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Old 03-18-14, 09:58 AM   #1426
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my focus is a nice drive.
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Do you still have it?
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I would have classified you as rather unfocused. But maybe that's just my impression.
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Old 03-18-14, 10:53 AM   #1430
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yup. sitting unused and falling apart, no doubt.
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Buying Chinarellos = supporting slavery. And you'll probably die!

Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery ? says bike industry | road.cc
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Old 03-18-14, 11:27 AM   #1432
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oh please! what a load of hyperbole. fakes can be made by any tom dick or harry. it doesn't have to be gangsters. there's enough crookery from just regular dodgy businesses in china. every industry has numerous dodgy businesses. it is the norm there.
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Old 03-18-14, 12:06 PM   #1433
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oh please! what a load of hyperbole. fakes can be made by any tom dick or harry. it doesn't have to be gangsters. there's enough crookery from just regular dodgy businesses in china. every industry has numerous dodgy businesses. it is the norm there.
I would rather be on low grade dodgy carbon wheels. Seems like they would not asplode as bad are really good quality, high priced dodgy carbon wheels.
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Old 03-18-14, 12:08 PM   #1434
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You left your lights on.

They're automatics, its the Ti version after all.
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oh please! what a load of hyperbole. fakes can be made by any tom dick or harry. it doesn't have to be gangsters. there's enough crookery from just regular dodgy businesses in china. every industry has numerous dodgy businesses. it is the norm there.
I'm very scared. Will only buy bicycles and parts from OFFICIAL Specialized and Trek dealerships from here on out !

Why don't they put holograms on those fancy plastic bikes? Or do they?
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I wish I still had my 1980-ish Ford Fiesta. Now THAT was a car!

I see a yellow one parked out front of the Longshoreman's Hall often and wonder how the guy manages to keep it running.
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Buying Chinarellos = supporting slavery. And you'll probably die!

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He doesn't seem to like Alibaba. Wonder what he thinks of their impending IPO. Alibaba picks U.S. for IPO; in talks with six banks for lead roles | Reuters
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I like Alibaba and the 40 thieves.
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Old 03-18-14, 03:19 PM   #1442
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Last night I put a kickstand on my ti road bike. This morning even the sky cried. now I'll have to clean my bike on the weekend.
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Did you go with a carbon kickstand? Weight?
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Dan's new rig has me thinking about getting one.

Maybe something like this with a camper box on it:



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alloy. probably medium-heavy.
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They make kickstands for recumbents? If this is true, seems like they would be made of hemp or macrame or some such.
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