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Old 05-07-06, 11:32 PM   #1
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Bike mod's. . .

bottle opener's have no place on a bike. thread is finished as far as i am concerned. I mean honestly, a bottle opener on a bike is as 'bout as cool as a t-shirt with the tasmanian devil on it. . .pretty much it is something, based on principle, in a word idiotic. . . .
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Old 05-08-06, 12:28 AM   #2
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Mais non! But what about the Surly tuggnut chain tensioner? That serves an actual purpose (tensioning your chain and keeping your rear wheel in place) besides conveniently doubling as a bottle opener.
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Old 05-08-06, 12:49 AM   #3
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If you're really hardcore about cycling, you'd get the MKS ones, since they're lighter.
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Old 05-08-06, 12:54 AM   #4
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Does this need a thread of its own?
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Uh-oh. There's an "x" in that screen name...doesn't want to open sweet, delicious beers....


something tells me we've got an adolescent straightedger on our hands!!!
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Old 05-08-06, 03:34 AM   #7
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bottle opener's have no place on a bike.
you know what else has no place on a bike? intolerant mother ****ers who think they have the right to tell other people how to live their lives.
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Old 05-08-06, 06:27 AM   #8
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since i joined this forum , i thought id be rocking with some of the coolest guys on the planet riding fixies for the hell of it and not judging others like rockstars
…you totally missed the point of this forum.
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ha! +1

i was straightedge when i was twelve too.
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If you're really hardcore about cycling, you'd get the MKS ones, since they're lighter.
what? come on. by an ounce or two? by YOUR criteria (light weight = hardcore) , i guess you must race on the track or are visiting from the roadie forum or something. do you have the lightest of everything (ahem)? i ride on streets on my oh-so-heavy surly steamroller that i love and which probably weighs only one or two pounds more than your bike, if that. i ride everywhere. and i love beer.
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what? come on. by an ounce or two? by YOUR criteria (light weight = hardcore) , i guess you must race on the track or are visiting from the roadie forum or something. do you have the lightest of everything (ahem)? i ride on streets on my oh-so-heavy surly steamroller that i love and which probably weighs only one or two pounds more than your bike, if that. i ride everywhere. and i love beer.
its a joke, chill. this thread isn't worth getting worked up about.
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ninja dogs say "watch yo' mouth."
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Didn't realize it was a joke. It's cool. It's one of those things that if you would have said it in person, I'd have realized you were being sarcastic, but on the internet...
By the way, I'm always uptight and grumpy on Monday mornings. My head feels like a u-lock hit it.
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ninja dogs say "watch yo' mouth."
cos while they can't hear you with their high-tech ear-blockers in place, they can still read yr lips with ninja-precision.
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ninja dogs say "watch yo' mouth."
Haha, nice.
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Didn't realize it was a joke. It's cool. It's one of those things that if you would have said it in person, I'd have realized you were being sarcastic, but on the internet...
By the way, I'm always uptight and grumpy on Monday mornings. My head feels like a u-lock hit it.
ha, yeah i do that **** all the time. seems like every time i seriously respond to what i thought was a serious argument, i'm COMPLETELY missing something. i blame seriousness.

EDIT: My friend Mark said that he saw the red ninja dog totally uppercut some kid just because the kid opened a window.
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that made me laugh.
yeah... i guess i'll get over my naivete soon enough if i keep posting here.
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final and deadly showdown?
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that is stupid funny
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yeah so kinda off topic,but my bb snaped in half and threw my chain and trashed the Surly tuggnut chain tensioner so i got the mks ones dont no if they would of faired better but they are less tacky.
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final and deadly showdown?
That was my desktop for months, but i got tired of laughing every time i turned on my computer.
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no no guys, you've got it all wrong, he's not chicago-straightedge-boston, he's chicago times boston, it's the new math, based overtly on geography. it's like if a train leaves new york headed to boston at 2 philadelphias per hour and another train leaves chicago at 3 washington d.c.'s per hour how many san diegos with they los angelos in order to equal seattle?
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cos while they can't hear you with their high-tech ear-blockers in place, they can still read yr lips with ninja-precision.
unfortunately, the nina dog's costumes were design by ostrichs, employing the same "if I can't see you, you can't see me" technique. This proved to be their fatal flaw.
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You just summarized 90% of the threads on BF and the FGG in four words. Nicely done.
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