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    Leaving the fold...

    It was a grand time while it lasted

    Simplicity, silence, suffering.... I learned a lot and had fun doing it. The means of my education has been a Stinky DeeLux, rigged for 32-17.

    But now Its time for me to go. To re-join the world of the shifting public. I shall not go easily, and I sure as hell shall not go STI (but now I've got D-A on both bikes ).
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Error
    The means of my education has been a Stinky DeeLux, rigged for 32-17.
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    No wonder your SS experience stunk

    I'd go back to gears too if I'd been SSing on a stinky. That must have been a whole lot of effort for a little motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Error
    It was a grand time while it lasted
    We'll miss ya. Come back and say "howdy" once in a while.

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    hey, at least you're doing it with style!

    if i didn't like the sram twisties so much on my gearie, i'd surely go that route!

    btw, glad to hear you're all healed up, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    I'd go back to gears too if I'd been SSing on a stinky. That must have been a whole lot of effort for a little motion.
    It didn't stink, I was just tired of Rapidfire and Gripshift bits not working. I'd gone SS until I found a better system, which as you can see, I now have.

    FWIW, I was able to ride the Stinky just as fast - if not faster - than most of the people I ride with that have gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Error
    It didn't stink, I was just tired of Rapidfire and Gripshift bits not working. I'd gone SS until I found a better system, which as you can see, I now have.

    FWIW, I was able to ride the Stinky just as fast - if not faster - than most of the people I ride with that have gears.
    Funnily enough a friend just bought a lovely old Breezer that he is going to SS. It's not the bouncy one, but it reminded me of you and yours - did you break it? - wouldn't that have made a good FS SS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Error
    It was a grand time while it lasted

    Simplicity, silence, suffering.... I learned a lot and had fun doing it. The means of my education has been a Stinky DeeLux, rigged for 32-17.

    But now Its time for me to go. To re-join the world of the shifting public. I shall not go easily, and I sure as hell shall not go STI (but now I've got D-A on both bikes ).
    I, too, left the fold for now, and went with the Suntour XC thumb shifter on friction mode and a six speed cassette. Single ring in front. Best shifting I've had yet.

    Those DA shifters and Paul (?) mounts look like they'll be cool.

    Still riding a fixed on the road, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorcher seb
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    you sure this is Scorcher and not George Bush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    you sure this is Scorcher and not George Bush?

    Funnily enough, you've lost me completely. Sorry. Please edumucate me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorcher seb
    Funnily enough, you've lost me completely. Sorry. Please edumucate me.
    funnily is just one of those words you could hear Dubya saying. Like the word strategery....just thought of it kinda, well, you know, funnily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Error
    It was a grand time while it lasted

    Simplicity, silence, suffering.... I learned a lot and had fun doing it. The means of my education has been a Stinky DeeLux, rigged for 32-17.

    But now Its time for me to go. To re-join the world of the shifting public. I shall not go easily, and I sure as hell shall not go STI (but now I've got D-A on both bikes ).
    You'll be back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    funnily is just one of those words you could hear Dubya saying. Like the word strategery....just thought of it kinda, well, you know, funnily.
    Gotcha. I can see the funniness in that, especially if you accenticate it like Dubya.


    I might just continue to use it though. It would be a shame to part with a favourite saying.
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    Hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by scorcher seb
    Funnily enough a friend just bought a lovely old Breezer that he is going to SS. It's not the bouncy one, but it reminded me of you and yours - did you break it? - wouldn't that have made a good FS SS?
    I've got to come up with a headset and fork.... Perhaps.....
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