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    moving target c0urt's Avatar
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    custom messenger bags,

    sewing machine, fabric, buckles, straps, threads, needles, cardboard, paper,

    time, I have one took around 3 months i think to make, plus a psychotic break. so medical bills.

    would have been cheaper to buy, but no where near as satisfying

    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Only because my cock is so large.

    Ah, Good Times
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
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    I'm not sure I've ever had a hobby. I do things like houseplants, ceramics, photography that are more like compulsions. I do a lot of one-offs: model ship, bike build, tree fort. I am an near total DIY as a homeowner but I sometimes wonder if that really saves me money...
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Fixing my own bikes saves a LOT of money over paying a bike shop. The money I have saved with Tune ups alone (I own 3 bikes) has more than payed for my repair tools. learning to true and tension my wheels saves me even more, since most shops charge $15/wheel here, and I have 6 wheels to keep up. $90/year saved, and the tools cost me about that, 5 years ago! I check them all every year at least once. Replacing my own tubes saves money, too... hahaha Just about every time I'm in a shop during riding season, someone is in getting a tube replaced!

    Building wheels doesn't save me much money. But its fun and very rewarding to ride a wheel you built I need to look into some ultegra hubs, DB spokes, and some kind of rims soon...
    2012 Diamondback Podium 2 - Ready for spring! :D
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    Nope. Keep spending more money. Thought I'd get the new bike and sell the old, but now that's becoming a money pit fixie project. Fortunately, I've got a wonderful fiance who brought me into cycling in the first place....
    '13 Fuji Roubaix 3.0 LE
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    I can reload a box of ammo with home cast bullets for very little. I'll stop and pick up lead wheel weights off the road when I'm out for a ride. Those are getting scarce but there is lead to be had if you are resourceful.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    I load my own ammunition as well, and it does save some money. Typically, reloading equipment is robust and will last a long time.

    I perform some, but not all, of my own bike repairs.

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    Senior Member Will G's Avatar
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    A friend said doing the work yourself means free tools. He explained it by saying by the time you total up the cost of materials and tools on most jobs you will pay the same or less than paying someone else to do the work. And you have the tools to do another job.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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