ATTN : Roadie SS'ers- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 66 of 66
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,353

    ATTN : Roadie SS'ers

    Now don't get mad, but I am a gearie on my mountain bike but I'm converting my old trek steel frame roadie into an ss. Wondering if anyone has an extra rear wheel, no cog needed, that is just collecting dust in their garage. 700x23. If not, any reccomendations for a new wheel? I'm not being a cheap ass, but I really don't wanna spend a lot of money on a wheel I don't even know if I'll use. I do get good deals on stuff though, so, lets not make it bank, k? Thanks for all your info!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 2xPneu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    916
    Why would you go SS for the road? If you're going that route, make it a fixie.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,353
    Because it's just for fun, and my legs aren't up to par yet for a fixie. I am now thinking about investing in a flip flop wheel though...

  4. #4
    I like to ride bikes!
    Reputation: scoutdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    220

    I got these...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TRACK-ROAD-B...QQcmdZViewItem

    I have to say I was floored over the overall quality of these wheels for the money! Fast shipping and no hassels! Even comes with tire, cog and lock ring!

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: erol/frost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    488
    Quote Originally Posted by 2xPneu
    Why would you go SS for the road? If you're going that route, make it a fixie.
    Why would you go SS on a mtb? If you're going that route, make it a fixie.
    WTB: Ritchey Plexus
    DiNotte 200 lights

    automobiliana.blogspot.se

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,410
    My commuter is a cross-check SS....considering a fixie but for now just using a spare road wheel and a gusset kit. Works great. Love the ride for the same reasons I love my SS MTB!

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost
    Why would you go SS on a mtb? If you're going that route, make it a fixie.
    werd.


  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    89
    I dunno - maybe its just my riding style, but the idea of riding an SS roadie would seem frustrating. Fixed is one thing, but spinning on pavement for long periods of time would get to me. The reason I go SS for mountain biking is because you can often get up to your top speed for whatever trail you're hitting.

  9. #9
    Single speed
    Reputation: McGyver29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    231
    Hey'
    I took the 6 speed freewheel off my wheel. Put on a 16t bmx free wheel. changed the spacers on the axle, then redished the wheel.
    I got all the info I needed to do it from the sheldon brown site.
    It works great.
    It only cost me the price of the free wheel. the park tool hb-1 ( to get off the old freewheel) and a little time with my spoke wrench.
    But the set of wheels from ebay looks pretty good. You can also get different colors from the seller.
    Good luck n have fun.
    Last edited by McGyver29er; 03-21-2007 at 08:47 PM.

  10. #10
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by lucero
    I dunno - maybe its just my riding style, but the idea of riding an SS roadie would seem frustrating. Fixed is one thing, but spinning on pavement for long periods of time would get to me. The reason I go SS for mountain biking is because you can often get up to your top speed for whatever trail you're hitting.
    you dont gear your roadie ss/fixie for acceleration, you gear it to ride comfortably at speed. takes you a couple of hard cranks from a stand still, but once youre moving its a snap.

    as far as frustration... the only frustration when i ride my ss or fixie road bike comes from the people with gears as they try to keep up.

    we go on 50-80 mile rides and the only places i cant hang are on some of the huge climbs on a couple of our routes. other than that there's usually a collective groan when i move up to pull.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543

    LOVE the SS Road Bike

    I love my SS road bike, I can hang with just about anyone on the road and I love to climb. There is nothing like flying past the gearies as they all shift to make it easier and I just dig in and hammer up the climb. It has made me a stronger and faster rider overall.
    Last edited by EMFC; 03-19-2007 at 03:52 PM.
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,893
    I SS on the road too and love it - usually I'll take that on long rides, centuries and the like with the wife. Great to do hill sprints on.

    On that note I've got a spare campy free hub and would love to slip in a spacer kit plus cog. Anyone know who might might make a rear single cog that will fit a campy hub? Shiggy?

  13. #13
    zeebot
    Reputation: Spookykinkajou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,125
    I've absolutely never had a problem riding my cross check with geared roadies. Some may be fitness, but generally I go faster than them. FYI, we are not riding flats most the time. On this I would get smoked unless we had a nice headwind!

