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08-04-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

Says the Reflector Guy. :D

Says the Reflector Guy. :D
08-04-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By FiftySix

Just my perspective as an employee in a small...

Just my perspective as an employee in a small business living in the county of the 4th most populous city of the USA. We have been open the entire time through COVID as we are on-call for any...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By FiftySix

Thanks for that feedback.

Thanks for that feedback.
08-03-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,117
Posted By FiftySix

Not steel. Paper and plastic sheets, which means...

Not steel. Paper and plastic sheets, which means I get to spend most of my time wrenching in A/C. :)

I work on finishing equipment that handles that paper or plastic and gear driven or hydraulic...
08-03-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,117
Posted By FiftySix

Not pain free. Sharp allen wrench edges tend to...

Not pain free. Sharp allen wrench edges tend to really bite the hand at high effort. That ratchet is much easier on the hand, even though the leverage is the same.

One of the things I do for work...
08-03-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,168
Posted By FiftySix

If it was mine, I would still ride it, but just...

If it was mine, I would still ride it, but just check it at each stop to see if it worsens or not. Disclaimer: Advice given here is for myself, not for others. :)
08-03-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,117
Posted By FiftySix

I breezed through the video TejanoTrackie showed....

I breezed through the video TejanoTrackie showed. Looks like the vid is edited before showing any real effort put into tightening the crank bolts.

Below are two hand held 8mms I have on hand. One...
08-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 913
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, I should leave it be. I'm just on a...

Yeah, I should leave it be.

I'm just on a high frustration level right now because incomes are low, people in my family are out of work, and my bank account keeps getting drained with the looks of...
08-02-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 913
Posted By FiftySix

Open up the Covid 19 forum so we can go...

Open up the Covid 19 forum so we can go political. Just as nearly no-holds-barred as the official forum.

Said by an independent that didn't vote for Mr. T.

Edit: Ehh, who am I kidding. Talking...
Forum: Foo
08-02-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 125,918
Posted By FiftySix

Newest - https://youtu.be/0ltBfZrRduk ...

Newest -
https://youtu.be/0ltBfZrRduk

Older -
https://youtu.be/uwRncKBID-s

Oldest? -
https://youtu.be/AtPqimMv74A
08-02-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 913
Posted By FiftySix

I've seen non-political threads here turn...

I've seen non-political threads here turn political, then get moved promptly to P&R.

Therefore a thread about an ex-political candidate getting sick after attending a political rally sure seems...
08-02-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 913
Posted By FiftySix

Finally, I can post in P&R. Oh . . . wait ....

Finally, I can post in P&R.

Oh . . . wait . . . :foo:
08-02-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By FiftySix

I've never had good luck reinstalling a bearing...

I've never had good luck reinstalling a bearing seal without it being damaged in some way during the removal process. Due to that, I only repack sealed bearings if I don't have new sealed bearings to...
08-02-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,045
Posted By FiftySix

:50:

:50:
08-01-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,117
Posted By FiftySix

So simple techniques and modest tool budgets are...

So simple techniques and modest tool budgets are not worthy of Wabi trying to sell to regular people? I'm sure there's a reason why I don't get this. Of course, I don't even know who Z Gallardo is.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By FiftySix

What did you not like about the bike? I've like...

What did you not like about the bike? I've like the looks and specs of the Classico step-over model, but those Opus bikes aren't common where I live.
08-01-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,019
Posted By FiftySix

I've had road rash while using disc brakes. Was a...

I've had road rash while using disc brakes. Was a tire/traction issue, not a brake issue.
08-01-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,019
Posted By FiftySix

Coaster Brakes for the win, baby. Now, if I could...

Coaster Brakes for the win, baby. Now, if I could only figure out how to mount one on the front wheel and make it work . . .

:innocent:
08-01-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By FiftySix

Many decades ago, I was taught to pack bearings...

Many decades ago, I was taught to pack bearings by using the palm of my hand.

https://youtu.be/P_tSJq9zc-M
08-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By FiftySix

Bummer. I figured as long as there was a Prop 65...

Bummer. I figured as long as there was a Prop 65 label on it, no problem. :roflmao2:
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By FiftySix

Finally. I can afford to relive the days of my...

Finally. I can afford to relive the days of my youth. :50:

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07-31-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By FiftySix

I forgot about that citrus based product. Some of...

I forgot about that citrus based product. Some of my customers that produce adhesive labels for the oil and gas industry go through a lot of citrus adhesive remover. I've used it myself while working...
07-31-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By FiftySix

It's as simple as where do you want to pay your...

It's as simple as where do you want to pay your health insurance deductible? In the equipment or in the ER? :D

I think I need to gear up like the Michelin Man now. :(
07-31-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By FiftySix

I have the USB version of the Grateful Red. I...

