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akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #551)

ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Same. Modernity is too fragile, too new...and we're creating a problem that will hang around about as long that civilization itself has existed. We can barely hold our shit together now.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:42
lofarkas
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(Reply to #552)

ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:43
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #553)

crowding wrote:
Recently moved up to Maple Leaf. New place has a real detached garage to settle into.


KLR with a milk crate? smiley

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:25
mdilthey
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(Reply to #554)

lofarkas wrote:
ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

You can even figure in nuclear weapons and coal still wins. Especially if you are talking internationally.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:40
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #555)

lofarkas wrote:
ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

That's the thing that I don't get. The damage from burning carbon for energy is so evident now that we are facing the largest mass extinction in 75,000,000 years because we loved it so much. With nuclear, there's a chance we destroy the world, but if we stick with it, we'll keep getting better. If we keep burning carbon, we kill most life on earth. I get that there are third paths, but can someone explain why nuclear isn't considered more strongly, in light of the melting of Greenland?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:28
mdilthey
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(Reply to #556)

Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:58
iwillbe
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(Reply to #557)

mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:21
mdilthey
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(Reply to #558)

iwillbe wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

If you were right, we would have already solved the problem

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:23
Petr5
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(Reply to #559)

ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

We're still boiling water. Definitely not ready.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:05
iwillbe
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(Reply to #560)

mdilthey wrote:
iwillbe wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

If you were right, we would have already solved the problem

there's not a "we" with consistent motives, hence the pickle we're in.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:07
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Not really my bike mess, which is actually pretty tidy, but here is my recently assembled workbench. Still missing some essential tools, because most everything I have lives in my rollaway, which I don't keep in my basement.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:06
Andrew_Squirrel
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dueling vises!

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:15
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There are FOUR VISES here. The small one is a little old Craftsman, but the one behind it is a very nice old Wilton which I disassembled yesterday and re-greased. Currently it's just floating loosey-goosey, but I'll mount it up and move the Craftsman to storage, soon.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:34
Rusty Piton
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I don't actually see a single bike tool in that mess smiley

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:20
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There are a handful tucked away on the board. Like I said, I have a double-stacked rollaway with all my bike tools, but that lives at work.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:39
Shortpants
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I need to make a workbench with a pegboard. But my desk/workbench/sewing table is in front of a window so it's weird.

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 00:18
VT regularbike
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Lay out the pegboard, shadow board all the tools and cut out all the unused space

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 01:18
NOVELTYNAME
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Interesting

Do you mean like drill/jigsaw between all tools? Because that would be weird and cool

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:17
Shortpants
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I think I'm reaching a point where I need to rent an art studio. Workbench in art studio would mean I can actually get work done.

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:56
Face
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But in SF wouldn't you also have to sleep under said workbench?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:08
oogens
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(Reply to #571)

Face wrote:
But in SF wouldn't you also have to sleep under said workbench?

http://sfist.com/2017/03/10/apartment_sadness_the_sorriest_stud.php

just kidding, brilliant design features mean I won't let my lactose intolerance hold me back from an all dairy diet

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 13:54
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #572)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
I like the organization Rusty!
I am too in the process of trying to get the bike room dialed since it's practically in the kitchen of our new house and will be visible to visitors. I feel bad forcing my partner to look at it everyday so i'm hoping that motivates me to keep it clean and pleasing to the eye.
Its going to be really hard transitioning from a huge garage with a 20 foot work bench and infinite storage to a tiny room intended to be a dining room.

This was the preliminary workbench area but I've since cleared about 50% of the stuff so I can actually use the entire bench and park the stool underneath.

Found some smaller matching tubs to organize bike parts & bags I want to keep. Made a little caster cart so its easy to pull out without scratching up the floor:

Cycletruck Parking was the most difficult, this seems to be the most optimal way to store it and allow shoe rack.

Picked up some of these racks which I really like but ...ugh... way too expensive. The hardware on them is really nice & allows you to store bikes in the most efficient way without putting holes in the walls:

We were gunna get rid of this book shelf when we shed 70% of our book collection but it fit the helmets, bags, locks, gloves + stuff pretty well so its being repurposed.

I finally picked up a rolling tool cabinet this past weekend and merged general purpose tools with my bike specific tools in one unit.
Unfortunately the sliding drawers on this tool box are not great but we will see if they drive me crazy. Either way its far better than two tool boxes on the ground. I can already access tools much quicker instead of digging around for 5 minutes in some small overstuffed boxes.

