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05-22-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 39,048
Posted By buck mulligan

Username: "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from...

Username: "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed." (James Joyce, Ulysses)

Avatar: An Audubon rendering of a Great...
05-11-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,190
Posted By buck mulligan

My officemate's legal assistant - a former bike...

My officemate's legal assistant - a former bike messenger - has gotten two of these tickets on her way into work over the past few months. They're definitely cracking down.
Forum: Foo
05-11-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,879
Posted By buck mulligan

I never had that problem with them, and my feet...

I never had that problem with them, and my feet are a mess - I crushed the bone ends in my heels as a kid, jumping out of swings (don't ask). I had to wear arch supports for years. Chucks have always...
Forum: Foo
05-11-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,879
Posted By buck mulligan

Personally, I started wearing Chuck Taylors in my...

Personally, I started wearing Chuck Taylors in my New Wave days. Think 1982 - Levi's, white dress shirt, suit jacket from Goodwill with Clash, Jam, Talking Heads and Patti Smith buttons on the...
Forum: Foo
05-11-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By buck mulligan

You magnificent bastard!

You magnificent bastard!
Forum: Foo
05-10-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By buck mulligan

First of all, some of the posters here seem to...

First of all, some of the posters here seem to have missed the part where you said that you paid the rent for the full lease term up front. If the facts are as you state, and you've paid all rent due...
Forum: Foo
05-10-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,879
Posted By buck mulligan

I got married in a black Yves Saint Laurent tux...

I got married in a black Yves Saint Laurent tux and matching black Chuck Taylor high-tops. My best man and groomsmen were similarly attired.
05-10-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,826
Posted By buck mulligan

If you're lucky, you might be able to find the...

If you're lucky, you might be able to find the matching Prestube rack:

150257
Forum: Foo
05-07-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By buck mulligan

Has anyone here seen John Hughes' 1988 flick,...

Has anyone here seen John Hughes' 1988 flick, "She's Having a Baby?" All this talk about lawnmowers makes me want to warn people away from plastic flywheels.



My ex-wife's father was a...
05-07-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,135
Posted By buck mulligan

I gave serious thought to leaving the kickstand...

I gave serious thought to leaving the kickstand off of my Sports when I rehabilitated it, mostly because I was a little appalled by the damaged chainstays I found when I removed it. I thought on it...
05-07-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By buck mulligan

Sheldon says...

Sheldon says (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html#club): "Club bicycles were the elite, high-performance machines of their time and place. They were named for the fact that they were the...
05-05-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By buck mulligan

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
05-04-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,771
Posted By buck mulligan

I did it the other way around - we typically use...

I did it the other way around - we typically use foil to wrap bread before we put it in the oven to warm it up for dinner. For weeks, I was saving the foil from the bread to use on my bike. It's all...
05-03-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,115
Posted By buck mulligan

For the record, I was wrong about this. After...

For the record, I was wrong about this. After posting this response I still had the same problem, so I did a bit more research and it turns out that the shallower angled face is oriented inward, and...
05-03-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,771
Posted By buck mulligan

I used crumpled foil with some light machine oil...

I used crumpled foil with some light machine oil for lubrication on all the chrome parts on my Raleigh Sports, and it worked like a charm. Rust came off easily, and not a scratch in sight. I...
05-03-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By buck mulligan

Perhaps not the place to buy shoes, but certainly...

Perhaps not the place to buy shoes, but certainly one of Seattle's more off-the-beaten-path shops:

http://mobiuscycle.com/

By the way, I mean "off-the-beaten-path" quite literally - the shop...
05-03-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,884
Posted By buck mulligan

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05-02-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,438
Posted By buck mulligan

Good grief - you hit 52 mph?

Good grief - you hit 52 mph?
05-02-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,438
Posted By buck mulligan

The other night, I was having a conversation with...

The other night, I was having a conversation with my cousin (an engineer) about modifying an old-fashion head and tail light set with guts scavenged from a modern LED light set. He was confident he...
Forum: Foo
04-29-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10,047
Views: 2,129,069
Posted By buck mulligan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTXJUYiAT4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTXJUYiAT4
04-29-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,158
Posted By buck mulligan

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of...

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of this bike as it comes along!
04-29-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By buck mulligan

I don't know about the Shimano, but I know that...

I don't know about the Shimano, but I know that changing out the rear cog on my SA was dead easy - much easier than fiddling with the chainring would have been, and cheaper, too. I needed a new chain...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Oh - okay, fair enough. Let's assume a...

Oh - okay, fair enough. Let's assume a protagonist who really wants the little blinky tail light (a very cheap, easily removable component). That's the individual evaluating our hypothetical ethical...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

That's interesting. I hadn't noticed that I had...

That's interesting. I hadn't noticed that I had used ethically loaded language this way, but there it is. Nonetheless, I don't really think it's quite that simple (although it may be almost quite...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Point taken.

Point taken.
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Again - and I hate to shout, but I fear that this...