    48-18 is my gear of choice. It works well for all but the steepest roads. You can avg about 23mph on flats and usually climb most hills without suffering too much.

    This year I'm venturing in to touring. In about a month I'm going to ride skyline drive and the blue ridge parkway solo w/ VERY lite camping gear. I may have to gear down for this one though I'm considering 48-20...

    Also, I would never considering doing fixie on the road for LONG rides. I just don't find it enjoyable. it's FUN to go REALLY fast down long descents...and you lose that with the fixed.

    Sorry I can't help with the wheel. I just use a 29er wheelset on my cross check. dt swiss rims and panaracer 35mm pasela touring tires. work great. i've never had a flat!

    My rear wheel has a 20T fixed on one side and 18T free on the other on a surly hub. Works great for me. Pretty cheap. I don't really like the bolts in the rear. The ENO hub I find to work infinitely better, but it's also a lot more expensive.
    Last edited by Spookykinkajou; 03-19-2007 at 04:36 PM.

  14. #14
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    I SS on the road too and love it - usually I'll take that on long rides, centuries and the like with the wife. Great to do hill sprints on.

    On that note I've got a spare campy free hub and would love to slip in a spacer kit plus cog. Anyone know who might might make a rear single cog that will fit a campy hub? Shiggy?
    use a good cog from an old campy cassette. your lbs or someone on the forum should be able to hook you up with one.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  15. #15
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    Also, I would never considering doing fixie on the road for LONG rides. I just don't find it enjoyable. it's FUN to go REALLY fast down long descents...and you lose that with the fixed.
    unless you clip out...
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  16. #16
    zeebot
    Reputation: Spookykinkajou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,125
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    unless you clip out...
    Ha, true. That would probably be even more fun

  17. #17
    Don't be a sheep
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    you dont gear your roadie ss/fixie for acceleration, you gear it to ride comfortably at speed. takes you a couple of hard cranks from a stand still, but once youre moving its a snap.

    as far as frustration... the only frustration when i ride my ss or fixie road bike comes from the people with gears as they try to keep up.

    we go on 50-80 mile rides and the only places i cant hang are on some of the huge climbs on a couple of our routes. other than that there's usually a collective groan when i move up to pull.
    You ride with slow people.
    "Do not touch the trim"

  18. #18
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    You ride with slow people.
    yeah, i guess averaging 23 mph over 80 miles on an ss though some stupid big hills is pretty slow. maybe someday i can be just like you. will you show me how... please??? oh wait... never mind... ive already gone through my a-hole stage.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    40
    I second McGyver's plan. I did the same thing on my Puegot roadie SS. Cheap and not too difficult, I also used Sheldon's Brown's website as a guide (but who hasn't!)

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: FlatFender's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    663
    my commuter is an SS roadie 29er frankenbike tourer. I love it.

  21. #21
    Don't be a sheep
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    oh wait... never mind... ive already gone through my a-hole stage.
    Well, judging from these statements from your previous post you definitely haven't passed through your modest stage. I've found there is one universal truth in cycling, truly fast people don't talk about how fast they are.

    as far as frustration... the only frustration when i ride my ss or fixie road bike comes from the people with gears as they try to keep up.

    we go on 50-80 mile rides and the only places i cant hang are on some of the huge climbs on a couple of our routes. other than that there's usually a collective groan when i move up to pull.
    Last edited by Rivet; 03-20-2007 at 04:28 PM.
    "Do not touch the trim"

  22. #22
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Well, judging from these statements from your previous post you definitely haven't past through your modest stage. I've found there is one universal truth in cycling, truly fast people don't talk about how fast they are.
    i call bullshite on that last statement.

    nothing immodest about being honest about being fast. arrogant would be to say faster than ANYONE, which is not what i said.

    for one thing... its not bragging when you can really do it. theres a difference between confidence and conceit.

    for another, no one was even talking to you.

