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Old 11-26-07, 08:38 AM   #1
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New Office furniture / Training aid

Picked out some new office furniture last week to aid me in getting out of the office more and in the fresh air. So my "lunch hour", weather permitting, will be a ride to one of the local delis and a quick cruise to burn those same calories off.

This should conservatively add an extra 50+ miles per week to my training schedule.

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It is the Specialized Langster "Boston" version.
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Old 11-26-07, 08:46 AM   #2
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and might i add what a nice piece of furniture it is
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Old 11-26-07, 09:27 AM   #3
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id suggest new art.
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I'd say bring your lunch, go for a real training ride, then eat at your desk. Pocket the $5/day saved for some new art

Nice bike though!
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Old 11-26-07, 09:45 AM   #5
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id suggest new art.
Easy on the Art comments guys...That is my lovely wife's art and yes it sells quite well!
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Old 11-26-07, 09:49 AM   #6
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That's cool. The colors just don't do it for me -- you know, art is subjective and all...
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Old 11-26-07, 09:50 AM   #7
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That bike will be great as soon as you fix the chain tension. Pull that wheel on back.

I like the art that's there
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pretty sweet. I'd love to have one of those sitting in my office too. Would be quite handy for coffee runs or errands.

Are those the SKS raceblade fenders? How well do they protect?
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Easy on the Art comments guys...That is my lovely wife's art and yes it sells quite well!

Actually I like the art. Does it come in mens?
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I would suggest some straps for your pants, or perhaps a chain guard. When I used to do this (In seattle in the rain) I just had waterproof pants and jacket to keep me dry/grease free. Have fun with it...Oh, yeah, and put a trainer on the back of that thing. No reason you can't spin while surfing the net!
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I'd put some regular brake levers on and bar tape up to the tops of the bars. The set up doesn't make sense as it is. It is taped only on the drops, as if that is where all your riding will occur, but the brake levers are on the tops. Also, regular brake levers will give you an on the hoods hand position.

While you are at it, you can get some marbled bar-tape to match your wife's paintings.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

Edit: I do like your bike. Several friends of mine have Langsters - they are a nice ride.
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That bike will be great as soon as you fix the chain tension. Pull that wheel on back.
Yikes, yes - do that before you ride it again.

I also second the trainer attachment. Do work, and "Do Work" on the trainer
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I like the bike, but your office is WAY too clean.
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Nice bike. The chain is a bit floppy, but you already know that.

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not that the art is bad, it just doesnt go with the room at all. maybe put a dark wood frame on it or something.
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not that the art is bad, it just doesnt go with the room at all. maybe put a dark wood frame on it or something.
When my wife says that she would like to hang "art" in my office I respond, "Thats great Dear"

When she asks me how I like the pieces look that she has picked out I respond, "They are beautiful Dear"

In return when I want to buy a new bike the response I get is "You deserve it Dear"

And that is how you remain happy and content after 26 years of married! End of Lesson...
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not that the art is bad, it just doesnt go with the room at all. maybe put a dark wood frame on it or something.
I had originally attached a paint color with my post for your walls so that it would blend in with her art, but I deleted it.. I figured that was noone of my business.. but maybe you could suggest to her to pick one for you
great bike by the way!
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Welcome to an episode of "Road weenies for the BF guy"
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When my wife says that she would like to hang "art" in my office I respond, "Thats great Dear"

When she asks me how I like the pieces look that she has picked out I respond, "They are beautiful Dear"

In return when I want to buy a new bike the response I get is "You deserve it Dear"

And that is how you remain happy and content after 26 years of married! End of Lesson...
Your a very smart man Greg
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I approve. I just got a Silver Langster from '06. It's perty. The guy I got it from had some DA track cranks, so I sanded the surface and now it matches the brushed look of the bike. It's pretty sweet!

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You should try to claim it as a business expense.
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Old 11-27-07, 02:47 PM   #23
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Done! Slipped into the T&E Budget...
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HEY! I resemble that remark.
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If you're going to be doing road training, get some regular brake levers and tape your bars fully. Mount a set of mud flaps to your fenders. They make a pretty noticeable difference to the amount of crud coming off the road.

Ride, rinse, repeat.
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