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09-03-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

Keep close watch for infection on that dog bite. ...

Keep close watch for infection on that dog bite.

Glad you're safe Flatballer - stuff is replaceable.

2-stroke? They still sell that stuff?
09-01-21, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Got the car free, bought a saw and filled the car...

Got the car free, bought a saw and filled the car and the 5 gallon gas can. Should last until they turn the natural gas back on at least. I hope it's soon, I don't look forward to cold showers, we...
08-09-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

This is our industry's version of "I bought piles...

This is our industry's version of "I bought piles of bitcoin when it first started."
08-09-21, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

It is at the same time both way more complicated...

It is at the same time both way more complicated than it ever seems and also just as simple as you describe.

I can talk about this for hours (and I have on the podcast from time to time).

The...
08-02-21, 10:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My frame is back from being repaired! It's...

My frame is back from being repaired!

It's like new bike day!
08-02-21, 08:52 AM
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Posted By big john

I never had to go to an auto shop as a customer...

I never had to go to an auto shop as a customer but I went to several bike shops before I found 'My LBS'. Someone recommended a store to me so I went in there with cash in my pocket to buy a bike....
07-31-21, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

There is a small private shop down just down the...

There is a small private shop down just down the road from where I worked that I swear is kept busy just from word-of-mouth referrals because they did something for free.

Do a small job for free...
07-29-21, 07:33 PM
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Posted By big john

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on...

That would be fun to watch. This guy was fast on his skates but did not mix well with a group of cyclists with varying abilities.
07-29-21, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

A criterium around here ran a speed skater field...

A criterium around here ran a speed skater field as a side project once - they were actually pretty impressive.
07-29-21, 09:12 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Personally, the only work a dealer would ever do...

Personally, the only work a dealer would ever do to my vehicle is warrantied work with no out of pocket. Or a recall.

Otherwise I depend solely on word of mouth close connected friends. "So and...
07-29-21, 07:24 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

CDB and John, this has been helpful for me as...

CDB and John, this has been helpful for me as someone who does not come from a car background to understand things a bit better, particularly in retrospect.

At this point, my wife and I take our...
07-29-21, 07:21 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I agree with this. The system is only as good as...

I agree with this. The system is only as good as the person using it.

Hermes and I have used Ero, and they have done hundreds (thousands?) of fits. So, it is that level of experience that I am...
07-28-21, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Doge

Not a lot of responses like this, but I see this...

Not a lot of responses like this, but I see this all the time with other tools. We make [software] tools and there are very different results based on who is using them.

I like folks with...
07-27-21, 07:23 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

We are talking about the same organization, but...

We are talking about the same organization, but different fitters.
07-26-21, 10:28 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright...

Work was frustrating again, but a few bright lights.

First, a coworker (the best tech there, super smart, and now a super enthusiastic mountain biker that regularly overhauls his bike because his...
07-26-21, 10:11 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former...

Yes. She was a regular at Bethel, I think former pro. Her husband was a very active racer (and young enough that I talked with his dad more than I ever talked with him). He was into karts before...
07-26-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

I had two retul fits with two different fitters....

I had two retul fits with two different fitters. Each fitter came to a dramatically different assessment and my position ended up in a very positions.
07-24-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

https://www.cyclecraft.com/about/tim-dougherty-pg8...

https://www.cyclecraft.com/about/tim-dougherty-pg879.htm
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've asked myself the same question. My house is...

I've asked myself the same question. My house is worth a stupid amount of money at the moment, but we're not moving right now, and even if we did, we'd just have to buy something equally overpriced...
07-20-21, 07:46 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

I would have had them up on ebay already

I would have had them up on ebay already
07-15-21, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

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One of these is going to be my new buddy. Born last Friday.
07-12-21, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

The scary stretching device works; ROM improved...

The scary stretching device works; ROM improved from 70 to 85% in just 4 days.

I joked with her today: "you just like hurting people."
She responds: "it was this or dentistry."
07-12-21, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Note to self. If in a professional stage race on...

