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

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:54 pm
by aqua_tek
I'm digging the pink tape at the moment. I know eventually I'll get tired of it and get something else. :P

All in all it was a bit less than $500. Keeping in mind that I already had some of the parts, plus I built it up at home, so that saved me some cash that would've gone towards labor.

Otherwise, it would've probably cost up to $600

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

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:55 pm
by ill-legal?
Picked one of these up a few months back, SE Racing/DC Shoes collab on the PK Ripper fixed gear:

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I upgraded the seat (that hard plastic 80's style bmx seat just wasn't cutting it), but otherwise I love my bike, ride it almost every day.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:41 pm
by aqua_tek
I dig it. It does have a BMX-ish look to it. Looks like it's good for tricks. You do any crazy tricks on it?

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

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:09 pm
by ill-legal?
I grew up riding BMX back in the day (“Rad” was my all-time fav movie as a kid), and after 2 bike-induced concussions I put the tricks off to the side. These days I’m just riding because I prefer it over being on the treadmill for cardio purposes, although admittedly I’m working on my trackstands and being able to ride backwards.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:03 am
by aqua_tek
ill-legal? wrote:I grew up riding BMX back in the day (“Rad” was my all-time fav movie as a kid), and after 2 bike-induced concussions I put the tricks off to the side. These days I’m just riding because I prefer it over being on the treadmill for cardio purposes, although admittedly I’m working on my trackstands and being able to ride backwards.
I LOVED Rad. I actually watched it again after YEARS about two months ago. SO cheesy, it's just great. :lol:

I'm still working on my trackstands as well. They will come in handy when I'm able to hold them, so as to not have to unclip when I get to an intersection and need to stop.

EDIT: Jesus, my grammar is just off today

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

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:21 am
by drako
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:06 am
by contakt321
aqua_tek wrote: I LOVED Rad. I actually watched it again after YEARS about two months ago. SO cheesy, it's just great. :lol:
BMX Bandits FTW!!!

Anyone watched that movie? I think it;s Nicole Kidman's first starring role

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

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:30 am
by fishmonkey
why not go all the way and attach the handlebars directly to the front axle?

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

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:28 am
by philphil
I have this baby

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And I love it. Perfect for city use. A wee too heavy but great for an urban workout.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:54 pm
by bosonHavoc
thats purty

man i cracked my frame on my Gary Fisher and i do not have the receipt
so i offered all my component plus advertising on my pedicab as a trade
to a local shop for a bike.. its a go but its been two weeks and no bike
which suuuuucks
i don't own a car.. i've hardly ever owned a car lol
i need a bike
grrrr
i've spent like $40 bucks in gas because i have been using my girlies car
grrrr lol

but any day now i should have a bike pic to post up :D
i have no idea what i will be getting so its kind of exciting
i'm really hoping its a $400-$600 value

edit..
well that bike shop owner had some real communications issues because weeks went by and he still had not found me a bike.. even though their where two bikes on the floor that where my size and in the $300-$400 price range
he was looking for a cheap frame and going to basically give me a cheap bike for about $700 worth of advertising and $200 worth of components..
what a waste of time..

i do have a 70's 63cm motobecane mirage frame that i picked up from a friend
and i have managed to scrounge up a 27" wheel set..
i have almost all the components i need now too..
so i think i will head of to yellow bike project and slap this baby together...

man i was so close to going fixie because it would be cheap and easy but their are just way to many hills i have to deal with on my normal commute..

i'll get some pics up soon

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:00 am
by revA
yeah!
i got myself a racingcycle yesterday. found it used at a local calassifieds add. champanolo matrix group, 3*9 gears (i like riding up and down the eifel) and it rolls so good! and it's so light. i had a mountainbike before and now a treckingbike (28' atb) too but this is a completly different world of cycledom. i did not know that the streets around here are so crackled and so many holes, 8.5 bar/120 psi is so hard.
can't wait to take a nice tour!

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:41 am
by Tysonviolin
On the AMGEN Tour of California right now. AWESOME!

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

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:52 pm
by derzai
Tysonviolin wrote:On the AMGEN Tour of California right now. AWESOME!
Saw them live at Eurosport last night. Cool landscape.

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

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:53 pm
by derzai
Giro d'Italia started in Amsterdam this time. Saw them riding by only a few miles from where I live.

Fascinating to see it in real life.

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

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:20 pm
by aqua_tek
Recently saw a recap of the track cycling world championships. Pretty hot stuff. Those guys FLY down that track. Also saw a pretty nasty crash in the women's category:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1K7MqDu ... r_embedded



On another note, I've been down with the flu for the past 5 days, so haven't been able to go for any rides :cry: