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Post by FaeTora » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:56 pm

I don't do drama. Everyone knows you bring me a problem I will try to help but bring me drama and you get a blank stare.

I have had enough drama for several lifetimes. I am good without it.

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Costuming the Bike

Post by EmilyD » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:51 pm

I added dark green faux fur handlebar holders, and a seat cover to the Mr.'s folding bike as well as some silver lame' fabric to the frame. He also wanted a tail made out of it (hanging off the rear basket):

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He put all the reflective stickers on it...I'm pretty sure they're going to fall off. Of course there will be Xmas lights wrapped around the entire bike and we each have blinky spoke lights (thanks to a tip from this, my favorite thread). Now it's on to my bike...pink faux fur EVERYWHERE!!!
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Post by Clar-i-ty » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:21 pm

Thanks for the hug and kick in the pants. Yes. Drive on, and stay the flock out of my way you kamikaze bunnies!
GET OUT OF MY TRUCK HIPPIE!

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Post by jella » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:39 pm

Sick em !
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Post by Bling » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:27 pm

Just finished sewing small pieces of furnace filter into folded-in-half bandanas to make dust masks that should work better than plain bandanas.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:16 pm

1--Lab Coat Came Today
2--Finally arranged for someone to take my van to the mechanics.
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Post by wwonka » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:47 pm

bought a carport for the camp. now to read over eplaya on the best way to guy it down. was thinking of 'reverse guying' (lines here people -guy lines-) so i could get a nice amount of stability without the spider rope shade structure.

if anyone has advice i'd be happy to receive it.

the reverse guying would entail having the guy lines come back towards the far side of the shade structure as opposed to out and away from the structure.

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Post by trystanthegypsy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:48 pm

I HAS TICKETS!!!

And a catsuit pattern! It wasn't on sale at all, it was a whole $11. But I likes it!

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Post by Bling » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:54 pm

Yay!!! :D

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Post by jella » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:02 pm

my tire lights are in the mail weeeee
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Post by Peacebandchick » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:33 pm

Bling wrote:6 months out? Nah, more like 8. 8)
8? more like 10. Since this will be my first year I've been prepping for months now. :D

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Post by Plumeria » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:14 am

New radiator? Check.
New tranny cooler? Check.
New fan? To be installed later this week once it arrives.
New brakes? Check (including rotors)
New tranny filer? Check
Oil Change? Check
Engine degreased? Check

Having radiator blow up on Friday before the holiday weekend but having a friend who can fix it all up by Tuesday (and more to get ready for Burning Man trip from Seattle to BRC): PRICELESS!
Find out what I am up to: http://plumeriasworld.blogspot.com

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Post by red arrow » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:33 am

whered you get those lights for the bike wheel man?

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Post by jella » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:40 am

golden gadgets...but i found them on ebay cheaper lol
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Post by illy dilly » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:17 am

wwonka wrote:bought a carport for the camp. now to read over eplaya on the best way to guy it down. was thinking of 'reverse guying' (lines here people -guy lines-) so i could get a nice amount of stability without the spider rope shade structure.

if anyone has advice i'd be happy to receive it.

the reverse guying would entail having the guy lines come back towards the far side of the shade structure as opposed to out and away from the structure.
We use rebar, bent into an L shape, and 1"-1.5" ratchet straps. The yellow/orange straps with the two reflective strings at each edge are good because it makes the straps a bit reflective, and day glow yellow/orange.
Wrap one end of the strap around all four poles that come together, at each corner, put the other end around the rebar. Drive the rebar into the ground then tighten the straps, with the ratchet open. (like you would any other time with ratchet straps) Then close the ratchet and ratchet away tell the straps are really tight.
The day glo yellow or orange strap with the little reflectors built in should be bright enough that you wont need to light them.
I hate to promot anything but, Harbor Freight has 4 packs of rachet straps for 12.99, all month of july. I'm not sure if the Harbor Freight 4 pack has metal or plastic ratchets, avoid the plastic ones like the plague.
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Post by MisaBlue » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:05 am

Bought 9 yards of tulle in different colors ... well, yes, it is blue, what surprise... so it seems I am gonna try to sew for first time in my life :D

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Post by Orchid » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:15 am

MisaBlue wrote:Bought 9 yards of tulle in different colors ... well, yes, it is blue, what surprise... so it seems I am gonna try to sew for first time in my life :D
Oooo! Good luck! :D

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Post by EmilyD » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:34 am

jella wrote:golden gadgets...but i found them on ebay cheaper lol
Those are supercool. Do they twist onto the tire valves?
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Post by much2naughty2 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:56 pm

We're putting the finishing touchs on two bike racks as a gift for our camp. Each will hold 10 bikes.

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Post by trystanthegypsy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:00 pm

much2naughty2 wrote:We're putting the finishing touchs on two bike racks as a gift for our camp. Each will hold 10 bikes.
I LOVE this idea! Pics?

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Post by illy dilly » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:48 pm

Just got one of those little one burner deals that go on top of a propane can for quick water boiling. Got the generic one like this, for only $15.
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Post by wwonka » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:36 pm

illy dilly wrote: We use rebar, bent into an L shape, and 1"-1.5" ratchet straps. The yellow/orange straps with the two reflective strings at each edge are good because it makes the straps a bit reflective, and day glow yellow/orange.
Wrap one end of the strap around all four poles that come together, at each corner, put the other end around the rebar. Drive the rebar into the ground then tighten the straps, with the ratchet open. (like you would any other time with ratchet straps) Then close the ratchet and ratchet away tell the straps are really tight.
The day glo yellow or orange strap with the little reflectors built in should be bright enough that you wont need to light them.
I hate to promot anything but, Harbor Freight has 4 packs of rachet straps for 12.99, all month of july. I'm not sure if the Harbor Freight 4 pack has metal or plastic ratchets, avoid the plastic ones like the plague.
Do you think this strategy could use the reverse guy'ing like I was mentioning?

So keeping the guy lines flush with the structure as opposed to flaring out from it?

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The lines would guy from one corner to the opposing base (something I am not able to show with my hi-tech grafix here). So the guy'ing would pull inward into a cube instead of outwards

as opposed too:

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EDIT: close enough to get the idea

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Post by wwonka » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:42 pm

well that looks stupid....

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Post by AntiM » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:10 pm

Go to your profile and say YES to the BBCode.

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Post by much2naughty2 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:18 pm

trystanthegypsy, I'll get smacked around if this doesn't work right I suppose, but here is the picture of the bike rack...I hope http://picasaweb.google.com/much2naught ... 6224584466

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Post by jella » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:21 pm

EmilyD wrote:
jella wrote:golden gadgets...but i found them on ebay cheaper lol
Those are supercool. Do they twist onto the tire valves?
why yes they do :)
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Post by trystanthegypsy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:59 pm

Sweet rack! lolololol

now all you need is lights!

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Post by Bounce530 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:05 pm

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What other people think about you is none of your business.

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Post by Bling » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:12 pm

Love the bike racks. :D

I found Tasty Bites at Cost Plus! They've never had them at our store before, and just today I was looking online, trying to decide which flavors looked good. They had the whole line!

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Post by EmilyD » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:01 pm

I'm pinking my bike today. Lots of hand sewing but she's gonna match Bounce530's bikes really well. ;-)
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