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    If anyone wants to see some messed up bikes. Join "The Funny Side to Bike Mechanics" on Facebook. There are some doozies being posted daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    Time for a tune up. This guy called me yesterday to ask how much a tune up would cost. When I gave him the price, he freaked out. "My car mechanic charges less than that. My plumber..." Like somehow my trade is worth less than theirs. Believe me, his car mechanic or plumber would have charged extra for this sh#t.
    The guy must have been a beast to spend so much time in the small cog to wear it out like that. Or the rear mech was so crudded up the bike hadn't shifted in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eboos View Post
    The guy must have been a beast to spend so much time in the small cog to wear it out like that. Or the rear mech was so crudded up the bike hadn't shifted in years.
    I actually knew someone whose derailleur pulleys looked like that.
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    This did not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    This did not work.
    Is that some kind of an attempt at a weld of some sort?
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Is that some kind of an attempt at a weld of some sort?
    Looks as if someone thought aluminum welded just like steel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    This did not work.
    It looks like someone knew where the equipment was, and how to turn it on.
    After that, the knowledge curve quickly flattened.
    My dad once welded a pedal to my crank, (back when we actually used steel cranks).
    I am not sure what happened here.

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    I was thinking...

    ... laid bike down on its drive side in a seemingly dormant lava field near Kīlauea... to get the cool selfie, which is a requirement when you venture to any exotic location.

    Complications ensued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    ^ There are spas with a pool of little fishes that eat / clean dead skin off of your feet when you dip in. I wonder if there is a version of such creatures for gunked up machine parts... Attachment 325105
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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    This did not work.
    Well, it COULD still 'work' as a cudgel.......
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    This did not work.
    … the more I look at this, the more I'm convinced that someone left their torch within hand's reach of their 5 year old.

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    If you ever seen inside a manure spreader.... that's what it looks like. Maybe the rider suffers from IBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    It is correct on your bike. The screw that is sticking out is the one that adjusts cable tension by moving the link. It's specifically noted in the instructions and on the video. The new derailleurs are definitely a little more work to set up but the performance is good enough that it's worth it. The trick is to do them on a regular basis...which is hard if not impossible for the normal guy that doesn't work in a shop. I had to watch the video the first 8-10 times I had to set them up.
    Absolutely agree and WAY better than those damn in-line cable adjusters that were needed with the previous gen.

    Interesting/amusing FD story... I recently purchased a high-end, lightly-used demo bike. I had to swap the cranks from my previous "A" bike which, being 52/36 vs. 50/34 on the demo, required resetting the FD. Couldn't figure out why I couldn't get the 9100 FD support screw in far enough to touch the braze-on. Backed it out and discovered that whichever newb shop mechanic built the bike had put blue Loctite on the support screw! What exactly is the thinking *there*???? Same genius had put Loctite on the BB threads! I mean, yeah, it was Italian thread but is it really that hard to just torque it properly and keep an eye on it????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … the more I look at this, the more I'm convinced that someone left their torch within hand's reach of their 5 year old.
    I bet that the mission was a total success, and all they were trying to do was to salvage the pedal.

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