Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-10-13, 03:21 PM
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Got a front flat running over a stone, ripped the hell out of the tire. Where's the backup tire i keep just in case? at work. of course.
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Old 05-10-13, 04:19 PM
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i lol'd irl
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Old 05-10-13, 05:09 PM
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Today I finally rode my new Leader 725, it definitely is different than my Kilo, much more responsive when i turn. Only downside was that my saddle which was from my 1st bike from 2 years ago is as smooth as a nonstick frying pan so i kept slipping off. I'll have to ride more this weekend and adjust it as I go.
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Old 05-10-13, 05:32 PM
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I'd be more concerned with the dodging Cicada's if the reports I've seen are accurate. They're not going to be a problem here, M*******s DDT bombed them out of existence back in the '60's. The only population left is way out on Cape Cod.

Today I was slightly intrigued with this bike, I'm over it at that price. Plus, I'm willing to bet it weighs 50lbs.

It would be an interesting grocery getter though.

http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/3752198065.html

I have only lived 16 years in this area, so I would missed them the last time around. Don't know if we get them this far south.


I grew up around those old rod brake bikes, so they strike a chord with me. My latest project has similar handlebars, down to the funky brake handles.

I say make a lower offer, see what the seller will take.
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Old 05-10-13, 06:47 PM
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Today I had a good 40.
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Old 05-10-13, 06:48 PM
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Today I had a good 40.
I thought you weren't a drinker?

BA DUM TSSSS
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Old 05-10-13, 06:58 PM
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last sunday i did the tour de cure in napa

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Old 05-10-13, 07:09 PM
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I sold a spare set of wheels, let Jaytron borrow my spare Romin, and I should be ordering a Garmin Edge 500 later tonight.

And I took the AP stats test today, and it was the easiest thing ever. Everyone finished early, and because we couldn't leave the room, we all took a nap. Least stressful AP test ever.
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Old 05-10-13, 08:02 PM
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Today I want a SS MTB
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Today I want a 2nd dirt jumper.
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today i wish it was tomorrow.
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Your legs get shorter too?
Ha! Good eye. I lowered the seat a bit so I could have 1 foot on the ground while seated and not have the bike tilted too much to one side. Still dialing it in.
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Old 05-10-13, 10:25 PM
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Today i brought back a new steel road frame(sitting in storage), before finishing the aluminum one thats brand new and perfectly fine.
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Today I: am getting excited for the official launch party of my cycling club that I co-founded. We have socks, caps, and kit on the way. Fun! Also, happy Friday, y'all!
Hey, I'm in SF too! You guys accept annoying high school students?
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I would totally join, but I'm going to portland soon
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today i worked and then rode and then ate wendy's.
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I would totally join, but I'm going to portland soon
Hello, cheap living.

Edit : Today I made it to work about two minutes faster due to changing down to a 17 and then got my ass kicked all day because old porsche's don't have logical wiring.
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Today I was supposed to buy a bike from a guy on craigslist, but after I walked 2 miles to pick it up, he told me he had already sold it Very frustrating
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Ater building my newbie friend a Kilo TT yesterday and leaving all the spacers and flipping the stem up, he decided to get brave and fashionable today, so I took half of the 5cm of spacers off and flipped the stem down. He liked it. Then he fell because he couldn't get out of the toeclips during our ride.
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Old 05-11-13, 01:26 AM
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Today I was supposed to buy a bike from a guy on craigslist, but after I walked 2 miles to pick it up, he told me he had already sold it Very frustrating
Trying to sell stuff is equally frustrating. h8 u Flakeslist
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Today I feel well enough to sit in front of the computer, and I can slowly maneuver my wheelchair by myself.
Got hit by a car 9 days ago, driver blew past a stop sign and hit me.
Broke my right femur in 3, hurt my right shoulder, no fracture but still hurts a lot.
Had to have surgery to put some screws and a plate on my femur and now I need to focus on the physiotherapy, in about 2 months I'll be able to put some weight on my right leg, until then I'll be using a wheelchair and crutches once my shoulder heals.

The bike's fine and the driver's insurance will pay for all of my medical bills.
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Old 05-11-13, 06:29 AM
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Today I feel well enough to sit in front of the computer, and I can slowly maneuver my wheelchair by myself.
Got hit by a car 9 days ago, driver blew past a stop sign and hit me.
Broke my right femur in 3, hurt my right shoulder, no fracture but still hurts a lot.
Had to have surgery to put some screws and a plate on my femur and now I need to focus on the physiotherapy, in about 2 months I'll be able to put some weight on my right leg, until then I'll be using a wheelchair and crutches once my shoulder heals.

The bike's fine and the driver's insurance will pay for all of my medical bills.
That blows dude. Feel better.
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Got hit by a car 9 days ago, driver blew past a stop sign and hit me.
That sucks. I'm sorry that happened but glad it wasn't worse. It sound like a rough summer. Best of luck.

I've been thinking of using a front blinkie. Were you running anything like that??? Sometimes nothing would help if the driver is unaware they are even in a care.
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