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Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 551
Posted By J.Higgins

Using bare feet will forever be the only means of...

Using bare feet will forever be the only means of truly "green" transportation.
Forum: Foo
02-18-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 1,094,490
Posted By J.Higgins

I can definitely relate, Jeff. My wife is...

I can definitely relate, Jeff. My wife is director of IT at our local hospital, and comes home every night complaining of this very thing. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being there...
Forum: Foo
02-09-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm an English-speaking American, but British is...

I'm an English-speaking American, but British is a second language for me. We've been binging Peaky Blinders, and I can actually translate to my wife! :D
02-03-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By J.Higgins

Judging from the quality of most Raleigh-produced...

Judging from the quality of most Raleigh-produced paint jobs, the paint shop crew didn't care much either.:notamused:
01-23-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,830
Posted By J.Higgins

Here's one that I just finished. Its a Miyata...

Here's one that I just finished. Its a Miyata Ridge Runner frame that I got from who knows where, and its been hanging up in my shed for ages. I finally decided to build it up and here it is....
01-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,034
Posted By J.Higgins

I just went through this with my Bilenky last...

I just went through this with my Bilenky last year, and now that you've jogged my memory, it was 1" threadless STEMS that I had trouble sourcing. To get the proper stem length and angle, I had to...
01-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,190
Posted By J.Higgins

“To him, all good things - trout as well as...

“To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy” -Norman Mclean
01-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By J.Higgins

Not a fan of shellacked cloth here. Its a little...

Not a fan of shellacked cloth here. Its a little too permanent for me. I consider bar tape, like brake pads, to be an expendable/consumable item. Hey, I just had a thought... why not wrap the bars...
Forum: Foo
01-10-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,749
Posted By J.Higgins

We very familiar with Hondo. Nice little town. We...

We very familiar with Hondo. Nice little town. We always passed through on our way to San Antonio. Forty years ago, I don't recall any stoplights on Highway 90. It was just a straight shot 80mph all...
01-10-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,594
Posted By J.Higgins

[/h1] That's actually a pretty sweet deal for...

[/h1]
That's actually a pretty sweet deal for an IF of that model and condition.
01-08-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^nice find^^^

^^^nice find^^^
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,749
Posted By J.Higgins

Covid Stupidity

I suffer from ASD, so there are lots of things that are harder for me to deal with than most people. When someone does something that is "against the rules," or really stupid, or against mainstream...
01-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By J.Higgins

...trapped in your lovely nest, and the things...

...trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/68729)
12-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By J.Higgins

:roflmao2: Aren't they a subsidiary of...

:roflmao2:

Aren't they a subsidiary of Rattle.Can?
12-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting...

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting various frames, I can say that you can do it, but even with good prep work, it (the paint) always looked too thick to me.
12-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By J.Higgins

Just looking at this makes me ill.

Just looking at this makes me ill.
12-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,599
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is...

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is at least self-supporting. My annual cycling expenses exceed what I take in, but not by a whole lot. My cycling budget is hemorrhaging a trickle of...
12-27-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,224
Posted By J.Higgins

Not me. Sounds like a bad trip.

Not me. Sounds like a bad trip.
Forum: Foo
12-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By J.Higgins

I've never been a sky is falling sort of guy, but...

I've never been a sky is falling sort of guy, but with all of the people traveling and clustering up this Christmas, the next surge will overwhelm our hospitals. I believe things are going to get...
12-20-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

Great work! Haha! I love it! It reminds me of my...

Great work! Haha! I love it! It reminds me of my dear old dad. He was an engineer and a mechanical genius, but this is the type of stuff he did for relaxation and enjoyment. Again, nice work, and...
12-17-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,366
Posted By J.Higgins

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight...

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight batteries that wind up in our landfills annually.
12-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,376
Posted By J.Higgins

When I used to make custom knives for a living, I...

When I used to make custom knives for a living, I used to have a Nimba Centurion anvil. Nimba Anvils ? Centurion Anvil (260lbs) (http://www.nimbaanvils.com/centurion.php)

It was pretty nice, but I...
Forum: Foo
12-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By J.Higgins

▢1 cup (225g) dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)...

▢1 cup (225g) dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (https://amzn.to/32btlwz)
▢1 whole head (40g) garlic , crushed
▢2 bay leaves (https://amzn.to/2tT6Sqy)
▢1 (212g) onion , halved
▢1 teaspoon (6g)...
12-11-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

Sometimes its a matter of process. The following...

Sometimes its a matter of process. The following video is good for that.
https://billmouldwheels.com/product/master-wheel-building-2/
Hang in there, brother. You'll get it.
12-08-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By J.Higgins

I totally agree. The older I get the less I want...

I totally agree. The older I get the less I want (it seems), but the stuff I want, I want to be rich and fulfilling.
12-08-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By J.Higgins

I spend almost as much time getting rid of bikes...

