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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    Twice as many calories in a gram of fat than a gram of protein. I'm not being facetious. The extra calories aren't necessarily "more food" and don't necessarily cost more than a "healthy" diet. Granted that's more true here than where you live, but still true I reckon.

    This thread and the "old fart on fixies" thread are seriously tempting me to indulge in the $99 Wally Thruster just to see how it holds up to the commute.
    do it

    i would have went with a thruster if they had one over here.

    the mangobike was the closest that i could get and its been fun so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    do it

    i would have went with a thruster if they had one over here.

    the mangobike was the closest that i could get and its been fun so far
    That settles it, you've persuaded me. After Christmas tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    That settles it, you've persuaded me. After Christmas tho.
    sweet ... keep us posted!

    back in the UK for a few days and will commute (haven't missed a day since the bike arrived!)
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    seems like both sets of axle nuts are rusting ... along with the tugs.

    should i grease the axle where the nut threads or just replace them with better nuts when i have the wheels off?
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    goal is to catch up to the ratios of bigbenaugust:

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    seems like both sets of axle nuts are rusting ... along with the tugs.

    should i grease the axle where the nut threads or just replace them with better nuts when i have the wheels off?
    I use a corrosion inhibiter oil in a spray can available at most auto parts stores. It leaves a layer of protection that is kind of oily and won't come off unless you rub it off. It worked great on my stainless steel fender supports last season. I also spray some on my derailer and other parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    I use a corrosion inhibiter oil in a spray can available at most auto parts stores. It leaves a layer of protection that is kind of oily and won't come off unless you rub it off. It worked great on my stainless steel fender supports last season. I also spray some on my derailer and other parts.
    This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
    Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
    Its not really something to be overly concerned about as its only surface rust. With a cool bike like yours though, I think its worth preserving its looks and appeal by cleaning and protecting because its has a unique paint job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
    Yup.
    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    Its not really something to be overly concerned about as its only surface rust. With a cool bike like yours though, I think its worth preserving its looks and appeal by cleaning and protecting because its has a unique paint job.
    o.O That hurt my brain.. I know you're joking but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Yup.

    o.O That hurt my brain.. I know you're joking but still.
    Come On!! that is a cool bike. I would cry if I scratched it. OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
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    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    Come On!! that is a cool bike. I would cry if I scratched it. OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
    I'd cry if I scratched my leader.. oh wait I have and didn't So the odds on that bike are very very very low.
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
    wot m8 ... RalieghSports godda belt up ... he's bang oudda ordah
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I'd cry if I scratched my leader.. oh wait I have and didn't So the odds on that bike are very very very low.
    not sure about leader. kindy pricey and boring as hell for colour options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    wot m8 ... RalieghSports godda belt up ... he's bang oudda ordah
    Kudos, you still got the accent after being abroad for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    Kudos, you still got the accent after being abroad for awhile.
    Ya, we shur gut a wicked pissah way a speakin fa nan-Mainahs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    not sure about leader. kindy pricey and boring as hell for colour options.
    In the world of my personal preferences: Stealth black pretty much trumps any neon I find the color of your bike quite garish myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    In the world of my personal preferences: Stealth black pretty much trumps any neon I find the color of your bike quite garish myself.
    How do you dress usually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    How do you dress usually?
    May surprise you to know.. I own a large collection of very brightly colored hawaiin print shirts , I do wear a lot of black as well but that's function over style.. I work outside in the cold a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    May surprise you to know.. I own a large collection of very brightly colored hawaiin print shirts , I do wear a lot of black as well but that's function over style.. I work outside in the cold a lot.
    That doesn't surprise me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Ya, we shur gut a wicked pissah way a speakin fa nan-Mainahs.
    I learned everything I know about Maine from Stephen King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    That doesn't surprise me at all.
    So what's your style color pallette? Is it reflected in your bike?
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    So what's your style color pallette? Is it reflected in your bike?
    Usually quite colourful layered semi-formal clothing with an extra-slim fit cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    I learned everything I know about Maine from Stephen King.
    He's a cool guy to talk with and donates quite a bit of money to his alma mater.
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    stats:

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    goal is to catch up to the ratios of bigbenaugust:

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