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    ^that might fall under shitting myself, but definitely less so than riding ON Soldier's Field...I'll have to give it more thought, thanks! (p.s. you've totally just outed the stupidness of this question)i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorBach~ez
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    check your saddle height.mrotown: U lock them by the neck to a street sign!
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    also might want to check what kind of seatpost you have?clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    the seatpost could DEFINITELY be the problemYO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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      CommentAuthorkatdaley
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    when in doubt, investigate the type of seatpost you have. source of many problems.Behind my Game Boy™, I got game, boy.
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    Okay, I never saw that thread, but according to the recap I got, I think my answer is supposed to be: "What the eff you guys? It's a REAL vintage Raleigh. You're just jealous."

    Close?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorkjelgaard
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    unit:Is lead paint really bad to be around? or is it one of thoes things you only need to avoid if your elderly/a baby?
    Lead poisoning is pretty bad shit, but usually only affects people who are working on surfaces covered in it. If it's on your wall but not cracking, you're probably fine. When it's cracking it becomes more of a hazard because little kids sometimes eat the chips. There's also a risk of inhaling or ingesting the dust which will poison you.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/800170/1/EVANGELION_NEXUS
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    tinyhonkshus:Okay, I never saw that thread, but according to the recap I got, I think my answer is supposed to be: "What the eff you guys? It's a REAL vintage Raleigh. You're just catty jealous bitchassmofos, especially the girls. Why are you hating on me so much? Just because my bike WINS? I'm not even being rude or anything. YOU'RE ALL JUST MEAN BECAUSE IM NEW! AND CRAZY!"

    Close?
    YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    you should also try stretching your it band, cause that shit will get all tight specially if you are doing a lot of riding, or say just getting into a lot of riding. Also check your seat post height.

    Google the "stretch IT band" and some helpful pictures will pop up.

    also yea close with the seatpost rant, sept you are being far to rational.this wont hurt a bit...
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      CommentAuthorBach~ez
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    and it was a peugot !mrotown: U lock them by the neck to a street sign!
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    tinyhonkshus:1) Do any of you upstanding doctors know what about my bike (ancient women's raleigh cruiser) could be causing IT band pain? Knee pain in general?
    Could be a few things, probably saddle height, possibly gearing, coasting or fixed?

    2) Is there a way to cross Soldier's Field Road from Brighton to Watertown (at North Beacon or nearby) that won't result in my dying or shitting myself or dismounting? I've been crossing on foot in the crosswalks cause BITCHES ARE CRAZY, but bitches don't really respect the crosswalks either.

    Generally, I would say HTFU, nut up or shut up, something along those lines.dongpincher 1000
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    also, foam rollers + itband = better.dongpincher 1000
    • CommentAuthorPLyTheMan
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    Why the hell is my lockring constantly getting loose?! I've had two seperate mechanics tighten it for me, tho admittedly bother were in suburban bike shops that probably don't see a lot of fixed gears, but both times it's felt good then within a week of riding it's loose again. Is it just a matter of them not tightening it right or is there something fucked with my hub/lockring? Or am I somehow fucking up skip stopping. Either way it's a pain in the ass because I'm too lazy to adjust my front brake to work right and I have a rack on it so no Ted Shredding.
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    Knee probs usually equal some form of wrongness in the saddle fore/aft/seatpost setback/or just plain incompetence at setting up your bike for riding.

    And what kind of hub/lockring keeps undoing? be specific people.
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    Glucosamine.
    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009 edited
     
    PLyTheMan:Why the hell is my lockring constantly getting loose?! I've had two seperate mechanics tighten it for me, tho admittedly bother were in suburban bike shops that probably don't see a lot of fixed gears, but both times it's felt good then within a week of riding it's loose again. Is it just a matter of them not tightening it right or is there something fucked with my hub/lockring? Or am I somehow fucking up skip stopping. Either way it's a pain in the ass because I'm too lazy to adjust my front brake to work right and I have a rack on it so no Ted Shredding.


    1. fix your brake
    2. fix your brake
    3. fix your brake
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    ^^glucosamine is dubious, there doesn't seem to be much/any good literature showing a significant benefit (according to my Dr.)

    i had lockring problems for a while, i ended up just tightening it myself, riding up a big hill, tightening it again, repeat if necessary, and it's been fine for months of skipping/skidding.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorPLyTheMan
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
     
    boundgear:
    And what kind of hub/lockring keeps undoing? be specific people.


    Not a bad idea... my sweet fixie is at my friends place though so I'll have to get back to all y'all on that.

    Another dumb question, can I put a peg from my BMX bike on a 27" wheel's axle? Getting on a tall bike is hard without it and didn't have time to weld anything to the chainstay.
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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
     
    pegs on non-bmx bikes = ruined hubsthis wont hurt a bit...
    • CommentAuthorPLyTheMan
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2009
     
    I was afraid of that... I like that wheel too, got it for free and its relatively true. Looks like I'm climbing up parked cars to get on this beast then.
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2009
     
    it's its going on a tallbike, just put the fuckers on.
    or hell, throw some fork stands on the seatstays or something. weld some steps on.dongpincher 1000
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      CommentAuthorBach~ez
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2009
     
    surprisefries:^^glucosamine is dubious, there doesn't seem to be much/any good literature showing a significant benefit (according to my Dr.)


    as you ingest the supplement it takes a significant amount of time for it to take an affect in your body....mrotown: U lock them by the neck to a street sign!
    • CommentAuthorPLyTheMan
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2009
     
    Well, after a full night of riding it around I've gotten pretty good at hopping up from the curb, even gotten up from flats a few times too, but not quite comfortable with that mount yet.
    • CommentAuthormp050
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    The experts at Cambridge Bicycle on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston explain that because it has only one gear, fixies are technically a subset of single-speed bicycles, "but fixed-gears are better thought of as a separate category of bicycle entirely, with their own enthusiast culture."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/news/story?id=4500821
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    ^Probably the worst sentence ever written: "There's a new fix-ture of urban living."

    Seriously, what the fuck journalists? Is there some kind of "shitty pun" class you all have to take before they issue press credentials?Word nerd
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    ^hahaha, basically those shitty puns are seen as adding "flavor" to an article, and from my experiences, editors love them for some weird reason. It actually kinda reminds me of my tv newswriting class a few years back. We would have to come up with 2 or 3 word titles for each story to pair with a graphic above the newscasters shoulder and it would always inevitably slip into an alliteration contest.RIDE METAL
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      CommentAuthorBach~ez
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    going to a show tonight at the house of blue's will they let us in with our bags ?mrotown: U lock them by the neck to a street sign!
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      CommentAuthordeadbolt
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    yes but they'll search itMattia: "I don''t usually watch porn with pickaxe, but when I do it, I make sure to be on the right website"
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    do we have to check it, or no?You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    ^ you have to
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    You can get away with a hip pouch. They'll search it, but they'll let you bring it in.Word nerd
    • CommentAuthorRMM
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    boundgear:Knee probs usually equal some form of wrongness in the saddle fore/aft/seatpost setback/or just plain incompetence at setting up your bike for riding.



    Perhaps this has already been said, but fixed gears are notoriously hard on the knees. Overgeared bikes are the worst. Obviously getting all of the angles and adjustments correct will partially mitigate some issues. Skip stopping magnifies the problem.
    My suggestion is to install a front brake and run a smaller gear.http://euphoriabeforetotalimplosion.blogspot.com/
    • CommentAuthorRMM
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
     
    PLyTheMan:Why the hell is my lockring constantly getting loose?! I've had two seperate mechanics tighten it for me, tho admittedly bother were in suburban bike shops that probably don't see a lot of fixed gears, but both times it's felt good then within a week of riding it's loose again. Is it just a matter of them not tightening it right or is there something fucked with my hub/lockring? Or am I somehow fucking up skip stopping. Either way it's a pain in the ass because I'm too lazy to adjust my front brake to work right and I have a rack on it so no Ted Shredding.


    I had this problem a few years back. I went to BNB and used their stupid big lockring tool (seriously it looks like bolt cutters) and put blue Loctite on the threads. It remained there for the duration.http://euphoriabeforetotalimplosion.blogspot.com/
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    has anyone ever tried the nitto promenade b617 (represent)?

    answers from those who rode without brakes would be appreciated. all others can report to ms. zietstein.
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    haven't ridden those, but i've ridden different promenades. they were fine, except my wald put a notch in 'em and one day they snapped on me. no complaints, though.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
     
    how do i put double straps on these pedals? the problem is that there's no slot in the back where the second strap would go. is there some way to do this without looking like shit?



    here's an old pic of my bike. you can kinda see the pedals:

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    there is but i forget how.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorgrev
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
     
    just thread the strap under and over part of the pedal. i've seen james (skquid) use zip ties too hold them on.not another pitcher!
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      CommentAuthorNuggetross
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009 edited
     
    maybe this helps. overly detailed responses would be nice:

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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009 edited
     
    RMM:
    Perhaps this has already been said, but fixed gears are notoriously hard on the knees. Overgeared bikes are the worst. Obviously getting all of the angles and adjustments correct will partially mitigate some issues. Skip stopping magnifies the problem.
    My suggestion is to install a front brake and run a smaller gear.


    A detailed reference regarding knee pain is: http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm
    I don't think that fixed gears, (in a relatively flat areas like boston) inherently lead to knee problems.
    However, i think RMM has an important point- you want to be spinning at 80-90 RPM most of the time. anything lower than that can lead to both acute knee problems and unbalanced muscular development which in turn also leads to knee pain.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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    So I have these posters, and want to get one framed to hang up. Which should I do (since frames cost money).



    clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
     
    Ekimov!ascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
     
    ^^Ikea has cheap frames.
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
     
    conor!:there is but i forget how.

    long toe-clip bolts. thread the strap between the longer-bolts and the pedal body.dongpincher 1000
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    @ EPIC - thrift stores...I haven't gotten to that part of the poop yet
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    ^I look, but never find frames I like there. I just end up coming home with all sorts of trinkets.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorBRlAN Q G
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2009
     
    I have a chainline question. My chainring is a few millimeters farther out than my cog and I'm pretty sure that is the source of the creaking noise I hear when I pedal. Any suggestions on how to straighten the chainline? I can't get a new, shorter bottom bracket considering space is almost nonexistent between the crank arm and frame.
    • CommentAuthordub
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2009
     
    Here's my dumb question; where lies the beginning of hipsterism? I dare say, the B-52'sI have a two part question: 1. Why is he doing that? And 2. Should we light him on fire.
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    long before that.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    brian QG:I have a chainline question. My chainring is a few millimeters farther out than my cog and I'm pretty sure that is the source of the creaking noise I hear when I pedal. Any suggestions on how to straighten the chainline? I can't get a new, shorter bottom bracket considering space is almost nonexistent between the crank arm and frame.


    try to see if you can find a cog spacer .. tho im not sure if there are any for fixed, i do know there are for single speedsomebody turn the lights off on this place already.