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    Thread: lets see all your fixed gear bikes, finshed or not.

    1. 10-16-2008 03:07 PM #1856
      Quote, originally posted by Cptn. SenseofDirection »
      do any brakeless guys have knee pain? i recently went brakeless, and my left knee's been actin up. what worries me is that i'm only 18 years old and haven't been riding fixed that long. any input would be appreciated.

      It'll go away as you get stronger.


    2. 10-16-2008 04:15 PM #1857
      x2

    3. 10-16-2008 05:31 PM #1858
      ok. that's reassuring. i guess my rear tires were on a stay of execution, rather than being acquitted

    4. 10-16-2008 06:42 PM #1859
      are you riding with straps?
      that would help things.

    5. 10-16-2008 10:08 PM #1860
      i had a bit of paint too, totally at randome, but then it got better

    6. 10-17-2008 01:17 AM #1861
      could it be safe to assume that maybe youre just using one leg to brake rather than pushing with one foot and pulling with the other? :shrug:
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Somebody please buy Bieber a Carrera GT. Please.

    7. 10-17-2008 03:18 AM #1862


      been riding her non-stop the last three days.


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      10-17-2008 03:57 AM #1863
      Quote, originally posted by Cptn. SenseofDirection »
      do any brakeless guys have knee pain? i recently went brakeless, and my left knee's been actin up. what worries me is that i'm only 18 years old and haven't been riding fixed that long. any input would be appreciated.

      nope. when i started, i'd get sore in my upper thighs, but that was all.


    9. 10-17-2008 05:56 AM #1864
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      been riding her non-stop the last three days.


      this is beautiful but it brings to mind a good question:
      who else here doesnt like the way threadless headsets look?
      at least some modern builders still know whats up:





      Modified by confederacy of burshes at 4:59 AM 10-17-2008

    10. 10-17-2008 06:48 AM #1865
      apples to oranges.

      that geekhouse frame costs more than the complete BD bike.

      crap

    11. 10-17-2008 09:45 AM #1866
      I like that there are way more options when running threadless over threaded thats for sure.

    12. 10-17-2008 10:03 AM #1867
      i have threadless, but the threaded is growing on me, I think its more apropriate when youve got an old lugged steel frame. If you have a bit thinkir, modern frame threadless is the way to go. Just my .02

    13. 10-17-2008 10:20 AM #1868
      Threaded is is waaaay cooler

      Nah, I just like it because my bike is old as ****. I seem to have fewer problems with threaded headsets than threadless, but that just may be me.


    14. 10-17-2008 10:56 AM #1869
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      I've never seen this set up before where do you get it? Tell me please....!!!!


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      10-17-2008 11:42 AM #1870
      i dislike threadless, but its all preference. but that mercier has a ton of spacers. whats up wit dat?

    16. 10-17-2008 12:05 PM #1871
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      i dislike threadless, but its all preference. but that mercier has a ton of spacers. whats up wit dat?

      Thats what I don't like. Threadless never seems to keep the front end stiff enough if you have too many spacers. The following picture displays a bike with too many spacers.


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      10-17-2008 12:23 PM #1872
      Quote, originally posted by bbourdon »

      Thats what I don't like. Threadless never seems to keep the front end stiff enough if you have too many spacers. The following picture displays a bike with too many spacers.

      yeah, i'd probably go half that many and get a stem with some rise....


    18. 10-17-2008 12:34 PM #1873
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      i dislike threadless, but its all preference. but that mercier has a ton of spacers. whats up wit dat?

      yeah, if i take any of the spacers out then it seems to become too loose... right now I have some risers on it and it seems to be really comfortable (other than the seat, my ass i killing me)...
      I pretty much bought it for the frame and some extras.... I will eventually start swapping parts once I get some cash.


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      10-17-2008 01:26 PM #1874
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      i dislike threadless, but its all preference. but that mercier has a ton of spacers. whats up wit dat?

