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Trsnrtr 01-10-22 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22367824)
I was a manufacturing engineer at an aerospace machine shop.

Now I'm a bike mechanic. Definitely happier now.

Happiness is important.

Mojo31 01-10-22 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368160)
I spent the '88-'89 holidays in Sweden chasing an au pair I had dated that summer. The house used the clothes dryer to help heat the house. They also had a sauna in the house. And real candles on the Christmas tree.

Always considered that a worthwhile endeavor.

That's what I want when I'm old and can't change my diaper by myself.

datlas 01-10-22 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368160)
I spent the '88-'89 holidays in Sweden chasing an au pair I had dated that summer. The house used the clothes dryer to help heat the house. They also had a sauna in the house. And real candles on the Christmas tree.

You didn't catch her??

Trsnrtr 01-10-22 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22367834)
Hey Trsnrtr, lookie here -

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7165775055.jpg

Seen on redd it. The maker estimates a cost of $1 to print and ship, including needles. Pretty nifty.

Fancy! Are you ordering one?

MoAlpha 01-10-22 09:16 AM

Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb373114f.jpeg

Velo Vol 01-10-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!

Oy. Another boat unit?

WhyFi 01-10-22 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!

Uh oh. :(

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7c5c03501f.jpg

BillyD 01-10-22 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22367707)
2 weeks ago the steelers were dead and buried and now it looks like they're in as a wildcard at 9-7-1.

They benefitted from a favorable schedule at the end. Whomever they play is going to chew them up and spit them out. Rothberger can't do it any more.

MoAlpha 01-10-22 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368180)
Oy. Another boat unit?

At least.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368182)

I was supposed to be retired at this point and now that's off for at least two more years, so if feels like free money. We could always cancel the plan for new boat electronics if we feel poor after this, but we'll be dead soon, so probably not.

WhyFi 01-10-22 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368197)
We could always cancel the plan for new boat electronics if we feel poor after this, but we'll be dead soon, so probably not.

That's the spirit! :lol:

BillyD 01-10-22 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!

I feel your pain. :hug:

datlas 01-10-22 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb373114f.jpeg

Phooey. I hope it's not too pricey a fix.

genejockey 01-10-22 09:52 AM

The new zero setback seatpost for the Litespeed is currently "out for delivery". It's the final piece of the puzzle, so I should be able to build it up tonight! I have everything I need!

Everything, that is, except cable crimps. No matter where I look, I can't find my cable crimps. I swear, I had enough left, but now I can't find those. I just ordered 100 each of brake and derailleur crimps, but they won't arrive till at least Wednesday. SO, I could try stopping at a bike shop and snagging a few to complete the build, OR I could try soldering the ends together and crimping later. Anyone ever done that?

Mojo31 01-10-22 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb373114f.jpeg

Oi vey!

Looks like tear down and rebuild time. After all, you'll be dead soon anyway.

I'd watch those guys on that "scaffolding." Doesn't meet OSHA requirements, and fall protection is required for anything higher than 6'. You don't want to be sued when someone falls.

big john 01-10-22 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22368042)

Meh. No thanks.

Mojo31 01-10-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368180)
Oy. Another boat unit?


[Laughter engulfs the room.]

big john 01-10-22 09:58 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd55a2dc6c.jpg
Found my obsolete camera and the CD to load the driver and viewer. Driver wouldn't load because it only supports up to Windows XP but the viewer loaded and I tried to upload a picture and something said "installing driver" and it worked. It came out blurry but I think I can fix that.

WhyFi 01-10-22 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
The new zero setback seatpost for the Litespeed is currently "out for delivery". It's the final piece of the puzzle, so I should be able to build it up tonight! I have everything I need!

:bday:


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
OR I could try soldering the ends together and crimping later. Anyone ever done that?

I use a drop or two of superglue.

seedsbelize2 01-10-22 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368091)
Can I come visit?? It's looking like a long and cold winter here.

The door is open.

seedsbelize2 01-10-22 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22368132)
Ok, but I do want you to understand why you're getting the behavior you described.

