The Freaks topic

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Tugboat wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:40 am
Reach for the stars...

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:hmm:
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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I thought it was funny, but I guess a moderator didn't.
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dj97223 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:36 pm
I thought it was funny, but I guess a moderator didn't.
Thank you - it's nice to have an audience. Yup, some people need to learn to laugh at themselves. Taking ownership and even some pride in one's quirks is a happier, more comfortable existence. Particularly online, getting defensive and all worked up only causes the mob to smell blood-in-the-water - brings out the inner troll in many.

So in the spirit of my own philosophy here is my freak or at least the freakiest part of my bike collection
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My Parlee has a chimney. I just can't bring myself to cut the steerer in case I sell the bike to someone who can't handle this much drop. It's been like this for years. The saddest part is I pride myself on perfect bike setup, maintenance, impeccable attire, etc. I am really into the asthetic and honor all the traditions of the sport. And yet I have problem with one inch of steerer. It's like I am suddenly concerned about the few dollars less that I would receive on the resale of a bike I probably won't sell which is completely insane when I consider what an absurd amount I spend on the sport. :noidea:

But I own it.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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don't cut it, you'll sell it better - I'm speaking from experience; I once had a bike with a 3-spacer chimney for like nearly two years (couldn't get around to have it cut) and when I decided to sell it, the very first guy who came in paid me what I asked (and it wasn't a bargain) because "he knows bikes, and an uncut steerer means the bike hasn't been ridden much and all" true, that one had like 15k km on him :mrgreen:
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Mr.Gib wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:18 pm
My Parlee has a chimney. I just can't bring myself to cut the steerer in case I sell the bike to someone who can't handle this much drop.
Cut it. Resale be damned!

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Wookski wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:55 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:18 pm
My Parlee has a chimney. I just can't bring myself to cut the steerer in case I sell the bike to someone who can't handle this much drop.
Cut it. Resale be damned!
Your right, and it would be the only way I could get my bike out of the freaks topic. I am not a mod so I couldn't just delete it. (Well, this is my post, but honour and my sense of humour dictates thta I leave it.)
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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