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Old 09-30-10, 06:44 PM
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DO IT!!! You'll be doing your part in spreading the gospel of classic bars!
Yeah, I think I am. My daughter just went to sleep so I'll get it set up, just hoping the bar tape will be good for a re-wrap because I couldn't find any microtex bar tape at the local shops.


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Classic bend ftw.
Certainly is in my case. I got the Ritchey Logic Curve because I wanted to give them a try after getting them for cheap, but after a few months I've had my fill.
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@caloso- not sure if you saw my post, but I edited it because I thought both my champ and Hinc. stuff was the same size but when I got home I doublechecked and I was wrong...
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Old 09-30-10, 07:46 PM
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Rewired a 4 lamp fixture that goes over my kitchen sink. New lamp sockets everywhere and really nasty wire pulls to get to them. It took 2.5 hours, lots of "Joy" to get the wires slippery, and many choice curse words in several languages but it is done. It should be good for another 22 years. I installed that thing in 1988 including running the power to the area above the sink.
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Old 09-30-10, 07:47 PM
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I am this close (------| |------) to buying a candy-apple red Saeco edition Caad7 frameset. Should be miles better than the heavy-ass Kinesis that I am riding now (that I purchased for $150 from a BF member), which is by far the worst component of my bike lol.

I might have to splurge on a hollowgram SI crankset too.



I just recieved a good chunk of change from a Cal State grant that I was not expecting. I took out a loan and recieved a modest grant at the beginning of the semester and figured that was that. However, they intended on granting me more but didn't have the funds at the original disbursement date. Nice suprise.

I have direct deposit set up so I checked my bank balance and saw a balance that was more than a grand from what I expected to see. Hmmm....

Went to the finaid office to make sure it wasn't a mistake; it ain't. I made them email me and print me a receipt too so no one can take it back from me now.

Sweeeeeeet

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Old 09-30-10, 08:18 PM
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TMonk, you live in Arcata? How's the economy/job market in the area? Lots of road riders there?
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Rewired a 4 lamp fixture that goes over my kitchen sink. New lamp sockets everywhere and really nasty wire pulls to get to them. It took 2.5 hours, lots of "Joy" to get the wires slippery, and many choice curse words in several languages but it is done. It should be good for another 22 years. I installed that thing in 1988 including running the power to the area above the sink.
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Old 09-30-10, 08:26 PM
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Spartacus in 35 minutes...killin time listening to John Hiatt and cookin some chicken and crueltons

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
TMonk, you live in Arcata? How's the economy/job market in the area? Lots of road riders there?
And do you know a photog named Brandi?
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Old 09-30-10, 08:34 PM
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I just recieved a good chunk of change from a Cal State grant that I was not expecting. I took out a loan and recieved a modest grant at the beginning of the semester and figured that was that.
Nice. Getting extra financial aid doesn't happen often. Can you save it and not have to work as much?

One year I was at HSU I spent some of my financial aid on a motorcycle. But it meant that I had to work one extra evening a week, which was more of a drag on my studies than I'd expected.

What's your major?
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Old 09-30-10, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
Nice. Getting extra financial aid doesn't happen often. Can you save it and not have to work as much?

One year I was at HSU I spent some of my financial aid on a motorcycle. But it meant that I had to work one extra evening a week, which was more of a drag on my studies than I'd expected.

What's your major?
It probably also meant that you had to pick up an extra night a week to keep going out with all the girls that dug you and your motorcycle.
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Old 09-30-10, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
Classic bend ftw.
I think I want to replace My Ergosums with Rotundos. Have to check the reach/drop first.
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Old 09-30-10, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Spartacus in 35 minutes...killin time listening to John Hiatt and cookin some chicken and crueltons
Oh damn! Mrs John has her shows lined up starting at 8:00 and I can't get Universal Sports in the bedroom, (no converter box).
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Old 09-30-10, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
Nice. Getting extra financial aid doesn't happen often. Can you save it and not have to work as much?

One year I was at HSU I spent some of my financial aid on a motorcycle. But it meant that I had to work one extra evening a week, which was more of a drag on my studies than I'd expected.

What's your major?
I'm a Chemistry student that is 4 units and less than 2 months from having a BS ACS certified degree. I am applying to numerous PhD programs in a few weeks. UCSB is on the top of my list (materials research department)

ATM I am working on my senior seminar (50 min powerpoint in front of faculty/senior class w 2010 research and older supporting articles). I'm into organic/organometallic solar cells, specifically the nuts and bolts of electron excitation ( from sun light) to photocurrent. I'm really enthusiastic about this stuff and have no problem spending time on every night on it until it's done.
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Old 09-30-10, 08:51 PM
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two movies today.

City of God first, which was very, very excellent. Highly recommended.

2012 was second, which was awful. Please don't watch it. Even if you like disaster movies, don't watch it. It's bad. I kept getting pulled out of the story by the completely ridiculous stuff going on with no basis in physics.

