Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-03-14, 04:53 AM   #7226
bmontgomery87
Senior Member
 
bmontgomery87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Roanoke, Va
Bikes: 2013 leader 721. 2015 leader 725. 2012 fuji feather
Posts: 1,003
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lost my wedding ring, I assume it fell off while riding.

Had my first blowout, on a super steep hill. Didn't realize my rear tire was so close to the end of it's life, did a long skid and got a loud explosion, followed by 10 seconds of ass-clenching as I slid down the hill and into someones yard without crashing.
bmontgomery87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 11:33 AM   #7227
SquidPuppet
Calamari Marionette Ph.D
 
SquidPuppet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Coeur d' Alene
Bikes: Gas Pipe Nerdcycles
Posts: 3,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Great news ! The pipe is not rusted out, just very badly clogged and the plumber was able to clean it out. It's good to have a plumber with God on his side.



I can leave the house and ride my bikes again.
Since that drain carries only water, I wonder what clogged it up? Weird.
SquidPuppet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 02:49 PM   #7228
TejanoTrackie 
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Bikes: 29 frames + 73 wheels
Posts: 10,181
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Since that drain carries only water, I wonder what clogged it up? Weird.
The plumber pulled out a lot of linty fibrous material that may have worked itself down the open drain over time. It may have come from a nearby opening in the wall, possibly insulation, but really hard to tell. It's also possible that there was something in the coil drain pan initially, when my new HVAC unit was installed earlier this year. Anyways, I sure hope it's a long before it clogs again, since getting to it is a real pita and I could not fix it myself. The plumber actually had to construct an extension rig out of pvc pipe in order to insert the snake. It took him over an hour to get it done, whereas it would normally take less than half that time if the drain were more readily accessible. It was really nice that he stuck with his initial price estimate of $125.
__________________
What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
TejanoTrackie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 03:05 PM   #7229
SquidPuppet
Calamari Marionette Ph.D
 
SquidPuppet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Coeur d' Alene
Bikes: Gas Pipe Nerdcycles
Posts: 3,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The plumber pulled out a lot of linty fibrous material that may have worked itself down the open drain over time. It may have come from a nearby opening in the wall, possibly insulation, but really hard to tell. It's also possible that there was something in the coil drain pan initially, when my new HVAC unit was installed earlier this year. Anyways, I sure hope it's a long before it clogs again, since getting to it is a real pita and I could not fix it myself. The plumber actually had to construct an extension rig out of pvc pipe in order to insert the snake. It took him over an hour to get it done, whereas it would normally take less than half that time if the drain were more readily accessible. It was really nice that he stuck with his initial price estimate of $125.
Even though you spent $125.00 that you didn't want to, and it was unexpected, I bet it was almost "pleasant" compared to the alternative.
SquidPuppet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 05:02 PM   #7230
websterrr 
Senior Member
 
websterrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: st. louis
Bikes:
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
Lost my wedding ring, I assume it fell off while riding.

Had my first blowout, on a super steep hill. Didn't realize my rear tire was so close to the end of it's life, did a long skid and got a loud explosion, followed by 10 seconds of ass-clenching as I slid down the hill and into someones yard without crashing.
Man, that sucks. I'm constantly paranoid that my ring is going to fall off while riding
websterrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 08:53 PM   #7231
Philasteve
Senior Member
 
Philasteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 1,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I stopped taking a ssri. I already feel more clear headed and have more energy to exercise. Hopefully will see more benefits later in the week, medications suck.
Philasteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-14, 09:19 PM   #7232
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Today I got in 42 miles.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 01:10 AM   #7233
cw_
Member
 
cw_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Bikes: Leader 725 / Pake Rum Runner
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today I cleaned every inch of my bike and began to shop for a new stem.
cw_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 08:29 AM   #7234
AristoNYC
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom
Posts: 1,509
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today I am 30.
AristoNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 08:36 AM   #7235
rex615
canis lupus familiaris
 
rex615's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: En plus one
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Today I am 30.
Best wishes and many happy returns!
rex615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 08:36 AM   #7236
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: road, track, mtb
Posts: 8,539
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
happy bday!
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 02:01 PM   #7237
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,611
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
today ive come to the realization that im bored with life. i dont have motivation to do anything, work is boring as hell and i spend most of my time there. when im home i dont even want to ride i just sit on my ass and order dominos

i need a significant change in my life, asap.
Mumonkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 03:18 PM   #7238
bro
Senior Member
 
bro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: rolo tony brown town
Bikes:
Posts: 791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
samesies

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
today ive come to the realization that im bored with life. i dont have motivation to do anything, work is boring as hell and i spend most of my time there. when im home i dont even want to ride i just sit on my ass and order dominos

i need a significant change in my life, asap.
bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 03:36 PM   #7239
JamesCraps
Senior Member
 
JamesCraps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^ try other fast foodssssss
JamesCraps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 03:59 PM   #7240
Philasteve
Senior Member
 
Philasteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 1,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Today I am 30.
Happy Birthday ol' head.
Philasteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 04:10 PM   #7241
iTripped
Senior Member
 
iTripped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Bikes: Phil Barge Pista SC
Posts: 623
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Day two of being flat on my back. Went to Physio yesterday and while that seemed to help I literally checked for bruises when I was in the shower. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day
iTripped is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 04:41 PM   #7242
AristoNYC
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom
Posts: 1,509
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
@rex615 , @TMonk , @Philasteve
Thank you!
@Mumonkan move to SD with me, we can be like the Waynes brothers only white.
AristoNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 04:44 PM   #7243
cw_
Member
 
cw_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Bikes: Leader 725 / Pake Rum Runner
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Today I am 30.
Happy Birthday!
cw_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 05:19 PM   #7244
Cyril 
Senior Member
 
Cyril's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southwestern, Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Happy Birthday from the Great White North!
Cyril is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 07:46 PM   #7245
Huffandstuff
Senior Member
 
Huffandstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: I got bikes.
Posts: 1,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I did our mt tabor fixed gear race today and got 4 th which is better than I thought I would do. Hopefully my legs aren't too sore since I found out there are drag races on Friday.
Huffandstuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 09:02 PM   #7246
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 12,436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
today ive come to the realization that im bored with life. i dont have motivation to do anything, work is boring as hell and i spend most of my time there. when im home i dont even want to ride i just sit on my ass and order dominos

i need a significant change in my life, asap.
Take up welding! It did the trick for me
hairnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 09:43 PM   #7247
AristoNYC
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom
Posts: 1,509
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm sure people have posted this before but I just saw it and it made me nauseous
AristoNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 11:05 PM   #7248
Huffandstuff
Senior Member
 
Huffandstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: I got bikes.
Posts: 1,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
I did our mt tabor fixed gear race today and got 4 th which is better than I thought I would do. Hopefully my legs aren't too sore since I found out there are drag races on Friday.
^^ lady texted me after the race and said 25 cent beers at a strip club tonight but had to be there quick, ended up having to bike another 20 miles doing alleycat crap. Felt like a jackass blowing lights with race numbers on but it was for a good cause.
Huffandstuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-14, 11:41 PM   #7249
Soo__Fuego
Senior Member
 
Soo__Fuego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I put an offer on this Citizen



Soo__Fuego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-14, 12:37 AM   #7250
cali_axela
Seņor Member
 
cali_axela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: City bike, touring bike, track bike, road bike, rigid mountain bike, squishy mountain bike... what's next?
Posts: 578
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
^^ lady texted me after the race and said 25 cent beers at a strip club tonight but had to be there quick, ended up having to bike another 20 miles doing alleycat crap. Felt like a jackass blowing lights with race numbers on but it was for a good cause.
God I miss Portland.
cali_axela is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.