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Old 03-07-14, 08:15 PM   #576
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I get to do a 2 hours computrainer charity event tomorrow. I am so screwed......
...I think I speak for many when i say this couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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...I think I speak for many when i say this couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

well thank ! thats so nice..of... wait a minute! is that sarcasm?
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close one there, he almost fooled us
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...I think I speak for many when i say this couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
tough room tonight.
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Old 03-07-14, 09:16 PM   #581
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Herbert, LAJ and sbxx1985 put together some serious rides. Maybe some of you other boneheads could borrow a few shillings and piece together some eye candy to ogle instead of chit chat about your Dear Aunt Mabel's Hungarian spicy egg plant Parmesan ...
Just say "no" to egg plant.
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....and my own variation of eggplant Parmesan is far superior to aunt Mabel's.
Sweet C&V Workmate!
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Aubergines for life!
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...had to be done. Wooshie disrespected my eggplant parmigiana. #you_just_dont_go_there .
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....and my own variation of eggplant Parmesan is far superior to aunt Mabel's.

really nice c&V bikes. how comes you can keep it looking so new? surely parts are hard to get new. i have an early 1990's bike but there are dings, paint chips, off components that i had to get when parts wore out. i looks a bit higgledy piggledy.
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If there's a fight, I'm taking Whooooosh. Even in the jean shorts.

whooshie baby has the shiniest ti bike i have ever seen. it's like he rubs it all night and all day like a ...well, use your imagination.
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really nice c&V bikes. how comes you can keep it looking so new? surely parts are hard to get new. i have an early 1990's bike but there are dings, paint chips, off components that i had to get when parts wore out. i looks a bit higgledy piggledy.
Some of them had been sitting in the corner of someone's garage for the last thirty years. a few have been
repainted and have repop decals. It turns out that if you have enough of them, after the initial restoration
and or reconstruction/overhaul, none of them get ridden more than a couple of thousand miles in a year, because
you want to ride different ones to keep everything fresh and exciting.

Those are some of the nicer ones, but there are about 50 in the garage that are riders, and another dozen in
the project stage........so while I can appreciate the work that goes into building up a new frame, I hardly find
it all that awe inspiring if you buy it all on the innerweebz and then put it together.

There is a similar hubris amongst the local fixed gear kids, who take a perfectly good older road bike and spend
a thousand bucks ****ing it up with deep v rims and chop and flop bars.


In my experience, people are generally very weird about bicycles. (says the guy with a two car garage full of them )
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...it's swell, but so is a lot of other stuff you ride.
Again, people are very weird about their bikes.
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Getting ready to ride. First nice weather saturday club ride in several months. Sunny, start temp around freezing and end temps will be 40ish.

The good news is the weather is much better than it has been recently.

The not-so-good news is that I am not nearly as fit as I should be for March, due to crappy weather. So there may be some suffering today.
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Doing my first races of the season in New Jersey this weekend. My last race of last season was up there last year. I hope these end better. Getting back on the horse.

Good luck.

We are heading out to the Garden State as well, not to ride, but for my nephews' (twins) birthday party.
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You could make an expensive pencil holder.
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You could make an expensive pencil holder.
The shop mechanic was going to make a lamp. I have not seen it yet.
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I have a Cannondale R2000 I can't bring myself to toss. It will likely never turn into a lamp.
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I have a cold or something, so my ride plans have evaporated. And my car is rusting badly, and should be replaced, but I really don't want to deal with car shopping process.

Also, the rain bike is together, less cabling, tape, and steerer cutting, and I lack the interest to finish. I am more thinking of selling it uncut, ditch the Cinelli, and be happy with the SS.
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4 hours till the pain starts. Cant wait.
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You can't only have a SS in the stable.
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I have a cold or something, so my ride plans have evaporated. And my car is rusting badly, and should be replaced, but I really don't want to deal with car shopping process.

Also, the rain bike is together, less cabling, tape, and steerer cutting, and I lack the interest to finish. I am more thinking of selling it uncut, ditch the Cinelli, and be happy with the SS.
That's just the cold talking...
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Also, it's too bad that you're so much taller than me.
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