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Old 07-12-19, 11:44 AM
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formal apology

It seems I owe the mod team a formal apology. Here it is.
For all the distress I've caused you over the years, I am deeply sorry.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Hello. What's this thread about?
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Who are you?
And what have you done with Seeds
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I am still not sure, despite having a front row seat.
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@datlas beat me to it.
@seedsbelize: I've blocked a lot of annoying folks on BF. You're not one of those. I don't recall ever seeing a pattern of annoying posts from you.

Everyone can have a bad day. I was a mod for a decade on a couple of niche hobbyist sites and actually banned myself temporarily for a week or so a couple of times when I allowed my grumpiness from chronic pain to spill over onto the internets. Mostly I did it to make a hopefully amusing point to other forum users.

And, a couplafew years ago, I finally resigned after a decade when my health issues and life pressures were making it too difficult to be consistently civil and considerate to other folks. I resumed cycling again, got in better shape, felt better and happier, found a niche here on BF, and all is well.

All kinds of life stuff can steal our bliss -- pain, illness, financial stress, family worries, etc. My general rule of thumb is to regard the internets as the boxing gyms I used to haunt in my misspent youth. It's a place to hang out with friends who have the same interests, swap tall tales and helpful tips on conditioning and techniques, even puff out our chests a bit now and then, and do a little sparring. But the tricky bit is remembering that sparring isn't fighting and our favorite gyms and discussion forums aren't our personal battlegrounds. When we go overboard, it's time to take a break, make amends with our sparring partners, and come back the next day or week with a fresh attitude.
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In order to determine whether you deserve forgiveness,
please give us details on the backstory.
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I like your old avatar better, seeds.
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In order to determine whether you deserve forgiveness,
please give us details on the backstory.
What does a red star mean?
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What does a red star mean?
It’s a legacy thing. Many years ago you could buy a lifetime membership here. That’s it.
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So he's not even a mod. Huh!
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So he's not even a mod. Huh!
Nope. Mods get a purple star.
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Another useless topic
Says you, no star guy.

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Says you, no star guy.

You're so "special".
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What do the eagles next to someone's avatar mean? I've seen red and purple stars and eagles.
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What do the eagles next to someone's avatar mean? I've seen red and purple stars and eagles.
O-6, Troll Army?
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What do the eagles next to someone's avatar mean? I've seen red and purple stars and eagles.
Something about going above and beyond the call of duty w/r/t the use of quotation marks.
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Ah figured it out. It was a red star that got turned into an eagle to honor Sheldon Brown when he passed.
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For all the distress I've caused you over the years, I am deeply sorry.

I said the exact same thing to my wife....she still divorced me. Now I get to go riding every day.
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