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Old 04-19-12, 09:23 AM
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Trying to decide if I want to put on the 540s this weekend or just keep the clips and straps. So many decisions!
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Old 04-19-12, 10:38 AM
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Scoured the sea of overpriced piece of **** conversions and builds on eBay and Craigslist for a Sw8 fixay.

No success.
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Old 04-19-12, 12:12 PM
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Went on a morning ride (24 miles, 3150ft elevation) :

https://app.strava.com/rides/7006990

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Woohoo
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Old 04-19-12, 12:16 PM
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Today I made my white turbo light blue, unintentionally.
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Old 04-19-12, 12:59 PM
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Today I made my white turbo light blue, unintentionally.
How'd your new jeans fit?
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Old 04-19-12, 02:28 PM
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Worst part was they werent even new. Just the same old pair, completely forgot I had a white saddle. Derp.
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Old 04-19-12, 02:28 PM
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Today I made my white turbo light blue, unintentionally.
Alas the curse of white saddles.
Don't worry there's salvation.


Repeated use will wear out the leather.
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Old 04-19-12, 02:32 PM
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...put new tires on my truck, worked on my 1958 vw bus, and didnt ride my bike AHHH its been a week or some nonsense!
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Old 04-19-12, 03:11 PM
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technically yesterday, but got right hooked for the first time. no major injuries, helmet cracked like it's designed to which is good, but scary cuz I almost left it home when leaving for class that morning.

Probably should have exchanged info, but I was shaken up enough and frustrated from trying to talk sense to the guy that I just went home. I'll have to pay for whatever repairs to my bike, but live and learn I guess.
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Old 04-19-12, 03:42 PM
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After my first bike accident I was nice about it too, and my bike was totaled along with my collar bone. Next time someone hits me they're going to fix the problem they made.
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Old 04-19-12, 03:54 PM
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Today was the first time in a LONG LONG LONG time that I had a decent, american made schwinn between my legs. It was good.
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Old 04-19-12, 04:25 PM
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My Schwinn was Japanese-Taiwanese. felt noodly
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Old 04-19-12, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Today was the first time in a LONG LONG LONG time that I had a decent, american made schwinn between my legs. It was good.
Ask Jaytron about sweet american made schwinn frames. YEA YEA YEA.
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Old 04-19-12, 04:53 PM
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fuuuuu, wanted to take day off on monday, probably can't though....working life sux
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Old 04-19-12, 05:09 PM
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install new cranks



chain fails
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Old 04-19-12, 05:17 PM
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Today, finally got my track bike back! Take a look at the old BB that I had replaced. The cups were that bad and I'm glad I finally got around to replacing. Could have been bad.
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Old 04-19-12, 05:24 PM
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Today I was a bar tapin' fool.

New levers, calipers, bars, stem and chainring (42/16 110BCD -> 46/16 130BCD). Love these cane creek levers, so solid.

Old:



New:



Also fixed the bizarre ergo placement the previous owner set up on my 'Cross:

Then:



Now:



The SS tape is new (had two sets, why not?), managed to salvage the 'Cross' tape. SW8.
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Old 04-19-12, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Today was the first time in a LONG LONG LONG time that I had a decent, american made schwinn between my legs. It was good.
Did you and EpicSchwinn have a nice time?

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Today, finally got my track bike back! Take a look at the old BB that I had replaced. The cups were that bad and I'm glad I finally got around to replacing. Could have been bad.
what the what
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Old 04-19-12, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
Today, finally got my track bike back! Take a look at the old BB that I had replaced. The cups were that bad and I'm glad I finally got around to replacing. Could have been bad.
Did you take it out with a screwdriver and a hammer? WTF?
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Old 04-19-12, 05:38 PM
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Did you and EpicSchwinn have a nice time?


what the what
Seriously. It looks like someone used the back of a clawhammer to adjust those cups.
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Old 04-19-12, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Did you take it out with a screwdriver and a hammer? WTF?
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what the what
I should clarify. I bought my track bike on craiglist and the previous owner had stripped the teeth to remove the cups. He then drilled the cups to use some short of clamp to tighten it down. Unfortunately, that made it very difficult to remove. My LBS had to get creative to remove it. But, the grooves and gashes were actually there before the LBS. Don't know why you would ever do this. Those little bits to the right are the teeth to the cups.
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Old 04-19-12, 06:21 PM
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Other than being ugly, were the bearings in the cartridge shot? Was it creaking? Those look like aluminum cups.
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Today I set my highest arcade score on Marvel vs. Capcom.
1,781,901

Get at me.
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Did you and EpicSchwinn have a nice time?
The bike was epic but I'm not sure if epicschwinn morphed into a bike that I ended u peddling for a couple miles.

The word "good" means many things; that's why a picture tells a thousand words.

The "P" stands for pie.
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Found out that my baby, a 2010 Surly Karate Monkey that I wrenched my ass off for, bled, went nights without sleep working that second job at the LBS, is being sold back to me. I drove home after finding that out and almost cried. I pawned that bike to pay rent and ****ty circumstances put it out of my reach. I'm so happy to have my baby back alongside my Handsome Devil. The only thing prettier is my wife and even she said she's worried now that there are two other "ladies" competing for my love in the house again

It was bad enough when it was just the Devil
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