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    Everything that won't fit under my bunk goes...

    Everything that won't fit under my bunk goes behind the seat in the truck-or in the file cabinet at work.
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    Salt ******* the yeast in the dumplings.

    Salt ******* the yeast in the dumplings.
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    There is a lot of good advice here-and other...

    There is a lot of good advice here-and other places. I've come to the conclusion that building wheels is like making chicken soup. There are about 500 recipes for both activities and when finished,...
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    Velo Orange has Stein crnk pulleres in 23mm for...

    Velo Orange has Stein crnk pulleres in 23mm for TA cranks and 23.35mm for Sronglight cranks.
  5. I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges. ...

    I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges.
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    They're cheap, easy to use and very reliable. They do the job so nicely that you can reuse the crank with confidence even if the original...
  6. I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges. ...

    I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges.
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    They're cheap, easy to use and very reliable. They do the job so nicely that you can reuse the crank with confidence even if the original...
  7. +1 on this, and even more impressive, i did a...

    +1 on this, and even more impressive, i did a boat trailer once out of the same tub....
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    What happens w/oxalic acid and aluminum? I have...

    What happens w/oxalic acid and aluminum? I have an old set of Campy brakes (aluminum) with steel quick release levers that are rusted. I'd like to clean them up but taking out the rivets seems...
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    I decided to build the wheel without creating a...

    I decided to build the wheel without creating a second series of deformations at the spoke holes on an old hub. I pay attention to many "traditional" rules but I'm not going to consciously degrade...
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    My decision was based on structural integrity...

    My decision was based on structural integrity over convenience.
  11. Need an apprentice? Thanks for the series.

    Need an apprentice? Thanks for the series.
  12. I've mounted brake shoes incorrectly and shredded...

    I've mounted brake shoes incorrectly and shredded a brand new tire, tried to remove a crankset and missed the washer, mounted a bottom braket backwards so the rings hit the chainstay, cross threaded...
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    I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the insight

    I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks for the insight
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    Used hub doesn't work w/rim holes

    I picked up a used Campy Record hub at a swap meet. Nice. I bought a Velocity Razor rim and spokes to go with it. I spent some time figuring out how it had been laced before so I could duplicate...
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    Spoke hole prep in a new rim

    I bought a Velocity A23 and the drilling left a bit of a small burr on the rim at each spoke hole. I used a small countersink bit, in my fingers, to chamfer the burrs. The rim doesn't have a flat...
  16. Thread: stripping paint

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    Powder coating does not have the high gloss that...

    Powder coating does not have the high gloss that wet paint has but for a few bucks ($25 in Seattle) the vendor can overspray with clear and up the shine a bit.
    Apply frame saver of choice AFTER...
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    Yes, indeed-several good points and ideas. ...

    Yes, indeed-several good points and ideas. Thanks.
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    Straightening chain rings?

    The great deal I got on the Stronglight crankset didn't look so good after I installed it and gave it a spin. Both the 42 & the 52 tooth rings are bent-in different places. In and out of what looks...
  19. Use hundreds of dimples.

    Use hundreds of dimples.
  20. Andrew, looking at your snap shot, I made a...

    Andrew, looking at your snap shot, I made a couple of decisions- A WINDOW! Yes, of course. And I think the wire hooks on the curtain rod makes good sense for wheel storage. Thank you.
  21. I'm getting out of Big Town next fall and will be...

    I'm getting out of Big Town next fall and will be able to start from scratchto build a hobby shop. I've done a few others and will go with Medium Density Overlay for the hanging tools. That's the...
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    ERD for existing wheel?

    A friend ask me to rebuild an existing wheel (Velocity A23) with a new generator hub. Are there any clever ways to get an accurate spoke length without removing the tire and a few spokes to take...
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    tensionometer calibration calibration

    I have a Park Tensionometer and I found a great price on an old Hozan at an estate sale. The Hozan conversion chart was created in the age of galvanized spokes and did not address stainless spokes...
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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. ...
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