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05-24-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 202
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Posted By powerband

I've been off the grid. Thanks for everyone's...

I've been off the grid. Thanks for everyone's good wishes.

Velocity is graduating high school this year, a beautiful and healthy young woman. She's been riding the Jones with her friends, to study...
12-03-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,220
Posted By powerband

Bump.

Bump.
11-27-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,220
Posted By powerband

That Sprint is gorgeous. I loved my 08 Madison...

That Sprint is gorgeous. I loved my 08 Madison and miss it. I'm just curious what readers think about the stamped dropouts. (I have no opinion on this, as my 08 Madison had stamped drop-outs, too,...
11-20-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,137
Posted By powerband

Great looking bike. Enjoy the ride!

Great looking bike. Enjoy the ride!
11-16-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,807
Posted By powerband

Try intermittent fasting on Monday.

Try intermittent fasting on Monday.
11-14-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By powerband

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/javapunch/...

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/javapunch/heptathlete/red-pill.jpg
11-05-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By powerband

The chainlines for my various fixed gear bikes...

The chainlines for my various fixed gear bikes have never been perfect, most with noisy riding. For years I ride on the same chains and never threw even one. I keep them lubed regularly, and that...
10-28-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 416,889
Posted By powerband

Some of this shiit is ridiculous.

Some of this shiit is ridiculous.
10-27-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By powerband

LOL. I go hard for up to just 3-mile sprints....

LOL. I go hard for up to just 3-mile sprints. I've done centuries on fixed and free, but you just can't go all that hard for 50 miles. It's the power law of human performance...
10-27-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,671
Posted By powerband

Fess up. Who clicked every single link above?

Fess up. Who clicked every single link above?
10-27-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By powerband

I know it's an old thread and the OP is probably...

I know it's an old thread and the OP is probably commuting in his BMW 7 Series with built-in massage leather seats with lumbar heat control. But commuting on a fixed gear 25 miles to work and then...
10-23-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Good question! I installed half-clips. They don't...

Good question! I installed half-clips. They don't accommodate straps -- they're for casual riding, which is how I'm riding the OS.
10-23-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Yep, I replaced the seat binder, the rear cog (to...

Yep, I replaced the seat binder, the rear cog (to 18t), the lockring, and the pedals. All parts had been double-checked. Thanks for the headsup.
10-22-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Because it's a beater on which I'll ride casually...

Because it's a beater on which I'll ride casually around town. I'm not skidding, nor sprinting.
10-21-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By powerband

Air Supply shirt. Lime green Aerospoke. ...

Air Supply shirt. Lime green Aerospoke.

How's the bunion?
10-21-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By powerband

Hey, I remember you! How's the bunion?

Hey, I remember you! How's the bunion?
10-21-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Additionally, I rode the Kilo OS through Santa...

Additionally, I rode the Kilo OS through Santa Cruz this past weekend -- a place that's somewhat bike culture. I received well over a couple dozens of compliments from random people, cyclists and...
10-21-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

I think some people dislike it, but some people...

I think some people dislike it, but some people also like it.

It is what it is. I like it.
10-21-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Crap, anyone seeing the pics? Let me know and...

Crap, anyone seeing the pics?
Let me know and I'll see if I can fix it.
Damn PhotoBucket!
10-21-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

I love the handlebar. It gives the bike...

I love the handlebar. It gives the bike character... along with the completely non-functional double top-tube. Yes, the double top-tube is all form and no function, and is one of the defining...
10-21-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By powerband

Kilo OS - Quick Review and Pictures

I wanted a beater, so I decided on the Kilo OS.

Mike from Bikes Direct said the Kilo OS is just for fun. Whether that's marketing or not, it doesn't matter because that's how I look at the Kilo...
10-19-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,936,737
Posted By powerband

Brass ballsss.

Brass ballsss.
10-18-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By powerband

You must be one of them sissy personal trainers...

You must be one of them sissy personal trainers who think they know how the body works. Do us a favor and go balance on a stability ball like a seal so that you can condition your muscle and knee for...
10-17-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By powerband

Badass mix. I just pulled a muscle.

Badass mix. I just pulled a muscle.
10-15-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,212
Posted By powerband

Oh. Have you thought about a pedicure?

Oh. Have you thought about a pedicure?
10-14-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,079
Posted By powerband

What a great bike stand!

What a great bike stand!
10-13-10, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By powerband

has anyone seen my picnic table cloth?

has anyone seen my picnic table cloth?
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By powerband

The article that the photo accompanied stated...

