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    A dream

    Aside from a bike I'd like to have.. which isn't a dream, just something I'm putting off..

    I ride past it everyday.. and it calls to me... I can picture how I'd fix it up.. I have it all planned out. Just 9 years too soon, and about 7.6 million dollars short.

    What the hell am I talking about: The old wonderbread factory in downtown San Diego. I'd buy it, turn it into a coffeeshop/winebar/crash pad and live in back. Right accross from the stadium, big roll up doors.. Red brick.

    What'd you do if you had decent money?

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    parking lot.
    destructible.
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    build a revolution to destroy capitalism.

    it would be beautiful in it's nihilistic, destructive irony. and that's probably the reason that it would fail. [if an excess of money was the only reason for it's forced demise]

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    I'd buy it, turn it into a coffeeshop/winebar/crash pad and live in back
    please make it a co-operative if that idea ever becomes any more than that.

    we've got enough coffeeshops and winebars in the world that screw their workers [at all ends of the ssupply chain]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiek
    parking lot.
    Hope not.

    There's already a huge one across the street.

    Reality sucks.
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    You rock, sparky! First it's smash capitalism, then f-k objectification of women.

    Nice to read it, at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by p3ntuprage
    build a revolution to destroy capitalism.

    it would be beautiful in it's nihilistic, destructive irony. and that's probably the reason that it would fail. [if an excess of money was the only reason for it's forced demise]

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    Quote Originally Posted by p3ntuprage
    please make it a co-operative if that idea ever becomes any more than that.

    we've got enough coffeeshops and winebars in the world that screw their workers [at all ends of the ssupply chain]

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    I'm unfamiliar with the co-op idea. At this point, I'm not looking to get rich of the backs of others. I'd be hiring personality, and thinkers..

    Just a place that's mine, and I could put my feet up in.. close early when I want.. stay open late.

    it wouldn't be the conventional wine bar.. nothing high priced... just a place to kick back, put your feet up.. I'm not good with snobs. Hell, I'm not good with most..
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    CAn I rent out a small section of that for a photo gallery ? :-)
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    how about a massage parlor, crack den and bike shop all rolled up into one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SipperPhoto
    CAn I rent out a small section of that for a photo gallery ? :-)
    The upper portion would be a live/work loft for local artist. We'd sell them (non consignment, all towards the artist) in the shop it self.

    So, yeah. Rent'd be cheap too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superchivo
    how about a massage parlor, crack den and bike shop all rolled up into one?
    superchivo's kinks R us? your onestop shop for the nirvana-weary.

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    superchivo's kinks R us? your onestop shop for the nirvana-weary.
    All I ask is that people don't try to use the unbuilt frames and forks as pipes.
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    fo-co crackpipes?

    classy. don't mind if i do.

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    Would an aluminum frame converted into a crack pipe have a sudden failure and spill my hard-earned rock?
    Yeah, I'm still pretty.

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    not if you allow it time to cure between each time you spark up...

    that's the great advantage of a steel one. i haven't tried titanium yet though.

    although if anyone has... 3/2.5 or 6/4? are either of them better than steel? what about corrosion resistance?

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    My dream has been turned into a crack house.

    Sigh.
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    sounds like it's time for you to reclaim it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    Hope not.

    There's already a huge one across the street.

    Reality sucks.
    Perfect I was aboit worried when I didnt see parking....you need somewhere to park the car.....it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitemail
    you need somewhere to park the car.....it looks great.

    I'll have huge post to chain bikes too. and they'll be allowed at tables too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superchivo
    how about a massage parlor, crack den and bike shop all rolled up into one?
    Let's keep those in the Nation's Capital please
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    Quote Originally Posted by superchivo
    how about a massage parlor, crack den and bike shop all rolled up into one?
    Don't forget the private "karaoke" rooms

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    Let's keep those in the Nation's Capital please
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    Quote Originally Posted by superchivo
    You've been to Schiek's house?
    Whoa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p3ntuprage
    not if you allow it time to cure between each time you spark up...

    that's the great advantage of a steel one. i haven't tried titanium yet though.

    although if anyone has... 3/2.5 or 6/4? are either of them better than steel? what about corrosion resistance?

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    I understand that the Ti based crack pipes are impervious to flame blueing. So much better looking after an all night session. The aluminum ones melt in your mouth, not on your hands. But the steel makes it all seem real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgearhead
    I understand that the Ti based crack pipes are impervious to flame blueing. So much better looking after an all night session. The aluminum ones melt in your mouth, not on your hands. But the steel makes it all seem real.

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