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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 06-14-13, 07:23 AM   #1076
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today a work friend is embarking on the tour divide.
Schweet. I know two dudes from GNV who are also starting the Divide about this time. Best of luck to all three riders.

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I need a new BB on the Nishiki but the shell if fubard.
If you can't retap your threads, you could file them out and use the Sunlite threadless repair BB. It works very well:

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Old 06-14-13, 10:56 AM   #1077
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If you can't retap your threads, you could file them out and use the Sunlite threadless repair BB. It works very well:
Yeah, that's what I was thinking of using. Good to know it works well, thanks.
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Old 06-14-13, 01:22 PM   #1078
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Today I saw that there's a bike fit subforum now. YES.
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Old 06-14-13, 02:20 PM   #1079
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Today my parents are in town from Houston and I'm throwing a big BBQ for all my friends and the weather is perfect and other than my folks being a little bored all is well.

(They're retired, so sitting around relaxing all day isn't as great for them as it is for us working schmucks, heh.) People will start getting here in a couple hours though, so no big.
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Old 06-14-13, 06:48 PM   #1080
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today i built these for myself. decided to go with some new sheriff's instead of the formulas i had laying around.




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Old 06-14-13, 07:24 PM   #1081
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Today I finally got my hands on this thanks to the sqrl knowing record store peoples:


About time they had a new album!
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Old 06-14-13, 08:19 PM   #1082
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Got the nishiki settled. Chased the BB threads, installed a new bottom bracket, new crankset, new pedals, and straps.

Turned out well.
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Old 06-14-13, 08:30 PM   #1083
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Old 06-14-13, 08:33 PM   #1084
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And where are the pics.
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Old 06-14-13, 08:38 PM   #1085
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Today I got a street ride in and did some digging.
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Old 06-14-13, 08:40 PM   #1086
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Yeah!!!
Thanks for the straps, btw.

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And where are the pics.
Forgot

Next time I ride it I'll snaps some pics.
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Old 06-15-13, 12:19 AM   #1087
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Today I got caught in varying degrees of rain pretty much the whole 9-mile commute home, from slight drizzle to sheets of big fat drops. It was annoying at first but warm enough that it felt awesome in the end.
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Old 06-15-13, 05:12 AM   #1088
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Played basketball today, felt really good and I did a lot better than I expected. Jumper needs more work, but I didn't expect it to fall a lot because I haven't played in almost a year.
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Old 06-15-13, 05:41 PM   #1089
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Today I started working with a utility bike frame builder. I'm going to help with some assembly, and packaging, but mostly building wheels them. It's going to be cool since he will teach me how to weld and braze. I can only hang out at the shop one day a week though :-/
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Old 06-15-13, 06:11 PM   #1090
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Today I rode my first fixed gear metric century.
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Old 06-15-13, 06:16 PM   #1091
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Now do it 11 more times.
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Old 06-15-13, 06:28 PM   #1092
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Today I went for a nice short ride with my dad, I'm up in Portland for the weekend visiting him for father's day + his birthday (which is today). Tomorrow, longer ride to + up Mt Tabor!
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Old 06-15-13, 07:09 PM   #1093
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Went on a day date. Was pretty good.

Was pleasantly surprised when I arrived home to see my Langster Pro and Omnoms had been delivered. Put it all together. Got the flat black finish all smudged up with my greasy hands.

Wheeeeeee!






Now I just need to buy the rest of the parts to finish it off.

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Old 06-15-13, 07:42 PM   #1094
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I'm ... going to need a nap first.
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Old 06-15-13, 08:53 PM   #1095
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Today I spent almost 10 hours dirt jumping. Am spent/mind is mush...
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Old 06-15-13, 08:57 PM   #1096
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About time they had a new album!
By far the most bizarre live performance I've ever seen.
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Old 06-15-13, 09:24 PM   #1097
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Today I found this forum after I fired up the ol' El Camino and went for a ride with my brother on my recently repaired fixed gear. I lost both top mounts for my rack on the ride so it fell backward and did a number on the new tire but otherwise was a good ride. Somehow that old peeling seat off of my brother's bike is really comfortable!

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Old 06-15-13, 11:41 PM   #1098
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this weekend was rad, i:

survived another year of life
went to cape cod with gf and pals
saw a million bikes (most of which were crap, some cool, like all city space horse and titanium serotta)
saw an equal amount of sweet ass classic cars and hotrods
ate a metric ****ton of great food and almost every meal had creatures from the ocean in it
didnt deal with a single ******bag the entire time excluding people on the interstate on the way there/back
generally enjoyed the **** out of life

tomorrow i receive presents and buy myself something cool
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Old 06-15-13, 11:49 PM   #1099
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Had a blowout at darn near the mid way point of a 33 mile ride yesterday, with no tubes and patches on me. Too many sweet skidzz for those old tires :/

Also saw Man of Steel. S/o to ******bag cop from Premium Rush starring as the villain, and also S/o to Clark Kents dope SS with Brooks swift saddle.
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Today I played bikes with my friends bike. We stripped the yellow paint off his motobecane track, sanded it, and just put clear over it, came out pretty good I think.

Also did one of the scariest things ever, had to play tooth fairy (usually the wifes job). The amount of anxiety, from the time you pull that tooth out to the time you replace it with money, is ridiculous. She had the smallest pillow, with both arms wrapped around it, ugh! haha
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