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03-25-10, 11:58 AM
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Posted By mishmashmusic

Not really in the "vintage" category, but today I...

Not really in the "vintage" category, but today I found a Blackburn Fluidtrainer for $5 at the thrifts. It appears to be in excellent shape... I almost fell over when I found it.
03-22-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 30,883
Posted By mishmashmusic

Have: Shimano MTB Shoes - GONE Azonic...

Have:

Shimano MTB Shoes - GONE
Azonic Shorts - Size 44" waist - very clean, like new
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/1351/azonicshortsweb.jpg

Wanted:
MTB threadless suspension fork in...
03-17-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,770,134
Posted By mishmashmusic

I don't suppose it does anything with rust?

I don't suppose it does anything with rust?
03-17-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,770,134
Posted By mishmashmusic

This stuff?...

This stuff? http://www.clean-rite.com/products.htm
What does it do, and how long do you let it soak?
03-09-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,926
Posted By mishmashmusic

That ticks me off more than anything, as the item...

That ticks me off more than anything, as the item in question has usually not been assessed for condition. They see XYZ selling for $150 on eBay, so they put that price on it no matter what...
03-09-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,770,134
Posted By mishmashmusic

Picked up a Free Spirit Pinnacle for $12 @...

Picked up a Free Spirit Pinnacle for $12 @ Goodwill. It's my size, so I'll probably keep it after I fix it up. I have another road bike that is too big for me, so I'll probably use that one for...
02-22-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By mishmashmusic

Mine fits in my saddle bag. It's kinda tight,...

Mine fits in my saddle bag. It's kinda tight, but it fits. It probably wouldn't fit in a smaller bag.
02-17-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By mishmashmusic

I use a VAR lever. Not sure where you can still...

I use a VAR lever. Not sure where you can still get them.
02-15-10, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By mishmashmusic

Well that's a relief! Thanks!

Well that's a relief! Thanks!
02-14-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By mishmashmusic

so my next question would be, is this fixable?

so my next question would be, is this fixable?
02-14-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By mishmashmusic

I was afraid of that. It's weird, because it's...

I was afraid of that. It's weird, because it's such a smooth bend, it almost looks like it was on purpose.
02-14-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By mishmashmusic

1995 Schwinn Moab .3 -- is this bend supposed to be there?

Just picked this up and I'm overhauling it. There's a bend in the chainstay that looks like it is supposed to be there, but I'm not sure. The only reason I ask is because there are a few funky...
10-06-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,250
Posted By mishmashmusic

When I was a kid (under 16), I rode my bike...

When I was a kid (under 16), I rode my bike everywhere, and like you guys, my parents weren't worried about where I was for hours at a time.

But I distinctly remember it being very uncool to ride...
10-04-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,370
Posted By mishmashmusic

"...yeah, but you won't use it, you'll just work...

"...yeah, but you won't use it, you'll just work on it and talk about it."

Man, does that sound way too familiar... ;)
10-02-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By mishmashmusic

Sounds like you need new chain and/or freewheel. ...

Sounds like you need new chain and/or freewheel. Try it with a new chain first, and if it still does it then you need a freewheel, too --- and possibly chainrings as mentioned above. Even one bad...
09-22-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By mishmashmusic

As long as you're going through all this trouble,...

As long as you're going through all this trouble, I'd put a new chain on...
09-22-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By mishmashmusic

Yes, I also have the Park tool and it is simple...

Yes, I also have the Park tool and it is simple to use, takes just a few seconds to get a crank off...
09-21-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 372,429
Posted By mishmashmusic

Have: Cannondale neoprene shoe booties (zip up...

Have:
Cannondale neoprene shoe booties (zip up in back), black, size 41-43, like new, excellent condition.

Want:
Decent floor pump, or M-sized jersey in good condition.
09-21-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,677
Posted By mishmashmusic

Have: Cannondale neoprene shoe booties (zip up...

Have:
Cannondale neoprene shoe booties (zip up in back), black, size 41-43, like new, excellent condition.

Want:
Decent floor pump, or M-sized jersey in good condition.
09-13-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,677
Posted By mishmashmusic

GONE! ...

GONE!

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3603/adidasshoes1.jpg
09-13-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 30,883
Posted By mishmashmusic

GONE! ...

GONE!

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3603/adidasshoes1.jpg
08-07-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By mishmashmusic

At the moment: 1 road 2 mountain 1 hybrid ...

At the moment:
1 road
2 mountain
1 hybrid
1 road junker waiting to be redone
various frames sitting around
08-05-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By mishmashmusic

Post ads locally (newspaper, bulletin boards,...

Post ads locally (newspaper, bulletin boards, craigslist, etc), go to yard sales, tell all your friends & coworkers, go to thrift stores. Keep looking and be persistent, something is bound to show...
05-18-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By mishmashmusic

That's how I pronounce it, although the only...

That's how I pronounce it, although the only exposure I've had to Italian is from classic foreign films :)
05-12-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By mishmashmusic

I would try a hair dryer first, if only to avoid...

I would try a hair dryer first, if only to avoid the mess of Goo Gone, etc.
05-02-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,517
Posted By mishmashmusic

I have an Avocet 30 instruction on PDF. Not sure...

