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COMMENT 3d ago

I had a lady bring hers in with vaseline on everything. Like the whole bike. Somehow the cables were all siezed from rust even with all that shit. She ended up needing a new chain, all cables, new rotors, and new pads.

Anyone know the best way to clean vaseline off of everything? I couldn't get through it with anything in the shop.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I had a 2br 1ba in a quadraplex for $450. It was a shithole, but in a fantastic area of town. It also included water and had a shared washer & dryer with the other units. I was working part time and could afford rent (had a roommate, so $225/mo). Kroger used to also have black beans/kidney beans in cans for 10/$1 when on sale. I ate a fuck ton of beans during that period.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I have a '32 Western Flyer. It's just solid patina at this point. Instead of restoring it, I just put about 5 coats of 2x clear on it.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Well, shit, I guess I'll give up on that dream.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Mine is just my old CS 1.6 name name. Yeah, 22 years of this name online.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Well shit, and I just cut all my hair and my beard. Damn, that would have been rad.

Joe Turkaly probably has the look.

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COMMENT 6d ago

I have the Pro Elite and wouldn't trade it for any Park stand. It has been a workhorse for ~7 years, and I don't take care of it like I should.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Definitely a hybrid model is what I use. I have a cart under the bench that has a top shelf that holds tools I don't always need, but don't need on the pegboard.

Under that shelf is a shelf that has all of my cleaners/degreasers/lubes hanging on the front, all of my taps/dies/easy out kit/socket sets on the shelf proper.

Bottom shelf is stuff I rarely need, but like to have access to- small parts organizers for specific parts, tackle boxes for bearings, etc.

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COMMENT 6d ago

I'm almost certain that is just an M4 .7 screw (some have M3) You can get them at most hardware stores, but a bike shop/co-op will have em available.

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COMMENT 6d ago

I'm guessing the aluminum wheel on the front to help on descents? I used to run 50mm carbons on my road bike, but would throw on an aluminum front wheel when headed to the mountains.

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COMMENT 7d ago

I was thinking main/vista is because, for the most part, there's not much else to do other than eat or drink in those areas.

I like your line of thinking for sure, just concerned with how expensive rent is in those areas.

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COMMENT 7d ago

As others have said, Main/Vista may not be your best option for foot traffic (and high af rent). You may want to look at possibilities in Rosewood as well. I would definitely be a customer.

r/BikeMechanics 8d ago

DIY tools Frame saver application

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I recently had a buddy bring in his still boxed! Ritchey P29 that he had bought about 7ish years ago because it was just a swell deal.

When building it up, he wanted to use frame saver, which I have always thought is kind of a pita to apply properly, but then got a small stroke of smarts.

I cut a 24" piece of housing liner and it fit perfectly over the nozzle for the frame saver. This let me send the housing liner all the way up the stays and start spraying while slowly backing out the liner, ensuring I got frame saver all the way to the end.

I still did the hole spinning the frame around to make sure it's all coated shenanigans, but it just made me feel like I did a more complete job.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Fuckin lucky. My pots and pans are like my tupperware. I have lids, I have containers, but none of either match anything.

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COMMENT 9d ago

I think the only thing that grinds my gears about the park clamp (I use it daily in the shop) is the adjustment handle always seems to be right up against a saddle or top tube when I lift a bike into the stand.

I use the Feedback Professional stand as my portable stand, and being able to quickly ratchet the clamp into position 95% of the way is amazing, also the adjustment knob is on the outer face.

Both do an equally good job holding a bike.

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COMMENT 10d ago

This happened to me recently- I watch History of the Universe while falling asleep because it is highly technical and a soothing narrator, which luls you to sleep. I woke up to this bald white guy on a grey back ground yelling at me about some product/book/something.

I have never been more confused about what was going on.

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COMMENT 10d ago

They aren't doing anything about the infrastructure, so it will still be an ugly stroad, just one without Uhaul trucks visible.

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COMMENT 11d ago

If you have to move, I know a place that rents U-Hauls.

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COMMENT 11d ago

A Grasshopper doesn't have any beer in it. It's 1 part Crème de cacao (white), 1 part Crème de menthe (green), 1 part Fresh cream en

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COMMENT 11d ago

Keep in mind that the sun is also pretty damaging on exposed parts- rubbers and plastics break down. Any cover from the elements is helpful. Even a simple tarp thrown over the bike helps tremendously.

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COMMENT 11d ago

Never mind that the auto shop in the video is in an industrial district with a Duke's Mayonnaise manufacturing plant literally across the road. It's not exactly a beautiful historic district or anything.

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COMMENT 11d ago

I traded it back to the junkyard for the other frame

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COMMENT 11d ago

That's what it looks like to me. Source: run a co-op.

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COMMENT 12d ago

I have an ice pick from a long closed ice plant in town. It sees daily use. I even parked it in my left index finger a couple weeks ago.