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    Confessions thread!

    Alright, this is a dumb idea, but I'm house-ridden with nothing better to do, so I'm going to give it a try!
    Basically post corny things regarding bikes (SSFG or not) that you like/have on your bike, or have liked in the past, and people will likely hate for.

    Alright, me first:
    I LOVE(some) colorful bikes, and I do so because I think people sometimes need color in their lives, especially in foggy, bland, depressing cities and towns (like Eureka). I do however think some people go way overboard and hipster trash them as well though.

    I also SOMETIMES rock a TT pad because I'm a hemophiliac and often climb stairs, leaving me with shoulder bruises from carrying my bicycle.

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    I want an arrospok for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butthash View Post
    I LOVE(some) colorful bikes, and I do so because I think people sometimes need color in their lives, especially in foggy, bland, depressing cities and towns (like Eureka). I do however think some people go way overboard and hipster trash them as well though.
    I hear ya, this bike would look pretty cool coming out of a fog.

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    ^
    can someone explain why people do that small pad thing on the top tube.

    i know a lot of hipsters use full pads over the top tube because it carried over from the bmx bikes from the 90's, but what does that small little thing do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
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    can someone explain why people do that small pad thing on the top tube.

    i know a lot of hipsters use full pads over the top tube because it carried over from the bmx bikes from the 90's, but what does that small little thing do?
    no scratching or denting tt when drops swing all the way around

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    Its for the track: If you crash then your drops won`t dent your TT. Or thats what it is attempting to do.

    my confession: I see dead people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentchamber View Post
    Its for the track: If you crash then your drops won`t dent your TT. Or thats what it is attempting to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRock View Post
    What is there not to get?

    Or are you just here to leave that amusing gif.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butthash View Post
    Or are you just here to leave that amusing gif.?
    that gif. is not amusing.
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    if you crash on the track a 1/4" piece of foam is not going to keep your bars from denting your tt. crashing is way more serious and sometimes dents and sometimes doesn't. usually it dents when the rest of the bike stays in tact.
    the long pads aren't for that, that's what a small wrap of tape or a kashimax tt protector is for.

    it's for when the bike is hung up or tilted when held by the saddle and the bars can whip around on uneven ground or just from being tilted. and

    ... the whole tt tube wrap is for locking up against hard posts or poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    it's for when the bike is hung up or tilted when held by the saddle and the bars can whip around on uneven ground or just from being tilted.
    This makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by bentchamber View Post
    Its for the track: If you crash then your drops won`t dent your TT.
    This doesn't.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sy19X0xxrM

    I love bikes that are too expensive or high quality for their purpose. i can't justify a tk2 for riding to work but i want to. want to want to.

    i love bright colors too if they're coordinated. that fog bike is tasty.

    i love riding a bike somewhere just to sit and sip coffee with it leaning against the cafe table. yes, it's a fashion accessory in that moment. yes, it's way more than that when you're on it. yes, i love it for both of those reasons.

    yes, i am attracted to girls that ride fast bikes just for that reason.

    yes, totally into silly **** like made up labels and jokes like AYHSMB and my "bianchai" stickers.

    yes, i totally want a pair of clincher 808's to ride on because they look sweet. i want to race on a track, but i don't need 808's in any sense of the verb.

    yes, i think a brake totally makes a track bike look like ****.

    yes, i like blowing through lights when it's reasonably safe to do so.

    yes, i'm ashamed that i don't bomb hills with more speed. yes, it's because i'm scared of falling.

    yes, i love cars and bikes and would probably have and drive a fast car if i could afford it.

    yes, i like NJS parts on steel track bikes. not because it's njs, but because it's classy.

    yes, i think conversions are total bull****. i'd much rather see a nicely done average gruppe vintage road build than even the nicest of conversions. i'd rather see someone pay for a kilo tt and put stickers all over it than do the environmentally thoughtful thing of converting a junky bike that they'll ride because they want a fixed gear. god dammit road bikes need gears.