You know what I want? I want none of those intrusive pop-anythings that cover the entire screen these days. "Sign up for our mailing list!" "Would you like to chat with our rep or AI?" "Look at this autoplay video that pops out as you scroll past it!" And then there are the banners that cover 10% of the screen from the bottom. The web is nearly unusable because management thinks their message out is bigger than usability.

wut

Trsnrtr 01-10-22 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
The new zero setback seatpost for the Litespeed is currently "out for delivery". It's the final piece of the puzzle, so I should be able to build it up tonight! I have everything I need!

Everything, that is, except cable crimps. No matter where I look, I can't find my cable crimps. I swear, I had enough left, but now I can't find those. I just ordered 100 each of brake and derailleur crimps, but they won't arrive till at least Wednesday. SO, I could try stopping at a bike shop and snagging a few to complete the build, OR I could try soldering the ends together and crimping later. Anyone ever done that?

Iíve soldered, glued, used fingernail polish, etc. Usually, itís just temporary until I get cable crimps.

seedsbelize2 01-10-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
The new zero setback seatpost for the Litespeed is currently "out for delivery". It's the final piece of the puzzle, so I should be able to build it up tonight! I have everything I need!

Everything, that is, except cable crimps. No matter where I look, I can't find my cable crimps. I swear, I had enough left, but now I can't find those. I just ordered 100 each of brake and derailleur crimps, but they won't arrive till at least Wednesday. SO, I could try stopping at a bike shop and snagging a few to complete the build, OR I could try soldering the ends together and crimping later. Anyone ever done that?

I hear dipping them in superglue works well. I have used clear nail polish temporarily.

freeranger 01-10-22 11:11 AM

For cable ends, I use heat shrink tubing, a little larger than the cable. Just put a piece over the cable end, heat, and there's a neat and inexpensive way to keep the cable from fraying.
Heat shrink tubing at Lowes.com: Search Results

mvnsnd 01-10-22 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
The new zero setback seatpost for the Litespeed is currently "out for delivery". It's the final piece of the puzzle, so I should be able to build it up tonight! I have everything I need!

Everything, that is, except cable crimps. No matter where I look, I can't find my cable crimps. I swear, I had enough left, but now I can't find those. I just ordered 100 each of brake and derailleur crimps, but they won't arrive till at least Wednesday. SO, I could try stopping at a bike shop and snagging a few to complete the build, OR I could try soldering the ends together and crimping later. Anyone ever done that?


If the cables are stainless, you won't be able to solder them. Wrap in tape and let the superglue wick-in like WhyFi says. Then crimp later if you still want that look.

Edit: Shrink tube is another great idea.

Velo Vol 01-10-22 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22368269)
The door is open.

A bit far for me. I might settle for the warm climes of NW Metro ATL.

big john 01-10-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368236)
I just ordered 100 each of brake and derailleur crimps, but they won't arrive till at least Wednesday.

That's enough to do 50 more bikes! You are definitely going to need a bigger house.

WhyFi 01-10-22 11:49 AM

From the Department of Dumb Goals that are Never-the-Less Gratifying When Achieved: after a few earnest attempts, I finally did the Alpe du Zwift in under 55min. :bday: Quite a bit under, too - 53:30! My previous PR was 55:25.

Velo Vol 01-10-22 11:52 AM

datlas


genejockey 01-10-22 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22368349)
That's enough to do 50 more bikes! You are definitely going to need a bigger house.

HA! Honestly, I got tired of looking for them every time I need one. It's not always new bikes - I just put a shorter stem on the Ritchey, and now the cables housings are all too long. But there's nothing wrong with the cables. I want to be able to pull the cables out, cut the housings, then push the cables back through and re- clamp. THEN cut the cables and put on new crimps.

genejockey 01-10-22 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368237)
Oi vey!

Looks like tear down and rebuild time. After all, you'll be dead soon anyway.

I'd watch those guys on that "scaffolding." Doesn't meet OSHA requirements, and fall protection is required for anything higher than 6'. You don't want to be sued when someone falls.

Yeah, that's reminiscent of what my brother, who used to work for Hawaii's version of OSHA (HIOSH), would tell me he'd seen. Also that contractors tend to scoff at the need for fall protection. Then they fall.


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