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    Hi, TooMuch! Nice to see you here! So, what is your policy on dining out? Or expending money on Concert tickkits? Edited to add: I checked to view the Las Vegas massacre thread here, which was started by a Member who joined shortly after I um "left" in 2015. Ultralight hung on for quite awhile, and I must say---endured quite a bit of abuse. We haven't seen him since I returned. At least two people have registered to participate, in the last couple months, but I must've driven them away. Right? What else could it be? Hope that helps you some. Thankk Mee.

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    Okay---this update' on the bike I really shouldn't have, because it creates too much clutter. I ttold you kids that it is in good shape, though very dirty. Well, yeah. But not Perfect. See? I determined that the largest of the two chainrings was imperfect, and the smaller one shows some wear, as well. So, I ordered new ones. See--nice people with GOOD jobs who don't have time to fiddle with stuff(due to other commitments) would just take it in to the bike shop, and leave it so they could repair it. But you know littlebittymeee----DIYbobby! Ha. Those nrew chainrings are being shipped from China, and it SAYS they've arrived in-country, but they're still not HERE, where I am. But, that's not a prollem, because see--I need a special tool to pull the crank arms; I axed the local bike shops, in a good-faith effort to shop local, but neither of them had one for sale in stock. But, I did find an ebay seller in KC that has one for $19, so it's on its' way. More clutter, in my tool box, right? Okay--couple other things in the form of parts to make 'er perfect is some cool, comfy new bar tape, and to replace the polished aluminum 45-degree riser stem with a used, black 17-degree riser stem. Both the same length--100mm. But guess what? The value-priced used stem has a 1 1/8 clamp on the steerer. O-kaaay. The best solution was a 1" to 1 1/8" adaptor shim, which I ordered from bikesmiths in Milwaukee. They have everything, two days away from my mailbox. So, "how con-veeen-yent" as Church Lady used to say. Ha. While I was looking the situation over, I decided to re-gear by changing out the 11-25t 9-speed rear cassette to a more Ozarks-friendly 11-30t. My sources say that the short-cage Ultegra(Shimano) rear derailleur will handle it. I may get a hanger extension, if not. Naturally, this requires a new chain, which is longer and of course, has less wear. Chain is a wear-prone part. You bet. Plus--guess what? I found an ebay seller with new, unboxed, "John Cobb"-brand saddles for a really modest price. Seller says they have a minor defect, which turned out to be that it needed the cover reglued to the seat base; it is already stapled, so I superglued the cover, then coated the glued seam with "shoe-goo" which is a good product. In the meantime, I'm detailing the bike, with a through cleaning & shining and polishing. I'm Van litllybittybobby, so scrubby dutch am I. Ha. Oh--it has a Cateye Cycloputer, which also measures cadence. I put a new battery in it, and it works. But, the installer used wire ties & vinyl electricians tape to install it, which do have their place. BUT, I'm gonna re-do the install after I clean the bike, and try to do a neater job, this time. See? So, yeah---I've invested a few more bucks in my Fine Ride. From now on(and I just know this may irritate some people, but it can't be helped), I will give the expense incurred(when asked), not in Dollars or Yen or Marks, but in 7-11ms meals. If something cost as much as one meal at 7-11ms(around $100), then I'll express it as 1 7-11msm. If it cost $50, then it's 1/2 7-11msm. Then, you'll have an exact idea of how much cash I expended on my project, bike or whatever, instead of feasting on yummy gourmet food, at a restaurant. See? Hope that helps you some. Thankk mee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebittybobby View Post
    Hi, TooMuch! Nice to see you here! So, what is your policy on dining out? Or expending money on Concert tickkits? KNOW Thankk Mee.
    Policy on dining out is like so many restaurants in my area, since covid. Regulations have changed and so many of the local ones are short handed, no dining room, carry out only.
    As for Concert, well you will have to explain what a tickkit is. I've been to two in my life and most would say one doesn't count (took my grandmother to see Boxcar Willie who she always wanted to see, decades ago, at the neighborhood theater.) The other one was an outside event (doubt you would know the group), and no ticks were found. I actually have some tickets I need to expend a day trying to obtain, as they were bought as a present for me, by late boss/coworker, then covid hit and delayed the concert and the gal in charge of them, died before Christmas. I think they are pretty much gone at this point, but maybe with death certificates we can get them transferred to my email.

