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WhyFi 01-18-22 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378794)
I should do that some day when I have a lot of spare time.

It's not *that* long. Active time for me is only about a 10 min warmup to the base and then the actual climb. After that, I let my avatar coast all of the way back down the hill (about 10 minutes) while I get off of the bike and stretch and whatnot. And again, the segment info is great. Set a power goal for the current segment and plug away. Before you know it, you're at turn No 2 and almost done - it's a great tool and distraction. I wish that something similar were enabled elsewhere, though I don't know where it would make sense.

Trsnrtr 01-18-22 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378796)
I'm really wanting in on the 64mm flat burr scene. Seems like some cool stuff happening there. I'mma wait for these new Ditting-style cast burrs to hit, though, which should be later this year.

I toy with the idea of a new grinder. My Sette Baratza 270WI seems to be in need of a rebuild. I keep having to set it finer and finer despite cleaning and adjustment.

Now, I need a cuppa.

ls01 01-18-22 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378546)
On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9Q&oe=61EB00A1



Back in the day when I was still a residential rough carpenter. A guy I grew up with had an auto repair business. My boss at the time had a beautiful 4wd chevrolet cab.5 dually with a glass cap. All black. Was really sinister looking rig. Well it needed brakes. I recommended my buddy's shop and called ahead for him. My boss hot his estimate and an appointment time, alls good, right?...wrong! The mechanic managed to drop it off the lift from about eye level the rear lift arms. "Removed" pretty much both bed sides on the way down. Took a month to get it repaired.

ls01 01-18-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22378576)
You people are all too fat for this sport.

stop with the stone throwing please...They're making me think about meatballs....

ls01 01-18-22 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378482)
2 years ago, I weighed 225. That's when I got back on my bike. In 6 months I got down to 185, and then trimmed another 5 off over the next 6-ish months. Due to family schedule stuff (daughter's softball, primarily) interfering with my riding, and the crappy eating habits that tend to go with it, it climbed back up over 190, which is where I am now. It's time to make a couple of small adjustments to get the trend heading the other way.



I can't wait to get down to 225!

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:06 PM

POTD Proper Shop Edition Part II:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c195d76586.jpg

Mine is in there smiling, happy to be arounds its pampered relatives.

I'big john chime in, but I've always heard that the mechanics always prefer working on a clean, well cared for ride, whether car or bike. It's the same with owners wanting to see a floor that is clean and tidy.

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22378738)
^^^... doesn't get it.

Nope, sure doesn't.

LAJ 01-18-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378834)
POTD Proper Shop Edition Part II:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c195d76586.jpg

Mine is in there smiling, happy to be arounds its pampered relatives.

I'big john chime in, but I've always heard that the mechanics always prefer working on a clean, well cared for ride, whether car or bike. It's the same with owners wanting to see a floor that is clean and tidy.

That's why I put a pic of my compound up. That's how a working shop should look.

LAJ 01-18-22 04:17 PM

Our floors were epoxy, and they were pretty robust, but the tile in the Porsche shop is a far better idea.

MoAlpha 01-18-22 04:24 PM

I’ve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:25 PM

Was that your shop you posted?

The one I posted is a newish dealership (maybe 2 years old).

They don't have to be new to be proper, but need to be clean and not look like a scene from "Horders."

I have a polyaspartic floor coating in my garage that has been impervious for over 12 years. Still looks practically brand new, and is typically so clean you can walk on it in white socks without getting them dirty.

rjones28 01-18-22 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22378831)
stop with the stone throwing please...They're making me think about meatballs....

Mmmm, meatballs.

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:32 PM

Said floor (with bike content):

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0c5d21e51.jpg

genejockey 01-18-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22378868)
Iíve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.

"The cobbler's children have no shoes"

LAJ 01-18-22 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378870)
Was that your shop you posted?

The one I posted is a newish dealership (maybe 2 years old).

They don't have to be new to be proper, but need to be clean and not look like a scene from "Horders."

I have a polyaspartic floor coating in my garage that has been impervious for over 12 years. Still looks practically brand new, and is typically so clean you can walk on it in white socks without getting them dirty.

That's where I worked until the state called my name. At the time of that pic, the shop was about 15 years old. Those floors were worth it, but one had to be mindful, simply because letting large parts hit it, would chip it.

My toolbox was loaded on the back of a rollback, and following it home, was a long 30-ish minutes.

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22378868)
I’ve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.

Did you see the story about the guy that took a Rabbi and some of his members hostage in the Synagogue outside Fort Worth Saturday? Watching the story, that Rabbi had some big cajones! Glad they made it out okay.

Mojo31 01-18-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22378877)
That's where I worked until the state called my name. At the time of that pic, the shop was about 15 years old. Those floors were worth it, but one had to be mindful, simply because letting large parts hit it, would chip it.

My toolbox was loaded on the back of a rollback, and following it home, was a long 30-ish minutes.

