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Old 01-02-12, 05:17 PM
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should I build a leader 722 with black omuniums and rear silver foer on silver hubs and silver front weinman dp18 machined(I want to use a brake and I already have the wheel from previous build)
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Old 01-04-12, 05:33 PM
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Should I get a Wald basket for my Kilo?

http://www.amazon.com/Wald-137-Bicyc...5722391&sr=8-3


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Old 01-04-12, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Should I get a Wald basket for my Kilo?

no... they are too flimsy looking. But I could hook you up with a home made wooden rack that would look the shi-shi on your bike.....only if you want tho
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Old 01-04-12, 06:15 PM
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Really? They seem to get decent reviews for sturdiness on Amazon (updated OP with link to the basket I'm looking at).
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Old 01-04-12, 06:23 PM
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I like mine. You definitely need to upgrade the hardware though. I also had to cut and drill the struts in order to get the basket level, but you might not have that problem due to having a longer head tube.
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Old 01-04-12, 06:29 PM
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Wald #133 I like the detachable ones. They don't really stay on unless they're loaded, but you can buy a bag of cheap zip ties and you can just cut it off whenever you don't want it.
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Should I just get a street session in instead of a road ride tomorrow?
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Originally Posted by dookski View Post
Wald #133 I like the detachable ones. They don't really stay on unless they're loaded, but you can buy a bag of cheap zip ties and you can just cut it off whenever you don't want it.
My wife has one on her old cruiser. It rattles like CRAZY.
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Originally Posted by gilmatic View Post
Should I build my front H+Son SL42's with a 20 hole spoke count or should I stick with 32's? I ride my bike on and off the track so I'm not so sure if I should ride with a 20 in the front when I'm on the street.
I've had several front wheels with 20 spokes for city riding and enjoyed them without many problems. Maybe I broke a spoke or two, but only after lots of use. That said, the only wheels I've ever totally destroyed were both 20h fronts, both in endover crashes. They look cool, but yeah, don't crash.
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Old 01-04-12, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by striknein View Post
My wife has one on her old cruiser. It rattles like CRAZY.
cruisers aren't very stealth anyway!
yeah, I would always take it off if there wasn't something holding it down, big fan of that option. Some bending/love helps a little.
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Old 01-04-12, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Should I just get a street session in instead of a road ride tomorrow?
I've always wondered, so now's a good time to ask. What do you do in a street session?
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Originally Posted by dddavid View Post
I've always wondered, so now's a good time to ask. What do you do in a street session?
He walks his fixie to the local Starbucks.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Should I just get a street session in instead of a road ride tomorrow?
Depends on the weather. Road ride sounds fun to me.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
He walks his fixie to the local Starbucks.
Umm, no. I'd rather get a root canal than go to starbucks.

Street Session: Stair Gaps, ledge drops, etc.
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Old 01-04-12, 09:06 PM
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should i try to get these for 200?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...780254919.html
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Pretty good deal for those wheels. The tires are garbage, though.
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Old 01-04-12, 09:25 PM
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yea im really looking for just the wheels i could care less about the tires, red isn't my thing lol. are those hubs any good? im not too familiar with the brand.
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Old 01-04-12, 09:30 PM
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yea im really looking for just the wheels i could care less about the tires, red isn't my thing lol. are those hubs any good? im not too familiar with the brand.
Those are Italian Miche hubs. They're supposedly decent, better than Formula but not as good as DA or Phil.
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thanks scrod and tejanotrackie for the quick and informative responses. i emailed the guy asking for 200 lets see what happens.
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Still an ok deal at $250.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Still an ok deal at $250.
thing is..... i only got 200. LOL
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ha I almost posted those too when they came up when I was scouring for recons.
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I say go cetma if you're gonna get a rack. Those things look great and are solid as shhhhhhiiii
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I want to add a rack to one of my 722s too!
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Should I purchase my first road bike since my sister is coming from London and bikes there cost 50% the price of here...I'm considering since it's a good deal but is also a lot of money and I have too many bikes (like that exists)

I'm thinking a Canyon AL with Athena Grupo or a Cannondale Caad10 105.
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