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Old 01-10-16, 09:30 PM
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bourbon: woodford, bullet, knob creek

scotch: ardberg and laphroaig islays, macallan highland, glenlivet speyside, any blended at johnny walker black or higher quality
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Old 01-10-16, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
It looks well taken care of. I wouldnt worry about it.
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What you do want to be careful of from that period are those epoxy'd together carbon tubed but aluminum lugged bikes. Those will get ya.
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I went up a super long hill in a major headwind in the cold without enough sleep in me and a day of work. Pretty happy going about 4 miles uphill (with a little over .5 of a mile not included of some downhill) all that taken into account and me not having ridden fixed up that hill in a long time!
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Old 01-11-16, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
dual pivot brakes (im not sure if @garlic_rice still needs them tho, hes got first dibs)
I need! I need!

Also, as the former owner of said 600 group, I can vouch for its awesomeness. Eerily quiet, and super-smooth shifting with the DT shifters. I've got DA7400 with STIs now and I want to cry every time i upshift up front, makes me remember why I set up that Trek as 1x8.

I'm not into bikes enough to get bike tattoos, but if i was, i'd get the tricolor 600 stripe for sure.
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Old 01-11-16, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post


Congrats, looks fun! Also looks like it was well taken care of.
If I may suggest: townie bars with Paul thumbies. Buy all the 600 from @Mumonkan minus brakes
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Old 01-11-16, 12:49 PM
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Interview at a bike shop in like 5 minutes. I hope all the time ive put into the internet researching bikes pays off now
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Old 01-11-16, 12:57 PM
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Interview at a bike shop in like 5 minutes. I hope all the time ive put into the internet researching bikes pays off now
As they say in show biz, "break a leg."
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Old 01-11-16, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Interview at a bike shop in like 5 minutes. I hope all the time ive put into the internet researching bikes pays off now
I bet you nail it.
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Old 01-11-16, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
bourbon: woodford, bullet, knob creek

scotch: ardberg and laphroaig islays, macallan highland, glenlivet speyside, any blended at johnny walker black or higher quality
If you like Laphroaig, check out Ledaig. Its not from Islay, but its got a very similar flavor profile. good stuff.
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Old 01-11-16, 04:19 PM
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thx for the suggestion, will check it out.
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Old 01-11-16, 04:56 PM
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Can't tell if I need a setback saddlepost or I just hate the stock seat on the new MTB. I'm leaning towards the seat but then the other part of me just wants to buy stuff.
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Old 01-11-16, 06:19 PM
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I rode the new Gunnar on rollers for the first time today. I did "10 miles" in about 30 minutes.

I'm running 46x18 on the Gunnar so it's a bit more challenging than what I usually run on the track bike which is 48x16 on the rollers.

I have the Kreitlers with the headwind fan so there is a decent amount of resistance.

I was going to do this last week, but when I dragged out the rollers, I discovered the belts needed replacing.

The terror of first time on the rollers this winter never gets old.
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Old 01-11-16, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
Can't tell if I need a setback saddlepost or I just hate the stock seat on the new MTB. I'm leaning towards the seat but then the other part of me just wants to buy stuff.
Specialized Power saddle ftw
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Specialized Power saddle ftw
That's what's on there and I hate it, it's far too wide on the back so I can't slide as much as I'd like.
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
That's what's on there and I hate it, it's far too wide on the back so I can't slide as much as I'd like.
Which width is it? I'm digging mine because it is wide and I can finally be comfy on my mountain bike.
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Old 01-11-16, 07:22 PM
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But the lady got stuck at work so I went for a ride.
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Old 01-11-16, 07:29 PM
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Had a good cry over Bowie and did 44 miles to burn off some steam.
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Old 01-11-16, 08:36 PM
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Which width is it? I'm digging mine because it is wide and I can finally be comfy on my mountain bike.
According to their website a lot of them come with the 143 width which would explain it cause I'm more of a 135.
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Old 01-11-16, 09:15 PM
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Interview went pretty well. Should hear back in a couple weeks. I really hope I get the job.
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Old 01-11-16, 09:42 PM
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Had a good cry over Bowie and did 44 miles to burn off some steam.
I heard this interview replayed today and it was interesting.

David Bowie On The Ziggy Stardust Years: 'We Were Creating The 21st Century In 1971' : NPR
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Nice! What shop? I also had an interview yesterday for a Mtn Bike company in Denver -- Really stoked but I certainly need to get my mtn bike learn on in regards to components etc..

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Interview went pretty well. Should hear back in a couple weeks. I really hope I get the job.
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Old 01-12-16, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I heard this interview replayed today and it was interesting.

David Bowie On The Ziggy Stardust Years: 'We Were Creating The 21st Century In 1971' : NPR
Listening now, thanks. Hadn't heard this before.
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Old 01-12-16, 02:49 PM
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Listening now, thanks. Hadn't heard this before.
What he said about being restless, always wanting to get on to the next project, really hit home to me. My father used to say "finish what you started" and I couldn't stand it. Was always thinking ahead to the next thing.

Bowie and Pink Floyd were always too somber for me. Really respected guys who were into them though because they seemed to be either totally into it or not at all. There didn't seem to be a middle ground. Bowie seemed like an intense experience for those guys.

I also respect how Bowie knelt and prayed the Our Father for AIDS victims on stage at a Freddy Mercury tribute concert. I didn't know that until yesterday. From what I'm reading his lyrics became more spiritual later in his career.
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Interview went pretty well. Should hear back in a couple weeks. I really hope I get the job.
I was wondering about this the other day when you posted that you had an interview. Good luck, dude!
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Nice! What shop? I also had an interview yesterday for a Mtn Bike company in Denver -- Really stoked but I certainly need to get my mtn bike learn on in regards to components etc..
Palo alto bicycles. Pretty cool shop downtown that has been around for a really long time now, and they carry a pretty cool range of products from e bikes to Parlee, moots, and seven.

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I was wondering about this the other day when you posted that you had an interview. Good luck, dude!
Thanks, man!
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