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alex
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« Reply #475 on: Feb 06, 2008, 01:46:53 PM »

i have trouble with bike seats too, pollo, so i feel your pain, but i've had seats over the years that were better than most.

ones that were as soft as Davy's drum throne, though? Because my impression has always been that the soft ones are actually the ones that are least comfortable if you sit on them for more than five minutes at a time.

All of which reminds me that I'm really lusting after a bicycle. Specifically, after this one (for the very mundane reason that it's the one I picked up on a whim when I went to order one the other week) -

(that's a Trek t80 - actually mine will be the mid-step model, though (again, for the very mundane reason that the guy at the bicycle shop automatically assumed so because I'm a lady and I didn't protest because I didn't really care one way or the other, though it might actually take some getting used to as my last couple of bicycles have all been the "guys" variety))

But that's somewhat off-topic, considering that, if everything works out according to plan, it is not an "item I can't afford" but an "item my university pays for me". I just wish they'd speed up a little in paying it for me, y'know?
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #476 on: Feb 06, 2008, 01:48:01 PM »

Wow! Your uni is gonna pay for your bike?
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ellaguru
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« Reply #477 on: Feb 06, 2008, 01:56:10 PM »

(that's a Trek t80 - actually mine will be the mid-step model, though (again, for the very mundane reason that the guy at the bicycle shop automatically assumed so because I'm a lady and I didn't protest because I didn't really care one way or the other, though it might actually take some getting used to as my last couple of bicycles have all been the "guys" variety))

A friend of mine lusts after a girl's bike, but has decided that her current bike has to get stolen first, so that she can justify the purchase. So she's been lusting after girls' bikes for a couple years now.
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alex
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« Reply #478 on: Feb 06, 2008, 02:01:20 PM »

Yeah! It is rather awesome. Part of a university-wide plan to motivate employees to come to work by bicycle due to a shortage of parking spaces (I do waive my right to a parking space for the next couple of years in the process, but I live too close to my workplace to qualify for a parking space in the first place, not to mention that I have no driving licence).

I mean, technically, they pay 340 Euro and I pay the rest (100-something Euro, plus insurance) myself, but I get to pay that off in vacation hours counted against my gross salary, so I will get the bicycle without any monetary payments. Well, hopefully, anyway, because I applied for it a bit late so it is still possible (though not likely, I think/hope) that my application will be turned down.
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Doctor Bob
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« Reply #479 on: Feb 06, 2008, 02:05:49 PM »

Are we drooling over bikes again?

Because if so, I want one of these- it's a c.1900 Laclede Bourd Track Racer:



It's only 1500(stg).

Or anything made by Mike at ANT.  (He even has a modern version of the bike pictured above- check out the frame on the Major Taylor.)

One other thing, on the subject of ladies and bikes: http://copenhagengirlsonbikes.blogspot.com/

Seeing as you asked, Yes, I had to look at that site today for work purposes.  I generally like my job, but some days I think it was sent from heaven.  A bit like the cycling ladies of Copenhagen.
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davy
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« Reply #480 on: Feb 06, 2008, 02:11:01 PM »

It doesn't look as sumptuous as davy's throne, though

it could never be.

actually, the cushion itself is pretty firm. the comfort level has more to do with the sculpting. same is true with most upper-tier bike saddles.

which, come to think of it, is another odd term in this context.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #481 on: Feb 06, 2008, 02:15:11 PM »

i have trouble with bike seats too, pollo, so i feel your pain, but i've had seats over the years that were better than most.

ones that were as soft as Davy's drum throne, though? Because my impression has always been that the soft ones are actually the ones that are least comfortable if you sit on them for more than five minutes at a time.

no, for me, the counter-intuitive accepted wisdom has always been less true than the intuitive yet assumed to be false assumption that softer equals better. my current seat is a piece of hard plastic. i can barely ride my bike at all. the one i had before this one was padded pretty extensively, and it was great.
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #482 on: Feb 06, 2008, 03:20:13 PM »

ANT makes beautiful bikes and bike-like things. if you want something crazy custom, he's the best.

andrew, you don't have a very broad frame of reference. hard plastic sucks, and relative to that some giant padded shit is just wonderful, but if you ride more than 5 miles more than once every few weeks, your back is going to give out sooner than later. the best seats never look comfortable, and really never are if you're getting onto a bike for the first time in a bit, but they'll stop hurting after 3 days, and you'll have freedom of motion, and if you take the 20 seconds to fit your bike properly and don't be a lazy idiot like most folks you're be comfortable doing quite a bit on your bike day in and out.
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« Reply #483 on: Feb 06, 2008, 03:21:37 PM »

I just bid on a couple of Shepherd Fairey Obama posters.
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #484 on: Feb 06, 2008, 03:22:35 PM »

HACK
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #485 on: Feb 06, 2008, 03:23:12 PM »

*prepares for reese's vitriolic reaction*

They do look pretty cool though


*hahaha, that's an xpost right there
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DCDave
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« Reply #486 on: Feb 06, 2008, 03:45:05 PM »

Lost both the bids already.
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coldforge
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« Reply #487 on: Feb 06, 2008, 04:47:27 PM »

On the davy tip, here is the incredibly expensive item that I can't afford, but bought anyway. Jesus.  That's a heady thought.

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coldforge
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« Reply #488 on: Feb 06, 2008, 04:49:16 PM »

FUCKING LOOK AT IT
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #489 on: Feb 06, 2008, 05:35:44 PM »

HOLY FUCK

PEDALS
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coldforge
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« Reply #490 on: Feb 06, 2008, 05:36:55 PM »

to say the least, dear friend.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #491 on: Feb 06, 2008, 05:38:41 PM »

You should put a crescent moon & star on one and a picture of Kim Jong Il on the other
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #492 on: Feb 06, 2008, 05:56:17 PM »

damn son, going the whole 9
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« Reply #493 on: Feb 06, 2008, 06:14:04 PM »

motherfuck, coldforge.

there is a substantial ($$) difference between buying the nicest throne on the market and buying the nicest double-bass pedal on the market.
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #494 on: Feb 06, 2008, 06:41:43 PM »

coldforge, how good of a drummer are you
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coldforge
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« Reply #495 on: Feb 06, 2008, 09:09:03 PM »

a fucking awesome a+ drummer.
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coldforge
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« Reply #496 on: Feb 06, 2008, 09:48:23 PM »

why?
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #497 on: Feb 06, 2008, 10:10:20 PM »

because you'd better be.
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« Reply #498 on: Feb 06, 2008, 10:13:49 PM »

He's saying you don't DESERVE those double kicks.  SNAP.
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #499 on: Feb 06, 2008, 10:17:10 PM »

well i don't think i've ever seen you mention drums before in any sense
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