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Old 12-07-23, 05:35 AM
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Monday's ride included a stop to admire a 1951 Studebaker flatbed truck being used in a nice Christmas display

The owner explained that he salvaged wood planks from his old high school gym that was being torn down for the bed of the truck. Stained and varnished they looked almost as good as a vintage mahogany boat:


The next ride did not go as well

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Monday's ride included a stop to admire a 1951 Studebaker flatbed truck being used in a nice Christmas display

The owner explained that he salvaged wood planks from his old high school gym that was being torn down for the bed of the truck. Stained and varnished they looked almost as good as a vintage mahogany boat:


The next ride did not go as well
time for JB Weld lol
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Old 12-10-23, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by posse

Western Pennsylvania Amish farm
near New Wilmington ?
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Old 12-10-23, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by t2p
time for JB Weld lol
I wish....Even if JB Weld could hold I'm missing a small chunk of flange. This was 15 miles into the 1st ride since having the wheel trued. It was making some noise starting out, but I thought it would work itself out. I wonder if they over-tightened the spokes? I could probably try and get them to take some responsibility, I'll just see what they say without putting any blame on them, hopefully they'll help me get a replacement hub of the same mfg if it's still available.

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
I wonder if they over-tightened the spokes? I could probably try and get them to take some responsibility, I'll just see what they say without putting any blame on them, hopefully they'll help me get a replacement hub of the same mfg if it's still available.
It's not the fault of the shop, your hub is of poor quality.

Junk that wheel, get a new one that uses a better hub.

The front hub flange blew on a ride. I complained to the manufacturer, they sent me a replacement wheel. Eventually, the flange blew on that one. I tossed the wheel set. Fool me twice.
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Old 12-10-23, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
It's not the fault of the shop, your hub is of poor quality.

Junk that wheel, get a new one that uses a better hub.

The front hub flange blew on a ride. I complained to the manufacturer, they sent me a replacement wheel. Eventually, the flange blew on that one. I tossed the wheel set. Fool me twice.
Vuelta ? thanks for the heads up
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Originally Posted by t2p
near New Wilmington ?
Yes, Cranberry Road. Scenic ride year round.
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Old 12-19-23, 03:56 PM
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Check out this little bride's casita. I could live here.



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Old 12-19-23, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Check out this little bride's casita. I could live here.
Location?
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Old 12-19-23, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Location?
Oops ... sorry. That is in Palos Verdes Estates, near Los Angeles. That little casita is part of La Venta ... a 1920s vintage building built on the hillside to sell real estate in the area. It has a great view!

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Originally Posted by posse
Yes, Cranberry Road. Scenic ride year round.


Plain Grove - not far from there
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Originally Posted by posse
Yes, Cranberry Road. Scenic ride year round.



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One from todays ride in North Bend, WA

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Christmas light ride tonight.











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Too bad you have to eventually go into the city.
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Originally Posted by chunkymonkeybik
Too bad you have to eventually go into the city.
Eventually? This in the heart of Queens, NY!

Fun Facts for Cocktail Parties;
If Queens were its own city, it would be the fourth most-populous in the U.S. Only LA, NYC and Chicago are bigger.
Queens is the fourth-most densely populated U.S. county.
About 47% of its residents are foreign-born.
Queens is the most linguistically diverse place on Earth and is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States.

Merry Christmas from my beautiful city!

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Old 12-25-23, 08:31 AM
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Fun Facts for Cocktail Parties;
If Queens were its own city, it would be the fourth most-populous in the U.S. Only LA, NYC and Chicago are bigger.
Yeah, but what if Brooklyn were also its own city?
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SoCal is beautiful after the rain. ❤️

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Pond on local ride
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From the Home Depot parking lot The sky looked wild tonight while driving home after this photo.

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