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Old 07-15-20, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope. Per YouTube history this is the last music I played.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TiYGxOQDYw
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So that's what sheet music looks like.
interesting, per my YouTube history I also listened to a classic except my selection was timely.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
RIT. I say that as an RPI grad with a FIL who’s a professor there as well.

RIT is at least better than WPI.
RPI is definitely better than RIT.

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Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. It’s also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. I’m a little annoyed that it’s 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but we’re pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughters’ friends live on that street so it will be great for them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Even I can DIY brake pads and chains. SMH


I choose to have mine done by people who do such things for a living, especially since we are talking canti brakes that can be finicky and squeal like a stuck pig if not set up properly. I also pay a CPA to do my taxes. I'm worth it.
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Old 07-16-20, 04:42 AM
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Way cool. Would you happen to have a recommendation for a whetstone?
I can! What are you looking to sharpen, exactly?
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Old 07-16-20, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. It’s also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. I’m a little annoyed that it’s 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but we’re pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughters’ friends live on that street so it will be great for them.
Congrats!
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Someone in our NJ office has tested positive. There are not too many people on my floor as most are working from home. Wonder if it was someone on the first floor, where customer service and train dispatching are.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can! What are you looking to sharpen, exactly?
Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket knives. They're not all the same hardness of steel...not sure if that makes a difference? Longest blade about 8", shortest 3.125"

Edit: I also have a Fiskars splitting axe. That probably requires its own whetstone?

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Old 07-16-20, 06:03 AM
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Old 07-16-20, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. It’s also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. I’m a little annoyed that it’s 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but we’re pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughters’ friends live on that street so it will be great for them.
Best of luck!
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Old 07-16-20, 06:19 AM
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It's not much of an issue for us to travel somewhere since we are very unlikely carriers
lol, guess who's now working from home until their household can get tested
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Old 07-16-20, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've got a refund coming. Lots of spending options for it
Found it! Just in time for K-Town winter.

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Old 07-16-20, 06:29 AM
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I choose to have mine done by people who do such things for a living, especially since we are talking canti brakes that can be finicky and squeal like a stuck pig if not set up properly. I also pay a CPA to do my taxes. I'm worth it.


Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post


Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.
That being said, I did de-squeal a set of disc brakes yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Found it! Just in time for K-Town winter.

https://twitter.com/businessinsider/...37436212928512
Not a bicycle.
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Disappointing ride today. Felt slow, my HR was living in Z6, and breeze from the E threw my pacing off.
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Old 07-16-20, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Family picture of the Studebaker knives.

This was taken by the smiths, but mine will be in my hands soon...

I take it the second from the bottom with the octo handle is yours? 240?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Made another over asking offer on yet another house... find out today at 10:30ish if we got it.

Its a great house and will work really well for our family. It’s also got a huge basement that we can put a gym / family room in. I’m a little annoyed that it’s 50k more than the last one we lost, puts a little bit of a damper on my pool install plans, but we’re pretty excited about it. 3 of my daughters’ friends live on that street so it will be great for them.

Best of luck!!!
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lol, guess who's now working from home until their household can get tested
Fun times. One of you showing symptoms?
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Best of luck!
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Best of luck!!!
Thanks!!

based on the past year, I have zero expectations
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Originally Posted by upthywazzoo View Post
Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket knives. They're not all the same hardness of steel...not sure if that makes a difference? Longest blade about 8", shortest 3.125"

Edit: I also have a Fiskars splitting axe. That probably requires its own whetstone?
Are you certain that this doesn't belong in another thread?
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Not a bicycle.
You're just jealous that it can do more than your fatbike.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I had bar ends on a moustache bar for a while (on the old Schwinn).
I can take or leave bar ends. People always say that they're basically as convenient as brifters but I don't see it. I'll keep my set of Suntour racheting ones around anyways, they don't take up much space.

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Also, cantis are another piece of traditional bike tech I won't miss.
I have a deep seated hatred of vintage smooth post canti brakes, especially when trying to do a 27" -> 700C conversion on a vintage touring bike with narrow posts.

My Trek has modern spacing and Tektro CR720s and they were the simplest cantis I've ever set up. Really great braking with the stock pads, too.

Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
That being said, I did de-squeal a set of disc brakes yesterday.
Can you come do mine? Mine like to glaze over every month or so

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Fun times. One of you showing symptoms?
Nope, thankfully.

Kid that my wife is a nanny for was tested yesterday since he had a fever and a headache.

I'm staying home just out of an abundance of caution.
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I can take or leave bar ends. People always say that they're basically as convenient as brifters but I don't see it.
Here is my perspective as someone who has toured exclusively with bar ends:

Most of the time, I don't miss having brifters. But during a cross-PA tour back in 2014 I realized that they would have been much more convenient in certain circumstances. There was a long section of road with relatively small ups and downs. The road was bumpy in a lot of places with patches of sand/gravel on the shoulder. It would have been nice to be able to shift quickly and frequently through the range of the cassette to try to take advantage of momentum as I transitioned from going down to up, but I was reluctant to take a hand of the bars to reach for the bar ends. Instead, I pretty much coasted into the uphill until my speed dropped to the point where it caught up with whatever gear I was in.
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