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    To be a contributor, and not just purely a dick: I want flowers on my bike. Like a decal. Red and white roses, a chain, along the whole top tube (black bike). I also dig me some headbadges

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sy19X0xxrM

    I love bikes that are too expensive or high quality for their purpose. i can't justify a tk2 for riding to work but i want to. want to want to.

    i love bright colors too if they're coordinated. that fog bike is tasty.

    i love riding a bike somewhere just to sit and sip coffee with it leaning against the cafe table. yes, it's a fashion accessory in that moment. yes, it's way more than that when you're on it. yes, i love it for both of those reasons.

    yes, i am attracted to girls that ride fast bikes just for that reason.

    yes, totally into silly **** like made up labels and jokes like AYHSMB and my "bianchai" stickers.

    yes, i totally want a pair of clincher 808's to ride on because they look sweet. i want to race on a track, but i don't need 808's in any sense of the verb.

    yes, i think a brake totally makes a track bike look like ****.

    yes, i like blowing through lights when it's reasonably safe to do so.

    yes, i'm ashamed that i don't bomb hills with more speed. yes, it's because i'm scared of falling.

    yes, i love cars and bikes and would probably have and drive a fast car if i could afford it.

    yes, i like NJS parts on steel track bikes. not because it's njs, but because it's classy.

    yes, i think conversions are total bull****. i'd much rather see a nicely done average gruppe vintage road build than even the nicest of conversions. i'd rather see someone pay for a kilo tt and put stickers all over it than do the environmentally thoughtful thing of converting a junky bike that they'll ride because they want a fixed gear. god dammit road bikes need gears.
    Damn, talk about coming out of the cyclist's closet!
    I am with quite a bit of those though.
    Girls, Colors, Brakes(in some cases), stoplights/signs, etc.

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    I like deep V's because the colors, but I couldn't justify buying them over cheaper and just as effective wheels.

    I really should learn how to do a lot more things on my own for my bike, I don't go to the LBS often if you can say at all, but I have a lot of down time on my bike because I don't have proper knowledge about fixing stuff, or the right tools lol.
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    Fixed is broken
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    - I'm always in a constant debate with myself on whether or not to buy a Cinelli Vigorelli and Sram Omniums for a new build even though my current IRO functions just fine.

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    I agree with a lot of cc`s confessions. kewl story braaah

    I like 144BCD cranks and chainrings.

    I think track drops are sexy.

    I like watching my friends trick around; its not like the tricks wow me or anything, but the dedication and effort they put into accomplish this or that is amazing.

    I like looking at my bike.

    I will sit on your wheel if I can, then pull off without you.

    I would like to ride on the track more often, but it`s expensive. I do like the fact that it is indoor, steep, wood, but getting there kind of sucks.

    I think bikes that belong on the track should be clipless, and be on the track.

    I like my IRO a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    I agree with a lot of cc`s confessions. kewl story braaah

    I like watching my friends trick around; it`s not like the tricks wow me or anything, but the dedication and effort they put into accomplish this or that is amazing.

    I like looking at my bike.
    I as well my friend....I would bring my bike to bed if it wasn't so uncomfortable.

    What do you mean you will sit on a wheel if you can, then pull off without them?

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    like draft off another rider for as long as possible to conserve energy then pull away after passing so they can't do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butthash View Post
    I as well my friend....I would bring my bike to bed if it wasn't so uncomfortable.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    like draft off another rider for as long as possible to conserve energy then pull away after passing so they can't do the same.
    Yup. I only do it among friends though, it's a total faux-pas to do it to strangers.
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    I badmouth aerospokes in hopes of driving the price down on them so i can pick one up for a hundred dollars like my friend got.

    I like deep vs, h+sons, and b43s. the open pro/box section bandwagon only works for one in ten bikes i see it on. deep section rims just look cool

    njs is still awesome

    my iro 29er is too small for me, but i don't want to admit it because it's fun as hell to ride

    i'm building my continuum with a coaster brake. dgaf what others say

    i'm happy fixed as a fad is dying, parts are getting cheaper and cheaper by the week.

    brakeless isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. however paying for fix it tickets still sucks.

    people asking repetitive questions about aesthetics still pisses me off. beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    i didn't get accepted for a job opening at the on campus bike shop. friends who work there think it's because i put on the application that I have "fixie experience" and twist spokes all day. really though, i'm hella better at fixies than 90% of their employees (I'm okay with kevin and jon though)


    also cc, what size tk2 you lookin for? I have a friend who's trying to sell a frameset i think, he was diagnosed with a heart condition and can't really ride. no clue what he wants for it though.
    I hate fixies

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    damn. sorry to hear.

    i just bought a bike so i can't really buy a tk2 unless i sell the bike i just bought. plus shipping is bonerkill.

    CANTWAITFORDETHBIKE

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    WILLING TO TRADE FOR MANY AAROSPOKS

    wtf capslock blocker
    I hate fixies

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    I fell the first day wearing the Retrogression straps,left foot out, i forgot i still had my right foot in and tried to walk bending my ankle and falling with the bike still strapped to me. It knocked my right brake out of place and a scratch or two on the frame..

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