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  1. Sorry babe- I got nothin' for ya anymore. Maybe someday I'll have more stuff for you to indulge in but for now the feeling just isn't there.

  2. I'm not a huge fan of the guy (and he's a d**k) but I think it's ridiculous that this even made news... anywhere.
  3. No offense but that's a horrible excuse for not running a brake. Especially since you're still learning how to ride that thing. I ran a brake when I first learned and I feel comfortable enough now to be able to ride without one. Just beause you can skid doesn't mean you can stop efficiently. Run the brake and stay alive.
  4. Jamacian skidding ain't safe for the streets and you'll go through too many shoes if you ted shred all the time.
  5. No offense but I would never trust welding a freewheel like that on a fixed gear. Track wheelsets are as cheap as $100 on ebay (or local CL ads). You also won't find a 27" track wheelset (at least cheap). Also, get some clips and run a brake!
  6. I'm very excited to see that finished, Bill! Those lugs are sooooo cool.
  7. Holding it down for the Texas Fixed Grrr?
  8. Saw that. There's been a lot of road rage incidents (a few involving death) lately. It's scary to be on the road sometimes especially as a daily commuter. Definitely keeps the blood pumping.
  9. The one thing I don't trust about carbon fiber is its lifespan. I would feel relatively comfortable with just the fork blades made of carbon fiber but I'm not sure how I'd feel about the steerer tube made of the same material. But then again, I'm in a city environment and I'm assuming you're a little less rough with your stuff. I can get back to you about the guys opinion about the fork but it probably won't be much help considering he just got it the other day.
  10. You kidding me!? I can't afford that thing! I'm broke! I'll let you know how the guy likes it though. He decided to go with the thomson instead of the matching easton seatpost. Kinda weird, in my opinion, since he's so concerned with weight. I've heard good things about the fork though.
  11. Matt I present to you the official first lightspeed track frame.
  12. I've seen those BMC roadies before. They look so rad! The Eddy Mercx is also poking amazing! It's rare for me to get into 47x11 in the SF hills.
  13. I've been getting into American frames recently. Serrotta, Jacobs, Mikkelson, Vanilla, 3e, Don Walker, Broakland/ El Camino, etc. I prefer the older Italians. The new carbon fiber stuff looks to similar. It's so hard to see any difference in most frames. Not to mention some aren't worth anything! Tange was selling a monkeyin' expensive full carbon fiber frameset and it didn't even give a straight chain line! Besides, Steel is Real.
  14. QUOTE (matt b @ May 9 2008, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You're lucky, I'd take any Colnago over my Litespeed, any day of the week! Even the ones with the crimped tubing? I haven't heard good things about their crash record and life span in general.
  15. I have no doubt the C40 rides like a dream but I have a thing for old classy steel builds. The stem has the colnago pantograph and the fork has the little colnago symbol and name imprinted in the crown lugs. Those are things you won't find on more modern bikes made of aluminum and carbon. Mind posting up the rest of your stable?
  16. Dude, that's even nicer! Delta brakes? Sheriff stars? What's the group? Is it all C-Record? GORGEOUS!!!! So much nicer then the newer one!
  17. Holy stuff! Nice colnago!
  18. Commuter bike, eh? And Matt, hills don't constitute brakes And these guys went under a few changes:
  19. If you want to know how to pick the right saddle then READ THIS! This man was a bicycle saint.
  20. Nice score! If it's not too nosey, can we know the price? Close, you can score the YBB for under 3 grand. I think they're worth it. Not all titanium bikes are created equal. Make sure it had the right dropouts first and foremost. You can score a cheapo fixed/free wheelset on ebay ultra cheap too. You can either use spacers to get a straight chain line or go to your local bike shop and they'll compress the chainstays so it fits your average 120mm rear hub. Love that saddle, I run it on my roadie.
  21. There's a guy here in Oakland that went through cyclecross season on a track bike. It had knobby tires and brakes and it absolutely killed his legs but he did way better then expected. The hill climb was absolutely ridiculous!
  22. It's time for you to get a legitimate track frame.