Oh my, you're really into that, huh? The bike shop where I go, has
some really...ermmm..'fringe' kinda riders, but we have no mountains.
Lots of lovely laneways and paths, and some wonderful forest trails,
but nothing that would warrant an all-out bike. The big bucks get
dropped on road bikes with flat aerodynamic unobtanium spokes..like
maybe 5/10 per wheel. 10,000 dollars for a bicycle says 'into it'.
This is my bike... 'cept mine is blue (2 years ago they were all Blue)
Made in Canada.
I did a couple of upgrades; alloy cranks and a couple of mud guards,
because I do ride in bad weather too..just can't be too cold, lest I
piss off my arthritis.
Notice the lard-ass saddle..came with it...that's my story...(very
comfy after a few weeks of post-winter adjustments). Angela and I
just love the peace and quiet of a bike-ride, nice change for
her...she normally runs 6 miles..every day, but she toasted her knee
during a fall last November, se we're nursing her knee back with some
It was a beautiful day today and all the idiots with their crotch-
rockets were screaming up the pavement, ...sirens blaring all day, ER
personnel working over-time. The idiots didn't ride all winter...first
warm day: "let's take our 150 MPH bikes out, Garth, and drink some
beer, Garth, and get stupid, and I'll start the insurance tomorrow,
" I'm going to get sooo drunk today, Garth, that I'll even be useless
as a organ donor, Garth..."
When I was 18, nothing could kill me either..and didn't..see?
It was MUCH later in life that I learned that the only sure-fire way
to get killed was to say:
"No honey, it's not the pants that makes you look fat, it's your ass
that makes you look fat."
> It was MUCH later in life that I learned that the only sure-fire way
> to get killed was to say:
> "No honey, it's not the pants that makes you look fat, it's your ass
> that makes you look fat."
Whatever happened to, ".. Now that's what I call, built for comfort."
Best I've managed to come up with so far is "If I had wanted a skinny
wife, I'd have married a skinny girl."
Doesn't make her feel noticeably better, but I credit it with keeping my
skin intact on a couple of occasions. Your mileage WILL vary.
On 28 Apr 2007 07:59:27 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
My General 650 required a strip of self-stick "grip tape" along the
fence rail to truly lock the fence in place, as the rail paint is very
smooth. Once I did that, I can probably use it as a clamp stop!
That's a sweet saw. I know it well and so do a few of them around here
and I hear nothing but kudos.
One guy has the Excalibur sliding table attachment and is very
But I'm going to be dropping a serious nut as it is with the Bot and
all, so my 'dream' saw will have to wait.
I'm also buying a bunch of material handling solutions, ie carts and
such, new modular work tables. Take a peek...I want one of each on
this page from 'carts' on down
Just bought a new sander..and that's where my dream saw money is going
Take a peek at the video on the bottom of this page:
and considering that I pay 2 guys to do the sanding.... well, it's
unfortunate that I have to think like that...but...and in the meantime
I will have to put up with the voice of Clay in my head:
"Down at the well they've got a new machine
The foreman says it cuts man-power by fifteen
Yeah but that ain't natural well so old Clay would say
You see he's a horse-drawn man until his dying day"
I have spoken to a couple of fabricators who use them. They are quite
pleased. Many have bought an extra pad so they can do their change-ups
Theyre getting to be more common. The Australian company that makes it
found a need and filled it.
That also makes similar patterns as the single 5" hand-held sanders,
so there's a good 'blend'.
Being an induction motor, the speed is constant as well.
Some of the feed-back mentions pretty good dust collection as well.
I'll do a review once it gets here.
I'm sorry... I really am. I know this is a serious tool. But on the
other hand, I heard Nigel Tufnel saying (paraphrased) ,"you see right
here, our amps go to eleven. And that's one more than ten, so it has
to be louder".
It was the "it has four pads which make it four times faster" part
that got me.
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