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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    well what a day, to say the least. went about 20 miles or so. came back because the weather looked bad, but then it got nice again. i think i'm gonna jog like 2 miles now just to get into that tri mood. anyways, i just wanted to post what happened today. i went down to speedwell, the place where they train, and used the porta potty. i parked my bike against it, and the door slam made it fall i guess. picked it up and rode off to find the right bar has been bent. i know it's able to fix it with a bolt i think. but anyways on the ride home, i hit a big downhill and i was in like the lowest gear and all my weight went right to the top of the saddle. it was the worst one ever. like all the weight on my left side in the middle of my body. if you get the drift. almost couldn't make it home it was that bad, i thought it was bleeding. but all is good and now it's feeling better. but that's my day, anyone top that?
    If I couldn't ride my bike one time wihtout something breaking, I'd get a new hobby. Maybe you should try firearms.

    On another note, weather here was bad. 101 degrees... rode 40 miles anyway. I'm starting to not buy your stories. I think you're making this stuff up off the cuff.

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    Justin, now you're just trying too hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
    If I couldn't ride my bike one time wihtout something breaking, I'd get a new hobby. Maybe you should try firearms.

    the thought of that is just scary

    and Justin, if you do try firearms... please don't get anything larger than a BB ***, you might even want to stick to airsoft. although i'm sure you could even manage find a way to shoot your eye out with a rubber band ***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
    Please take my advice.
    Sell the Fuji.
    Get whatever you can for it.
    Then, go buy a Trek 1.1.

    By the time you finish replacing the derailleurs, cables, wheel and gosh knows what else
    fails on that bike, you'll be spending enough money to buy an entry level full carbon bike.

    What do you want to do for saving $150.?
    Spend half your time fixing your bike or riding it all the time?

    Trust me; I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
    But your missing the fact that he will F'up the Trek just as bad.
    Slap a smile on your face and pretend it never happened

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    i am real and so is the story. i had to share it, i thought you guys would like it. what a day.
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    im not getting into firearms. the only hunting i'd ever do would be with teh beagle i am never going to get. let him chase rabbits around.
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    Please dont ever own animals.
    edit: or have kids

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    to let you guys know, my area is healing very well and i fixed the handlebar on my bike, it was easy, just a bolt underneath the cover. all is ready to go again. everything is pretty good at this point in time. ordered a new brake cable for the front and once that's fixed i am ready to go. btw i used my aero bars today and like halfway through i was like yeah, these were definately a nice investment. they are like coasting on your bike, but for your arms, not your legs. downhill they make me go fast. i have a little better control with the drops, but downhill with the aero is fun to say the least. i am already pretty much used to them, they don't take long to get used to. sure they might look ugly, but i am getting used to it and i think it makes the bike look better now. i'm more a road rider for sure now. today wasn't bad besides the occasional chimunk in the grassy hills area scaring me, no one yelled out the window at me besides one person. i thought he said, you look like a road rider for sure, but it might have been my imagination.
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    to let you guys know, my area is healing very well
    maybe we'll be treated to another bed wetting story tomorrow morning

    of course, now that i said it, you'll probably come up with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    sure they might look ugly, but i am getting used to it and i think it makes the bike look better now. i'm more a road rider for sure now.
    Please oh please oh please someone stop me before I go where I don't need to.
    troll or not, someone stop me before I do it.
    "cause he's got teh jerseys, shaved legs, everything... he's road rider for sure " *** "You successfully riced out a bike." -JustinHorne

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    Quote Originally Posted by K&K_Dad View Post
    Please oh please oh please someone stop me before I go where I don't need to.
    troll or not, someone stop me before I do it.
    Red Newt Cellars in Hector, NY makes a very good everyday red - EFT Red. A good post-ride treat.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    clif-bar.jpg

