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06-08-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By nerdbot5000

You want to grease pretty much everything that is...

You want to grease pretty much everything that is ajoining, except the spindles of the BB: all threads (especially cog+lockring), seatpost, etc...
05-05-09, 03:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,158
Posted By nerdbot5000

It's incredibly easy to use a water bottle mount...

It's incredibly easy to use a water bottle mount on a fixed gear. Incredibly.

I find it puzzling that you might find it to be "idiotically unsafe"
05-04-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,158
Posted By nerdbot5000

Wait... what?

Wait... what?
04-29-09, 04:40 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 39,144
Posted By nerdbot5000

72.5 HA and 30mm rake seems really slack. Far...

72.5 HA and 30mm rake seems really slack. Far slacker than most road bikes actually. Seems weird to go for this geo while trying to appeal to those who like the aesthetics and ride of a track frame....
04-25-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By nerdbot5000

Cranks without a bottom bracket are 2 pieces of...

Cranks without a bottom bracket are 2 pieces of metal. I might ride slowly, but it's probably not the cranks' fault.

Did I just get trolled?
04-25-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By nerdbot5000

What the ****? How can cranks be slow? You best...

What the ****? How can cranks be slow? You best be joking son.
04-22-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By nerdbot5000

Some spare tubes or bartape? I bought a...

Some spare tubes or bartape?

I bought a superflash about a month ago, and I'm really glad that I bought it. It's a lot brighter than the generic red blinky I was using before, and now it makes me...
04-15-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By nerdbot5000

I have a Inform RL, and I really like it. Just...

I have a Inform RL, and I really like it. Just get your sit bone width measured and buy the appropriate size.
04-08-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,332
Posted By nerdbot5000

I had a similar problem. There was a popping...

I had a similar problem. There was a popping sound and feeling coming from my cranks whenever I pedaled hard. I turned out to be a loose BB cup on the drive side. So yea, check that out, and you...
04-02-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,699
Posted By nerdbot5000

Getting tired/lazy and wishing I could just coast...

Getting tired/lazy and wishing I could just coast down the descents, which is either: a. impossible, or b. stupidly dangerous.
03-29-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By nerdbot5000

Doesn't Surly sell some mountain frames that are...

Doesn't Surly sell some mountain frames that are ss/fg compatible? Also, on-one has some ss/fg'able frames.
03-17-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,254
Posted By nerdbot5000

Get fit by a bike shop that knows what they are...

Get fit by a bike shop that knows what they are doing, keep your wheels at a good psi, and keep your chain clean. Clipless pedals are a worthy upgrade. Depending on your type of riding, getting...
03-17-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By nerdbot5000

I have terrible knees that pop with every step I...

I have terrible knees that pop with every step I take, and when I was into tennis, they would hurt every single day the first month of the season. So far, I've had no problems riding a brakeless...
03-16-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By nerdbot5000

46/17. Works great on the hilly UCSC campus....

46/17. Works great on the hilly UCSC campus. However, I'm thinking of dropping down to 46/18 for easier climbing. Do whatever works for you.
03-14-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By nerdbot5000

Just got one of these...

Just got one of these (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3034.html). It's pretty bright -- if I stare directly into it it hurts my eyes.
03-14-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By nerdbot5000

felt gridloc...

felt gridloc (http://www.feltracing.com/09-catalog/urban-alternative/fixie-series/09-gridloc-frame.aspx)

Probably my next bike related purchase.
03-11-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By nerdbot5000

2/10 You're terrible at trolling.

2/10

You're terrible at trolling.
03-10-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By nerdbot5000

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catal...

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Il_Pompino_120_550.html

However, It'll probably be cheaper to go with the BD complete.
03-09-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By nerdbot5000

Frame: Cinelli Vigorelli Crank: FSA Carbon...

Frame: Cinelli Vigorelli
Crank: FSA Carbon Track, or SRAM S300 courier so you can use a 3/32 drivetrain (barely lighter)
Wheels: Aerohead rims with Campagnolo Pista hubs, or a burlier rim with the...
03-04-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,074
Posted By nerdbot5000

http://www.roadbikereview.com/Channels/RoadBikeRev...

http://www.roadbikereview.com/Channels/RoadBikeReview/images/products/product_411601.jpg

Bontrager Inform R. It MSRPs for 70, but I got my RL, which MRSPs for 100, for 70 from my LBS, so there is...
03-01-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,873
Posted By nerdbot5000

I actually get no toe overlap on the 51cm road...

I actually get no toe overlap on the 51cm road frame I'm riding as fixed. I believe it's because the fork I'm running with it is 50mm though. I've seen a few fixable frames with 45mm rake forks, like...
02-23-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By nerdbot5000

they don't

they don't
02-23-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,443
Posted By nerdbot5000

Brakeless. I used to get around via longboard, so...

Brakeless. I used to get around via longboard, so while I enjoy the efficiency of a bike, it's much less enjoyable. I enjoy brakeless for the bit of risk, the need to look ahead and plan things out,...
02-20-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By nerdbot5000

OP never said the word, "track" once in the...

OP never said the word, "track" once in the entire post. True, horizontal drop outs are probably better than track ends for the road, but what's wrong with wanting a frame that doesn't have useless...
02-20-09, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By nerdbot5000

I've also been looking into buying a new,...

