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    Buy/Sell/Trade/Barter Non Biking Related Services Here!

    This is the place for Norcal'ers to post up!

    Post the products/services you offer.

    Post the type of job you're looking for and/or skills you have.

    Post the products/services you need.

    This can be anything from home mortgages to general contracting to dog walking etc.

    Think of it as Craigslist for the mtbr afflicted.

    I will be needing a roof on my house before fall. If anyone wants to take a look and bid on it, send me a PM.

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    I like this idea.

    I need harwood floors. New and resurfaced. Also minor electrical work. PM me
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    I have a bunch of free stuff. Maybe even carbon fiber

    I'll post them later.

    You can put biking stuff on this thread if they're free or for trade. Or if you're charging, post a classified ad first then post them here.

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    Mmm, carbon fiber or hardwood floors. Tough choice
    How about landscape design and tree services?

    I typically do all things myself, but resurfacing floor and establishing new front-yard is something I willing to pay for, if the price is right
    I used to run tubes like you are, but then I got thorn in my wheel.

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    I can build someone a pumptrack and/or dirt jumps in their backyard. If you've got the space, but not the time nor the know-how, hit me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker
    I can build someone a pumptrack and/or dirt jumps in their backyard. If you've got the space, but not the time nor the know-how, hit me up.
    Hmm, let me check with the wife...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    Hmm, let me check with the wife...
    Oh man, you were supposed to cover that in the prenup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker
    I can build someone a pumptrack and/or dirt jumps in their backyard. If you've got the space, but not the time nor the know-how, hit me up.
    We have one halfway done but are in the need of advice and direction. Can you help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    We have one halfway done but are in the need of advice and direction. Can you help?
    Most definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    Mmm, carbon fiber or hardwood floors. Tough choice
    How about landscape design and tree services?

    I typically do all things myself, but resurfacing floor and establishing new front-yard is something I willing to pay for, if the price is right
    From experience, resurfacing is best left to pros.
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    I'll be more then happy to dogsit/housesit/fishsit/bikesit for anyone who needs any of those services in return for some money. Bloody internship not paying me enough to survive college.

    I can also teach your dog to respond to chinese.......in case anyone wants a bilingual dog or something...

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    I recently graduated from SJSU with a degree in Business Management Information Systems. Anyone with information on an entry-level position in project management, software engineering, marketing, or database management please let me know. I prefer to stay in the tech industry.

    I have been sending my resume everywhere, but most companies don't seem to be looking for entry level employees.

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    Way ahead of you. This has been up since 6/11/10.

    Pro Wrench. 'Nuf Said, as long as you aren't living within the region I work in so there's no conflict of interests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Have a PowerMac G5 (tower) in excellent condition.

    Also have a barely used Toshiba laptop, also in excellent condition.

    PM me if interested.
    I still say you should let me pimp that thing like I did to my book.

    So I guess I should also say Obi=MacGeek?

    We need the house painted in and out. 2 story w/ some cracking stucco. If you do yardwork, or can loan a flatbed so i can pull some stumps, etc, let me know.

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    Same can be said about tiles, but you haven't seen my work

    But anyway, the idea of this thread I guess is to offer work/skills in the professional area.
    I used to run tubes like you are, but then I got thorn in my wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    Same can be said about tiles, but you haven't seen my work

    But anyway, the idea of this thread I guess is to offer work/skills in the professional area.
    Ohhh, I forgot about that! We need the entry possibly also redone. The cheapo thinset and house settling have ruined it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    Same can be said about tiles, but you haven't seen my work

    But anyway, the idea of this thread I guess is to offer work/skills in the professional area.
    Victor, some day we should compare notes on tile jobs. I just got done doing the whole kitchen, a bathroom, and now I'm into the hallway. Tiling is brutal work, but so rewarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Can you teach a dog to shut the door, seriously? We need to teach one of ours that.
    Uhm..I've never tried, but let me get back to you on that once I teach my dogs how to do it on command. (they close and open doors now...but its on their own volition)

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    I'm a life insurance professional, but I'm non-commercial (I work for a fraternal company). In other words, I can only solicit to members of the organization I work for. In more other words, I can't sell anything to YOU.

    If you have ANY questions about life insurance, annuities or long term care insurance, I'd be more than happy to give you an honest, non-biased opinion. I'm not licensed in securities, so I can't help with that.

