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    Dear Carleton,
    What should i have for breakfast?
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    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
    Dear Carleton,
    What should i have for breakfast?
    Cereal.

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    Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?
    Regular. Flatwound feels weird.

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    Birthday celebration...what should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
    Okay now this is just wack. Don't listen to this man people!
    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
    Yessir.
    // yummygooey

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    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?
    Last edited by m4rx12; 06-17-11 at 09:28 AM. Reason: incomplete post

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    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 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rx12 View Post
    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
    ok, you lost me again.
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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

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    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...

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    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?
    - Solo Attack: When you attack, let the sprint group lead you out. You take no points. But when they sit up, you put your head down and hold threshold. Remember: When you see Jesus you are still about 2 minutes from blacking out. Hang on.

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    Can I have your autograph?
    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    we all know badasses go with chris king headsets... are you a badass or weaksauce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrockern8r View Post
    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 View Post
    Can I have your autograph?
    Yeah. Just print this:

    Carleton

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    Can you use a fountain pen?
    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    we all know badasses go with chris king headsets... are you a badass or weaksauce?

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    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    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.

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    i f'n love quinoa (and tuna)
    never had them simultaneously tho
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    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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