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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:50 PM
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break out of the cheap thread- most WTF money you ever spent

So, what did you buy that made everyone else say WTF?
Mine was a set of speakers. Apogee Caliper electrostatics. They were odd looking but to this day the best I have owned. I still miss them.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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10k on a land rover i didn't need nor want.....


then another 8k on stuff i didn't need for the land rover i didn't need
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Yes- for sure the D90('s). When you got from a 85K late model daily driver to a now 15 year old D90 daily driver, everyone thinks WTF is up with that. They think mid life break down or something...good thing all of my friends know I had that @ 35! (oh and the Adventure Trailer...just don't get started on ammo, mre's, etc....) yeah I think I've gone past the point of no return. Yeah....just wait until December 22nd!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:18 AM
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Old April 27th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I just bought a $275 seat post. Well there was a 20% off sale.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:14 AM
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a remote riser?

how is that?

Carbon post in my turner was a nightmare .... now have a Thomson


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I just bought a $275 seat post. Well there was a 20% off sale.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Old April 27th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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100 years ... yeah we hate the new builds in the UK too ...

A friend of mine bought a farmhouse in the UK ... when we went to vist the first time ... they said come and look at the new extension ... we walked into the living room and she said ... this was built in the 1700's ... the remainder of the house dates back to 1300 in official records ... but maybe even 1100!

Nothing is square ... you have to duck your head to enter the house and the bathroom has a 15% grade to the floor ...




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A triumph spitfire on ebay after an afternoon of drinking? Seller was so happy it sold he even offered to deliver it. I've never seen a rollback drop a car and leave more quickly in my life . . .
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100 years ... yeah we hate the new builds in the UK too ...

A friend of mine bought a farmhouse in the UK ... when we went to vist the first time ... they said come and look at the new extension ... we walked into the living room and she said ... this was built in the 1700's ... the remainder of the house dates back to 1300 in official records ... but maybe even 1100!

Nothing is square ... you have to duck your head to enter the house and the bathroom has a 15% grade to the floor ...
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a remote riser?

how is that?

Carbon post in my turner was a nightmare .... now have a Thomson
Post is carbon. Made by enve.

I had a Easton carbon post on my turner and never had an issue.

In fact I would say Thomson is more fragile. Only post I ever broke by over torquing the bolts. I also broke two face plates that way. Now have a torque wrench.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I probably got my turner a lot wetter riding in the uk ... post used to corrode and sieze ... was also Easton.

Getting the broken tube out took best part of 2 days carefully sawing with a hacksaw blade in a rag ... never again will I mix carbon and aluminium.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I probably got my turner a lot wetter riding in the uk ... post used to corrode and sieze ... was also Easton.

Getting the broken tube out took best part of 2 days carefully sawing with a hacksaw blade in a rag ... never again will I mix carbon and aluminium.
Did you use carbon paste? If you lubed it with regular grease it would seize together. Where did you break it?
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didn't even know carbon pasted existed!

Broke about 1 inch above frame which seemed strange ... but I did have a tumble in a rocky place a few minutes prior.
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