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10-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,567
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

All I know is I have had two suspension forks...

All I know is I have had two suspension forks that I liked. The one on my ratrod from some Murray mtb with 24" and the one on the Research Dynamics Coyote that was stiff as hell with only 2" of...
10-06-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

All I know is Joe Blow pumps are utter ****e.

All I know is Joe Blow pumps are utter ****e.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I knew somebody that had one of these tanks at...

I knew somebody that had one of these tanks at the co-op. We were comparing the frame simularities to it and my Genesis Roadtech, as both are technically aero frames. Yes my roadtech was lighter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I have a military bag from my stepdad; I would...

I have a military bag from my stepdad; I would use it to carry a load of laundry and I swear I was faster. I figured it made my body more aero, as there was more surface area along my side profile...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That won't work. People have tried that on cars....

That won't work. People have tried that on cars. It seems to only work for spinning balls.
09-30-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,126
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Some of you sound like whiny little [expletives...

Some of you sound like whiny little [expletives deleted]. Get over yourselves, anybody brave enough to ride no-handed, probably has decent cycling skills. Stability comes with speed. It's a good way...
09-29-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Those things you most commonly find on minibikes...

Those things you most commonly find on minibikes and cheap 2hp gokarts? I'd stay clear.
09-29-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Take a lighter to it.

Take a lighter to it.
09-29-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This has been dancing around my head for a while...

Jockey pulleys. It may sound like some trivial nonsense, but when it comes to them; does the size of them actually matter? Like roadbikes usually have small ones and mtbs have large diameter ones....
09-27-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,469
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've found three or four iphones and made about...

I've found three or four iphones and made about 20 bucks each from their thankfull owners.
A coffee maker, which I needed. I thought it was a small karaoke machine. It was a carrafeless type.
A DK...
09-27-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,469
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I wish I found $50 on the daily.

I wish I found $50 on the daily.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,293
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This. You'll realize it's not the bike when you...

This. You'll realize it's not the bike when you get gapped by a homeless dude on a 15 year old Mongoose MBX as he creaks by with a broken pedal and a gripshift wrapped around the handlebar, bouncing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,027
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Back when I had my custom Roadtech I felt the...

Back when I had my custom Roadtech I felt the same way; as if I needed more top end gear. Nowadays on the gray ghost, the 52 is taxing. Despite having no problems pushing my ratrod with a 60 on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,434
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Have them on my schwinn high sierra; don't really...

Have them on my schwinn high sierra; don't really like them. It just might be the size of the rings, but I felt slow on the bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,072
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

They could have sealed bearings...

They could have sealed bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,964
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I used to carry my ulock on my handlebars for...

I used to carry my ulock on my handlebars for stuff like that. Used to call them the Messengers Mace.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Back on the road and on schedule. Brake levers...

Back on the road and on schedule. Brake levers swapped, bar tape swapped. Next is new housings, cables, calipers. Luckily I had two of the same front wheel- one was intended for a cruiser build. Got...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,017
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

A heavier bike isn't going to do anything if...

A heavier bike isn't going to do anything if you're not pushing it.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/projectratrodteaser_cc7f692e89f3e7e88d577d2971b39d1ab2fdeec0.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,964
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've had interesting issues with cars and people....

I've had interesting issues with cars and people. When I was younger I was crossing a major street, got halfway across and woke up at a bus stop. One of the people said I just fell over in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,964
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Here in Louisville it's perfectly legal to take...

Here in Louisville it's perfectly legal to take the entire lane. Which I will do depending on what kinda road it is.
08-22-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I took that crap crank off my High Sierra. It's...

I took that crap crank off my High Sierra. It's around somewhere, or should I say; a-oval?
08-22-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,267
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I remember years ago a friend came over on an AMF...

I remember years ago a friend came over on an AMF gaspipe number. I was kinda excited, never had seen one before. He let me check it out; I went to pick it up(one handed)as one would and started...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,868
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I just look at mine like Sam Jackson. It fixes,...

I just look at mine like Sam Jackson. It fixes, seals, reinflates itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,868
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Thought that was Bruce Willis...

Thought that was Bruce Willis...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

My ratrod cruiser has innertube wrap for grips....

