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Bolt drive suddenly seems pretty nice.

The Lounge / Re: BG's Current Injuries
« on: October 17, 2014, 06:13:43 AM »
Not bike related, but I got mono.

Between that, and a sprained wrist I had, I haven't rode a lot since August. 

The Bike Shop / Re: Mid school "collecting"
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:13:43 PM »
I have my old WAL Riot, but I don't find old bikes interesting enough to want to collect them, in fact, I've thought about selling it a few times.

I didn't like mid school bikes when they were new.  They looked cool, but I thought they were really hard to ride compared to like a Sport.

The Bike Shop / Re: Full-face helmets
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:58:21 AM »
I rode a Pro-Tec shovelhead 2 for a few months after I fucked my face up last year, and I had a few observations.

(1) I'm not at all claustrophobic (I was stationed on a submarine a few years ago), but it took a long time to get used to that helmet.  I felt like I couldn't breath, and my breathing rate was through the roof.  It could have been the lack of airflow to my face or something, but I was getting this shortness of breath feeling and it made me freak out a bit.

(2) On that particular helmet, the chin bar was right where I wanted to look to spot my landings.  I eventually got used to it for the most part, but every once in awhile, I would be in the air trying to find my spot, and all I saw was chin bar.

This was all riding bowls and modular park.

The Bike Shop / Re: FBM Re-Releasing the Angel of Death?
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:21:22 AM »
Is there actually a structural benefit of that TT/CS junction design?
My Barcode is noticably stiffer than my ATF.  It was really weird at first.

The Bike Shop / Re: FBM Re-Releasing the Angel of Death?
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
I think that possibly outside of bikeguide, a lot of people might want removable mounts.

Shit, I want removable mounts.  I'm flakey like that.  Sometimes I want brakes, other times I don't.

The Lounge / Re: colorado riding
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:42:32 AM »
Are the rules enforced at boulder park, I looked at the site and it looked super regulated. Anyone from the area down to ride?
I grew up in Denver, and went back this past April just to check out the concrete.  a few observations:

My only expirence with Boulder was on like a Thursday morning, and there were like 3 people there; a kid on a scooter, a dude riding chainless, and me.  It was definatly after "bike hours" and zero fucks seemed to be given.

Arvada is OK.  I found myself unimpressed with the locals, and the snake run was not nearly as fun as it looks.  There are some pretty fun bowls that are generally empty, and the street course was fun for a street course.

Commerce City was a blast for the 5 minutes I was there before I got the feeling I was about to get jumped.  The transitions were a little tighter than your standard Team Pain organic blob parks.  I liked it a lot.

Broomfield looked pretty fun, and I think I've seen videos there, but I didn't get my bike out of the car.  I don't recall why.

Roxbrough park was very scenic, and I spent a good few hours there mostly just kinda taking in the location.  It's a typical Team Pain Organic Blob street course, cloverleaf bowl and a pool, but it was reasonably fun.

Besides Boulder, my favorite park to ride was Wheat Ridge.  Can't really say why, but the bowl was a blast.  Nice transitions and not particularily crowded.  There were a ton of skaters there, but they were mostly on the street course.  Also, I think some of the local Trails guys ride there.

I did make it out to the Arvada Trails one day.  The locals were fucking awesome and made me feel welcome even though I was really struggling and messing up a few of their landings.  The dirt is garbage, and they don't have easy access to water, but they do the best they can with what they have.  However, I don't think I would show up on Chase Hawk tires and expect that to work.

Parks to avoid:
Louisville: was way too small
Westminster: What the fuck where they thinking?  The bowl is like 7 feet deep with like 3 feet of vert.
Northglen:  Somehow the managed to make concrete with a negative coefficient of friction.  I was getting wheelspin and had my front tire wash out like 3 times.

I'm actually leaving for Denver again tomorrow night.  I'm planning to maybe spend a little more time with my family this time, but I would like to hit Brighton, Parker, and maybe another Mountain park.

The Bike Shop / Re: odyssey keychain
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:39:06 AM »
I can confirm that it got smoother after a week or two.  Also, if I go full meathead when torqueing the masterlink, it gets pretty noisy and shitty, so I usually just snug it and keep an eye on it.

The Bike Shop / Re: odyssey keychain
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:27:58 AM »
Yeah, as in made it the correct length.

And just to clarify, I suck at chains. Every time I have to push a pin its usually world war three.

This chain was not that.  It was pretty easy.

Now that I've rode it a bit, it does seem a bit loud and not as smooth as my usual bluebird.

The Bike Shop / Re: odyssey keychain
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:12:10 PM »
Got mine yesterday.

Breaking it wasn't the epic ass beating I expected. 

Bike Gallery / Re: The Bikeguide Barcode build-off thread
« on: February 06, 2014, 05:47:35 PM »

This bike is a blast.  I knew it would be stiff, but I don't think I realized how stiff, and how much it would matter.  It's made it really hard to go to work.

Bike Gallery / Re: The Bikeguide Barcode build-off thread
« on: February 02, 2014, 06:21:13 AM »
how do you feel when you realized you have a dent on a bike like those barcodes on this page ?
I just make sure to use extra fasteners to mount it to the wall so I don't have to worry about that.

The Bike Shop / Re: 22 inches
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:59:29 PM »
Just built up my 22 x 22 STA. 22 wheel, 22 toptube.  Bloody lovely..

Gratuitous s logo placements

Got one of those 34ride gyros at the cologne worlds, it's pretty nice..

Had to get a toys r us piranha tyre (!) I.e. a meghna from eBay for the rear, the f22 was just too fat to clear the brakes..  Although now I have it running I might try it again

what bars are those?

Bike Gallery / Re: The Bikeguide Barcode build-off thread
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:51:11 PM »
My stack of shit waiting for my frame:

Also these got built up and shipped today:

can't wait for this frame.

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