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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 03-05-07, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Retem
did you guys get a load of this ******

ladies and gentlemen please give a big konocti harbor welcome to DIO
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Old 03-05-07, 08:13 PM
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hey, c'mon...he invinted the

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That geometry scares me... well doesn't scare, but man is it unappealing. Looks like it'd be more at home as an SS mountain bike with flat bars and no Deep V's.

Than again, the only thing that appeals to me is standard steel track / road geometry, with the parallel top tube to ground. Everything else is for the birds.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:17 PM
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You all DO realize someone is going to show that guy this thread and he's going to read all this and think "Man... I just bought a bicycle I was excited about and liked... What's with all the personal slams?" right?
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Old 03-05-07, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Natron
You all DO realize someone is going to show that guy this thread and he's going to read all this and think "Man... I just bought a bicycle I was excited about and liked... What's with all the personal slams?" right?
I don't have a problem with him or his bike really (other than the fact that the bars are angled really funny). After reading his blog, I think he's a little too excited over "bicycle culture" or whatever the hell it's supposed to be.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:24 PM
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so what I got slammed for my khs and my beater and some other things I have put out on the interwebs it is bound to happen giving a guy a hard time is what its about when your a jackass

now I did compare him to dio and that is usually a compliment
now to fix the bike
set the lower part of you drops parallel to the ground or angled up slightly or chop 2-3cm off the ends of em so it doesn't look like a ****** set it up
then set the saddle either parallel to the ground or angled up slightly your chode will thank you for this
finally put the straps back on if you want to skid riding without straps is not good

and about the cranks if they slip at the spider which they do take me into a shop and have em call fsa for instructions on how to fix the problem

see the flaming cycle for me has ended and now I am offering help
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Old 03-05-07, 08:25 PM
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pretty sure this guy is more interested in being a part of the huge explosion in 'bike culture' instead of actually riding his bike.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Natron
You all DO realize someone is going to show that guy this thread and he's going to read all this and think "Man... I just bought a bicycle I was excited about and liked... What's with all the personal slams?" right?
There's nothing preventing you from tracking him down and giving him a big hug to make him feel better.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:46 PM
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I didn't read the blog long/closely enough, but did he go to Ohio State? If so, I think we have figured out why the color scheme is just so.
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Old 03-05-07, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob
There's nothing preventing you from tracking him down and giving him a big hug to make him feel better.
i think natron was probably referencing nathan fabian's first appearance in the "i hate everybody" thread

isn't queerpunk about due to show up with something really constructive and positive to say?
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Old 03-05-07, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
there are worse problems in the world.
agreed. if he rides the bike with that setup then it's fine with me. i'd be more offended if it just sat in the garage. if it weren't for the seat angle, i wouldn't think it was that odd. i've seen bars set up like that before and plenty of folks ride fixed with platform pedals....clips without straps ain't no big deal.
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Old 03-05-07, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Retem
now to fix the bike
set the lower part of you drops parallel to the ground or angled up slightly or chop 2-3cm off the ends of em so it doesn't look like a ****** set it up
then set the saddle either parallel to the ground or angled up slightly your chode will thank you for this
finally put the straps back on if you want to skid riding without straps is not good

and about the cranks if they slip at the spider which they do take me into a shop and have em call fsa for instructions on how to fix the problem
Well, it took three pages, but finally somebody with some f***ing advice :-)

Listen- I am the first to admit that I know little about bikes. I just love riding them- and ever since riding fixed, I have wanted nothing to do with a geared bike. Thing is- I want to learn and am open to advice; it seems odd that people are ready to pile on, make assumptions, and the like as opposed to trying to help someone from the outset. Whatever- I am guilty of the same thing- it gets laughs, it is easy and fun.

I made the adjustments to the bars and the saddle- you're right, it looks better- although the ride felt good the other way, but that explains part of my problem with not being able to skid; my knees hit the end of the bars since they were angled so oddly!! :-) I think this way I will be able to better position myself over the stem to initiate the unweighting of the wheel and hence the skid.

Serious question- the crank performs just fine. Damn smooth in fact. Is there something I am missing there?

