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    Good/bad news, minor.

    I was puting a heavy computer monitor down and got too close to the Vetter windshield...Good news is that I figured out the windhild would've broke if the bike simply fell over...back to the drawing board.
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    I would say don't let the bike fall over...however at the pool yesterday I did not use kickstand but leaned my bike (Linear) against a short wall and the wind blew it over. Down kickstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    I would say don't let the bike fall over...however at the pool yesterday I did not use kickstand but leaned my bike (Linear) against a short wall and the wind blew it over. Down kickstand.
    The windshield was already cracked near the bottom and it seems to have been the natural progression for it. A lesson learned.

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    Medium sized update: Nate the LBS guy (who I didn't realize used to deliver Domino's to the the clinic's holiday and Monday Night Football groups) says he has the primer back on and is getting the dents out of the fenders and he says he is still looking for the right paint shades and told me I need to get naval jelly if I hoped to work on the rusty old fenders for my Schwinn's lights. I told him I had the CD player ready, needed 4 "40" lamps to finish the receiver and after new grille cloth and setting the phonograph up the system I as trading for his wowo would be ready to move but I have no JELLY MONEY until sammy slips shekels, sadly.

    Passed the inspection, home for another year and only a minimal increase in rent ($5).

    Got my gear 2/3 hooked to watch laserdiscs with 4 channels of stereo front and center. Watched Roy Orbison A Black And White Night and Xanadu and XANADU was WAY nicer sounding that at the old movie theater I first saw it in back in 1980 I celebrated by having the last 2/$7.99 t-bone off the BBQ and some small microwaved taters with fresh squeezed limeade FOR BREAKFAST...and hit the sack till 5PM that Thursday. Enough long nights for a few days. I wanted my gear running.

    Living still, but trying to live more moving than still.

    And now here's Frank in the Action 3 Weathercenter with the Pinpoint 10 day forecast and YOUR 3 degree GUARANTEE!...

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    Just a note to let you know I haven't dropped anything concerning Tempest or Germaine's upgrades...

    Nate the LBS assistant has it down to primer again and is searching for better, NON-ENGINE ENAMEL paints that are as close to the original scheme as possible. He is also trying to de-rust two of the other fenders for the Schwinn and got all the Bondo off the Rollfast's fenders so he could take care of all the the dings. It's coming up on Monday and it's bill paying time and I have a lot to pay for, one of which will be some new OEM Paul Frank NIRVE blackwalls (not the flamey kind but like the regular ones on the John Deere bike and others) got Germaine, much needed after over 13 years on the original pair.

    Speaking of OEM being replaced, the original left pedal came off the shaft yesterday and I'm going to take both the solid BMX style pedals and the dual kickstand and transfer them to the Schwinn, the kickstand for a while while I work to get a second one. Not bad for the original parts, 13 years is decent.

    I still haven't found the chain guard nor the Columbia tank and have to wonder as I still haven't seen them. I could swear I never got them back but the last guy that had it says he never found them...

    Where do I find a serial number for my Rollfast to try and date and better ID it? The tank isn't hard as a Western Flyer model should do fine as a replacement. The chainguard isn't as easy as the decal I got is just the right size and fits the two-tone paintjob too. So far I have not seen one like it online yet although I haven't really looked a lot. I expect I'll buy it from Memory Lane Classics but I would surely appreciate any help I can get from our Bike Forums experts

    Germaine will get a handmade tank soon and I talked to Gary about getting a template made to fashion the two halves from my sheet metal.

    eBay is going to go Paypal only in October and that means I have precious little time as there simply is now way I will ever get an MC Visa or threaten the bank account that holds my checks as I'll lose the 1 cent minimum balance and the current is I think $100 which won't let me even pay bills well (or EAT). I don't like the way sellers are being treated either and some are good friends and also my life's blood for parts and gear...useless soon and probably the end of eBay if they don't get it together and quit trying to be Amazon.com.

    Rant off but it means little parts progress and not many places left to go. I'll have more money when winter exits and I don't have heating bills left but it's a bummer.

    Stay tuned or whatever you do with an Internet anyway and I'll keep poking my keyboard and posting pictures when they happen.

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    I am staying tuned, and am, as always, enjoying the updates. Hang in there!

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    I let a post I was making sit a long time, finished it and logged it when asked of course then the server told me to go back as I was already logged in and re....whatever. I gave up posting a reply so if this works I'll be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    I let a post I was making sit a long time, finished it and logged it when asked of course then the server told me to go back as I was already logged in and re....whatever. I gave up posting a reply so if this works I'll be surprised.
    Tricked you, eh?

