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Forum: Foo
08-08-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,161
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Are you married? My wife routinely stops me from...

Are you married? My wife routinely stops me from eating ice cream by finishing it first.
08-07-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Is that a fried clam sandwich? Man that looks...

Is that a fried clam sandwich? Man that looks good... My last trip up to Boston, we were supposed to get out to the beach and have some fried clams, and it didn't wind up happening and now I'm all...
08-07-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,834
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I have to be honest - this is just me - but the...

I have to be honest - this is just me - but the very LAST thing I would do if I saw a URL on a bike is go home and type it into my browser. There's too much spam and too many crappy, time-wasting...
08-05-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,834
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Is it a steel bike? You could engrave your info...

Is it a steel bike? You could engrave your info or some identifying mark somewhere inconspicuous, and take photos of the engraving. Make it your driver's license number or something that actually...
Forum: Foo
08-05-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,757
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Odds are she's hungry.

Odds are she's hungry.
Forum: Foo
08-05-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,757
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Sometimes I'll wash my hands two or three times...

Sometimes I'll wash my hands two or three times in a row before brushing my teeth, yet sometimes I'll forget to wash them after taking out the trash.

I almost always mumble angry things under my...
Forum: Foo
08-02-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Is destined to lose this feud to his virile and...

Is destined to lose this feud to his virile and pithy opponent, esquelch, or however you say it.
08-02-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Yes, this is exactly it. Kids think their parents...

Yes, this is exactly it. Kids think their parents are super-duper-cool and want nothing more than to emulate them in every respect. I expect nothing less than a sea change in the younger generation,...
Forum: Foo
08-02-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

His friendliness and cooperation have kept this...

His friendliness and cooperation have kept this thread going in the face of serious adversity.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,413
Posted By FatherAlabaster

This thread is so much cooler now than it was...

This thread is so much cooler now than it was when it started off.
08-02-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I would steal that lady's ice cream every day.

I would steal that lady's ice cream every day.
Forum: Foo
08-01-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Sorry, your wife doesn't have any teeth left?

Sorry, your wife doesn't have any teeth left?
Forum: Foo
08-01-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By FatherAlabaster

If you just had a tooth pulled and the thing...

If you just had a tooth pulled and the thing you're really worried about is whether or not you're allowed to get laid, wow, I envy you.
Forum: Foo
07-31-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By FatherAlabaster

20grit, mystolenbikes, macfred

20grit, mystolenbikes, macfred
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,227
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Speaking of which, what are you doing later? I...

Speaking of which, what are you doing later? I know this great Chinese place.


New members who insinuate themselves into the community really upset me. Seriously, joker, you've only been here...
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 82,161
Posted By FatherAlabaster

By a snail margin, I'd choose Founder's all day...

By a snail margin, I'd choose Founder's all day IPA over Stone's levitation.
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 758
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Well, let's see: handsome, beach = money, hunky...

Well, let's see: handsome, beach = money, hunky shoulders = powerful... only problem I'm seeing here is that the head in your avatar picture is less than 1/8" wide on my screen, so I'd venture that...
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 82,161
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Never trust a newt, some of them are wizards in...

Never trust a newt, some of them are wizards in disguise.
Forum: Foo
07-30-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 758
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Wait, are you saying you're rich, handsome, and...

Wait, are you saying you're rich, handsome, and weak, or handsome, powerful, and poor?

Since I was 17, maybe single for a few months at a time. Been with my wife five years now. Nothing compared...
07-25-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By FatherAlabaster

If your thumbnail doesn't cut it, I've had great...

If your thumbnail doesn't cut it, I've had great luck with a guitar pick.
Forum: Foo
07-25-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,089
Posted By FatherAlabaster

fify

fify
Forum: Foo
07-25-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,089
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I had an idea of what I was gonna post, but after...

I had an idea of what I was gonna post, but after listening to Chocolate Rain I realized that I can't top it. Unless the remix is worse. Well done.
07-23-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By FatherAlabaster

^Important to note that, depending on your biking...

^Important to note that, depending on your biking regimen, a high-protein low-carb diet might be inappropriate. I do better with a bit of carb-loading if I'm going out for any more than 30 miles at a...
Forum: Foo
07-22-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Keenly aware of the upsides and downsides of...

Keenly aware of the upsides and downsides of flagellation, having traveled with ModoVincere as a penitent monk. The picture of abstinence, he's been caught bleeding from his palms more than once.
07-22-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By FatherAlabaster

How would a kubaton do anything other than get...

How would a kubaton do anything other than get you in more trouble? It's not gonna stop you getting hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I agree - I had a look at their planned expansion...

I agree - I had a look at their planned expansion map and we are supposed to get them out here in Bushwick (close enough, anyway) by next year. But I didn't see anything in Queens, anything in East...
Forum: Foo
07-22-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Is the real Ted Bundy.

Is the real Ted Bundy.
07-22-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I agree with a lot of what you said, but not...

