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    Westwood to Hollywood

    Been commuting via bicycle a lot lately.

    Loving the new Pista.

    Pic #1:
    Having visions of Roger & Me and Bowling for Columbine all wrapped into one. Lawn-bowling in Holmby Hills, about a mile from the Playboy Mansion (to give you a reference point).
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    Made it to Hollywood

    In the spirit of Northcoast (TY) and others: muralistic bike porn.
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    A little farther down on Wilcox

    Hello, my name is Roebuck, and I'm a bike-gear-purchase-aholic.
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    On the way home

    Stopping on Carmelita in Beverly Hills.
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    And finally ...

    Saying goodnight before putting her away till tomorrow.
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    I'm liking the bike but you got to find a better way to carry the lock.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Stopping on Carmelita in Beverly Hills.
    The traditional way to carry a small U-Lock in the city is in one of the rear pockets of your jeans (readily accessable to whip out and bash on the hood of any SUV that cuts you off).

    The B&W of the mural and bike is really well done. I notice you made it look like Richard Burton is holding the bike.

    Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Thumbs up Great Post!

    Nice job, Roebuck. Photos look great. I saw a green Pista locked up in front of Wetzel's Pretzels on the Promenade in Santa Monica last weekend and was wondering if it was yours. Now that I see the water bottle holder on the bars & the Brooks saddle, I think it was you. Bike looks great.

    Let's just be glad MB1 wasn't with me to critique your lock up job. Top tube locked only? I almost left you a note saying how I really liked your wheel/hubs and that I was carrying a 15mm in my back pocket. Be careful! (I know, who the hell am I to be lecturing anybody about anything?)

    I carry a small u-lock in my back pocket (fits perfect in Dickies) & a KryptoChain in my Chrome bag. My chain is not the New York Fahgettaboudit one (just too heavy for me). My weighs 3 lbs.; the big one weighs 8.4 lbs. I usually use the chain to lock up the frame/front wheel & the mini u-lock to lock the rear wheel to the seat stays.

    I was digging that barf green frame w/ the Brooks saddle!

    Here's a pretty cool video (sorry, if it's been posted already)
    http://homepage.mac.com/trorb/BikeTV...heater110.html
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    Ha! I was expecting to be critiqued for my lock-carrying technique. I know it looks dorky being mounted to the frame, but I decided (for once) to put comfort and convenience ahead of style.

    That was my Pista locked on the Promenade. I'm actually planning on ordering a locking skewer set; just waiting till my income catches up with my, uh, outcome. I keep a chain in my Chrome bag for higher risk areas.
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    Don't bother.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    I'm actually planning on ordering a locking skewer set; just waiting till my income catches up with my, uh, outcome. I keep a chain in my Chrome bag for higher risk areas.
    Locking skewers replace Quick Release Skewers which require hollow axles. Your Pista has solid axles-there is no hole for a skewer.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    Locking skewers replace Quick Release Skewers which require hollow axles. Your Pista has solid axles-there is no hole for a skewer.
    Hmmm. I guess I noticed that when I took the rear wheel off, but didn't put 2 and 2 together. Is there an alternative to carrying a chain around?
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    We have locks all over town.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Hmmm. I guess I noticed that when I took the rear wheel off, but didn't put 2 and 2 together. Is there an alternative to carrying a chain around?
    It is rare that we actually carry a lock.

    We have locks stashed;
    3 Workplaces.
    Safeway.
    Library.
    The Mall.

    Just have to keep the keys straight.

    BTW the best way to lock up a bike with a U-Lock (and why you don't actually need a very large lock) is over the rim and tire inside the rear triangle (you don't have to run it around any of the frame tubes since locking the bike this way actually secures the frame) and attached to a metal post or parking meter. Then all you need is a small cable to secure the front wheel to the U-Lock. Always secure the rear wheel since it is by far the most expensive wheel.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Nice mural shot. I really dig the different murals people post here. Nice mix of urban art, bikes, and the artistic ability of the photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northcoast
    I saw a green Pista locked up in front of Wetzel's Pretzels on the Promenade in Santa Monica last weekend and was wondering if it was yours.
    Sometimes it just hits me how cool it is ... we've never met, but you see a green Pista and wonder if it's mine. I've seen chrome Pistas and wondered if it was Meat Tooth Paste (because chances are it wouldn't be Arby). If I see a Cross-Check with a Brooks I'd bet it was Hollywood. And I sure as hell would know your bike.

    Ridge ... thanks.
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    Yep, very cool. It just surprises me that we haven't run into eachother face to face yet. We're going to have to organize a "pub ride" for the guys around here like ChuckUni and those dudes from Philly did.

    Later,
    TY (northcoast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by northcoast
    We're going to have to organize a "pub ride" for the guys around here like ChuckUni and those dudes from Philly did.
    I'm not a big drinker but I'd still be down with that. And eventually I'll make it back up to the Velodrome.
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    what's the hold up?

    Quote Originally Posted by northcoast
    We're going to have to organize a "pub ride" for the guys around here like ChuckUni and those dudes from Philly did.
    I'm thirsty NOW!

    this just started today:
    http://www.luckybaldwins.com/specialevents.html

    pick a night and I'm there. On bike, natch'. Gold Line (train) friendly too.

    hollywood @ singlespeed . net
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    I'm not a big drinker but I'd still be down with that. And eventually I'll make it back up to the Velodrome.

    Yep, we'll set it up soon. You, me, Hollywood (I like the Belgian idea), Walrus, Meat, el Gee, Joe Daddio? Who else is from around here? As far as the velodrome goes, I've been riding ADT for the last few Saturdays and it's a blast.

    See ya,
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    Quote Originally Posted by northcoast
    Who else is from around here?
    Two things about the Belgian thing in Sierra Madre: I can wrangle my best bud (Clyde Commuter) if we go out there; if we ride there from in town, I don't think I'd be doing it fixte.



    Quote Originally Posted by northcoast
    As far as the velodrome goes, I've been riding ADT for the last few Saturdays and it's a blast.
    Are you doing any racing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Two things about the Belgian thing in Sierra Madre: I can wrangle my best bud (Clyde Commuter) if we go out there; if we ride there from in town, I don't think I'd be doing it fixte.

    I got us a room ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Hmmm. I guess I noticed that when I took the rear wheel off, but didn't put 2 and 2 together. Is there an alternative to carrying a chain around?
    PITLOCK also makes locking nuts for 10mm solid, bolt-on axles. I have a shipment arriving next week which will include two sets of these. They don't manufacturer nearly as many of the solid-axle bolts as they do the skewers (all of the parts have to be bigger), so they cost more, but at least it provides an alternative.

    See http://www.pitlock.de/en/kategorie2/...sen/index.html for more information. They're not strong in English so if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
    North America's only authorized PITLOCK dealer http://www.urbanbiketech.com

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    That mural pic is fantastic; thanks for sharing that!
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    Thanks!

    Glad you liked it.
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