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Old 03-09-17, 09:34 PM
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If political speech were allowed on this forum, I might say that I wish I were talking about the US. Alas.
There is a subforum for this, but you need permission to access it. Message one of the admins or mods if you wish to join. Meanwhile, tread lightly with such speach here lest you get infracted.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
There is a subforum for this, but you need permission to access it. Message one of the admins or mods if you wish to join. Meanwhile, tread lightly with such speach here lest you get infracted.
Thanks TT. It's a good thing I showed so much restraint then.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:30 PM
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Whatever, dude. I'm still just going to throw it in the bed of my pickup truck. I also would rather throw a dirty after ride MTB in the bed of my pickup truck than inside my car.
whatever, dude.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:32 PM
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I heard about the impeachment in Korea as well. I'm not going to comment one way or another, but I have to say I've been loosely following it and it's nice to see that after months of peaceful protests every weekend an inquiry was made and action was taken. It's really what democracy is all about.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
I heard about the impeachment in Korea as well. I'm not going to comment one way or another, but I have to say I've been loosely following it and it's nice to see that after months of peaceful protests every weekend an inquiry was made and action was taken. It's really what democracy is all about.
Indeed. The political history of Korea has tended more toward letting the president get away with murder (literally), and when there was pushback it was usually about political revenge rather than enforcing the rule of law. As nasty as the underlying details of the current case are, it's been heartening to see the political and legal process work more or less the way it should in response.

Despite a large dose of initial cowardice from ruling party loyalists, almost everyone finally got more or less on board with the truth and the law, and acknowledged what a disaster it would be to let such a clearly unfit president ruin the country. Still talking about Korea here, obviously.
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Today I came home and the tires of the fixed gear I picked up over the weekend off craigslist were flat. When I tried to take off the front tire it was extremely tight. When I finally got it off I find a tire, with the bead cut off, inside the k-west that was on my rim. nice surprise
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Old 03-09-17, 11:35 PM
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. Still talking about Korea here, obviously.
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East Asian politics is still politics. Ban this maniac.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:16 AM
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East Asian politics is still politics. Ban this maniac.
Lol. I'll be good, I swear.
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Old 03-10-17, 08:09 AM
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Yesterday I starting wrapping my new bars (thanks Scrod!) with new tape, and those Cane Creek SCR-5c levers are just incredibly uncooperative. The hoods don't roll up, like, at all. The top you can kind force, but the bottom is like F U DUDE HAHAHAHA the rubber is attached basically to the base of the plastic. I managed to get the tape around it but it's not good. Really disappointed. Perhaps thinner tape would have helped a little, but still not being able to roll up the rubber is kinda wtf?
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Old 03-10-17, 08:15 AM
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Old 03-10-17, 08:24 AM
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never had a problem with that on my cane creeks that were handed down to hairnet

campy levers tho. **** that ****.
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$$$ plus i need silver
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
Yesterday I starting wrapping my new bars (thanks Scrod!) with new tape, and those Cane Creek SCR-5c levers are just incredibly uncooperative. The hoods don't roll up, like, at all. The top you can kind force, but the bottom is like F U DUDE HAHAHAHA the rubber is attached basically to the base of the plastic. I managed to get the tape around it but it's not good. Really disappointed. Perhaps thinner tape would have helped a little, but still not being able to roll up the rubber is kinda wtf?
Yeah, my experiece as well. I feel your pain.
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Old 03-10-17, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
never had a problem with that on my cane creeks that were handed down to hairnet

campy levers tho. **** that ****.
These are the compact levers. Perhaps the regular levers are not as bad. Anyway, I've had the same problem with mine.
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Yeah, my experiece as well. I feel your pain.
did you find a solution?
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did you find a solution?
Not really. The best I could do was pry them up with a flat scewdriver and cram the tape under it, but I still have some bare spots. About the best you can do is to use thinner tape.
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Old 03-10-17, 09:04 AM
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Not really. The best I could do was pry them up with a flat scewdriver and cram the tape under it, but I still have some bare spots. About the best you can do is to use thinner tape.
Well I'm glad that at least that i didn't get a bum set - which is how it usually seems. But sucks that it seems to be an issue with an otherwise good looking lever.

I did a crap job taping anyway, so when I replace the tape soon I'll get thinner tape. I am putting Fizik 3mm tape on, but dang it seems like 6" thick.
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They exist, but are hard to find.
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Came inside from my ride today, took off my helmet, and realized I had a bee stuck to my face. I don't even know how long that little guy was drowning in my sweat. Also it was 86 degrees outside.
Took a bee to the face last summer during a ride and was promptly stung right on the lip. Had to stop to have someone pull it out for me.
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caught a stinger to the lip a couple years ago 2 minutes after i had left my house to go to work.

that was a fun day of customer service.
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The Cane Creek hoods are thick and take a little force to fold them, but you can do it.
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never had a problem with that on my cane creeks that were handed down to hairnet
And after several rewraps later the hoods are starting to show wear. I want a shorter stem, so there is at least one more rewrap in the not-so-distant future
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Last night I ate it when I hit a pothole while riding with one hand on the bars. Scraped up my left hand and leg a bit, and blew out my rear tire somehow. This morning I woke up early, still a bit sore, met some buds for a ride and did 54 miles. #HTFU.
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Yesterday I put together a single speed bike. I decided to convert one of my fixed gears, which I'd previously converted from an old 12-speed.

I had most of the parts already laying around, so I just had to buy a freewheel and a brake caliper.

My real reason for the change was to free up some of the parts that were on it, for use on another project. I didn't want to leave the frame unridable after the stuff came off, and I've been wanting to try single speed. Now I have one fixed, one SS, one geared road bike, and one geared mountain bike.

I've already ridden it a few times, and it's a pretty fun and versatile bike. It's my first single speed (unless you count the first bike I ever owned, which had coaster brake, banana seat, ape bars... you get the picture).
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
caught a stinger to the lip a couple years ago 2 minutes after i had left my house to go to work.

that was a fun day of customer service.
Take solace in the fact that the bee bastard is dead now.

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Last night I ate it when I hit a pothole while riding with one hand on the bars. Scraped up my left hand and leg a bit, and blew out my rear tire somehow. This morning I woke up early, still a bit sore, met some buds for a ride and did 54 miles. #HTFU.
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