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Old 03-20-2020, 06:00 PM
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Such a tease. Uhm... yeah, that one looks my size and I'll take the roaster too!
I'm going to need the roaster come Thanksgiving....sorry

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Old 03-20-2020, 06:18 PM
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A virus shortened ski season has made me wish for nice enough weather for a ride or two. Today my wish came true and it was 43 degrees, sunny and calm. Not bad for March in Montana.

Stay safe out there.

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Old 03-21-2020, 05:31 PM
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It was sunny and not-quite-that-warm here.... so I wussed out and did chores and prepared a slow stew for dinner. But you have inspired me: tomorrow is supposed to be a hair warmer, and dry, so, out we go.

Your note about short wait times has me thinking about my bike in SS. Stay healthy out there!
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:13 PM
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Is Fork Tip Tuesday a thing? Well it is now I guess.

Slotting fork blades to fit the tips and brazing them is something that many have trouble picturing but in reality it’s simple if not fussy.

I think you can see the progression from marking where you want to slot the blade, to the two hacksaw slots, to bending away and breaking off the tab. It’s then filed to the perfect fit and the ends are beveled and the tip is dry fit into the slot. Then it’s a simple matter of cleaning, fluxing, brazing and finish work....and suddenly you have a fork tip that will be light and stiff and last a lifetime. Easy peezy.

I have no idea how many times I’ve done this since 1989 but it’s a big ass number.....10,000ish times would be a rough guess. I can certainly do it in my sleep or while singing along to the Dead Milkmen’s Bitch’in Camarillo at 11.

Muscle memory can be a good thing.

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Old 03-24-2020, 01:19 PM
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Is Fork Tip Tuesday a thing?
If it isn't, it should be.. Thanks for sharing. I love the fork on my MRB - knowing what it looked like before and during just makes me appreciate it that much more..

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Old 03-24-2020, 01:43 PM
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Great pictures Dave. I still marvel at how simple but elegant my Kirk frame is.
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