November 11, 2008 @ 07:24 PM
Neek

Post: 335

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Las Vegas


November 12, 2008 @ 06:45 PM
GrainBelt

Post: 1088

Join Date: Feb 2007

Location: Minneapolis

lol
November 13, 2008 @ 06:00 AM
meowmix

Post: 149

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: San Diego

hola bike fam. i'm working on building a fixie out of this old walmart road bike frame i have hahahaa. but i'm currently riding a diamondback hybrid bike,.
November 13, 2008 @ 12:55 PM
__Nicholas

Post: 316

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: Oakland

mah fixed gear.




with new bars, and no back wheel decal. (please forgive the unwrapped bars, they were brand new razz) not my room either..

November 14, 2008 @ 11:33 PM
Nasty Nate

Post: 450

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Pleasant Kill, Ca

neek, what kind of frame is that?
November 17, 2008 @ 12:33 AM
DjBooduh209

Post: 637

Join Date: Apr 2006

Location: Stockton-San Francis...

Made my seat lock. A must in SF.




Getting 360 keos down finally
November 17, 2008 @ 08:17 PM
thepaintedbird

Post: 925

Join Date: Jul 2008

fucking tight tim

neek i like your bike!
November 18, 2008 @ 01:02 AM
Nasty Nate

Post: 450

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Pleasant Kill, Ca

im looking to get a new frame. lightweight but sturdy. and not too expensive. any suggestions?
November 18, 2008 @ 03:54 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

im looking to get a new frame. lightweight but sturdy. and not too expensive. any suggestions?


Go for a classic frame
November 18, 2008 @ 11:14 PM
Nasty Nate

Post: 450

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Pleasant Kill, Ca

Go for a classic frame… my new lo-pro is from the late 80s / early 90s but it's as light as my aluminium 2008 Langster. It looks a lot better than new frames as well but then I'm into nice lugwork.


alright. right now i have an old peugeot frame and i like it, but im trying to sell my bike and start from scratch.

and tigerprawn, i have that same light on the back of my bike. its hella nice.
November 19, 2008 @ 02:50 PM
J THRILLLAH

Post: 1763

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: TEXAS




Love my bike!!

November 20, 2008 @ 08:06 PM
Nasty Nate

Post: 450

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Pleasant Kill, Ca

so i figured i might try and weld my own frame together. what should i make it out of? i was kindof thinking titanium, but what do you guys think. i want a bike that is super strong and wont bend easially, but isnt super heavy.
November 20, 2008 @ 08:39 PM
Zian

Post: 113

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Seattle/Portland

can anyone recommend me a good biking bag. i want with double shoulder straps and with a lot of storage/space. i currently have a chrome sultan. anyone know of anything similar?
November 21, 2008 @ 01:51 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

Thought i'd post it up fully finished.





Bit of a schoolboy error fitting white Rubino's in the middle of winter. They're yellow & brown already plus nigh on useless in shite conditions.
November 22, 2008 @ 08:34 PM
icec0ld

Post: 16

Join Date: Feb 2008

just finished & soon to be seen in anti-porn threads across the internetz....


November 22, 2008 @ 10:04 PM
Killypants

Post: 1289

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: Portland OR to Hanov...

Looks good Whizz. Seat angle looks crazy haha
November 23, 2008 @ 02:27 PM
EddieB

Post: 366

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Philadelphia/NYC

Ok, I've been trying to get into this for a while but I'm having a hard time getting info and parts. I'm trying to get one together with old parts for around 300. Is that even possible?

So from what I've gathered, inseam x 2/3 converted to cm (which for me would be 56) is supposed to be the size frame you're supposed to get, with horizontal dropouts. Where would I get something like this? I've been scouring craigslist for a while and I can't find anything close to it. eBay just has ridiculous prices for everything. Is there anywhere online besides those two places where I could find a frame at a decent price?

Where would I go after the frame? Wheels/hub/chain?
November 23, 2008 @ 05:12 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

Looks good Whizz. Seat angle looks crazy haha


I cannot get it right. When it's set straight, because of the manner of the frame, I slip off the saddle. So I have to have a very slight angle on it.
November 23, 2008 @ 06:27 PM
Zian

Post: 113

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Seattle/Portland


Hey does anyone know what those orange spoke cover things are?
November 24, 2008 @ 12:26 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

That bike is horrible and look they carry a bottle of matching piss around with them.
December 1, 2008 @ 05:21 PM
vcarter7114

Post: 53

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: florida

Thought i'd post it up fully finished.





