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Old 02-21-21, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
<--- Went almost six weeks without any pedaling at all
see post 6925 re: FUBAR
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Old 02-21-21, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
No it won't - it'll pack away neatly in a small space and it'll be a month or two and, frankly, when you store a bunch of your **** away, you'll probably ask yourself why you didn't do it fo real and sooner.
you haven't seen the garage.
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Old 02-21-21, 05:29 PM
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you haven't seen the garage.
In that case, do a purge and wonder why you didn't sooner.
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The boy wanted to pick up a few Lego odds and ends for his army, so we made a little trip to a specialty Lego shop in town. They recently moved and put together a new mega display - a model of the USS Missouri that's about 25 feet long. Even if Legos aren't your thing, it's hard not to admire the dedication.



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Old 02-21-21, 05:59 PM
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No it won't - it'll pack away neatly in a small space and it'll be a month or two and, frankly, when you store a bunch of your **** away, you'll probably ask yourself why you didn't do it fo real and sooner.
That's exactly what we figured out.
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I think they show better when furnished as if imaginary people live there. You know, the ones who always do the laundry and don't leave mail stacked on the dining table, who always use coasters and don't have any pets, and their children are all grown up and moved out.
This I agree with this. When he said get rid of everything that is not essential, I was thinking of things like our living and dining room furniture that we use 4 or 5 times per year. The house would not show well with no furniture in rooms like that. It would just look like a house we could not afford. I agree with removing pictures and highly personal stuff, make sure rooms, garage, etc. look very spacious, have closets cleaned out and roomy looking, and not leave stuff laying around.

Of course, we are imaginary people who don't have kids living with us, and don't stack things on the dining room table.
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Old 02-21-21, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
That's exactly what we figured out.
It's amazing how stuff accumulates over time without you noticing it. When I look at pics from when we moved back to MN (already 8 years ago ), the big thing that sticks out is how much less clutter there is; it makes me want to throw out a bunch of stuff.
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Old 02-21-21, 07:16 PM
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It's amazing how stuff accumulates over time without you noticing it. When I look at pics from when we moved back to MN (already 8 years ago ), the big thing that sticks out is how much less clutter there is; it makes me want to throw out a bunch of stuff.
Do it. When we downsized we had to get rid of a third of our stuff before we moved. Then we got to the new house and had to get rid of a third of what we had left. We still have plenty of stuff.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
The boy wanted to pick up a few Lego odds and ends for his army, so we made a little trip to a specialty Lego shop in town. They recently moved and put together a new mega display - a model of the USS Missouri that's about 25 get long. Even if Legos aren't your thing, it's hard not to admire the dedication.
Complete with surrender ceremony!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
see post 6925 re: FUBAR
Will you ever ride again? Or has old age claimed another cyclist?
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Good, snowy ride
One word does not go with the other two.

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Its smoking hot actually, people are getting into bidding wars. Sellers are getting more than asking prices, due to bidding wars.
Then people aren't going to care about your @#% in the house.
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They recently moved and put together a new mega display - a model of the USS Missouri that's about 25 get long.
I'm pretty sure I had a model of this ship when I was a ute.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Will you ever ride again? Or has old age claimed another cyclist?
I'll be riding as soon as i can without pain. Don't know when that will be. Hopefully soon. Sitting is the new meth.
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Old 02-21-21, 07:33 PM
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I'll be riding as soon as i can without pain. Don't know when that will be. Hopefully soon. Sitting is the new meth.
Recumbent is the nuclear option.
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Sitting is the new meth.
Less fun, I assume, but perhaps easier on the teeth.
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Oof.

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You see one of these every few years. Firefighters love to do this even though it takes more time to break out the windows and send the hose through than to just run the hose over the windshield in this case.
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Complete with surrender ceremony!
Yup, that's what they were recreating - my boy told me all about it. It's weird that he knows so much on the subject, he has a thick tome on WWII vehicles that he's read front-to-back multiple times, but then the little girl points and exclaims "a Sherman tank!" as we're looking through the cases.
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Do it.
I keep trying. I keep trying.
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P.S. Your saddle isn't level.



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I'll be riding as soon as i can without pain. Don't know when that will be. Hopefully soon. Sitting is the new meth.
I have a bad feeling the Tour de Brown Squirrel is in jeopardy.
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Compare and contrast:
Don't let yourself get outsmarted by a camera lens.
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Is it normal for there to be a different “harmonix” or sound when the chain is on different cogs?

Recently replaced my chain with a SRAM chain. Old chain was worn and the bike shop only had SRAM in a price I wanted to pay. Didn’t have any issues the first couple of rides but today everything felt off. Shifting was off, it didn’t want to down shift on certain cogs. And when I would upshift it the chain would slam down onto the cog.
The other thing was a weird noise on certain cogs while I was pedaling. When I was on the bike it sounded like my pulleys were louder than usual but it also sounded like it would be coming from the cranks. Checked nothing was lose.

Just got done servicing the bike. Re lubed the chain and adjusted the indexing. I got it to down shift fine now, chain still slams on some cogs when Up shifting.

But it also sounds different when on certain cogs almost like a brake disc is rubbing but the noise is coming from the chain.

If this doesn’t make any sense. I apologize.
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The boy wanted to pick up a few Lego odds and ends for his army, so we made a little trip to a specialty Lego shop in town. They recently moved and put together a new mega display - a model of the USS Missouri that's about 25 get long. Even if Legos aren't your thing, it's hard not to admire the dedication.
Holeeeeee chit!
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Complete with surrender ceremony!
. Didn’t notice that! Double holeeeeee chit!
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Thomsons are always nice!

This Race Face arrangement makes the new saddle dial-in period the easiest. One bolt for sliding fore/aft. One bolt for angle.

One bolt to rule them all.
And in the darkness bind them.

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