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03-22-13, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Gnarboots

Anyone ever build an eccentric wheel?!

Like, not a regular, functional bike wheel with an eccentric hub, but a wheel with the hub itself OFF-CENTER. Indeed, a total novelty item, but I was recently asked if I could build one, and after...
03-22-13, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,535
Posted By Gnarboots

Wheelbuilders! Anyone ever build an eccentric wheel?

Like, not a regular, functional bike wheel with an eccentric hub, but a wheel with the hub itself OFF-CENTER. Indeed, a total novelty item, but I was recently asked if I could build one, and after...
Forum: Touring
03-08-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,353
Posted By Gnarboots

Front end shimmy wobble?

I just finished a SF-LA tour, during which I felt a constant (and rather infuriating) front end wobble, or shimmy, even at relatively low speeds. I've toured plenty before on my 80s Schwinn World...
11-09-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By Gnarboots

1/8" Single Speed Cogs?

I was gonna ask in SS/FG, but I thought someone here might know better...
I'm looking for a 1/8" single-speed, Shimano-splined, cog (or sprocket, if you wanna be wordly precise). Does anyone...
10-19-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Gnarboots

Ultegra shifter XT derailleur 11-32 "issues"

Hi - Sorry if this subject has been covered to death, but I can't find suitable answers in a search, so...
A customer wants a 9-sp. 11-32 cassette on her road bike w/ Ultegra shifters. I'm trying...
05-23-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 61,049
Posted By Gnarboots

Haven't been on BF in awhile, but hot damn, this...

Haven't been on BF in awhile, but hot damn, this thread is awesome!

For some truly classic bike lust, check this out: http://www.theracingbicycle.com/Preservation.html

How about that '79...
12-27-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gnarboots

On-the-fly flip-flop hub

A friend and I have been trying to conceptualize a freewheel with a fixed "lock-out". It's applications are, of course, questionable (why not just ride fixed OR free?), but it's just for the sake of...
12-13-07, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 283,485
Posted By Gnarboots

Beautiful Fausto Coppi with Campy skip-tooth....

Beautiful Fausto Coppi with Campy skip-tooth. Holy s**t.
...
11-02-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By Gnarboots

Obliterated NJS stamp

Anyone know why, on the newer black Sugino 75s, the NJS stamp has been stamped blank? Don't really give a ****, but just noticed it on a set that arrived at the shop.
05-17-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Gnarboots

Removing tubular glue

Did a pretty sloppy job on a tubie gluing yesterday (tires were EXTREMELY tight, even after a 48 hour pre-stretch) and I'm wondering what y'all have found works best for cleaning up excess glue on...
05-01-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 462,177
Posted By Gnarboots

Have: 1989 Giordana track frame, 54 c-c st,...

Have:

1989 Giordana track frame, 54 c-c st, 55 c-c tt, Oria tubing (similar to Columbus SL), Ital. threaded BB, ridden for maybe 100 miles... Giordanas were built and imported by a few Italian...
04-19-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

damn... that was supposed to be fridays alleycat...

damn... that was supposed to be fridays alleycat flyer.

anyway:

BICYCLE THIEF ALLEYCAT

when? FRIDAY 4/20 @ 7:30 PM
where? PANTOJA PARK 550 W. G ST. SD, CA
what? LOADS OF FUN, FOOD, BEER,...
04-19-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

http://bp1.blogger.com/_8an0kOIfnzI/RhFZg_qv8KI/AA...

http://bp1.blogger.com/_8an0kOIfnzI/RhFZg_qv8KI/AAAAAAAAAvk/fYDmit3-C20/s1600-h/THE_BIKE_THIEF_ALLEY_CAT.jpg
04-19-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Gnarboots

Great Idea for an Alleycat

I have to admit it, I didn't think this one up, my pal Changuito did. But next time I'm totally broke...

First you have people ride all over the place and do stupid stuff like most alleycats. The...
03-28-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

Tuesday night fixie rides from AA Bikes are...

Tuesday night fixie rides from AA Bikes are postponed until further notice! Bummer. It's the opening night of track season next Tuesday, and that kinda overshadows a lot of enthusiasm. But if people...
03-27-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Gnarboots

This sounds really fun - I've been wanting to do...