I have no problem suspending the laws of the real world, if you set it up correctly. The Matrix, or Star Wars, or LOTR for example. Those have their own rules in the universe that they operate in.

This movie pretended to be operating in our universe, but it had way too many things that didn't make sense.
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Old 09-30-10, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Oh damn! Mrs John has her shows lined up starting at 8:00 and I can't get Universal Sports in the bedroom, (no converter box).
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Spartacus in 35 minutes...killin time listening to John Hiatt and cookin some chicken and crueltons
are you guys getting audio commentary? whatever that was on last night had only ambient background noise...

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I'm a Chemistry student that is 4 units and less than 2 months from having a BS ACS certified degree. I am applying to numerous PhD programs in a few weeks. UCSB is on the top of my list (materials research department)

ATM I am working on my senior seminar (50 min powerpoint in front of faculty/senior class w 2010 research and older supporting articles). I'm into organic/organometallic solar cells, specifically the nuts and bolts of electron excitation ( from sun light) to photocurrent. I'm really enthusiastic about this stuff and have no problem spending time on every night on it until it's done.
very nice, another chemist who's a Monk fan
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I knew you looked familiar!
He has way too much hair on top and way more $'s in the bank.

And not enough gray in the beard. I have one teen-aged son just starting college and another just starting HS. I should not have waited to my late 30's to have kids. Having teen-aged boys has put a lot of gray into my beard.

And I have done things on my house that he couldn't do. I replaced a load bearing column (6"x6") on my house that was rotting at the bottom and was causing "sag" to the second story with a purchase of about $50 in lumber total for the actual column member as well as all of the other things I needed to make it happen and not using any jacks (hydraulic or otherwise - I have used car jacks for things like this before , but only for much smaller loads). We had been quoted a cost of about $1K to do the job by a contractor.

Understanding that the coefficient of dynamic friction is less than the coefficient of static friction and what impulse really means (and how to apply an impulse so that the frictional force isn't impulsive as well) can lead you to methodology that works like a charm and is very cheap. And it was.
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TMonk, you live in Arcata? How's the economy/job market in the area? Lots of road riders there?
If you are interested in growing pot or becoming a forester, than there are tremendous opportunities here for you.

The only two places I can work up here as a chemist are at HSU or Northcoast analytical labs, not that I am interested in staying here anywho...



But the road cycling and racing community here is bigger than one might think. There are tons of 3's, a few 2's and a few ex-pros. Also, we are getting more and more talent every semester from the student racing/HSU cycling team crowd. My roomate last year was the first rider that we ever sent to collegiate road nats, but we lost him to Fort Lewis college in Colorado where he is currently racing against Ze on the road and the trail.

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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
two movies today.

City of God first, which was very, very excellent. Highly recommended.

2012 was second, which was awful. Please don't watch it. Even if you like disaster movies, don't watch it. It's bad. I kept getting pulled out of the story by the completely ridiculous stuff going on with no basis in physics.

I have no problem suspending the laws of the real world, if you set it up correctly. The Matrix, or Star Wars, or LOTR for example. Those have their own rules in the universe that they operate in.

This movie pretended to be operating in our universe, but it had way too many things that didn't make sense.
You got to go into these movies with the proper mindset to enjoy them.

When I watch movies like this, I expect, even look forward to all of the faux-physical explanations that they give as an additional source of amusement.

EDIT: I concur City of God is really good.

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And do you know a photog named Brandi?
Nein.
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I'm a Chemistry student that is 4 units and less than 2 months from having a BS ACS certified degree. I am applying to numerous PhD programs in a few weeks. UCSB is on the top of my list (materials research department)
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Understanding that the coefficient of dynamic friction is less than the coefficient of static friction and what impulse really means (and how to apply an impulse so that the frictional force isn't impulsive as well) can lead you to methodology that works like a charm and is very cheap. And it was.
Does that mean you just hit the new column with a big hammer until it was where you wanted?
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Does that mean you just hit the new beam with a big hammer until it was where you wanted?
he hit it with the big nerd hammer.
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Ya it's a pretty prestigious graduate school so i'm keeping my fingers crossed but not exactly holding my breath.

I'm hoping to bank on my minority status (Mexican - 2nd generation American) and research experience there last summer.
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You got to go into these movies with the proper mindset to enjoy them.

When I watch movies like this, I expect, even look forward to all of the faux-physical explanations that they give as an additional source of amusement.

EDIT: I concur City of God is really good.
If you're gonna make a campy disaster movie, then sure, I'll watch that. It might even be a cult classic, people like campy.

However, this was supposed to be legit, but it was just so, so fake, while trying to be passed off as real.
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If you are interested in growing pot or becoming a forester, than there are tremendous opportunities here for you.
I'm a mechanic, actually. I am pretty sick of it, so how do I become a forester? An old friend lives in Eureka and he loves it up there.

Nice to hear there is a lively road scene.

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