Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:59 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Image

Uh, Tony, Ya got a reral good deal on that bike, right? I mean, look at the frame - it's a GIRL'S bike! I see ya riding it, ya better be wearin' a kilt laddie.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:00 am

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AHTOXA wrote:Image

Uh, Tony, Ya got a reral good deal on that bike, right? I mean, look at the frame - it's a GIRL'S bike! I see ya riding it, ya better be wearin' a kilt laddie.
in a way, it might be true...eye'd probably break that poor seatpost if eye tried sitting on it...
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:11 pm

There's a new small bundle of smells in the famdamily. My oldest brother's wife just defenestrated their daughter.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:16 pm

tankinbeans wrote:There's a new small bundle of smells in the famdamily. My oldest brother's wife just defenestrated their daughter.

Ya say they left her bound and gagged outside the door of a convent?

Give her a year living with the sisters and she'll either be cured or nun the worse for the wear.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:37 pm

3 bags full
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:20 pm

tankinbeans wrote:3 bags full

My mother had a policy that once you moved out on your own you could not come back home. One of her reasons was that once you experienced the liberties of living independent of your parents, it would be especially hard to give up your freedoms to come live by the rules, regulations and other exectations of their household.
I'm thinking that if some hardship were to threaten homelessness she would take that child back into the family home, but we were forewarned that this would mean we wouldn't be our own boss anymore.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:44 pm

potownrob wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:I don't remember if I posted, this, but about a month ago I picked up this beast to replace my aging MTB.

It's an amazing machine. Although a bicycle may seem like a bicycle to those not into the sport, it is amazing how far MTB tech has progressed in 8 years since I bought my last bike. About the only similarities are two wheels, pedals and a frame, and even then wheel sizes aren't the same any more and frame geometry is totally different. Pedals are about the same, so there's that.

are those shimano components eye spy?? :shock: :D :twisted:
who are you, and what have you done with tony?!? :o


Well, to be fair I did run a Shimano XT front der on my old bike. On this one, the drivetrain is still SRAM, but front brakes are Shimano. And frankly, I like them a lot.

So, Sram no longer makes X9 components. They replaced them with GX. But, I have noticed that my GX doesn't shift as quickly or as smoothly as my old X9. I rode both bikes back to back the other day, since I've converted the old one for pavement duty. Now, this isn't to say that GX doesn't shift very well still, but there is a noticeable difference. It also might be the nature of the beast, since the 1x11 is different from 3x9 that I ran, in that the 11-speed cassette's gears are more widely spaced so the jumps between gears are larger than on the 9 speed.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:45 pm

Just rode back from Austin after MotoGP.

Shit, I have ~800 photos I need to go through... I'll save that for another day. It will take some time just to copy them and convert to DNG.
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