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    It looks like i've got my fit figured out. I did not set these bikes up hanging together, they were all set while riding and adjusting, one at a time. I did set all the crank arms in the same position.


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    My newest addition to the tool box. They recently started distributing bottles.

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    That's an illustrative photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    That's an illustrative photo.
    For good or for bad. Illustrating bike fit, or creepy basement workshops?
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    Ha. Just illustrative of your point that you've dialed in your fit.
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    Royal poinciana flowers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post


    Drummerboy, you might like this. A co-worker that got back into it after putting the guitar down years ago. He's playing lead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIL4t...ture=autoshare
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    I volunteered yesterday to help the Somerville Bike Committee transport and setup their booth at one of our annual street fairs. I was the only one who had signed up to help out that day, and didn't realize I would have to transport *everything* from one of the committee members' homes to the site, cross-town. I only had my bike and a trailer. Nevertheless, it all fit, and wasn't even too cumbersome. Everything in this photo minus the sand bags and recycling bin got transported by bike:



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    ^ Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    ^ Awesome!
    +1

    Spent $5 for some home bike shop sound equipment yesterday:


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    Where do you load the mp3s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JReade View Post
    Where do you load the mp3s?
    The great thing is it can confuse the younger generation. Just like my old 1961 Ford with a 3 spd on the tree - they couldn't figure out where the D was for drive.
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    Cleaning up some brake cable ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    The great thing is it can confuse the younger generation. Just like my old 1961 Ford with a 3 spd on the tree - they couldn't figure out where the D was for drive.
    This is the first manual set up I learned to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    Cleaning up some brake cable ends.


    Pliers? You're such a sissy, just get your hands in there. This looks better than the file that I use.
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    Nice job southpawboston. You make it look easy, you didn't even have to use the racks on your bike. The repurposed child trailer was a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    The great thing is it can confuse the younger generation. Just like my old 1961 Ford with a 3 spd on the tree - they couldn't figure out where the D was for drive.
    This is what I learned on:



    Hurricane inline 6 engine, three on the floor with 2/4 wheel drive shifter and hi/lo range shifter. Three sticks in all on that floor, and none of them labeled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Nice job southpawboston. You make it look easy, you didn't even have to use the racks on your bike. The repurposed child trailer was a great idea.
    Thanks. It was given to me and I didn't want to put any money into it, but I did buy $15 worth of poultry mesh and zip ties to replace the rotting nylon fabric. To avoid gashing fingers on the rough cut poultry mesh, I just covered the ends with bicycle tubes sliced down the middle, held on by lots of zip ties. I think there's as much weight in all the zip ties as there is in the poultry mesh. But it's still a super light trailer, probably somewhere around 10 lb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    +1

    Spent $5 for some home bike shop sound equipment yesterday:


    Not bad for $5! Here's my recent bike cave addition:



    New England, and Massachusetts in particular, not only has a long history of bicycle builders, but a long history of high end loudspeaker manufacturers. It's still not too hard to find old sets of these fine old A/D/S speakers on Craigslist, and they're amazing for their size. You could even say the Pioneer amp and A/D/S speakers are "period correct" accessories for my Jeunet and Mercian, and PX-10! The iPhone, well, not quite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Pliers? You're such a sissy, just get your hands in there. This looks better than the file that I use.
    Ha! Not so much a sissy, as the pliers make it much easier to hold the cable housing steady. But a regular file actually works pretty well, too. Truth be told, a file may perhaps work even better than the bench grinder in the long run. The rotary wheels heat up (as evidenced by the red line of the wheel), and tend to scorch the internal teflon lining, and can also flatten out the cable housing such that additional clean-up is needed. But a regular file doesn't provide such a good photo opportunity.
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    I use a Dremel cut off disc. Then I ream the inside of the housing with the end of a cable or sailing needle heated with a cigarette lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
    This is what I learned on:



    Hurricane inline 6 engine, three on the floor with 2/4 wheel drive shifter and hi/lo range shifter. Three sticks in all on that floor, and none of them labeled.
    Very nice! I learned with a 1976 Honda Accord hatchback and then graduated to my 1965 Ford Falcon Futura with the 289 V8 and Cruise-O-matic transmission.

    This, however, is the 3 on the column vehicle I wish I hadn't sold: 1961 Ford Starliner

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    Deer on the way to work today.



    Mist rising on Antrim Lake.



    Deer on the way home.



    How they got their name.



    Last week from Lane Avenue bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    Deer on the way to work today.



    Mist rising on Antrim Lake.



    Deer on the way home.



    How they got their name.



    Last week from Lane Avenue bridge.

    Ha, those turtles sunning themselves is too cute! Nice nature shots there! The trail along the lake looks great!
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    She thinks my bicycle helmet is funny.

    DSC06985 by mkeller234, on Flickr

    Taking pictures and making sure the grass doesn't get into her mouth

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    Where do I start? First, Steelers fans in NEO.... ugh. Second, these colors should never mix. Go Browns.

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