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Old 02-21-08, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
Photos from the 2008 Toronto Ice Race:


The full gallery is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shapeli...7603929754794/
wow, i would love to see this around here. do you got snow in toronto? you don'T seem to have that much
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post


i was going to sell this...but i may just have to keep it.

sorry for the awful picture. i'll take better ones once i get the frame waxed up.
so perfect!

God, I want a chrome (or polished) bike. Hope they pick chrome for one of the Kilo tt pro colors.
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Old 02-21-08, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by novielo View Post
wow, i would love to see this around here. do you got snow in toronto? you don'T seem to have that much
We've had a lot this year, more than usual and I cannot remember there being this much snow this decade. Last week it was past the knee and the city isn't very good at clearing the snow, so there are huge piles of it on the smaller streets. This was the view from my apartment window last Wednesday.

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Old 02-21-08, 12:03 PM
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/\ my street STILL isnt clear


the ice is so high i dont know where the curb is
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Old 02-21-08, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Stuart~ View Post
/\ my street STILL isnt clear


the ice is so high i dont know where the curb is
yeah, cities seem overwhelm (is how we write that?) this year. here on the north shore of montreal i got snow up to my hips... and that's in the backyard... after 2 days of over zero temp... i never thrown that much gas in the snow blower then this year, and i got a new one 'cause the other past away. i don't have any curb (is that the side of he side walk) since last year... hope it'll still be there this spring :-)
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Old 02-21-08, 12:54 PM
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dear dj maximum chicks: your cannondale is fresh. i want to eat it.
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thanks! that's your turbo on there ;-)
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i figured it was... such a sick build. pm me with details?
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Old 02-21-08, 02:10 PM
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Started from here...

Ended up with this...
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m-e-h. meh
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Are those the same as the Andel/Alien cranks? How do you like them?
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Old 02-21-08, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Carbon Based View Post
Are those the same as the Andel/Alien cranks? How do you like them?
yup andel. for what they are they are pretty stiff w/o having to resort to going sugino but that really doesn't matter w/ street riding. I guess it's a perk having 144bcd on a pair of decent cranks :shrug:???
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one of my roommates has those cranks, they look and feel good to me. he put a zen chainring on there and it felt even better.

nice build, gyes.
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Old 02-21-08, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
Started from here...





Ended up with this...


why are your bikes getting down graded insted of up graded?

I don't understand unless you have a stable in which case we need a stable shot
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Originally Posted by sniks View Post
why are your bikes getting down graded insted of up graded?

I don't understand unless you have a stable in which case we need a stable shot
there's no need to upgrade all the time, I like having a middle ground, not all nice bikes. I sold the GT since it was too small and a full aluminum bike sucks on long rides. The Cannondale was a trade off for the Veloce since NO aluminum bike is as good as a steel lugged bike to me due to longevity (no matter how great the C'dale was). I consider the Veloce a blend of the C'dale and the GT with the C'dale's color and the triple triangle of the GT while having the best of both worlds being a lugged steel frame (it did take 2 days for me to even consider letting the Cannondale go though). The IRO is the all 'rounder that can do all since I can fit 32mm tires on it and it is ideal in the winter (it really is a versatile frame). Of course over in Cali yall guys are spoiled with rarely any snow . I sold my conversion (aka Black Widow) since I was getting the Iro and it replaced it's task of beater. I figured someone could use a good starter bike. So I'm left with 3 fixed bikes: Veloce, Carlton Flyer, and Iro (2 nice bikes, 1 beater/do all bike). Atala's sold since it's too big. What I do is if I buy something or want to, I sell something in order to keep the homeostasis.
this is the reason for buying the Iro. How many regular track bikes can do this with big tires?
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Old 02-21-08, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
Regarding that hybrid bike you got for a 6-pack: what's going on with the rear hub? Seems like you modified an old-style freewheel cassette, but I'm not clear on how.
Hi wroom - you're right. I undid the cluster, kept the gear I wanted to use (14T, I think), and used a bunch of spacers to centre it / line it up to the chainwheel. The smaller gear on the end is threaded and holds the whole cluster together. Works fine.
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Old 02-21-08, 05:42 PM
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Hi wroom - you're right. I undid the cluster, kept the gear I wanted to use (14T, I think), and used a bunch of spacers to centre it / line it up to the chainwheel. The smaller gear on the end is threaded and holds the whole cluster together. Works fine.
I modified an old Shimano freewheel cluster in a similar way, but on this one, you can't put any gear in any position: the freewheel body has two widths, and 18 and larger gears can only go on the lower, wider part, while the smaller ones go onto the narrower, top part. Makes things much less flexible. I am not quite sure what types of freewheels exist(ed), but apparently, a lot. It's much easier nowadys with cassettes. Only have to be careful if it's a 7 or a 8/9. Well, with Campy all bets are off, but if it's Shimano compatible, it's really easy.

I have now almost completely moved away from using the typical threaded hub + freewheel for my singlespeeds. I would use a (Hyperglide) freehub and spacers. This allows for an almost unlimited freedom for setting the chainline, and the freehub will survive MUCH longer than any freewheel ever could.
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I didn't feel like diggin up my old thread. It's done. The DA cranks are going onto a Giant Omnium when I get it, and replaced with Sugino 75's. I'm still messing around with the stem, so one grip is off.


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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
there's no need to upgrade all the time, I like having a middle ground, not all nice bikes. I sold the GT since it was too small and a full aluminum bike sucks on long rides. The Cannondale was a trade off for the Veloce since NO aluminum bike is as good as a steel lugged bike to me due to longevity (no matter how great the C'dale was). I consider the Veloce a blend of the C'dale and the GT with the C'dale's color and the triple triangle of the GT while having the best of both worlds being a lugged steel frame (it did take 2 days for me to even consider letting the Cannondale go though). The IRO is the all 'rounder that can do all since I can fit 32mm tires on it and it is ideal in the winter (it really is a versatile frame). Of course over in Cali yall guys are spoiled with rarely any snow . I sold my conversion (aka Black Widow) since I was getting the Iro and it replaced it's task of beater. I figured someone could use a good starter bike. So I'm left with 3 fixed bikes: Veloce, Carlton Flyer, and Iro (2 nice bikes, 1 beater/do all bike). Atala's sold since it's too big. What I do is if I buy something or want to, I sell something in order to keep the homeostasis.
this is the reason for buying the Iro. How many regular track bikes can do this with big tires?
I'm impressed at your ability to justify all of this. Really.
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if this is the final build I love it.....way better than the bullhorns and aero spokes
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i believe you have a problem dom.
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
I'm impressed at your ability to justify all of this. Really.
thank you sir!

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if this is the final build I love it.....way better than the bullhorns and aero spokes
thanks. it'll be a switch around depending on mood and weather though

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i believe you have a problem dom.
LOL. don't we all?
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Old 02-21-08, 08:34 PM
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my sunday ride.
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Nice find. Cyclops' are lovely bikes. Mike Mulholland passing was a loss to the framebuilding art.
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c'mon you teaser...full pics
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