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youngandcurious 06-16-11 09:52 PM

Dear Carleton,
What should i have for breakfast?

carleton 06-16-11 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by youngandcurious (Post 12799715)
Dear Carleton,
What should i have for breakfast?

Cereal.

rustybrown 06-16-11 11:56 PM

Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?

carleton 06-17-11 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustybrown (Post 12800042)
Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?

Regular. Flatwound feels weird.

rustybrown 06-17-11 12:16 AM

Birthday celebration...what should I do?

hamish5178 06-17-11 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carleton (Post 12800060)
Regular. Flatwound feels weird.

Okay now this is just wack. Don't listen to this man people!

rustybrown 06-17-11 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hamish5178 (Post 12800100)
Okay now this is just wack. Don't listen to this man people!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_65LIetgvvX...9-Sequel-2.jpg

hamish5178 06-17-11 08:09 AM

http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/image...artedMovie.jpg

yummygooey 06-17-11 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carleton (Post 12800060)
Regular. Flatwound feels weird.

Yessir.

m4rx12 06-17-11 08:20 AM

Dear Carleton,

Should I buy the FTP from Nashbar? I live in the downtown core and the bike would never see a track most likely.

Thanks

P.S. I am 6 feet tall. Should I purchase 58cm or 60cm?

carleton 06-17-11 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustybrown (Post 12800082)
Birthday celebration...what should I do?

Invite your closest friends out for your birthday dinner. You pay the tab for everyone. You become "The Man" for at least a year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by m4rx12 (Post 12801129)
Dear Carleton,

Should I buy the FTP from Nashbar? I live in the downtown core and the bike would never see a track most likely.

Thanks

P.S. I am 6 feet tall. Should I purchase 58cm or 60cm?

- No.
- If you do, definitely don't get 60. You may be a 57/58cm depending on your ratio of torso to height.

m4rx12 06-17-11 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carleton (Post 12801381)
Invite your closest friends out for your birthday dinner. You pay the tab for everyone. You become "The Man" for at least a year.



- No.
- If you do, definitely don't get 60. You may be a 57/58cm depending on your ratio of torso to height.

Could you elaborate, or suggest an alternative?

carleton 06-17-11 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m4rx12 (Post 12801410)
Could you elaborate, or suggest an alternative?

The FTP uses non-standard:
- Seat post: Now a seat mast that once you cut it, it won't grow back if you need it to.
- Seat post clamp: The one-bolt system that may tilt the saddle nose down if you hit a bump (depending on rider weight)
- Seat post collar: This doesn't exist on a normal bike. However this slips down for many people when they hit a bump.

All of those "cool" changes were made in an effort to make the bike more aero. You probably don't care about being ever-so-slightly more aero...so why deal with the issues that arise from it?

Get a bike that uses a normal seatpost system and save yourself some headache.

Suggesting a frame for you sort of blindly would do you a disservice. When I got my Tiemeyer it took me at least a month of research to settle on that bike.

m4rx12 06-17-11 09:24 AM

^ great post, thanks for the advice. Leaves me a lot to chew on!

jdgesus 06-17-11 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carleton (Post 12800060)
Regular. Flatwound feels weird.

ok, you lost me again.

yummygooey 06-17-11 10:13 AM

I had flatwounds on my fretless and they were cool. I could imagine them being weird on my fretted. I like rounds.

rudypyatt 06-17-11 07:29 PM

Dear Carleton,

Are you still in Baltimore, and have you ridden up Federal Hill? That was interesting just to walk up in my time there.

Flatwounds. On everything. Everytime. Even on my Les Paul...

Scrockern8r 06-17-11 07:40 PM

Dear Carleton,
While trying to refill my blinker fluid, I dumped a bunch of propwash all over the bumper bearings.
Do you have a resolution for this?

Sherblock 06-17-11 08:23 PM

Can I have your autograph?

carleton 06-17-11 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrockern8r (Post 12804201)
Dear Carleton,
While trying to refill my blinker fluid, I dumped a bunch of propwash all over the bumper bearings.
Do you have a resolution for this?

:|

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sherblock (Post 12804358)
Can I have your autograph?

Yeah. Just print this:

Carleton

Sherblock 06-17-11 09:18 PM

Can you use a fountain pen?

hairnet 06-17-11 09:45 PM

would you say it is bad that I have been sustaining myself with rice, eggs,soy sauce, hot sauce and cabbage for that last six months?

carleton 06-17-11 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hairnet (Post 12804614)
would you say it is bad that I have been sustaining myself with rice, eggs,soy sauce, hot sauce and cabbage for that last six months?

Pffft. I wish I were on that diet for the past 6 months. I'm eating quinoa and tuna right now as I type.

jdgesus 06-17-11 10:38 PM

i f'n love quinoa (and tuna)
never had them simultaneously tho

carleton 06-17-11 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdgesus (Post 12804738)
i f'n love quinoa (and tuna)
never had them simultaneously tho

Pretty quick, easy, healthy, and cheap. Just prepare the quinoa, drain it, then add it to a frying pan with the tuna (also drained). Season to taste and occasionally stir till the tuna heats up. Good stuff!


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