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June 26, 2011 @ 09:00 PM
Koven

Post: 3578

Join Date: Aug 2009

my bike



swag

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

June 27, 2011 @ 03:54 PM
drew?

Post: 645

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: SACRAMENTO





http://aphganistan.tumblr.com

June 28, 2011 @ 12:36 AM
Brosef

Post: 1237

Join Date: Feb 2008

I need some help guys, I've been looking for a new frame so I can build a bike for track I was thinking about Affinity (lo pro or kissena), Fuji Track Pro '09, a Dolan Pre Cursa. Anyone have any experience with these?
June 28, 2011 @ 06:14 PM
Masamune

Post: 778

Join Date: May 2009

Location: Socal

if anyones trying to let go of a kilo tt in so cal, lmk.
June 29, 2011 @ 02:49 AM
superb

Post: 641

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: wrldwide

would anyone recommend painting a deep v? if so how?
should i just sell it?

~( wavy )~

June 29, 2011 @ 06:01 AM
snowflake

Post: 53

Join Date: Jun 2011

no don't spoil it by painting!
June 30, 2011 @ 02:24 AM
leprechaunupindatree

Post: 612

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: dirty meda

I need some help guys, I've been looking for a new frame so I can build a bike for track I was thinking about Affinity (lo pro or kissena), Fuji Track Pro '09, a Dolan Pre Cursa. Anyone have any experience with these?


get the ftp or dolan, best bang for your buck. i'd never want to ride a lo pro on a track and the kissena is $$$

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782

June 30, 2011 @ 01:43 PM
Smores

Post: 29

Join Date: Dec 2010

Location: 916.

Advice???//?//?/
Sup thread,

I used to ride BMX back in high school but that was almost 6 years ago. I'm looking to get a single speed but my budget is ~$500 max so I want to buy an old road bike off craigslist and just convert it myself, maybe get a new drivetrain/brakes/bars/tires.

1) I'm 6', how big of a frame would be good for me?

2) What gear ratio should I go for? Where I live is small, rolling hills so I was thinking like 46/13.

Thx
June 30, 2011 @ 01:49 PM
Brosef

Post: 1237

Join Date: Feb 2008

thanks das_pyrate and that still seems like a pretty heavy ratio^ If you can do it then why not? There's pretty drastic hills here and I ride 46/16 just fine.
June 30, 2011 @ 01:53 PM
Smores

Post: 29

Join Date: Dec 2010

Location: 916.

Would 44/13 be better? Cardio-wise I'm pretty out of shape so I expect I'll be huffing and puffing for the first couple months no matter what ratio I ride.
June 30, 2011 @ 02:05 PM
Brosef

Post: 1237

Join Date: Feb 2008

That sounds a hell of a lot better. Oh and the affinity Kissena (for me) is only $500
July 1, 2011 @ 06:45 PM
012796

Post: 471

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Los Angeles, CA

whats the best gear ratio for skiddding? I'm running a 48/15 and its a bitch to skid on. Would you recommend a 17 cog or 18?
July 2, 2011 @ 10:48 PM
Madlib

Post: 401

Join Date: Jun 2011

i ride 48/17 its easy to skid
July 3, 2011 @ 02:02 AM
Alex AKA Fresh

Post: 79

Join Date: May 2010

whats the best gear ratio for skiddding? I'm running a 48/15 and its a bitch to skid on. Would you recommend a 17 cog or 18?


the lower the ratio, the easier to skid. the higher the ratio, the faster the top speed.
July 3, 2011 @ 06:45 AM
&y

Post: 4014

Join Date: Mar 2009

im okay with skidding at 48/15, i do suck at it but i've seen people ride my bike too and do really long skids with it
July 3, 2011 @ 09:06 AM
araw at bituin

Post: 2592

Join Date: Jun 2007

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona/...

whats the best gear ratio for skiddding? I'm running a 48/15 and its a bitch to skid on. Would you recommend a 17 cog or 18?


