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11-18-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,013
Posted By Yoshi

It's really only weird when you have picked up...

It's really only weird when you have picked up bad habits from riding a fixed gear. A lot of people completely destroy their pedal stroke by riding a fixed gear and it's quite apparent the first...
10-20-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Yoshi

Give up, it's impossible. Anyone who tells you...

Give up, it's impossible. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
10-10-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By Yoshi

A Chris King bottom bracket is a waste of money. ...

A Chris King bottom bracket is a waste of money. You should spend a lot of money on a bottom bracket, it's just a stupid idea.

But trust me, once you get a Chris King headset you'll never go back.
10-09-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Yoshi

Taxes paid for car ownership and gas hardly cover...

Taxes paid for car ownership and gas hardly cover the full cost of roads. Combine that with the extremely low impact bicycles have on roads and it more than evens out.
10-08-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Yoshi

I snapped a set of Nitto RB-20s in half after...

I snapped a set of Nitto RB-20s in half after about 11 months of use. Fortunately it happened when I was getting on the bike.
10-08-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Yoshi

Something similar happened to me once while...

Something similar happened to me once while riding home from the velodrome. There was this large orange traffic barrel thing on the right and a car waiting to make a left turn just to the left of...
10-06-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By Yoshi

Save your money for a Chris King headset.

Save your money for a Chris King headset.
10-03-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By Yoshi

A lot more R&D goes into 3/32" chains than 1/8"...

A lot more R&D goes into 3/32" chains than 1/8" chains, so unless you are planning on switching chainrings a lot and are using a 144bcd crank, 3/32" might be better.
10-03-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By Yoshi

Yeah, I was exaggerating a bit although you are...

Yeah, I was exaggerating a bit although you are far more likely to find a used Concept than a used Vigorelli.

Ultimately my point was that with the Vigorelli you are paying a premium for the paint...
10-03-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By Yoshi

I put a freewheel on my fixed-gear commuter,...

I put a freewheel on my fixed-gear commuter, flipped the wheel and never went back to fixed. Different strokes, I suppose.

I think that the larger freewheel idea has a lot to do with going...
10-03-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,801
Posted By Yoshi

I've hit just under 31mph on 1st ave once or...

I've hit just under 31mph on 1st ave once or twice. I think that there is a slight downward grade in that area (low 20's if I remember correctly).
10-02-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Yoshi

I think he means the tensioners that go in the...

I think he means the tensioners that go in the fork ends on a track bike to pull the wheel tight, which is not the same kind of tensioner that the OP is talking about.
10-01-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,859
Posted By Yoshi

To me there is no riding that's better than...

To me there is no riding that's better than riding a road bike on hilly, traffic-free, scenic roads. In second place is track racing, which nowadays is the only time I ride a fixed-gear.

My...
10-01-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By Yoshi

In case you don't know, those pictures were made...

In case you don't know, those pictures were made after Kanye West bought a Cinelli Vigorelli track bike. I'm not kidding, a friend of mine works at the shop that sold it to him.

Also you can buy...
09-29-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,895
Posted By Yoshi

Twice I came unclipped from one of my pedals...

Twice I came unclipped from one of my pedals while riding brakeless. The second time was particularly scary as I was approaching a busy intersection. However I never had any accidents when I was...
09-25-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Yoshi

There is a huge different between carry-weight...

There is a huge different between carry-weight and rotational-weight.

But generally I agree with you. I only use my tubulars on the track.
09-18-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Yoshi

I have a friend who did that, but it seems like a...

I have a friend who did that, but it seems like a waste of time unless you're doing it for the sake of doing it.
09-16-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

So what you are saying is that if a freewheel...

So what you are saying is that if a freewheel breaks you need to replace it, but if your cog breaks, you need to replace it?

Gotcha.


*Again, this is sarcastic. I know there is more that can...
09-16-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

I believe that a lot of fixed-gear riders will...

I believe that a lot of fixed-gear riders will never tried single speed because it's not cool enough, which is unfortunate.

I rode a fixed-gear for several years before converting it to a single...
09-15-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

Jabba Degrassi is among the many otherwise...

Jabba Degrassi is among the many otherwise erudite people who believe that english/literature is the only measure of intelligence. If you approach one of these people and express any knowledge of...
09-15-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

Hahaha, now this thread is totally turning into a...

Hahaha, now this thread is totally turning into a who is more punk thread.
09-13-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

I live in New York and in the "real" fixed-gear...

I live in New York and in the "real" fixed-gear scene (or whatever you want to call it) practicality and functionality isn't frowned upon either. Usually the only people who really care are the guys...
09-13-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 97,497
Posted By Yoshi

What, there's nothing that you found dorky in...

What, there's nothing that you found dorky in high school that now you like?
09-13-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,233
Posted By Yoshi

I ride a single speed with Oury grips! Although...

