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03-28-15, 04:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By mukman

I did 190 km from Amsterdam to Antwerp on fixed...

I did 190 km from Amsterdam to Antwerp on fixed gear, basically all long distances I ride are done on fixed gear. It's more fun for me that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

Can I lock this thread or something? I didn't...

Can I lock this thread or something? I didn't post my question so you guys could play cranky dude vs millennial. Please stop :(
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

Fair point!

Fair point!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

That's definitely not my intent, I'm genuinely...

That's definitely not my intent, I'm genuinely feel like I'm missing something about the road bike that makes it as great as you all say it is.

So far I've seen a few things:
1. mountains are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

This is the road bike I ride: Caad10 - Pedal Room...

This is the road bike I ride: Caad10 - Pedal Room (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/caad10-17164)
This is the fixed gear bike I ride: Cinelli Vigorelli - Pedal Room...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

When I say I ride a fixed gear bike, I'm not...

When I say I ride a fixed gear bike, I'm not talking about some recreational fixie. I'm ride fast enough to keep up with the road biker group rides here. I'm sorry, I can be bad at asking questions....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 02:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,015
Posted By mukman

Why a road bike?

Hi folks,

Not trying to troll here, this is a serious question. I live in the Netherlands, this place is pretty hella-flat. I ride a fixed gear bike and a road bike on the streets and I almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,932
Posted By mukman

It's bar tape, put on whatever you want. If...

It's bar tape, put on whatever you want. If someone tells you that you can't do it, give them a huge. Clearly they're having a terrible time with life if they feel the need to tell you what bar tape...
Replies: 5,617
Views: 506,288
Posted By mukman

I've seen plenty of Omniums using FSA, Sugino...

I've seen plenty of Omniums using FSA, Sugino Zen, Blackspire, and Rotor chainrings. What am I missing here?
Replies: 5,617
Views: 506,288
Posted By mukman

Makes sense. Thanks!

Makes sense. Thanks!
Replies: 5,617
Views: 506,288
Posted By mukman

Do the forces in the velodrome require a nicer...

Do the forces in the velodrome require a nicer headset on your bike? or can you pretty much just ride anything?
Replies: 166
Views: 13,041
Posted By mukman

I played TF2 some, it's pretty fun. Mostly now...

I played TF2 some, it's pretty fun. Mostly now I'm playing Pokémon.
Replies: 873
Views: 215,152
Posted By mukman

Here is my bike. Finally prepared and approved...

Here is my bike. Finally prepared and approved for riding in our velodrome.

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So much better than using those rental bikes :)
12-04-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,609
Views: 466,138
Posted By mukman

Just ordered some omniums and an izumi chain to...

Just ordered some omniums and an izumi chain to go with the factoryfive 550s that's on the way :)
12-04-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,939,815
Posted By mukman

Today I gave away my first fixed-gear crankset,...

Today I gave away my first fixed-gear crankset, my first pedals, and yesterday I gave away 2 drop bars that were too wide for me. Yay cleaning!
Replies: 38
Views: 3,852
Posted By mukman

I only have rollers at home, mostly because I...

I only have rollers at home, mostly because I couldn't find a trainer that fit a track bike and I stopped shopping for them after I got my road bike. Maybe I should bother buying a trainer too, hmmm.
Replies: 393
Views: 97,043
Posted By mukman

Finally ended up finding the information on the...

Finally ended up finding the information on the velodrome site. It's in Dutch *and* badly organized, haha.

Ended up ordering some veloflex tires. Man, they don't make it easy to get setup. Oy
Replies: 393
Views: 97,043
Posted By mukman

My local velodrome (52 degree indoor track)...

My local velodrome (52 degree indoor track) insists on using tires with a diamond tread pattern and not slick tires. Are there decent clinchers that fit this requirement? Or should I be looking for...
Replies: 299
Views: 99,767
Posted By mukman

What about this frame? Track-able or...

What about this frame? Track-able or street-fixie? F550s ? Factory Five (http://wearefactoryfive.com/collections/framesets/products/f550s)
Replies: 92
Views: 12,189
Posted By mukman

I know that guy! I ride with him here in...

I know that guy! I ride with him here in Amsterdam.
Replies: 92
Views: 12,189
Posted By mukman

Sure, but at least it's black and not...

Sure, but at least it's black and not pastel/floral.
Replies: 92
Views: 12,189
Posted By mukman

Specialized also makes a 38 as well: Specialized...

Specialized also makes a 38 as well: Specialized Bicycle Components (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb/road-components/handlebars/womens-expert-alloy-shallow-bend-handlebar)
Replies: 92
Views: 12,189
Posted By mukman

It's surprisingly hard to find places that carry...

It's surprisingly hard to find places that carry parts here in Amsterdam. I spoke with a shop on the phone today where they told me 144 BCD chainrings aren't used on bikes anymore. How is it that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,217
Posted By mukman

You can wear stuff from companies like Giro and...

You can wear stuff from companies like Giro and Vulpine who are making clothes for cyclists who don't want to wear spandex and scream "I'm a cyclist!". I wear their stuff and typical spandex, they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18,825
Views: 3,772,574
Posted By mukman

Finally got my Velodrome certification, so I got...

