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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by contakt321 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:22 pm

barstu wrote: Cycling and Ableton rocks!!
Wait, so I can use Max4Live to make a road bike a fixed gear? :lol:

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Post by 8O » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:31 pm

Tone Deft wrote:@$#%$ I broke my chain riding tonight. sucks to walk in SPDs trying to find a cab in the outskirts of town. gonna try a Connex chain, anyone have experience with one?
No experience with Connex, but came across this the other day - http://www.katz-bikes.com/Ausgehaengt.75.0.html - all in German, but hopefully the pictures make sense - it's an all-enclosed drivetrain - aim is a zero maintenance, completely reliable bike.

Also, heard wild, idle speculation about hydraulic drive systems - never seen one in action though...

Though, so far I've been lucky - just used standard Shimano chains and never had any problems. Usually take a couple of spare links and a mini chain link remover with me on rides though, cos, yup, walking in SPDs to find a cab, sucks... :)
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Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:48 pm

contakt321 wrote:
barstu wrote: Cycling and Ableton rocks!!
Wait, so I can use Max4Live to make a road bike a fixed gear? :lol:
totally dude... but make sure you get the cool edit pro 2 interface hack so that people will think your old school

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Post by aqua_tek » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:37 pm

Shite. Now my front brake cable came loose. It's an easy fix, but as much as I pull it, i can't get the little head far enough to fit into the fucking holder. I tried last night... about to try again in a bit.

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Post by Tone Deft » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:45 pm

can you loosen the other end? you mean the wheel end or the handlebar end?


tip on loc-tite... I fuctup last week. the set screw for my rear brake kept backing out on a ride. when I got home I put some red loc-tite on it, but it got away from me and got onto the pivot point so the brake would not rebound. I'd use the brake then have to push it back open. I took the brake apart and sure enough that pivot point (the pall that holds the cable to the lever) was held in place with blue loc-tite and I couldn't get a wrench on it. eventually I RTFM'ed loc-tite... I put a friging hair dryer on the brake lever and it melted the red loc-tite. FIXED!! I fixed my frigging brake with a hair dryer!!
8 O wrote:No experience with Connex, but came across this the other day - http://www.katz-bikes.com/Ausgehaengt.75.0.html - all in German, but hopefully the pictures make sense - it's an all-enclosed drivetrain - aim is a zero maintenance, completely reliable bike.
interesting. could be cool for rental bikes and community bike programs. reminds me of quests to make 'infinite gear' drives. bike drive trains that don't have individual gears but one smooth transition from a low gear ratio to a higher gear ratio.
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Post by aqua_tek » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:56 pm

got it fixed... sort of. At least i got the cable back in place. Front brake feels a little loose still, but works. I put it to the test earlier today. Will try and refine it tomorrow.

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Post by 8O » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:08 pm

Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
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Post by Tone Deft » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:41 pm

8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

I was watching fixie videos last night, lots of cool ones, lots of repetition.
this one's pretty cool, the slide the guy does at the end goes on for miles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOjx6qI2sIk

but searching for "fixie tricks" brings up lots of cool ones.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f
it's a video of a peleton crash. not cool. didn't need to see that.
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Post by derzai » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:48 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
it's a video of a peleton crash. not cool. didn't need to see that.
Happend yesterday while I was watching the Vuelta.

Its part of cycling.

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Post by Tone Deft » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:50 pm

derzai wrote:
Tone Deft wrote:
it's a video of a peleton crash. not cool. didn't need to see that.
Happend yesterday while I was watching the Vuelta.

Its part of cycling.
I know it's part of cycling, so is getting doored but I don't want to watch it.

I didn't know that happened yesterday, that makes it more topical. :D



zalo - I was thinking about the whole fixie thing, really it's the same as the mac vs PC debates, except a lot more fun. same vibes though, boys and their toys. ;)
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Post by aqua_tek » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:51 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

I was watching fixie videos last night, lots of cool ones, lots of repetition.
this one's pretty cool, the slide the guy does at the end goes on for miles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOjx6qI2sIk

but searching for "fixie tricks" brings up lots of cool ones.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f
it's a video of a peleton crash. not cool. didn't need to see that.
Whoa! Those fixie tricks and indoor cycling vids are crazy

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Post by zalo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:01 pm

Tone Deft wrote:zalo - I was thinking about the whole fixie thing, really it's the same as the mac vs PC debates, except a lot more fun. same vibes though, boys and their toys. ;)
its so true

also the impressive thing about the long skid in the video wasnt the distance or time, it was that REAR TIRE!!!!!!!!!! what kind was he using? he would have torn almost anything

he was going down a hill and when you get your center of gravity above (infront of) the front hub, you can pretty much keep the skid going for ever, until you rub a hole through your back tire

im more impressed by a kid bombing a hill than flatland tricks, if anyone wants to see kids doing ridiculous speeds on track bikes google MASHSF

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Post by jez3122 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:15 pm

8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
Jesus!!!!!!

I can do a wheelie for 3 white lines..... :(
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Post by Tone Deft » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:25 pm

jez3122 wrote:
8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
Jesus!!!!!!

I can do a wheelie for 3 white lines..... :(
that's funny. as kids all over the world we all measured wheelies the same way, the width of parking lot spaces.
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