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« Reply #1980 on: January 25, 2021, 05:13:38 AM »
is that a crockett or a checkpoint? iím on a strict trek boycott but my shop is a trek dealer so iím familiar still

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« Reply #1981 on: January 25, 2021, 05:22:25 AM »
because of that racist redneck on their pro team?
They make quality bikes, but they are the most boring brand.

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« Reply #1982 on: January 25, 2021, 08:14:59 AM »
i am only peripherally aware of whats going on in the bike industry these days but i've seen some shit on instagram calling for trek boycotts due to selling to lots of police departments

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« Reply #1983 on: January 25, 2021, 09:49:03 AM »
because of that racist redneck on their pro team?
They make quality bikes, but they are the most boring brand.

they also #backtheblue

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« Reply #1984 on: January 25, 2021, 10:45:08 AM »
is that a crockett or a checkpoint? iím on a strict trek boycott but my shop is a trek dealer so iím familiar still

It's a Crockett from a few years back, hence the SS setup by way of the adjustable dropout and I do have a Checkpoint as well. Trek has caught all sorts of flack over the last few months. First it was selling to PD's across the country, then came the Quinn Simmons Twitter BS and it's all with the backdrop of tone deaf leadership, across the board.

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« Reply #1985 on: January 25, 2021, 11:20:37 AM »
Built up another fixed gear rig over the weekend. Ordering this MASH frame felt like a sneaker release. This one is for commuting ideally, new park nearing completion in the city goal is to ride this there and not have to worry about finding parking in a car. Super light compared to my steel vigorelli.






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« Reply #1986 on: January 25, 2021, 12:22:01 PM »
That is one helluva whip to commute to the skatepark on.  I've never had an aluminum frame. I've had my eye on the Mash Steel frames for some time. Kind of want to build up a bomber tracklocross inspired single speed to replace my Steamroller one day.

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« Reply #1987 on: January 25, 2021, 02:51:41 PM »
Trek is just the same as Element to me.  Started small and cool, then became huge and bland.

They've also done some very shitty moves on the inside, so I'm not with it.  But sure, they make some good bikes, and I don't fault those who ride them.
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« Reply #1988 on: January 25, 2021, 04:02:09 PM »
That is one helluva whip to commute to the skatepark on.  I've never had an aluminum frame. I've had my eye on the Mash Steel frames for some time. Kind of want to build up a bomber tracklocross inspired single speed to replace my Steamroller one day.

Iíll use it for my than just skatepark rides. I guess a better way to phrase it would be rides I wonít be getting kitted up for. Iím gonna run this pedal setup so I can ride in regular shoes



I like the way those tracklocross builds look but I know I donít have a practical use for one myself. But I enjoy seeing them. Throw one together.

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« Reply #1989 on: January 25, 2021, 05:39:09 PM »
that's a big gear to be your only gear

i'll assume your ripped now

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« Reply #1990 on: January 25, 2021, 05:46:25 PM »
for a brief shining moment in my messenger days i rode 52/15. i will never recommend it.

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« Reply #1991 on: January 25, 2021, 07:03:26 PM »
for a brief shining moment in my messenger days i rode 52/15. i will never recommend it.

in my peak fixie days I was riding an old Bianchi that still had the original double front ring and a fixed cog. For a while I swapped from the inner ring to the bigger and was riding brakeless 53/18. The bike was fast as fuck. I rode it like a roadie and got strong as fuck at that point but my knees cry thinking about it today. Here's a picture without being on the big ring


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« Reply #1992 on: January 25, 2021, 08:01:10 PM »
Trek is just the same as Element to me.  Started small and cool, then became huge and bland.

They've also done some very shitty moves on the inside, so I'm not with it.  But sure, they make some good bikes, and I don't fault those who ride them.

Yeah, "started in the red barn, now we here" is a fun story with a vanilla extract ending, but same not a big fan, just a wanker who spends too much at the company store. Luckily we're gonna start to carry some other brands soon.

Here's more tracklocross content. Had this bike for 5ish years, possibly the nearest and dearest to my <3.

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« Reply #1993 on: January 25, 2021, 09:40:40 PM »
Built up another fixed gear rig over the weekend. Ordering this MASH frame felt like a sneaker release. This one is for commuting ideally, new park nearing completion in the city goal is to ride this there and not have to worry about finding parking in a car. Super light compared to my steel vigorelli.






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God damn buddy. Came out dope! Matching camo parts look good. 
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« Reply #1994 on: January 25, 2021, 09:52:24 PM »
Arrbee that mash is really nice!

Anyone ever ride a State? Looking at their framesets in consideration of my next build.

