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    I prefer down tube shifters Im an Clyde who...

    I prefer down tube shifters
    Im an Clyde who wears Lyrca and I don't care who it offends.
    I took part in the Total Geekeness thread and I still don't have bike lights like I want.
    I'm ready to...
  2. Poll: "All it takes for evil to flurish is for good men...

    "All it takes for evil to flurish is for good men to do nothing" Burke

    BTW you EARN a degree not buy them, so far what you have described is she has mooched her way so far.

    That said I prolly...
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    Haw! Three greats to add. Pete Way Steve...

    Haw!
    Three greats to add.
    Pete Way
    Steve Harris
    Cliff Burton
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    Saw the video, looked like kids at clown college.

    Saw the video, looked like kids at clown college.
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    Mines the bike shorts I grew out of. When they...

    Mines the bike shorts I grew out of. When they fit I will get some bibshorts to keep them company.
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    Fastest was 52 mph on RAGBRAI in 1989 going down...

    Fastest was 52 mph on RAGBRAI in 1989 going down the river valley, Schwinn World Voyager was rock solid even with my chest on the handlebars, too bad I had to walk out because my knee was acting up....
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    Several methods, deflate tire, brute force,...

    Several methods, deflate tire, brute force, remove a brake pad. unhook straddle cable, get cable hanger with QR, brake lever with QR, straddle cable saddle with QR.
    I like wider rims so the brake...
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    Just one more finish line to cross, for those who...

    Just one more finish line to cross, for those who say so what just go see the list of all those who abandoned/quit/wimped out. In my mind thats the spirit of the Red Lantern, he always gets the job...
  9. Back when I was riding my 350 Twin thats the mpg...

    Back when I was riding my 350 Twin thats the mpg I got too.
  10. Thread: Bollards

    by Rural Roadie
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    Close spacing was prolly an attempt to stop...

    Close spacing was prolly an attempt to stop motercycles and atvs.
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    Dang I thought you were gonna tell us you beat...

    Dang I thought you were gonna tell us you beat him up with a water bottle or frame pump!
  12. My understanding of cranks where the spider is...

    My understanding of cranks where the spider is not integral with the arm is they all will come loose eventully. Plenty of choices in new or used cranks with the spider and arm made as one piece.
  13. Thread: Body hair

    by Rural Roadie
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    The would be if the mass of chest hair didn't...

    The would be if the mass of chest hair didn't hold it out, mine can grow to 2 inches long.
  14. Thread: Body hair

    by Rural Roadie
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    Body hair

    Being a Clyde with room to spare I often overheat when riding, I'm also blessed/cursed with abundent body hair which tends to hold a warm layer of air next to me. Also it holds wicking fabrics away...
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    At 300+ and just 5 10 I already look goofy on my...

    At 300+ and just 5 10 I already look goofy on my bike, wearin MTB shorts won't help and all the bunching underneath is a pain, plus more of my thigh is exposed to sunburn. Just this week I sprung...
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    You mean all those take off Biopace rings in my...

    You mean all those take off Biopace rings in my basement are worth something now? Wo-Hoo!

    I never minded how a 48-52 BP ring felt but couldn't stand a 38-42, so for a while I ran a BP big ring...
  17. First good bike and a great reason to pitch the...

    First good bike and a great reason to pitch the Kalkhoff, a Schwinn World Voyager, I bought used in 1988,
    Came with 333 high flange hubs 27" Gentelman rims, Dura Ace crank, 600 sidepulls, friction...
  18. What about the old Pederson SE?

    What about the old Pederson SE?
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    Lets look at it this way, where are the most...

    Lets look at it this way, where are the most common failures?

    Taco

    Big dent towards axel

    Spoke nipple pulls through rim

    Spole breaks on nipple end
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    At some point tipping for good service morphs...

    At some point tipping for good service morphs into bribing so you might not have awful service.
    I raise hogs for a living, the last 6 months I have lost 10 to 30 bucks a hog, with no return on...
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    So now you know it stands for Mentaly Incompetent...

    So now you know it stands for Mentaly Incompetent Life Form. ;)
  22. When I wrote stainless frame I ment the whole...

    When I wrote stainless frame I ment the whole frame, stainless lugs are really nice and when I get arround to building a frame thats what I will use, finding a good stainless steel butted tubeset is...
  23. Seems to me whats needed is a frameset more...

    Seems to me whats needed is a frameset more suited to the commuters needs.
    Must have room for fenders, built in tabs to simplfy removal and replacement a plus, should clear Nokian studded tires....
  24. Beware, snarky cyclist high on endorphens!

    Beware, snarky cyclist high on endorphens!
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    Just a thought, seems the OP only needs to get to...

    Just a thought, seems the OP only needs to get to work sweat free, would there be a proablem sweating on the ride home?
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