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04-15-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Never ridden it, it's being built up after...

Never ridden it, it's being built up after sitting in the backyard for few years after being saved from the dumpster
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

That's true, but the dumbrunner writer is in...

That's true, but the dumbrunner writer is in Portland, maybe Nike-land has more runner culture.


Depends. 'running clothes' may be cheaper than 'cycling clothes', but athletic shorts and tech...
04-14-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

String test: NDS string is 7mm (!!) further from...

String test: NDS string is 7mm (!!) further from the seatpost than DS.

So likely the reason I found the frame(+bits) in the trash is it had gotten bent. I assume it's bent stays, not simply...
04-13-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

at some point the NDS spokes should be tightened...

at some point the NDS spokes should be tightened though, right?
04-13-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

thx, I'll give that a try, see how the string...

thx, I'll give that a try, see how the string measurements come out.

When I say 'washer', I mean the wheel/axle has like a half-inch washer/bushing/whatever on the NDS, you can see it in the pic...
Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,707
Views: 131,321
Posted By RubeRad

Hilarious! I can so relate, as a terrible...

Hilarious! I can so relate, as a terrible parallel-parker
04-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

any good links on string-check for frame...

any good links on string-check for frame alignment? From Sheldon maybe?

I'm convinced the wheel looks diagonal to the top tube (which would mean the frame is misaligned), so redishing wouldn't...
04-12-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

In that 2nd pic I swear the wheel looks like it's...

In that 2nd pic I swear the wheel looks like it's at a different angle than the top tube. I tried to have it aligned with the grid pattern of the shop rug. For now we're gonna try going with uneven...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

OK to resurrect this problem, it turns out on...

OK to resurrect this problem, it turns out on closer inspection, the rim is nowhere near centered in the frame between the seatstays. I can't tell how much is because of the gigantic NDS washer in...
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9,495
Views: 1,138,575
Posted By RubeRad

wow, just like in the movies!

wow, just like in the movies!
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

Thanks for that, poked around dumbrunner.com a...

Thanks for that, poked around dumbrunner.com a little bit and it's hilarious! I'd go as far as to say it's the best thing about running, since running sucks
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By RubeRad

OK I skimmed the article, not completely...

OK I skimmed the article, not completely thoroughly, but found some good stuff. From Breyer's majority opinion:



This is a great point, and actually one in Oracle's column. Once a great...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By RubeRad

That's kind of the point of an API, you expose...

That's kind of the point of an API, you expose the API to the world in the hopes of attracting integrators that will create capabilities that use the API, which means that stuff you wrote 'behind'...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By RubeRad

Is this case more or less important than when...

Is this case more or less important than when Unisys lost (?) their claim to IP rights to gif?

Or that case a few years back where a patent troll was claiming IP rights to "podcasting", and...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By RubeRad

I need to read that article, I want to understand...

I need to read that article, I want to understand it more thoroughly, BUT, without having read it yet, the keyword is INTERFACE (the I in API).

Here's another analogy: In a car engine, the water...
Forum: Foo
04-06-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9,495
Views: 1,138,575
Posted By RubeRad

Only the hairs you can't see...

Only the hairs you can't see...
Forum: Foo
04-06-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

Oh so you're saying it's a frog? I still can't...

Oh so you're saying it's a frog? I still can't even really see it
Forum: Foo
04-06-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,018
Posted By RubeRad

My 2nd shot was in the morning. Felt fine all...

My 2nd shot was in the morning. Felt fine all day, got in a full day of work, but by bedtime I started to be achy, didn't sleep well, was achy the next day, then I slept like a rock and woke up all...
04-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20,241
Views: 3,392,900
Posted By RubeRad

Wow. Now I can tell my grandkids, "I was there...

Wow. Now I can tell my grandkids, "I was there when BikeForums.net fan-fiction first began..."

I really enjoyed that, actually. "I settled on a tattooed finger." :eek:

If the CL ad had that...
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04-05-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

dahell? Is that a disintegrated kibble?

dahell?

Is that a disintegrated kibble?
Forum: Foo
04-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9,495
Views: 1,138,575
Posted By RubeRad

? My name is neither Moe nor Larry

? My name is neither Moe nor Larry
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

I read about that in NYT this morning. 10min in...

I read about that in NYT this morning. 10min in the store and back out to 15000 bees. And the car is borrowed from a friend -- although apparently he's not worried about letting birds crap all over...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,707
Views: 131,321
Posted By RubeRad

yeesh, and I thought I was the world's worst...

yeesh, and I thought I was the world's worst parker!
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By RubeRad

googled that, lol kind of like a Jones H Loop for...

googled that, lol kind of like a Jones H Loop for weightlifters

I'm getting up there in years, I know my body needs me to start weight & flexibility training. I wish the little gym at work wasn't...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

Wait, so that's NOT how you're supposed to add a...

Wait, so that's NOT how you're supposed to add a hitch to your car?