    It's hard to talk to an agent for advice because agents are commission driven. And most people get their advice from VERY biased talk shows, radio shows, websites, etc. (*cough* *cough* Suze Orman *cough*) which may or may not be entirely accurate or fair. But since I have no sales agenda with MTBR members, I'm free to give you the down and dirty skinny.

    If you're contemplating on buying life insurance, an annuity, rollover IRA, or long term care insurance and need a 2nd opinion (other than the agent trying to sell you it), I'd be more than happy to help .

    Want to understand term insurance? Whole life? Universal? Variable? 2nd-to-die insurance? Estate planning? IRA's? What insurance ratings mean and how they affect you? I'm pretty well groomed in all that.

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    If there are any RX7 guys on here I have a full Carbon Widebody kit. The only one in the United States was made for me. Includes Front fenders, fender add-ons, side skirts, and rear fender add-on. It is brand new I only had a chance to test fit it before I parted out the car. Also if you need any work done on your Rx-7 I can pretty much take it apart and put it back together. Willing to trade for a mountain or road bike.




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    Tile note #1: Get best saw you can afford
    I just starting in this house (did small bathroom and backsplashes and moving to 250sft kitchen/dining area) but back in days I was tiling kitchen with 16x16 rustic Spain tile (read uneven surface) with hand cutter. That was experience
    Tile note #2: Get nice drawing for your wife. If push come to shovel even not tile related, just so she can approve and not bother you in the process. Hmm, may be it should be note #1.
    I used to run tubes like you are, but then I got thorn in my wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    Tile note #1: Get best saw you can afford
    I just starting in this house (did small bathroom and backsplashes and moving to 250sft kitchen/dining area) but back in days I was tiling kitchen with 16x16 rustic Spain tile (read uneven surface) with hand cutter. That was experience
    Tile note #2: Get nice drawing for your wife. If push come to shovel even not tile related, just so she can approve and not bother you in the process. Hmm, may be it should be note #1.
    Yea, I got to borrow a wicked water cutting tile saw from my father in law. It can even handle the 20x20's that I threw down in the kitchen. They went down super easy after a few bags of level quick to even out the floor and measuring 5 times before cutting once.

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    Any plumbers out there? I need a valve installed in the back of my house (in Cupertino) to make a high flow connection to the back yard sprinklers. The original PVC supply line in the yard has sprung a leak somewhere deep underground and needs to be disconnected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Any plumbers out there? I need a valve installed in the back of my house (in Cupertino) to make a high flow connection to the back yard sprinklers. The original PVC supply line in the yard has sprung a leak somewhere deep underground and needs to be disconnected.
    So you don't want to dig the old line up then and you're thinking either a screw/gate or a ball/lever valve, correct? The line, is it pipe or pvc from the edge of the house? Does it go from pipe to pvc?

    *I'm not certified anymore but it actually doesn't require a permit unless the city does for such a small fix. Get me a pic of the thing so I can see about it, and I can possibly look at it tomorrow for you after work.

    Depending on quality and valve type they range from $20-$75 usually for yard. Pay for the parts and I'll deal on the labor. I also have an old friend who's licensed if you want a referral.
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    My wife took a position here in RWC and we moved out here from NJ and now that we have gotten a chance to settle, I am looking to get back to work.

    By trade I am a financial analyst and business consultant. I have been consulting for the past 5 years doing everything from rolling out new accounting software, to auditing to streamlining processes. Other services I have substantial experience with are A/P and A/R as well as general business consulting.

    I have a BS in Finance, a diploma in Network Engineering and Design and I am 5 months from finishing my MBA.

    Thanks for the great idea and thread.

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    I created the "Feel Good Tracker" iPhone, iPad, iPod touch app to keep track of the activities that I do.

    It's in the iPhone store for $1.99
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    I'm a licensed (in the process of renewing) HVAC contractor. Been in the trade 14yrs. My specialty is anything residential. From system replacements to whole new systems (Gas, electrical, duct installation Furnace and AC). Im in the Santa Cruz area (obviously).

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    Professional Dog Walker (off leash; dog MUST have good recall). On leash, of course! Central Contra Costa County only.Professional house sitter (references available!) Overnights with your pet, in your home. Also, I can teach your kid to ride a bike! That's not bike related, that's Life Skills...
    I also type about 90 words a minute and am excellent at editing high school and college essays...23 years' experience. Just ask my magna c. laude College Graduate...I'm a notary public.I teach Women's Clinics to all levels of riders. I coach NorCal high school kids DH and gnar singletrack skills. I can help move dirt from place to place for your pumptrack. All this for trade for the stuff around my house that I can't do..fix the doggy door, fix the broken sprinkler head, fix the burner on the stove that refuses to work, you know, man stuff...Thanks!

