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09-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm affectionate to all my Surlys, well, all my...

I'm affectionate to all my Surlys, well, all my bikes to be truthful. Now tell me what "appropriate" bike you would recommend. Can you show me a bike that can do what the Ogre can do, and has a wider...
09-24-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By J.Higgins

Thanks for the link! Its funny, because I looked...

Thanks for the link! Its funny, because I looked on eBay but I do not recall seeing that ad. I'll be the first to admit that I am not fond of ordering anything from China. However if the chainring is...
09-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By J.Higgins

Surly Ogre Under-Geared

Sourcing a 38T chainring.

Hi, Everyone. Since this bike is a touring bike, I figured I'd start this thread here. Maybe some of you have similar issues and we can come to a solution together? I...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:04 AM
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Is featured in an un-aired episode of Dr. Pimple...

Is featured in an un-aired episode of Dr. Pimple Popper. He went there to have the huge mole on his ass removed. You know which one. No, not that one. Its the one that looks like a silhouette of Abe...
09-21-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By J.Higgins

I will politely differ with you, sir. Looks...

I will politely differ with you, sir. Looks matter to a lot of people. Cycling has always been a platform of fashion and design. Some people are very attuned to what things look like, so appearances...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Can't tie his own shoes. Has to have his nephew,...

Can't tie his own shoes. Has to have his nephew, Dunkin, do it for him. Lies about it. Says he gets a cramp in his fingers when he tries to tie them. Yeah right. :rolleyes:

Being the practical...
09-21-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 852
Posted By J.Higgins

Yes, you absolutely must wipe down your chain...

Yes, you absolutely must wipe down your chain after using a wet lube, but in the end it is worth it when you add up time saved and the knowledge that your chain is lubricated, not just smeared with...
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

His wife considers him a human spork because...

His wife considers him a human spork because after forking, he never wants to spoon.
09-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By J.Higgins

That's darn good advice.

That's darn good advice.
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Knows exactly why, but lying about it again, as...

Knows exactly why, but lying about it again, as usual. :notamused: Everyone knows that you, Ahsposo, made thook's momma everything she is today. Oh, and stop covering up the fact that you were...
09-18-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 852
Posted By J.Higgins

Wax sucks, imho. I went through the whole...

Wax sucks, imho. I went through the whole chain-waxing spectrum of crockpots, ultrasonic cleaners, all the different wax recipes, as well as the ones that are premixed and ready to roll. After...
09-18-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By J.Higgins

I remember the hordes of rabbits when I was a...

I remember the hordes of rabbits when I was a young GI in Texas. Unbelievable. Nightmarish for a kid from Maine. It funny how we think nothing of a thousand mosquitos buzzing around the neighborhood,...
09-18-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By J.Higgins

I am of the opinion that tan sidewalls are the...

I am of the opinion that tan sidewalls are the bomb on just about anything, but they do not have as much of a visual impact on carbon bikes, and bikes with hydroformed alloy tubing. Tan sidewalls, in...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Cries after I have sex with his Mom. He's crying...

Cries after I have sex with his Mom. He's crying because I'm better at it than him (with his Mom). Cries because he now thinks that I'm his dad. In fact, he's absolutely petrified at the thought....
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 573
Posted By J.Higgins

Only if you live in VT. :innocent:

Only if you live in VT. :innocent:
09-16-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By J.Higgins

Front hub OLD has commonly been 100mm forever,...

Front hub OLD has commonly been 100mm forever, but there were a lot of bikes with 96mm made in the '60's, IIRC. My advice to you would be to:

1. check your frame for straightness.
2....
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Raises bees. He talks to them in, what many...

Raises bees. He talks to them in, what many people have claimed, is a very accurate impersonation of Jerry Seinfeld's voice. He thinks it helps, but the bees keep doing what they do, but in reality...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By J.Higgins

I am of the opinion that there can never be too...

I am of the opinion that there can never be too many maple syrup jokes or references. I love a good rich dark maple syrup. This isnt Vermont, but there is a lot of money generated in the maple syrup...
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Despite him being life-long hetero soulmates with...

Despite him being life-long hetero soulmates with Herve, he still kids him about his size, lies to him, punches him in the forehead, and steals his donuts. Herve has been known to chase Thook down...
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By J.Higgins

RIP Norm. You are missed, brother.

RIP Norm. You are missed, brother.
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

OT: <<insert a huge round of applause here>>...

OT:

<<insert a huge round of applause here>>

Thanks for changing your avatar. I couldn't stop thinking of my dental hygienist.

Back on track:

Ahsposo, Thook, and 3A once thook part in a...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 83,889
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^coffee^^^

^^^coffee^^^
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By J.Higgins

I love Christ, but every year his birthday gets...

I love Christ, but every year his birthday gets worse and worse. Its not easy to ignore the greed and just worship Him. Just like De Beers created from the start, a monopolized market and manipulated...
Forum: Foo
09-11-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

aka, Jet Lie. Also, everyone knows that Jet Lie...

aka, Jet Lie. Also, everyone knows that Jet Lie can kick Bruce Lie's ass all over the place.
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,085,451
Posted By J.Higgins

I would have liked to have

...seen this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNrAFb3I2js

A talented man, who surrounded himself with talented people.
Forum: Foo
09-10-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,080
Posted By J.Higgins

You are right! :thumb: It is rather nice to...

