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Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,969
Posted By FMB42

I'd spray the tubes and then paint the lugs with...

I'd spray the tubes and then paint the lugs with a fine/smooth finish producing brush designed for the paint you're applying.
05-01-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,639
Posted By FMB42

I keep my bikes in our garage, guest room, and...

I keep my bikes in our garage, guest room, and hanging from the ceiling in my office (up high and against a wall). Oh ya, and one is sitting on our patio under a tarp.
05-01-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By FMB42

Just keep in mind that your speed can easily "get...

Just keep in mind that your speed can easily "get away from you" on steep descents. I'd also strongly recommend that you try to avoid riding down hills that you haven't first peddled and/or walked...
04-30-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,819
Posted By FMB42

That's a good idea dbg. Years ago when I...

That's a good idea dbg.

Years ago when I was into long-distance MTBing, I finally realized that I had to cut back a bit due to the fact that I found my self riding alone and in the dark a few...
04-30-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,614
Posted By FMB42

Well, only time will tell. Meanwhile, I'm...

Well, only time will tell.

Meanwhile, I'm both surprised that you didn't exchange/return the hub and that the mechanic would even consider such a lash-up (pun(s) intended).

Anyway, I'd re-do...
04-30-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,571
Posted By FMB42

Did the Police take your name and that of the...

Did the Police take your name and that of the woman? If so, you may need to contact her in the unlikely event that the guy presses charges against you (this happens more than many would think).
04-30-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,251
Posted By FMB42

As others have said, it probably depends on the...

As others have said, it probably depends on the fork's design. Most cheap sus. forks do not have oil or friction rebound dampening. Such non-dampened types are often called "pogo stick" forks (and...
04-29-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,128
Posted By FMB42

Think not of what "they" gave you. Think of what...

Think not of what "they" gave you. Think of what you gave them (and the millions of adults who have never worked a day in their lives).
04-29-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By FMB42

Welcome to spring! I've said it before, and...

Welcome to spring!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I try to avoid the MUPs and other congested paths and trails because of this kind of thing. Walkers walking four abreast, unleashed...
04-29-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,880
Posted By FMB42

You couldn't give me a Segway. To me, just the...

You couldn't give me a Segway. To me, just the cost of storing it would be more than it's worth. But then again, I'm paying for my housing...
04-28-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,583
Posted By FMB42

This is absolutely untrue. Please refer to...

This is absolutely untrue.

Please refer to the State of California Criminal Trespass Laws Penal Code 602 PC.Penal Code 602.
04-28-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,505
Posted By FMB42

Care to explain your comment?

Care to explain your comment?
04-28-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,583
Posted By FMB42

Which is exactly what 99 out-of-a-hundred...

Which is exactly what 99 out-of-a-hundred criminals say whenever they're questioned by the police.

Meanwhile, you did the best thing by submitting your I.D. In a perfect world this wouldn't, or...
04-28-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,622
Posted By FMB42

This is why I try to avoid MUPs and other paths...

This is why I try to avoid MUPs and other paths and trails when they're being used by peds (adults and children), dogs, skaters, etc, etc. I also keep my speed down during such times (many MUPs, etc,...
04-28-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,505
Posted By FMB42

I haven't read the book and, as such, am...

I haven't read the book and, as such, am wondering if it mentioned anything about the unfair and often one-sided "free-trade" agreements that essentially discriminate against many U.S. manufacturing...
04-26-14, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By FMB42

Do mean tire pump, or powered compressor? If...

Do mean tire pump, or powered compressor? If powered compressor w/ attached OEM gauge, you might want to cross-check the pressure with separate gauge of suitable accuracy...

But yes, it does seem...
04-25-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By FMB42

That number comes from the reality of 40+ years...

That number comes from the reality of 40+ years of working (without benefiting from public assistance housing).

I'm sorry if you can't accept this fact...

Meanwhile, you might look at the...
04-25-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By FMB42

People can't be "reliable" if they don't have...

