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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-19-05, 09:46 PM   #1
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Broke a Nut on my Pista

I don't even know what it's called... the cone nut? It's the nut on the inner side of the drop-out.

I was tightening the nut last night and *POP* it just broke in half so I had to ride my geared bike today.

I went to Larry & Jeffs on 2nd Ave. this morning and they had a bunch of them so I bought 3 new ones.

Anyway, how was your day?


Oh yea.... I almost got hit by an a88hole in a car. I had to swerve out of the way real quick and my front wheel ended up in one of those gutter grates. I was so pissed, I rode up to the guy (he was turning into a gas station), called him a *F*CKER and rode off.
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Old 04-19-05, 09:54 PM   #2
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the title of this thread made me think something much, much worse had happened.

glad you fixed your hub.
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Old 04-19-05, 09:54 PM   #3
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the more I ride my bike... the more I HATE CARS
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Old 04-20-05, 08:30 AM   #4
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i was riding down atlantic ave yesterday with a buddy....
and WHY were you riding down atlantic?
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Old 04-20-05, 08:41 AM   #5
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i always ride with my u-lock in my back left pocket just in case there is a circumstance like this... then all you gotta do is reach back, draw, swing, smmmmmmmmmasssssssshhhhh!!! and then... no side view mirror!

in theory of course, havent had to do it yet.
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Old 04-20-05, 09:07 AM   #6
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I stripped one of the cones on my rear and I've been riding anyway. So far so good, but I probably should get that replaced.
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Old 04-20-05, 09:52 AM   #7
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I cracked a walnut in my hand once.
Talk about impressing the ladies.

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Old 04-20-05, 10:14 AM   #8
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That's funny, I broke the exact same part on my Pista doing the exact same thing. ****ty washers, I guess. Cost me about 50 cents to replace. Just gotta be a bit more careful when tightening the wheel.
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Old 04-20-05, 02:16 PM   #9
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Yeah, I learned NOT to overtighten and what happens when you do! At least nothing happened while I was riding it (although I did get a flat today!)... I noticed today that the freaking rim strip wasn't covering one of the spoke holes and the tube just popped during my ride today... I suspected something fishy because it's the 2nd flat in a week and I have Armadillos.

I never checked the rim tape before today... but there was nothing in my tire!



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That's funny, I broke the exact same part on my Pista doing the exact same thing. ****ty washers, I guess. Cost me about 50 cents to replace. Just gotta be a bit more careful when tightening the wheel.
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I cracked a walnut in my hand once.
Talk about impressing the ladies.

Enjoy
The trick is to put two in your hand. Makes it easy and looks rad.
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Old 04-20-05, 03:15 PM   #11
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and WHY were you riding down atlantic?
seconded. that spot is MiG alley all the way.
<-- guilty of riding it from time to time.
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for a second i thought ultra might've turned into a lance
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if you catch all the lights right on bedford (coming from prospect park area), its a straight shot, slightly down hill, and smooth.... i was spinning out at 52x15.

its a sweet ride.
it IS a sweet ride. one of my favorites. takes me straight home.
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Old 04-21-05, 02:19 PM   #14
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unfortunately, I gotta go the wrong direction to get home. (up the hill and not down)

and the car wash section...very slippery
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ya know, that is pretty much why everyone should use Kryponite chain locks slung over the shoulder...the u locks are fine for smashing, but a 4' chain is much more intimidating...I am on the edgy side on my bike so I keep mine in my bag..but for the cooler headed folks, by all means...

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Old 04-21-05, 04:11 PM   #16
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That's funny the other day I busted a nut on my Colnago, it was so pretty....oh crap, what are we talking about?
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