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03-27-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By bjtesch

I've been cycling for over 30 years with no big...

I've been cycling for over 30 years with no big problems until recently. I left my house for a Sunday morning ride and work up in an ambulance. I came across this thread because I was looking for a...
03-26-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,714
Posted By bjtesch

They're ordinary straight gauge stainless steel,...

They're ordinary straight gauge stainless steel, 14 ga., nothing fancy.
03-26-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,714
Posted By bjtesch

I did not know that nipples were interchangeable,...

I did not know that nipples were interchangeable, I never tried it.
It's a 20 mile round trip across the city to a shop so I was trying for an easier way to get a spoke, but I just remembered that...
03-25-16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,714
Posted By bjtesch

need recommendation for replacing Trek spoke

When I have built wheels for myself I usually ordered DT spokes. My training bike is a Trek and has a broken spoke that I need to replace. Its spokes and nipples are average for an Asian bike. I...
Forum: Foo
07-11-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By bjtesch

I had a samsung smartphone before I got my iphone...

I had a samsung smartphone before I got my iphone 4. It was an interesting device for the era, but did not have very good internet access. Its wifi never worked and I think that was due to Samsung...
Forum: Foo
07-03-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By bjtesch

Any brand of hard drive can fail. In reading...

Any brand of hard drive can fail. In reading reviews you can find people saying that brand A failed and it is junk, they are going back to brand B. Then you find someone else saying that brand B...
Forum: Foo
07-02-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By bjtesch

I have this fairly mundane Trek that is now my...

I have this fairly mundane Trek that is now my training bike. I don't know that it is all that ugly, just plain and a little old. My father bought it off of the back of a wrecked car. The previous...
Forum: Foo
07-02-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By bjtesch

I buy most of my computer stuff on newegg.com and...

I buy most of my computer stuff on newegg.com and I am careful to study the reviews on any product I'm interested in. I've followed the hard drive industry for a long time and reliable hard drives...
Forum: Foo
06-28-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By bjtesch

My wife's iphone 5 wouldn't work on either of her...

My wife's iphone 5 wouldn't work on either of her computers. My iphone 4 would connect to my computer and do its backup, but wouldn't restore. My iphone 5s would connect but wouldn't restore...
Forum: Foo
06-26-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By bjtesch

I have gatorskins on my cheap training bike,...

I have gatorskins on my cheap training bike, haven't had a flat in 3 years.
Forum: Foo
06-11-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By bjtesch

That looks more trustworthy than the other...

That looks more trustworthy than the other products I've been finding.
Forum: Foo
06-10-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By bjtesch

I'm a structural engineer, I can handle the...

I'm a structural engineer, I can handle the rafter side of the system.
Forum: Foo
06-10-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By bjtesch

My plumber said they would bring a couple of big...

My plumber said they would bring a couple of big guys and get the water heaters out. Going into the attic we have one of those light folding wood stairs and I'm not sure it can handle one person...
Forum: Foo
06-10-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By bjtesch

rope + block and tackle?

I've been trying to figure out how to rig a light duty hoist into my attic. Our water heaters are in the attic and need to be changed. I'm trying to figure out how to get the old ones out and the...
Forum: Foo
05-26-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By bjtesch

I haven't tried any yet but I'm interested in...

I haven't tried any yet but I'm interested in them.

I have a number of the fluorescent bulbs and I don't like them. Some of them start out very dim and gradually get brighter. Some of them are...
Forum: Foo
05-18-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By bjtesch

I was trying to repeat what I had read in the...

I was trying to repeat what I had read in the past regarding reliability ratings. I have my own preferences and experiences as to brands, FWIW.

I had a Dell Inspiron years ago and it was a good...
Forum: Foo
05-17-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By bjtesch

Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't...

Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't mean it is a very powerful machine. The processors are in a wide range.

If you have a tight budget, your best bet is to look at Best Buy, Newegg,...
Forum: Texas
05-17-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,940
Posted By bjtesch

White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. ...

White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. I haven't done it in awhile but I think it's all still in the same condition. Used to be 9 miles per lap, you can do as many laps as you want.
...
Forum: Foo
05-16-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,102
Posted By bjtesch

That's a lot of work but you persevered and it...

That's a lot of work but you persevered and it paid off.

Your photo of the removed stud is how I have seen it mostly done- drill out as much of the stud as you can and what comes out is just a...
Forum: Foo
05-16-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By bjtesch

We might be past that now. The SATA interface...

We might be past that now. The SATA interface might be a limiting factor.

I've been working with PC harddrives ever since there have been PC harddrives. Some of the slower hard drives were...
Forum: Foo
05-15-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By bjtesch

platters... are so 1960's.

platters... are so 1960's.
Forum: Foo
05-03-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By bjtesch

Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did...

Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did the full boot in 23 sec. Apparently I was remembering wrong.
Forum: Foo
05-03-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By bjtesch

I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that...

I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that I use the most often is a Dell business class machine (Latitude), and even though it is about 5 years old now its 2.5GHz dual core processor is still...
Forum: Foo
05-01-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By bjtesch

I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have...

I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have put SSD's in both of them.

The first is a Dell E6500. This is a business class laptop and when I bought it I searched for one with a fast processor....
Forum: Foo
04-28-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,102
Posted By bjtesch

That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it...

That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it is but you think it is something special so you are impressed. In reality ALL metal used in cars, or washing machines, or toasters, or ... is...
Forum: Foo
04-23-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,102
Posted By bjtesch

1. The extractor was too small 2. Lubrication...

1. The extractor was too small
2. Lubrication will help. The normal strategy is to get the bolt to start moving, then if it stops you lightly work it back and forth with more lubrication until...
Forum: Foo
04-22-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By bjtesch

Thanks for your information. My first post was a...

