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08-26-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 175,929
Posted By fullergarrett

Yes, I'd suggest posting over there. Sears used...

Yes, I'd suggest posting over there. Sears used many different manufacturers for their bikes, such as KHS (like for mine) and Murray/Huffy. I know they also used Austro-Daimler/Puch earlier on...
08-25-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 175,929
Posted By fullergarrett

On my bike, the serial number found on the bottom...

On my bike, the serial number found on the bottom of the frame below the bottom bracket was used to reveal the date of manufacture, as well as provide an idea of who actually made it for Sears. On...
06-24-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks everyone for their responses. The original...

Thanks everyone for their responses. The original rim strip was removed a long time ago. The electrical tape trick has worked well up until last November, when a new tube was punctured. I removed the...
06-24-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By fullergarrett

Rim Strips

I've been thinking about remounting tires on my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle. I've been running "poor-mans" rim strip (two layers of electrical tape.) However, it doesn't feel like enough as some of the...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,944
Posted By fullergarrett

AT&T has been pretty good to me. The...

AT&T has been pretty good to me.

The reception here for OTA DTV isn't that great. We have an antenna and get about three local channels, four on a clear day. Of course those channels have two or...
Forum: Foo
05-24-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By fullergarrett

I currently live in Jefferson City... which was...

I currently live in Jefferson City... which was hit just two nights ago with an EF3 tornado. It's just so shocking to see it on radar and then see the aftermath... looks like something out of a...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,944
Posted By fullergarrett

Honestly, it doesn't surprise me if it doesn't...

Honestly, it doesn't surprise me if it doesn't last too terribly long. It doesn't feel very solid. The wires going to the prongs on the bracket holding the computer are just epoxied in with some...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By fullergarrett

I am mostly worried about the 32GB internal...

I am mostly worried about the 32GB internal storage. As mentioned in my original post, I found 16GB very limiting. But AT&T Prepaid had no phones in my price range that had any more storage, the only...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,944
Posted By fullergarrett

We have internet service, although it isn't very...

We have internet service, although it isn't very good. (We use Suddenlink, but used to have CenturyLink. CL was much better. See below.) The MintTin doesn't have an internet connection because it...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By fullergarrett

I guess I should update this. Friday I upgraded...

I guess I should update this. Friday I upgraded to a new phone and went for the iPhone 6S.

My carrier (AT&T Prepaid) has a fairly limited selection of phones that make a "inverted bell curve"...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,944
Posted By fullergarrett

Since my last post to this thread, I broke down...

Since my last post to this thread, I broke down and purchased my first bike computer. It's a Bell Dashboard 150 that does the basics... time, speed, odometer, etc. Tells me the maximum and average...
Forum: Foo
04-26-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By fullergarrett

iPhone 6S in 2019?

Back in March, I purchased an iPad after having discussions here in the Foo section. Now, I'm needing a replacement phone as my Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 is nearing the end of its life.

I...
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By fullergarrett

Glad I'm not the only one on the forums here who...

Glad I'm not the only one on the forums here who is into vintage computers. I don't own any, but would like to start a collection someday.

LGR made a good video on OS/2:...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By fullergarrett

No, Warrensburg doesn't touch the Katy Trail. But...

No, Warrensburg doesn't touch the Katy Trail. But it supposedly has a bike trail that goes out to Knob Noster. Haven't been on it, yet, though.

I'm originally from Boonville, which is one of the...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By fullergarrett

Welcome to the forums! I live in Warrensburg.

Welcome to the forums! I live in Warrensburg.
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Got the iPad today. I’m actually typing this...

Got the iPad today. I’m actually typing this response on it.

I’m actually currently very happy with it and the Logitech Slim Folio keyboard/case I purchased with it. The iPad was very easy to...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,257
Posted By fullergarrett

Most of your consumer electronics (computers,...

Most of your consumer electronics (computers, phones, tablets, etc.) are contracted out to OE manufacturers, like Foxconn, Quanta, etc.

I believe Lenovo makes some of their ThinkPads (probably the...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,257
Posted By fullergarrett

I've used a ThinkPad for a few years now. IMHO,...

I've used a ThinkPad for a few years now. IMHO, they're probably one of (if not the) best PC you can buy.
ThinkPads have been around - probably one of the longest-running PC lines. IBM introduced...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,851
Posted By fullergarrett

I have mixed feelings about Apple and other...

I have mixed feelings about Apple and other manufacturers ditching the headphone port. While I feel it may be a move to just make more money by selling $170 wireless earphones (way too overpriced...
Forum: Foo
03-24-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

I never really liked Android tablets. They all...

I never really liked Android tablets. They all just seemed poorly built in comparison to the iPad. I've used Android for years now (since I got my first cell phone back in 2014) and I'm starting to...
Forum: Foo
03-24-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By fullergarrett

I've actually got better coverage through AT&T...

I've actually got better coverage through AT&T than Sprint in my experience. But I've found that different carriers have different "holes" in their network. For instance, my mother lives in a town...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By fullergarrett

My local library has inter-library loan (ILL)...

My local library has inter-library loan (ILL) which allows them to "borrow" items from other library systems.

My father lives in the Jefferson City area. Inside JC, there's many options -...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Took the leap and purchased an iPad. Walmart was...

Took the leap and purchased an iPad. Walmart was running somewhat of a special on them on their website, so I decided to go ahead and purchase one.

Unfortunately, it won't be ready for me to pick...
Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Really... one of the cons against buying anything...

Really... one of the cons against buying anything made by Apple. However, the current generation iPad (not the iPad Air/Pro/whatever else) seems to have the same ports that the models from a few...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

The machine was super slow even on El Capitan....

The machine was super slow even on El Capitan. IIRC, it originally shipped with Yosemite. I'm hoping by formatting the hard drive (thereby removing excess files and potentially malicious files) it...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

I know many people will disagree, but in my field...

