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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    The right half of the Columbia Supreme reproduction tank, newly painted white, prior to final trim painting and clearcoating. I sprayed that part myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    The right half of the Columbia Supreme reproduction tank, newly painted white, prior to final trim painting and clearcoating. I sprayed that part myself.
    I'm glad you said that. I thought that's what it was, just making sure .

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    Reaffirmation of why I hate Chinese bikes

    I've had a so-called 26" Huffy Santa Fe for all of a day as a loaner, and when I'm done it will again be a loner. Brand new and the fenders don't stay put nor does the seat with the really bad clamping mechamism for the post. Last thing it did was either lose the screw to the brake or the bearings are deceased.

    When I'm done with this loaner I will leave it very alone.

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    So are you saying that the bearings got blown on a loaner which was a loser?

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    Hub is Melba toast.

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    So how are you getting around now then?

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    Instant Bike Reviews--no water needed.

    Torker Tristar--okay but herky jerky ride only meant for Bullriding and Sex, hates sidewalk driveway cuts, seemingly wants to go where no man should go afore (feels like you're gonna roll). Would be C- but doesn't break hubs in less than two daze.

    Grades are as such: 3. I Prefer THIS (for the ride but not to deliver mail of COURSE).
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    I was being a sarcastic thing, ya know. It's getting easier to handle the trike but the gearing isn't much to speak of...I can't wait to get my Rollfast back...

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    Soon, soon.... .

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    I've been working on packing electronics parts units in a trade for some parts I need and housework. The sun and warm air are too nice to ignore though--upper 50's!

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    That poor truck looks pretty sad and resigned to it's fate though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    I've been working on packing electronics parts units in a trade for some parts I need and housework. The sun and warm air are too nice to ignore though--upper 50's!
    Warmer where you are than here, then! Cold and wet and blustery in Puget Sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Warmer where you are than here, then! Cold and wet and blustery in Puget Sound.

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    That rain will be here today. No highs lower than 46 in the next 7 days but the wind chill will factor in...

    I got paid the last $50.00 I was owed on a stereo today Bought groceries, made the co-payment on my blood pressure medicine and saved enough to pay for some used computer parts and work to find a better rolling computer cart/desk for the bedroom. Somedays you meet more people when you have money and solely because you CAN shop so you go more places than the corner store.

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    Spring is here!

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    we get glimpses of it over here form time to time as well! it will still be 3-4 months til the lake warms up though so no swiming yet! excitement!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Spring is here!

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    Spring is really here. I made my rounds yesterday in sunny 70 degree no wind weather. It's trash day so I cruised the trash, exchanged movies and books at the Library and bought a new really long tee shirt at the general store to lounge in.
    Today was much the same so I refurbished my trash finds of yesterday, made some chafing gear for the bike and made lunch (broiled chicken backs and cold slaw. It's a southern thing). Now I'm watching the Wrens, waiting for the rain and having a glass of wine while thinking about what I want to rant about in my blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool View Post

    This is an alt post for alt bike because I am a "Adventures of Rollfast" fan.
    I am a member of that club too!

    Spring is here, but it was dang damp today. Rained all day...I still got out and did some gardening . Now to work on the bikes!

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    I was told I wil be getting Tempest back next week and that as soon as the tires as fixed on a real 1990's Schwinn there I would have a better loaner than the Torker trike. I went up the alley between SW 4th and 5th Aves yesterday and YES, the Torker only drives ONE WHEEL as the LBS owner says and it was incredibly hard getting up plus I was stubborn on top of that...that really wasn't wise with an offset drive wheel, no load and not much traction or power. Did not feel good and it's not such a big deal on my Rollfast...even the HUFFY got up Hospital Hill with ease.

    You don't really realize that the least steep section of the hill is a block away from where Evergreen Cemetary is at? No...but that was disheartening. I'll be happy to have power and speed and not lean into everything...not comfortable. It has hauled a lot of groceries and computer stuff though.