I agree with a lot of what you said, but not this:

Evolution is capable of moving much more quickly than that. One reason a lot of these "evolution"-based diets are kind of bunk was said well by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I see a lot of folks on them. I don't know what...

I see a lot of folks on them. I don't know what proportion of them are bicycle owners vs. "converts". I haven't signed up myself because of what I'd consider a flaw in the system - no stations within...
Forum: Foo
07-22-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Was struck by lightning shortly after blaspheming...

Was struck by lightning shortly after blaspheming the Magic 8 Ball. It left the slogan "all signs point to NO" inscribed in reverse on his forehead as punishment. He now avoids all mirrors. Nobody...
Forum: Foo
07-22-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

After years of painful soul-searching, he left...

After years of painful soul-searching, he left the Brotherhood of Sackcloth and Ashes, rejecting the monastic life in favor of the itinerant existence of the classic beach hobo. Still looks back on...
Forum: Foo
07-21-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Is extremely disturbed by sequined jockstraps,...

Is extremely disturbed by sequined jockstraps, fuzzy codpieces, and puffy-painted groin cups. Has no curiosity about their wearers. Is done with that phase.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,042
Posted By FatherAlabaster

The best thing about steel bikes is that THREADS...

The best thing about steel bikes is that THREADS MADE OUT OF THEM LAST FOREVER.
Forum: Foo
07-20-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Looking for love on a chain gang in Wichita. It's...

Looking for love on a chain gang in Wichita. It's not working out so far.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 58,838
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Did you look at the tube? Pinch flats leave a...

Did you look at the tube? Pinch flats leave a "snakebite" on the tube. Max psi for those is 95. I like them around 90 psi, and I've hit potholes and railroad tracks aplenty with no worries.
Forum: Foo
07-19-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Has tried and failed to barehandedly conquer the...

Has tried and failed to barehandedly conquer the noble hippo of the Nile, in the hope that it will increase his standing with the local cows in Snohomish.
Forum: Foo
07-19-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Often tries to crawl up the gastrointestinal...

Often tries to crawl up the gastrointestinal tract of any nearby ruminant.
07-19-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By FatherAlabaster

On a safety note, if the clamp does snap, it's...

On a safety note, if the clamp does snap, it's likely to do it when you're riding, and you don't want a part like that dangling from a cable and going into your spokes. If the clamps are aluminum,...
Forum: Foo
07-19-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,047
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Looking at this list, I'd say that we, the...

Looking at this list, I'd say that we, the viewers, got the better end of the bargain in most cases. Kevin Costner has done our culture a service by refusing these parts.

Would have loved to see...
Forum: Foo
07-19-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Anywhere he is, it's automatically a sexy coed...

Anywhere he is, it's automatically a sexy coed party.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Can't offer any guidance without measurements...

Can't offer any guidance without measurements from you and the bike. Pics are nice too. But it doesn't sound like you want help fitting this bike - it sounds like you want help buying a new one.
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07-18-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By FatherAlabaster

If you can get it all on, then, excellent!:)...

If you can get it all on, then, excellent!:) However... Not the 25.4 clamp diameter, but the part where the shifters actually go, on most flat bars, is 22.2mm. Most road stuff is designed for 23.8mm...
Forum: Southeast
07-18-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I'll chime in for a second - I used to live in...

I'll chime in for a second - I used to live in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and I still visit. Raleigh has added a bunch of traffic circles and some other means of "calming" relatively recently, and some...
07-18-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Not to answer for the mechanics, but, which bars?...

Not to answer for the mechanics, but, which bars? I'm willing to bet the drops are a larger outside diameter than your original flat bars, and that your current shifters won't fit, so you're looking...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,450
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I think you're talking about Gerry Hull. I really...

I think you're talking about Gerry Hull. I really admired his inventiveness, but he didn't really have to do a lot of the stuff he did - he was a performance nut. If you look for "1x10", the thread...
Forum: Foo
07-15-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

if we all wrote like wilfred bike forums would...

if we all wrote like wilfred
bike forums would seem not only a more friendly place
but a more erudite one
a shared endeavor
rather than a home for misfits and crackpots
Forum: Northeast
07-15-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By FatherAlabaster

I mean, I dunno, if you already have a Brompton...

I mean, I dunno, if you already have a Brompton maybe you should leave those rush-hour Citibikes for the folks who actually need them... Wonder how many of those other users also own bikes that they...
Forum: Foo
07-14-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Wishes prison chic wasn't just for the young.

Wishes prison chic wasn't just for the young.
07-14-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,800
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Yup, don't know the Bianchi, really like my...

Yup, don't know the Bianchi, really like my double cross, but a couple of annoyances: maybe a little flex at the bb, and the front brake shudder issue. I have the matching Tange Infinity fork and...
Forum: Foo
07-13-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,086
Posted By FatherAlabaster

Completely factually inaccurate.

Completely factually inaccurate.
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