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Old 02-24-08, 10:07 AM
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Bike Maintenance, Tupperware, Cookies and Milk, Pin the Tail on the Donkey Party

Revisiting this...

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tenance&page=9

Seriously, let's get together (those who want/need to) and go over basic bike maintenance...Clearly, I won't be hosting in my little one bedroom apartment, but I'd gladly bake some goodies and bring some liquid refreshments for anyone who does host. So, who has a garage and set-up for this type of thing and would like to have folks over?

Anyone? And if you volunteer, obviously I would work with your schedule to get a date on the calendar (and I'll set up a date poll).

*crosses fingers and toes that this thread won't dissolve into a nude, drunken, leg-shaving, whip-cream licking mess again...*
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I've got some big tools that I could bring!
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In all seriousness, I've been hoping this would happen for over a year now. I'm curious about how a couple little things are done by the various pros here.

I don't want to volunteer him, but I'll bet Cassave's garage is ideal.
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Originally Posted by VanceMac
I don't want to volunteer him, but I'll bet Cassave's garage is ideal.


I volunteer Cassave to do a lot of things.


::: Ooops sorry, couldn't help myself :::
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Seriously, I am awaiting news on when my new frame may arrive. I want to do a complete Campy buildup....
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Originally Posted by Barabus
I've got some big tools that I could bring!
It's not the size, it's how we use them on our bikes. But, now I'm going to hold you to it.

And I second using Clint's ranch.
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Originally Posted by Happytime
I volunteer Cassave to do a lot of things.


::: Ooops sorry, couldn't help myself :::
Sigh. Barabus beat you anyway, but I applaud your five minutes of restraint.
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Originally Posted by Happytime
Seriously, I am awaiting news on when my new frame may arrive. I want to do a complete Campy buildup....
What frame did you buy?
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Originally Posted by merider1
*crosses fingers and toes that this thread won't dissolve into a nude, drunken, leg-shaving, whip-cream licking mess again...*
Instead we will discuss lubes and oils, proper tool use, and cleaning up afterwards
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
What frame did you buy?
It's a surprise. PM'd you.
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I would love to host, but it would have to be in my backyard and everybody would need to bring a chair. The yard is a decent sized paved area, so it would be nice... when the weather is better.

I'd love to cover wheel truing, maybe even wheel building if someone needs a pair built up around that time. Other people can cover the other topics.

I'll also be doing a frame swap soon, but probably before we could get this thing scheduled.
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Originally Posted by merider1
It's not the size, it's how we use them on our bikes. But, now I'm going to hold you to it.

And I second using Clint's ranch.
I have a lot of small tools and I use them really well...
Seriously, an evening of maintenance talk would be good fun. I'm in if I'm available!
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I'm interested!
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I hereby declare the Bike maintenance party deceased. Blame it on the hoodlins.
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I have two repair stands, lots of tools (some large, some small, some medium sized) and a decent sized back yard, about 1/4 of which is paved. I do not have facing tools for BB's and headtubes, or fancy alignment tools, but do have just about everything else.

Plus, I do have a Park TS-2 truing stand, so we could do wheels. We have a gas-grill (not sure what kind) so we could cook something to eat in between bike builds and stuff. Just a thought.

We live in South Whittier though, so not too easy (i.e. not centrally located) for some forumites to get to.

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This idea sounds like lots of fun. Before I got back into riding, I was part of a woodworking site that has since gone kaput, but the socal group got together a few times just to hang out and talk tools at one of the guys houses. It's great to ride with you all, but we really don't get that much time to be face to face and interact...I know, I know, we do nothing but talk here, but being in a big group doing something together like working on our bikes would be great fun! I can take care of my bike, but there are things I would love to see being done.

The only issue would be were it is hosted...I'm like Ovo when it comes to one thing, I HATE to drive. Maybe we could have it in the south part of LA or one in the valley and one in the OC.

PS. I also have an old Park work stand and a Park TS-2 also, plus a bunch of hand tools.
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Well, without causing war, the yanks and the feds don't necessarily have to have the same maintenance gathering. I think the orange curtain and below could have one as well.
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Originally Posted by merider1
Well, without causing war, the yanks and the feds don't necessarily have to have the same maintenance gathering. I think the orange curtain and below could have one as well.
Fine, don't hang out with us. Ever.

Ever!

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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR
We live in South Whittier though, so not too easy (i.e. not centrally located) for some forumites to get to.

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Not easy to get to and from, but way better than the valley.
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If it comes down to it, I've got access to a BIG garage at the office. no heat, no bench, no hose, but it is covered, and it would be ok to get greasy. Right of 210 in claremont. Not ideal, but it could work if nothing else happens.
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Fine, don't hang out with us. Ever.

Ever!

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