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01-26-22, 09:15 PM
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Posted By thook

This is on top of Wallin Mtn in Greenland, AR...

This is on top of Wallin Mtn in Greenland, AR just south of Fayetteville....home of U of A. I forget now what the elevation is in this spot, but it took a low 20 inch gear (24t to 34t) to reach...
Forum: Foo
01-25-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18,325
Views: 1,012,487
Posted By thook

he's so dirty even his computer is censoring him....

he's so dirty even his computer is censoring him. not to mention, greatly offended
Forum: Foo
01-24-22, 01:22 PM
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Views: 1,012,487
Posted By thook

**** ** ******* **** ****** ****** (rated pg...

**** ** ******* **** ****** ******

(rated pg version)
Forum: Foo
01-17-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By thook

This is true. I have between 40 and 50 dogs I...

This is true. I have between 40 and 50 dogs I care for. They all adore me and of the ones that are loose follow me around the property like I'm lord and master. However, when it comes to a dispute...
01-17-22, 12:17 AM
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Views: 99,035
Posted By thook

Great dealing with hazetguy and mrv . Patient,...

Great dealing with hazetguy and mrv . Patient, great communications, and quite fair on the dealios
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 11:38 PM
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Views: 1,012,487
Posted By thook

be serious for a moment, please. are you really...

be serious for a moment, please. are you really asking me to leave this thread?
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18,325
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Posted By thook

he's got blisters on his fingers.....and his...

he's got blisters on his fingers.....and his toes. <<:rolleyes:>>
01-16-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By thook

Hey there.....is the yellow mold of that Selle...

Hey there.....is the yellow mold of that Selle Italia hard plastic or more flexible like the Avocet? I had one of those Avocets and the saddle form was more soft and pliable, as I recall
01-16-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By thook

I'm sure if you started a thread about it someone...

I'm sure if you started a thread about it someone around here could say for sure. Some of these guys...what they know....blows my mind. I mean, I enjoy vintage bikes and stuff, but I don't geek out...
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,380
Posted By thook

ha!! first time i saw dizzy with his cheeks...

ha!! first time i saw dizzy with his cheeks puffed, i have to admit, i found it startling. but, man....what a horn player
01-16-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By thook

Okay. The question wasn't clear to me, but now I...

Okay. The question wasn't clear to me, but now I understand. I don't know the significant between label colorings. However, Rigida made good rims. My '82 614 came with the black label, IIRC, and...
01-16-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By thook

Nice score!! FYI, the black label on the rim you...

Nice score!! FYI, the black label on the rim you asked about is (rigida) the manufacturer of the rim and the size wheel/tire
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 02:19 PM
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Posted By thook

you know the band "flaming lips"? guess where...

you know the band "flaming lips"? guess where they really got the name!....mhmm
Forum: Foo
01-16-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,380
Posted By thook

hid an entire dozen box of donuts in his cheeks...

hid an entire dozen box of donuts in his cheeks and attempted to leave walmart
Forum: Foo
01-15-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18,325
Views: 1,012,487
Posted By thook

his wife affectionately refers to him as jack and...

his wife affectionately refers to him as jack and the bean stalk. "those are magic beans!!".
Forum: Foo
01-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18,325
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Posted By thook

it was at scout camp that his pants caught on...

it was at scout camp that his pants caught on fire. luckily he had a can of dr. fibb and could put it out. not trustworthy, but prepared it would seem
01-15-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 465,129
Posted By thook

I can accomodate you one both if mrv's offering...

I can accomodate you one both if mrv's offering doesn't work out for you. i've got plenty of quills been sitting for a couple of decades that will never see use otherwise
01-15-22, 03:43 PM
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Views: 465,129
Posted By thook

that can easily be fixed!! i did a bit worse on...

that can easily be fixed!! i did a bit worse on the '82 trek 614 i had years ago. had the bike up top on the roof rack and didn't realize the bank's after hours depository roof was too low....
01-15-22, 01:30 PM
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Views: 465,129
Posted By thook

No hurries. Thanks!! :)

No hurries. Thanks!! :)
01-15-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By thook

IME, it's hard to say. I've had tires last for...

IME, it's hard to say. I've had tires last for years and not rot. But, I've bought some....even rather pricey ones....that didn't last a year before they started showing signs of degradation. Best...
01-15-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By thook

Can you get to ten posts so you can post a photo...

Can you get to ten posts so you can post a photo or two? If it's a basic bench like the one I have...like many are...I have an idea for a work stand. I wouldn't use it as a trainer, though
01-14-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By thook

Found these. No bling points, but certainly a bit...

Found these. No bling points, but certainly a bit cheaper.....

https://www.modernbike.com/dimension-42cm-short-drop-26.0-handlebar-silver
01-14-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 465,129
Posted By thook

ISO/WTT: dia compe 287v brake levers in mostly...

ISO/WTT: dia compe 287v brake levers in mostly good or better condition
Forum: Foo
01-14-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By thook

I don't know you Dylansbob, but I heartily extend...

I don't know you Dylansbob, but I heartily extend congratulations. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
01-14-22, 09:25 PM
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Posted By thook

Would rather trade in sheep. Virgin sheep....that...

