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02-02-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By birdt8608

fixed Gear Training

I'm sorry if this is a frequently asked question. A quick search didn't seem to turn up much.

I am curious if anyone has some good workouts for use with a fixed gear bike on an indoor trainer, or...
12-27-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

I hate to keep bumping this thing, but mine has a...

I hate to keep bumping this thing, but mine has a RockShox Pilot C on it.
12-23-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

Thanks Rocco. I know everyone seems to look down...

Thanks Rocco. I know everyone seems to look down on it's soft fork with limited adjustment options, but I think that that upgrade is still a ways off for me. I don't feel like I've ridden it enough...
12-20-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By birdt8608

This kid is cooler then me...

This kid is cooler then me...
12-20-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

It's the 2004 model....

It's the 2004 model. (http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-hardtail/giant/iguana/PRD_363497_1527crx.aspx)

Yeah, I've been scoping out Price Point. I think I might try the Race Face Evolve bars and...
12-19-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

Ya know, getting a shorter stem for it was one of...

Ya know, getting a shorter stem for it was one of the first things I wanted to do, but suddenly performing a stem reduction procedure on my iguana doesn't sound like something I want to do anymore...
12-14-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 81,923
Posted By birdt8608

Those are AWESOME Fred!! I cannot believe those...

Those are AWESOME Fred!! I cannot believe those set screws cost you so much though. Yikes. Well... I guess you did use a lot of them. Again, nice work.
12-11-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

Thanks for the input. Yes, the title was intended...

Thanks for the input. Yes, the title was intended to be attention getting! :)

I am unsure of the year and component details. The bike is at home and I am at school. I'll be home next week and that...
12-11-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By birdt8608

Dusting Off The Iguana

I was big into mountain biking back in high school (at least I though I was at the time!) but then I sold out to the road/fixed gear world. I would now like to get back into mountain biking. I still...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By birdt8608

Thank you tsl!

Thank you tsl!
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By birdt8608

Fender Identification

I'm sure I'll catch a lot of crap for taking up space with this, but can anyone tell me who makes these fender?

Thanks,
Tom
12-10-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 81,923
Posted By birdt8608

I can't wait to try this! I'm curious about the...

I can't wait to try this! I'm curious about the ones with the screw heads on the outside. It seems like that would make for less rolling resistance and result in beefier studs that wouldn't wear...
09-13-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By birdt8608

Rickshaw/Pedicab Drivers

I've done a little searching on the subject, but have pretty much just come up with threads by people wanting to build one. I'm curious to hear from anyone who is actually making money driving a...
09-09-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By birdt8608

sorry...

sorry...
09-09-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By birdt8608

Wow... interesting. Thanks for the insight. I of...

Wow... interesting. Thanks for the insight. I of course meant to disrespect to those who ride without foot retention. Just curious.

No, I am no noob to the fine art of bicycle riding, but now I...
09-09-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By birdt8608

Platforms? Really? What gives?

There are several fixed gear rides around the campus where I go to school and I've recently noticed that many do not have any sort of "foot retention devices". I don't understand this. It seems...
10-13-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,353
Posted By birdt8608

Helmets!!

I'm not in the market for a new one or anything. I was just curious what kind of sweet headwear of the protective nature people are wearing in the fixed gear world nowadays. There are tons of...
10-12-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,050
Posted By birdt8608

Wow. I really like this.... A lot... and I do...

Wow. I really like this.... A lot... and I do need to upgrade from my crappy conversion... hummmm...

What do you guys think? Is it worth spending the money to get one of these over a Kilo of some...
05-16-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By birdt8608

Not to keep this thread alive any longer then...

Not to keep this thread alive any longer then need be, but what do you guys think about these shoes? They seem crazy cheap to me...
...
05-16-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By birdt8608

Thanks everyone! This gives me a LOT to go off...

Thanks everyone! This gives me a LOT to go off of.

Tom
05-13-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By birdt8608

I wasn't 100% sure if this was that best place to...

I wasn't 100% sure if this was that best place to post this...
05-13-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By birdt8608

A couple of simple clipless questions.

I'd like to get back into mountain biking and would like to start by putting some clipless peddles on my bike. Are the platforms on the Cankbrothers Candy line of peddles (or maybe even the smarties...
03-03-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By birdt8608

Ah but you see I talking about learning to ride...

Ah but you see I talking about learning to ride MORE gooder. Big difference!
03-03-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,480
Posted By birdt8608

I'm sure you don't want to hear this but...

I'm sure you don't want to hear this but seriously, What is wrong with carrying extra shoes with you? You could have an absolutely rockin' clipless setup and then throw on a super comfortable,...
03-03-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By birdt8608

^^^:roflmao2: Thanks guys! I can skid...

^^^:roflmao2:

Thanks guys!

I can skid pretty competently at moderate speeds, which (as was mentioned) is certainly easier then breaking the wheel free when going real slow, but it's when I'm...
03-03-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By birdt8608

How to ride more gooder

Iím new to the fixed gear scene, and was wondering if there are any sources available were I can get general instructional information about fixed gear riding technique. I mean, I can ride ok and...
02-28-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By birdt8608

I love this!!

