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by Elliot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: Perimeter Goons

Hi, Brian. This is Elliot of Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar . I have essentially retired from ePlaya, but some sort of magical alarm must have gone off in my head. I have volunteered as a Perimeter Scout for 7 years. Perhaps I can shed some light. For one thing, yellow door logos would n...
by Elliot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

Next, we need someone to continue this effort. I am glad I started it, and now I simply must get off the computer and prepare for the real Playa.
by Elliot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2018

From now on, if you wish to contact me, please use regular e-mail: elliotsbikes@outlook.com I am closing this ePlaya account -- too many accounts of all manner of sorts. Too much time on the computer and not enough on productive stuff. Of course, please stop by and see us in the 3:00 & Gort civic pl...
by Elliot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

So... so far we have: Playa Bike Repair (PBR) -- 9:00 Plaza, performs 4,000 bike repairs every year. Wonder camp – 4:30 / HAL. Camp Armageddon Bike Shop -- 2:30 / C. Hammer & Cyclery -- 3:30 / G BRC Welding And Repair -- 3:00 / A Portal. Gears & Beers -- mostly Mutant Vehicle repair, reported to be ...
by Elliot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

So... so far we have: Wonder camp – 4:30 / HAL. Camp Armageddon Bike Shop -- 2:30 / C. Hammer & Cyclery -- 3:30 / G BRC Welding And Repair -- 3:00 / A Portal. Gears & Beers -- mostly Mutant Vehicle repair, reported to be at 4:15 and Dewey. Shoe repair! Tacoma is for Lovers, 3:15 & Bender BRC Hardwar...
by Elliot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

evathedefiler wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:46 pm
Shoes?

My camp does basic shoe repair. Glue soles back on, laces, a little stretching, a little sewing.

Tacoma is for Lovers 3:15 & Bender
Was it you I told about the old cobbler's shop in my childhood neighborhood?
by Elliot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

Zubeneschamali wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Elliot, you are awesome. ... ... ... ... ....
Thank you -- on behalf of my camp-mates, who actually do all the awesome stuff! Forwarding this to all of them.
by Elliot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

My ignorance apparent. There's a difference? Going to assume repair is better :) For once... an assumption that makes no-one an ass. Ever heard of the Italian automobile brand FIAT? "Fix It Again Tony". A fixed bike soon needs fixing again. A repaired bike remains repaired for a considerable time. ...
by Elliot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE & PIANO BAR 2018! -- Fundraiser for Elliot's Bicycle Service
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE & PIANO BAR 2018! -- Fundraiser for Elliot's Bicycle Service

Annnnnnd... donations finally picked up a bit, and we are now all out of Perks, so we are calling the campaign Successful & Closed. Thanks a million for helping us help hundreds of other Burners, and See You In The Dust!
by Elliot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: After a 6 year hiatus.... I’m coming home!
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: After a 6 year hiatus.... I’m coming home!

Fufa? I remember the name, but seem to be too something to remember much else. Welcome back, regardless!
by Elliot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 273
Views: 17997

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

I have already started a 2019 file, and I am entering The Contraption and its Creators in that collection of preliminary information right now!
by Elliot
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 273
Views: 17997

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

( * saunters thru the swinging doors and toward the bar – glances occasionally at a sheet of paper in his hand and giggles each time. A few old-times gather ‘round * ) Now see here… you know what this is, right… an EU3000is. Quite common on Playa. https://i.imgur.com/Y3bxkHZ.jpg Well, I had it servi...
by Elliot
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

Year or two ago, I saw a sign on the fence at Yellow Bikes, listing bike service camps and individuals. There were... I think 24 entries.
The question is, though.... Do they repair bikes, or only fix them? ;-)
by Elliot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1227

? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

A few years ago, somebody assembled a list of camps that offer bicycle repair as well as other mechanical repair, including their specialties (welding, bikes, electronics, etc.). This list was marvelously useful -- it allowed us to send customers in the right direction when we could not assist them ...
by Elliot
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: mechanic question
Replies: 16
Views: 944

Re: mechanic question

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:01 pm
It's been a long time since I looked down the barrels of a 390 but I distinctly remember I could hear the sucking sound.
And you are not talking about intake manifold vacuum, are you? ;-)

