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Your Self-propelled Transportation

StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Social Entropy++
So I figured we should have a thread discussing things like Bicycles, Rollerblades, and what I just bought; Skateboards.

What do you use to get yourself around besides the car?

Maybe a bike?

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some rollerblades?

Like these rollercops

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Or maybe you like to skateboard?

I just got this baby

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It's pretty cool I guess. Suits my needs pretty well (commute and casual riding).

So how bouts it folks? How do you move yourself?

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    Lord DaveLord Dave Grief Causer Bitch Free ZoneRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have another car

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I drive a car

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    MorgensternMorgenstern ICH BIN DER PESTVOGEL DU KAMPFAFFE!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    lol longboards

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah I have a car too, but it's not a fun

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have an old Centurion bike. it's super nice and rides like a dream and my roommate is the best for getting it for me

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have a car. When I am not using that I have a pair of jogging shoes.

    My neighborhood is full of really steep hills. Bikes and other things like that are not practical.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The two times I've ever set foot on a skateboard I have immediately busted my ass

    I used to ride a bike fairly often but it's been years since I lived in a place that was really conducive to bike travel

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    HELLO EVENTUALLY TO BE CAR THREAD

    meanwhile i have a 2001 Cannondale H400

    it's awesome except the crank clicks once per revolution and i suspect it may just need to be tightened but i don't have the wrench for it, i'll just give it to a shop so they can do a whole tuneup, the chain hasn't been oiled since last summer anyway.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    my car is self propelled.

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    YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    "We heard you like cars so we put a car in your car so you can drive while you drive."

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Boooooo

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Need to find time this summer to do some of this

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    also during the weekends i'm gonna be doing this

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    trill that's not self propelled at all

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    you would be surprised.
    He doesn't fucking move if you don't kick him super hard.
    it's honestly easier to walk around myself rather than try to get him going.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    a friend of mine, before she transferred to my school, she was out in Long Island and was an equestrian minor

    i didn't even know that was a thing at academic institutions

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    they have it at agricultural schools
    don't ask me what it'd be good for in the real world

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Trillian wrote: »
    you would be surprised.
    He doesn't fucking move if you don't kick him super hard.
    it's honestly easier to walk around myself rather than try to get him going.

    are you still talking about the horse, or the man in your life?

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Trillian wrote: »
    you would be surprised.
    He doesn't fucking move if you don't kick him super hard.
    it's honestly easier to walk around myself rather than try to get him going.

    are you still talking about the horse, or the man in your life?

    either/or, honestly.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    maybe if your horse had a jetpack...

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    everyone needs a jetpack

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have ordered and will be picking up one of these on Saturday:
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    Torker Graduate
    Drum Brakes
    Internal 5 speed hub
    Slightly knobbly tires but still very much road worthy

    It'll be my new commuter ride.

    Unless I don't like it and then I'll end up with the Redline 9.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE, BICYCLE
    over my own balls

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Need to find time this summer to do some of this

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    also during the weekends i'm gonna be doing this

    [ig]http://www.top10insingapore.com/images/events/1.Dragon Boat Festival.jpg[/img]

    I have never been rowing, but white-water rafting on the Chatooga was tits. The water was really low, so we didn't get the full experience, but there were some pretty sweet rapids and drops.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have a shitty old car that I need to replace

    also these meat sticks under my torso that carry me a short distance until I run out of breath

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Sweet bike, zip. Steel frame though, I imagine it's going to weight a ton, but probably ride well.

    My buddy's got a beat up old road Schwinn that we're thinking of renovating. Stripping the frame bare, painting it and installing all new hardware. Maybe an enclosed hub. One thing I'm not too sure about is the brakes. It has caliper brakes right now ("has" being used loosely here, they barely work), I'm not sure if they have good replacements for those or if it's even possible to drill the frame to accomodate v-brakes.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Sweet bike, zip. Steel frame though, I imagine it's going to weight a ton, but probably ride well.

    My buddy's got a beat up old road Schwinn that we're thinking of renovating. Stripping the frame bare, painting it and installing all new hardware. Maybe an enclosed hub. One thing I'm not too sure about is the brakes. It has caliper brakes right now ("has" being used loosely here, they barely work), I'm not sure if they have good replacements for those or if it's even possible to drill the frame to accomodate v-brakes.

    Yea, the weight it a little bit of a worry, but not too much of one. I mean, anything that I'm looking at is going to have a little bit of heft. I was looking to spend under a grand and found that for under 500. The guy at the shop is willing to sell me the Redline for the same price, it's a steel frame as well.

    To go lighter would either put me on more of a road bike than I'm looking for, onto a single gear or into a different price category.

    Though, I did right that bikes little brother, the U-District and it didn't suck.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Welp, first session around the block.

    Bailed and scraped my leg, whooooops time to learn how to slow down. This deck seems to have so much rebound that carving almost feels like it's speeding you up.

    It's sooooo fun though. Can't wait to go out later and commandeer some nice flatish bike-paths. Damn this thing rides so high, pumping is like using a stairmaster.

    I'm gettin old

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Sweet bike, zip. Steel frame though, I imagine it's going to weight a ton, but probably ride well.

    My buddy's got a beat up old road Schwinn that we're thinking of renovating. Stripping the frame bare, painting it and installing all new hardware. Maybe an enclosed hub. One thing I'm not too sure about is the brakes. It has caliper brakes right now ("has" being used loosely here, they barely work), I'm not sure if they have good replacements for those or if it's even possible to drill the frame to accomodate v-brakes.

    Yea, the weight it a little bit of a worry, but not too much of one. I mean, anything that I'm looking at is going to have a little bit of heft. I was looking to spend under a grand and found that for under 500. The guy at the shop is willing to sell me the Redline for the same price, it's a steel frame as well.

    To go lighter would either put me on more of a road bike than I'm looking for, onto a single gear or into a different price category.

    Though, I did right that bikes little brother, the U-District and it didn't suck.
    There are definitely some good ALU bikes out there for around $500.

    Example: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=45705&menuItemId=0

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Maybe look into buying a used one too (from a shop, obviously, so it's fixed up and tuned). Mine is a 2001 model and sold for over $600 new, I got it last summer from a good shop for just under $300. It's practically new.

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    SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Just got shim_sh_m230l_09_m.jpg

    for my

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    First time using clip-ins. Soooo nice.

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    HoovesHooves Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I've got a Schwinn road bike that requires me to stomp my heel on the ground in order to brake

    also got a longboard that I'm afraid to use because I spray painted a pretty design on the bottom that I don't want to ruin

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hooves wrote: »
    I've got a Schwinn road bike that requires me to stomp my heel on the ground in order to brake

    also got a longboard that I'm afraid to use because I spray painted a pretty design on the bottom that I don't want to ruin

    Dude, ride that shit! or get a new deck? I was surprised how inexpensive they are, pretty much the main reason I bought one instead of replacing my rollerblades

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    ohthecommotionohthecommotion Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I ride a jetpack

    powered by my own tears.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Fuck clipins.

    I do need to get some straps for my pedals though.

    Actually, I need to get new pedals. The ones on there now are MTB units and have spiked edges that invariably end up stabbing my calves when I am walking the bike.

    I literally have two scars on my legs from these things already.

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    SASA Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I like to make fun of kids with heelies.

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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I need to fix it for the summer, but I've been known to ride this baby around town. It's honestly been a while since I've rode regularly though.

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    YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I feel like we are missing an important opportunity to make fun of Stale for admitting that he has owned and used rollerblades recently.

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    edited May 2010
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