    And I'm an all around good egg. PM me! ~Becky
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbecky
    Professional Dog Walker (off leash; dog MUST have good recall). On leash, of course! Central Contra Costa County only.Professional house sitter (references available!) Overnights with your pet, in your home. Also, I can teach your kid to ride a bike! That's not bike related, that's Life Skills...
    I also type about 90 words a minute and am excellent at editing high school and college essays...23 years' experience. Just ask my magna *** laude College Graduate...I'm a notary public.I Women's Clinics to all levels of riders. I coach NorCal high school kids DH and gnar singletrack skills. I can help move dirt from place to place for your pumptrack. All this for trade for the stuff around my house that I can't do..fix the doggy door, fix the broken sprinkler head, fix the burner on the stove that refuses to work, you know, man stuff...Thanks!

    And I'm an all around good egg. PM me! ~Becky
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    Can you teach Roxie not to jump on Carrie? It's really pissing her off.
    whaddya mean? they were just here visiting and Roxie was great! But yes, I can teach YOU how to teach Roxie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbecky
    whaddya mean? they were just here visiting and Roxie was great! But yes, I can teach YOU how to teach Roxie!
    The gentle leader definitely calms her down a bit - but once off leash - she's a MONSTER!
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    Boat/yacht deliverys

    I can move or deliver boats/yachts in the bay area or coastwise. USCG licensed 100ton Master all safety ratings! PM me.

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    Estate Planning Lawyer

    I am an attorney. I do estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and estate litigation.

    I also prepare Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives. The Durable Power of Attorney lets someone you trust take care of your finances if you become incapacitated, say from bombing down Cinerella without a helmet and you wind up in a coma. The Advance Health Care Directive tells them when to pull the plug, say if there's no hope of coming out of the coma.

    I believe every mountain biker should have a written plan, just in case, and I'll make sure you can afford it. My service to the mountain bike community.

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    I'm a licensed architect in California. While most of my experience is with custom single family residences I have done some small commercial jobs. I focus on energy and resource efficient projects from passive solar planning to specifying recycled content countertops.
    I am based in Chico / Grass Valley and can travel.
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    I design, sell and build these things:

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    I am a licensed mechanical engineer and a licensed HVAC contractor. San Jose Bay Area. Let me know if anyone needs help.

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    Civil Engineer/Construction Manager by day but I guide backcountry snowboard and ski trips in the winter. Tahoe area.

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    MTB Specific Strength Training Program

    INTEGRATE Performance Fitness (Northern California's Best Health Club, Competitor Magazine) is starting our off season cycling specific core strength training program next week. It is a 20 week affair specifically designed to increase power, improve efficiency and speed up recovery.

    This is a proven program that we've used for the last five seasons to get people ready to ride/compete in 2011.

    We will take people through the following phases to get that done:
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    The training sessions will take place from 7-8am on Mon/Wed's here at the studio. Let me know if you are interested, info@integratefitness.com, and I will send over more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbert
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    What part of 'Non Biking' is hard to comrehend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10kman
    What part of 'Non Biking' is hard to comrehend?
    Mr. Intertube Police,
    I guess you did not see the posts regarding "pump tracks".
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    Full machine shop here. billetmetalcraft.com
    I have some slow times when I can fit odd jobs in.
    And if anybody can get me connected with their company, all the better.
    I have been in business for 2 1/2 years myself. Before that I just about ran a machine shop for my old boss for most of the 17 years I worked for him.

    Just trying to pay the bills.

    A few examples of my work:
    I really want to show off some 3D parts I did for a big bike parts manufacturer, but that would violate the NDA.
    Derailleur hangers for EPX Terrashark.

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    VW Passat trunk badge (Just a project for my car. Can't steal VW's logo.)


    Some engraving from today:
    I finally got around to engraving some new business cards. They are anodized aluminum.
    The engraving is shiny so it catches the light.


    Messing around with some logos to see what they look like in black aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by older and slower
    I am an attorney. I do estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and estate litigation.