I know many people will disagree, but in my field I disagree. When I was using Windows, the "good" alternatives to Photoshop was few and far in between. At least back in the days of Windows 7, there...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By fullergarrett

In short, he can't afford to make up. Even after...

In short, he can't afford to make up. Even after he dropped them (even sending back his modem) they continued to bill him for many months afterwards. His total came to like $800 or $900. He's argued...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By fullergarrett

ISP Alternatives?

Over the last half year, my dad has been having some major problems with different internet service providers. When he moved into his current apartment back in 2017, the internet with his first...
Forum: Foo
03-17-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

So I went ahead and formatted the hard drive, but...

So I went ahead and formatted the hard drive, but had to restart the machine after formatting the hard drive. The machine now won't even boot up, even into the OS tools disk image by holding Command...
Forum: Foo
03-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Returned home for Spring Break. Found my...

Returned home for Spring Break.

Found my trade-in value for the MacMini through Apple... $130. Not as good as I was expecting, but better than nothing.

The MacMini has some slight issues......
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

As mentioned previously, the iPad isn't a...

As mentioned previously, the iPad isn't a replacement for my traditional computer (PC or Mac.) But I'm intending on using it for light stuff, as you mentioned - emails, browsing the web, some music,...
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Probably the biggest concern for me isn't the...

Probably the biggest concern for me isn't the innovation (or lack thereof), but the quality and reliability of said products. Granted I want the most recent in technology (primarily so it isn't...
Forum: Foo
03-13-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

That is somewhat interesting. I wasn't basing...

That is somewhat interesting. I wasn't basing what I had said off of cold, hard statistics. Instead, I've heard a lot of Mac users switch to PCs because they're "fed up" with Apple's business...
Forum: Foo
03-11-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

So I've been doing more research and thought into...

So I've been doing more research and thought into the subject.

I'd like to get the iPad, but if I go that route, I'd probably like to eventually replace my current ThinkPad with an iMac. As I...
03-10-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By fullergarrett

The holes in the rim are spread throughout the...

The holes in the rim are spread throughout the rim. They seem to be machined in, so nothing to worry about. I've found similar holes on other rims of the same vintage and size.

The tube wasn't...
03-10-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By fullergarrett

The cable has never been disconnected from the...

The cable has never been disconnected from the derailleur. I'm very limited with tools and technical know-how (I'm honestly not that mechanically inclined), so I'm trying to limit what I take apart....
03-10-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By fullergarrett

Well, this project may be on the back burner. :(...

Well, this project may be on the back burner. :( How hard is it to remove, reinstall and adjust the cable on the rear derailleur?

Today, one of the tubes just decided to explode... with no...
03-09-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By fullergarrett

I have had good luck with Kenda's tires, but not...

I have had good luck with Kenda's tires, but not so good luck with their tubes. My 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle has 27x1 1/4" tires and I ran a Kenda tire for a while... worked fine. I have Kenda tires...
03-09-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By fullergarrett

Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm probably...

Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm probably going to try it again tomorrow.

As for tools, I don't have many. I have the screwdriver and an adjustable wrench, but that's about it.

I don't have...
03-09-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By fullergarrett

Reinstalling Derailleur

Back in November, I was reinstalling the rear wheel on my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle when the rear derailleur decided to fall off the frame.

Now, I'm determined to get it reinstalled properly. I...
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

+1. But the iPad with the cellular feature costs...

+1. But the iPad with the cellular feature costs slightly more, then you have to pay the monthly cellular service fee.

Besides, it'll mostly be used in places where I'd traditionally use my...
Forum: Foo
02-28-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Another question: the longevity of an iPad. How...

Another question: the longevity of an iPad. How long can an iPad last before officially becoming obsolete?

At my work, the iPad we have is a 2012 model and we tried installing an app for an...
Forum: Foo
02-23-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

From what I've heard, the Mac is more stable with...

From what I've heard, the Mac is more stable with Premiere than running it in Windows 10 - so I'm guessing the issues I had with Premiere crashing while trying to export a video isn't an isolated...
Forum: Foo
02-23-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Strange coincidence... last night I was listening...

Strange coincidence... last night I was listening to Crimson and Clover.
Forum: Foo
02-23-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

I've revisited the thought of purchasing an iPad...

I've revisited the thought of purchasing an iPad since I revisited the macOS vs. Windows 10/PC topic last night in my head. I'm struggling to settle on one or the other because there are so many pros...
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,852
Posted By fullergarrett

Ditto. The only times I've had to reinstall...

Ditto. The only times I've had to reinstall Windows is when swapping storage drives. I've never upset Windows to the point where it needed a reinstall.

On the other hand, I've had to reinstall...
Forum: Foo
02-19-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,852
Posted By fullergarrett

The video featured in my video is here:...

The video featured in my video is here: https://youtu.be/6w2UxDdhZPk. The T42 won't play YouTube on either browser (likely due to the limited memory,) but plays fine if you download the video and...
Forum: Foo
02-18-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,852
Posted By fullergarrett

I thought GIMP was horrible - at least when I...

I thought GIMP was horrible - at least when I used it before I got Pixelmator. GIMP also runs on Windows and macOS.

It does, however, have some cool "widgets" to make cool graphics like buttons...
Forum: Foo
02-17-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,852
Posted By fullergarrett

To be honest, I've never looked at the Windows...

To be honest, I've never looked at the Windows Experience ratings. I always thought they were BS.
Forum: Foo
02-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By fullergarrett

Apologies for the long response. The...

Apologies for the long response.


The pencil is recommended, but I'm not sure if it'd be worth dropping $90 for a pencil/stylus for the thing when I can use my finger for free.


I agree on...
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