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Old 05-12-18, 10:37 AM
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OK, the BoC has been sorted, hammered, supplemented, and repacked. You may recall it arrived weighing 25.25 pounds. It now tips the scales at 27.5 pounds:



Not quite sure how I accomplished that. Here's my haul:



I failed to find space for the crusty, mismatched Shimano triple:



Maybe it was all the tape? I will ship those crank arms to anybody in the CONUS FREE OF CHARGE and will include (you can't beat this deal with a stick!) a similarly crusty 30T FSA chainring. If nobody responds in the next few days, I will add it to the co-op pile.

@mountaindave, my apologies, but I won't be able to get the box in the post until Monday.
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Old 05-12-18, 12:34 PM
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That just gives me time to collect my crap for my turn!
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Shimano crank arms are spoken for.
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Wow those Mavic Racers did not last long, enjoy them. They came off a crusty Pueguot mixte down in the basement.
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Thanks. They will go on a crusty Dawes in the basement.
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The nice thing about non-anodized parts is that, with a little elbow grease, they can be polished up nicely and look good on any bike.
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BOC received yesterday. As found:



My take (upper left), plus some crap that wouldn't fit back in the box (lower left). If you really need a Shimano Lark or Tourney RD, please let me know.
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Thank you! I need a Lark desperately. JUST KIDDING!
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@mountaindave -- Is that freewheel covered in fine sand and grit? I've been looking for it all over. Thought I claimed it and immediately lost track of it.
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There were some things covered in fine sand and grit, but it still spins beautifully and doesn’t look too worn. I guess we’ll see. I already have a Sachs 12-21 and set it up with a 45/28 for a while on my Trek. It was fabulous until I hit a 10%+ grade. But I love the close gear ratios and it works so well with a super compact on 99% of the paved hills I ride.
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Quick note here to report the BOC arrived safely in Port Angeles, Washington late this afternoon. No time to get into it today, but I'll crack it open in the A.M., post the necessary pics, etc. The box is showing some wear, so I may pick up a new one before sending it off to Whit51.

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Originally Posted by mountaindave
There were some things covered in fine sand and grit, but it still spins beautifully and doesn’t look too worn. I guess we’ll see. I already have a Sachs 12-21 and set it up with a 45/28 for a while on my Trek. It was fabulous until I hit a 10%+ grade. But I love the close gear ratios and it works so well with a super compact on 99% of the paved hills I ride.
Cool. Mostly I just wanted to know if I could stop looking for it around here! hahahaha
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531
Cool. Mostly I just wanted to know if I could stop looking for it around here! hahahaha
Been there, done that. Had to actually check posted photos to see if I had passed something along or not. 8O
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Here we go with the BOC as rec'd......


IMG_2762 by Dean Reed, on Flickr

.....and my take:


IMG_2763 by Dean Reed, on Flickr

I picked up a new box from the Post Office yesterday and I've just finished reloading all the crap. I'll get this out to Whit51 in another hour or so. FWIW, the box is so full that it is quite a chore to load and get sealed up. I was tempted to thin things out a bit, but decided this was not such a good thing for a relative newbie. Just the same, if someone else would like to take this on you would certainly have my enthusiastic support.

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I'm getting excited! It should be here in less than two weeks.
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Another short one to confirm the BOC launched from the West coast on Wednesday, May 23rd. Expected delivery to Whit51 on the East coast is this Friday, May 25th.

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Maybe we should optimize the route a little so it doesn't swing around the country so violently?
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Originally Posted by noglider
Maybe we should optimize the route a little so it doesn't swing around the country so violently?
As a Crapmaster Emerti, I would suggest no. @crandress has enough rules to rule on.

But I submit to the Crapmaster's ruling.
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Originally Posted by gugie
As a Crapmaster Emerti, I would suggest no. @crandress has enough rules to rule on.

But I submit to the Crapmaster's ruling.
Yeah, USPS and their contractors have hundreds of cargo jets that criss cross the continent daily. I find it amazing that our paltry little Box O' Crap can go door to door anywhere in as little as two days.
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Dear Crapmaster,

I am a rule-following, card-carrying participant in the Box O' Crap series, and this will be my second visit to the well. May I please be placed on the list?

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Originally Posted by gugie
As a Crapmaster Emerti, I would suggest no. @crandress has enough rules to rule on.

But I submit to the Crapmaster's ruling.
It is pretty amazing how quick they can move the box around the country. I think that make is fun! Besides, trying to coordinate geographical movement would add complexity to the process and add undue strain on the current Crapmaster! Since that is me, I would would rule in favor of not changing the process.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Maybe we should optimize the route a little so it doesn't swing around the country so violently?
I think you just like to stir the pot, don’t ya??
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I think you just like to stir the pot, don’t ya??
Busted. I guess that means I have to volunteer for the next pull.
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Busted. I guess that means I have to volunteer for the next pull.
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