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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 06-22-13, 03:21 PM   #1276
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my knee is starting to hurt quite a Bit and my neck is Sore
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Old 06-22-13, 03:23 PM   #1277
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****ing hate tourists
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Old 06-22-13, 07:21 PM   #1278
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Sipping beers in the backyard while I hot-smoke a pork loin on the grill. This is truly the life.
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Old 06-22-13, 07:21 PM   #1279
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person who bought my 725 frame sent me a pic of their build. glad to have their cash, but almost wish i'd kept it. not to my taste....

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Old 06-22-13, 07:22 PM   #1280
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Oof.
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Old 06-22-13, 07:35 PM   #1281
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spent 1.5hrs in the yard cutting scrub/vines/bushes. had to touch up the 'sweet spot' on my favorite machete three times. then beers and Cuban sandwiches at a local joint.

set up the Pake for tomorrow's ride.

now Dalwhinnie on the rocks.....
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Old 06-22-13, 07:36 PM   #1282
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yeah. it just confused me.
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Old 06-22-13, 08:16 PM   #1283
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ouch. the only thing i like about it is the silver 725 decal, is that original? i was considering getting the celeste 725 a while ago but i thought it was black
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Old 06-22-13, 08:20 PM   #1284
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These bros and their white fixie parts.
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ouch. the only thing i like about it is the silver 725 decal, is that original? i was considering getting the celeste 725 a while ago but i thought it was black
it's black. just a trick of the light.
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Old 06-22-13, 08:28 PM   #1286
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Today I put in 45 miles. First road ride since Tuesday.
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Old 06-22-13, 08:30 PM   #1287
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damn hipsters and their tricks.
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Old 06-22-13, 09:18 PM   #1288
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Today I learned how to cook artichokes.
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Old 06-22-13, 09:56 PM   #1289
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Man **** artichokes. That **** took forever to cook and most of it went straight in the trash.
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Old 06-22-13, 10:05 PM   #1290
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Artichokes are a love it or hate it thing.
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Old 06-22-13, 10:11 PM   #1291
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Put in 30 on the s5.
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Old 06-22-13, 11:56 PM   #1292
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got in 39 miles while sick. feel bad.
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Old 06-23-13, 03:40 AM   #1293
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So, I haven't been around for a while. That's because I've been working 12-14 hour days seven days each week. I'm back in the kitchen, as sous chef at a new brewery brewery here in town. I just couldn't survive on bike shop money any longer. Also, I missed the thrill of kitchens more than anyone that has never done it can know.

Thursday sucked. A lot. I got tagged by a red light runner on my way to work and ****ed my right (dominant) ankle and wrist. Went to work anyhow, pushed through the pain for 13 hours, went outside to a missing bike, helmet, and lock. I hate commuting by train. After we move (second time in as many years. **** sucks, but our apartment is awful), and I get caught up a little more on bills, and put a small cushion in the bank, I will be getting something new. I'm debating between CX and another fixed. I wanna race this fall, and the chef (also a cyclist, raced in his younger years) said that I could have Sundays off for races, so I may grab a CX rig.

Time for the bright sides:

My bike was very distinctive, and I have a lot of friends/acquaintances in the bike scene here, so if it's still in Chicago I will find it soon.

I needed something new anyhow, so this will force me to get something.

The owner was inspired to install a bike rack in the (always locked) basement.

How have you all been?
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Old 06-23-13, 03:57 AM   #1294
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Today I: almost died, not really but sweet jesus was it hard. I flipped to freewheel at the turn around point, my god it was nice to enjoy a decent.
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Old 06-23-13, 04:21 AM   #1295
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Ran into some tri-dork at the bar today and we were talking random bike **** and then he got into super dumb stuff like watts and cadence. Sorry bro, I'm riding fixed so my cadence is only dependent on my gear inches.
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Old 06-23-13, 04:55 AM   #1296
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Old 06-23-13, 07:59 AM   #1297
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During a nice ride, had my left crank arm fall off (isis drive). Unbelievably I found the bolt, threaded it back on (or so I thought) and crossed the road to a safer place to work on the bike. Once on the other side of the road I noticed the bolt had dropped out, this time irretrievably. Had to call for rescue and I hate doing that.
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Old 06-23-13, 09:21 AM   #1298
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I started sanding my Centurion frame. The chemical stripper I used did some decent base work for removing the paint but sanding has proved more effective by far. Got the front triangle pretty cleaned down minus the the headtube lugs, I gotta have someone pop off the headset cups to really get it cleaned and so I can replace them with a new set after painting.

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Old 06-23-13, 09:58 AM   #1299
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[QUOTE=ThimbleSmash;15773681I gotta have someone pop off the headset cups to really get it cleaned and so I can replace them with a new set after painting.[/QUOTE]

You can remove the cups yourself using a long slotted screwdriver and hammer. Just move the screwdriver around the cup base from the inside as you give it single sharp impacts.
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You can remove the cups yourself using a long slotted screwdriver and hammer. Just move the screwdriver around the cup base from the inside as you give it single sharp impacts.
Thanks, that saved me a trip to an LBS and their nominal fee.
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