The article that the photo accompanied stated that the author (the rider in the first photo) and his colleague (guy on the front rack) were "testing" the front rack on their test bike, the Globe Live...
05-19-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By powerband

Sounds like a fun ride, and I would love to join...

Sounds like a fun ride, and I would love to join you. But I will be out of town on this weekend. Enjoy the weather!
05-17-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,778
Posted By powerband

Assuming the bike is ridable--you can't buy steel...

Assuming the bike is ridable--you can't buy steel like that for $30, conversion or not.
05-06-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,210
Posted By powerband

One Brake, Two Brakes, No Brakes--How Many Brakes to Brake a Fixed-gear Bike?

Please don't bash each other. Share how many brakes you use, if any. No need to explain (unless you feel compelled to). :thumb: Just want to see the numbers.
02-27-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By powerband

I like concept projects, as they represent the...

I like concept projects, as they represent the next step in ideas that advance the world. Obviously this bike is not the final product, but without such effort in history, we'd still be pushing...
02-16-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By powerband

The axis of the bolt is well behind the edge of...

The axis of the bolt is well behind the edge of the dropout, and if you sufficiently tightened the bolts down, then all the braking and skidding you do won't dislodge the wheel. Take the kind of...
02-15-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By powerband

On a fixed gear, it's on the way back that will...

On a fixed gear, it's on the way back that will be challenging.
02-14-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By powerband

Rental track bikes last year was $5. Some people...

Rental track bikes last year was $5. Some people bring their own, but most rent them. The convenience is worth the cheap price.
02-13-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By powerband

in the beginning session, you can bring any gear...

in the beginning session, you can bring any gear ratio, as long as your bike is fixed without brakes. Or you can rent one of their track bikes; they're typically Pistas.
02-13-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By powerband

Depends on what group you're riding with -...

Depends on what group you're riding with - beginners to advance. I've seen people come in with various ratios, but the serious guys typically bring in 52 X 14 or there about. I've brought in 49 X...
02-11-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,447
Posted By powerband

I can't stop laughing at this one.

I can't stop laughing at this one.
02-10-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,444
Posted By powerband

Cool. The Schwinn can be abused, too. It's a...

Cool. The Schwinn can be abused, too. It's a tough bike.
02-10-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,444
Posted By powerband

Which did you decide on?

Which did you decide on?
02-10-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Yes, the paint looks much better in person, and...

Yes, the paint looks much better in person, and does not appear so sparkly as it does in the pictures. Something about metallic specks and photos. Imagine the paint quality on a German car --...
02-09-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 52,063
Posted By powerband

It's been a little over 3 months since Velocity's...

It's been a little over 3 months since Velocity's last chemo treatment and she has been in remission. Her monthly tests have shown clean, but her health shall be volatile for a few years. She has...
02-09-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Absolutely correct. The stem on the bike is a...

Absolutely correct. The stem on the bike is a 130 ITM, which is a slightly longer reach than I would want for a city bike, so a crescent-shaped handlebar was perfect to accomodate the stem length...
02-09-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

I wish I knew what brand makes those bars, but I...

I wish I knew what brand makes those bars, but I had them sitting for years in my garage and simply polished them before the build. They fit perfectly, with a good reach. I can grip my hands...
02-09-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

She and I agree that the Atrocity Jones is much...

She and I agree that the Atrocity Jones is much nicer. ;)
02-08-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,444
Posted By powerband

Between the two options, I like the Madison. On...

Between the two options, I like the Madison. On a high-tech carbon road bike, a sloping top tube is OK, but on a fixed gear/single speed, a sloping top tube for some reason doesn't talk to me.

I...
02-08-09, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Thank you for asking, Badbalance. I am glad that...

Thank you for asking, Badbalance. I am glad that you remember this bike was ultimately built because of the wonderful work on a different, salvaged frame by an amazing young lady, Velocity.
...
02-08-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Believe it or not, the zip ties are not bad...

Believe it or not, the zip ties are not bad looking on this bike, because they aid in the utilitarian but clean look. However, I did order a set of steel cable clips from...
02-08-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Thanks, gkelley. I mulled over the pedal choice...

Thanks, gkelley. I mulled over the pedal choice for a few days, but in the end I decided to go with the Look pedals because 1) I have a pair of very well-worn-in Sidi shoes that are comfortable and...
02-08-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By powerband

Thanks, solbrothers. I chose a forward-facing...

Thanks, solbrothers. I chose a forward-facing dropout because I plan to install fenders and this would allow easy removal of the rear wheel without taking off the fender.
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