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    Good News

    There seems to be too much negativism going on in here. Between insulting people that have been hit by cars, talking about people ripping people off, local shop's bad attitudes, and tearing up people who don't like particular bikes, we need some encouragement. For the sake of morale. So how about some nice stories? Or compliments? Group therapy?

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    Yesterday I stripped to my undies and rode my new Maserati conversion around in the rain, just because I was so happy. I made a few high speed runs through the neighborhood, past the stores and restaurants, around the old folks home, and then back into my hood. All soaking wet and wearing solar system boxers.

    It was fun, and I had a good time. Nothing about it went wrong, no one accused me of anything, and I didn't have to prove myself to anyone. Just good clean (muddy) fun.

    You are right, we need a little pick-me-up here. Come on everyone, turn those frowns upside down! Enjoy the icy malt beverage of your choice, and eat some kind of pastry-like dish.

    peace,
    sam

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    That's why I stay out of the Advocacy and the Commuting forums.

    I've sworn off Bikeforums for 8 months last year because of the negativity.

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    If we were all in one place we could do the team building exercise where we go around in a circle and everyone says a compliment about the next person down the line's bicycle.

    "I like the shiny chainring."
    "The bar tape was put on very well."
    "The paint job is really nice."

    It would be all kinds of warm fuzziness.

    peace,
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    I built up a new bike, my first time without the use of loctite on the rear cog. There will be pics up as soon as I get everything settled in.

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    my new UTW bag makes me very, very happy.

    that's positive, right?

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    Well at least I'm housebroken.

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    The flourescent lights have a more cheerful hum today.

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    ******** hippy!

    nah, seriously though.. i got my makino frame today, so i am just peachy.

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    And I thought you were going to say "I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance..."

    Seems like there should be a seperation of the Fixed and the SS. Then from there we can go extreme and have subcategories. Like beer drinker to non, pie or no pie, brakes or none....

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    I emailed a guy in Italy about the stem on a bike that he had posted on the FGG. He went out and found an identical one for me, bought it, mailed it to me, and told me not to worry about paying him for it until it had arrived. That was pretty mind-blowingly heartwarming.

    He's definitely getting a solid mixtape in return.

    Also heartwarming:



    m.

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    Kitty-frog is about the cutest thing I've seen today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    Kitty-frog is about the cutest thing I've seen today.
    And that story is just what I needed to restore my faith in humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    Kitty-frog is about the cutest thing I've seen today.
    maybe a kitty-frog with a pancake on its head?

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    Glad to be of service.

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    i think we need to do trust falls.
    FGG#1756and 5,964

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    after riding around on a rear gatorskin with 1/4" gash in it for two weeks, my shiny new red stripe rubino arrived from nashbar. also a new pc-58 chain. my bike has never been so colorful and so quiet!

    on the other hand, it's f\_/cking hot in this goddamn city, and wisconsin has hills. waa.
    give me war redder than blood and fiercer than fire!

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    never use gel wrap..might sound negative but if you avoid that crap you will be happy..see, not negative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    Yesterday I stripped to my undies and rode my new Maserati conversion around in the rain, just because I was so happy. I made a few high speed runs through the neighborhood, past the stores and restaurants, around the old folks home, and then back into my hood. All soaking wet and wearing solar system boxers.

    Didja get a photo?
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Kitty-frog!!!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    after seeing so many nice bikes at various events this spring I ripped all the fugly tape and tubes off my bike, and stuck my old stem back on (low and lean and mean) .... forgot how sexy it looked without all the body armor and dorky riser stem...

    I'm getting really jelly of all the bike porn on BF too and want a new bike bad but thanks to all the enthusiastic riders in NYC who reintroduced me to my old ride - I may even try and lose my pot belly so I can reach the bars

    "love is all around, no need to waste it...."

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    oh yeah - and it's Friday night !

    WHOOOOOOO- HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    Everyone's watching, to see what you will do
    Everyone's looking at you, oh
    Everyone's wondering, will you come out tonight
    Everyone's trying to get it right, get it right

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    i had an awesome ride in the rain the other night - i've not ridden my conversion in really wet weather before, and i had great control over it. also, i was soaked completely and totally but kept riding - there's something intrinsically fun about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    Didja get a photo?
    Shortly after arriving back home I managed to snap one with the digital camera's timer. Its already been submitted to the FGE.

    peace,
    sam

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    I'm gonna go for a nice long ride tomorrow, anyone wanna come with? I'll be riding my McFixie, and do not care what you ride, even if it has gears. I just want to ride and drink beer with people. Anyone?

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