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RE Tennis balls

Post by unjonharley » Mon May 26, 2014 8:46 am

While digging out the old electric store cart.. Found the tennis ball I have been searching for.. We will have tennis balls for kickstand tips. Must be close to 50 in the bag..

Funny how things appear when you stop looking..
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Elliot » Tue May 27, 2014 9:38 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:... "Rear wheel keeps eating tubes" ...
This usually means that one of the spokes is poking thru a spoke-nipple, and/or the rim strip (rim tape) is not covering a spoke-nipple/spoke-tip. So... remove rim strip, correct anything sharp poking out, cover with good rim strip. Common adhesive tape of some sort can be made to work in a pinch.

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue May 27, 2014 5:28 pm

Oh yeah, I could fix it, I'm just not gonna bother because the existing wheels are so skinny that two of these things could pass each other on a piece of rope strung between two buildings.
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:42 pm

Elliot as you know I'm a gearhead. I turn wrenches and Ive got three roll-away cabinets full of mechanic tools.
So - I was a bit surprised to realize I couldn't even disassemble and reassemble the tandem bike! I had to go buy a chain link tool and a crank puller. I put a derailleur back on it, and I'm modifying a set of cruiser fenders to fit it. I swapped the super-skinny road tires for 26x2.125 whitewalls. I might even modify a beach-cruiser's chain guard for it. I'm trying to make it as "cruiser" as possible, not so much modern road bike looking. I can't do much about the straight frame tubing (as opposed to old-Schwinn-esque curvy frame tubes) but with all the right accessories maybe I can get close.
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Ratty » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:28 pm

Capt. You payed me the biggest compliment last year. I rode up to your boat while you were waiting for the DMV to permit you. We greeted, chatted and you were staring at my bike. You said I have the perfect playa bike. Thank you. It's just a big ol cruiser with a basket, lights and a fat comfy seat. Good luck with yours.
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by gaminwench » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:34 pm

Eplaya connections are the best!

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:55 am

Told you I was a gearhead. As I recall, you're a really pretty lady and I was staring at your bike...
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:10 am

Captain Goddammit wrote: I was staring at your bike...
I bet you say that to all the girls!
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:22 am

Well she was carrying it on a chain around her neck!
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by unjonharley » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:24 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Well she was carrying it on a chain around her neck!
Your boat affords some great views
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Re: parts

Post by Blueschaser » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:22 am

Elliot, what's high on your list of parts needed at this stage of the game? (Besides always-popular tubes...)
Or are all the loaners good-to-go? JP
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by unjonharley » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:59 am

Bump this up for the naked bike repairer..
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by kowtow » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:28 pm

I just acquired a couple more sets of pedals and 3 or 4 more tubes.

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Savannah » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:16 pm

Extra tubes are the Way, the Truth & the Light.

They're cheap, they create freedom for the needy, and they're hard to improvise out of anything else. :lol:
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by motskyroonmatick » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:11 pm

Savannah wrote:Extra tubes are the Way, the Truth & the Light.

They're cheap, they create freedom for the needy, and they're hard to improvise out of anything else. :lol:

^this^
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Savannah » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:08 am

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Savannah wrote:Extra tubes are the Way, the Truth & the Light.

They're cheap, they create freedom for the needy, and they're hard to improvise out of anything else. :lol:

^this^
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Elliot » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:26 pm

Hey friends! I've been offline for a couple weeks. Will get caught up this weekend. Then will be gone two weeks again.

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by lucky420 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:31 pm

Elliot wrote:Hey friends! I've been offline for a couple weeks. Will get caught up this weekend. Then will be gone two weeks again.

Salud! :coffee: Nice too see yo face again :D
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:33 pm

Were you on a timeout??? :wink:
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by unjonharley » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:56 pm

One of those weeks in Cornvalley :?: :?:
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Elliot » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:19 pm

unjonharley wrote:One of those weeks in Cornvalley :?: :?:
Unjon, I will miss the Corvallis KSR this year. But the race will still happen, without the DaVinci Days fair. Race Central / Start/Finish will be at the Fairgrounds.

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Sunbeam56 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 pm

YAHHHHH!!!!! Elliott is back. :)
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by unjonharley » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Elliot wrote:
unjonharley wrote:One of those weeks in Cornvalley :?: :?:
Unjon, I will miss the Corvallis KSR this year. But the race will still happen, without the DaVinci Days fair. Race Central / Start/Finish will be at the Fairgrounds.
Well, I'll miss you.. (bet you didn't even know I was aiming at ya)
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by kowtow » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:27 pm

Elliot - I have a Trek 800 frame and crank, do you want it? I've raped most of the other parts off of it, but it would be a super bike to build for a loaner. let me know and I'll haul it down to camp.

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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Omitimo » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:54 pm

Elliot,
I won't commit to any hours but I can't wait to swing by and help out a bit.
I will also be doing bike stuff, I am considering toting along a mini tool kit in
My wandering of La Playa. What would you say are the most common
fix it on the spot mechanicals? Flats, brakes and crank arms?
Timo
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by unjonharley » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:15 pm

A lot of WD40 for the cranks..seat adjustment.. general tightening..

Just a few on the spot repairs. derailer need cleaning also, again WD40
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:30 pm

When Elliot is working PGE shifts, I've put on lots of chains that have come off and adjusted the tension. 8)
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by jewelzontheplaya » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:04 am

Do you know your placement yet? I looked through your intro stuff and didn't see that listed. I'm planning on volunteering as hostess to your camp.
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:23 am

5&H! 8)
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Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Post by Sunbeam56 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:40 am

Better be 5 and G... Thats where the water will be delivered :)
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