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01-12-10, 01:09 AM
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Posted By crashtheparty

I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called, but...

I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called, but the guy at my LBS described them as bolts with a pentagon shaped key (?). I think that's what he said. Is that what locking skewers are? But yes,...
01-11-10, 01:37 PM
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Posted By crashtheparty

thanks for the advice! =) right now I have a...

thanks for the advice! =) right now I have a kryptonite....something. I don't recall which one it is and it is in my dorm room at college.
01-11-10, 01:25 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By crashtheparty

haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get...

haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get the front and back wheels bolted and then just u-lock the back wheel and the frame with a cable going through the front wheel. That's what I did in...
01-11-10, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By crashtheparty

Thank you Craigslist! (2010 Sirrus!)

So apparently The Ellen Show gave away a bunch of coupons for the 2010 Specialized Sirrus. I had fallen head over heels for the 09 Sirrus, but it was just too far out of my price range (hey, I'm a...
08-01-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

thanks! i'll take it in next week hopefully.

thanks! i'll take it in next week hopefully.
07-30-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

In Valencia on the way to Magic Mountain. It's...

In Valencia on the way to Magic Mountain. It's not horribly steep or long, but it is too steep for me to get easily over it with any sort of speed at all. The only way to avoid it is to add about 3...
07-30-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

haha, thanks! it took forever to actually get the...

haha, thanks! it took forever to actually get the job (and now I'm only a month away from going back to school and having to quit!) but at least its something! and thanks for the tip...if tightening...
07-30-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Hey y'all, Thanks so much for your replies,...

Hey y'all,

Thanks so much for your replies, I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. (Dells are my favorite computers ever, they do a lovely job of completely crashing and taking all your...
07-12-09, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

In case you missed the update at the top of the...

In case you missed the update at the top of the first post, I'm going through some tough financial times currently (as I'm sure lots of other people are) and it turns out I may have to sell my bike....
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By crashtheparty

Los Angeles, London, Dublin

Los Angeles, London, Dublin
06-02-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Ok, that makes alot of sense. Thanks! ...

Ok, that makes alot of sense. Thanks!



Haha, my quads feel fine. I managed about 11 miles on the bike yesterday (1 of those miles downhill), but I've played soccer my whole life, plus some...
06-02-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Good luck with your build! And I just wanted to...

Good luck with your build! And I just wanted to say I loved the last bit of what you wrote, I can't remember the last time I heard someone use the word 'eviscerate'.
06-02-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Nevermind, I just read sheldon's page on fixed...

Nevermind, I just read sheldon's page on fixed gears and I am officially enlightened on the subject. I feel quite proud of myself for making it the 2 miles uphill to school yesterday!
06-02-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Spot on dsh, it is 52/15. I don't even know what...

Spot on dsh, it is 52/15. I don't even know what that means for me, but I suppose it's good to know!
06-02-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Thanks! How do I find out what gear ratio it is?

Thanks! How do I find out what gear ratio it is?
06-02-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

Thanks y'all! I train for work this weekend and...

Thanks y'all! I train for work this weekend and hopefully start up on Monday, so once I get my first paycheck I'm heading straight to the LBS and changing out the saddle (it's bloody awful!...
06-02-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

I wish I were more knowledgeable on bikes to post...

I wish I were more knowledgeable on bikes to post all the info, but this is what I can figure out:

Frame: Focus SS-100(Made in Japan, with a sticker that says sold at Wheels Unlimited, which...
06-02-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By crashtheparty

First day Fixed!

UPDATE:So I'm going through some tough financial times currently (as I'm sure lots of other people are) and it turns out I may have to sell my bike. How much do you guys think I could get for it if I...
05-25-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By crashtheparty

Is this bike worth it?

Hello!

I'm looking around for a bike to commute on, not too far, about 15-20 mile round trip daily. I found this bike on craigslist, and I wanted to see if any of you have any advice on whether...
05-25-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,991
Posted By crashtheparty

I lock my bike with a U-lock through the frame...

I lock my bike with a U-lock through the frame (sometimes the back wheel too) and a cable that goes through the front wheel and is connected with the U-lock. Nothing on the bike is quick release....
05-04-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By crashtheparty

Thanks so much for the info Torrilin! I'm...

Thanks so much for the info Torrilin! I'm actually living with my parents for the summer, once school starts in the fall I'll be living on campus so getting to class won't even require a bike, lol....
05-04-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By crashtheparty

I actually live in Castaic (just outside of...

I actually live in Castaic (just outside of Valencia) and go to school near Pasadena. My job will be within easy biking range, so it won't be a problem to get there and back, and my summer classes...
05-03-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By crashtheparty

Car Free for 3 1/2 months in London, preparing to give it a try in LA...tips?

I went abroad for a semester to London and bought a second hand bike upon arrival (which I am currently having difficulty selling...anyone want to buy a bike in central London?) and have remained car...
06-30-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By crashtheparty

Thanks for all the tips everyone!! I'll...

Thanks for all the tips everyone!! I'll definitely use some of those this week.
Garfield Cat: Although the morning isn't bad (I leave around 7:15 am for class at 8 am), I can't change the afternoon...
06-23-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,697
Posted By crashtheparty

I stayed on the sidewalk going down that same...

I stayed on the sidewalk going down that same street for another 10 minutes or so, so that wasn't it. However, I will keep that in mind as a possibility in the future. :thumb:
06-22-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By crashtheparty

Oh, and just to clarify, I'm talking about using...

Oh, and just to clarify, I'm talking about using my bike to commute, so I don't have a choice in terms of time I bike or where I bike. But thanks for the tips TJ! I'll be sure to follow them on days...
06-22-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By crashtheparty

How to handle the heat?

Hey y'all,

I live in the Santa Clarita Valley, and we are already having days up to 107 degrees! If it's anything like the past two years we will break 110 on a regular basis. I am struggling to...
06-22-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,697
Posted By crashtheparty

On the topic of cops, I was riding down a street...

On the topic of cops, I was riding down a street in LA on the right side of a wide right lane (out of flow of traffic but not too close to parked cars), and a cop in a car pulled up real close to me,...
03-21-08, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By crashtheparty

Sorry it's taken me so long to post the pictures,...

Sorry it's taken me so long to post the pictures, school has been crazy this week. I had to take my pictures at night so they aren't the best, but here they are:
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03-19-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By crashtheparty

Sure, I'll post some pictures as soon as I get...

Sure, I'll post some pictures as soon as I get back from class!
03-19-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By crashtheparty

Thanks so much for the website markhr! RonH,...

Thanks so much for the website markhr!
RonH, the only writing on the whole bike is Shimano on the top tube (assuming top tube is the horizantal bar).
03-19-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By crashtheparty

Screaming brakes...

I bought a used bike from a local bike shop today, and the owner didn't know for sure what kind of bike it is, but he said he thought it was a Fisher. I don't know if that's any good, but I took his...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-08, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By crashtheparty

Hey y'all!

Hey everyone,
I rode my bike almost religiously as a kid, but before high school we moved to a really hilly area, so I stopped riding then. Now I'm in my second year in college and after having my...
03-18-08, 03:50 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,384
Posted By crashtheparty

I'm still in college, but I would love to be car...

I'm still in college, but I would love to be car free. Unfortunately for my career I will never be able to do that, I'm going into the acting business and when you get a call and a director wants you...
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