I've also been looking into buying a new, fixed/single specific frame, and I'm probably going to purchase one of these:
...
12-25-08, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By nerdbot5000

Tires: Forte or nashbar branded tires. I use this...

Tires: Forte or nashbar branded tires. I use this as my front tire: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=4664&estore_ID=1472

If you plan on skidding a lot, it might be worth it to...
07-10-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By nerdbot5000

http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/chain_l...

http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/chain_length/chainlengthcalc.html

Good luck. You have to be super accurate when measuring your chainstay lenth, and the recommended chain length should...
07-10-08, 02:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,087
Posted By nerdbot5000

Weighing less means I probably have less muscle...

Weighing less means I probably have less muscle mass also. It's not likely I can generate the same power as someone 90lbs larger than me, unless I'm the anorexic hulk or something.

Whatever, the...
07-09-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,087
Posted By nerdbot5000

Arg, this thread frustrates me. I weight...

Arg, this thread frustrates me.

I weight 115lbs, but I'm 5'7"; I run 71 gear inches, not 65, or whatever was recommended; and I've only biked for about a year now; and yet, I can seated skid,...
07-09-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By nerdbot5000

I liked them a lot when I would be pedaling...

I liked them a lot when I would be pedaling seated. They can feel very snug and still be easy to get in and out of. However, when really pulling up on the pedals, like skidding or climbing, I would...
07-09-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By nerdbot5000

congrats, you've all been trolled.

congrats, you've all been trolled.
07-08-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,504
Posted By nerdbot5000

I have my saddle raised up according to the rule...

I have my saddle raised up according to the rule of thumb that if your heel in on the pedal while pedaling, your leg should be straight. I've also adjusted this a little according to riding...
06-06-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By nerdbot5000

Oury's hurt my hands. Far too thick, and the...

Oury's hurt my hands. Far too thick, and the corners of those cut-out lines bug my hands. I'm using some specialized sidewinder grips, and I like those much better.
05-24-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,534
Posted By nerdbot5000

I wear a helmet all the time. Just an old Protec...

I wear a helmet all the time. Just an old Protec that I used to use when skating in parks.
05-24-08, 03:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By nerdbot5000

In Santa Cruz you need one operational brake (as...

In Santa Cruz you need one operational brake (as opposed to a non operational one or something). I was stopped by a cop recently who warned me about it.
05-23-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 24,587
Posted By nerdbot5000

46x17

46x17
05-23-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By nerdbot5000

Light? They're listed as 510g at this site,...

Light? They're listed as 510g at this site, http://www.blueskycycling.com/product1327_45_-Mavic-CXP-22-Road-Rim.htm
500g+ rims are not considered to be light.

They're supposedly the bees...
05-20-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,683
Posted By nerdbot5000

I skid on about the same number of gear inches...

I skid on about the same number of gear inches just fine. You don't need to change it.

I'm guessing that you're thinking of skidding more as something like: Pedals go around, and then at one...
05-19-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By nerdbot5000

What did the orphan get for Christmas?

What did the orphan get for Christmas?
05-19-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By nerdbot5000

What did the bum get for Christmas? ...

What did the bum get for Christmas?






Nothing.
05-19-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By nerdbot5000

Yeap. You will certainly be banned if your skin...

Yeap. You will certainly be banned if your skin is of an offending hue.
05-12-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By nerdbot5000

Here's my pic: ...

Here's my pic:
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q98/simmzfour/SSSS.jpg
05-12-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By nerdbot5000

Totally exactly. Everyday, takin' it to the...

Totally exactly. Everyday, takin' it to the streets. We only dance in slightly wet urban landscapes and dimly lit clubs, and I'm a white female protagonist that is unfamiliar with this "ghetto" dance...
05-12-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By nerdbot5000

OT: Who wants to design a hoodie for a dance crew/krew/kru?

It seems that some of your are working or aspiring graphic designers, graffiti writers, or just interested in visual arts (I'm making blatant hipster assumptions), so I was wondering if anyone here...
05-10-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,898
Posted By nerdbot5000

We don't think you're asking too much. We think...

We don't think you're asking too much. We think you're caring too much about something that matters very little.

Also, no one cares that you ride a POS bike: It proves nothing.
05-07-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,750
Posted By nerdbot5000

Bombing a hill on a skateboard is whole lot more...

Bombing a hill on a skateboard is whole lot more fun that doing it on a (brakeless) fixed gear. Fixed gear, for me, was kind of a compromise between my geared bike and my board.
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05-06-08, 01:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,194
Posted By nerdbot5000

Make sure to look at the lens selection of each...

Make sure to look at the lens selection of each camera maker and see if the variety they have is appealing to you. For example, even though I like how nikon bodies feel in my hands, I like canon...
04-28-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By nerdbot5000

Practice letting the pedal lift your back leg up...

Practice letting the pedal lift your back leg up as it comes to the top of the rotation. Then do the same thing but let it lift your whole body up. Now do the same thing, but straighten the back leg...
04-23-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,023
Posted By nerdbot5000

You should get the measurements of the 51cm and...

You should get the measurements of the 51cm and compare. Seat tube shouldn't be a big deal, as pushing up your seat post about an inch more shouldn't be a big deal (maybe), but if you're already...
04-22-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By nerdbot5000

It's quite possible, but might have to magic gear...

It's quite possible, but might have to magic gear it, depending on how much adjustment you actually have. Measure your chainstay length as accurately as possible, and use this calc to try to get as...
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