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Old 10-18-21, 06:43 PM
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Horrifying, but classic. Like as not, the fingers were reattachable only because he honed his blade to a razor edge like the pro he was and they came off clean as a whistle.
Mulching blade might have put an end to that.

Gotta take the plug out before you put your hands in there even if turned off.
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Old 10-18-21, 06:52 PM
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My grandad lost an eye chopping wood on his parents farm back in the 20s. During World War 2 he tried to hide it to become a pilot but they figured it out. He painted P-47 thunderbolts instead.
I worked for a guy who lost an eye when he was a child. He was sitting on a curb when a car drove by and shot a stone into his eye. It didn't limit him at all, he owned a successful business, raced drag boats and built his own hulls, and built race engines and street engines doing a lot of the machine work himself including valve work.
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The parallax effect doesn't change the fact that the B is not even close to being inline with the split in the stem. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it was just a bridge too far.
There are four Bs, not one. If I loosen it and the whole thing comes apart, I'm sending you the repair bill.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There are four Bs, not one. If I loosen it and the whole thing comes apart, I'm sending you the repair bill.
Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.
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If you loosen it enough to turn the cap and the whole thing falls apart, you have bigger problems.
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Old 10-18-21, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
The parallax effect doesn't change the fact that the B is not even close to being inline with the split in the stem. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it was just a bridge too far.
Correct. Bad angle my ass. lol
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
The Bs have to either be inline or on either side of the centerline in a symmetric fashion. Anything else fails OCD scrutiny.
Correct. The B's being quartered would forever having me adjust them, so that's out for me. I have to settle for the B above the split.
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Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.
This. My buddy didn't get that and thought I was trying to kill him. Once I explained that, he came around. He was talking about Loctite on that bolt so it didn't come loose.
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Correct. Bad angle my ass. lol
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.
Well it's lighter but less aero
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
If you loosen it enough to turn the cap and the whole thing falls apart, you have bigger problems.
That ship has sailed.
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Cyclist Killed On Cedar Bluff Road

A Knoxville cyclist was run over by a monster truck yesterday afternoon. A witness said he was frantically trying to correct his steering wheel seconds before impact. The cause of the bicycle malfunction was not immediately known.

The truck driver was not cited.
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Just slapped my 2022 tires on the Cervelo. I took a cut to my front tire yesterday and decided to retire the Michelin and move on to the Pirelli. Went on happy slappy - just hands and a floor pump to get 'em mounted and seated. Didn't even take long enough to finish my bike maintenance beer - hurrumph.
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Velo Vol if you want a recap of the Owls game see below.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Well it's lighter but less aero
You've seen the flappity flap jerseys - do you think that increase in drag is going to register?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Correct. The B's being quartered would forever having me adjust them, so that's out for me. I have to settle for the B above the split.
Needs a black bar clamp as well. The mismatch is discomforting. Makes you ask what else was cobbled together.
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Velo Vol if you want a recap of the Owls game see below.
https://youtu.be/wElf3t6Jvfo
Why is the camera for the "highlights" in the end zone, 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage?

This is where it's at.

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Needs a black bar clamp as well. The mismatch is discomforting. Makes you ask what else was cobbled together.
I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...


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I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...


Fixed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Cyclist Killed On Cedar Bluff Road

A Knoxville cyclist was run over by a monster truck yesterday afternoon. A witness said he was frantically trying to correct his steering wheel seconds before impact. The cause of the bicycle malfunction was not immediately known.

The truck driver was not cited.
Why do we assume there was a bicycle malfunction? Sounds like the truck driver has lost control of his vehicle, since he was "frantically trying to correct his steering wheel".
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why is the camera for the "highlights" in the end zone, 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage?

This is where it's at.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_GC1x4v7mw
Among the vast array of talents I possess, television production is not one of them.
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Why do we assume there was a bicycle malfunction? Sounds like the truck driver has lost control of his vehicle, since he was "frantically trying to correct his steering wheel".
"He" refers to the cyclist, obv.
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Oh dear, another Prelude in approx. my size has appeared. Must not contact seller.

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I think VV needs a little spice in his stem life...

Reported.
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