This sounds really fun - I've been wanting to do that sucka for years now... I'll just be returning from a S.F.-.S.D. tour! Might as well take it a step further.
03-25-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Gnarboots

03-23-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 462,177
Posted By Gnarboots

Have: Dura-Ace track chainring - 144 BCD,...

Have:

Dura-Ace track chainring - 144 BCD, 50T, 1/8", not a scratch - maybe 5 miles on it

Want:

Campagnolo track chainring - same, but I'll take a 50 or 51
03-23-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Gnarboots

You mean to say that "Peanut Butter Wrench" is...

You mean to say that "Peanut Butter Wrench" is just a name?! I've been had. I'm writing a letter of complaint to Campagnolo.
03-21-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Gnarboots

Bonus Useage for the Campy PB Wrench

The Campagnolo Peanut Butter Wrench... The coolest tool of all time. For those uninformed, it's really just a 15mm hex wrench, but it's kind of got a butter knife welded onto it. And it says,...
03-20-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

The "Ides" was pretty rad. Unorganized and a...

The "Ides" was pretty rad. Unorganized and a little chaotic, but still lots of fun. A pretty long and brutal course (that cyclocross descent was nuts), with some skid and trick fun at the end. I dug...
03-13-07, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

don't forget about the ides of march alleycat!...

don't forget about the ides of march alleycat! tomorrow (wednesday) night!

the info is above... or just stop by adams ave bikes before 7 and we'll roll down en masse.
03-06-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,792
Posted By Gnarboots

Gnarliest thing that's happened to you on a bike...

Crashes don't count 'cause they're their own category, plus they're almost always gnarly. Beyond wrecks, let's hear of the craziest s**t that's befallen you while riding...

I was delivering some...
03-06-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,047
Posted By Gnarboots

Dude, that was amazing... YouTube...

Dude, that was amazing...

YouTube immediately brought this one up afterwards:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn4EuooKzwY&NR
It's just called "Bike Skills" and it's some UK trials rider, but...
03-03-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,017
Posted By Gnarboots

Riding half-drunk to Prospect Park in Brooklyn...

Riding half-drunk to Prospect Park in Brooklyn one humid July eve, I approached a gaggle of pigeons. They all took flight and scattered except for this one, who just made a walking bee-line for my...
03-01-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Gnarboots

This is awesome - I'm pining for rides I used to...

This is awesome - I'm pining for rides I used to do in the past (Montauk! Holy s**t!) - the city and country are truly ours for the taking on bikes. Yes! Bikes!

I thought I'd plug a weekly San...
03-01-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

FIXED RIDE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT! Meet at...

FIXED RIDE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT!

Meet at Adams Ave. Bikes (2606 Adams Ave.) at 7 pm for fifteen or twenty miles of moderately paced FG action, followed by a few beers or Slurpees or something!
...
02-28-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Gnarboots

So many ways to roll...

Depending on my mood, how my body feels, how hungover I am, etc. I'll either put on the shorts and jersey and hit the streets deliberately, with a destination maybe 30-40 miles up the road at which...
02-19-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,327
Posted By Gnarboots

'Cause no one's ever really worn beards. Just...

'Cause no one's ever really worn beards. Just like we're the avant-garde of bicycle riding, so are we on the historical forefront of facial stylings...
02-14-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 462,177
Posted By Gnarboots

Oh yeah, I'm looking for a good guitar amp, too....

Oh yeah, I'm looking for a good guitar amp, too. Preferably a 50-100W 1x12 or 2x12 tube combo.
Trade your vintage Fender Twin for everything? (Right...)
02-14-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 462,177
Posted By Gnarboots

I have: Ofmega Mistral 170mm road cranks w/...

I have:

Ofmega Mistral 170mm road cranks w/ 42 and 53T Ofmega chainrings
53T Campy Super Record chainring
Gipiemme fluted seatpost 200mm
Campy '83 Super Record front and rear derailleurs
Campy...
Forum: BMX
02-12-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Gnarboots

BMX Alleycats?

Yeah, this kinda belongs in Rides and Races, or even BMX, but no one'll read it there. Anyway, I'm imagining it as just a regular ol' alleycat, mostly street riders, dusting off their old 20" BMXs...
01-25-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By Gnarboots

Hang on for a sec, buddy... I gave up NYC after...

