SupaGT Street Rider, Urban Blast Bicycle

Seriously modified 2006 GT aluminum mtb.   Very solid for fast riding in the city. Excellent traction, remarkable brakes, outstanding acceleration. Can handle high speeds safely. Literally every component has been upgraded from the original bike. Wide rear rim Rhyno Lite XL Ritchey Slicks Dura Ace titanium cassette XTR and XT Deore  Shimano components Gold [more…]

 
Make Your Own Baddass Urban Bicycle with these wheels

Turn your Pretty Good mountain bike into a Baddass street machine. Get this wheelset:   Convert your MTB, with rim brakes and 26″ wheels, to a high performance urban cycling machine. Ride faster than cars.tm Wheels weigh 1850grams, 1120r 730f = damn light Wheelset includes tires, tubes, wheels, and anti-theft skewers.   Complete wheels, just [more…]

 
Hot Rod Girl Bicycle

nnnnnn     Hot Rod Girl A ride for New York artist Simonetta Moro She is sly with her color and camouflage. The magenta letters and pink wheels go nicely with the dark purple metallic paint.     Plus the drivetrain is super hot. Those top of the line racing Dura Ace hubs are so [more…]

 
Mis-tuning Air Forks for Street Performance

Which has less mass, steel or air? On most planets, an air bladder is much lighter than a steel spring. There are other performance parameters, but air springs are light. A suspended air fork for a bicycle can often be almost the same weight as a dead rigid steel fork. Another great advantage of the [more…]

 
How to make your own High Performance Street Machine

  This project is to get a bicycle for riding the city streets. This will be a bicycle optimized for big city, not-always-even pavement, super quick lateral maneuvers, maximum acceleration, and emergency braking. This bike will not handle well off-road, it won’t squeeze into a peloton, it is not very good for doing tricks, but [more…]

 
Advanced performance enhancement: How to make your own High Performance Street Machine

Advanced performance enhancement: Pedals – Get BMX or downhill platform pedals with steel spikes. The lighter the better. These are excellent performance improvers. Street Drive   Chainrings – The smaller diameter tires and higher speeds of street riding require bigger chainrings. New compact road cranks have the 110mm bolt circle, same as many mountain bikes. [more…]

 
I crashed again today

Beautiful clear crisp day. So I crashed again. It happens from time to time. Luckily i am able to learn from these nonfatal incidents.   Taking a normal sweep around the wide traffic circle at the bottom of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, I move to enter the entrance.   I need to swerve because of a [more…]

 
Gigantic Park Bike

 

 
How To Maintain Your Internal Geared Hub, Nexus 7 IGH

When at speed, then re-accelerating, certain numbered gears would slip. Fearing damage, I got to researching right away. I read that the pawls could stick if slightly wrong grease was used during a rebuild. Trying to avoid a rebuild, like the 3 times I changed the tire without removing the wheel (you know why), I [more…]

 
How Heavy is the Roller Brake on Your Internal Geared Hub, Nexus 7 IGH

The roller brake on an internal geared 7 speed Shimano Nexus IGH hub is heavy. Works pretty good though.     Does require some maintenance, the outside nut had become uncomfortably loose.   Over its life the brake had heated so much that it caused damage to the nearby graphics and cooked the grease inside [more…]

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