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Old 05-29-15, 06:37 AM
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legally speaking, yes. but to the rest of the universe no, since im just going to work and back which is all on staten island (aka guam/jersey/wtf is staten island)

Haha nice. Still having rainforest weather I take it.
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Old 05-29-15, 06:43 AM
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yesterday was hazy and a bit humid as seen in ride pics post, today is slightly less humid and slightly less hot

then next week i think we get all the remnants of whats been ****ting all over texas

so yeah, its fantastic.
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Old 05-29-15, 07:49 AM
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Had a great morning ride.

Didn't kill myself and still averaged 18 mph over almost 36 miles. Finally finding my form for the year.
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Old 05-29-15, 07:58 AM
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I think he was just throwing out compiled ideas from other "first year riders" and got butthurt when nobody was like, "oh those are sweet choices bruh" etc etc etc
I was trying to figure out why he reacted the way he did. Your explanation makes sense.
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Old 05-29-15, 08:04 AM
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I was trying to figure out why he reacted the way he did. Your explanation makes sense.
If you look at how many times the mods edited his posts for bypassing the language censor, I'm surprised he wasn't banned.
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Old 05-29-15, 10:20 AM
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Today i realized that my IT band on my right leg is all jacked Perfect timing for a 500+ mile bike ride that starts on Sunday
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Old 05-29-15, 10:40 AM
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time to do some foam rollin' and stretchin' brah.
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I'm headed out for 4hrs of z2/endurance. I took the day off work to ride, as my gf and I will be visiting her college for a 5yr reunion all weekend, and as such I will be off the bike.

Also, we're headed with a couple friends to see Tiesto at Omnia in downtown SD tonite, I'm stoked. I'm not a huge house/trance/electronica fan, but I do enjoy all of the poppy Zedd/Calvin Harris EDM songs that are on the radio, and get fired up when it's on while I'm out, or driving.

This should be a kewl weekend.
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Old 05-29-15, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
time to do some foam rollin' and stretchin' bruh.
Fixed that fo' ya, Cali Bruh.....
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Old 05-29-15, 11:02 AM
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Been doing that the last few days -- foam rollin ****ing hurts so damn much Leg does feel better though

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time to do some foam rollin' and stretchin' brah.
I prefer BROSKI

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Fixed that fo' ya, Cali Bruh.....
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Today I finally received the long awaited call from the powder coater. Frame and fork are finished after four weeks.

I never complain to this guy though, because his workmanship is fantastic and his prices are supremely (ridiculously) low.

Built the wheels a few days ago, major mods to the antique stem are done, home made seatpost has been finished for a while, so I've just been staring at all the components, waiting, waiting, waiting.

Now the fun part, a Saturday morning coffee fueled build.

@hairnet. Your Path Cruiser Nerdmobile is almost done.
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Old 05-29-15, 11:31 AM
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Homemade seat post? I gotta see this!

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Today I finally received the long awaited call from the powder coater. Frame and fork are finished after four weeks.

I never complain to this guy though, because his workmanship is fantastic and his prices are supremely (ridiculously) low.

Built the wheels a few days ago, major mods to the antique stem are done, home made seatpost has been finished for a while, so I've just been staring at all the components, waiting, waiting, waiting.

Now the fun part, a Saturday morning coffee build.
@hairnet. Your Path Cruiser Nerdmobile is almost done.
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Old 05-29-15, 11:41 AM
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It's just a rod really. The seat tube is oddball 13/16' ID. I start with a solid rod of 7/8" 6061 T6 and lathe it down to 13/16 except the saddle clamp area, which remains 7/8". Then I drill both ends as deeply as I can to save a little weight.

The one below was easy because I just polished it.

But the new one was tricky because it needed to be powder coated black to match the other components. Obviously the powder adds some size to the post's OD, so I had to play with the numbers so that it would fit. I still had to take a brake cylinder hone to the seat tube to remove about .005" to achieve a perfect fit.

The stem was fun too. Changed it from a drum wedge to a slant wedge and shortened it so I could slam it all the way down to the headset.


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@SquidPuppet I can't wait to see it. I have been thinking of building a tall bike the last few days. Maybe I can get it done between the end of this semester and the summer semester. Tall man's tall bike with a 26" frame.
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Old 05-29-15, 11:51 AM
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Man, i wish i had tools like that at my disposal.. Lucky you!

