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  1. Exactly right. One thing I don't do is create...

    Exactly right. One thing I don't do is create those charts that show the tension on each spoke. Once I know I have the tension within spec on one spoke, the rest can be done audibly. Maybe that...
  2. Tension meters always bring out these discussions...

    Tension meters always bring out these discussions about whether they are really necessary or not, and while I agree that anyone with any mechanical sense can build perfectly serviceable and durable...
  3. Or Chuck.

    Or Chuck.
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    A problem easily solved by an E type derailleur,...

    A problem easily solved by an E type derailleur, or my go to solution for bikes in this category, IGH.
    And I think the angle is way slacker than 72 degrees.
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    Don't want to derail the OP's thread, but I just...

    Don't want to derail the OP's thread, but I just noticed you're in Bellevue Ohio. About 40 years ago or so, I used to rumble through your town 5 days a week for a couple of years to load at the...
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    I can't answer your question because I don't know...

    I can't answer your question because I don't know of any clubs, but I really hope you can find one. I really like to see young folks take an interest in group activities like this.
    Just a...
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    I run about that much sag on some of my IGH...

    I run about that much sag on some of my IGH bikes, and I never throw chains.
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    Well, happy belated birthday. I got some bikes...

    Well, happy belated birthday. I got some bikes you wouldn't do that with quite so easily. Not sayin you couldn't of course.:D
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    I've never done it but i have seen ghost rings...

    I've never done it but i have seen ghost rings used successfully. that's where you put a cog of a large enough size to spread the top and bottom runs of the chain apart and it rolls merrily along...
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    Checking in on Thunder Bay for you today Randy....

    Checking in on Thunder Bay for you today Randy. Plus 6c at the Keefer Terminal right now. Downright balmy here.
  12. We don't make quite as big a deal out of it as...

    We don't make quite as big a deal out of it as you folks do south of the border, but turkeys still get nervous.
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    For bike frames with no convenient way to route...

    For bike frames with no convenient way to route the cable to the rear brake, I've used V brake noodles on a couple of builds for a very functional and decent looking solution.
    ...
  14. Gilligan's island. Warm year round, and Maryanne...

    Gilligan's island. Warm year round, and Maryanne was there,
  15. I'm 250# and I have never had a wheel failure...

    I'm 250# and I have never had a wheel failure even though I haul some pretty big loads, groceries, my two grandsons (at the same time, 10 and 8 years old) and other stuff. A couple of my bikes have...
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    Geez, now you made me go look up who else was...

    Geez, now you made me go look up who else was born in 53. Turns out I'm almost a month older than John Malkovich. Now I do feel old.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM
  18. I got my first pair of glasses at age 45. My...

    I got my first pair of glasses at age 45. My optometrist was a high school class mate. He told me I was the last survivor from the class to come to him. Sounded about right as I was the youngest in...
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    Welcome. Guess I'm older than you, but I'm not...

    Welcome. Guess I'm older than you, but I'm not OLD yet at 61.:50:
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    I think it's a legitimate question. Been...

    I think it's a legitimate question. Been discussed lots of times here before, and lots of reasons put forward both ways. I just happen to fall in the Numquam ubi sub ubi camp, at least as it relates...
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    Nuttin, nada, zilch.

    Nuttin, nada, zilch.
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    Waaay funnier than Jon Stewart in my opinion....

    Waaay funnier than Jon Stewart in my opinion. I'll bet that episode will be a blast. I wonder when it will air.
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    The adapters work fine. No difference in...

    The adapters work fine. No difference in performance when correctly mounted and secured in my experience.

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2w4fn9i.png
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    The i-motion cable connection was pretty slick, I...

    The i-motion cable connection was pretty slick, I gotta say. Sachs put a lot of engineering into easing wheel removal with the click box that preceded it, and even before that with quick disconnect...
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    On vacation in Athens last May. No bicycles...

    On vacation in Athens last May. No bicycles involved with that trip.

    http://i57.tinypic.com/2zrm7og.jpg
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