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Old 04-24-24, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Whatever it is it's worth every dime.
At some point, people would stop going there.
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No, they knew exactly who they were talking to.
I've not had a customer service call like that. I literally almost started LOL.

A couple times I got transferred to a different agent. Both times the transferor wished both me and the person who was picking up the call a good day before she departed.

The pharmacist who came on last was having none of that. He rattled through a few things, asked if I had any questions, and basically just hung up when I said "nope."
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I can’t imagine not having cone wrenches around!. Or spoke wrenches either. The horror!
My LBS has all the wrenches and more.
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I can never resist shrimp, even though I know I'll get more fish for the dime with cod.

Actually, my favorite fish n chips uses whiting, not cod. I don't know if it's an east coast thing. Awesomely delicious!
My favorite is halibut n chips. It was consumed at the Sea-Tac airport numerous times, until that restaurant disappeared.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

The pharmacist who came on last was having none of that. He rattled through a few things, asked if I had any questions, and basically just hung up when I said "nope."
They're so harsh, like they got important work to do or something. smh

Sounds like my former pcp . . . which explains why he's my former pcp.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
At some point, people would stop going there.
No, not really.


This isn't even a great picture.
From my earliest days, 1970s.
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My wife and I arrived in Greenville 3 years ago today.

What an interesting few years it's been.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
No big deal, some things on these forums you just learn to ignore. No one is forcing you to watch, either.
Agreed, but what else would I do with my work day if I didn't spend it on BF?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My wife and I arrived in Greenville 3 years ago today.

What an interesting few years it's been.
RMOT
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Originally Posted by abshipp;[url=tel:23222320
23222320]The majority of wheels that I've built have been 32 or 36 spoke. When I rebuilt the wheels for my Holdsworth that are 20/24 (or 28, can't remember) they went together so quickly!
Sounds like fun. I have only built 36 hole 3x.
#shelteredlife.
Reminds me I stumbled across a pile of rims while re-organizing recently. Some building in my (hopefully near) future.

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Originally Posted by abshipp;[url=tel:23222501
23222501[/url]]My wife and I arrived in Greenville 3 years ago today.

What an interesting few years it's been.
Seems like yesterday
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I can never resist shrimp, even though I know I'll get more fish for the dime with cod.

Actually, my favorite fish n chips uses whiting, not cod. I don't know if it's an east coast thing. Awesomely delicious!
I like shrimp, but honestly, because The Older Boy 1) works in the Meat and Seafood department, and 2) has the usual Autistic Spectrum tendency to routine, shrimp is less of a treat - he always keeps an eye out for BOGO sales on 16-20s and larger, and because both Boys are allergic to actual fish, THAT is now a rare treat. So when I was in Boston and had the opportunity to order Fish & Chips or Shrimp & Chips, I went for the fish. It was wonderful. And at that, it was probably just really pedestrian.
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Still positive this morning. OTOH, my HR and HRV are back in the green. But I won't be dumb enough to ride, so my bicycles will be feeling unloved. . But I should be getting the second cone wrench today, so maybe I can at least rebuild the hubs.

Both Boys tested negative this AM, so perhaps I DIDN'T infect them when we sat around the table enjoying Nibbles when I got home on Friday night. SInce then, they've basically been isolating in their rooms, by acting exactly the way they normally do.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
You're not gonna use a regular wrench on these hubs. The locknuts are flared right above the wrench flats.

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Oh them things, some "cone wrenches" won't even fit in there!
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Mets are struggling in the City by the Bay. Former Pirate/former Diamondback Sterling Marte got one of the few Mets hits tho.
Starling Marte … name from the past …

not one of my fav Pirates (at the time) … impressive physical attributes - but had a swing that resembled someone chopping wood and especially prone to mental gaffes … whew …
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Originally Posted by LAJ
My favorite is halibut n chips. It was consumed at the Sea-Tac airport numerous times, until that restaurant disappeared.
They must've had an Ivar's in there.

I definitely ate my share of halibut when I was up in the PNW.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
No, not really.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
What an interesting few years it's been.
Elaborate.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol



Elaborate.
Grand Canyon demand isn't that elastic.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Whatever it is it's worth every dime. Viewing for the first time will make you gasp.
Hmm maybe I should put all the seats back in the minivan and shuttle Europeans up to the Canyon on weekends this summer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Grand Canyon demand isn't that elastic.
You could have just answered the question so I didn't have to look it up.


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Seems too fat for this sport.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You could have just answered the question so I didn't have to look it up.


How much for a cyclist on his bicycle cycle?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Seems too fat for this sport.


where's BAM? I'm thinking he ran off the road on his bike down a deep ravine and he's been eaten by turkey vultures. Sad.
He had a good run.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You could have just answered the question so I didn't have to look it up.


don't you hate it when people are obtuse?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
How much for a cyclist on his bicycle cycle?
That's the per person rate.

If you have a group of cyclists, you're better off packing into LesterOfPuppets ' van.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's the per person rate.

If you have a group of cyclists, you're better off packing into LesterOfPuppets ' van.
Good point.
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