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07-22-10, 09:10 PM
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Posted By lwkwafi

Have: Thomson Black 26.8 zero setback Want:...

Have: Thomson Black 26.8 zero setback
Want: Thomson Black 26.8 with setback (or black of good quality with setback).
12-09-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

Is this fork a little janky, or is that just the...

Is this fork a little janky, or is that just the angle?
longer i look, less i am sure. Now i am leaning to it just looking funny. Looks like a blast.
12-04-09, 05:56 PM
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Views: 174,586
Posted By lwkwafi

Gots: Shimano 105 triple with bb. 175 ...

Gots:
Shimano 105 triple with bb. 175
Bontrager race triple with bb. 175
140mm black thomson elite, 26.0
38cm Nitto 123s, with pink champ grips.

Wants:
29er tires
other stuff, i guess.
11-17-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By lwkwafi

Yes, there is a lot of excess steer tube left...

Yes, there is a lot of excess steer tube left over, even if you want it set relatively high. Even if you biff it a bit (cut a bit on angle, restart), you will be fine. It is really fun to put it all...
11-09-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By lwkwafi

Nor had I, though I now know where someone's...

Nor had I, though I now know where someone's avatar came from.
Also, she would much, much cooler if she had made that video herself. Annoying but oddly enjoyable remixed; yet, her regular ones are...
11-05-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,723
Posted By lwkwafi

Teaching Assistant and PhD student. Hooray more...

Teaching Assistant and PhD student. Hooray more school! Luckily Ive got a few more years before I have to deal with wretched economy/job prospects.

Though, being unemployed isn't too much worse....
11-05-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,983
Posted By lwkwafi

I would agree with those saying to keep the...

I would agree with those saying to keep the Formula/Mavic combo.
I had the select road wheels and I was surprised how much lighter ultegra/sun rims combo was, even with 10 or 12 more spokes per....
10-25-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,500,295
Posted By lwkwafi

This was baffling. Looks like ourys got some work...

This was baffling. Looks like ourys got some work in previous life (maybe on mtb), but not sure how they are used here.
Probably no fun to ride home with unwrapped bars in the rains.
...
10-24-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,747
Posted By lwkwafi

They are pretty sweet bars (got them on my group...

They are pretty sweet bars (got them on my group buy IRO).
You may have to be patient now to find some for that cheep, but it is possible.
10-22-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

Only thing new is green salsa lip lock (and pink...

Only thing new is green salsa lip lock (and pink one for blue group buy!)
Mysteriously, the rubber under the superflash clamp was missing today. hmmm.
...
10-21-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11,686
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Posted By lwkwafi

Just got a Miche, ritchey aero road rim wheel set...

Just got a Miche, ritchey aero road rim wheel set todays (ebay, take off ftp i thinks).
I like my Miches on the IRO, and they were cheaps. But silly to use radial front on kilo with rack. More...
10-21-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,827
Posted By lwkwafi

So I was riding my san jose for a little over a...

So I was riding my san jose for a little over a year, through snow, rain, everything. On a relatively frequent basis, I kept hearing a squeak as I was pedaling. I kept wondering, is it something...
10-19-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,259,974
Posted By lwkwafi

Is that a bash guard on that Leader? Can't wait...

Is that a bash guard on that Leader? Can't wait to see you clear some logs on it!
10-15-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By lwkwafi

Thanks a ton! I could have sworn I tried...

Thanks a ton!
I could have sworn I tried something like that last night, but I must not have really locked the other side down.
10-15-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By lwkwafi

Help removing stuck lock nut- sealed bearing change fail

So I finally got around to replacing the sealed bearings on my bianchi wheel set.
Tried the rubber mallet but it was a no-go. Regular hammer popped them right out.

I was following the directions...
10-06-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,366
Posted By lwkwafi

I just started using my CETMA and i love it. ...

I just started using my CETMA and i love it.
Price is key for sure, but these are pretty.
How are the legs attached to connect it to the fork/hub?
10-06-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

Two ways now: Kilo Stripper...

