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Old 06-12-07, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by na975
i tried that tool, but as u turn it the cutting wheel starts to walk away from the line u marked to cut.
you have to put a little triflow on the bar and keep tightening the tension wheel with every revolution.
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Old 06-13-07, 12:55 AM
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That white Pista is SWEET!!
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Old 06-13-07, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by na975
i tried that tool, but as u turn it the cutting wheel starts to walk away from the line u marked to cut.
you didn't set the tool right that.

that only happened to me once when I was in a hurry.
your bars have to sit in between the 2 bottom rollers or it will get away from you.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sweetbike
risers are gay.
hmmm


2 inch risers are gayer but I like 'em




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Old 06-13-07, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sniks
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2 inch risers are gayer but I like 'em




What is that frame? It's kinda purdy.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:32 PM
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i spy a m.a.s.h. logo.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dudezor
What is that frame? It's kinda purdy.
bianchi pista concept
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So this is in no way a flamebait. I'm just wondering what the advantages are of risers besides the ascetics/coolness. I like how they look but can't really justify replacing my drops.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:42 PM
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I like the risers on my daddies Miyata, but that ain't fixed, and it rides like **** other than fitting me perfectly. Why wouldn't he let me fix it? ):

Feels hilarious to sprint on risers though, I feel like a little kid on a trike or something.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:56 PM
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sprinting on risers is like sprinting out of the gates on a BMX track.

easier to get you leg back after leg over the bar skids......... oh wait what is the advantage to doing skids with one leg over the bar?

nothing just fun .
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Risers (or flat bars) can make your bike a lot more nimble. They're great for city riding and weaving through traffic. They seem to make skidding (flared out, sideways skids in particular) more comfortable and controllable. That's my take on it anyway.
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Old 06-13-07, 11:26 PM
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Sounds fun, and a good addition to my already snappy pista. I think I'll spring for some, any recommendations or are you guys all into dumpster risers?
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Ok so I put some risers on the rain bike...they ride real nice...but how the hell do you all climb with those? I like bullhorns, as Im used to drops with hoods, and it gives me a nice hand position while climbing...but risers....nothing.
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I've chopped them smaller three times, and think I'm taking about an inch off each end again
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Originally Posted by TedC
Ok so I put some risers on the rain bike...they ride real nice...but how the hell do you all climb with those? I like bullhorns, as Im used to drops with hoods, and it gives me a nice hand position while climbing...but risers....nothing.
leave them long...
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get bigger muskles.
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Old 06-26-07, 12:34 PM
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heres a ****ty pic of my BK back in the day. i swapped out the fork with a 1inch track fork for a little bit. sorry for the crap camera phone pic and the seat angle is fixed now.

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Old 06-26-07, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JellyMeetsJam
Sounds fun, and a good addition to my already snappy pista. I think I'll spring for some, any recommendations or are you guys all into dumpster risers?
I like my Titec Hell Bent risers. Before I had risers I had some Nitto RB021's on there. I like the risers better. I can't skid or do any cool fixie tricks though...
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Old 06-26-07, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JellyMeetsJam
Sounds fun, and a good addition to my already snappy pista. I think I'll spring for some, any recommendations or are you guys all into dumpster risers?
You might want to find some dumpster bars, or check for any cheap used bars at your LBS first. This can help you determine how much rise and sweep you'll need if you end up getting something nicer. No sense blowing $30 on something you may not like.
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My ripped off a mountain bike and chopped near suicide bar proportion risers are wonderfully fun, I just need a good stem for them.
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Old 06-26-07, 09:27 PM
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i've joined the club.




awesome that's blurry.
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Old 06-26-07, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by schwinn


I've chopped them smaller three times, and think I'm taking about an inch off each end again
I think I just saw that bike today around 2:30pm
in the downtown area.

was just visting seattle and thought it was weird how few fixed bikes I saw.

and how many people ride on the sidewalks.

met a guy, Adam, he said I was just in the wrong part of town.
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Old 06-26-07, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sniks
I think I just saw that bike today around 2:30pm
in the downtown area.

was just visting seattle and thought it was weird how few fixed bikes I saw.

and how many people ride on the sidewalks.

met a guy, Adam, he said I was just in the wrong part of town.

Where were you exactly that you didn't see a zillion fixed gear bikes?

I work half a block from where schwinn's bareknuckle was photographed. I rode my road bike to work today. Ha!
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
Where were you exactly that you didn't see a zillion fixed gear bikes?

I work half a block from where schwinn's bareknuckle was photographed. I rode my road bike to work today. Ha!
I was staying down town and I only saw a total of like 5 fixed maybe, 5th and pike by what seems to be a messenger stop.
seemed weird.

lots of older cool road bike however
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Originally Posted by sniks
I was staying down town and I only saw a total of like 5 fixed maybe, 5th and pike by what seems to be a messenger stop.
seemed weird.

lots of older cool road bike however
sounds like Monorail Espresso

Yep. We like our bikes here. Seeing lots of cool old bikes still running makes me happy. Once I get my ****ing wheel rebuilt and fix my bar tape problem I will post proper pics of my new baby.

My disc braked beercan bike is one step closer to complete too. Another month of scrounging or so and it should be good to go.
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