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Old 04-17-08, 09:05 PM
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fixie q's ;)

Hey I got a fixed gear bike like last week (bikes direct kilo tt!!!!) but I am having trouble coasting, whenever I stop pedaling the cranks still rotate. Whats the deal?
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Return it. Tell them it wont coast. I'm sure they'll take care of it.
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I think I am going to take it to my LBS (local bike shop) too see if they can fix it, maybe it just needs some more grease?
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try hitting the cranks with a heavy hammer until they give
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How to coast:

1.Remove Brakes & toe clips+straps
2.Find the steepest longest hill you can.
3. Pedal as fast as you can down the hill.
4. Take feet off pedals.
5. You are now coasting.
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Someone made this joke yesterday.
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I am going to take my brake off whenever they fix it (I am all about simplicity and low profile, kind of a zen thing).

Anyways how do I re-wrap bars? Can someone show me a tutorial? Also I have the green kilo tt, do you think white would be good or should I get something out there, like yellow?
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this isn't a joke, I crashed yesterday because of it, thanks for making a mockery of me like you did that guy.
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there is a guide in my sig on bar wrapping
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there is a guide in my sig on bar wrapping
I need one on how to wrap bars without brakes, I think its a lot different. I wont be riding with brakes (I will be riding brakeless) so I need a diff tutorial, thanks though!
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Why do you want bar tape that just slows you down, also bar ends are a terrible idea.
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OWNED!
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why are all of the OPs in here such flockin' idiots?

damnit, do a search and stop wasting my extremely valuable time which I spend on here because I'm awesome, and you're not.
 
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Originally Posted by VT tallbike View Post
Why do you want bar tape that just slows you down...
So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!

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...bar ends are a terrible idea.
Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
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The spleen will only slow you down.
 
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!



Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
i dont see how you could miss the clear facetiousness of this thread
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shhhh!

and jeez, there's no need to get personal, leave his face out of it.
 
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i dont see how you could miss the clear facetiousness of this thread
Didn't miss it. Trying to perpetuate it.
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shhhh!

and jeez, there's no need to get personal, leave his face out of it.
That got the best laugh out of me all night.
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Originally Posted by Pfutz View Post
I need one on how to wrap bars without brakes, I think its a lot different. I wont be riding with brakes (I will be riding brakeless) so I need a diff tutorial, thanks though!
check the right side under wrapping bars 102
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this is the best thread in months!
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This thread must be for senior members only, because I don't get it.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
So that explains why I rarely break 30mph on my commute. Danged bar tape!



Next time you crash and mellon-ball your spleen with the open bar end, you will realize the value of bar end plugs.
hey 20+mph jack **** no one gives a damn how fast you are on your commute take that and get out
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