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Old 07-02-19, 07:16 PM
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Tangentially related to cooking - I like keeping an eye on the buy/sell/trade section on the knife forum. It's interesting to see what kind of stuff pops up. Right now is evidently an exciting time as multiple "unicorns" are popping up with price tags in the $3000+ region. I can look at some of them and immediately understand the asking price, but others are just head-scratchers.
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DougRNS is in the house.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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That’s too bad about Belize. Probably a wise move however.
Probably.
Belize isn't going anywhere. It's only an eight hour drive to the border.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Hey @DougRNS, have you seen @Velo Vol in your travels?
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Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
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Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
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Old 07-02-19, 08:41 PM
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Doug you’re a gem, thanks mucho!
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Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
Poor bike. Time for a new bike. Oh and heal up quick.
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Mowed my lawn last night, put it on Strava, and got 9 kudos.
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Mowed my lawn last night, put it on Strava, and got 9 kudos.
What was your average speed??
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What was your average speed??
3.795 mph.
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Mowed my lawn last night, put it on Strava, and got 9 kudos.
Everyone admires a good lawn.
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3.795 mph.
Holy smoke, that's fast! Must be flat.
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I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
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I don't see a way to vote
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Holy smoke, that's fast! Must be flat.
Yes, and very small.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
Many years ago when I first started riding and leather chamois were the norm, I’d get the occasional saddle sore. At the time, there was a “drawing salve” formula that was purported to be the quickest way to get rid of one.

I tried it a few times and eventually entered the cure into the annals of folk lore remedies.
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Mowed my lawn last night, put it on Strava, and got 9 kudos.
kudos
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
yes
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I can look at some of them and immediately understand the asking price, but others are just head-scratchers.
Pull the trigger on a head-scratcher then come back and ask us if you got a good deal.
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Pull the trigger on a head-scratcher then come back and ask us if you got a good deal.
Solid Addiction advice, per usual. BRB
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Kids are a pain in the ass to cook for - it's hard to devote time and attention to the act of cooking and then there's the pickiness.
We ate what my mom made or we didn't eat. That's the way things went down BITD on a limited budget.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have a saddle sore. Should I
  1. Use Chamois Butt'r?
  2. Burn my shorts and wash my entire body with hexachlorophene daily until it goes away?
  3. See a crotchologist about a biopsy?
  4. HTFU?
  5. STFU?
THE Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;—
It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't Sterilized.
They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.
In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears; 10
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.
There's not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup—
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylactic Pup.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Well. I stayed with the fast bois.

Then I cracked my bike, my wheel, my glasses, and I'm in the ER awaiting stitches.
Heal quickly
Start hand wringing about new bike
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We ate what my mom made or we didn't eat. That's the way things went down BITD on a limited budget.
Parents these days - no backbone. Pffft.
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