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08-16-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,821
Posted By Training.Wheels

As far as general advice goes, if you want...

As far as general advice goes, if you want something new and cheap, go to bikesdirect.com and get yourself a Kilo TT. Best bang for your buck. Anything else pales in comparison at the same price...
08-16-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

I still love my A-1 and AE-1 Program, myself....

I still love my A-1 and AE-1 Program, myself. Thinkin about getting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for that old school look in digital form.
08-15-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

Fair enough. I figured those would be the brands....

Fair enough. I figured those would be the brands. :thumb:
08-15-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

Squid, what jean brands in your opinion are worth...

Squid, what jean brands in your opinion are worth buying in the US?
08-15-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

You can buy them individually at wholesale prices...

You can buy them individually at wholesale prices (bout 7 dollars) here too: American Apparel USA Made Clothing for Men, Women and Youth (http://ppsapparel.com/american_apparel.htm)
08-15-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

Yeah it's kinda like playing roulette with AA...

Yeah it's kinda like playing roulette with AA when it comes to sizing and quality. That's why I prefer to try them on in store if I am going to get something from them. I do like the way their shirts...
08-15-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

You ride fixed but don't have a pair of $300...

You ride fixed but don't have a pair of $300 dollar jeans? What kind of hipster are you? ;)
08-15-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,091
Posted By Training.Wheels

Get one that attaches on to the chainstay.

Get one that attaches on to the chainstay.
08-15-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

$300 jeans, now you're talkin. My most expensive...

$300 jeans, now you're talkin. My most expensive pair is just a 200 pair of APCs, but I wish I would have spent more, haha. But yeah, I own some of his shirts and the quality is along the lines of...
08-15-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,767
Posted By Training.Wheels

Check out this fixed gear themed street clothing brand: SFCycle

Hey ya'll. So I recently got hooked up with this brand and the brand creator was nice enough to give me a discount, along with any friends who might want gear too. Since I don't have friends who like...
07-21-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Training.Wheels

Tru dat^ You can't just pay less for a bike...

Tru dat^

You can't just pay less for a bike that looks like another, more expensive bike and expect the quality to be the same.
07-21-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Training.Wheels

It took you 1500 miles to find something wrong...

It took you 1500 miles to find something wrong with your Pure Fix?
07-21-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,885
Posted By Training.Wheels

If it's just the frame, then it doesn't matter...

If it's just the frame, then it doesn't matter much except for the wheel clearance. If you absolutely need the wheel clearance, then get the steamroller. If not, then just upgrade your components....
07-20-14, 03:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,508
Posted By Training.Wheels

They're just fun man. And wasting a grip of money...

They're just fun man. And wasting a grip of money on a nice build is pretty damn fulfilling.
07-19-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 717,638
Posted By Training.Wheels

Been a while, but my two loves are still around!...

Been a while, but my two loves are still around! Been thinking about building a black Super Pista as of late though.

http://i.imgur.com/qWQRKNy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XudiVQR.jpg
07-26-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 558,236
Posted By Training.Wheels

Get some Nitto bullhorns, choose between a Fizik...

Get some Nitto bullhorns, choose between a Fizik Arione or Selle San Marco Supercorsa for the saddle, get MKS GR-10s, MKS clips, and Toshi double straps for your pedal setup and get some Gatorskin...
07-24-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By Training.Wheels

it does have a rearback sweep, as well as a...

it does have a rearback sweep, as well as a downward drop. Both are slight, though.
07-20-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,275
Posted By Training.Wheels

Congrats, and that's a sh*tload of money. Post a...

Congrats, and that's a sh*tload of money. Post a pic when it's finished! :thumb:
07-19-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Training.Wheels

Yeah, they say RD2 as well.

Yeah, they say RD2 as well.
07-19-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Training.Wheels

Actually I got the RD2 (cranks and chainring)...

Actually I got the RD2 (cranks and chainring) from Ben's Cycle on Ebay for the exact same price. For some reason, it's listed as just RD, but it's stamped RD2 on the cranks.
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07-19-13, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Training.Wheels

And the bike's not bad either!

And the bike's not bad either!
07-19-13, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 717,638
Posted By Training.Wheels

Lol, it's a spacer bell right behind those...

Lol, it's a spacer bell right behind those spacers. (slightly different spacer setup here, tho.)http://i.imgur.com/DEhbraA.jpg
07-17-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 717,638
Posted By Training.Wheels

Yeah, B17s are supposed to be angled that way so...

Yeah, B17s are supposed to be angled that way so that your ass sits flat on the widest part of the saddle. That's why they're not recommended for setups that have a ton of saddle to bar drop, because...
07-16-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Training.Wheels

Haha that's wild. But yeah, you may want some new...

Haha that's wild. But yeah, you may want some new bars. Those bars don't offer much in terms of versatility when riding on the tops; the space available to hold on to is very narrow.
07-16-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 717,638
Posted By Training.Wheels

Repositioned my bars so the ramps are parallel to...

Repositioned my bars so the ramps are parallel to the ground. Doesn't look as cool this way, but it's a lot more comfortable now that I can use my ramps for climbing without killing my wrists....
07-16-13, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,949,578
Posted By Training.Wheels

Good job! Very happy for you. Get well soon....

