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08-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By FiftySix

If we're talking L-shaped hex wrenches, my...

If we're talking L-shaped hex wrenches, my favorite are the ball end type from Eklind or Bondhus. Their T-handle hex wrenches are excellent as well.

For hex wrench tips that fit on a ratchet or...
08-23-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By FiftySix

Tools available in Singapore? Craftsman are...

Tools available in Singapore?

Craftsman are great tools for a working man on a working man's budget. Now days they are made in China or Taiwan. People in the know prefer the Taiwanese made...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By FiftySix

Time to quit talking about AC/DC and start...

Time to quit talking about AC/DC and start listening to AC/DC. :50:

https://youtu.be/ErXbMB9R5-0
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By FiftySix

Hey now, if you put different varieties of apples...

Hey now, if you put different varieties of apples in the apple bag, and different varieties of oranges in the orange bag, and you glue organic bananas into the bunch of regular bananas, well . . ....
08-23-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,502
Posted By FiftySix

I'm no native Louisianan, that's for sure. Even...

I'm no native Louisianan, that's for sure. Even though I'm Texan by birth and all that, I've lived in Pineville and my wife is from Baton Rouge. Her side of the family is generations deep in the...
08-23-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,502
Posted By FiftySix

Plenty of Bible Belt...

Plenty of Bible Belt (http://www.jsm.org/family-worship-center.html) in Baton Rouge. Maybe everyone only thinks New Orleans is southern Louisiana?
08-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By FiftySix

I did the same with the cable lock on one of my...

I did the same with the cable lock on one of my kid's bikes a few weeks ago. We forgot the combination and I used a pair of simple wire cutters to remove it. Snip, snip, snip, snip, etc. no problem.
08-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,750
Posted By FiftySix

Luxury! https://youtu.be/VKHFZBUTA4k

Luxury!

https://youtu.be/VKHFZBUTA4k
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 593
Posted By FiftySix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__qCFWi1KA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__qCFWi1KA
08-22-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By FiftySix

Seems reasonable to me!

Seems reasonable to me!
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By FiftySix

On the poll list, shampooing the carpet. We've...

On the poll list, shampooing the carpet. We've owned our own Hoover upright carpet cleaner for years. Cleaning the stair case with that thing is a major pain.

Luckily, my wife really does the...
08-22-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By FiftySix

You're going to have to get a 3/32" cog if you...

You're going to have to get a 3/32" cog if you put on a 3/32" chain.

Like dsaul mentioned, a 3/32" chain won't even fit over the teeth and sit in the valleys of a 1/8" cog or chainring.
08-22-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,750
Posted By FiftySix

Around here, most people I've seen that ride...

Around here, most people I've seen that ride commuter bikes in the price range you mention are college educated professionals with the income to live in nice neighborhoods and drive a BMW or Lexus to...
08-21-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,394
Posted By FiftySix

There is a neighborhood near me that has the...

There is a neighborhood near me that has the radar equipped speed indicating signs. It takes at least 15 mph to make them turn on. The speed limit in that neighborhood is 25 mph.

Let's just say...
08-21-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By FiftySix

Is the hole in the same location in the tube for...

Is the hole in the same location in the tube for both flats?
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By FiftySix

We're pretty much a Toyota/Honda family with a...

We're pretty much a Toyota/Honda family with a pair of Mazdas sneaking in the last two decades. Sure I've owned Chevy, GMC, Ford, Mercury, and Dodge in my time but I haven't bought American since...
08-20-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By FiftySix

We converted our banana seat bikes to wannabe...

We converted our banana seat bikes to wannabe BMXers as well. It gave new life to our out of fashion bikes and made them cool again. :D
08-20-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By FiftySix

I'd bet that the area covered with the large...

I'd bet that the area covered with the large diameter plug is just an overflow/spill containment area. That would make it easier to clean a bit of oil spill while filling the reservoir up, or any oil...
08-20-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By FiftySix

Hope to see what you end up with, Patrm2. :)

Hope to see what you end up with, Patrm2. :)
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By FiftySix

I've been to a few Texans games, but alas I'm not...

I've been to a few Texans games, but alas I'm not a fan of any NFL team.

My NFL heart and soul died when the Houston Oilers left town for Tennessee. The Oilers was the team I grew up with. It's...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By FiftySix

That's why I didn't keep my 2006 Toyota longer...

That's why I didn't keep my 2006 Toyota longer than the 186,000 miles I had on it. The Toyota got totaled, so I put the $6K the insurance gave me into the 2 year old used Mazda I have now. The Mazda...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By FiftySix

:roflmao2: I do miss simpler cars. I could...

:roflmao2:

I do miss simpler cars. I could go back as far as late 1990s technology and simplicity, if it were still offered today by the usual known makers. I think I'd have to get a 4-cylinder...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By FiftySix

Your post reminds me that I don't like being in...

Your post reminds me that I don't like being in groups in other methods of transport as well. I used to spend some weekends in my past riding in groups of motorcyclists. It's so restrictive, and it...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By FiftySix

72 months is a common offering for a car payments...

72 months is a common offering for a car payments now. Considering that many compact cars are priced $20K to $30K now, I guess that isn't surprising.

I'm not looking forward to buying my next car...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By FiftySix

I don't know about Hondo, but St. Augustine is...