I have the USB version of the Grateful Red. I love that light.
07-31-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By FiftySix

I have an older set of lights that takes...

I have an older set of lights that takes batteries. My most recent set is USB rechargeable.

The USB headlight I have is only rated at 2 hours on high. One time I didn't keep up with charging that...
07-31-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By FiftySix

Definitely.

Definitely.
07-30-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By FiftySix

That's an autoshifter I haven't seen before....

That's an autoshifter I haven't seen before. Pretty dang cool.

I've seen v-belts like that on some Japanese machinery I work on. I've never tried to source one outside the manufacturer of the...
07-30-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By FiftySix

The only solvent I have in my garage stronger...

The only solvent I have in my garage stronger than acetone is methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). It can turn paint tacky just by contact. I'm not sure if it would work well cleaning goo off rims without...
Forum: Foo
07-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 136,669
Posted By FiftySix

I can't help myself. ...

I can't help myself.

https://youtu.be/KkR06NFlll0
07-29-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By FiftySix

Send the pic to the mayor's office with a letter...

Send the pic to the mayor's office with a letter or email of why it's wrong.

Of course, I have to ask. Did they run the red light? :D
07-29-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By FiftySix

Happy Birthday, stclair58 !

Happy Birthday, stclair58 !
07-29-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,045
Posted By FiftySix

American labor costs and living standards would...

American labor costs and living standards would have to return to pre WWII levels, I'd think. If this pandemic and jobs shutdown were to last for a decade . . .
Forum: Foo
07-28-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,882
Views: 967,139
Posted By FiftySix

Hard to believe the occupants survived that!...

Hard to believe the occupants survived that! :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,083
Posted By FiftySix

I was assuming you were currently a soldier...

I was assuming you were currently a soldier (mistakenly) and the irony of "disobey" caused my reaction. Still funny to me, but I hope I didn't offend for pointing that out. :)
07-28-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

That's what I like about tires with reflective...

That's what I like about tires with reflective sidewall stripes. Nothing on the spokes and they present a visibly larger reflective "target".
07-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides...

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides the fact they light up your bike more when struck by other vehicle lights. They are reassuring when your USB charged lighting system gives you the...
07-27-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

That was killing my brain, Wanderer. :twitchy: ...

That was killing my brain, Wanderer. :twitchy:

Here ya go, again.

625 ILCS 5/11‑1507(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1507)Sec. 11-1507.

Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.

(a) Every bicycle...
07-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated...

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated cruising bike. :lol:
07-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,589
Posted By FiftySix

I have these 9/16" pedals...

I have these 9/16" pedals (https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Mountain-Bicycle-Pedals-Reflector/dp/B0775KRY6V/) on my "city" bike.

...
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
Posted By FiftySix

I caught some of a Yankees game the other night....

I caught some of a Yankees game the other night. An empty stadium, but some electronics sound tech had a full library of sounds of a full stadium.

The constant din of the canned fans in the...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,083
Posted By FiftySix

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D
Forum: Foo
07-26-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 125,918
Posted By FiftySix

Cover https://youtu.be/jMvMDV5eFvY ...

Cover

https://youtu.be/jMvMDV5eFvY

Original

https://youtu.be/fPr3yvkHYsE
07-26-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds like you found your solution. :) ...

Sounds like you found your solution. :)



The nearest I've had to a life passes before my eyes moment is after a crash or incident has already happened and I had some sort of head injury. I've...
07-26-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,168
Posted By FiftySix

I mowed the yard this morning to beat another...

I mowed the yard this morning to beat another line of thunderstorms threatening the area and then rode the red single speed red for a while right after. Didn't take a watch and didn't pay attention...
07-26-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By FiftySix

In the '70s, my dad did have a brown diamond...

In the '70s, my dad did have a brown diamond frame 3-speed of some sort. Probably bought from a department store, like all of our bikes back then.

I don't recall riding with him, probably because...
07-25-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By FiftySix

I like the gargoyle. The other one should be...

I like the gargoyle. The other one should be called The Bug Eater. :D
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By FiftySix

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/396x590/irma_face_post_f880d51b421db53effeaed2ba30701c89e36eb96.jpg
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By FiftySix

I hope Hanna moves through fast and spawns no...

I hope Hanna moves through fast and spawns no tornados. Stay high and dry south Texans.

Just getting bands of rain up here. The cool weather is going to make it easier to work on the family cars...
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,818
Views: 2,254,426
Posted By FiftySix

I never saw it before. Of course, I don't spend...

I never saw it before. Of course, I don't spend time at ****** or visit that meme website at all.
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By FiftySix

Thursday after an all day job wrenching on a...

Thursday after an all day job wrenching on a machine in downtown Houston, I finally had a couple of Yankee beers out of our office fridge.

I drank it in Texas and I'm a native Texan, so there. :p...
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