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by Matt Gruber
Mar 07 2021 11:57am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical mod plans for my free 29" bike I got on trash day- post 14
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: Radical mod plans for my free 29" bike I got on trash day- post 14

Years ago i saw a bike with an extended crank stroke. the owner let me test it 8) I really liked it and wanted my next bike like that :thumb: BUT i told a bike shop what i wanted and he said it would be hard on my knees :o So now i have this free bike, and it would be a shame to not at least try to ...
by Matt Gruber
Mar 06 2021 11:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needs of others that Maslow didn't warn you about
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Needs of others that Maslow didn't warn you about

Funny, i thought there would be lots of comments :lol: Well, i'll continue on as i think of things: . 5. Needs of others to make you like them. Nearly everybody learned the primitive techniques in the Dale Carnegie book "How to win friends and influence people". BUT once you know the techn...
by Matt Gruber
Mar 05 2021 1:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical mod plans for my free 29" bike I got on trash day- post 14
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: .. Test ride of a free 29" bike I got on trash day- post 14

Rides like a tank :lol: :roll: 1st i had to make a seat post from an old lawn chair. i had a spare seat. I'm 5'11" and i felt small for this bike :lol: I'd say 6'2" and up. It does take the driveway gutter straight on, with my 26" i'd hit it at an angle. And if i go off into the grass...
by Matt Gruber
Mar 05 2021 2:00am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needs of others that Maslow didn't warn you about
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Needs of others that Maslow didn't warn you about

Maslow is taught in Psychology class. https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html#gsc.tab=0 Here is my quick warning list of the sometimes dangerous needs of others : 1. Need to sell products or services. This is HUGE. 2. Need for repeat business (making products obsolete) 3. Need to look good at y...
by Matt Gruber
Mar 04 2021 8:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical mod plans for my free 29" bike I got on trash day- post 14
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: ..Hobo bike gets bar extensions for upright riding- Got a free 29" bike on trash day

You know you are old when people throw away stuff that is newer and nicer :lol: 29" bike - missing the seat, but otherwise like in the ad- sells for 169. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genesis-29-Men-s-GS7-Multi-Speed-Cruiser-Bike-Silver/54713370 . they also threw away an induction range :shock: ag...
by Matt Gruber
Feb 18 2021 9:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?

so here is why my NEW neighbor is replacing his roof, which was in good condition.(doing it today) As a new owner, the ins co inspected the house, and looked up the roof purchase date on the city permit on file. Being 16 years old the ins policy would be $1000 MORE due to the old roof. Say the old r...
by Matt Gruber
Feb 17 2021 4:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cops take $17k, Judge orders it returned, city refuses, says they gave it to Feds-+ more
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Cops take $17k, Judge orders it returned, city refuses, says they gave it to Feds

Qualified immunity dates back to 1982 when SCOTUS invented it out of thin air. Net result is that you usually can't sue a gov employee no matter what they do. This took a few decades for it to sink in, and now that it has, you get cops stealing your money or even killing, knowing that as a gov emplo...
by Matt Gruber
Feb 17 2021 4:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?

Price depends on square footage of roof so that $11k doesn't mean much of anything. how about 11 units of money v 32 for equal amount of steel? does that tell you anything or not? Hint: my neighbor said he'd sooner buy 3 asphalt roofs than 1 steel ( if he lives that long) . a perfect steel roof cou...
by Matt Gruber
Feb 16 2021 8:21am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?

due to Trump tariffs steel has gone way up! my neighbor just got a quote
asphalt $11k
steel $32k
and they don't appear very strong- very thin steel (to keep costs down)
i did get a steel garage door in 2006 - good so far :bigthumb:
by Matt Gruber
Feb 15 2021 2:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cops take $17k, Judge orders it returned, city refuses, says they gave it to Feds-+ more
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Cops take $17k, Judge orders it returned, city refuses, says they gave it to Feds

I disagree with Steve Lehto. But i think the judge needs to be more specific on exactly who is going to jail if the order is ignored. I'd say the city manager, not the cop.
by Matt Gruber
Feb 13 2021 4:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FL is the only state that protects vegetable gardens- it is the law, pg 3
Replies: 66
Views: 6017

Re: FL is the only state that protects vegetable gardens- it is the law, pg 3

Some towns will fine you if you grow vegetables on your front lawn :shock: Glad i live in FL with the 2019 state law protecting the right to garden. I can't make this stuff up :roll: But, it's true, i was reluctant to grow on my front lawn. NOW, my PSP are safe! https://ij.org/press-release/new-illi...
by Matt Gruber
Feb 13 2021 8:03am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Replace asphalt roof with Tesla glass (no solar PV)?

NOT GOOD! (for me) They don't even sell dummy plain glass roofs :roll:
system is only rated to 100 mph for 2 hours.
asphalt (the best) rated to 130 mph
by Matt Gruber
Feb 12 2021 10:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FL is the only state that protects vegetable gardens- it is the law, pg 3
Replies: 66
Views: 6017

Re: Had to move 4 purple sweet potatoes (not growing), pg 3

dirt here is horrible, actually kills plants in some spots :roll: 4 psp were closer to the driveway and not growing. took them out and the roots looked like when i planted them 2-4 weeks ago. one did have a tiny psp :thumb: added them 2 days ago to the broccoli patch; already have new leaves :thumb:...
by Matt Gruber
Jan 28 2021 7:41pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why not heat my house w heat lamps?
Replies: 53
Views: 1455

Re: Why not heat my house w heat lamps?

EV makers have figured out how to not heat the interior, yet keep you comfy- they heat the seat and the steering wheel :thumb: reminds me of my kitchen table heater :bigthumb: Actually, I'd prefer the warm air over the warm seat. The first problem I have in cold is with my sinuses. I shock others r...
by Matt Gruber
Jan 28 2021 4:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why not heat my house w heat lamps?
Replies: 53
Views: 1455

Re: Why not heat my house w heat lamps?

EV makers have figured out how to not heat the interior, yet keep you comfy-
they heat the seat and the steering wheel :thumb:
reminds me of my kitchen table heater :bigthumb:
by Matt Gruber
Jan 26 2021 8:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why not heat my house w heat lamps?
Replies: 53
Views: 1455

2 60 watt bulbs for shower floor

i tried 1 and i really like a warm spot on the floor, so i took an old cord and made up a 2nd, for those really cold mornings. just turn them on for an hour to add some preheat to the stall 8)
they plug into a GFI :bolt: