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  1. Hey, I resemble that remark! I've swapped 1st...

    Hey, I resemble that remark! I've swapped 1st gen Cyclone in place of ARx on my '82 Team with 6-speed 600EX 13-28T hyperglide freewheel and DT powershifters. The ARx was low mileage and shifted...
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    Happens All The Time To Me...

    Sunday, I was out of our house due to a for-sale "showing", so took my bike for a ride to a neighboring town that was having a local fair. Turned west and rode out along a popular MUP, and came up...
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    The one thing I see is a badly bent fork. ...

    The one thing I see is a badly bent fork. Recommend that you bring the bike to a competent bike shop (one that deals with frame repair and specifically, re-alignment), and have them re-bend the...
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    Italy has fewer Italians per capita?

    Italy has fewer Italians per capita?
  5. Thread: John Kerry

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    If I were married to TRAAA-Suh, I'd be traveling...

    If I were married to TRAAA-Suh, I'd be traveling the world and taking my bike with me, too. [shudder]

    Seriously, good on him for being so sports-oriented. Cracking a femur just below a hip...
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    OP, In your own words, you are beneath a...

    OP,
    In your own words, you are beneath a mountain of debt. Sounds like you should continue to maintain and use your mountain bike for a couple of years, even for charity rides. I'd recommend that...
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    You Lost Me...

    ...with the fence analogy. And I think that fitting is super important.

    But for a fence, it's unlikely that I'll find an affordable builder that's as good an engineer, as patient, and as capable...
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    Congrats. Do what you're able, and keep trying.

    Congrats. Do what you're able, and keep trying.
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    Alaraine, I'm sorry that you had to hear that...

    Alaraine,
    I'm sorry that you had to hear that garbage. Like others have said, don't let it get to you. I'm glad that you didn't react by lowering yourself to their level. At least on this forum,...
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    fixed it for you.

    fixed it for you.
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    Timing Questionable?

    I always thought that summer was for riding, and winter was for building/wrenching.

    In the winter, prices drop with falling demand. There's also more cooped-up time where you can pour over the...
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    ^ +1. Ride your bike to work. I don't know...

    ^ +1. Ride your bike to work. I don't know your personal situation, but someday others will depend on you. These are the choices that will form behaviors that will become your character. Work...
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    What the...what?

    I just spewed half-chewed walnuts out of my nose. Not fair being so funny.
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    It's the totality of the skill set that's...

    It's the totality of the skill set that's necessary to succeed as a cyclist versus just in their particular event. They focus on a narrow subset and don't develop expertise in all of the needed...
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    Not hardly...

    Nope. I know a half dozen serious (two or more substantial events per month) triathletes. None is a very accomplished cyclist. In fact, they don't need to be. They just ride bikes over a...
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    Tell Me About It...

    My youngest daughter is finishing 4 1/2 years at Baylor and I paid for her wedding with two receptions (one in Texas, one in Wash DC) last summer.

    I coulda bought a very large boat or a...
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    Unreasonable Defined...

    Yes, it is.

    Let's fill in the blanks, shall we?

    I think that all _________ should __________.

    citizens...vote
    people...avoid processed foods
    immigrants...register and enter the country...
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    Flex your massive guads...

    Flex your massive guads...
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    I've ridden racing doubles, compact doubles,...

    I've ridden racing doubles, compact doubles, touring triples and MTB triples as well as one-speed bikes. They're all great for their intended purpose.

    I recently swapped out my front...
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    You ride an aluminum commuter for 10 years and...

    You ride an aluminum commuter for 10 years and you care if the frame fails? It's fully depreciated. Don't waste everyone's time. Buy a new frame...
  21. The magic starts at 44 mph. I've heard angels...

    The magic starts at 44 mph. I've heard angels sing ...


    "...comin' for to carry me home...":innocent:
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    To turn it to a positive, two things I really...

    To turn it to a positive, two things I really like about NBC are the Tour de France broadcasts, and the NHL playoffs.:love:
  23. Poll: 452139 Different kind of Python. Also bad-***.

    452139

    Different kind of Python. Also bad-***.
  24. I completely approve of this as an entry-level...

    I completely approve of this as an entry-level single speed. Having a bike shop help you to set it up is also a bonus. Make sure that they adjust the hub bearings and that the rims are true before...
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    Ducks Looking Strong

    Ducks ran it up against the Blackhawks yesterday. Maybe Bruce Boudreau's chance to win a Cup?:thumb:

    Oh, and some NHL players and refs ride stationary bikes before and/or after games...
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