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Old 01-18-16, 05:58 PM
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^RIP the eagles had some classic tracks

Little bummed, I finally buckled and decided to wear pants on this mornings ride. Was sort of a pointless personal challenge to try and stick out the winter in only shorts. This morning I woke up and there was frost on my apartment window, which is the first time i ever saw or noticed that. weather report said the temp was around -5F and windy. Gunna go back to shorts once it gets back up to 0
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Old 01-18-16, 06:17 PM
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Booked flights to Thailand for a 15 day solo trip the end February. Now I need to book some hotels and figure out my plan. I want to fly to Cambodia for a few days. Anyone been to either?
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Old 01-19-16, 03:43 AM
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Today I found this incredible story:

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Old 01-19-16, 08:20 AM
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Recently I learned that a friend's husband was run over by a truck while skating in the LES and didn't make it. Without going into specifics on how it happened, dude left a family behind and it made me re-evaluate my bike riding habits in NYC, cementing my position in the whole brakes vs no brakes debate. Pulled the trigger on decent brakes/levers so i can post in the 40+ thread next year.

Yay Mondays.
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Old 01-19-16, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Recently I learned that a friend's husband was run over by a truck while skating in the LES and didn't make it. Without going into specifics on how it happened, dude left a family behind and it made me re-evaluate my bike riding habits in NYC, cementing my position in the whole brakes vs no brakes debate. Pulled the trigger on decent brakes/levers so i can post in the 40+ thread next year.

Yay Mondays.
I read about that recently, terrible situation.
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Old 01-19-16, 05:54 PM
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^Also read an article about that incident. definately an important reminder about how we choose to manage risk
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Old 01-19-16, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Today I found this incredible story:

Watched that with a friend...holy moley they had a rough time. 60lb bike over rough terrain single speed with crappy falling apart tires and wooden rims. The end was super bummer but the story is inspirational and I will always remember it when touring.

On an unrelated note, I installed a new six speed freewheel and chain on the Cilo and rode around for all of a minute (just to make sure it was tight because it was cold as shiz). Slowly but surely I am getting all my bikes set and ready for riding. A few days ago I replaced the old seatpost which was a touch creaky and wouldn't hold the saddle tight and cleaned up the saddle and I also installed a chain and cog and chainring on the Langster. Now I just need to cable up the new touring bike and put a few other doodads and knick knacks and bric-a-brac on it and take that for a ride.
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Old 01-19-16, 10:57 PM
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Saturday went OTB and bruised my ribs pretty bad, life has been hell this week.
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Old 01-19-16, 11:03 PM
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I know that feeling. I'm just finally coming back around after wrecking pretty hard a few weeks back, now it's too damn cold/windy to ride.
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Old 01-19-16, 11:30 PM
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Today I paid $1.47 a gallon for gas. NICE!!!
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Old 01-19-16, 11:54 PM
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today I was hungover all goddamn day. but I'm pretty sure I had fun last night.
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Recently I learned that a friend's husband was run over by a truck while skating in the LES and didn't make it. Without going into specifics on how it happened, dude left a family behind and it made me re-evaluate my bike riding habits in NYC, cementing my position in the whole brakes vs no brakes debate. Pulled the trigger on decent brakes/levers so i can post in the 40+ thread next year.

Yay Mondays.
Wait was it the dude who owned a skateshop?
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Old 01-20-16, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Wait was it the dude who owned a skateshop?
Yezzir.
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Old 01-21-16, 08:48 AM
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Installed a Chris King NoThreadSet on the Space Horse and put the fattie meats back on for some gravel this weekend.

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Old 01-21-16, 12:23 PM
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damn. that's clean!
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Old 01-21-16, 12:51 PM
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I want the stainless table.
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Old 01-21-16, 12:55 PM
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Installed a Chris King NoThreadSet on the Space Horse and put the fattie meats back on for some gravel this weekend.

would.
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Old 01-21-16, 02:15 PM
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Today I stacked stainless dimes.
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Old 01-21-16, 02:27 PM
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^^^ Looking good !
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Old 01-21-16, 02:41 PM
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Thanks! It's the best T joint I've done without have to pause and adjust my torch positioning.
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Very nice, you have good "handwriting"
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Had a scary commute this morning. It was as though the cars were out to get the bikes. Luckily, though, they missed...
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Old 01-21-16, 11:01 PM
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Today I stacked stainless dimes.
Purdyful. Now onto putting tubes together Reyonlds 953 is fine or if you prefer Columbus XCr that is fine too. I would say about a 55cm single speed cross, with canti mounts, two sets of bottle cage bosses 1 1/18 HT and clearance for 35 tires ; )
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today I decided to sell the wolverine to a buddy and build up the ultimate space horse.
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