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Old 04-23-24, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I typically use regular ol' end wrenches for locknuts.
Can be tricky when you're working on the second side tho...
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Of course, I now have a complete set of cone wrenches.
Why is this obvious? Those are something only 0.001% of the population own.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why is this obvious? Those are something only 0.001% of the population own.
Probably higher percentage than that here, much higher in the C&V.

Kids these days probably getting silly cartridge bearing extractors and presses.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Some people are making it difficult to ignore.



The lame beer joint I went to today had hockey and basketball on the TVs.

I had my Ichiro shirt on and the only other baseball gear I saw was a guy with a Rangers hat on. Poor guy
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
They had a new girl holding down the fort at the fish and chips joint today. She went just a little hard on the cod and a fair bit soft on the chips.

One of these days I'm gonna man up and order the battered sausage and chips with gravy and mushy peas on the side.

What are you waiting for?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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This might be a good game. The Mets swept the mighty Pirates.

Mets are struggling in the City by the Bay. Former Pirate/former Diamondback Sterling Marte got one of the few Mets hits tho.
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Originally Posted by velo vol
why is this obvious? Those are something only 0.001% of the population own.
Try to keep up...

Originally Posted by rjones28
i have all the wrenches, so it doesn't matter to me. Also, sram loves the torx so there's plenty of bolt head diversity in the rjones28 fleet.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
What are you waiting for?
Probably the next time I walk by there with a couple or three more beers in me than recommended. Might be a few months.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Probably the next time I walk by there with a couple or three more beers in me than recommended. Might be a few months.
The steak and ale hand pie looks tempting.
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My favourite wrenches are double open ended metric automotive ones

Most of my collection is down in PHX, but I've got these in the bicycle toolbox though:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
My favourite wrenches are double open ended metric automotive ones

Most of my collection is down in PHX, but I've got these in the bicycle toolbox though:
Get some Whitworth. A 1/4 Whitworth is bigger than 1/2 inch.
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Originally Posted by big john
Get some Whitworth. A 1/4 Whitworth is bigger than 1/2 inch.
I got rid of my olde Raleigh Sports ages ago.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The steak and ale hand pie looks tempting.
everything there looks tempting to me

cod and chips is the only thing I've ever ordered though

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Big group expected for today’s ride. It’s a good route but slightly more traffic, so for safety’s sake I am going to have to break into two smaller groups from the start. My T is telling me I am strong and more than capable to go with the faster group, but my heart is telling me to enjoy the spring weather and go with the second group.

I shall try to follow my heart.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Spokes and nipples ordered, along with spoke prep and a lightly used Park TM-1. Now all I need is an electric screwdriver.

I figure, even though I'm using all new spokes and nipples, I'll save myself trouble lacing the wheel by taping the new rim to the old wheel and removing the old spokes one by one, then placing the new spoke in the new rim at the same spot from the same direction. I just need to do that 72 times.

Then tighten them, tension and true them, stomp on the wheels, re-tension and re-true, give up and take them to my LBS who said he'd be happy to fix whatever I mess up help out.
The majority of wheels that I've built have been 32 or 36 spoke. When I rebuilt the wheels for my Holdsworth that are 20/24 (or 28, can't remember) they went together so quickly!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I bought two, BITD.
My original two are Kingsbridge. 13/14 and 15/16. Then, many years later I found a bunch of cone wrenches in a box of markdowns, and my collections now spans 9 mm-18 mm.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why is this obvious? Those are something only 0.001% of the population own.
I can’t imagine not having cone wrenches around!. Or spoke wrenches either. The horror!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How much?

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Whatever it is it's worth every dime. Viewing for the first time will make you gasp.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It required a 45-minute phone call to order my drug.

Either the CVS specialty pharmacy people get paid by the word, or they are used to talking to Boomers and thus talk real slowly, explaining every little thing, repeating themselves frequently. SMH.
No, they knew exactly who they were talking to.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You seem to spend a fair amount of energy being concerned about something you claim to not be concerned about. Why does it matter to you what sport other folks enjoy watching? No one is forcing you to watch.
No big deal, some things on these forums you just learn to ignore. No one is forcing you to watch, either.
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Originally Posted by datlas

I shall try to follow my heart.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I typically use regular ol' end wrenches for locknuts.
You're not gonna use a regular wrench on these hubs. The locknuts are flared right above the wrench flats.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I can’t imagine not having cone wrenches around!. Or spoke wrenches either. The horror!
Welcome to my world.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Big group expected for today’s ride. It’s a good route but slightly more traffic, so for safety’s sake I am going to have to break into two smaller groups from the start. My T is telling me I am strong and more than capable to go with the faster group, but my heart is telling me to enjoy the spring weather and go with the second group.

I shall try to follow my heart.

RMOT

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
everything there looks tempting to me

cod and chips is the only thing I've ever ordered though

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I can never resist shrimp, even though I know I'll get more fish for the dime with cod.

Actually, my favorite fish n chips uses whiting, not cod. I don't know if it's an east coast thing. Awesomely delicious!
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