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Old 08-21-20, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
"Dinsdale?"
"'E 'ad to, ye see? I broke the unwritten law."
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Old 08-21-20, 05:18 PM
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Ah. I'd like to have an argument, please.
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Old 08-21-20, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Howdy pards,

When one responds with "fixin to" is the speaker referring to y'all is fixing to or y'all are fixing to?

Don't get me started on "ya'll" either. That's just the sign of being a yank or uncouth heathen.

And, if a bike tumps over and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?

Time to lit out.
I should clarify I lived in west Texas, which as you know is anything but DFW. I've heard it said that west Texas starts in Fort Worth, but I call BS. We'd make the drive east to the city to visit my daughter's family, and I'd say west Texas starts at that point a couple hours west of Fort Worth where you look out the window and realize you could die just out there and nobody would find your dried out bones for a very long time.

Uncouth? Did I mention I lived in west Texas? Not heathens, but that's another story.
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Old 08-21-20, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ofajen
Ah. I'd like to have an argument, please.
No you wouldn't.
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Old 08-21-20, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
"Dinsdale?"
Stig, referring to Dinsdale's treatment of him.
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Old 08-21-20, 06:57 PM
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And now for something completely different ... who was Dinsdale's main antagonist: Luigi Vercotti, Spiny Norman, or Supt. Harry 'Snapper' Organs?
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Originally Posted by badger1
No you wouldn't.
Oh look, this isn't an argument! ...

It's just contradiction!
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Old 08-21-20, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ofajen
Oh look, this isn't an argument! ...

It's just contradiction!
No it isn't.
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Old 08-21-20, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1
No it isn't.
Oh, this is futile!
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Old 08-21-20, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42
I should clarify I lived in west Texas, which as you know is anything but DFW. I've heard it said that west Texas starts in Fort Worth, but I call BS. We'd make the drive east to the city to visit my daughter's family, and I'd say west Texas starts at that point a couple hours west of Fort Worth where you look out the window and realize you could die just out there and nobody would find your dried out bones for a very long time.

Uncouth? Did I mention I lived in west Texas? Not heathens, but that's another story.
I wasnt suggesting you are uncouth. You spelled yall correctly. I was referring to those that incorrectly spell it yall.

I know the point you are referring to. Its just west of Cisco, close to Putnam.
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Old 08-21-20, 08:19 PM
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The image of Spiny Norman rising above a block of London row houses has stayed with me since my early teens.

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Old 08-21-20, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid
well actually, it's the additional insulation that makes the house better. being less wasteful by using less energy to heat or cool the building is a quantifiable advantage.
"Better" is subjective. Better as in what? A house that is tight might be cheaper to heat and cool but tight houses keep stuff in that you want out. For example mold, germs and heat when your house catches on fire. Modern truss roofs fail much faster than traditional stick roofs in a dwelling fire. As a firefighter I can tell you we are quite reluctant to open a roof on a truss construction with fire directly below. Equal time, lack of firestops and balloon construction in old homes have their problems also but modern homes when they burn, they burn a lot hotter than older ones.
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Old 08-21-20, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmyodonnell
I understand the GEARS paragraph pretty well, but I don't understand the FRAMES paragraph well so I pose some questions below in the interest of clarity . . .

1 -- back in the day, butt-welded frames were junk and they were called out as junk -- ok . . .
but now, we've been conditioned to accept butt welded frames as quality rather than as junk? . . . what contemporary frame would serve as an example of butt welding, and what contemporary frame would be an example of a beautiful lugged low temp brazed frame? is it your contention that the poorly welded frames (of today, not in the past) is priced equally or higher than frames with better welding?

2 -- automation has made manufacture of both welded frames and carbon frames cheaper -- yeah, I agree it has . . .
is it your contention here that carbon frames offer no performance benefit over welded frames, but that people pay premium for carbon because of how it's marketed? How do you account for / explain the science detailing carbon's performance compared to that of welded frames (in strength-to-weight, aero qualities, and compliance / rigidity)? . . . do you refute those findings that say carbon outperforms welded frames , or are you claiming those things don't really matter to a typical cyclist and shouldn't be valued / priced as if they did matter?

Back on point, in case the OP cares to answer any questions to support his initial assertions
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Old 08-21-20, 10:35 PM
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Its all conditioning of one kind or another





Originally Posted by jimmyodonnell
Back on point, in case the OP cares to answer any questions to support his initial assertions
New here? OP is a rock tosser
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Old 08-22-20, 08:46 AM
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14 internal gears are acceptable to the grey beard.

13 external gears is pointless overkill.

Extended linkages to steer a trike are cool.

The stem connected directly to a fork is a. weight weenism, b. advertising hype c. ugly

It's ok to talk about the ultra plush ride of steel and leather seats.

Suspension is a gimmick.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42
I should clarify I lived in west Texas, which as you know is anything but DFW. I've heard it said that west Texas starts in Fort Worth, but I call BS. We'd make the drive east to the city to visit my daughter's family, and I'd say west Texas starts at that point a couple hours west of Fort Worth...
I think west Texas starts at the Caprock and a line extending south from where it blends with the Edwards Plateau.
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Old 08-22-20, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Its funny, Im a capital B Boilermaker but not a small b boilermaker...
Sorry, I don't know what that means.
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Think'n I'm in need of sum splain'n cause this conversat'n gots me corn fused. I always thought West Texas started in El Paso

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I only managed to make it thru a few replies. But what I find amazing is: 203 replies?! (including mine) so far.
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Originally Posted by boilermaker1
Sorry, I don't know what that means.
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Originally Posted by freeranger
I only managed to make it thru a few replies. But what I find amazing is: 203 replies?! (including mine) so far.
And this thread is just an excuse to say "butt weld."

Heh, heh, he said butt.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Gotcha. All the boilermakers from Indiana I knew were from Local 374 in Hammond, they often came over and worked out of our hall in Chicago, Local 1.

There are several stories about how Purdue got the boilermaker nickname, one being the football team once used ringers recruited at a nearby locomotive boiler shop.
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Originally Posted by boilermaker1
Gotcha. All the boilermakers from Indiana I knew were from Local 374 in Hammond, they often came over and worked out of our hall in Chicago, Local 1.

There are several stories about how Purdue got the boilermaker nickname, one being the football team once used ringers recruited at a nearby locomotive boiler shop.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
BTW Lincoln has a little over 130 miles of scenic hard surface bike trails. They are pretty much interconnected so you can string together almost any length of a circle route you would like to ride.

And as a bonus, it's not Omaha.
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The version I remember, an opposing team’s school paper used it for an insult. It wasn’t until around ww2 that it really stuck, and the team were also sometimes called Riveters.

Anyhow, welcome to the forum!
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