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  1. Finally have it up and running now! The hangar...

    Finally have it up and running now! The hangar did not fit properly and I had to cut a few millimeters off of the mounting spot for it to work.
    New problem (or not?), is this supposed to have some...
  2. So I got the bearings on, used a piece of wood...

    So I got the bearings on, used a piece of wood and a mallet to press one side on, I then slipped it through the housing, placed a bearing on the side that I pressed the other bearing on to so that I...
  3. To add complexity, the rear dropouts/chain stay...

    To add complexity, the rear dropouts/chain stay part needs to be in place while pressing on the bearings. That is why the bearings were pulled. The parts do look new, it was in the bag from the LBS....
  4. This is the major problem I am having. I don't...

    This is the major problem I am having. I don't have a press to put this bearing on, there is one that goes on the other side of the part as well. I tried freezing the metal and heating up the bearing...
  5. To start, I didn't know what bike I had. It was...

    To start, I didn't know what bike I had. It was completely disassembled and the frame stripped of its paint and stickers. All I had was an old Police Report from the theft that said "Mongoose Pro"....
  6. 1998 Mongoose NX 8.1 Assembly Instructions? Please Help.

    Long story short, bike has been sitting in a box completely taken apart for about a decade. I started putting it back together recently and noticed some parts seem to be missing. I stopped by my LBS...
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    hahaha

    hahaha
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    I used the outside of an old 9V battery to make a...

    I used the outside of an old 9V battery to make a seat shim and padded it with duct-tape to make it thicker. I never had a problem with it.
    - Aaron
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    Geez... Seems the guy was a ****** to begin with,...

    Geez... Seems the guy was a ****** to begin with, mixing alcohol into it makes him that much worse!
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    Wow! Some other guy stole an entire bridge???...

    Wow! Some other guy stole an entire bridge??? Idiots...
    - Aaron
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    Those bikes look sweet! How much you pay? - Aaron

    Those bikes look sweet! How much you pay?
    - Aaron
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    Buy the spokes and spoke wrench yourself, its...

    Buy the spokes and spoke wrench yourself, its actually easier than you think to fix. I've been riding around with one spoke broken and it hasn't got any worse, I ride it pretty hard too, do little...
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    Dang, I guess you guys are right. I've just been...

    Dang, I guess you guys are right. I've just been scanning Craigs for a few months now looking for a 56C frame but I too was a little scared off by what looked like a lack of bicycle care.
    Thanks for...
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    Got a few more pictures from the guy. The...

    Got a few more pictures from the guy. The sticker/carbon looks chipped on the "FUJI" sticker and the bar-tape needs replacing as it looks ratty.
    Considering that, what would be a good price for me...
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    2008 Fuji Team RC Road Bike value?

    Local Craigslist ad, guy asking $1,300obo: http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/4185018330.html

    I used the Bicycle Blue Book and got the following figures seen here:
    ...
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    I'm surprised i've read so much about locking...

    I'm surprised i've read so much about locking bikes but I haven't seen anyone mention how important it is to lock your bike as high as possible. What I mean by that is have the lock up on the bike as...
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    Ah ok, that makes sense. Why can't the lead...

    Ah ok, that makes sense. Why can't the lead transfer onto my hand?
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    So I just want to be clear since I handle tubes a...

    So I just want to be clear since I handle tubes a lot, if there is any lead its only on the valve correct? Not the rubber or that powder on the inside right? Thanks!
    - Aaron
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    Just wondering, where can I read further on this?...

    Just wondering, where can I read further on this? Want to trust you but also want to read for my self, thanks.
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    Not exactly the same one but it took this guys 25...

    Not exactly the same one but it took this guys 25 seconds to cut through it. Assume a thicker one will take a little while longer but not much more. Machine will always win and I think in under a...
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    You guys that use Old Tubes as bar tape, does the...

    You guys that use Old Tubes as bar tape, does the lead content in the material not scare you? I always wash my hands after touching tubes as i've seen several of them marked with "low-lead" paint....
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    If you are in it to save money, can't beat Ebay!...

    If you are in it to save money, can't beat Ebay! Under $3 shipped!
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_sop=15&_nkw=bar+tape&LH_BIN=1
    - Aaron
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    Here you go, I spent quite a while reading it :D...

    Here you go, I spent quite a while reading it :D At the end of the day, a U-Lock is your best bet. Smaller the better and with both ends that lock into the cylinder....
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    Around here, speed limit is 25mph by schools...

    Around here, speed limit is 25mph by schools "while kids are present" or something like that. What's annoying is that they don't tell you when they are or are not present, or what time they get out...
  25. Poll: I use electrical tape and it has worked very well...

    I use electrical tape and it has worked very well for me. What I have been doing lately is getting some paper out of the hole-punch and place one or a couple little paper discs in the nipple hole...
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