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Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,376
Posted By straightballin

i'm in, I need a new frame. And yes, im assuming...

i'm in, I need a new frame. And yes, im assuming the price will be lowered in relation to the number of people that sign up.
12-25-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,096
Posted By straightballin

Have:Re.Load Custom Civilian model, with all...

Have:Re.Load Custom Civilian model, with all available upgrades and custom flap art. It cost me over 300$, but I realized it's alot more than I need.

Want:Let me know what you have.
12-03-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By straightballin

Kilo TT is the exact same frame, just rebranded.

Kilo TT is the exact same frame, just rebranded.
12-03-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By straightballin

I actually ride with one right now, it's a pretty...

I actually ride with one right now, it's a pretty sweet bike.I would recommend changing the stock wheelset, and the bars. It also comes with alot of extra steerer so cut that down as well. It's a...
10-15-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By straightballin

if you're converting to fixed, just swap the...

if you're converting to fixed, just swap the wheelset to something with a fixed rear hub, and sell off the geared parts.
10-13-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By straightballin

the component list is pretty decent, i'd try...

the component list is pretty decent, i'd try offering less than 175$ though; just to see if you can get it for even cheaper
10-02-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,096
Posted By straightballin

Have:super nice set of suntour superbe pro...

Have:super nice set of suntour superbe pro hubs(freewheel threaded), Ultegra STI levers, Mavic open pro laced to an ultegra hub, campy record front hub, and suntour cyclone front and rear...
09-29-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By straightballin

4.

4.
09-23-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By straightballin

if you can afford it, go with the look.that...

if you can afford it, go with the look.that masi's nice, but definately not worth 650 for just the frameset.
09-21-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By straightballin

wow, i've never seen steel fail like that, the...

wow, i've never seen steel fail like that, the break looks so clean.
09-21-07, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By straightballin

that looks less like a failure, and more like...

that looks less like a failure, and more like someone sawed straight through it.
09-19-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,096
Posted By straightballin

Have:almost new set of Suntour Superbe Pro hubs,...

Have:almost new set of Suntour Superbe Pro hubs, threaded for freehwheel.Front and rear Suntour Cyclone Dérailleurs.(I know,wrong forum,I just figured i'd put it up here too)

Want: Nice parts for...
09-18-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 405,622
Posted By straightballin

Have:Almost new set of Suntour Superbe Pro hubs,...

Have:Almost new set of Suntour Superbe Pro hubs, super super smooth. Front and rear Suntour Cyclone Dérailleurs.Threaded for freewheel.

Want: Stuff for my new build, nice parts, a frame, etc....
09-12-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

thanks for pointing it out,didn't wanna seem like...

thanks for pointing it out,didn't wanna seem like an ******* and correct him. I'm running double sided SPD's now though, shimano M-540's. like em better than the generic.
09-12-07, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

yeah I used the scale method, how innacurate is...

yeah I used the scale method, how innacurate is that? 17 pounds didn't seem odd, I can lift the bike over my head with one hand, with hardly much effort.
09-12-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

hahaha i'll line those up. they're 170mm Sugino...

hahaha i'll line those up. they're 170mm Sugino RT with a 42t chainring
09-11-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

did you ever consider the size of the frame,or...

did you ever consider the size of the frame,or the TYPE of steel used to make it? don't be so quick to assume
09-11-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

I think you're one of the few :p

I think you're one of the few :p
09-10-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

well i'm not building for looks, I built this...

well i'm not building for looks, I built this baby to ride, but if I can make it look good without really having to go out of my way, why not right?
09-09-07, 01:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

yeah I get what you're saying, which is why i'm...

yeah I get what you're saying, which is why i'm taking it off, it looks much cleaner without it anyway; I just don't have any other way of carrying water until I get my new bag
09-08-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

that's what I was thinking, I thought it was like...

that's what I was thinking, I thought it was like a fixie faux pas or something, I figured might as well take it off, I can save like 5g in weight :D
09-08-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

I think i'm gonna run a cross lever when I...

I think i'm gonna run a cross lever when I install the bullhorns,with 105 or similar front brake. I DO definitely need toe clips. I'm gonna remove the bottle cage when I get my new bag. I'll remove...
09-08-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By straightballin

Built up my fixed gear!

New to riding fixed, but i'm loving it. weighs in at a whopping 17 pounds, Lotus frame made of Champion steel, Velocity Deep V's,Dura-ace cog and lockring,Nitto World Olympiade bars, generic...
09-05-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By straightballin

I don't think so. why not just pick up some new...

