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rawmeat

Member since Jun 2017 • Last active May 2021
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I'm Jack I love me bikes.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ergo bars in 2021 is HH I feel like.

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    Black fork looking good. Can relate to that fixed gear offroad feeling, it's like the sluggishness of the heavier frame and big rubber is minimized and you're left feeling like you could ride just about anywhere for as long as you want to.

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    Is an Ornamental Conifer paintjob HH? The build sure isn't...

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    There is a lot of conversation in this thread centered around how boring and trendy bikes are, you see it in the HH threads too. I've been thinking about the kind of monoculture that has been steadily taking over since the mid 2000's (people in Columbus Ohio, London, Cambridge, Pittsburgh and Chicago dress similarly, go to the same kinds of cafes, listen to the same kinds of music, etc.) and it strikes me that even if culture has kind of smoothed out and stagnated in the last 15 odd years, bikes definitely have not. Dangle mugs are already passé! My Longitude is utterly of its time being a bike packing bike with 135mm QR forkends and straight 1 1/8" headtube and it's only 5 years old! Not saying that it's a good or bad thing (these changes do tend to be marketing driven after all) but cycling is pretty dynamic.

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    Great job on this thing, looks like pure fun to ride!
    Edit: Some car wax from time to time to protect the finish? You can't put a price tag on the og stickers etc.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That song in particular had been haunting me for so long. No Other and Strength of Strings are so good, they feel like songs that have always existed and just happen to bubble up into our consciousness now and again.

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    I feel like with how popular qanon got, there is bound to be a sizeable number of people who get into this off-shoot. I definitely don’t think it will have the same cultural impact as q though, nobody is gonna be storming the US capital in the name of sabmyk. That riot was the death throes of q I think.

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    The dorohedoro anime was kind of a letdown for me after reading the manga but I feel like I’m in the minority and that’s fine. I think the tone of the manga is so unique and not well suited to animation that I was bound to be disappointed, but I’m happy that more people are aware of it at all so I can’t complain too much.

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    It’s great fun and I definitely never think about 12 speed :)

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    The genesis I bought from @Samwize lo these many moons ago is finally all built up!

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