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bampilot06 12-10-21 10:51 AM

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New Cockpit is here!

bampilot06 12-10-21 10:53 AM

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I couldnít pass this up.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22335431)
Just sent in the draft of the quadrennial report I've been working on nonstop for the last six weeks.

That's a long time without sleeping. No wonder you've been grumpy.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335452)
I don't understand why a dog owner would bag the poop but not take it away. :foo:

They should have a receptacle.

datlas 12-10-21 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335506)
They should have a receptacle.

There are trashcans every 1/2 mile and at every access point to the trail. Duh.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335510)
There are trashcans every 1/2 mile and at every access point to the trail. Duh.

There are plenty of MUPs that don't have any.

DougRNS 12-10-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335510)
There are trashcans every 1/2 mile and at every access point to the trail. Duh.

they're prolly a holes.

genejockey 12-10-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22335495)
Seems he's just doing it as a hobby and not considering the cost. Also, 500 hours over 5 years seems like a low-ball estimate. Saw a nice one for sale @11.5K on the web.
We would get people at the dealer bringing cars in trying to get them "restored". One guy had a 96 Impala SS which was pretty beat and he spent like $20K at our place plus had someone put a new interior in it and it was still a pos. They are semi-collectable but we showed him he could get a really nice one for under $15K but he scoffed.

I can tell you that watching this convinced me that the only way I would EVER buy a vintage car would be if it had JUST undergone such a restoration, or was otherwise in as-new condition. And then only if I had a garage to store it, and a real car for daily driving.

And only if I won the lottery.

datlas 12-10-21 11:24 AM

Latest pic from mrs datlas. It’s inspired by a famous greenhouse painting (not sure whose) but daughter #2 is in the middle.


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rjones28 12-10-21 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22335490)
So, I saw a bike listing of a Domane Project 1 SLR 9 for $4,000 in my size (56) Itís super tempting, only problem is the seat-stay is cracked through.

could probably get it fixed for like $600 and Iím super tempted.

Selling a broken bike for $4 grand is a bold move.

big john 12-10-21 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335542)
I can tell you that watching this convinced me that the only way I would EVER buy a vintage car would be if it had JUST undergone such a restoration, or was otherwise in as-new condition. And then only if I had a garage to store it, and a real car for daily driving.

And only if I won the lottery.

I still think about it occasionally, then I stop thinking. I couldn't deal with rust and I never did bodywork. My 47 Chevy had a few dents and I had to fold a blanket over the front seat but it was fine like that. I had a 53 Ford which had so much Bondo I think it leaned to one side. I thought about swapping in a newer engine because the flathead was pretty bad, but I traded it away.
The biggest effort I ever put into one car was my 67 Mustang. My boss gave it to me, just a shell. No engine or diff, no interior, no front suspension, no exhaust, no hood or front valance. I horsed traded for an engine, got a lot of parts free from different people, got a couple crashed cars to strip and had it painted when I worked at a trade school.
So many hours, long weekends, after work, don't ever want to go that route again. It wasn't that nice when done, partly because of body and paint fails. But it looked good to the casual observer. No a/c, no p/s, no p/b, and a 4 speed with a heavy clutch. Fine for me but when I tried to sell it and parents came to see it for their 16 year old daughters, no dice.

I never did a vintage bike. I've actually had twice as many cars as bikes. Many of my bikes were acquired as frames or framesets, so I've assembled bikes but never restored one, per se.

big john 12-10-21 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22335555)
Selling a broken bike for $4 grand is a bold move.

That's what I thought. Is it crash damage?

Velo Vol 12-10-21 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335543)
Itís inspired by a famous greenhouse painting (not sure whose)

Important detail.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22335555)
Selling a broken bike for $4 grand is a bold move.

Live a little.

LAJ 12-10-21 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22335504)

I bought a hat like that from Snap-on one time. It was 8 grand, but they tossed in a toolbox.

BillyD 12-10-21 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22335431)
Just sent in the draft of the quadrennial report I've been working on nonstop for the last six weeks. It's a big deal and the opinion of the outside committee who will review it and grill me in March will largely determine my funding, pay, and general stock price around here for the next four years. . Now I need to deal with all the stuff I put off for it and start being nice to LSS again.

THAT is the kind of stuff I hated most, I was never good at it. Just monitor my production and pay me my damn salary!

BillyD 12-10-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335452)
Mrs datlas and I went on a 3 mile walk on our local MUP the other day. We saw a few bikes, a couple of e-bikes, and a surprisingly large number of (obviously full) plastic doggy-poop bags, I would estimate maybe a dozen. Typically right on the edge of the MUP. I don't understand why a dog owner would bag the poop but not take it away. :foo:

Any dog owners have an opinion??