Note to self. If in a professional stage race on TV, remember to zip up the jersey when trying to chase back on going downhill into the wind after a climb.
07-10-21, 08:05 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats?

Congrats?
07-09-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a...

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a tensiometer and a spoke wrench when I see that. Man, I hope that works out for you.
07-09-21, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I will never complain again.

I will never complain again.
07-04-21, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

That's funny. I played Clash of Clans with...

That's funny.

I played Clash of Clans with my nephew for a while.
07-02-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

My kid is presently moving out and heading back...

My kid is presently moving out and heading back to NYC to live with friends.
07-02-21, 06:02 PM
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Posted By caloso

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at...

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at one of the local bike shops. It's 5 and he still seems to be there, which I take as a good sign.
07-02-21, 05:01 PM
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Posted By caloso

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email...

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email this morning. I think everyone just pretended they didn't see it.
06-20-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Ouch. Good luck. Buying a bike for a...

Ouch. Good luck.

Buying a bike for a cyclist, without input, seems like an obvious thing to avoid.
06-18-21, 07:16 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

When we moved from one house to the next I needed...

When we moved from one house to the next I needed to replace smoke detectors in order to get a CO. I do so, but developed a chirp. Since the system is all hooked together (or so it seemed) I couldn't...
06-17-21, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the...

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the face" kind of day. Anymore I try and reverse that energy so I share with all of you: Best wishes to you all on having a wonderful day. may it be amazing...
06-16-21, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my...

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my gut.
06-16-21, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In a motor miss and out drill, the motor is...

In a motor miss and out drill, the motor is judge, jury and hangman, so you have to beat the motor by a margin to make sure he sees the beat. There is no camera replay.:D

Every couple of laps the...
06-11-21, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

I always was the last into work and usually the...

I always was the last into work and usually the last to leave.

I was on salary but could bill overtime. One month I was super busy and the manger knew I was putting in long hours. At the end of...
06-11-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By big john

I had 11 different service managers in the 21...

I had 11 different service managers in the 21 years I spent at my last dealership. They ranged from apathetic do-nothings to micro managing morons to I'll be your buddy to arrogant pricks who think...
06-11-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most...

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most likely. I would have responded with a "no way! you're still here? you want some of this pizza I had delivered? I'll swing it by your desk." Then followed...
06-11-21, 07:07 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him...

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him and leave after him. Amazingly, Fridays were the only days he worked late.

He was not a good manager.
06-10-21, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was...

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was a bit of a legend in the corporation. He told me, "Show up before your boss and go home after your boss leaves. If you just do that then what you...
05-05-21, 04:53 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Train harder ...

Train harder
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04-29-21, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

First physiotherapy only 6 days post op. Looks...

First physiotherapy only 6 days post op. Looks better than it was before the screws....
04-28-21, 04:35 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went...

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went peacefully. ...
04-27-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to...

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to this old girl. My house has been like an episode of the good place the past several days.

16 years

...
04-20-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more...

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more than one occasion. It is never an easy or inexpensive experience. I have seen grown adults cry over it.

Here's my "latest". If you're my friend on...
04-19-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Hermes

FWIW, bikes on a roof rack expose the bikes and...

FWIW, bikes on a roof rack expose the bikes and the car to damage when one drives into the garage or other low hanging objects such as tree limbs with the bikes on the top. It has happened to a lot...
04-18-21, 06:06 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Yeah, actually I realized I can order prodigious...

Yeah, actually I realized I can order prodigious amounts of roof rack things for the Gladiator and my trailer. I can buy a cargo box just to get in my attic until that time we really need more...
04-14-21, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

e-bike. My father in law wants one. I might...

e-bike.

My father in law wants one. I might even buy it from you
04-14-21, 12:59 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the...

I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the shop that sponsored my team. I don't live near there any more, and don't really need or want anything.

What do you suppose I could buy and flip...
04-09-21, 11:50 AM
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Views: 425,327
Posted By caloso

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two...

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two years ago when he decided he was done with soccer. I thought he might want to do HS mtb, but he decided he wanted to run track. He's doing the 200...
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