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Old 05-16-23, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Picked up the R8000 crankset today.
Ill be going from a 50t to a 53t, so besides a new chain I will have to raise the FD.

Before raising the FD I will have to loosen the cable stop. Does it matter what position the derailer is in? Big ring/ small ring?

Stupid question?
Put it in the small ring, because it'll be there as soon as you loosen the pinch bolt and you want the STI to be the same when you reinstall the cable.
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What in the hell have you guys been talking about today?
You know it's what you've been browsing,
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My son recently bought a GPS guided mower.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymntk4iybi...%20PM.mp4?dl=0

The link should work. Just ignore the dropbox log in.
Thatís going to be wildly popular. I should order ahead.
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You know it's what you've been browsing,

Not always true, Velo starts talking about mouses and then I get ads for mouse traps.
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Installed. Itís a 52/36 and I took off a 50/34. I put the old chain on just to see how it shifts, also to see if it was even possible. Didnít feel like any extra tension, rear shifts fine, FD needs adjustment. Iíll pick up a new chain tomorrow.

As far as measuring the new chain, if the old chain seems to be okay, can I use the old chain as a guide and just add one link?

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Old 05-16-23, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06


What in the hell have you guys been talking about today?
I don't know what those things are. I think I know what one of them is but have no idea what the plastic clip things are for. Guess I'll have to go on that site and see what I've been missing.
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Originally Posted by big john
I don't know what those things are. I think I know what one of them is but have no idea what the plastic clip things are for. Guess I'll have to go on that site and see what I've been missing.

I donít know either but they look suggestive.
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Old 05-16-23, 06:35 PM
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First soft shells of the season. They were tasty, but somewhat raggedy. They get better in a week or so.


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Old 05-16-23, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



Installed. Itís a 52/36 and I took off a 50/34. I put the old chain on just to see how it shifts, also to see if it was even possible. Didnít feel like any extra tension, rear shifts fine, FD needs adjustment. Iíll pick up a new chain tomorrow.

As far as measuring the new chain, if the old chain seems to be okay, can I use the old chain as a guide and just add one link?
Yes, unless it then doesnít shift properly.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Yes, unless it then doesnít shift properly.
everybody is a comedian.
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Another ad that has nothing to do with my internet usage.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I don’t know either but they look suggestive.
I think someone typed "Sex Toys + Kitchen Gadgets" into a graphical AI.
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What a night!

For the first time in my KCB career, we had a practice outside the friendly confines of NW Middle School. Met in Bearden Middle School (Home of the Bruins).

Second, we had a marathon session (twenty minutes extra) to prepare for upcoming concert. We recovered nicely from last week's fiasco.

You might knock a champion down, but you won't knock him out.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What a night!

For the first time in my KCB career, we had a practice outside the friendly confines of NW Middle School. Met in Bearden Middle School (Home of the Bruins).

Second, we had a marathon session (twenty minutes extra) to prepare for upcoming concert. We recovered nicely from last week's fiasco.

You might knock a champion down, but you won't knock him out.
Keep on progressing, maybe your next step...

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Mississippi River on the west coast.
Memphis is a quasi-western city. Just down the river from the Gateway to the West.

Originally Posted by BillyD
They did say eastcoasters.
I live in an eastern state, in the Eastern Division.

I cheer for NFC East and SEC East teams.

My clocks are set to the eastern time zone. Wall Street openings/closings are part of my circadian rhythm.

The Atlantic Ocean is the only ocean I've been in.

I have been in Delaware.

I identify as an East Coaster. Pretty simple.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Keep on progressing, maybe your next step...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDjCca0r9P4
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Not always true, Velo starts talking about mouses and then I get ads for mouse traps.
Right, because you were on a site talking about mice. It can read from the page you're currently on, but it doesn't care what earlier pages in the thread were if you didn't read them. It will use other pages you've browsed; it cares about you, not us (except what you've seen of us).
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Thatís going to be wildly popular. I should order ahead.
He started researching way back in January after he had his quad tendons reattached and knew he probably would have trouble mowing. He only has 1/3 acre but walking is painful.

Its mowing plan is GPS controlled from a station that covers his yards. I think he has it programmed to run either daily or every other day. It varies the pattern every mowing. It detects grass moisture and won't mow if too wet and parks in its house if it starts raining.


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
He started researching way back in January after he had his quad tendons reattached and knew he probably would have trouble mowing. He only has 1/3 acre but walking is painful.

Its mowing plan is GPS controlled from a station that covers his yards. I think he has it programmed to run either daily or every other day. It varies the pattern every mowing. It detects grass moisture and won't mow if too wet and parks in its house if it starts raining.



Does it cost about the same as a tesla?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Does it cost about the same as a tesla?
I'll have to ask him; he owns two Teslas.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Memphis is a quasi-western city. Just down the river from the Gateway to the West.


I live in an eastern state, in the Eastern Division.

I cheer for NFC East and SEC East teams.

My clocks are set to the eastern time zone. Wall Street openings/closings are part of my circadian rhythm.

The Atlantic Ocean is the only ocean I've been in.

I have been in Delaware.

I identify as an East Coaster. Pretty simple.
Seems rather fluid.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Memphis is a quasi-western city. Just down the river from the Gateway to the West.


I live in an eastern state, in the Eastern Division.

I cheer for NFC East and SEC East teams.

My clocks are set to the eastern time zone. Wall Street openings/closings are part of my circadian rhythm.

The Atlantic Ocean is the only ocean I've been in.

I have been in Delaware.

I identify as an East Coaster. Pretty simple.
For the tax-free shopping, no doubt.
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