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Old 07-14-16, 08:20 AM
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Old 07-14-16, 10:21 AM
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im dying to put this together.
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Old 07-14-16, 10:32 AM
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I made some flower pots for the front office today.



You aint done yet. Get busy.





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Old 07-14-16, 10:34 AM
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No one should watch a movie on a phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKiIroiCvZ0
LMAO at his transition from Mr. Rogers-to-Angry Bastard
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Old 07-14-16, 10:43 AM
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lol, I'd have to say 90% of the people I see walking outside now, have their eyes glued to the phone.
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Old 07-14-16, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
im dying to put this together.

Start a build thread. I don't think anyone would complain about watching this one come to life. I know I'd dig watching every step.
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Old 07-14-16, 12:34 PM
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That Colnago model is rad.
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Old 07-14-16, 05:30 PM
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Today some dude called the shop asking what would be the best thing to clean his fixie tires with. Then he called back a few minutes later to ask if we had different colored valve caps. Then he called again to ask if we had colored "grip tape".

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Old 07-14-16, 05:36 PM
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tuesday we had 4 separate people call to ask if the shop sold inner tubes.

bikeshop customers are ****ing nuts.
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Old 07-14-16, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Today some dude called the shop asking what would be the best thing to clean his fixie tires with. Then he called back a few minutes later to ask if we had different colored valve caps. Then he called again to ask if we had colored "grip tape".

I hope he meant bar tape and he's not putting actual grip tape on his bike.

Actually, it'd be kind of cool if you did sell him grip tape and he just took it since he sounds pretty clueless.
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Old 07-14-16, 05:48 PM
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i have griptape on my brake levers and shifter/fork lockout
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Old 07-14-16, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
i have griptape on my brake levers and shifter/fork lockout
Hey now!

To be honest, that sounds like a pretty good idea.
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Old 07-14-16, 05:55 PM
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I would love to see griptaped handlebars. Tell 'em it's an old Portland messenger trick, excellent grip in the rain.
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Old 07-14-16, 06:12 PM
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Put grip tape on your saddle so you can have a sick downward slant without sliding off. #protip
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Old 07-14-16, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Hey now!

To be honest, that sounds like a pretty good idea.
protip from pro downhill bike checks, so good

and one roll will last you basically forever and cost you nothing
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Old 07-14-16, 06:34 PM
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Hey all, Price Point has $1 tubes again, just an fyi.
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Old 07-14-16, 07:32 PM
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Today I had a panic attack when I rebooted my new iPhone and it wouldn't recognize my passcode. I kept trying and then stopped for fear that it would lock my phone. Then I found a scrap of paper where I wrote it down, and realized that I had transposed two numbers. Big relief ! Found out that everytime you shut down and reboot, you have to reenter the passcode and Apple ID again before you can use Touch ID (fingerprint reader). Technology, man !
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Old 07-14-16, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
protip from pro downhill bike checks, so good

and one roll will last you basically forever and cost you nothing
Just make sure you use Mob grip, no one wants Jessup.

Today I decided to cut my seattle trip short so instead of 4 days/350 miles I'm just gonna do 3 days/250 miles. So excited to be back home and sleeping in my own bed.
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Old 07-14-16, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
You aint done yet. Get busy.
Don't get me started... [Rant]The last two weeks I've had to sand miniature aluminum castings of sculptures we're building. Management is overly cautious and won't let me use anything coarser than 40 grit, which they were even hesitant to let me use (they wanted me to use 80 grit from the start on the raw castings). An even bigger pain in the ass since I'm constantly welding on them to fill air pockets, low spots, and nicks on the edges. So, I need to be able to really remove metal

Here's one where I had pad a big area that was too low to sand down to.



Here I had to fix up the edge and fill a low area


BTW, welding on cast aluminum is ****. [/Rant]

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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I hope he meant bar tape and he's not putting actual grip tape on his bike.

Actually, it'd be kind of cool if you did sell him grip tape and he just took it since he sounds pretty clueless.
The best part was when Angie asked, "You mean bar tape?" and he responded, "Uh, no. Grip tape for bullhorns." like he knew something she didn't.
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Old 07-14-16, 10:53 PM
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today I just got back from seeing L7....such a great ****ing show.
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Old 07-15-16, 07:51 AM
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today i got PAID

now i have to try not to spend all of it in 6 minutes.
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Old 07-15-16, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today I just got back from seeing L7....such a great ****ing show.
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Old 07-15-16, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The best part was when Angie asked, "You mean bar tape?" and he responded, "Uh, no. Grip tape for bullhorns." like he knew something she didn't.
I've never met Angie before, but I'm pretty sure I can picture the look on her face after that comment.
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im dying to put this together.
Where did you find that? It's amazing...
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