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Old 02-23-23, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
Looks good and it's light. It's also $5500 for the frameset.
Entirely affordable on a pilot's salary.
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I got into some lacquer thinner yesterday while recaulking the tub. Accidentally ******d my hands with it upon opening the brand new can just from squeezing it a bit while popping the cap.

This morning I noticed I missed a spot. Caulk around the soap holder dealybob is failing a bit so today I'll be cutting that out and pumping in some fresh stuff.
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Old 02-23-23, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Entirely affordable on a pilot's salary.
Maybe, but he was suggesting it for abshipp, who is considering a $900 steel frameset.
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It rained here a little early this morning and when I got up I could see snow on the hill behind the houses. We are about 1200 feet and it didn't snow here but it looks to be down to 2000 feet, as some predicted. Low clouds have blocked my view but it probably won't stick for long. Pretty rare event, though, and more might be coming.
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Originally Posted by big john
It rained here a little early this morning and when I got up I could see snow on the hill behind the houses. We are about 1200 feet and it didn't snow here but it looks to be down to 2000 feet, as some predicted. Low clouds have blocked my view but it probably won't stick for long. Pretty rare event, though, and more might be coming.
My guess is about 2000', too. From what I understand, it's going to colder and wetter on Friday and Saturday. Our house is at 1300'.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Gasoline is a good hand wash. Did that a few times in my youth.
Gasoline was our number one solvent at home, back in the 70s.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Gasoline was our number one solvent at home, back in the 70s.

Not much good for stuff now that they've taken the lead out and cleaned it up.

Once upon a time, I used to drain the oil from my car into the bar ditch at my grandfather's place when changing the oil. Times they are a changing.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Entirely affordable on a pilot's salary.

Find me that job!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís complicated because getting fitted on a stock frame is not easy. Lots of compromises. So a custom geometry frame (like my Habanero Ti or my previous custom steel from the 1980ís) may be best. However, a good quality made-to-measure crabon fiber bike from Calfee or similar is going to be VERY pricey, and maybe not even worth it. I plan to stick with the Habanero for now, itís only 13 years old and only has about 75k miles on it, so itís barely middle aged in Saturn years.
I can fit fine on a standard frame but my stem and seatpost size choices end up being outside the norm
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Inspirational. Aspirational.

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Originally Posted by ummed
I can fit fine on a standard frame but my stem and seatpost size choices end up being outside the norm
If you tweak these a little bit, you can get by.

But if you have to make drastic changes, you may compromise how the bike handles.

For example, if I got a 61cm cannondale, it would fit me ok with a 40mm stem, and my weight would not be properly distributed over the bike and the front end would act funny/unstable.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Find me that job!
I pointed you to a $110k signing bonus. Not sure how much more I can do!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I pointed you to a $110k signing bonus. Not sure how much more I can do!

But thatís like starting over.


Do you need a personal pilot? You could be the Texas Lawyer without Borders!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I wish LAJ was here.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Only problem is I can't get over how cool I think my current bike is and I feel like I would really regret selling it.
That chrome bike of yours does look really cool, if I recall. Itís been so long since you showed it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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Expectation


Reality
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Ami tampoco.
Somewhere out there your high school Spanish teacher is crying.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Find me that job!
Sorry to inform that without a printer here, I'll have to use a boarding pass on my phone tomorrow.

Unless I get one printed at the airport, which I suppose I can.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Ami tampoco.
I barely speak English let alone spanish.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Sorry to inform that without a printer here, I'll have to use a boarding pass on my phone tomorrow.

Unless I get one printed at the airport, which I suppose I can.

Lock your screen and have that up before you get to the ticket counter and I might just let you on.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Lock your screen and have that up before you get to the ticket counter and I might just let you on.
Assuming you mean unlock... what kind of idiot wouldn't do that?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
But that’s like starting over.


Do you need a personal pilot? You could be the Texas Lawyer without Borders!
But, it's starting over with an additional $110k!

You watch too many TV ads. Closest thing I have to a plane is my car. And, that's not very close.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Gasoline was our number one solvent at home, back in the 70s.

Back at the end of WWII, the Army released a Technical Manual, TM9-1575, all about the various wrist and pocket watches issued to soldiers, and how to take care of them, including substitute cleaning fluids if you can't get the official ones. The wash involved water, ammonia, and Castile soap. The rinse? Gasoline.

Professional watch cleaning fluids for decades have been based on Mineral Spirits, aka Stoddard's Solvent, with various additives. The wash solution usually has some form of ammonia in it (brightens up the plates). A lot of hobbyists just use Naphtha, aka Ronsonol, which is shorter chain hydrocarbons so it's more volatile and evaporates faster.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Assuming you mean unlock... what kind of idiot wouldn't do that?

i mean keep it from rotating.
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