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Bah Humbug 07-16-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590503)
One of my staff used to work with BoA in that building.

Something like 2/3s of that building is other companies though. ;)

phrantic09 07-16-20 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590523)
Something like 2/3s of that building is other companies though. ;)

no kidding, thought it was all BoA

rjones28 07-16-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590224)
Oh no, thatís how addictions start. You didnít enjoy it, did you?

Well, I was dressed for work - canvas work pants, boots, t-shirt. So, no.

But my commute time was about the same as my full kit road bike ride time, with less effort.

:innocent:

abshipp 07-16-20 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590512)
We use SwissStop disc brake silencer stray at the shop for stubborn squealers. Seems to work pretty well.

Never heard of it. Thanks :thumb:

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.

rjones28 07-16-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590321)
Didnít get it, FML

:(

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21590529)
no kidding, thought it was all BoA

No, there are lawyers and other paperwork white-collar offices there. If you search the address you can see commercial lease listings for everything from fractional floors to blocks of four contiguous floors. We even had a couple of random sets of floors throughout.

BillyD 07-16-20 10:26 AM

I figured I would start a little repair job on my hoop house today but forgot that I need my chopsaw which is up in the attic workshop and which I am not in condition to drag It down at this time. Rats! Now I’ve got to find something even less strenuous. :foo: :crash:

BillyD 07-16-20 10:28 AM

Who knew so much of home maintenance was so strenuous.

MoAlpha 07-16-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590542)
Never heard of it. Thanks :thumb:

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.

Cook the contamination off your pads in a gas flame for 20-30 seconds. Has never failed for me...until I sweat on them or ride through an oily puddle again.

abshipp 07-16-20 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21590560)
Cook the contamination off your pads in a gas flame for 20-30 seconds. Has never failed for me...until I sweat on them or ride through an oily puddle again.


I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.

rjones28 07-16-20 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590554)
Who knew so much of home maintenance was so strenuous.

My surgeon didn't even want me cutting the lawn on a riding mower, post-hernia.

rjones28 07-16-20 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590583)
I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.

The non-pyro method is to just hit everything with some brake clean and let it dry in the sunshine.

MoAlpha 07-16-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590583)
I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.

Probably a good idea to wear safety glasses in case they asplode, but I've never seen the smallest pop or spark.

MoAlpha 07-16-20 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590624)
The non-pyro environmentally destructive and generally uncouth method is to just hit everything with some brake clean and let it dry in the sunshine.

...and what freakin' fun is that?

big john 07-16-20 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590542)
Never heard of it. Thanks :thumb:

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.

I have the cheap Shimano brakes on my mtb and they rarely make any noise, only when the rear one gets really hot. I'd love to put some more powerful brakes on there maybe with some bigger rotors but really they work fine most of the time. When I ride it a lot I go through pads pretty quick but no noise.

seedsbelize 07-16-20 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21590183)
Uh huh.

I'm putting my foot down this time

seedsbelize 07-16-20 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590258)
Reminds me of a line in the chorus of a favorite song of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETPXV7BufY

Haven't heard any John Hartford for ages and ages. Thanks.

SwtBadger 07-16-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21590549)
on my hoop house today

What's in the hoop house?

datlas 07-16-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21590497)
Man, people are punchy out in the rest of the 41.

Shocking news!

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590512)
We use SwissStop disc brake silencer stray at the shop for stubborn squealers. Seems to work pretty well.

We had squeal out. If I'd know it was $20 a thimblefull, I'd have asked if I could have the remainder when we closed!

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...4aAvrdEALw_wcB

Luckily I rarely get squeal on personal bikes. AZ sun and sand keeps the noise down.

rjones28 07-16-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21590638)
...and what freakin' fun is that?

IKR.

More eco-friendly? IDK. We use the White Lightning at the BS.

White Lightning - Clean Streak?

seedsbelize 07-16-20 11:31 AM

I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.

datlas 07-16-20 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21590693)
I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.

Please put a boot in there, not just a patch? They are really good tires. But if your roads are crap you may need something more durable.

WhyFi 07-16-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21590693)
I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.

Looks like you're getting the full GP4kSII experience. Kudos!

MoAlpha 07-16-20 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590682)
More eco-friendly? IDK.

Eye of the beholder.


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