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05-26-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mcarter24

Ride your bike more?

Ride your bike more?
05-21-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Mcarter24

A wider tire, or adding any weight to the rear...

A wider tire, or adding any weight to the rear wheel increases the amount of force necessary to overcome the friction coefficient of rubber on cement and begin the skid. Tread, rubber composition,...
05-21-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Mcarter24

On the Mark V I believe it is 43mm

On the Mark V I believe it is 43mm
05-21-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,322
Posted By Mcarter24

Granted, certain parts can be worth spending more...

Granted, certain parts can be worth spending more money on, IE your major contact points. Going cheap on something I spend hours a day sitting on. Thats like skimping on a mattress.
05-20-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By Mcarter24

I cut some old dickies and a pair of work pants,...

I cut some old dickies and a pair of work pants, work just like shorts should.
05-09-10, 02:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,949
Posted By Mcarter24

1 Fixed / SS, starting my second build next week...

1 Fixed / SS, starting my second build next week will end up with 2 SS / fixed, but that seems slightly redundant, so I'll probably just sell the first one.
05-08-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By Mcarter24

Just the tip

About 99% of the time when I'm riding without lycra on my shorts rub the tip just so, such that it is incredibly uncomfortable. The farther back in the saddle and farther forward I am on the bars the...
03-25-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Mcarter24

I was under the assumption that the DEDA Elementi...

I was under the assumption that the DEDA Elementi bars have the flats, I know the Tranz X bars do, but that Ebay auction was just what I was looking for. Thanks very much.

@Filtersweep: If I can...
03-25-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Mcarter24

Bullhorns HELP

Does anyone know of any bullhorn handlebars that have a 31.8 clamp, zero drop, and no ergonomic flats? I have found horns in every other combination but what I am looking for. I'm beginning to feel...
02-03-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,601
Posted By Mcarter24

I've been riding the 31.8 Airwings and cannot get...

I've been riding the 31.8 Airwings and cannot get over the dip in the bars. I've only been riding with them for a month and they drive me crazy, I change hand positions often when riding and still...
01-24-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,290,210
Posted By Mcarter24

If only you could see the monumental pile of beer...

If only you could see the monumental pile of beer cans and trash which begins at the left of the image.
01-24-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,290,210
Posted By Mcarter24

Bar tape coming soon ...

Bar tape coming soon
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae270/penguinthe/Bike005.jpg
01-21-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mcarter24

Off ...

Off
http://s978.photobucket.com/albums/ae270/penguinthe/?action=view&current=Bike005.jpg
and on
http://s978.photobucket.com/albums/ae270/penguinthe/?action=view&current=Bike006.jpg
01-19-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mcarter24

Right now I've got the 31.8 profile Air Wing...

Right now I've got the 31.8 profile Air Wing bars.
http://images.jensonusa.com/large/hb/hb409b20blk__26___40.jpg
I moved the seat back about 1cm today and it helped a little bit. Tomorrow morning...
01-19-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mcarter24

My hands hurt

So I just finished my second build and I'm still in the process of dialing in the fit. I've only put about 50 miles on the bike, but when i'm riding my hands hurt right around the palm area. Some...
12-26-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mcarter24

http://www.irocycle.com/ProductImages/frame_mvp_bl...

http://www.irocycle.com/ProductImages/frame_mvp_black.jpg
Built save for bars and brake which should be arriving next week. Could not be more excited.
12-09-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mcarter24

I'm running the RD2s with the chainring on the...

I'm running the RD2s with the chainring on the outside, a matching sugino 103BB, 1/8" SRAM PC-1, and Novatec sealed high flange hubs. Chainline comes in exactly at 45mm. Chain is dead silent unless I...
12-06-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 203,591
Posted By Mcarter24

Thomson X2

Have:
Black thomson X2 Elite Stem: 90mm, +/- 10 deg, 31.8 clamp. Brand new, never installed.

Want:
Black Thomson X2 Elite Stem: 70mm, +/- 10 deg, 31.8 clamp.

PM Me
12-01-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,995,010
Posted By Mcarter24

IRO Mark V Pro Frameset, Thomson X2 Elite Stem,...

IRO Mark V Pro Frameset, Thomson X2 Elite Stem, Black Chris King Sotto Voce Headset. Happy early Christmas to me + back in credit card debt.
12-01-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Mcarter24

When I installed mine I pulled some bolts with...

When I installed mine I pulled some bolts with steel washers off an old bike. I'd suggest going to your local co-op or picking up something cheap from a bargain bin at your local bike shop. Hell you...
11-02-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,298
Posted By Mcarter24

I use the GR-9's which are built for single...

I use the GR-9's which are built for single straps, I fasten the second strap between the pedal and the clip bolts, looks loose, but once my feet are in the clips it doesn't move around at all. Could...
10-29-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,577
Posted By Mcarter24

Specialized echelon, $55 and breathes okay. Kinda...

