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Old 08-02-13, 12:35 AM   #2126
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Today, I only had an hour to ride and decided hill repeats would be a good way to punish my legs.

Literally, the last climb of the day, trying to go as hard as I could up the hill and I ****ed up my rear derailleur...I'm not even sure how this happens.
I literally cringed at those pics as I was scrolling down because usually nowadays with lighter materials such happenings take the frame with it which later upon reading proved true. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 08-02-13, 02:42 AM   #2127
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Srsly? Best at u-turns maybe
Not even. I have had so many people make u-turns right in front of me as I approach them or even right into me (I avoided collision)
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Old 08-02-13, 08:35 AM   #2128
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I literally cringed at those pics as I was scrolling down because usually nowadays with lighter materials such happenings take the frame with it which later upon reading proved true. Sorry for your loss.
Thanks. I guess those are the breaks. We'll see what we hear back from Fuji. The biggest bummer is I have no geared bike to ride for awhile. On the upside, time to fix up the fixed. Which needs it badly. I'll be looking at wheelsets today.

In other news...I wish I had a mtb, just so I could buy these shoes:
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I'm pretty sure a lot of the people don't know that their cars have turn signals.
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In other news...I wish I had a mtb, just so I could buy these shoes:
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OMFGWANT.

today upon inspection of my rear wheel realized that i did indeed break a spoke on my ride home last night, right at the hub at the bend of the spoke head
was seated, going up the hill out of campus and heard it, it sounded like a stick hit the spokes but it was a clear road

sick watts.

good thing @mconlonx gave me extra spokes with the wheels <3
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Today I am exhausted after QOTSA rocked my face off last night.
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Old 08-02-13, 04:34 PM   #2131
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Today I commuted in, and loved, my Catlike Whisper. I can feel a breeze over my head, first helmet I've ever had like that. Tonite, shooting for a quick 15-20 mi. Tomorrow, the Sugino 75s go on the bike. Stoked.
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Signed up for the NYC century bike tour only made it 75mi last year, hope to do the full 100. Anyone else in the NYC area participating?
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Today I commuted in, and loved, my Catlike Whisper. I can feel a breeze over my head, first helmet I've ever had like that.
One of my favorites. It's too bad it's no longer as of the '13 TDF Catlike's top offering. =/
Innovation and the monie in my wallet must go on!
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Signed up for the NYC century bike tour only made it 75mi last year, hope to do the full 100. Anyone else in the NYC area participating?
if i can come up with money to burn ill be doing the full 100
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if i can come up with money to burn ill be doing the full 100
Awesome, you got my number still? Let me know if you end up signing up.
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got 16.5 at 17.3 mph on a 44x17 gear. feeling perty good. now more mileage and a bigger gear!
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Today I spent 2 hours hnnngging at photos of Yamaguchis.
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today i:
replaced a spoke (yay i deed it)

decided that im done with a caged ball bb. one friggin rain ride and the damn thing feels like its lubed with sand. not even gonna clean it, just gonna say **** it till i get a sealed bearing

also attached a cage to the fuji and marked off where im puttin holes for the second one, gotta steal my buddys centerpunch to start the holes

and attached the cheapo cage to the leader with hoseclamps

zero ****s given.
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Old 08-03-13, 11:45 AM   #2141
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today i:
replaced a spoke (yay i deed it)

decided that im done with a caged ball bb. one friggin rain ride and the damn thing feels like its lubed with sand. not even gonna clean it, just gonna say **** it till i get a sealed bearing

also attached a cage to the fuji and marked off where im puttin holes for the second one, gotta steal my buddys centerpunch to start the holes

and attached the cheapo cage to the leader with hoseclamps

zero ****s given.
A heavy nail will do the same thing as a center punch.
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Old 08-03-13, 12:37 PM   #2142
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Today I am not hung over, and I attribute this to the vitamin I decided to take at around 3:30 am. This is totally going to be an thing now.
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Old 08-03-13, 12:42 PM   #2143
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Rode an relaxed 50 miles.
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Today I did 46 miles fixed and just got a call saying I get my bike back!

No bent frame.
The derailleur was mostly fixable, about $40 in replacement parts.
One spoke had to be replaced, the rest got a clean bill of health, $2
Labor costs were around $40.

Less than $100 worth of damage. I can handle that.

I think I'm going to celebrate by buying some dura ace pedals.
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Old 08-03-13, 02:40 PM   #2145
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Knocked out a 50 mile ride today to kill some time, I need to get a jersey and shorts, I sweat so much when I bring my backpack with me.
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today i purchased this NOS '08 pista. the owner of the shop was nice enough to take apart the complete and just sell me the frame, fork and headset.
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today, with much anxiety, drilled 2 holes in my frame and installed some threaded rivets and my new cages

i subsequently went for a ~14 mile test run to get used to using the second cage and wandered around some trails which apparently are more complex than i thought
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today i purchased this NOS '08 pista. the owner of the shop was nice enough to take apart the complete and just sell me the frame, fork and headset.
Retro logos with outboard stripe say 2010 onwards. 2008 had italicized bolded bianchi logos.
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Old 08-03-13, 06:59 PM   #2150
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Retro logos with outboard stripe say 2010 onwards. 2008 had italicized bolded bianchi logos.
haha, i just realized that myself. google is great sometimes. thanks for the heads up!
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