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    Sitting here by campus waiting for class to start...

    Sitting here by campus waiting for class to start at 7:00. TIG time this semester!
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    :thumb: you think it will be strong enough...

    :thumb: you think it will be strong enough without a fillet bead? I'm thinking about possible lateral flex causing a problem.
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    It's tougher when your bike has so much style to...

    It's tougher when your bike has so much style to maintain.
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    I love then with drop bars, but anything else...

    I love then with drop bars, but anything else they don't work.

    My main roadie
    http://i.imgur.com/b9P4mDK.jpg

    Commuter from a couple years ago
    http://i.imgur.com/MkI7tnA.jpg
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    I did have that shifter debate. It looks so clean...

    I did have that shifter debate. It looks so clean with the DT shifters but it isn't practical with this bar and I do plan to try and use this bike a lot for commuting.
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    Due eeeeet http://i.imgur.com/sKRtVBS.jpg ...

    Due eeeeet

    http://i.imgur.com/sKRtVBS.jpg

    Your bike looks hot tho. Mine is kinda janky with chipped paint and faded decals.
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    Nice. I just put a Albatros bar on a road bike I...

    Nice. I just put a Albatros bar on a road bike I had sitting around. So much fun.
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    Looks like it uses steel inserts. So you crack...

    Looks like it uses steel inserts. So you crack the stem instead of stripping the threads!
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    Tried it. I'll take the method with the least...

    Tried it. I'll take the method with the least amount of fiddling, especially when I'm building several wheels a week.
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    I like that kabob skewer idea. I would only get...

    I like that kabob skewer idea. I would only get that nipple shuffler if were regularly building wheels for money again.
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    It's just a stem, don't get so attached and ditch...

    It's just a stem, don't get so attached and ditch it. Perhaps destory it so it doesn't end it in someone else's hands and breaks under them.
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    Yeah, right? It kills the flow having to mess...

    Yeah, right? It kills the flow having to mess with getting the nipple thought the rim, or worse, accidebtly dropping it inside the rim!

    An easy DIY nipple tool you can make is to simply sharpen a...
  13. Some shallow banked tracks might let you train on...

    Some shallow banked tracks might let you train on a road frame conversion with no brakes or levers, but you will not be allowed to race with it.
  14. Have you looked at Sugino? They use square taper...

    Have you looked at Sugino? They use square taper BB instead of something like GXP
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    they do look good

    they do look good
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    IDK why I wrote Suzue, mind fart I guess. Old...

    IDK why I wrote Suzue, mind fart I guess. Old school high flange Sansin hubs. I want to rebuilt because the front is cartridge bearing and the rear is loose ball bearing. Minor issues with the front...
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    Awesome! Good job getting there and finishing. My...

    Awesome! Good job getting there and finishing. My fleche experiences feel so small in comparison.
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    Quando hubs, **** yeah!

    Quando hubs, **** yeah!
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    I had a mountain bike crash because of this....

    I had a mountain bike crash because of this. Luckily I got away with just a flat tire. sheeesh
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    Could be a QC issue, which happens sometimes....

    Could be a QC issue, which happens sometimes. Talking instead of emailing usually works better.
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    Coming to a stop, time it to have your clipping...

    Coming to a stop, time it to have your clipping out foot at the bottom/clipped in foot up top. Hold your front brake, lean forward, rotate the crank to where you want it. Or be a baller and just...
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    You will find it isn't as daunting as it may seem...

    You will find it isn't as daunting as it may seem now. Once you're out there it's just riding. Best not to over think it.
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    Huntington Beach is still a calm beach town. I...

    Huntington Beach is still a calm beach town. I took my tests there, afterwards rode my bike around and went to Seal Beach. It was chill as ****.
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    Why would you want a bar that you can't adjust...

    Why would you want a bar that you can't adjust for personal preference?
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    Nah, it's fine going with a racey frame. I bet...

    Nah, it's fine going with a racey frame. I bet those that immediately go to risers are just used to that kind of handle bar and find drops uncomfortable or awkward. I see that a lot with people...
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