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Old 09-30-09, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
dunno how you'd get knee damage, you run the same saddle to crank length as you would with any bike. all this really has is a frame that allows for more aggressive saddle to bar drop. saddle bar drop doesn't really affect knees in my experience.
Nope, sure doesn't.

Stupid high gears sure can, though.
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Old 09-30-09, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
Nope, sure doesn't.

Stupid high gears sure can, though.
hmm, good point.

what do you think he's running, about 52/16?

my friend runs 48/14 on his lanster, without clips. still has both brakes, but I tell him it's all sorts of murder. good show of manliness to bust skids on that, but you have to be going about 5mph lol. any more and it's suicide.
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Old 09-30-09, 08:36 PM
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stupid high gears.

Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
Nope, sure doesn't.

Stupid high gears sure can, though.
That comment really scared me?
I do group rides on the weekend with a 48-12 gear on my roadbike and was thinking of finding a 50-54 chainring to contest the sprints at the end.
My daily commuter is fixed gear 46-15 gear that propells me at a good pace but if i am going to damage my knees with my choice of gearing, i might as well quit cycling. I previously had 47-13 on the roadbike but i had to spin like hell and was worn out before the end of the ride and was in the way at the sprint at the end.
I do use a front brakes on my fixie because the back pedalling is very painful on my knees. I can hit the front brakes and relax my legs to stop.
Where i live, i seem to be the only Fixie rider around so i guess i am the poser in my area.
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Old 09-30-09, 08:41 PM
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on a road bike imo it doesn't matter, since you can shift down and accelerate up to speed. as you accelerate, you shift up to higher gear ratios. It can be damaging to knees to mash though. if you're stuck in a high ratio from a dig, you could cause damage stressing your knees by trying to start such a high gear.

I don't know why back pedaling would be any more painful than regular pedaling though... I probably got trolled. but spinning is better than mashing.
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Old 10-01-09, 09:21 PM
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Old 10-01-09, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
http://sfgfc.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/tutta_1.jpg
What is wrong with that? I would ride that ****.
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Old 10-01-09, 09:35 PM
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that bike looks like a used tampon
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Old 10-01-09, 09:50 PM
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i like how he/she has that top tube guard thing with risers.
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Old 10-01-09, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by alexgate View Post
i like how he/she has that top tube guard thing with risers.
it could hit.
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Old 10-01-09, 10:48 PM
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I'd ride it. Despite the red grips... Dang good lookin IMO

Maybe the guard is for the bars before the risers??? Yes take it off when you put the risers on, but still...
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Old 10-01-09, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
lately, this thread is becoming ridiculously grouchy.
i dont see what is wrong with that bike.

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Old 10-01-09, 11:48 PM
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was that meant to be ironic? I don't think it looks jackass at all.
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Old 10-02-09, 08:33 AM
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I'd like to see a traditional spoked wheel on the front instead of that 3-spoked abomination.

Nothing says Tarck like Arrospoke.

And the red grips have to go. Along with the risers. Put some track drops on that baby. With white bartape. Then it could be posted in the Bike Porn thread.
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Old 10-02-09, 08:40 AM
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I'll take risers over dumb track drops any day. I think that bike looks great, and those are some of the better looking arrospoks I've seen.

I think it'd look better with blue grips, though.
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Old 10-02-09, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
lately, this thread is becoming ridiculously grouchy.
i dont see what is wrong with that bike.
Don't you run a top tube brake and bent fork for barspins

I think it is a beautiful bike, which has been tarcked out, thus making it jackass.