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« Reply #1995 on: Today at 04:18:38 AM »
that's a big gear to be your only gear

i'll assume your ripped now

It is a large chainring but gearing is still moderate, 53/18 is less gear inches than my 48/16 on my other ride.

for a brief shining moment in my messenger days i rode 52/15. i will never recommend it.

That is intense gearing that's over 90 gi never would go that high on the streets.

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in my peak fixie days I was riding an old Bianchi that still had the original double front ring and a fixed cog. For a while I swapped from the inner ring to the bigger and was riding brakeless 53/18. The bike was fast as fuck. I rode it like a roadie and got strong as fuck at that point but my knees cry thinking about it today. Here's a picture without being on the big ring


That Bianchi looks fun, 53/18 is what is on the MASH, I like it, gets up to speed fast and has a good cruising cadence for me. And like I said up there it's still lower GI than my 48/16 which is what I was used to.


God damn buddy. Came out dope! Matching camo parts look good. 

Thanks Fong! I considered going full fixed gear explosion era build and doing a bunch of blue parts to match the logo but ultimately decided to go black/silver/grey and let the frame do the talking.

Arrbee that mash is really nice!

Anyone ever ride a State? Looking at their framesets in consideration of my next build.

Thanks!

As far as State goes I have never ridden one but they are probably solid, and I would say more reputable than a lot of brands in their price tier. If you're just doing a frame and building it up I don't think you'll have too many issues. I think a lot of the components they use on their completes look cheap.

I am also convinced that much like skateboarding frames are made in like 6 factories and just get different logos slapped on them out the door.

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« Reply #1996 on: Today at 06:19:49 AM »
state does the same aluxx stuff everyone else does thereís is just better made and they have some kind of brand clout through sponsoring some crit killaz and doing that pro interview series. kinda like cinelli anymore. my track bike days are way behind me but if i was gonna race a fixed crit iíd build one.

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« Reply #1997 on: Today at 04:34:34 PM »
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Trek is just the same as Element to me.  Started small and cool, then became huge and bland.

They've also done some very shitty moves on the inside, so I'm not with it.  But sure, they make some good bikes, and I don't fault those who ride them.
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Yeah, "started in the red barn, now we here" is a fun story with a vanilla extract ending, but same not a big fan, just a wanker who spends too much at the company store. Luckily we're gonna start to carry some other brands soon.

Here's more tracklocross content. Had this bike for 5ish years, possibly the nearest and dearest to my <3.



What frame is that?  It's probably what I need in my life. 

I've gotten two Puegoets a Raliegh and a Nishiki free from my shop.  Just turn them into the best single speeds that I can, and ride them til something better comes along.  But it never seems to happen with a cross bike, or something with wider tires.

Here's an 1982 Puegoet P8 I had until last April.  Put under $200 into it, sold for $420.
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« Reply #1998 on: Today at 06:31:23 PM »
state does the same aluxx stuff everyone else does thereís is just better made and they have some kind of brand clout through sponsoring some crit killaz and doing that pro interview series. kinda like cinelli anymore. my track bike days are way behind me but if i was gonna race a fixed crit iíd build one.
Thanks a bunch! I think the same way about frames @arrbee  haha,thanks for the 2 cents. Will probably get one soon

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« Reply #1999 on: Today at 07:54:39 PM »
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Trek is just the same as Element to me.  Started small and cool, then became huge and bland.

They've also done some very shitty moves on the inside, so I'm not with it.  But sure, they make some good bikes, and I don't fault those who ride them.
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Yeah, "started in the red barn, now we here" is a fun story with a vanilla extract ending, but same not a big fan, just a wanker who spends too much at the company store. Luckily we're gonna start to carry some other brands soon.

Here's more tracklocross content. Had this bike for 5ish years, possibly the nearest and dearest to my <3.


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What frame is that?  It's probably what I need in my life. 

I've gotten two Puegoets a Raliegh and a Nishiki free from my shop.  Just turn them into the best single speeds that I can, and ride them til something better comes along.  But it never seems to happen with a cross bike, or something with wider tires.

Here's an 1982 Puegoet P8 I had until last April.  Put under $200 into it, sold for $420.


It's an All City Nature Boy, setup as a fixed gear. Highly recommend a similar setup. Arbee, that thing is solid and funny you make the sneaker drop reference. Mash is doing a raffle or something next time?
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« Reply #2000 on: Today at 09:59:03 PM »
^^^^^Mash had a drop date to buy online. I think those frames sold out quick like they were limited shoes. I dig the shop though. Itís like they are the FTC of track bikes in SF.
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