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    I think there are better options than selling it…...

    I think there are better options than selling it…

    Do you have a local used bike shop you can turn it in for store credit?

    Is there a local non-profit that you can donate it too?

    Do you know...
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    More money than you want to spend but I have...

    More money than you want to spend but I have Shimano T8000s on my townie. Real XT spd on one side, real aluminum flat pedal with replaceable pins on the other. Neutral weighted (some of the other...
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    The Chase Sapphire is the consistently rated the...

    The Chase Sapphire is the consistently rated the best generic travel card; I’d check out their cash back card Chase ?Freedom?


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  4. Thread: Tool Time

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    Yes - you can buy Husky / Dewalt / Milwaukee...

    Yes - you can buy Husky / Dewalt / Milwaukee branded push button style pliers wrenches at HD / Lowes now.

    I loathe groove pliers and adjustable wrenches.



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    Poll: 423071 Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

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    The challenge with minisplits (similar to window...

    The challenge with minisplits (similar to window shakers and portable AC) is generally the thermostat is on the unit; so it’s going to be hard to prevent “short cycling” regardless.

    It’s best to...
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    I have a 1700sf house with a similar loft (not a...

    I have a 1700sf house with a similar loft (not a bedroom, more of a 2nd living room, no door, open stair up). I had a three unit mini split system installed (6k in downstairs master bed, 9k upstairs...
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    …..guys…… They are announcing this in the...

    …..guys……

    They are announcing this in the middle of a particularly hot July….

    …It’s not rocket science…


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    Pepperoni based XO Sauce on Udon from Kenji’s Wok...

    Pepperoni based XO Sauce on Udon from Kenji’s Wok book. Umami bomb city… 422552422553


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    Is this just Grade A Nimbyism or is there a real...

    Is this just Grade A Nimbyism or is there a real reason the property should not be developed?


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    Peugeot Pepper Mills - mine consistently gets...

    Peugeot Pepper Mills - mine consistently gets clogged. I have to take it apart maybe once a month and clean it. I’ve tried different pepper varieties to no avail.

    Do I just have a lemon? Does...
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    There is an episode of “The Journal” podcast...

    There is an episode of “The Journal” podcast about Costco rotisserie chickens and the hoops they jump through to keep the price low. Apparently they have purchased/open poultry farms and processing...
  13. In bushes and gullys below rock gardens… ...

    In bushes and gullys below rock gardens…


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  14. Thread: Tool Time

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    More tools from the job. Custom #4...

    More tools from the job.

    Custom #4 poker/yanker
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    Can anyone guess what this “Apprentice” is used for?
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    A $7000 PAF gun. Designed in Liechtenstein, made in Austria.
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    Ask the experts

    Brake pad replacements?

    Are the “fancy” pads better than OEM? (MTX)

    Are the “cheap” pads worse than OEM? (Truckerco)

    What’s the move?

    Anyone tried Miles Racing Pads?
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    The most off-roading a Rivian owner will do is...

    The most off-roading a Rivian owner will do is crossing through a strip of road base when the CrossFit gym’s parking lot is getting repaved.


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    July 5th. Every park I passed on my morning...

    July 5th.

    Every park I passed on my morning bike commute was completely trashed. Fireworks packaging everywhere… but also containers from catered food / park BBQs. What kind of fucking animal has...
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    I get that Zelda BOTW is too advanced for a young...

    I get that Zelda BOTW is too advanced for a young one… but it literally is a masterpiece - we’re talking Shawshank / Abbey Road / The Wire level media… You shouldn’t really own a switch without...
  19. Thread: Antiwork

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    Antiwork

    Re: Trades / Broken Bodies

    With advancement of tech and stronger safety standards - these guys aren’t breaking their bodies in the same way they were 20 years ago.

    One example …We’re doing a...
  20. Thread: Antiwork

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    How many people in this thread are pretending to...

    How many people in this thread are pretending to WFH, spending a soft “40” on zoom calls and slack chats?


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  21. Thread: Scooters?

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    IMHO - If you’re going to buy something and can...

    IMHO - If you’re going to buy something and can afford it, a budget hub drive eBike (Rad, Aventon, etc…) is a much better buy. Range, capacity, speed, etc…

    But the rental scooters are fucking...
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    91… wtf…. How many days a week are the seniors...

    91… wtf…. How many days a week are the seniors coming over for water aerobics?


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  23. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

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    Freakanomics is doing a mini series on Crypto -...

    Freakanomics is doing a mini series on Crypto - First episode last week. It was a good listen. Stephen does a good job straddling the tight rope between the two sides of the discussion…


    Sent...
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    IME most “skate style” mtb shoes hike like shit,...

