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a pet peeve of mine

Old 05-24-07, 01:43 AM
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a pet peeve of mine

I'm really tired of people referring to "Deep Vs" as if rims=wheels.

Don't mind me. I'm old and cranky. Carry on.
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Hey, it's better than people who call them tires. See: Craigslist ads.
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hey thats alot better then when people who refr to track bikes as fixed gears or track dropouts as horizontal dropouts or when i post drunk forum topics..
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And it's better than people who can't spell tyres.
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you're right! From here on out I decree that no one should refer to their wheels without listing rims, hubs, spokes (brand, gauge, material, number and pattern) and nipples. Also if you could mention what type of rim strip you are using, that would be good.

I'll start: I think it's time to true my Black anodized Open Pros laced 3 cross with 32 stainless steel 14/15/14 gauge double butted wheelsmith spokes and brass nipples to a Suzue Promax sealed bearing front, and Miche rear hubs with Velox cloth rim tape.

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Originally Posted by Sammyboy
And it's better than people who can't spell tyres.
Blame Noah Webster
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Originally Posted by mattface
you're right! From here on out I decree that no one should refer to their wheels without listing rims, hubs, spokes (brand, gauge, material, number and pattern) and nipples. Also if you could mention what type of rim strip you are using, that would be good.

I'll start: I think it's time to true my Black anodized Open Pros laced 3 cross with 32 stainless steel 15/15/14 gauge double butted wheelsmith spokes and brass nipples to a Suzue Promax sealed bearing front, and Miche rear hubs with Velox cloth rim tape.
+123456789, i lol'd.
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Originally Posted by refry
hey thats alot better then when people who refr to track bikes as fixed gears or track dropouts as horizontal dropouts or when i post drunk forum topics..
TrackENDS. You are not "dropping out" of anything, and therefore, not a "dropout".
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Originally Posted by mattface
you're right! From here on out I decree that no one should refer to their wheels without listing rims, hubs, spokes (brand, gauge, material, number and pattern) and nipples. Also if you could mention what type of rim strip you are using, that would be good.

I'll start: I think it's time to true my Black anodized Open Pros laced 3 cross with 32 stainless steel 14/15/14 gauge double butted wheelsmith spokes and brass nipples to a Suzue Promax sealed bearing front, and Miche rear hubs with Velox cloth rim tape.
Hah. You forgot the type of spoke prep and the tension.
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People who snottily insist it's a "saddle" not a "seat," but are happy to say "seatpost" or "seat tube"
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Originally Posted by ryanday
TrackENDS. You are not "dropping out" of anything, and therefore, not a "dropout".
shush! i was still a little intoxicated when i wrote that..
but thanks for the correction..
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
Hah. You forgot the type of spoke prep and the tension.
Oh sorry, I dipped the ends in Boesheild, and tuned the spokes to an A with my guitar tuner.
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Originally Posted by Landgolier
People who snottily insist it's a "saddle" not a "seat," but are happy to say "seatpost" or "seat tube"
That's because it is a saddle. Seats are on recumbents.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
That's because it is a saddle. Seats are on recumbents.
So what happens if I find a recumbent horse?
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Originally Posted by fix
So what happens if I find a recumbent horse?
Shoot it
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Originally Posted by fix
So what happens if I find a recumbent horse?
Put that **** on E-bay, yo!
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
That's because it is a saddle. Seats are on recumbents.

So what does the seat post hold up? Or do you call it a saddle post?
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Originally Posted by Landgolier
So what does the seat post hold up? Or do you call it a saddle post?
Yes. when you clamp the saddlepost into the saddle tube, be sure to grease it, and make sure it is down at least below the saddlestays in the saddle cluster.
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Originally Posted by Landgolier
People who snottily insist it's a "saddle" not a "seat," but are happy to say "seatpost" or "seat tube"
guilty.
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I mean, I don't care if you call it a saddle, it's the people who insist that it's the only correct term that bug me.
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My pet peeve is Schwinns. They made a million bikes, in a million models, over the last million years, and they all suck. Ugly slack fking geometry, crappy parts, gaspipe. I'm just angry to come home to see all these "sweet bikes" my brother picked up and they're rusted out 50lbs pos astabula havin varsitys.
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Originally Posted by iamarapgod
My pet peeve is Schwinns. They made a million bikes, in a million models, over the last million years, and they all suck. Ugly slack fking geometry, crappy parts, gaspipe. I'm just angry to come home to see all these "sweet bikes" my brother picked up and they're rusted out 50lbs pos astabula havin varsitys.
Yeah same... if it's not Paramount, I don't really care about it. The Schwinn family did do a lot for the bicycle industry though.

When I first started getting into bikes, Schwinn was all I really knew.
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The '80s Preludes were made by Panasonic and were pretty sweet, too.
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I hate it when people fail to ***** about everything..that's my only real pet peeve....Thanks guys.
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I hate it when people fail to ***** about everything..that's my only real pet peeve....Thanks guys.

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