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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 06-23-13, 12:49 PM   #1301
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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.
and on your power output
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Old 06-23-13, 12:50 PM   #1302
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over here im about to hit up a 4hr road ride. im gonna stay steady for first 3 hrs and then leave it all out on the road over the last hr.
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Old 06-23-13, 12:54 PM   #1303
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Laced my own wheel, first time doing it on my own. I have a hard time getting them perfectly true, any helpful tips?
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Old 06-23-13, 01:37 PM   #1304
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Got a few calls back from bike shops.
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Old 06-23-13, 01:47 PM   #1305
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I'm a year older and my body hurts.
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Old 06-23-13, 01:55 PM   #1306
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i turn 31 in 3 weeks....gonna have the biggest bday bash ever.
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Old 06-23-13, 02:21 PM   #1307
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Old 06-23-13, 02:38 PM   #1308
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Old 06-23-13, 02:50 PM   #1309
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Gonna go see A Hijacking. Looks preh goot.
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Old 06-23-13, 03:49 PM   #1310
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today i discovered that there is such a thing as a Thai bike messenger martial arts comedy movie........ can't even.....

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Old 06-23-13, 05:03 PM   #1311
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really frustrated with my "training" and with the dudes i ride with lately. taking a big step back. going back to riding just for fun. just got a lemond buenos aires for my relaxation device of choice. also been itching to ride fixed again.
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Old 06-23-13, 05:20 PM   #1312
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Haha, Xian giving you a hard time? Get a mtb and ride with us.
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Old 06-23-13, 05:24 PM   #1313
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whats wrong with your "training?"

if you're trying to "train" with other people, then there's most of your problem. of course you need to take a step back from time to time and make sure that you're enjoying yourself as well.

oh, and I'm really, really tired right now.
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Today I put in 50 miles and did yardwork, followed by a short 5 mile ride.
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Today I rode a very humid 20 miles, now I am drinking a beer before I go to sleep
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Yesterday was probably the hottest weather I'd ridden in all year. Today it rained. Thank you San Francisco summer.
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Old 06-23-13, 09:10 PM   #1317
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Today I stumbled on a estate sale a couple blocks away from me. Person who's stuff was being sold was a avid photographer. Scored a bunch of camera gear for dirt cheap from unknowing next to kin.
Also tried to snipe a less than perfect* highly sought after legacy portrait lens off ebay and saw said auction rocket from $60 to $210+ in the matter of 7 seconds. Whoever won it ended up paying historically more than ideal/perfect specimens sold in the past/ currently available BINs.
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Old 06-23-13, 09:16 PM   #1318
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realized velomine charges more for their open pros on ebay than they do in their web store.
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today i realized that merckx corsa frames have italian threaded bb, so much for that idea
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Old 06-23-13, 09:52 PM   #1320
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Rode my fixie for the first time in three weeks, as I've been on a road bike kick lately. Rode a 34 mi. circuit with lots of rollers and a couple of steep descents, but didn't have to resort to using the brake once.

The fronts of my quads will be sore tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-13, 09:55 PM   #1321
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realized velomine charges more for their open pros on ebay than they do in their web store.
Free shipping tho.
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Old 06-23-13, 10:32 PM   #1322
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Missed out on CicLAvia for a day of J/A tourists. Did you go, Seau?
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Old 06-23-13, 10:44 PM   #1323
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Didn't even know about it. How often do they do those things? I feel like the last one was pretty recent.
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Old 06-23-13, 10:53 PM   #1324
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Today I rode my SS Salsa Casseroll grocery getter to the local Kroger to get some supplies, and a nice lady came up to me as I was loading the saddlebags in the parking lot and asked me if I was homeless and needed any help. I guess she thought that only homeless people have bikes with saddlebags. Mine was the only bike there.
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Someone help me figure out what I'm looking at here. What the hell was he doing? And there's no way for it to stop as is, right?

Yeah, yeah, not singlespeed. And maybe it should've gone in the jackass thread.
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