around and twist. They...
07-29-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,917
Posted By RoadJerk

can never go wrong with murdered-out

can never go wrong with murdered-out
07-28-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 152,131
Posted By RoadJerk

Republick is a company started to take advantage...

Republick is a company started to take advantage of dumber hipsters and people who don't know anything about bikes. Please don't let their pretty colors fool you - **** components, hi-ten steel...
07-28-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 152,131
Posted By RoadJerk

Crosslake Sales Track Frame

I got a Crosslake Sales Aluminum Track frame from a local co-op for 90 dollars, including all components and whatever I put on the frame. I'll talk about the frame though (this frame was being sold...
07-28-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,733
Posted By RoadJerk

Huffy BMX w/training wheels(destroyed) Huffy...

Huffy BMX w/training wheels(destroyed)
Huffy BMX (destroyed)
Sears MTB (destroyed)
Sears MTB (destroyed)
Sears MTB (destroyed)
Wal-Mart MTB (destroyed)
Sears MTB (almost destroyed)

Free...
07-27-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,173,885
Posted By RoadJerk

XD haha this made me laugh

XD haha this made me laugh
07-27-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By RoadJerk

ohhhh well if you can find it direct me toward it...

ohhhh well if you can find it direct me toward it please. nothing came up in a search i was wondering why it seemed nobody hadn't already made one.
07-27-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By RoadJerk

The BIKE SECURITY thread

I just wanted to hear a few different strategies for lock-ups in different situations from different people.

Post your locking method! I'd like to hear what people think are the best locks and...
07-27-10, 02:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,405
Posted By RoadJerk

I built my FG at a local co-op. I was originally...

I built my FG at a local co-op. I was originally planning to put a front brake on as it was my first ever riding fixed, but the co-op didnt have the best selection of parts, and I was too impatient,...
07-24-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,992,058
Posted By RoadJerk

Cat Eye's "Loop" front blinkie. Haven tried it...

Cat Eye's "Loop" front blinkie. Haven tried it yet - seems like an odd design. The straps that hold it on are just elastic cords so I hope they don't slip/break.
07-24-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By RoadJerk

Can somone explain wheel aerodynamics please?

I've been wondering about this a long time but Sheldon Brown didn't write anything about it so I figured this would be the best place to ask.

I can see how having less spokes or bladed spokes...
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