Again - and I hate to shout, but I fear that this very important point is getting lost in the haze - I do not want this bike. I don't want any parts from this bike. And I personally don't care about...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

By the way - not that it's really relevant to the...

By the way - not that it's really relevant to the ethics discussion I was hoping to spark, but here's the response I received to my email sent to the address skijor suggested:
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Not at all. As I said twice before, and will say...

Not at all. As I said twice before, and will say again, I neither want nor need this bike or anything off of it. (Actually, that's not quite true - I could use the tail light. But I'm not going to...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

It's a city rack, on city property. The building...

It's a city rack, on city property. The building management will assume no responsibility for it, nor should they.



Responses, anyone?
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Well, what I'm going to do next is nothing,...

Well, what I'm going to do next is nothing, except for enjoy this discussion. I don't want the bike or any part from it. I followed up with the email address skijor provided more out of curiosity...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

I sent an email to the address you linked. I...

I sent an email to the address you linked. I don't know if anyone will take notice; I can tell you that the MID personnel and the parking enforcement (a division of the SPD) officers I've pointed it...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By buck mulligan

Ethics - a bike-related inquiry

Here's an exercise in ethics. There is a Diamondback locked to a rack in front of the building where my office is located. It's been there a long, long time. Our office receptionist says it's been...
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,143
Posted By buck mulligan

Glad to hear you had a good time. About the only...

Glad to hear you had a good time. About the only thing you didn't do that I would have recommended is a visit to the Smith Tower - almost as tall as the Space Needle, much cheaper, and historically...
04-27-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,940
Posted By buck mulligan

I don't have a lot of experience working on...

I don't have a lot of experience working on bikes, but I recently tore down, overhauled, and reassembled a 1972 Raleigh Sports. It's the gold S-22 edition, which came with a twist grip shifter. I...
Forum: Foo
04-26-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,706
Posted By buck mulligan

Sounds like you're referring to federal prisoner...

Sounds like you're referring to federal prisoner #18330-424.
04-26-10, 07:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,494
Posted By buck mulligan

If you're planning on riding in lousy weather,...

If you're planning on riding in lousy weather, you may want to think about the wheels and/or brakes. Caliper brakes on steel wheels are less than ideal. I know this applies to the Sports; I'm pretty...
04-25-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,882
Posted By buck mulligan

My only issue with leaving the bike unridden is...

My only issue with leaving the bike unridden is that I would worry about the possible adverse effect on its mechanical condition - lubricants not being distributed evenly around the bearings, and so...
04-25-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,133
Posted By buck mulligan

It sounds like your problem is with the machine...

It sounds like your problem is with the machine that goes "ping!" The solution is to get the most expensive machine, in case the administrator comes.
04-24-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By buck mulligan

Really? Cool!

Really? Cool!
04-23-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By buck mulligan

I used to do this as a teenager in the '70s.

I used to do this as a teenager in the '70s.
Forum: Foo
04-18-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By buck mulligan

I absolutely loved law school, but I don't care...

I absolutely loved law school, but I don't care for practicing law. I might find it more tolerable if I was actually making decent money at it, but....
04-18-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

My last bike (an early-90's Specialized) was...

My last bike (an early-90's Specialized) was stolen, which was a drag, but the truth is that it never really suited me. I had a limited budget (it was a Christmas gift) to spend at my LBS to replace...
04-17-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,905
Posted By buck mulligan

From...

From http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bike/bikeride.html:

"Effective February 6, 2010 you can load or unload your bicycle to any in-service bus at any bus stop--including the Ride Free Area...
04-17-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

Tony Hadland's site...

Tony Hadland's site (http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/samaintind.htm) has links to all sorts of original SA tech manuals and such - good if you're working on an AW, but I imagine it would be...
04-17-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

Success! The key was the photo that gna posted,...

Success! The key was the photo that gna posted, showing the correct orientation of the pawls. Merely having them point in the correct direction is not enough; they have to be installed with the side...
04-16-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

As of last week, anyway, he was out of the "Grade...

As of last week, anyway, he was out of the "Grade A" cotters in 9.5mm, but had the "Grade B" in stock. They were substantially better than the ones I was able to get locally (which appeared similar...
04-16-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By buck mulligan

I haven't done it in years, but I used to ride...

I haven't done it in years, but I used to ride Green Lake late at night. It was a completely different experience - very otherwordly.
04-16-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

Thanks for this suggestion. I hate to bug members...

Thanks for this suggestion. I hate to bug members that aren't participating in the thread, but I'll do it if I run out of ideas. I wouldn't feel too bad about contacting Mark, I suppose, because not...
04-16-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

An interesting thought - I'll try this and see...

An interesting thought - I'll try this and see what happens.



Also interesting. I did remove the left cone when I disassembled the hub, because the guts won't come free of the left bearing...
04-16-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,525
Posted By buck mulligan

Right now I'm wishing that I had just flushed my...

Right now I'm wishing that I had just flushed my hub with solvent rather than tear it down. It would have taken a while - there was a lot of grease packed in there - but in hindsight I think it would...
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