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    Okay----TMS---Good thing you aren't inclined to waste money/time on that stuff! Yup. I know you know full well what tickkits are; They're them things you need to get in the door, ain't they? Unless---you're like that one guy out in Doo Doo Town(where the only GOOD thing is cheap, primo used bike parts on ebay), who couldn't get into the U of I, cause he impressed the admissions person as being a wacko, so he entered a theater, blocked the back exit so it wouldn't latch, and then went to his car & brought several weapons back into the theater through the exit, and the rest is history,. Yes, I know that the daughter of one of the members of this board worked at the theater! Did you know that the theater closed for a period of time, but later underwent a remodel job and reopened? It was reported in the open media, and I read it, so don't go making your tEE-vEE analysis of littlebittymee & my motives for finding that factoid. By comparison---do you ever see detailed descriptions of road bike reefurbish projects in the news? Heck no. Ya gotta dig online, for that! See? So, no--one thing I WON'T do, is drive 1000 miles or more to attend an afternoon seminar on how to best adjust a bike seat, or something like that. Ha. I apportion my resources in a logical way; maybe my interests differ from yours, but since you kids relate to song lyrics, just remember--different strokes, for different folks---Sly Stone. Let me give you an example of some of the absurdities I;'ve seen in biking. Last year a guy my age(who is overweight, from eating too much o' that I-wah pork), lives where there is lots of good, bikable low-traffic roads & who is a perennial Rag-bag rider & his buddy from TX DROVE all the way from So. I-wah, to a park waaaaay up dere in far Northern Wah-SKon-sun, where there are paved bike paths throughout. Ok--I calculated the driving distance, and it was something in the neighborhood of a 1200-mile round trip, IIRC. It was an organized ride, the participants were mostly old men from Milwaukee, the town that Beer & Jeff Dahmmmer made famous. BTW, did you kids know that Chris Sxxcxxaxrxxvexxr was locked up here, just 5 miles away from meee, at one time??? Anyhow, The Wi. park is on level terrain, climbs are nil, trees shade the paths, and if you've ever been waaaaay up dere, you know it's balmy as an icebox, compared to Zurra. So, what's the challenge? To me, it was nothing but junk miles---junk miles in the car(actually an SUV), & junk miles in the saddle, 25 miles a day for a week. No benefit, whatever. A waste. The guy is still I-wah big, with a spare tire around his mid-sectiion. Noo, the "different strokes" rule does NOT apply here, so don't gaslight mee. But, anyway---where was I? This is VERY important---don't burn yourself out on wasted effort. In response to the posting of an absurdly kustomized old car(there's a lot of that going on, to see if they can outspend each other), I quote the old hotrodders' sardonic adage: "If a little is good, and more is better; then TOO MUCH is just right!" See? People who are tEE-vEE educated literally adhere to that , and for them---form precedes function. Yup. So--you may be wondering why I'm jamming so much verbiage together in this post. Well, it's because I wanted to offer my LBB VS Manifesto in condensed form, in case IU am forced out of here, due to circumstances beyond my control, IF you get my drift. Hope that helps you kids some. Thankk Mee.

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    Okay---Quote o' the Day---see photo. You kids'll like this. 2022-05-28.jpg
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    Guess What? I found out that the Humane Society here has a price structure for catts, based on the age o' the cat. See? Okay---kittens are the most expensive, right? But---and here's the nice part---catts over age Seven are the cheapest at just $25! As I write this, I've got two old girls sitting outside on the porch who strongly resemble one another, but definitely are different though both are quite stubborn, at times. But yeah--one I have had for going on 9 full years and the other almost 8 years, and they were long past full grown when I got them. But, other than being stubborn & kinda cranky old girls, they are fairly low-maintenance catts. So, one of these days when my cat supply starts dwindling, I will opt for a humane society deal on a 7+ cat. Or two, if say they are buddy-buddy give-ups by someone going into a care center or something. See? But, I've got about 3 rolls of welded wire 6' high, and I may buy several more rolls, and build a cat yard, to keep them safe, outside. Yup. That's a project, but a very worthwhile one. Catts make good pets, contrary to popular belief. Yup.

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    How about something useful.

    Have you ever rebuilt an air hose reel? Picked up an old Speedair one at a garage sale a few years ago ($1), and now have a proper home for it, but it doesn't spin. Any tricks/things to watch for, before disassembly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    How about something useful.

    Have you ever rebuilt an air hose reel? Picked up an old Speedair one at a garage sale a few years ago ($1), and now have a proper home for it, but it doesn't spin. Any tricks/things to watch for, before disassembly?
    Well, I have zero(0) experience with those, because none of the numerous industrial shops/ automotive shops I've worked in ever used them! I figure that they were used mainly for show, to keep things VERY neat-n-tidy. Because, coiling up your air hoses is pretty unnecessary, unless you are doing major "housekeeping", to impress visitors. But yeah---if you can get it working without doing much, and clean it up, you could EBay it to some automotive nostalgia buff, who likes to turn their hobby garage into a private museum. But, you prolly already knew that. Heck--just sell it as-is with disclosure; the buyer will just use it for show, anyway. Hope that helps you some. Thankk Mee.

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    BTW, Catts are VERY useful.

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    Okay----Storing pieces of SCRAP METAL at home! A total no-no. Don't you know it lowers property values, and creates CLUTTER, keeping old junk around! Also--if your wife of over 30 years INSISTS that you dispose of it, is it worth jeopardizing her good will to even argue about it? It's waaay easier to purchase another piece of metal when you need it---on EBay or wherever, than it is to acquire another wumman w/a nice gummmint pension.. Especially these days, when wimmen don't even really need a man, anymore. See? So, yeah--do as you're told, & pitch it. Hope that helps you some. Thankk Mee. See releve2022-05-30 (2).jpg2022-05-30 (2).jpgnt photo.

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