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Old 06-17-16, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky
I'm addicted to Shimano hyperglide freewheels. Even with vintage campy drivetrains.
Hey, sometimes you just wanna shift without it sounding like an non-synchronized truck transmission.
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Old 06-17-16, 10:52 PM
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I'm just now seeing this thread.

In my memories, the best riding bike I ever owned was a first gen carbon fiber Specialized Allez. If the damn down tube hadn't separated from the bottom bracket, I might never have spoken "steel is real".
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Old 06-17-16, 11:52 PM
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I bought a very lovely 70s mixte for my SO. She's not a cyclist so I tried to lighten it for her by taking some things off, despite it being completely original. I realised afterwards, she wouldn't have noticed the slightest bit of difference, and the bits I removed have gone by the wayside.

I'm so annoyed/embarrassed with myself about it that I've never posted it on the forum.

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Old 06-17-16, 11:56 PM
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I have to confess that I was helping answer a question in Bike Mechanics and found myself lusting after Dura-Ace 11-speed cassettes.
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Forgive me, for I have sinned.

How so? Mind yer own beeswax.
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my bike computer cost more than my bike.
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Old 06-18-16, 08:30 PM
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I"ve lusted for a Schwinn Town and Country trike for decades. Must have one with a diff and 3 speeds (as I'm a vehicle mechanical engineering geek and that is ME cycling geekiness)...

I don't care if it weighs 65 pounds.

I wonder if I could come up with Positraction for it?
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