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Old 04-28-12, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
Should I buy some laminated single straps? Campy, MKS, or Toshi?

My current leather ones are falling apart.
Why singles when you can have doubles?
Have you given thought to cutting scrod's deluxe ones?
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Old 04-29-12, 09:45 PM
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Been wanting a lock up bike for a while now and I have found a Pake Rum Runner the older ones with a 1" fork and a khs flite 100 for the exact same price which one should I get I know pake is an economy brand and flite 100 is just a kilo tt but which is better? I have no expierence with either company so I would really like to know.
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Old 04-29-12, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
Should I buy some laminated single straps? Campy, MKS, or Toshi?

My current leather ones are falling apart.
I'm sure you already ride single strap so this info is useless

after riding doubles for so long I made the switch to a single strap (brooks, too poor for double) and it just feels way less 'safe' for lack of a better word. the double makes me feel all warm and cozy, like my foot isn't going anywhere
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Old 04-29-12, 10:14 PM
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I totally see that, but I don't skid so it's kind of a moot point for me. Plus I don't care for the way doubles look.
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Old 04-29-12, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Should I get my friend's used 2008 Cannondale Capo for a "first" bike for my younger brother? His first bike was stolen and he might be more enthusiastic about riding fixed gear.

that or an older Cannondale roadie

vs


both are 56ish
Serious question: how do you plan to convert the top one to fixed? Because other than a whole lot of hunting and pecking for the right ratio or an eccentric axle [and maybe a halflink] I'm out of ideas, and both of those are a pain in the ass for someone who didn't set them up.
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Old 04-29-12, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Serious question: how do you plan to convert the top one to fixed? Because other than a whole lot of hunting and pecking for the right ratio or an eccentric axle [and maybe a halflink] I'm out of ideas, and both of those are a pain in the ass for someone who didn't set them up.
I don't think he planned to.

"that or an older Cannondale roadie"
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Old 04-29-12, 11:39 PM
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well, he got a completely different bike now which can be converted in the future.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:46 AM
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Should I sell my Kilo complete for $360?

It's just barely too big for me.

But I like the bike.

Hm, not sure...
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Old 05-02-12, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Should I sell my Kilo complete for $360?

It's just barely too big for me.

But I like the bike.

Hm, not sure...
sell
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




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Old 05-02-12, 10:44 AM
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




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Old 05-02-12, 10:46 AM
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haha give me another $400 and i will for sure order a histogram
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Old 05-02-12, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
Histogram?
I like the Bolt colorway better than the Histogram's. I'd rather get a LOW for the same money.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:39 PM
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/2984892341.html Should I get this?
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
Should I sell my Kilo complete for $360?

It's just barely too big for me.

But I like the bike.

Hm, not sure...
no brainer, especially since you're capable of building one up yourself if you have any buyer's remorse.
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Old 05-02-12, 09:00 PM
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should i
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Old 05-02-12, 09:06 PM
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Obvs.
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Old 05-02-12, 09:23 PM
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Holy crap that looks huge
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Old 05-02-12, 09:45 PM
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If I was a giant I would.

On another note, the TT height is SoOoOoO intimidating to look at.
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Old 05-02-12, 10:03 PM
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Old 05-02-12, 10:21 PM
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For future reference - should I get the Wabi wheelset (Jalco/sealed Joy Tech), or the Velomine Open Pro/sealed Formula?
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Old 05-02-12, 11:47 PM
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For future reference - should I get the Wabi wheelset (Jalco/sealed Joy Tech), or the Velomine Open Pro/sealed Formula?
Open pro/ sealed formula have been long street proven; the economical workhorse of wheels of SS/FG. Not sure about the wabi BUT the wabi brand is a overly hyped brand in these parts that everybody talks about and nobody buys and the person that does is not very satisfied.
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...the wabi brand is a overly hyped brand in these parts that everybody talks about and nobody buys and the person that does is not very satisfied.
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Old 05-03-12, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
obody buys and the person that does is not very satisfied.
I've had a wabi wheelset for a while, quite satisfied. Did my ms150 on them. quite light and very affordable.

I love my open pros as well

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Old 05-03-12, 04:19 AM
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i got some open pro cds laced to miche primato hubs, light and strong i likes. =D
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Old 05-04-12, 03:11 PM
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Getting the N+1 bug again.

Should I? (it is single speed after all)





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