Hang on for a sec, buddy... I gave up NYC after five years to move back to SD and I don't regret a thing. Both cities are rad, just for different reasons.
01-21-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Gnarboots

Alleycat Concepts

I'd like to hear some ideas you all have had, and particularly manifested (no pun intended), in alleycat races. There are so many opportunities to get creative as far as 'cats go, and it's rad to be...
01-21-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

REVENGE OF THE MOUSTACHE RACE January 26,...

REVENGE OF THE MOUSTACHE RACE

January 26, 2007 @ 8 PM
Meet at 550 W. G St.
$1 Entry Fee
Bring: Bag, Lock, Pen, and Moustache
Ooooooh yeah.
01-21-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gnarboots

REVENGE OF THE MOUSTACHE RACE January 26,...

REVENGE OF THE MOUSTACHE RACE

January 26, 2007 @ 8 PM
Meet at 550 W. G St.
$1 Entry Fee
01-16-07, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By Gnarboots

Greasers vs. Me (The Grease Thread)

I've been overhauling the s**t outta my fleet for the past week, and have met a curious conundrum. Everything I've packed with Park grease hasn't been nearly as smooth as everything I've packed with...
01-16-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Gnarboots

I was having this same quandry with my '06 Record...

I was having this same quandry with my '06 Record cranks. The assymetrical axle COULD be a problem, and I considered the Miche as well, but after seeing how many of those just freeze up over time...
01-14-07, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By Gnarboots

Don't lock up your knees - skipping OR skidding....

Don't lock up your knees - skipping OR skidding. I don't know if we're just using different terminology, but if that trailing leg isn't bent a little, you're gonna hurt.
01-12-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gnarboots

A bike for which to trade your first-born...

Just kidding... Well, I am, anyway. I dunno about the rest of you dirty pirates. ANYWAY, check it out:

http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiVisit/pages/13.htm

That's Faliero Masi's magic hand on the...
01-11-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Gnarboots

Please help me identify this beautiful Masi...

She was loaded with full Campy Super Record '83, which leads me to believe, along with the SMC on the BB, that the frame was probably built in '83 in San Marcos. Is this right? And by whom? The name...
01-07-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Gnarboots

My X-Mas present to myself was the Park PK-57...

My X-Mas present to myself was the Park PK-57 Professional kit. It cost me something like $570 on eBay from the place with free shipping in Plano, TX. It was, I reckon, the wisest investment I've...
01-07-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gnarboots

the rad thing about the paint on the BKs is that...

the rad thing about the paint on the BKs is that it's super burls - that's what i meant about filing the ends, but i guess y'all figured that out. the s**tty thing about the paint on the BKs is the...
01-07-07, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 462,177
Posted By Gnarboots

Okay, uno mas tiempo. I'm parting out the Masi,...

Okay, uno mas tiempo. I'm parting out the Masi, so if anyone wants to make a FRAME trade... orale.

Have: Silver 52cm Masi Gran Criterium frame - mint - c.1983

Want: Road or track frame -...
01-07-07, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 128,578
Posted By Gnarboots

I've a silver 52 cm 1983 Masi Gran Criterium...

I've a silver 52 cm 1983 Masi Gran Criterium frameset in close-to-mint condition that I'd be willing to trade for something comparable in a 56-57. Let me know!
01-07-07, 12:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gnarboots

ian - i had the exact same prob with my...

ian - i had the exact same prob with my bareknuckle frame and formula hubs. i opted to file the dropouts/trackends just so, and everything was golden.
01-06-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,255
Posted By Gnarboots

the restaurant is "LA ESPECIAL DEL NORTE" and it...

the restaurant is "LA ESPECIAL DEL NORTE" and it f**cking rips. it's maybe 4 blocks N of lou's records (where i used to work in '96-'98) and after a ride from SD, man, a taco/chile relleno combo will...
01-05-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,255
Posted By Gnarboots

Best and Worst Things About Your Hometown

When I say "Hometown", I leave it up to interpretation: Where you live now, where you've lived the longest, where you grew up, you choose.

Mine is Leucadia, CA, and the best things about it are:
...
01-05-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By Gnarboots

How about "Bicycle Science" by David Gordon...

How about "Bicycle Science" by David Gordon Wilson. If you want to know EXACTLY what's going on in the universe when you throw that skid (that is, if you believe in science), read this.
01-04-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Gnarboots

W.T.F.N.O.S. Campy Dust Caps?

The dustcaps on an early-80s Campy Record front hub are damaged. Where can I find replacements? I've tried EAI and eBay to no avail...:(
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