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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2017
     
    I have some horrid skewers on my backup bike. I need to change them out too. Skewer party!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2017
     
    So we don't think it's a drop-out spacing issue that will require cold-setting?"Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2017
     
    The wheel fits in fine, right? Might be the axle is wider than the dropouts."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2017
     
    My Schwinn World is standard 126mm old-school road spacing. If you have to really fucking pry the stays apart to shove the wheel in there, maybe he got a 135mm mountain wheel, and yeah, I think that's too far. If it's a 130mm new-school road wheel, that's not too far that you can't hand-spread and expect it to fit just fine.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorkossmonaut
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2017
     
    has anyone ever used ammonia to remove a seized aluminium post from a steel frame
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2017
     
    Not I. But I did try to hacksaw one out once. That also failed.

    Where are you located? Sassy at Revolution Bikes got my stuck post out. I shudder to think what he did to make it happen, but maybe he's still got the seatpost mojo?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorkossmonaut
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2017
     
    hacksaw will be a last resort, id heat it before that

    i thought revolution closed.

    my chain once snapped in jp and i asked someone there to borrow a chainbreaker after buying a replacement chain, they gave me the biggest attitude
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2017
     
    Did it close? I haven't been by in a while but I thought they were still chugging along.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2017
     
    Nat's used lye at our shop to dissolve seatposts successfully."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Guess who's back.. it's charlie, who forgot his old password.

    Dumb question: I got into a pretty serious accident a month or so back and I'm having trouble getting back on my bike because 1 I don't have one and 2 traffic now skeeves me out for some reason. Any tips on not being lame and getting over myself?
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    1. Is there a chance for an insurance settlement? (In other words, was a car involved?)

    2. Take it slow, and ride some bike paths until you get used to being on the bike without traffic. Then take some less-traveled roads. Work your way back into it.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    nerdo:1. Is there a chance for an insurance settlement? (In other words, was a car involved?)


    A car was involved and all of that has been sorted out I'm not getting any money because the person involved refused to give me any claim information after the fact, which is fucked, but whatever. Also for all who didn't see my Facebook post or who don't have me on Facebook, clowntown didn't make it out of that crash alive.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2017
     
    Wait, Clowntown? Is dead? .........................................NNNNNnnnnnnnooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2017
     
    That sucks. Maybe riding with a buddy could help too. I've been helping a friend who was really shaken up by a dooring and it seems to help. I also find that drivers tend to behave better when there's more than one cyclist."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    NOOOOOOOOO

    fuck i missed real actual forum content and now Clowntown is dead? fuck.

    Glad you are okay though Charlie. Definitely hit bike paths and such with other people, and get back out there slowly with friends.

    I feel like we should have some kind of sendoff for Clowntown.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2017
     
    Definitely a sendoff for Clowntown! Make it so!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
    • CommentAuthorMJ
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2017
     
    kossmonaut:has anyone ever used ammonia to remove a seized aluminium post from a steel frame


    nerdo:Not I. But I did try to hacksaw one out once. That also failed.

    Where are you located? Sassy at Revolution Bikes got my stuck post out. I shudder to think what he did to make it happen, but maybe he's still got the seatpost mojo?
    Nandy:Nat's used lye at our shop to dissolve seatposts successfully.


    Ammonia dissolves aluminum oxide and can work if there's enough space for the ammonia to work itself in between the post and frame. That being said, I didn't have any luck the last time I tried it.

    However as Andy mentioned, lye absolutely works if you're not looking to hold onto the post. Lye will dissolve the aluminum without affecting the steel, and sans a quick honing, you're pretty close to having a new seat tube.

    General things about using lye for that, make sure you have somewhere well ventilated to leave the bike for a few days (byproduct is hydrogen gas, so away from anything flammable). Have vinegar on hand as a neutralizing agent for the lye on the chance you get any on you.


    Not_so_youngblood:
    nerdo:1. Is there a chance for an insurance settlement? (In other words, was a car involved?)


    A car was involved and all of that has been sorted out I'm not getting any money because the person involved refused to give me any claim information after the fact, which is fucked, but whatever. Also for all who didn't see my Facebook post or who don't have me on Facebook, clowntown didn't make it out of that crash alive.


