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03-05-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,510
Posted By redcurrycelt

Between the lack of brakes and the alcohol...

Between the lack of brakes and the alcohol dispensory unit, this bike is gonna hurt some fools.
02-23-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,569
Posted By redcurrycelt

It's going to be my bar/grocery...

It's going to be my bar/grocery getter/tricks/commuter/bangaround/lockitup without worry bike, but with better fit than my current conversion. Finally I'll have a bike with mofo track ends. ;)
...
02-20-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 12,733
Posted By redcurrycelt

I'm lucky in that most of my friends don't smoke....

I'm lucky in that most of my friends don't smoke. Then again, one of my closest friends and designated "party partner" does smoke and is always saying "hey, come out and have one with me", which is...
02-14-07, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

Perfect. I waded for a while in these 45 pages...

Perfect. I waded for a while in these 45 pages and got lost, just needed a clarification.
02-14-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

Is there a comprehensive page with all of the...

Is there a comprehensive page with all of the data on the bike? I've read IRO's sheet on it but I still have three questions:


1) Are the decals going to be above the clearcoat, or below!

2)...
01-25-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

I would just call or email IRO and let 'em know. ...

I would just call or email IRO and let 'em know. There's plenty of time left for tweaks to orders ;)
01-23-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

Yeah, let's get this show on the road! ...

Yeah, let's get this show on the road!

(says the new depositor)
01-23-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

Where are folks seeing the logo design? I can't...

Where are folks seeing the logo design? I can't find a link to it so far.
01-22-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,551
Posted By redcurrycelt

Yeah- I'm not sure why those are still included...

Yeah- I'm not sure why those are still included in modern kits. You won't be seeing a dunlop valve these days (unless you're buying an old old bike)
01-22-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,478
Posted By redcurrycelt

Awesome! I just put in my deposit. I'm down for...

Awesome! I just put in my deposit. I'm down for a flat black, 59cm, threadless beast!

The 3 months lead time ought to allow me to get a decent build kit together by then, too.
09-21-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By redcurrycelt

Not sure I need to see a movie on messengers at...

Not sure I need to see a movie on messengers at all.. Just an 8.5x11" sheet of paper saying, "Tats, Tracks, Flats and Blatz", with a picture of Kevin Bacon pretty much sums it up..

(oh, and a...
09-01-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By redcurrycelt

Curved seat tubes are back, apparently! ;) ...

Curved seat tubes are back, apparently! ;)

Yay
09-01-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By redcurrycelt

On-One Midge or Mary bars would shred on that...

On-One Midge or Mary bars would shred on that thing- that and get some 'cross levers so you can brake while riding on the tops- road levers are a big pain offroad, especially in an emergency.
...
08-30-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By redcurrycelt

Hmmmm... Why would you want to age tubulars? ...

Hmmmm... Why would you want to age tubulars? Rubber gets funky over time.

Maybe the old cat had some super fungus in his basement that added speedium to the tires.. Gotta ask H.P. Lovecraft on...
08-30-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By redcurrycelt

Mainly it's the solidity (or not) of the cog-hub...

Mainly it's the solidity (or not) of the cog-hub interface. Crap stamped cogs have a threaded area too short to provide enough strength. Reduce the surface area where load is, and zip go the...
08-30-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,859
Posted By redcurrycelt

Love love love the brookses.. Somehow my B17...

Love love love the brookses.. Somehow my B17 special green saddle (a few months of riding old) is more comfy than my year+ old black B17 standard. Both are awesome, though. They give you feedback...
08-30-06, 01:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,193
Posted By redcurrycelt

Clips: Bien: * You can wear pretty...

Clips:

Bien:

* You can wear pretty shoes and not clicky-clack around

* Track pedals with double straps are blingy

Mal:
08-29-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By redcurrycelt

Some chains (especially "bushingless" chains)...

Some chains (especially "bushingless" chains) have pins that are "mushroomed" or widened at the ends to help with pin retention. With these chains, it's *critical* to use the masterlink, because...
08-29-06, 01:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,511
Posted By redcurrycelt

Sheesh, people have a pretty low tolerance to...

Sheesh, people have a pretty low tolerance to skeez here! I'll admit SF has its seriously sketchy parts, but they're primarily sketchy if you are sketchy. Do you deal bunk drugs, owe drug dealers...
08-27-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 26,347
Posted By redcurrycelt

Plastic big wheel Awesome red tricycle ...

Plastic big wheel
Awesome red tricycle
Brick-heavy old blue BMX with plastic mag wheels, indestructable
Bridgestone CB-O proto-hybrid thing, stolen from school while in class
Haro MTB with funky...
08-22-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,940
Posted By redcurrycelt

Well, internets definitely have overhead, but...

Well, internets definitely have overhead, but they have far less than brick-and-mortar shops do. A savvy shop that expects to charge more than the big online houses these days will need specialize...
08-15-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,093
Posted By redcurrycelt

You can do it! If you smoke, the turr'rists win,...

You can do it! If you smoke, the turr'rists win, SB!

you don't want that **** on your concience, no sir..
08-13-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,244
Posted By redcurrycelt

Yamaguchi gets the SF treatment: ...

Yamaguchi gets the SF treatment:

http://djorigami.com/ljpics/yama1.jpg
http://djorigami.com/ljpics/yama2.jpg

****ing love this bike- it absolutely flies. The substandard parts can't compete...
08-11-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By redcurrycelt

I got royally hassled for biking vehicularly in...

I got royally hassled for biking vehicularly in Daly City, CA (a suburb of San Francisco). I had merged left to turn left and he pulled up next to me, demanded that I "pull over to the right" even...
08-04-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,617
Posted By redcurrycelt

I wonder if a really motivated thief could get...

I wonder if a really motivated thief could get through one of those u-section signposts with tinsnips...

Actually, a Dremel would probably the natural choice.

Scary **** guys! This is why I...
08-03-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By redcurrycelt

Where would the hoods sprout from, the curved...

Where would the hoods sprout from, the curved shoulders of the track drops? Hrmmm... I guess with some judicious fillet brazing you could maybe make that happen, but bars are a nasty place to try...
07-25-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By redcurrycelt

Gotta have some suicide levers if you're rocking...

Gotta have some suicide levers if you're rocking those bars ;)

But seriously, I see them on old 12-speeds here and there around town. They look mad comfy.
07-25-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By redcurrycelt

Why are all of On-One bikes given such ********...

Why are all of On-One bikes given such ******** names? I absolutely love the seatstays on the Inbred, but I refuse to ride a bike called an Inbred.

Is it because MTBers are goofier than trackies?
07-25-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By redcurrycelt

My GF is a Sparks fan because Sparks seems to...

My GF is a Sparks fan because Sparks seems to have more waking power than Red Bull/Rockstar, and Sparks costs $1.50, whereas the other bevs cost $2-2.50.

Plus Sparks gets you hyphy.

It does...
07-25-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,533
Posted By redcurrycelt

The funniest thing is that the welds on that bike...

The funniest thing is that the welds on that bike look better than those on the Leader/Fetish/whatever track frames that litter Ebay all the time.
07-24-06, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,976
Posted By redcurrycelt

That bike can't be a fixed gear..... ...

That bike can't be a fixed gear.....






....it's got a BRAKE!

;)
07-21-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,393
Posted By redcurrycelt

So I love these regional fixie boards, they are...

So I love these regional fixie boards, they are the toast (without which the jam would be largely pointless), but wouldn't it be cool if we had a BIG board where everybody from around the world could...
07-21-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,393
Posted By redcurrycelt

Oh ****, SFFGF is blowing up- guess I'll redirect...

Oh ****, SFFGF is blowing up- guess I'll redirect my browser there from now on.. good on ya, 128!
07-21-06, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,393
Posted By redcurrycelt

Yeah, blah.. I guess it's just a case of, only...

