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Old 08-25-10, 06:04 AM
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my bike repair dream

I woke up about an hour ago, and I'm realizing I had a dream that involved a conversation with you guys. I said that I could adjust a sturmey archer 3-speed hub with my eyes closed, so you challenged me. I think Andrew F set me up and put a blindfold on me.

I did it. And you were all duly impressed.

The fact is, I can do it blindfolded. I do it by sound and feel.

Then I told the story about how I taught a blind man to true wheels. This part is not true, but the character in my dream was a blind guy I taught how to use a computer back when we were in college.

You think bike repair is occupying too much of my mind?
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Old 08-25-10, 06:10 AM
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I'm impressed,

and,

Yes.
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The real question is...

Can you dream while blind folded about repairing a SA hub while blind folded?

Yes...I recently watched Inception.
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Old 08-25-10, 07:49 AM
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Ever since I was a young boy
I've rode the silver bike
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have rode them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any workshop at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the sprockets
Always fixing clean
He repairs by intuition
The backlog counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

He's a bicycle wizard
There's got to be a twist
A bicycle wizard
He's got such a supple grip

How do you think he does it?
(I don't know)
What makes him so good?

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those rattles and clicks
Don't see spokes a flashin'
Repairs by sense of smell
Always gets a good flip
Never loses at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

I thought I was
The Park workstand king
But I just handed
My repairing crown to him

Even on my usual workstand
He can beat my best
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers
Never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

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Old 08-25-10, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
The real question is...

Can you dream while blind folded about repairing a SA hub while blind folded?

Yes...I recently watched Inception.
Saw it twice. It's not as mind-blowing the second time. You get to put a lot of stuff together.
Back on topic.
No, it's not occupying too much of your time. You do what you enjoy and sometimes it inhabits your dreams. No big deal.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Ever since I was a young boy
I've rode the silver bike
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have rode them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any workshop at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the sprockets
Always fixing clean
He repairs by intuition
The backlog counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

He's a bicycle wizard
There's got to be a twist
A bicycle wizard
He's got such a supple grip

How do you think he does it?
(I don't know)
What makes him so good?

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those rattles and clicks
Don't see spokes a flashin'
Repairs by sense of smell
Always gets a good flip
Never loses at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

I thought I was
The Park workstand king
But I just handed
My repairing crown to him

Even on my usual workstand
He can beat my best
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers
Never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure repairs a mean bicycle

Keith...please provide your address for the affidavit/summons. My attorney will be contacting you for the replacement cost of my shirt, which I just spit coffee on while laughing, as well as 2nd degree burns caused by said coffee. Please be advised that you have violated your obligation of warning people that this was an extremely funny post that might cause coffee expulsion, including through the nose.
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OK Tom, pics or it didn't happen
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Old 08-25-10, 08:21 AM
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Katfull- I tweeted Elton, he's speachless.

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Good story, Tom!

Nice work, Keith.
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Pinball Wizard was the first thing that popped into my mind after reading Tom' story...what can I say?
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Katfull- I tweeted Elton, he's speachless.
I call shenanigans. Thats like 18 tweets. (twits?)
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Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
Saw it twice. It's not as mind-blowing the second time. You get to put a lot of stuff together.
Back on topic.
No, it's not occupying too much of your time. You do what you enjoy and sometimes it inhabits your dreams. No big deal.
-Gene-
Saw it twice as well, but went into it with the intent to prove my theories from the previous time. Probably skewed things a bit.

Tom,
Your dream is perfectly normal. I had a dream about one of my firm's projects the other night. I've only worked on it for roughly a week recently. In the grand scheme of the project, that's a very short time.
Dreaming about hubs seems perfectly reasonable. Now if you start having dreams about repacking bearings in your entire fleet, maybe you should get checked out.
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Pinball Wizard was the first thing that popped into my mind after reading Tom' story...what can I say?
You are a very clever fellow!

Well done.
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Keith, I finally read your lyrics. I'm impressed.

So I had to show My Lovely Wife™ the Bicycle Repairman video. She'd never seen it.

We saw Inception last night. That was really good. I loved the effects AND the writing. And the acting, too.

I'm familiar with dreaming about my obsession. When I got my first computer job (where I had left my last bike shop job), I was programming like crazy, and I had a dream which included code.
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Katfull- I tweeted Elton, he's speachless.
Elton? What about Daltrey and Townsend? Either way nice job. Weird Al has a run for his money
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Elton? What about Daltrey and Townsend? Either way nice job. Weird Al has a run for his money
Dain bamage what can I say?!?
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Dain bamage what can I say?!?
Fair enough....
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