Question? Wouldnt anodizing have been a better solution for the post you made that was PC'ed? Won't it crack when being tightened down by the seat post clamp?



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It's just a rod really. The seat tube is oddball 13/16' ID. I start with a solid rod of 7/8" 6061 T6 and lathe it down to 13/16 except the saddle clamp area, which remains 7/8". Then I drill both ends as deeply as I can to save a little weight.

The one below was easy because I just polished it.

But the new one was tricky because it needed to be powder coated black to match the other components. Obviously the powder adds some size to the post's OD, so I had to play with the numbers so that it would fit. I still had to take a brake cylinder hone to the seat tube to remove about .005" to achieve a perfect fit.

The stem was fun too. Changed it from a drum wedge to a slant wedge and shortened it so I could slam it all the way down to the headset.

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@SquidPuppet I can't wait to see it. I have been thinking of building a tall bike the last few days. Maybe I can get it done between the end of this semester and the summer semester. Tall man's tall bike with a 26" frame.
Well, if you ever take a vacation to the PNW, I have a bike you can borrow (and will fit). Probably just raise the saddle ~ 2 inches and you'll be good to go (slowly).
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Tall man's tall bike with 26 frames.
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Might have to take that offer up.
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Man, i wish i had tools like that at my disposal.. Lucky you!

Question? Wouldnt anodizing have been a better solution for the post you made that was PC'ed? Won't it crack when being tightened down by the seat post clamp?
Anodizing would have been my first choice because it's so freakin thin. But most shops have a minimum and it would have cost me $50.00 for one item. Anodizers can't mix batches of different grades of aluminum.

Powder coat is tough as hell and glossier than show car paint. It won't crack and is tough to scratch.

This is another reason why I powder everything.

2 rims
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1 seat post
1 handle bar
1 stem
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2 crank arms
$65.00

And it's show quality. That includes, sand blasting, hand sanding, masking and plugging.

I'm really lucky to have this guy local. A bonus is, his son races BMX, so he knows bikes really well.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Man, i wish i had tools like that at my disposal.. Lucky you!
I'm lucky. A buddy works for a huge machine shop that does gigantic projects for the mining companies in the area. So getting help on little trinkets like this is just a giggle for him/us.
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Gotcha. I have only used PC'ed stuff in the car relm, mainly rims and valve covers. Usually after a while the PC chips off where the head of the bolt/nut comes in contact with the PC hence my question about seat post clamp. I wish I had a local guy to do stuff like that and for that cheap! I'd PC everything

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Anodizing would have been my first choice because it's so freakin thin. But most shops have a minimum and it would have cost me $50.00 for one item. Anodizers can't mix batches of different grades of aluminum.

Powder coat is tough as hell and glossier than show car paint. It won't crack and is tough to scratch.

This is another reason why I powder everything.

2 rims
2 sprockets
1 seat post
1 handle bar
1 stem
2 hubs
2 crank arms
$65.00

And it's show quality. That includes, sand blasting, hand sanding, masking and plugging.

I'm really lucky to have this guy local. A bonus is, his son races BMX, so he knows bikes really well.
So rad! Again, wish i had something like that around here -- I've got a few ideas for little things that I can't seem to find on the market for bikes that I'd love to have made/make.

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I'm lucky. A buddy works for a huge machine shop that does gigantic projects for the mining companies in the area. So getting help on little trinkets like this is just a giggle for him/us.
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Gotcha. I have only used PC'ed stuff in the car relm, mainly rims and valve covers. Usually after a while the PC chips off where the head of the bolt/nut comes in contact with the PC hence my question about seat post clamp. I wish I had a local guy to do stuff like that and for that cheap! I'd PC everything
Was the powder polyester, urethane or ceramic? The guy here uses this high temp ceramic stuff for headers and exhaust systems. He says it hold up to the heat really well. No personal experience with it myself.
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The items I have had experience weren't ceramic since they werent super high temp items such as headers etc. I believe the pieces I've worked with were polyester PC'ed but I'm not entirely sure if I'm honest.

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Was the powder polyester, urethane or ceramic? The guy here uses this high temp ceramic stuff for headers and exhaust systems. He says it hold up to the heat really well. No personal experience with it myself.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I'm lucky. A buddy works for a huge machine shop that does gigantic projects for the mining companies in the area. So getting help on little trinkets like this is just a giggle for him/us.
Nice! This makes me want to take a machining class to add to the welding
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