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Old 04-26-04, 02:03 PM
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Old 04-26-04, 02:44 PM
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I hate it when my sister sings...

god help us all when she starts...
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Old 04-26-04, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj
my two:

1. squeaky bikes. arghh!!!! so annoying... lube yo shizz, and give'er a tuneup!

2. people commuting to school on new 500$ mountain bikes, seat rail almost touching the top tube, and knobby tires have never touched dirt... usually oblivious of gears (either spinning like crazy uphills, or standing and pushing toooo tall of a gear)
Nothing wrong with sqeeky bikes, Saves having to yell out Riders behind all the time. No I do not have a bell as they do not work on the vital parts of walkers(Their ears)
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Old 04-26-04, 02:51 PM
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Low fat cottage cheese. Ewww.
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Old 04-26-04, 03:26 PM
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people who post about their pet peeves

oh, and squeaky chains have to go... I stopped riding with one guy until he lubed his chain.. drove me nuts !

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Old 04-26-04, 03:40 PM
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I hate riding behind my friend, looking at his buttocks squish around the seat.
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Old 04-26-04, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj
2. people commuting to school on new 500$ mountain bikes
people who put the dollar sign after the amount
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Old 04-26-04, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by shimano_cranker
people who put the dollar sign after the amount
makes it more fluid when its read
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Old 04-26-04, 05:15 PM
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People that ride around on 60 full suss 'MTBs' with quill stems (not that there's anything wrong with quills) and rusty steel rims, and think it's a cool bike. Even worse when they're kids on 20 inch ful sussers or the kind of person that would never ever go off road (not that the bike could take it, but...)

And people that ride around in their big ring all the time. Learn to spin goddamit!
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Too many 9's in the pricetag (my bike was 499.99). I said "five hundred, hrm...", and he replied "no, 499.99"... *slaps forehead*
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Old 04-26-04, 05:28 PM
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getting honked at when i'm ALREADY AS FAR OVER AS I CAN GET!!!!
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Rich people.
Useless parents and their rotten brats!
I agree-cottage cheese, ewww!
The war!
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Old 04-26-04, 08:34 PM
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ok I got another one...

For everyone who knows what AIM is then you know the little chime it makes when a message is sent.

Well, today my sister sat in front of my computer since she came home(4:00pm) and is still chatting on AIM. The little chimes are driving me crazy.....hehe.....
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Old 04-26-04, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MERTON
rich people (that are not me. yes. i am envious.)

dogs (BURN THEM FOR FUEL!)
Less waste if you eat 'em for fueL. Tastes like chicken.
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Old 04-26-04, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by akirafist
Low fat cottage cheese. Ewww.

If you think low-fat is bad, you better not EVER try non-fat cottage cheese. Barf-o-rama city.
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Old 04-26-04, 09:04 PM
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First they made cars more complicated so the backyard mechanic would have a very difficult time fixing them, then they made them so they would not last as long. NOW THEIR TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING WITH OUR BICYCLES! Why should anyone have to replace a $30+ chain everytime they replace tires seems obsurd to me! I can't wait till the electronic shifting systems come out...do I hear the sound of cash registers opening?
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Old 04-26-04, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by froze
First they made cars more complicated so the backyard mechanic would have a very difficult time fixing them, then they made them so they would not last as long. NOW THEIR TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING WITH OUR BICYCLES! Why should anyone have to replace a $30+ chain everytime they replace tires seems obsurd to me! I can't wait till the electronic shifting systems come out...do I hear the sound of cash registers opening?
Both my cars have well over 100,000 miles on them and I generally fix them myself. If anything, fuel injection and electronic ignition have made cars much simpler to maintain since there is very litlle vacuum hose spaghetti and you do not have to set points and timing when you do a tune up. Speaking of which, you don't even have to do a tune up any more. For the most part, just change the oil and filters now and then.

In my experience, cars last a lot longer than they used to with far less maintenance. Maybe if we went back the good old days of autombiles, more people would get frustrated with their cars and ride bikes. Ever maintain an aircooled VW?
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Reality TV.
Ditto. Mind you, most television programs are crap these days - as is popular culture of all forms generally.

What about illiterate letter box deliverers? I mean, the words "No junk mail" are hardly toothpaste ingredients, are they really so difficult to read?

Summer generally.
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lets keep this bike-related
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Old 04-26-04, 10:43 PM
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Ah I got one, I know like 5 girls and they can't say one sentence without 'like' being in it between every other word.
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Originally Posted by redfooj
my two:

1. squeaky bikes. arghh!!!! so annoying... lube yo shizz, and give'er a tuneup!

2. people commuting to school on new 500$ mountain bikes, seat rail almost touching the top tube, and knobby tires have never touched dirt... usually oblivious of gears (either spinning like crazy uphills, or standing and pushing toooo tall of a gear)
I see that a lot here (Baylor), but I don't get annoyed by it. The kids don't know any better, and at least they are riding a bike vs. driving their 2004 540i. Lots of kids look at me funny though cause I'm on a 19" frame with the 400-ish mm seatpost near max extension. They don't understand you aren't supposed to be able to flatfoot on a bike anymore. I am amazed though at how low people let their tires get, and really surprised they don't get pinchflats.

Bar ends sticking straight up and drop bars rotated up with the brake levers on top though are mildly annoying to me.
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Old 04-27-04, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by redfooj
lets keep this bike-related
My point about summer was. I honestly can't think of worse conditions to ride in than our summer heat -- and yes, I've quite happily ridden in hail.
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What irritates me the most when I ride a bike is seeing so many bike riders blow through red lights and stop signs. I would say over 90% of all riders I've seen here in San Francisco do this -- from grandpa on a fred bike, husband and wives out for a Sunday ride, to Joe Racer-types decked out in full Euro team uniforms. Why do people feel when they're on a bike they're above obeying traffic law? I don't get it.

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