Agree 100.

genejockey 12-10-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335452)
Mrs datlas and I went on a 3 mile walk on our local MUP the other day. We saw a few bikes, a couple of e-bikes, and a surprisingly large number of (obviously full) plastic doggy-poop bags, I would estimate maybe a dozen. Typically right on the edge of the MUP. I don't understand why a dog owner would bag the poop but not take it away. :foo:

Any dog owners have an opinion??

I have seen this, too. A couple times I picked them up (using another poop bag as a glove so I didn't touch it because, ewww.). I THINK some folks on out-and-back walks put them there with the intent of picking them up on the way back, but WTF? Everyone else has to see your poop bag by the trail? Are you too special to carry it with you?

But even then, the thing is I don't KNOW whether you plan on picking it up on the way back, or maybe you just leave it for more civic-minded citizens to clean up your mess.

So, yeah. I have an opinion.

rjones28 12-10-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335573)
Important detail.

Live a little.

Buying bikes with broken frames is not on my bucket list.

genejockey 12-10-21 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22335555)
Selling a broken bike for $4 grand is a bold move.

What could they get if they parted it out? Maybe the sum of the parts are greater than the whole?

phrantic09 12-10-21 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22335566)
That's what I thought. Is it crash damage?

Car door slammed on it. Owner died, his kid is selling it. The bike allegedly has 7 miles on it. It looks pristine and itís Dura-Ace etc.

4 is steep. At 3 it may be worth it.

genejockey 12-10-21 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22335564)
I still think about it occasionally, then I stop thinking. I couldn't deal with rust and I never did bodywork. My 47 Chevy had a few dents and I had to fold a blanket over the front seat but it was fine like that. I had a 53 Ford which had so much Bondo I think it leaned to one side. I thought about swapping in a newer engine because the flathead was pretty bad, but I traded it away.
The biggest effort I ever put into one car was my 67 Mustang. My boss gave it to me, just a shell. No engine or diff, no interior, no front suspension, no exhaust, no hood or front valance. I horsed traded for an engine, got a lot of parts free from different people, got a couple crashed cars to strip and had it painted when I worked at a trade school.
So many hours, long weekends, after work, don't ever want to go that route again. It wasn't that nice when done, partly because of body and paint fails. But it looked good to the casual observer. No a/c, no p/s, no p/b, and a 4 speed with a heavy clutch. Fine for me but when I tried to sell it and parents came to see it for their 16 year old daughters, no dice.

I never did a vintage bike. I've actually had twice as many cars as bikes. Many of my bikes were acquired as frames or framesets, so I've assembled bikes but never restored one, per se.

Even if I had that guy's skills, I would never have the patience (not to mention space and money) to do that. One of the first things he did was to tear down and rebuild the engine and transmission, which then SAT for THREE YEARS while he worked on the body, suspension, etc.

Darth Lefty 12-10-21 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335419)
Be more specific.

How? https://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/2021-nfl-rulebook/

genejockey 12-10-21 12:42 PM

I think there's a problem with Ebay's algorithm that chooses what to show you. Mrs. GeneJockey just bought a bassoon. So Ebay keeps telling her about other bassoons that are for sale, like she wants ANOTHER bassoon.

ls01 12-10-21 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22335542)
I can tell you that watching this convinced me that the only way I would EVER buy a vintage car would be if it had JUST undergone such a restoration, or was otherwise in as-new condition. And then only if I had a garage to store it, and a real car for daily driving.

And only if I won the lottery.

Even though I still have the firebird, I'm kinda over the hot rod thing again. It kinda comes and goes for me. With all the b.s. the current regime has brought in its just not worth the nonsense and cash. I miss my z-28, because it was finished. I just don't have the time to do the work and my other hobbies. It's just sitting in.my driveway on a trickle charger.

WhyFi 12-10-21 12:56 PM

Over the last week or so, I've been breaking in the two new chains before stripping and waxing them. The process isn't that bad, but it is a commitment and I'm just not looking forward to it. I wish that I would have thought about doing it while recovering from the booster, because doing it over a day off would have been much better than squeezing it in after a day's ride, so as to have them ready for the next morning. Grr.

mvnsnd 12-10-21 01:02 PM

Not to start a whole wax vs lube discussion, but that is what is kind of putting me off from going to wax. For me, it's convenient to just clean and lube and wipe clean a chain. Have a spare ready for when the current one wears out. No regular strip and re-wax process


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