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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-16-20, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
One of my staff used to work with BoA in that building.
Something like 2/3s of that building is other companies though.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Something like 2/3s of that building is other companies though.
no kidding, thought it was all BoA
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Old 07-16-20, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Oh no, that’s how addictions start. You didn’t enjoy it, did you?
Well, I was dressed for work - canvas work pants, boots, t-shirt. So, no.

But my commute time was about the same as my full kit road bike ride time, with less effort.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
We use SwissStop disc brake silencer stray at the shop for stubborn squealers. Seems to work pretty well.
Never heard of it. Thanks

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.
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Old 07-16-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Didn’t get it, FML
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
no kidding, thought it was all BoA
No, there are lawyers and other paperwork white-collar offices there. If you search the address you can see commercial lease listings for everything from fractional floors to blocks of four contiguous floors. We even had a couple of random sets of floors throughout.
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I figured I would start a little repair job on my hoop house today but forgot that I need my chopsaw which is up in the attic workshop and which I am not in condition to drag It down at this time. Rats! Now I’ve got to find something even less strenuous.
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Old 07-16-20, 10:28 AM
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Who knew so much of home maintenance was so strenuous.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Never heard of it. Thanks

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.
Cook the contamination off your pads in a gas flame for 20-30 seconds. Has never failed for me...until I sweat on them or ride through an oily puddle again.
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Old 07-16-20, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Cook the contamination off your pads in a gas flame for 20-30 seconds. Has never failed for me...until I sweat on them or ride through an oily puddle again.

I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.
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Old 07-16-20, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Who knew so much of home maintenance was so strenuous.
My surgeon didn't even want me cutting the lawn on a riding mower, post-hernia.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.
The non-pyro method is to just hit everything with some brake clean and let it dry in the sunshine.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I have always been askared to try that, I'll give it a shot though.
Probably a good idea to wear safety glasses in case they asplode, but I've never seen the smallest pop or spark.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The non-pyro environmentally destructive and generally uncouth method is to just hit everything with some brake clean and let it dry in the sunshine.
...and what freakin' fun is that?
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Old 07-16-20, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Never heard of it. Thanks

Will it help prevent resin pads from glazing over? Or do I just have crappy rotors that make that happen?

I try to sand the pads with ~220 grit paper and hit the rotors with steel wool, then clean the rotors with mineral spirits. I can bed the pads and things work great for a while, then it seems like all of a sudden they start sounding like a pissed off Canada goose and lose most of their effectiveness. Haven't ridden my MTB in like a month or so because I just don't want to deal with it.
I have the cheap Shimano brakes on my mtb and they rarely make any noise, only when the rear one gets really hot. I'd love to put some more powerful brakes on there maybe with some bigger rotors but really they work fine most of the time. When I ride it a lot I go through pads pretty quick but no noise.
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Old 07-16-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Uh huh.
I'm putting my foot down this time
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Old 07-16-20, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Reminds me of a line in the chorus of a favorite song of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETPXV7BufY
Haven't heard any John Hartford for ages and ages. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
on my hoop house today
What's in the hoop house?
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Old 07-16-20, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Man, people are punchy out in the rest of the 41.
Shocking news!
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Old 07-16-20, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We use SwissStop disc brake silencer stray at the shop for stubborn squealers. Seems to work pretty well.
We had squeal out. If I'd know it was $20 a thimblefull, I'd have asked if I could have the remainder when we closed!

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2...4aAvrdEALw_wcB

Luckily I rarely get squeal on personal bikes. AZ sun and sand keeps the noise down.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
...and what freakin' fun is that?
IKR.

More eco-friendly? IDK. We use the White Lightning at the BS.

White Lightning - Clean Streak?
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I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.
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I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.
Please put a boot in there, not just a patch? They are really good tires. But if your roads are crap you may need something more durable.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I never bought into the gp4000 sII hype, because 1) cost and 2) sidewall problems. I finally bought a pair on close-out, and can see what the fuss was about with ride quality. This morning my front suffered a sidewall blowout with less than 100 miles on it. A tiny one, right at the edge of the tread. I'm gonna put a tube patch on it and see if I can get another 100 miles out of it.
Looks like you're getting the full GP4kSII experience. Kudos!
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More eco-friendly? IDK.
Eye of the beholder.
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