People can't be "reliable" if they don't have access to reliable transportation. It's just that simple. And sure, 10% or less of the work force can walk or bicycle to work. But the reality is that 90...
04-24-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By FMB42

Yes, I fully understand that employers could...

Yes, I fully understand that employers could still terminate a chronically late and/or absent employee without asking this question. However, it (the question) makes it not only easier for them to do...
04-24-14, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By FMB42

Employers have been asking this question for some...

Employers have been asking this question for some years now. This isn't about some conspiracy against "bicycle commuters" but rather a means of weeding out chronically late and/or "no-show" workers....
04-23-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,076
Posted By FMB42

I've never had anyone say anything derogatory to...

I've never had anyone say anything derogatory to me while I've been riding a bicycle, hiking, or motorcycling, etc. Or at least not that I could hear...

However, this apparently is not so uncommon...
04-23-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

You are exactly right! Glad you caught my mix-up!...

You are exactly right! Glad you caught my mix-up! Thanks...
04-23-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By FMB42

Yep, that and/or it's a tradition of some sorts. ...

Yep, that and/or it's a tradition of some sorts.

Note to OP; Have you posted this in the "Beach Cruisers" thread? Seems to me they get a kick out of this...
04-23-14, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

Didn't mean to startle you sculptingman! You're...

Didn't mean to startle you sculptingman! You're running a "state-of-the-art" machine there...

Donnie; check the axle dropout forks on your bike with a magnet. If the magnet does not "stick" then...
04-22-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

You're go to go with that BB motor setup! I'm...

You're go to go with that BB motor setup! I'm talking about the far more typical hub motor type drive systems that place a lot of counter-torque on the dropouts.
04-22-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,571
Posted By FMB42

You did the right thing NOS88. Fortunately, the...

You did the right thing NOS88. Fortunately, the woman is not related to, or a "friend" of, the assailant. Otherwise, things could have turned out much differently for you (i.e. you could be accused...
04-22-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By FMB42

I built a front and rear brake equipped...

I built a front and rear brake equipped single-speed/fixed gear bike last year that I really like. This is especially true now that I live and ride in an area with few hills. However, a single...
04-22-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

Yes, a rear suspension would take some of the...

Yes, a rear suspension would take some of the jarring off. But you should be OK with a hard-tail (no rear susp.) bike as long as you don't go slamming into serious bumps and the like. One thing is...
04-21-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

I'd look into a ready to go 36v 10ah e-bike...

I'd look into a ready to go 36v 10ah e-bike battery. My aluminum cased "on/off" switched 36v 10ah battery was ~ $375 USD. This battery uses a "slide-on" locking rail mount that makes it quick and...
04-21-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By FMB42

I highly recommend a LiFePO4 battery over...

I highly recommend a LiFePO4 battery over lead-acid types. Lead acid batteries are inefficient, "maintenance prone", and very heavy relative to LiFePO4 types. Imo, the worst of these issues is that...
04-19-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,711
Posted By FMB42

Why don't you just sit down and tell her exactly...

Why don't you just sit down and tell her exactly what you've said above?
04-18-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By FMB42

At that speed you can only lean and counter steer...

At that speed you can only lean and counter steer in order to make a turn. If you don't know what "counter steer" is than please look it up.

Note: believe it or not, you'll learn more from this...
04-18-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,491
Posted By FMB42

My response is to the OP. If you don't like the...

My response is to the OP. If you don't like the OP's threads, then either close them or ignore them...
04-18-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,491
Posted By FMB42

You're missing the key point here. The title of...

You're missing the key point here. The title of this thread is; Are you Entitled to a New Car?

Again, the key words here are "new car". Few, if any, people truly need a new car. And nobody should...
04-18-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,263
Posted By FMB42

How fast should a 55 y/o be able to ride? ...

How fast should a 55 y/o be able to ride?

Answer: Faster than a 56 y/o.

