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03-06-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,156
Posted By JeremyLC

You really dug up a two year old thread to bag on...

You really dug up a two year old thread to bag on me for having noisy cantis? Really?
01-18-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 602,226
Posted By JeremyLC

What are the blue lights on the bottom front?

What are the blue lights on the bottom front?
12-18-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,517
Posted By JeremyLC

I like to think of my Fuji as a 'Sw8 Fixxay', and...

I like to think of my Fuji as a 'Sw8 Fixxay', and my Little Wing as a 'Sikk Phiksie' as is befitting their relative 'street cred' :p

(actually, I usually just go with 'Fixed Gear' for either, or...
11-30-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By JeremyLC

I'll echo the others in saying that looks like a...

I'll echo the others in saying that looks like a nice bike. I can't offer much on selling it. If you really want to haul it off to a swap meet, Bike Friendly Fort Worth is the group that put on the...
11-18-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,414
Posted By JeremyLC

Why NOT a track frame? (does my Little Wing...

Why NOT a track frame?

(does my Little Wing make me look like a poseur on the street? :p)
11-18-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeremyLC

If you're budget conscious, Spicer Cycles...

If you're budget conscious, Spicer Cycles (https://www.spicercycles.com/) are budget friendly at $599 starting price.
08-22-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By JeremyLC

No bottle bosses, no mount for a front brake, but...

No bottle bosses, no mount for a front brake, but good otherwise.
08-19-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By JeremyLC

Better your knees than mine! Have fun!

Better your knees than mine! Have fun!
07-05-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By JeremyLC

It's on HULU.

It's on HULU.
06-07-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,209
Posted By JeremyLC

Some of us just call that the morning commute....

Some of us just call that the morning commute. (maxed out at 194RPM and 27.47MPH this morning :P )

Good luck with the 12t cog.
06-07-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,063
Posted By JeremyLC

Well... I have Phil Wood hubs, so I'd say I...

Well... I have Phil Wood hubs, so I'd say I prefer the bolt-on approach. I actually don't have a strong preference. I do like my Phil hubs slightly better than the no-name hubs on my Fuji simply...
03-26-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,877
Posted By JeremyLC

Did you... uh... forget a link there? Perhaps?

Did you... uh... forget a link there? Perhaps?
03-21-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,427
Posted By JeremyLC

It's not quite as simple as just buying pallet of...

It's not quite as simple as just buying pallet of bikes and slapping a name on them. This is informal, but informative.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vfgTXFx4Ins
03-16-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 602,226
Posted By JeremyLC

The best part is how neither of the cross tubes...

The best part is how neither of the cross tubes is round, leaving no way to mount anything to it.
03-09-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,877
Posted By JeremyLC

That rear end, though. The sliding dropouts are...

That rear end, though. The sliding dropouts are UGLY!
03-06-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,665
Posted By JeremyLC

But you COULD...

But you COULD (https://22bicycles.com/products/little-wing-made-to-order) spend that much on a frame.

(and it's an AWESOME frame, too.)
02-26-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,898,188
Posted By JeremyLC

In my case the part that broke is the little...

In my case the part that broke is the little adapt-a-gazoink that goes between the bar-clip and the camera itself. A cheap part, but a part that shouldn't break that easily.
02-26-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,898,188
Posted By JeremyLC

My GoPro mount proved to be no match for...

My GoPro mount proved to be no match for chip'n'seal roads. It vibrated so much it snapped off. The camera itself survived just fine, leaving me with an interesting bit of video.
...
02-15-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5,708
Views: 1,078,900
Posted By JeremyLC

You know, some people actually DO read the...

You know, some people actually DO read the article (https://zipp.com/about/story.php?ID=851). ;)
02-14-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,180
Posted By JeremyLC

I think the headtube issue is a result of the...

I think the headtube issue is a result of the frame size. My 52CM Cross Check is the same way. The fork curve on the Cross Check is the same, too. The only differences I can find are the eyelets on...
02-14-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By JeremyLC

I had to carry my wheels in with me once, so I...

I had to carry my wheels in with me once, so I put 'em in my cart. I had guy get all indignant and say "People put their FOOD in there!", to which I replied "So will I, but I'm going to CLEAN it and...
02-14-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,269
Posted By JeremyLC

https://i.imgur.com/Ek6jgeF.png I have a...

https://i.imgur.com/Ek6jgeF.png


I have a bike setup with a dual sided fixed/fixed hub with a 15t on one side and an 18t on the other. I had to use a half-link in the chain, but I can use the...
02-13-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,180
Posted By JeremyLC

To me, it looks like they put track ends on a...

To me, it looks like they put track ends on a Cross Check, or maybe painted a Fredward red and put knobby tires on it.
02-04-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By JeremyLC

Counterpoints: ...

Counterpoints:

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/adb658_d69062712d11416faec0e8982c2a4752.jpg
https://static.wixstatic.com/media/adb658_d8f47ad3a5924ddfa393fa6098676bda.jpg
02-04-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By JeremyLC

Also, I'm sure Gene Spicer...

Also, I'm sure Gene Spicer (https://www.spicercycles.com/track-and-pursuit-frames) would braze cable stops and whatever bosses you want onto a basic track frame for a reasonable price. ($499 starting...
02-03-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,506
Posted By JeremyLC

If you enjoy bad film, then you definitely should...