Yeah, blah.. I guess it's just a case of, only so much for true heads to talk about about bikes with just a few parts on them! ;)

Just seems like we've been flooded the same exact newbie...
07-20-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By redcurrycelt

This is an overreaction. This policy is known in...

This is an overreaction. This policy is known in most retail industries as MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) and is widely used. The use of MAP is an attempt to avoid a number of types of...
07-19-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,794
Posted By redcurrycelt

Weird, that bike is like the trackie twin of my...

Weird, that bike is like the trackie twin of my roadie:

http://feedingfashionistas.com/blog_images/Misc/ciocc1.jpg

http://feedingfashionistas.com/blog_images/Misc/ciocc2.jpg

...and in my...
07-18-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By redcurrycelt

Wait up now, the site still has ordering info for...

Wait up now, the site still has ordering info for bikes- I thought MC was totally over that?
07-14-06, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,834
Posted By redcurrycelt

Looks like it might stay there! :) Sweet frame,...

Looks like it might stay there! :) Sweet frame, mon. I love the color scheme.
07-12-06, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By redcurrycelt

Are you a golfer? Sounds like a lot of fun, to...

Are you a golfer? Sounds like a lot of fun, to me. Reminds me of back when my pals and I would ride towel-covered ice blocks down hills at the local course.
07-10-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By redcurrycelt

Every time you rotafix a hub, god kills an...

Every time you rotafix a hub, god kills an italian track racer.
07-09-06, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By redcurrycelt

I have a couple of B17s and they were both a...

I have a couple of B17s and they were both a small revelation in comfort from the get-go, when I sit on them right (sit bones on raised rear portion). Breaking in has been slow going for me as my...
07-09-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By redcurrycelt

Oy, it's not like 2mm is going to be a feelable...

Oy, it's not like 2mm is going to be a feelable offset.. When people talk about "bad chainline", they're talking 5mm, 10mm, stuff like that.

I wouldn't really worry about it. If you are worried...
07-05-06, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By redcurrycelt

Unless the housemate got the bikes in the...

Unless the housemate got the bikes in the divorce.. Oooh, that'd be rough..
07-05-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,222
Posted By redcurrycelt

The only rub on those steel rims (besides their...

The only rub on those steel rims (besides their prodigious weight) is that they lose most of their brake friction in the rain. I had some on my old SS beater that, when wet, I could basically...
07-05-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 576
Posted By redcurrycelt

Wow, you guys are making me feel like a maroon.. ...

Wow, you guys are making me feel like a maroon.. I couldn't afford that setup for myself, let alone the girl! She wants a geared bike anyway- I'm on the hunt for something nice, comfortable, classy...
07-05-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By redcurrycelt

Jesus ****-balls, those are some spendy helmets.....

Jesus ****-balls, those are some spendy helmets.. For sleeky goodness I dig my Limar lots- it's about to recieve a nice flat black sprayjob to cover up the nasty roadie colors. Nice design...
06-27-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By redcurrycelt

It'll sure look cool, though it'll probably add a...

It'll sure look cool, though it'll probably add a few ounces of weight to the frame. It will probably have a soft, matte-ish sheen to it.
06-25-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 401
Posted By redcurrycelt

WTF!?!?!?! Jesus christ, I take my bikes on...

WTF!?!?!?!

Jesus christ, I take my bikes on the BART escalators all the time. I had no idea I was flirting with a cop beatdown for it.... Makes one wanna tape a shiv under the top tube or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,398
Posted By redcurrycelt

Remove shifters, derailleurs, brakes, levers,...

Remove shifters, derailleurs, brakes, levers, cassette, water bottle cages, etc. ;) Instant, very cheap weeniedom.

My fixed gear weighs 15lbs and cost $600 to build.. I can't ride it everywhere...
06-07-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,710
Posted By redcurrycelt

People- these pictures were of cyclists getting...

People- these pictures were of cyclists getting ready to throw cars off the road. C'mon, I thought everybody knew that.

As for manning up, I've done this- it was a combine, too (totally threw me...
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