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    I got something like this a couple years ago for...

    I got something like this a couple years ago for $10 from K-mart or Target:

    http://www.lesjones.com/www/images/posts/2007-02-01-Home-Stuff-0003.jpg

    Nice thing was it was pre-programmed for most...
  2. In CA, PG&E have caught onto natural-gas being...

    In CA, PG&E have caught onto natural-gas being cheap source of power. And highly profitable for them. So they've priced it so that it's actually more expensive to use gas furnaces in the winter than...
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    Oh yeah, I forgot the equipment. I went...

    Oh yeah, I forgot the equipment. I went cross-country in '95 from Santa Barbara to New York and got 2 flats. I used:

    - Specialized kevlar-belted touring-tyres the widest that could fit inside the...
  4. Along with Michigander's comment about work being...

    Along with Michigander's comment about work being difficult to find and the nation's lowest wages, it also has some of the highest foreclosure-rates. While you may find a house cheaply, you'll be...
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    A common problem though, is cyclists look up too...

    A common problem though, is cyclists look up too far ahead, at the horizon as if they're driving a car. You won't reach that spot for 30-minutes, so why are you looking that far ahead? The nasty...
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    On my original eeePC-701 with similar specs, I've...

    On my original eeePC-701 with similar specs, I've run every version of Ubuntu since 8.04. Each and every version has required more memory and faster CPU for the same subjective speed impression. I've...
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    liquid-cooling with a Peltier on the CPU will do...

    liquid-cooling with a Peltier on the CPU will do it for you.
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    Yeah, me too. I typically have 10-12 windows open...

    Yeah, me too. I typically have 10-12 windows open across 3 screens. I arrange them so they're all visible simultaneously without any overlap. Saves me a tonne of time as I don't waste mouse-drags and...
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    Yep, the Dairy Council is a very powerful and...

    Yep, the Dairy Council is a very powerful and miss-leading lobby. Dietary calcium supplements are only beneficial when you're not getting sufficient calcium from your regular diet. At which point, it...
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    Here's the process I've found that works well...

    Here's the process I've found that works well with minimal long-term damage:

    1. drop a mist of spray-cleaner, like 409, from 1-2 feet above, onto a 5x5 foot area.
    2. wipe off with damp mop....
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    Me too, before I started growing my own. Then I...

    Me too, before I started growing my own. Then I realized that they come out of the round brown and turn green as they age and get ready to sprout the next generation. Interesting thing is I've never...
  12. You won't know what kind of condition the...

    You won't know what kind of condition the bearings, cones & cups are in until you disassemble.
    Typically on low-end bikes like that, the OEM tolerances are so large, that just cleaning, greasing and...
  13. Thread: Wheel Axle

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    You can pick up complete axle/cone/bearing kits...

    You can pick up complete axle/cone/bearing kits for most hubs for about $10-15. Just bring the rear-wheel with no axle into a shop and test-fit a couple different combinations.
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    I've done this many times myself. It's an elegant...

    I've done this many times myself. It's an elegant and least intrusive/destructive method:


    cut 1/8" thick steel bracket into a strip just as wide as the dropout.
    Then bend it into a U-shape...
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    Heh, heh... I bought my 1st hard-drive in 1981...

    Heh, heh... I bought my 1st hard-drive in 1981 for my Apple ][ !!!
    The Macintosh and IBM-XT with hard-drive capability were years away.
    It was a whopping 5mb Seagate 5-1/4" monster weighing some...
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    my bike from a couple decades ago....

    my bike from a couple decades ago.
    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/Motorcycles/DucatiGoldenGate.jpg~original
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    also make sure the front shifter is not off by...

    also make sure the front shifter is not off by one click. times like these make me nostalgic for downtube friction shifters. :)
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    Poll: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/An...

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/Animals/Tina/TinaChairOffice.jpg
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    Adjusting limit-screws do not adjust...

    Adjusting limit-screws do not adjust shifting-behavior really, only where the FD ends up after the shift. Although having either one in too far will hamper shifting. I find that with a...
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    A brace across the top of the fork-tubes will...

    A brace across the top of the fork-tubes will minimize uneven-compression between the two sides and keep the wheel moving more in vertical plane.
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    No lube/old-lube with caked-in dirt/grit can make...

    No lube/old-lube with caked-in dirt/grit can make the chain laterally stiff and resistant to shifting. When the derailleur finally is able to bend the chain sideways to shift, it may only bend it...
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    That was Pcad's and my statement from the...

    That was Pcad's and my statement from the beginning. With bicycle, the damage is limited due to the slow speed of the rider+bicycle package, ~150-250 lbs @ 15mph. Percentage-wise, there appears to be...
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    Found some articles about this particular...

    Found some articles about this particular incident:


    Niranjan Singh - Six nails embedded in the skull of construction worker
    Future Journalism Project - Nails, Knives and X-Rays - labeling off...
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    The end of this debate will come when Shimano...

    The end of this debate will come when Shimano offers electronic disc-brakes with ABS next year. Electronic-solenoids to replace problematic hydraulic calipers that are difficult to bleed and can...
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    Cost is typically the reason. Rims can typically...

    Cost is typically the reason. Rims can typically be considered maintenence items that needs replacing every once in a while due to wear, corrosion, damage, etc. Using 7000-series would triple the...
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