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    Time Since Last Upgrade?

    I see a ****ing assload of squeaky clean boutique bike on this *****in' forum and too many clean bikes in general. So let's have a support group for riders using what works, for as long as we're able.

    I have a 2007 Monocog Flight. My crank is a Sugino AP. My BB7s I bought used. My seatpost is 20 bucks. Everything works.

    I will be replacing my bb because it has a clunk that won't go away. I bought a 2 dollar square taper today.

    My last upgrade was a new stem, bar and grips in December. My goal is to enjoy the bike and only replace broken or worn parts for the next couple years. Help me stay on the narrow path, people.

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    The narrow path is the good path. I got a 2007/06 (not sure) KHS Alite. Everything's stock on that sucker except the chain and pedals and other consumable stuff. Hell, I'm still using the original, busted-apart cassette as my stock of ss cogs to choose from. And the old derailleur is my chain tensioner. It works freakin' amazing. Wouldn't have it any other way.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    I know, it's like why upgrade a piece of schit like that, right?

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    and then it got muddy. good time to pop open the V brakes (thankful for the fixiness) and do a bit of bike carrying on flat ground once the wheels stopped rolling.


    My Jabber and Fisti got upgraded to gears a while back. Now they can go faster And slower.....

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    If I want it, I buy it. Hell, I got money I ain't even spent yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler
    I know, it's like why upgrade a piece of schit like that, right?
    I'm just waiting for you to sell your Bonty. Any day now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    If I want it, I buy it. Hell, I got money I ain't even spent yet.

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    Did you put your poor OnOne out to pasture yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Hell, I got money I ain't even spent yet.

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    Shhhhh!!! You better watch how loud you say that...Obama might have peeps watching threads like this,and then they'll come take it away to give to an illegal
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    An illegal what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer
    An illegal what?
    OMG...really? ILLEGAL IMMAGRANT ,you been living under a rock the last 30 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    OMG...really? ILLEGAL IMMAGRANT ,you been living under a rock the last 30 years?
    Whats a immagrant? is that like an immigrant, only brown skinned?

    I upgraded the petals on my beater since I am stuck paid f***ing med bills and cant afford to build on my "boutique" SS right now. Poor thing is just hanging by a cord from the ceiling in my garage naked, just a skeleton of a bike waiting for money to be rubbed on it.

    Anyway, in case OP missed it:


    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=678471

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    Quote Originally Posted by akpirate
    I like that thread, but I don't have a problem with people having expensive bikes, or having expensive bikes and not riding them. Their call. I think it would be nice to have a thread that keeps more of a level scope- I always starting thinking my cranks should be better, or that maybe I should upgrade the wheels, and I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akpirate
    Whats a immagrant? is that like an immigrant, only brown skinned?

    I upgraded the petals on my beater since I am stuck paid f***ing med bills and cant afford to build on my "boutique" SS right now. Poor thing is just hanging by a cord from the ceiling in my garage naked, just a skeleton of a bike waiting for money to be rubbed on it.
    I didn't think it looked right,that's how "spell check" popped it up though Nothing what-so-ever to do with one's skin color (so why would you bring that can of worms into it I wonder?),just those sorry pieces of (expletives deleted cause I don't say em anymore ) that sneak in here illegally,snag all the benefits this country has to offer away from those who fought and paid for it,all while flipping us the proverbial finger. I'm certainly NOT against immigration,just illegal immigration

    Sorry to hear you ain't getting to ride,beLIEVE me I know how that sucks (assuming since it's hanging you're not getting to ride it)...some of those same illegals probably sapped all the health-care budget is why you had to fork it all out yourself,methinks...

    And um...I'd spell check my PEDALS (not petals) before I corrected anyone else's spelling,my friend Don't worry though,I doubt anyone will see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by akpirate
    Whats a immagrant? is that like an immigrant, only brown skinned?
    I'm pretty sure that when someone talks about "illegals" they are referencing the Canadians. Have you seen the blight of white people causing the scourge in this land? As Juan says in Revelation- "Beware the blue-eyed ghosts, they will mark the coming of the Nine Scooterists of the Apocalypse." Rev. 4:44

    The end is nigh, mother****ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I'm pretty sure that when someone talks about "illegals" they are referencing the Canadians. Have you seen the blight of white people causing the scourge in this land? As Juan says in Revelation- "Beware the blue-eyed ghosts, they will mark the coming of the Nine Scooterists of the Apocalypse." Rev. 4:44

    The end is nigh, mother****ers.
    Here we go....
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    ...some of those same illegals probably sapped all the health-care budget is why you had to fork it all out yourself,methinks...
    I always thought the healthcare budget is ****ed because of this country's obesity epidemic, the fact that it is under funded in the first place and mostly because so many people in America can't afford insurance that the decision makers have. Maybe I'm misreading the Gini coefficient.