I've bolted on two separate hitches onto minivans, both ordered from etrailer.com, it was pretty easy. Just look up by your...
03-30-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah geometry comes up a lot more wrt cantilever...

Yeah geometry comes up a lot more wrt cantilever setup. I guess that's one reason V-brakes basically took over from cantis, they're more idiot-proof to set up (but they didn't count on this idiot!)
03-29-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

yeah, I got all that, my question is what angles...

yeah, I got all that, my question is what angles do I want the v-brake arms to be when I put the pads against the rim with the shim. I'm guessing, given how bad the angles are now, I just need to...
Forum: Foo
03-29-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 47,967
Posted By RubeRad

I appreciate his sacrifice. He watched it 191...

I appreciate his sacrifice. He watched it 191 times so me and 189 others don't have to.

Or maybe now I can claim to have not watched it 190 times?
03-29-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Thx cycco Any best-practice guidance on what...

Thx cycco

Any best-practice guidance on what angle you want the V-brake arms at for nominal-->ideal power/modulation geometry? Should I aim for the arms to be nearly parallel at rest or at rim...
03-29-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

I meant 88mm spacing also I meant rockhopper ...

I meant 88mm spacing
also I meant rockhopper
the frame and some bits were a dumpster find, so I don't have most of those original bits to know much, but color scheme probably determines it
03-26-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

this hardrock is 88 at least I'm sure

this hardrock is 88 at least I'm sure
03-26-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Thx Bill Kapaun, I think you were first to what...

Thx Bill Kapaun, I think you were first to what is probably the right answer, try rearranging washers.

Once again I'm guilty of not looking close enough / thinking hard enough before posting.

I...
03-26-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

I gotta work on the centering, but this is where...

I gotta work on the centering, but this is where the brake cable would need to be set to get the pads reasonably close to the rim.
...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By RubeRad

I disagree, I switched to a titanium speedo years...

I disagree, I switched to a titanium speedo years ago, and never looked back (because if you're swimming, and you look back, you drown)
03-26-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By RubeRad

So are we not carbo-loading anymore? I've missed...

So are we not carbo-loading anymore? I've missed many months, but it looks like the whole enterprise has died a natural death?
03-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

patience, grasshopper I'll post a pic tonight

patience, grasshopper

I'll post a pic tonight
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By RubeRad

:eek: how can that be? even I know what zwift is ...

:eek: how can that be? even I know what zwift is

not about to buy one, but there are many zwifters on BF that talk about it regularly
03-26-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

I'll look into that more closely, thx. Maybe if I...

I'll look into that more closely, thx. Maybe if I just bought replacement pads I could sort it out like you say.
03-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

well the 7-speed cassette is on there already ...

well the 7-speed cassette is on there already

I just checked on ebay for 9-speed triggers, but found a great deal on 14-speed triggers, Imma get those and just click twice per gear

Before the...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,018
Posted By RubeRad

It is a hairdo nobody would notice, most...

It is a hairdo nobody would notice, most importantly myself. Which is the point
03-26-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

yeah, I'm not going to be relacing wheels for...

yeah, I'm not going to be relacing wheels for this bike
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,018
Posted By RubeRad

lol so true, I do great on the front half, but no...

lol so true, I do great on the front half, but no matter how hard I try to do a simple #3 all around, my wife always finds something I missed on the back half. And then she improves with a #2 fade...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11,590
Views: 2,388,781
Posted By RubeRad

I saw those beer sandals at costco

I saw those beer sandals at costco
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By RubeRad

I read the Postmodern Ponzi one, he's a good...

I read the Postmodern Ponzi one, he's a good writer and makes some good points, but I think presses a little too far.

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I just want to note that that is a magnificent sentence! I'd like to...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By RubeRad

If anybody had gotten in a year or more ago,...

If anybody had gotten in a year or more ago, they're way, way up. And if they watch it daily and are prepared to sell instantly, it seems pretty safe they'd be able to get out with a net gain. How...
03-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Is there a standard spacing for v/canti brake...

Is there a standard spacing for v/canti brake posts? Does 9cm make v-brakes impossible?
03-26-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

I'm not sure, I think not, but I'm aware I'll...

I'm not sure, I think not, but I'm aware I'll need to deal with that, but first off I need to get the v-brake geometry right
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 47,967
Posted By RubeRad

Everybody knows an adult can't punch a kid in the...

Everybody knows an adult can't punch a kid in the face with bare knuckles, that would be child abuse
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By RubeRad

You mean not backed by fiat government currency? ...

You mean not backed by fiat government currency?

I don't want to get into gold mania, but the reason to invest (to have invested) in it is the value has gone up. Anything that's gone up like that...
03-26-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,014
Posted By RubeRad

Wheel collection does not have any more rear 26"...

Wheel collection does not have any more rear 26" with a freehub. And these rims don't seem particularly narrow. Indeed, the other bike I checked with V-brakes (posts 8cm apart) has narrower rims
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