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    Sticky: Just so that this method is better documented,...

    Just so that this method is better documented, and because the Internet is transient, here's the picture of the V-shaped slacked chain ontop of which one is supposed to hit with a hammer or...
  2. It's also the first belt-driven FG I've ever seen.

    It's also the first belt-driven FG I've ever seen.
  3. That front fork looks like it may actually work....

    That front fork looks like it may actually work. In which case, this is the most awesome bike I've seen the whole year.
    hatters_gonna_hat.jpg
  4. Not really jackass, but to be honest, most of the...

    Not really jackass, but to be honest, most of the bikes posted in jackass threads, aren't:

    http://youtu.be/vGGlODF7_RY
  5. Also, the "dent" is on the toptube - and that is...

    Also, the "dent" is on the toptube - and that is by far the least critical tubing on a bike. Bah!!!
  6. This thread was born stunted :( This "dent" is...

    This thread was born stunted :( This "dent" is nowhere near deep enough to warrant a discussion. Even the most paranoid person in the world will just yawn at that aesthetic blemish.

    I am...
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    On Monday I am going to visit the physical...

    On Monday I am going to visit the physical chemistry lab and do the experiment with methanol and decane. That way I'll use the empiric method to prove you wrong.



    The vulcanizing glue I use,...
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    Tacky, definitely tacky. Honestly though, I never...

    Tacky, definitely tacky. Honestly though, I never thought about the "level of dryiness" too much. It never gave me any issues, as long as it wasn't fluid.

    If the vulcanizing glue sticks really...
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    Are you 100% sure about this? In Finland, it does...

    Are you 100% sure about this? In Finland, it does certainly not contain any glycerine. It does contain denaturants, but they are all volatile solvents.
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    The scrubbing with alcohol should have taken care...

    The scrubbing with alcohol should have taken care of the (aliphatic, I imagine) thinner. Note that the two aren't really miscible (alcohols and aliphatic compounds), so the best thing is to just let...
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    +1

    +1
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    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/2...

    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/237/621/c8a.gif
    It does work just fine, as long as you clean both surfaces with ethanol or isopropanol.
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    This thread is awesome, thanks to all that...

    This thread is awesome, thanks to all that contributed (and will contribute).
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    Yeah, I have a similar horror story with a...

    Yeah, I have a similar horror story with a slime-filled tube, except that this mo#########r also gunked up the valve of my floor pump :notamused: I somehow managed to get the pump working okay,...
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    Yes, indeed, most if not all kickstarter projects...

    Yes, indeed, most if not all kickstarter projects are, in essence, a "charity" of sorts. Nobody is supposed to get anything near their money's worth. They literally help out a pet project, because...
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    I do like the hub, but not at that price. Unless...

    I do like the hub, but not at that price. Unless it's well machined, in which case I might look into it. but am unhappy about the fully-aluminum construction. The splines should have been made of...
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    No.

    No.
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    I kinda maybe like the sliding dropouts, though...

    I kinda maybe like the sliding dropouts, though they're anything but revolutionary. However, my personal dislikes are:

    - CF frame. Yes, I'm in the minority, but I like long-lasting bikes, and will...
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    If it's not a secret, could you tell me what...

    If it's not a secret, could you tell me what happened? I am researching bicycle accidents with seasoned/experienced riders. I want to find out the various scenarios where the rider could not avoid...
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    Careful with Continental tire purchases: their...

    Careful with Continental tire purchases: their quality is extremely variable between models. Top Contact, Travelcontact, Sportcontact, TourRide - all these have, nowadays, extremely short life. They...
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    I was literally rolling on the floor laughing. Revisiting the jackass thread can be perilous to one's lungs.
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    Is it not "CCCP"? Anyhow, now I want,...

    Is it not "CCCP"?

    Anyhow, now I want, desperately, a set of working tires with "CCCP" on them.
  23. This is 100% correct and relevant!

    This is 100% correct and relevant!
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    Certainly, but surely one could imagine failure...

    Certainly, but surely one could imagine failure scenarios where a brittle rubber would be the culprit? For instance, more prone to punctures, or even exposed threads from the nylon fabric itself,...
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    That's good to know, but I don't trust the tires...

    That's good to know, but I don't trust the tires where the bead isn't covered at all, one bit.

    Usually those tires have the sidewalls cracked longitudinally, revealing the nylon fabric below it....
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