Kind of like putting a floppin' in the wind body kit and spoiler on a BMW IMO.
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Old 10-02-09, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by obloguy View Post
That comment really scared me?
I do group rides on the weekend with a 48-12 gear on my roadbike and was thinking of finding a 50-54 chainring to contest the sprints at the end.
My daily commuter is fixed gear 46-15 gear that propells me at a good pace but if i am going to damage my knees with my choice of gearing, i might as well quit cycling. I previously had 47-13 on the roadbike but i had to spin like hell and was worn out before the end of the ride and was in the way at the sprint at the end.
I do use a front brakes on my fixie because the back pedalling is very painful on my knees. I can hit the front brakes and relax my legs to stop.
Where i live, i seem to be the only Fixie rider around so i guess i am the poser in my area.
Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
on a road bike imo it doesn't matter, since you can shift down and accelerate up to speed. as you accelerate, you shift up to higher gear ratios. It can be damaging to knees to mash though. if you're stuck in a high ratio from a dig, you could cause damage stressing your knees by trying to start such a high gear.

I don't know why back pedaling would be any more painful than regular pedaling though... I probably got trolled. but spinning is better than mashing.
Of course a lot of this depends on how many starts and stops there are on your route. If there aren't many, and you're only doing this on weekends, and the route isn't too hilly (you'll have to mash to get up the hill most likely) it's probably not a big deal (occasional large loads on your knees can be good if other biomechanical issues are okay... just like weight lifting correctly can strengthen your knees but chronically overdoing it can kill them). Now, commuting on a route like I do (6 miles with a large number of potential 'have to come to a complete stop' points) and a large GI just doesn't make sense... I may or may not have time to really hit top speed and I'd like to be mashing a LOT because of the stops.
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Old 10-02-09, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
I dont think this is a jackass bike.

The look might not be for everybody, but it looks like there is nothing functionally wrong with it.

I understand if the risers were upside down, or the seat was pointing vertically, or he has a brake lever mounted to the top tube. But it looks like a functional bike.

I dont see anything jackass about it. Looks clean. Looks like the owner put a lot of work into it.
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Old 10-02-09, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Fu Manchu View Post
I dont think this is a jackass bike.

The look might not be for everybody, but it looks like there is nothing functionally wrong with it.

I understand if the risers were upside down, or the seat was pointing vertically, or he has a brake lever mounted to the top tube. But it looks like a functional bike.

I dont see anything jackass about it. Looks clean. Looks like the owner put a lot of work into it.

Also it is a fashion company collab. track bike...
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Old 10-02-09, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Not jackass just ugly IMO.
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Old 10-02-09, 10:37 AM
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You can feel free to address anything you would directly like to me. I am the previous owner of both the Teschner and the Cannondale. Like most of you, I ride Track bikes on the street, but like a very few of you, I actually ride on the track as well. I prefer risers of the street, drops for the track. Yea I had a full carbon bike with risers, get over it. Peep the join date noobs.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Don't you run a top tube brake and bent fork for barspins

I think it is a beautiful bike, which has been tarcked out, thus making it jackass.

Kind of like putting a floppin' in the wind body kit and spoiler on a BMW IMO.
Nooooo no no no no no no no no.

Tarck != Jackass

A tarck bike only becomes truly jackass when the "tarck" interferes with the "bike." No handlebar tape, seat angles that poke your anus, lack of foot retention, rear brake only... These are the makings of jackass.

The posted bike looks fully functional and as if someone put a lot of time and love into it. Not jackass at all.

I would submit that those persons accusing the bike of jackassing are in fact... jackasses.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:33 AM
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^^word^^

While not entirely my cup O tea, style wise, it's a nice execution. .... and they stuck the landing.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SELFdizolve View Post
Peep the join date noobs.
grats on your join date. That means you have known about this forum longer then some of us. That does not mean you have been riding bikes longer then some of us.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:47 AM
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donno, I just feel that when fashion design hops on whatever trend is teh hot shiz at the moment it becomes jackass. Remember seeing pictures of a tallbike in a hip clothing store window a couple years ago, same thing here.

Look at RVCA's website, they have UFC shirts, surf clothing, skate clothing, and to quote thier vision statement:

RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends


http://shop.rvca.com/
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Old 10-02-09, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
lately, this thread is becoming ridiculously grouchy.
i dont see what is wrong with that bike.
just because your bike is in here now haha.

If that bike had nice drops it would probably be in the porn thread. I can dig it.
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