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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-24-13, 06:26 PM   #3376
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Hey Spesh a family friend invited me and my parents to stay in Tuscon and ride in the tour de tuscon charity ride with them - ill be doing the 111 miler. I havent ridden that far (or really more than 4.5hrs) for years but i plan on staying with the lead group for as long as possible and hopefully finishing in 5hrs or less

lmk if you are attending its always cool to meet bf peeps.
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Old 09-24-13, 06:37 PM   #3377
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feels like spring here.
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Old 09-24-13, 06:43 PM   #3378
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I need a sqrl. Feelin depressed.
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Old 09-24-13, 06:44 PM   #3379
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Hey Spesh a family friend invited me and my parents to stay in Tuscon and ride in the tour de tuscon charity ride with them - ill be doing the 111 miler. I havent ridden that far (or really more than 4.5hrs) for years but i plan on staying with the lead group for as long as possible and hopefully finishing in 5hrs or less

lmk if you are attending its always cool to meet bf peeps.
Aww man, I'm not going but know a large group of people going. Perhaps I should further investigate. I think there's still time to sign up. If I do decide to go, I'll definitely hit you up.
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Old 09-24-13, 06:48 PM   #3381
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Old 09-24-13, 07:07 PM   #3382
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*******, so tempting.

OT: my buddy tried to get that frame. Payed Mike's Bikes in full for it almost 3 months ago. They said they could get it for him. Fast forward to today: it's so rare in those colors (dealers bought them all out) that they can't get it for him and are refunding his money. He's way sad. He rides a 58, I believe.

If I was to buy that bike, I think he'd hate me
The number I was told was 650 total made. Other then that is there anything else different? Lastly I think he would be happy that one of you got one haha.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:10 PM   #3383
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Today, I got a bike with gears. Fixed is a blast but there's some things here in Tucson (namely Mt. Lemon) that really require derailleurs (inb4 HTFU ).

2006 Specialized Allez Sport with 9 speed 105 (both FD and RD), Mavic Cosmos/Ksyrium wheels F/R, Salsa bars and Selle Italia saddle. Can't wait to do some serious climbing with this thing!
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Old 09-24-13, 07:10 PM   #3384
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my buddy has one in a 61. built it up for him a couple years ago....
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Old 09-24-13, 07:29 PM   #3385
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hopefully finishing in 5hrs or less
That's pretty darned fast! I'm not riding (maybe next year), but if I can help you out in some way, I'd be happy to do that. I don't have enough posts for PM, but I've set the forum options to "allow email from members," so touch base if you like.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:36 PM   #3386
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I actually love the fall weather. Today I rode home from work in my work clothes (left my bike clothes in the office locker room yesterday and they took them to lost and found ) and it was perfect - sunny, warm but not so warm you get sweaty. And the cold nights are awesome. If it stayed like this I'd never turn on the heat. Electric blankets FTW.
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I can't find any of my couplers for my air compressor. I'm annoyed. Can't air my tires.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:56 PM   #3388
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no floor pump, brah?
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Old 09-24-13, 07:56 PM   #3389
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no floor pump, brah?
Tubeless tires that haven't had the bead set yet.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:57 PM   #3390
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Ex took the floor pump.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:58 PM   #3391
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windex on the bead, and pump fast.
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Old 09-24-13, 08:05 PM   #3392
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on the other hand my sqrl got me a gopro hero3 black, high on fire tickets and a 4pk of leviathan in the last couple days.
suck it.
......until i find out what she did that warrants her being so nice.
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Old 09-24-13, 08:13 PM   #3393
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co2 releases just as fast, if not faster than a compressor @ 120psi.
if you're having trouble, don't blame it on a lack of air compressor.
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if you're having trouble, don't blame it on a lack of air compressor.
Idk man, air compressor = near infinite trial and error attempts to set the bead.
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Will everybody just shut up and quit being jackasses?

Today I contemplate once again not contributing to BFSSFG any longer.
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Protip: remove the valve core and use a co2 canister to inflate. It allows much more air to pass through than with the valve core installed. It should air up and seat the bead if you can't find your compressor bits tonight.
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Old 09-24-13, 11:04 PM   #3397
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Oy!

ease up, please.
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Today I went grocery shopping and saw the most gigantic sweet potato:



4.5 lbs
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Old 09-24-13, 11:35 PM   #3399
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Called in sick today. Home remedies for laryngitis, anyone?
Ginger tea with honey.
Eff the teabags though: make your own or find a Filipino grocery store and get the instant stuff.

Today I learned that there are no bike parking options in the building at le nouveau day job. I also work near Grand Central so not really trying to lock up anywhere outside. So now I'm looking at Bromptons on eBay/CL.
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Old 09-25-13, 06:43 AM   #3400
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i really hope you didnt leave that bad boy at the store
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