I ride a single speed with Oury grips! Although despite having 4 wheelsets (and another unbuilt wheelset) I don't own any deep-vs.

But I know what you are talking about. I see a lot of people...
09-13-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Yoshi

Don't forget about Bike Works! The owner used to...

Don't forget about Bike Works! The owner used to race in the 70s and spent some time racing in Europe. He has a lot of great stories (like the time he was in a TT and got passed by this hotshot...
09-12-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Yoshi

You don't need a helmet. It's a public park....

You don't need a helmet.

It's a public park. That's it. You can go there and have a picnic on the track if you wanted to.
09-08-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,829
Posted By Yoshi

* I'm vegan * I have tattoos * I have...

* I'm vegan
* I have tattoos
* I have stretched ears
* I live in Brooklyn
* I ride a fixed-gear
* I have a messenger bag but I'm not a messenger
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By Yoshi

I did for most of last year and a month or two...

I did for most of last year and a month or two this year. But I replaced the chainring (48 to a 50) and I've been liking the larger gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By Yoshi

That depends on the length of your fork ends, but...

That depends on the length of your fork ends, but I ride to the track on a 50x17 gearing and usually race on a 50x15 so it's definitely possible.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By Yoshi

I don't have an answer to your question, however...

I don't have an answer to your question, however I'd like to point out that the Casco Warp is not CPSC rated (at least, last I checked) and only meets the [less strict] CEN standard.
08-29-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 97,497
Posted By Yoshi

By not being total n00bs?

By not being total n00bs?
08-29-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Yoshi

You just have to get the right angle. Sometimes...

You just have to get the right angle. Sometimes it can be hard and you may only be able to get the frame.
08-28-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,156
Posted By Yoshi

I competed against a Master's world champion in a...

I competed against a Master's world champion in a roller race once. He kicked my ass.

And I'm sure Chris Hoy could kick his.
08-28-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,342
Posted By Yoshi

The fastest speed you've ever recorded on rollers...

The fastest speed you've ever recorded on rollers is 32mph? I've hit 56.2mph for a few seconds, spinning at just under 200rpms.

Although those were the nicest, smoothest rollers I've ever ridden...
08-27-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,342
Posted By Yoshi

52kph sprinting, 40kph sustained (for up to an...

52kph sprinting, 40kph sustained (for up to an hour).
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Yoshi

I've seen pretty much everything that you...

I've seen pretty much everything that you suggested. At my local track there are people there with trainers and people with rollers, some bring a road bike with them that they leave on the trainer,...
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Yoshi

It also will depend on the surface of the track...

It also will depend on the surface of the track you are racing on. If it is really smooth then you can pump you tubulars up to a very high pressure which will lower your rolling resistance. If you...
08-18-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Yoshi

RIP Ted Shred.

RIP Ted Shred.
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Yoshi

Monday is masters, juniors and women. If you...

Monday is masters, juniors and women. If you fall under any of those categories you can race. Otherwise wednesday is your only option. Although it's worth noting that this wednesday is the last...
08-18-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Yoshi

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(defun lol () (format t "lol") (lol))
08-15-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 97,497
Posted By Yoshi

Isn't that kind of redundant?

Isn't that kind of redundant?
08-07-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,806
Posted By Yoshi

Don't worry too much man. The average college...

Don't worry too much man. The average college student is going to graduate with a useless degree and have $20,000 of debt.

If you're serious you won't be one of them.
08-06-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By Yoshi

I too am of the opinion that a fixed-gear can...

I too am of the opinion that a fixed-gear can actually hurt your pedal stroke. It's only an issue if you let it be, but it's easy to get lazy. When I first started riding fixed I didn't even...
08-06-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,806
Posted By Yoshi

The drinking age was raised in order to prevent...

The drinking age was raised in order to prevent college-aged kids from drinking and then driving (or doing other risky activities while intoxicated). The law worked so well at stopping people under...
08-05-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,806
Posted By Yoshi

When I was in college I spent $0 a week on beer. ...

When I was in college I spent $0 a week on beer.

XSTAY TRUEX
07-31-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Yoshi

Dry lube only. Wet lubes will attract dirt and...

Dry lube only. Wet lubes will attract dirt and dust and make things worse in the long run. WD40 is a bad idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,586
Posted By Yoshi

If I'm not mistaken the police have the right to...

If I'm not mistaken the police have the right to take you in to the precinct to verify your name and address if you don't have ID. They rarely do this because it's a real pain for them, but they...
07-24-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,298
Posted By Yoshi

Ride your bike to your LBS.

Ride your bike to your LBS.
07-23-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,225
Posted By Yoshi

For street use I'd consider all of those bikes a...

For street use I'd consider all of those bikes a downgrade from a langster. Those bikes are built for specifically for track racing so you are going to end up with a stiffer, steeper and more...
07-22-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,724
Posted By Yoshi

*sigh*

*sigh*
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