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turpencat
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this is all top tier first world problems

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:52
lukasz
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I've had that happen in new york maybe twice, because everyone here hates everyone else.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:05
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #53)

turpencat wrote:
this is all top tier first world problems

These are certainly not Ohio problems.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:16
turpencat
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yeah. Nobody here would politely turn off my lights.
They might smash my wheel for the light being annoying to them and I deserved the whole thing because bikes.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:21
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #55)

lukasz wrote:
I've had that happen in new york maybe twice, because everyone here hates everyone else.

the helpful passerby situation only happened once i moved to central pennsylvania; the equivalent back in new york was someone leaving trash in my basket.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 18:12
lofarkas
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^LOL. I once got a politely worded letter taped to my brake cable about how I might want to lock up my bike better because it's at risk of getting stolen.
Needless to say I had a pretty good lock on my nondescript fixed gear bike... no way that's getting stolen in broad daylight in a decent neigborhood.
The handwriting was kinda shaky so it was probably an older guy with a bit of time on his hands and little knowledge of bike thievery.

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 18:24
lukasz
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(Reply to #57)

joy of tarcking wrote:
lukasz wrote:
I've had that happen in new york maybe twice, because everyone here hates everyone else.

the helpful passerby situation only happened once i moved to central pennsylvania; the equivalent back in new york was someone leaving trash in my basket.

I think one time it was a tourist and the other time it was an academic/bike commuter as I was rolling up to work at Brooklyn college. Neither qualify as typical New Yorkers.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:48
circuithero
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Out of my currently rideable bikes, not a single one has fenders. Don't ban me.

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 00:28
ckd
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(Reply to #59)

emor wrote:
I only take two showers a week. Sometimes three

Same.

I'm currently wearing a shirt for a band that I have no interest in listening to, like, ever.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 01:26
Whippin Skidz
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I'm also part of the two to three showers a week club.
I'm wearing a Ringworm shirt inside out right now; it's got a big red upside down cross on it and we're about to leave to meet wife's family for lunch but I'm too lazy to find a different shirt.

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 12:28
eric_ssucks
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I've worn my Deadsea shirt, with the picture of Baphomet huge on the front, to toddler storytime several times without thinking about it. A room full of kids heats up a little, I take my sweatshirt off, and I start getting side-eye from some of the more conservative moms.

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 14:03
JUGE FREDD
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people are now getting their point83 jerseys recognized by other parents at school

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 19:37
ShartAttack
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I want to cry when when 53/39x11-28 is do-it-all gearing for anybody, much less pros

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:10
Tail Hook Lengthener
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My shittiest caliper-equipped road bike stops better than mechanical-disc brake Elephant.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 11:19
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #65)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
people are now getting their point83 jerseys recognized by other parents at school

*like*

I have a difficult time working without listening to power metal.

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:18
emor
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(Reply to #66)

Wintage Townie wrote:
My shittiest caliper-equipped road bike stops better than mechanical-disc brake Elephant.

It's always a joy to use the brakes of my rawland after riding the bb7-equipped family bike. I'm taking it in for some work, but it's never been great.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 14:18
NOVELTYNAME
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I just ate a corndog and I haven't been on a bike in a week or more

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:51
eric_ssucks
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one of the things that sold me on the expensive xtracycle was the 180mm Deore hydro dick braks. I've done some emergency stops and found that leif's huge noggin hits me in the ass (not much of a distance, it's pretty close with the near child seat position). This is a good thing because that thing STOPS.

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 17:21
heavymetal
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(Reply to #69)

eric_ssucks wrote:
JUGE FREDD wrote:
people are now getting their point83 jerseys recognized by other parents at school

*like*

I have a difficult time working without listening to power metal.

Imma listen to this all day. Thx for the link.

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 17:39
jeffro
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(Reply to #70)

Wintage Townie wrote:
My shittiest caliper-equipped road bike stops better than mechanical-disc brake Elephant.

For sure, the late model 105 dual pivots on my shitass Scattante make the CX75 discs on my Endpoint look like House Party II.

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 19:19
johnasavoia
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Rode a bike in NYC for the first time and it was a citibike. It was a lot of fun but I got winded as hell climbing the williamsburg bridge on that thing. Riding in NYC streets felt way safer than Boston.

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 08:44
kmcdon
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I don't get it.

I've had 2 bikes with bb7 brakes, and they're consistently the best stopping bikes I've ever owned. The 600 tricolor dual pivots on my lemond are a close second, but still not as good as the KM or Pugsley. Endos 4 dayz.

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:47
curiousincident
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mtb or road version?

there is a difference

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 14:35
kmcdon
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mtb. did not realize there was a difference.

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:05
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #75)

eric_ssucks wrote:
one of the things that sold me on the expensive xtracycle was the 180mm Deore hydro dick braks. I've done some emergency stops and found that leif's huge noggin hits me in the ass (not much of a distance, it's pretty close with the near child seat position). This is a good thing because that thing STOPS.

