What did you do to your bike today?

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Patch
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put some MKS grip king lambda pedals on the trucker, which still has a non functioning chainring.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 08:26
dumpsterlife
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Yesterday I regreased the BB, cleaned the chain, removed 6lbs of salt, and rode like 40 miles.

...oh and lost my blinkey. :(

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 08:41
EJ
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bold wrote:
put some MKS grip king lambda pedals on the trucker, which still has a non functioning chainring.

Do think we can get a review of the grip kings after you get some miles on them?

ckd wrote:
Hey Josh, WTF is up with your signature?

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 08:48
Patch
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EuroJosh wrote:
bold wrote:
put some MKS grip king lambda pedals on the trucker, which still has a non functioning chainring.

Do think we can get a review of the grip kings after you get some miles on them?

Yes sir!

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 09:04
Rusty Piton
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Platforms on the trucker?
That makes no sense to me.
Why would you want to ride 100 miles with half a pedal stroke?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:18
bward1028

bold wrote:
EuroJosh wrote:
bold wrote:
put some MKS grip king lambda pedals on the trucker, which still has a non functioning chainring.

Do think we can get a review of the grip kings after you get some miles on them?

Yes sir!

i'd like to do one as well. i have 4 or 5 months on mine, on my xtracycle

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:20
Patch
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All you dude. They look fucking sexy, that's for sure.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:28
yeaux
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Rusty Piton wrote:
edw wrote:
you showed up at 7 pm?

8pm

What the hell kind of alleycat starts at 8am?

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:31
halbritt
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Rusty Piton wrote:
Platforms on the trucker?
That makes no sense to me.
Why would you want to ride 100 miles with half a pedal stroke?

Riding without clips and straps is not half as efficient as riding with. One doesn't really pull up that much when they're spinning and most of your power is in a small part of the pedal stroke in any case.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:47
Patch
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I hate to have grant peterson speak for me on the matter, but he gives more or less an idea of where i'm coming from.
When i'm on that bike the last thing i care about is how efficient my stroke is. I don't want to think about anything athletic, I just want to travel at a pace that allows me to take in some of my surroundings.
When I did the SF tour I did 50-70 miles a day in really soft soled shoes on these terrible pedals and was in better health than most everyone else save for a crazy athletic runner guy who did yoga and shit. It was also him and me in the front of the pack the entire time.

and that article that everyone should read by now, regardless of how one-sided, retro-grouch-curmudgeony it truly is:
http://www.rivbike.com/article/clothing/the_shoes_ruse

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:06
edw
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yeaux wrote:
Rusty Piton wrote:
edw wrote:
you showed up at 7 pm?

8pm

What the hell kind of alleycat starts at 8am?

The good ones

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:12
ArtBlur
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rode my newest bike about 35 miles .... all before 9 am.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:27
scrub
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I de converted my road bike, its too big. Its all I have I'm poor and can't find a smaller one on Seattle craigslist, I'm excited about gears, coasting and riding further than 20 miles!

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:29
Rusty Piton
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edw wrote:
yeaux wrote:
What the hell kind of alleycat starts at 8am?

The good ones

Not the one I tried to attend yesterday.
As I said, I am dumb.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:35
beartrap

I went to a swap meet yesterday and scored a seatpost mounted rack, NIB suzue rear hub, some random bar tape & NIB rolls saddle all for $117. The rack goes on tonight to carry my school books, saddle tomorrow.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:48
Captain Gnarlock
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Last night I went to halbritt's house and we did a temp bike swap -- he got my Kilo and I got his Azonic DJ bike. It was hella fun riding it around the Tenderloin, and my singer already wants to buy it.

Today i rode the PanaParamount to work, after rewrapping the bars, swapping pedals, and general tuning.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:51
Elaxion
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Looked menacingly at the old fixed gear for having a cracked tt. Considering covering it with epoxy to get me to school tomorrow.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:51
Elderbear
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saintstoffel wrote:
Snorted coke off my saddle.

I tried this, but my B17 gots holes in it, so then I snorted it off my seatstays, chainstays, fender, and the ground. It wasn't ideal, but it worked out okay. Any solutions to this problem?

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:23
zombie

riding platforms is douchey.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:25
Captain Gnarlock
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Elderberry wrote:
saintstoffel wrote:
Snorted coke off my saddle.

