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Old 10-11-10, 08:22 PM
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This weekend I did some brake work on the bike below for a neighbor. To test the results I took it for a ride. It was the most awkward I've felt on a bike in I don't know how long. Everything about it just felt wrong. The KOP was extremely misaligned and it felt as though there was no pedaling leverage save standing. With a 28 - 34 low gear I'm guessing it can spin up hills, but at 40 some lbs, I didn't even want to try.

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Old 10-11-10, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Clockwork Orange or American History X?
Clockwork Orange.

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nothing like a **** scene to turn a woman off to a movie.
A bit of the old in-out?
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Old 10-11-10, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
This weekend I did some brake work on the bike below for a neighbor. To test the results I took it for a ride. It was the most awkward I've felt on a bike in I don't know how long. Everything about it just felt wrong. The KOP was extremely misaligned and it felt as though there was no pedaling leverage save standing. With a 28 - 34 low gear I'm guessing it can spin up hills, but at 40 some lbs, I didn't even want to try.

I thought the idea of those bikes was just to be ridden the 5 or so miles on a flattish MUP to the store or for coffee, not ride up hills.
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Old 10-11-10, 08:47 PM
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Old 10-11-10, 08:51 PM
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I'm watching it right now. They actually had a guy try out the Reliant. He rolled it too.
We saw that show last week, and yesterday we were stopped at a light and waiting to make a left turn towards us was a Reliant. The first I've ever seen.

I pointed it out to Laura and when it lurched towards us, teetering and wobbling, we both yelled "oh no, don't let it roll over on us!".
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Old 10-11-10, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
sick sucks
Sorry to hear.

Too much hammering on team rides? =]
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Old 10-11-10, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
I thought the idea of those bikes was just to be ridden the 5 or so miles on a flattish MUP to the store or for coffee, not ride up hills.
It is indeed a mystery why all the gears on such a bike.
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Old 10-11-10, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
It is indeed a mystery why all the gears on such a bike.
and front suspension...
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Old 10-11-10, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Clockwork Orange.



A bit of the old in-out?
Really like the movie and I adore the book. My wife and I have seen the movie several times (she bought me the Kubrick "set" of DVD's one day as a surprise) and I have tried in vain to get her to read the book. She does love audio books and I would think that this one would be extremely well adapted to that medium, so maybe I'll look for that.

There is hope. One Christmas I bought her "The Sound and the Fury" on audio and she wanted to ditch it in the first 15 minutes. All I said was "The title comes from Shakespeare. Think about the words before the title in the Shakespeare quote and be patient".

She ended up loving it.
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Old 10-11-10, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Sorry to hear.

Too much hammering on team rides? =]
I see what you did there... no - it has been going around my office, not much to be done about that
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Old 10-11-10, 09:17 PM
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With her parent's permission, I opened up a YouTube account for a recently turned 10 year old so she and her friends can share their silly videos. Her parent's and I regularly log on to see if all is well and nothing unseemly is happening. So today I went a snooping and saw that she and a friend were recently exchanging comments about church, Buildabear and Selena Gomez. Her friend made mention of some latest cool thing they would love to get for Christmas. Her friend said now is the time to write Santa. She ended with, "And I do believe in Santa." Breaks my heart - the lingering innocence.
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Old 10-11-10, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
and front suspension...
That was actually the coolest part of the bike for me while riding. And the owner is a big girl, so I'm guessing it helps keep her comfortable.
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Old 10-11-10, 09:27 PM
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RTC, the high five picture on your fb is hilarious.

Going to a meeting this friday to discuss a bike sharing program on campus as a representative of the cycling club...I feel so important, lol.
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Really like the movie and I adore the book. My wife and I have seen the movie several times (she bought me the Kubrick "set" of DVD's one day as a surprise) and I have tried in vain to get her to read the book. She does love audio books and I would think that this one would be extremely well adapted to that medium, so maybe I'll look for that.

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Is clockwork orange the modern version of Heart of Darkness?

Edit: I just looked it up, and I'm an idiot. That's apocalypse now.
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Old 10-11-10, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by wens View Post
Is clockwork orange the modern version of Heart of Darkness?

Edit: I just looked it up, and I'm an idiot. That's apocalypse now.
i could never get through Heart of Darkness. The movie, though, is a whole 'nother story. One of my favs & is highly recommended. Also not a date movie
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Old 10-11-10, 09:58 PM
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Heart of Darkness was a very heavy novel. I cam out of it really enjoying it though. I read it for a class, but I'm really glad I did.
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Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
i could never get through Heart of Darkness. The movie, though, is a whole 'nother story. One of my favs & is highly recommended. Also not a date movie
I've never seen the movie.

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Heart of Darkness was a very heavy novel. I cam out of it really enjoying it though. I read it for a class, but I'm really glad I did.
Heavy is how I would describe it as well. I had to read it for class and didn't like it very much, but went back and read it again later and enjoyed it a lot. It amazes me that english was not Conrad's native language.
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Old 10-11-10, 10:18 PM
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Heavy is how I would describe it as well. I had to read it for class and didn't like it very much, but went back and read it again later and enjoyed it a lot. It amazes me that english was not Conrad's native language.
I had to read that and Machiavelli in the same summer in high school once. Heavy is an excellent word.
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Old 10-12-10, 12:35 AM
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This settles it. I want to be early 70's, Rolling Stones, awkwardly white, sexually ambiguous, heroin chic skinny.

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and seriously, lay off gaga. say what you want, but the girl has talent.
Let me know when she starts using it.
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
sick sucks
I'm right there with you. Day 8 of chest infection.
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Old 10-12-10, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by wens View Post
Is clockwork orange the modern version of Heart of Darkness?

Edit: I just looked it up, and I'm an idiot. That's apocalypse now.
Coppola made a movie called 'Hearts of Darkness'. It's a documentary on the making of 'Apocalypse Now'. It's interesting.
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Old 10-12-10, 07:01 AM
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I've never seen the movie.
You gotta see "Apocalpyse Now". Great movie.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Coppola made a movie called 'Hearts of Darkness'. It's a documentary on the making of 'Apocalypse Now'. It's interesting.
i hear it's mostly about the almost morbidly obese Marlon Brando
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