    You have the person's name and other information though? Was there a police report?
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2017
     
    Hey Charlie now that you're back maybe you can pay Senile Mick back for the jersey you ordered and never paid him for."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    oh_SNAP.gifDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2017 edited
     
    6kidz:Hey Charlie now that you're back maybe you can pay Senile Mick back for the jersey you ordered and never paid him for.
    arm warmers, but yea, how bout that? still got them in the packaging too..somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2017
     
    ...there are still some of those snail arm warmers kickin around? i think i moved to greece in the middle of the ordering and couldn't do it at the time...That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2017
     
    Hey Sean, I think you have a buyer for those arm warmers!

    Doubt they're big enough for me but I'll be your backup buyer if Charlie and a_lion both fall through. :)Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    yasss bfx and TSB both comin' back in 2k17DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2017
     
    a_lion:...there are still some of those snail arm warmers kickin around? i think i moved to greece in the middle of the ordering and couldn't do it at the time...


    If they're not skin tight on you I wouldn't. I lent my size L warmers to someone once thinking it would conform, and by the end of the ride they had fallen down past her elbows.
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    Indeed corinne, ive got a pair of medium snail warmers. They ought to fit you, but please feel free to try them on first.

    Rob, ive got a pair of large leg warmers, lightly used. That candy cane stripe design. Would be happy to sell those to you if youre interested. Also, feel free to try em on.

    Ill message you both prices.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2017
     
    I still have a new in bag jersey around somewhere that I would love to sell. I got it as a back-up and I highly doubt it would fit anymore."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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    6kidz:I still have a new in bag jersey around somewhere that I would love to sell. I got it as a back-up and I highly doubt it would fit anymore.
    same reason mine are packed away right now..high heat dryer cycles + donuts = no fit. i mostly blame the dryer, but it's probably mostly the donuts' fault.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
     
    The takeaway: Keep eating donuts, and hang-dry your kits!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    ^+1DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2017
     
    anyone wanna see wolf parade with me 10/20?That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2017
     
    if anyone finds any fleece pj pants with a bike pattern in the next month, hit me up please?That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    like finds in a store or finds laying in the street somewhere?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2017 edited
     
    I have a 34.9 front derailleur I want to put on a 28.6 frame, how bad of an idea would getting a 31.8 shim for it and layering it up with inner tubes or something be?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2017
     
    surprisefries:like finds in a store or finds laying in the street somewhere?

    ideally in a store, not covered in mud and diseasesThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    ok. but just making sure, you're fine with either mud OR diseases, right?somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2017
     
    I mean, does the mud look like it would stain? Cuz I don't wanna give a pre-stained Christmas gift...That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2017
     
    Nandy:I have a 34.9 front derailleur I want to put on a 28.6 frame, how bad of an idea would getting a 31.8 shim for it and layering it up with inner tubes or something be?


    There should be shim that is meant to be used with those 2 sizes. In fact I think I am using it on a bike...
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2017
     
    I had trouble finding one (from a regular source, I suppose I could try that single ebay seller in Taiwan, but I prefer to avoid unnecessary shipping), but maybe I could stuff 2 in there - 28.6->31.8, 31.8->34.9?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2017
     
    I got my shins from shops that just had them laying around, so maybe ask around. They should be free or almost free. I will also be redoing that bike sometime and you can have mine, but can't be sure when it will happen
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2017
     
    Cool, I'll keep an eye out around the shop, but if you think of it whenever you get to that bike let me know!"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    why can't all spammers be as cool as chazter?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    subquestion is chazter a botDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2017
     
    I was wondering the same thing. Both things!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2017
     
    OMG.

    DQ: If we started a new forum elsewhere (someplace the robots can't find us), would anybody join?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Word, we got hit haaaard over Thanksgiving.

    All we'd need to do is put a new user approval system on here, but that has always been totally against brandon's idea of what the forum should be. Which I totally get and agree with, but now like 99% of new users are spammers.

    If someone wanted to create a new forum I/we could sticky a post at the top of bostonfixed sending them there. Given the extremely low legit traffic these days though I don't know if it'd be worth it.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2017 edited
     
    I walked by a restaurant today that I have never visited, and they sent me an email thanking me for my visit, and gave me $1 off my next purchase. How did they get my email? The only way they could have known I was there was maybe my iPod picking up their router signal
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    That's fucking creepy. Was your GPS on?

    Wait, iPod or iPhone?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2017
     
    I have an iPod but it has gps in it that seems to work without any wifi or data
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2017
     
    What restaurant? I would like to conduct my own walk-by...Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2017 edited
     
    I've been getting a bunch of "rate this place" notifications on my phone when I pass by places, and I'm always tempted to leave a bad review because they're probably paying to get google to boost them like that, right?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries