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Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By rubbish heap
RIP Michael I only met him a couple times....

RIP Michael

I only met him a couple times. Still saddens me.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,382
Posted By rubbish heap
http://portland.craigslist.org/bik there's your...

http://portland.craigslist.org/bik there's your market.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-08-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,735
Posted By rubbish heap
Out of the three lubes I've tried, TriFlow has...

Out of the three lubes I've tried, TriFlow has worked the best.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,864
Posted By rubbish heap
well, i told heavyj i'd take up his offer to stop...

well, i told heavyj i'd take up his offer to stop in 100 ft. going 20mph down a hill, brakeless. no reply as of yet. i guess we just need to find a suitable hill, something on a side street with low...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,864
Posted By rubbish heap
Than you have the shared responsibility of not...

Than you have the shared responsibility of not drafting said fixed gear rider - you shouldn't be riding close or directly behind a stranger anyways because if they don't know you're there and they...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,864
Posted By rubbish heap
Wow, the OP definitely has never seen an...

Wow, the OP definitely has never seen an experienced messenger ride one. Cmon guys, there's a big difference between a newbie frantically trying to stop his track bike going down the Hawthorne hill...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,116
Posted By rubbish heap
Don't really see how any of this has to do with...

Don't really see how any of this has to do with biking, no one here is riding a track bike.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,029
Posted By rubbish heap
These are basically the methods described in the...

These are basically the methods described in the handbook when you buy a Kryptonite lock. The downtube is the tube of the bike nearest to the front wheel, and the seat tube is what the seat post...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,029
Posted By rubbish heap
The best way to lock a bike is locking the front...

The best way to lock a bike is locking the front wheel / downtube or back wheel / seat tube, using the smallest lock you can get away with. Less room for tools to get inside the lock. People that buy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By rubbish heap
felt = taiwan. there are a few small custom...

felt = taiwan.

there are a few small custom framebuilders that are very famous making frames in the US. don walker, richard sachs, vanilla, etc. your best bet, if it's important that you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,006
Posted By rubbish heap
I had a bike unlocked downtown for 30 minutes...

I had a bike unlocked downtown for 30 minutes near the Big Pink while doing a delivery. During that same time, a friend of mine was doing a delivery in around the same area. When he came back to his...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By rubbish heap
Veloce and Bike Central are two of the best...

Veloce and Bike Central are two of the best places in town for wheelbuilding. They aren't cheap though - both charge $40 a wheel for labor charges. A quality handbuilt wheel is well worth the extra...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,495
Posted By rubbish heap
I'll volunteer for the 'brakeless track bike,...

I'll volunteer for the 'brakeless track bike, high gear' category.

You forgot skip stopping by the way.

I'd wager that the brakeless skid will stop about as fast (maybe a little faster) than...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,396
Posted By rubbish heap
1) i ride a track bike and it's a lot of fun to...

1) i ride a track bike and it's a lot of fun to ride one gear all the time. no one seems to ever pass me while going up or down hills either. it's simplicity and fun, same reason some ride single...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,532
Posted By rubbish heap
how about instead of all this stuff, i ride on...

how about instead of all this stuff, i ride on the highway? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlRu16QYLOQ
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By rubbish heap
well, i can't say for sure because it's been...

well, i can't say for sure because it's been months since i've met / seen him, but there you go. there's two stolen track bikes that i know of right now, and both owners did a good job of getting...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By rubbish heap
i think i know a kid named aiden, whose a vegan...

i think i know a kid named aiden, whose a vegan and rides track bikes. seen him once or twice atleast, and he was talking about getting deep v's.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-06-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By rubbish heap
4 skid patches is right, unless you feel the need...

4 skid patches is right, unless you feel the need to constantly hit the back brake to the point of skidding the tire, or just doing skid stops, skid patches are irrelevent on a braked bike, so...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-06-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By rubbish heap
I ride 49x16. I wouldn't recommend it for a...

I ride 49x16. I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner though. It's fine after you run it for a bit and build up the muscle but in your case, if you're trying to learn skids and skips you'll have an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By rubbish heap
Haha.. fixed gear hipsters... i wonder, if i...

Haha.. fixed gear hipsters...

i wonder, if i wear a safety vest and clipless shoes but i still have a sweet track frame, would someone like jwdoom call me a fixed gear hipster if i passed him/her...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By rubbish heap
i'm interested... pm me.

i'm interested... pm me.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,170
Posted By rubbish heap
if anything, think of how much you're benefiting...

if anything, think of how much you're benefiting your personal health.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,022
Posted By rubbish heap
I already gave the example of Chicago and it's...

I already gave the example of Chicago and it's efforts to stop graffiti. The scene has grown increasingly violent there as a result, and it's not even non-existant even when you can't buy spray paint...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By rubbish heap
may i ask where you got it powdercoated at / how...

may i ask where you got it powdercoated at / how much it costed you?

nice bikes are meant to be ridden, not sold, anyways. i put a good sum of cash into my track bike and am continuing putting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By rubbish heap
I saw the blue one on craigslist, you didn't have...

I saw the blue one on craigslist, you didn't have any luck selling it did you?

I really like the powder coat job on it.
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