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05-19-16, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Six jours

I'm not planning on getting back to participating...

I'm not planning on getting back to participating in BF in general or the helmet thread specifically. I just logged in to apologize for Joe Minton, on behalf of Californians everywhere.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

Well, I'm not going to go digging up old posts,...

Well, I'm not going to go digging up old posts, but I personally have been told all those things WRT my own building - that I have to have an expensive torch, that I have to have a professional jig,...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

Most of my frames were built with MAPP-air. It...

Most of my frames were built with MAPP-air. It worked fine, and in some ways was easier than oxy-acetyline, because of the big, soft flame. You have to be patient, but it's hard to overheat the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

I'd tell him that he probably could get fine...

I'd tell him that he probably could get fine miters but that would take an incredible amount of time. I'd also tell him that I'd never tried one for the job, so don't know for sure. And yes, I'd...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-15, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

I know the advice he would have gotten, because I...

I know the advice he would have gotten, because I got pretty much the same thing myself and have seen it given to many others. In short, the advice is that without a full oxy-acetylene torch set-up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 15,388
Posted By Six jours

Meh. Aside from folks who claim to know what...

Meh. Aside from folks who claim to know what women want (seriously, no one knows that) I think adult men walking around in shorts, tees, and flip-flops look like overgrown children. And I don't see...
02-03-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,703
Posted By Six jours

A company called REG made cages with a little...

A company called REG made cages with a little spring-loaded gadget that locked the bottle into place, petty much like you describe. Most of them were chromed steel, though they also made some in...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

New guy: "Hey guys! I just got a book and a torch...

New guy: "Hey guys! I just got a book and a torch and a tubeset and I'm real excited! Thanks for all the help!"

Bike Forums: "You've got the wrong book, the wrong torch, and the wrong tubeset. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 15,388
Posted By Six jours

Judging just by that one post, I'm pretty sure...

Judging just by that one post, I'm pretty sure you've earned a horrible name all by yourself.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

Christ, this place can be tough on a newb. I...

Christ, this place can be tough on a newb. I never would have started building frames if I'd heeded the typical advice here.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By Six jours

IMO you should heat it back up, pull it apart,...

IMO you should heat it back up, pull it apart, clean it thoroughly, and start over. Otherwise you'll never really be sure what you've got.

Also, in my experience, propane just doesn't get hot...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 15,388
Posted By Six jours

Actually, there are quite a few of us who don't...

Actually, there are quite a few of us who don't want to see things that can't be unseen. And more to the point, there is absolutely zero advantage - and several significant disadvantages - to being a...
02-02-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,736
Posted By Six jours

JFWIW I've ridden a rear disk in 35 MPH winds and...

JFWIW I've ridden a rear disk in 35 MPH winds and it was pretty unremarkable.
02-02-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,894
Posted By Six jours

If your DT shifter cables are coming out of the...

If your DT shifter cables are coming out of the top of your brake levers you're doing it wrong.
02-02-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,894
Posted By Six jours

There are too many cyclists cluttering up the...

There are too many cyclists cluttering up the roads already. Especially too many cyclists who aren't even competent enough to figure out incredibly simple things like downtube shift levers.

Oh,...
02-02-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,736
Posted By Six jours

I really don't get why folks are stirred up about...

I really don't get why folks are stirred up about this. I mean, the guy wants to use a disk on the road. It's not exactly a novel idea. Assuming he figures out how to glue on a tire it will work...
02-01-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By Six jours

I am in the process of converting Fausto Coppi's...

I am in the process of converting Fausto Coppi's 1949 TdF bike to use one of those 50cc engine kits they sell on Ebay for $99. It's pretty much done; I just need to find the right shade of Krylon for...
01-30-15, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Six jours

Hmm. Are you letting kayaker interpret posts for...

Hmm. Are you letting kayaker interpret posts for you?
01-30-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,894
Posted By Six jours

I qualify, but I can't agree to rule #2...

I qualify, but I can't agree to rule #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) .

As for the guy who claimed no one could keep up with his club without brifters (was...
01-30-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 254,948
Posted By Six jours

Ah, now I get it. You once again saw what you...

Ah, now I get it. You once again saw what you wanted to see rather than what was actually posted. In other words, it's still a conversation between you and your imagination. I'll leave you to it.
01-29-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Six jours

Oh, I'll bet you could find the motivation to...

Oh, I'll bet you could find the motivation to stay on her wheel.
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Six jours

I recently sold a similar bike on Ebay for about...

I recently sold a similar bike on Ebay for about $1200. Pantographing, in my experience, is a funny thing. Some people will kill for it. Others - mostly the guys who are into this vintage because...
01-29-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Six jours

Well, yeah, and lots of people have posted here...

Well, yeah, and lots of people have posted here about their 35 year old shorts. The 20 year old who bought his shorts in 1960, though, is in his mid-seventies...
01-29-15, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Six jours

Speaking just for myself, I'm not looking for any...

Speaking just for myself, I'm not looking for any kind of vindication, mostly because I do believe that the risk of being struck and killed by a car is still very, very small. I've just decided that...
01-29-15, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Six jours

Huh?

Huh?
01-29-15, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Six jours

It's based on experience. Which you don't have. ...

It's based on experience. Which you don't have.

As for your link dump, it's just more evidence confirming the things folks have been saying about you here.
01-29-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Six jours

I know a couple of fellows with functional shorts...

