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Old 08-25-11, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
i really want this: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...7562.44.1.html

but keep trying to talk my self out of it! help me please!!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-11, 08:02 PM
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nah, Im cool...I just dont dig spiders, or roaches, or ESPECIALLY those yellow/orange grasshoppers. Those are the.friggin.worst!! ew.
I'm not a fan of spiders, but those huge crickets are worse. Apparently (thanks to the Google) they're called Cave Crickets. They lived in the crawlspace in my old house. I hated going down there, because for one thing I'm slightly claustrophobic, mostly about situations I'm not sure I can get out of. I have a fear of crawling in a hole and not being able to get back out. Second, because these huge freaking crickets would jump at you and bounce off you and make creepy cricket noises and just in general be really icky. I'm having flashbacks.

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Old 08-25-11, 08:08 PM
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Id spray that little prick with some brake cleaner...then see how he acts.
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Old 08-25-11, 09:20 PM
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We have centipedes. This is one of the larger ones but last week there was a smaller one in the living room and it was fast. Mrs John chased it around until she trapped it under a glass.

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Old 08-25-11, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Same here .... the roofers didn't secure the tarp well. I heard "drip drip" at 1:00 in the morning and there was water coming through the ceilings. I climbed up in the dark & pouring rain with a flashlight, hammer & some nails on a 45 degree roof to "fix" it well enough for a few hours .... that sucked
My experience involved unclogging a gutter and redirecting a downspout during a torrential rain. Kind of funny to think that we get soaked to the bone to keep things dry.
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Old 08-25-11, 09:35 PM
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broke a spoke during my ride today and my wheels are practically brand new! wtf!

it was on my rear wheel which is a white industries h3 hub, sapim race spokes and velocity a23 rim 28 hole. i had them built up like 2 weeks ago. this shouldn't happen
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Old 08-25-11, 09:40 PM
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A nice thing about living so far north and away from the coast is that we don't have any large bugs, poisonous snakes, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.
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Old 08-25-11, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
We have centipedes. This is one of the larger ones but last week there was a smaller one in the living room and it was fast. Mrs John chased it around until she trapped it under a glass.

I think that bug ate all your ice cream.
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Old 08-25-11, 09:56 PM
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Riding bikes is the savior of my mental condition, every time.
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Old 08-25-11, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
Riding bikes is the savior of my mental condition every time.
I was just thinking the same thing. I was in a terrible mood after work due to a malingering employee leaving me in a bad situation. Went on a hard 3 hour club ride and now I feel great. Of course by tomorrow that will wear off and I'm going to breathe fire at the person.
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Old 08-25-11, 10:01 PM
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the worst i had was a large flying American cockroach in my bathroom. As I was sitting down on the toiler and all the sudden i hear a buzzing sound, but couldn't see anything. Then ten seconds later it buzzed again. Right as i flushed I heard the buzz for a third time and actually ran out with my pants around my knees. Took me a few more seconds to realize what was making the noise.

The damned thing was 1.5 inches long, and it took quite a bit of raid spray to kill it. ugh
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broke a spoke during my ride today and my wheels are practically brand new! wtf!

it was on my rear wheel which is a white industries h3 hub, sapim race spokes and velocity a23 rim 28 hole. i had them built up like 2 weeks ago. this shouldn't happen
Who built it? FWIW, wheels can lose tension in the first 500 miles (even with destressing and all) and go out of true. If it keeps on going the spoke will lose all tension and snap.

Save yourself some anguish, buy a Park Tool tensiometer, and learn how to do true and tension wheels. Very soon, you'll be building your own.
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Old 08-25-11, 11:10 PM
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i work in a bike shop and my coworker built them up for me, i had them retensioned after the first couple rides and i've retrued them a couple times. they seemed solid but i guess not.
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Old 08-25-11, 11:15 PM
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after i built up my powertap, i'd check the tension on it every week and then every two weeks. No big changes after the first 300 or so miles, but it developed play around 400-500. Retension, and it was good until last week.

I don't know if your coworker de-stressed the wheels, but a proper de-stressing may take 5-6 rounds (Sheldon Brown has a very informative article on this).

If you work at a bikeshop, get the wheel building tools at employee pricing. It'll be worth your trouble.

Also, if you have two spokes break, i may even request a re-lacing.
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Old 08-25-11, 11:19 PM
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i'll take it in tomorrow on my offday and talk to him and replace the spoke then retension it again
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Old 08-26-11, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
noted. I will no longer look for the purple.
are you trying to lure pcad in here to say it's navy and pink?
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Old 08-26-11, 05:13 AM
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are you trying to lure pcad in here to say it's navy and pink?
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Old 08-26-11, 05:39 AM
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I have a bunch of answers to questions no one asked or cares about.
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Old 08-26-11, 05:53 AM
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you dont say...
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Did the local 12.5 mile TT last night. 102 degrees, but felt much better than last time and shaved 2 minutes off my time. I think it was because I knew what was waiting for me at the finish line. (one of the guys found them in a Mexican Grocery)

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Old 08-26-11, 05:59 AM
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Hey Hammy, Nate's got skinnier ankles than you.
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Old 08-26-11, 07:08 AM
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for a race that's been run for a zillion years shouldn't it be easier to find directions fairly easy? anyone got a point to plot the gps towards?
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