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Old 6th September 2007   #501
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slamm:What chainring is that Object17?
s'mental!
profile cranks and imperial chain ring
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Old 6th September 2007   #502
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slamm:What chainring is that Object17?
s'mental!
profile cranks and imperial chain ring
Quite correct - Pretty though they are I wouldn't recommend them. Apart from the obscene weight you also have to cope with the "never going to be central/round" chainring issue.

Don't get me wrong I've used them for 19 months but I can't in good conscience let other people waste the money as they won't do your fixie justice.
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Old 6th September 2007   #503
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Object17: . . . some custom minimal custom decals
Where can you get custom decals from ?
This is yet to be discovered - I've only just stripped the branded stickers from this frame.
I'll update once I know.
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Old 6th September 2007   #504
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Object17:This is yet to be discovered - I've only just stripped the branded stickers from this frame.
I'll update once I know.
Cheers.
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Old 7th September 2007   #505
DADA
Bonjour

-Dada, Paris XI
-Four wheels, four legs
-Soon on two wheels


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Old 7th September 2007   #506
kilgore_trout
hey, my name's gary, i'm from new york city, going to school in boston, and currently studying for a semester at oxford. i usually spend a lot of time riding my fixed - both for fun and as a form of training, and have done some 20-odd alleycats this year in boston, nyc, philly, and new haven. i'm looking for people to ride with in the event i make it down to london, and would let to get in atleast 1 alleycat over here, possibly some in parts of continental europe.
problem with all that is that i need to find myself a fixed gear bike over here (though i guess i'll post that in the 'let's trade' thread?). i have my road bike over here (as i plan on training with the oxford university cycling team) but i feel lost without a fixed gear that i can just bang around on and ride through cities and traffic with, though i'd be looking for something on the cheap end since i'll probably end up selling it at the end of the semester.

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@ grand theft velo with my bike (new haven, ct)


@ the metal race (nyc)


@ londonderry velodrome (new hampshire)
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Old 7th September 2007   #507
glow
get in touch with the oxford cycle workshop (Alexis on the forum) they'll hook you up
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Old 7th September 2007   #508
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[quote] DADA:Bonjour

-Dada, Paris XI
-Four wheels, four legs
-Soon on two wheels

What's wrong with sliding your tail DADA? backtails are the best tricks!
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Old 7th September 2007   #509
DADA
-Dada, Paris XI
-Four wheels, four legs
-Soon on two wheels

What's wrong with sliding your tail DADA? backtails are the best tricks!


360 flip nose slide...
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Old 7th September 2007   #510
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kilgore_trout:hey, my name's gary, i'm from new york city, going to school in boston, and currently studying for a semester at oxford. i usually spend a lot of time riding my fixed - both for fun and as a form of training, and have done some 20-odd alleycats this year in boston, nyc, philly, and new haven. i'm looking for people to ride with in the event i make it down to london, and would let to get in atleast 1 alleycat over here, possibly some in parts of continental europe.
problem with all that is that i need to find myself a fixed gear bike over here (though i guess i'll post that in the 'let's trade' thread?). i have my road bike over here (as i plan on training with the oxford university cycling team) but i feel lost without a fixed gear that i can just bang around on and ride through cities and traffic with, though i'd be looking for something on the cheap end since i'll probably end up selling it at the end of the semester.

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@ grand theft velo with my bike (new haven, ct)


@ the metal race (nyc)


@ londonderry velodrome (new hampshire)
Where you at in the 'ford?
and how long for.
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Old 7th September 2007   #511
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glow:get in touch with the oxford cycle workshop (Alexis on the forum) they'll hook you up
Yes yes.

Come to OCW (www.ocw.org.uk) and we can build you a ratty fix for historic Oxford (or you can borrow one). I'm always lookin for people to ride with and I play polo with the bike nerds at brick lane many a Sunday.

my no. is 07926065479

safe cakes
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Old 7th September 2007   #512
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ohh i love safe cakes!
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Old 7th September 2007   #513
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mr trout you get discounts at the shop as an OUCC member too!
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Old 7th September 2007   #514
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There's bike polo in oxford?
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Old 7th September 2007   #515
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mr trout you get discounts at the shop as an OUCC member too!
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Old 7th September 2007   #516
eyebrows
how many people are in oxford?
out of interest. since i live there. and OUCC = discount you say.
Awesome!
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Old 7th September 2007   #517
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htay:how many people are in oxford?
Around 130,000.
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Old 8th September 2007   #518
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Object17:She works again.


