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Old 07-29-19, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Just buy the groupset from Merlin Cycles.

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-102895.html

That's about what wholesale is for the groupset.
Interesting, I clicked through a few steps in the checkout process (stopped before the "enter credit card" part) and it never said "hey we can't send this to you in the U.S."

I was under the impression that Shimano was cracking down on UK sales of groupsets to the US. I'm pretty sure CRC and Wiggle don't do that anymore. Maybe Merlin hasn't got them memo yet.
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Old 07-29-19, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Interesting, I clicked through a few steps in the checkout process (stopped before the "enter credit card" part) and it never said "hey we can't send this to you in the U.S."

I was under the impression that Shimano was cracking down on UK sales of groupsets to the US. I'm pretty sure CRC and Wiggle don't do that anymore. Maybe Merlin hasn't got them memo yet.
Merlin is the only UK website that still allows the purchase, but for how long?

If you're looking for a new groupset, it would be wise to buy now.
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Old 07-29-19, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Merlin is the only UK website that still allows the purchase, but for how long?

If you're looking for a new groupset, it would be wise to buy now.
You trying to get me divorced?
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Old 07-29-19, 10:41 AM
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Old 07-29-19, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Just buy the groupset from Merlin Cycles.

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/s...et-102895.html

That's about what wholesale is for the groupset.
That is a good price. Do you know how they can do this but the other bike UK sellers (Ribble/PBK/Chain Reaction) can't?

BTW I would love a new groupset for the Habanero as the Ultegra 6700 is getting long in the tooth, but will probably wait another year or two. Because all my other bikes are running 10s Shimano it will cause all types of cross-compatibility snafus. Must wait until we get daughter #2's college tuition bill before I can justify/beg for such a purchase.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Didja try it with a sheet on it?

Had you been furling by hand up til now?
Thing works beautifully.

It replaced another unit, which had serious problems. Just about all cruising and many racing boats have furlers, but they're slow because they don't allow the sail to come all the way down to the deck. If you don't have a furler, you put sails up and take them down, often simultaneously, which is a lot of work, usually in bad weather and at 3 am.
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Old 07-29-19, 11:23 AM
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Agree. I am daydreaming but would NOT feel comfortable asking a patient for a major favor like that. It's an ethical quagmire.

Sad.
I didn't seriously believed you'd do something like that.
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Old 07-29-19, 11:57 AM
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Thing works beautifully.

It replaced another unit, which had serious problems. Just about all cruising and many racing boats have furlers, but they're slow because they don't allow the sail to come all the way down to the deck. If you don't have a furler, you put sails up and take them down, often simultaneously, which is a lot of work, usually in bad weather and at 3 am.
I had to look it up, and that's a pretty cool gadget. Not as cool as a torque wrench that measures angle, but still pretty cool.
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Old 07-29-19, 06:33 PM
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I don't wear gloves when I work on my bike.
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Look what I found in my parts bin.
That's hot....and bent...
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Old 07-29-19, 06:46 PM
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So what's this thread about?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't wear gloves when I work on my bike.
well it’s your bike.

As a pro, how often do you get your torque wrenches calibrated and do they need it?

The Swiss do make lovely gizmos.
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So what's this thread about?
Torque
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Torque
Well, that's a twist.
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Old 07-29-19, 06:52 PM
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Dat Costco print job, tho -



Made a print for my cousin, who moved in to a new house recently (this pic is from his wife's home town). Still impressed with Costco prints when you take the time to download their ICC printer profiles and process accordingly. Of course, the photo of the print looks like ****, but the print itself looks pretty fab. Now I need to get some proper framing. This is a 12" x 18" for all of 4 bucks or so.
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Old 07-29-19, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
well it’s your bike.

As a pro, how often do you get your torque wrenches calibrated and do they need it?

The Swiss do make lovely gizmos.
I mostly use these at the shop.


I don't know the recalibration interval on those, but my giustaforza's calibration is guaranteed for 5,000 cycles. That's a lot of clicks.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I mostly use these at the shop.


I don't know the recalibration interval on those, but my giustaforza's calibration is guaranteed for 5,000 cycles. That's a lot of clicks.
And how many drops off the bench onto the tile floor? I can’t have nice things.
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And how many drops off the bench onto the tile floor? I can’t have nice things.
I can't remember ever dropping a torque wrench. The shop torque wrench doesn't get abused, as far as I know. We teach the mechanics to not abuse the precision tools.
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That's hot....and bent...
Looks like it has Peyronie’s. Sad.
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Looks like it has Peyronie’s. Sad.
I haven’t heard that mentioned since medical school and I’ve certainly never seen it.

You will, however, be pleased to learn that I briefly saw a (sort-of) patient today. It took so much out of me that I had to drink green tea and fan myself, while I tried to remember how to write a note.
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I haven’t heard that mentioned since medical school and I’ve certainly never seen it.

You will, however, be pleased to learn that I briefly saw a (sort-of) patient today. It took so much out of me that I had to drink green tea and fan myself, while I tried to remember how to write a note.
oh the horrors.
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