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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 08-14-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,756
Posted By monsieuroctagon
Bad news - it got dropped today and the screen is...

Bad news - it got dropped today and the screen is ruined. I was riding along and that damn handlebar mount snapped. Now, I thought it'd be fine what with the lanyard I kept on it, but the super-weak...
Forum: Northeast 08-01-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By monsieuroctagon
I bike to Boston from Ipswich fairly regularly so...

I bike to Boston from Ipswich fairly regularly so I'm pretty experienced with the part you speak of. I've never had a problem with the 99 and 16 rotary, but I've also never been on it between 8 and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-06-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,166
Posted By monsieuroctagon
i was riding along one of the nice country main...

i was riding along one of the nice country main roads outside of my town and passed a bunch of kids on bikes, and the front two on fixxxys scoffed. what's that about? it's not like i was sprinting to...
Forum: Touring 07-06-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By monsieuroctagon
There's some good stuff on craigslist every once...

There's some good stuff on craigslist every once in a while, but the only way to make the looking bearable is to set up a bunch of RSS feeds on google reader for your searches.
Forum: Touring 07-06-09, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By monsieuroctagon
Is the extra 240 dollars worth it for losing 100...

Is the extra 240 dollars worth it for losing 100 grams?
Forum: Northeast 07-02-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,838
Posted By monsieuroctagon
the most I've done in the past 3 weeks is a 25...

the most I've done in the past 3 weeks is a 25 mile ride in the fog on tuesday. I biked to an appointment on wednesday and it was fine, but by the time i had to head back it was wet and horrible, and...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-27-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,756
Posted By monsieuroctagon
I know bumping a thread from a really long time...

I know bumping a thread from a really long time ago is dumb but I'm having an annoying problem with routing on my HCx.

Whenever I try to tell my Vista HCx to go to Newport RI from Ipswich MA it...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-24-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By monsieuroctagon
The TV is always trying to sell us something. On...

The TV is always trying to sell us something. On internet forums like these you can at least tell someone who wants you to buy a great new carbon bike to **** off if you want to.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-23-09, 02:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,251
Posted By monsieuroctagon
chamfer the edges

chamfer the edges
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-23-09, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By monsieuroctagon
white tires look like used toilet paper

white tires look like used toilet paper
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-23-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 157,962
Posted By monsieuroctagon
gahyuck!!

gahyuck!!
Forum: Living Car Free 06-23-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By monsieuroctagon
machka, it sounds like you need to get as...

machka, it sounds like you need to get as acquainted as possible with grey water recycling... http://www.greywater.com/
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-21-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By monsieuroctagon
get fixed up with a fixxie!!! if it ain't fixed,...

get fixed up with a fixxie!!! if it ain't fixed, Fix it!!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-21-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By monsieuroctagon
An old Fuji camera case. It holds my wallet,...

An old Fuji camera case. It holds my wallet, chain tool, irons, patch kit and hex wrench kit very snugly. I am going to make something better eventually though.

All the big tools are just jumbled...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-21-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By monsieuroctagon
How about geothermal heating and cooling?

How about geothermal heating and cooling?
Forum: Touring 06-20-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,022
Posted By monsieuroctagon
My only bike right now is a 85 Simoncini with...

My only bike right now is a 85 Simoncini with some hellishly steep-ass geometry. It also has no braze-ons and really low clearance on the fork and seat tube (about 1.5 inches max, all the way in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By monsieuroctagon
What a great find. I hope you were kidding about...

What a great find. I hope you were kidding about converting it because this is a beautiful bike. The money you would get from parting it out wouldn't get you a bike this nice.
Forum: Living Car Free 06-20-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By monsieuroctagon
Wow, that's impressive. How close to main roads...

Wow, that's impressive. How close to main roads are you? Do you own a car? I think that eventually I will need to get another car just for utility, like a pickup truck or hatchback.

Machka, I...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-19-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By monsieuroctagon
But I'm in America! Here I can get my...

But I'm in America! Here I can get my individually wrapped lightbulb shipped to an outhouse in montana if I want to, and it will only cost me 6 bucks.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-19-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,124
Posted By monsieuroctagon
don't forget to file off the derailleur hanger...

don't forget to file off the derailleur hanger and shifter braze ons, that stuff is nothing but extra weight
Forum: Living Car Free 06-19-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By monsieuroctagon
I remember Brookstone had a 4-person "family...

I remember Brookstone had a 4-person "family bike" you could get for like 700 dollars. It's like that, except you can get drunk on it!
Forum: Living Car Free 06-19-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 79,646
Posted By monsieuroctagon
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3607513142_dcc...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3607513142_dcc50c9f6c_b.jpg

a 19xx Simoncini super record with 105 and a saddle bag made by me. Kind of uncomfortable for anything over 50 miles, I want a...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-19-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,313
Posted By monsieuroctagon
I have worked at a small natural foods store for...

I have worked at a small natural foods store for the past 4 years. I believe there are several highly important aspects of shopping at a small business.

- Small stores like the one I work in...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-19-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By monsieuroctagon
I thought the comics were funny but generally...

I thought the comics were funny but generally just a re-hash of all the stereotypes (most of them true) about cyclists.

I think a better cartoon about fixed gear kids would be someone on a...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-18-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By monsieuroctagon
Haha Machka, I was thinking of you when I posted...

Haha Machka, I was thinking of you when I posted this! I checked out your pictures yesterday and thought the outdoor bathtub was great.

Some telecommunications would probably be necessary and...
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