Thanks for your information. My first post was a joke to play on the misspelling of "hostel", but I would like to visit NYC again and see some of the attractions.
Forum: Foo
04-21-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By bjtesch

I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million...

I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million people. I work in the middle of downtown and walk around downtown several times a week. I drove through Manhattan one time and there is no...
Forum: Foo
04-21-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By bjtesch

You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles...

You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles there. Half of the people there will want to take your money legally, the other half will want to take your money illegally.

I would like to visit...
Forum: Foo
04-07-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By bjtesch

I like my smartphone but the electronics in my...

I like my smartphone but the electronics in my car play FM only. No phone, no anything else.
Forum: Foo
04-05-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,692
Posted By bjtesch

I was interested in flashlights at one point in...

I was interested in flashlights at one point in time. I have a lot of them that are fairly obsolete because they have improved so fast. I was thinking about all of the lights and custom parts that...
Forum: Foo
04-02-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By bjtesch

Swapping disposers I wonder if the exit pipe is...

Swapping disposers I wonder if the exit pipe is in the same place from one brand to another. This is probably the biggest problem to deal with. I've replaced a couple and don't remember a lot of...
Forum: Foo
04-02-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By bjtesch

I liked Greg Lemond and felt like he worked hard...

I liked Greg Lemond and felt like he worked hard for everything that he got. His wife was a bit whiny though.

Armstrong had lots of behavior that I didn't appreciate so I wasn't tempted to...
Forum: Foo
03-27-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By bjtesch

Interesting that the forum software thinks the...

Interesting that the forum software thinks the word "re t ar d" is a dirty word and blocks it.
Forum: Foo
03-26-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By bjtesch

If the vacuum advance is working, it will ******...

If the vacuum advance is working, it will ****** the timing when you push on the gas pedal and the manifold vacuum drops. If this causes a stumble it would be because the timing is already too slow....
Forum: Foo
03-26-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By bjtesch

I like watching him. I don't know anything about...

I like watching him. I don't know anything about the attack. I watched the show when it was available to me but we moved and our new cable provider does not let us watch it.
I hope all 3 hosts get...
Forum: Foo
03-20-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By bjtesch

We bought the full blown Tempurpedic plain...

We bought the full blown Tempurpedic plain mattress about a year ago. I think it is great. We had a pretty nice plain pillow-top mattress before although it was getting old. It was nearly as...
Forum: Foo
03-16-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,633
Posted By bjtesch

I was a little before that. We didn't have Coors...

I was a little before that. We didn't have Coors for geographical reasons, I don't recall that anybody cared what the beer was though, whatever came in the kegs. One of the ones that I liked was...
Forum: Foo
03-16-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By bjtesch

My wife replaced 6 sinks in our bathrooms. I got...

My wife replaced 6 sinks in our bathrooms. I got to take the old stuff off and put it back on after the sinks were glued in. Actually she bought 3 new faucets in the process so I reinstalled 3 old...
Forum: Foo
03-14-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,633
Posted By bjtesch

Corona seems very similar to the generic American...

Corona seems very similar to the generic American beers. I've known a couple of people that thought it was great and wouldn't drink anything else.

OTOH I think Dos Equis Amber is not too bad.
Forum: Foo
03-11-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By bjtesch

My rant is that when I go into the LBS, they...

My rant is that when I go into the LBS, they don't have it so I have to order it.

I've done a lot of ebay and so forth.
1. I noticed that packages shipped USPS would typically take one day less...
Forum: Foo
03-11-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,633
Posted By bjtesch

Well IMO Bud/Coors/Miller/Corona are what people...

Well IMO Bud/Coors/Miller/Corona are what people drink when they don't know any better. People like different things, Shiner is what I like. If I came to earth from outer space and you described to...
Forum: Foo
03-10-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,633
Posted By bjtesch

I would like to try it but I don't think it is...

I would like to try it but I don't think it is available down here. Shiner Bock is one of my favorites too. I've never tried Guinness but it seems that it would not be anything like Shiner Bock. ...
Forum: Foo
03-10-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,382
Posted By bjtesch

That watch that used to be an SKX007 looks good...

That watch that used to be an SKX007 looks good with your mods. You have replaced almost every part that shows.
Forum: Foo
03-08-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By bjtesch

Actually I see companies that are somewhat...

Actually I see companies that are somewhat opposite- they want quality equipment so they don't have to worry about downtime so they get the latest fancy workstations from Dell with dual Xeon...
Forum: Foo
03-08-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By bjtesch

I would not recommend buying an OCZ no matter how...

I would not recommend buying an OCZ no matter how cheap it is. What I would recommend is to go on a site such as newegg.com, look at the SSD's that you are interested in, and look at the user...
Forum: Foo
03-06-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By bjtesch

When you reach the point where the machine will...

When you reach the point where the machine will not run what you want to run, build a new one to do what you want. You can build a pretty good gaming machine for around $650- see the machines that...
Forum: Foo
03-06-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By bjtesch

When everything works I can do that too, but...

When everything works I can do that too, but rarely does everything work. Sometimes it takes 2 days for them to receive the disk back. Sometimes there are holidays thrown in that disrupt the mail. ...
Forum: Foo
03-06-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,764
Posted By bjtesch

There are probably lots of products that would...

There are probably lots of products that would work. If you just want to seal the crack against water I would think that silicon would do the job. If you want to restore some strength the you could...
Forum: Foo
03-04-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By bjtesch

Mail is more reliable and the videos are higher...

Mail is more reliable and the videos are higher quality, and the selection on DVD is much better than on streaming.

At various times I have had Comcast, Time Warner, ATT, FIOS and maybe even other...
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