Specialized echelon, $55 and breathes okay. Kinda warm in the middle of summer, but great fall through spring. Adjusts well for comfort.
10-29-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Mcarter24

This! Anything on your bike which has threads,...

This! Anything on your bike which has threads, grease it.

You can tighten them down quite a bit, but I would not recommend putting body weight in it, I stripped my last rear axle that way....
10-29-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,709
Posted By Mcarter24

the_don I have been using the Allcity quad gated...

the_don I have been using the Allcity quad gated steel clips (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_311_1037&products_id=7493) for as long as I have been using the...
10-28-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mcarter24

Backpacks: what are you using?

I commute daily to school and work, around 30 miles round trip and typically have hardback textbooks, notebooks, tools, a change of clothes, shoes, and other various bits of junk in my bag. I am...
10-28-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,709
Posted By Mcarter24

Why Allcity/Somas are crap

I've been riding with the Allcity doubles for a little under four months now and they are trashed. There is no synthetic layer in the leather, they stretch, they come loose, if you like a snug fit...
09-13-09, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Mcarter24

True. I have been riding the 'messenger...

True.

I have been riding the 'messenger cranks' or sugino RDs for about six months and I like them. Stiff, simple, and reasonably priced. If your chainline is fine with your current BB and is...
08-30-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Mcarter24

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=produ...

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_193_655&products_id=681
Two teeth larger, but do the job wonderfully.
08-30-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Mcarter24

I found this pretty useful for knee pain....

I found this pretty useful for knee pain. http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm
07-26-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mcarter24

During the winter I ride in one of these...

During the winter I ride in one of these http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/mens-jackets-vests/mens-apex-bionic-hoodie-jacket.html completely wind proof, water proof, and keeps me warm in...
07-23-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,626
Posted By Mcarter24

I'm sure this goes without saying, but having the...

I'm sure this goes without saying, but having the wheel turned in the direction as whatever foot is forward on the pedals makes a world of difference. Also reduces the number of unnecessary...
07-22-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,839
Posted By Mcarter24

All in all, a little under $400 thus far for my...

All in all, a little under $400 thus far for my conversion.

Shogun frame: free
Crostini r11's/Shimano freewheel/Dura ace fixed cog/Hutchinson tires and tubes: $100
Sugino Rd's: $75
Chainring:...
07-22-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Mcarter24

Some time ago I heard that if by picking up the...

Some time ago I heard that if by picking up the front wheel about an inch off the ground and dropping it resulted in a vibration instead of a solid thump, it was time to maintain/clean up the headset...
07-22-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By Mcarter24

I ride the same setup. As said before just pull...

I ride the same setup. As said before just pull them tighter. Anyone else with this setup or something similar ever have their straps rubbing on the crankarm each full rotation?
07-12-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Mcarter24

Steve098 the only time I have ever heard anything...

Steve098 the only time I have ever heard anything like that is in regards to those using vertical dropouts having issues with chain tension, and I can't vouch for that. Barnaby1 I would recommend...
07-12-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Mcarter24

Fewer skid patches = more tire wear in the same...

Fewer skid patches = more tire wear in the same places which translates to more flats and more money spent on tires. If you must skid you can throw a 17t cog on the back and then you've got 17, learn...
07-12-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Mcarter24

Your frame currently has a square taper bottom...

Your frame currently has a square taper bottom bracket which uses a nut to lock on the crank arms, hence the threads. The cranks you linked are cottered cranks. Those will in no way work with your...
07-11-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Mcarter24

+1 for what dsh had to say. The conversion route...

+1 for what dsh had to say. The conversion route tends to be expensive and time consuming, upside is you learn a whole lot. Get yourself a stock and work your way up from there.
07-11-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Mcarter24

From the looks of your rear wheel even if you...

From the looks of your rear wheel even if you were to thread on a freewheel your chainline would most likely be off. Have you tried running SS with your current crank and picking a gear on your...
07-11-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Mcarter24

Wheel, hub, and spokes are black. Previous owner...

Wheel, hub, and spokes are black. Previous owner ran a brake and the sidewalls weren't machined for it so It rubbed a bit of the powder coat off. Not anything serious just minor aesthetics. Called a...
07-10-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,389
Posted By Mcarter24

It's a little more than $70, but I picked up some...

It's a little more than $70, but I picked up some Sugino RD's + Chainring for about $125 shipped and love them.
07-10-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,646
Posted By Mcarter24

48/18 in Atlanta, about to drop to 48/17.

48/18 in Atlanta, about to drop to 48/17.
07-10-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Mcarter24

Powdercoating wheels

If I were to have my wheel powdercoated all black would it be necessary to completely disassemble the wheel, ie remove the spokes and hub?
07-05-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Mcarter24

Double straps with platform pedals

I'm looking to buy new pedals and would like to use double straps. I wear soft soled shoes so I was originally considering the GR-9's, but from what I understand the GR-9's don't accept double...
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