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    Poll: I've had outstanding luck with the little packets...

    I've had outstanding luck with the little packets of oil that come in the Ramen packages....
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    Poll: I think the search for knowledge should include...

    I think the search for knowledge should include 5-6 identical bikes and riders, each with a different chain lube, and rotated through each rider on a daily basis for a year's worth of commuting. ...
  3. If you repair yourself, I would recommend a...

    If you repair yourself, I would recommend a search for appropriate fillers to mix with the resin of choioce. Resins with elements like silica ballons, mill filings, and other materials have a much...
  4. Organ donor?

    Organ donor?
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    I didn't believe the recommendations not to...

    I didn't believe the recommendations not to re-pin. The "not really a safety issue" I survived was an oncoming cement truck....
  6. Thread: Happy New Year.

    by Rubato
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    Thank you all-ride on.

    Thank you all-ride on.
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    A well known bicycle trade school teaches...

    A well known bicycle trade school teaches advanced wheelbuilding in partnership with a major spoke manufacturer. The course requires passing a written test and the building of both a front and a...
  8. I also factor in the conditions in which I might...

    I also factor in the conditions in which I might be facing those flats. I seem to get better mileage from old tires during the long warm days of summer than the dark rainy days of December.
  9. I don't have a garage either but here in Seattle...

    I don't have a garage either but here in Seattle the effects of the salt air are reliably balanced by the continual rains....
  10. Based on my observations, it's safe to asssume...

    Based on my observations, it's safe to asssume there are at least 7 ways to do anything....
  11. Thread: BSO Gallery

    by Rubato
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    You? Harsh? No. You, and many other...

    You? Harsh? No. You, and many other contributors, seem to be motivated a love of what we do, a spirit of sharing, and a connection to a common sense reality.
    Thank you all.
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    I think the answer to your question can have...

    I think the answer to your question can have quite a range-just like torque specs.
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    I do it the other way around on the theory that...

    I do it the other way around on the theory that I'd rather change a flat in the warm and dry than the dark and wet....
  14. Park, VAR and others have made a nipple wrench...

    Park, VAR and others have made a nipple wrench that clamps on the spoke and tightens the length of the nipple with a locking screw. I took a quick look at the Park site and did not find it but I...
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    Pardon me, looks like the photos didn't drag and...

    Pardon me, looks like the photos didn't drag and drop as expected.
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    file:///Users/jamessandymccrae/Desktop/P1010519.JP...

    file:///Users/jamessandymccrae/Desktop/P1010519.JPGfile:///Users/jamessandymccrae/Desktop/P1010517.JPGfile:///Users/jamessandymccrae/Desktop/P1010522.JPGfile:///Users/jamessandymccrae/Desktop/P1010521...
  17. Murray's Cycle Hostel is a great deal, fun, and...

    Murray's Cycle Hostel is a great deal, fun, and means you spend evenings etc with all the same people taking the same class, which reinforces the whole shebang. Multiple folks in each sleeping room,...
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    Good point. It was dark.... I'll check into it.

    Good point. It was dark.... I'll check into it.
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    Generator gremlins?

    My SON hub/Edelux headlight has functioned flawlessly since I built the wheel 3-1/2 years ago/maybe 3500 miles. There have been no accidents involving the front wheel. It worked fine on my Monday...
  20. Thread: Loose Spokes

    by Rubato
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    How do you hold round, light gauge spokes while...

    How do you hold round, light gauge spokes while turning the nipple?
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    I did it several times too. I stopped doing it...

    I did it several times too. I stopped doing it after a chain parted as I jumped out from the stop sign to beat an oncoming cement truck....
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    This. I was able to replace the majority of nuts...

    This. I was able to replace the majority of nuts and bolts w/stainless from the local Ace Hardware. Many nuts available as "nylock" and/or acorn nuts. Plastic bag on the saddle, lube the U-lock as...
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    I like your idea. The market will decide whether...

    I like your idea. The market will decide whether or not it's a "good" idea for you-now. Build for friends and relatives and be honest about your experience. When I do that I ask them to bring me...
  24. It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has...

    It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has rubber from the molding process spanning the joint in the fabric. Again, how many miles?
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    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent...

    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent and a small magnet. The strain is off the threads and broken studs can often be unscrewed with no difficulty.
    If you go with the EZ-out, look at...
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