I made myself a fixed gear conversion over my Christmas break, and had tons of fun learning to ride it for the short time I was home. When I headed back to school I shipped it to myself but the cold...
01-03-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,513
Posted By birdt8608

Whoa... you can even adjust fenders with it. I...

Whoa... you can even adjust fenders with it. I must have one.
12-26-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By birdt8608

That being said... I should just shut up and go...

That being said... I should just shut up and go put mine on. :rolleyes: ;)
12-26-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By birdt8608

I'm surprised the topic of fenders hasn't come up...

I'm surprised the topic of fenders hasn't come up (...or has it?). They help a lot in terms your bike showering itself in winter road muck.
12-26-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By birdt8608

Hummm... I have also been wondering about this....

Hummm... I have also been wondering about this. When I take my bike back to school with me this semester. It will have to live on a cold enclosed porch. For the reasons that have been mentioned, I...
12-22-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,195,053
Posted By birdt8608

Dude, Batman would so ride that frame...

Dude, Batman would so ride that frame...
12-22-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,195,053
Posted By birdt8608

Thanks! Yeah I agree, and yes it is a little...

Thanks!

Yeah I agree, and yes it is a little goofing riding with only one hood, but Iím actually still up in the air about the brake setup. My original plan was to have a freewheel on the other...
12-21-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,195,053
Posted By birdt8608

I like that a lot Tigerprawn. I just finished my...

I like that a lot Tigerprawn. I just finished my conversion. It's my first bike build of any sort not to mention my first fixed gear. It was a blast to work on and I've been having even more fun...
12-17-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,776
Posted By birdt8608

Wokou, are those Christmas lights on your seat...

Wokou, are those Christmas lights on your seat post? I love it!
12-15-08, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By birdt8608

Ha! There's no shame in that! I just drilled...

Ha! There's no shame in that!

I just drilled out the back of the fork, which worked wonderfully but, as was mentioned, it doesn't look like I'll have enough space to get at the front of the brake...
12-14-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By birdt8608

Great thanks. Doesn't sound like it will be a big...

Great thanks. Doesn't sound like it will be a big deal at all. I feel like I have Sheldon to thank for everything I know. How could I have missed that one?
12-14-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By birdt8608

Tektro Trouble

I just order an economy brake set from bikeisland (this is the one: http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=482) to put on an old steel frame Panasonic garage sale...
12-06-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By birdt8608

^^ I just ordered these. Can't wait!

^^ I just ordered these. Can't wait!
12-05-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By birdt8608

Wow... and here I was thinking this was some sort...

Wow... and here I was thinking this was some sort of big deal... :D

Thanks everyone.
12-04-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By birdt8608

Well great! That'll sure make it easy. :) Thanks....

Well great! That'll sure make it easy. :) Thanks.

One more question well I'm at it (sorry)... Why is it that those rims can't take tires bigger then 700x25? I was hoping to throw on some 28s for...
12-04-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By birdt8608

Thanks guys. On a quick side note, if I get...

Thanks guys.

On a quick side note, if I get these, I'm going to need to re-space the hub to fit my 126mm frame spacing. As I understand it that just simply means adding a 3mm spacer between the...
12-04-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By birdt8608

The mystery cog

This Mavic/formula wheelset from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse seems like the most bang for the buck as far as economy wheels for a conversion go....
12-03-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,755
Posted By birdt8608

I'm looking at getting a set of cpx22/formulas...

I'm looking at getting a set of cpx22/formulas for a conversion that I'm going to be working on, but the info given on the BWW site says that the biggest tires they'll take are 700x25. Why is this? I...
09-13-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By birdt8608

Wet Timbuk2. Is this common?

(I originally posted this on the commuter forum, but thought you guys seem to know your bags pretty well. Please disregard if I'm just being annoying!)

So I was out in some pretty heavy rain...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By birdt8608

Nah, it was actually almost empty for most of the...

Nah, it was actually almost empty for most of the trip. I was thinking that maybe being a little more loaded might have helped by making is less floppy and lose. I don't know.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By birdt8608

A wet Timbuk2. Common problem?

So I was out in some pretty heavy rain today and went I got back the inside of my Timbuk2 bag was a little wet. Now, I know that Timbuk2 bags arenít the best as far as messenger bags go, but still, I...
09-09-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By birdt8608

Glad you guys have my back on this one! ...

Glad you guys have my back on this one!

solbrothers, I've actually thought about that and have done a little looking on ebay (still not sure how serious I am about this). I've noticed a few real...
09-09-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By birdt8608

I'm sorry. I should have given more details. The...

I'm sorry. I should have given more details. The guy was just going to take off the old freewheel (6 speed) and put on a single. He said no re-dishing would be needed. The chainline would be a little...
09-09-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By birdt8608

I'm one of you!!

I never owned a car in high school or during my first few years of college when I was living at home. instead did a lot of bike commuting, but I would still always see this forum and think: "Man,...
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