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Old 08-16-15, 11:14 PM
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C&V Confessional

Sometimes the only reason I'm stopped at the light is to maintain my moral high ground in bikes-in-traffic conversations.

And while riding I'll talk to my legs. Or bike. Or both.
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Old 08-16-15, 11:25 PM
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Does your bike have a name?
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Old 08-16-15, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
Does your bike have a name?
Just the one given by the manufacturer.
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Old 08-17-15, 02:35 AM
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I swear my brakes rub after 40 miles.
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Old 08-17-15, 04:48 AM
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I swear my brakes rub after 40 miles.
I always thought you said; "I swear when my brakes rub after 40 miles."

Confession depends on the type of swearing you are doing.
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Old 08-17-15, 05:19 AM
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I have yet to give my Grand Sports, and the Hetchins names. My creativity has been suffering occasional mental blocks.
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Old 08-17-15, 05:30 AM
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I continue to prefer uniglide despite the apparently overwhelming superiority of hyperglide.
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Old 08-17-15, 05:42 AM
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When I'm riding alone (most of the time) and pushing myself hard (some of the time) I pretend I'm a solo breakaway trying to hold off the peloton.
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I still post on this forum despite getting rid of most of my vintage stuff, and all DT shiftered bikes.
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Old 08-17-15, 05:47 AM
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I have long arguments with myself on longer solo rides as to why I shouldn't take the shortcut home. Luckily I usually win.
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I fantasize about jousting salmon cyclists, punching right of way abusing peds, shooting paint thinner from a water bottle onto the cars of rude drivers and shoving a pump into the wheels of sidewalk riders. Sometimes the fantasies are graphic.
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Old 08-17-15, 06:59 AM
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I like the looks of Campagnolo Victory.
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Old 08-17-15, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Confession depends on the type of swearing you are doing.
I swear in Italian, ask Robbie
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I stare at my bikes, letting my eyes wander over each components.
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Old 08-17-15, 07:27 AM
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I'm kinda "meh" on Brooks saddles.
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I'm kinda "meh" on Brooks saddles.
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Old 08-17-15, 07:30 AM
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I cannot gut taking my classic racers out the door without a high level of shine, polish and wax.
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I think my Rivendell is better than any of my C&V bikes.
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I fantasize about jousting salmon cyclists, punching right of way abusing peds, shooting paint thinner from a water bottle onto the cars of rude drivers and shoving a pump into the wheels of sidewalk riders. Sometimes the fantasies are graphic.
I have a friend in Toronto who has to deal with a few miles of urban traffic getting to and from his preferred ride routes. He has been known to carry a fairly large, slightly worn bolt in his jersey pocket. If a driver is particularly rude to him, if he is able to catch up to them at the next light, he will ride up, tap their window, show them the bolt, and tell the driver that he thinks it may have come from their car. How could they possibly be mad at him, while they end up spending a bunch of time trying to figure it out?
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I've been known to use padded shorts and gloves while riding. In fact, every time I ride. Ye gods.
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I reuse old ball bearings and cables of unknown provenance.
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Originally Posted by MiloFrance View Post
I have long arguments with myself on longer solo rides as to why I shouldn't take the shortcut home. Luckily I usually win.
This. He speaks the truth!
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I actually read threads like this. But not when I'm on the bike.
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I like stem shifters.
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I reuse old ball bearings and cables of unknown provenance.
Whew, I'm not alone. My reasons are silly. I tend to believe in one case, balls, they may be better than the "new" ones. Stoopid.
And in another case, I know the old Campy 1.8 mm cables are better…for me.
I sure don't do it out of a sense of frugality.
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