    I also prepare Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives. The Durable Power of Attorney lets someone you trust take care of your finances if you become incapacitated, say from bombing down Cinerella without a helmet and you wind up in a coma. The Advance Health Care Directive tells them when to pull the plug, say if there's no hope of coming out of the coma.

    I believe every mountain biker should have a written plan, just in case, and I'll make sure you can afford it. My service to the mountain bike community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65
    Full machine shop here. billetmetalcraft.com
    I have some slow times when I can fit odd jobs in.
    And if anybody can get me connected with their company, all the better.
    I have been in business for 2 1/2 years myself. Before that I just about ran a machine shop for my old boss for most of the 17 years I worked for him.

    Just trying to pay the bills.

    A few examples of my work:
    I really want to show off some 3D parts I did for a big bike parts manufacturer, but that would violate the NDA.
    Do you work with Ti? If so, I might be able to get you in with my company. Especially if you're local to the Peninsula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker
    Do you work with Ti? If so, I might be able to get you in with my company. Especially if you're local to the Peninsula.
    I have some experience machining titanium. Not a lot of demand for Ti usually, but with the right cutters it is as easy as stainless. I am in Santa Cruz.

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    I move pianos in the North Bay Area. Pianos. Not boxes of dishes or bedroom furniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I move pianos in the North Bay Area. Pianos. Not boxes of dishes or bedroom furniture.


    My father-in-law moves pianos all over from SF to Arizona. He is always getting requests to move other stuff too.

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    Available wood tools

    I have a wood shop. Table saw, miter box on wheels, drill press, sanders, routers and such. If someone has a project and need a place with the tools I can make it available.
    I don't use it half as much as I would like. Painting my stuff takes most of the time between my job and trying to start biking again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikermom
    I have a wood shop. Table saw, miter box on wheels, drill press, sanders, routers and such. If someone has a project and need a place with the tools I can make it available.
    I don't use it half as much as I would like. Painting my stuff takes most of the time between my job and trying to start biking again.

    Kathleen
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    Home+Commercial Espresso Machine Repair......This yr is my 30th.

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    Also, if you need any help with VW's, primarily watercooled, let me know what you need done. I can build motors, rebuild transmissions, assemble entire cars as well as wire and tune stand-alone fuel injection systems such as Megasquirt, SDS and 034.

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    Hello, I am new here. I joined so I could find out more about what the best SS Mountain bike is to buy. I used to ride alot back in the day. I bought the first Ritchey MTB when it first came out. (Mount Tam, model)
    It had Bullseye hubs, and motorcross handlebars, smooth fillet weld joints and TA Cranks, I bought a 'Lambda S' saddle for it to upgrade, and I bought the first Deore Shifters when they came out for MTB's. They were just called Deore, there was no Deore XT , back then.
    It got stolen, I used it for commuting 20 miles a day. On the coast by Mendocino.
    I never really got back into biking as much as I got into wind surfing and scuba. Now I am finishing up with whitewater kayaking and want to trade my good condition Blisstick Huka for a good used SS Mnt.Bike.

    So I am trying to find out more info here. So far I have found out that it seems 29ers are the rage right now. And eccentric bottom brackets are having problems. And mechanical disk is the way to go, or old school v brakes. Hydraulics seem to have gone by the way side.

    So I am looking for a light bike, and about a 17 or 18" frame. Steel of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbinder
    Hello, I am new here. I joined so I could find out more about what the best SS Mountain bike is to buy. I used to ride alot back in the day. I bought the first Ritchey MTB when it first came out. (Mount Tam, model)
    It had Bullseye hubs, and motorcross handlebars, smooth fillet weld joints and TA Cranks, I bought a 'Lambda S' saddle for it to upgrade, and I bought the first Deore Shifters when they came out for MTB's. They were just called Deore, there was no Deore XT , back then.
    It got stolen, I used it for commuting 20 miles a day. On the coast by Mendocino.
    I never really got back into biking as much as I got into wind surfing and scuba. Now I am finishing up with whitewater kayaking and want to trade my good condition Blisstick Huka for a good used SS Mnt.Bike.

    So I am trying to find out more info here. So far I have found out that it seems 29ers are the rage right now. And eccentric bottom brackets are having problems. And mechanical disk is the way to go, or old school v brakes. Hydraulics seem to have gone by the way side.

    So I am looking for a light bike, and about a 17 or 18" frame. Steel of course.