Good job! Very happy for you. Get well soon. :thumb:
07-16-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 717,638
Posted By Training.Wheels

Looks nice, hadaiwai! :thumb:

Looks nice, hadaiwai! :thumb:
07-15-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Training.Wheels

What part of the bars do you use? If you're in...

What part of the bars do you use? If you're in the drops all day, then yeah you're going to hurt. If you use the tops and are still straining, using all the spacers and raising your stem will help....
07-15-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Training.Wheels

I've got the 2012 Sputnik and pretty much...

I've got the 2012 Sputnik and pretty much upgraded everything out of it. Having done that, the only upgrades that really mattered for a street rider like myself were the pedals, clips, straps (which...
07-14-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By Training.Wheels

Morgan isn't even in this thead, haha.

Morgan isn't even in this thead, haha.
07-14-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By Training.Wheels

Hell no that's not worth it for a used frame. If...

Hell no that's not worth it for a used frame. If you want a chrome bike, you can buy a complete kilo tt chrome edition on bikesdirect for 449, or you can but a chrome Jury frameset on bikeisland for...
07-14-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Training.Wheels

Also, smaller chainrings are a lil more uncool...

Also, smaller chainrings are a lil more uncool looking, unless you're on dirtjumper or CX. ;)
07-14-13, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,641
Posted By Training.Wheels

Pure fix and Big Shot is completely fine if...

Pure fix and Big Shot is completely fine if you're not trying to compare it to higher end brands. Just make sure you won't feel like upgrading to better bikes that you feel will get you more "street...
07-13-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,818
Posted By Training.Wheels

Lies. Not saying it can't happen, but the story...

Lies. Not saying it can't happen, but the story is too elaborate; too many unnecessary details. You know that he got his bike from his cousin, yet you don't even know the guy's name. Plus you made no...
07-12-13, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Training.Wheels

This one: http://i.imgur.com/y4WIHav.jpg

This one: http://i.imgur.com/y4WIHav.jpg
07-12-13, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Training.Wheels

haha I was just writing "these are 'fake' pursuit...

haha I was just writing "these are 'fake' pursuit bikes though. I don't think you can handle the real thing on the streets," before I got a notification that you quoted me.
07-12-13, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Training.Wheels

Cinella Bolt, Cinelli Histogram, Leader Kagero,...

Cinella Bolt, Cinelli Histogram, Leader Kagero, Affinity Lo Pro, Leader 722 Lo, Brick Lane Bikes makes a few frames, etc.
07-10-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 319,919
Posted By Training.Wheels

Oh nice. Those changes will improve the look for...

Oh nice. Those changes will improve the look for sure. As for grips, get bar tape for bullhorns. They look much better. Those grips look better on risers or track drops, but personally I like Ourys...
07-10-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 319,919
Posted By Training.Wheels

It would look much better with a silver quill...

It would look much better with a silver quill stem and bars. I don't like those grips, and the front wheel doesn't match the frame very well. Chainring looks dinky. I don't like black Sugino cranks,...
07-10-13, 03:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By Training.Wheels

Dude, if you want bamboo, go for it. Make sure...

Dude, if you want bamboo, go for it. Make sure you have a wood fork, though, because bamboo makes for a harsh ride.
07-04-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Training.Wheels

Ahh I get it; you took it as a negative thing....

Ahh I get it; you took it as a negative thing. Some people take pride in it, haha. I didn't mean it in a bad way - some people probably already know that - but I can understand why it could be...
07-04-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Training.Wheels

Yeah, the State we got was a lemon too, but I...

Yeah, the State we got was a lemon too, but I hear ya, bro - it can be like playing roulette with BD. At least State seems consistent where they stand.
07-04-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Training.Wheels

If you'd like to know why, here's a little...

If you'd like to know why, here's a little explanation. Let's compare the Kilo and State. The State is made of 4130 chromoly while the Kilo is made of 520 Reynolds. While some would argue that it's...
07-04-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Training.Wheels

Heey, you can't just barge in here after not...

Heey, you can't just barge in here after not keeping up with the past State discussions and accuse me of that. :notamused: I just built one up after recommending it to my brother and while personally...
07-04-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,308
Posted By Training.Wheels

If it's used, try to get them down to 225. It's...

If it's used, try to get them down to 225. It's not worth it to a lot of us here because elitists, that's why. But you should find it adequate. Make sure it fits.
07-04-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Training.Wheels

For those parts at that price, I'd walk away. I...

For those parts at that price, I'd walk away. I wouldn't pay more than $220 for that, even assuming I really liked the way it looked.
07-03-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 319,919
Posted By Training.Wheels

^this. and yes, it's fine for your saddle to be...

^this. and yes, it's fine for your saddle to be higher than the bars. In fact, most people prefer it that way. find a video on youtube on how to fit on your bike, because there's actually a proper...
07-03-13, 01:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,419
Posted By Training.Wheels

That's a huge assumption. Ain't nothing wrong...

That's a huge assumption. Ain't nothing wrong with the way Leaders ride..
07-02-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,419
Posted By Training.Wheels

How bout a picture? I'd say it's a pretty good...

How bout a picture? I'd say it's a pretty good deal, but it all depends on the condition.
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