I have an Avocet 30 instruction on PDF. Not sure how helpful it will be to you, but maybe it's similar. PM me with your email address and I'll send it to you.
04-25-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By mishmashmusic

Sigh. I just found out the hard way this doesn't...

Sigh. I just found out the hard way this doesn't work with an 8sp Powerlink and 8sp Shimano HG chain. I could have sworn I saw somewhere that it did, so I tried it on a chain I just cleaned.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,041
Posted By mishmashmusic

I've personally been using toe clips, just easier...

I've personally been using toe clips, just easier to deal with since I don't have to change shoes. Plus, you get the benefit of having your foot securely on the pedal, unlike platforms.

If you...
04-17-09, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,518
Posted By mishmashmusic

Thanks for posting these scans --- I printed out...

Thanks for posting these scans --- I printed out the Miele pages and read them last night. Nice to know a little bit more about the history of my bike :thumb:
04-16-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By mishmashmusic

I'm not sure I caught the end, I probably dozed...

I'm not sure I caught the end, I probably dozed off by then. It would make sense that somebody in the sports world would be interested in it. That's the first thing I would think of --- shoe...
04-16-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,518
Posted By mishmashmusic

I have a bright yellow 91 Miele Gara w/Campy...

I have a bright yellow 91 Miele Gara w/Campy Athena gruppo that I bought last year. I had the headset replaced not long ago, and a lot of the guys at the shop commented on what nice bike it was.
04-16-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By mishmashmusic

Has anyone seen those Billy Mays Impact Gel infomercials?

I saw this last night on the new show on Discovery called Pitchmen. He demonstrates the impact resistance of this stuff called Impact Gel by covering his hand with it and smashing it with a hammer. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-09, 01:11 PM
04-14-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 222,698
Posted By mishmashmusic

Is this St. Etienne worth looking into? It's too...

Is this St. Etienne worth looking into? It's too big for me, but I wondered if anyone here was familiar with this model?

http://augusta.craigslist.org/bik/1121581677.html
04-13-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,690
Posted By mishmashmusic

You can get a decent 15mm wrench at the hardware...

You can get a decent 15mm wrench at the hardware store for $5-$10. Just make sure it's not going to be too wide for the clearance, I've noticed some pedals differ in this area and need a skinny...
04-06-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,022
Posted By mishmashmusic

I just ordered a VAR tool, hopefully it's as good...

I just ordered a VAR tool, hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is! The last time I tried to put on tires I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown ;)
Forum: Foo
04-02-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9,505
Views: 1,958,902
Posted By mishmashmusic

Hanoi Rocks

Hanoi Rocks
04-01-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,022
Posted By mishmashmusic

Is the VAR small enough to put in a saddle pack? ...

Is the VAR small enough to put in a saddle pack? It's hard to tell from the photo
03-31-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By mishmashmusic

Let me put it to you this way --- try to put 700...

Let me put it to you this way --- try to put 700 tires on a 27 rim. Not that I would know anything about this ;)
03-30-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By mishmashmusic

Deep South! It's already hot here :lol:

Deep South! It's already hot here :lol:
03-30-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By mishmashmusic

I ran across it while shopping for other stuff at...

I ran across it while shopping for other stuff at Lowe's, and I thought what the heck, for $5 you can't really go wrong. At the very least it should make cleaning much easier!
03-29-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By mishmashmusic

Yes, it would be nice to have a real stand, no...

Yes, it would be nice to have a real stand, no doubt. I'll probably mainly use this for cleaning and minor adjusting. I had been looking at possibly doing a DIY stand, but can't decide what I want...
03-29-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By mishmashmusic

Wal-mart has them for like $8 or so. You could...

Wal-mart has them for like $8 or so. You could buy two if it's too short and still come out ahead ;)
03-29-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By mishmashmusic

$5.48 work stand

Well, technically it's not a work stand, but that's what I'm going to use it for. A $5.48 folding bike storage rack from Lowe's, attached to a fence post in my backyard. I'll use some small bungees...
03-28-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,842
Posted By mishmashmusic

I dropped daily sodas about 2 months ago, and...

I dropped daily sodas about 2 months ago, and have lost that last bit of weight I couldn't seem to get rid of. I figured I was at least dropping 200 calories a day (1400 a week) by stopping. I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By mishmashmusic

FYI--- Here's what I've found so far from my...

FYI--- Here's what I've found so far from my company's accountant, they are still looking into it:

"...from what I understand the employer decides on whether they want to offer up to $20.00 per ...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By mishmashmusic

Is friction tape the same as gaffer tape? It...

Is friction tape the same as gaffer tape? It looks very similar.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By mishmashmusic

Well leave it to the government to make it simple...

Well leave it to the government to make it simple and effective. Geez, what a bunch of winners we have working for us in Washington...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By mishmashmusic

I work for a small company, and the HR head is...

I work for a small company, and the HR head is looking into it for me. The stuff I've found out about it online is rather vague (imagine that). Looks like it was just shoved into the stimulus plan...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By mishmashmusic

Anyone using the bike commuting tax credit?

I'm trying to figure out the bike commuting tax credit that was buried in the stimulus bill to present it to my employer --- is anyone doing it?
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