Would rather trade in sheep. Virgin sheep....that is
01-14-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Okay. I thought that might be where you were...

Okay. I thought that might be where you were going with it. Honestly, I'd never made a correlation before with shifting quality and the B screw. Thanks!
01-13-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Oh... Then why make short cage mtb derailleurs?...

Oh...
Then why make short cage mtb derailleurs? Deore, XT, XTR, etc
Also, how do you mean about the B screw adjustment?
01-13-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Funny you should say that because I've considered...

Funny you should say that because I've considered it many times with the desire to simplify a drivetrain and close the gaps (gear ratios). Not like any of this is terribly important, but I obssess...
Forum: Foo
01-13-22, 07:24 PM
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Posted By thook

He does much better with picture books. You know...

He does much better with picture books. You know the kind.
01-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Together we stand....lol!! Yeah, I do know...

Together we stand....lol!!
Yeah, I do know that's the responsible thing to tell "no..don't". Again, I was just surprised to find pro's were actually doing it. Question is, does a short cage really...
01-13-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

I do believe it is the reason. And, of course,...

I do believe it is the reason. And, of course, the design makes sense. I'm wondering about the whole idea of larger than normal pulleys within all this. I think it's a good idea for short/med cage...
01-13-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

For funsies...a couple more short cagers... ...

For funsies...a couple more short cagers...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/blue_n_gold_salsa_4ee9c6255e6ffe01a40b1cf394bfa71bee494aa9.jpg
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01-13-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Snarky? Yeah...somewhat. But, I mean no real...

Snarky? Yeah...somewhat. But, I mean no real harm. ;) Disingenuous.....not really. I'd read some blog and participated in a few threads over the years about the idea of running a short cage with a...
01-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

No, you're right.

No, you're right.
01-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

It works in conjunction with the quick release....

It works in conjunction with the quick release. While riding and approaching a descent, for example, flip the quick release open and the saddle drops down from your weight all the while the hite-rite...
01-12-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Well, the whole reason I started the thread was...

Well, the whole reason I started the thread was kind of in light of that. You can read all over the BF subforums about never using a short cage with a triple...or simply never exceed the total...
01-12-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

the link in post 1 doesn't work? there isn't a...

the link in post 1 doesn't work? there isn't a link for my second post. but, i'll see if i can "redo" things. for some reason the two photos i posted don't want to show up, either. in post 1 and post...
01-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

I'd read 30 somewhere. I think it was the shimano...

I'd read 30 somewhere. I think it was the shimano PDF
Where'd you come up with the cassette gears used? I counted 12-28 from the photo
01-12-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Oh, I know about all that. The max cog for those...

Oh, I know about all that. The max cog for those short cage XT's is 28 and the total capacity is 30. Either of the bikes' capacity is at least 39t, though
01-12-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Here's another one.... ...

Here's another one....
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/salsa_dirt_drop_fade_color_7f26994dde311813ddb378fa02321fb5a3ccf0c7.jpg

I mean, if it was/is such a bad idea,...
01-12-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By thook

Short Cage RD NOT for triples? Really?

I know this has been discussed ad nauseam, but I was bike pRon roving and found this beautiful example of a salsa drop bar mtb built by the guy that was building for salsa bikes. There were two...
01-11-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By thook

TRP and Shimano both have the "long" reach. But,...

TRP and Shimano both have the "long" reach. But, both are heavier than the R539. I had to look it up myself because, like you, I thought of the 105's. To my surprise, the R539 seem to be the lightest...
Forum: Foo
01-11-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By thook

Yeah, man.....all these first world...

Yeah, man.....all these first world problems....haha...ha
01-11-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By thook

160g per caliper is pretty light, dude. Try...

160g per caliper is pretty light, dude. Try drillium maybe?
Forum: Foo
01-10-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By thook

Not in mine. It's insulated and no windows and a...

Not in mine. It's insulated and no windows and a fairly good size as pump houses go. 6 foot walls and 84 square foot of floor space, I suppose. Stays cool enough in the summer and warm in the winter....
Forum: Foo
01-10-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By thook

I'm out in the woods...the county. So, there's no...

I'm out in the woods...the county. So, there's no code I have to follow, but I do try to put things together in legitimate manner, nevertheless. Since I'm on a well, my PSI isn't that high in the...
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By thook

I am curious about those. My dad gave me a set of...

I am curious about those. My dad gave me a set of brass wire brushes I'm gonna utilize for the time being. Why not? Free!! I will be getting some nylon brushes at some point, though
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By thook

That sounds like it was quite a project! I don't...

That sounds like it was quite a project! I don't have a concrete foundation except in the barn ...which was remodeled into a living space before I move in. (yes...I really do live in a barn). I also...
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By thook

I did a section on my water heater supply line...

I did a section on my water heater supply line with that. I wanted to replumb the kitchen with it, but by the time I added up all the brass fittings it would have been $200-$300. Nope...
Forum: Foo
01-09-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18,325
Views: 1,012,487
Posted By thook

plays lawn darts with running chainsaws. he's the...

plays lawn darts with running chainsaws. he's the reigning champutee
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