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Forum: Foo
03-06-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 305,187
Posted By spacemanz

LOL, I have to agree. :lol: I use a cheap Casio...

LOL, I have to agree. :lol: I use a cheap Casio diver's watch, good to 100 meters deep, which I figure that oughta hold up to the rain around here. Of course, the wind is an unpredictable variable,...
03-02-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,276
Posted By spacemanz

Yep, that's about when they start traveling again...

Yep, that's about when they start traveling again around here (the whole West coast probably). There's a giant holly tree right outside, that literally feeds hundreds or maybe thousands of birds,...
03-02-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By spacemanz

Sweet pics. :) I "might" get some time later to...

Sweet pics. :) I "might" get some time later to drop in down there, but it's a pretty good ride, by bike or bus, so I might not make it. :( Have fun, whoever goes. :)
Forum: Foo
03-02-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,374
Posted By spacemanz

Yep, you want a hand-cranked burr grinder, like...

Yep, you want a hand-cranked burr grinder, like the old Zassenhaus. They tend to cost a little more than you'd think, but they're worth the cost, for the quality you get. I have an old Zass...
Forum: Foo
03-02-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,374
Posted By spacemanz

I've been buying some pretty good Hawaiian coffee...

I've been buying some pretty good Hawaiian coffee off & on lately, from one of those grocery warehouse type places. I bought a small bag of beans one day, just to get me through an off week, but it...
Forum: Foo
02-28-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By spacemanz

Welcome to the party. ;) I'm up all crazy hours...

Welcome to the party. ;) I'm up all crazy hours anymore, without much regard to the rest of the world. But at least 3 days a week, the G-men do their thing for the apartment complex next door, around...
02-26-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By spacemanz

Cool. :) I've heard of those, but never seen one....

Cool. :) I've heard of those, but never seen one. It puts me in mind of bolt cutters, for heavy duty locks.
Forum: Foo
02-26-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,103
Posted By spacemanz

Ayup, I have a pretty old one made by Bodum, when...

Ayup, I have a pretty old one made by Bodum, when they were still made in Denmark or Sweden, I'm not sure which, that has a nice metal mesh screen, & generally very well-made. For coffee grinders,...
02-26-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,644
Posted By spacemanz

I just recently converted back to a 130 rear...

I just recently converted back to a 130 rear wheel instead of an older 126, so I went from a 14-28 to a 11-34 on the rear end, and I've been using a 50-34 in the front. I'm not really a gear-head,...
Forum: Foo
02-26-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By spacemanz

It was brought to my attention a few short years...

It was brought to my attention a few short years ago, that by buying Campfire Girls candy (they just "look" like cookies), I was just proving my ignorance in these delicate matters. In fact, I was...
02-26-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Snarf! :D I made some cake with blueberry muffin...

Snarf! :D I made some cake with blueberry muffin mix yesterday, & I just realized a bit ago, it's actually for my unscheduled 3 AM snack. :D
02-25-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By spacemanz

That head tube & headset combo kicks ass. And...

That head tube & headset combo kicks ass. And don't try to say it doesn't. ;)
02-25-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By spacemanz

You don't want those, they look like the stock...

You don't want those, they look like the stock pulleys from their cheapest-made derailleurs. For most of us, the little aftermarket sealed cartridge bearing pulleys work best. Or do what I do, & buy...
Forum: Foo
02-24-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By spacemanz

Is anyone here a marine biologist???

Is anyone here a marine biologist???
02-24-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Yep, it's normally in the 40sF here, breaking...

Yep, it's normally in the 40sF here, breaking into the low 50s at times, and dipping down into the 30s pretty often at night. It makes me think of that GnR song, about the cold November rain. Would...
Forum: Foo
02-24-14, 04:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By spacemanz

Awesome. I was just reading recently, that a...

Awesome. I was just reading recently, that a marmot is sometimes called a ground squirrel, because they don't climb. Maybe we can re-name this thread to something about marmoT-Rex vs. T-Rex classic?...
02-23-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By spacemanz

Hang in there, folks, it's gotta get better...

Hang in there, folks, it's gotta get better again, eventually. Right? ;) I'm from PA, & been through a lot of winters there, & don't miss the snow & cold a bit.
Forum: Foo
02-23-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By spacemanz

Umm, Orange Kush, or Purple Arrow? :D I'm...

