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Old 12-22-12, 01:35 PM
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Happiness is

finally collecting the little parts to complete stuff that's been lying around for years! I finally found the bolts and spacers on ebay to correctly put together a TA triple and a Stronglight 49D double crank. Don't know why they're so hard to find...
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Old 12-22-12, 04:17 PM
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I know what you mean!

For me it's a pair of Lyotard 240 pedals, in French threads. They aren't all that rare, really. But complete, in good shape, for $5? Now that's thin on the ground, mate, hen's teeth... and I got me some yesterday! Just the thing for a Stronglight 93 destined for a 3-speed build.
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Remembering where I sat that allen wrench down at...
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a Super Record group in great condition.
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Time to actually ride something!
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UN-stucking a stuck seat post.
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The top of the hill...
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
UN-stucking a stuck seat post.
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Old 12-22-12, 05:36 PM
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STI's and Ergo's that adjust to the RD right off the bat.
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Searching for deals and then actually finding one.
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Finding a left hand Stronglight 200 crank with 9/16" X 20 pedal threads that is 170mm (not the 172.5 I found in my box that I thought was a 170!)
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...the realization that I can have just as much fun fixing up a $30 beater as I can something rare and collectible.
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Old 12-22-12, 07:04 PM
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Remembering where I sat that allen wrench down at...
Happiness is picking up the correct Allan wrench that fits the first time!
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After the first ride when nothing has fallen off, nothing is out of adjustment, nothing rattles and I haven't crashed...that's happiness.

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A smooth road with the wind at your back, both ways.

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A clean fender line.
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Old 12-22-12, 10:20 PM
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... a sunbreak on a seattle winter day.
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For me, happiness is a successful test-ride on a bike I just completely disassembled and re-assembled. Everything works and there are no obvious glitches....only minor tweaks necessary.
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A fast tear down, making it shine like justice and building it back up to something that makes me beam with pride.
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Old 12-23-12, 02:42 AM
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being the first to reply to that screaming deal
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...everything in this thread.
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Finally breaking in that hard leather saddle.
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Forgot a couple: Waking up without any pain & the sun on my face!
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Riding along a lonely stretch of road, and another rider approaches opposite you. You wave to him, and he waves and smiles back.
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