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    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
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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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    no one wants an alien FixednotBroken's Avatar
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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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    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
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    the more I ride my bike... the more I HATE CARS
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgerne
    i was riding down atlantic ave yesterday with a buddy....
    and WHY were you riding down atlantic?
    love delights to give.

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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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    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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    I cracked a walnut in my hand once.
    Talk about impressing the ladies.

    Enjoy

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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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    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
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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!



    Quote Originally Posted by Low3rthird
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by etchr
    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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    What are they doing? Why do they come here? Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.
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    for a second i thought ultra might've turned into a lance

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgerne
    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.
    love delights to give.

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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
    Fate is the Hunter
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    What are they doing? Why do they come here? Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.
    http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8074/dodcm.jpg

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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...

    -jason

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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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