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    QFT There are a couple nearby descents that I...

    QFT

    There are a couple nearby descents that I routinely hit >53mph on. Tthey're not the steepest hills in town, but they're the ones with the best combination of conditions conducive to those kind...
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    I got $10 says I can pinpoint exactly where that...

    I got $10 says I can pinpoint exactly where that frame would break ...if it ever broke.
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    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/1...

    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/117/021/enhanced-buzz-28895-1301694293-0.jpg
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    If that's the fugliest saddlebag you've ever seen...

    If that's the fugliest saddlebag you've ever seen you need to come visit my neck of the woods!
    I'm not saying it's an attractive bag, but in the grand scheme of modern road bikes, that one strikes...
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    I still occasionally see a few of those on the...

    I still occasionally see a few of those on the long hilly Club rides I do, and in that context I would substitute "badazz" with "dumbazz" :)
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    Is it still considered a "close call" if you...

    Is it still considered a "close call" if you actually make contact?
    Just last week I got doored by a parked car while I was cycling home from work. The thing is, the timing was so fortuitously...
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    I don't think I've ever wished for a lower gear...

    I don't think I've ever wished for a lower gear than what I had -- well, except for maybe that one time I climbed the 20 mile Catalina Highway up to the top of Mount Lemmon on a borrowed bike with...
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    What, they're pointing at the rear brake, just...

    What, they're pointing at the rear brake, just like The Rules state they should.
    The fact that the bike is sporting disc brakes shouldn't alter our generalizations, right?
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    :::sigh::: Okay, what's your source? I'm not...

    :::sigh::: Okay, what's your source?

    I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just trying to figure out whether this is some fairly recent sea change in orchestral brass modus operandi, or if...
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    Not quite a flugelhorn, but my friend Alicia is a...

    Not quite a flugelhorn, but my friend Alicia is a professional brass player who used to ride with a Bb pocket trumpet strapped to her saddle just in case the opportunity to perform came during a...
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    Are you sure about that?

    Are you sure about that?
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    All I dreamt about in my youth was Schwinns. Then...

    All I dreamt about in my youth was Schwinns. Then I got one: Rode a Varsity Sport for ~10 years. The last thing I would want now is anything vaguely resembling one of those tanks!




    +1 To be...
  13. 1977 called, they want their Cheap Dorm Room...

    1977 called, they want their Cheap Dorm Room Furniture aesthetic back.
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    Ha! No, Richie won't even discuss components...

    Ha! No, Richie won't even discuss components until the frame comes back from paint. It's getting all brand new 2015 or 2016 stuff. I had some very specific requests as far as wheels and saddles, not...
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    Yep. Ordered the Sachs in December of 2007,...

    Yep. Ordered the Sachs in December of 2007, should receive it next month (unless Richie has some problems sourcing the components I requested). Ordered the Strong in August of 2010, received it the...
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    I own this TIG-welded steel beauty, custom built...

    I own this TIG-welded steel beauty, custom built for me in 2010 by Carl Strong:

    http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/bob_ross4/BobR1_zps89b0de57.jpg


    ...and I am a few weeks away from...
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    I wear winter cycling boots from Answer. I...

    I wear winter cycling boots from Answer.



    I recommend not getting the winter cycling boots from Answer.
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    Wow! I haven't even thought about old orange...

    Wow! I haven't even thought about old orange Weinmann brake pads in probably 40 years! What a blast from the past!
  19. SSHHHHHH!!!!! Let's just let that be our little...

    SSHHHHHH!!!!! Let's just let that be our little secret, 'kay?

    :)
  20. Ah, good call! I've heard very nice things about...

    Ah, good call! I've heard very nice things about Tsunamis.
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    ^^^This. I just bought a Niterider Lumina 750...

    ^^^This. I just bought a Niterider Lumina 750 for my wife for xmas, and the new bar mounts they're shipping w/ that light don't fit her 3T alloy bars, I had to give her the old mount from my Lumina...
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    I have a NiteRider Lumina 650 (which I believe...

    I have a NiteRider Lumina 650 (which I believe they no longer make, replaced by the Lumina 750) and if I put it on flash mode cars get out of my way because it looks to them like an emergency vehicle...
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    Now that you mention it, I vaguely recall hearing that perhaps they're out of the biz...or maybe I'm conflating them with another builder? I do know that a friend of mine got a new Spooky road race...
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    Co-Motion, Spooky, Gaulzetti, Dorman, Primus Mootry
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    I'm the opposite: In sub-30 degree weather is...

    I'm the opposite: In sub-30 degree weather is especially care about back pockets, because A) I'm wearing gloves; and B) I definitely don't want to have to unzip my jacket to get into whatever pockets...
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