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12-27-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,411
Posted By pointatopointb

I have been a locksmith for 10 years now, and get...

I have been a locksmith for 10 years now, and get this question almost daily. The strands in the armoured cable make it extremely difficult to cut- they move and flatten and bend instead of holding...
03-23-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By pointatopointb

if you feel better, it was worth the money right?...

if you feel better, it was worth the money right? I go to my doctor, get a checkup, and she tells me that everything's basically okay, but here's how it could be better. As long as the wrench did...
03-19-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By pointatopointb

just a little mud, keeps you cooler while riding?

just a little mud, keeps you cooler while riding?
08-30-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By pointatopointb

I generally just look over my shoulder. I used a...

I generally just look over my shoulder. I used a bell helmet mount years ago and didn't care for the constant distractions. just my opinion
08-30-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,076
Posted By pointatopointb

we let our 1-y/o choose her helmet, and even when...

we let our 1-y/o choose her helmet, and even when I'm pushing her on her trike she wears it and loves it. she knows that if she doesn't wear a helmet, she doesn't go anywhere, and I've cancelled...
08-30-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By pointatopointb

some friends of mine were big off-roaders with...

some friends of mine were big off-roaders with huge light bars. theirs were all home-brews. if you've got roof racks, a two-by-four with some clamps will let you strap it down. I found that when I...
08-30-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By pointatopointb

instead of wiping with rag, try using a cotton...

instead of wiping with rag, try using a cotton ball: leaves a little cotton trail on whatever's inside your tire.
08-30-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By pointatopointb

I think I got the c to f conversion wrong: 20C...

I think I got the c to f conversion wrong: 20C is 72F, so it might be higher. we also had about 85% humidity that day, which was my concern: it was stinkin hot. bottom line: keep your kids...
08-29-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By pointatopointb

start with a frequency: every tire rotation:...

start with a frequency: every tire rotation: something with a tire. every pedal revolution: something with the drivetrain. every chain rotation: check the chain/cassette. if it's random, look...
08-29-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By pointatopointb

get a bottle brush (find them at walmart in the...

get a bottle brush (find them at walmart in the baby section) or something similar. soak the inside with WD40, scrub, soak, rinse,repeat until there's no more rust. then soak again with WD and...
08-29-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,144
Posted By pointatopointb

or you could get a couple hose clamps from your...

or you could get a couple hose clamps from your local auto parts store and strap it on. avoid the whole stripped/cross threaded thing, which gets really stupid to fix (gotta buy a tap and a handle,...
08-29-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,159
Posted By pointatopointb

"If you want it done right, do it yourself"...

"If you want it done right, do it yourself" doesn't work.

if you want it done right, learn how to do it right. the members here are pretty knowledgable, this is a great place to start. ...
08-26-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By pointatopointb

has anyone tried those cheap gel pad covers (such...

has anyone tried those cheap gel pad covers (such as from walmart)? opinions (other than 'buy a real saddle')?
08-26-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By pointatopointb

sorry to be 'that guy' folks, but something's...

sorry to be 'that guy' folks, but something's bugging me here: It's addictive, not addicting. please forgive me.

I can't stop, I don't want to stop, and if it kills me it's a great way to die.
08-25-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,863
Posted By pointatopointb

here in Ontario, the government stopped charging...

here in Ontario, the government stopped charging sales tax on bikes to promote use. in my city, they're adding lanes all the time. I love the MUP's and can get clear across the city without ever...
08-24-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,461
Posted By pointatopointb

right after the ride I drink water and stretch...

right after the ride I drink water and stretch out, or I pay for it later. once I've cooled down, I often like to sip a bevvie... name the beer and I've had it after a ride, probably a few most of...
08-24-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By pointatopointb

also, with a little practice, one can braze with...

also, with a little practice, one can braze with some filler rod and a bernzomatic torch (plumbing isle). My friend can braze steel with a coat hanger. to decide if it's steel, hold up a magnet.
08-24-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By pointatopointb

nothing's indestructable. if it rubs on your...