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    Near the end of the month update thing and compendium etcetera

    I'm in a three way stretch right now. I have to finish a lot of stereo gear, buy parts, try to get finished to a basic point with bike AND winterize/clean the house and yard.

    Okay FOUR. Where the bike project hasn't factored in I fixed and updated a friend's 2 computers, I'm trying to transfer another to a new case with the front panel jacks and such too and build two more plus I've got three turntable in stages to nearly done and my Altec 12" woofer for the other Stonehenge I speaker came back from reconing while the grille came last week...after 4 years now I can finally finish them.

    BIKE STUFF...I still have a new pair of tires, a liner left to get and some BMX pedals and a forked kick stand to go for now. I have to be very creative and today, on cue the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. Fall is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post

    BIKE STUFF...I still have a new pair of tires, a liner left to get and some BMX pedals and a forked kick stand to go for now. I have to be very creative and today, on cue the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. Fall is here.

    Felt like summer, here.

    Glad to hear that you are slowly but surely getting the bike back to being roadworthy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Felt like summer, here.

    Glad to hear that you are slowly but surely getting the bike back to being roadworthy .

    East Hill
    It is FALL now, the heater has kicked on a few times as this windowed corner got chilly. The flies didn't like the weather one bit as everyone got a bunch of them recently. Not being much of a swatter lately, I bought a can of RAID and used some controlled firepower and now they aren't happy. Could've used the Mr. Squishy outfit though.

    I delivered the Pioneer receiver and CD player to Nate, the LBS assistant doing the paint. He said he was going into Boise when he had the chance as the paint around here isn't nearly as close to what he knows I'd like. Unfortunately for me two possible sales I had hoped to make did not get made and I'm scrambling to find a good price for the Pioneer SX-939 I finished up on a rush basis but the guy's son didn't want it. If I didn't need to finish paying the phone/DSL bill I would've let it sit as I had 999.99 other things that I needed urgently to finish and I have a beaten up spare that will definitely work as an amp once I can replace the volume control. I just had an SX-770 blow an electrolytic capacitor in the output stage I was about to give away as a gift and now I must fix it.

    I am glad I got help putting plastic on the window LAST weekend...it is cold and maybe only good for keeping the tapwater nicely chilled.

    PS I have NINE laserdisc titles coming and my folks gave me their old Panasonic 25" stereo television so I will set back some and watch some really nice shows, such as:

    WOODSTOCK The Director's Cut 3 disc widescreen 225 minutes and stuff you didn't see before, of course!

    A disc on how to optimize my audio/video setup called A Video Standard

    Elton John World Tour 1992

    David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour

    Tommy (the Movie) 1975 Elton John, Roger Daltry and The Who, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson and a cast of loonies all told what to do by the English madmen par excellence, Ken Russell...smashing!

    The Planets featuring the music of Isao Tomita (I love his Firebird Suite)!

    Fleetwood Mac in a very rare Discovision (MCA) disc featuring live performances and Mick Fleetwood, I think John McVie at the board demonstrating how songs were created by pulling down tracks and adding them...possibly the first time I'd seen that done and a VERY late seventies or early eighties program that I believe may have aired on PBS as a pledge week special...PBS has been WONDERFUL that way for years.

    The Jazz Singer--Neil Diamond acts! He sings! He becomes a star (already was)! He tries to please his disappointed father who wished him to be a Rabbi! He creates one of the best soundtrack albums of the 1980s! A crowd pleaser that may have slipped your mind, Neil Diamond IS...The JAZZ SINGER! PG Suitable for all ages.

    And finally...Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts...a monumental video that made him More Than Just Another Monkee! Yielded a hit single and it's very rare also, probably rarer than the Fleetwood Mac disc.
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    Windy, it has been. Tired as a torn kite, would I soon be. Snow, it did, um-hmm, Boise the place. Creak, my house has done. Eerie, the sound...Yoda, your friend.

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    Love the old LD titles; I've got Nightmare Before Christmas, Fantasia, The Hunt For Red October, Jurassic Park, The Dark Crystal, and about 15 other titles; the LD player is still hooked up, too!

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    I haven't heard the word 'Laserdiscs' in ages...Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    I haven't heard the word 'Laserdiscs' in ages...Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts sounds interesting.

    East Hill
    Hilarious.

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    Germaine got stolen last night.

    My fault though. I've been so exhausted and sick I forgot I left it unchained Thursday night, got out there agin Friday night and saw it unchained, was going to get back to it. No I get lost in other things and went back after 5 am..

    Same cold night, same fall, same time, same sitting less than 15 feet from the hitching post working on this thing.