My ratrod cruiser has innertube wrap for grips. Have not had any of those problems mentioned. Maybe it depends on the brand and type.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I feel that. The bike isn't 30lbs, though, it's...

I feel that. The bike isn't 30lbs, though, it's like 23. I don't have a problem pushing a 30lb bike, I ride old mtbs and cruisers too. I have an 83 High Sierra and a Huffy Nel Lusso that's a ratrod...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yeah; I had just got off work and was going to...

Yeah; I had just got off work and was going to take a shower and go back out. Poof.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Sad day for me. Just had my wheels stolen last...

Sad day for me. Just had my wheels stolen last night. I was going to go and get new cable housings and security skewers today. Since I have money now... guess not.
08-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

My apartment is basically surrounded by train...

My apartment is basically surrounded by train overpasses, so it may be unavoidable. These things get flooded enough cops'll tape'm off and park there. I wish I coulda seen the cops face when I was...
08-18-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,123
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Buy Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, if...

Buy Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, if you're trying to learn and if you have time and there is a co-op; you have a place to apply your skills, people willing to help and basically free tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yeah, I used to volunteer at it until life got in...

Yeah, I used to volunteer at it until life got in the way.

I had to put another RD on it, one of the idlers fell off after replacing one. Not a single idler from any RD would fit. I got to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

All I can add is; a single speed chain is...

All I can add is; a single speed chain is probably stronger. Any kinda single speed drivetrain is going to apply more torque to the chain, than a geared one. The engagement is more direct. Put a 2/3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's you, though. I don't want a bike that cost...

That's you, though. I don't want a bike that cost as much, or more than a car, motorcycle or a piece of construction equipment, nor do I have the money.

Bikes are like hotrodding to me; make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Thanks man. I love it. I have named it the Gray...

Thanks man. I love it. I have named it the Gray Ghost
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Dude I got the wheelset from(of which only the...

Dude I got the wheelset from(of which only the rear ended up being usable) asked if I wanted one on there, while he looked for a cassette to fit, showing me a clear and black one. We kinda got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

No, mine is like 22. The article stated the...

No, mine is like 22. The article stated the Varsity redesign brought it down to 30lbs, in to the light bike catagory. Lol when is a 30lb bike, light?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Real cheap as a building material.

Real cheap as a building material.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I only wear black socks. -2 Speed in the day ...

I only wear black socks.
-2 Speed in the day
+6 Speed at night
+5 Sneak
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Just wear stockings if it's that critical.

Just wear stockings if it's that critical.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New wheels, who dis?
Thanks guys, part one of budget build has...
08-02-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Velospace

Any of you guys ever on there? I just logged in earlier, been dead for quite a while....
08-02-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

And using 1992 marketing to sell it.

And using 1992 marketing to sell it.
08-02-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,197
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've hit cars, cars have hit me. I once clipped a...

I've hit cars, cars have hit me. I once clipped a transit bus. I once had a car hit me while leaving a vigil for a girl who got killed on a bike, by a car. I say eff it. If I die, I die.
07-28-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,048
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This bike of mine has one brake, you can guess...

This bike of mine has one brake, you can guess where it is. Never have I ever went over the bars of a bike unless I was purposelly attempting a stoppy/endo and couldn't release the lever. That...
07-28-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,048
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Wasn't it a year or two ago, a one armed man in...

Wasn't it a year or two ago, a one armed man in the uk got in a heap of trouble for only running one brake on his bike?
07-28-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yes. Yes they do. And so does Hyper. The...

Yes. Yes they do. And so does Hyper. The difference is the promodels are sold online.
07-28-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,715
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm just wondering where these will sell at. The...

I'm just wondering where these will sell at. The article states they're known for selling $300-500 dollar bikes in the stores, but for the near decade of the Denali; never even seen a pro model in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

If anything; pure aestetics alone dictate...

If anything; pure aestetics alone dictate skinnier tire up front.

Sportbike
Hotrod
Dragster
Sand Rail
Chopper

Wouldn't look right any other way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I see clipless as an otherwise inconvienience for...

I see clipless as an otherwise inconvienience for everything other than "putting the power down".
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