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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 10-18-13, 11:32 AM   #3826
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ill pass. i have wire bead gatorskins on my steel roadie and they're kinda tough on open pros but not rly
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Old 10-18-13, 11:34 AM   #3827
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Tools are stupid!

Like I've already said - do it for a living and we'll see how your manly thumbs are feeling.
Yep. Have you had blisters on your thumbs yet, Scrod? I ordered a bead jack for the shop after that fateful day.
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im just lazy.
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Old 10-18-13, 11:40 AM   #3829
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I guess I'm lucky that most of our clientele are homeless dudes on steel-rimmed Magnas shod with old, floppy 1.95" knobbies.

Tool-free tire mounts all day = no problemo.
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Old 10-18-13, 11:43 AM   #3830
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Oh, I don't use my thumbs to get tires on, either. I wring them onto the rim with the upper part of my palms. I should make video.
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Old 10-18-13, 11:55 AM   #3831
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Yep. Have you had blisters on your thumbs yet, Scrod? I ordered a bead jack for the shop after that fateful day.
I had one a few years ago that was pretty gnarly paired with one on my palm that basically made my whole hand useless.
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yeah that works too

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Tool-free tire mounts all day = no problemo.
Enjoy it while it lasts. When I was a 20-something, working in a bike shop, I had no problem doing tool-free tire mounts all day. Now that I'm 58, with arthritis in my hands, I can't do it anymore, so I use a bead jack.
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^Obvious wimp is obviously wimpy.
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well having a tool is a little excessive when you do it at most 1x/week instead of 10's or even 100's of times/week is all im sayin'

not trying to make some "bead jacks are for *****s" type maxim here
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I can eat spaghetti just fine with my hands but - even though I don't eat it very often - I still prefer to use a fork.
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I wish I could get my children to see things that way.
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Tools are for fools.
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I like tools for eating.

I'm still tool-free when it comes to fingernail and toenail trimming, though
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Old 10-18-13, 12:39 PM   #3841
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Says the kid who overtorqued a Thomson seatpost collar while using a torque wrench.
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Says the kid who overtorqued a Thomson seatpost collar while using a torque wrench.
Says the kid who something something something.
I couldn't come up with anything.


beard face.

SICK BURN.
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I'm pretty sure I don't want to know how one trims toenails without a tool.
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I'm pretty sure I don't want to know how one trims toenails without a tool.
I bite my toenails.

Keeps me limber.
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And the lesson is: never tell the internet what you don't want to know.
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Continued work on my Raleigh Pointe beater bike. Plan is to knock it down to a 1x7 gearing, add some caliper or direct pull canti brakes, Vetta saddle, and maybe replace stem and bars with something more to my taste.

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As long as you do it without tools, it will be accepted.
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Will do. No tools for this manly man of men. Time for me to go and watch Ponies now.
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I used to just shove my mini into my back pocket, but it kept wearing holes in the pockets. I use a full size lock now so no dice there anyway, but one of the things I like about mess bags is that I can just tuck it under the strap.

Which bag are you using? I'm using a Manhattan Portage and I can't find a place to just hook my lock to.
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