You are right! :thumb:

It is rather nice to exercise my creativity over there. If tastefully-done, a fabricated lie can be a work of art. I especially like ones that have multiple levels of...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

I know, right!

I know, right!
09-09-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By J.Higgins

And that is exactly what I did not want this...

And that is exactly what I did not want this project to be - a mutated truing stand, Andy! :) I already have two Park truing stands, and I dont like to do anything other than true wheels with them....
09-09-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By J.Higgins

This would be a major concern for me as well, and...

This would be a major concern for me as well, and I designed the notches that hold the axle ends to be about as thick as a bike's dropouts so that the skewers could be clamped down tightly. The arms...
09-09-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By J.Higgins

I use a paper towel with WD40 to remove old...

I use a paper towel with WD40 to remove old grease and crud. What I can't seem to get rid of are those stupid tachyon particles. Any thoughts on what solvent I should use for those?
09-09-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. Paul brakes aren't even in the same...

Agreed. Paul brakes aren't even in the same category as the linear-pull brakes in this category. Paul brakes, as well as most of his components, are God-level. Its nice when you can afford to get...
09-09-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By J.Higgins

Wheel-Holding Work Stand

I've been working on a series of shop tools that will make certain bike maintenance tasks easier and somewhat more pleasurable. Mostly what I'm doing is exercising my brain, and allowing me to work...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By J.Higgins

I quoted the pic, but after reading this link, I...

I quoted the pic, but after reading this link, I feel the need to comment about this as well.

I'll start out by making a declaratory statement. I think that anyone who is healthy enough to get the...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By J.Higgins

New Foo Contest: Guess how many people are peeing...

New Foo Contest: Guess how many people are peeing in that water at the time the photo was taken. :eek: Gross.
09-08-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^THIS^^^ The paint that's on there is...

^^^THIS^^^

The paint that's on there is truly the best base coat you can get.

Also, for what its worth, the lead paint issue was primarily a concern for house paint, and I think manufacturers...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Calls Doohickie's father, ThingaMaBob, by the...

Calls Doohickie's father, ThingaMaBob, by the name of DooDad. It get's Doohickie's father pretty hot under the collar, because he always told him that WhatchaMaCallit (then a UPS driver) was his real...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Spends most of his evenings in the cellar of an...

Spends most of his evenings in the cellar of an abandoned house next door to him, growing magic mushrooms for fun and profit. After feeding the people under the stairs, he slips away to tend his...
Forum: Foo
09-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,080
Posted By J.Higgins

Hey, and when I get really good at it, I'll be...

Hey, and when I get really good at it, I'll be able to do it at night! :thumb::p
Forum: Foo
09-04-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Only likes the donut hat because it... looks......

Only likes the donut hat because it... looks... like a... :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
09-02-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Got his vaccination. Went to Krispy Kreme. ...

Got his vaccination. Went to Krispy Kreme.

Got another vaccination. Went to Krispy Kreme.

Got another vaccination. Went to Krispy Kreme.

Got another vaccination. Went to Krispy Kreme.
...
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Collects ball-gags. His boss has asked him to...

Collects ball-gags. His boss has asked him to please not wear them at work. He always says okay just to get his boss out of his hair, and puts them back on when the boss leaves. He thinks its silly....
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By J.Higgins

You have no idea, brother. No idea. Growing...

You have no idea, brother. No idea.

Growing up on Mount Desert Island, we didn't have all of the modern distractions. All we had to inform us of the outside world, was what we could glean from our...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,996
Posted By J.Higgins

+1 on the Pop Tarts. Easy to store. Easy to eat....

+1 on the Pop Tarts. Easy to store. Easy to eat. The brown sugar/cinnamon type are my go to.
08-31-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-31-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By J.Higgins

I've performed dozens of drops-to-flatbar...

I've performed dozens of drops-to-flatbar conversions. My experience with length-of-pull adapters leaves me to think that they are a compromise at best. They are a bit fiddly to use, and they DO...
Forum: Foo
08-31-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By J.Higgins

I had a Hayabusa with a Schnitz turbo installed....

I had a Hayabusa with a Schnitz turbo installed. It literally could take you back in time, or scare you so much you get off the bike all withered and grey. I should have gotten killed on it, but no -...
Forum: Foo
08-31-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By J.Higgins

THIS. So many people think they can just get...

THIS.
So many people think they can just get away with this sort of stuff. Bringing some of them to justice is worthwhile and satisfying. Lying, Cheating, and Stealing is rampant right now. It looks...
Forum: Foo
08-31-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Lies about how many donuts he can stuff into his...

Lies about how many donuts he can stuff into his mouth at once. He claims he can only fit 7 donuts in that cavernous pie-hole, but one drunken night in Cancun, 3A and I personally jammed 11 chocolate...
Forum: Foo
08-30-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17,406
Views: 970,789
Posted By J.Higgins

Feels like it might work if he could just get rid...

Feels like it might work if he could just get rid of the ants, but then what would he do when Itching Man comes around again? :foo:
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