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11-18-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By kfm

Despite my current user, I've been on here since...

Despite my current user, I've been on here since 2004, so I know what to expect.
You know what they say, 60% of the time it works, all the time.
11-18-10, 06:55 PM
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Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

Understandably. However, I was responding to...

Understandably.
However, I was responding to someone else who posted pics of by beloved bicycle.
11-18-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

I don't think you have any idea of what you are...

I don't think you have any idea of what you are talking about. You seem to be a bored dude looking for some drama on a bicycle forum. I'm glad you are proud of that. I just needed some info on a...
11-18-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

5,258 post & climbing huh? Do you spend your...

5,258 post & climbing huh? Do you spend your days & nights on this site? Who said anything about lugged? ...And yes, they are manufactured in Taiwan. I used the Bianchi Pista as an example...
11-18-10, 05:33 PM
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Posted By kfm

Thanks for the constructive criticism. Actually,...

Thanks for the constructive criticism. Actually, the seat just had yet to be adjusted. I think "jackass" is a little strong. As far as the Campy / NJS mix... I love it. I see "jackass" bikes...
11-18-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

I'm curious how they put Nitto to shame? I'm not...

I'm curious how they put Nitto to shame? I'm not saying they don't, but how does one come up with such an opinion? You seem to have a thing for Italian over Japanese steel / aluminum.
11-18-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

I guess I read it from the wrong angle.

I guess I read it from the wrong angle.
11-18-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

Is that so? If i'm not mistaken, you are...

Is that so?
If i'm not mistaken, you are saying that a hand made vintage steel De Rosa is no better than, let's say a Taiwanese assembly line Bianchi pista? Also that if i am after real quality I...
11-18-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

Thanks, very helpful. Maybe I'll find one made...

Thanks, very helpful. Maybe I'll find one made out of Youradip**** while i'm at it.

In the meantime, I don't believe you will be finding too many titanium De Rosa's for $1300.
11-18-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

De Rosa's usually sell for $$$. NOS = $$$$$. ...

De Rosa's usually sell for $$$. NOS = $$$$$. It's a beautiful frame regardless of personal implied value.
11-15-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

Ebay.

Ebay.
11-15-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

In the world of aluminum & steel competition...

In the world of aluminum & steel competition bicycle parts, prices are pretty similar whether NJS or not:

http://www.businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#bars
11-15-10, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

absurd.

absurd.
11-15-10, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

Or perhaps some people prefer classic simplicity...

Or perhaps some people prefer classic simplicity & elegance over technology?

I shouldn't have brought NJS up at all. I always forget the storm it brings with it.
11-15-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

I think the price has more to do with demand. ...

I think the price has more to do with demand. Personally I use Nitto parts because the are simple, elegant, & strong as hell. They are certainly not as robust as other manufactures, as yes, a lot...
11-15-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

It is pretty widely understood that NJS has very...

It is pretty widely understood that NJS has very strict standards. Though it doesn't directly correlate to quality, most frames, parts, etc. stamped with NJS are of very high quality. If a part...
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By kfm

What he means is that the rear triangle & fork...

What he means is that the rear triangle & fork were chromed, but supposedly the fork is original.
11-15-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

Nitto make some of the absolute highest quality...

Nitto make some of the absolute highest quality bars, stems & seat posts hands down. Even Campagnolo could not keep their NJS certification.
11-15-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By kfm

I recently had a nypd traffic cop direct traffic...

I recently had a nypd traffic cop direct traffic into me head on, even though I had a green light & was going about 20 mph. Intersection of Bowery, 3rd & 4th Ave. I was forced to hop a curb in...
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By kfm

Vintage De Rosa Pista

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?695313-Vintage-De-Rosa-Pista

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Can anyone verify that this is actually a De Rosa frameset? The rear triangle was rebuilt at the...
11-15-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By kfm

The mars bar is pretty cheap.

The mars bar is pretty cheap.
11-15-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,210
Posted By kfm

I use Velofex Pave. ----- Veloflx also make a...

I use Velofex Pave.
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Veloflx also make a Master & a Record tire in gumwall. They are racing tires.
11-15-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/11201ny/D...

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/11201ny/DeRosa/Screenshot2010-11-09at71908PM.png

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/11201ny/DeRosa/Screenshot2010-11-09at71720PM.png
11-15-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,645
Posted By kfm

Vintage De Rosa Pista

Can anyone verify that this is actually a De Rosa frameset? The rear triangle was rebuilt at the time of a re-paint. Decal set is from the 70's, the frame is supposedly from the 80's. No serial #....
09-06-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,212
Posted By kfm

Cute. Actually the thread was active again so i...

