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    Broken balls

    So after chattin' with Monty at the Devil's Head resort race yesterday, I squirm into the singletrack for a pre-ride. Not even a few yards and I went over the bars, going uphill.

    I get up, assess the lame situation, got some scrapes here and there...and there's the culprit...I thought I broke my balls, but I didn't. I broke who knows how many spokes at once. One even wrapped around my skewer. Oh was I pissed! Don't get your wheels built at REI!

    Monty was kind enought to let me borrow the front wheel off his Ibis. Rock on!

    The race was a lot of fun though! WAHOOO!!!!!
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    yikes...

    you're lucky you didn't lose an eye on the way down !!! I say it's a very good time to take up wheel building.

    hey, i know you're a huge eno hub fan, but how are the eno cranks??? remember what bb spindle width you are using by any chance???

    good luck with rei and that wheel.

    cheers!



    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    So after chattin' with Monty at the Devil's Head resort race yesterday, I squirm into the singletrack for a pre-ride. Not even a few yards and I went over the bars, going uphill.

    I get up, assess the lame situation, got some scrapes here and there...and there's the culprit...I thought I broke my balls, but I didn't. I broke who knows how many spokes at once. One even wrapped around my skewer. Oh was I pissed! Don't get your wheels built at REI!

    Monty was kind enought to let me borrow the front wheel off his Ibis. Rock on!

    The race was a lot of fun though! WAHOOO!!!!!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm ouch

    hope you feel better, i have never seen that many brake at one time, before i had my rear wheel rebuilt i was braking one at a time, after i broke about 5 of them thats when i had it rebuilt, my front one is still ok i think. i will probably have it re done after the year is over.

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    Nice SUV. I bet it gets great mileage.

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    the best mileage...

    Yes, it gives the best mileage when it just sits at home for 5 days straight. I ride to and from work. Sarah works from home. We use it when we need to (visiting the inlaws, 12 miles away) or when we need to take Annabel to the Dr. So yes, it does give great gas mileage. It really gives the best when I go to the grocery store with my panniers, or when Sarah goes with the baby SUV stroller

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    In these parts

    a lot of chubby people buy those Jeeps.

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    So how was the race?

    Was it a good course for singles?


    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    So after chattin' with Monty at the Devil's Head resort race yesterday, I squirm into the singletrack for a pre-ride. Not even a few yards and I went over the bars, going uphill.

    I get up, assess the lame situation, got some scrapes here and there...and there's the culprit...I thought I broke my balls, but I didn't. I broke who knows how many spokes at once. One even wrapped around my skewer. Oh was I pissed! Don't get your wheels built at REI!

    Monty was kind enought to let me borrow the front wheel off his Ibis. Rock on!

    The race was a lot of fun though! WAHOOO!!!!!

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    no

    Quote Originally Posted by steelbike
    Was it a good course for singles?
    Not at all. It kinda sucked for us SS'ers. On the uphills, you had kids slowing to their granny gear, making us miss out on momentum. The faster alternative was to run up hill, and pass them gearies. There were some jerks out there, but all in all, it was fun.

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    What parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    a lot of chubby people buy those Jeeps.
    What parts do you live at?
    We got that Jeep because our Jeep Wrangler was calling a time out. And for hauling stuff up to the cottage, it is better then having bought the Jetta we were eyeing up.

    In the Jeep we can carry the huge stroller, bikes, bike parts, weekend warrior gear, we carried our couch once, etc. So we do use it with purpose, not as a "status symbol."

    And now, I get to ride this to work for 30 miles.
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    I am with you Ernesto... I love my 2WD Suburban! It might not get great gas mileage, but it is so nice to have to carry sh!t around with. I got sick of cramming stuff into my sub-compact (not to mention the inability to carry oversized items). Besides, it isn't just gas mileage that counts as you have so eloquently pointed out. It also has to do with your attitude towards driving in general. I will bet I spend less on gas each month driving my SUV than most people spend driving their sub-compacts. I ride my fixie to work and also use it to grocery shop and run errands. Let the individuals that harbor ubiquitous hatred for SUVs render themselves irrational by not applying context-based rationale to their petty statements.