    IME most “skate style” mtb shoes hike like shit, clipless or flat…. You should probably drop the “not ugly as sin” criteria and just get an ugly clipless shoe with a chunky tread. Every brand makes...
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    Audiophiles, help me build a decent stereo

    I can’t believe Google discontinued that thing…… bizarre. Such an awesome product.


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    Does anyone know where my missing 2mm T handle...

    Does anyone know where my missing 2mm T handle is? Yes, I’ve checked the bottom of the sock drawer


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    A single survey point without any reference...

    A single survey point without any reference information (coordinates, cut sheet, identification number, etc) is essentially useless. Sounds like some bullshit scare tactic.

    I think your impression...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    No. I would not bet on that. It would take another 2008 recession or to drop prices considerably.

    - We have a housing shortage that will take a decade or two to fix
    - We have a skilled labor...
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    I think I followed this:...

    I think I followed this: https://thewoksoflife.com/chinese-bbq-pork-cha-siu/

    1” x 2-3” x length of butt.


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    Watcha cookin'?

    Kabli - You can buy short rib cut as a slice at any Asian grocery. Many butchers will cut it for you. I’ve even seen it precut at Sprouts.

    Char Sui - I’ve tried the hot and fast method, and it was...
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    Thank you for the input. Use case is local...

    Thank you for the input. Use case is local errands so it should work.


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  33. Thread: Juneteenth

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    We’re what? Two, maybe three years away from Old...

    We’re what? Two, maybe three years away from Old Navy having an annual Juneteenth sale?


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    ~75% of my work communication is phone calls;...

    ~75% of my work communication is phone calls; maybe 40+ calls a day. Email is only really used to notify/document. So yes, I answer my phone.

    I also have noticed that when I communicate with...
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    ^^^ that is a good point…. Sent from my...

    ^^^ that is a good point….


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    Best advice is to change the weekend you visit....

    Best advice is to change the weekend you visit. Both will be painful.

    If the sun is out and it is a “good” snow season Mammoth will be slightly more of a shitshow on mountain. Like a 11.1/10 vs...
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    Best looking meal since the smoked duck a few...

    Best looking meal since the smoked duck a few pages ago. Love a good BLAT


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    Poll: Doesn’t change the fact that the ultimate fridge...

    Doesn’t change the fact that the ultimate fridge of gun deaths is also tragic and horrifying and should be addressed.


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    The pull tab Fanny pack PFDs are a good solution...

    The pull tab Fanny pack PFDs are a good solution for a SUP.


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    What resi painter needs a 60’ boomlift? That’s...

    What resi painter needs a 60’ boomlift? That’s the real question.



    My comment wasn’t a knock. You’re preaching to the choir here… I work on the commercial side. The biggest risk to the industry...
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    FWIW - I’ve stayed at an Under Canvas before. ...

    FWIW - I’ve stayed at an Under Canvas before.

    It’s overpriced but a good experience. Essentially a canvas tent with a queen bed, wood burning stove, real toilet, and hot shower - immediately...
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    With the current market, my assumption: - No...

    With the current market, my assumption:
    - No contractor is coming to your house to do a days work for less than $1k.
    - No contractor is coming to your house to do a small project for less than $5k....
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    Recently, I also received a $4k quote for an...

    Recently, I also received a $4k quote for an exterior gas tankless install at the house. I just took it as a sign of the times, trade workers are busy, supply chain fucked equipment availability and...
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    Cast Iron Skillet

    Yes.

    For special occasions I go to a small business butcher shop in the neighborhood.

    Outside of that - a full service grocery store with a butcher counter typically gets their meat delivered...
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    Every time I buy material for a project that will...

    Every time I buy material for a project that will include significant drilling, I buy a new drill bit. I buy the bits solo, not the cassettes, then I have hard case that I keep them in. The second I...
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    For the home cook the benefit of stainless is for...

    For the home cook the benefit of stainless is for the stick. So you can make a pan sauce.

    A 12”-14” stainless sauté pan with a lid is should be in the quiver for most home cooks.

    Brown SOBI...
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    Has anyone been on a Tern? I’m very intrigued...

    Has anyone been on a Tern?

    I’m very intrigued by the Quickhaul. I am concerned about their sizing. The only offer one frame size and with an adjustable steerer, adjustable stem, and crazy long...
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    If you have a budget glass top, it could be part...

    If you have a budget glass top, it could be part of your challenge.

    The heavier weight CI is going to do better on a shittier stove.

    The heavier weight CI is going to do better with a thick...
  49. Rent duffy boat in Lake Union. Sent from my...

    Rent duffy boat in Lake Union.


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    I recently learned that red adirondacks on the...

    I recently learned that red adirondacks on the porch and pineapple yard art indicates a swingers residence… I now see that combination all the time walking the pup….


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