    Call the police, call mom. Not going anywhere anyway, back is messy.

    Someone gets a Christmas present I guess. Probably the same one.

    Bedtime now.

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    There's a special ring in Hell reserved for bike thieves... I believe it involves 45% uphill grades, broken glass, fixies, and flaming turds doused in diesel fuel.

    I want the PPV rights.

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    Don't forget the mean bike chasing dogs and myopic SUV drivers busy with texting their friends.

    That is a seriously rotten thing to have happen to you Rollfast. I shall offer up prayers for you and Germaine's safe return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sianelle View Post
    Don't forget the mean bike chasing dogs and myopic SUV drivers busy with texting their friends.

    That is a seriously rotten thing to have happen to you Rollfast. I shall offer up prayers for you and Germaine's safe return.
    Good catch, Sister!

    Add: In 130 degree temps @ 95% humidity, while wearing fiberglass shorts & avoiding 12 lanes of senior citizens in '68 Caddies.
    Add also: Saddlebags full of raw meat. And the Home for Misanthropic Rottweilers.

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    AND angry, drunk hillbillies in big red trucks, throwing glass bottles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sianelle View Post
    Don't forget the mean bike chasing dogs and myopic SUV drivers busy with texting their friends.

    That is a seriously rotten thing to have happen to you Rollfast. I shall offer up prayers for you and Germaine's safe return.
    They busted an 18 year old guy in Caldwell or Canyon County, can't recall but in Idaho who had a streak going there and in Malheur County and I could hope they find or link to it...it was a stolen cars and property and he got chased and caught after being spotted in a stolen car.

    Still I've been trying to contact a guy in Boise about a Zep frame to build up but it occured to me that he doesn't like me for some reason and blocked me on eBay...oh well...so the choices are boiling down to Schwinn DX with most of the parts (can't afford with shipping) and one new cantilevered Schwinn like frame and a Spitfire I think is 26" but cannot fully tell in the pictures. I'm serious and I have a shed and the stereo and TV stuff is getting placed in here or getting fixed/adopted etc.

    Curious, Sianelle...is the surfing any good down there yet or is the weather not ready yet? I would hope my friend Ben is out officiating field hockey around Wellington or Ian in St. Kilda/Melbourne can get to Surfer's Paradise and not shred himself silly on a reef this year...

    Oh yeah...I rarely have dog troubles here. Not only do I chat them up nicely but they seem to know me and often stop barking when I speak. I notice when any locals aren't out or around. I haven't found one lately genuinely mad, in fact they all seem jealous of bikes and I can't afford to build them a recumbant. No good sidecars around this town! I'm always of the opinion most dogs are either confused or do want to say hello and the most of the others can be chastised to feel ashamed and go back to the yard.

    Wish it were that simple everywhere. I might be a little naive or nuts but I simply like dogs and cats and I also want them out of harm's way in the street. If you can't get one, make friends with the others. Stand down the rest, it breaks whatever tension they created and turns it back to them.

    It's gonna be -4 or -5C here tonight (20F maybe) and only hit maybe 58-59F while Boise gets 64-66F which means the natural temperature inversion is flipping.

    Thank you ALL for your support and fury and passion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los buenos View Post
    AND angry, drunk hillbillies in big red trucks, throwing glass bottles
    I'm pretty sure Treasure Valley rednecks don't have red trucks but they drink Keystone Light before Labor Day and their shoes clash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post

    And finally...Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts...a monumental video that made him More Than Just Another Monkee! Yielded a hit single and it's very rare also, probably rarer than the Fleetwood Mac disc.
    "Her name was Rodan. And she lived in the oce-an, off Ja-paaaaaaa-aa-aaaaaannnn!!!"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogsBody View Post
    "Her name was Rodan. And she lived in the oce-an, off Ja-paaaaaaa-aa-aaaaaannnn!!!"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodan
    PS. Did y'all know it was the winner of the first Video Grammy Award?

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    I remember hearing stuff about the awards it got but I was only 15, cable was just going in around our town, I recall watching Friday the 13th on The Movie Channel(?) and early HBO but MTV wasn't available on that system until at least 1986-87 so I missed a lot of stuff unless I rode across the bridge from Ontario to Fruitland, which I did to see LIVE AID. Ten years after (great name for a band by the way) it was just about over with and I had to say goodbye to Nashville Now! and Crook and Chase too when the Viacom Borg (Sumner Redstone) scrambled all his eggs.

    To paraphrase The Dukes Of Hazzard, "COOT COOT COOT!"

    PS I saw a lot of it on USA's "Night Flight". They didn't seem to care about clearances and put anything they liked on then.

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