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01-27-07, 04:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 637
Posted By threadend

As we ran past a line of cars waiting at a...

As we ran past a line of cars waiting at a carwash on a 14 deg. F., windchill ~0, evening, I said "Look at those idiots, it's supposed to drop to -3 tonight, those car doors are going to freeze...
Forum: Foo
01-14-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 59,305
Posted By threadend

Uncle Tommy's eyebrows?

Uncle Tommy's eyebrows?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-06, 05:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,962
Posted By threadend

If spokes are breaking rebuild with straight...

If spokes are breaking rebuild with straight gauge spokes since they are stronger than and will outlast butted spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-06, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By threadend

Given your lack of sleep, it probably wouldn't be...

Given your lack of sleep, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to ride on the rims. The ride will be rough, and the loss of traction could prove dangerous.

I feel for you, try to get some rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-06, 04:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,960
Posted By threadend

Mine was only 2 years ago, but I can't remember...

Mine was only 2 years ago, but I can't remember what is was either. Don't feel bad for not remembering something from over a half century in the past. ;-)
Forum: Foo
09-20-06, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By threadend

Old Spice Red Zone. You won't be able to get...

Old Spice Red Zone.

You won't be able to get wet while taking a shower, serious!
07-20-06, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,284
Posted By threadend

Personal experience says go Mavic, but not 22's. ...

Personal experience says go Mavic, but not 22's. Go CXP 33 or better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,841
Posted By threadend

A must have - 'St. Elmo's Fire' by Vangelis

A must have - 'St. Elmo's Fire' by Vangelis
07-01-06, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,078
Posted By threadend

Get an E-Z out (it's a tool used to remove bolts...

Get an E-Z out (it's a tool used to remove bolts when the head has snapped off or rounded) and the proper size drill bit. Should be available at the local hardware store. Be very careful not to do...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By threadend

Your increase in strength / speed depends on...

Your increase in strength / speed depends on monitoring and planning your exertion level. Do you know where in relation to your maximum heart rate you are when you 'hammer'? when you 'layback'? ...
06-22-06, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By threadend

sounds like your rear deraileur has 'wound' up. ...

sounds like your rear deraileur has 'wound' up.

if you haven't already done so, shift the r'der to the smallest cog, the wheel should be off the bike when you do this, then using your hand, turn...
06-08-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By threadend

Bob, I think he covered what you are...

Bob,

I think he covered what you are reiterating with:
06-08-06, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By threadend

This is an excellent example of the complete and...

This is an excellent example of the complete and sound replies you get in these forum, well done!

A bit in addition, be sure the wheel you select at the lbs as your example has been trued /...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-06, 04:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By threadend

I'll take a stab and say it's your noodle, the...

I'll take a stab and say it's your noodle, the short section of cable housing between your chain stay and rear deraileur. When the noodle's interior becomes worn or dirty the rear d'rer doesn't...
06-05-06, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By threadend

This may save you a ton of time and effort. ...

This may save you a ton of time and effort. Before doing any of the above, pull your seat post out and apply a thin film of grease to it. Reassemble the seat and see if you still have the creak.
06-04-06, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By threadend

Proper headset installation calls for facing and...

Proper headset installation calls for facing and reaming the top tube to ensure parallel and square tube ends and proper diameter.

Since both marks are on the same side, I'm guessing these are...
06-03-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By threadend

Good catch, thanks Al1943. well biked also...

Good catch, thanks Al1943. well biked also caught my error and corrected it almost immediately, thanks.
06-03-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By threadend

Rules of my LBS owner: Mileage isn't a...

Rules of my LBS owner:

Mileage isn't a consideration in replacement.
Replace 'chain only' before stretch reaches 1/8" over 12 links (12 links or 24 half links should measure 12" center of pin to...
09-08-04, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,663
Posted By threadend

"ride lots"

"ride lots"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-04, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By threadend

Use em & love em. I think they are more...

Use em & love em. I think they are more susceptible to failure in long term applications resulting from repeated deflating and inflating of the tube for flat repairs, tire changes, etc...

My LBS...
Forum: Foo
07-08-04, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By threadend

No, I didn't catch that, that must of topped the...

No, I didn't catch that, that must of topped the old record, eh? Apparently there are a lot more fun, smart and good looking and people than I thought!

QUOTE=MERTON another one? what was the...
Forum: Foo
07-07-04, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By threadend

384 online; 283 guests; 104 in road cycling forum!

There isn't another one of those cryptic messages posted here again is there? :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-04, 05:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,259
Posted By threadend

Dayn Perry would probably get worn out if he...

Dayn Perry would probably get worn out if he tried driving as far as the tour riders are riding this month, espescially if he had to use turn signals every time he changed directions.
07-03-04, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By threadend

Negative comments seldom obtain the desired...

Negative comments seldom obtain the desired result, unless of course the person making the comment desires conflict.

I will make a concentrated effort to give positive reinforcement to a child...
05-14-04, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By threadend

Reasonable You generously offered to pay for...

Reasonable
You generously offered to pay for all parts and labor, they should not turn away your business, even if they didn't get the total sale, are they making that great of a living htey don't...
05-09-04, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By threadend

I was trying to add to, without being redundant...

I was trying to add to, without being redundant of, the excellent advice dexmax had already given covering these issues. It appeared to me that Emblem was following the thread farily well and should...
05-09-04, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By threadend

Loosen all the spokes in your old wheel by going...

Loosen all the spokes in your old wheel by going around the wheel repeatedly while loosening each spoke one turn at a time until all spoke tension is relieved.

Set your wheel on a workbench &...
04-18-04, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By threadend

If you do use Loctite make sure it's the type...

If you do use Loctite make sure it's the type that can be disassembled with hand tools or you may never get it apart when you need to. My preference is to apply teflon pipe thread tape to the BB cup...
04-17-04, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By threadend

wasn't this repititious? ;-)

wasn't this repititious? ;-)
Forum: Foo
04-10-04, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,251
Posted By threadend

AHA, finally someone who realizes they have to...

AHA, finally someone who realizes they have to put Pepsi on sale to get people to drink it!!! I've been telling my M-I-L that for years, as for me give me diet coke or give me death ;)
04-07-04, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By threadend

These ways both work fine. The computers with...

These ways both work fine. The computers with cadence are the easiest because you get continuous realtime information. Personally I like the Cateye Astrale w/ cadence. Yeah, initial installation...
Forum: Foo
04-04-04, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 936
Posted By threadend

Quit @ 11:35 P.M. 08/25/00 as my New Years...

Quit @ 11:35 P.M. 08/25/00 as my New Years Resolution for 2000. I had built a 2 pack a day habit over 25 years.
03-27-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,899
Posted By threadend

If you pick it up from someone at the Canadian...

If you pick it up from someone at the Canadian border, say a the Winsdsor tunnel, St. Clair ferry or Port Huron Blue Water bridge, I'll meet you in the Midland / Saginaw area and take it to Ludington...
Forum: Recumbent
03-21-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By threadend

Inspect the rim tape, even the slightest edge of...

Inspect the rim tape, even the slightest edge of an exposed spoke hole will cause a puncture when air pressure pushes the tube against the rim

- or -

Check the tire bead, I once had a...
03-21-04, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By threadend

Here's an article that explains why you need...

Here's an article that explains why you need those tools and how to use them. It even has pictures ;) If you are planning to do your own maintenance, tools will pay for themselves in short order....
03-16-04, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By threadend

Have you tried a different monitor to comapre? I...

Have you tried a different monitor to comapre? I hit 205 - 206 regularly when pushing to my MHR and have measured those #'s on two different HRMs. I think it's one of those things that more often...
03-16-04, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By threadend

Those tips about maintaining proper tension are...

Those tips about maintaining proper tension are golden. 260 pounds isn't to much for a quality wheel that is properly tensioned.

Fatigue happens to all metal components, and it usually occurs...
03-14-04, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,742
Posted By threadend

I'm not sure bleach is stong enough to do the...

I'm not sure bleach is stong enough to do the job. My mom used to use lava soap when she caught us with a case of potty mouth.

Also from the forum guidelines -

As a community with a diverse...
03-07-04, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By threadend

Had a very similar problem two years ago, after...

Had a very similar problem two years ago, after checking all the usual suspects and some unusual probabilities, a dry interface between the seat post and the seat post tube was found to be the...
Forum: Foo
03-07-04, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By threadend

A two pack a day smoking habit generates...

A two pack a day smoking habit generates approximately 18.66343 cubic feet of cigarette butt waste per year. At that rate, if the butts aren't thrown out the window or dumped on the curb, the cab of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-04, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By threadend

I headed out once on a day with 45 + MPH wind...

I headed out once on a day with 45 + MPH wind gusts.
Two miles out into the wind I noticed some things that made me feel very uneasy, namely trees with limbs over the roadway and powerlines along...
03-07-04, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By threadend

You're not paranoid if THEY really are out to get...

You're not paranoid if THEY really are out to get you!
Forum: Foo
03-05-04, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By threadend

Sure, just when I was starting to think you made...

Sure, just when I was starting to think you made sense occasionally! ;-)

Now I'll have to pick up the slack by posting hypernoncredulousistic materials in your absence.

Hurry back!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-04, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By threadend

Lance certainly did compete while sick, injured...

Lance certainly did compete while sick, injured and or otherwise not at full strength. His cancer didn't just happen one day and he was suddenly off the bike. For me the most gut wrenching part of...
02-18-04, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,959
Posted By threadend

Ride your first event in Canada to take advantage...

Ride your first event in Canada to take advantage of the conversion from US hours to metric hours ;)
02-16-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By threadend

Are you saying that you can't set the travel...

Are you saying that you can't set the travel limit screw to keep the chain from going off the inside ring? :confused:
Forum: Foo
02-14-04, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By threadend

Unit cost: F-16C/D, $20 million plus...

Unit cost: F-16C/D, $20 million plus (http://hjem.get2net.dk/svend.gundestrup/f16.htm)
Forum: Foo
02-14-04, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By threadend

I spent some time working on the outskirts of...

I spent some time working on the outskirts of Hell (http://www.hell2u.com/about.php) this past summer. It's pretty easy to get there, go south off M-36 on Graves road at the Livermore Cemetary, when...
01-25-04, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By threadend

WTB Enduroraptor / Velociraptor tires are a great...

WTB Enduroraptor / Velociraptor tires are a great all around XC and snow tires, IMHO.

Try some air in the tire to take care of the 'flat' shape ;)

Wilderness Trail Bikes' Global Measuring...
01-25-04, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By threadend

There is a type that clips to your earlobe used...

There is a type that clips to your earlobe used on some treadmills and such. Not sure how accurate they are and your earlobe starts to hurt after awhile.

What's your aversion to wearing the...
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