nothing's indestructable. if it rubs on your hip, can you re-mount your cage? (think pipe clamps) if not, steel flexes really well, whereas alum. is brittle and plastic wears pretty quickly. I'm...
08-24-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,919
Posted By pointatopointb

and just to be sure, take the pedals off, take...

and just to be sure, take the pedals off, take them to your lbs and compare the threads before your buy. then get extra parts just in case you strip something. then make sure that you t-tape or...
08-24-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By pointatopointb

when silicone sits, it leaves a coating as well,...

when silicone sits, it leaves a coating as well, although it's not solid. it is water repellant, non corrosive and doesn't collect dirt. It will need re-application a little more frequently than...
08-23-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By pointatopointb

teflon and silicone aren't the same, but don't...

teflon and silicone aren't the same, but don't ask me how they differ. I don't have a lot of experience with teflon other than on cookware, but what I see there is that it gets hard and chips. I...
08-23-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By pointatopointb

or you can scour construction sites for discarded...

or you can scour construction sites for discarded lumber and build one, just buy a clamp rig to hang the bike with.
08-23-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By pointatopointb

I am a locksmith and I've had problems with...

I am a locksmith and I've had problems with kryptonite locks before, none of my own. The problems seem to be few and far between. your local locksmith should be able to clear out the keyway for you...
08-23-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By pointatopointb

if you want to stop the process though...

if you want to stop the process though (especially if your paint is chipped, which can lead to flaking) dab a little clear nail-polish on the bare spots to seal the paint around them. this is simply...
08-22-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By pointatopointb

I dunno man, I can think of a thousand things I'd...

I dunno man, I can think of a thousand things I'd rather do less than keep riding... My wife hates it when I say "I'll be back in an hour" and three hours later come pouring in soaked in sweat with...
08-22-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By pointatopointb

Add some weight to your pack, make it harder on...

Add some weight to your pack, make it harder on yoruself. Vary your route so that it's longer. Upgrade your equipment so that you're not sore anymore. Stretch before and after your ride so that...
08-22-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By pointatopointb

I'm in the same boat my friend. I spent about...

I'm in the same boat my friend. I spent about $150 on a dept. store mtb, helmet and a couple tools. I rode like 3 miles for the first few rides (over a week), then just 'went for it' and did like...
08-21-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By pointatopointb

my wife found both massage and chiropratic care...

my wife found both massage and chiropratic care beneficial after childbirth. She, however, is not a cyclist. Walking is a good place to start, build up to jogging, then start with short rides....
08-21-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By pointatopointb

great idea... let the heat dissipate.

great idea... let the heat dissipate.
08-20-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,585
Posted By pointatopointb

cheapest way I can think of is to drop into your...

cheapest way I can think of is to drop into your hardware store/machine supply store, pick up a tap of the same diameter and pitch. turn the tap in slowly, and if it binds or is loose, there might...
08-20-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,493
Posted By pointatopointb

I'm not a fan of 3-in-1 or WD-40. given the...

I'm not a fan of 3-in-1 or WD-40. given the choice of lubricants, I'll use anything silicone based (I've found this stuff called AD-3000, it's not an aerosol but comes in a pump can and it's great,...
08-19-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By pointatopointb

I wish i could remember the name of the system we...

I wish i could remember the name of the system we used, it was a bottle cage system. The volunteer ambulance service I work with has a bike team, and we used these horns for clearing crowds: they...
08-17-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,286
Posted By pointatopointb

I ran a courier service for a while, here's what...

I ran a courier service for a while, here's what I've learned: Bikes are of limited value, as you're limited to the size of your deliveries, and your client base potential. If there's another...
08-17-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By pointatopointb

I never said it would be BETTER, just more FUN: ...

I never said it would be BETTER, just more FUN: I love cutting with my O/A. if the bars are alum, they'll run away before the flame touches them. I worked in 3 schools in the past month that all...
08-17-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,228
Posted By pointatopointb

If you get really antsy, you can re-drill and tap...

