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Re: Bicycles

Post by TradeMark » 26 Jun 2010, 01:13

My bicycle was stolen a while ago >_>

fucking *****s
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Wisse » 26 Jun 2010, 10:18

Cremuss wrote:here is my baby :)
How do you stop?
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Cremuss » 26 Jun 2010, 15:01

I don't :mrgreen:
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Re: Bicycles

Post by KaiserJ » 26 Jun 2010, 20:52

hell thats a pretty bike cremuss :mrgreen: loving the color scheme. reminds me of that car "jesse james" had in that monster garage show... simple, flat black, and badass.

also its extremely clean/.

your bar/seat setup is wild though, i normally have my seat stem showing about 1 1/2 inches, and my bars are forwards past the stem about 15 degrees. i think i'd smack my knees riding yours!

pics of mine when it isnt pissing rain outdoors
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Cremuss » 27 Jun 2010, 03:46

Yo.

Thx :mrgreen:

Well, I'm 1.90-1.95meters (~6 foot) and I don't have any problems with my knees :p
My top tube frame is 20.8", which is okay. Short street/park frame are 20 to 20.5", long are 21 to 21.25" so yeah, nowadays every bikes has this setup.

Low seat because you can have a better "compression", like bunny hop higher. Plus it's easier to move your foot above the frame to do tricks (tailwhips, mostly).

Also the bars should always be at the same angle than your head tube/fork so the forces when you land is equal and not pushing the bars forward. And it's vital for barspins, otherwise the bars will hit your knees if the bars is forward or backward when it spins (and it will spin way more slower, AND it's damn ugly :mrgreen: )

I'm waiting to see yours :)
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Pressure Line » 27 Jun 2010, 05:43

Bike is in storage at my old man's at the moment. Front shock MTB, cant remember how much it cost (but it wasnt that expensive), but its light enough that I (5'7" 140lbs) could pick it up and carry it over a river (was about 3' deep).

Some good reasons for using an MTB in city riding (especially in Auckland) is that the city is far from flat & AKL drivers are very poor at sharing the road (cycleways are virtually non-existent) so the lower gearing and low-speed stability is great.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by bobthedinosaur » 27 Jun 2010, 05:56

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Re: Bicycles

Post by Masure » 27 Jun 2010, 11:41

@Cremuss
I'm not aware of BMX but it looks cool. Mothership sticker rocks :)

@bobthedinosaur
Kinda offtopic but it reminds me Kaneda's bike
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Re: Bicycles

Post by pintle » 27 Jun 2010, 15:23

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What I ride. Man I want Kaneda/Cloud's bike so goddam badly.

I honestly cannot ride BMX, having spent a few years as a motorcyclist: the feeling of going head first, with little to no braking options, and like 10% the traction I have on the Bandit... it feels suicidal :P I suppose it is compounded by one of my mates having a life threatening accident on his BMX.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Neddie » 27 Jun 2010, 22:16

Interesting... there is a Suzuki GZ250 sitting in the garage here, but I don't ride, and I still haven't forged all of the replacement pieces for it.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by bobthedinosaur » 28 Jun 2010, 17:35

You can work on metal ned?
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Neddie » 28 Jun 2010, 20:35

Not very well, but eventually I'll make something usable.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Erom » 29 Jun 2010, 01:12

When you say "forged" are you literally forging? Because that's pretty hot, no pun intended. Type of thing I wished I could do but am eternally held back by living in rented apartments.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Pressure Line » 29 Jun 2010, 07:30

I just had a vision of Neddie operating a drop-forge in his living room :D
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Re: Bicycles

Post by REVENGE » 01 Jul 2010, 11:49

My first road bike:
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My first TT frameset:
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Second road bike:
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Third road bike:
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Fourth (current) road bike:
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Second TT frameset:
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I'm currently in the process of building a cyclocross bike while being on the lookout for a good deal on a 29er.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by KaiserJ » 02 Jul 2010, 00:06

woah that last frame is frigging fancy, how much does one of those cost
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Re: Bicycles

Post by bobthedinosaur » 02 Jul 2010, 04:19

Revenge.. You don't live in North San Diego county do you? That back ground looks really familiar. :shock:
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Re: Bicycles

Post by REVENGE » 03 Jul 2010, 07:53

KaiserJ wrote:woah that last frame is frigging fancy, how much does one of those cost
$250 used
bobthedinosaur wrote:Revenge.. You don't live in North San Diego county do you? That back ground looks really familiar. :shock:
No, but that last frame was bought from someone who lived in North SD.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by SanadaUjiosan » 05 Jul 2010, 03:01

Spiffy rides. Call me old fashioned but I just can't bear the sight of modern frames that basically look "fancy." I'll go with straight-up tubes anyday.
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Re: Bicycles

Post by Caydr » 05 Jul 2010, 03:28

Mine says "Schwinn", is that good?
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