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Old 06-17-16, 07:50 PM
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And today I realized I need a road bike.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Glad to hear you are recovering. Didn't they give you any pain candy?
of course they did. has it done much of anything? idk, pain still happening.

i think i might need a few days of absolutely no movement. i've currently been using crutches to get a few yards to the bathroom, and it pretty consistently causes a big flare up in the pain. way worse than after i broke it, almost tempted to call them again........ i really ****** hope they don't have to back in there again to add or remove a screw or some ****. seems like the pain has been increasing since i got home which is? maybe not normal?
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Old 06-17-16, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
And today I realized I need a road bike.
I'll sell you mine, bro.
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Old 06-17-16, 10:02 PM
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Today I went on a casual and slow group ride on the TK2. "The bike wants to go fast, it's steadier that way....." Well, it does. Riding at 7 mph on it is agonizing. Should have taken something geared. And I somehow messed up the head on my Joe Blow Pro pump. Gonna take a look at that tomorrow and attempt to fix without breaking.
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Old 06-17-16, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
And I somehow messed up the head on my Joe Blow Pro pump. Gonna take a look at that tomorrow and attempt to fix without breaking.
It's probably not your fault. Those pumps totally suck and the heads fall apart in no time. I ended up buying a Topeak Joe Blow Sport II for half the price and it works much better.
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Old 06-18-16, 01:59 AM
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I'll sell you mine, bro.
If 56-58 and under a G we might have something to talk about.
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Old 06-18-16, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
If 56-58 and under a G we might have something to talk about.
If that doesn't work, 58 full carbon here. We can talk about your price.
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Old 06-18-16, 10:46 AM
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of course they did. has it done much of anything? idk, pain still happening.

i think i might need a few days of absolutely no movement. i've currently been using crutches to get a few yards to the bathroom, and it pretty consistently causes a big flare up in the pain. way worse than after i broke it, almost tempted to call them again........ i really ****** hope they don't have to back in there again to add or remove a screw or some ****. seems like the pain has been increasing since i got home which is? maybe not normal?
You should be able to manage or "stay ahead" of the pain if they gave you strong enough meds. Staying ahead of the pain will help you heal much faster too. I learned that the hard way 25 years ago when I was trying to be a tough guy by not taking pain meds. I'd at least call the orthopedic surgeon to ask if what you are going through is normal.
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Old 06-18-16, 01:55 PM
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Today I put a new chain on my bike.
I didn't lube it, but i did wipe it off with a rag a spritz of WD-40, because sticky.

Also, 11 speed chains are bloody expensive.
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Old 06-18-16, 02:23 PM
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check out what got delivered yesterday:



I splurged

The ISP is a stupid design for many reasons, but it's just so cool....

Can't wait to build it up.
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Old 06-18-16, 02:42 PM
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Lol I just bought a road bike.
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Sloppy day, but still very fun!
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Old 06-18-16, 03:18 PM
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Cut a bike in half

- well, it had already been cut in half and stretched, and poorly put back together. The guy must have been 8ft tall because it was huge.
I cut it back to original and bent everything back into shape. Silver brazed a splint in each joint.

I jumped on it a few times and its solid now, will ride it for a bit and see what happens. If its any good il paint it gloss black and set it up as a single speed





If not, I only paid a few dollars for the fork anyway
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Old 06-18-16, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Lol I just bought a road bike.
What'd ya get?
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Old 06-18-16, 06:28 PM
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This guy.
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Old 06-18-16, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
check out what got delivered yesterday:

I splurged

The ISP is a stupid design for many reasons, but it's just so cool....

Can't wait to build it up.
Would ride.
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Old 06-18-16, 06:58 PM
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I cut it back to original and bent everything back into shape. Silver brazed a splint in each joint.
How do you bend the tubes without creasing them?
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
How do you bend the tubes without creasing them?
dunno what the last guy did, but there was a V of brass in the bb down tube lug. maybe he cut that too. all of his splints were wonky too so theres that..... he didn't even cover them with any tubing to hide them, just gobs of brass and some red electrical tape

Just cleaning up my work today, and its not so bad... theres going to be some slight bends in it but I think it will align enough for a beater
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Originally Posted by tortron View Post
dunno what the last guy did, but there was a V of brass in the bb down tube lug. maybe he cut that too. all of his splints were wonky too so theres that..... he didn't even cover them with any tubing to hide them, just gobs of brass and some red electrical tape

Just cleaning up my work today, and its not so bad... theres going to be some slight bends in it but I think it will align enough for a beater
I bet $5 the previous owner made a thread on SSFG about it and got mad when everyone told him it was a stupid idea.
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
I splurged

The ISP is a stupid design for many reasons, but it's just so cool....

Can't wait to build it up.
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Looking good guys!
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Looking good guys!
It's not often that you find what you're looking for at a killer price, so I pounced.

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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
I bet $5 the previous owner made a thread on SSFG about it and got mad when everyone told him it was a stupid idea.

I'm not sure if the guy I got it from did it or not, he was a bit cagey about it. I would be embarrassed too. He stripped it for a Raleigh royale or something, which this is near identical to in terms of components

anyway. it looks like this now


Needs some more tidying up around the lugs, but otherwise its alright considering. I have enough old bits to get it ridable left over from an old 10 speed, but realised I don't own a 20 pt bottom bracket tool. So it will have to wait till then. I just threw some parts on it to see how it looks. The joins seem strong, I cant get them to flex or creak or anything, and I actually just surfed it down the driveway like that to see how she rolls. It could be better than I had expected
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Listed my road bike for sale. Just don't ride it much anymore.
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@seau grateau that Ridley is an amazing value.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
It's probably not your fault. Those pumps totally suck and the heads fall apart in no time. I ended up buying a Topeak Joe Blow Sport II for half the price and it works much better.
Managed to fix it. Took a bit of cursing, a 5 minute break so I could calm down, and then some sweat, but it is fixed. I love the pump and this really is the first issue I have had with it. Will just have to be a bit careful when putting the head on and lifting the lever.

On a side note, I will be commuting to work today since I can pump my tires up. Currently 90F and no wind. Going geared for this one.
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