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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by ProfessorChaos » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:03 pm

FIGJAM wrote:tick, tick, TICK!!! :twisted:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:25 pm

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Raoul » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:01 pm

Couple of spare tire tubes for my Mongoose Beast and some Reflectix for the top of the tent. Check and check!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by keves » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:28 pm

Hey,

I'm considering buying a Mongoose Beast. I know nothing about bicycles. Where do I get the spare tubes? Are these standard? How does this whole ordeal work?
Would hate to have a $350 bicycle rendered useless because I didn't get the right spare parts I need...

Thankssssss

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by maladroit » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:52 pm

Almost nothing on the Beast is standard. BTW, a Beast should be more like $200. The newer one, Dolomite, is more expensive and has better brakes and gearing.

I googled for 4" fat bike tube and found this link immediately: http://www.rei.com/product/859032/surly ... 26-x-30-40

It's a Presta valve. This one has a Schraeder:

I'm sure there are other sources.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by keves » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:54 pm

My bad, I meant the Dolomite (http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoose-M ... d/29741123)
I don't think I need better breaks (or gearing?) for the Playa, but I couldn't find the Beast anywhere online...

EDIT - found it for cheaper ($260) here: http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/82 ... 5I5RJRdV1U
However, more googling shows people are very unsatisfied with its weight. Now I'm lost again :(

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by maladroit » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:29 pm

The weight of the bike is a big concern for normal riding with hills and stuff, or distance riding, but these things were awesome on the playa. They just glide over all the ruts, potholes, and soft drifts that bog down normal bikes. I brought a mountain bike one year, and the Beast was incredibly better. There were a few out there last year, and I kept having to stop and let people take rides on mine. I expect there to be a LOT of fat tire bikes out there this year. The only difficulty I had was biking into a stiff headwind, if you get the Dolomite the gearing will help a lot there.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by keves » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:31 pm

Sold. Thanks :)

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by geospyder » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:02 am

Guess this counts...

Pumped up the tires on the bike and took it for a short ride. Two months to get used to riding again. Minor adjustment needed somewhere on the front because of a click click click. The dust should take care of that :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Oldguy » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:21 pm

I am one of the 4,000. I received my low income ticket award letter today. I am relieved to know that I am actually going in 7 weeks. Time to get serious. I need to buy that traditional bag of tube socks, and start packing the non-perishables.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unjonharley » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:26 pm

clap for the oldguy...

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by tamarakay » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:31 pm

Got bike tubes and insulated cups.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by MyDearFriend » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:19 pm

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by lucky420 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:31 pm

unjonharley wrote:clap for the oldguy...

See ya in the dust..

Please unjohn, don't bring any STDs to the event. I think the hippies got that covered
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by ProfessorChaos » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:07 pm

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:43 pm

7 weeks????????
Shit, I have a lot to do.
Oldguy wrote:I am one of the 4,000. I received my low income ticket award letter today. I am relieved to know that I am actually going in 7 weeks. Time to get serious. I need to buy that traditional bag of tube socks, and start packing the non-perishables.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:43 pm

Check one item off the list for Participation: I will be a greeter at BRC this year!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Elorrum » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:54 pm

Hope-a-Lope wrote:7 weeks????????
Shit, I have a lot to do.
Oldguy wrote:I am one of the 4,000. I received my low income ticket award letter today. I am relieved to know that I am actually going in 7 weeks. Time to get serious. I need to buy that traditional bag of tube socks, and start packing the non-perishables.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
thing one to do might be to look at a calendar. You will have a pleasant surprise. uinless Old Guy is coming very early.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Oldguy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:56 am

Oops! 11 weeks to go, not 7. :roll:

I think I wished July away. silly me. Whew, I certainly do not want to be there a month early, that crap bucket would get a little full...and ripe. :mrgreen:

Snort, not the clap...the dust. :lol:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Vladar » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:22 am

We picked up our camp beds yesterday. Self-inflating foam beds. Won't take up much space on the drive down and will be pretty comfortable.

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Got them in the return area at REI (it's nice to have a membership). Some great deals up there.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:09 am

We have one of those, queen size. Top it with memory foam, and you have the plushest bed on the playa. We use flannel sheets and a quilt with ours. We have managed to keep ours nearly dust free after all these years.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by trilobyte » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:27 am

For those with the traditional 'day job' schedule, you've basically got 10 weekends left (assuming that the weekend before the gate you're probably traveling to the playa). That's 10 days (11 if you add in 4th of July), or only 8 days if you've got big 4th of July weekend plans. Use your weekends well, and anything you can get done in the evening means less rushing around you have to do on an off day.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by VultureChow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:32 am

Finished my warm coat two weeks ago and my Mom got to model it yesterday:
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Also, half of the pewter claw necklaces got done this weekend. Should be able to finish the last half today and tomorrow.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:12 pm

Radical Gullibility?
Elorrum wrote:
Hope-a-Lope wrote:7 weeks????????
Shit, I have a lot to do.
Oldguy wrote:I am one of the 4,000. I received my low income ticket award letter today. I am relieved to know that I am actually going in 7 weeks. Time to get serious. I need to buy that traditional bag of tube socks, and start packing the non-perishables.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
thing one to do might be to look at a calendar. You will have a pleasant surprise. uinless Old Guy is coming very early.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:13 pm

Coat is great, necklaces are gorgeous!

VultureChow wrote:Finished my warm coat two weeks ago and my Mom got to model it yesterday:
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Also, half of the pewter claw necklaces got done this weekend. Should be able to finish the last half today and tomorrow.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by ProfessorChaos » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:21 pm

Cooler time!!! Another big checklist item taken off the list. Costco for the win.

Rated as the most AWESOME cooler EVER!
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Sidenote- It doubles as a bath tub. Somehow the manufacturer didn't even mention that part.
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Also picked up our LED headlamps for $8.00 there. Score.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by geospyder » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:07 pm

Ordered a couple packets of Utensil Wipes for cleaning my eating stuff (utensils, plates, cup, etc.). :coffee:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by BeeWeeDee » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:42 pm

Requisitioned vacation time and was granted the week off plus the day after Labor day.

Checked my spam filter for that elusive notice that I have a ticket through STEP. Continue to believe.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Ratty » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:40 pm

Vulturechow you make the best swag. Those are great! Utensil wipes? Really? I want some. I don't cook much so they would be perfect for me, (and Savannah who cooks not at all). Hey. Savannah you should come over to my camp and have some cheese whiz, crackers, sardines, potato chips, salami, canned cold fruit and beer. For desert we have cookies and trail mix with no chocolate. There are some other things but that is most of my staples for the week. Livin' high.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by BLana » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:37 pm

First time poster, long-time lurker here. This place is a treasure trove of information, and for that I thank you all!

Last night I prototyped some swag after scoring some bulk necklace chains. I used sliced wine corks, image transfer tape, and tiny screw eye bolts to create them. Here's the first one. I'm creating a few varieties using other choice four-letter words.
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