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    Place called Tealuxe in Harvard Sq, Cambridge MA,...

    Place called Tealuxe in Harvard Sq, Cambridge MA, used to brew up a barley tea which was just super in the winter. Lots of body, very thick.

    But I'm far from a tea snob. Fave bag tea is King Cole...
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    If it's not just an issue with a loose set screw,...

    If it's not just an issue with a loose set screw, the knob just spinning on whatever it connects to, or an interface problem like stripped splines on the knob, it needs to go to the pros. Which in...
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    When I was a drinking man, occasionally I'd...

    When I was a drinking man, occasionally I'd splurge for The Macallan 12yr, and once brought an 18yr bottle to a gathering where I needed to one-up a particular scotch snob jerk...
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    So tough to be a rock star (not). ...

    So tough to be a rock star (not).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvCvsRp5ho


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaZZRrWxAN8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXWvKDSwvls
  5. 3 years in prison, she's 18 -- and, hey!, that...

    3 years in prison, she's 18 -- and, hey!, that means she'll be able to celebrate getting out of jail due to DUI negligent homicide with a legal drink...
  6. First, make sure it's a cassette and not a...

    First, make sure it's a cassette and not a freewheel setup.

    That said -- and I am not at all familiar with the Jack specifically -- any shimano or SRAM 7sp cassette should work. You may have to...
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    Sticky: Poll: There are no crusading anti-helmet types posting...

    There are no crusading anti-helmet types posting here, so there were none to give up on the thread.
  8. Does it not come with a bracket which might be...

    Does it not come with a bracket which might be attached to one of the "seatstays" on that recumbent? Bontrager rear lights used to...
  9. Ordering online is a great way to save some money...

    Ordering online is a great way to save some money and open up your selections, but you better know what size bike you want/need and it will require not only assembly, but adjustment as well. If you...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) ____________________ 3,012.21...

    scroca (MT) ____________________ 3,012.21
    gregf83 (BC)____________________ 2388 [59/72] (3163 total)
    augustgarage (CA)_______________ 2275 (3501.1 total) [55/55]
    johnlp (AZ)_____________________...
  11. I've used one of these successfully, without...

    I've used one of these successfully, without damage to the frame. You'll be needing a new crank if the threads are stripped, anyway... Automotive tool for working on the front end, colloquially...
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    Not disappointed at all by the quality of coffee...

    Not disappointed at all by the quality of coffee the Aeropress makes -- better coffee than many more costly makers output -- just that Melitta drip coffee is just as good, if not better. IMO...
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    Apparently yes:...

    Apparently yes:
    https://jillazc.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/image-3911.jpg



    We tried an Aeropress and liked it well enough. Good for making lattes. But for me, too much hassle, too many moving...
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    After the divorce, during which I relinquished...

    After the divorce, during which I relinquished coffee making stuff to the ex, I wasn't even drinking coffee at home. Would get something on the road, and then regular infusions of K-cup coffee at...
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    Part of a tune up should include truing wheels,...

    Part of a tune up should include truing wheels, so if you aren't down with that yet, get another mechanic to show you. You could also pick up the basics off YouTube. Same with swapping out a broken...
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    Asking for all cyclists to become more...

    Asking for all cyclists to become more responsible is asking a lot. But mostly, it's none of my business.

    I don't believe there is any place in the US which requires a license to ride a bike, and...
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    My truck. It's my bedroom, too.

    My truck. It's my bedroom, too.
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    Sticky: Poll: Exactly. Meaning: might have been, might not have...

    Exactly. Meaning: might have been, might not have been. Who's to know...?
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    250w solar panel on the roof of your van, plus 2...

    250w solar panel on the roof of your van, plus 2 120Ah 6v deep cycle golf cart batteries set up in series. MPPT controller with solar and starter battery feeds, output to AC inverter and direct 12v...
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    Ex-no.2 is gluten free, vegetarian, just cut out...

    Ex-no.2 is gluten free, vegetarian, just cut out eggs and dairy, and stays far away from nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers). After cooking in a household like this for a few years,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YCZVeIJ8xk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YCZVeIJ8xk


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNAfSENE68
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    Finished reading Get Up!: A 12-Step Guide to...

    Finished reading Get Up!: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks & Weirdos. Good overview of AA from an alt- viewpoint.

    Just started Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed. (aka The Big Book)
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    I like 26 x 1.5 and would recommend any of the...

    I like 26 x 1.5 and would recommend any of the following:

    Schwalbe Marathon: a tad heavy, but near bomb-proof
    Panaracer RiBMo: current fave tire, lighter than Marathon, better puncture protection...
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    Wind. Hate it. And I'd put uphills ahead of...

    Wind. Hate it.

    And I'd put uphills ahead of weight.

    Weight I can usually mitigate, one way or another, but you can't fight weather or topography.
  25. Tire pressure is tire pressure and should be...

    Tire pressure is tire pressure and should be checked regularly, car or bike.

    I'd say chain lube is the oil change of bicycling, followed by chain or chain/cassette replacement.
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