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Mojo31 08-16-22 06:46 PM

Find the olive.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d39cc030bd.jpg

No extras either.

bampilot06 08-16-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22612861)


lower middle right.

bampilot06 08-16-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22612606)
My wife was walking all around the house the other day looking for her cell phone and asking me if I knew where it was. Spent probably ten minutes looking for it.

She had it clutched under her arm pit.


my wife never knows where her cell phone is. I bought her an apple watch, thinking this would solve the problem. Didnít help one bit.

datlas 08-16-22 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22612861)

I donít see it!


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a0d6e5ea.jpeg

datlas 08-16-22 07:33 PM

Uh oh. With my new haircut, I am afraid I am starting to resemble Mr Pitt.

:twitchy:

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22612630)
I heard back from Rapha on their repair service evaluation... they say that they can't repair either item. :rolleyes: They did pass along $100+ worth of vouchers to put towards new stuff, but this is still disappointing.

I responded to the email, asking for clarification on why they couldn't be repaired. I mean, if these can't be repaired, what can be?! I only got a canned response to that query, which was also disappointing. Honestly, a part of me wonders if it's because they were both bought on closeout.

In any event, I called around to repair/alteration places around town. After a few calls, I found one that would work with Spandex. I dropped off both pieces, along with some old bibs to use as sacrificial patch material, and was charged a whopping $35. I told them that didn't want or expect them to look like new, but I guess we'll see what's what when I pick them up in a week. Frankly, I'm thinking that something along the lines of the Japanese wabi-sabi or kintsukuroi would be cool. *shrug*

Those canned responses are the worst! There are some outfits out there that only have canned responses.
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Mojo31 08-16-22 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22612909)

That was my dilemma when I dropped the damn thing.

Like the Grippytack tape so far, but not much stretch and harder to wrap.

Mojo31 08-16-22 07:42 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9999df6299.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e4489ab8a.jpg

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22612808)

You know, wild canna grows here in the yard. We have red, and yellow, both with very small flowers. It is said that the yellow variant was used in the hybridization process to get the bigger flowers. One of my faves, in the big flower version, which I've never seen south of the temperate zone.

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22612838)
It got worse for me the last few years I was working. Put something down and 2 minutes later it's vanished. I had a plastic cart I could roll around to the cars I was working on and I tried to make a habit of putting everything on the cart instead of under the hood or a nearby work bench.

Losing tools is part of the job but it sucks if you lose $60 or $70 worth of tools on a job you made $12 or $15 on.

Electronic throttle controls meant spending more time under the dash and when a $50 socket rolls under the seat you don't see it when the job is done. It's cool the next day if you look for something and remember where you last used it and that car is still there.

I am still waiting for my 8mm wrench to show up. I was working on a bike. It's an odd thing that they get away so easily, and it's always expected that someday they'll turn up. But they never do. Poof!

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 08:01 PM

I like everything about that bike, except it doesn't have downtube shiftters.
Hot!

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 08:05 PM

"It never gets any easier; you just get faster"
Poco a poco.
Trainsnorter will understand.
What a treat it is to be back to some semblance of normal on a bike.
That time's a comin' for DougRNS

Mojo31 08-16-22 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22612939)
I like everything about that bike, except it doesn't have downtube shiftters.
Hot!

Thanks!

Ready to get it out on the road.

big john 08-16-22 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22612932)
I am still waiting for my 8mm wrench to show up. I was working on a bike. It's an odd thing that they get away so easily, and it's always expected that someday they'll turn up. But they never do. Poof!

I've found lost tools but I'm more likely to find someone else's. I've mentioned finding a Streamlight flashlight in an engine bay and it had a phone number on it. I called the number, it was a shop across town, and the guy said he would come and get it but he never did. I still have it.

I've also found tools while riding bikes.

seedsbelize2 08-16-22 08:40 PM

Found many tools while riding bikes, but not a single one here in Mexico. The roadsides are scoured for cans and bottles, and anything else of value, for the meager income it supplies.

BillyD 08-16-22 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22611055)
I never posted this before because I avoid A&S stories like the plague. But, I was hit a few weeks ago while riding on a local 55 mph county highway with a 6' paved shoulder. According to a witness, I was so far tho the right of the paved shoulder that I was barely on the pavement. The mirror of a pickup hit my left shoulder blade and catapulted me into the ditch. The driver didn't stop and the witness couldn't get the plate number.

Anyway, bike is fine and I'm ok except that I have a slight pain in my left shoulder where I was hit when I get tired like over 40 miles.

Be safe out there.

Dang! Iím glad all is well.

LesterOfPuppets 08-16-22 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22612861)

For hydraulic breaks or martinis?

LesterOfPuppets 08-16-22 10:45 PM

PAOTD. Is that an orchard? I'll have to check it out at home on the big screen
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...YA&oe=6301C8FC

LesterOfPuppets 08-17-22 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22612808)

I'm more of a Budgie fan.


LesterOfPuppets 08-17-22 12:21 AM

I reckon it's past midnight for most of y'all, so PAOTD again

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...oQ&oe=6300CCF9

LesterOfPuppets 08-17-22 01:26 AM

So close to a tre.

Wordle 424 4/6

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LesterOfPuppets 08-17-22 01:27 AM

At least I still look good :)

This would totally be my walkup music if I was an MLB player.


LesterOfPuppets 08-17-22 01:28 AM

Non-Porsche AOTD

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...tg&oe=63018E58

Bah Humbug 08-17-22 04:41 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22613057)
PAOTD. Is that an orchard? I'll have to check it out at home on the big screen

Porschard?

I wonder where exactly in Abu Dhabi that is.

Bah Humbug 08-17-22 04:42 AM

Wordle 424 4/6

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WorLdle is hardly worth discussing.


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