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  1. Assuming you aren't using a quick-link, when you...

    Assuming you aren't using a quick-link, when you break a chain the second time you have slightly less than 2% probability of randomly choosing the same link for the second break. Unless you are...
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    I rode my commute yet again today. Took the...

    I rode my commute yet again today. Took the Raleigh this time. It's been a while since I've ridden it. Whenever I go for enough days without riding something I forget what its true character is. ...
  3. Shoota, I think someone might have mentioned...

    Shoota, I think someone might have mentioned keeping the surfaces clean but maybe I misoverimagined it.

    I'm with the camp that the axle stuck out too far on at least the side where removing the...
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    Sticky: The usual commute today, and yesterday...

    The usual commute today, and yesterday...
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    I would think the trouble with using a punch is...

    I would think the trouble with using a punch is it contacts only the out point of the notch, producing rounded corners like those in Soody's pic. Once you've damaged them this way a real BB tool...
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    I haven't yet found a BB that my Sugino BB tool...

    I haven't yet found a BB that my Sugino BB tool would handle. Of course I don't think I've ever worked with an aluminum lockring. For loosening it at first a dead-weight rubber-coated mallet can be...
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    Neutrinos won't have much effect so don't bother...

    Neutrinos won't have much effect so don't bother going that route. But you might want to avoid free electrons.
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    Captain: "Man, that was tough hill." Stoker:...

    Captain: "Man, that was tough hill."
    Stoker: "Yeah, I know. If I hadn't had the brakes on we might have started rolling backwards."
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    Is the goal to ride as any bikes in a row with...

    Is the goal to ride as any bikes in a row with names you can't pronounce? :D
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    Okay, you switched the picture. I know because I...

    Okay, you switched the picture. I know because I counted 40 spokes yesterday and now I see only 36. :D

    Do hook up the drum. I have ours rigged as original with the right hand operating both...
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    Sticky: That is a nice feeling indeed. I've just been...

    That is a nice feeling indeed.

    I've just been riding my commute mostly.
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    Pompiere, that's a nice bike, very much like ours...

    Pompiere, that's a nice bike, very much like ours but with original paint. We have the generator and nice B&M LED lights, but no fenders. Ours has a 36-spoke rear on the Atom hub and a 32-spoke...
  13. The male in me likes this one but can she ride in...

    The male in me likes this one but can she ride in those boots?

    I keep looking for a bicycle.
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    http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/odo.jpg It...

    http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/odo.jpg

    It has been retired and is no longer in service.
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    Sticky: JimF2 starts having trouble on rides most of us...

    JimF2 starts having trouble on rides most of us would find impossible. Ain't none of us 26 any more, unless you're 26 of course. I last saw 26 forty years ago, but I couldn't have done those rides...
  16. I think you mean "What kind of bike grease does...

    I think you mean "What kind of bike grease does Grant Petersen use?"
  17. First, check the DO alignment. Second, check the...

    First, check the DO alignment. Second, check the alignment of the DOs. Third, make sure your DOs are aligned. Depending on how good or bad it was originally, those extra 4mm could have made it...
  18. I've never had a woman person ooze off my bike...

    I've never had a woman person ooze off my bike and onto the sidewalk or into a stream. Does that happen very often? I'd consider it a great loss if it did.
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    nb, those pics are spectacular. My sweetie saw...

    nb, those pics are spectacular. My sweetie saw that first one and said she wished we had a road like that to ride.
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    If you can do a gall bladder operation, you can...

    If you can do a gall bladder operation, you can drink tea.

    I've done one tubular repair. Vittoria's rim strip was danged hard to peel away and I ended up pulling it from the end. Sort of a pain...
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    Ah! We've ridden that! As I recall that part of...

    Ah! We've ridden that! As I recall that part of the world has some tough hills!
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    That looks like a pretty nice tandem. Don't know...

    That looks like a pretty nice tandem. Don't know if I could convince my sweetie we need another, or that the captain's position would fit me. But it does look nice.
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    Sharon and I just rode directly from our house in...

    Sharon and I just rode directly from our house in Waltham, across Belmont, over to Alewife, out the MM through Arlington and Lexington to Bedford, then back home. 31.1 miles total. Would have...
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    Was that you who said hi this morning? I didn't...

    Was that you who said hi this morning? I didn't recognize whoever it was. A belated hi in return!

    Sharon and I just rode directly from our house in Waltham, across Belmont, over to Alewife, out...
  25. Two awesome points even if the others didn't...

    Two awesome points even if the others didn't exist at all. :thumb:
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