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Old 08-09-17, 11:06 AM
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today I'm watching the rains fall and the neches river rise while listening to old glen campbell songs on my iPod
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Old 08-09-17, 11:28 AM
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I like the teflon tape. Makes things really snug.
Noted.
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Old 08-09-17, 01:53 PM
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listening to old glen campbell songs on my iPod
May God rest his soul.

Even at the height of is career he would sit in on other musician's studio sessions and just play for the joy of it.

Check out all the country legends grooving to his music...



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Old 08-09-17, 06:17 PM
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Today I got a pretty cool piece of steel in the mail. Plan is to use the groupset from my Ridley to build it up, then unload that frame, but need to pick up a couple bits first. Currently trying to decide what stem to get.

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Old 08-09-17, 07:34 PM
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Skipped my Fiesta Island workout this morning. Got ~10 min down the road and decided to turn around.

I've just got too much going on at work right now. Normally I would just work late, but I'm busy with moving and life stuff later. Something's gotta give, and right now it's cycling. Can't wait till this moving crap is over and I can get back on the horse!
Get your priorities straight man! Biking first kidding.

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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Today I got a pretty cool piece of steel in the mail. Plan is to use the groupset from my Ridley to build it up, then unload that frame, but need to pick up a couple bits first. Currently trying to decide what stem to get.

i had one of these before.
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Old 08-09-17, 09:20 PM
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i had one of these before.
Nice. Coincidentally, looks like so does/did another SSFGer: https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/1996-gt-force--32035
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Old 08-10-17, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Today I got a pretty cool piece of steel in the mail. Plan is to use the groupset from my Ridley to build it up, then unload that frame, but need to pick up a couple bits first. Currently trying to decide what stem to get.
Is the force frog included?
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Old 08-10-17, 01:08 AM
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i had one of these before.
Looks like my kind geometry.
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Old 08-10-17, 02:03 AM
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Is the force frog included?
Yoda comes from my own personal stash. He's been my desk buddy for a couple years now.
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Currently trying to decide what stem to get.
One of the hardest decisions these days for builds involving a threaded headset.

A good combo between threaded stem elegance and comfort is 26mm closed face quill + soma highway 1's.

Can't wait to see it built up.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
One of the hardest decisions these days for builds involving a threaded headset.

A good combo between threaded stem elegance and comfort is 26mm closed face quill + soma highway 1's.

Can't wait to see it built up.
Wound up going with a Deda Murex. I have a couple 26.0 bars lying around, so I'm gonna try those out before I go buying any new ones. Eventually I might want to swap out the fork for a threadless carbon one and put my Cinelli Alter on it, but one step at a time.
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Eventually I might want to swap out the fork for a threadless carbon one and put my Cinelli Alter on it, but one step at a time.
It's got one of the nicer unicrown fork at least.

Nice 1" carbon forks are hard to find nowadays. I would go with a woundup, ouzo, or alpha Q pro.
Beware of alpha Q's though, they're designed with very thin carbon steerers that require a non-replaceable aluminum shim to be epoxied in place prior to starnut installation. Greatly hindering their ability to be recut to length.
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Yeah it's kind of a bummer that they're so rare now. Thanks for the tip on Alpha Q.
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so...my shops team kits are black with rainbow graphics. pretty bright, real good looking. yesterday evening i'm riding home after the thursday night crits and a dude bro is leaning out of the back window of a lifted suv screaming at the top of his lungs "stay off the road you ****ing ******!"
i don't remember the last time i was filled with such rage.

edit: the first censor is the f word and the second censor is another f word that is slang for a *****exual man. just providing a bit of clarity since the slur seemed to "match" what i was wearing at the time.
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Old 08-11-17, 01:34 PM
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Some people are just garbage.
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That word is probably one of the most offensive words there are in the English language, IMO.
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i get yelled at on a semi-regularly basis. this was the first time that i ever felt targeted becauss of a perceived sexual preference. hate crimes are still real. it ****ing sucks.
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Pics of said rad jersey.

It's gets me so bummed that some people are so empathically challenged. Especially in 2017. Is it really that hard not to be a dick?

Along a similar vein, watched Hidden Figures last night about African-American women at NASA in the 1960s. Worth a view. Interesting intersection of scientific and social progress.
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masculinity is fragile.

*posted with shaved legs, pigtails, and a beard*
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
so...my shops team kits are black with rainbow graphics. pretty bright, real good looking. yesterday evening i'm riding home after the thursday night crits and a dude bro is leaning out of the back window of a lifted suv screaming at the top of his lungs "stay off the road you ****ing ******!"
i don't remember the last time i was filled with such rage.

edit: the first censor is the f word and the second censor is another f word that is slang for a *****exual man. just providing a bit of clarity since the slur seemed to "match" what i was wearing at the time.
Is this kit what's currently on the shop's website?
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Old 08-11-17, 04:13 PM
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Is this kit what's currently on the shop's website?
it's not. that's our shop jersey. i was wearing our race kit. here ya go.
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Old 08-11-17, 04:14 PM
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also, our race team is LGBT.
it stands for Lower Greenville Bicycle Team.
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That's pretty awesome, love the kit.
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