    this is what i eat pre-ride and during ride. they work good.
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    i thought it was bleeding. but all is good and now it's feeling better.
    You thought your left nut was bleeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
    But your missing the fact that he will F'up the Trek just as bad.
    Crap. That's true. User error.
    It really isn't about the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    the only hunting i'd ever do would be with teh beagle i am never going to get.
    Okay, now that one is really tempting of all the sig worthy statements I've read so far! It's almost existential!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    to let you guys know, my area is healing very well...
    T.M.blahhhhhh!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    You thought your left nut was bleeding?
    yes, it hurt that bad.
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    to let you guys know, my area is healing very well and i fixed the handlebar on my bike, it was easy, just a bolt underneath the cover. all is ready to go again. everything is pretty good at this point in time. ordered a new brake cable for the front and once that's fixed i am ready to go. btw i used my aero bars today and like halfway through i was like yeah, these were definately a nice investment. they are like coasting on your bike, but for your arms, not your legs. downhill they make me go fast. i have a little better control with the drops, but downhill with the aero is fun to say the least. i am already pretty much used to them, they don't take long to get used to. sure they might look ugly, but i am getting used to it and i think it makes the bike look better now. i'm more a road rider for sure now. today wasn't bad besides the occasional chimunk in the grassy hills area scaring me, no one yelled out the window at me besides one person. i thought he said, you look like a road rider for sure, but it might have been my imagination.

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    hey guys, so i took my old front brake cable out. rather easy, got some pics. all will be perfect after the brake cable is in. check out the one pic. i have tried tightening and loosening this bolt and have no idea what it's used for. also i shared a pic of a vice grip cable splitter/cutter i got. it does wonders for any cable you need to splice or whatever. saves so much time and it works perfect. it has a spring release handles.










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    i used this video to learn how to change the cable. worked very well, i recommend watching this to any noobs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz_J61GxAcw
    "I am not a troll, or an old member re-born."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    hey guys, so i took my old front brake cable out. rather easy, got some pics. all will be perfect after the brake cable is in. check out the one pic. i have tried tightening and loosening this bolt and have no idea what it's used for. also i shared a pic of a vice grip cable splitter/cutter i got. it does wonders for any cable you need to splice or whatever. saves so much time and it works perfect. it has a spring release handles.


    Dude - that bolt holds the brake assembly together. two words: LEAVE IT ALONE!

    Awesome Vicegrips btw.
    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    i might have found the clicking noise. the magnet from my speedometer computer thing was hitting the sensor.
    ...... its funny because when i had the bike upside down it didn't do it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    .... also i shared a pic of a vice grip cable splitter/cutter i got. it does wonders for any cable you need to splice or whatever. saves so much time and it works perfect. it has a spring release handles.

    Did you buy these tools off of Amazon?
    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    i might have found the clicking noise. the magnet from my speedometer computer thing was hitting the sensor.
    ...... its funny because when i had the bike upside down it didn't do it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    all will be perfect after the brake cable is in.
    Doubt it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    i have tried tightening and loosening this bolt and have no idea what it's used for.
    Since you don't know what it's for why mess with it? You need a kick to the beanbag.

    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    also i shared a pic of a vice grip cable splitter/cutter i got. it does wonders for any cable you need to splice or whatever.
    Where on a bike would you need to "splice" a cable?

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    Here I was hoping this thread would die while I was away for a few days. jschristian, seriously, get out of cycling before you kill yourself. You realize that if you loosen that bolt too far your front brake will fall apart, right?

    As hobbies go, you might be better off taking up sitting in a padded room.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post
    to let you guys know, my area is healing very well and i fixed the handlebar on my bike, it was easy, just a bolt underneath the cover. all is ready to go again. everything is pretty good at this point in time. ordered a new brake cable for the front and once that's fixed i am ready to go. btw i used my aero bars today and like halfway through i was like yeah, these were definately a nice investment. they are like coasting on your bike, but for your arms, not your legs. downhill they make me go fast. i have a little better control with the drops, but downhill with the aero is fun to say the least. i am already pretty much used to them, they don't take long to get used to. sure they might look ugly, but i am getting used to it and i think it makes the bike look better now. i'm more a road rider for sure now. today wasn't bad besides the occasional chimunk in the grassy hills area scaring me, no one yelled out the window at me besides one person. i thought he said, you look like a road rider for sure, but it might have been my imagination.
    Holy channeling ryanf, Batman!
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