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Old 04-24-14, 11:40 AM
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kicking myself in the balls for not riding to work. the weather is awesome.

rain tomorrow. and most of next week.
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Old 04-24-14, 07:28 PM
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Today I started to work on the Path Racer and put in 40 miles on the surly.
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Old 04-24-14, 10:48 PM
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Today I got up and resurrected Brigitte... she has been retired for almost 3 years.



Tonight I swapped the temporary stem and steel bars to a better fitting 110 with wider bars and some Superbe drilled levers (cause I had them kicking around).


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Old 04-24-14, 10:49 PM
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Today I Xtracycled and rode with middle-schoolers to the local recycling facilities.
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Old 04-25-14, 11:36 AM
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today i ordered one of these:
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Old 04-25-14, 11:53 AM
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Today I built up a 55cm Leader 725 for a customer with two Aerospokes on it and was blown away to see the total weight (without pedals) to be only 19 lbs, 13oz:

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Old 04-25-14, 11:57 AM
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I'm curious, what did your Raliegh come out to be weight-wise?

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Old 04-25-14, 12:02 PM
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19 lbs, 9 oz w/pedals, clips & straps.
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Old 04-25-14, 01:19 PM
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I hurt my wrist. This blows because I need to riding in preparation for the fleche.
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Went for a lil ride.

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Today I built up a 55cm Leader 725 for a customer with two Aerospokes on it and was blown away to see the total weight (without pedals) to be only 19 lbs, 13oz:

I think you must have borrowed Nagrom's KiloTT scale
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Old 04-25-14, 02:02 PM
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I think you must have borrowed Nagrom's KiloTT scale
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Old 04-25-14, 02:12 PM
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Seriously (if that is possible?)...was there not a pretty well patronized "My bike weighs" thread here awhile back?
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Old 04-25-14, 03:15 PM
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I think you must have borrowed Nagrom's KiloTT scale
Everything, including gravity, is different in California.
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Old 04-25-14, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Everything, including gravity, is different in California.
Of course! Explains everything.
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Old 04-25-14, 03:24 PM
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They're both in California.




OH WAIT I GET IT

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Today I discovered that my car was broken into last night. First time in 7 years of parking on the street in SF that it's happened, I never leave anything visible, so not sure why they decided to pick on mine. Worst part isn't even that they took my old iPod, it's that it was pouring rain all night so the interior is soaked and so much glass and crap everywhere. Ugh.
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Old 04-25-14, 05:33 PM
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(yesterday) I moved to my new apartment. it's tough to downsize from a 4bed house with a full garage and basement. i expected to be sad leaving the house today, but strangely i wasn't. maybe it's excitement about the new place/neighborhood, maybe it's just relief after 10 months on the market.

now that moving and all that is behind me (although soooo much unpacking to do) it's time to get back on the bike. can't wait for my new bike commute.

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Old 04-25-14, 07:51 PM
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Went too hard on a quick ride out and back for dinner. Gonna be sore tomorrow. The burrito was worth it though.
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Today I delivered the DMR to it's new owner and I don't miss it at all.

Because of this. Not sure yet about the bars. Also 20 miles today.

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Almost got arrested for carrying my pocket knife.
I was approached by 3 plain clothed officers in time square because I had my knife clip sticking out of my back pocket. It is a non automatic, non assisted open blade under 4" which is with in the legal limit. I think the fact that I had the clip exposed makes it a "visible weapon" so they stopped me and brought me to do a background check. Since I had no previous arrests I was let go.

They claimed my knife is a gravity knife, meaning it can be opened with little force, which is BS in my opinion. The only way to open my knife like that would be to grab the blade and whip it open.


TLDR: I learned to carry my knives in my pocket with out exposing them.
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Old 04-25-14, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today i ordered one of these:
Good thing, I was worried you didn't have enough bikes yet.



Nice choice btw.
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Old 04-25-14, 09:58 PM
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sold the caad....missed carbon.
also, very curious about ultegra 6800.
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Old 04-25-14, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Almost got arrested for carrying my pocket knife.
I was approached by 3 plain clothed officers in time square because I had my knife clip sticking out of my back pocket. It is a non automatic, non assisted open blade under 4" which is with in the legal limit. I think the fact that I had the clip exposed makes it a "visible weapon" so they stopped me and brought me to do a background check. Since I had no previous arrests I was let go.

They claimed my knife is a gravity knife, meaning it can be opened with little force, which is BS in my opinion. The only way to open my knife like that would be to grab the blade and whip it open.


TLDR: I learned to carry my knives in my pocket with out exposing them.
This is bull**** on so many ****ing levels.
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This is bull**** on so many ****ing levels.
Tell me about it, I think the fact that I volunteer at the 911 memorial and I work for the power company in NYC helped my cause. I was taken back on how they kept pushing the "gravity knife" issue. I purposely don't carry out my assisted knifes as I want to avoid trouble.
Its not going to deter me from carrying my knifes as this is the first time in 3 years of living in the city that I've been approached but I will probably avoid keeping it clipped on my pocket.
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