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Old 01-30-15, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
What do you mean WE, paleface ?

Oh I'm sorry, are you not an American?

I think yer smart enough to know I'm generalizing. It's a pretty safe generalization.

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Old 01-30-15, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
It's a pretty safe generalization.
It's not. There's pretty good evidence that Americans are actually the most work obsessed, success driven people on the planet. The cultural perception that Americans are lazy is weird.
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Old 01-30-15, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
It's not. There's pretty good evidence that Americans are actually the most work obsessed, success driven people on the planet. The cultural perception that Americans are lazy is weird.

Are you smoking crack? Americans aren't "work obsessed". We are "stuff obsessed". We want everything for cheap. We are obsessed with god bless the USA or "we will put a boot in yer ass", but don't think twice about dropping a paycheck on disposable Chinese made stuff at Wal-Mart. We have become a big image, with nothing to back it up, besides the past when we actually did work hard. We are spoiled, crybabies, still clinging to the "if I work hard I can make it or maybe become rich" , 1950s mentality that rich people still try to feed the rest of us, so that we keep the wheels turning, so they can stay rich. Joe Punchclock will ***** and complain about gas prices, but still drive the biggest vehicle he can afford. Happy as long as he can still afford a 12 pack and cable tv, so he can occuppy himself with sports. And don't you DARE try and make his 'Merica anything like Europe! We do things our way, and our way is the right way. The American way.


Gimme a break dude. That **** yer selling is a dying idea. People are realizing that.


Ok. I'm done.
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Old 01-30-15, 06:50 PM
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i love when white americans have the balls to tell immigrants to get out of their country, hilarious.

iirc modern cities in japan such as tokyo have the most work obsessed culture, some dont even have homes but rent "pods" to sleep in for a few hours between shifts, and have high stress and the highest suicide rate which correlates to employment

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Old 01-30-15, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i love when white americans have the balls to tell immigrants to get out of their country, hilarious.

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Haha no kidding. What year is the cut off for when you can be considered a "real American" and not an immigrant anymore?



What hub is that on the front?
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Old 01-30-15, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
What hub is that on the front?
both hubs are sturmey archer, front is a drum brake, rear is a s3x but i dont have the shifter installed so its just a SSFG right now

fixed the img so it links to pedalroom if anyone cares, i havent updated it in a while tho

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which currently sits sadly in pieces awaiting warmth and parts to return

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Old 01-30-15, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
both hubs are sturmey archer, front is a drum brake, rear is a s3x but i dont have the shifter installed so its just a SSFG right now

fixed the img so it links to pedalroom if anyone cares, i havent updated it in a while tho

Oh cool. I have a box with maybe a dozen of those SA 3speed shifter hubs. I always liked those.
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Old 01-30-15, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
Oh cool. I have a box with maybe a dozen of those SA 3speed shifter hubs. I always liked those.
theyre good hubs if you treat them right. i blew up the innards of it last year (long story, brake cable got all monged up, had to footbrake on srs offroad downhills halfway thru a century ride far from home) but SA has great customer service. i contacted them, told them upfront that i bought the hub secondhand (from a forum user here) and they still sent me a replacement cartridge and shifter for nothing.

my only complaint is that they have quite a bit of resistance in the cable pull, maybe ill try some high quality housing/cable next time
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Old 01-30-15, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
Haha no kidding. What year is the cut off for when you can be considered a "real American" and not an immigrant anymore?
1492.
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Old 01-30-15, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
both hubs are sturmey archer, front is a drum brake, rear is a s3x but i dont have the shifter installed so its just a SSFG right now

fixed the img so it links to pedalroom if anyone cares, i havent updated it in a while tho

HEY LOOK ANOTHER BIKE



which currently sits sadly in pieces awaiting warmth and parts to return
Is the MASH tape on these bars or the bullhorns? Info on tape please. Bike looks great btw.
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Old 01-30-15, 09:42 PM
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peugeot uo8 single speed

not so hard core (but I wanted brakes)
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Old 01-30-15, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Is the MASH tape on these bars or the bullhorns? Info on tape please. Bike looks great btw.



its on the drops, bullhorns were wrapped in old tube, lol.

grassy ass.
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Old 01-30-15, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
both hubs are sturmey archer, front is a drum brake, rear is a s3x but i dont have the shifter installed so its just a SSFG right now

fixed the img so it links to pedalroom if anyone cares, i havent updated it in a while tho

HEY LOOK ANOTHER BIKE



which currently sits sadly in pieces awaiting warmth and parts to return
Nice looking bike. Sir, I commend you
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Old 01-31-15, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
both hubs are sturmey archer, front is a drum brake, rear is a s3x but i dont have the shifter installed so its just a SSFG right now

fixed the img so it links to pedalroom if anyone cares, i havent updated it in a while tho

HEY LOOK ANOTHER BIKE



which currently sits sadly in pieces awaiting warmth and parts to return
I keep going back to this, and just looking, and liking. I like the color, how it is fairly plain looking, yet so clean. Nothing over the top, not a single gawdy sticker on it (that I can see), and that color combo.....win. I am really liking what you have done here. Quoted a second time, because it deserves it.
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Old 01-31-15, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
It's very common in Italy too. Most of the Mediterranean.

Wait, are we talking about siestas or lazyness? cause i think we Americans are far lazier than either.
You know what? Based on our (USA) obesity rates and health issues, it's natural to consider Americans as a lazy people. But in reality, we work way more hours, and receive far less benefits than most industrialized countries.

Some surprising reading on the subject. The U.S. is the Most Overworked Nation in the World

Edit: Oops...I see Proof beat me to it.
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not so hard core (but I wanted brakes)
That's nice.
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not so hard core (but I wanted brakes)
9/10 would ride.
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Old 01-31-15, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
Are you smoking crack? Americans aren't "work obsessed". We are "stuff obsessed". We want everything for cheap. We are obsessed with god bless the USA or "we will put a boot in yer ass", but don't think twice about dropping a paycheck on disposable Chinese made stuff at Wal-Mart. We have become a big image, with nothing to back it up, besides the past when we actually did work hard. We are spoiled, crybabies, still clinging to the "if I work hard I can make it or maybe become rich" , 1950s mentality that rich people still try to feed the rest of us, so that we keep the wheels turning, so they can stay rich. Joe Punchclock will ***** and complain about gas prices, but still drive the biggest vehicle he can afford. Happy as long as he can still afford a 12 pack and cable tv, so he can occuppy himself with sports. And don't you DARE try and make his 'Merica anything like Europe! We do things our way, and our way is the right way. The American way.


Gimme a break dude. That **** yer selling is a dying idea. People are realizing that.


Ok. I'm done.


you sound like lots of fun at parties.
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Old 01-31-15, 05:42 PM
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you sound like lots of fun at parties.

Glad you think so.
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Moar bikes!



wait when did this become the pron thread?
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To this day I regret not getting those wheels off of mconlonx
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
To this day I regret not getting those wheels off of mconlonx
should build em up anyway, theyre a great pairing, and very atypical. i love weird **** and i love that i have a 3 speed rando touring fixed gear commuting bike that i ride offroad with

i broke one spoke but he was so kind as to include extras, other than they they havent even needed truing and i put these things through absolute hell
im considering building a second set with the bigger drum front and the SA 8 speed freewheel in the back to use my tricolor stuff that i got for $25
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Originally Posted by BilbroSwaggins View Post
wait when did this become the pron thread?


There are quite a few porn worthy builds in this thread. Red ones in particular.
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hey SSFG forum. long time no post.

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