Apologies for my face.
hows the unicycle? :)
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Old 8th September 2007   #519
alexis
Bike Polo was born in Oxford.
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Old 8th September 2007   #520
eyebrows
are there many fixed riders there?
I reckon there will be this term though.
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Old 9th September 2007   #521
kilgore_trout
i'm studying history and literature at st anne's college, oxford until roughly 12/12/07.
i plan on joining/training with the OUCC once term is in session, with their road cycling team, since, sadly, they told me that they don't do very much with their track cycling team.
i'll definitely stop by for polo, if anything just to watch, since the dozen or so times i played back in boston i would get way too aggressive (needlessly so) and end up fucking myself up. so i figured it was better to abstain from polo all together because i'd rather have my body in good condition for racing.
alexis, do you work any specific times/days? i'll probably stop in ocw sometimes this week. like i said, i'm looking for a decent fixed that i can mess around on for this term - ride around oxford, travel into london and ride around there, and (most importantly) experience some european alleycats with (possibly paradise weekend in barcelona and the holloween alleycat in berlin).

i feel like i need to start splitting my time between training on my road bike and training on a fixed gear the way i did back in boston.
also, what are some good routes to ride in the area? i went to the oucc website wrote down one of the routes, ended up lost within 10 minutes of starting, found myself, wound up in thame (where the route didn't take me), and then tried to take the a40 back, which apparently near oxford is also the m40, and that ended up being a somewhat scary experience.


ps. are cinelli and colnago track frames cheap(er) in italy?
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Old 9th September 2007   #522
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Here's my bike and my dog..



Here's the most recent (coincidentally the coolest ever) photo of me..

Thereyaarenow.
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Old 10th September 2007   #523
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Nice dog.
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Old 10th September 2007   #524
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nice 335.
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Old 10th September 2007   #525
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update, this is the nice dawes i got off jon. so much more relaxed ride and cruisy 44:16 gearing.

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Old 10th September 2007   #526
alexis
Gary,

I work here all the freekin time.

I do mobile mechanics at Uni Science area on Wedneasday so tommorrrow, thurs or friday are best if you wanna come see the shop. We have members nights Tues eve too.

I'm gonna ride a bike tonights... mtb maybe but I'd love a blast round town on marcel if you want to borrow my Viking youre welcome.

Call the shop 204799
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Old 10th September 2007   #527
alexis


Marcel....and myself.

No pinky bar tape now however.
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Old 10th September 2007   #528
alexis
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Old 10th September 2007   #529
alexis
I have a really fatty neck and disgruntled countenance here....
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Old 11th September 2007   #530
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benanza:Nice dog.
Cheers.

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RPM:nice 335.
Tis nay a Gibson, it's an Epiphone Sheraton. Still nice though, I love it.
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Old 11th September 2007   #531
Jake
Just finished.




And me (in the winter)



Built for 100, thanks to stompy, pip and www.freshtripe.co.uk
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Old 11th September 2007   #532
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Love the colour.
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Old 12th September 2007   #533
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Object17:She works again.


Apologies for my face.
hows the unicycle? :)
The trials unicycle is lots of fun though not very guiche piercing compatible :]
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Old 12th September 2007   #534
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Object17: Saw you riding East on um a road last night. You were flashin' your pink bits for everyone to see! ;)
Towards Old St. roundabout where I see most other fixers of an 'eve..
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Old 12th September 2007   #535
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hippy:Object17: Saw you riding East on um a road last night. You were flashin' your pink bits for everyone to see! ;)
Towards Old St. roundabout where I see most other fixers of an 'eve..
Yesterday was the first day out with the new improved drivetrain (Dura-ace & EAI) and how could I forget the pink grips too (Secretly I believe these make all the difference).