    Happy SS'n!

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    in related news, a guy on a stealth black mikkleson two-niner SS was flat out hooked up and hauling a$$. flat black paint with black decals. cool bike.i think he was fastest sport guy there ( SS's run with sports in WORS). not even scoutdog coulda kept up with that dude, i do not think (apologies to my man s-dog).

    ernesto's wheel was a source of great entertainment up on the hill. it looked like a claymore landmine went off next to it.

    finally, the small papoose that ernesto's charming better half had in the stroller was quite the cutie pie. thankfully, she looks like her mother. in a few short years ernesto will just another youth citizen dad, and that will be good.

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    Answers for Kam

    Earlier in this thread, Kam was asking about the ENO cranks. I put a set on my converted 98 Stumpjumper and they are great. I did have to change the BB from 109mm to 113mm spindle so that the crankarms did not hit the chainstay. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    And now, I get to ride this to work for 30 miles.
    Neat, all you have to do is pedal, steer and brake. No guessing gear ratios.

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    yes they are

    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    Neat, all you have to do is pedal, steer and brake. No guessing gear ratios.
    Yes, all while I am also getting great gas miles from my SUV, which is nicely parked at home.

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    You think that's bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    Nice SUV. I bet it gets great mileage.
    You should see my Caddy with a 501 engine. I drive it around aimlessly and took the catalytic converters off of it for more power.

    I think I get around 4 MPG. It works great for carying me and my SS 5 miles to the trailhead.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    So after chattin' with Monty at the Devil's Head resort race yesterday, I squirm into the singletrack for a pre-ride. Not even a few yards and I went over the bars, going uphill.

    I get up, assess the lame situation, got some scrapes here and there...and there's the culprit...I thought I broke my balls, but I didn't. I broke who knows how many spokes at once. One even wrapped around my skewer. Oh was I pissed! Don't get your wheels built at REI!

    Monty was kind enought to let me borrow the front wheel off his Ibis. Rock on!

    The race was a lot of fun though! WAHOOO!!!!!
    1) You should know to go to Bens for that stuff.
    2) What part of the course did you mangle that wheel on?
    Profound esoteric sentence encapsulating my philosophy and world view here.

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    Bens?

    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail6
    1) You should know to go to Bens for that stuff.
    2) What part of the course did you mangle that wheel on?
    What's Bens? is that a shop?
    I fell at the very start of the singletrack, after the loooooong climb.

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    Ah, ErNestO, you know I'm just yankin' ya. I know you ride to work, and walk the talk, or whatever it is. I just think it's funny that you drive the Official Vehicle of the HBFK, powered by the six-cylinder-of-doom.
    It just kills me that you rant on about SUV's and whatnot, but you drive one.

    At least it isn't yellow.

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    Ben's is located on 10th and Lincoln in 'waukee, if you are in the area. Ask to take a look at the warehouse.

    One of my buds went otb on that root during the start of the time trial. Pushed when he should have pulled.

    I just wanted to make sure you weren't the SS I passed climbing up to the water stop.
    Profound esoteric sentence encapsulating my philosophy and world view here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    Ah, ErNestO, you know I'm just yankin' ya. I know you ride to work, and walk the talk, or whatever it is. I just think it's funny that you drive the Official Vehicle of the HBFK, powered by the six-cylinder-of-doom.
    It just kills me that you rant on about SUV's and whatnot, but you drive one.

    At least it isn't yellow.

    "its a jeep thing, baby... you wouldn't understand!""
    Profound esoteric sentence encapsulating my philosophy and world view here.

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    I don't think

    Quote Originally Posted by dodjy
    I am with you Ernesto... I love my 2WD Suburban! It might not get great gas mileage, but it is so nice to have to carry sh!t around with. I got sick of cramming stuff into my sub-compact (not to mention the inability to carry oversized items). Besides, it isn't just gas mileage that counts as you have so eloquently pointed out. It also has to do with your attitude towards driving in general. I will bet I spend less on gas each month driving my SUV than most people spend driving their sub-compacts. I ride my fixie to work and also use it to grocery shop and run errands. Let the individuals that ubiquitously hate SUVs render themselves irrational by not applying context-based rationale to their petty statements.