Cute. Actually the thread was active again so i threw in a few cents.
08-30-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,212
Posted By kfm

Most beautiful hubs ever. I've ridden then for...

Most beautiful hubs ever. I've ridden then for years without incident.
08-29-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,651
Posted By kfm

Sucks. I'm not sure about SF, but in NYC i...

Sucks.

I'm not sure about SF, but in NYC i try not to lock up to the same place all the time UNLESS it's crazy busy (not that that is much of a deterrent). Thieves see a bike in the same place...
08-15-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By kfm

How come?

How come?
08-15-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By kfm

Co2 or Mini Pump?

I recently bought a Lezyne Co2 cartridge thing. It is small, fast & gives me 130PSI. I just tried it out for the first time & it's a little tricky... I now have a frozen hand.

Anyway, I'm...
06-02-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By kfm

Can anyone recommend a good chromer?

Can anyone recommend a good chromer? I live in NYC and want to have a frame chromed.
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By kfm

Chromer

Can anyone recommend a good chromer? I live in NYC and want to have a frame chromed.
Thanks in advance.
04-04-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By kfm

wolf pack hustle

http://www.wolfpackhustle.com/events.php

NYC This summer?
03-15-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By kfm

Idiot huh? They are cr@p. I've owned a vintage...

Idiot huh? They are cr@p. I've owned a vintage Panasonic (stolen), as well as a new POS Panasonic. The new one felt like a Walmart version of the one I had, it was a huge disappointment. Paint...
03-14-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By kfm

I'm just curious about what this company is...

I'm just curious about what this company is really about. The frames look quality, though the selling push seems to be a bit of a hard sell. At a time where Kalavinka, Nagasawa, Makino, 3rensho,...
03-14-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By kfm

New Panasonic frames are cr@p.

New Panasonic frames are cr@p.
03-14-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By kfm

Kinfolk Bicycle Co.

http://www.wegotways.com/kinfolkbicycles/
Looks pretty nice. OR, is it just some opportunist bullsh*t?

From a distance, they look very well made.

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As per previous kinfolk thread:
1. ...
01-21-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

Why are you calling that bike old & crusty? ...

Why are you calling that bike old & crusty? Regardless it's a steel frame, having it repainted would make it last longer. A Joe Bell paint job will only increase it's value. Letting a frame rust...
01-16-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

Change is good. Send it over to Joe Bell, & give...

Change is good. Send it over to Joe Bell, & give it the respect it's due. Nice bike!
01-16-10, 07:25 PM
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Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

I like a bike that is ridden. I also like a bike...

I like a bike that is ridden. I also like a bike that is respected & loved, even if it's a beater.
01-16-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

You like a bike with patina? How exactly does...

You like a bike with patina? How exactly does that translate to a bicycle? I mean, patina is beautiful on many surfaces like wood, lacquer, even glass... but patina on a bike = oxidation, scratches...
01-14-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By kfm

"We've collected at this point 211 high-end road...

"We've collected at this point 211 high-end road and track hubs that had flange failures, all in an effort to differentiate fact from urban fiction. Obviously any results from them are conditioned by...
01-14-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 15,799
Posted By kfm

These hubs just made me throw up in my mouth.

These hubs just made me throw up in my mouth.
01-14-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 15,799
Posted By kfm

Mechanically Phil's are some of the best. ...

Mechanically Phil's are some of the best. Aesthetically they are a little clumsy. They remind me of Chris King headsets. I can't imagine there is a better American made hub out there, and they...
01-14-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By kfm

I'm not sure how this pertains to my questions. ...

I'm not sure how this pertains to my questions. This is probably the most accessed page on this matter. I'm asking about the actuality of it.
01-13-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By kfm

Campy C-Record high flange hubs

Many of us have read the extensive information on how (& why) these hubs fail. It seems that poor manufacturing quality ended the life of these gorgeous hubs.

Have any of you personally...
01-11-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,631
Posted By kfm

Personally I love gumwalls. I think they add a...

Personally I love gumwalls. I think they add a lot of warmth to a bicycle.
01-10-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,880,380
Posted By kfm

This is on Ebay right now

This is on Ebay right now
01-10-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By kfm

yup

yup
01-09-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,721
Posted By kfm

steel + water = oxidation. fork + cork = dry. ...

steel + water = oxidation.
fork + cork = dry.

(though it's obviously debatable)
01-09-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By kfm

Cool. Thanks everyone.

Cool.
Thanks everyone.
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