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01-23-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 149,355
Posted By J.Higgins

Here's one that I just finished. Its a Miyata...

Here's one that I just finished. Its a Miyata Ridge Runner frame that I got from who knows where, and its been hanging up in my shed for ages. I finally decided to build it up and here it is....
01-23-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 406
Posted By J.Higgins

The correct gloves are Sol-Vex gloves made by...

The correct gloves are Sol-Vex gloves made by Ansell. They are pricey but fortunately they last a long time. I've had mine for 20+ years.
01-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 406
Posted By J.Higgins

Use a plastic putty knife or a paint stirrer...

Use a plastic putty knife or a paint stirrer stick. Neither of those will hurt the chrome. Wipe up what is left over with paper towels and set the used-up towels out to dry in the open air. When dry...
01-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 406
Posted By J.Higgins

Dont use the scotchbrite. It'll dull the chrome...

Dont use the scotchbrite. It'll dull the chrome finish. Just be patient and let the stripper work. Reapply as necessary until its completely stripped.
01-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 864
Posted By J.Higgins

I just went through this with my Bilenky last...

I just went through this with my Bilenky last year, and now that you've jogged my memory, it was 1" threadless STEMS that I had trouble sourcing. To get the proper stem length and angle, I had to...
01-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,128
Posted By J.Higgins

“To him, all good things - trout as well as...

“To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy” -Norman Mclean
01-20-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 864
Posted By J.Higgins

If the OP is concerned about the aesthetics of a...

If the OP is concerned about the aesthetics of a couple of spacers in a new headset, then he's probably going to be really off about using a threadless headset. Besides that, a 1" threadless headset...
01-18-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,958
Posted By J.Higgins

I for one, would LOVE to see some more pics of...

I for one, would LOVE to see some more pics of your tool... the fixed cup tool I mean... :innocent:
01-14-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By J.Higgins

The 10L isnt that much more, and would definitely...

The 10L isnt that much more, and would definitely do the job.
01-13-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By J.Higgins

I have THIS...

I have THIS...
01-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By J.Higgins

Not a fan of shellacked cloth here. Its a little...

Not a fan of shellacked cloth here. Its a little too permanent for me. I consider bar tape, like brake pads, to be an expendable/consumable item. Hey, I just had a thought... why not wrap the bars...
Forum: Foo
01-10-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By J.Higgins

We very familiar with Hondo. Nice little town. We...

We very familiar with Hondo. Nice little town. We always passed through on our way to San Antonio. Forty years ago, I don't recall any stoplights on Highway 90. It was just a straight shot 80mph all...
01-10-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59,817
Views: 8,884,521
Posted By J.Higgins

[/h1] That's actually a pretty sweet deal for...

[/h1]
That's actually a pretty sweet deal for an IF of that model and condition.
Forum: Foo
01-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,068,902
Posted By J.Higgins

No such code around here that I am aware of, but...

No such code around here that I am aware of, but stuff like this happens with metal roofing and rarely with asphalt-shingled roofing.
Forum: Foo
01-09-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,068,902
Posted By J.Higgins

The kid's got moves. I've sadly come to the...

The kid's got moves. I've sadly come to the conclusion that pro wrestling is an entertainment staple in that family.
01-08-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14,149
Views: 3,093,246
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^nice find^^^

^^^nice find^^^
Forum: Foo
01-07-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By J.Higgins

It is my fondest wish to swim in Lake Amistad...

It is my fondest wish to swim in Lake Amistad once more. I've spent many happy hours there. I even got my scuba certification there in 1978! :eek:

Dear Wife and I have started planning a...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By J.Higgins

Okay so it looks like this thread has developed a...

Okay so it looks like this thread has developed a dual-theme! Well that's just going to have to be okay. ;)

I used to work with a guy who wore shorts all winter long. I felt myself getting all...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By J.Higgins

Living in Florida isnt exactly a qualifier for...

Living in Florida isnt exactly a qualifier for this. :D
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By J.Higgins

Covid Stupidity

I suffer from ASD, so there are lots of things that are harder for me to deal with than most people. When someone does something that is "against the rules," or really stupid, or against mainstream...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,068,902
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^I just cant bear to watch this...^^^

^^^I just cant bear to watch this...^^^
01-05-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

Awful in what way? I've built a dozen klunker...

Awful in what way? I've built a dozen klunker bikes like this using decrepit-turned-new old newsboy frames. Some people really like these. Remember: Not every old bike, car, motorcycle, etc. can be...
01-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By J.Higgins

...trapped in your lovely nest, and the things...

...trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/68729)
12-31-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

That bike is like a diamond-studded turd. No...

That bike is like a diamond-studded turd. No matter how many diamonds you stick on it, at the end of the day its still a turd.
12-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

:roflmao2: Aren't they a subsidiary of...

:roflmao2:

Aren't they a subsidiary of Rattle.Can?
12-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting...