    for a third i notice you didnt flame spooky for saying...
    Quote Originally Posted by SPOOKYKINKAJOU
    "I've absolutely never had a problem riding my cross check with geared roadies. Some may be fitness, but generally I go faster than them."
    or flame EMFC for saying...
    Quote Originally Posted by EMFC
    "I can hang with just about anyone on the road and I love to climb. There is nothing like flying past the gearies as they all shift to make it easier and I just dig in and hammer up the climb. It has made me a stronger and faster rider overall."
    the statements from all three of us were in response to a concern that lucero expressed by saying...
    Quote Originally Posted by LUCERO
    maybe its just my riding style, but the idea of riding an SS roadie would seem frustrating. Fixed is one thing, but spinning on pavement for long periods of time would get to me.
    we were simply letting him know that riding a ss roadie is not only possible, but a lot of fun.

    in fact, delicate princess, if you read the post that so offended you you would find that it was not about self promotion, but rather that ss roadie riding is different from ss mtn riding in that you gear to ride at speed. then shared personal experiences regarding doing so. (as did spooky and emfc)

    but hey, a wise man once said "its better to talk from experience rather than out of ones arse" (the latter of which you apparently are very fond of doing) so when i heal up youre more than welcome to come down for a ride and see for yourself. then you can speak out of experience rather than ignorance.

    'til then... shut yer pork trap.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-20-2007 at 03:27 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  23. #23
    Don't be a sheep
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    i call bullshite on that last statement.

    nothing immodest about being honest about being fast. arrogant would be to say faster than ANYONE, which is not what i said.

    for one thing... its not bragging when you can really do it. theres a difference between confidence and conceit.

    for another, no one was even talking to you.

    for a third i notice you didnt flame spooky for saying...

    or flame EMFC for saying...

    the statements from all three of us were in response to a concern that lucero expressed by saying...

    we were simply letting him know that riding a ss roadie is not only possible, but a lot of fun.

    in fact, delicate princess, if you read the post that so offended you you would find that it was not about self promotion, but rather that ss roadie riding is different from ss mtn riding in that you gear to ride at speed. then shared personal experiences regarding doing so. (as did spooky and emfc)

    but hey, a wise man once said "its better to talk from experience rather than out of ones arse" (the latter of which you apparently are very fond of doing) so when i heal up youre more than welcome to come down for a ride and see for yourself. then you can speak out of experience rather than ignorance.

    'til then... shut yer pork trap.
    Scoreboard. Let's see some results speedy. Talk is cheap.
    "Do not touch the trim"

  24. #24
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    ***mumbles incoherantly trying to save face***
    listen you vacuous douchebag... i have no idea why you zeroed in on me when scores of fellow ss riders routinely make similar comments on the board (including 2 others in this thread), but i dont give two mouse farts in a hurricane what you think.

    so unless you plan to come down and ride when im healed up and see for yourself then you need to shut your spunk hole and run along and play... cuz the grown ups are trying to talk.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-20-2007 at 05:46 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  25. #25
    Ride 2 Work, Work 2 Ride!
    Reputation: thebigred67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,469

    Don't fear the Fixey!

    Don't be afraid of the fixey. It will make your legs fit for the ride!!! SS mtbs make really great calves!
    "Don't give up, Never give up!"

  26. #26
    Don't be a sheep
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    so unless you plan to come down and ride when im healed up and see for yourself then you need to shut your spunk hole and run along and play... cuz the grown ups are trying to talk.
    Oh man, the irony of this little diatribe is priceless.
    "Do not touch the trim"

  27. #27
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Oh man, the irony of this little diatribe is priceless.
    2 more mouse farts...
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  28. #28
    Obi
    Obi is offline
    -_-
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,746

    Idea! Stumpy Steve...

    If you still need a wheel, lemme know, I might have one for you. Better yet, just ep a new one from work!!

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,353
    I was planning on that, but I also have to buy a tool kit, repair stand, and tires, and this comes after I buy my tarmac, so this wheelset is kinda last priority, $ wise. But, I am thinking about that cheap one off ebay...

  30. #30
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    Riding an SS roadie is great... my vintage (1973) Raleigh Carlton SS conversion was built for the sole purpose of helping me indulge my need for speed and it does that very well.

