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    That sounds about right.

    That sounds about right.
  2. ^^^Is that from the Oatmeal?

    ^^^Is that from the Oatmeal?
  3. +1 I've found that it's a feedback cycle thing...

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    I've found that it's a feedback cycle thing for me. When I do see decreases, I tend to stick more tightly to my regimen. When I don't see a decrease or see an increase of a pound or so, I...
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    The red one, obviously. Everyone knows red bikes...

    The red one, obviously. Everyone knows red bikes are faster. You don't own a red bike, you say? That's not my fault, now is it?
  5. He lives in our hat, he's allowed to hate us....

    He lives in our hat, he's allowed to hate us. :rolleyes:
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    alloy?

    alloy?
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    I'm lazy with regards to shifting, so I typically...

    I'm lazy with regards to shifting, so I typically use my middle ring (3x10) for all 10 cogs, and then shift up or down to one of the other rings and use the extreme-most 2-3 cogs on those. ...
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    Handlebar grease you say.

    Handlebar grease you say.
  9. I'm not sure that actual photo could be less...

    I'm not sure that actual photo could be less appetizing without adding non-food items (like band-aids).
  10. I thought you'd narrowed it down to Lyme disease.

    I thought you'd narrowed it down to Lyme disease.
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    Just had a guy out who welded it together better...

    Just had a guy out who welded it together better than it was before (to my eye at least) for $60. Now I just need to hunt down a brush and that pint of rustoleum flat black I have lying around here...
  12. Thanks for all your input. It looks like I'm...

    Thanks for all your input. It looks like I'm going to go with the Canon SL1 with a Canon 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM EF lens (and a 50 mm F/1.8 lens for other stuff) to try to get this done. Should be...
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    +1. high speeds when there are kids/families...

    +1. high speeds when there are kids/families around and little maneuvering room don't mix. I'm sure we've all done it at one time or another when there weren't better options, but bad stuff can...
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    What's the opposite of the midas touch?

    We were talking about this at work (after a dude who's been screwing everything up lately screwed some more stuff up). What do you call someone who has the opposite of the midas touch? Everything...
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    Make sure you do a night time visit as well just...

    Make sure you do a night time visit as well just to make sure you know the noise level from your potential new neighbors.
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    How did your offer to the lady whose house wasn't...

    How did your offer to the lady whose house wasn't on the market yet go?
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    In theory, that's fine, but drilling through 1/4"...

    In theory, that's fine, but drilling through 1/4" or better cast iron and 1" rod is a heck of a lot of work.
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    That cast iron support looks like it'd be a bear...

    That cast iron support looks like it'd be a bear to drill through, as would the 1" (hollow, but still in the way) bar). That was my first though as well before I saw that bar there.
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    So on the bottom of the box, it's brazed (or...

    So on the bottom of the box, it's brazed (or something) to some cross supports, that are welded (or brazed) to a metal bar with a ~1" square cross section. That 1" bar is what was welded to to the...
  20. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    Thanks. I should have mentioned that I'd like to...

    Thanks. I should have mentioned that I'd like to keep it in the $30-40 range or less if possible. I do have a couple of 1 mm spacers laying around, and I have wanted to try a sealed bearing headset...
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    What I'm concerned about is that a new one like...

    What I'm concerned about is that a new one like she has (not that hers was in anywhere new condition) would cost me ~$600 to replace. I can't swing that. If I can get some guy to come out and weld...
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    And JB Weld is strong enough for something like...

    And JB Weld is strong enough for something like that?
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    Never used JB Weld. How does it work? The...

    Never used JB Weld. How does it work?

    The neighbor says her dad used to "fix" all the boxes in the neighborhood like that when they got knocked down for $75 or so after he retired (he passed a...
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    I didn't have a magnet, but there is rust and...

    I didn't have a magnet, but there is rust and weld marks on the post and the filigree sticking out from the post that the box was bolted to. If you want to see, here's a Craigslist ad I put up...
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    Turns out it takes 2 hours to update the list now...

    Turns out it takes 2 hours to update the list now but it's there.
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