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Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,713
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles are...

Yeah, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles are running around with what amounts to a glass pack on them from the factory. It is very common to have a resonator or section of a muffler stuffed with...
11-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,117,719
Posted By DesmoDog

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this...

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this thread, but it was in "street" configuration. I've got a cruiser for paved trails now, so I thought I'd put some off road tires back on this. Then I...
11-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 20,329
Posted By DesmoDog

That first picture is a couple years old now and...

That first picture is a couple years old now and all but one of those bikes have been sold. I'm nearing retirement and have been getting rid of things, including bikes. I sometimes regret selling the...
11-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 20,329
Posted By DesmoDog

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also...

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also built a couple of those along with some tube amps but that stuff has been on the back burner for a couple years now. Mostly throughout the years it's...
11-21-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By DesmoDog

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that...

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that I mounted to a pole instead. The mount is made up out of stuff I had sitting around - a couple of exhaust clamps, a section of a Model A crossmember,...
11-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By DesmoDog

1988 Rock Hopper Comp Rebuild

I guess this is where this thread should go? I've had this bike since new so I'm a little disturbed a post about it would fit in the "Classic" section, but I've done the math a few times now and it...
11-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 176,100
Posted By DesmoDog

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper...

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper Comp.

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_0705.JPG

I bought it new back in my bike shop days. It's had non-stock wheels since day one - as I...
11-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,145
Posted By DesmoDog

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the...

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the (nearly) end.

Probably looks about the same here but a lot has changed.
http://teamyikes.com/S7/Side2_6083.jpg
Not sure what I was thinking with...
11-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By DesmoDog

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden...

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden on or near a beach.

Same could probably be said for "mountain bikes", but that term was used to describe a new style of bike. The term cruiser has...
11-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,145
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me...

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me so I moved the mechanism another notch. I don't know how the shifter is supposed to be adjusted yet but I'm sure it can be compensated for to make...
11-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,145
Posted By DesmoDog

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little...

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little more time messing around with this. I did a trial fit of the new front brakes and found out they're probably too short. Oops....
Forum: Foo
10-31-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By DesmoDog

There were a few years I was into control line...

There were a few years I was into control line airplanes, plus a couple of the rubber band powered free flight numbers. A neighbor of ours had a hobby shop that went under and somehow I ended up with...
10-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,145
Posted By DesmoDog

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.......

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.... ahhhhhh.....

And since I'm bored, a quick unboxing.

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6005.jpg

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6006.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By DesmoDog

There still seem to be people out there who don't...

There still seem to be people out there who don't understand the concept of proxy bidding. Sniping becomes almost required when you have these people make multiple bids, increasing it by $5 each time...
Forum: Foo
06-15-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,583
Views: 2,386,006
Posted By DesmoDog

Oh for fook sakes. I saw that cartoon a bunch of...

Oh for fook sakes. I saw that cartoon a bunch of times and didn't notice the, uh, punch line until was scrolling past it and not really looking...
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,007,535
Posted By DesmoDog

Sounds like he should have brought it to someone...

Sounds like he should have brought it to someone who knew how to fix it right the first time?
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,007,535
Posted By DesmoDog

Of course not. The guys who stand around at...

Of course not. The guys who stand around at parties and talk about their bike's MPG aren't the type who buy Ducatis. Or R1s. Or GSXRs. I'm curious what objective data people use to make a decision on...
Forum: Foo
05-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,007,535
Posted By DesmoDog

They aren't impossible, they're not even that...

They aren't impossible, they're not even that complicated, it's just shims. The cost varies a lot depending on the model, same with Japanese bikes from what I've heard (I haven't owned a Japanese...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9,488
Views: 1,133,822
Posted By DesmoDog

Shooting for children???? Can't tell if you're...

Shooting for children???? Can't tell if you're kidding....

...but that sign says "Shooting the Chutes" if you ask me.
...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,307
Posted By DesmoDog

As someone who's been working as a development...

As someone who's been working as a development engineer in the auto industry for about 30 years now I have a different view of things than some here. These are random comments so bear with me...
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