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  31. #31
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    Riding an SS roadie is great... my vintage (1973) Raleigh Carlton SS conversion was built for the sole purpose of helping me indulge my need for speed and it does that very well.
    sweet old raleigh. those older steel bikes make such awesome ss conversions.

    the other day a guy asked me if i wanted an old road bike that was in his attic for the last 20+ years. didnt want to sell it, just wanted to get it out of the attic. being the packrat/tinkerer that i am i said yes not knowing what it was and when he brought it over turned out to be a pristine raleigh technium in just my size! sadly only the fork is steel, but the thing is gorgeous two tone light purple/lavenderish in showroom condition with hairs still on the original tires. gonna make a sweet ss when i get better and can wrench again. pics to follow shortly...
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  32. #32
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    momogod - The bike is really a Carlton Gran Sports with a Raleigh sticker and I found this bike at a thrift store and paid a whopping $10.00 Cdn.

    Raleigh bought Carlton in 1960 when they realized they could not compete with them in the high performance market and the Carlton plant became their "skunkworks" where all their team bikes and many double branded bikes like my Gran Sports were produced. There is a local gentleman who used to ride for raleigh and recalled how he he spent time in the carlton plant when they were building his team bike (a Competition) and another Competition they shipped to him when he emigrated.

    I saw his current bike (a '78) and it looks like it just rolled out of the plant... :drool:

    The little green sticker on the Carlton fork says Reynolds 531 and the whole bike is built on 531 tubing... the frame sticker is all but gone.

    I kept the bike vintage with the Wright's leather saddle and found some NOS Dia-Compe centre pull brakes (although I have since found some Weinmann's) and it's still freakishly light.

    The new wheels on the Carlton (not shown) are some Raleigh branded Weinmann 700 c racing wheels with high flange Normandy hubs that came off a slightly newer Raleigh bike that I converted into an SS for my friend (as shown below).

    The Super Grande Prix is also a killer ride as long as your tall enouhg to reach the pedals.

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  33. #33
    luckiest of the unlucky
    Reputation: JoelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    478
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    Riding an SS roadie is great... my vintage (1973) Raleigh Carlton SS conversion was built for the sole purpose of helping me indulge my need for speed and it does that very well.

    Man that looks like a steep gear. Am I wrong or do you have very little cartilage left under your kneecap?

  34. #34
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    Joel... Singlespeeding has improved the condition of my knees greatly as I born with a congentital knee joint problem where the kneecaps aren't properly shaped and I have always had to maintain a high level of activity to maintain strength in the surrounding muscles to reduce the possibility of dislocation.

    Lateral movement is the worst so cycling is actually very friendly to my knees.

    The bike is now running a 52:18 gearing (a 52:16 is shown in the picture) and I don't find this gearing to be all that harsh and if I find it to be too much I can go with an easier 48:18 by using a Biopace chainring (which is really gentle on the knees).
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  35. #35
    Nev
    Nev is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    67
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    yeah, i guess averaging 23 mph over 80 miles on an ss though some stupid big hills is pretty slow. maybe someday i can be just like you. will you show me how... please??? oh wait... never mind... ive already gone through my a-hole stage.
    It's the downhills where/when I usually have trouble keeping up on my SS roadie -- Fixed.

    I commute on it as well whenever I can 13 miles each way. Perfection. Whenever I ride my geared road bike I can't help but think how much nicer it'd be if I was riding SS.

  36. #36
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Nev
    It's the downhills where/when I usually have trouble keeping up on my SS roadie -- Fixed.
    the couple of hilly routes i was referring to climbing are HUGE. when i heal up and am back on the bike i'll do them with my gps and post the elevation change/distance/rate.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    the couple of hilly routes i was referring to climbing are HUGE. when i heal up and am back on the bike i'll do them with my gps and post the elevation change/distance/rate.
    Can I touch you?

  38. #38
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    Can I touch you?
    no thanks queenie... i dont swing that way.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    wow!

    good comeback, stud.


  40. #40
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    wow!

    good comeback, stud.

    great... now i'm being stalked by a poof
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    great... now i'm being stalked by a poof
    what? Afraid of a little man love?

