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02-19-02, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By EDucator

Last night I just picked out of the trash a...

Last night I just picked out of the trash a Panasonic mtb. with Deore XT derailleurs and rapid fire shifters. Everything is complete, minus a chain. Paint is not so good but frame is solid for a...
02-13-02, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By EDucator

Wheels to a bicycle are what speakers are to a...

Wheels to a bicycle are what speakers are to a stereo system. Good quality speakers will give impressive results from even a standard quality amplifier and it's other components. Crappy speakers...
02-13-02, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By EDucator

The last thing Iwould do is endorse a Huffy. I...

The last thing Iwould do is endorse a Huffy. I had these visions of streets riddled with potholes and manholes, glass, etc. I didn't expose my sneaky plan to the others as I didn't want one member to...
02-12-02, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,597
Posted By EDucator

Besides, the carbon emitted from match/lighter...

Besides, the carbon emitted from match/lighter flames contaminate the solder and make for lousy flow/adhesion.
02-12-02, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By EDucator

A FREE bike for the taking!!!

Ha, ha and you thought I was simply giving one away here huh? Well not quite but I did long ago and the story goes like this:

A bunch of us decided to do a New York City ride. So we biked our way...
02-11-02, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,597
Posted By EDucator

Soldering is by far my first choice and milticore...

Soldering is by far my first choice and milticore solder (electronic solder) has cores of resin inside it. One needs to burnish the cable first with fine emery cloth to improve solder flow. Then trim...
02-07-02, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By EDucator

LMAO!! Been there! Done that! Used them on my...

LMAO!! Been there! Done that! Used them on my first pseudo mtb. Took a Schwinn Super Sport and made an off-road hybrid from it. Still have it to this day. Guys in the club were laughing yet amazed as...
02-07-02, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By EDucator

And that's why some indexing systems will drive...

And that's why some indexing systems will drive you bonkers trying to figure what's wrong with it. Riders tend to innocently ignore checking for ramp wear on the chainrings. Afterall they are alloy.
02-05-02, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

Oh brother, could we have a fun conversation...

Oh brother, could we have a fun conversation while riding together. I bet we could pass the time quickly doing a century!!
02-05-02, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

Hey midwest mtnbkr Did that Toys r Us have a...

Hey midwest mtnbkr

Did that Toys r Us have a dedicated bike shop? The one in my town has one and it's equipped quite well. Pretty much all Park stands/tools and lots of extra parts on pegboards....
02-04-02, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By EDucator

OSCAR: I worked at a shop back then that...

OSCAR:

I worked at a shop back then that sold Atala and Teledyne. Almost bought an Atala Competizione.


Amen to some of those old custom framesets being turned into single speeds. I have...
02-02-02, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By EDucator

Retro Lung Try visiting bike shop dumpsters...

Retro Lung

Try visiting bike shop dumpsters but be careful of the uneaten pizza slices!! I have found many easily patched tubes that I will use for neighborhood kids bike repairs. They get to ride...
02-01-02, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By EDucator

Fess Up! Who rifles thru neighborhood garbage for bikes? List your BEST bike find too

I must admit I did for quite along time. As of the last few years I haven't since my parts are overtaking the room in the garage. It was alot of fun, hoping to find decent aluminim components and...
02-01-02, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By EDucator

BOBSLED: The dip you speak of is called...

BOBSLED:

The dip you speak of is called PLASTISOL and it works fairly decent if you really clean all surfaces thoroughly. Perhaps using denatured alcohol for starters. You can reapply in coats to...
02-01-02, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By EDucator

Depending upon the stubborness of things I have...

Depending upon the stubborness of things I have had some success with performing the following:

1) soak the area with a good industrial grade rust/corrosion solvent like CRC or similar, not WD40...
02-01-02, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,840
Posted By EDucator

I read "Old Smoothie" Brown's site. Technically,...

I read "Old Smoothie" Brown's site. Technically, if the cone & locknut are locked against each other and if the axle spindle is of sound material there should be no compression from the QR no matter...
02-01-02, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,840
Posted By EDucator

I have NEVER, NEVER had to allow play to...

I have NEVER, NEVER had to allow play to accomodate QR tension. But then I use absolutely nothing but high end stuff. Come to think of it even the run of the mill Shimao, Suntour, Suze, etc. never...
02-01-02, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

Hey John E, You worked for Bikecology? Cool....

Hey John E,

You worked for Bikecology? Cool. I have a Supergo wind trainer from way back. It's still going strong. That was one well made setup. The Minoura designers can only look on with envy!!...
Forum: Introductions
01-31-02, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By EDucator

Welcome to the forum! Montana huh? Reminds me of...

Welcome to the forum! Montana huh? Reminds me of a few yrs. back when my friend biked alone from Washington (state) to South Carolina. He slept just off the roadside somewhere in Montana with coyotes...
Forum: Introductions
01-31-02, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By EDucator

I guess we could be politically correct and call...

I guess we could be politically correct and call him Veteran Rider?? Anyways welcome aboard from 1 newbie to another!
01-31-02, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,840
Posted By EDucator

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
01-31-02, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By EDucator

EXACTAMUNDO! Ray Ban & Lotek are right. Tubulars...

EXACTAMUNDO! Ray Ban & Lotek are right. Tubulars are the way to go provided they are quality ones and the rims should be high quality as well. Depending what rim/hub combos & material construction...
01-30-02, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

LOL Louis!! Actually I was toying with a career...

LOL Louis!! Actually I was toying with a career change. I had just been laid off from a wonderful job after 11 yrs. and just wanted to do something different for a spell to see what would ultimately...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-02, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By EDucator

You can try the route I did and go to a custom...

You can try the route I did and go to a custom shop. From there have them do a search with their importers on getting last years model frame that they need to clear out. It worked for me and I picked...
01-30-02, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By EDucator

I have personally seen a frame that was epoxied...

I have personally seen a frame that was epoxied with the standard, hardware store variety junk. It was a mix of many broken frames. The guy cut good pieces from each and glued them together using...
01-30-02, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By EDucator

Hmmm, maybe I'll get a new butt as mine has a...

Hmmm, maybe I'll get a new butt as mine has a crack in it:rolleyes:
01-30-02, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By EDucator

Hey Roadbuzz have you tried to contact Park...

Hey Roadbuzz have you tried to contact Park directly? I did once and they were real good about replacing broken parts -- FREE! I had worn parts on my repair stand. This was awhile back but perhaps...
01-30-02, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

I failed to mention above that I did a short...

I failed to mention above that I did a short stint as a mechanic in a custom bike shop before working for Huffy. This was a small shop where the owner was trying to bring the European custom bike...
01-30-02, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By EDucator

The Woes of a Dept. Store Bike Mechanic!

Hello all, thought I'd share some chat with you all.

Some of you may have been in a similar situation as mine. Years back I was employed by Huffy Corporation. Incidently, Huffy sells more...
Forum: Introductions
01-30-02, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By EDucator

I am usually riding one of my 2 favs: Cannondale...

I am usually riding one of my 2 favs: Cannondale SR400 or my custom Zullo. I usually use the Cannondale for races in case of a crash, I won't cry as hard from losing a custom frame.

Huffy Service...
Forum: Introductions
01-30-02, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By EDucator

Hello ! (from another cyclist/mechanic)

I'm ED and I currently work in the field of higher education. In recent years I have raced under USCF Veterans class and worked for Huffy Corporation as a mechanic. I have held numerous officer...
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