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  1. Thread: Today I:

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    Last night I was stopped by campus police for...

    Last night I was stopped by campus police for "walking in the darkness suspiciously with a bike". They're cracking down I guess, because the semester just ended and a lot of students leave their...
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    My Alien cost me approx. $419 to build up. A lot...

    My Alien cost me approx. $419 to build up. A lot of parts sourced for free, with major expenses being frame/fork and wheels.
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    Just got a second job! Agreed to do an 8 hour...

    Just got a second job! Agreed to do an 8 hour training shift in the morning without realizing it was immediately after a 9 hour overnight at my primary job. :cry:
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    I have cranks of the same design, 52t. I've...

    I have cranks of the same design, 52t. I've since made the rear cog bigger. Not bad cranks, considering they're super light in my opinion. Mine started making mad creaks recently though, not sure...
  5. I agree! I loosened the shift cable so I could...

    I agree!

    I loosened the shift cable so I could liberally lube all the housings, and opened the shifter cover and shifted to the smallest cog, checking to make sure the cable was seated correctly. ...
  6. Thank you guys. The shifter was acting in a...

    Thank you guys. The shifter was acting in a somewhat ratcheting friction action, as you, TiBikeGuy, better expressed as not clicking into each position.

    I did insert the cable while in a middle...
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    Hahaha I liked that tape! Looks good both ways!

    Hahaha I liked that tape! Looks good both ways!
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    ^:lol:

    ^:lol:
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    ^Noticed that a few days ago. That orange color...

    ^Noticed that a few days ago. That orange color is really hot; too tempting.
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    Watch the "sale!" page. And I'm not sure that...

    Watch the "sale!" page. And I'm not sure that you have to be there the very moment the item goes on sale. The Omniums have been sale priced since the sale began this morning. And eat lots of...
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    Haha, do want. I would totally buy it if it were...

    Haha, do want. I would totally buy it if it were like $20 and not $125. Also, the website is awful to navigate and lists the saddle as 4 lbs hahaha.
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    Sounds like the situation is as good as it can be...

    Sounds like the situation is as good as it can be given the circumstances. It would be sad to be in that person's shoes; I'm glad they are behaving in a seemingly dignified manner. It is good of...
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    Today I'm sitting at work, by myself, 8am to 6pm....

    Today I'm sitting at work, by myself, 8am to 6pm. Hooray for computer equipment that has to be babysat 24/7/365. At least I get to watch movies while I'm here.

    And somehow my family is meeting...
  14. Changed cable in Sora brifter, and now it seems to be friction shifting?

    This is very strange. I changed the shift/brake cables in my 8spd Shimano Sora right brifter, and now the shifting has a definite friction/semi-friction feel to it. This is only when downshifting...
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    Nice job! That fork looks awesome in the two...

    Nice job! That fork looks awesome in the two tone. Texas A&M brings back memories...

    Today I drilled a brake hole in my Alien track fork. Frame, fork, headset, and bb cost as much as a nice...
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    Time to fire up the credit cards :D edit:...

    Time to fire up the credit cards :D

    edit: Don't see anything I want/need. It's probably for the best.
  17. Thread: Need advice

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    Chain pop certainly isn't ideal for no handed...

    Chain pop certainly isn't ideal for no handed track stand sqrl suppage.
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    Sounds fun!

    Sounds fun!
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    I just ordered one of the Wabi rear wheels and so...

    I just ordered one of the Wabi rear wheels and so far I'm very impressed with their stuff. Enjoy that bike!
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    Today I finally broke loose a stuck seat post! I...

    Today I finally broke loose a stuck seat post! I took on the challenge about a year ago, doing several 20 minute sessions a day over a period of about a week. Gave up, forgot about it. Then I took...
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    Cool bong

    Cool bong
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    Haha eat/fat, same thing. I took that pic more...

    Haha eat/fat, same thing. I took that pic more for the other sticker.:D
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    They say "tourist" on them; I believe they're...

    They say "tourist" on them; I believe they're made by Sugino. I had a set of nearly identical Sugino Super Maxy's, but the spider/ring was pretty badly warped. I got these from my local community...
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    Ha yeah, Denton is pretty flat. It's 52.15 I...

    Ha yeah, Denton is pretty flat. It's 52.15 I want to go 49.15 eventually, and I'll put a brake on as soon as I muster the courage to drill the fork.
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    I just finished building up my first track frame....

    I just finished building up my first track frame. It's an Alien from around '09.


    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8195159384_4b296ea655_c.jpg
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