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09-09-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By Fidelista

I save scraps of cable. I slide a short length of...

I save scraps of cable. I slide a short length of cable into the housing before using a cable cutter to prevent the housing from being crushed. No awl required.
04-14-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,281
Posted By Fidelista

I've bought parts from Fibica several times. If...

I've bought parts from Fibica several times. If you're prepared to wait for your parcel and don't mind the lack of original packing and instructions they are quite good value.
02-24-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,051
Posted By Fidelista

Fibreglass boats are often painted (hull and...

Fibreglass boats are often painted (hull and topsides) with no problems. Most clear coats are just paint without pigment. FB is quite correct in his post...fibreglass boats and carbon fibre bikes are...
02-09-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,295
Posted By Fidelista

http://i.minus.com/jbpwik0pKEQ83Z.jpg...

http://i.minus.com/jbpwik0pKEQ83Z.jpg (http://minus.com/i/bpwik0pKEQ83Z)

Clear powder coat over bare steel. It's a lot of work by hand to prepare for powder coating.
Click on the pic for a larger...
12-01-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Fidelista

http://www.derailleurhanger.com/ I bought a...

http://www.derailleurhanger.com/ I bought a hanger from this site for a Specialized Hardrock. It's nicely machined, better than the original and fit perfectly. Postage to Australia was pretty...
02-08-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fidelista

Not just a drug cheat..

...but also a race fixer.
"One of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates has backed up claims that the disgraced American paid off rivals to help win a lucrative $1 million race bonus in the early...
01-10-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,907
Posted By Fidelista

Because if they were winning clean, they wouldn't...

Because if they were winning clean, they wouldn't have any "need" to use PEDs, would they?
01-10-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,907
Posted By Fidelista

...but they wouldn't have been "top riders"...

...but they wouldn't have been "top riders" without cheating. They didn't get to the top level and suddenly start doping. They started when they were lower level riders competing against clean riders...
01-10-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,907
Posted By Fidelista

http://i.minus.com/jUAfl2u4hph0k.jpg...

http://i.minus.com/jUAfl2u4hph0k.jpg (http://minus.com/lUAfl2u4hph0k)
09-14-12, 04:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,544
Posted By Fidelista

If the warranty wasn't void before, it certainly...

If the warranty wasn't void before, it certainly is now that the frame has been covered with epoxy!
07-23-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,842
Posted By Fidelista

*breathes huge sigh of relief*

*breathes huge sigh of relief*
07-23-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,842
Posted By Fidelista

He can count himself pretty lucky if he makes the...

He can count himself pretty lucky if he makes the podium.
At this rate, Evans is going to beat Martin.
07-23-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,842
Posted By Fidelista

I'll say after. I think I'm pretty safe though!...

I'll say after.
I think I'm pretty safe though! :D
07-23-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,842
Posted By Fidelista

Cadel Evans is putting some serious time into...

Cadel Evans is putting some serious time into Andy Shleck.
If he doesn't win this, I'll eat my chamois.

Now 2" behind Shleck.
1" ahead now.
07-19-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 75,831
Posted By Fidelista

Contador attacks...both Schlecks have cracked....

Contador attacks...both Schlecks have cracked. Evans is right on AC's wheel.
05-07-11, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By Fidelista

+1 for R.M.Williams dressing. I've been using it...

+1 for R.M.Williams dressing. I've been using it on my R.M.Williams riding boots for nearly 40 years now. It's one of the best.
R.M. was an interesting bloke....
05-03-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,228
Posted By Fidelista

I sewed a saddle up with fishing line then masked...

I sewed a saddle up with fishing line then masked it on both sides with masking tape. Then I covered the torn area with lots of Sikaflex and sanded it to shape. You may also be able to use one of the...
05-03-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Fidelista

I don't see any reason why it won't work. I have...

I don't see any reason why it won't work. I have a UG cassette and Dura ace indexed downtube shifters and it works fine.
04-06-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,907
Posted By Fidelista

I eventually put together a 7400 group,buying a...

I eventually put together a 7400 group,buying a piece at a time. $AUD1200,but it was all NOS and NIB.
$250 looks like a bargain if it's in good condition.
02-21-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,895
Posted By Fidelista

Yes replace the bars and don't go back to that...

Yes replace the bars and don't go back to that LBS.Bars which have been bent and straightened will break and when they do they will cause a very nasty accident. I think it's pretty irresponsible of...
11-24-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Fidelista

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewforum.php?f=...

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewforum.php?f=23&sid=95f3335d4cd692b44bc42ddf08511961
It doesn't sound like a department store bike to me,possibly a generic frame decalled by a bike shop.
These...
11-11-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,381
Posted By Fidelista

Probably snap at the pinch bolt which would crush...

Probably snap at the pinch bolt which would crush it,and "carbon fibre" is actually a composite of the carbon fibres and (usually) an epoxy resin.Hardened epoxy resin certainly isn't flexible enough...
11-09-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Fidelista

A little trick known to painters and...

A little trick known to painters and mechanics...before starting work scrape your fingernails across a bar of soap. When work finishes,use whatever you normally use to wash your hands and take a...
10-12-10, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By Fidelista

The paint will bubble and destroy the powdercoat....

The paint will bubble and destroy the powdercoat.
Apply the paint after powdercoating.
09-14-10, 05:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 70,958
Posted By Fidelista

Sorry,the map wouldn't zoom out the first time I...