    You're soooo fast, doubt I'd catch you anyway.
    You're plenty safe, boyfriend.

  42. #42
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306

    unwelcomed sexual advances/off topic dookie love posts

    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    what? Afraid of a little man love?

    You're soooo fast, doubt I'd catch you anyway.
    You're plenty safe, boyfriend.
    listen nancy, this is a forum to share BIKE info rather than troll to find someone to punch your doughnut.

    please confine your off topic poo stabbing troller posts to one of the many arse pirate forums you no doubt frequent.

    the entire forum thanks you.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-23-2007 at 12:47 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    listen nancy, this is a forum to share BIKE info rather than troll to find someone to punch your doughnut.

    please confine your off topic poo stabbing troller posts to one of the many arse pirate forums you no doubt frequent.

    the entire forum thanks you.
    look douche nozzle, if you're gonna come onto the interweb and start swinging that masssive 23mph cock of yours around, you oughtta be ready for a bit of 'fan mail'

    so please, pull your bunched up panties out of your arse and lighten up.

  44. #44
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    look douche nozzle, if you're gonna come onto the interweb and start swinging that masssive 23mph cock of yours around, you oughtta be ready for a bit of 'fan mail'

    so please, pull your bunched up panties out of your arse and lighten up.
    tsk, tsk, tsk... just like a fairy... obscessed with the cocktalk. at least you got the douche nozzle part right. cuz a douche nozzle goes where???

    fan mail is swell... but only if sent from those WITH a twat rather than from those who ARE a twat. i dont want that type of attention from boys any more than you want it from gurls.

    oh, and FYI the only bunched up panties around here are the ones the nubile little chickies throw on stage!
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    tsk, tsk, tsk... just like a fairy... obscessed with the cocktalk. at least you got the douche nozzle part right. cuz a douche nozzle goes where???

    fan mail is swell... but only if sent from those WITH a twat rather than from those who ARE a twat. i dont want that type of attention from boys any more than you want it from gurls.

    oh, and FYI the only bunched up panties around here are the ones the nubile little chickies throw on stage!
    is that all you've got? more homophobic ranting and wishful thinking about being a rockstar? what an insecure little man you must be.

    it's been fun.

    ps: take that sarcasm meter of yours into the shop, it needs recalibrated.

  46. #46
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    is that all you've got?
    whattaya mean... "all" i've got??? it was more than enough to piss you off....

    oh, i get it... although it was in different context, it must be nice for you to say it for once rather than HEAR it (like you do from your poofer pals when you drop trou)
    more homophobic ranting

    i have no phobias regarding you.
    and wishful thinking about being a rockstar?

    who said anything about being a rockstar? i was talking about the post race award dais.
    what an insecure little man you must be.

    just like most twinks i see you love to dish it but cant take it.... thin skinned little wuss. if you cant take what you dish out you need to just STFU and resist your urge to initiate an attack those who threaten you.
    that way you can avoid getting spanked in front of the whole interweb.
    ps: take that sarcasm meter of yours into the shop, it needs recalibrated.

    youre just pissed cuz you keep gettin OWNED!

    seriously though... STFU. this is not the place. this is a BIKE FORUM.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-23-2007 at 02:22 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    355
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod in response to Rivet
    listen you vacuous douchebag... i have no idea why you zeroed in on me when scores of fellow ss riders routinely make similar comments on the board (including 2 others in this thread), but i dont give two mouse farts in a hurricane what you think.

    so unless you plan to come down and ride when im healed up and see for yourself then you need to shut your spunk hole and run along and play... cuz the grown ups are trying to talk.
    well, let's expand on this.....

    The others who posted merely stated that they can hang with the group of folks they regularly ride with while on ss/fixed. They didn't feel the need to swing their dicks around, spraying useless statistics that mean absolutely nothing. You decided that that wasn't quite enough, so you went on to throw some numbers around in order to not only show that it is possible, but that you, personally, are some type of uber cyclist. I mean, wow, 23mph over a 50-80mile route with HUGE mtns to cross and conquer. Gosh, I bet Lance sure is relieved to know that you decided to be the uber internet cyclist instead of actually racing or something....

