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08-03-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By jester69

If you get one of these from any hardware store...

If you get one of these from any hardware store near the chainsaws, you can inject into hubs & speedplay's too if you buy by the cartridge & have a gun:
...
07-30-05, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By jester69

In addition to this, if its your standard sized...

In addition to this, if its your standard sized hollow steel axle, you can easily buy a 135mm axle for $5 to $10 & swap it out. Then you can put the washers behind the nuts on either side, and it...
07-28-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,480
Posted By jester69

Even cheaper: ...

Even cheaper:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=37051
$5.99 for 100 Sale is just on large right now, but they often put them all on sale for the same price.

Most...
07-28-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By jester69

A bit more on this: Either one does, as far...

A bit more on this:

Either one does, as far as I can tell, the exact same things that Wheelsmith spoke prep does, only:

Wheelsmith prep:
1/2 fl oz for $20 or $40 per ounce

Hylomar:
1...
07-28-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,480
Posted By jester69

Since anti perspirant stops sweat in your...

Since anti perspirant stops sweat in your armpits, and you have the same glands in your hands, I wonder if getting a stick of gel anti perspirant and rubbing some all over your hands before putting...
07-27-05, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By jester69

Hello all, after reading about what is needed in...

Hello all, after reading about what is needed in a spoke prep, and what makes wheelsmith's prefered, I came up with two seemingly suitable products from my years of working on cars. Thought I would...
07-27-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,480
Posted By jester69

I can second the recommendation for Nitrile...

I can second the recommendation for Nitrile gloves. Tough stuff and you don't even feel like you are wearing gloves other than the hand sweat.

MIne fill up with water a lot, but I have the...
07-25-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By jester69

Assuming you didn't have the frame pump, and the...

Assuming you didn't have the frame pump, and the bicycle in question was in bare metal and generally not a restoration candidtate, would you answer any differently?

I still haven't made up my mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
Posted By jester69

I have a bike with one water bottle mount. It is...

I have a bike with one water bottle mount. It is currently without paint and I haven't biked much lately, so I am trying to decide how important it is to have 2+ water bottles. Thus, the poll.

If...
07-24-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By jester69

It is remotely possible the finish was original,...

It is remotely possible the finish was original, though I doubt it. Unless Colnago painted bicycles in a color that exactly matched GM Carmel Smoke Metallic (I mean dead on perfect) and then badly...
07-24-05, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By jester69

I know I'm talking to myslef a little bit now,...

I know I'm talking to myslef a little bit now, but I noticed at the store that seat tube bosses are a lot lower on the frame nowadays. Maybe If I brazed them in/on lower they wouldn't interfere with...
07-24-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By jester69

Hey all, I have a mid 80's Colnago Mexico...

Hey all,

I have a mid 80's Colnago Mexico (or something similar)

Originally I was going to fix the paint it had, but it was a bad color and had so many nicks & scrapes that it would be easier...
07-24-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By jester69

If I were you I would cruise the thrift stores....

If I were you I would cruise the thrift stores. Older bikes have long reach brakes, you can likely find a bike with brakes you can use for $10 or so. then redonate it somewhere minus brakes. There is...
07-23-05, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By jester69

You need long reach brakes or drop bolts: ...

You need long reach brakes or drop bolts:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakes.html

here are some ho-made options:

http://sheldonbrown.com/home-drop.html

you have run into one of the...
07-23-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By jester69

Basically, a tool is anything you can use as a...

Basically, a tool is anything you can use as a tool. I agree with the others, a piece of pipe is a piece of pipe, or it is a cheater bar. If it would make you feel better I have seen online stores...
07-23-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By jester69

That is a good point. Since I already have...

That is a good point.

Since I already have various sizes of Vice Grips I don't need a pedal wrench, spoke wrench or really any other sort of wrench.

Since I already have elmers glue I don't...
07-23-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By jester69

So, why does no-one use anti sieze instead of...

So, why does no-one use anti sieze instead of grease on seatposts, Other than possibly getting sliver schmutz on your hands when you adjust it. Antisizeze (graphite or otherwise) will prevent...
07-20-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By jester69

Sorry, I mistyped. Thanks for pointing out my...

