Rocky Mountain "I need a tool or supplier" thread.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by pfb, May 8, 2012.

  1. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    For your basic open-cell foam, go to Army/Navy Surplus. In the back they've got mattress-size sheets of it, a few inches thick.

    But right, for what you're looking for ... that's not gonna cut it. Go for some real acoustic foam.
  2. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    It is- I did my entire basement ceiling in it- :drums

    The problem I have making blocks with it is that it isn't very tough & needs to be inside of a cover.........

    I think I'll be going with dense acoustical foam - anyone know of a Denver area vendor that sells it? I can't find anyone.
  3. GTC

    GTC Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    I am looking to borrow or buy the tools required to do the doohickey fix on a KLR.

    I live in the Colorado Springs but will be driving up to Fort Collins on Monday so anywhere in between, would work for pickup. I am heading to my parents house in Ridgway Co (where the bike is located) next Friday then coming back mid January. So if you don't mind not having the tool I can drop it back by then, or if you need it I will mail it back to you.

    PM works or my phone number is 970-318-0079.
    Thank you,
    George
  4. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I have the doohickey tools that you can borrow. I'm in Lakewood - just a few miles from 470.

    Send me pm to arrange a pickup time on Monday- I'll be home all day.
  5. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    I've got a ton of Mass Loaded Vinyl left over from sound insulating my RV. Don't know if that would help but the price is right!
  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Hmmm........how thick is it? Does it have an adhesive backing?
  7. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    I need a set of Vesrah VD-160 brake pads.

    These: http://catalog.vesrah.co.jp/catalog/shape/VD-160.html

    Should be really easy to find, right? NOT. Can't seem to find a reseller who can even get them. Does anyone have a good Vesrah dealer around here? Performance can't get them. Dealers can't help. I can't seem to cross reference the pads to EBC or other brake manufacturers.

    I'd sure appreciate any help.
  8. jet123

    jet123 Using all my gears

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    Looking for some hand reamers to borrow for a day or two...

    I am needing to enlarge an existing hole (.375") just a touch to as much as .3860" - it's 6061-T6 aluminum bar. I am not trusting the accuracy of my drill press for such a small difference (its a drill press - not a mill), so I want go at it by hand.

    I am looking for the following sizes in a straight fluke and handle

    Letter size V (reams to .3770)
    9.75mm (reams to .3839)
    Letter size W (reams to .3860)

    I have about 12 holes to do. I am not sure how long this will take, but possible I can just do it at your place and not worth borrowing to mine.

    Thanks!

    John
  9. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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    A bit off topic but still 'I need'...

    I haven't been skiing for a bunch of years now and recently scored some nice boots and a chance to go to Monarch. So where is the best lift ticket deal? Safeway has them for $51.
    TIA

    Edit; Whoops! I just noticed I should have posted in 'most wanted'.
  10. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Ever try and buy a trailer dolly at the cheap stores in this town. :ddog Guess I get to go to the actual trailer store tomorrow and spend the big bucks. :cry

    Marc
  11. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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  12. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    so are the first five Home Depots I've tried down here :bluduh
  14. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    :lol3 Thus I am going to quote myself. :lol3

    Marc
  15. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    If you're set on doing it cheap, I've got some scrap steel, a welder, and an old set of bicycle tires for you. :lol3
  16. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Got one at Aerosuds up here locally. :clap Yes it really makes a difference moving the trailer around. My trailer fix up project is turning into to trailer restoration project. :cry More rust that I counted on.

    Marc
  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I have a portable sandblaster that you can borrow Marc-
  18. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Thank Hondo (since I can't ever spell you real name right), I got it scraped and ground and welded and painted, just in time for the first snow flakes. Hey it's just a trailer after all. It did have a couple of places where it was rusted through but not bad enough I am going to worry about it. It's good for another 13 years now. :lol3 Well as soon as I get plates and a new tire. :evil

    Marc
  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    The spare 13' tire that came with mine was not a real trailer tire, so I bought one at Discount tire- they stock them.
  20. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    I'm surprised anyone stocks a tire that size. :lol3