    And this is where you begin to come off like an internet blowhard, your meaningless spray takes it from a qualitative annecdote to a 'look at me' ego stroking arrogant beeyatch type of post. But, ya know, we'll all just have to wait until you're all healed up to see the true majesty that is the Monogod.

    Gosh, I just wanted to touch you, hoping that some of that greatness might be bestowed unto my own, not worthy, unwashed peasant self. But, I guess that means that I must certainly be gay, cuz that's all you've really got, you truely are an enlightened individual.

    Rivet hit the nail on the head:

    I've found there is one universal truth in cycling, truly fast people don't talk about how fast they are.

    please, keep embarassing yourself, I hear that Central Texas is world reknowned for its high altitude mountain ranges.

    edit: oh snap! I see thru wikpedia that Texas does have some elevation! huge I tell ya, HUUUUUGGGGEEEEE! Damn, my therapist is gonna make pretty penny by the time you're done with me.
    Last edited by tomimcmillar; 03-23-2007 at 03:28 PM.

  48. #48
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by tomimcmillar
    ***angrily stomps his feet and lashes out through his tears trying to save face***
    BAAAAAAHAAHAHAHAH..... i love this! someone (you) ribs someone (me), then gets ribbed back (only much better) and they (you) get their feelers all bent.

    im so sorry i played too rough with you princess. perhaps you should heed your own advice...
    take that sarcasm meter of yours into the shop, it needs recalibrated.


    and hey... get serious. no one said anything about high altitude, mountain ranges, or huge mtns to conquer. youre just making crap up to try to save face. but in reality just stuck your foot in your mouth because central texas is known as "THE HILL COUNTRY" for a reason.

    the "23mph" response was a direct response to an unsolicited insult from rivet to a statement i made that was no more self promoting than any other in the thread or on the forum that other strong riders on ss bikes make.

    and yes, im healing. i got hit by a stupid broad (a real chick, not a mary) in a car and cant ride for close to 2 months. thats why i have time to waste time with weenies like you on the interweb instead of riding.

    bottom line is this: if you cant take some ribbing in return then STFU and dont start dishing it out. this is NOT the place... so drop it.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-23-2007 at 03:53 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  49. #49
    Don't be a sheep
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    BAAAAAAHAAHAHAHAH..... i love this! someone (you) ribs someone (me), then gets ribbed back (only much better) and they (you) get their feelers all bent.

    im so sorry i played too rough with you princess. perhaps you should heed your own advice...
    [/i]

    and hey... get serious. no one said anything about high altitude, mountain ranges, or huge mtns to conquer. youre just making crap up to try to save face. but in reality just stuck your foot in your mouth because central texas is known as "THE HILL COUNTRY" for a reason.

    the "23mph" response was a direct response to an unsolicited insult from rivet to a statement i made that was no more self promoting than any other in the thread or on the forum that other strong riders on ss bikes make.

    and yes, im healing. i got hit by a stupid broad (a real chick, not a mary) in a car and cant ride for close to 2 months. thats why i have time to waste time with weenies like you on the interweb instead of riding.

    bottom line is this: if you cant take some ribbing in return then STFU and dont start dishing it out. this is NOT the place... so drop it.
    Nice internet meltdown, step away from the keyboard junior.
    "Do not touch the trim"

  50. #50
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    ***blah, blah, blah***
    run along now rivet... the grown ups are still talking.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-23-2007 at 04:45 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  51. #51
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    All you guys are acting like total dicks.

    You should all back away from the keyboard for a while.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  52. #52
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    All you guys are acting like total dicks.
    aw c'mon sixty fiver... just havin a little fun. well, at least i am anyway. i think both of these guys are majorly pissed off though! LOL

    but hey, like they say... "better to be pissed off than pissed on". BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    SERIOUSLY THOUGH... rivet and tom: why do you get so pissed when people highside and one-up you back? you guys jumped on me and then get all pissy when i shovel it right back to ya. honestly, thats lame.

    i mean, first off you cant even legitimately call bullshite cuz you dont know me and have never ridden with me. and secondly, you go on the offense after someone and then get sideways when they one-up you defending themselves??? wassup with that??? c'mon guys... i didnt fire the first salvo... i just returned fire and for that im unapologetic.
    Last edited by monogod; 03-23-2007 at 11:04 PM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,353
    Wow, talk about thread jacking...

