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05-02-19, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Carcosa

:thumb: Did a quick login.

:thumb: Did a quick login.
12-01-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By Carcosa

I've done a handful of fixed centuries. Don't...

I've done a handful of fixed centuries. Don't listen to me though. Just listen to The Octopus:
...
11-27-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

Not yet. Having too much fun jumping off s***....

Not yet. Having too much fun jumping off s***. Sooner or later though I plan on playing with it some fixed.
11-26-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Carcosa

I can help you with belt drive, gravel and single...

I can help you with belt drive, gravel and single speed. I can't help you with cheap:
...
11-26-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1280/112618_jyd_eq_01_small_d57fc4dd830b43f15ce47e2ac3edda17105c56b0.jpg

My new to me jammer.
11-25-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

Do it, but be ready for addiction. Bike...

Do it, but be ready for addiction.

Bike looks great too man.
11-11-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Carcosa

Went down a rabbit hole of Sword builds on FBM's...

Went down a rabbit hole of Sword builds on FBM's site. Yuck. Definitely don't buy one of those, even if you might get throwback John Watson street cred.

My vote is Rodriguez or Gunnar.
11-11-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

If you don't plan on messing with your gearing,...

If you don't plan on messing with your gearing, yes.

If you think you might go to a smaller gear (larger cog or chainring) anytime soon, then no.
11-11-18, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Carcosa

Today I posted in SSFG after a 6 month hiatus. ...

Today I posted in SSFG after a 6 month hiatus.

Seems the same.
04-13-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

It's even more reflective than it looks. ...

It's even more reflective than it looks.

Bike shop bargain box find by a buddy. Been waiting for cross season to end to put it on.

People seem to love it in person. I think it's fun for now but...
04-12-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Carcosa

Ok. I'll bite. Buy a different bike.

Ok. I'll bite.

Buy a different bike.
04-12-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By Carcosa

Sprint up a hill in the drops. You'll change your...

Sprint up a hill in the drops. You'll change your mind.

Or go fast at all maybe. :innocent:
04-12-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

https://i.imgur.com/DUTqCwth.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DUTqCwth.jpg
04-12-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24,429
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Posted By Carcosa

Today I did 30 miles on the cross bike including...

Today I did 30 miles on the cross bike including about 10 miles of single track.

Today I posted/looked at BF for the first time in two months.
02-17-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

Thanks. All City has a few single speed bikes,...

Thanks. All City has a few single speed bikes, including track bikes, but most of their bikes come with gears.

I love my Nature Boy and would buy another in a heart beat. Mine is currently set up...
02-14-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,424
Posted By Carcosa

As it sits. Definitely a very meh if not ugly...

As it sits. Definitely a very meh if not ugly bike.

I'm waiting to see one built from the frame up in a different color with no logo.
02-13-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,337
Posted By Carcosa

Good ol' SS/FG. Has the OP breaking down about...

Good ol' SS/FG. Has the OP breaking down about their self-proclaimed sh*tty life in 10 posts.
02-13-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By Carcosa

I ride a bike. So actually, yes. But,...

I ride a bike. So actually, yes.

But, squids are cool.
02-12-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By Carcosa

This thread rules. Lets recap: - Sell...

This thread rules.

Lets recap:

- Sell tires
- Return tires
- Modify bike frame
- Ride tires towards hospital
02-11-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,463
Posted By Carcosa

You type bad. And that's not right.

You type bad.



And that's not right.
02-11-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By Carcosa

No offense, but the squid seems more rubbery than...

No offense, but the squid seems more rubbery than that. :lol:
02-11-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,521
Posted By Carcosa

Is there a trick? Strength vs cadence or a...

Is there a trick? Strength vs cadence or a mixture of both?

It was cool to finally see after talking about it with friends every winter. Didn't hurt that my teammates crushed it, but maybe if...
02-11-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

Might as well try the smaller size since it...

Might as well try the smaller size since it doesn't seem much different. Worst case scenario you are running a setback post a little higher and a slightly longer stem and you get that race fit look.
02-11-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Carcosa

Why not build up a steamroller?

Why not build up a steamroller?
02-11-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,644
Posted By Carcosa

I can lock up my 50x12 at 160 rpm all day. ...

I can lock up my 50x12 at 160 rpm all day.

Sure that's 52 MPH. WANT SOME BRU?
02-11-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,521
Posted By Carcosa

Today I got to watch a goldsprint event IRL...

