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    That's So Tight...

    So today my wife and I were taking advantage of the nice weather and riding down to a cool used bookstore, mostly to satisfy my hunger for cookbooks. Along the way, I notice a ground of children all with bikes, stopped on the corner. The chain had fallen off on of their bikes from hitting a rock or something, so I volunteered my services (I always do). I unclick my shoes and lay the bike down on the ground, and put this kids chain back on.

    Right as I finish up, one little girl asks me, "Mister, how do you ride with such small pedals?"

    "Well, I have these cool shoes which allow me to snap into my pedals," I reply.

    With bright eyes and a sincere sense of excitement, another girl says "Fo Real? That's SO Tight!!"

    I get a stupid grin on my face and agree "Yeah," after which I proceeded to point out how my pedals matched the tape/saddle etc.

    It just made me smile, I guess it doesn't really have much to do with SS/FG, except, um, the bike I fixed for them was a SS...

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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    Did you get any cookbooks?

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one who enjoys cookbooks.


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    I should have traded you the profesional cookbooks i just sold to half price books for bike parts. I got totally screwed but I was desperate between jobs.

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    I always get cookbooks when I go to the library. The best one I have seen in a while is Rocco the TV guys book "Flavor". I don't usuallly get the mainstream TV peoples book but this one is exceptional.

    Riding hard and eating large!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captsven
    I always get cookbooks when I go to the library. The best one I have seen in a while is Rocco the TV guys book "Flavor". I don't usuallly get the mainstream TV peoples book but this one is exceptional.
    I'll have to check that one out. I generally use the library too, because I find most cookbooks pretty mediocre so I want to scope them before buying. Ingredients can be esoteric and I'm not keen on spending three hours in prep and cooking. Eating Well cookbooks kick a$$ and their quarterly magazine is exceptional. One of the few magazines where I would want to make everything in them. http://www.eatingwell.com/ You can get a lot of their recipes online. The easy salmon cakes are great -- so's the spice crusted tofu for you veg heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    Eating Well cookbooks kick a$$ (EDITED)
    why bother doing this? ****EDITED**** doesn't matter...if he is SO concerned about the forums, have him buy a red star. Grammar and diction do not pay the bills in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    why bother doing this?
    Point taken and subsequent edit
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    "cool shoes"

    ok.

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    Similar story for me yesterday. Passing the Shedd Aquarium and a group of 20-30 6th graders eating their sack lunches. They salute as I pass and one kid says "wow, that's the quietest bike yet." Made my day.
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    File under: so cute I could puke.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    "quietest bike yet"

    sounds like a town without a coaster-brakes (or peripheral sound).

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    Fo' Shizzzle

    Word up lil sista !

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