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Im an idiot. No really I am.

Old 03-10-11, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
bike mechanics are not magicians.
Correct. They are shamans.
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Old 03-10-11, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ridethatbike View Post
Correct. They are shamans.
yea man, i can't believe i ever spent money to have my shifting "adjusted"
like, a few months after i'd get a new bike and then there'd be a little skipping. so i'd bring it in, leave it for a day or two, then get it back.

now i know, like two clicks of a barrel adjuster fixes cable stretch. ugh.
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Old 03-10-11, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
It's easy for us BFers to be D-Bags as it just comes naturally.
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Old 03-10-11, 11:51 AM
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Im not a geeky bike tech but I can ride the heck out of a bike.
I've heard it said that I ride like heck too.
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Old 03-10-11, 11:54 AM
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Bike tool?
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Old 03-10-11, 12:00 PM
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Multi tool you pretentious ..... whatever the hell you call them.
Peace out
New member no longer.
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Old 03-10-11, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rickpais View Post
Multi tool you pretentious ..... whatever the hell you call them.
Peace out
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Does that make you an ex-member or a grizzled veteran (7 posts) member?
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Old 03-10-11, 12:08 PM
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Bike tool:

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Old 03-10-11, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
yea man, i can't believe i ever spent money to have my shifting "adjusted"
A wise man once told me "Where there's mystery, there's margin."

Basic bike maintenance is a perfect example. And they hook you with the offer of your first tune-up being free.
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Old 03-10-11, 12:44 PM
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i don't get it.
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Old 03-10-11, 01:18 PM
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Paypal me £5 and I'll explain it.
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Old 03-10-11, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
I can't tell from your post what the heck you did, or how your messed it up. But I'm sure there's a lot of guys around here who have done worse.
No reason to bring me into this- i was nowhere near the thing.
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Old 03-10-11, 03:15 PM
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Don't worry too much about it, sometimes rear wheels exist in a quantum state so that when you look from the chain to the cluster your observation changes the reality of one and then the other. That's why we have bicycle mechanics because mechanics exist in a strictly Newtonian universe.
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