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Old 05-04-09, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by iwegian View Post
what's going on there? is that a race?
yup, fixie crit

I believe that was the fixed fun race after collegiate championships in Idaho. Not positive though...
yes, it was awesome. do you race in the collegiate series?

Dude in front looks like he's wayyy to far over the handlebars. Weird.
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Old 05-04-09, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
The OP's blades started out straight; now they are bent -- just as any traditional steel fork would be, albeit without the benefit of a form to shape the bend and keep consistent side to side.
Without the benefit of the proper rake or trail that the frame was designed for?

P.S. point taken about the cold setting- I didn't know that.
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Old 05-04-09, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by PunctualAlex View Post
Without the benefit of the proper rake or trail that the frame was designed for?
The bend will affect handling, but it's not a safety issue with regard to imminent tube failure.
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Old 05-04-09, 10:38 AM
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pretty sure anomaly's wheelset belongs on my felt instead. or at least his front wheel.
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My 2009 Surly Cross Check. Rear brake has since been removed...
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Old 05-04-09, 11:26 AM
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Old 05-04-09, 11:32 AM
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why do you keep post pics of that damn bike? one is more than enough
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Old 05-04-09, 11:37 AM
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ridiculous in all the wrong ways.
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<I received an infraction for potty mouth.>
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Originally Posted by brendon_ak View Post
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Yeah, I guess if he was aiming for a front flip...
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My 650 frame with new rear wheel.
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Old 05-04-09, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by liberalswine View Post
My 650 frame with new rear wheel.
twisted spokes are a stupid and only hipster posers use them
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I've never actually seen twisted spokes...the only thing I'd do to my spokes is throw some cards in there. I have a few promo cards jammed in my spokes from hip-hop shows I attended (Bicasso, Roots, Grough&Eligh, Lyrics Born, Rock the Bells). Other than that...blah another pointless fad.
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Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
twisted spokes are a stupid and only hipster posers use them
Have you ever actually ridden them or is that just hate for hates sake? I raced BMX on them for several years and never once broke a spoke. The wheel builds up just as true with nearly as high spoke tension if it is done right. It's purely an aesthetics thing, but so be it. If it were truly about function you wouldn't be riding a fixed gear bike. You would be riding a carbon road frame with 30 gears and disc brakes.
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Old 05-04-09, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
Have you ever actually ridden them or is that just hate for hates sake? I raced BMX on them for several years and never once broke a spoke. The wheel builds up just as true with nearly as high spoke tension if it is done right. It's purely an aesthetics thing, but so be it. If it were truly about function you wouldn't be riding a fixed gear bike. You would be riding a carbon road frame with 30 gears and disc brakes.
Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
got this frame at a local auction. paid too much for it, but happy to find out that the shifters and derailers are in fine working condition. was originally intending to weld in some track fork ends, but decided since the shifting gear worked fine that I'd keep it a road bike. Then I went to see which i preferred for fixed use, the trek or this mbk. this frame is a hair heavier, but they feel pretty similar. decided to keep the trek fixed as it didn't come with DT shifter braze ons (i think it needs the clamp on type, doesn't look like they were ground off). gonna mess with this fixed until my road wheels come in.



(trek for reference, and why none of the parts really match the mbk haha. also the yellows got messed up, this pic has the same gold chain and nipples and bar end plugs http://s437.photobucket.com/albums/q...ns/trek%20460/)
ok

oh, and my road frame would be titanium, reduce chance of carbon failure. unfortunately, it only has 20 gears, guess there's little market for sram red triples lol. guess nobody made the connection of my post with my jackass bike

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Old 05-04-09, 02:41 PM
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What's up with all the assh0les in here? Haters...seriously. I used to ride twisted spokes on my old haro group 1 a, and I've always liked them. Hipster poser? Far from it. Say that to my face, e-thugger.

But anyway, the wheel is true and there's nothin' wrong with lacing up your spokes differently than others as long as it's functional still. *******.
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Old 05-04-09, 03:29 PM
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RAWR SAY THAT TO MY FACE!!!!1 dis my spokz and ill breathe fyre on u!
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Old 05-04-09, 03:30 PM
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i want a dolan so bad.

not as bad as a d700 though.
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