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Old 08-05-16, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Also I'm 21 now
Congrats buddy!


Today I turned 23 and decided I need to buy a cycling kit! Probably the Heavy pedal suffer cat one because of the Belgian colours!
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Old 08-05-16, 07:09 AM
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That wheels bearing press is so nice to use. We just got a set at work, and press fit is great now.
It is the economy press from Wheels Mfg. I realized last night that the threaded rod is too wide for the smaller bearings in the rear wheel so I have to make one anyway.

It was super nice to use though. Twist, done. My daughter was playing with it all night.
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Old 08-05-16, 08:23 AM
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Happy birthday @Muffin Man! Have a drink for us
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Old 08-05-16, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
It is the economy press from Wheels Mfg.
Heh, I would expect the economy version to be threaded rod, two nuts, two washers, and the old bearings. Probably not suitable for a shop where someone could see you working on their expensive wheels...
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Old 08-05-16, 08:53 AM
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Swapped some parts out on my kids' 24" '95 Cannondale MTB. Working out the kinks to optimize 1x gearing on this old bike. A single 34T front ring and no derailleur instantly made the bike look 10% better.

This frame has so much potential. I will post my own pics when it's ready for primetime but here's an example (not my photo) of what I'm working with:



I'll be using the original matching rigid fork as well.
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Old 08-05-16, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Also I'm 21 now
Happy birthday*



*it all goes downhill from here...sorry : (
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Old 08-05-16, 11:38 AM
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ironically i was over drinking the year before i turned 21, so when it happened i was like

"oh. so thats that then."

and such has been every birthday since. being an adult is so exciting
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Old 08-05-16, 01:48 PM
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To go to interbike or not to go to interbike... that is the question.
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Old 08-05-16, 01:57 PM
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Old 08-05-16, 02:22 PM
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To go to interbike or not to go to interbike... that is the question.
CrossVegas. Go dude.
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Old 08-05-16, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
ironically i was over drinking the year before i turned 21, so when it happened i was like

"oh. so thats that then."

and such has been every birthday since. being an adult is so exciting
I stopped drinking at 21, I'm the Benjamin Button of alcohol. Its been 11 years since a drink.
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Old 08-05-16, 05:00 PM
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I stopped drinking at 21, I'm the Benjamin Button of alcohol. Its been 11 years since a drink.

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Old 08-05-16, 06:52 PM
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Yeah I dont drink that much and I dont really want to. Occasionally is cool, but its too many empty calories and I gain weight way too fast to regularly drink.
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Old 08-05-16, 07:38 PM
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But beer is a recovery drink.
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And micheladas are the way to start the weekend.
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I almost bought this yesterday for $40. I was begging the girl to hold it until I got out of work. Then in the afternoon, she called to say that she was selling it to her cousin.

I met a C&V collector that wants to sell that frameset NOS, um, but not for $40
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Old 08-05-16, 11:12 PM
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I'm taking the lady out to dinner tomorrow night, "The Wine Sellar." Not the funnest neighborhod (Sorrento/Mira Mesa), but the food is delicious and the restaurant is kinda neat. We're going to drink .

edit: Have a great day planned for tomorrow with some road riding, mtb riding, and chore-sy type stuff before we meet in the early evening. It should be a nice day!
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Well.. Soon to be Mother in law is staying with us for a week starting today. My lady is at work so i get to entertain for most of the day
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I'm headed to LA today for a long weekend...Seeing Radiohead Monday night, woo!

We're staying in Koreatown, so I'm guessing piles of Korean bbq is in my future.

Any cool places/bike shops nearby that I should check out? Any that rent bikes?
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Today I figured out that the reason my wireless bike computer wasn't working is that there is some weird interference with my battery powered headlight. wtf !
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I'm headed to LA today for a long weekend...Seeing Radiohead Monday night, woo!

We're staying in Koreatown, so I'm guessing piles of Korean bbq is in my future.

Any cool places/bike shops nearby that I should check out? Any that rent bikes?
Dont forget to get boba after ayce korean bbq
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Today I have the biggest hangover in the history of the human race! Birthday party got a bit out of hand..
Can't go on my planned ride because of it.
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Today I have the biggest hangover in the history of the human race! Birthday party got a bit out of hand..
Can't go on my planned ride because of it.
Pound some electrolytes, eat a protein bar, and go sweat out the alcohol on the bike.

Of course if your head is pounding, sleeping might be the best choice.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I'm headed to LA today for a long weekend...Seeing Radiohead Monday night, woo!

We're staying in Koreatown, so I'm guessing piles of Korean bbq is in my future.

Any cool places/bike shops nearby that I should check out? Any that rent bikes?
https://www.yelp.com/biz/mapo-galbi-los-angeles Thank me later

You can also check out Bicycle Coffee in Hollywood. While you're at it, you can visit the bike co-ops Bicycle Kitchen and Bikerowave

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Well.. Soon to be Mother in law is staying with us for a week starting today. My lady is at work so i get to entertain for most of the day
dude, so much fun
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