If you enjoy bad film, then you definitely should see it. It's better than I wanted it to be, but still ridiculous enough to be fun.
02-03-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By JeremyLC

Wabicycles...

Wabicycles (https://wabicycles.com/collections/framesets) are well loved around here. What's your price range?
01-26-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 446,232
Posted By JeremyLC

I've broken two pair (left foot + right foot) of...

I've broken two pair (left foot + right foot) of ratchets (correction: buckles) so far. I can't comment on the spikes, since I only ride on pavement. I use these as my commuter shoes for several...
01-26-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 446,232
Posted By JeremyLC

I ride in these exact shoes. They're great,...

I ride in these exact shoes. They're great, though the ratcheting mechanism on the buckles breaks very easily. (and is cheaply replaceable). I've also had to do the Walk Of Shame in them a few times,...
01-20-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,422
Posted By JeremyLC

You could put a Nitto 66...

You could put a Nitto 66 (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=be5e5d12-bf9b-42f6-adc0-4f3462aaa111&Enum=105) on it and have an intentionally backward looking seatpost...
01-16-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,338
Posted By JeremyLC

Regarding #1 and #2, you'll eventually learn how...

Regarding #1 and #2, you'll eventually learn how to "float" while pedaling and be able to go faster, even over rough terrain. It helps (me) to have brake hoods for leverage to stand up.
01-12-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,338
Posted By JeremyLC

I applaud your zeal and tenacity, but it is a...

I applaud your zeal and tenacity, but it is a really bad idea to take off into the hills with no brakes for your first fixed gear experience.
01-11-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,352
Posted By JeremyLC

See also "Time Bandits", and "The Aventures of...

See also "Time Bandits", and "The Aventures of The Baron Munchausen"

(Terry Gilliam)
01-09-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,206
Posted By JeremyLC

Don't move your saddle to adjust your reach....

Don't move your saddle to adjust your reach. You'll screw up your alignment with your pedals. Do get a longer stem, though.
01-05-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,422
Posted By JeremyLC

How effective are the bar mitts? What kind of...

How effective are the bar mitts? What kind of gloves do you wear with them?
01-01-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,367
Posted By JeremyLC

That's precisely why my Little Wing is currently...

That's precisely why my Little Wing is currently wearing one. :p

https://i.imgur.com/XK90nT9.jpg
12-29-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,367
Posted By JeremyLC

I have a 3T Aeronova Team Stealth on my Little...

I have a 3T Aeronova Team Stealth on my Little Wing and it isn't functionally any different from the alu. 3t ergosum I have on my BMC roadie. It's marginally lighter, and more aero, but not so that...
12-28-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 602,226
Posted By JeremyLC

https://i.imgur.com/pKCcyaC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pKCcyaC.jpg
12-19-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,898,188
Posted By JeremyLC

I didn't get any photos, but a lot of the other...

I didn't get any photos, but a lot of the other riders did. Unfortunately, the photos (and videos!) are all over Facebook, and cannot be easily shared here. :-/
12-18-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,898,188
Posted By JeremyLC

Today I lead my largest ride ever, just over 40...

Today I lead my largest ride ever, just over 40 people from the DFW area showed to ride bikes and look at Christmas lights with me in Arlington. :)


(Of course there was a post-ride pub-ride, I...
12-18-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,202
Posted By JeremyLC

Amusingly, I don't believe I have fallen because...

Amusingly, I don't believe I have fallen because of my SPDs. Those stupid toe cages, on the other hand, lead to a 0mph sideways dignity shattering event. I instinctively tried to twist my foot out of...
12-15-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By JeremyLC

Nooooo! :(

It looks like the Superdrome is a goner. :(

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/frisco/2017/12/15/frisco-cycling-track-known-superdrome-come-make-room-growing-collin-college
12-06-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By JeremyLC

Pizza grease tastes the best. As long as it's NYC...

Pizza grease tastes the best. As long as it's NYC style, and not that Chicago casserole. :p



/am I doing this right?
12-01-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,898,188
Posted By JeremyLC

Does that technically qualify as snuff?

Does that technically qualify as snuff?
11-27-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,293
Posted By JeremyLC

Oooh! Goody! Now we can argue over his complete...

Oooh! Goody! Now we can argue over his complete lack of a rear brake! :p

(Or is that a belt-driven fixed gear? Which, I thought, is not recommended... :foo:)
11-18-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 176,962
Posted By JeremyLC

Thanks. I like it.

Thanks. I like it.
11-17-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,906
Posted By JeremyLC

"...One of us, one of us! Gooble gobble one of...

"...One of us, one of us! Gooble gobble one of us!..."
11-15-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,728
Posted By JeremyLC

May I ask, out of genuine curiosity, why you used...

May I ask, out of genuine curiosity, why you used sideways aero levers rather than cross levers? I've seen it on other bikes and wondered then, too.
11-15-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By JeremyLC

My dad has an effective strategy for protecting...

My dad has an effective strategy for protecting his bike when he commutes in NYC: It's a cheap Wal-Bike that's not worth stealing, and doesn't hurt to replace if it IS stolen. This same strategy,...
11-13-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 176,962
Posted By JeremyLC

I like that color of blue. How about a better...

I like that color of blue. How about a better picture of the calavera on the head tube, too?


/yeah, foot straps might be a good idea.
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