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The Bike Shop / Re: Parts u h8
« on: September 29, 2015, 10:06:37 AM »
some people hate em. one shop my mate was trying to get some wedges from said they wouldnt stock them and they hated them and they were the worst cranks ever. they often post about how amazing it is every time they build a wheel with a profile hub though.

my eclats have lasted ages, ill probs grind through the pedal boss before i snap them i reckon. will replace them with odysseys when they do die though, only reason i got them was cos they were dirt cheap and basically brand new

Oh, so they are idiots then.  That explains the unjustified hatred of a good crank.

The Bike Shop / Re: Ugly Parts
« on: September 29, 2015, 09:59:40 AM »

Some ugly parts look good on a bike.

Form following function ≠ ugly.  Both of those are beautiful, and make other stems and forks look heavy and dumb.

I'm biased though, I just put a brand new pair of directors and a brand new elementary V3 on my bike.

The Lounge / Re: what is your profession?
« on: September 29, 2015, 09:33:31 AM »
Fluid Power Engineering for a hydraulics company.

The Bike Shop / Re: Odyssey Clutch or Eclat Blind?
« on: September 06, 2015, 08:53:59 AM »
Laced up the Clutch about a week ago.  Holy shit that thing is smooth, I don't think I could be any happier with it to be honest.  That said, I had been using a Geisha Street for 6(?) years, but still.  Slack set on max, but still engages so quickly and seamlessly it makes half cabs super easy and pop much higher.  Well worth the wait.

The Lounge / Re: Anyone heard from couch/Zodiac?
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:01:14 PM »
Then he should let those who order on his online shop know he's slow. Imagine buying gas and then getting told it's going to be a few months until you get to pump.

That is completely ridiculous and so far off base.

The Bike Shop / Re: What's the status on new Odyssey products?
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:56:16 PM »
Clutch fc's are shipping if anyone gives a shit

Finally, stoked to try it out.

The Lounge / Re: Anyone heard from couch/Zodiac?
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:12:30 PM »
Clearly none of you have worked in engineering or product design/manufacturing.  A month is crazy fast turn around for one-off stuff made by a one person shop.  I'm sure he has a ridiculously long list of things to do and if there's one thing you can count on it's things being pushed back.

The Bike Shop / Re: Pedal design devolving?
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:09:09 PM »
why does no company offer metal pedals with a plastic grind plate? surely thell be the best of both worlds? endless smooth pedal grinds and the strength and grip of metal all in one hand little package?

I used to make them, and immediately stopped using them once the JCPC's came out.

The Bike Shop / Re: New seat and post time
« on: May 12, 2015, 05:35:23 PM »
Kink Stealth Pivotal.  Best of both worlds.  More adjustment, with the clean look of no hole in the seat.

The Bike Shop / Re: What's the status on new Odyssey products?
« on: May 12, 2015, 05:29:30 PM »
Uniguard turned out to be much smaller than I anticipated. I think you guys have too many stems though, the Ross stem is basically a Sexton + 3mm or so.

Should have just kept the Elementary going and gotten rid of the others in my opinion. 

The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:07:12 AM »
Opps, reading comprehension level: 0

The Lounge / Re: Toronto Bike show
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:14:24 PM »
Sure am.  Never miss it.

The Lounge / Re: Help Me Get My Livery Design on a Real Ferrari Race Car
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:08:17 PM »
Didn't you design a livery for Takata a few years ago or was that another member on here?

Yep, that was me.  I designed their second livery:

This was mine thought
I really like that, think it might be a bit of a challenge to get the look in 3d though, ie where the gold/black stripe goes nice and straight over the rear haunches, in reality that line might look wiggly from a 3/4 view?

I made sure it works from all views, it's a straight line until it hits the rear of the car, then it moves down the rear on an angle.

Unfortunately I fell short in the voting.  It was pretty much a crapshoot popularity contest thought, being on facebook, so it's not as if they didn't like my work.

The Lounge / Re: Help Me Get My Livery Design on a Real Ferrari Race Car
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:47:55 PM »
Was it this one?

That's the one I voted for, so much better than the other two!

That's the one!  Appreciate the help guys, it's getting close but I'm still in first currently. Spread the word and I'll give free hugs if I win.

The Lounge / Help Me Get My Livery Design on a Real Ferrari Race Car
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:15:54 PM »
Help me get my livery design on a real Ferrari 458 GT race car. 

Facebook, I know...but hit like on the first one to help me out.

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