I know a couple of fellows with functional shorts from the 60s and 70s. Those folks are just too old to bother with something as idiotic as the internet. I suspect that may be the limiting factor...
01-29-15, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Six jours

That's a leap of logic I'm not seeing, but...

That's a leap of logic I'm not seeing, but whatever.

Perhaps we could organize a little experiment: the bare-headers agree to post nothing at all on this thread. Then we see how long it takes for...
01-29-15, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Six jours

Well, as a bare-header who almost never gets left...

Well, as a bare-header who almost never gets left alone about it, and who hears the same thing from other bare-headers both in the real world and here on BF, I'm in a much better position to comment...
01-29-15, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Six jours

Well, that's sort-of true. You could have an...

Well, that's sort-of true. You could have an interesting time taking bets on whether it's going to be a be a bare-header making fun of helmets, or a helmeteer going on about how many times his life...
01-29-15, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Six jours

You have absolutely no way of knowing that.

You have absolutely no way of knowing that.
01-29-15, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Six jours

That's a valid point. Maybe non-helmet-threaders...

That's a valid point. Maybe non-helmet-threaders need to get informed before spouting off about "Darwin candidates" and such.
01-29-15, 10:50 AM
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Views: 254,948
Posted By Six jours

"Tribalism" may be the case with the helmeteers...

"Tribalism" may be the case with the helmeteers but I think the average bare-header just wants to be left alone. I'm not making any kind of statement when I rid without a helmet. I just don't find a...
01-29-15, 10:47 AM
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Views: 254,948
Posted By Six jours

"Setting a good example" for the kids, IMO, is...

"Setting a good example" for the kids, IMO, is about things no one should do, or everyone should do. "This is the correct way to behave in society" sort of stuff. But again, there are all sorts of...
01-28-15, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Six jours

Two points: 1) The thread tends to be a "bit...

Two points:

1) The thread tends to be a "bit warm" in large part due to smug helmet wearers posting things like "As long as I don't have to pay your medical bills".

2) The "I set an example for...
01-27-15, 11:55 PM
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Views: 254,948
Posted By Six jours

Far as I can tell you haven't yet answered a...

Far as I can tell you haven't yet answered a single question on this thread. Your stuff consists entirely of "Apropos of nothing, here's a hint, look at this graphic I made up out of thin air."

...
01-27-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,909
Posted By Six jours

Portacatena. I kind of like mine. On a...

Portacatena. I kind of like mine. On a "gentleman's" bike where you don't want to get your hands dirty fixing a rear flat, it's sort of fun.

As to rootboy's question, I always found the Delta...
01-27-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Six jours

The shell of a bicycle helmet is too thin to...

The shell of a bicycle helmet is too thin to "spread the impact" and does little to nothing to help absorb energy. Bicycle helmets made without a shell, like the original Giro, pass impact tests as...
01-27-15, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Six jours

The intellectual laziness is astounding.

The intellectual laziness is astounding.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Six jours

I suspect that most people can get away with most...

I suspect that most people can get away with most things most of the time. It's not as though such set-ups are instant death or anything. It's just a question of "possibly" increased risk.

And...
01-27-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 254,948
Posted By Six jours

No. But neither can you, regardless of the...

No. But neither can you, regardless of the activity. And that's the whole point, despite the fact that you'll dismiss it because this is a bicycle site: people weigh risks and benefits all the time,...
01-26-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Six jours

Ah. I see it was the "Don't have anything else to...

Ah. I see it was the "Don't have anything else to say" option.
01-26-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Six jours

Did you come up with that line all by yourself?...

Did you come up with that line all by yourself? Shall I look forward to being called an "organ donor" or a "Darwin candidate" next?

Also, do you assume that the more a fellow spends on the helmet,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Six jours

That's why bikes made for fenders traditionally...

That's why bikes made for fenders traditionally have quite a bit of clearance at the bridges and crown. The idea is to have a minimum of 1 cm. between the tire and the fender, which means the bridges...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Six jours

No vacuum or anything, but pebbles and sticks and...

No vacuum or anything, but pebbles and sticks and various other garbage does adhere to the tire for a fraction of a second and sometimes makes it into the fender. If the "entrance" at the tire/fender...
01-26-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Six jours

You forgot the magic pixie dust. It might be...

You forgot the magic pixie dust. It might be leaking around that tiny little hole in the shell where the pebble went in.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,215
Posted By Six jours

In all fairness, I can feel a 2mm difference in...

In all fairness, I can feel a 2mm difference in saddle height. That is to say, if I ride a bike for a while and then change the seat height by 2mm, I can tell. The question is whether it matters at...
01-26-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By Six jours

Or you could look at it this way: any...

Or you could look at it this way: any manufacturer who has the general public believing that its product should be replaced on a regular basis due to completely undetectable "damage", and further,...
01-26-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,208
Posted By Six jours

So just to encapsulate: how cyclists behave on...

So just to encapsulate: how cyclists behave on the road is unimportant because it doesn't affect how motorists act toward us. And because of the way motorists act, cyclists are justified in behaving...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,215
Posted By Six jours

I once knew a guy who was constantly fiddling...

I once knew a guy who was constantly fiddling with his seat adjustment. Brought a wrench with him while riding so he could add half a millimeter at a stoplight or whatever. One day he didn't tighten...
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