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting various frames, I can say that you can do it, but even with good prep work, it (the paint) always looked too thick to me.
12-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

Just looking at this makes me ill.

Just looking at this makes me ill.
12-29-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,108
Posted By J.Higgins

Me too. I wont even consider buying a frame...

Me too. I wont even consider buying a frame without forged dropouts unless I have specific plans to make it a single-speed or IGH.

Another thing that really bugs me is dirt, filth, grime and rust.
12-29-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,450
Posted By J.Higgins

Amen, Brother. ;)

Amen, Brother. ;)
12-29-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,450
Posted By J.Higgins

I like threads like this. Thank you, Barrettscv !...

I like threads like this. Thank you, Barrettscv !

Buying and selling bikes on CL is like a game. No, its rather like fishing. An enjoyable hobby in which you catch and release fish. Most fish are...
12-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,450
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is...

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is at least self-supporting. My annual cycling expenses exceed what I take in, but not by a whole lot. My cycling budget is hemorrhaging a trickle of...
12-28-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,450
Posted By J.Higgins

I've toned it way down. Twenty-four months ago, I...

I've toned it way down. Twenty-four months ago, I was an incredible bike hoarder. I mustered the courage to sell off most of it. I still have about 20 frames to build up, and 10 wheelsets, not to...
12-27-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,029
Posted By J.Higgins

Not me. Sounds like a bad trip.

Not me. Sounds like a bad trip.
Forum: Foo
12-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,068,902
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^cute^^^

^^^cute^^^
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,068,902
Posted By J.Higgins

**holds up a sign with the number 4 on it**

**holds up a sign with the number 4 on it**
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By J.Higgins

Two cups in the morning, and one around 4:00PM....

Two cups in the morning, and one around 4:00PM. Black Starbucks Pike's Place out of the Keurig. Sometimes I'll switch it up and have some french roast or otherwise dark and smokey. I have wanted to...
12-23-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

Its easy to entertain the notion that someone is...

Its easy to entertain the notion that someone is doing this deliberately. This is just another example of someone who is over-optimistic and sadly disillusioned about an item's true worth. There are...
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By J.Higgins

We're not letting our guard down just for...

We're not letting our guard down just for Christmas. We'll have our traditional Christmas Eve lobster feed, but only my son and his family will attend this year. Dear Wife and I will be doing New...
12-22-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By J.Higgins

The Miyata has my vote.

The Miyata has my vote.
Forum: Foo
12-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By J.Higgins

I've never been a sky is falling sort of guy, but...

I've never been a sky is falling sort of guy, but with all of the people traveling and clustering up this Christmas, the next surge will overwhelm our hospitals. I believe things are going to get...
12-20-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,958
Posted By J.Higgins

Great work! Haha! I love it! It reminds me of my...

Great work! Haha! I love it! It reminds me of my dear old dad. He was an engineer and a mechanical genius, but this is the type of stuff he did for relaxation and enjoyment. Again, nice work, and...
12-19-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By J.Higgins

Many of us are spending too much time in...

Many of us are spending too much time in isolation. Between covid and 24" of snow outside, my world is pretty small. There's a lot of living going on inside my head right now.
12-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19,972
Views: 3,321,850
Posted By J.Higgins

I think that its wacky because the price borders...

I think that its wacky because the price borders on the ridiculous. Its like charging $10 for a gum drop. I'm also willing to concede that I've never been a BMXer myself, so its hard to let loose the...
12-17-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,050
Posted By J.Higgins

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight...

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight batteries that wind up in our landfills annually.
12-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By J.Higgins

A timely thread! I stuff my wife's stocking...

A timely thread!

I stuff my wife's stocking with some cycle socks, lip balm, gels and bars, bike jewelry or trinkets if I can find them. I'll toss an REI gift card in there for good measure.
12-16-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By J.Higgins

When I'm building a bike, I rarely go with any...

When I'm building a bike, I rarely go with any other tube bands than Continental or Schwalbe, and I'm never disappointed. Even so, I top up the tire pressure in our bikes about once a week. Its the...
12-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,967
Posted By J.Higgins

When I used to make custom knives for a living, I...

When I used to make custom knives for a living, I used to have a Nimba Centurion anvil. Nimba Anvils ? Centurion Anvil (260lbs) (http://www.nimbaanvils.com/centurion.php)

It was pretty nice, but I...
12-15-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By J.Higgins

Totally agree. This video popped up on my YouTube...

Totally agree. This video popped up on my YouTube feed and I just ignored it. Total waste of time and an insult to the intelligence of Seth's viewers.
12-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,736
Posted By J.Higgins

I love lamp.

I love lamp.
12-14-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,050
Posted By J.Higgins

I found a beat-up aluminum cake pan in the metal...

I found a beat-up aluminum cake pan in the metal bin at the dump, and I use it to set my oily rags outside in the air where they can dry out. If I set it out on the hot pavement of the driveway in...
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