I don't think so. why not just pick up some new ones? a friend of mine just got some Dura-Ace bar ends for around 50 bucks; so they're pretty reasonably priced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,798
Posted By straightballin

definitely. unless you're a cat 1 racer, you...

definitely. unless you're a cat 1 racer, you don't NEED dura-ace. I guess if you want it go for it. IMO ultegra is up there quality wise with dura-ace, dura-ace just saves weight, and has hotter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,798
Posted By straightballin

Edit:accidentally double posted, see below

Edit:accidentally double posted, see below
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By straightballin

Bike forums tube group buy! :p

Bike forums tube group buy!
:p
09-02-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 405,622
Posted By straightballin

UPDATE Have:Ultegra STI levers(gone), like new...

UPDATE
Have:Ultegra STI levers(gone), like new Profile Aero Bars(gone), used Selle Italia Flite saddle(gone), 8-9 spd. shimano bar end shifters(gone), 105 shift levers(not STI), 2 new hyperglide...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By straightballin

you could always just get clamp on downtube...

you could always just get clamp on downtube shifters, no need for braze on's, bosses etc.
09-01-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By straightballin

i'd say the 80$ is definitely worth it. you get...

i'd say the 80$ is definitely worth it. you get the piece of mind knowing your wheels were built by hand, everything is properly tensioned etc. you're supporting your LBS, and who knows, maybe...
09-01-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By straightballin

that thing is so fast it doesn't even need pedals!

that thing is so fast it doesn't even need pedals!
09-01-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,846
Posted By straightballin

x2, that thing is gorgeous.

x2, that thing is gorgeous.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,996
Posted By straightballin

panniers and rack for sure. I commute to school 9...

panniers and rack for sure. I commute to school 9 miles each way, and the rack and panniers are definitely very helpful. if you wanna go that route, i've got a rack and a couple panniers I can let go...
08-28-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By straightballin

if its a cassette there shouldn't be problem, as...

if its a cassette there shouldn't be problem, as the spacing should be 130mm. but if its a freewheel, its most likely 126mm spacing, since it's steel, it should be relatively easy. its only 2mm each...
08-28-07, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By straightballin

are you sure it has a cassette and not a...

are you sure it has a cassette and not a freewheel?
08-25-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 405,622
Posted By straightballin

Have: Ultegra STI levers, like new Profile Aero...

Have: Ultegra STI levers, like new Profile Aero Bars, used Selle Italia Flite saddle, 8-9 spd. shimano bar end shifters, 105 shift levers(not STI), 2 new hyperglide cassettes, one 7 spd, one 8spd,...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,511
Posted By straightballin

did anyone notice the geometry? the chain and...

did anyone notice the geometry? the chain and seat stays are above the bottom bracket.
08-19-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 873
Posted By straightballin

I had this happen to me as well, I replaced the...

I had this happen to me as well, I replaced the freewheel, and the problem was gone.
08-17-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By straightballin

X2 cars don't own the road,you have just as...

X2
cars don't own the road,you have just as much right as they do to be there
08-04-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By straightballin

this was on TV earlier today, couldn't help but...

this was on TV earlier today, couldn't help but laugh at that crazy messenger. " I Carry these bolt cutters to repair my bike" definitely puts things into perspective though; like they say, locks...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By straightballin

looks nice, how much did the total build cost you?

looks nice, how much did the total build cost you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By straightballin

i've had that happen with some performance tires,...

i've had that happen with some performance tires, definitely damaged casing. try and get a refund
08-02-07, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By straightballin

just like everyone else, I'm really liking that...

just like everyone else, I'm really liking that Brooks. how'd you modify it like that?
08-02-07, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By straightballin

you should also try messing with the brake...

you should also try messing with the brake itself, maybe the spring has too much or too little tension? I was having a similar problem, until I adjusted the tension.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By straightballin

I had almost the exact same thing happen, I was...

I had almost the exact same thing happen, I was going about 22 MPH, turned around to look for my riding parter, hit something in the path that made my bars swerve horizontally to the left; I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By straightballin

when you move further East, you should ride from...

when you move further East, you should ride from Kolb down to 22nd, then head further East towards Old Spanish trail, take it down to Saguaro National Park and ride the loop there. it's a nice ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By straightballin

I've heard tires can lose 10-20% of air per day;a...

I've heard tires can lose 10-20% of air per day;a well inflated tire protects against pinch flats.it's alot easier to top up daily than it is to replace a tube.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By straightballin

ever try Viagra? :D I wonder how practical...

ever try Viagra? :D
I wonder how practical those fenders would really be,seem to good looking to be used.
07-26-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,900
Posted By straightballin

the chain just flipped on itself a few times,...

the chain just flipped on itself a few times, follow the tangles through, and just flip the chain over. The chain is circular, so it can't be knotted, if it got there, you can reverse it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By straightballin

what part of Tucson do you live in?

what part of Tucson do you live in?
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