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datlas 04-04-20 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21400611)
htfu?

I tried putting a bolt on one of the cutouts and whacking it with a hammer. Fail.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400609)
The new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so I want to transfer the SS freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

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Damn! I had one of those tools until recently and ditched it because I knew I’d never have a SSFW again. It’s probably on there too tight, but a pair of needle nose pliers and a big adjustable?

seedsbelize 04-04-20 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400116)
Probably 80% anxiety and 20% day lengthening. My natural wake-up time ordinarily is about 45 minutes before daybreak. Lately I have been awakening even earlier.

Good news is I went out at daybreak and finished my 3 1/2 hour ride while the family was still in sleep/morning mode.

I have a noon teleconference with my office partners. We are likely going to talk about shutting the office completely and having everyone work from home with a skeleton crew of 2-3 nurses and one non-clinical worker, plus the 5 docs. Sad. We are hemorrhaging $$$ and even with the furloughs and telemedicine it's looking grim.

It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

datlas 04-04-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21400631)
It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

Thatís what I want. We need a meeting of the minds.

datlas 04-04-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400624)
Damn! I had one of those tools until recently and ditched it because I knew Iíd never have a SSFW again. Itís probably on there too tight, but a pair of needle nose pliers and a big adjustable?

Lemme try that....

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400301)
Dang! More rough news.

My older brother and I were talking about this a few days ago. Itís a good time to be retired with so many people around us struggling with their future.

Weíll be fine and Iím not even sure I how I feel about my wife going back to work, given the risks. Itís just all the years of sweat equity and good will the old partners have built up in the practice and the implicit promise they made the young ones, all of whom had to buy in. It would be a shame to see that end with a whimper.

BillyD 04-04-20 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21400631)
It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

I'm thinking she needs to miss a meal or two. That usually gets the attention of the privileged, and is a great teaching tool.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400636)
Lemme try that....

Hope he didnít need those pliers...

seedsbelize 04-04-20 02:18 PM

39įC. Hot!

datlas 04-04-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400636)
Lemme try that....

Failed. Canít get enough torque. Might just buy a SS freewheel from ScamBay for $7 and ask the LBS to take this off once COVID19 situation better.

Jadesfire 04-04-20 02:33 PM

Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the local economy by getting a burger (take-out, of course) from one of the most popular local restaurants. 1 o'clock on a Saturday usually means about a 30 minute wait, even for bar seating in normal times. Today, one car pulled out of the lot as I pulled in, and there were only 4 tickets waiting after mine on the table outside. They got a 100% tip from me today even though I know that's not really going to help anything. Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.
The news last night was reporting that places like Commander's Palace are partnering with Rouses supermarket, packaging up their most famous dishes and selling them there. So that's something, at least- improvising and adapting.

ls01 04-04-20 02:39 PM

Nice little 23 mile ride. A touch colder than I like but whatever.
​​​​​​ Hang in there Datlas. Been there a few times I know how you feel.

abshipp 04-04-20 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400609)
The new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so I want to transfer the SS freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

I think you need this tool.

I've used various tools like a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to remove one, but it wasn't pretty.

I could let you borrow mine if you don't want to buy one.

rjones28 04-04-20 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400654)
Failed. Canít get enough torque. Might just buy a SS freewheel from ScamBay for $7 and ask the LBS to take this off once COVID19 situation better.


datlas 04-04-20 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21400691)
I think you need this tool.

I've used various tools like a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to remove one, but it wasn't pretty.

I could let you borrow mine if you don't want to buy one.

One of my friends has the tool and will help next week.

datlas 04-04-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21400706)

I saw that and tried the method. No luck. Itís a crappy BD bike and itís possible the threads are seized. If my friend canít get it off with his tool, I will get a new one from ScamBay for $7.

Yes, I know. Family forum!

abshipp 04-04-20 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400758)
One of my friends has the tool and will help next week.

:thumb:

datlas 04-04-20 03:49 PM

I wonder why patentcad has not dropped by. If he is sheltering in place, you would think the boredom factor would have kicked in.

datlas 04-04-20 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400644)
We’ll be fine and I’m not even sure I how I feel about my wife going back to work, given the risks. It’s just all the years of sweat equity and good will the old partners have built up in the practice and the implicit promise they made the young ones, all of whom had to buy in. It would be a shame to see that end with a whimper.

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a with a whimper.

#TheHollowMen

Velo Vol 04-04-20 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21400676)
Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.

Oh?

[RIP coasting]

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Jadesfire (Post 21400676)
Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the local economy by getting a burger (take-out, of course) from one of the most popular local restaurants. 1 o'clock on a Saturday usually means about a 30 minute wait, even for bar seating in normal times. Today, one car pulled out of the lot as I pulled in, and there were only 4 tickets waiting after mine on the table outside. They got a 100% tip from me today even though I know that's not really going to help anything. Long walk and some jump-rope this evening, longer ride tomorrow.
The news last night was reporting that places like Commander's Palace are partnering with Rouses supermarket, packaging up their most famous dishes and selling them there. So that's something, at least- improvising and adapting.

Good for you. We'll do Thai again tomorrow, and give them a good tip as well. It does help. It may, unfortunately, not be enough.

BillyD 04-04-20 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400765)
I wonder why patentcad has not dropped by. If he is sheltering in place, you would think the boredom factor would have kicked in.

He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400635)
Thatís what I want. We need a meeting of the minds.

I do not envy you your position. I was rather rational at that age, relatively, but I think even I would have felt like my world was ending.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

Wait but... then why am I here? :foo:

Also, aren't you married yourself?

datlas 04-04-20 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

I see what you did there.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400838)
I see what you did there.

That was actually the first word I processed out of that post. Sad times...

Pirkaus 04-04-20 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21400847)
That was actually the first word I processed out of that post. Sad times...

indeed

MoAlpha 04-04-20 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400813)
He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.

I seem to need both.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21400706)

Mnyeh, only if it’s not really on there. Had that work maybe 1/30 times, even using a vise. And 8 of those times the business end of the screwdriver has caused an alteration in skin integrity to some part of my body.

sbxx1985 04-04-20 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21400788)
Oh?

[RIP coasting]

Well done.


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