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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 10-01-21, 07:45 PM
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You weren't supposed to tell him. I was going to make him figure it out this weekend instead of watching pointless baseball.
I'm watching America's national pastime now.
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Old 10-01-21, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You weren't supposed to tell him. I was going to make him figure it out this weekend instead of watching pointless baseball.
Maybe he'll watch it if he ever gets a chance.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Maybe he'll watch it if he ever gets a chance.
He could watch it right now, if he wanted to.

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I'm watching America's national pastime now.
SMH
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Old 10-01-21, 08:38 PM
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I'm watching America's national pastime now.
That’s the spirit.
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Speaking of baseball, how about some free baseball!
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Cranks and bars and stem sourced. I don't think I have any roadie brake levers in the junk piles.

Bummer about the cranks is how the 4-arm spiders have different shoulders for the mid and big ring, so this chainring will need to spend some quality time with an angle grinder to go in the mid position.

I'd rather have my Surly Open Bars on but I'll have to shim them to go in this road stem. For some reason I only have two 1-1/8 MTB quill stems on hand.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Speaking of baseball, how about some free baseball!
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Yep, that'll be on the colortini after we're done with our late dinner.
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Old 10-01-21, 09:00 PM
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Yep, that'll be on the colortini after we're done with our late dinner.
25-year-old me would chortle heartily at the idea of 8:15pm being a late dinner.
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I watched the Cubs-Cards for old times sake. Not sure why.
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Fixie gravel bike, FTW.

If you're going to run tyres that expensive you should run at least one brake. skidding those ones will really, really hurt the wallet.
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Early start for today. Must drive to Newark, De for the century.

Fun fact: it’s spoken new-ARK if Delaware and NEW-erk if NJ.
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If you're going to run tyres that expensive you should run at least one brake. skidding those ones will really, really hurt the wallet.
Or, save your money and not purchase any of that nonsense.
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Fixie gravel bike, FTW.
That's one of my favorite builds of all time. I like the new things they've built but that Steamroller is perfect.

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The flanges on that rear hub!
Chub Hub!
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Soft opening of the shop's second location today, including a group ride.

Going to try it out, the route is on much more familiar and less trafficked roads, so maybe it won't be as stressful.
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Why the mute though?
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Of course, he kills the guy he "pardons" a few minutes later. So, he didn't really mean it.
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I don't watch movies. Don't recognize the actor. I'll just assume it's means something positive.
But you do recognize that it is an actor in a movie.
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Or, save your money and not purchase any of that nonsense.
Free your mind.
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That's one of my favorite builds of all time. I like the new things they've built but that Steamroller is perfect.



Chub Hub!
I don't have the legs for single speed gravel. At least, not with the terrain we have around here.
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Why the mute though?
You tell us.
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I don't have the legs for single speed gravel. At least, not with the terrain we have around here.
You just need a gear low enough to get up the hills and then you've gotta spin like mad (or go very slowly) on the flats - easy peasy.
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You just need a gear low enough to get up the hills and then you've gotta spin like mad (or go very slowly) on the flats - easy peasy.
1:1 ratio should be okay for the hills, but I'd spin out at something like 8 mph.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why the mute though?
I think he played for Leon Redbone for a while
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't have the legs for single speed gravel. At least, not with the terrain we have around here.
You could always pay Trainsnorter a visit with your sweet fixie gravel rig
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