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Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By HAL 8000

Update: The wheel has been returned to its owner,...

Update: The wheel has been returned to its owner, thanks to Speed Merchants bike shop in Rockford MI who facilitated the reunion.:beer:
Forum: Great Lakes
05-18-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By HAL 8000

Found: lost front wheel @ Grand Rapids Ride of Silence

This past Wednesday I found a wheel that was left behind by a participant of Ride of Silence in Grand Rapids. It was left in the south (boat launch) parking lot of Riverside Park. It is a rather...
Forum: Touring
09-06-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,954
Posted By HAL 8000

Blackburn MTF-1 front rack (w/pics)

Last week there was a good thread about front racks here, in which I finally found one that meets my needs without modification (doesn't happen very often). And with one phone call I found an LBS...
08-28-10, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,676
Posted By HAL 8000

I overhauled one about a year ago for my brother...

I overhauled one about a year ago for my brother in law, I think he paid ten bucks for it at a garage sale. After removing all the little rust pock-marks from all the chrome (and there was A LOT of...
09-09-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By HAL 8000

(I can't be the only blue collar type factory...

(I can't be the only blue collar type factory floor automation/process technician on BF, can I?)

I'm guessing what you need is a small standard compression coil spring of some size; like a ball...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,301,889
Posted By HAL 8000

Thanks! Don't worry, I've wiped lots of drool...

Thanks! Don't worry, I've wiped lots of drool off of it already. I considered several similar "functional" bikes (including the LHT etc.) all in the same price range, but nothing stood up to the...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,301,889
Posted By HAL 8000

After months of layoff I'm finally a commuter...

After months of layoff I'm finally a commuter again! And I finally got off my lazy arse and opened a photobucket account, so here's some bikes.

Old bike:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By HAL 8000

lmaosofrigginhard I almost passed out. Could not...

lmaosofrigginhard I almost passed out. Could not breathe for about 90 seconds. Seriously.
07-30-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,707
Posted By HAL 8000

My last purchase from nashbar was almost a year...

My last purchase from nashbar was almost a year ago, I just got hit yesterday. About 10 separate charges to itunes totaling 520ish bucks. They were all approved (by MC) before and then sent to my...
06-22-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By HAL 8000

Thanks for the reply, I think I'm going to...

Thanks for the reply, I think I'm going to rebuild the wheel. I don't plan on keeping this bike much longer and would not care to hand it off with a potentially failure-prone wheel (half the reason...
06-22-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By HAL 8000

easier wheelbuilding question

I recently re-built my rear wheel, and, having made a rookie mistake on measuring the spoke length, purchased and used spokes that were a bit too short. After some research I have determined that ...
06-18-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,887
Posted By HAL 8000

Honda Element ftw (silver awd 5-speed)

Honda Element ftw (silver awd 5-speed)
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By HAL 8000

+2 to caloso, sort of. Probably the most angry...

+2 to caloso, sort of.
Probably the most angry I've ever gotten while riding:
MUP I ride to work parallels a residential street where another side street tees into it. There is a stop sign...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,016
Posted By HAL 8000

1. Right sock first, 'cause that's just what I...

1. Right sock first, 'cause that's just what I do.
2. My living room is orange.
3. Most likely to be stuck in my head lately is The Raconteurs 'Broken Boy Soldier'
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,856
Posted By HAL 8000

Here in Michigan we're having "Bike to the...

Here in Michigan we're having "Bike to the Unemployment Office" week. Stupid auto industry. (GOSH!)
I've only worked 3 weeks since mid Feb. :(
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,783
Posted By HAL 8000

Throw that banana into a trunk bag "steel cage...

Throw that banana into a trunk bag "steel cage death match" with a u-lock and the 'naner is goin' down
the unprotected 'naner, that is
08-28-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 23,112
Posted By HAL 8000

I make alot more mistakes than my pretensious...

I make alot more mistakes than my pretensious younger brother, HAL 9000. Ecept my mistakes are slightly less homicidal.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By HAL 8000

Kamikaze birds and minor milestones

So yesterday morning on my way home at 5am (3rd shift W/odd hours) im a half mile into the MUP potion of my ride (2mi road, 1.5 mi mup, 2mi road; short and sweet) cookin' along, WHAP! straight...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By HAL 8000

I got two of them a couple of weeks ago from...

I got two of them a couple of weeks ago from Modern Bike after ordering them from Alfred E. and not getting them.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By HAL 8000

Jealous. My 10mm 3/8 drive deep well was only a...

Jealous. My 10mm 3/8 drive deep well was only a Craftsman. Quarter car wash, 2.5 weeks ago riding w/wife. Carwashes good place to find tools. Not jealous of the glass tho.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,620
Posted By HAL 8000

Since the OP is maybe kinda new to regular...

Since the OP is maybe kinda new to regular (daily) riding, and I don't think I saw this mentioned, here goes...
When I first started riding alot again (and started commuting, which I do for exercise...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By HAL 8000

Bamboo trailer, nice! Now if I could only afford...

Bamboo trailer, nice! Now if I could only afford one of those spiffy Calfee bamboo frames...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By HAL 8000

Perhaps something interesting could be done with...

Perhaps something interesting could be done with the large interesting mounting tabs on the Axiom Streamliner Road rack? Same price as the regular Streamliner (at ebikestop) with more pannier...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,249
Posted By HAL 8000

If you have a spot at home or work with good...

If you have a spot at home or work with good breeze or airflow, put the helmet there for an hour or two after your ride. Bacteria need/thrive on moisture, so the faster the helmet dries... . At...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By HAL 8000

Back in high school ('93 maybe?), my sister's old...

Back in high school ('93 maybe?), my sister's old hand-me-down 10 speed, goin' round a corner, hit some ice, back wheel slid out, landed sqare on left shoulder, back of my left wrist smacked the...
Forum: Foo
06-10-08, 02:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,087
Posted By HAL 8000

Hooray! Beer! +100 for the Belgians (especially...

Hooray! Beer!
+100 for the Belgians (especially the bald ones in the brown robes). Ask my wife, may a humorous campfire moment provided by Moi plus copious amounts of the "belgian monk juice"....
Forum: Introductions
06-04-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By HAL 8000

I see a pretty green one there, right in front! ...

I see a pretty green one there, right in front!
TTFN
Forum: Introductions
06-04-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By HAL 8000

Been mostly hangin around commuting for advice...

Been mostly hangin around commuting for advice and laughs, but have also scanned alt, general, cyclocross, a&s, c/a, and vintage (mmmmm... vintage). I like lots of classic type stuff; vintage sports...
Forum: Introductions
06-04-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By HAL 8000

But its such a great picture!! Proudly displayed...

But its such a great picture!! Proudly displayed on the wife's myspace page too :p
btw the odd weiner formation was a totally random cooking anomally; just walked in to check'em and, suprise!
Forum: Introductions
06-04-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By HAL 8000

Another check in from W. Michigan

Hi,
I've been "lurking" for some time now and finally got sick of the wife telling me I should join :rolleyes: (I'm not much of a joiner, but y'all's pretty cool). Anyway, heres the quick bio: ...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,181
Posted By HAL 8000

I was so frustrated for years with the stock...

I was so frustrated for years with the stock triple on my '03 Marin (crappy and cheap SR Suntour 28/38/48, with nexave derailer/ index shifters) I considered going 1x8. I could NEVER dial out the...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,847
Posted By HAL 8000

Greetings all! Actually, I quit lurking last...

Greetings all!
Actually, I quit lurking last week, I just hadn't posted yet (work has been insane lately, haven't had much 'net time the past few weeks). Been lurking since last fall, started...
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