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  1. /close thread?

    /close thread?
  2. Thread: Bike stand

    by Phil_gretz
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    I remove the cleat covers before putting on the...

    I remove the cleat covers before putting on the shoes. I'm better balanced when sitting. The few steps out my garage won't mar the cleats. Why are we discussing this? What's next, how to put...
  3. A complete fabrication. No veracity. Self...

    A complete fabrication. No veracity. Self inconsistencies. Bogus.
  4. Thread: bikesdirect

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    TheManShow is likely quite a bit younger, and is...

    TheManShow is likely quite a bit younger, and is definitely a sock puppet of YouthInAsia, a banned troll and agitator.
  5. Please don't feed this troll.

    Please don't feed this troll.
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    What you are feeling is pleasure, but you don't...

    What you are feeling is pleasure, but you don't recognize it as such. There's a sweetness, a hazy warmth that can only come through extreme exertion and suffering. Embibe it and be swallowed up...
  7. Thread: bikesdirect

    by Phil_gretz
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    Doubt that. Not likely. Silly...

    Doubt that.




    Not likely.



    Silly romantic idiom that doesn't relate to internet shopping in any way. non sequitur.
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    Absolutely true, Tom. Continual learning is the...

    Absolutely true, Tom. Continual learning is the key being a better contributor, teammate, leader, parent, neighbor, citizen...you name it.
  9. I'm not going to agree with Jeichelberg ^. ...

    I'm not going to agree with Jeichelberg ^. Fault the OP for riding without lights. Fault him further for not maintaining and understanding his bike. Fine. Fault him for not being specific on...
  10. Thread: bikesdirect

    by Phil_gretz
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    [Sighing heavily...] Yes, we all know that the...

    [Sighing heavily...]

    Yes, we all know that the sales office and retail operations are in Florida, and the warehouse is in Texas. And BikeIsland is where scratch 'n' dent returns and floor models...
  11. Yup. Decent touring bike. Not your size.

    Yup. Decent touring bike. Not your size.
  12. Current market value = $125 as it sits. You...

    Current market value = $125 as it sits. You decide what it's worth to modify. With whatever you spend on it, it'll never be worth more than the value of the new parts stripped and resold at a...
  13. Thread: Team Fuji

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    I just sold my '82 Team for $385, but it had 1st...

    I just sold my '82 Team for $385, but it had 1st gen Cyclone derailleurs, a 600EX freewheel and a Cyclone 7000 crank. Of course, it was in pristine mechanical condition and very clean. He let me...
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    I'll just echo that you should not sit on the...

    I'll just echo that you should not sit on the saddle when stopped. Sit on the top tube if you need a rest, otherwise, stand. the Rules, but don't quote me...]

    Until you listed your height, I...
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    So, an update on what I ultimately decided to...

    So, an update on what I ultimately decided to do...

    I sold the '77 S-10S, the '82 Team, and the carbon racing bike and pooled the funds.

    And I bought a modern aluminum framed/carbon fork...
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    One can buy those black pads in bulk on eBay. I...

    One can buy those black pads in bulk on eBay. I have used them for flips. They're okay. So the various colored soft BMX pads sold by PorkChopz.
  17. Place Your Bets...

    My money is still on a split rear axle.

    A longer shot might be a crushed/splintered ball bearing in the bottom bracket. Do we know if it's loose bearing or cartridge?
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    Floss, brush twice daily, and rinse with...

    Floss, brush twice daily, and rinse with Listerine! Wait. You said plague, not plaque. Nevermind...
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    Saddle position is set properly with regard to...

    Saddle position is set properly with regard to the crank and the pedals, not with regard to the handlebars. Your question belies an improper fit with too short of a combined effective top tube plus...
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    Bike Size

    I find it hard to believe that any bike shop advised you to go to 29" wheels at 5'2". My advice would be to go back to the 26" and wait until you've grown ~8" taller. Ride more.
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    Holy Smoke!!! How in the world did you do that? ...

    Holy Smoke!!! How in the world did you do that? Yikes!

    Two hand positive control, interrupted by falling off a ladder?
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    Poll: I miss YouthInAsia. Fortunately, he resurrected...

    I miss YouthInAsia. Fortunately, he resurrected as TheManShow, playing in a theater (or trollish thread) near you.
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    Today I sold my chainsaw, as I won't be needing...

    Today I sold my chainsaw, as I won't be needing it any longer.


    Oh, and I sold my house, too.


    Win.
  24. Thread: bikesdirect

    by Phil_gretz
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    Silly Assertion...

    Please. Just don't. That business model would not be sustainable. Silly. BD contracts in advance for the models and production runs. Decisions aren't made "after the fact", where frames are...
  25. Well, the Moderators haven't shut him down yet. ...

    Well, the Moderators haven't shut him down yet. Probably more pressing "street crimes" that need policing. I would think that retrieving IP addresses would be relatively simple. It'll just take...
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