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Old 06-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #11191
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I've been doing this for 20+ years. Its not about to change now.

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Well I've been doing it longer and the fucker goes on the right Goddamn-it!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #11192
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Well I've been doing it longer and the fucker goes on the right Goddamn-it!
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #11193
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Earlier this week I sold a bike; The hardtail I bought a couple years back and then stopped riding once I had a couple of other mountain bikes that fit me much better.

I walked into the LBS today with the money burning a hole in my pocket and spent part of it on a decent workstand, something I've needed for a while.

Late in the evening I decided to give the new stand a workout by overhauling the headset on my cross bike. The steering on it has felt kinda stiff for a while.

Two hours later, I no longer have a cross bike, I have a scattered collection of bike parts. I reek of grease, frame saver, naval jelly and rubbing alcohol.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #11194
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Late in the evening I decided to give the new stand a workout by overhauling the headset on my cross bike. The steering on it has felt kinda stiff for a while.

Two hours later, I no longer have a cross bike, I have a scattered collection of bike parts. I reek of grease, frame saver, naval jelly and rubbing alcohol.
I believe this is called "Shipfitters Disease". In the auto world you start to "adjust" your carb and 4hrs later you end up with the engine pulled and on a stand with parts and empty beer bottles all over the garage.



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Old 06-20-2009, 07:44 AM   #11195
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I believe this is called "Shipfitters Disease". In the auto world you start to "adjust" your carb and 4hrs later you end up with the engine pulled and on a stand with parts and empty beer bottles all over the garage.



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I've had that affliction with cars, bikes, bikes, and a few computers....
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:29 AM   #11196
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Anyone want to join me for a ride Aug 9th in Colorado?

This is a ride to raise money to complete the bicycle path over Swan Mt from Keystone to Breckenridge. My Uncle was a big part of starting this bike path but passed away before the completion. Now we are trying to finish what he started. Please follow the link here: http://greatadventuresports.com/page.cfm?pageID=954 for the ride info.

If you have any questions please feel free to pm me.

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #11197
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Well I've been doing it longer and the fucker goes on the right Goddamn-it!
Be careful riding my bikes then.

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:43 AM   #11198
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Two hours later, I no longer have a cross bike, I have a scattered collection of bike parts. I reek of grease, frame saver, naval jelly and rubbing alcohol.
Ain't it great?!

As long as yer not doin it for a living, that's one of the best things to smell like.

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Old 06-20-2009, 07:32 PM   #11199
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I second that [front brake lever on right.] Since converting from coaster brake to hand brakes [Webco to Redline] I wanted to keep it the same as the motorcycles. Even if I was only riding BMX bike with rear brake, the rear was on the left. then in the 80's mountain bike transition and dual brakes, the front brake was set up on the right and all my bicycles have run the brakes this way to this day. Just built my first road bike [Cinelli/Campagnolo] brakes had to be sorted this way as well. Cool! No one wants to jump on my bikes!

I also heard that most Euro-bicycles come set-up the motorcycle way.


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I have the front brake on the right lever
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:08 AM   #11200
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it's finally done and my first ride is going to be an XC race. Maybe I can get my suspension half dialed in, or not? Should be fun




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Old 06-21-2009, 07:15 AM   #11201
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Brake hoses seem long..
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #11202
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Here is my 2 cents... I am left handed (insert joke here) and believe that I have better feel/modulation for the front brake with my left hand. That said I wish my motorcycle had the front brake on the LEFT side. That would screw a few people up.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:56 AM   #11203
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Today a visit to the ER after a near sleepless night of short breathes between winces and sighs. I can barely sit. Standing is tougher. I manage to sit through a two hour telecon, and call the doc when the office opens. She sends me to the ER for pictures. The doc there says that all looks well, probably a deep bruise, but ribs can be cracked and never show, until you cough or sneeze... Oh, goodie.

He tells me he quit mountain bikes after too many tip overs. I figure I'll just add some armor.

The bruise at the ribs and scapula are slowly presenting themselves.

So they should make nice pictures over the weekend.

Meanwhile the VSPN for my work computer died, I need to figure that out. Must be some stray signal or voodoo of some sort.
This may have made my RAGBRAI bike decision for me...
Sounds like my feelings after I seperated a rib this last winter. Hurt like hell everytime I coughed or sneezed and I had a cold so it hurt a lot. Of course I had to out do that a couple weeks later by bruising my lungs and internal organs which caused some blood to be coughed up. A week after that I had a snowmobile enduro race. Needless to say that was a hard month of pain.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #11204
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Second week in a row I upped the mileage on my weekend ride. Rode 41 miles this morning. That makes this the first timeI have ever gone over 100 miles for the week!

I averaged 17.6 mph with an 88 rpm cadence. I think I'm about ready to find a group to ride with and get off the bike trails and on to real road riding. Getting stuck behind groups of pleasure riders who think it's ok to ride three abreast and don't understand what on your left means is really starting to piss me off.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #11205
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Here is my 2 cents... I am left handed (insert joke here) and believe that I have better feel/modulation for the front brake with my left hand. That said I wish my motorcycle had the front brake on the LEFT side. That would screw a few people up.
Then put it over there! Or another option - A few years ago thumb levers for the rear brake were all the rage (from when Doohan rendered his legs useless) I have one on the left side of a race bike and like it a lot - talk about feel! I'll bet a master cyl. of the right capacity could be utilized.
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