Notices
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)

Today I (v2):

Old 01-15-17, 07:49 PM
  #20301  
johnnytheboy
Senior Member
 
johnnytheboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: BANNED.
Posts: 3,899
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 443 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 7 Posts
today i got bored and built up some new wheels for the nature boy. had some new velocity a23's hanging around so i laced them to the all city hubs i already had with some new dt swiss comp spokes and purple nipples. went ahead and put on some new skinwall cazaderos to round it all out.
johnnytheboy is offline  
Old 01-15-17, 09:57 PM
  #20302  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 8,228

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame, Ti 26 MTB

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2227 Post(s)
Liked 1,156 Times in 808 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
when I got bronchitis.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
veganbikes is offline  
Old 01-15-17, 10:07 PM
  #20303  
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Posts: 8,806
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Fixie Goons taking over there as well?
These aint even fixed, bunch of infants riding on identical oversized bmx bikes.
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 01-15-17, 10:27 PM
  #20304  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,197

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
Today I spent some time researching LASIK eye surgery. Working this last year with welding, my glasses have been a huge impediment to my productivity and comfort. Since I was recently laid off, free time has opened up and I'm thinking this is the window I have to do it and make my life so much easier in the future. Man, and I will actually get to wear sunglasses while riding! Crazy. I have been wearing glasses for 14 years.
hairnet is offline  
Old 01-15-17, 10:52 PM
  #20305  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,922

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1323 Post(s)
Liked 341 Times in 159 Posts
Today I learned how to open my car's hood when the hood release cable is broken. It was a gigantic pain in the ass, so this thing better not break again.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-16-17, 12:50 AM
  #20306  
TenSpeedV2
Senior Member
 
TenSpeedV2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,349

Bikes: Felt TK2, Felt Z5

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 942 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
These aint even fixed, bunch of infants riding on identical oversized bmx bikes.
Right.

TenSpeedV2 is offline  
Old 01-16-17, 08:23 AM
  #20307  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6836 Post(s)
Liked 695 Times in 441 Posts
Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Ain't nobody got time for that!
You ain't kidding.

About a decade ago I got it in February and was still coughing in July.

Pretty sure that it will kill me some day, hopefully a long time from now.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-16-17, 05:20 PM
  #20308  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,922

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1323 Post(s)
Liked 341 Times in 159 Posts
Today I found out my credit card info had been stolen. Watch out for your numbers folks.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-16-17, 09:38 PM
  #20309  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 8,228

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame, Ti 26 MTB

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2227 Post(s)
Liked 1,156 Times in 808 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
You ain't kidding.

About a decade ago I got it in February and was still coughing in July.

Pretty sure that it will kill me some day, hopefully a long time from now.
Yowzer that has got to suck.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 01-16-17, 10:54 PM
  #20310  
Leukybear 
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,680

Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 361 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Today I found out my credit card info had been stolen. Watch out for your numbers folks.
Been there, sucks so hard! Sure I got all of the transactions reversed but I felt violated.


Funny thing is the dbags who stole it used it for vape crap, military surplus crap, steam games, origin games, and xbox live.

With the gaming stuff, xbox, steam, and origin all have an account ban policy if a bankcard chargeback is initiated. So I'm pretty sure when I had those charges reversed by my bank, the idiot thieves all had their gaming accounts permanently banned.

What did your thieves use your credit card on?
__________________
pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 01:24 AM
  #20311  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,922

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1323 Post(s)
Liked 341 Times in 159 Posts
Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
What did your thieves use your credit card on?
A bunch of online orders from Adidas.