I don't know about Hondo, but St. Augustine is the most prevalent HOA acceptable grass in my neck of the woods.

I'd rather mow natural grasses, but the stickers would overrun the place.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By FiftySix

When I sit in church on Sunday and I have to tell...

When I sit in church on Sunday and I have to tell myself to focus and listen to the preacher instead of thinking _____________, well I got human problems for sure.

:50:
08-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By FiftySix

Same here. I had a Sears Free Spirit banana seat...

Same here. I had a Sears Free Spirit banana seat bike with flat profile rear tire and my brother had same type of bike from another store. My best friend at the time had a Huffy Cheeter Slick bike of...
08-19-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By FiftySix

In my quest for single speed chain, much of it...

In my quest for single speed chain, much of it seems to be listed under BMX chain.

One issue to check for is the chain on your bike 3/32"x1/2" or 1/8"x1/2"?

It sure is annoying to purchase...
08-19-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By FiftySix

. . . and lube the cables, and replace the pads...

. . . and lube the cables, and replace the pads if they're old and hard. :)
08-18-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By FiftySix

I see plenty of low mileage women's cruisers on...

I see plenty of low mileage women's cruisers on Craigslist. Not so much the men's versions.

While there are bargains on CL, anything about 7 or more years of age tend to need new tires and brake...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By FiftySix

So wrong, but still funny. :roflmao2:

So wrong, but still funny. :roflmao2:
08-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,625
Posted By FiftySix

I hope Rose sends you pics from Burning Man!...

I hope Rose sends you pics from Burning Man! :thumb:
08-18-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By FiftySix

Now that sounds like a nifty creation! :)

Now that sounds like a nifty creation! :)
08-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By FiftySix

I've used bicycle pumps for car tires and...

I've used bicycle pumps for car tires and motorcycle tires when I was in my teens, 20s, and 30s. Getting an old school G60-15...
08-17-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 290,093
Posted By FiftySix

I see there are plenty of diamond frame cruisers...

I see there are plenty of diamond frame cruisers within this thread. :)

I'll submit my recently acquired diamond frame cruiser, it replaced my cantilever frame cruiser also in this thread.

I...
08-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By FiftySix

Hey now, that's the morning after. Many mornings...

Hey now, that's the morning after. Many mornings after. :roflmao2:
08-17-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,393
Posted By FiftySix

Marketing and mayor's office spin! :D I...

Marketing and mayor's office spin! :D

I looked at those videos and it looks like they show the same single neighborhood and park in every one.

I can't fault the Lawton Chamber of Commerce,...
08-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,008
Posted By FiftySix

My plan is simple. Work until I'm dead or...

My plan is simple. Work until I'm dead or disabled. :D

I'm 54 years old now, I would like to go to at least 62 years old still repairing machines. That would be 40 years straight in my industry.
...
08-16-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By FiftySix

Nice. :) I bought my '83 in 1989 and kept it...

Nice. :)

I bought my '83 in 1989 and kept it until the fall of 1995. I replaced that '83 with a brand new 1995 GMC Sonoma (aka S10). My '95 model was probably the most unreliable vehicle I've ever...
08-16-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,672
Posted By FiftySix

I'd guess the staff on hand was lenient or lax on...

I'd guess the staff on hand was lenient or lax on enforcing company policy the first and second time. Or an incident in the drive through had happened before your third trip.

I ran across as...
08-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,502
Posted By FiftySix

What General Geoff states is taught in concealed...

What General Geoff states is taught in concealed carry classes and in self defense firearm instruction in general. Stand your ground does not give one carte blanche to unholster and fire a firearm.
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By FiftySix

If it wasn't for N+1 at BF, I might believe this....

If it wasn't for N+1 at BF, I might believe this. :D
08-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By FiftySix

1995? That's when I had a cheap mountain bike and...

1995? That's when I had a cheap mountain bike and a Kawasaki KDX200. I did almost everything off-road then except drive to work in my 1983 S10 long bed pickup truck. :D
08-15-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By FiftySix

Funny. When that show was first on I was 12 and I...

Funny. When that show was first on I was 12 and I didn't think much of her at all. Watching that first season re-run at age 54 made me look at her young self with a different appreciation, that's for...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By FiftySix

So, what car did she get? :)

So, what car did she get? :)
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,556
Posted By FiftySix

I'm the only tap water drinker in my house. The...

I'm the only tap water drinker in my house. The water here comes out crystal clear at the kitchen sink and tastes very neutral, no filter either. I can fill up a glass and there are no floaties...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By FiftySix

The thing that makes my credit cards shiver is if...

The thing that makes my credit cards shiver is if one of us has to go to the hospital. Other than that, the only thing we currently owe money on is our mortgage.
08-15-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By FiftySix

I use a 6"/150mm steel pocket ruler...

I use a 6"/150mm steel pocket ruler (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Empire-6-in-Pocket-Ruler-2730/202035324) that I place against the rim and measure to the seat stay or chain stay on one side, then...
08-15-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By FiftySix

Maybe a new stem that angles up more to raise the...

Maybe a new stem that angles up more to raise the bars? As much as I like the looks of 10 degree stems with low rise bars, my hands and back like either a higher angled stem or higher rise bars. Plus...
08-15-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By FiftySix

Code Zero, is this what your bike looks like? ...

Code Zero, is this what your bike looks like?

https://bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/10461
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