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Old 07-25-19, 04:50 PM
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My wife gets the chainring tattoos on BOTH of her legs. Neither of us can figure out how.
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Old 07-25-19, 04:52 PM
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Cutting a desireable double (or single) sided hub out of wheel before removing freewheel/fixed cogs. ooof
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Old 07-25-19, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Nothing major.

Little things ... like when I wrapped one side of drop bars, stepped back to appreciate my work, only to realize I failed to rout the aero brake housing.

I often completely forget to put the plastic accordian bb sleeve in there before finishing the bb overhaul.

A couple times I built a wheel with the rim label facing the nds.
The HORROR!!!
All three of them. None of my bbs have the plastic sleeve. Nor the aluminum sleeve I made special and then forgot to install. On two different bikes. My bb shells don't have drainholes either.
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Old 07-25-19, 05:05 PM
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The HORROR!!!
Should be lower case, with a simple period and repeated, à la Kurtz.
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Old 07-25-19, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
I think these things might have something to do with it:

Tornado damage to inspect across two states

Riding 1000 miles for cancer in June despite new tornado work load

Riding RAIN on the worst year they've ever had for riding conditions

Arranging special events for BF members

Staring down the barrel of a 225 mile one day ride across Wisconsin


Other than that, he ain't got nothing going on
Damn, combine those with the riot list he has going on..... stand down Marine, take a day to decamp and regroup. Proves the old saw about, no good deed going unpunished.

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Old 07-25-19, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Cutting a desireable double (or single) sided hub out of wheel before removing freewheel/fixed cogs. ooof
Did you get the freewheel off? I believe you can attach a small number of spokes and a rim and get it off that way. I suggested it to someone in that position, and he said it worked, but I was not there.
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Old 07-25-19, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Did you get the freewheel off?
I was lucky enough to have the services of Mike Barry at my disposal. He'd developed a technique involving a custom clamp for hub flanges. I didn't see it happen either.
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Old 07-25-19, 06:50 PM
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Everyone's done this at least once in their cycling life.....
Pushed out the pin from a chain with a chain breaker, completely when shortening it....
Quite a trick to get it back in......
Done it in the 80's two times, but never again.....

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Old 07-25-19, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Extra points for the inside of your left leg
Tandem rider.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:43 PM
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Clamping the seat tube of a brand new frame in the Park stand, then wondering “Where’s that other bottle boss, the one with the bolt threaded in it?”

...right in the middle of that nice new seat tube dent.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Cutting a desireable double (or single) sided hub out of wheel before removing freewheel/fixed cogs. ooof
This is bad, really bad.
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Old 07-25-19, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
1.
3. Slipping onto the chain ring with flesh.


E tu, et al?
Once you have your hand make contact with the large chain with your full body weight behind it (while removing a pedal) , you will not forget it.
I thought for sure I was headed to the ER; but I got the bleeding to stop.
Now, I cover the large chain ring with the chain and/or a thick rag.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Once you have your hand make contact with the large chain with your full body weight behind it (while removing a pedal) , you will not forget it.
I thought for sure I was headed to the ER; but I got the bleeding to stop.
Now, I cover the large chain ring with the chain and/or a thick rag.
Well, to be perfectly honest, the chain should never be off of the big ring in the first place....
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Old 07-25-19, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Clamping the seat tube of a brand new frame in the Park stand, then wondering “Where’s that other bottle boss, the one with the bolt threaded in it?”

...right in the middle of that nice new seat tube dent.
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Man, I feel for you on that one...

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Stuck fixed cup on a French frame, yeah, it's got Swiss threads

Fine! I didn't want it anyways!
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Old 07-26-19, 12:32 AM
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I once accidentally the whole thing.
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Hahahaha!
Hey, sandals are all about convenience and comfort. I mean, come on. If I really cared about how I looked, I wouldn't wear lycra!
Lycra AND sandals? Now there's an image that won't go away for a while ...
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Let's do just one last pass of spoke tightening. "Bang", taco.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
My wife gets the chainring tattoos on BOTH of her legs. Neither of us can figure out how.
You need to watch that bike on her left....
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I got one for ya.

How about swabbing out a grimy seat tube with a rag fixed to the end of a wooden dowel. You slip in down past the water bottle riv-nuts, and it breaks off...
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My wife gets the chainring tattoos on BOTH of her legs. Neither of us can figure out how.
Isn't there a blues song about "my woman been stokerin' another man's tandem" or some such?.....
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Clamping the seat tube of a brand new frame in the Park stand, then wondering “Where’s that other bottle boss, the one with the bolt threaded in it?”

...right in the middle of that nice new seat tube dent.
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Uuugg!
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I once accidentally the whole thing.
I'd like to buy a verb please, Pat.
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Spending hours trying to get a pedal out until you realize your going the wrong direction.

So you guys are saying it's bad when I chain saw in shorts and sandals?
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Old 07-26-19, 12:21 PM
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Missed the turnoff to the Antelope Freeway...
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