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Old 09-27-22, 04:01 PM
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I've been on BF long enough - I can spot a sock from a mile away.

strange flex.
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I've been on BF long enough - I can spot a sock from a mile away.
So I shouldn't set up an account to say, "GeneJockey is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life"?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
When you put it that way, I might put a sock around the tube and the strap around the sock, so it’s not in direct contact with the frame.
That sounds like Larry engineering.

Why don't you just get some paint protection film and wrap that part of the top tube? You can get small pieces on Ebay. Do a search for Suntek or XPel. Stuff is bullet proof. I have it on two of my cars.

Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film Bulk Clear Bra 36" By The Foot | eBay - buy a foot and you'll have enough for a lifetime.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I should know, since I pump red diesel into the boat a few times a year and use road diesel to prime the primary fuel filter whenever I change it. Good to know it's been cleaned up. The boat diesel is a filthy little POS.
I reckon a lot of boats do funnel down past that station headed to Lake Powell, I dunno how many trailerable diesel burning ones pass through, but who knows.

I was thinking maybe the truckers that drive on the Res might burn that stuff.




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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
That sounds like Larry engineering.

Why don't you just get some paint protection film and wrap that part of the top tube? You can get small pieces on Ebay. Do a search for Suntek or XPel. Stuff is bullet proof. I have it on two of my cars.

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Or or or plastic wrap.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
So I shouldn't set up an account to say, "GeneJockey is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life"?
You could, but I'd bet that if you set up an account with a user name of "genejockey'ssock", he'd spot it from a mile away.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Or or or plastic wrap.
That's basically what it is, but it won't move around. The PPF is easy to remove and won't harm the paint.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
You could, but I'd bet that if you set up an account with a user name of "genejockey'ssock", he'd spot it from a mile away.
What about JeanGiocci?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
That sounds like Larry engineering.

Why don't you just get some paint protection film and wrap that part of the top tube? You can get small pieces on Ebay. Do a search for Suntek or XPel. Stuff is bullet proof. I have it on two of my cars.

Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film Bulk Clear Bra 36" By The Foot | eBay - buy a foot and you'll have enough for a lifetime.
I've heard of a 36" bra, but never a bra by the foot. That's not normally where they're worn.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I've heard of a 36" bra, but never a bra by the foot. That's not normally where they're worn.
If the bra is by the foot, activities might be headed in a very enjoyable direction.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
You won’t see the sock.
Uh huh
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My LBS sent a couple pics of my wife’s Emonda:



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My LBS sent a couple pics of my wife’s Emonda:




me likey. I thought that stem wasn’t compatible on the emonda?
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Snorkeling Cyclist of the Day

Every single bike on Key West is a cruiser.
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Went to the movies tonight with Mrs. GJ, first time since the Pandemic started. It was decidedly weird. Almost nobody was there. There were no ticket sellers, just 3 ticket kiosks. There was a bar, with bartender. There was no person or machine taking tickets, or checking them - you could just walk into any of the theaters. You could probably just walk right in without paying. Where the concession stand would be, it LOOKED like a concession stand, but it was all glassed in. There was a robot standing by what I realized was the kitchen.

We went to our seats. Nobody else was in that theater. Nobody.

There was a QR code on the armrest that you could scan to see the snack and drink menu, and a button you could push for someone to come and take your order, and scan your credit card for payment. Then a robot takes the food to the theater and a server brings it to you.

At the end of the movie - and STILL nobody else had showed up - we walked out into the hallway, and as I waited for Mrs. GJ to hit the restroom, no more than 7 patrons passed me. Maybe half that many staff, and about the same number of robots.

Mrs. GJ correctly said, "It's dystopian!"

Streaming and COVID may have done in the movie theaters.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The adhesive in most tapes will eventually penetrate the paint and at the least cause a blemish.

I see a lot of these type bags with straps around a painted tube so people evidently either don't care or haven't had any problems. But I've seen and experienced abrasion on painted seat posts from a seat bag strap. Wouldn't want that on my precious top tube paint.
The Aspero has horrible paint for that- the color is great, but anything touches it and you get a ascuff mark.

bampilot06 look at ride wraps- can totally cover your bike in self repairing vinyl tape. I have some in sensitive areas, you can’t tell it’s there and it works.
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When you put it that way, I might put a sock around the tube and the strap around the sock, so it’s not in direct contact with the frame.

Um, wut.

Just put some of this over the frame: Lamin-X tape
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I went all the way through and got a six, with yesterday's word. I couldn't believe they would use the same word two days in a row, so I started over, with that word as my first guess. To see if I could get a one. Nope. I did get one letter out of it though,
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Went to the movies tonight with Mrs. GJ, first time since the Pandemic started. It was decidedly weird. Almost nobody was there. There were no ticket sellers, just 3 ticket kiosks. There was a bar, with bartender. There was no person or machine taking tickets, or checking them - you could just walk into any of the theaters. You could probably just walk right in without paying. Where the concession stand would be, it LOOKED like a concession stand, but it was all glassed in. There was a robot standing by what I realized was the kitchen.

We went to our seats. Nobody else was in that theater. Nobody.

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At the end of the movie - and STILL nobody else had showed up - we walked out into the hallway, and as I waited for Mrs. GJ to hit the restroom, no more than 7 patrons passed me. Maybe half that many staff, and about the same number of robots.

Mrs. GJ correctly said, "It's dystopian!"

Streaming and COVID may have done in the movie theaters.
Yeah, but what movie did you see?

I think that I've been to the theater... four or so times since the start of the pandemic. All were blockbusters: Dune, Maverick, etc. Taking care to avoid the busiest showings, the experience was more or less like seeing a non-blockbuster pre-pandemic.
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100 degrees again today but supposed to start cooling off tomorrow. It was about 100 when we finished yesterday @ noon. I wanted to start early again today but still sitting here.
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Yeah, but what movie did you see?

I think that I've been to the theater... four or so times since the start of the pandemic. All were blockbusters: Dune, Maverick, etc. Taking care to avoid the busiest showings, the experience was more or less like seeing a non-blockbuster pre-pandemic.
"See How They Run", admittedly no blockbuster, but really, the whole cinema was practically empty. I mean, it's a 12 screen cineplex, on 1/2 price Tuesday, with a number of the current blockbuster showing and at no time did I see more than 6 other people in the whole place, and generally fewer. It was almost creepy.
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