Finally got my Velodrome certification, so I got some Fizik road shoes and Time pedals cause I can't use my SPD (2-bolt) stuff on the track bike. No more renting shoes!
Replies: 5,617
Views: 506,288
Posted By mukman

Ok cool, I'll do 47/15 for now since I already...

Ok cool, I'll do 47/15 for now since I already own the 15 and it's easier to find a 47 than a 50 here. I understand these are warm-up gears, I am just starting at the velodrome and trying to get...
Replies: 5,617
Views: 506,288
Posted By mukman

Is there a huge reason why you would want 50/16...

Is there a huge reason why you would want 50/16 over 47/15? They're pretty close in gear-inches, so in theory it shouldn't matter, yes?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By mukman

So we ended up buying a Specialized Dolce in a...

So we ended up buying a Specialized Dolce in a size 44. Stand-over height is weird because of the super-sloping top tube, but she's able to dismount at stoplights without feeling explicit or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By mukman

Thanks for all your suggestions folks! Part...

Thanks for all your suggestions folks!

Part of the problem is, because she is so short, no shop in the city (and we have like 6 shops we have talked to) have bikes in that size to let her test....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By mukman

Need advice for a fitting women's road bike (have measurements)

My girlfriend has gotten herself measured at a local shop and has the following measurements:

640mm Saddle height measured from center bracket to top saddle
550mm Total length center line seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By mukman

I'd go Cannondale before Btwin any day

I'd go Cannondale before Btwin any day
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By mukman

An iOS app to help with your bike builds

Carleton's working on some cool stuff to help with training, I have an app that should help with your upcoming builds and gear-hunting.

It's called Chainguard...
Replies: 99
Views: 10,216
Posted By mukman

Hey Carelton. The thing won't let me send PM's,...

Hey Carelton. The thing won't let me send PM's, but I paid for the apps. Thanks for the links! I must have missed them in the thread or something.
Replies: 99
Views: 10,216
Posted By mukman

I'd love to help test. Supposed to be at the...

I'd love to help test. Supposed to be at the velodrome today except I'm sick. haha
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By mukman

If you're working in SF, no lock will stop a bike...

If you're working in SF, no lock will stop a bike thief. Take it indoors with you. They'll cut your frame if they can't cut your lock.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 22,116
Posted By mukman

My girlfriend's dad got hit by a cyclist who cut...

My girlfriend's dad got hit by a cyclist who cut a corner through the sidewalk, broke his hip, died in the hospital. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,493
Posted By mukman

I ride because it rains too much here to skate...

I ride because it rains too much here to skate often. Riding in the velodrome is the closest I can get to skateboarding in a good bowl. Also, crossing country borders is surprisingly fun!
07-28-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 715,892
Posted By mukman

A little something to make up for the stolen...

A little something to make up for the stolen bike: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10351758_680084448736905_6679829188850397765_n.jpg
07-23-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 123,528
Posted By mukman

I just got an aeropress, so now I'm drinking this...

I just got an aeropress, so now I'm drinking this columbian coffee. whoo!
07-02-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,939,815
Posted By mukman

Yeah that sounds pretty lame. Something about one...

Yeah that sounds pretty lame. Something about one shoe not fitting all feet or some junk. I've had many skate shoes that weren't nice on my feet and cause all kinds of blisters in my foot arch.
07-02-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,939,815
Posted By mukman

That's weird because I got the ones without laces...

That's weird because I got the ones without laces and I think they're super nice. Hmmm.
Replies: 299
Views: 99,767
Posted By mukman

Does the Canyon V-Drome count? Canyon |...

Does the Canyon V-Drome count?

Canyon | Roadbikes | V-Drome AL 9.0 (http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=2133)

How about the Ridley Arena?

Track: ARENA 7005 1418AM...
06-14-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By mukman

Canyon V-Drome

Hey folks. I've been searching and haven't seen mention of this bike yet. I'm looking for a bike to replace my recently-stolen ride and was curious: Is there something wrong with this bike?

Get...
03-25-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 129,396
Posted By mukman

I accidentally bought this at a local shop. My...

I accidentally bought this at a local shop. My first geared bike.

https://files.app.net/2pmh2ANNf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,695,204
Posted By mukman

My first geared bike. Not sure if I'ma like it. ...

My first geared bike. Not sure if I'ma like it.

https://files.app.net/2pmh2ANNf.jpg
01-21-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,933,757
Posted By mukman

New wheels (H+sons on Dura Ace hubs) and bars :) ...

New wheels (H+sons on Dura Ace hubs) and bars :)

https://files.app.net/qjtt-Wl8.jpg
12-31-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 715,892
Posted By mukman

Just cleaned mine today: ...

Just cleaned mine today:

https://files.app.net/4bxpyHdI.jpg
12-29-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 218,370
Posted By mukman

Should I cave and buy a road bike so I can ride...

Should I cave and buy a road bike so I can ride with any of the bike groups in my city?

Or can I pimp out my fixed gear to make it easier to keep up?
12-20-13, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By mukman

I'd put that other toeclip back on. You get used...

I'd put that other toeclip back on. You get used to handling the bike with toe overlap, my bike does it and it's ok after a little while. Having both feet clipped in means you have way more control...
08-28-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,939,815
Posted By mukman

Today I got home after completing my first...

Today I got home after completing my first Century and Metric Century. Amsterdam to Antwerp with an average speed of about 23km/hr. Slept there for the night and came back this morning on the train....
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