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Old 10-15-21, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I could swear you posted pics of your newly wrapped bars.
The tape had that weird ridge 1/3 of the width.
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Old 10-15-21, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not a DIY job.
It could be if you had the right equipment.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
you didn’t say anything about bucket trucks.


I had two large pine trees taken down earlier this year I think it was like 800 dollars.
Yeah this is a big deal with a big price tag. I have taken down medium size pine trees (say 10 inch diameter trunk, 25ish feet tall) by myself with a chainsaw. I know my limitations.
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Old 10-15-21, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It could be if you had the right equipment.
Negative, Would need a crew and skill set that I don't have.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Im almost positive I have seen the seat post.
This?

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Originally Posted by bampilot06


I had two large pine trees taken down earlier this year I think it was like 800 dollars.
We have two massive pine trees in back and they are supposed to be trimmed this year. It will cost the landlord about $10K.
Neighbor has one and he had it trimmed early this year along with two smaller trees and he said it was $6500.

Where I used to live a 30 foot branch broke off a pine and fell on the house @3:00 a.m. It was almost a tree in itself and one of it's branches punched a hole in the roof and came through the ceiling in the closet. While waiting for the landlord to do something I cut it up as much as I could with a bow saw. Made a pile of branches bigger than a pick-up truck but I couldn't deal with the main trunk of the thing. When the tree guys finally came they lowered it with ropes and pulleys and said it was about 500 pounds.

A few years later the small tree leaning in this pic fell on the carport due to root rot.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This is not heartfelt.
Correct. I'm more disappointed than sorry.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It could be if you had the right equipment.
Like a bucket truck and a ground crew?
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Old 10-15-21, 09:27 AM
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I cut down my palm trees myself.
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Old 10-15-21, 09:36 AM
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like he thought of it himself... I've been saying this for over a decade
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Originally Posted by datlas

Tree work is not cheap.
That's the truth! Last winter I got an estimate of $2,400 to remove a single large limb hanging precariously over my roof. I was aghast. I sarcastically said "Really? How much would you charge for the whole effin' tree"? He "graciously" reduced the estimate to $2,000.

I found another guy who wanted only $800. He got the job, plus a tip, did damn good work too.
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My tree trimming experience was 3 times the previously quoted price. I was seriously considering tackling it myself. But I am getting a little old for that kind of acrobatics.
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Originally Posted by datlas
We have a couple of big trees in our backyard that are coming down today. One is a big oak that is apparently too close to the house, the other is a big ash that has ash borer disease and at risk to fall on the house in the future.

Tree work is not cheap. The whole job is costing almost as much as a new crabon fiber bike with Dura Ace Di2.
We have an ash that shades the house during the hottest part of the day; I think it's a big reason that we can get away without AC for all but a handful of the days throughout the year. Between that and the expense of felling it, we've been diligent about getting it checked and "immunized" against EAB every two years.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I cut down my palm trees myself.
Trsnrtr cuts his palms, himself.









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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah this is a big deal with a big price tag. I have taken down medium size pine trees (say 10 inch diameter trunk, 25ish feet tall) by myself with a chainsaw. I know my limitations.
I've done the same. When you have room to work, stuff in that size range isn't a big deal. Once you have constraints, like a decent chance of causing property damage, I'm going to step back and let the pros handle it.
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Old 10-15-21, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I've done the same. When you have room to work, stuff in that size range isn't a big deal. Once you have constraints, like a decent chance of causing property damage, I'm going to step back and let the pros handle it.


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
You need to fell a 50' oak tree? I highly recommend not running to Lowe's for a chain saw and a pair of safety glasses.
It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.
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BRR test of the new Conti GP5kS TR has been posted - https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...prix-5000-s-tr

Doesn't look quite like the slam dunk that Conti claimed but, as always, real-world use may differ. Looks like it's 1-2w faster than the Michelin and Schwalbe that I've recently used (and the Pirelli that I have on hand for next year), at an expense of slightly worse puncture protection. It'll be interesting to hear user feedback on, uh, road feedback, grip and suppleness, which should be big factors with so little separating the measurables.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
BRR test of the new Conti GP5kS TR has been posted - https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...prix-5000-s-tr

Doesn't look quite like the slam dunk that Conti claimed but, as always, real-world use may differ. Looks like it's 1-2w faster than the Michelin and Schwalbe that I've recently used (and the Pirelli that I have on hand for next year), at an expense of slightly worse puncture protection. It'll be interesting to hear user feedback on, uh, road feedback, grip and suppleness, which should be big factors with so little separating the measurables.
But Continental GCN said it's the "TIRE OF THE CENTURY!" Not so?
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But Continental GCN said it's the "TIRE OF THE CENTURY!" Not so?
At least they've gotten with the times and made it hookless compatible.
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rjones28 owes me an apology.
It bears repeating, it's not easy being Vol
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It's another sunny and warm day outside. I snuck out for a quick walk. I think it may possibly be the last good day of the year.

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It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.
Oh I know. My fall “sport” for four years in high school was trail crew. We worked getting the ski facilities ready for the winter. The faculty member who ran it nearly killed his dog felling a relatively small tree.
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It bears repeating, it's not easy dealing with Vol
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It is unbelievably dangerous and unpredictable. A few years ago I tried taking down this pesky sumac tree. Long story short, I almost killed myself. Thank God my son was there to reposition the ladder beneath me otherwise I would have needed to make the call of shame to the fire department. Also thank God for the safety harness I had on.

I was filming the adventure, and every now and then I review the video to remind me how unpredictable tree work can be.
I had a friend who did big tree removal work. It paid well, but his experience in the business told him that a bad, possibly fatal fall was always coming, some day. So he went back to school and became a nurse, which used to seem less dangerous before COVID.
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