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by Eric Wallgren
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: R.I.P.: Sean Finnegan, drummer for Void
Replies: 1
Views: 2891

Damn, that sucks.
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Gaithersburg P-n-R August 5th anyone interested?
Replies: 33
Views: 23714

D'oh!

I found out about it Saturday afternoon, late-ish. I totally would have been there.

I'll keep checking in for dates for another one. I dodge cones w/ my car every few weeks, generally on Saturdays early, but if I don't have an auto-cross I'll do the outlaw race.
by Eric Wallgren
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Important info please read 6-7-07
Replies: 30
Views: 17421

I'm in.

I'll try to make it up by noon...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Screw Slappy. Where's Vlad?
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Screw Slappy. Where's Vlad?

Well?
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Bobo's back...
Replies: 6
Views: 3980

Bobo's back...

I got an email from our old compatriot Bob "Bobo" Frias, legendary Turner enthusiast and instigator of GBJ. he's back in Baltimore (for good he says) and working in Elkridge. Still riding a Turner. I'm gonna try to get the band back together this winter for some regular practice. I'm gonna race next...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Lansdowne Banked Slalom 11/25 results
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

Man,

I checked Thursday night and didn't see anything that looked like a definitive "Yes there's a race happening at X time" so I didn't go.

Sheee-it.
by Eric Wallgren
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: What happened to the site???
Replies: 3
Views: 9881

Where's Eric

AKA Geezer-X? Well, he was off dealing with a nasty surprise that surfaced in his head after he fell off Chris Chaput's Ick at SSS back in November. Everything is fine now, and if you need work done, the email address is in his profile here. The free hosting for the MMW website dried up and it took ...
by Eric Wallgren
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: [Sold] LODT Zephyr Rocker
Replies: 28
Views: 17854

One of the upsides of my recent brain surgery (!) was that starting about a week before, and tapering off for about 2 weeks after, I was on steroids. They do this to control swelling after they go a-prospecting in your head. I found that my painful shoulders, messed up thumb, and creaky knees all fe...
by Eric Wallgren
Sat May 27, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC OUTLAW REUNION RACE, June 10, 2006
Replies: 79
Views: 55909

I'll be there w/ a leaf blower.

I may ride a skateboard for a minute or two.

Dr. says "skateboarding is contraindicated post-craniotomy"

-Better every day
by Eric Wallgren
Sat May 27, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 957543

"Skating"

Is for chumps
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: 3TC / GUS / RTS Monkeywrench-Stims for sale!-hyperstradas!
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

3TC / GUS / RTS Monkeywrench-Stims for sale!-hyperstradas!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7213953320&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7213762559&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7213766445&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 ...
by Eric Wallgren
Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Get Your Stimulators here!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Get Your Stimulators here!!!!

New old stock Tracker Stimulators. The best bushings EVER made. Green soft Green Medium Blue Hard $20/pack of 2 as molded $25/2 lathe cut to conventional barrel shape Yellow soft NOS Tracker Stimulators $40 / pack of 2 The green soft and yellow soft, frankly, feel identical. Also: 8mm axle RTS and R...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: KMG, Where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

I'll give you $50 for than foam core Kryptonics if you're out....
by Eric Wallgren
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 957543

million cone march

Where are you riding, Vlad?

Maybe I skate too, as long as it doesn't interfere with my bicycle time.
by Eric Wallgren
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Trucks 'n Decks !!
Replies: 6
Views: 3240

Trucks and Decks

What's up is I don't answer PMs here, and I only check here once a week or so.

Email me at motomoron at yahoo dot com

Roe deck still available, G, Gus, and Offset trucks available.
by Eric Wallgren
Thu May 19, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Trucks 'n Decks !!
Replies: 6
Views: 3240

Trucks 'n Decks !!

New Old Stock 3DM 3TC 130mm truck. Unmodified, factory fresh. $100 New Old Stock 3DM 3TC 105mm truck. Unmodified, factory fresh. $125 Gus truck. Straightened axles, hanger faced to 105mm with raised bearing seats. New, unused. $45 G Truck. Straightened axles, hanger faced to 95mm with raised bearing...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon May 16, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: LORDS OF DOGTOWN Movie Premeir Tue May 17th
Replies: 10
Views: 6067

LODT

Hey, LBK. I sent an email to you on the Surfrider site email thing.

Would it be possible to swing seats for me and the wifey?

Thanks!
by Eric Wallgren
Mon May 02, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Outlaw Summer series
Replies: 39
Views: 26821

Hey, Dan.

I was talking w/ Ohm at the Athens race, and he was proposing that we do a shared gig where everyone takes a race, and is responsible for the course, special theme, refreshments, door prizes, pin the tail on Vlad, etc.

Let's get the dialogue started and get a schedule together.
by Eric Wallgren
Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: 4 Sale - PPS Brown Bomber SplitFire truck
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Hey Tim.

I'm Interested...

Email sent.

