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Old 05-21-12, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
It's better than trying to navigate this site on a tiny mobile device screen, but that's not saying much. It took a while to figure out how to get to the SSFG forum, and you can't bookmark it so you automagically go there, as far as I can tell. Otherwise, it's okayish.

Thanks to the fact that the main page gives you the most recently updated threads, forum-wide, I did find out that somewhere there is a thread that is nothing but *****ing about hipsters. At which I just roll my eyes because come on, really?
Where is this page?
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Old 05-21-12, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post
Where is this page?
I mean when you log in on the new BF iOS app, it takes you right to a list of most recently updated threads. I don't know how to get to or if this page exists somewhere on the site itself.
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Old 05-21-12, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
Has anyone used the IOS version of BF? I can't imagine that it's any good but if it is I'll check it out.
It easier to use, as Misskaz said, but it isn't a huge improvement.
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Old 05-21-12, 04:24 PM
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Also... It automatically names your reply. I don't think you can turn it off, either.

Also it doesn't scale pictures...
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Old 05-21-12, 04:27 PM
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hopefully there will be updates in the future, the picture display could use some
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Old 05-21-12, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
Has anyone used the IOS version of BF? I can't imagine that it's any good but if it is I'll check it out.
It definitely makes surfing SS/FG easier on the john.

I posted a series of screenies from my iphone in the "what did you just buy for your bike thread" just a while back.
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Old 05-21-12, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
It definitely makes surfing SS/FG easier on the john.
This is why I don't touch people's phones
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Old 05-21-12, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
It's better than trying to navigate this site on a tiny mobile device screen, but that's not saying much. It took a while to figure out how to get to the SSFG forum, and you can't bookmark it so you automagically go there, as far as I can tell. Otherwise, it's okayish.

Thanks to the fact that the main page gives you the most recently updated threads, forum-wide, I did find out that somewhere there is a thread that is nothing but *****ing about hipsters. At which I just roll my eyes because come on, really?

free app? i found one for 1.99 wtf
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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Old 05-21-12, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
free app? i found one for 1.99 wtf
I also paid $1.99. It's not free.
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Old 05-21-12, 04:41 PM
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Thanks all. I'll probably get it.
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Old 05-21-12, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
free app? i found one for 1.99 wtf
Considering all the time I've been on and all that I've gotten through BF, info, irl friends, etc. I still would've bought it if it was $100.

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This is why I don't touch people's phones
Pretty much, if you notice there's a film of slime on people's phones it's definitely not the newest technology of scratch protection....
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Old 05-21-12, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
Today I had the day off because our office closed due to the NATO summit and protests. So I did this.



Only 35ish miles, but was a lovely, lovely Monday. Much better than being in the office.
A couple minutes after this photo was taken, I met up with her for the second half of the ride and some lunch. Hit 34.8 mph on a descent, got in a total of 41.4 miles. I may link Strava later.

Now I'm sitting in a chair getting a small pin-up girl on my arm for free. This artist is heavy-handed. Later, gonna do some stuff for Chicago Craft Beer Week, and maybe go see The Avengers. It's a good day.
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Old 05-21-12, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Considering all the time I've been on and all that I've gotten through BF, info, irl friends, etc. I still would've bought it if it was $100.

nothing makes me happy more than keeping up2date at all times on an internet forum. NO MATER THE COST
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




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then?
than?
**** IT
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




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Old 05-21-12, 05:20 PM
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Than. "Then" denotes time.
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Old 05-21-12, 05:27 PM
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so i won!
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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Winnar!
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Old 05-21-12, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post
Where is this page?
I'm not sure what it looks like on phones but there are similar pages if you click on "Spy" right under the BF logo or there is Quick Links > Today's Posts on the menu bar just below the Spy menu bar.

Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Pretty much, if you notice there's a film of slime on people's phones it's definitely not the newest technology of scratch protection....
Gnar! My screen's always slimed, but from hamburgers and fried chix. I'm more of a food foner than a poo phoner.

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talking **** about your tat artist while getting a tat. that's soooo hipster.
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OMG, I see patches of blue in sky. I need to run home, change out of my boots and go for ride I think.
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31 mines and 1400 feet of climbing off the front of a pack of geared highschoolers on my SS today.

https://www.strava.com/rides/single-s...e-trip-9030673
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Yesterday, I hosted my son's angry-birds themed eighth birthday party. We had a four-foot tall slingshot and afterwords an all-out no-hold-barred half-hour game of calvinball with 6 autism spectrum disorder and/or adhd kids trying to tag the green pig (me) with angry birds that varied from rubber playground balls with birds faces painted on to water balloons. Good time.
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talking **** about your tat artist while getting a tat. that's soooo hipster.
Heh... Maybe so. Dude does good work, but he has a hard touch.



Her name is Penny. Maybe one day when I truly love someone again, I'll get her name in the banner. Probably not though.
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Old 05-21-12, 08:15 PM
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Today I:

Received the spokes for my 930 build. Laced up the rear, spokes too long . Laced up the front, spokes too long by the same amount . Re-measured everything to find that my assumed ERD of 605mm (measured on previous generations of Open Pro rims) was wrong. These new Open Pros, with the black label, measure 601mm ERD using the brake cable method. Plugging 601mm into the spoke calculator gives me reasonable shorter spoke lengths. Looking at them, they look the same as the old ones, except for the labels.


Anyone else here build using these new Open Pros yet? Am I crazy?

Anyway, new spokes now on order, it's only time and money.
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Old 05-21-12, 08:19 PM
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What's everyones opinion on buying bikes on eBay? generally safe? I'm looking at a Gios and a De Rosa, both very hot. Concerned about any cracks/damages though.
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