Again- I never claimed to be a bike know-it-all; in fact, just the opposite. You guys are harsh.
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Old 03-05-07, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by vinnydelnegro
agreed. if he rides the bike with that setup then it's fine with me. i'd be more offended if it just sat in the garage. .
And that it does not!
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Old 03-05-07, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by roccojp

Again- I never claimed to be a bike know-it-all; in fact, just the opposite. You guys are harsh.
hi rocco

who told you about this thread?

can you prove your identity?

also were you really on the radio?

youd think that people might try to support others that share their interests especially people who are new and learning

but that doesnt happen so much here

welcome to bikeforums

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Originally Posted by doofo
hi rocco

who told you about this thread?

can you prove your identity?

also were you really on the radio?

youd think that people might try to support others that share their interests especially people who are new and learning

but that doesnt happen so much here

welcome to bikeforums

stick around
Answers: saw the referrals when I checked my site stats (they get emailed to me when they spike); can I prove my identity? How? And yes I was on the radio.
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Old 03-05-07, 10:14 PM
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My biggest advice to you is to put straps on your bike. Especially if you want to skid and/or ride brakeless. Straps are just necessary.
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Old 03-05-07, 10:15 PM
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yo rock put your balls on the stem and fit you legs between the drop and the stem lock em up on a down stroke with your strong leg and hold it do it at a slow speed first

and trust me the way you had your saddle if you rode 20 miles you wouldn't be able to feel your unit
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Originally Posted by Retem
yo rock put your balls on the stem and fit you legs between the drop and the stem lock em up on a down stroke with your strong leg and hold it do it at a slow speed first

and trust me the way you had your saddle if you rode 20 miles you wouldn't be able to feel your unit
Haha, I haven't heard anyone call it a unit since high school.
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retem, can you explain to him the FSA crank issue, I'm familiar with it in theory but it sounds like you know more than I do about it.
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rocco - people arent fans of the fsa vigorelli cranks as they werent super well manufactured and there were problems with the spider slipping a little bit. its not dangerous, but its annoying. fsa discontinued them and replaced them with the pro track. here is a thread about them from fixed gear fever

https://fixedgearfever.com/modules.ph...t=2606&start=0
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Originally Posted by ryanday
My biggest advice to you is to put straps on your bike. Especially if you want to skid and/or ride brakeless. Straps are just necessary.
I will. And after riding all day recently, I noticed the saddle was a bit uncomfortable. I fixed it- no angle now. Gotta love the Salsa seatpost- even I could make the adjustment in seconds! And the bottom of the bars are now just about parallel to the ground.
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Old 03-05-07, 10:21 PM
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well the fsa vigorelli cranks well lets say the cnc machine used to make them was out of tolerence by 2mm they manufacturedd and still manufacture them this way without fixing the program I contacted fsa and they said to either send it to them or to take it to a local fsa retailer and have them call em the solution is simple but I would let the shop do it and deal with contacting fsa liability reasons

I am going to ra mine for the track pro's even though I love em
I ride brakeless so it was to dangerous for me to leave the slipage un fixed

let me say I have been riding them about 8 months with no issues once they were fixed howeber I will be having them replaced soon

the slippage is in the crank arm spider interface they have teeth that are machined differently lets just leave it at that
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Originally Posted by roccojp
And that it does not!
good to hear! i wouldn't take offense to this thread. hating is just a very popular past time on the internet. you got a good bike there. ride it and enjoy!
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Old 03-05-07, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by vinnydelnegro
good to hear! i wouldn't take offense to this thread. hating is just a very popular past time on the internet. you got a good bike there. ride it and enjoy!
we have to break you in and figure out what you are about before we share or garbled knowledge with you or atleast I do
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Originally Posted by vinnydelnegro
good to hear! i wouldn't take offense to this thread. hating is just a very popular past time on the internet. you got a good bike there. ride it and enjoy!
I was laughing at most of it really. I was waiting for someone to offer something constructive, though. The crank does have a very small amount of slippage- I notice it only when doing a trackstand. You would think f---in' Bike Biz would have suggested a different crank set! Whatever- I might look into that, but this bike is a smooth ride. I am generally very happy with it. Happier now after the adjustments!!
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