The floor in my garage does not chip or cut. It's also very chemical resistant. I've used floor jacks, jack stands and other stuff under load, and have dropped large tools, knives, etc., and it has never suffered any damage. I just have some very faint staining from tires in a couple of places. Stuff is pretty much bullet proof.

From the day I bought my very first house, it was always a dream to have a garage with a really nice floor and finished walls.

LAJ 01-18-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378888)
The floor in my garage does not chip or cut. It's also very chemical resistant. I've used floor jacks, jack stands and other stuff under load, and have dropped large tools, knives, etc., and it has never suffered any damage. I just have some very faint staining from tires in a couple of places. Stuff is pretty much bullet proof.

From the day I bought my very first house, it was always a dream to have a garage with a really nice floor and finished walls.

Those things aren't heavy. I'm talking truck rotor type heavy, from 4 feet. One thing it didn't like was fire. When welding, I put a floor cover down.

Trsnrtr 01-18-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378875)

My garage floor and front porch are also epoxy coated. Like yours, the coating goes part way up the side wall. Our front porch is so nice that people have stopped their car and walked up to look and touch it.

big john 01-18-22 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378405)
Safeties and running backs never are.

Can you imagine a 330 pound guy fast enough to play in the secondary? A running back would be more likely. I was trying to think of the biggest RB I could remember and Christian Okoye comes to mind. He was 265 iirc.
I know the Bears used William Perry in a few plays from scrimmage but he wasn't really a RB.

Mojo31 01-18-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22378925)
Can you imagine a 330 pound guy fast enough to play in the secondary? A running back would be more likely. I was trying to think of the biggest RB I could remember and Christian Okoye comes to mind. He was 265 iirc.
I know the Bears used William Perry in a few plays from scrimmage but he wasn't really a RB.

I'm astounded by how quick some of those 300+ pound linemen are, but they are not fast.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22378738)
^^^... doesn't get it.

Pot/kettle.

big john 01-18-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378448)
My job is confusing enough that I don't need more puzzles. The analysis I'm doing these days is all done in R, which means command line rather than point-and-click. Remembering commands, syntax, arguments, etc. Keeps me young.

At least, that's what I want to believe....

When I was working one of my reasons for not wanting a cell phone was the fact that I was dealing with computers for 9 hours a day. Programming them, trying to figure out why they wouldn't program, why they wouldn't talk to the other computers on the car or the computers in the shop, or why they wouldn't do what they were supposed to do or why they did what wasn't supposed to be possible.

I no longer have that excuse.

WhyFi 01-18-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378928)
I'm astounded by how quick some of those 300+ pound linemen are, but they are not fast.

Oh, they're fast. If one of 'em was chasing you, or any mere mortal, they'd be ******g scary. It's just that they share the field with people that are inhumanly fast.

MoAlpha 01-18-22 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378881)
Did you see the story about the guy that took a Rabbi and some of his members hostage in the Synagogue outside Fort Worth Saturday? Watching the story, that Rabbi had some big cajones! Glad they made it out okay.

Rabbis are badass. Who knew?

big john 01-18-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378793)
Perhaps not, but you gotta wonder how much time the mechanics save not having to look for that tool they were using just yesterday on that Chevy, but then they put it down someplace and can't find it.

In my case the tool would be in that Chevy, at the customer's house or job. Later on I tried to make a habit of wheeling my cart next to the car and put tools in the cart instead of under the hood of the car. I was not entirely successful. Plus, there were at least 10 cars per day to fool with.

big john 01-18-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378526)

I was very lucky to never have a major incident with a customer's car. I worked with guys who had wheels fall off, fires, etc. after they worked on a car. One guy had a wheel fall off of an Astro van, then a motorhome, then a Corvette within a few months. Third one got him fired. Seen a number of cars fall off lifts but it never happened to me, luckily.
A few years ago a lot porter from a nearby dealer crashed a Z06 Corvette he was delivering to a customer. Thye said he was going over 100 mph in a 35 mph zone when he went airborne, bounced off several parked cars and a couple buildings. He was not hurt and didn't hit anyone else.

There is a show called Auto Biography. They have one about an Enzo which was crashed and split in half on Pacific Coast Highway. Amazing story, I recommend it.

big john 01-18-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22378961)
Rabbis are badass. Who knew?

The Hebrew Hammer (2003) - IMDb

Velo Vol 01-18-22 06:48 PM

For our watchophiles.


genejockey 01-18-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22378979)
In my case the tool would be in that Chevy, at the customer's house or job. Later on I tried to make a habit of wheeling my cart next to the car and put tools in the cart instead of under the hood of the car. I was not entirely successful. Plus, there were at least 10 cars per day to fool with.

When I was still working in the lab, I used to be very particular about laying out everything I needed for larger experiments, so I could just work my way through them. Small experiments, not so much. That generally involved trying to remember where things were on the fly.

Nowadays, when I'm rebuilding a bike, I lay out the tools I'll need, the parts I'm using, the little bits like cable ends and stuff like that. But as I'm going through it, I just put tools down when I'm not using them and I end up having to hunt for things. Usually it's the 5mm Allen key that I'm looking for.


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