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    Here we go...
    I'm pretending you are just being humorous here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    I didn't think it looked right,that's how "spell check" popped it up though Nothing what-so-ever to do with one's skin color (so why would you bring that can of worms into it I wonder?),just those sorry pieces of (expletives deleted cause I don't say em anymore ) that sneak in here illegally,snag all the benefits this country has to offer away from those who fought and paid for it,all while flipping us the proverbial finger. I'm certainly NOT against immigration,just illegal immigration

    Sorry to hear you ain't getting to ride,beLIEVE me I know how that sucks (assuming since it's hanging you're not getting to ride it)...some of those same illegals probably sapped all the health-care budget is why you had to fork it all out yourself,methinks...

    And um...I'd spell check my PEDALS (not petals) before I corrected anyone else's spelling,my friend Don't worry though,I doubt anyone will see it
    LOL haha got me.

    Just playing with you about them being brown. I really dont give a crap about illegals "using up our system" those SW states have been profiting from illegals for YEARS before this recession hit. Then all of a sudden its a big, scary problem. Funny how it wasn't quite such a big deal when the job market down there couldn't get enough illegals into this country to pick veggies, landscape, and build houses because it was beneath locals to do that sort of work. and my HC being high isnt because of a few illegals, its because the hospitals here are constructing huge new clinics and making major renovations/ additions to their hospitals in order to keep their non-profit status and avoid paying taxes. All the while serving us crappy insurance. (my wife is a RN for Providence hospitals here)

    Besides this country was founded on cheap imported (often illegal) labor (Black slaves in the south, Irish on the east coast, Germans in the mid-west, Chinese in the west.) why not Mexicans in the southwest?? I digress though this is very OT

    ANYway, I'm still riding, just not riding what I WANT to be riding right now thats all.

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    lol.

    an illegal war.

    an illegal alien.

    an illegal political system.

    not that im all "obama's a socialist". hes just one man. i dont think its him per se. but as the president, he is the "shining figurehead" for the whole busted system.

    im not anti or pro obama.

    im a strictly non-partisan hater.

    its all propaganda.

    oh, and for those that cry socialist, look up the tax rate from 1915. like double (ish) the current rates.

    funny, the tax rates go down and our country's debt goes up. its weird how that works.

    back OT, bout 36 hours ago since last "upgrade". ordered most of a new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I always thought the healthcare budget is ****ed because of this country's obesity epidemic, the fact that it is under funded in the first place and mostly because so many people in America can't afford insurance that the decision makers have. Maybe I'm misreading the Gini coefficient.
    Haven't you heard, obese people cost less in terms of health care because they die sooner. I am not making this up.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/he...1.9748884.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagealmighty
    Haven't you heard, obese people cost less in terms of health care because they die sooner. I am not making this up.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/he...1.9748884.html
    Awesome. Thanks for the depressingly hilarious link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I'm pretending you are just being humorous here...
    Actually...I was too
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    Quote Originally Posted by akpirate
    LOL haha got me.

    ANYway, I'm still riding, just not riding what I WANT to be riding right now thats all.
    LMBO!

    (to all that that I deleted from the middle,I wasn't being all that serious...may've sounded it,but yeah,I'm in agreement with ya on 99.99% of it ) and...

    Kool,riding something sucks WAY less that not riding anything,even if it ain' what you were reallywanting to ride. Take solice that it's hanging there waiting,and will be when the cash comes
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    LMBO!

    (to all that that I deleted from the middle,I wasn't being all that serious...may've sounded it,but yeah,I'm in agreement with ya on 99.99% of it ) and...

    Kool,riding something sucks WAY less that not riding anything,even if it ain' what you were reallywanting to ride. Take solice that it's hanging there waiting,and will be when the cash comes
    SOLACE dammit! Dammit dammit dammit!

    So... I forgot what I was gonna say.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245
    SOLACE dammit! Dammit dammit dammit!

    So... I forgot what I was gonna say.

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