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Old 11-06-18, 12:09 PM
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Thought some of you might like this doggie day care photo I saw on Facebook. I am willing to bet there is no cat analog. Which one is your favorite pooch?

Lotsa pics like that from that cat island in Japan.

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To avoid tearing up my hands removing those tires, I imagine that I'd need palms that were hoof-like in terms of hardness.
You're allowed to use levers to remove tires.
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I had resigned myself to a long wait for a couple of rather expensive dream lenses, but now I've found an option that makes these lenses somewhat reasonable. Now I've got the "which one first?" conundrum.

* Dream Lens 1A is 35mm f/1.4 - I have 35mm covered by a very sharp lens, but it's more than two stops slower (f/3.4). I have pined for a 35/1.4 since selling my 35L seven or eight years ago - a fast wide angle on FF is capable of a very unique look and the speed and versatile focal length means that it would see a lot of time on the camera.

* Dream Lens 1B is a 21mm f/2.8 - I don't currently have anything this wide and it would effectively replace an existing 28mm lens. It's about $150 cheaper than the other lens and I *could* recoup additional funds by selling the 28mm (though the 28mm is significantly smaller, so maybe it'd hold on to a place in the lineup by virtue of being more light, compact and easily carried).

Having GAS and limited funds ain't easy.
I'd go for the 21/f2.8 first. the fast 35mm may not be as sharp as slower lens you already have.
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Old 11-06-18, 01:42 PM
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I'd go for the 21/f2.8 first. the fast 35mm may not be as sharp as slower lens you already have.
The 35 is stupid sharp and contrasty. I wouldn't be surprised if it's sharper at f/2 than the existing lens is at f/4. Even wide open at 1.4 it's still very sharp and would easily produce suitable for print results.

I keep flip-flopping - first it was the 35 because zOMG. Then it was the 21 for the field of view. Now it's back to the 35 because I figure I can stitch together images with the 28 in a pinch. I'm sure I'll change my mind a few more times, though.
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Old 11-06-18, 01:44 PM
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Lotsa pics like that from that cat island in Japan.
I was thinking about that place. I think the dog shot was staged, which is what I meant with the cat comment.
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Don't use the orange tape. Yellow is fine.
Yes. You note that the orange tape is new and never unspooled. The yellow is my tape of choice.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
Complete shot in the dark here, but maybe try rubbing a thin layer of tube patch glue around the rim? Once it dries, it may give enough of a tacky bite for the tape to stick properly.
Or a very thin layer of tubular rim cement. But that would be extreme.
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Yes. You note that the orange tape is new and never unspooled. The yellow is my tape of choice.
I tried orange seal tape with some 32mm gravel tyres and split the tape at a spoke hole with 40 psi in. I'd put two layers of tape on there (as I always do for anything less than 50 mm) and upon first inflation, ssssspfffft gurgle. Uggh.
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You're allowed to use levers to remove tires.
Ahhhh. No - the problem with those was breaking the bead; levers wouldn't/didn't help.
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The tape took and both tires are inflated. Slight issue around the valve stem on one. We’ll see if it seals.
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Ahhhh. No - the problem with those was breaking the bead; levers wouldn't/didn't help.
My favorite tool for popping the bead off is a 32gal Rubbermaid Brute trash can throw the wheel on top then grab the tire on opposite sides and push, push push, work your way around a bit and it'll pop eventually.

Still trying to figure out a way to bring one along on rides.
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The tape took and both tires are inflated. Slight issue around the valve stem on one. We’ll see if it seals.


Tighten the valve stem nut a bit with needlenose pliers to see if that helps. Or just do the tubeless wheel flip to splash some sealant up in there to see if it'll seal.
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Ahhhh. No - the problem with those was breaking the bead; levers wouldn't/didn't help.
Had that happen with a customer's fat bike wheels/tires, with the old tubed tires.
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For lo, I am become tubeless!

Had to do a complete revision of the wheel with the leaky valve stem and the tape adhesion problem from the latex recurred. So, I went with Gorilla tape, which stuck after another hard scrub and some heat gun play.

Thanks for your help, guys.
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For lo, I am become tubeless!

Had to do a complete revision of the wheel with the leaky valve stem and the tape adhesion problem from the latex recurred. So, I went with Gorilla tape, which stuck after another hard scrub and some heat gun play.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My favorite tool for popping the bead off is a 32gal Rubbermaid Brute trash can throw the wheel on top then grab the tire on opposite sides and push, push push, work your way around a bit and it'll pop eventually.

Still trying to figure out a way to bring one along on rides.
Grip 'n' twist.

Stand, stand the wheel up in front of you, grip with both hands and twist (one hand at a time) the tire away from you and over the far side of the rim. Kind of like you're rolling up a newspaper. This'll pull the bead nearest to you away from the hooks and in to the center channel. It may not break immediately, but work your way around the wheel, giving it a hell for 10 seconds before moving over a little to the next spot.

Always works, savage blisters not withstanding.
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It’s a sunny Weds morning. Time to ride!

Uck-fay ift-zway.
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Uck-fay ift-zway.
There's a thin layer of snow on the ground here. Yay.
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Bike feels great, but that's probably because I've been riding the foul weather bike, a Surly with Gatorskins, for the last two days.
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Bike feels great, but that's probably because I've been riding the foul weather bike, a Surly with Gatorskins, for the last two days.
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Addiction seems to be on life support.
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