      They make larger spacers so you won't have quite so much play... but yeah, what's the point of having a drop stem with lots of spacers? Just get a rise stem.

      Also, until a year or two ago the Mercier Kilo TT came with a threaded headset. My old roommate had one. It looks weird to me with the threadless.


    20. 10-17-2008 03:09 PM #1875
      threaded threadless, whats the difference, what are advantages/disadvantages of both. i r noob.
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      Somebody please buy Bieber a Carrera GT. Please.

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      10-17-2008 03:39 PM #1876
      Threaded flex and have way less options with headsets/stems.
      Threadless are just modern and feel 10x stiffer just do to the stem mount. Tonywrath, if you take out spacers, you need to either cut the fork or put them on top of the stem, i recomend cutting the fork. and then getting a rise stem.

    22. 10-17-2008 06:26 PM #1877
      Quote, originally posted by confederacy of burshes »
      are you riding with straps?
      that would help things.

      yes i am. they're what i call 'fred pedals' i.e. the toe clips that come on cheap new bikes. but i'm going to save up for some nice leather straps, alloy pedals and straps for next riding season.


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      10-17-2008 06:49 PM #1878
      for fun.


    24. 10-17-2008 08:22 PM #1879
      Quote, originally posted by bbourdon »


      this is a cheap diamondback frame, with cheep alloy spacers, and a super cheap bmx/walmart bike stem. Of course it looks like crap. Theses are the bikes they sell for 200 bucks at sporting good stores. It you have a quality stem, quality headset, appropriately cut steering tube, and appropriate sized spacers, then they look and function great.

    25. 10-17-2008 10:58 PM #1880
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      Threaded flex and have way less options with headsets/stems.
      Threadless are just modern and feel 10x stiffer just do to the stem mount. Tonywrath, if you take out spacers, you need to either cut the fork or put them on top of the stem, i recomend cutting the fork. and then getting a rise stem.

      yeah, I'm gonna take it in to the LBS in a few weeks to get it cut and drop some spacers... I got a Salsa Stem today that was thicker than my stock stem so I was able to get two of the spacers out of there and it feels much better. Also added some brown(ish) grips




    26. 10-17-2008 11:22 PM #1881
      threaded ftw!

      new Alien frame set build.


    27. 10-17-2008 11:25 PM #1882
      and my brothers Alien build


    28. 10-17-2008 11:28 PM #1883
      Quote, originally posted by Couch »
      for fun.

      you post on ChiFG

      ive seen these pictures!


    29. 10-18-2008 01:17 AM #1884
      Quote, originally posted by azbass »
      threaded ftw!

      new Alien frame set build.

      good god, that looks so gooood

      what frameset is that?


    30. 10-18-2008 01:34 AM #1885
      oh doh... the alien frame

      ps. how tall are you?


    31. 10-18-2008 02:07 AM #1886
      Quote, originally posted by misha misha »

      good god, that looks so gooood

      what frameset is that?

      looks like maybe a bareknuckle?


    32. 10-18-2008 05:45 AM #1887
      Quote, originally posted by savetherock »
      t you have a quality stem, quality headset, appropriately cut steering tube, and appropriate sized spacers, then they look and function great.

      still heavy though.

      but then again: surly hubs are heavy too...

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      10-18-2008 09:09 AM #1888
      Suddenly my free bike has now jumped into the triple digits. Picked up these
      for this

      Now for some pedals and tires and im off
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      10-18-2008 10:28 AM #1889
      Quote, originally posted by azbass »
      threaded ftw!

      That sure is a pretty stem, but is it not a 26.4mm (Cinelli) handlebar clamp? Those bars are not Cinelli, and therefor probably 26.0mm. If so, you're asking for injury.


    35. 10-18-2008 10:55 AM #1890
      Quote, originally posted by veector »
      Suddenly my free bike has now jumped into the triple digits. Picked up these
      for this

      Now for some pedals and tires and im off

      lets see it all ready to go


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