Sorry,the map wouldn't zoom out the first time I tried it...probably my internet connection.
09-13-10, 05:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,833
Posted By Fidelista

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/stevebaby_p...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/stevebaby_photos/100_0254.jpg
Dunno the provenance of the frame. It had been repainted and was being used as a training bike. It did have a Tange sticker on it...
09-13-10, 04:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,768
Posted By Fidelista

Could you please arrange for someone to video...

Could you please arrange for someone to video your first (and last) ride?
You can console yourself in your last moments of life with the knowledge that you will be a star on Youtube.
09-02-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 70,958
Posted By Fidelista

The thread title should properly be "Where in the...

The thread title should properly be "Where in the USA are the USA members?"
08-25-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Fidelista

I haven't been able to upload images of any size...

I haven't been able to upload images of any size to P-bucket for months.No explanation given,other than "upload failed".
It's worth exactly what I paid for it (nuthin').
06-07-10, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Fidelista

I used double-sided tape to fit a cable guide....

I used double-sided tape to fit a cable guide. (didn't have a screw of the correct size handy).
I made a small hole in the tape over the drain hole, but never got around to putting a screw in. It's...
05-26-10, 03:31 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 46,519
Posted By Fidelista

IIRC,Marion Jones never tested positive either. ...

IIRC,Marion Jones never tested positive either.
Neither did David Millar.
05-11-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Fidelista

The powdercoater that I go to charges $AUD70...

The powdercoater that I go to charges $AUD70 (around $US60) to glass bead blast a road frame and apply an opaque colour. That includes the cost of the powder. Metallics cost more as they need three...
05-11-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Fidelista

Did the powdercoater put a clear powdercoat over...

Did the powdercoater put a clear powdercoat over a painted finish? If he did, then I would be surprised if the paint didn't blister as well.
As cycle_maven says, you can't put powdercoat over either...
05-11-10, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Fidelista

Exactly.

Exactly.
05-11-10, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Fidelista

The shipwright in me says that anelectrolytic...

The shipwright in me says that anelectrolytic reaction took place between the zinc coating on the steel,the aluminium and the steel. Zinc being the least noble of the three metals will corrode first...
05-09-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Fidelista

The rear derailleur that you are planning to fit...

The rear derailleur that you are planning to fit should work just fine.If you have an 8 speed, the matching front derailleur (i.e. Alivio) should work fine too.
05-09-10, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 62,365
Posted By Fidelista

On a newish frame, you would be much better off...

On a newish frame, you would be much better off not to strip the newish paint off. Factory paint jobs have rust treatments and primer coats that you will be removing and you will not be able to to...
03-30-10, 05:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,281
Posted By Fidelista

"Winner must bring cash". And just possibly,a...

"Winner must bring cash".
And just possibly,a sidearm...:D
03-30-10, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,172
Posted By Fidelista

You could ask the seller if they can remove the...

You could ask the seller if they can remove the wheels and bars and send 2 parcels.
UK online retailers do this for complete bikes and have no problems shipping to Australia.
$US499 seems much too...
03-29-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Fidelista

I think you meant "US shipping charges to...

I think you meant "US shipping charges to Australia". Australia Post charges to the US are lower than USPS or Fedex,UPS etc.
European charges are even lower.
Mostly, I think the difference is down...
03-29-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Fidelista

Just for comparison, here's the cost of shipping...

Just for comparison, here's the cost of shipping a complete bike Britain/Australia, around the same distance as say New York/Australia.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/BasketDisplay.aspx $AUD.
03-29-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Fidelista

It's news to me that Australia Post uses Fedex to...

It's news to me that Australia Post uses Fedex to deliver parcels here. I've certainly never seen or heard of that one. Maybe USPS sends parcels by Fedex?
Australia Post (and possibly USPS) will...
03-29-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Fidelista

I've paid more than that for courier delivery of...

I've paid more than that for courier delivery of a frame within Australia.The buyer should compare postal rates...he'd be lucky to post a frame within Australia for that.
I won a frame on ebay for...
03-29-10, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,281
Posted By Fidelista

There's a "Make offer" button under the BIN...

There's a "Make offer" button under the BIN price...I suppose someone could offer the seller something closer to the actual value...$100 or something? :D
03-29-10, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By Fidelista

As kimmo said, and it will be expensive. You...

As kimmo said, and it will be expensive.
You could try rubbing the scratches with a ball of screwed up aluminium foil, then waxing it. It works to disguise minor rust pitting, but I don't know how...
03-29-10, 02:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By Fidelista

If you pack it carefully you can fit within the...

If you pack it carefully you can fit within the dimensional restrictions. The same dimensions apply to domestic parcels in Australia, and I've never had a problem sending or receiving frames here,...
03-27-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,697
Posted By Fidelista

6. Accidental Release Measures Remove...

6. Accidental Release Measures

Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8.

...
03-27-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,697
Posted By Fidelista

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/O6044.htm...

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/O6044.htm
Effects of exposure to oxalic acid.
Ingestion includes skin contact. It can be absorbed through the skin and it is corrosive to tissue.
03-16-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,025
Posted By Fidelista

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/stevebaby_p...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/stevebaby_photos/100_0254.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/stevebaby_photos/100_0256.jpg...
02-27-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By Fidelista

+1 and alu foil and vinegar.

+1 and alu foil and vinegar.
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