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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-19-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,816
Posted By Six jours
I'm not planning on getting back to participating...

I'm not planning on getting back to participating in BF in general or the helmet thread specifically. I just logged in to apologize for Joe Minton, on behalf of Californians everywhere.
Forum: Framebuilders 02-04-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
Well, I'm not going to go digging up old posts,...

Well, I'm not going to go digging up old posts, but I personally have been told all those things WRT my own building - that I have to have an expensive torch, that I have to have a professional jig,...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-04-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
Most of my frames were built with MAPP-air. It...

Most of my frames were built with MAPP-air. It worked fine, and in some ways was easier than oxy-acetyline, because of the big, soft flame. You have to be patient, but it's hard to overheat the...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-04-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
I'd tell him that he probably could get fine...

I'd tell him that he probably could get fine miters but that would take an incredible amount of time. I'd also tell him that I'd never tried one for the job, so don't know for sure. And yes, I'd...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-03-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
I know the advice he would have gotten, because I...

I know the advice he would have gotten, because I got pretty much the same thing myself and have seen it given to many others. In short, the advice is that without a full oxy-acetylene torch set-up,...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-03-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 12,611
Posted By Six jours
Meh. Aside from folks who claim to know what...

Meh. Aside from folks who claim to know what women want (seriously, no one knows that) I think adult men walking around in shorts, tees, and flip-flops look like overgrown children. And I don't see...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-03-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Six jours
A company called REG made cages with a little...

A company called REG made cages with a little spring-loaded gadget that locked the bottle into place, petty much like you describe. Most of them were chromed steel, though they also made some in...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-03-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
New guy: "Hey guys! I just got a book and a torch...

New guy: "Hey guys! I just got a book and a torch and a tubeset and I'm real excited! Thanks for all the help!"

Bike Forums: "You've got the wrong book, the wrong torch, and the wrong tubeset. And...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-03-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 12,611
Posted By Six jours
Judging just by that one post, I'm pretty sure...

Judging just by that one post, I'm pretty sure you've earned a horrible name all by yourself.
Forum: Framebuilders 02-03-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
Christ, this place can be tough on a newb. I...

Christ, this place can be tough on a newb. I never would have started building frames if I'd heeded the typical advice here.
Forum: Framebuilders 02-02-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Six jours
IMO you should heat it back up, pull it apart,...

IMO you should heat it back up, pull it apart, clean it thoroughly, and start over. Otherwise you'll never really be sure what you've got.

Also, in my experience, propane just doesn't get hot...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-02-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 12,611
Posted By Six jours
Actually, there are quite a few of us who don't...

Actually, there are quite a few of us who don't want to see things that can't be unseen. And more to the point, there is absolutely zero advantage - and several significant disadvantages - to being a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-02-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By Six jours
JFWIW I've ridden a rear disk in 35 MPH winds and...

JFWIW I've ridden a rear disk in 35 MPH winds and it was pretty unremarkable.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-02-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,638
Posted By Six jours
If your DT shifter cables are coming out of the...

If your DT shifter cables are coming out of the top of your brake levers you're doing it wrong.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-02-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,638
Posted By Six jours
There are too many cyclists cluttering up the...

There are too many cyclists cluttering up the roads already. Especially too many cyclists who aren't even competent enough to figure out incredibly simple things like downtube shift levers.

Oh,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-02-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By Six jours
I really don't get why folks are stirred up about...

I really don't get why folks are stirred up about this. I mean, the guy wants to use a disk on the road. It's not exactly a novel idea. Assuming he figures out how to glue on a tire it will work...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By Six jours
I am in the process of converting Fausto Coppi's...

I am in the process of converting Fausto Coppi's 1949 TdF bike to use one of those 50cc engine kits they sell on Ebay for $99. It's pretty much done; I just need to find the right shade of Krylon for...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-30-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,816
Posted By Six jours
Hmm. Are you letting kayaker interpret posts for...

Hmm. Are you letting kayaker interpret posts for you?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,638
Posted By Six jours
I qualify, but I can't agree to rule #2...

I qualify, but I can't agree to rule #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) .

As for the guy who claimed no one could keep up with his club without brifters (was...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-30-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,816
Posted By Six jours
Ah, now I get it. You once again saw what you...

Ah, now I get it. You once again saw what you wanted to see rather than what was actually posted. In other words, it's still a conversation between you and your imagination. I'll leave you to it.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-29-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,416
Posted By Six jours
Oh, I'll bet you could find the motivation to...

Oh, I'll bet you could find the motivation to stay on her wheel.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 01-29-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Six jours
I recently sold a similar bike on Ebay for about...

I recently sold a similar bike on Ebay for about $1200. Pantographing, in my experience, is a funny thing. Some people will kill for it. Others - mostly the guys who are into this vintage because...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-29-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,416
Posted By Six jours
Well, yeah, and lots of people have posted here...

Well, yeah, and lots of people have posted here about their 35 year old shorts. The 20 year old who bought his shorts in 1960, though, is in his mid-seventies...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-29-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,816
Posted By Six jours
Speaking just for myself, I'm not looking for any...

Speaking just for myself, I'm not looking for any kind of vindication, mostly because I do believe that the risk of being struck and killed by a car is still very, very small. I've just decided that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-29-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,816
Posted By Six jours
Huh?

Huh?
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