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Welcome to The Shed

Postby europa » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:30 am

You've asked for it, you've got it. Somewhere to discuss the mechanical side of life, not so much comparisons between components, but how to make the things behave as the manufacturer suggests.

So pull up your moaning chair, relax and prepare for some misdirection :twisted:

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:33 am

Before we get started, are women allowed in? And where's the fridge .... :)
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Postby europa » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:36 am

Of course they are, who else is going to tell us we're wasting out time and should be mowing the lawns?

I'm not telling you where I hid the fridge, I still remember the esky incident :shock:

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Postby thomas_cho » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:21 pm

Good idea ...
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Postby X-wing » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:34 pm

Hey, really neat idea.

I have been following the wheel building and the Jamis thread with keen interest, so something like this is a great place to collect these threads.

Bravo!
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:37 pm

Shed eh? :wink:

Great idea, where's the coffee machine?

Anybody got any good videos for the 96 inch plasma?

Now who's hidden the T25 bit, I've got a rotor to refit...

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Postby Birdman » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:34 pm

Perfect idea.

I was waiting for it and my patience has paid off.

Perfect place for how to's (preferably with step by step photo guides).

Can't wait for some useful things to be posted.

Just remember next time your tinkering.

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Postby cludence » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:45 pm

Someone say shed? Thats my favourite spot. I just had a big clean up of my shed yesterday, problem is, it leaves more space for extra bikes. :shock:

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Postby Bruce » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:59 pm

europa wrote:Of course they are, who else is going to tell us we're wasting out time and should be mowing the lawns?

I'm not telling you where I hid the fridge, I still remember the esky incident :shock:

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Postby munga » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:19 pm

nylex? coz they've folded too...
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby victor vector » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:12 pm

Hello all !

Is there any room here for a 55 year old who has not been on a bicycle since he was twelve ? :oops:

I was thinking of putting together an old roady , maybe a single speed.....

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby cludence » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:33 pm

Hi Victor,

Plenty of room and welcome!

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Wild Turkey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:56 pm

Hey I put a post up this morning in this thread. It wasn't hostile or out of order. I got 1 responce and now its gone!!

Where is it?
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:00 pm

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Wild Turkey » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:41 am

All good. Just a little mode confusion!
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby jolie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:04 pm

Good suggestion
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby MiSt » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:57 am

This sheds pretty empty?
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 am

MiSt wrote:This sheds pretty empty?


New here huh?

You've wandered in to the garden shed. The proper shed with the beers, tools and the 1986 Penthouse calendar fading away behind the Charger 3 spoke steering wheel may be found here...

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It's so big you missed it!

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Tebbybabes » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Hello, folks.

I'm new here and decided it would be prudent to introduce myself before asking for help. So here goes.

I'm from the Central Coast and like to ride when the weather is nice. I enjoy tinkering with my bikes and have a decent aptitude with them. I also enjoy learning new things. Anyway, I guess that's about it for now.

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby VettelUboss » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:12 pm

Hey guys
I'm new, just looking for some technical advice on rode bike maintenance etc. Cleaning my bike? Any suggestions appreciated, cheers!

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Slowcoach » Sat May 18, 2013 7:43 pm

I have got a very old frame (definitely pre 1960s) that I am looking at bringing back to life. I was going to get it sandblasted before painting, but have noticed that it has a tiny little hinged cap arrangement in the top of the bottom bracket housing. I am told that this is an "oiler" - I assume that it is for putting oil in the BB bearings?

I am a little concerned on damaging it if I get it the frame sandblasted - does anyone have any experience or advice on this?
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Slowcoach » Sun May 19, 2013 9:53 am

Slowcoach wrote:I have got a very old frame (definitely pre 1960s) that I am looking at bringing back to life. I was going to get it sandblasted before painting, but have noticed that it has a tiny little hinged cap arrangement in the top of the bottom bracket housing. I am told that this is an "oiler" - I assume that it is for putting oil in the BB bearings?

I am a little concerned on damaging it if I get it the frame sandblasted - does anyone have any experience or advice on this?


Probably should have also introduced myself before asking for help - I'm from Peter from Northern Sydney - do a bit of everything riding wise.
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Mulger bill » Sun May 19, 2013 7:16 pm

G'Day Peter, welcome outside. :)

While it is a shed related issue, it is a very specific one relating to older bikes.

A short thread in the retro section should get you the right answer fairly quickly.

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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Slowcoach » Mon May 20, 2013 9:22 pm

Mulger bill wrote:G'Day Peter, welcome outside. :)

While it is a shed related issue, it is a very specific one relating to older bikes.

A short thread in the retro section should get you the right answer fairly quickly.

Cheers
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Thanks Shaun, appreciate the guidance
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Re: Welcome to The Shed

Postby Manny_09 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:02 pm

nice post!
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