It is a weird feeling. I called my bank to freeze the account and file a fraud claim, so I should be getting it cleared up. Went to the track and took out my frustration on my pedals, feeling much better now.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 07:54 AM
  #20312  
TejanoTrackie 
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Posts: 11,361

Bikes: 29 frames + 72 wheels

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 859 Post(s)
Liked 154 Times in 89 Posts
I've had my credit card numbers stolen multiple times over the years, and there is probably nobody on earth who hasn't had this happen to them. The best you can do is regularly monitor your account and get alerts from your bank on your smartphone. Also, use only a chip card for store purchases, and if possible use protected payment methods like PayPal for online purchases. Wherever possible, I use old fashioned cash for direct payment for goods and services. Also, only use a debit card for cash withdrawals at your bank's ATM.
__________________
What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me

Last edited by TejanoTrackie; 01-17-17 at 02:10 PM. Reason: spelling
TejanoTrackie is online now  
Old 01-17-17, 08:33 AM
  #20313  
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Posts: 8,806
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
i think id like to move to a different country for a while. anyone have any experience with that?
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 09:14 AM
  #20314  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6836 Post(s)
Liked 695 Times in 441 Posts
A credit card company which doesn't catch this stuff on their own should be fired.

My card info was stolen and my credit card company called me multiple times, froze my account when I didn't answer the phone, sent a certified letter to me overnight and declined/reversed the fraudulent charges. They did this completely on their own. I didn't have to do a thing.

Simmons First, but I have heard that other card issuers do this as well. If I cross the state line and buy gas I get a call about 15 minutes later asking if the charge was legit.

There is no need for frustration of any kind. Just get a better card. I still check my bill though.


-Tim-

Last edited by TimothyH; 01-17-17 at 09:28 AM.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 09:27 AM
  #20315  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6836 Post(s)
Liked 695 Times in 441 Posts
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i think id like to move to a different country for a while. anyone have any experience with that?
My daughter is going to Wellington, New Zealand (think Lord of the Rings) for six months on a student visa.

She is a physics major at Georgia Tech and doing a concentration in Geo Physics, will study in Wellington and visit the observatories, fault lines, thermal features, etc. common there.

Not sure it is the same experience as moving and working but if I can answer a specific question then let me know.

One thing to consider is whether you will move to an English speaking country or one where you will speak a foreign language. Another consideration is the countries relationship with the US - if something hits the fan then you want to be able to get to a US Embassy or other safe place.

Developed world vs undeveloped, the presence of medical care, what will you do for phone service... Uganda is not the same as Singapore or Ireland.

Does your health insurance cover you over seas? Take care of medical issues before you go. She had one wisdom tooth out last week. Do you need shots?

Living in the developed world you can often get temp housing for short term stays <1 year but will have to wire transfer a deposit. Student housing is easy.

These are some of the things we had to figure out.


-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 01:24 PM
  #20316  
Leukybear 
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,680

Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 361 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Also, only use a debit card for cash withdrawals at you bank's ATM.
This^

Also, check for skimmers by tugging the card slot on susceptible card readers on ATMs and gas pumps.
__________________
pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 02:51 PM
  #20317  
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Posts: 8,806
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
My daughter is going to Wellington, New Zealand (think Lord of the Rings) for six months on a student visa.

She is a physics major at Georgia Tech and doing a concentration in Geo Physics, will study in Wellington and visit the observatories, fault lines, thermal features, etc. common there.

Not sure it is the same experience as moving and working but if I can answer a specific question then let me know.

One thing to consider is whether you will move to an English speaking country or one where you will speak a foreign language. Another consideration is the countries relationship with the US - if something hits the fan then you want to be able to get to a US Embassy or other safe place.

Developed world vs undeveloped, the presence of medical care, what will you do for phone service... Uganda is not the same as Singapore or Ireland.

Does your health insurance cover you over seas? Take care of medical issues before you go. She had one wisdom tooth out last week. Do you need shots?

Living in the developed world you can often get temp housing for short term stays <1 year but will have to wire transfer a deposit. Student housing is easy.

These are some of the things we had to figure out.


-Tim-
congrats to the wee'un, thats an awesome opportunity.

NZ is on the list but ive heard down under is a bit harder to get into, they really stress the "scratch my back ill scratch yours" motif. if you cant help their country youre just on vacation

if i moved to another country id be changing jobs, hence insurance would be whatever i would/wouldnt get in said country

im not looking for "better", im just looking to expand my very narrow viewpoint of humanity as a new yorker. NZ, france, morocco, thailand, india are lookin pretty interesting
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 04:32 PM
  #20318  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6836 Post(s)
Liked 695 Times in 441 Posts
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
congrats to the wee'un, thats an awesome opportunity.

