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Old 02-03-19, 09:30 PM
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thanks man! Itís gonna get stripped and painted once I get another bike rolling.

Just got home from the bike co op and scored some treasures. Some nice sets of bars, a simple origin 8 stem that Iím gonna fancy up, and a KILLER NOS turbo matic with all original packaging! I almost didnít believe it when I looked behind the counter. Good day.
Wow man. Nice find!

You lock this bike up right? I'd secure that saddle to the frame with a bit of extra bike chain if I were you. Just for extra security.
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Wow man. Nice find!

You lock this bike up right? I'd secure that saddle to the frame with a bit of extra bike chain if I were you. Just for extra security.
I donít even risk locking this bike up. It stays inside with me at home or at work. If Iím going somewhere I know Iíll have to lock up, say the grocery store or whatever... Iíll ride another bike. Iím definately gonna invest in some of those special anti theft bolts and loop some chain on the bike that does get locked up though!
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I donít even risk locking this bike up. It stays inside with me at home or at work. If Iím going somewhere I know Iíll have to lock up, say the grocery store or whatever... Iíll ride another bike. Iím definately gonna invest in some of those special anti theft bolts and loop some chain on the bike that does get locked up though!
oh ok haha. I was getting nervous for a second. Especially with that front wheel too. Seems like that would be a theft magnet.

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oh ok haha. I was getting nervous for a second. Especially with that front wheel too. Seems like that would be a theft magnet.
Totally man. My kilo was nothing special, but it had decent components and looked really nice imo. It was stolen the second time I locked it up somewhere. Luckily I got some of it back, but I learned my lesson. My new Ďbeaterí build is gonna be pretty slick too, but Iím gonna tone it down some and make it inconspicuous to the untrained eye. Gonna start double locking bikes too. I just picked up a kryptonite chain lock cuz the bastards obviously destroyed my old U-lock and Iíll also run a cable lock. Nothing will prevent a theif if they want something bad enough... aside from a .45 to the ass... but every deterrent helps.

On a side note, I just locked in my booth at the local bi-annual bike swap coming up in mid April. It was kind of a last minute decision, but pulled the trigger. Iíll be selling some stuff, but mostly promoting a new business venture in custom engraving, custom one off parts / mods, and custom builds for the bicycle world. Mainly focused but not limited to the fixed gear and track bike consumers. Itís gonna be a hustle the next few months to get cards / stickers printed, example products ready, but Iím excited! My best friend is a ridiculously talented tattoo artist and Iím having him make me a banner to hang. My go to bicycle homie has a repair shop who Iím going to approach about a possible display in shop, Iím even looking into developing a relationship with a local fitter that will be mutually rewarding. Iím also doing a lot of research into frame building, which has been a goal of mine for quite a while.

There has been some talk about building a velodrome here in Tucson for the past couple of years, and if everything takes off the way I hope it does Iíll be heavily promoting and fundraising for that in the near future. I have extreamly high expectations and motivation for 2019 to say the least.

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Nothing will prevent a theif if they want something bad enough... aside from a .45 to the ass... but every deterrent helps.
I hear that. Before I rode fixed, I had my road bike stolen while it was chained to the wall inside my locked garage...

Now that I have some stuff on my bike that is worth stealing, I stick my bike in a locked closet at work and take it up to my apartment at night. I do leave it locked up when I run errands but that's only for like 20 min at a time, usually during daylight and in crowded places. I take every reasonable precaution though (anti theft bolts, bike chain the seat to the frame, ulock on the frame and back wheel, cable to front wheel).

I've got an eye out for a new frame so once I get one I may just plop all my unused parts onto the current frame to make a beater that I can abuse and lock up without getting stressed. Speaking of which, if you're gonna get into frame building any time in the near future, I'd be glad to take a first draft off your hands!

Sounds like a pretty awesome year you got commin man. I'm finally starting med school next fall after over 3 years in the workforce so hopefully my year will go well too.
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I was riding home tonight in the late dusk and this dude pulled alongside of me in a minivan, rolled down the window and shouted "Those lights are the best!" Nice way to end the day.

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some wet weather lately.






New bag came in today too. Iím diggin it

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^^ Curious to see where this thread goes now that we've introduced a gun and (what I have to assume that fleshy colored mesh wrapped thing is) *****. Should be fun.
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^^ Curious to see where this thread goes now that we've introduced a gun and (what I have to assume that fleshy colored mesh wrapped thing is) *****. Should be fun.
Case for my glasses? Lol

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Case for my glasses? Lol
Lol. I mean, that's what I was getting at. Not sure why "glasses case" got censored
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Lol. I mean, that's what I was getting at. Not sure why "glasses case" got censored
I think I know what you’re getting at, but nope



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We're taking seven guys to Roger Millikan criterium, our first race of the season, and 5-6 of us are faster than most of the field and capable of rolling a solid breakaway. We will constantly be on the attack until something sticks and if not, three of us (including myself) are fast finishers in a sprint situation.

We're the team to beat! This should be fun, I can't wait.
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There's a Lemond Tourmalet 853 near me that's making me want to sell my Steamroller.
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There's a Lemond Tourmalet 853 near me that's making me want to sell my Steamroller.
idk man.... Iíve always wanted a steamroller... if I had one it would be hard to let go!
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We're taking seven guys to Roger Millikan criterium, our first race of the season, and 5-6 of us are faster than most of the field and capable of rolling a solid breakaway. We will constantly be on the attack until something sticks and if not, three of us (including myself) are fast finishers in a sprint situation.

We're the team to beat! This should be fun, I can't wait.
wooooh, get it!
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idk man.... Iíve always wanted a steamroller... if I had one it would be hard to let go!
It's my second Steamroller (first was stolen). Great bike for sure, but I don't own anything with gears.
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. Great bike for sure, but I don't own anything with gears.
Gears are for.....

...people who like more control over their cadence. As for me I'm just a sissy and try to avoid pushing a gear at low RPM
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After my ride tonight I mocked up this super clean Ď86 Schwinn High Sierra frame. Gonna hit it hard,
hopefully build a set of wheels and start assembly tomorrow.

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I think I know what youíre getting at, but nope


It's amazing how deceiving that initial image is lol. Or perhaps my mind is just stuck in the gutter. Actually, the latter is probably the more likely answer. Carry on, good sir...
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Today I didn't get my new wheels. The rims are still back ordered.

Today I went to the big boy's ride. 56 miles with 2500 ft climbing @ 18.4 MPH. They told me that was a "Mellow winter pace."


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Today I didn't get my new wheels. The rims are still back ordered.

Today I went to the big boy's ride. 56 miles with 2500 ft climbing @ 18.4 MPH. They told me that was a "Mellow winter pace."


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count me out! Thats ruff! Iím too weenie for that
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Today I did more work in the workshop getting it ready.
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Was neat to see a cycling-specific ad but the product being advertised is meh.
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I lost a race last weekend, but still scrounged some points (Roger Millikan Cat 3 - 50 min). Attacked hard with ~20 min to go and got clear. Four others bridged up ~2 laps in to my solo move and we held it. I really drove the break hard. Hesitated on the back straight of the final lap (smh) but held on for second. Long version here if you're interested.



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