Today I got to watch a goldsprint event IRL finally. Still too much of a broken bone to participate though.
02-10-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By Carcosa

Doubt it. Especially not in the $1k range. ...

Doubt it. Especially not in the $1k range.

Some solid replies in here though.

If you're willing to spend the money (more so 2k budget) and want steel:
...
02-06-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carcosa

Could someone head on over there and help them...

Could someone head on over there and help them set up that cockpit?

That said, I'm biased since I own a very similar bike, but, I would ride the hell out of that.
02-05-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carcosa

Sorry. Meant for the OP and why the specific need...

Sorry. Meant for the OP and why the specific need for cablestops.
02-05-18, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Carcosa

Finally got around to watching it. Loved it.

Finally got around to watching it. Loved it.
02-05-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,113
Posted By Carcosa

Speaking of brake shoes..... ...

Speaking of brake shoes.....

http://www.koolstop.com/images/vansgroup_lg.jpg
02-05-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

Although your chrome pista is one of my favorite...

Although your chrome pista is one of my favorite pista's I've seen, I'd say go for it if you've got the time and money. Better steel, bottle cages and carbon fork would sell me (despite not loving...
02-05-18, 12:31 PM
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Views: 1,913,521
Posted By Carcosa

That's what I used and loved it. Couldn't bring...

That's what I used and loved it. Couldn't bring myself to pay though.
02-05-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,113
Posted By Carcosa

So much YES!! Stoked on a lot of this page. ...

So much YES!!

Stoked on a lot of this page.



I LOVED the salmon pads and regret buying a different brand. Are the black ones a similar compound? Similar stopping power? Still Koolstop right?
02-05-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,948
Posted By Carcosa

Honestly, if I wanted another track bike. I'd be...

Honestly, if I wanted another track bike. I'd be hard pressed not to buy one of these:

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/dolan/products/dolan-pre-cursa-frameset
02-04-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carcosa

I mean. I dig. But what has been seen...

I mean. I dig.

But what has been seen cannot be unseen. :lol:
02-04-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,521
Posted By Carcosa

I'd be bummed to flat on a fat bike (not to...

I'd be bummed to flat on a fat bike (not to mention in 16 degrees). Seem's like it should be the one bike where this isn't an issue.

Today I couldn't find a good free VPN to stream CX Worlds and...
02-04-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,948
Posted By Carcosa

is the frame any good? Sure. is it heavy? Yes....

is the frame any good? Sure.
is it heavy? Yes.
Would it be better than a standard 6061 aluminum frame? Better is subjective.
Are the stock hubs, and rims good? Meh.

Not something I'd spend...
02-04-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carcosa

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/adb658_8a291019...

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/adb658_8a291019d04a4cb9abe7762cb58ab826~mv2_d_3907_2988_s_4_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_1530,h_1170,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/adb658_8a291019d04a4cb9abe7762cb58ab826~mv2_d_39...
02-04-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Carcosa

Why?

Why?
02-03-18, 02:36 PM
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Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

Well, we appreciate you hopping to it.

Well, we appreciate you hopping to it.
02-02-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

Well I think we can agree on the best two at...

Well I think we can agree on the best two at least.
02-02-18, 04:25 PM
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Views: 67,322
Posted By Carcosa

The Caleido was the best Vigorelli paint scheme. ...

The Caleido was the best Vigorelli paint scheme.

But if that one is legit, you dig it and have the money, go for it.
02-02-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,632
Posted By Carcosa

I think I might start the single-use subscriber...

I think I might start the single-use subscriber model to selling bikes. Get a new one every month and throw the old one away! If it works for razors why not attribute it to another industry that...
02-02-18, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,913,521
Posted By Carcosa

Oh me too, but SS instead. And I came close...

Oh me too, but SS instead.

And I came close to third in a Mario Kart 64 tournament at the LBS.
02-02-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,554
Posted By Carcosa

Saw that coming.

Saw that coming.
02-01-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,644
Posted By Carcosa

I've done it for a few years and lived to tell...

I've done it for a few years and lived to tell the tale, so I can't tell you not to. But most of us who have tried it run brakes after a while, if that tells you anything.

Other downsides: You'll...
02-01-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,970
Posted By Carcosa

Do like.

Do like.
01-31-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,632
Posted By Carcosa

Try staying off the internet. That'll show us.

Try staying off the internet. That'll show us.
01-31-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,164
Posted By Carcosa

I mean. If you insist. ...

I mean. If you insist.

https://i.imgur.com/Rm5ZxNpl.jpg
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