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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-23-06, 01:23 AM   #1
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So I rode down to the bar with my friend on his Miyata conversion, me on the ol' Azuki. My girlfriend broke up with me and I was (still am) in a horrible state of mind. I had a Dirty Bastard (8.3%), Brassworks (6.0%) and an IPA (7.2%) and then we saddled up to ride home. I was probably well-buzzed. Coming to a t-intersection, I was being all distracted, and ran straight into my friend as he turned really fast in front of me, which wouldn't have been a problem if I was watching where I was going and wasn't being so emo.

Clipped a pedal, went down on my left side, messed up my knee and elbow, got up and went to ride and noticed the front wheel was rubbing. No biggie cause I can undo the brake. Well, turns out, the wheel is bad to the point its rubbing on the fender! Had to walk the bike a lot of the way home on the big hills. Anyways, the wheel is a beautiful anodized red MA3 on a Velocity track hub, so if I can't true this out it will be tragic. Please keep the wheel in your thoughts and prayers and ask God to be with my red spoke wrench.
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Old 02-23-06, 01:30 AM   #2
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good luck fixing your wheel and a fast recovery.
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i wonder how a deep-v would have handled this.
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a deep v wouldn't have noticed.

that's what you get for being emo. hah.

anyway, hope it's okay...that sounds pretty bad, it might need to be banged back into shape. if only i could remember the thread about that...slamming tacoed wheels back into shape.
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