You should shout next time, provided we weren't speeding in opposite directions that is. Anyways hope you were having fun.
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Old 12th September 2007   #536
oddsock
Saw a guy on a nice dark blue Bob Jackson SS on the way home today .. said 'nice bike', as you do, and he said he'd just bought it from BLB.

well, clearly there's no point to my story...
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Old 12th September 2007   #537
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natureboy:Saw a guy on a nice dark blue Bob Jackson SS on the way home today .. said 'nice bike', as you do, and he said he'd just bought it from BLB.

well, clearly there's no point to my story...
BLB have loads of Bob Jackson track frames at the mo. 350
Saw a brand new white one leaving today.
No point to that either really...or is there?!?
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Old 12th September 2007   #538
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hippy:Object17: Saw you riding East on um a road last night. You were flashin' your pink bits for everyone to see! ;)
Towards Old St. roundabout where I see most other fixers of an 'eve..
Yesterday was the first day out with the new improved drivetrain (Dura-ace & EAI) and how could I forget the pink grips too (Secretly I believe these make all the difference).
You should shout next time, provided we weren't speeding in opposite directions that is. Anyways hope you were having fun.
We were speeding in opposite directions.. there was car traffic.. other fixed riders.. you know. It's not you, it's me..
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Old 13th September 2007   #539
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hippy:Object17: Saw you riding East on um a road last night. You were flashin' your pink bits for everyone to see! ;)
Towards Old St. roundabout where I see most other fixers of an 'eve..
Yesterday was the first day out with the new improved drivetrain (Dura-ace & EAI) and how could I forget the pink grips too (Secretly I believe these make all the difference).
You should shout next time, provided we weren't speeding in opposite directions that is. Anyways hope you were having fun.
We were speeding in opposite directions.. there was car traffic.. other fixed riders.. you know. It's not you, it's me..
I'll try not to hold it against you but I'll be secretly crying inside. Each missed meeting providing a new layer of density to the core of my being. One day I'll stop moving altogether and break apart knowing what could have been...
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Old 13th September 2007   #540
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dogsballs:update, this is the nice dawes i got off jon. so much more relaxed ride and cruisy 44:16 gearing.

nice conversion got the same style and as my carlton :)
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Old 14th September 2007   #541
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nice one dogsballs. whilst my track bike is in the works i ride my beater fix which is converted from a 27" wheeler like yours. very long, very comfy, with brick-clearance (yous got fag paper? i can stick a brick in mine!). it's slower weaving but isn't really causing too much problem for me.
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Old 14th September 2007   #542
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brick clearance, you should see the reach on the calipers. it's also deceiving as this makes the headset look about 1" shorter, than what the length of the seatpost is. was going to sell it, but after sorting out seat angle, it's a dream.
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Old 14th September 2007   #543
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slamm:What chainring is that Object17?
s'mental!
profile cranks and imperial chain ring
Quite correct - Pretty though they are I wouldn't recommend them. Apart from the obscene weight you also have to cope with the "never going to be central/round" chainring issue.

Don't get me wrong I've used them for 19 months but I can't in good conscience let other people waste the money as they won't do your fixie justice.
what lenght arms they? and are you running a Ti axle? and wot BB for that matter?
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Old 14th September 2007   #544
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hey dogsballs, what kind of brake lever is that? I take it the S is for specialized... I like it
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Old 14th September 2007   #545
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http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360028451&N=S pecialized%20Brake%20Lever%20Extension%20Set
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Old 15th September 2007   #546
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Thanks hippy!
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Old 15th September 2007   #547
Offwhite
That brake lever is the same one that is on the Langster London... but in black. Anyone seen where you can get the silver langster version?
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Old 16th September 2007   #548
joe_b
i dont know where to get the silver version but you could sand it then polish it which i think someone did:)

i have the black one and was going to do that to it but couldnt be bothered.
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Old 16th September 2007   #549
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i tried to clean my spare with hydrochloric acid, but i left it in too long and fu<ked it severely, all kinda eaten away :(
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Old 16th September 2007   #550
RPM
life's too short to prat around with all that shit
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