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    ^^haha

    Ugh i really want a tandem, MF is finally coming around on riding one.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     
    Okay, so next Saturday is the race, is everyone free to ride to Walden on tandems next Sunday?

    Fries, we have 2 tandems, we may be selling the older cruiser one if you two want to try it."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     
    By "next Sunday", do you mean 8/25 or 9/1?
    If 8/25, I'm out of town for another goddamned wedding.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     
    8/25, I'll be away on 9/1, but may be around the weekend after that. Weddings ruin everything."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Andy:Weddings ruin everything.

    Especially relationships.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
     
    On saturday, I rode a couple tall bikes for the first time. Good for me.
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    wheeee
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
     
    depends if Al is working sunday or notMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013
     
    I successfully cut three seized bottom brackets out of frames yesterday and now feel confident that I can remove any shimano square taper bb from a steel frame, no matter how stuck or damaged
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    rock death:I successfully cut three seized bottom brackets out of frames yesterday and now feel confident that I can remove any shimano square taper bb from a steel frame, no matter how stuck or damaged



    at my shoppe..we have this massive pipe that we call the negotiator.... its like 7 feet long and we use it for bottom brackets and bottom brackets only. heck yes for leverage...
    • CommentAuthorJimmyJ
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013
     
    ^i got a stiff one out last week after a couple of days of lubing, very satisfying
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013 edited
     
    You'll actually get more leverage securing the bb tool in a vise and turning the frame, but if a bb is stubborn enough, too much leverage will just shear the splined flange off, some bbs can only be removed by cutting.

    Edited for clarity
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013
     
    JimmyJ:^i got a stiff one out last week after a couple of days of lubing, very satisfying
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    lulz, somebody sig that. I'm not ready to give up my current one.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2013
     
    HAHAHA


    JimmyJ your arm must have been very tired


    babe you're doing great!Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013 edited
     
    my next installment in my motorcycle woes = how i channeled macgyver, and successfully got the bike from lynn to cambridge.
    i brought my toolbox to work today hoping i could find a clutch cable at a dealer, but apparently most of them are proprietary and change from year to year..
    so my fix included whatever i had in my toolbox.
    it involved 2 links from a KMC 1/8 chain, a quick link that looked like this, wrapping around where the barrel would've been held by the lever (a 3/32 chain would not have worked, so i'm lucky i kept bits of 1/8 chain in there):

    a bolt, screw, and two washers.
    my first iteration was this one, but the washers ended up being too thin and the cable slipped out.


    so i found the two bits for a seatpost bolt, and two fat washers that did the trick.


    after getting that tightened down a whole lot, i went around to the engine-side of the cable and loosed the barrel adjuster for the cable so there was very little slack (which meant it would be tough to engage/disengage a gear once in it), but it meant that i'd actually be able to shift with the limited range of motion of the lever nowsomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013
     
    WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR MOTORIZED BICYCLE, SEAN.

    ;)Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    BUT I'M PROUD OF MYSELF. MY DADDY SAID I DID A GOOD JOB.
    YOU'RE A BULLY!.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013
     
    jury rigging a clutch cable, jesus.gone
    • CommentAuthorspokenword
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013 edited
     
    So joeyfresh and I showed up at a story slam for Massmouth. It's probably my fifth slam and Joe's first. He tells the story of buying my Trek 520 and riding it to Florida as a journey of death, life and redemption. I get on stage 10 minutes later and tell my story of buying a Trek 520, full of hopes and dreams and then selling it to this kid named Joe after realizing that I had to set it free.

    I just won Audience Choice for my story. Joe gets 2nd place overall. We are proceeding to story slam playoffs in the spring. And it will be awesome. There should be video in a week, and I'll post it here when it goes up on YouTube.

    Good job, rookie ;)
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2013
     
    This story had feels."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthorBlitz
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     
    For those who don't know me, I'm a harpsichordist. For those who don't know what that is... Google it :)

    As of last week, I've successfully auditioned into an advanced chamber music program at school, and a documentary film is being made about us.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     
    Blitz, that's dope. Do you have any recordings of you ripping shit? I'd love to hear/see some.


    Cris, I'm still speechless.
    I am incredibly grateful that we were there together and that that got to happen.
    I am overwhelmed by the fact that we got to share the two private, interlinked stories that birthed our friendship and that the strangers around us were so moved by it. I don't know what to say but "wow".We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    Awesome you guys!DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    Can someone post the gay seal thing? Im at work.YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     
    Yeah, that's pretty fucking cool.

    But now we need to hear them!I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    THANK YOU EVAN YOU ARE THE BESTYO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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    too busy to change me to crisDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorBlitz
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
     
    joeyfresh:Blitz, that's dope. Do you have any recordings of you ripping shit? I'd love to hear/see some.
    Somewhere... I'll see what I can dig up.
    • CommentAuthorspokenword
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013
     
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      CommentAuthortone
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013
     
    Fantastic stuff, thank you for sharing that!We are the small axe.
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    I clapped. alone in the office. and then my mechanic walked in and asked what I was clapping about and it was sort of awkward.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013
     
    Terrific, gents! Little known fact: my first fixed gear was a converted Trek 520. I loved that bike.

    DQ: If Joe got 2nd place, what is the "winner" that flashes at the end of his video?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Hippy dippy bullshitsomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    Because Joe's just a winner, that's all.

    Awesome stories guys, thanks for sharing.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorspokenword
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013
     
    I think the winner thing is just a copy-paste error from them batch uploading the videos. But they were telling us, at the end of the day, the scoring was pretty tight, and it seemed like all three of us were pretty even. The voting thing was kind of a crazy end to a pretty intense night.

    The 1st place dude's story (which involves GI Joe's and porn) was really funny, too. It's worth listening to if you need something as a chaser for ALL THE FEELS that you got in our duo.
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    So. Awesome.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    Raced my first cx race this morning. Didn't crash, didn't come in last, had a bunch of fun. Smiled through the parts where I wasn't wincing.

    Came back with a long list of things I did right, and a short list of things I need to do next time.

    Special shout out to Ella for giving me a lift and letting me know what to expect at my first race.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    ^yay!somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    ^^nice!clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     
    yo dogs i finally made it to the new york times they printed a cool article about me

    Alex Drexler: A Personal Quest for the Perfect White Shirt
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     
    And the t-shirts are only $55.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     
    Haaah, you were planning a career in law enforcement, and now you sell jeans for $245? Fascinating."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013
     
    If you want to be a sadist, go straight to the top level.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    crosspost like a boss
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2013
     
    ^
    Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2013
     
    rock death:yo dogs i finally made it to the new york times they printed a cool article about me

    Alex Drexler: A Personal Quest for the Perfect White Shirt


    holy fuck you are like one million times cooler than that guy

    "Alex Drexler was not happy with the sock arrangement."Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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    ^That sentence out of context is so funny to me even before thinking of it as "our" Alex.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2013
     
    YO FUCK THESE SOCKS