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#1 2012-11-19 2:43pm

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if it weren't for bad luck...

I'd have no luck at all... what is it about working on these damn hunks of metal that is so flippin frustrating!?!?!

got my shipment from Dans and it has the stem spacers I needed to square away my FBM Angel Of Death...

grab the allen wrenches and the 9/16th for the compression bolt

take the stem off and place the spacers on... stem (round corner redneck) doesnt want to slide all the way down the steer tube leaving a gap of 1/8th of an inch

grab the compression bolt and start tightening it down... get that silly millimeter squared away all the slop outta the headset and spin the bars to make sure it isnt too tight to steer

something goes 'ping' and its all sloppy again... put the front end down and out pours the bearings from the lower bearing race

frank me running!!!!

I quit... mad

tell me something stoopid and frustrating you've done to a recent project to make me feel less like a complete idiot...

I promise not to use it in future blackmail ammo

I swear lol


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#2 2012-11-19 2:50pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I got married:lol:lollol

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#3 2012-11-19 2:53pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

dukejay wrote:

I got married:lol:lollol

first thing wife said... "you picked up all those bearings right...???"

sure honey roll absolutely...

I've been married 16 years yikes


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#4 2012-11-19 3:02pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

i destroy back hubs lollollollollollollollolbig_smile well at least i ride my holy grail cool


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#5 2012-11-19 3:03pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I ordered a set of those bossless Madera cranks to use on my son's 18" Fit. I never ever thought that the spindle would be too big. Well, sure enough, it was! I had to order a smaller spindle that was over half the cost of the complete crankset!

Oh well, at least he is running the Profile spline drive sprocket now!


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#6 2012-11-19 3:20pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

brewharriah wrote:

dukejay wrote:

I got married:lol:lollol

first thing wife said... "you picked up all those bearings right...???"

sure honey roll absolutely...

I've been married 16 years yikes

I'm coming up to 20yrs and that is why I opened up my own bike shop so I didn't have to hear those words anymore:lol:

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#7 2012-11-19 3:30pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

When I was building the bike and saw neighbor girl (my ex) walk by with group of girls I grab my bike and doing wheelie but I forget tight front wheel complete, the wheel fell off while I were doing wheelie I landed bare fork and threw me over the bars the girls saw whole thing and laugh at me.


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#8 2012-11-19 3:41pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

For some stupid reason ( BEER ) I always put directional tires on wrong. Unfortunatly it is with much planning and taking my time. Funny thing is I never screw it up when I forget there directionals lol

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#9 2012-11-19 3:45pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

the other week it was headset bottom race that was the worng size for the fork.. it was a new h-set told my boy oh yeah it should be a breeze.. a week later i get the right size lol. shop had to order it or toss it on the next order thing. ya know what i mean on that.


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#10 2012-11-19 5:40pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

still havent figured out why the back hub on my TnT is fixied

had to throw a joytech/alex combo in the meantime

WTF is with these cursed hunks of metal?!?!?


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#11 2012-11-19 5:42pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

Shet happens bro! big_smile

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#12 2012-11-19 6:15pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I have it worse then headsets or hubs! I crack frames! Cracked 5 frames this year.


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#13 2012-11-20 7:13am

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

...and that I would not feel like an idiot for doing so...

this is more about stoopid shit that shouldnt happen...

but still occurs as these mounds of metal are cursed...


I'm convinced


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#14 2012-11-20 7:42am

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I have bad luck period...

that is all

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#15 2012-11-20 7:44am

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

i hate installing new bb......
never fails i have to pound out bb after first install to cut 1 or 2 mm from the bb spacer.
its either the caliper is done; or the manufacturers loves to screw with me with tolerances.roll


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#16 2012-11-20 1:35pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

ministock101 wrote:

I have it worse then headsets or hubs! I crack frames! Cracked 5 frames this year.

i cracked one tonguelollollollolwinkbig_smile


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#17 2012-11-20 1:55pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

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#18 2012-11-20 1:59pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

franking hee franking haw!!!


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#19 2012-11-20 2:10pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

After being out of bikes for 20+ years the cranks are what got me.For my first build I had tioga task force cranks.So I wanted to run a tioga bb.set.So I searched it on ebay one came up.It was a great price.I ordered it.I got in the mail it was the wrong size.Now I know the diffrent bb. sizes.So that won't happen again.

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#20 2012-11-20 2:33pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I haven't put a seat on correctly so far this year. The damn guts are backwards. Again.

and there's the ever popular 'forgot the lower gyro plate when installing headset' move.


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#21 2012-11-20 2:47pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

forks mad i have another one up there thats not pictured

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#22 2012-11-20 3:04pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

Just bring your bike over to my house Asa. I will fix you up.

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#23 2012-11-20 6:20pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

yeah I've gotta learn these things are best left in the hands of professionals...

just lemme know when is good


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#24 2012-11-20 6:26pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

I accidentally said 'Bro'


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#25 2012-11-20 6:58pm

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Re: if it weren't for bad luck...

ehh brah???


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