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 11-14-16, 10:04 PM
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This weekend i was up for 42 hrs, did 2 night laps of worlds toughest mudder during downtime at "work"

Jumped off some cliffs

Drank some beer

Ate all the food

Drank a gallon of liquid caffeine

Inhaled a metric ****ton of Nevada dust

Got the feels at the finish line when the 24hr mark ticked over and everyone crossed the line for the last time, many filthy tears were shed.

Its truly incredble how much the human body is capable of
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Old 11-15-16, 12:27 AM
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Can't stand em. Not on a modern bike, not on an aero track bike, not on a matte black carbon road bike, not on a tri bike with deep wheels. You want to fix up that old steel roadie with downtube shifters? Put em on that, old steel wheels, that vintage Panasonic hanging up in your grandfather's garage....that's what I feel like they belong on. Just my opinion. I hate em on everything else though, everything.
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Old 11-15-16, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Can't stand em. Not on a modern bike, not on an aero track bike, not on a matte black carbon road bike, not on a tri bike with deep wheels.

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Old 11-15-16, 08:57 AM
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I wonder if he can't stand 'em. Hard to tell.
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Old 11-15-16, 05:58 PM
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Today I got up to 17 on the leaderboard for this one Strava segment. I WILL have that KOM.
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Old 11-15-16, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Here's a good explanation

https://goo.gl/aNXHbo
Point of clarification, @TenSpeedV2 -- are you talking about tires with amber/natural-colored sidewalls in general, or just those cheap ones with thick rubber-coated sidewalls?

It's not important, my curiosity was just piqued.
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Old 11-15-16, 07:03 PM
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Today I fought the wind for 43 miles.
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Old 11-15-16, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Point of clarification, @TenSpeedV2 -- are you talking about tires with amber/natural-colored sidewalls in general, or just those cheap ones with thick rubber-coated sidewalls?

It's not important, my curiosity was just piqued.
All of them. Prefer solid black, Gatorskins are acceptable. Love the Continental City Ride that I have on two bikes with the reflective sidewall.
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Old 11-17-16, 04:24 PM
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Today I've decided to pull my money out of Wells Fargo. The just don't get it.

Recommendations are welcomed. I live in Georgia. They should have an excellent online bill pay interface.


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Old 11-17-16, 05:42 PM
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I switched to chase 2 years ago and I couldn't be happier, my last bank was an absolute ****show, even without comparison
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Old 11-17-16, 08:25 PM
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i've got everything with Bank of America, which also owns the Merrill Lynch brokerage firm. Since I'm a premier customer (got lots of $$ there), I pay no fees for just about anything, and their rewards credit card pays extra over the normal amounts. This year I'm getting over $600 in rewards. They have a nice iphone app for managing accounts, bill pay, security alerts etc. Just about anywhere in the USA you can find a BOA ATM.
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Old 11-17-16, 09:30 PM
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i thought citibank is the gangsta bank in the usa?
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Old 11-17-16, 09:39 PM
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All those banks are scum. Local credit union is the way to go.
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Old 11-17-16, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
All those banks are scum. Local credit union is the way to go.
This is what I might do.


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I switched to chase 2 years ago and I couldn't be happier, my last bank was an absolute ****show, even without comparison
I worked for Chase way back when. They fired me.

Was there about three months and was called down to HR. The woman told me that their background check came back with federal warrants, that I was wanted for drug trafficking and something about explosives. They showed me to the door. Transunion or Equifax did the background check.

Needless to say...

I went home and called the New York City FBI office, gave them my name and told them about the background check and supposed warrants. After a few moments the agent said, "No, there are no warrants out for anyone with your name. Thank you for calling sir."

I'm glad you enjoy them and appreciate the recommendation but they are not touching my money.


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Old 11-17-16, 11:20 PM
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Do credit unions have online billpay ? The last time I was in a credit union was when I was in college.
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Old 11-18-16, 01:23 AM
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My local credit union has online bill pay, an Android/iPhone app with a great interface, lets you take a picture of a check and you can deposit it via your phone. They have come a long way. Been a member since '96 with mine and they have always taken care of me.
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Old 11-18-16, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Was there about three months and was called down to HR. The woman told me that their background check came back with federal warrants, that I was wanted for drug trafficking and something about explosives. They showed me to the door. Transunion or Equifax did the background check.
LOL! Obviously life has worked out just fine for you in the years since so its ok for me to crack up at this, its almost like in seinfeld when elaine tested positive for heroin from poppyseed bagels

Also: good job chase for hiring someone before the background check comes in.
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Old 11-18-16, 08:26 AM
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Today, I get to ride in snow/20 degree weather for the first time.. I am.. Excited?
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Old 11-18-16, 08:34 AM
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Today, I get to ride in snow/20 degree weather for the first time.. I am.. Excited?
It's gonna be a good commute here today. Snowed yesterday and now:


Clear
13 F
Feels Like 5 F
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Old 11-18-16, 08:49 AM
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Damn dudes. Brutal temps already! It's still gross here - warm and muggy. A 'cold front' is supposed to blow in tonight, though, possibly bringing temps down to the mid 50s. Can't wait.
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Old 11-18-16, 09:40 AM
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Traffic court today! I'm so excited!
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Old 11-18-16, 11:14 AM
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I'm thinking of running 32mm Paselas as my default tire for everything except CX racing. If I can ride local single track on near-bald 33mm cross tires and not die, I'm thinking 32mm Paselas would do just fine for both road and dry off-road?

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Old 11-18-16, 01:17 PM
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ive ridden the same tires on not so smooth, not so dry, not so easy singletrack

youll be fine, just know the limits of a smooth tire
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Lost my license for 30 days!

Guess I'll ride bikes.
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Lost my license for 30 days!
Whatfer? You at liberty to say?
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