Workbench by Andrew Squirrel, on Flickr

I was attracted to this Kobalt 1000 cabinet but was bummed that the hardware isn't as nice as the Kobalt 2000 series.

Thinking about where to hang my rags.... had the idea of finding a strong magnet with a handle and using the magnet to pin the rag(s) against the side of the cabinet. The pegboard hooks that came with the cabinet are so silly.

maybe something like this?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:12
Larry Winget
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Um, this is the bike mess thread.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:05
JUGE FREDD
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that's just what it looks like when squirrel is still messing around

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:56
shane.rrr
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Damn. I need a bigger house or garage or something. I don't wanna live where I am now anyways. Good enough reason

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:48
Face
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Squirrel, can you come down to California and organize my bike mess?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:53
NOVELTYNAME
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Squirrel if you ever come visit scenic St. John’s id appreciate a bike mess consultation

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:38
crowding
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share bike mess in China.

Grauniad article it's attached to is kind of garbage

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 18:46
Shortpants
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Sat, 11/25/2017 - 19:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Holy fucking shit.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:49
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:22
Face
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Wtf is that shit

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:41
Tail Hook Lengthener
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No fucking way would I work at or get my bike serviced by that place.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 01:37
Shortpants
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just posted to instagram but initially took the photo for tarck. Went to put away a set of pedals and realized I might have a problem.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:20
Goddamnit Gunther
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Would I be correct in assuming that there is not a single thing wrong with any of those?

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
Shortpants
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loose springs, blown pins, etc. You can see the pile of parts to the left.

The two yellow pedals I took off (top right, mid-bottom left) were okay. I got them at a swap for $5 but one side of the drive side pedal was loose. The other 3 springs were as tight as a brand new set but one loose spring was fucking me up, especially for working all day. I'd rather be consistent and ride slightly loose pedals all around.

You can see a couple bodies in there with no springs. I definitely search out donor parts.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:11
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I solved all my Time ATAC problems by using Shimano SPD.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:48
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #588)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
I solved all my Time ATAC problems by using Shimano SPD.

QFT

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:16
liquify
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My wife is on them, and luckily hasn't had any real issues with them.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:31
Shortpants
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(Reply to #590)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
I solved all my Time ATAC problems by using Shimano SPD.

I don't trust shimano spds on a track bike. I don't know anyone that does, honestly.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:02
TimArchyLime
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(Reply to #591)

Shortpants wrote:
Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
I solved all my Time ATAC problems by using Shimano SPD.

I don't trust shimano spds on a track bike. I don't know anyone that does, honestly.

This was my logic for using atacs for many many years. Then I got a bike with brakes and a set of spd's.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:18
joy of vaping
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I've never, ever accidentally unclipped from shimano SPD pedals riding fixed, but I could be lucky.

here's my bike + empty moving boxes mess i'm currently trying to organize:

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:57
kmcdon
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My messbro friend won't run SPDs on any tarck bike, even though we recently convinced him to get a brake.

He even got the bianchi celeste ATACs to match his '92 pista. It's actually pretty sw8.

joy of vaping wrote:
I've never, ever accidentally unclipped from shimano SPD pedals riding fixed

I absolutely have, and it's fucking bullshit when it happens.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:09
Andrew_Squirrel
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Do most people tighten their SPD float as they wear down their cleats? I can't ever seem to remember to experiment but lately I've been popping out on a pair of well worn Terraduros.
Maybe this post will help me remember.

The main reason I haven't messed with it yet is because I have two bikes with SPD pedals and two different SPD shoes at opposite ends of the wear spectrum.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:14
joy of vaping
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I've popped out of SPD compatible non-shimano pedals, but the good old M520 has never let me down

YMMV (your mileage must vary)

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:39
Face
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Good to see another bike mess ITT.

Here's mine while I figure out how to rid myself of half of my belongings so it's no longer a mess.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 21:34
Shortpants
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While I'm definitely not happy one of my bikes got stolen I gotta say, it's really opened up a lot of room in my apartment.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:49
Face
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Room for another bike!

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 23:05
Shortpants
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I was already thinking of selling some of my bikes. I have 7. This just confirmed it. One of the bikes (the giordana) is already spoken for, just gotta wait for the cash. The wolverine is going. I might keep the gunnar. Honestly at the end of summer I'd like to be down to 3 bikes including the bullitt.

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:43

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