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    Gather 'round, hipsters. Bow before your new god:...

    Gather 'round, hipsters. Bow before your new god:

    Aurumania Gold Track Bike Crystal Edition
    http://www.aurumania.com/press/presspictures.html...
  2. This renews my faith in humanity and lessens my...

    This renews my faith in humanity and lessens my desire for a zombie apocalypse. Well done, sir.
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    Murdered out hardtail

    My new bike cobbled from assorted parts. The frame is an FRM (some small Italian company) I bought off eBay in 2002:

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    My latest build: dorked-out Cannondale 1FG ...

    My latest build: dorked-out Cannondale 1FG

    Random highlights:
    - Dura-Ace crankarms
    - Wetzikon chainring guard
    - Paul Component Love levers
    - Wald 198GB basket
    - Nitto Albatross handlebars
    -...
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    Conan rules. When he was still doing Late Night...

    Conan rules. When he was still doing Late Night in New York, he drove a beat-up 1992 Ford Taurus SHO and bragged about it often on the show. Here it is being appraised by Sothebys auction house:
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    My last experience with Greggs Greenlake has...

    My last experience with Greggs Greenlake has really tainted my opinion of the shop:

    Shop scratched my new fork and tried to hide it
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=6469468#post6469468...
  12. When you mean 'cycling', do you include...

    When you mean 'cycling', do you include recumbents and pedal-boats?

    If not not, I would resort to a ski-mask and one of those ground-hugging three-wheelers.
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    I'd rather see him try to break the hour record.

    I'd rather see him try to break the hour record.
  14. I did the alternate route last year (due to the...

    I did the alternate route last year (due to the damaged roads to the normal course) and it was the best organized ride I've ever done, no question. I wussed out this year to try racing, but it is on...
  15. UPDATE: I received my replacement fork from...

    UPDATE: I received my replacement fork from Greggs. Forks were exchanged, thanks was given, end of story.

    Overall, my opinions of the shop are conflicted. On one hand, the mechanic was not forth...
  16. UPDATE: The mechanic who did the work (who also...

    UPDATE: The mechanic who did the work (who also happens to be an assistant service manager) said that he tripped and dropped the fork. This is contrary to the story I was told on my Sunday visit- the...
  17. UPDATE: Thanks for all of your opinions. I talked...

    UPDATE: Thanks for all of your opinions. I talked to a supervisor today and made some progress.

    The mechanic who did the install was not working today, so the supervisor called him on the phone-...
  18. Shop scratched my fork and tried to hide it

    Hello,

    I'd like some advice from some professional mechanics about how to handle this. The shop that installed the lower crown race on my new Alpha-Q fork scratched it twice, used a black marker...
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    Sticky: Yup, I checked. I am at the absolute limit.

    Yup, I checked. I am at the absolute limit.
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    Sticky: the two-piece clamp pieces are facing the right...

    the two-piece clamp pieces are facing the right way (the end labeled 'front' is at the pointy end). I guess I could turn the seatpost around so you read 'Thomson' down than up. The devil is in the...
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    Sticky: It's a 53cm. I have lower back issues, hence the...

    It's a 53cm. I have lower back issues, hence the massive stack of spacers (I rarely ride in the drops).

    Perhaps I need to do more sit-ups to beef up my core.
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    Sticky: Aluminum lugs, but nobody needs to know. :D

    Aluminum lugs, but nobody needs to know. :D
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    Sticky: My Titus Modena

    My first road bike: 2006 Titus Modena.

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    I did the ride solo in 2003. I was bored out of...

    I did the ride solo in 2003. I was bored out of my mind- too flat and not always scenic.

    If you are up for a challenge, look at the RAMROD- Ride Around Mt Rainier in One Day. 10,000 feet of...
  25. Don't forget the fuel! I bonked on a century...

    Don't forget the fuel! I bonked on a century riding solo and it sucked hardcore. Now, I bring at least two energy bars and 6 energy gels.
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