Two ways now:
Kilo Stripper http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott_stripper.htm
Or buying the frameset from bikeisland.com and building it up on your own.
10-06-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

Wow, she's pretty.

Wow, she's pretty.
10-06-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

It is doable. Remember: moderation. Leave your...

It is doable. Remember: moderation. Leave your colored chains at home.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4001/kilofullv1.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8354/newbars.jpg
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09-30-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,714
Posted By lwkwafi

I just cannot say anything good about those bars....

I just cannot say anything good about those bars. tackiness, or tarckiness aside, the bend is just ugly. Miche is nice though.
09-30-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

Probably doesnt want to move that Sony WEGA; ish...

Probably doesnt want to move that Sony WEGA; ish is super heavy. Unnecessarily so.

I can't get over how fun it is to ride the Kilo with risers and the CETMA rack. Like the first time I got out...
09-28-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

PhD school for rhetoric (ie, ass loads of...

PhD school for rhetoric (ie, ass loads of reading). Seminars, teaching, dealing with stupid students, it wears on you.
Not to mention moving 700 miles for whack ass liquor laws.
09-28-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

Well, if you have access to an air compressor...

Well, if you have access to an air compressor (like a shop), having holes in the end will seat them super quick that way (just plug the other end). Here it was turning the can upside down so it came...
09-28-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

The first one, no. The second one slipped on, but...

The first one, no. The second one slipped on, but you could feel the air pushing out a bit, so i took a tiny nail to poke a hole. But it wasnt a big deal.
09-28-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

[QUOTE=mondaycurse;9762609]I just have this other...

[QUOTE=mondaycurse;9762609]I just have this other shot as of now. I'll take some detailed pics of the bike Wednesday (I'm starting to hate the effect college has on my freetime).

If you think...
09-28-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

Okay, a few since I made some updates. I...

Okay, a few since I made some updates.
I trimmed the bars a bit. Went the trusty pipe cutter route. Answer bars are much thinner than forks (duh), so it went quick with none of that flare. Got some...
09-28-09, 09:14 PM
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Posted By lwkwafi

Last I will post until I change something else,...

Last I will post until I change something else, but I think its set for a while.
Cut down the risers with pipe cutter (answer bars went quick). Applied Ourys (hooray matching grips) with canned air...
09-28-09, 07:50 AM
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Posted By lwkwafi

Thanks! It is Light and Motion Vega. It...

Thanks!
It is Light and Motion Vega. It appears they have changed it this year, which sucks because I wanted another handlebar mount So i could switch it easily. Alas, it comes off pretty quickly...
09-27-09, 01:13 PM
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Posted By lwkwafi

Finally got a brake on the new bar/rack setup....

Finally got a brake on the new bar/rack setup. Right hand is odd, but its what the length i had allowed.
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2713/rackbrake.jpg
09-26-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By lwkwafi

Road drops with brake hoods is a ton more...

Road drops with brake hoods is a ton more comfortable than the Deda pista bars. I tried them, then grew wiser.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2121/kilofullv11.jpg
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09-26-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11,686
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Posted By lwkwafi

I have had the rack for a month or so, just...

I have had the rack for a month or so, just havent gotten around to getting it on a bike.
I had to file the lawyer tabs with a file, which did take a bit of time to get smooth.
I need to get some...
09-21-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,743
Posted By lwkwafi

tape isn't going to help you if you don't put...

tape isn't going to help you if you don't put some oil on that chain.
Maybe could use a seat post and saddle, too.
09-13-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

rogwilco, Thats cool, I happen to have an...

rogwilco, Thats cool, I happen to have an affinity for purple. I waited what seemed like ages until they offered it sans decals.
I have been itching for a purple bike since my purple rockhopper was...
09-13-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14,092
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Posted By lwkwafi

Loving that CIOCC, didnt realize it was cross...

Loving that CIOCC, didnt realize it was cross until i went back a page.

