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DougRNS 07-15-20 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21589753)
Nope. Per YouTube history this is the last music I played.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TiYGxOQDYw
Spoiler
 


So that's what sheet music looks like.

interesting, per my YouTube history I also listened to a classic except my selection was timely.

phrantic09 07-16-20 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21589639)
RIT. I say that as an RPI grad with a FIL whoís a professor there as well.

RIT is at least better than WPI.

RPI is definitely better than RIT.

phrantic09 07-16-20 04:28 AM

Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. Itís also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. Iím a little annoyed that itís 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but weíre pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughtersí friends live on that street so it will be great for them.

indyfabz 07-16-20 04:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21589285)
Even I can DIY brake pads and chains. SMH

:bday:

I choose to have mine done by people who do such things for a living, especially since we are talking canti brakes that can be finicky and squeal like a stuck pig if not set up properly. I also pay a CPA to do my taxes. I'm worth it.

Bah Humbug 07-16-20 04:42 AM


Originally Posted by upthywazzoo (Post 21589654)
Way cool. Would you happen to have a recommendation for a whetstone?

I can! What are you looking to sharpen, exactly?

Trsnrtr 07-16-20 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21589982)
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. It’s also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. I’m a little annoyed that it’s 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but we’re pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughters’ friends live on that street so it will be great for them.

Congrats! :bday:

indyfabz 07-16-20 05:45 AM

Someone in our NJ office has tested positive. There are not too many people on my floor as most are working from home. Wonder if it was someone on the first floor, where customer service and train dispatching are.

upthywazzoo 07-16-20 05:45 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21589993)
I can! What are you looking to sharpen, exactly?

Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket knives. They're not all the same hardness of steel...not sure if that makes a difference? Longest blade about 8", shortest 3.125"

Edit: I also have a Fiskars splitting axe. That probably requires its own whetstone?

Velo Vol 07-16-20 06:03 AM

Update:


WhyFi 07-16-20 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21589982)
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. Itís also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. Iím a little annoyed that itís 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but weíre pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughtersí friends live on that street so it will be great for them.

Best of luck!

abshipp 07-16-20 06:19 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21585103)
It's not much of an issue for us to travel somewhere since we are very unlikely carriers

lol, guess who's now working from home until their household can get tested :rolleyes:

Velo Vol 07-16-20 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21588600)
I've got a refund coming. Lots of spending options for it

Found it! Just in time for K-Town winter.


rjones28 07-16-20 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21589984)
:bday:

I choose to have mine done by people who do such things for a living, especially since we are talking canti brakes that can be finicky and squeal like a stuck pig if not set up properly. I also pay a CPA to do my taxes. I'm worth it.

:thumb:

Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.

rjones28 07-16-20 06:30 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590101)
:thumb:

Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.

That being said, I did de-squeal a set of disc brakes yesterday.

rjones28 07-16-20 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21590096)
Found it! Just in time for K-Town winter.

https://twitter.com/businessinsider/...37436212928512

Not a bicycle.

MoAlpha 07-16-20 06:34 AM

Disappointing ride today. Felt slow, my HR was living in Z6, and breeze from the E threw my pacing off.

WhyFi 07-16-20 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21589568)
Family picture of the Studebaker knives.

This was taken by the smiths, but mine will be in my hands soon...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...53674e1a28.jpg

I take it the second from the bottom with the octo handle is yours? 240?

bampilot06 07-16-20 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21589982)
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. Itís also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. Iím a little annoyed that itís 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but weíre pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughtersí friends live on that street so it will be great for them.


Best of luck!!!

WhyFi 07-16-20 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590092)
lol, guess who's now working from home until their household can get tested :rolleyes:

Fun times. One of you showing symptoms?

phrantic09 07-16-20 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21590073)
Best of luck!


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21590112)
Best of luck!!!

Thanks!!

based on the past year, I have zero expectations

WhyFi 07-16-20 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by upthywazzoo (Post 21590046)
Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket knives. They're not all the same hardness of steel...not sure if that makes a difference? Longest blade about 8", shortest 3.125"

Edit: I also have a Fiskars splitting axe. That probably requires its own whetstone?

Are you certain that this doesn't belong in another thread?

Velo Vol 07-16-20 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590105)
Not a bicycle.

You're just jealous that it can do more than your fatbike.

abshipp 07-16-20 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21589740)
I had bar ends on a moustache bar for a while (on the old Schwinn).

I can take or leave bar ends. People always say that they're basically as convenient as brifters but I don't see it. I'll keep my set of Suntour racheting ones around anyways, they don't take up much space.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590101)
Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.

I have a deep seated hatred of vintage smooth post canti brakes, especially when trying to do a 27" -> 700C conversion on a vintage touring bike with narrow posts.

My Trek has modern spacing and Tektro CR720s and they were the simplest cantis I've ever set up. Really great braking with the stock pads, too.


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21590102)
That being said, I did de-squeal a set of disc brakes yesterday.

Can you come do mine? Mine like to glaze over every month or so :foo:

abshipp 07-16-20 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21590113)
Fun times. One of you showing symptoms?

Nope, thankfully.

Kid that my wife is a nanny for was tested yesterday since he had a fever and a headache.

I'm staying home just out of an abundance of caution.

indyfabz 07-16-20 07:08 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21590122)
I can take or leave bar ends. People always say that they're basically as convenient as brifters but I don't see it.

Here is my perspective as someone who has toured exclusively with bar ends:

Most of the time, I don't miss having brifters. But during a cross-PA tour back in 2014 I realized that they would have been much more convenient in certain circumstances. There was a long section of road with relatively small ups and downs. The road was bumpy in a lot of places with patches of sand/gravel on the shoulder. It would have been nice to be able to shift quickly and frequently through the range of the cassette to try to take advantage of momentum as I transitioned from going down to up, but I was reluctant to take a hand of the bars to reach for the bar ends. Instead, I pretty much coasted into the uphill until my speed dropped to the point where it caught up with whatever gear I was in.


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