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Old 05-29-09, 08:33 PM
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the picture is also tilted and its a brooks seat
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Old 05-30-09, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by poena
it keeps saying I'm on page 300 as well
but does anyone know when the frames will be back in stock at bikeisland?
They have a newsletter that you can sign up for....
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Old 05-30-09, 09:38 AM
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I emailed them and they said 3-4 weeks
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syncmaster, the rear axle is way back in the dropouts, might wanna take a link outta the chain and see how it sits.
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Originally Posted by oneangrytoast
syncmaster, the rear axle is way back in the dropouts, might wanna take a link outta the chain and see how it sits.
Yep, I addressed this in the Post your new SS/FG thread but it didn't come up here. Here's what I said:

Regarding the wheel being too far back, It took me a second to figure it out, but then I realized that in these pictures I have the 15t cog on the rear wheel that came free (and installed) with the wheelset. Normally I'm running a 17t cog so this resulted in the wheel being pushed farther back in the track ends. I'm going to put the 17t back on so it won't be an issue anymore.
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thatll do it!
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finally got my first fixed gear and couldn't be more pleased. It's a black 57cm and
fits great. wish the stem were a bit shorter though because my wrists were hurting after
a long ride (i tend to be more up right and stay on the closet part of the bars).
can anyone recommend a good pair of TT handle bars and a shorter stem?
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Originally Posted by poena
it keeps saying I'm on page 300 as well


but does anyone know when the frames will be back in stock at bikeisland?
Unless held by customs
It will be about June 10th
Colors this time: cream, black, white, grape soda, and green
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Old 05-31-09, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com
Unless held by customs
It will be about June 10th
Colors this time: cream, black, white, grape soda, and green
ah crap i just PM'd you the same question. feel free to ignore me. thx!

i would like to know what sizes will be coming tho, so i guess dont ignore me
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does anybody want to swap forks with me? i have a black one, cut just a bit, with decals, that came with my 53.

i just wanna switch things up a bit. let me know if youre interested.
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what's up with the decals??...I've been reading through and can't come up with a clear answer...do the decals come off or do you have to cover them?
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Originally Posted by foto202
what's up with the decals??...I've been reading through and can't come up with a clear answer...do the decals come off or do you have to cover them?
they don't come off
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Originally Posted by xxxfattonyxxx
Before^^^^
Got my seat post and headset spacers in
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i hope i dont get ripped apart for this but here goes neway:

im looking to grab a white seat post collar and i ordered on in a 26.8 and it was way small.

ideas? did i do something wrong?
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Seatpost collar is 30mm.
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yeah seat post is 26.8 but your not clamping around the seat post itself
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Originally Posted by xxxfattonyxxx
Before^^^^
Got my seat post and headset spacers in
What saddle is that?
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Originally Posted by evotion
What saddle is that?
It looks like a Ponza lux to me.
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The pedals and straps that come on this bike are really dangerous.

I've been riding fixed for almost 4 years now and had my very first 0 mph crash due to the stock straps and pedals.

I was literally rolling into the parking lot of the LBS and keeled over when I found the strap/****ty plastic cage combo to be a sort of makeshift Chinese finger prison for the foot.

I bought some MKS Sylvan pedals and cages immediately along with the All-City double leather straps. I'm digging them so far. The pedals do feel a little bit uncomfortable on the bottom of my feet (wearing your standard Vans slip-ons) but are a great improvement regardless.

I also wanted to note I'm having no problems with toe overlap on the 57cm frame. At perfect horizontal the very tip of my toe MIGHT touch the front wheel, but it hasn't caused me any trouble so far. This is with Medium sized MKS cages.

I also haven't found the stock seat to be that uncomfortable, as many have said. I'm used to riding an old mangled Brooks though, so maybe my ass is just hardened like the leather.

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Originally Posted by a_elephant
The pedals and straps that come on this bike are really dangerous.

I've been riding fixed for almost 4 years now and had my very first 0 mph crash due to the stock straps and pedals.

I was literally rolling into the parking lot of the LBS and keeled over when I found the strap/****ty plastic cage combo to be a sort of makeshift Chinese finger prison for the foot.

I bought some MKS Sylvan pedals and cages immediately along with the All-City double leather straps. I'm digging them so far. The pedals do feel a little bit uncomfortable on the bottom of my feet (wearing your standard Vans slip-ons) but are a great improvement regardless.

I also wanted to note I'm having no problems with toe overlap on the 57cm frame. At perfect horizontal the very tip of my toe MIGHT touch the front wheel, but it hasn't caused me any trouble so far. This is with Medium sized MKS cages.

I also haven't found the stock seat to be that uncomfortable, as many have said. I'm used to riding an old mangled Brooks though, so maybe my ass is just hardened like the leather.

I also thought the stock pedals and straps were death traps since on two separate occasions I have stopped on the flip sides and somehow caught part of the strap on my way down.

I just ordered some mks gr9's, mks clips, and ale leather straps. I heard the gr9's were great for soft soled shoes too so I can't wait
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Originally Posted by kylen721
I also thought the stock pedals and straps were death traps since on two separate occasions I have stopped on the flip sides and somehow caught part of the strap on my way down.

I just ordered some mks gr9's, mks clips, and ale leather straps. I heard the gr9's were great for soft soled shoes too so I can't wait
I'll have to check out the GR-9's. Thanks for the heads up.

What type of shoes do clipless riders wear on the track anyway?
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Old 06-01-09, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by a_elephant
The pedals and straps that come on this bike are really dangerous.

I've been riding fixed for almost 4 years now and had my very first 0 mph crash due to the stock straps and pedals.

I was literally rolling into the parking lot of the LBS and keeled over when I found the strap/****ty plastic cage combo to be a sort of makeshift Chinese finger prison for the foot.

Ahh man, that same thing happened to me.

I was coming home on my first long ride, I went to unclip before slowing down, but it was stuck in the clip. I remember falling really awkwardly, bouncing off the hood of my mom's van then smashing into the garage door. It was funny until the next morning
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Originally Posted by kylen721
I just ordered some mks gr9's, mks clips, and ale leather straps. I heard the gr9's were great for soft soled shoes too so I can't wait
I got the same setup for my TT shortly after getting it. Much better setup and i have found the gr9's very comfy. I have large mks clips which gives me slight toe overlap, but it really hasnt bothered me much.
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Originally Posted by amidoinitrite
I got the same setup for my TT shortly after getting it. Much better setup and i have found the gr9's very comfy. I have large mks clips which gives me slight toe overlap, but it really hasnt bothered me much.
I got the large toeclips too. I have a 50 so I already had overlap so I will survive haha.
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I'm stuck on page 301?
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