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Old 05-12-20, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Spent an hour and a half trying to install a rear toddler seat on my wife’s bike. It was a no go. She’s only 5 ft even and has to have the seat all the way down which caused the rear seat to be slanted at an angle and the base of it would rub the tire. We were given a burley bike trailer for free by a neighbor, but so far the offspring is not a fan of it.
You should put some ice cream in it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Kudos.

Did you rest on the bench after toiling up the slopes?




Also, has the highest point changed since September 2016?
Ya never know. Someone might've dumped a yard of dirt up there.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You should put some ice cream in it.
done
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ya never know. Someone might've dumped a yard of dirt up there.
There may be a growing landfill somewhere than has obsoleted rjones28's achievement. Sad.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Kudos.

Did you rest on the bench after toiling up the slopes?




Also, has the highest point changed since September 2016?
I don't remember a bench. Maybe it is a recent addition. I haven't lived there in 14 years.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
For the homeowners and handyfolks, what's everyone's experience with wall-mounted shelving?
That's a very hard question, simply because there are so many options. I will say, hit a stud, and stuff won't fall.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Someone opined that I should have saved the camel burgers for Wednesday.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ya never know. Someone might've dumped a yard of dirt up there.
There's a movie about that.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It has it's place.
Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
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Old 05-13-20, 05:06 AM
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I hope to do the highest point in Yucatan at some point. Not til winter, at least, whichever winter that might be with no pandemic.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
I like this kind.
https://www.officestationery.co.uk/i...nit-270mm-.jpg
Easy peasy..
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Old 05-13-20, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
My brother gave me the Saturn V for Christmas this year.

I hadn't built Lego in probably 20 years, it was a ton of fun
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Old 05-13-20, 06:15 AM
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Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
Oh! Completely-unrelated anecdote time:
Some years ago, never mind how many, I made the first of a couple of attempts to clean out my mom's garage. My dad had put up a scavenged shelving unit for things like wasp spray, oil, etc. Been hanging there for years, screwed into the wall by its four corners. Mom's holding the thing in place while I tackle the last screw...huh, funny, all the rest came out OK from the studs but not this one? Half a turn of the drill later and water comes absolutely gushing out of the wall. Turns out 10 years ago dear old dad had managed to hit the hidden water PVC water pipe that had been run to the as-yet unused and obviously forgotten utility sink outlet.
So, for a 10 minute project that initially just required a Philips head screwdriver I also got lessons in plumbing and drywall repair. And twenty-four hours without running water because there was, of course, no intermediate shut off on this line so the whole house had to be turned off.

Welcome to home ownership! Know where your main water shut-off valve is.

Edit: In an effort to be somewhat helpful, I have several of these now (and as they are evidently currently unavailable, some of the similar suggestions look pretty close):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VVQR9ZJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VVQR9ZJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And I put one in my own room for my books. Quite sturdy, and I painted the wooden shelves that came with it with Rust-oleum Satin enamel and an enamel sealer so they finished up looking and feeling like textured leather.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
For the homeowners and handyfolks, what's everyone's experience with wall-mounted shelving?
I just put some wire stuff in a closet and it was pretty slick. Drill holes in the drywall then push the brackets through and they pop open and you tighten them down creating a little vise.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
My brother gave me the Saturn V for Christmas this year.

I hadn't built Lego in probably 20 years, it was a ton of fun
My son has that set. When he got it a year or two ago, he was mentally capable of putting it together, but his finger strength wasn't great. As a result, the further along he got, the more things starting to become misaligned as the tiny gaps added up. At one point, a section fell over and, because it wasn't put together firmly, it just exploded when it hit the ground. That was when I had to step in.
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Welcome to home ownership! Know where your main water shut-off valve is.
I hope you learned your lesson.
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There's a movie about that.
An interesting and fun movie.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
My brother gave me the Saturn V for Christmas this year.

I hadn't built Lego in probably 20 years, it was a ton of fun
I bought the roller coaster for Christmas. It’s still sitting on my dining room table. I also have the Tower Bridge, VW camper van and the Ferris wheel.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
If you're going to have some weight on them, I think that the best best is something that has some kind of L-shape for more leverage against the wall. Otherwise you've effectively got the long lever of the shelf cranking on the super short lever that's essentially the thickness of the shelf underneath the fastener/fulcrum.

If you're intent on that really clean, floating look, you can, but it'll take more work to do it - there are some brackets out there that have a pin that goes deep in to the stud (assuming that you have wood studs, not always a given on interior walls) to help cantilever the shelf. I know that Rockler sells them, but they're probably available elsewhere, too -

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There may be a growing landfill somewhere than has obsoleted rjones28's achievement. Sad.
There is a landfill down by the Delaware River. It is not higher than the Ebright Azimuth.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There's a movie about that.
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An interesting and fun movie.
Are you talking about The Man Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain, with Hugh Grant (iirc)? Cute movie, been a while since I watched it, though.
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My son has that set. When he got it a year or two ago, he was mentally capable of putting it together, but his finger strength wasn't great. As a result, the further along he got, the more things starting to become misaligned as the tiny gaps added up. At one point, a section fell over and, because it wasn't put together firmly, it just exploded when it hit the ground. That was when I had to step in.
Oof. Yeah it got tricky, especially putting the stages together.
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My wife and I met a guy at a small town convenience store yesterday on our ride. He was changing a flat tire on his truck and we struck up a conversation. Turns out, he had driven 60 miles to do a gravel race course up our way. We had a common acquaintance, so when we got home, my wife told our acquaintance friend that we had met this guy, blah, blah, blah.

Our friend said the guy had gone out on his bike later that afternoon and got hit by a truck and was life-flighted to a trauma center in Springfield, IL. Multiple broken bones.

Be careful out there.
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Are you talking about The Man Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain, with Hugh Grant (iirc)? Cute movie, been a while since I watched it, though.
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well but which sorts work best? I have started building Lego again and need a place to put the completed models after we move instead of littering the house with them.
I think it's an aesthetic choice. Any properly-installed shelf (see LAJ 's post) will work. I've used curios, track bracket, and floating. Track bracket is nice because you can change the shelf configuration easily, but it can look a little industrial.
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