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Old 02-19-07, 08:26 AM   #1
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I dont know if i can ride anymore

I switched out my worn 10sp DA cass@178 bucks for a Ultegra @$75 but 2oz heavier. I feel like i'm dead in the water trying to turn that weight now,what to do?
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Old 02-19-07, 08:44 AM   #2
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-Sell your bike.
-Drop a few lbs.
Are you serious or trolling?
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Old 02-19-07, 08:52 AM   #3
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get a colonic... i'm sure there's at least 2oz worth of crap in there that it'll flush out.
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Old 02-19-07, 09:30 AM   #4
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get a colonic... i'm sure there's at least 2oz worth of crap in there that it'll flush out.
Or chop off your head, you can drop several pounds of fat there.


Troll!
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Old 02-19-07, 09:32 AM   #5
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get a colonic... i'm sure there's at least 2oz worth of crap in there that it'll flush out.
you are so bad
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A good shave and a hair cut might get the weight down, but not the turning moments.
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Old 02-19-07, 01:24 PM   #7
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I switched out my worn 10sp DA cass@178 bucks for a Ultegra @$75 but 2oz heavier. I feel like i'm dead in the water trying to turn that weight now,what to do?
I like making fun of weight-weenies too.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:02 PM   #8
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Uh-oh, you might have to make up the difference by stripping the paint off your bike.
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Just snap off a few spokes from each wheel. That'll bring the weight down.
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Old 02-19-07, 05:09 PM   #10
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I switched out my worn 10sp DA cass@178 bucks for a Ultegra @$75 but 2oz heavier. I feel like i'm dead in the water trying to turn that weight now,what to do?
a lobotomy??
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Old 02-20-07, 02:50 AM   #11
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Drill speed holes in your downtube.
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Old 02-20-07, 06:37 AM   #12
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One word: fiber
I'm sure you can figure out what will happen.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:39 AM   #13
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you can't ride anymore because your cassette is 2 oz heavier? i bet sweat more than 2oz after riding 2 miles.

you can send me your heavy Ultegra and go get a new DA. whenever i think of trading parts to save a few ounces, i remind myself that i'm about 40lbs overweight. and shaving off 40lbs is free.

edit: when i started i was 40lbs overweight, its been 3 weeks and i'm now about 28lbs overweight.

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Old 02-20-07, 11:15 AM   #14
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I would never be able to ride my bike with an additional 2 oz. Id have to be in granny gear going downhill
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Old 02-20-07, 12:29 PM   #15
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Use your feet as breaks a couple times. You should be able to grind 2oz off the bottom of your shoes after a couple tries.
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Use your feet as breaks .
Helps to use the correct word.
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Well, they will break after you use them as brakes.
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Old 02-20-07, 05:56 PM   #18
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Or chop off your head, you can drop several pounds of fat there.


Troll!
I'd watch where i throw that word around rookie.
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Old 02-20-07, 08:48 PM   #19
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send me your bike, I'll take care of the problem
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cry harder, if you cry out an extra 2 ounces, it will all even out.


You gotta be joking.
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Old 02-21-07, 10:11 AM   #21
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Helps to use the correct word.
Gah! Oh nooo, am officially one of 'those people' now?

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Old 02-21-07, 06:01 PM   #22
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I took less water today,worked out great. I could really tell the weight difference. For spinnaker,i'm fricken joking.
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Next time you go out riding, only fill your water bottle 9\10 full. That should save a couple ozs.
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This was a good one.
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Old 02-25-07, 07:48 PM   #25
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Try not eating for 48 hours. All that glycogen in your liver can really weigh you down.
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