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Old 06-30-20, 06:49 PM
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I bought a bunch of liquor at the beginning of this pandemic. Might as well.

Favorite drink of the pandemic is the spicy pineapple margarita.

1. Make a Pineapple Sour Mix: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and 1/4 cup each lemon juice, lime juice and sugar.
2. Rub the rim of your glass with lime and roll in homemade sriracha salt, garnish with lime and jalapeño wheels, fill glass with crushed ice
3. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Throw in a couple slices jalapeño. Add 1oz each tequila and Grand Marnier and 2 oz Pineapple Sour Mix. Shake until shaker is frosty.
4. Strain into prepared glass.


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No, really. I like to build stuff, and weld things.
Mr H decided he wants a welder for his recent birthday.

Really, what are you going to weld, I ask.

”Plenty of stuff,” he says.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing:




About ~1900g for the set, sans time tape and skewers.

Not light by any means, but they should be solid.

I think I should start building lower spoke count wheels. These 36°ers take so much time to lace and tension.
Cool photo.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
I bought a bunch of liquor at the beginning of this pandemic. Might as well.

Favorite drink of the pandemic is the spicy pineapple margarita.

1. Make a Pineapple Sour Mix: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and 1/4 cup each lemon juice, lime juice and sugar.
2. Rub the rim of your glass with lime and roll in homemade sriracha salt, garnish with lime and jalapeño wheels, fill glass with crushed ice
3. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Throw in a couple slices jalapeño. Add 1oz each tequila and Grand Marnier and 2 oz Pineapple Sour Mix. Shake until shaker is frosty.
4. Strain into prepared glass.


That looks delicious.
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Old 06-30-20, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And with straight-gauge spokes! No wonder they're on the portly side, but you should have no fear bashing them into anything. And great job; they look well-made.

AG had a set laced by a friend with the valve between spokes that crossed closest to the rim...
Thanks!

The spokes are butted, but it's pretty subtle at 2.0/1.8/2.0 mm. We'll make a judgment about how well they are actually put together once they're underneath my fat ass
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Also, Bah Humbug you're an absolute legend. Thank you so much, again, I can't wait to throw these on my Trek

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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
That looks delicious.
It made my top ten list of COVID discovery recipes.
1. Spicy Pineapple Margarita
2. Whole wheat English muffins
3. Banana chocolate chip muffins
4. Carrot cake
5. Buttermilk panna cotta
6. Mini muffin pan Donut Holes
7. The Aviation (cocktail)
8. La Pinela (cocktail)
9. Whole wheat pancakes
10. Sidecar (cocktail)
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Also, Bah Humbug you're an absolute legend. Thank you so much, again, I can't wait to throw these on my Trek


I only hope they serve you well. And I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say pics are necessary when they're installed!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing:

About ~1900g for the set, sans time tape and skewers.

Not light by any means, but they should be solid.

I think I should start building lower spoke count wheels. These 36°ers take so much time to lace and tension.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing:




About ~1900g for the set, sans time tape and skewers.

Not light by any means, but they should be solid.

I think I should start building lower spoke count wheels. These 36°ers take so much time to lace and tension.
I made a point if placing the hub label one time. If my felliw wheel builders want to think less of ne for it, so be it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And with straight-gauge spokes! No wonder they're on the portly side, but you should have no fear bashing them into anything. And great job; they look well-made.

AG had a set laced by a friend with the valve between spokes that crossed closest to the rim...
It's shockingly easy to do. About half of mine are that way.
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Old 06-30-20, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing:




About ~1900g for the set, sans time tape and skewers.

Not light by any means, but they should be solid.

I think I should start building lower spoke count wheels. These 36°ers take so much time to lace and tension.
Nicely done!
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And with straight-gauge spokes! No wonder they're on the portly side, but you should have no fear bashing them into anything. And great job; they look well-made.

AG had a set laced by a friend with the valve between spokes that crossed closest to the rim...
I have taken at least one fully tensioned wheel apart because of that.
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Old 06-30-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Mr H decided he wants a welder for his recent birthday.

Really, what are you going to weld, I ask.

”Plenty of stuff,” he says.
There really is no better answer. Nicely done, Mr. H.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have taken at least one fully tensioned wheel apart because of that.
Same. Only it was the label and the valve stem hole.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Got the 6:00 train
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Got the 6:00 train
Kudos.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
I bought a bunch of liquor at the beginning of this pandemic. Might as well.

Favorite drink of the pandemic is the spicy pineapple margarita.

1. Make a Pineapple Sour Mix: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and 1/4 cup each lemon juice, lime juice and sugar.
2. Rub the rim of your glass with lime and roll in homemade sriracha salt, garnish with lime and jalapeño wheels, fill glass with crushed ice
3. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Throw in a couple slices jalapeño. Add 1oz each tequila and Grand Marnier and 2 oz Pineapple Sour Mix. Shake until shaker is frosty.
4. Strain into prepared glass.


That looks really good
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say pics are necessary when they're installed!
Naturally
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Thanks!

The spokes are butted, but it's pretty subtle at 2.0/1.8/2.0 mm. We'll make a judgment about how well they are actually put together once they're underneath my fat ass
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I made a point if placing the hub label one time. If my felliw wheel builders want to think less of ne for it, so be it.
I just don't want to get made fun of by a bunch of roadie weenies.
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I made a point if placing the hub label one time. If my felliw wheel builders want to think less of ne for it, so be it.
Forget about the hub labels, I'm judging you for your typing.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I just don't want to get made fun of by a bunch of roadie weenies.
Wheel building is a mysterious black art to most road weenies. You are now like a minor deity to them.
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How long did it take you to build the set?
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I just don't want to get made fun of by a bunch of roadie weenies.
Can’t guarantee that won’t happen.
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