    -iron
    Hey Iron,

    You're probably have better luck in the General forum. If you have specific frame/fork/brake questions, there are specific forums for each of those.
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    "Hydraulics seem to have gone by the way side."

    Hmm, I'd never trade any of my Hydraulics for mechanical discs, or v-brakes

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    i've got a set of lx 9 speed shifters, mavic 517 wheels weith xt hubs( rim brake only ) and a set of xtr v brake levers.

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    Well maybe I am wrong, I have been out of biking for a few years. Back when I had my first Ritchey Mt. Tam, it came with 'MAFAC' cantilever brakes. Then the rage was those cam brakes with the wedge that slid between two pulleys on the cantilevers. Everyone thought that those where the $h1t back then.
    Now where are they?
    I remember meeting the maker of Ibis mountain bikes on a bike ride back in the day (His bike was just hitting the market) telling me how his new camming brakes where the most superior,,,back then.
    Well I don't know , these new fancy hydraulics look kind of heavy and expensive. I don't know , maybe I will try them out.

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    Now on tap: trading beer for automotive assistance.

    I need to get my '99 Blazer oil pan out (mostly disassembled), put a new gasket in it and put it back together. I could use some garage-side company and help with drinking beer. Comfort with automotive assembly preferred but not a must.
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    is this the same project from FB???

    Please tell me this another project.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    Now on tap: trading beer for automotive assistance.

    I need to get my '99 Blazer oil pan out (mostly disassembled), put a new gasket in it and put it back together. I could use some garage-side company and help with drinking beer. Comfort with automotive assembly preferred but not a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoTheWork_RideTheTrail
    Please tell me this another project.....
    Yes. I fixed the intake manifold and valve cover gasket leaks (among various other repairs and tune up items) only to discover over the next couple of days of driving it that there was another leak from the oil pan gasket.

    The oil pan is cast aluminum and fits tightly between the engine and the front axle so it required pulling the axle which in turn required taking the front bearing assemblies and CVJs out.

    Then it got hot and my son was in basic so it became less important than other things and I put it off. Now it's cool again and I found out he's going to be stationed at Edwards in a couple of months so I should get back to it.

    Now that we're up to speed, are you in?
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    Looking to sandblast my seat clamp if anyone in the Summit/hwy 17 area has one.
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    Sand blast?

    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    Looking to sandblast my seat clamp if anyone in the Summit/hwy 17 area has one.

    Is it painted or PC?

    If its anodized, use EZ-Off oven cleaner, then polish with metal polish. Just be sure not to get the 'fume free' EZ-Off. You want the stuff with lye. Spray it in a small cardboard box, and wear safety glasses and chemical resistant gloves. That stuff is nasty.

    Works great, tho. I did my stem, along with various other parts. They were black ano, and now silver polished.

    Spray it on. Let it sit a while, like 5-15 minutes... until it stops bubbling up... maybe a reapplication or two. Flush it with water. It will be a slight bronze-ish color. Then polish to silver. Since the alu is no longer protected by a layer of anodization, you may need to hit it with metal polish from time to time. The metal polish leaves a slight film that protects it, but it wears off.


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    ^^I'll try the lye or EZ-off. It's anodized, need it stripped well to home re-anodize it. I'd tried Drano with little success, commercial aluminum etcher could remove my failed anodizing but not the original. (from other parts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    ^^I'll try the lye or EZ-off. It's anodized, need it stripped well to home re-anodize it. I'd tried Drano with little success, commercial aluminum etcher could remove my failed anodizing but not the original. (from other parts).
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    Lost Biker, check your email. I need some furnace help, thanks!

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    Looking for someone professional or who knows how to soda blast the powder coating off my front triangle frame, then polish front and rear triangle to a high shine. Trade for a radial arm table saw, Mavic Elite Cosmic wheels and Continental Four Seasons tires, Dura Ace double cranks, Various saddles, or a professional sports massage (yes, I'm a trained massage therapist).

    PM me please. Thanks.
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    Son-of is passing through and on his way to Edwards so we're putting the finishing touches on it. We got the new oil pan gasket and other seals so hopefully all of the leaks are fixed now.

    We're still looking for beer drinking company...especially if you have knowledge in front-end alignments.
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    I'm with Plan It Solar here in Grass Valley, specializing in ON GRID system sales and design. PM me for info, quotes, etc. Ask about our $0 down lease if you have a FICO score of 700+ and large utility bills.

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