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  1. Bumping an old thread: ...

    Bumping an old thread:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wbOhun2L7bg/VAISskCcarI/AAAAAAAAYvU/L-Pea3bRUDU/w958-h719-no/CIMG5435.JPG...
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    It's easier than trying to make canti brakes work...

    It's easier than trying to make canti brakes work after doing a 27" -> 700c conversion. Sure, you might get them to hit the rim -but you'll probably never be able to tune them to have any feel and...
  3. I threw up a little in my mouth the first time. ...

    I threw up a little in my mouth the first time. I'm not going to risk a second look.
  4. No, and no...

    No, and no...
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    Dock drops. ...

    Dock drops.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1grux3mKuw

    I used to do these as a kid at the bakery up the street after school all the time, on all sorts of bikes. Whatever we were riding at...
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    Fork looks bent.

    Fork looks bent.
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    Damn keyword spammer too. What do any of those...

    Damn keyword spammer too. What do any of those keywords in his ad have to do with a Park truing stand?

    Flagged.

    Here is a link to the ad for anyone else who wants to flag it too:
    Park TS-2...
  8. If running Pitlock or other similar locking or...

    If running Pitlock or other similar locking or bolted skewers on this bike the forward screws would come in handy. I have a feeling that is why threads were tapped in the front of this dropout by...
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    The Mountain Scout retailed for under $300. A...

    The Mountain Scout retailed for under $300. A wheel from a bike shop is probably going to cost $50 or more. It might be easier/cheaper to find a different bike, or look for a local bike co-op that...
  10. It'd make sense if someone really wanted to shave...

    It'd make sense if someone really wanted to shave the tread on old 590 iso tires...
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    I like my hoods to be perpendicular to the angle...

    I like my hoods to be perpendicular to the angle that my arms come down off of my body so my wrists do not have to twist downwards at my palms and pinch the ulnar nerve in my wrists when gripping the...
  12. I bet that the rig was designed to spin something...

    I bet that the rig was designed to spin something else which is not present now. Maybe they wanted to spin a 50-gallon drum to tumble rocks or spin a car tire to check for alignment/true/balance. ...
  13. Perhaps it is a testing rig for dyno hubs.

    Perhaps it is a testing rig for dyno hubs.
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GTOh3l_tx8A/Tfb...

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GTOh3l_tx8A/TfbJEdgFJXI/AAAAAAAAAlw/VPBYksuSq6I/w591-h587-no/walken+watch.jpg
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    Photobucket has sucked for years and years. If...

    Photobucket has sucked for years and years.

    If you are browsing any forum and there are broken pictures in a post 9 times out of 10 is that stupid PhotoFail icon because the person is using (or...
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    Harbor Freight $10 on sale...

    Harbor Freight $10 on sale right now.

    Good to well under the 4% it is guaranteed to be. I've checked mine often and it is always under 2% error.

    If you really can't trust a $10-20 tool then...
  18. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4354671389.h...

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4354671389.html

    You don't see these every day.

    1977 Schwinn Superior -- 57cm -- Spectacular Condition -- Excellent Ride - $450...
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    Spreading the frame is really nothing. I've done...

    Spreading the frame is really nothing. I've done it a bunch of times.

    Buy yourself a nice 10-speed wheelset and an Ultegra Di2 groupset and don't look back...
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    It seems every bike I throw the DAG-2 onto could...

    It seems every bike I throw the DAG-2 onto could use a little bit of aligning.

    What is "good enough?" I like for the chain to track almost silently and not chatter or make noise. But maybe that...
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    Niagara always has everything I want. What is...

    Niagara always has everything I want. What is more local than my front door?

    The intranets are my LBS. Brown box right at my front door is as local as it gets.
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    Also, I don't understand this fear and loathing...

    Also, I don't understand this fear and loathing of tools and working in your own stuff. It's called self-reliance. It's also fun. It is your bike. If you are going to pay the LBS to wrench on it...
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    You do know that there at no rules that say you...

    You do know that there at no rules that say you MUST hang up tools on a pegboard against the wall with a .magic marker outline around it - lol

    I keep a lot of specialty tools in a large tool box...
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    I never use any penetrating oil to remove...

    I never use any penetrating oil to remove cotters. I've used my tool over 50 times and never had any problems other than once breaking one of the tiny pins pushing it out too far. Operator error......
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    Rocket surgery. I'm surprised anyone has ever...

    Rocket surgery. I'm surprised anyone has ever learned to work on a bike...

    Black magic.
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