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07-03-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,904
Posted By mathletics

+1 bad idea. Unless she explicitly asked for...

+1 bad idea.

Unless she explicitly asked for a bike, you're creating an ugly situation.
04-18-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By mathletics

I ****ing love braking. I ride with front AND...

I ****ing love braking. I ride with front AND rear on my Rob Roy and use both every time I stop.

I'm totally into the Zen of braking.
03-23-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By mathletics

THE TANK.

THE TANK.
03-21-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,247
Posted By mathletics

When braking on long descents you can switch...

When braking on long descents you can switch hands; or, I am right handed, so I carry stuff with my right arm and need to brake with my left, but when riding normally I need my left hand to signal,...
03-21-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,247
Posted By mathletics

If you get how the non-drive-side works, you get...

If you get how the non-drive-side works, you get them both. Both levers push housing instead of pulling cable, as they are inline levers. However, instead of pushing the cable towards the brake...
03-21-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,520
Posted By mathletics

Put the spanner in a vice and turn the wheel...

Put the spanner in a vice and turn the wheel instead of the wrench.

OR

Get a pair of thick work gloves to protect your hands and then go at it.
03-21-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,247
Posted By mathletics

Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an...

Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an inline/cx/interrupter lever? The latter was designed to fit on drop bars (they usually have a 24mm ID for the clamp). You can even double up and...
03-21-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,220
Posted By mathletics

All I know is that they're not as pretty in...

All I know is that they're not as pretty in person as they are on the internet. I saw a kid riding that bike today, and I was very disappointed.
03-20-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By mathletics

The girlfriend and I have always talked about...

The girlfriend and I have always talked about getting a Jonny Cycles tandem. I think it would be the first (but would love to see one if it isn't!).
03-20-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By mathletics

You shouldn't pay more than $150.

You shouldn't pay more than $150.
03-20-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By mathletics

+1. Having a local mechanic hand build your...

+1. Having a local mechanic hand build your wheels is an excellent way to bond with your shop. If the shop is any good, the aftercare that you'll get will be well worth the price difference.
03-20-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By mathletics

No way. You have to haggle.

No way. You have to haggle.
03-20-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By mathletics

Yes, you can cut it. You don't reattach the ends;...

Yes, you can cut it. You don't reattach the ends; the brake should clamp the cable and then you put a crimp cap on the naked end.
03-05-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mathletics

Cruiser bars, ftw. Totally upright riding...

Cruiser bars, ftw. Totally upright riding position.
03-05-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,462
Posted By mathletics

No, this is wrong. You don't have to remove the...

No, this is wrong. You don't have to remove the tape, as the cable doesn't go under the tape. Do I need to post my double-lever setup again?
01-31-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By mathletics

Suck it up and go to Boston/Cambridge bikes....

Suck it up and go to Boston/Cambridge bikes. They've got plenty of ready-to-ride fixed gear bikes that you can test out and get a perfect fit. You can also get deals by buying the previous year's...
01-24-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,812
Posted By mathletics

Of course.

Of course.
01-23-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,921
Posted By mathletics

You guys have some ****ing nice beaters. Where's...

You guys have some ****ing nice beaters. Where's the rust? Where are the frame dents? Where are the "classic" center pull brakes?
...
01-23-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By mathletics

Read Sheldon's glossary entry on forged vs....

Read Sheldon's glossary entry on forged vs. stamped dropouts. Look for something with forged, horizontal dropouts. Forged dropouts are a good indication of quality when you don't know what else to...
01-14-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By mathletics

Pass. Those both look like junk.

Pass. Those both look like junk.
01-06-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,410
Posted By mathletics

I have a Gore Bike Windstopper jacket and it's...

I have a Gore Bike Windstopper jacket and it's wonderful. Don't buy Pearl Izumi stuff because it's garbage. Get something windproof with pit-zips and at least water resistant. You can put one of...
12-19-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,729
Posted By mathletics

I moved out of Madison about 5 months ago. Yellow...

I moved out of Madison about 5 months ago. Yellow Jersey is my favorite shop, and they've never sold me a single thing that I didn't need. Go to Tim. He's an excellent mechanic. I also frequented...
12-12-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By mathletics

Truth!

Truth!
12-03-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,922
Posted By mathletics

It's a unicrown with no embellishment, and...

It's a unicrown with no embellishment, and there's a really ugly weld-line where the steerer joins the top of the fork. It's probably the ugliest steel fork I've ever seen.
12-01-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By mathletics

I thought about doing the top tube lever thing...

