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Old 10-27-20, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Groceries shortages are still a mystery here. Today the store was low on regular salted butter. Plenty of unsalted but I had to buy a boutique brand of the salted. 50 cents more for the pound!! Wonder if some sort of national bake-a-thon is going on?
Winterís coming. Cities are hoarding salt for their roads. People will have to live without salt in their butter.

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everyone wants to hire Morton in the winter. It'd be equal opportunity to hire Shove'l .
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Old 10-28-20, 03:57 AM
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On my "wish list" is a commercial quality ultrasonic cleaner. But I would be doing this regardless of the world wide health crisis, the impending social meltdown and the disruptions in the supply chain.
Ultrasonic cleaners are awesome. They don't have to be the super expensive ones but I have one that fits 11-30 cassettes fine and wouldn't go smaller. The heating function on some of them is awful, it'll make your nice parts get surface rust so don't worry about it. Make sure the one you buy isn't like 3cm deep, too. Nearly made that mistake
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Well, I did leave about half a dozen on the peg board at REI. Someone else grabbed the rest.

I'm betting a next-tier manufacturer like SunRace or one of the many anonymous China based makers will pick up the design, licensed or unlicensed, and continue providing an equivalent to the BB UN55. Heck, SunRace might make it even better than Shimano did. The better chromed SunRace freewheels and cassettes are really good, much better tooth shapes for crisp shifting and smooth running. Most of my Suntour and Shimano freewheels and cassettes are in boxes, in case the SunRace equivalents wear out or break.
I had to buy an IRD (Tenge Seiki) since I couldn't find any UN55. It was about $10 more. I haven't installed it yet.
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I started off by buying a tent, thinking car camping would be a good, safe idea for a small group of friends. Then needed sleeping bag and pad, of course. Then, being a gear nerd, I found myself building an entire backpacking setup, down to a titanium spoon. Not a bug out bag per se, but Iím now ready to camp/hike at a momentís notice. Not super useful, being stuck in Chicago- but hey.
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Oh I also quit drinking during covid- thatís sort of the opposite of stocking up on things, but itís been a thing.
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I read this thread and thought to myself, "it can't be true." Then I went to purchase a set of Tires (Schwable) and tubes --- can't get them anywhere! Supply chain has really been affected by COVID!
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Old 11-03-20, 08:20 AM
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I was hoarding beer, but I can't seem to keep it in stock.
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Nothing hoarded here either. I actually sold some parts and three bikes. With all the frenzy about bikes and bike stores getting cleared out of bikes I thought I part with a few bikes I don't ride anymore, so someone else can ride as well. But it took me while to sell them. Not because of price but probably because my bikes don't always meet the standard taste of most bike riders. Plus they were all large frame bikes for tall riders.
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