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Old 02-09-07, 03:01 PM   #19426
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Old 02-09-07, 03:21 PM   #19427
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vroom vroom!
That drive-train is like hot sex in winter.
It makes my loins melt.

What's up with the spoke wires at the cross?
What does that do?
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Old 02-09-07, 03:39 PM   #19428
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Old 02-09-07, 03:42 PM   #19429
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I think the wire wrapped around where the spokes cross makes the wheel stiffer.
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Old 02-09-07, 03:43 PM   #19430
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http://yarchive.net/bike/tying-and-soldering.html

Disclaimer: I am merely providing information not for or against. There was a rebuttal/clarification somewhere but I can't find it.
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atta boy... neither confirm nor deny...you'll go far.
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Old 02-09-07, 03:49 PM   #19432
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Lots has been written on the topic of tying and soldering. I have been doing this to wheels for over 10 years. The practice itself goes much farther back. While not scientifically provable I have found tied wheels to feel stiffer. Also I have found it to greatly increase the life of a wheel. You are effectively making the outside spoke crossing the flange. The only downside is no spoke cards
Oh yeah....D.t. makes both tying wire and solder for this purpose. Gerd Schraener, wheelbuilding guru, also advocates its use. Jobst Brandt, scientist, does not. I will take the advice of the guy who has built wheels for decades for many World Champions over the scientist any day.

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Old 02-09-07, 04:45 PM   #19433
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From what I have read it started with big wheelers and bone shakers, because if you broke a spoke it could fling around and cause crashes or injury. Tying and soldering keeps broken spokes in place.

And you sure can use spoke cards. You just have to tape them on! I prefer GI Joes to spoke cards anyways.
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Old 02-09-07, 06:40 PM   #19434
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Lots has been written on the topic of tying and soldering. I have been doing this to wheels for over 10 years. The practice itself goes much farther back. While not scientifically provable I have found tied wheels to feel stiffer. Also I have found it to greatly increase the life of a wheel. You are effectively making the outside spoke crossing the flange. The only downside is no spoke cards
Oh yeah....D.t. makes both tying wire and solder for this purpose. Gerd Schraener, wheelbuilding guru, also advocates its use. Jobst Brandt, scientist, does not. I will take the advice of the guy who has built wheels for decades for many World Champions over the scientist any day.
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Old 02-09-07, 07:58 PM   #19435
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I've never been a messenger, but I imagine this is pretty spot on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmWmTCx9-6I



That half link is crazy hot. And I really like how the tying and soldering looks as well. I'm surprised there's not more hard evidence of it being better. It makes sense that it would make the wheel stiffer.
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Old 02-09-07, 08:43 PM   #19436
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I've never been a messenger, but I imagine this is pretty spot on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmWmTCx9-6I
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Old 02-09-07, 10:22 PM   #19437
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Awwww. The credits were so good too. I wonder why it didn't make it to television.

*sarcastic*

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Old 02-09-07, 10:29 PM   #19438
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I've never been a messenger, but I imagine this is pretty spot on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmWmTCx9-6I


Worst. Crap. Ever.

Except for the hockey helmets and masks. That was just stupid. Actually everything was stupid. See point 1 again.
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Old 02-09-07, 10:41 PM   #19439
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Worst. Crap. Ever.

Except for the hockey helmets and masks. That was just stupid. Actually everything was stupid. See point 1 again.
So how did you make out with the ipod? Fill us in when you get it rolling.
I watched that as well some familiar faces there, funny.
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Old 02-09-07, 10:49 PM   #19440
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Worst. Crap. Ever.

Except for the hockey helmets and masks. That was just stupid. Actually everything was stupid. See point 1 again.
Now I know why I haven't watched TV in ten years...
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Old 02-09-07, 11:02 PM   #19441
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Any show I enjoy I just get on bittorrent. I find it really odd that most people don't do that. Whenever I go home for the holidays I'm astounded at how much **** most people have to wade through just to watch a show. Of course, I have no idea what new shows are on, but by the time I find out about the latest/greatest, I can just download the whole first season in one go and have at it.
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Old 02-09-07, 11:04 PM   #19442
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So how did you make out with the ipod? Fill us in when you get it rolling.
I watched that as well some familiar faces there, funny.
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I think that just exploded my secondary monitor.

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Any show I enjoy I just get on bittorrent.
Are you using rogers?
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Old 02-09-07, 11:24 PM   #19445
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Any show I enjoy I just get on bittorrent. I find it really odd that most people don't do that. Whenever I go home for the holidays I'm astounded at how much **** most people have to wade through just to watch a show. Of course, I have no idea what new shows are on, but by the time I find out about the latest/greatest, I can just download the whole first season in one go and have at it.
Bittorrent oh yes just from the mash thread in the main forum this week i got Red light go & Pedal.
But i must have a TV hooked to cable for TREEHOUSE & the hour.
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Bittorrent oh yes just from the mash thread in the main forum this week i got Red light go & Pedal.
But i must have a TV hooked to cable for TREEHOUSE & the hour.
What, no Blues Clues?
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I hear that. I got rid of my tv over 2 years ago now and never looked back. Much to the chagrin of my bosses at the tv station.

Anyone goin' out for a spin today?
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Ha Iíve seen Steve go of to collage i think Joe is time for a change. Its all about wonder pets & zoboomafoo!
Dam its cold!
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Worst. Crap. Ever.

Except for the hockey helmets and masks. That was just stupid. Actually everything was stupid. See point 1 again.
Those hockey helmet cats were real back in the day of NYC. Let me find the likie.

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Anyone know who sells kool stop pads in town? I'm looking for salmon cantilever (no-thread stud) to be specific.
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