I thought about doing the top tube lever thing once because I wanted to add a brake just for the weekend and didn't want to cut the tape on my fully taped bars. My mechanic said it was a stupid and...
11-30-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By mathletics

EDIT: I apparently didn't read enough before I...

EDIT: I apparently didn't read enough before I edited last either.

Put some clips on your SS bike. Being able to power with both legs through the whole pedal stroke when you climb will allow you...
11-30-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,922
Posted By mathletics

The Fuji fork is ugly as sin, but I ride one (an...

The Fuji fork is ugly as sin, but I ride one (an '06) and like it a lot.

I really wish mine came with bottle cage bosses though.
11-27-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mathletics

Why buy something with features you don't need? I...

Why buy something with features you don't need? I have a fixed/fixed hub with 2 fixed cogs, and I am getting a fixed/free hub to run a fixed/free setup.

On the other hand, I think it's really...
11-27-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By mathletics

Does your girlfriend ride already, or will this...

Does your girlfriend ride already, or will this be her first bike? If the latter, did she request to ride, or are you trying to get her into it? If the latter again, are you aware that this is...
11-27-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By mathletics

Sorry I missed this one.

Sorry I missed this one.
11-19-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,243
Posted By mathletics

I wear gators to keep my shins from getting wet....

I wear gators to keep my shins from getting wet. I look like a goon, but they work.

I'm also hoping to get my Rob Roy before the snow gets too deep in Boston. I'm not worried about the cold...
11-19-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,762
Posted By mathletics

Well it looks like somebody clipped the front off...

Well it looks like somebody clipped the front off a nashbar bike outside my office, but the rear is still available if you want to come up to Boston and grab it. It's a fixed/free with both cogs.
11-18-07, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By mathletics

You don't. You either find a chain tensioner...

You don't. You either find a chain tensioner (Surly Singleator, for example), or you get a wheel built with a White Industries ENO eccentric hub.
11-18-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,783
Posted By mathletics

In Madison, WI, the campus police will tag bikes...

In Madison, WI, the campus police will tag bikes for removal. If it's still there after the removal date on the tag, it's fair game.
11-15-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By mathletics

+1 recommending Bulletproof. I've been riding a...

+1 recommending Bulletproof. I've been riding a set for 3 years. They're so cheap.
11-15-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By mathletics

Troll.

Troll.
11-14-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By mathletics

44/16 reduces to 11/4, or 4 skid patches. 19 - 4...

44/16 reduces to 11/4, or 4 skid patches. 19 - 4 = 15. The number of simple math problems failed by BF members is baffling.
11-14-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,552
Posted By mathletics

I have a Rudy Project Kontact. They retail around...

I have a Rudy Project Kontact. They retail around $110, but I got mine for free from the Colavita racing team and my girlfriend got hers from Budget Bicycle in Madison, WI during the half-price...
11-13-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 24,702
Posted By mathletics

Also, I think you installed your cranks wrong if...

Also, I think you installed your cranks wrong if you can get your feet at 3 o'clock and 10 o'clock.
11-13-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 24,702
Posted By mathletics

Wrong.

Wrong.
11-12-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By mathletics

You need skills, not tires.

You need skills, not tires.
11-11-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,080
Posted By mathletics

Yes, and I also wear knee pads and wristguards.

Yes, and I also wear knee pads and wristguards.
11-11-07, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By mathletics

I prefer the seatpost mounted opener. ...

I prefer the seatpost mounted opener.

http://www.ahrensbicycles.com/WiseCracker%20Bottle%20Opener%20Cropped.jpg
11-11-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,507
Posted By mathletics

Because it's a photo of one of several versions...

Because it's a photo of one of several versions of that stem. It also comes in 75* and 105*, IIRC.

To the OP: The Salsa is the most attractive, IMO, of the stems available new. I have the Fuji...
11-10-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By mathletics

See if you can get him to toss in a DA cog and...

See if you can get him to toss in a DA cog and lockring for the same price.

FWIW, I paid $400 for mine but sold the back wheel and tires (but no cog/lockring) for $90 on CL. As said, if the bike...
11-08-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By mathletics

If you're that worried about aesthetics, suck it...

If you're that worried about aesthetics, suck it up and get a bike built for that purpose. Don't try to dress up a bikesdirect tube pile to look like a show bike.

(Yeah, I know they're a great...
11-08-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,752
Posted By mathletics

No, really, we literally just did this one.

No, really, we literally just did this one.
11-08-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By mathletics

Nope.

Nope.
11-08-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By mathletics

Dismount off the back. ...

Dismount off the back.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html#mounting
11-08-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By mathletics

In what way was it too big? Do you have really...

In what way was it too big? Do you have really short legs?
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