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genejockey 10-15-21 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22270929)
I could swear you posted pics of your newly wrapped bars.

The tape had that weird ridge 1/3 of the width.

Velo Vol 10-15-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22270901)
Not a DIY job.

It could be if you had the right equipment.

datlas 10-15-21 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22270931)
you didn’t say anything about bucket trucks.


I had two large pine trees taken down earlier this year I think it was like 800 dollars.

Yeah this is a big deal with a big price tag. I have taken down medium size pine trees (say 10 inch diameter trunk, 25ish feet tall) by myself with a chainsaw. I know my limitations.

datlas 10-15-21 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22270946)
It could be if you had the right equipment.

Negative, Would need a crew and skill set that I don't have.

rjones28 10-15-21 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22270894)
Im almost positive I have seen the seat post.

This?

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big john 10-15-21 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22270931)


I had two large pine trees taken down earlier this year I think it was like 800 dollars.

We have two massive pine trees in back and they are supposed to be trimmed this year. It will cost the landlord about $10K.
Neighbor has one and he had it trimmed early this year along with two smaller trees and he said it was $6500.

Where I used to live a 30 foot branch broke off a pine and fell on the house @3:00 a.m. It was almost a tree in itself and one of it's branches punched a hole in the roof and came through the ceiling in the closet. While waiting for the landlord to do something I cut it up as much as I could with a bow saw. Made a pile of branches bigger than a pick-up truck but I couldn't deal with the main trunk of the thing. When the tree guys finally came they lowered it with ropes and pulleys and said it was about 500 pounds.

A few years later the small tree leaning in this pic fell on the carport due to root rot.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eac3a641f6.jpg

rjones28 10-15-21 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22270917)
This is not heartfelt.

Correct. I'm more disappointed than sorry.

rjones28 10-15-21 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22270946)
It could be if you had the right equipment.

Like a bucket truck and a ground crew?

Mojo31 10-15-21 09:27 AM

I cut down my palm trees myself. :(

ls01 10-15-21 09:36 AM


like he thought of it himself... I've been saying this for over a decade

BillyD 10-15-21 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22270835)

Tree work is not cheap.

That's the truth! Last winter I got an estimate of $2,400 to remove a single large limb hanging precariously over my roof. I was aghast. :eek: I sarcastically said "Really? How much would you charge for the whole effin' tree"? He "graciously" reduced the estimate to $2,000. :rolleyes:

I found another guy who wanted only $800. He got the job, plus a tip, did damn good work too.

ls01 10-15-21 09:46 AM

My tree trimming experience was 3 times the previously quoted price. I was seriously considering tackling it myself. But I am getting a little old for that kind of acrobatics.

WhyFi 10-15-21 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22270835)
We have a couple of big trees in our backyard that are coming down today. One is a big oak that is apparently too close to the house, the other is a big ash that has ash borer disease and at risk to fall on the house in the future.

Tree work is not cheap. The whole job is costing almost as much as a new crabon fiber bike with Dura Ace Di2.

We have an ash that shades the house during the hottest part of the day; I think it's a big reason that we can get away without AC for all but a handful of the days throughout the year. Between that and the expense of felling it, we've been diligent about getting it checked and "immunized" against EAB every two years.

WhyFi 10-15-21 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22270987)
I cut down my palm trees myself. :(

Trsnrtr cuts his palms, himself.









:innocent:

WhyFi 10-15-21 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22270950)
Yeah this is a big deal with a big price tag. I have taken down medium size pine trees (say 10 inch diameter trunk, 25ish feet tall) by myself with a chainsaw. I know my limitations.

I've done the same. When you have room to work, stuff in that size range isn't a big deal. Once you have constraints, like a decent chance of causing property damage, I'm going to step back and let the pros handle it.

datlas 10-15-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22271015)
I've done the same. When you have room to work, stuff in that size range isn't a big deal. Once you have constraints, like a decent chance of causing property damage, I'm going to step back and let the pros handle it.

:thumb:


BillyD 10-15-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22270845)
You need to fell a 50' oak tree? I highly recommend not running to Lowe's for a chain saw and a pair of safety glasses.

It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.

WhyFi 10-15-21 10:10 AM

BRR test of the new Conti GP5kS TR has been posted - https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...prix-5000-s-tr

Doesn't look quite like the slam dunk that Conti claimed but, as always, real-world use may differ. Looks like it's 1-2w faster than the Michelin and Schwalbe that I've recently used (and the Pirelli that I have on hand for next year), at an expense of slightly worse puncture protection. It'll be interesting to hear user feedback on, uh, road feedback, grip and suppleness, which should be big factors with so little separating the measurables.

datlas 10-15-21 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22271043)
BRR test of the new Conti GP5kS TR has been posted - https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...prix-5000-s-tr

Doesn't look quite like the slam dunk that Conti claimed but, as always, real-world use may differ. Looks like it's 1-2w faster than the Michelin and Schwalbe that I've recently used (and the Pirelli that I have on hand for next year), at an expense of slightly worse puncture protection. It'll be interesting to hear user feedback on, uh, road feedback, grip and suppleness, which should be big factors with so little separating the measurables.

But Continental GCN said it's the "TIRE OF THE CENTURY!" Not so?

WhyFi 10-15-21 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22271057)
But Continental GCN said it's the "TIRE OF THE CENTURY!" Not so?

At least they've gotten with the times and made it hookless compatible.

DougRNS 10-15-21 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22270822)
rjones28 owes me an apology.

It bears repeating, it's not easy being Vol

datlas 10-15-21 10:50 AM

It's another sunny and warm day outside. I snuck out for a quick walk. I think it may possibly be the last good day of the year.


indyfabz 10-15-21 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22271022)
It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.

Oh I know. My fall “sport” for four years in high school was trail crew. We worked getting the ski facilities ready for the winter. The faculty member who ran it nearly killed his dog felling a relatively small tree.

BillyD 10-15-21 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22271083)
It bears repeating, it's not easy dealing with Vol

Fixed.

genejockey 10-15-21 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22271022)
It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.

I had a friend who did big tree removal work. It paid well, but his experience in the business told him that a bad, possibly fatal fall was always coming, some day. So he went back to school and became a nurse, which used to seem less dangerous before COVID.


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