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Old 04-30-06, 10:55 PM   #1
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Did I get in a little too deep?

...did I get in a little over my head on this repair job? Should I have brought it into the shop?
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Old 04-30-06, 11:01 PM   #2
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ummh, what exactly were you attempting to fix?
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Old 04-30-06, 11:05 PM   #3
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...I started doing a pedal repack...
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hope you got a welding torch
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Duct tape and chopsticks...Should work fine. If you don't know what the chopsticks are for, you're not a real mechanic.
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Old 05-01-06, 08:11 AM   #6
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Duct tape and chopsticks...Should work fine. If you don't know what the chopsticks are for, you're not a real mechanic.
I know what the chopsticks are for.......them for poke your eyeballs out
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Old 05-01-06, 08:14 AM   #7
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...did I get in a little over my head on this repair job? Should I have brought it into the shop?




You're fine, just a little duct tape is all you need.
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Old 05-01-06, 08:20 AM   #8
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...I started doing a pedal repack...
How do you do that? I've never taken a pedal apart because I don't know what I would need to put it back together again and anyway, you can buy new pedals cheaply enough.
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Old 05-01-06, 09:29 AM   #9
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lol, you can always move the other half of the bike back to where it belongs in photoshop.
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Well at this point it looks like he needs a new bike. Moral ofthe story, fix one thing at a time.
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How do you do that? I've never taken a pedal apart because I don't know what I would need to put it back together again and anyway, you can buy new pedals cheaply enough.
Well first you have to disconnect your rear triangle from the front triangle...
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From the beginning...I still do not understand what was wrong with the frame in first place!?
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I don't see anything wrong at all -most of my projects look just about like that at the halfway point.

I'm currently in the process of refurbishing an old Dahon folding bike, so my frame is in two pieces, too!
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I would say, "yes". There is far too little newspaper for a carpet with such a light color. This kind of work is better suited for doing on carpets that are already trashed, garage floors, or one of those cool grease absorbing mats. Notice the walls are white, too. I hope that you were not doing the work in a coat and tie. Ties tend to get caught in the chain. Very bad if working on a fixie.
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That bolt cutter looks a little dubious. . .didn't use it in the "acquisition" phase by chance?
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I guess he used it to chop the frame in half...
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Those of you who think you know what you are doing are very annoying to those of us that do.

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...i'm thinking a couple of Hose Clamps'll fix 'er up, eh?
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...i'm thinking a couple of Hose Clamps'll fix 'er up, eh?
Hose clamps are meant for hoses. What you need, my friend, are pipe couplers.
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No Bekologist, You are NOT in too deep. In fact you are not in deep enough. Now, you need to take apart three additional bikes, all on the same carpet so the parts become inter-mixed. Then you put all four bikes back together. When finished, you can sell all the extra parts on ebay and buy a fifth bike. Then repeat the process with all five bikes.
In no time you'll have a bike empire!
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No Bekologist, You are NOT in too deep. In fact you are not in deep enough. Now, you need to take apart three additional bikes, all on the same carpet so the parts become inter-mixed. Then you put all four bikes back together. When finished, you can sell all the extra parts on ebay and buy a fifth bike. Then repeat the process with all five bikes.
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Bekologist, use some more wire from a spiral binder, if you have any left !
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Looks like another Frankenbike in the making -- that is what you are going for, right??
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... little bit of JB Weld will get that bike back in tip-top shape. Carry on.
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Man, this thread is funny. Best laugh all day!
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is it just me, or does that seat have HUGE springs on the back?
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