If you get really antsy, you can re-drill and tap (the size looks similar to an 8-32, 10-24/32, something like that) the holes, use off-the shelf screws.

If you go with hex-drive screws, fill the...
08-16-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,884
Posted By pointatopointb

I'm not a red bull fan, but I have found a...

I'm not a red bull fan, but I have found a sugarless Monster energy drink that I enjoy when coffee isn't available (I travel a lot for work, and most of the small towns I end up in don't have a...
08-16-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By pointatopointb

gosh, I had no idea how to replicate spoke twang...

gosh, I had no idea how to replicate spoke twang in print, thanks! I'll wager money that the tool is the issue. if you have one bike, all the nipples should be the same size. get a wrench...
08-16-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By pointatopointb

find a small illegal immigrant. In exchange for...

find a small illegal immigrant. In exchange for your silence to INS, he will act as your front wheel, in effect turning your bicycle into a uni-cycle rickshaw. be sure to fashion yourself a whip to...
08-16-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By pointatopointb

I've never worked in a bike shop, for profit or...

I've never worked in a bike shop, for profit or otherwise, but I have managed volunteers for quite some time.

1: know your demographic. what kind of bikes do the students have. Pay attention...
08-16-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By pointatopointb

wait til school's back (it's only like 3 weeks),...

wait til school's back (it's only like 3 weeks), go to the shop class and borrow one there. You're only taking off a couple inches, so your dad shouldn't notice, especially if you re-use your grips....
08-16-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By pointatopointb

Seems shortening the chain is a good place to...

Seems shortening the chain is a good place to start. can you stand the R/D way a little further? can you finesse your adjustments a little more to solve the problem?
08-16-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,617
Posted By pointatopointb

personal lubricant: for personal use. chain...

personal lubricant: for personal use.

chain lubricant: for chains.

if you're not happy with the lube, get yourself a roll of plastic film from your local Home Depot type store, roll it out on...
08-15-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,300
Posted By pointatopointb

it's different because you'll never get EVERYONE...

it's different because you'll never get EVERYONE to agree on one set of standards. if you don't like what you have, replace your fasteners. If you can't find a matching size, redrill and tap your...
08-15-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By pointatopointb

shop that number around and get something...

shop that number around and get something comperable, with another BS that will beat your original's offer. Get accessories thrown in (the cost on panniers/bags, tools etc is basically nothing...
08-15-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By pointatopointb

I don't know if it exists or not, but it sounds...

I don't know if it exists or not, but it sounds like a good idea. Do a quick design and patent it before anyone else does. I have seen 'portable' bike racks that get installed, filled with sand and...
08-15-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By pointatopointb

at a McD's drive thru here in town, a guy walked...

at a McD's drive thru here in town, a guy walked up, placed his order, grabbed the cashier through the window and strangled her. After that, no one served except inside a vehicle anywhere in town. ...
08-15-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By pointatopointb

in Canada, we had the long-gun registry debacle: ...

in Canada, we had the long-gun registry debacle: A $2mil. initative to keep track of guns. The idea was the police responding to an address would know whether or not guns were in the house, and if...
08-15-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,009
Posted By pointatopointb

did the LBS refuse to sell you the parts, or...

did the LBS refuse to sell you the parts, or simply suggest your money is better spent elsewhere. I bought a department store bike, the idea being that I can upgrade individual peices, and...
08-15-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,449
Posted By pointatopointb

my bike is called blue steel: It's blue, steel...

my bike is called blue steel: It's blue, steel and mass produced (looks like all the others). see Zoolander for the joke.
08-15-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By pointatopointb

I'm heavy too, and I find that I have to increase...

I'm heavy too, and I find that I have to increase the pressure about every other ride. tubes are porous, not heavily, but they do leak naturally. also, remember to keep the caps on your stems (they...
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