Umm, Orange Kush, or Purple Arrow? :D I'm probably gonna watch some Cheech & Chong later. Or something. ;)
Forum: Foo
02-23-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By spacemanz

I'm just now replacing my old REI branded...

I'm just now replacing my old REI branded Merrells, that I bought used around 10 years ago, with some pretty nice Montrails, that I found for $30 on craigslist. :) They're both leather uppers, both...
Forum: Foo
02-23-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By spacemanz

Congrats to my brother Canada-ians! :) Canada...

Congrats to my brother Canada-ians! :) Canada really does own hockey, & I think it should stay that way, for the most part. It's like the National sport. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-23-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,095
Posted By spacemanz

Wow, this thread makes me appreciate the...

Wow, this thread makes me appreciate the "tropical" weather around Seattle, LOL. :) I'm just gearing up myself, and besides recently discovering a Marmot coat & gloves (I guess Marmot was like the...
02-23-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By spacemanz

Hi, I just saw this, & it was pretty good timing,...

Hi, I just saw this, & it was pretty good timing, I see. ;) Is this right down by the big Ferris wheel there, on the waterfront? I'm thinking it must be, but I've never paid much attention to the...
02-22-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By spacemanz

Interesting. I'm using a medium-cage 6500-series...

Interesting. I'm using a medium-cage 6500-series RD, & never knew about that. I pulled the pulleys off a RD-7400, to put on it, & it seems way better. Probably those ceramic bearings help, which are...
02-21-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,478
Posted By spacemanz

Mopar rocks. :) My older sister had a Roadrunner...

Mopar rocks. :) My older sister had a Roadrunner for awhile, I think it was a '73 or '74, in bright blue with those fading stripes in red. I was 15, & couldn't "legally" drive it, LOL. ;) That one...
02-21-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By spacemanz

There were definitely some bikes/forks made with...

There were definitely some bikes/forks made with bolt-holes on both sides, for a shorty pannier, because I just saw one on my local CL recently. I'm guessing it's that high on the fork legs, to make...
02-21-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,478
Posted By spacemanz

I was just thinking, it must have been around '72...

I was just thinking, it must have been around '72 or '73, & I was about 9 or 10, & my neighbor had a purple Schwinn Stingray, & only ever had grape sodas. He was mostly pretty cool, but he was...
02-20-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,478
Posted By spacemanz

Awesome looking frame. :) I've noticed before,...

Awesome looking frame. :) I've noticed before, that several more vintage Mieles than mine were painted orange, & I've thought hard about orange, for if I ever re-paint mine.
02-20-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By spacemanz

I have some pretty old 3TTT Criteriums, in 42cm...

I have some pretty old 3TTT Criteriums, in 42cm wide, 26.0 clamping area, that I like quite a bit.
02-18-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,494
Posted By spacemanz

@ rekmeyata, Cyclone was the TOTL for a...

@ rekmeyata, Cyclone was the TOTL for a generation or 2, before they developed Superbe as the higher than TOTL. So Superbe was better than the best. And Superbe Pro was even better. :D
02-18-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,494
Posted By spacemanz

You nailed it. Anything West of the Rockies has a...

You nailed it. Anything West of the Rockies has a premium, which grows as you proceed further West and/or North. !?! ;)
02-17-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Aha, it may be a widespread issue then. We had a...

Aha, it may be a widespread issue then. We had a good storm here yesterday, a few times, with sun mixed in. It was mostly a good steady rain, but the wind was hitting 60 MPH at times, and I was...
02-17-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,941
Posted By spacemanz

I'm using SunTour Edge 6-speed levers in friction...

I'm using SunTour Edge 6-speed levers in friction mode, with an 8-speed XTR cassette. :D I almost broke down & put on those old tri-color brifters, just to get a feel for them, but they're just so...
02-15-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By spacemanz

Man, that is sweet. Congrats! :thumb: I really...

Man, that is sweet. Congrats! :thumb: I really like that rich green, on Italian bikes. It makes me think of the green in Italy's flag, obviously. But I'm stuck on aqua-marine in my mind, for the...
02-15-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,494
Posted By spacemanz

Miele (the best ones were made between 1982 &...