    Happy SS'n!

    d./
    I don't think that ubiquitous can act as a modifier on the word hate unless hate is used as a noun in the sentence. Like say, "hate is ubiquitous"... although that, too, sounds like a stretch.

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    That's great! :)

    However, I can correct my grammar.... but can you correct that myopic perspective which renders your statements unreasonable? I expect a response that will only bolster this idea.

    Thanks again,
    dd..''

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    oops

    Quote Originally Posted by dodjy
    However, I can correct my grammar.... but can you correct that myopic perspective which renders your statements unreasonable? I expect a response that will only bolster this idea.

    Thanks again,
    dd..''
    The ellipsis consists of three evenly spaced dots (periods) with spaces between the ellipsis and surrounding letters or other marks.

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    Is there any limit to your grammatical knowledge??? How about trying your hand logic?

    dd..''

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    You know... (our maybe you don't)

    We can keep doing this all day. I can keep making grammatical mistakes in my 'casual' posts... and you can keep correcting me as it seems to be the only way you know how to address my initial statement. We both know that what I said in my first post is true and that your first post was rather juvenile. It is ironic that you take on another personality which starkly contrasts your initial one. But at this point, I feel like you have felt my point as evident in your rather innocuous follow-up posts. I do hope you make an effort to mature at some point in your life. It is too short to partake in these child-like acts forever.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening,
    dd..''

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    sorry man

    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    Ah, ErNestO, you know I'm just yankin' ya. I know you ride to work, and walk the talk, or whatever it is. I just think it's funny that you drive the Official Vehicle of the HBFK, powered by the six-cylinder-of-doom.
    It just kills me that you rant on about SUV's and whatnot, but you drive one.

    At least it isn't yellow.
    Sorry man, I took it too personal like a BMW pssy. Yes, the SUV is the official pace-car of the apocalypse, and I am so very glad it isn't a fggy yellow Ford Pudscape.

    I like the Jeep, and we do offroad it when we can up north, which reminds me, we're going to the cottage this coming weekend, and that Jeep's going to be muddier than the silly-ass Hummer H2 that will pass us on the interestate. GA! I hate those things. Gotta love it. But really, it wasn't my decision to get the Jeep. Sarah's the one who owns it. I pay insurance for it so we brake even. All I am in love with is my ENO fleet of bikes.

    We drive in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydrunkenpee
    You should see my Caddy with a 501 engine. I drive it around aimlessly and took the catalytic converters off of it for more power.

    I think I get around 4 MPG. It works great for carying me and my SS 5 miles to the trailhead.


    Bastard!...(please don't take offence)

    4MPG that's worse than an old-skool pushrod Bentley/Rolls-Royce 6.78L V8 (origins date back beyond world war II), and those engines really put out heart-stopping performance.

    Get on your bike and pedal those 5 miles on your SS your lazy bugger, those 5 miles will add useful training miles to your ride.

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    The only thing worse than those BMW-driving pssies are the guy's with the Napoleon complexes in the Hummers, Expeditions, & Subs, eh?

    Later on, cheese-head!

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    Mmm . . . no

    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    The ellipsis consists of three evenly spaced dots (periods) with spaces between the ellipsis and surrounding letters or other marks.
    *Terminal* ellipsis consists of FOUR dots--the last one constituting the full stop, or period. The first of the four is not separated from the word it follows. The other three are separated by spaces.

    What you're describing above is actually medial ellipsis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pswann
    *Terminal* ellipsis consists of FOUR dots--the last one constituting the full stop, or period. The first of the four is not separated from the word it follows. The other three are separated by spaces.

    What you're describing above is actually medial ellipsis.
    What are the little dots on top of the U called? Since there's a non-ss debacle over grammar...



    Pinches

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    What are the little dots on top of the U called? Since there's a non-ss debacle over grammar...



    Pinches
    Umlauts (pronounced "oom louts")

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    Quote Originally Posted by pswann
    Umlauts (pronounced "oom louts")
    I have an itch in my Umlauts

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