  54. #54
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    yeah...The thread started out with a request for a rear wheel which evolved into a little debate over fixed vs free, there was some "let's see who has the bigger dick", and then went to hell from there.

    On that, "the truly fast don't talk about how fast they are"...

    That's crap.

    The problem is that when people talk about how fast they are folks tend to jump all over them and in a forum devoted to mountain biking, many folks have no idea what a human being can do on a road bike be it geared,singlespeed, or fixed.

    Merckx set his 1 hour record on a bike with one gear. His record was broken by a guy on a bike with one gear.

    I could have raced (road) professionally in my younger days and may even considered challenging some records if I had cared or even known what the records were.

    I know what fast is all about and you can be extremely fast without having anything more than one gear.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  55. #55
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    yeah...The thread started out with a request for a rear wheel which evolved into a little debate over fixed vs free, there was some "let's see who has the bigger dick", and then went to hell from there.
    since those who made the original comments about going fast on a roadie ss didnt do so as dick measuring statements and the following fiasco began by a personal attack in response to one of them id say it wasnt so much "lets see who HAS the bigger dick" but rather "lets see who IS the bigger dick". LOL

    On that, "the truly fast don't talk about how fast they are"...

    That's crap.

    werd
    The problem is that when people talk about how fast they are folks tend to jump all over them and in a forum devoted to mountain biking, many folks have no idea what a human being can do on a road bike be it geared,singlespeed, or fixed.

    i agree, but would say its not just ppl on mtn forums talking about ppl on road bikes.

    if i may plagiarize... "the problem is that when people talk about how fast they are (be it road OR mtn), folks tend to jump all over them because many folks have no idea what a human being can do on a bike (road OR mtn) be it geared, ss, or fixed."

    LOVE the eddie reference...
    Last edited by monogod; 03-24-2007 at 12:02 AM.
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  56. #56
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    ...and Lance Armstrong goes to bed wearing Eddie Merckx pyjamas.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  57. #57
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    ...and Lance Armstrong goes to bed wearing Eddie Merckx pyjamas.
    WERD!
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,353
    Well, this goes back to the origonal question, but, sorry to steal the dead thread away from the dick comments. My bike is done! It's been awhile, but it's been done for about a week, and I've already almost gotten hit in my own court...
    Upgrades include -

    Wheels (Vuelta XRP TRACK / FIXED GEAR BIKE WHEELSET) - wheels scoutdog reccomended for 100$ off ebay. Very nice...

    Tires - Bonty 7x23 Hardcase tires (don't wanna fix those flats! Screw those kendas...)

    16t Shimano freewheel

    DB BMX chain

    Salsa 40t ring (I know, my ideal setup was gonna be 42x16, but 42 is out of stock from all vendors in a 110... I'll upgrade later)

    Shimano Ultegra pads (front and rear)

    Shimano 68x118 bb

    Cinelli American Flag wrap

    Teflon coated brake cables

    New crank bolts...

    Took some old clips/pedals from work. The nice track ones are also out of stock...fvckn QBP!!!

    Plus, I degreased the crank, calipers, and cleaned the entire damn bike. I think it's lookin good now, and it's damn fun, too!

    Figured I'd put the pix, since there were 3 pages of ranting, sh*t talking, ect... Well, here ya go! I had to put the last one, I just put the posters up and the toolbox!!! I love that corner!







  59. #59
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    That's a sweet looking ride although I think you'll be looking for a bigger front ring as soon as you get your SS legs.

    After ridsing SS on the road I found that I really wanted to try riding a fixed gear so I built one up (a roadie) and am loving it.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  60. #60
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    That's a sweet looking ride although I think you'll be looking for a bigger front ring as soon as you get your SS legs.

