Updated bike check Chuck's '12 Kink Transition 8/20/2013 8:14 PM
Added reply in a thread Tips for buying a complete? 2/24/2013 7:47 PM
My advice would be to try and get as much of the frame made of CroMo as fits within your budget and try to make sure that at least the back rim is a double wall rim if not both rims. It really all ends up being about what you can pay. I always suggest ... more »
Added reply in a thread NEED SOME SERIOUS HELP! 12/18/2012 8:09 PM
I'm no expert but it looks to me like you are pulling your foot off because you are moving your lower body back to get clearance to throw the bars. Try bending at the knees and keeping your upper body straight up and down rather than hunching over.
Added reply in a thread Flat tire problems 12/17/2012 7:04 PM
This, although the rim strip sometimes doesn't help. I had a similar problem and when I actually looked into it, what had happened was a piece of metal shaving from the spoke hole drilling had gotten up in the tire. I noticed this because I saw that ... more »
Added reply in a thread Tan walls, how do you get rid of the stain? 12/17/2012 6:47 PM
I would advise against using steel wool on a tire. Scotch Brite is probably fine if you don't rub too hard for too long.
Added reply in a thread T-1 Ruben 12/16/2012 10:07 AM
This is, indeed, a sweet bike.
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/11/2012 9:04 AM
Hey, us Chucks gotta stick together man! You're ride is sweeeet. The Wipperman chain is crazy looking. I think R32s will be the next stop on my bike, probably around this time next year.
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/10/2012 9:01 PM
Well, ended up going with black Madera Protocol HTs (essentially Profiles) and a Kink Bedlam sprocket in white. I'll update after I get them on my bike. I really like the Éclats, especially the Tibias, but didn't feel like changing over to a 22mm BB, ... more »
Added reply in a thread What pedals should i get ? 12/7/2012 8:29 AM
Yeah I forgot to mention that the Ezra Flats are the same as the Premium Slim PCs. The cages are slightly different but interchangeable between the two. They can both be had for the same price so it's just a matter of which style you like better.
Added reply in a thread What pedals should i get ? 12/6/2012 10:47 PM
I ride these and I'll tell you why they're great: really light, replaceable cages, sealed bearings and no pedal wrench needed just an allen key.
Liked a bike check White is right 12/5/2012 3:05 PM
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/5/2012 11:41 AM
A 21" TT might be a little big for you. I'd seriously consider the Kink Whip. It's got a little smaller dimensions, 20.5" TT, 8" bars, etc.
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/5/2012 11:29 AM
I think that the brand is less important than other things like making sure you get the right size bike, especially when you are starting out. How tall are you? I'll assume a 21" TT is appropriate. I also suggest making sure whatever you get has at least ... more »
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:57 AM
I know, I was just being a dick because I know someone is going to give me shit for one or the other. I have my seat as high as I do because I'm old and sometimes I just have to sit down and ride while I'm riding to a spot. And I agree, despite what ... more »
Liked a bike check Skooter's Beautiful BTM 12/5/2012 10:49 AM
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:07 AM
Yeah, I'm sure people either love or hate the white bits but I like them. Was even think of white cranks and/or sprocket. What's the reasoning against Profiles? I've only read good things about them. Thanks for otherwise liking it though.
Added reply in a thread Hurry! 12/5/2012 10:05 AM
I knew you were kidding. I was too. I'm not really getting bullet valve caps. What makes the Subrosa cranks better than the Profiles? I like the Profiles because you can get them without drive bosses if you are running spline drive and also because everyone ... more »