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Old 01-05-08, 12:41 AM
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It does look like that, but it's not. It is some sort of laser beam type thing zapping the e.
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Old 01-05-08, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dewthedew View Post
can soemone else confirm the seat post size ? I want to order one tonight
26.8
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Old 01-05-08, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jgrant75 View Post
130 on the rear? i might try that. how much do you weigh? and are you still riding the LAFIXED this weekend? its pouring now.
Gatorskins are rated to 120 but it never hurts to put a bit more air in. I used to run 110/120 on the gators but got two pinch flats in the front in one week so I decided to keep it stable at 120/130 and I haven't had a flat in weeks.

I'm still going to the ride but it's been postponed one week. I'll be seeing you there.
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Old 01-05-08, 11:03 AM
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Question: Has anyone had luck putting a 20T cog on? I tried but the chain isn't long enough. guess im off to buy a new chain....

Took it out for a long ride today, the handlebar/clip/tire lack of quality becomes extremely apparant around that 3rd or 4th mile, annoyed the hell out of me. I also noticed the rattling inside the headset others did.

Other than that, the geometry is x99 funner than my old IRO. The saddle isnt as bad as people said, at least for me, and the toe overlap took some getting used to but just taught me to lean more, something I should be doing anyways.

Overall, extremely satisfied with my purchase.
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Old 01-05-08, 11:51 AM
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actually i think the rattling is from the front hub/rim....
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Old 01-05-08, 03:24 PM
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i've never heard any creaking or rattling from my headset.
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Old 01-05-08, 03:35 PM
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Me neither.
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Old 01-05-08, 07:45 PM
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Fools be crayzay! Relube and repack!
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Old 01-06-08, 01:04 PM
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Old 01-06-08, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bali shag View Post


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Now where have I seen that bike before...Hmm...
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Old 01-06-08, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bali shag View Post


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what brand rear wheel is that? Also wheredya get the rear fender?
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Old 01-06-08, 05:30 PM
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That fender is barely going to do anything way up high like that.
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Old 01-06-08, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by biteme143 View Post
what brand rear wheel is that? Also wheredya get the rear fender?

oh, and where do you get those tube things that go in the wheel? are they built in?
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Old 01-06-08, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ThunderChunky View Post
oh, and where do you get those tube things that go in the wheel? are they built in?
Haha so funny just because I had a curious question there is no reason to mock me lol!
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Old 01-06-08, 10:06 PM
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sorry man, no hard feelings!
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Old 01-06-08, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Pennywize View Post
actually i think the rattling is from the front hub/rim....
I get this rattling too, it's annoying.
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Old 01-06-08, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ThunderChunky View Post
sorry man, no hard feelings!
No I was laughing pretty hard when you wrote the tube comment, I don't mind I enjoy witty comments! lol!
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Old 01-07-08, 11:23 AM
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I just blacked out my frame decals using this black vinyl... it looks like it was painted blank. In fact when my mom saw my bike she says "why did you repaint your frame?" Ill take a pic in just a minute.. but here's the link to the ebay vendor I ordered from: http://cgi.ebay.com/1-ROLL-10-x-15-B...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 01-07-08, 11:58 AM
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thar she blows!

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Old 01-07-08, 12:09 PM
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nice murdered out kilo...reminds me of my old iro...*sniff *sniff
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Old 01-07-08, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gearkraft View Post
thar she blows!

Gear you go to vcu?

Nice looking bike btw
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Old 01-07-08, 01:59 PM
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oh, thank you and yes, I attend VCU. Junior in the graphic design program... what about yourself?

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Old 01-07-08, 02:05 PM
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How many people have swapped out their stock 3/32 cog and chainring for a proper fitting 1/8 set ?

I noticed that my chain made a strange noise and always seemed to have side-load on it from sitting more to one side on the chainring....

So I ditched the 3/32 parts for 1/8 parts and voila - no more noise and everything fits snug...


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Old 01-07-08, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlesbian View Post
nice murdered out kilo...reminds me of my old iro...*sniff *sniff
a black frame and fork does not a murdered out bike make.
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Old 01-07-08, 02:41 PM
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Has anyone found vinyl to cover up the decals on the green kilo? I'm thinking of getting either kelly green or green from the above vendor, but if someone already knows one that works I'll go with that.
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