Lemme know...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 567152

Iaccovelli looks remarkably bad in a wifebeater for someone who's actually a wifebeater. And Fluitt? Sundress? first you erode my miserable tiny corner of the slalom skateboard truck niche market, THEN call me out on account of how my sartorial splendor makes you uncomfortable? Jeez. Don't you know ...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: What the H3LL is up with DC slalom?
Replies: 15
Views: 7785

Yeah...

What he said.

Where is everyone?
by Eric Wallgren
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 567152

I think that Brian Parsons among other DC types is keen to work out a proper DC region race of sufficient grandeur to attract the wrong coasters. Details will follow. And Iaccovelli, you nefarious turd-burglar, my loathing for you far exceeds any level of loathing you could ever muster for me. Beat ...
by Eric Wallgren
Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 567152

Took me a minute....

But here it is.

Me sucking.

Iaccovelli sucking to a greater degree.

http://home.comcast.net/~skate/joe.geezer.wmv
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 567152

Iaccovelli, you prevaricating, merde-mouthed weasel!

I'm admittedly one of the slowest of the slow. Nonetheless, I've kicked your 5 year younger, Atkins diet sculpted ass *all-up-and-down* every hill upon which our paths happened to converge. And speaking of converging paths, I'll stay in my lane at *every* race this year, and I'll continue to lay one...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at the Park n' Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at the Park n' Ride

See if you can figure out what's wrong with this picture of the podium from the Hybrid race.

Left to right: Geezer-X 2nd, Mike Ohm 1st, Vlad Popov 3rd.

Image
by Eric Wallgren
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Reguarding "more than I can handle"
Replies: 5
Views: 3176

Yeah, what he said...

I'll help out where I can...

There are like a zillion dead headings and threads on this site that no one would miss.

A little culling and ix-naying would reduce the sprawl some, which would make riding herd on this mess easier.

So. Lemme know how I can be of use, and I'll do whatever.
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: chicken vs. geezer indy offsets...
Replies: 9
Views: 4028

Ohm

Oh for F*cks sake.

I think everyone involved in this thread knows me and knows my sense of humor, you most of all, Mike.

Don't take me literally. You should know better.

Allow me to rephrase my post. See above
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: chicken vs. geezer indy offsets...
Replies: 9
Views: 4028

Indy Offsets....

Are AWESOME !!!!

If someone doesn't buy these from Ohm, I'll pick 'em up myself.

How much are you asking?
by Eric Wallgren
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: My Leopard Vans at the Park n' Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

My Leopard Vans at the Park n' Ride

I finally figured out that I left 'em at the Park n' Ride after the last race, I have it on good authority that someone picked them up.

Who's got my badass leopard Vans.

Reward for mah shooz.
by Eric Wallgren
Wed May 19, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Spring/Summer series?
Replies: 55
Views: 32062

Have an excellent time in Europe, Vlad. You too, Dalv. Try to keep him out of trouble, Mrs. Vlad. You've definately made things alot more interesting, and MUCH more fun around here the last couple years. Seems like only yesterday a skinny Russian kid with tiny shorts and a Turner showed up at the hi...
by Eric Wallgren
Sun May 16, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Spring/Summer series?
Replies: 55
Views: 32062

I suck

I suck. DQ when I'm set for a cake walk to winning the "lowdium *" in the B bracket. Christ all F'ing mighty I suck like a turbocharged Electro-lux. Then I throw down a pissed off "I just don't care" joke run which would have put me in the middle of the A bracket. Did I mention how utterly, comprehe...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Pre/Post Gathering festivities
Replies: 47
Views: 25322

The 2nd annual Motel 6 Classic

Winner gets a date with one of the lovely and talented "Ladies of the Motel 6".




I'm sandbagging...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: Tracker RTX Kingpin upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 21202

Tracker stock kingpins

I just did a pile of trucks, and all the newest RTX and RTS baseplates came with 2-1/4 kingpins. I put 2-1/2s in so you can use 2 full height Stims. I'm using grade 5s lately since by the time you got to the stretch or yield point of a 5, you'd have long since ripped all the truck bolts through the ...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted: 85 mm tracker trucks
Replies: 14
Views: 7599

Fully a third of the 50 trucks or so in the shop for axles right now are being narrowed to 100, 90, 85, or 80 mm. I think the gnarly pivot mid on an RTS 'plate is great, you just need to make a special pivot cup from Delrin. I have a pair of MMW SuperTeam prototypes which replace the stock Tracker p...
by Eric Wallgren
Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: bearings vs. trucks again
Replies: 8
Views: 8068

Yes.