NZ is on the list but ive heard down under is a bit harder to get into, they really stress the "scratch my back ill scratch yours" motif. if you cant help their country youre just on vacation

if i moved to another country id be changing jobs, hence insurance would be whatever i would/wouldnt get in said country

im not looking for "better", im just looking to expand my very narrow viewpoint of humanity as a new yorker. NZ, france, morocco, thailand, india are lookin pretty interesting

Be bold/red, I understand exactly. The fact that you live in NYC automatically gives you a broader outlook than many Americans though. Atlanta as an example, is getting more diverse but in many ways has exactly two cultures - a white middle class Scotch/Irish culture on the north side and a black urban culture on the south side, and neither can get out of their silly little world to see the big picture. I miss the diversity of NY.

You are in IT? Ireland is big on IT workers right now and once you are in the EU you can go anywhere. I'd love to tour china someday, maybe by rail. Cycle through Greece or Turkey or something like that.

Do you know The Bike Wanderer? Seriously, you of all people should check out his video's.

Bike Wanderer

Last edited by TimothyH; 01-17-17 at 04:42 PM.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 05:16 PM
  #20319  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,197

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
I am trying to download all my old bike pictures off of Photobucket, but holy hell that site is slooooooow.
hairnet is offline  
Old 01-17-17, 11:09 PM
  #20320  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 8,228

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame, Ti 26 MTB

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2227 Post(s)
Liked 1,156 Times in 808 Posts
Got my new Swift Ozette Rando bag for the Cinelli Work : )
Stoked as hell to ride with it. I copied Thomson/Ortleib Decaleur hack (from the Radavist) but instead of the Ortlieb stuff I used Lone Peak hooks and they are super secure no movement at all. Anywho without further ado the bag:







veganbikes is offline  
Old 01-18-17, 12:18 AM
  #20321  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,922

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1323 Post(s)
Liked 341 Times in 159 Posts
I want that Campy patch.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 01-18-17, 06:36 AM
  #20322  
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Posts: 8,806
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
And i require that avocado patch. Holy hell thats amazing
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 01-18-17, 06:50 AM
  #20323  
Steev
Senior Member
 
Steev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Backwoods of Ontario
Posts: 2,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i think id like to move to a different country for a while. anyone have any experience with that?
I'm in Canada and it was 20 years ago, but if you wanted a temporary working visa for Australia you had to be under a certain age, twenty something I think. There were some areas that ran on temporary labour, eg fruit and vegetable picking around Bundaberg QLD. Just check into a hostel there and you could be working the next day. Around the big cities, work for working visa people tended to be wait staff, canvassers etc.
I think you also had to prove on entry that you had the resources (money) to support yourself for a bit and a return ticket home.
Every country has different laws regarding this and they vary according to the treaties negotiated between your country and the visiting country.
Steev is offline  
Old 01-18-17, 08:14 AM
  #20324  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6836 Post(s)
Liked 695 Times in 441 Posts
Originally Posted by Steev View Post
I think you also had to prove on entry that you had the resources (money) to support yourself for a bit and a return ticket home.
This is true for New Zealand.

My daughter had to provide 6 months bank statements to the New Zealand State Department as part of the visa process.


-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-18-17, 10:51 AM
  #20325  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 8,228

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame, Ti 26 MTB

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2227 Post(s)
Liked 1,156 Times in 808 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
I want that Campy patch.
Yeah, you do:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/2422787...home_active_15

Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
And i require that avocado patch. Holy hell thats amazing
Yeah it was a tough choice for patches there were a bunch that I wanted the didn't make the cut but now having the bag I might add more...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/4972189...f=sr_gallery_1

I will peel and eat avocados like they are a banana or clementine or something and just chomp down on a full on 'cado.




Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
This is true for New Zealand.

My daughter had to provide 6 months bank statements to the New Zealand State Department as part of the visa process.


-Tim-
I have seen clips and some episodes of Flight of the Conchords, does that count ; )
veganbikes is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.