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    Senior Member balto charlie's Avatar
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    April fools day w/out Sheldon

    I always think about him on this day with his funny AFD write ups. Just ain't the same. I was hoping someone would pickup his torch. I guess he is one person that can't be replaced, only remembered.
    Happy April Fools Day Sheldon.
    Best, Charlie "this day just ain't the same" Murphy

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    See the "best way to clean a chain" thread going here today. Apparently not everyone is familiar with Sheldon's April Fools Day annual articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    See the "best way to clean a chain" thread going here today. Apparently not everyone is familiar with Sheldon's April Fools Day annual articles.
    Wonderful! I know that my chain is happiest when I clean it piece-by-separate-piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery View Post
    Wonderful! I know that my chain is happiest when I clean it piece-by-separate-piece.
    Great! There is nothing more rewarding than a happy chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery View Post
    Wonderful! I know that my chain is happiest when I clean it piece-by-separate-piece.
    That's why I build my chains from just Powerlinks.
    you know, there's nothing worse than roadside surgery...

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    I'm going to ride with my Real Man saddle tonight in Sheldon's honor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsoforgotso View Post
    That's why I build my chains from just Powerlinks.
    I only use Wipperman ConneX. About $5 a piece, but makes Sheldon's method so much easier...
    Falling is learning...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]...learn to not fall in a box.
    Any good American will watch THIS -and- WHERE WAS MY BIKE MADE?

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    Dave Moulton has a nice one on his blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfemur View Post
    Dave Moulton has a nice one on his blog.
    Thanks for pointing it out. Here's a link for others
    http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/

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    I miss Sheldon's April Fools Day stuff, too. Last night I was actually cleaning my chain and thought about that great way of doing it Sheldon proposed. I thought today would be the perfect day to mention it.

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    Havine only started riding last June, I never knew Sheldon, I've read most of his stuff, though, and miss him nonetheless. It's tragic when such talent and the willingness to share, passes.

    Replacing Sheldon would be as easy as finding another Johnny Carson.
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