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Old 12-08-13, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
Twice as many calories in a gram of fat than a gram of protein. I'm not being facetious. The extra calories aren't necessarily "more food" and don't necessarily cost more than a "healthy" diet. Granted that's more true here than where you live, but still true I reckon.

This thread and the "old fart on fixies" thread are seriously tempting me to indulge in the $99 Wally Thruster just to see how it holds up to the commute.
do it

i would have went with a thruster if they had one over here.

the mangobike was the closest that i could get and its been fun so far
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
do it

i would have went with a thruster if they had one over here.

the mangobike was the closest that i could get and its been fun so far
That settles it, you've persuaded me. After Christmas tho.
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That settles it, you've persuaded me. After Christmas tho.
sweet ... keep us posted!

back in the UK for a few days and will commute (haven't missed a day since the bike arrived!)
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Old 12-09-13, 06:37 AM
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seems like both sets of axle nuts are rusting ... along with the tugs.

should i grease the axle where the nut threads or just replace them with better nuts when i have the wheels off?
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
seems like both sets of axle nuts are rusting ... along with the tugs.

should i grease the axle where the nut threads or just replace them with better nuts when i have the wheels off?
I use a corrosion inhibiter oil in a spray can available at most auto parts stores. It leaves a layer of protection that is kind of oily and won't come off unless you rub it off. It worked great on my stainless steel fender supports last season. I also spray some on my derailer and other parts.
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I use a corrosion inhibiter oil in a spray can available at most auto parts stores. It leaves a layer of protection that is kind of oily and won't come off unless you rub it off. It worked great on my stainless steel fender supports last season. I also spray some on my derailer and other parts.
This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
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This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
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Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
Its not really something to be overly concerned about as its only surface rust. With a cool bike like yours though, I think its worth preserving its looks and appeal by cleaning and protecting because its has a unique paint job.
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This, or just grease everything. Remember anything bare is fair game for rust.
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Yeah, I should have seen this coming, especially on an inexpensive bike.
Yup.
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Its not really something to be overly concerned about as its only surface rust. With a cool bike like yours though, I think its worth preserving its looks and appeal by cleaning and protecting because its has a unique paint job.
o.O That hurt my brain.. I know you're joking but still.
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
Yup.

o.O That hurt my brain.. I know you're joking but still.
Come On!! that is a cool bike. I would cry if I scratched it. OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
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Come On!! that is a cool bike. I would cry if I scratched it. OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
I'd cry if I scratched my leader.. oh wait I have and didn't So the odds on that bike are very very very low.
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OK Acidfast, help me out here, tell him off
wot m8 ... RalieghSports godda belt up ... he's bang oudda ordah
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I'd cry if I scratched my leader.. oh wait I have and didn't So the odds on that bike are very very very low.
not sure about leader. kindy pricey and boring as hell for colour options.
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wot m8 ... RalieghSports godda belt up ... he's bang oudda ordah
Kudos, you still got the accent after being abroad for awhile.
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Kudos, you still got the accent after being abroad for awhile.
Ya, we shur gut a wicked pissah way a speakin fa nan-Mainahs.
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not sure about leader. kindy pricey and boring as hell for colour options.
In the world of my personal preferences: Stealth black pretty much trumps any neon I find the color of your bike quite garish myself.
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In the world of my personal preferences: Stealth black pretty much trumps any neon I find the color of your bike quite garish myself.
How do you dress usually?
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How do you dress usually?
May surprise you to know.. I own a large collection of very brightly colored hawaiin print shirts , I do wear a lot of black as well but that's function over style.. I work outside in the cold a lot.
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May surprise you to know.. I own a large collection of very brightly colored hawaiin print shirts , I do wear a lot of black as well but that's function over style.. I work outside in the cold a lot.
That doesn't surprise me at all.
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Ya, we shur gut a wicked pissah way a speakin fa nan-Mainahs.
I learned everything I know about Maine from Stephen King.
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That doesn't surprise me at all.
So what's your style color pallette? Is it reflected in your bike?
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So what's your style color pallette? Is it reflected in your bike?
Usually quite colourful layered semi-formal clothing with an extra-slim fit cut.
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I learned everything I know about Maine from Stephen King.
He's a cool guy to talk with and donates quite a bit of money to his alma mater.
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stats:

617km/383mi
396/$651 total
0.64/km
0.76/km
$1.70/mi

goal is to catch up to the ratios of bigbenaugust:

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