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Mojo31 10-18-21 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22274814)
Horrifying, but classic. Like as not, the fingers were reattachable only because he honed his blade to a razor edge like the pro he was and they came off clean as a whistle.

Mulching blade might have put an end to that.

Gotta take the plug out before you put your hands in there even if turned off.

big john 10-18-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22274798)
My grandad lost an eye chopping wood on his parents farm back in the 20s. During World War 2 he tried to hide it to become a pilot but they figured it out. He painted P-47 thunderbolts instead.

I worked for a guy who lost an eye when he was a child. He was sitting on a curb when a car drove by and shot a stone into his eye. It didn't limit him at all, he owned a successful business, raced drag boats and built his own hulls, and built race engines and street engines doing a lot of the machine work himself including valve work.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274804)
The parallax effect doesn't change the fact that the B is not even close to being inline with the split in the stem. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it was just a bridge too far.

There are four Bs, not one. If I loosen it and the whole thing comes apart, I'm sending you the repair bill.

WhyFi 10-18-21 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274848)
There are four Bs, not one. If I loosen it and the whole thing comes apart, I'm sending you the repair bill.

Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.

Mojo31 10-18-21 07:09 PM

If you loosen it enough to turn the cap and the whole thing falls apart, you have bigger problems.

BillyD 10-18-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274804)
The parallax effect doesn't change the fact that the B is not even close to being inline with the split in the stem. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it was just a bridge too far.

Correct. Bad angle my ass. lol

LAJ 10-18-21 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22274816)
The Bs have to either be inline or on either side of the centerline in a symmetric fashion. Anything else fails OCD scrutiny.

Correct. The B's being quartered would forever having me adjust them, so that's out for me. I have to settle for the B above the split.

LAJ 10-18-21 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22274851)
Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.

This. My buddy didn't get that and thought I was trying to kill him. Once I explained that, he came around. He was talking about Loctite on that bolt so it didn't come loose. :eek:

LAJ 10-18-21 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22274862)
Correct. Bad angle my ass. lol

Yep!

LesterOfPuppets 10-18-21 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22274851)
Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.

Well it's lighter but less aero :)

rjones28 10-18-21 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22274857)
If you loosen it enough to turn the cap and the whole thing falls apart, you have bigger problems.

That ship has sailed.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 07:38 PM

Cyclist Killed On Cedar Bluff Road

A Knoxville cyclist was run over by a monster truck yesterday afternoon. A witness said he was frantically trying to correct his steering wheel seconds before impact. The cause of the bicycle malfunction was not immediately known.

The truck driver was not cited.

WhyFi 10-18-21 07:38 PM

Just slapped my 2022 tires on the Cervelo. I took a cut to my front tire yesterday and decided to retire the Michelin and move on to the Pirelli. Went on happy slappy - just hands and a floor pump to get 'em mounted and seated. Didn't even take long enough to finish my bike maintenance beer - hurrumph.

DougRNS 10-18-21 07:39 PM

Velo Vol if you want a recap of the Owls game see below.

WhyFi 10-18-21 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22274881)
Well it's lighter but less aero :)

You've seen the flappity flap jerseys - do you think that increase in drag is going to register?

Mojo31 10-18-21 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274871)
Correct. The B's being quartered would forever having me adjust them, so that's out for me. I have to settle for the B above the split.

Needs a black bar clamp as well. The mismatch is discomforting. Makes you ask what else was cobbled together.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22274906)
Velo Vol if you want a recap of the Owls game see below.
https://youtu.be/wElf3t6Jvfo

Why is the camera for the "highlights" in the end zone, 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage?

This is where it's at.


LesterOfPuppets 10-18-21 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22274908)
Needs a black bar clamp as well. The mismatch is discomforting. Makes you ask what else was cobbled together.

I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a149dee5b.jpg

Mojo31 10-18-21 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22274924)
I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a149dee5b.jpg

Fixed.

rjones28 10-18-21 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274900)
Cyclist Killed On Cedar Bluff Road

A Knoxville cyclist was run over by a monster truck yesterday afternoon. A witness said he was frantically trying to correct his steering wheel seconds before impact. The cause of the bicycle malfunction was not immediately known.

The truck driver was not cited.

Why do we assume there was a bicycle malfunction? Sounds like the truck driver has lost control of his vehicle, since he was "frantically trying to correct his steering wheel".

DougRNS 10-18-21 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274923)
Why is the camera for the "highlights" in the end zone, 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage?

This is where it's at.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_GC1x4v7mw

Among the vast array of talents I possess, television production is not one of them.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22274935)
Why do we assume there was a bicycle malfunction? Sounds like the truck driver has lost control of his vehicle, since he was "frantically trying to correct his steering wheel".

"He" refers to the cyclist, obv.

WhyFi 10-18-21 08:15 PM

I'm not exactly sold on the whole idea of Halloween lights, but this **** got real -


LesterOfPuppets 10-18-21 08:18 PM

Oh dear, another Prelude in approx. my size has appeared. Must not contact seller.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...a9&oe=6173E1C9

BillyD 10-18-21 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22274924)
I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...


Reported.


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