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Old 04-12-17, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Stigma from the 50's I think tbh. My old man said anything back then made from plastic was straight junk. Plastics have come a long way..
And I am likely older than your old man.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Dislike Grateful Dead. Will not click.
Same
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Start a thread and find out!
One of the few times that specific advice in this thread is actually a good idea.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Tool acquisition opportunity.

Looks like my favorite bike/coffee shop has them in stock. Maybe I'll swing through on the ride.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I contemplate my own mortality when I hear of musicians who had hits when I was in high school dying of old age.
Chin up! Chuck Berry lived until he was 90.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Same
+1. Dislike them.

Wife has a dancing bear tattoo and loves them, though. She's also a huge Phish fanatic, been to ~60 shows. I just can't get into the jam band thing.
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^^^^^

My musical tastes are still wallowing in the 18th century for the most part. Can't relate.
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Bunch of haters!
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
It also means that I've had to carry around that little adapter so I can connect my earbuds to the phone while riding. Pretty good odds that I lose it within the next couple of weeks, if not sooner.

Of course, since the phone is relatively new and the knockoff people haven't started mass producing them, a replacement dongle is something like $30. Ugh.
Yep. Luckily, I have two adapters because my wife doesn't use hers. Also, I have two sets of 7 earbuds because, again, she doesn't use hers.
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I HATE people who accuse others of being haters.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Nice home opener for the Rainiers!!!!
Who?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Tool acquisition opportunity.

I use a large crescent wrench.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Who?
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As regards crabon/plastic. I'm an old fogey and that move is simply a step that I'm not willing to take/accept. I'll try not to be disrespectful to others who (that?) feel differently.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Was not aware that this was an option. Is there a science to it or just bend the ****er 'til it's true?
The rotors are really springy so you find the high spot or wherever and sort of give it a judicious pop. May take several tries to get it right.

I have one rotor that gives me fits and I really should toss it but I'm too cheap. When I try to straighten it, it's like trying to true a wheel. I keep chasing the out of true spot around the wheel.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
As regards crabon/plastic. I'm an old fogey and that move is simply a step that I'm not willing to take/accept. I'll try not to be disrespectful to others who (that?) feel differently.

Not to go off on a tangent, but what is the proper usage, here? I believe that "that" is correct; but not sure. Is there a grammarian in the house?
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
^^^^^

My musical tastes are still wallowing in the 18th century for the most part. Can't relate.
I'm glad that my almost-6-year-old can recognize (and seems to appreciate) a decent number of classical pieces. Makes me feel like I'm doing at least one thing right.
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Originally Posted by PepeM
Those are super cheap. Have you bought any? Full wheels or rims only?
I have the low profile (20 mm) tubular rims. Very nice. And backed up by eBay/Pay Pal.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Not to go off on a tangent, but what is the proper usage, here? I believe that "that" is correct; but not sure. Is there a grammarian in the house?
Calling @rpenmanparker
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Hot Cross buns are really good. In Italy, in preparation for Easter, they make a bread in the shape of a dove called, Colomba di Pasqua that is really good too. There's brioche, of course. Oh, and don't forget Challah! I love these food postings.
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I HATE people who accuse others of being haters.
You'll enjoy this thread, then.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'm glad that my almost-6-year-old can recognize (and seems to appreciate) a decent number of classical pieces. Makes me feel like I'm doing at least one thing right.

I have only one thing to say to you: J. S. Bach

Do it now before it's too late. Otherwise you'll wind up with a kid who listens to something along the lines of the Grateful Dead.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
The rotors are really springy so you find the high spot or wherever and sort of give it a judicious pop. May take several tries to get it right.

I have one rotor that gives me fits and I really should toss it but I'm too cheap. When I try to straighten it, it's like trying to true a wheel. I keep chasing the out of true spot around the wheel.
When you say "give it a pop" you mean just wack it? I dunno that I trust myself with that - I'd be more comfortable slowly levering.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Calling @rpenmanparker

Thank you, but George Bernard Shaw has cleared this up for me. Who is correct.
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"Sometimes we just have to live on the edge! Fake Santa Cruz bike and all! Haterz will show up in droves! and if the Haterz don't show up. the thieves will"

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