Yeah man, hydro Shimano with 180 rotors ain't exactly my kludged together Elephant with Campagnolo levers and Hayes mechanical brakes.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:48
fixed
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more and more of my bikes are ending up as singlespeeds because i can't afford to/don't want to replace the parts necessary to keep the gears working.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:31
johnasavoia
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Saw a woman with a xootr swift get off a bus in port authority and between that and fred's swift of theseus I really wanna build a cheapo ss/fixed swift for out of town adventures

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:35
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #78)

I also feel there is a folder void in my life.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:49
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Rinko!

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:50
lukasz
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(Reply to #80)

johnasavoia wrote:
Rode a bike in NYC for the first time and it was a citibike. It was a lot of fun but I got winded as hell climbing the williamsburg bridge on that thing. Riding in NYC streets felt way safer than Boston.

I keep telling people this when they say NYC is scary. The streets are narrow and most cars are moving pretty slowly, resigned to their fate.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:25
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #81)

lukasz wrote:
I keep telling people this when they say NYC is scary. The streets are narrow and most cars are moving pretty slowly, resigned to their fate.

This is 100% my experience riding in NYC. Lots of cars, but none of them going anywhere, and drivers accustomed to bicycles and dozens of other unusual things. Mostly flat, with better pavement than 3/4 of American roads. Getting lost was my biggest concern (this was pre-smartphones).

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:31
turpencat
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also all the cars are just basically parked in the street and not in any lane. Which makes splitting and riding through the traffic feel a lot less douchebaggy

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:08
ShartAttack
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My box of German bike parts arrived in Chicago on the 28th. It hasn't updated since then and I'M LOSING MY MIND

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 23:21
Whippin Skidz
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This is why I don't take you up on your offer for German orders.

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 14:54
ShartAttack
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Well as of this morning it is in Austin so we'll see if I ever get it lol

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:24
turpencat
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my german bike part order for the a cyclus seat tube reamer had the handle
but no reamer.
I could have done some other sort of handle but no reamer?
come on.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 20:37
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #87)

ShartAttack wrote:
My box of German bike parts arrived in Chicago on the 28th. It hasn't updated since then and I'M LOSING MY MIND

This is how I am beginning to feel about a set of twin peaks vhs tapes.

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:42
ShartAttack
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I still have to look to clip into road pedals

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:29
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #89)

ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

It's been so long since I used single sided road clipless I do the same. I tell myself it's ok since it's just a quick glance, but deep down inside I know I've brought shame to my house.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:03
Rusty Piton
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You've forgotten the face of your father Jim.

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

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:27
buffoon
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(Reply to #91)

ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

I couldn't unclip out of my road pedals doing cyclocross dismount this morning
ate shit in the parking lot at work

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:29
hiljentaa
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SPDs forever.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:32
eric_ssucks
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today i want to drop the kid off at the park and let him find his way home.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:33
imoscardotcom
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(Reply to #94)

ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

the two SPD-SL pedals I have are weighted way differently so I fuck up the first few clip ins if I don't look down

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 14:30
GrandmaJordan
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(Reply to #95)

buffoon wrote:
ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

I couldn't unclip out of my road pedals doing cyclocross dismount this morning
ate shit in the parking lot at work

I can't do a cross dismount with road pedals.

Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:50
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #96)

Rusty Piton wrote:
You've forgotten the face of your father Jim.

Wonderful reference, thankee rusty sai

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 19:34
lukasz
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(Reply to #97)

GrandmaJordan wrote:
buffoon wrote:
ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

I couldn't unclip out of my road pedals doing cyclocross dismount this morning
ate shit in the parking lot at work

I can't do a cross dismount with road pedals.

This is how I fractured my foot last year (was in street clothes and shorts caught my saddle). Haven't done one on my road bike since.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 21:44
daedelus
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(Reply to #98)

lukasz wrote:
GrandmaJordan wrote:
buffoon wrote:
ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

I couldn't unclip out of my road pedals doing cyclocross dismount this morning
ate shit in the parking lot at work

I can't do a cross dismount with road pedals.

This is how I fractured my foot last year (was in street clothes and shorts caught my saddle). Haven't done one on my road bike since.

I stopped doing this with road shoes several years ago after my landing foot once unexpectedly slipped out from under me on the brick sidewalk and I collapsed on my rear wheel. It happened at the end of a ride, right at the entrance to the coffee shop where I worked at the time. I went from feeling BA to JA in record time.

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Thu, 06/09/2016 - 22:30
emor
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I got some new shoes and the cleats are not in the same spot so I'm constantly fucking up clipping in. Feel like a fucking noob

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:34
aerobear
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(Reply to #100)

DumbJim wrote:
ShartAttack wrote:
I still have to look to clip into road pedals

It's been so long since I used single sided road clipless I do the same. I tell myself it's ok since it's just a quick glance, but deep down inside I know I've brought shame to my house.

Updating your username to IdiotJimCan'tEvenClipInWithoutLooking

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:57

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