Sorry, I mistyped. Thanks for pointing out my brain freeze. If you understand what I am talking about you probably knew what I meant and could have actually attempted to answer my question too, but...
07-20-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By jester69

Hi all, Somehow I got sold a FSA Orbit X...

Hi all,

Somehow I got sold a FSA Orbit X headset with JIS cups (30.0mm) and euro crown race(26.4mm) That is the strangest wierdest thing I have ever been sold. Normally, you either get 26.4 race...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By jester69

Ah, I think I'm going to cheap out and get...

Ah, I think I'm going to cheap out and get alloys. Friend has a used set of record alloys he is giving me a super deal on, and i'm really too cheap to get the campy carbon cranks at current prices,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By jester69

Hello, I have one buddy with some 2005...

Hello,

I have one buddy with some 2005 Chorus carbon cranks for sale and another source for 03 record cranks at pretty much the same price.

I've been searching all over and can't seem to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By jester69

The wheelset I want is listed. The way...

The wheelset I want is listed.



The way I can afford it is being very frugal. My frame is from the mid 80's so it isn't near as expensive as you might think. Fork is used from a friend, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By jester69

Hey all, I am building up my "dream bike"...

Hey all,

I am building up my "dream bike" (steel colnago, CF fork, Chorus etc.) And have selected a wheelset.

Brand new wheelsets of this kind can be had on E-bay very cheaply as they have a...
06-15-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By jester69

Yep, That is what I have. I wonder how they...

Yep, That is what I have. I wonder how they backed it up without crushing the other side. Then again, the tubing is so thin stamping it wouldn't take much, so they could mount something like a long...
06-15-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By jester69

Embossing/pantographing in tubing, how?

Hi all,

I recently came by a mid 80's colnago mexico with "colnago" embossed in relief on the tops of the seatstays & on the chainstays. There is nothing wrong with my tubing, but looking at the...
06-10-05, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,877
Posted By jester69

I'm honestly not posting this to help me make a...

I'm honestly not posting this to help me make a decision or anything. Just wondering what % if any of pro riders buck the trend. So far we have one or two out of thousands. I know people are...
06-09-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,877
Posted By jester69

Are there ANY pro road cyclists that don't shave?

OK, I know the arguments over shaving go back and forth and everybody has a strong opinion, whatever.

I am just curious, can anyone think of an example of a pro rider that didn't shave?

If...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By jester69

Drop bars on a MTB. How do you fit that?

Hey all,

I am back from a long time away from here & having changed jobs thinking serioulsy about commuting.

For some reason, given my route and road condition an MTB with slick tires & drop...
05-28-04, 09:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,185
Posted By jester69

You know, about half of the people I see with no...

You know, about half of the people I see with no lights OR reflectors fall into this category. They are racers/wannabe racers and see the greats on TV with no reflectors, then set their bikes up that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-04, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By jester69

Sorry, but I think andrew P is right. Lets say at...

Sorry, but I think andrew P is right. Lets say at the top of the hill you have 1000 units of potential energy.

If you go down the hill with no wind resistance, you will use up that 1000 and go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jester69

I have the same problem. Currently I am using a...

I have the same problem. Currently I am using a 47 in regular witdth with the SiDi and if i cinch all the straps to just about their tightest they snug up nicely. This is better than every other...
04-15-04, 01:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,265
Posted By jester69

I really want VW to bring over the Lupo or Polo...

I really want VW to bring over the Lupo or Polo like an earlier poster said. They have a 3 cyl 1.4 liter turbodiesel engine that has about as much HP as an early rabbit GTI, but gets insanely good...
04-02-04, 05:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,132
Posted By jester69

I know the going IRS mileage rate, and with any...

I know the going IRS mileage rate, and with any reasonably fuel efficient car, the IRS rate should more than cover gasoline on all but the worst of guzzlers. at 37 cents a mile and $3.00 per gallon,...
04-02-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,132
Posted By jester69

Thing is, many people think that the oil crisis...