Monkeywrench machine works, when doing our regular 8mm axle conversion, faces both the hanger casting and inner face of the axle nut square to the centerline of the axle. We also add a shoulder, so that washers or "speedrings" are not required. See pics in the MMW thread.
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Results - DC Winter Outlaw Slalom Series Race #4 - Feb 14th
Replies: 26
Views: 12880

It was awesome getting out to skate after being cooped up in the basement all winter. It was cool making Wes E work to beat me for the first time in a year. Funny, but I got back on RTXs and shaved off a half second. Hmmm. Also VERY cool seeing new faces on the hill. It's gonna be a very cool year. ...
by Eric Wallgren
Thu Feb 12, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: Making my own offsets
Replies: 3
Views: 5653

Offsets. What a huge pain in the ass. I applaud you, though, so here goes. What you're trying to do, is to relocate the centerline of the axle as close as possible to the intersection of the axis of rotation of the hanger about the kingpin, and the centerline of the kingpin. Starting with a Tracker ...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: Machine Shop (Geezer-X)
Replies: 65
Views: 75694

There are metal seismic hangers drilled, minus axles, and newly manufactured true 8mm axles all done and I'll spread the word once Dan Gesmer lets me know whats up. As for you, Ohm. I can do it, but it's almost as much work as starting from scratch. Lets talk on the 17th.
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ferrari F1 + V. Rossi = happy Italians
Replies: 65
Views: 50257

Just 'cause it worked for (Sir) John Surtees and for Mike (the bike) Hailwood doesn't mean it'll translate for Valen-tee-no. He would have done great in one-off world rally car drive if he hadn't balled the poor thing up right away. Seeing as how Rossi quit Honda at the end of last season and is rid...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: Machine Shop (Geezer-X)
Replies: 65
Views: 75694

I made the assumption (Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction.. "When you assume, you make ass out of You, and Umption") That we were discussing skateboard wheels. Typically, the space between the bearing seats is about .390" give or take, and most bearing spacers are about .400". Assuming (again) that a 60...
by Eric Wallgren
Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What's in your Quiver?
Replies: 22
Views: 19807

quivering with...anticipation.

The new... Roe Unlimited, super stiff, super low camber/PVD R2s 35*f,50*r/3DM Avalons90/90a/Abec11 Biltins/Gravity ED E. grip. Roe Crossfire prototype/MMW RTX/TTC team trucks/3DM Cambrias90/90a/Abec 11 Biltins. Fibreflex 38"pintail/MMW 140mm Randals/Abec11 Gumballs88/84a/Pleasure tools ceramics. Boz...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: Machine Shop (Geezer-X)
Replies: 65
Views: 75694

Bearing preload

Speedrings or no, it's virtually impossible to preload your skateboard bearings. There should be, in order, on your axle, assuming you're not using Abec11 Biltin bearings: speedring/bearing/spacer=distance between bearing seats in your wheels+a couple thousandths of an inch/bearing/speedring/nut. If...
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 957543

The old velodrome hoax

I was emplyed in the bicycle industry in the DC area for ages, and raced on the road as well as track for quite a while. The nearest velodromes are in Trexlertown PA, in the Lehigh Valley, and a scary old pockmarked asphalt beast in Kissena park in Queens, NY. You'd get flats from needles on the rac...
by Eric Wallgren
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:48 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: Machine Shop (Geezer-X)
Replies: 65
Views: 75694

Hey!!

I haven't been checking in so very often, seeing as how if I'm not at work or consulting, I'm standing in front of a lathe making axles. Seth, feel free to call, the # is on the website. In the mean time I'll leave you with this... http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/RTXTEAM.JPG http://www.slal...
by Eric Wallgren
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Longboard Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 4245

Trackers? Ugggh... I see enough of those everyday on my porch in boxes, let alone put 'em on one of my skateboards. I'm sticking with Randals, though I will a least try the Seismics on that Bozi I won.
by Eric Wallgren
Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Longboard Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 4245

My understanding was that Brian's intent was to broaden the equipment requirments for the "longboard" race in light of how about half of us have bought or won Bozi 36" cutaways (some of us more than once) which can't quite make 30" between the axles. Leastwise not with my Randals...My 38" Fibreflex ...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: The New line
Replies: 26
Views: 22110

Roe Quiver.

Not something that goes on top of your sushi. I agree with whoever it was who said to get an Unlimited and a X fire. I got an Unlimited prototype which had been made for UR13, super stiff, very low camber, and drilled at like 17.5" to work w/ PVD R2s. It is EVERYTHING I've been looking for. I can pu...
by Eric Wallgren
Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Cabin for WV Race
Replies: 37
Views: 19162

Hey Brian. It's looking like I can make it. Room in the hovel? after sharing a room with Joe Iaccovelli....with one less bed than it was supposed to have at Da Farm, the cabin sound positively palatial...Let me know...
by Eric Wallgren
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Adams Morgan Fest Race THIS Saturday Sept 6
Replies: 98
Views: 57554

Mitch, dude. It's time to retire those Hyper Stradas. Having coned 4 year old slalom wheels gives you old school cred, but it is way dangerous. I'll GIVE you some used Avalons.
by Eric Wallgren
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC 2003 SUMMER OUTLAW SLALOM SERIES
Replies: 198
Views: 114852

Take 95 south to 495 capital beltway outer loop toward rockville / 270. Bear right onto the 270 spur, which is right after the rte. 355 exit. Follow rte. 270 to exit 10, clopper road / quince orchard. Merge onto Clopper, (check out the new P&R lot being built in the middle of the off ramp)second lig...