It has been a long time since I lifted the intake manifold off a 390, but I can still feel the hernia.
by Elliot
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

Woohoo! What a nice nostalgia trip! Of the folks participating on that first thread, several became dear friends, and Unjon is even an active member of my camp every year! And while I did not know Bob "The Couch" Stahl personally, or even met him in person that I am aware of.... He did so much for s...
by Elliot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2018

Looks like I will be giving a talk on bicycle maintenance at BRC Community College. Here is my tentative outline. What am I forgetting? 1 Overview of bicycle; components and systems – focus student on topic. 2 Introduction to the one-speed coaster-brake bicycle. 3 Fundamental use of tools – righty-t...
by Elliot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

Now....
This horror story sums up my main point perfectly:
digdugdude wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 am
... ... ...a coworker of hers scared her and said if I died while uncut I'd go to purgatory /smh so in fear she... ...
And I said this in my original post. I simply cannot accept such superstitious drivel as valid argument.
by Elliot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

14955858_1328091223914686_7890614885130896255_n.jpg I'm back. And I am listening and learning. And I now see that the approach I stated in the original post of this thread... may not be the best. So please keep the suggestions flowing. Since it was brought up.... My camp's official name is Elliot's...
by Elliot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

Doc... I discussed this with a full-fledged honest-to-Abraham effin' Rabbi of my personal acquaintance the other day, so you may rest assured I am familiar with the Jewish part of this equation. Well.... This is the first time -- to my knowledge at least :lol: -- that I have rated a sarcastic post o...
by Elliot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14602

Re: People Seeking Camps 2018

Welcome to ePlaya, Elder Trevor! And congrats on learning to think for yourself!
My camp is probably not much of a fit for you, but See you in the Dust! anyway.
by Elliot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 273
Views: 17997

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

In case Ygmir is already back up there juggling boulders for a few days....
He informed me recently that this year's Hof Ting is canceled for lack of sign-ups.
by Elliot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin burner from Delaware / Belgium.
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Virgin burner from Delaware / Belgium.

. Well THAT did work -- in the sense that clicking on the link did open the photo. Now, let's see about attaching it to this post... . fullsizeoutput_6196 800.jpg . I resized it to 800 pixels. Seems I remember that ePlaya should resize them automatically, but what do I know about computers! So... we...
by Elliot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

That would be a good scientific study, but is not realistic for me. However, I have asked a number of circumcised men, including a few here on ePlaya, and several reported that erection involves an element of discomfort, as if the skin is being over-stretched. Which it is! They seemed to accept this...
by Elliot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

Thank, Popeye. It does not look like Mystical Misfits are doing a lecture series this year, but I e-mailed them.
And Lucky, yeah, there is so much craziness in this world, I feel we all ought to push for more sensible behavior whenever we can.
by Elliot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

?Seminar / lecture on evils of circumcision?

:?: Anyone interested in hearing, or hosting, a talk on the evils of circumcision? Go ahead and have your giggle, if you must, and get it over with. Thank you. Now.… Black Rock City hosts a number of educational sessions of all stripes -- from lectures to debates to show-and-tell to hands-on worksho...
by Elliot
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for a female partner for the orgy dome
Replies: 28
Views: 2234

Re: Looking for a female partner for the orgy dome

LOL! I'm printing that out and bringing it with me to BRC, in case you forget. ;-)
by Elliot
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

You are probably thinking of a "crank arm puller". This tool is used on three-piece cranks only. On a one-piece crank, you need a 15 mm open end wrench for the left pedal, and with some pedals this needs to be a fairly thin wrench -- not an adjustable one -- but also a strong one. You can of course ...
by Elliot
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

Here is another eBay box of ten bearings (5 bikes).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunlite-Bearin ... 23a1472383

These are called #66 bearings.
#64 will also work, but are technically only for vintage Schwinn and a few other relics.
by Elliot
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE & PIANO BAR 2018! -- Fundraiser for Elliot's Bicycle Service
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE & PIANO BAR 2018! -- Fundraiser for Elliot's Bicycle Service

Weekly bump.
Donations are drastically down this year, so please help spread the word about our fundraising program.
Thanks!

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