I spend almost as much time getting rid of bikes as I do actually working on them. Being a frugal old Yankee, I can't seem to let anything go that has even a shred of intrinsic value, hence I tend to...
12-08-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,376
Posted By J.Higgins

I rebuilt my Starrett this summer. In my humble...

I rebuilt my Starrett this summer. In my humble opinion, having a heavy-duty vise married to a heavy-duty bench is the cornerstone of a good workshop. You may not need it every day, but when you do...
12-06-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

I like that you are using fiber-reinforced tape...

I like that you are using fiber-reinforced tape on your handlebar cable routing. That's engineer thinking right there! :thumb:
11-24-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

Yokozuna compressionless housings and cables.

Yokozuna compressionless housings and cables.
11-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

I've been busy giving the Morizumi SCT a workout....

I've been busy giving the Morizumi SCT a workout. Several wheelsets to assemble. Its such a joy having this thing. When I think of the shop hours I've spent laboring away at the p-o-s Hozans I had, I...
11-23-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By J.Higgins

The guy at the dump had this waiting for me when...

The guy at the dump had this waiting for me when I showed up yesterday.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3052_a37d1bc8d6baec5e9e7acc807275b469bc8f8083.jpg
11-14-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,830
Posted By J.Higgins

Look at that BEAUTIFUL weather! **yearns**

Look at that BEAUTIFUL weather! **yearns**
11-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,353,536
Posted By J.Higgins

My taint would be very unhappy on that saddle.

My taint would be very unhappy on that saddle.
11-14-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

Started a drop-bar conversion with this...

Started a drop-bar conversion with this Stumpjumper. Curious frame rub on the DS chainstay. Its as if the rider had been riding through muck and debris and it had gotten caught in the crank and he...
11-12-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,034
Posted By J.Higgins

This is going to sound like something that...

This is going to sound like something that someone would say at the Thanksgiving table.

Its funny how I read some of these posts and realize that just because I have been doing this for 50+ years,...
11-11-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By J.Higgins

Maxxis 26" DTH - Back in Stock!

I just got an email confirming that these are back in stock at Jensen.
...
11-10-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,219
Posted By J.Higgins

These are less rules of thumb, and more like...

These are less rules of thumb, and more like generalizations, many of which do not entirely fit everywhere. The world of bikes is wide and diverse and not everyone looks at a bike - ANY BIKE - in the...
10-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,538
Posted By J.Higgins

After our beloved Kaycee was put down, I cried...

After our beloved Kaycee was put down, I cried like a baby, and vowed never again. I kept up my resolution for about two years and then we got Polly. I'm fully convinced now that the joy of having...
10-27-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,538
Posted By J.Higgins

Here's a pic of Polly out on the trail near our...

Here's a pic of Polly out on the trail near our house. She likes to run while we ride our bikes. Retrievers are built for a speed in retrieving, not all-out running. If we don't stop and let her...
10-27-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,594
Posted By J.Higgins

If I had to spend that much money on a...

If I had to spend that much money on a wall-hanger, it sure as hell wouldn't be that bike.
...
10-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,594
Posted By J.Higgins

I want to be impulsive and just suck it up and go...

I want to be impulsive and just suck it up and go get this, but I'd be buggered if I wanted to be behind the wheel for four hours roundtrip. Besides, I just got rid of a whole bunch of project bikes,...
10-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 375,694
Posted By J.Higgins

Fine work right there. :thumb:

Fine work right there. :thumb:
10-18-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,965
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm with you, Bill. I was riding down the road...

I'm with you, Bill. I was riding down the road and saw a free chair on the curb. It was an old "Tanker-style" chair from the '50's. Solid as a tank. I'm going to rebuild it and keep it for the shop....
10-17-20, 08:09 AM
10-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. I bought a celeste Volpe once that had...

Agreed. I bought a celeste Volpe once that had red cables, bar tape, and saddle. Looked like a bloody Christmas tree.
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,269
Posted By J.Higgins

First time for me too RJ is a Diet-Pepsi-drinking...

First time for me too RJ is a Diet-Pepsi-drinking wild man, and is loved by thousands. He'll show you stuff you can't learn from Calvin!
10-04-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By J.Higgins

I use to work in a Schwinn dealership. Try...

I use to work in a Schwinn dealership. Try lifting these in and out of the top of a shop showroom display rack on a daily basis. We used to sell 8-10 of these each week. Heavy, but once you got them...
09-30-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,594
Posted By J.Higgins

The guy works at a weed grow facility. Offered me...

The guy works at a weed grow facility. Offered me some free "nugs". I'm thinking that when he reads Mavic, he actually DOES see magic.
09-28-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,049
Posted By J.Higgins

I've done this a few times. It works. To my eye...

I've done this a few times. It works. To my eye its not particularly attractive, but it works. What I may try next is to texturize the lugs with a 1/8" ball mill chucked into a Dremel. This will give...
09-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,157
Posted By J.Higgins

Marin Bear Valley

Literally a dump find. Looks like a medium frame. Might make a decent drop bar conversion.
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