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  2. jsharr

    I go to the Dr. today

  3. Dottles

    Rough day in Europe.

    Never been to Genoa but not keeping your bridges safe is crap. Ask Minnesota and countless others were bridge failures will/are routine. Didn't hear about London but I say if it was a terrorist attack, kill that sucker.
  4. jsharr

    Cycling question, sorry

    strapping tape would be my first choice, then duct tape or electrical tape.
  5. Dottles

    I go to the Dr. today

    Good news is yesterday I got word from dermatologist that my skin is healthy.
  6. Page Turner

    Cycling question, sorry

    Gorilla Tape and Duct tape....works OK, but not as good as fiberglass strapping tape. All of these are a bear to remove once they've been on a while, because the adhesive hardens. Regular cloth rim tape....works OK, easliy removed and is reusable if the adhesive is not too far gone. One piece, plastic rim strips....work sort of OK, but some of them work better than others. I think the ones that work best are made from some kind of hard nylon. Kapton tape...is the newest trendy rim tape. Works well, , comes in a variety of widths, much cheaper to buy than overpriced Velox cloth rim tape, easy to remove, and very lightweight, so you can use two layers. If you're stuck in the boonies, find some of that fiberglass strapping tape they sell to wrap packages, and rip it down to the size you need by starting a cut at one end and just tearing it. Electrical tape made from vinyl or rubber does not work worth a damn. You're already protected from lightning strikes by your rubber tyres.
  7. Page Turner

    I go to the Dr. today

    ...you frightened them with all your eating details in the story. they want to do the blood work fasting, but they're afraid to tell you to fast again tonight, for fear you'll die and sisCheese will get a huge malpractice settlement out of them. And they want to give all the tests you do time to get processed and read, and to get into your file. Also, the great majority of things clear up in 48-72 hours all by themselves. So basically this is the first of many Hail Mary passes you are going to get from the medical establishment in your search for answers. If it's all gone by the time you return, they fixed you. If it gets a lot worse and you die, they told you to seek emergency medical help if it gets worse. Their bases are covered. I hope it turns out to be self limiting, because I have some personal experience in looking for answers for a problem that was not. It's ugly, and you don't want to go there.
  8. Longjohn

    Rough day in Europe.

    They are not talking about it in Pennsylvania, instead they are rebuilding or replacing every bridge everywhere. That’s part of why we have the highest gasoline tax in the USA. We have detours on our detours. By the time we get to the third one it’s hard to remember where we were going in the first place.
  9. Airehead

    Rough day in Europe.

    Scary and sad
  10. Airehead

    The woodpile at the cottage

    That is very cool.
  11. Airehead

    Mr. Aire has a fan

    MaddMax may have accidentally handed me a clue.
  12. Now I need eye bleach
  13. Kirby

    The cap has arrived.

    Very cool!
  14. Airehead

    The cap has arrived.

    Love it
  15. BR46

    What will be next

    No That happened years ago
  16. Further

    The cap has arrived.

    Looks great !
  17. Dirtyhip

    Cycling question, sorry

    You can, but it will not be as strong as real rim stuff. Maybe that nicer tape. Chimp tape.
  18. jsharr

    What will be next

    your wallet or your budget are about to be broken
  19. Further

    What will be next

    That's all just mechanical shit, nothing life threatening
  20. Dirtyhip

    What will be next

    Water heater, or furnace.
  21. Today
  22. petitepedal

    What will be next

    but the fan in my bedroom has developed an annoying clicking sound.
  23. BR46

    What will be next

    On our vacation the generator in the motorhome started having a problems and quit working. On Sunday I went trail riding on the dirt bike and a bearing in the transmission is making a sound that it's about to fail. I have two races coming up soon. Yesterday I pulled the motor out of the sidecar and it's worse than I thought. It needs a new cylinder and pistons. This racing thing is getting expensive. Last night at 10 pm Wo46 woke me up to tell me that the air conditioner is not working. The furnace blower is not working and it's only a few years old. What's the next thing to fail?
  24. bikeman564™

    Cycling question, sorry

    gorilla tape
  25. Yesterday
  26. Zackny

    Cycling question, sorry

    Welcome to northern NY
  27. JerrySTL

    A question for the pilots

    Years ago an US Air Force aircraft mechanic decided he wanted to go home. He was stationed in England at the time. So he stole a C-130 4-engine cargo aircraft the usually had a crew of at least 4 people to fly it. He did have a private pilots license but that was for single engine aircraft. Pretty impressive that he got it off the ground, but then he crashed (or was shot down) over the English Channel. This was well before video games or personal computers in general. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/03/29/what-happened-to-the-air-force-mechanic-who-stole-a-c-130-in-a-drunken-desperate-bid-to-return-home/
  28. BR46

    Cycling question, sorry

    Where do you live that the only place that you can buy rim tape is a hour and a half away?
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