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    What are you thinking? (when you look ahead)

    I'm going on my 2nd month of cubing. Starting with having no clue, to where I am now, which is averaging in the 1:30 range. (I know, I'm slow, but getting better :tu ) I understand that I need to work on lookahead during the inspection period and more so during the cross solve to speed up the...
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    Rubik's Cube sightings in media

    Dream Big picture Did a search and didn't find it so I thought I'd post it. Pretty cool. http://www.likecool.com/Dream_Big--Projects--Gear.html
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    Bapao's cube givaway!

    yep, you got it.
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    Bapao's cube givaway!

    No, but I know the one about the nuns, the vending machine in the dark alley and the hand lotion.... :-) Probably not appropriate though, LOL.
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    Bapao's cube givaway!

    A Chinese man calls in to his boss after only being at his job for a few weeks and only having been in the country for a few days more than that. Chinese man: "Sir, I not feeling so well, I don't think I make it into work today." Boss: "Really? You know, I know you're new here and to this...
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    Two new Zhanchi cubes, questions.

    I've been using "stickers" all day and it's developed a springy click sound on the white and blue side turns. Reading through some other posts I've seen the solutions for taking the cube apart and filing the springs to remedy this issue. If I do that, can I only work on the sides that are...
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    Two new Zhanchi cubes, questions.

    I did read. Thank you for the response. Right now the new cubes feel much smoother with no lube as compared to my silicone lubed Rubik's brand. I will take time to break them in and trust me, I'm working on the solve times. I've only had a cube since Christmas, so seeing all of these quick...
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    Two new Zhanchi cubes, questions.

    Yeah, I know I'm slow but you gotta start somewhere. :-) I bought these because I really didn't like the feel of the Rubik's brand cube and I thought it would be good to work on once my times improve. I really like the sticker less cube. I may just leave the other in the box until I get ready...
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    Two new Zhanchi cubes, questions.

    Like the title says, I just received two Zhanchi cubes. One black with stickers and the other sticker less. The sticker less one feels perfect. What I would call firm-loose and moves freely. Very smooth. The one with stickers however, feels almost like a sponge. It's so loose it's almost...
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    Lubricant testing

    I was trying to find types I hadn't previously read about to see if we could get some new options.
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    Lubricant testing

    I have found some variations of silicone lubricants that I'm going to test on some cubes to see how they work. I'll report back when I have some info worth posting. Here are 3 types I've found. Dow Corning 111 (valve lubricant & sealant)...
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    Usernames

    joshs2000ss: My wife came up with this. It's my name, Josh, and a car I have, 2000 Camaro SS.
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    The One-Answer Question Thread [closed]

    Has anyone used White Lightning bike chain lubricant for their cube? It says it has no petroleum and I read on the manufacturer site that it is safe for plastic. It was the epic ride version of the lubricant that I thought might work best.
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    New to cubing and saying hello

    Fixed my spelling issues. :-) No problems, I've been on enough message boards to understand you sometimes have to take the good with the bad.
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    New to cubing and saying hello

    I've always wanted to learn to solve a Rubik's cube but never took the time or even had a cube. I received a cheap knock off during a cheap gift exchange and learned how to solve it using the what I assume to be the most basic method, layer by layer. I asked for an actual Rubik's brand cube for...
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