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    The BOX is back on the road.

    11,612g* of bicycle jetsam is now on it's way across the continent to @RaleighSport.

    The B.O.C. was delivered to the USPS in true C&V fashion, riding on a Jim Blackburn rack attached to brazed steel tubes and powered by a friction-shifted freewheel drivetrain on 27" Michelin World Tours.

    The handling bombing down my 10% grade hill was "interesting".

    *any measurement relating cycling must be in Metric (subset of Rule 24)

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    Heading out:




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    10 downhill minutes later:


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    After the Post Office, I stopped in at my friends' new coffee shop which will open for the first time tomorrow morning. I sampled the smoothest French roast I've ever tasted.

    Quick photo op in Central Square:



    This Civil War shipboard mortar participated in bombardments of Confederate Mississippi River forts including Vicksburg.

    Then I coasted through the library portico to drop a couple books in the outside box and head home.

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    Glad to see someone could use the 333 lever and the (off-topic for me) crank bolts. You should be able to fend off most attacks with that lever attached to a keyring.

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    BD - thanks for the bonus pics, and the Post Office delivery missive. I just bet the handling, particularly going downhill, was a wee bit strange with the lump hanging over the back!

    I should get myself back in the queue now that I've got a semi-permanent address here, huh? I think I have a few things to toss into the box yet...

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    I would like to be back in the BOC game. Here's to hoping nobody jumped into the queue between the DD and me.
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    LoL if no one objects, add me to the list AHEAD of you DD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    I would like to be back in the BOC game. Here's to hoping nobody jumped into the queue between the DD and me.
    You're in - behind me, as requested

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    LoL if no one objects, add me to the list AHEAD of you DD.
    Oops, I missed this request - sorry! Didn't mean to take your place in line; I'll slot you in ahead of me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    You're in - behind me, as requested

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    Thanks much DD... I promise that, unlike Ultraspontane, the box will continue on after I receive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Thanks much DD... I promise that, unlike Ultraspontane, the box will continue on after I receive it.
    Not if I keep it
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Thanks much DD... I promise that, unlike Ultraspontane, the box will continue on after I receive it.
    Hey, Mods! Dallas used the "U-word"!



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    Please add me to the list. danke

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    By my rough count, I sent the box on its 110th trip*, not counting trips from the previous thread. This is quite impressive for a goofy internet game.

    *my 2nd time participating; 1st was May 2012

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    crank_addict: welcome aboard.

    BD: that many, huh? The number seems believable enough, as it means we've averaged one delivery per week for over two years. Notwithstanding a disappearance or two, and a couple delays here and there.

    Cool

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    Yesterday was a very interesting day to say the least.. I stopped by the dump recycling center to look for a cruiser frame for a cousins husband, struck out on that front big time..

    I did however let this follow me home for a whole 5 bucks (had a different seatpost that appeared frozen, and no wheels)



    I was wrenching away on that project for a bit when I noticed the mailman full on parked in front of my driveway (unusual), so I decided to go see what was up.. I told my honey jokingly I hope the BoC doesn't show up today, as the rebuild kit for the riding mower deck was coming, and a few other heavy duty project parts.. by the time I got out there the mailman was gone but sure enough the BoC was sitting in my mailbox!



    A look inside...


    My haul...


    I did end up having to grab something else from the BoC to get my build done,

    Luckily I had a matching cr-mo spindle with the right races and the right length for my triple!


    Most of my haul on the CB-2



    Tomorrow I'm going to slap a rack on it just to haul the BoC down to the post office, then it's off to the Awful Waffle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    In terms of starting additional, I would just suggest folks put together their own boxes and offer them up on the FS thread as maybe $20 flat rate BOCs. There have been a few of those recently that have tempted me. That way there's no cat herding, just point to point crap redistribution.
    I tried filling a large flat rate box last night with decent crap I didn't want/need, but didn't quite get there. To fill it up, I'd have to cut into my good stuff. I'm thinking the following parameters for a point-to-point BOC might work:

    • USPS medium flat rate box
    • $20 flat rate
    • weight minimum? Ten pounds? (no packing material allowed? Full box?)
    • teaser shot of the full box at minimum, more pix or a better description if you want
    • on the receiving end, take what you want (or take the entire thing), show what you took
    • build another box and repeat the process


    Rather than putting it on FS, assuming the admins approve, I think it might be best to have a dedicated thread in C&V.

    I'll try to get a medium box filled over the weekend and post a teaser pick for feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Yesterday was a very interesting day to say the least.. I stopped by the dump recycling center to look for a cruiser frame for a cousins husband, struck out on that front big time..

    I did however let this follow me home for a whole 5 bucks (had a different seatpost that appeared frozen, and no wheels)



    I was wrenching away on that project for a bit when I noticed the mailman full on parked in front of my driveway (unusual), so I decided to go see what was up.. I told my honey jokingly I hope the BoC doesn't show up today, as the rebuild kit for the riding mower deck was coming, and a few other heavy duty project parts.. by the time I got out there the mailman was gone but sure enough the BoC was sitting in my mailbox!



    A look inside...


    My haul...


    I did end up having to grab something else from the BoC to get my build done,

    Luckily I had a matching cr-mo spindle with the right races and the right length for my triple!


    Most of my haul on the CB-2



    Tomorrow I'm going to slap a rack on it just to haul the BoC down to the post office, then it's off to the Awful Waffle!
    Awesome that it came together like that!

    Am excite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
    I tried filling a large flat rate box last night with decent crap I didn't want/need, but didn't quite get there. To fill it up, I'd have to cut into my good stuff. I'm thinking the following parameters for a point-to-point BOC might work:

    • USPS medium flat rate box
    • $20 flat rate
    • weight minimum? Ten pounds? (no packing material allowed? Full box?)
    • teaser shot of the full box at minimum, more pix or a better description if you want
    • on the receiving end, take what you want (or take the entire thing), show what you took
    • build another box and repeat the process


    Rather than putting it on FS, assuming the admins approve, I think it might be best to have a dedicated thread in C&V.

    I'll try to get a medium box filled over the weekend and post a teaser pick for feedback.
    Your plan is solidifying quite nicely I think Skip, I like the idea of the dedicated thread especially, I think it also follows the guidelines nicely since it's just shipping and handling that you're paying for not an actual sale so I would think you'd be able to have it not in Sales.. I might get in trouble for this (wasting admin time) but I'd prefer the "expert opinion" so paging @CbadRider
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    Nice (fast!) use of BoC parts, @RaleighSport!

    I almost booted those combo levers from the box because of space, but I tried again and was able to cram them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post
    Nice (fast!) use of BoC parts, @RaleighSport!

    I almost booted those combo levers from the box because of space, but I tried again and was able to cram them in.
    because of the lack of shifter barrel adjusters they were almost a lost cause, but I had a pile of borked stuff to be recycled and stole working ones from them So a big thank you for leaving them in!
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    Crap's away! It's much lighter.. but I don't think it's any less full.
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    Alright... Looking forward to the next guys discoveries.
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