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Old 03-29-14, 02:45 PM   #2476
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that is unoccupied space that which doesn't interfere with bike handling.
Your mount interferes with handling? Whatever.
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I just realized this is shaping up like one of those epic Yelp reviews:
I've read several of these and, coincidentally or not, they've all been bike shops. "We arrived in town to begin our three-day tour of the coast and discovered the bikes needed some adjustments to fit us properly. The guys in the shop refused to make the time to do it and looked insulted when we asked to borrow some tools in order to do it ourselves."
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I'm tempted to go McDonald's colourway with the Lemon. Whatchyall think about red saddle, bottle cages and bar tape?.....
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Gave Lynskey total make over... It looks very sharp. Scared to post them in HOT OR NOT while moe and the sheriff are tossing verbal barrages....is amusing though. I thought moe was headed to the time out corner. Kids will be kids..
NOW is not a good time to post it, imo, they're all still gushing over that bike with the green stripe.
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After 3 pages of that bike, I'm about ready to give it a NOT. It's nice and all, but I'm over it.
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I'm tempted to go McDonald's colourway with the Lemon. Whatchyall think about red saddle, bottle cages and bar tape?



Damn, that zero degree stem has to go. If it ever stops raining I'm going down to Portland for an olde Cinelli.
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but but but it's a special edition let's just gush unabated...
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...there are few days so annoying that some decent wine will not improve them. #fact

Also, does this not prove that you don' need no steenkin' CF seat post ?
I find singing along with this at top volume improves any annoying day.

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today i learned why it is so worthwhile to wear ugly bike shorts. it was a hot humid day and i rode in big baggy shorts over big baggy underpants. oh boy. ouch!
But you could have worn big baggy shorts over the ugly bike shorts and you'd have been fine. I wouldn't recommend wearing bike shorts over big baggy underpants though cuz that would be seriously ugly.
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Whatever the case, I respect the Eagles for their decision and wouldn't mind seeing other teams follow suit, jettisoning problematic players that think themselves irreplaceable (I hate it when players think that they can hold the team, coaching staff and fan base hostage).
I'm curious to see what Chip Kelly will do with Mark Sanchez since he doesn't it into Chip's typical hurry-up offense. Also curious to see if Sanchez will appear on the cover of GQ in a differently colored green sweater to celebrate.
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Who knew that interior decorating was a YOLO thing.
Don't they have furniture consignment places where you live? We have at least two of them in town and one of them also sells- nonconsigned- mini cupcakes. I see no reason for paying full new retail when I can throw a tablecloth on to cover the coffee stain someone else made before I make one of my own. LoP and I each brought a similar dining table and chairs to the relationship but we don't have either one in the apartment because bikes.
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Don't they have furniture consignment places where you live? We have at least two of them in town and one of them also sells- nonconsigned- mini cupcakes. I see no reason for paying full new retail when I can throw a tablecloth on to cover the coffee stain someone else made before I make one of my own. LoP and I each brought a similar dining table and chairs to the relationship but we don't have either one in the apartment because bikes.
Probably. But I have no interest in interior decorating.
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NOW is not a good time to post it, imo, they're all still gushing over that bike with the green stripe.
It's safe to post it here. Besides it's still raining out and can't get a decent pic....What I mean to say is, I know nothing about photography and envy those who do..

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This is impossible to disprove since any man who says "Yes" is likely to become celibate.
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It's safe to post it here. Besides it's still raining out and can't get a decent pic....What I mean to say is, I know nothing about photography and envy those who do..

Not to rain on your parade... well, it's already doing that... but, when are Specialized's graphic designers going to realise that screaming their name on every tube of the bike doesn't create an attractive bike?
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Beautiful.
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It's safe to post it here. Besides it's still raining out and can't get a decent pic....What I mean to say is, I know nothing about photography and envy those who do..

Nice
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Not to rain on your parade... well, it's already doing that... but, when are Specialized's graphic designers going to realise that screaming their name on every tube of the bike doesn't create an attractive bike?
All I see is "Allez" and "ORKS". Whooshie's bike was makes by orks?
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All I see is "Allez" and "ORKS". Whooshie's bike was makes by orks?
You just can't see the D silly
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Very nice! I'm jealous... It's sleeting right now.
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I might get a Specialized frame. Good to know that they do personalization.
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Cranks are in the wrong position also, should be a side shot too. Blue bar tape? Thats not pro at all......
Heathpack was given dispensation to rock that particular shade of blue. But, yes, points off for NDS shot.
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...celibate. Can you not afford spellcheck ? I am the king of my castle. (It exists high above me, floating in the air.)
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