But seriously, back in the '90s I, in my 30s, figured on an average of 12-15 mph on a 4+ hour ride (on level pavement)....
04-18-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,491
Posted By FMB42

You are entitled to seek employment so as to...

You are entitled to seek employment so as to support yourself. If this includes buying a new car with your own money, then fine.

You are not, or should not be, entitled to expect others to buy a...
04-17-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,491
Posted By FMB42

I agree Mike. Imo, a properly maintained car...

I agree Mike. Imo, a properly maintained car (made during the last 20 years) with 100k miles is at least as reliable as some brand-new cars of the '70s and '80s. A case in point is the '95 Chevy...
04-17-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By FMB42

Welcome to the Bike Forums whizzk! Ok, first...

Welcome to the Bike Forums whizzk!

Ok, first off, ah stands for "amp hours". So, a 36v 10ah battery will deliver 10 amps for 1 hour, or 20 amps for a 1/2 hour, or 5 amps for 2 hours, and so-forth,...
04-17-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,321
Posted By FMB42

Nope, I wouldn't get replacement pump from a junk...

Nope, I wouldn't get replacement pump from a junk yard (if at all possible).

Try Rock Auto, Summit Racing, or even eb*y. Ya, I know, eb*y!?..., but I bought a brand-new replacement distributor...
04-17-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,321
Posted By FMB42

You should be able to find the same OEM or "OEM"...

You should be able to find the same OEM or "OEM" quality fuel pump for about half that amount if you look around online. Btw, I'd also recommend that you change the engine oil (even if new) as soon...
04-17-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By FMB42

Very nicely done! And I sure do like the long...

Very nicely done! And I sure do like the long hitch. Could see you hauling a lot of different stuff with that setup. You know, like a barbeque, a smoker, or a keg (or all three).
04-17-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By FMB42

I too think it's a great idea. A bit surprised...

I too think it's a great idea. A bit surprised that I haven't heard of it sooner. Meanwhile, IIRC, a similar thing was done with RC fixed wing aircraft models. To me this suggests that it is indeed a...
04-17-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,322
Posted By FMB42

Either a Beck's, St. Pauli, Corona, or a can of...

Either a Beck's, St. Pauli, Corona, or a can of Bud (not necessarily in that order tho).
04-17-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By FMB42

The fact is that we taxpayers, more often than...

The fact is that we taxpayers, more often than not, are forced to support this violent thug culture. Violent thugs should, at the very least, be banned from collecting any form of public assistance...
04-16-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,130
Posted By FMB42

I ride bicycles in part to get away from crowds...

I ride bicycles in part to get away from crowds rather than to join them. Nonetheless, my wife and I might someday look into the "organized" ride idea.
04-16-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,491
Posted By FMB42

The vast majority of vehicles on the market offer...

The vast majority of vehicles on the market offer a sharply negative return on investment. However, they do save time while giving people the freedom to do what otherwise would be impossible; i.e....
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,487
Posted By FMB42

Just go to your local DMV and grab a "driver's...

Just go to your local DMV and grab a "driver's manual" (or, find it online). This manual will explain what is legal and what isn't when it comes to riding bicycles in your state. Btw, you might be...
04-16-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By FMB42

If you buy the 2 bike hitch you'll soon need the...

If you buy the 2 bike hitch you'll soon need the 4 bike carrier. If you buy the 4 bike hitch you'll never have a need to carry more than 2 bikes (at least that's how it usually goes for me).

But...
04-16-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,985
Posted By FMB42

Yep, my wife's '02 Dodge mini van (3.3L V6) got...

Yep, my wife's '02 Dodge mini van (3.3L V6) got 23 mpg at best (her previous '94 Chrys. mini van (3.3L V6) got 26-27 highway. She was so unhappy with her '02 min van that she traded it in on a brand...
04-16-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,377
Posted By FMB42

That's a noble thought. However, our government...

That's a noble thought. However, our government and certain politicians, have been both promoting and enlarging the number of "weakest members" to the point that there are more people on assistance...
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