18 would be easier, 17 has more skid patches i believe. just practice more smile

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July 4, 2011 @ 01:01 AM
012796

Post: 471

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Los Angeles, CA

So correct me if I'm wrong. For the rear, a larger cog = a smaller gear (easier to pedal; faster acceleration, less top speed)? so a 17t will be easier to skid on and I can pedal easier and accelarate faster on a 17t than a 15t? So should I choose 48/17 or 48/19 for easier pedaling, easier skidding, and faster acceleration?
July 4, 2011 @ 01:23 AM
Koven

Post: 3578

Join Date: Aug 2009

Slower acceleration (because it takes more spins to move the wheel) and a slower top speed but it takes less power to go average speed therefore easier. Its just like a car.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

July 4, 2011 @ 11:56 AM
Madlib

Post: 401

Join Date: Jun 2011

July 5, 2011 @ 11:05 PM
ItssDizzy

Post: 37

Join Date: Jul 2009

Woo Brakeless! Island session at SF today, hot as fuck
July 6, 2011 @ 03:46 PM
gb

Post: 251

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: TOR

Which saddles are you guys riding?

Mine is uncomfortable as fuck
July 7, 2011 @ 11:08 AM
beck0n

Post: 434

Join Date: May 2010

current ride, new rear wheel setup coming soon. 46x16, been enjoying riding clipless recently, i feel so much more attached/in control than with double straps.

i.imgur. com/zQ4SR.jpg

selling: http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/208938

July 9, 2011 @ 12:32 AM
Lurkatron

Post: 104

Join Date: Feb 2010

im riding a brooks x vans saddle right now with a very generous discount from my work &)&)&)&)
July 9, 2011 @ 07:11 AM
&y

Post: 4014

Join Date: Mar 2009

i use a wtb rocket v, its okay for the price. people that i know enjoy my saddle, but i have a big ass... so its kinda uncomfy still
July 10, 2011 @ 01:38 PM
FORTE ASHLEY OLSEN

Post: 437

Join Date: Jan 2011

I just came up on a Campania (sportconfused from what I've been able to find it was a late 70s early 80s company. The parts were made in Japan and assembled in Socal. They were meh bikes, really just Italian knockoffs. I don't really know anything about bikes but everything on this one appears original and it seems to be in ok condition. Right know I don't know if it would be worth a modest upgrade, or if I should convert it.

Here's mine




Here's a better picture of another one

July 13, 2011 @ 03:18 PM
D. Rose

Post: 2194

Join Date: Sep 2010

im interested in getting a fixie/single speed to ride.

i'm completely new and don't know where to start.

i've checked out those sites where you build you own custom fixie with the colors and everyhing for like 395.

are those any good? interested in just casual riding around the city

LOWBALL PARADISE: http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/159669

July 13, 2011 @ 04:59 PM
drew?

Post: 645

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: SACRAMENTO

Finally got around to installing my Dura-Ace crankset. Decided to go with a Sugino Zen 50t chain ring. The ratio is a little tough right now but once I get my legs in enough shape I'll be mashin on all you mothafuckas

http://aphganistan.tumblr.com

July 14, 2011 @ 05:55 PM
Suraj

Post: 1516

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Orange County

Help
im interested in getting a fixie/single speed to ride.

i'm completely new and don't know where to start.

i've checked out those sites where you build you own custom fixie with the colors and everyhing for like 395.

are those any good? interested in just casual riding around the city


I'll help you out. What is your budget? Do you want fixed gear or single speed? The difference is with a fixed gear, you always have to peddle, you cannot peddle then coast. A single speed gives you the look of a fixed gear, but you can coast.
July 14, 2011 @ 07:01 PM
D. Rose

Post: 2194

Join Date: Sep 2010

Yeah, I've read a bit. I feel like I want the ability to do both, and from my knowledge I would need a flip hub or something like that. The custom bike builders online have those, according to the descriptions.

One of the many "build your own" sites www.bigshotbikes.com/index.html

My budget is under 450, the cheaper the better.

LOWBALL PARADISE: http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/159669

July 16, 2011 @ 02:46 PM
leprechaunupindatree

Post: 612

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: dirty meda

Yeah, I've read a bit. I feel like I want the ability to do both, and from my knowledge I would need a flip hub or something like that. The custom bike builders online have those, according to the descriptions.

One of the many "build your own" sites www.bigshotbikes.com/index.html

My budget is under 450, the cheaper the better.


those look shitty. just buy a kilo tt for like $95 less and then upgrade parts

feedback: http://hypebeast.com/forums/buyerseller-feedback/169975#3407782


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