Thing is, many people think that the oil crisis we are experiencing now is going to only get worse. There is a concept called "peak oil" which basically means we have reached the point where world...
02-01-04, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By jester69

Have to be careful of sattelite radio as well. XM...

Have to be careful of sattelite radio as well. XM is an unholy alliance between GM (bought up trolley lines mid 1900's, shut down, replaced with busses) and Clear Channel. Get two flavors of evil...
12-01-03, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,270
Posted By jester69

Oh, i've argued the same thing till i'm blue in...

Oh, i've argued the same thing till i'm blue in the face as well. We have to follow the laws as written, they are there for the mutual benefit of cars and bicycles. (don't tell a CM'er that, thats...
11-28-03, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,270
Posted By jester69

in there the author says: "Cyclists think...

in there the author says:

"Cyclists think they have a right to be considered vehicles, Doner said."

this implies that the bicyclists are wrong. They aren't. Oh well, a better journalist than...
11-21-03, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,270
Posted By jester69

As allister said the article uses both...

As allister said the article uses both interchangeably, so what their real plan is cannot be determined from this writeup.

I guess to sum up my personal views, bike lanes are allright if they are...
11-20-03, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,270
Posted By jester69

Well, not that Iapprove of the protestors...

Well,

not that Iapprove of the protestors motivations, but I hate bike paths. They are more unsafe than a good wide road IMHO. Why not just make the lanes a lot wider and let bikes & cars share...
11-18-03, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By jester69

Indeed, get well soon. Very good of you not to...

Indeed, get well soon. Very good of you not to harbor ill will against the pedestrian as well.

Sounds like you have the right attitude, chin up and all will work out :)

take care,

Jester
Forum: Foo
11-17-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By jester69

It seems like a heartwarming story, but maybe it...

It seems like a heartwarming story, but maybe it really isn't.

In some states (well, Missouri is this way anyway) the way the law works is that if you buy a property at forclosure the person...
11-14-03, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By jester69

Dave, i took a look: ...

Dave, i took a look:

http://www.bikeleague.org/about/directors.htm

I only saw one or two names that were obviously in the bike industry, did I miss something?

take care,

Jester
Forum: Foo
11-13-03, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By jester69

You know, I would say the case is more likely...

You know, I would say the case is more likely that anybody that would have to resort to getting a mail order bride probably has such an awful personality that any sane woman would never get past...
11-13-03, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,183
Posted By jester69

Now, to be fair Gonesh, you are criticizing...

Now, to be fair Gonesh, you are criticizing factory farming not meat with that statement. There are plenty of ways to get meat that has not been subjected to any of those problems, up to having your...
11-13-03, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,183
Posted By jester69

Well, FWIW I bought some Almond milk and cheese....

Well, FWIW I bought some Almond milk and cheese. Haven't tried the milk yet, but the cheese was pretty good. Not quite as good as the soy stuff, but I think that was just because it was lower fat...
Forum: Foo
11-13-03, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By jester69

Heh. I keep getting spams about women...

Heh.

I keep getting spams about women wanting my large knob. So, I walked around the house looking at appliances and the knob controlling the oven seems to be the biggest.

Thing is, its kind of...
11-12-03, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,736
Posted By jester69

http://www.lptrixie.com/lifestyles/jetta.asp

http://www.lptrixie.com/lifestyles/jetta.asp
11-11-03, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,183
Posted By jester69

I posted this because I had not heard any of this...

I posted this because I had not heard any of this previous to reading it the last couple of days, and a) wanted to hear from other people what they thought of it and b) let anyone like myself that...
11-10-03, 02:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,183
Posted By jester69

Dead as a doorknob. (just kidding) Rice milk...

Dead as a doorknob. (just kidding)

Rice milk is supposed to be pretty good for you. I'm going to buy some & try it tonight.

Take care,

Jester
11-10-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By jester69

Also, Nikos, if you aren't already an XC skiier,...

Also, Nikos, if you aren't already an XC skiier, maybe check out thrift stores. You can find old ski gear pretty cheap as many people buy the stuff, try it once, & give up, heh.

At least that way...
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