    After ridsing SS on the road I found that I really wanted to try riding a fixed gear so I built one up (a roadie) and am loving it.
    hows your mtn fixie project coming???
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    That's a sweet looking ride although I think you'll be looking for a bigger front ring as soon as you get your SS legs.

    After ridsing SS on the road I found that I really wanted to try riding a fixed gear so I built one up (a roadie) and am loving it.
    I agree. You'll be riding a bigger gear in no time...and fixed.

    It only took me about a week of road SS before I made the change to fixed and never looked back (about 2 yrs ago). Now it's that and mtn SS.

    Thats a nice setup though. Anything that gets you riding

  62. #62
    ravingbikefiend
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,322
    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    hows your mtn fixie project coming???
    My mountain fixie project is on hold as the boy got his bike jacked and he will get to ride the Karakoram in it's current form (an SS).

    He's not up to riding fixed on the trails (yet) and I'll have to cobble together another bike for him (it wil be an SS) so I can finish converting the GT into a fixed gear.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

    -Environmental stickers don't mean shite when they are stuck to CARS!-

  63. #63
    meh... whatever
    Reputation: monogod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,306
    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch
    It only took me about a week of road SS before I made the change to fixed and never looked back (about 2 yrs ago). Now it's that and mtn SS.
    now you just need to fix your mtn ss
    "Knowledge is good." ~ Emil Faber

  64. #64
    Retro Grouch
    Reputation: aka brad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,091

    Now that's what I'm talking about!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Well, this goes back to the origonal question, but, sorry to steal the dead thread away from the dick comments. My bike is done! It's been awhile, but it's been done for about a week, and I've already almost gotten hit in my own court...
    She's a beaut. And don't listen to all these high faluton "you gotta ride a fixie or you aint manuer". This is the SS board and that certainly is a SS; and as a previuos poster said, some of us like to coast @ 40 MPH and that ain't happening on a fixie. Being a retro grouch I also like those single pivot brakes; very clean.

    Brad

    PS, Let us all say a prayer for Monogod so he will heal quickly and STFU, so he can kick are collective asses actually riding a bike.
    Last edited by aka brad; 04-21-2007 at 04:47 PM.
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lost Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Wow, talk about thread jacking...
    But it was totally worth it just to see/read the phrase "vacuous douchebag" used in a sentence. I was totally impressed

    Anti thread jacking material:
    <a href="https://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/tfandrews/CX002.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

  66. #66
    I ride a Swarf
    Reputation: Stuart B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,314
    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Well, this goes back to the origonal question, but, sorry to steal the dead thread away from the dick comments. My bike is done! It's been awhile, but it's been done for about a week, and I've already almost gotten hit in my own court...
    Upgrades include -

    Wheels (Vuelta XRP TRACK / FIXED GEAR BIKE WHEELSET) - wheels scoutdog reccomended for 100$ off ebay. Very nice...

    Tires - Bonty 7x23 Hardcase tires (don't wanna fix those flats! Screw those kendas...)

    16t Shimano freewheel

    DB BMX chain

    Salsa 40t ring (I know, my ideal setup was gonna be 42x16, but 42 is out of stock from all vendors in a 110... I'll upgrade later)

    Shimano Ultegra pads (front and rear)

    Shimano 68x118 bb

    Cinelli American Flag wrap

    Teflon coated brake cables

    New crank bolts...

    Took some old clips/pedals from work. The nice track ones are also out of stock...fvckn QBP!!!

    Plus, I degreased the crank, calipers, and cleaned the entire damn bike. I think it's lookin good now, and it's damn fun, too!

    Figured I'd put the pix, since there were 3 pages of ranting, sh*t talking, ect... Well, here ya go! I had to put the last one, I just put the posters up and the toolbox!!! I love that corner!
    sweet looking conversion. Keep an eye on the shimano freewheel if you ride in the wet much....mine seized after a month. I have a White industries Dos Eno now...more money...but trouble free for the last year and a half on my pompino.

    SS Road is fun. I am generally faster up short sharp hills than my mates on geared...but I can't sustain it for long climbs...and they do loser flybys on the descent on the oether side as they can wind up the gears hehe.

    Stu
    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.