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Scrodzilla 10-03-11 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8bits (Post 13311127)
Dear Scrod,

Is the KMC710SL really tough to remove a chain link? Tryied yesterday but the pin barely moved :O
Now I have a link that it's stiff, oh please help me!

It's pretty tough if you have a crappy chain tool. After messing with a link, it will be stiff and you'll need to use the "loosening shelf" on your chain tool to free it up. If your chain tool doesn't have one, hold the chain with both of your thumbs on the outer plates of the stiff link and give it a little push.

Scrodzilla 10-03-11 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmytango (Post 13310723)
Dear Scrod,

What is the likelihood that we will lose potentially valuable members due to the perpetual hazing that is given to new members by members of the forum, including myself? Honestly, people do ask stupid questions here and often we, instead of explaining why it happens to be stupid, we just troll them until they give up and go away. I am guilty of this as much as anyone, so no one reading this should think that I'm simply pointing fingers. I know that to a point it help to weed out complete morons, but at the same time, everyone has to learn somehow.

/rant

I honestly don't think the dude who said this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluna (Post 13309972)
well i is now able skid stop kinda just looking for a easier way how bout 47x16

will ever amount to a "valuable member of the forum" (but that's really not for me to decide). As a mod, I try to diffuse as much as I can - although it often backfires and I end up leading the hazing - and I almost always send the new user a PM explaining that he's not being picked on or ganged up on. So far, it's worked and the ones who want to stick around do.

yummygooey 10-03-11 08:28 AM

Lol @ quote.

Jaytron 10-03-11 08:41 AM

I know that using a shim on the steerer tube side of a stem is fine, what about for the bars themselves? Is this unsafe at all?

Scrodzilla 10-03-11 08:43 AM

A pain in the ass, yes. Unsafe, no.

J.Wolfe 10-03-11 08:52 AM

been trying to wrap my head around affordable 700c wheelsets with the lightest possible weight. recommendations? dp18's arent that light from what i heard, and there are just too many versions of the same brand wheel out there to really decipher whats what. so for lets say under 175 what sets would be in my best interest?

thanks
Justin

Scrodzilla 10-03-11 08:59 AM

DP18s aren't the heaviest rims out there but definitely aren't light.

Under $175 may be tough because even if you find a wheelset with relatively light rims, they'll most likely be overbuilt using heavy straight-gauge spokes. If you want really light wheels, having a set of KinLins built using nice double-butted spokes is a great option.

jimmytango 10-03-11 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13311162)
As a mod, I try to diffuse as much as I can - although it often backfires and I end up leading the hazing - and I almost always send the new user a PM explaining that he's not being picked on or ganged up on. So far, it's worked and the ones who want to stick around do.

I didn't know you did that. Makes me feel better about the hazing.

andrizzle 10-03-11 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocoTracks (Post 13308732)
I made my first Olympic Trial cut jamming this:

[video=youtube;3YR9Bspqbps]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR9Bspqbps[/video]

/not scrod.

upvote for converge.

andrizzle 10-03-11 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 13311162)
... I try to diffuse as much as I can - although it often backfires and I end up leading the hazing - and I almost always send the new user a PM explaining that he's not being picked on or ganged up on. So far, it's worked and the ones who want to stick around do.

i never got hazed enough to be loved.

BoozyMcliverRot 10-03-11 12:54 PM

The only hazing I get is in the morning when Im trying to remember what happened the prior night.

himespau 10-03-11 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homebrewk (Post 13308228)
Dear Scrod,

Can you give me some good songs to jam too while getting in the zone for a swim meet/race?

Call me corny, but there's nothing wrong with Cake's "The Distance" or Eminem's "Lose Yourself" to get pumped up. Oh and don't forget about "Fred Bear" by the Nuge.

/definitely not scrod

jimmytango 10-03-11 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrizzle (Post 13312816)
i never got hazed enough to be loved.

You're not alone on that one buddy.

homebrewk 10-03-11 01:55 PM

Scrod,

I'm tired of trying to find an avatar that I like. Will you please give me one for me to use for two weeks? Your choice on what it is, but keep it reasonable though.

homebrewk 10-03-11 01:57 PM

This is gonna be good.

jimmytango 10-03-11 01:58 PM

This is gonna be awesome. I want one too haha.

homebrewk 10-03-11 02:03 PM

I wanted to do it in the "New Avatar" thread but I didn't want to find it.

/lazy

prooftheory 10-03-11 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homebrewk (Post 13313338)
/lazy

Srsly

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-thread./page7

homebrewk 10-03-11 05:34 PM

ha!

Scrodzilla 10-03-11 05:39 PM

here you go:

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gut...ncake_Face.jpg

homebrewk 10-03-11 06:00 PM

Ok.

calv 10-03-11 06:05 PM

That's a keeper.

homebrewk 10-03-11 06:12 PM

yup.

hailandkill 10-03-11 06:15 PM

Dear Scrod,

I want to get a carbon fork for my visp which comes with a steel/alum fork. stock rake is 43mm, how would putting the leader I05tr with a 30mm rake on my frame affect how the bike rides? the visp supposedly has track geometry.

thanks!

homebrewk 10-03-11 06:19 PM

Just for the record here is a carbon fork with your proper rake on Nashbar:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0052_515806_-1

It's about the same price as an I05tr too.

/notscrod


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