    I have fans? Okay, I 'spose and thanks. Nothing tends to move swiftly on disability checks and having a lot of hobbies, but I hope I'm making a good story and not a strange epic of it. I really like my bike and that's something I wouldn't have said as emphatically five years ago. I postponed so many things and I want to break the dam open and get the rest of my stuff finished...the anxious waiting has been like waiting for Christmas forever.

    I have a working camera again so even though I wasn't able to document a lot of things the results will be available for all.

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    Wow...you're kidding? My thread is fourth highest viewed here in ABC and the two highest are a sticky and Hotbike's fiberglass thang

    I'm slow as continental drift at a lot of things and chimpanzees laugh when I type but that is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Warmer where you are than here, then! Cold and wet and blustery in Puget Sound.

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    Saw on NWCN it's going to be another wet one around the Sound, nobody's going to fix the Key Arena and why should they, it was okay for a lot of the day and cold, windy and dark clouds rolled in before I got home. Still in the upper 40's but the chill is more like the spring it should be right now.

    OT PS: Seattle deserves better treatment than it's received from the NBA and the Arena is something that should be preserved as the useful servant to the city it has always been. It's not exactly in a spot designed for 5,000 cars but when they built the Fair the whole idea was alternative transportation and in 1962 it was a revelation. Having actually been to the Needle, Seattle Center, downtown in the "riot zone" and having walked past the grand old Paramount a few times in 1992 I thought at first parking quite a ways off and walking to the Monorail was strange but it was a walker's paradise.

    Of course, the excellent delis and pistachio ice cream in honey cones didn't help any potential weight benefits! Hey, I earned that trip selling more ads for the college's music dept. program flyers and it was the Music Educators Northwest Conference as the Sheraton Downtown.

    I never saw traffic as bad as Boise's except the highway (it was pretty nice though and the lower speed limits did help) and having fire/rescue and ambulance vehicles zooming around every five minutes was interesting. We stayed at a house in Tacoma. I got all the way up to Aberdeen just prior to 2001 but other than a couple visits to Walla Walla in '04 and then Tricities in the late seventies that's all of Washington State I've traveled through.

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    Yes, Seattle's nice for walking, at least in downtown (stay away from where the drugs get sold, though ). Plus, there's always Pike Place Market .

    I think Seattle's getting the shaft from the NBA, but people here are so sick of the deals going on with the various sports teams that they don't care anymore.

    Yes, Rollfast, you do have fans! It's fun to watch progress on a build and we can empathise with life getting in the way of getting things done as quickly as we might want...

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    I signed up to be number nine in your front...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    I signed up to be number nine in your front...
    Oh, excellent! I just approved your account .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Oh, excellent! I just approved your account .

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    I saw that! I'm almost done packing a parts set and then I have to replace a power supply and get Windows out of STOP mode on a computer I built (probably not hard as it indicated a bad CD drive or cable maybe) then clean out a chunk of the house quickly before bed. My folks came over and I have shoes, a real leather belt custom ordered that won't fall apart and has the correct holes set up and another computer to build for my living room and the neighbor later. Parts sets out = parts in and more sets out or in use.

    I had dinner with an old girlfriend and a haircut set to go and of course! The trike's front tire is FLAT

    Time to get the computer to her tomorrow, patch the tire and deliver a speaker swap, check a DVD player (hopefully he's confused again but since the entire stereo/video system but for a portable TV was sold to him by ME it's not like it's hard to work on). The job the Altec Model Ones and and small 80s Magnavox 3-ways do with his Sony Dolby Prologic receiver alone is payback except lettuce works good for that even more

    I'm hoping to get a real theater seat for the bedroom computer/video projector and I might have a good trade for part of the stuff I wanted. That and a better rolling computer cart would really help. I'm closer to creating a You Tube clip on Tempest, then a real intro of this Steven the steadfastcoward cat who had 900 views plus before even posting a clip (and an overzealous comedian as a subscriber I booted because a sub with no clips was silly).

    If I get to occupy the saddle of a genuine "end-times" 90's Schwinn fairly soon I wish upload some nice pix and review it (doubt it will be sour at all) for actual bike action right here in Hooterville.

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    Not much but housecleaning to do with no bike, as if I didn't need to. Another day, another old computer takes a dive at about the time you're done.

    Guess I was done.

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