Bit of a schoolboy error fitting white Rubino's in the middle of winter. They're yellow & brown already plus nigh on useless in shite conditions.



great looking bike. liking the color scheme.
December 2, 2008 @ 06:12 PM
EddieB

Post: 366

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Philadelphia/NYC

Ok, I've been trying to get into this for a while but I'm having a hard time getting info and parts. I'm trying to get one together with old parts for around 300. Is that even possible?

So from what I've gathered, inseam x 2/3 converted to cm (which for me would be 56) is supposed to be the size frame you're supposed to get, with horizontal dropouts. Where would I get something like this? I've been scouring craigslist for a while and I can't find anything close to it. eBay just has ridiculous prices for everything. Is there anywhere online besides those two places where I could find a frame at a decent price?

Where would I go after the frame? Wheels/hub/chain?

Nobody? I'm seriously trying to get into this, I'm not some hipster faggot just trying to be trendy. It seems like a lot of the people here know what they're talking about.
December 2, 2008 @ 07:26 PM
grug01

Post: 413

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Perth, West Australi...

If you're looking to keep to a budget, hit up bike shops for second hand parts/frame.
Although, for $300 you probably want to just find a second hand complete, because buying all the parts separate starts to really add up.
You're looking at a frame/fork, headset, stem, bars, bottom bracket, cranks, chainwheel, wheels (inclusive of hubs, rims, cogs, lockrings), tyres, chain, brake(s) if you choose, seat post, seat
It gets quite pricey if you're looking to build one up. Check this site (def a good place for ordering parts) for a rough idea:

www.benscycle.net/

Even with a second hand complete setup you might need to replace a couple of things.
December 2, 2008 @ 07:40 PM
EddieB

Post: 366

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Philadelphia/NYC

Thanks so much, I appreciate it.
December 2, 2008 @ 08:26 PM
grug01

Post: 413

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Perth, West Australi...

no probs. Just to add, if you get a second hand setup, check for any play in the headset or bottom bracket. Seems quite common in the ones i've come across - can either be a case of just needing to be tightened back up or can also need replacing.
Also its not a bad idea to pull off the rear cog/lock ring and give the threads a regrease and retighten. This can prevent binding in the threads which can chew them up. A slightly loose cog can do the same. small things to do to prevent needing to replace a hub.

actually, checking the cog and lock ring would be a good idea on a new complete set up as well
December 3, 2008 @ 03:24 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

Sorry Eddie I'm not from the States so I refrained from replying as any shops I recommended would have been of little use. Whatever frame you get, make sure you measure it all up and purchase the correct sized parts. I got most of my bits after looking around the net for the cheapest prices and I'm sure if you're on a really tight budget you could get the majority of parts cheaply on the net.

And what's wrong with being a 'hipster faggot'? A lot of my parts were chosen based on aesthetics and it rides beautifully.
December 3, 2008 @ 05:40 PM
EddieB

Post: 366

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Philadelphia/NYC

Well when I said the whole "hipster faggot" bit, I meant that a lot of hipsters get fixed gears just because they're trendy, I was assuming that nobody was responding because they might have thought that I just wanted to jump in on the trend and wasn't actually interested.

Thanks for the tips, by the way. Right now I'm trying to find a frame and it's relatively difficult.
December 4, 2008 @ 12:47 PM
Whizz

Post: 281

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: UK Baby

Well if there's any technical questions about a frame or sizing let me know and I'll be happy to help. I just can't help you source parts or the frame.
December 8, 2008 @ 03:24 PM
JB425

Post: 403

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: California

whizz and ice, your bikes look great. my pista would look like sh!t next to them.

someone send me a nagasawa frame please...

oh eddieb, for frame sizing, im sure people have already suggested this but just go to a LBS and sit on a couple of them, some places will even let you test ride. Im concerned because if the whole inseam x 2/3, then convert to cm is tru, i should be riding a 49 (i ride a 53 btw) i tried riding my friends 51 iro and it was incredibly small. As for sourcing a frame you should try garage sales. converting a road bike frame could work under your budget if you get a frame cheap enough. good luck mang
December 8, 2008 @ 11:38 PM
Stuntastic14

Post: 315

Join Date: Dec 2006

Sellin one of my frames if anyone is interested.

59cm Pake Frame.

Frame
Fork
Cane Creek Headset
Shimano 105 BB
Shimano 105 Road Cranks. Scratched cuz my fam took off the pedals to put my bike away in storage.

$200.

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