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  1. Still not a concern with 700c conversion. That's...

    Still not a concern with 700c conversion. That's like people who worry about toe-clip overlapping ther front tyres. You learn techniques to maximize your performance for any given bike. Cornering...
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    In the old days, around the time Jobst was...

    In the old days, around the time Jobst was learning what he wrote in his book, what we did was to keep increasing tension until the wheel started to taco. Then back off slightly so it was straight....
  3. Be sure to get a serrated locking. The 1st...

    Be sure to get a serrated locking. The 1st position cogs have serrated outside edge to grip the lockring. The 12t cog you're moving to 1st position is smooth. Also use a torque wrench to get the...
  4. depends upon how the FD hanger was broken. The...

    depends upon how the FD hanger was broken. The weak points are the the top & bottom of the slot and I've seen those break when te FD gets yanked by mishift that catches the chain. If the break is on...
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    what has helped me is to aim a GoPro camera at...

    what has helped me is to aim a GoPro camera at the front crank and play back in slo-mo to analyze what happens.

    Many times, it's multiple factors that contribute:

    - loose BB
    - loose chainring...
  6. Well, you can always install an 8/9/10-spd...

    Well, you can always install an 8/9/10-spd freehub body onto a hub spaced for 126mm. It's just a matter of how much dish you end up with and how weak of a wheel you get. Here's some pertinent data...
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    I may have a tray full of those things. Let me...

    I may have a tray full of those things. Let me take a look tomorrow and post some pics.
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    You can still get Imron in Mexico. I stockpiled a...

    You can still get Imron in Mexico. I stockpiled a couple gallons of clear when the low-VOC regulations went into effect. Currently, I cannot find any paint that flows as smoothly for as long to give...
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    One thing you can do to make it safer is to lay...

    One thing you can do to make it safer is to lay down a couple layers of strong tape on each side of the bump. That way if you slip with the Dremel or blade, it won't gouge out an area you want to...
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    Both of them are incompetent. How often did...

    Both of them are incompetent.

    How often did you clean and lube your chain? with what kind of lube?
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    A lot of the spoke durability depends upon the...

    A lot of the spoke durability depends upon the strength and stiffness of the rim. In this particular case, I recommend a slightly heavier-duty rim. Stiffer rims reduce the high-low range of tension...
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    Slower than filing would be to use an Xacto knife...

    Slower than filing would be to use an Xacto knife and cutting. the bump off a thin sliver at a time. Sometimes there's a ridge or lip at the joint that I take off with a deburring tool. A steady hand...
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    I prefer the weighted pressure-valve too. You can...

    I prefer the weighted pressure-valve too. You can use different weights to select different pressures depending upon the type of food being cooked. :)

    Just made a batch of fresh humus today. From...
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    Good deal on a Honda ST1300: 2006 ex cop bike...

    Good deal on a Honda ST1300: 2006 ex cop bike $6000
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    got one from Target ages ago and will use it...

    got one from Target ages ago and will use it today. Making bean stoupe is easy and takes only 20-minutes instead or 2-hrs. Curry dishes are quick as well.

    Best use is for making dog food! I get...
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    Wife, two cats and dogs require a lot of custom...

    Wife, two cats and dogs require a lot of custom funiture!!!
    Although carbon-fibre is an interesting idea. I may lay down a layer or two on the inside!
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    That'll work. Is there one that will go down...

    That'll work.

    Is there one that will go down the chain and solve ALL the other unknowns?
    For example, entering leg-a and leg-b will allow solving for hypotenuse-c and angle-α.
    Re-entering...
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    soh-cah-toa calculator

    So we all know the basic soh-cah-toa triangle calculator. I'm building a cabinet with lots of angles and would like an automated way to do this. Is there a online-site or app I can download that...
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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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  24. I've found that using a slightly thicker O-ring...

    I've found that using a slightly thicker O-ring on the male-connector part makes for a snug fit with the different battery packs. Then I starting building my own battery packs and replaced all the...
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    It's not that the light-manufacturer is lying,...

    It's not that the light-manufacturer is lying, they are just using the LED-maker's maximum output at the LED under maximum drive. A Cree XML-T6 LED can put out 1200 lumens at 3.3amps usage. But no...
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