I tried this, but my B17 gots holes in it, so then I snorted it off my seatstays, chainstays, fender, and the ground. It wasn't ideal, but it worked out okay. Any solutions to this problem?

skinpop that shit

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:25
Jabba Degrassi
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jacques wrote:
I seriously lolled for about 45 minutes, that place is over the top.

How do you mean?

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:28
Elderbear
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kowloon wrote:
skinpop that shit

What is this "skinpop"?

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:46
Captain Gnarlock
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Elderberry wrote:
kowloon wrote:
skinpop that shit

What is this "skinpop"?

tr.v. Slang., -popped, -pop·ping, -pops.

To inject (a drug) beneath the skin rather than into a vein.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:58
Elderbear
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Aaaaahhhh, I dunno if I'm ready for that...

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 13:02
halbritt
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Def not with coke you cleaned up off the floor.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 15:21
Captain Gnarlock
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rode it 9 miles to buy it a new crankset. ^_^

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 15:43
Opie

i worked on it.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 15:58
Omi

slapped pedals back on the nishiki/rando for inclement weather. got caught in a huge storm cell this morning on my way home from work on my tarckbike.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 17:58
CeeGee
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I realized a pin in my chain was halfway out and a plate deformed. Decided to ride it to the LBS anyway. Ended up walking to the LBS and losing a chain. The LBS was closed but one of the owners is such a badass he let me in and sold me a new chain anyway. I then rode it home pissing off all kinds of folks in near-rush hour traffic. Its been a fine day. I'll ride it to work in an hour.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 18:01
TimArchyLime
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stever wrote:
jeez i hope you're doing ok. i assume you were attacked by a pack of rabid dogs as soon as you fell off (one of whom gnawed up your superflash)?

i rode to work, rode up and down the beachfront for an hour on my lunchbreak and then rode home in the afternoon

No rabid dogs this time. And no broken bones. Just scraped up the levers a bit more and tore the tape. I suppose in a few days I'll be posting in here that I re-wrapped my bars.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:02
that guy
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i cranked it up to 400 watts

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:09
tehtarck
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dont be "that guy"

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:19
MASTODON
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rode the sunofabitch hard and then left it out in the cold under some cardboard boxes so it stays hidden.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:31
tehtarck
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I peeped that shit fo just a second

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:34
Captain Gnarlock
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Went OTB :(

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 23:01
hambeki
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I rode it for once.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 23:23
Larry Winget
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I rode it in some fucking bullshit weather and cursed a lot.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 23:31
halbritt
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Rode it 20 miles in the goddamn motherfucking wind.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 23:55
spaghetti
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rode to class
it was cancelled
rode home
realized i needed something in the building i was just at
rode back
grabbed my scissors and elmers glue
rode home again

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:14
hambeki
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Do you realize that you used the wrong road/rode 4 times in a single post?

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:18
hambeki
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tarckeemoon wrote:
I rode it in some fucking bullshit weather and cursed a lot.

Did you get caught in the sleet shit? It wasn't bad when it was on the ground, but it sucked when it was in the air.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:18
spaghetti
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
Do you realize that you used the wrong road/rode 4 times in a single post?

i've never been so impressed with myself

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:19
Larry Winget
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
Did you get caught in the sleet shit? It wasn't bad when it was on the ground, but it sucked when it was in the air.

Yeah. It started the minute I left work. I was like "I sure am glad that icy bullshit from this morning melted." and then WHAM.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:22
hambeki
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It's global warming, or something.

That crap starting coming out of the sky about 5 minutes before the truck showed up today. I made the other guy run the forklift and I stayed inside.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:25
Cap-Cap
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
Did you get caught in the sleet shit? It wasn't bad when it was on the ground, but it sucked when it was in the air.

we got that shit up here too. fucking weird riding around with blue sky, sunshine and hail/sleet

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:36
hambeki
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We actually got lightning. Lightning!

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:37
Cap-Cap
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i heard there was some thunder in there too

bummed i missed out on that

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:39
GRHebard
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i rode to class,
then later i did some wheelies.

thats about it

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 03:18
1percenttruck
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rode in sun, rain and sleet.
raced my co-worker after work on his SS for about 3 blocks. let him think he was going to win then snatched away the victory in the last block hehe smiley
swapped bullhorns for b123aa's at the end of the night.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:20
snackie
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last night I put tubes/tires/chain on the pake build then I put the steerer in the head tube and pretended that it was done and stared at it for a long time

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:01

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