Here is Purple Kilo when I got it first put together.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2121/kilofullv11.jpg

And here it is...
09-09-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11,184
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Posted By lwkwafi

Update: I added some road bars, and found some...

Update: I added some road bars, and found some Kawasaki green Deda tape on PBK for pretty cheap.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2121/kilofullv11.jpg
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07-22-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

I agree that a brake is a pretty good idea, but a...

I agree that a brake is a pretty good idea, but a guy in a thread a few days ago used some white electrical tape that seemed to look pretty solid.
07-13-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

I am anxiously awaiting my cetma rack, too. They...

I am anxiously awaiting my cetma rack, too. They are even $10 cheaper than when i ordered mine in May. Lane had a fire, so he was running behind. All it took was a call to him, and he had the rack...
07-12-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By lwkwafi

Looks like a 3t mutant stem. I have one, but it...

Looks like a 3t mutant stem. I have one, but it isn't polished like that one is. With a 26mm clamp, he would need an elite, not an x2.
And thomsons can be had for a good price if you are patient....
07-09-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

a_elephant, not sure why you felt odd trying to...

a_elephant, not sure why you felt odd trying to be safe while people blew a stop sign at the bottom of a hill (don't think the brake forced you to use it).
As for the install, the only thing to do...
07-02-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

I didn't spend a bill on the chain; I was just...

I didn't spend a bill on the chain; I was just mentioning that because I saw it recently on the website. My friend who studied abroad in Japan hooked me up with a solid drive chain for cheaper than...
07-02-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

Thanks. It is a Nikon D50 digital SLR. 50mm, 1.8...

Thanks. It is a Nikon D50 digital SLR. 50mm, 1.8 fixed focal length lens. upgrading to this lens did wonders for taking some nice pics (over the stock 18-55mm lens). It is really fun to play with the...
07-02-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

Thanks all. Cable may be a little tight,...

Thanks all. Cable may be a little tight, depending how brake lever shifts. Really just temporary until I get some road bars and add my black tektro levers. Those were pista bars from my ex's 49cm,...
07-02-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

Thanks, They are Continental Grand Prix 4000...

Thanks, They are Continental Grand Prix 4000 Reflex Reflective sidewalls. Got them from probikekit for around $22 a piece. now they are up to 38 on their website. weird.
07-02-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

Loving my purple frame set. Only waited a year+...

Loving my purple frame set. Only waited a year+ for these things to come in a frame set sans decals.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4001/kilofullv1.jpg
75s I had for about a year, Hatta bb, HKK...
07-02-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

Finally got the kilo put together. ...

Finally got the kilo put together.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4001/kilofullv1.jpg
75s I had for about a year, Hatta bb, HKK Vertex chain, which now is $100 at ben's. good thing i got it all...
06-21-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

But instead of stock, snarky comment, you can...

But instead of stock, snarky comment, you can purchase a shim that will allow you to run 1 1/8 stems on your 1" fork. Why would you want to get rid of he lugged fork. Looks really nice.
My purple...
06-19-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,493
Posted By lwkwafi

I have been really impressed with the Miche drive...

I have been really impressed with the Miche drive train setup. All on the group buy stuff, minus some miche wheels i picked up on ebay, it is also dead silent. I didn't even have to try a second time...
06-17-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,567,943
Posted By lwkwafi

Sorry if this has been posted before, but what is...

Sorry if this has been posted before, but what is the seatpost clamp size for the kilo?
I recall it being 30.0, which would be great, as I am looking to put the black clamp from my group buy iro on...
06-13-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

It was a nashbar brake lever. Picked a pair off...

It was a nashbar brake lever. Picked a pair off ebay while back. does the job.

As for the WTB tires on the San Jose, they are okay. I think sheldon said it right, not really gnarly enough for the...
06-12-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,140
Posted By lwkwafi

Oh, we are so sorry, Geordi, because you have...

Oh, we are so sorry, Geordi, because you have contributed so much more to this forum, and specifically this thread. It is a pic thread, and he is posting pics. Like he said, just skip over it if you...
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