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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 07-01-13, 03:34 PM   #1576
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Today I had to close the shop early because the power went out. Playing catch up tomorrow isn't going to be fun.
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Old 07-01-13, 03:35 PM   #1577
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Today I'm torn between buying just the bike stuff I need, or spending another $70 on stuff I kinda want so I can get free shipping.
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Old 07-01-13, 03:37 PM   #1578
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only got spray from wet roads and none were closed off due to flooding.
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Old 07-01-13, 03:38 PM   #1579
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Today I'm torn between buying just the bike stuff I need, or spending another $70 on stuff I kinda want so I can get free shipping.
unless shipping is around $70 i wouldnt. thats how they get you with that tempting free shipping. when you realize shipping is $8 and you just spent 62 extra bucks the the word free was mentioned its like, **** i probably shouldnt have done that huh.
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Old 07-01-13, 03:42 PM   #1580
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unless shipping is around $70 i wouldnt. thats how they get you with that tempting free shipping. when you realize shipping is $8 and you just spent 62 extra bucks the the word free was mentioned its like, **** i probably shouldnt have done that huh.
Yeah shipping is like $10, I don't even know why I'm thinking about it. They almost got me. In other news, today I'm gonna turn my gold cranks into silver cranks.
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Old 07-01-13, 04:58 PM   #1581
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Today I think I'm gonna get drunk at home alone, just because.
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Today I think I'm gonna get drunk at home alone, just because.
Remember the words of wisdom from W.C. Fields: "never drink unless you're alone or with someone."
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Today, JRA, got a bee sting in my crotch. Missed The Equipment by mere centimeters.

Anybody make Kevlar bike shorts?
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Old 07-01-13, 07:12 PM   #1584
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Got sick of shopping around for some 1" threadless spacers, so DIY'd some.



They're brass, so not only are they heavy, they'll scratch if you look at them wrong, but for the time being they sure are purdy:



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Old 07-02-13, 11:03 AM   #1585
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Today, JRA, got a bee sting in my crotch. Missed The Equipment by mere centimeters.

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Today during my commute I gave a bee a lift from Mar Vista to Venice.

Excuse the lack of manscaping.




I will consider it good fortune, with all the bee die offs and all
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Old 07-02-13, 11:06 AM   #1586
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I will consider it good fortune, with all the bee die offs and all
what exactly am i lookin at here....?
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An out of focus bee on my shoulder blade. There is only so much I can do with a phone camera held over my head.
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Old 07-02-13, 01:14 PM   #1588
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You've got a weird lookin' taint, friend. And if there's one thing I know, it's weird lookin' taints.

Today I'm probably going to submit an offer on a house. I'm a little terrified.
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Old 07-02-13, 02:06 PM   #1589
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Had to pick up some 1" plate stock across campus today. 45# later, I found myself here:



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Old 07-02-13, 02:30 PM   #1590
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banner day for wildlife on the ride home:

-turkey sitting in a tree
-5-6mo old coyote kit
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Old 07-02-13, 05:38 PM   #1591
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Today under the word of the internet and friends I went with the sqrl to taco bell to try some locos tacos. I got a definitive definition of "meh" for [strike]food[/strike] "edible matter" now.
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Old 07-02-13, 07:32 PM   #1592
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Today I toyed around on the dirt jumper.
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Old 07-02-13, 07:32 PM   #1593
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The sqrl's dad crashed his S2 over the weekend, so today I got it rolling again. New RD, hanger, chain, cassette, housing, and cable. Couple hundred bucks in damage after the cost of two day shipping cause he's leaving for a race this weekend.

Boy do I love recabling S2's.
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Old 07-02-13, 07:50 PM   #1594
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how did he damage the cassette and not the frame?
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how did he damage the cassette and not the frame?
Cassette lost a few teeth to a bent chain caused by the broken derailleur.
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Old 07-02-13, 07:57 PM   #1596
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woof. kinda miraculous it was the metal parts that broke and not the plas-tec
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woof. kinda miraculous it was the metal parts that broke and not the plas-tec
Yay for derailleur hangers.
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today i'm sore from bowling. also not sure it was the best choice of activity when my carpal tunnel has been acting up. oof.
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Had to pick up some 1" plate stock across campus today. 45# later, I found myself here:



Quick glance looks like well done giftwrapping.
In other news, I'm spending the next couple days in Ithaca with family. Got any recommendations for coffee and/or chill rides?
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Yesterday i got in 41 on the s5.
Today I'm officially taking the day off from riding.....10 days straight....
Some friends and I might go for a century tomorrow.

Nag- you think fishing cables through an s2 is torture, just wait until you have to route di2 through a Tarmac frame with a Calfee seatpost battery.
I've "designed" several "tools" to help me with internally routed frames......it gets easier every time you do it.
My kryptonite is 3T base bar cabling......can take 12secs one time and an hour the next.
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