Miele (the best ones were made between 1982 & 1996) probably fits in here nicely. It says Made in Canada right on the headbadge, so nobody thinks it's anything special. Which suits me fine, it's a...
02-14-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Roger M, your boy looks like a real trooper....

Roger M, your boy looks like a real trooper. :thumb: Gore-Tex is great, but the old stand-by wool socks is next best. Plus a wool sweater, if needed, but that gets TOO warm sometimes. ;)
02-14-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Ha, I've been around, but haven't been posting....

Ha, I've been around, but haven't been posting. :) It's been in the 40s & 50s F here, which makes it hard to dress for the weather. Plus it rains when it's in the right mood, and yesterday & today...
Forum: Foo
02-09-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By spacemanz

Snow...

...in Seattle overnight, around 3 or 4 inches, by my guess. But it varies a lot by neighborhoods, this close to the water, LOL, so it could be more or less. But it's already melting off fairly good,...
02-07-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

Sorry for the long delay. No pics from me, I did...

Sorry for the long delay. No pics from me, I did try a few, but it was just too durn-it cold out & the crowds were too feisty for me. Remember, I have a bum knee, so it's just not smart to get into...
Forum: Foo
02-05-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By spacemanz

Well, I don't believe I know ya, but you can...

Well, I don't believe I know ya, but you can still grumble in my general direction, if it helps. Just don't expect any actual help. :D ;)
Forum: Foo
02-05-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By spacemanz

Geeze, here we go again. :D Somehow I got on a...

Geeze, here we go again. :D Somehow I got on a mailing list last year, that kept emailing me EVERY day, with a list of current locations in my area. Let's just say I like those cookies, so I didn't...
02-05-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

Well, we're fixin' to find out, today. The...

Well, we're fixin' to find out, today. The celebration parade is supposed to be around 10:00-ish, followed by a "moment of LOUDNESS" at 12:12. :D It was 26F when I got up, with the wind chill making...
02-05-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,179
Posted By spacemanz

Yep, & I'm one of those 5. :D I'm a "natural"...

Yep, & I'm one of those 5. :D I'm a "natural" speller, but math kicks my butt, LOL. Which isn't really funny, but the best you can do with it is laugh it off. It helps to be somewhat lucky, you...
02-04-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,924,447
Posted By spacemanz

Agreed, she's on the list of cuties too. :D ;)

Agreed, she's on the list of cuties too. :D ;)
02-04-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

Bring on the catnip, I'll test that too. :eek: :D

Bring on the catnip, I'll test that too. :eek: :D
02-03-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

LOL. :D DD, I got some of that Purple Arrow...

LOL. :D DD, I got some of that Purple Arrow today, which is Hindu Kush crossed with Purple Afghani. I'm still early in the testing, but this is among the best I've tried, so far. A very potent pain...
02-03-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

But on the bright side of things, the cannabis...

But on the bright side of things, the cannabis grows taller, faster, & stronger too. :D OK, maybe B.C. "might" have better, but they're like North Seattle, in a way, on the map. ;)
Forum: Foo
02-03-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 932
Posted By spacemanz

Haha, that's a trip, how famous Punxsatawney Phil...

Haha, that's a trip, how famous Punxsatawney Phil has become over the years. :D I thought it was just a local thing, when I was a kid, but he's just bigger than life, and lived more lives than I ever...
Forum: Foo
02-02-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By spacemanz

I'm doing the newer version DiGiorno frozen...

I'm doing the newer version DiGiorno frozen pizza. I always preferred theirs, for frozen, but now they started making them even better. Not fresh, but not bad at all. :)
02-02-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By spacemanz

I'm not sure, on the stalking. She's right around...

I'm not sure, on the stalking. She's right around 8 years older than I am, so in my mind's eye, she'll be my sugar momma, & I'm the innocent young man. :lol: ;)
02-02-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,875
Posted By spacemanz

Yessir, I went out on the back deck to burn one,...

Yessir, I went out on the back deck to burn one, & the college kids were lightin' up the sky, with fireworks. :D There'll be celebratin' of all sorts, for who knows how long. ;)
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