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Old 01-26-21, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've found the flag wavers tend to not be great historians. At least the ones around here aren't. East TN was actually pro-Union during the war.

He called me after he had already changed the bars. Try to keep up.
Did he change the seatpost too?
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Old 01-26-21, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm noticing that hand position is one of those things I just did and didn't put a lot of thought into. As in, off the top of my head, I'm having some difficulty visualizing it. I'm quite sure when efforting a climb I encircle the bar with my thumbs, but on flatter stretches?

I guess there's really no way to know for sure how one might like a different design unless you try it on a ride.

I scrubbed the old bars with some soap. There's still some residue, and the finish is rough, but it appears to be a cosmetic issue only.

I can see why the mechanic might not have wanted to mess with that, but it seems like he might have contacted me before replacing the bars? Nothing was ever communicated about bars until after the fact.
He did you a favor, all that corrosion leads to stress risers. Those bars could fail then you would be mad he didn't replace them. Im frugal too, but not when my personal safety is at stake.
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Not the loudest thing I've heard as far as SPL at the eardrum - but certainly the most impressive - was a full power test of one of NASA's new solid rocket boosters at the former ATK Thiokol facility in Utah.

I was probably 3 miles away and you could still feel the pressure waves in your chest and through your feet.

And to think that on the full SLS rocket there are two of those, plus another cluster of four liquid motors

I want to be there when that candle is lit more than just about anything else in the world.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did he change the seatpost too?
I didn't look at that, but I did see the "new" saddle is on.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No battles west of the Mississippi River counted.
But the West is the best.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Picacho_Pass
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
If the finish is rough after a good cleaning, then you are probably better off replacing the bars. Especially since you don't know what the inside looks like.
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Further, as soon as V.V.'s acid like sweat comes in contact the corrosion will just start up again. Which will likely end in catastrophe.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
LOL

Although the encounter at Picacho Pass was only a minor event in the Civil War, it can be considered the high-water mark of the Confederate West.

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Maybe people could drink coke plus coffee instead??
Rum and coke and coffee! Genius!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Were you sad when they blew up the tower?
Like most folks from the area, NO! I was f***ing THRILLED! We called it "Ottenstein's Dick"



That appears to be a 3 Inch Rifle.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No battles west of the Mississippi River counted.
ON the Mississippi, though - those counted. (my GGF was a river pilot in the Union's 'Brown Water Navy')
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There is a forum type thing on red dit called "Just rolled into the shop" where mechanics post funny stuff from their jobs. BF won't allow me to post the link.
They’re a competing website.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
ON the Mississippi, though - those counted. (my GGF was a river pilot in the Union's 'Brown Water Navy')
It was the west coast of the country at the time.
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They’re a competing website.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It was the west coast of the country at the time.
California had been a state for over a decade by that point, so...no.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Okay, I think that these are pretty fly -

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I'd have to be drunk to do that.
wouldn’t even if drunk
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Okay, I think that these are pretty fly -

Chacun a son gout. To me, it looks like a flag factory threw up on them.
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They’re a competing website.
Can't we all just get along?
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The snow is coming down quickly enough that the local plow is going by the house frequently but is not able to get ahead of it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did he change the seatpost too?
That is a good point. Removal and regreasing or carbon pasting of the seat post is also a maintenance task, that should be done on a schedule similar to the handle bars. One wouldn't want the seatpost to become corrosion bound to the frame.
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Okay, I think that these are pretty fly -

Thats a lot.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
California had been a state for over a decade by that point, so...no.
Everything that mattered during the war was east of the river. Tennessee was the epicenter of the western front. See history books.
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The snow is coming down quickly enough that the local plow is going by the house frequently but is not able to get ahead of it.
Nope. Sadly only a one-day vacation. Back to #EndlessWinter tomorrow.



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I conducted a mini-stress test and the handlebars are fine, probably.
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That is a good point. Removal and regreasing or carbon pasting of the seat post is also a maintenance task, that should be done on a schedule similar to the handle bars. One wouldn't want the seatpost to become corrosion bound to the frame.
Several weeks ago I loosened the clamp and the seatpost seemed stuck. Uh oh.
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Just a funny remark about Pcad from an old thread I was perusing. He was one of a kind.
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Everything that mattered during the war was east of the river. Tennessee was the epicenter of the western front. See history books.
Everything, that is, except the main reason for the whole war.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I conducted a mini-stress test and the handlebars are fine, probably.
OR youpushed them closer to ultimate failure....

Several weeks ago I loosened the clamp and the seatpost seemed stuck. Uh oh.
Well, I guess as long as you're not going to adjust your saddle height, you'll probably be okay.....
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