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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-19-20, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Was that on the marketplace here?
Nope, the local bike stuff FB group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/183937968413697/
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Old 05-19-20, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Was that on the marketplace here?
I've always been surprised at how slow the main BF marketplace is, given how many users are here. C&V sales is always busy, but it seems to be pretty localized there.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Nope, the local bike stuff FB group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/183937968413697/
What color were the hubs?
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Think of all the cakes that would be saved from ruin.
Good grief.
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Old 05-19-20, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I've always been surprised at how slow the main BF marketplace is, given how many users are here. C&V sales is always busy, but it seems to be pretty localized there.



What color were the hubs?
I think they're pewter




This is gonna bother me for weeks. I wasted precious minutes zooming in on all the pics trying to see what kind of Mavics those were and if they were UST. Derp.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
NotStan's.
It works fine. So does Serfas brand sealant.
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Old 05-19-20, 12:37 PM
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You know what really grinds my gears?

Brands using Plus or + in tire names when the tyres aren't plus size tires. Uggh.

The most recent violator: Panaracer, with their GravelKing SS Plus+ Folding Gravel Tires

Biggest sizes are 48mm in 27.5, 43mm in 700c. Dumb.

Now if they made some GKSKs in 27.5 x 2.8" I'd be all over 'em. Maybe I'd be the only one though


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Originally Posted by rjones28
It works fine.
Almost every instance of "road tubeless failure" that I hear about has been Stan's refusing to permanently seal at road pressures - it's remarkably consistent. One BFer used to limp home at 35-40 psi and then internally patch every time he got a puncture. He thought that this was normal. Why in the heck would you go tubeless if that's what you had to put up with?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Good grief.
End this madness


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Originally Posted by abshipp
I've always been surprised at how slow the main BF marketplace is, given how many users are here. C&V sales is always busy, but it seems to be pretty localized there.
Maybe people don't want to mess with shipping? I mean, a lot of people browse BF, but they're pretty spread out, it seems.
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Aaaaaand the dishwasher is fixed!

The other day, I replaced the shut-off valve and made sure that the DW was seeing adequate pressure. It was, but it still wasn't filling properly. Ordered a replacement water inlet valve from Amazon on Sunday and it arrived today. Swapped them out and started a cycle - it was sprayin' out the door when I opened it and the water level was where it should be. Phew.

Now I have to wonder what's going to break on me, next? I feel like I've been troubleshooting and fixing appliances every other month.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
End this madness


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
End this madness


I'd end that one slice at a time.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Maybe people don't want to mess with shipping? I mean, a lot of people browse BF, but they're pretty spread out, it seems.
Could be, I know I don't have any desire to ship another bike. I've done that once and that was enough. Components are usually pretty easy, though.

I'd love to get rid of a lot of the stuff I have, but unfortunately it's all mid-range C&V stuff - once you put in the effort to package and ship you've already exceeded the value of the parts.

And, you know, a month after I sell something I'll suddenly have a need for it
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Aaaaaand the dishwasher is fixed!

The other day, I replaced the shut-off valve and made sure that the DW was seeing adequate pressure. It was, but it still wasn't filling properly. Ordered a replacement water inlet valve from Amazon on Sunday and it arrived today. Swapped them out and started a cycle - it was sprayin' out the door when I opened it and the water level was where it should be. Phew.

Now I have to wonder what's going to break on me, next? I feel like I've been troubleshooting and fixing appliances every other month.
Yeah, but you saved yourself the aggravation of having the appliance repair tech show up, misdiagnose the problem and still charge for a service call. Glad it is working.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Aaaaaand the dishwasher is fixed!

The other day, I replaced the shut-off valve and made sure that the DW was seeing adequate pressure. It was, but it still wasn't filling properly. Ordered a replacement water inlet valve from Amazon on Sunday and it arrived today. Swapped them out and started a cycle - it was sprayin' out the door when I opened it and the water level was where it should be. Phew.

Now I have to wonder what's going to break on me, next? I feel like I've been troubleshooting and fixing appliances every other month.

hows your refrigerator sounding these days?
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Originally Posted by TassR700
Yeah, but you saved yourself the aggravation of having the appliance repair tech show up, misdiagnose the problem and still charge for a service call. Glad it is working.
And even with the upper assembly that wasn't needed, it was still only ~$65. I don't think that you can get someone to drive to your house for less than $100, let alone fix anything.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
hows your refrigerator sounding these days?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We're well on our way to having a year without summer.
Called it.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
End this madness


yum. send me a slice. heck send me the whole damn cake.
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Hey mrs datlas got some "sourdough starter" from a neighbor and she wants me to try to help her make some sourdough bread. It seems like a PITA but the benefits are no yeast needed (which is out of stock at Wegman's) and the promise of fresh bread.

Yes? No? Any advice??
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in other news I've joined strava. i know, late to the party as usual. my local tramping club organised a group so we could do some challenges while in lockdown. not all the challenges were strava based though it was useful for the exercise part of them. I did try for a very local metric century a couple of weeks ago but got too bored of doing the same 5km loop close to my house and only made it to 75km.
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Hey mrs datlas got some "sourdough starter" from a neighbor and she wants me to try to help her make some sourdough bread. It seems like a PITA but the benefits are no yeast needed (which is out of stock at Wegman's) and the promise of fresh bread.

Yes? No? Any advice??
go for it. I've found that the first few loaves were denser than store brought bread. more like an edible brick. it you want to slow the feeding of the starter keep it in the fridge so the reaction slows down. take it out the night before you want to bake so the yeasts wake up again.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Hey mrs datlas got some "sourdough starter" from a neighbor and she wants me to try to help her make some sourdough bread. It seems like a PITA but the benefits are no yeast needed (which is out of stock at Wegman's) and the promise of fresh bread.

Yes? No? Any advice??
There's no yeast in Malvern?

wut
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Wow! It does look like it would work quite nicely..
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My brother printed it off last night and I swung by his office today -



The bushing was a little tight and sat a little proud, but a light shaving with a chisel took care of it.
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Any important news I've missed in the last few months? I see Mr trainsnorter has brought a flash coffee machine.
Welcome back!
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For the ball sports fans, they're also doing stories on baseball's biggest cheaters, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire.
I just found a Fangio documentary on Netflix for any motorsports fans. Kinda slow the first 35 minutes, I’ll finish tonight. There’s also the “least expected day” about Movistar’s 2019 season.

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Now I have to wonder what's going to break on me, next? I feel like I've been troubleshooting and fixing appliances every other month.
Replacing the drum of an HE washer is always fun.

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Yeah, but you saved yourself the aggravation of having the appliance repair tech show up, misdiagnose the problem and still charge for a service call. Glad it is working.
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