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rubbish heap two

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  1. totally into discs for cyclocross. i've raced on mechanical discs in the mud on a friend's bike - was cool. not so into it for road after reading that. dual-pivots work great. they're more or less the gold standard. about the best thing i can see coming from disc brakes on road will be better rims.
  2. I met that girl in SF at the race. She's rad. The front is way better than the back though...
  3. first one was rad as fuck. second one was a wtf lol.
  4. Eh. You can mostly run fixed on horizontal road drop outs just fine provided you torque down the track hub bolts enough, as the bulk of road conversions makes clear. The real issue is that 75mm BB drop - it's on the floor, relatively speaking. If you ever have to make an emergency turn to avoid something, you're nearly guaranteed to crash yourself out or at least catch air via pedal strike unless you're riding Speedplays with 160mm cranks.
  5. Are you looking for a touring bike or what? If so I'd give it a look. I've ridden and raced All City's CX bike and I'm definitely a fan, although it's a little heavy (easy swap for a carbon fork). Would look elsewhere if you're more interested in fixed riding. That low bottom bracket + slack geometry isn't gonna be too fun unless you plan on running tiny cranks and clipless pedals with great cornering clearance. It's touring geometry through and through.
  6. Like I said, it all depends on if you baggage checker wants to be a dick or not. I tried pulling the "it's a showroom display piece" tip, dude just examined the content. Same price charge as every other guy with a bike riding that plane.
  7. there's ways around that, but it really depends on whether the dude checking your oversized box wants to be a dick or not.
  8. weird - i have a similar dent in my lazer but don't recall crashing it...
  9. Dudes this thread is dead. Street sprints tonight. Breaking out the serious track racer lol.
  10. Hit up some silicon + ball bearings today. Taking your seatpost off is just a pain dudes.
  11. Nah, no QR, just regular old allen bolts. Needless to say ball bearings are being glued/waxed into all my spare allen bolts on that bike now. Luckily the day was saved by a friend with a cheap setup to kick back after my shit got ganked. I've seen the commuter move where people remove their own post but honestly I'm OCD as shit about my saddle height being perfecto and would drive myself crazy remeasuring it every time.
  12. Clapped out saddle and scratched up seatpost jacked off my bike locked up at a fucking transit center today... special place goes to the bike (and component) thieves everywhere. I wouldn't hesitate to beat skulls with u-locks at this point.
  13. Questionable bro clothing choices/colors aside, DH is all around pretty fucking awesome. The consequences of a mistake appear to be pretty fatal all over that vid, though.
  14. soup in my experience you should have a beer or blunt in hand within 30 minutes of run-ins like that, for refreshment and therapy :D
  15. soup - nevermind hitting the car and having a leg out on the corner - i've nearly had a head-on collission with a pack of dudes on ducatis gunning it down redwood rd. while they're on their way up, both of us using the center line as an apex. makes you question your mortality for a second, but yeah, i did just ride it out after (and not post about it later haha :D).
  16. Thomson posts are pretty much the gold standard of seatposts. Best adjustability, infinity durability, as light as a carbon post, bitchin' aesthetics for modern builds. The stems look great and are stiff as hell but are a hair heavy in comparison to other stuff at the price level, X2 and X4 alike. I personally just have an affinity towards matching my stem to my post (or bars), and almost always run a Thomson post anyway, so I do the dual thing. As weird as I feel about having unmatched stem/post/bars, though, I'll probably throw a 3T stem on my road bike (and PRO bars/Thomson post)
  17. God damn that's a hot build... The radial non-driveside style comes from boutique handbuilt road wheels. For track bikes it's really a pure aesthetic thing; for road bikes, the idea is that since the rear wheel is so imbalanced via the cassette cluster and necessary wheel dishing to accommodate that cluster, the radial thing adds back some stiffness via the shorter spoke. Not a whole lot of empirical testing going in to show if there's really a discernible difference, but for all intents and purposes it does look bitchin'.
  18. new bike day. this page is quickly turning into a small collection of my track bikes over the years.
  19. ^ watchu know about my buddy walton? p.s. love the cinelli SSCX bikes, wish they'd put them out for mass production so i could buy one.
  20. mine, and still without a doubt my favorite track bike i've had. 140mm + b125aa's = maximum reachitude.
  21. you'd be better off with road drops/hoods to be honest.
  22. Selling the bike I've probably owned longest tomorrow (Alien track bike), buying a Bareknuckle for fixed road training. Me and this bad boy have been through a lot together:
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