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The Bike Shop / Re: Ugly Parts
« on: July 22, 2015, 04:48:39 PM »
Any 1 piece seat/post. It just looks so cheap.

The Lounge / Re: all this mayhem
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:01:41 AM »
That Gator flick was intense. It linked me to this about short bio about Rodney Mullen.

Love eccentric folks.

The Lounge / Re: New Random Thoughts Thread
« on: July 21, 2015, 04:03:38 AM »
Cause to her own self she ain't white so that wouldn't make sense. This lil miss nobody in nobody USA had her shit blown up on national news. There wasn't even some catalyst of 'questionable ethics', it was her parents calling someone in the news department and they ran with it cause its an interesting story. Her actions speak much louder than what little lie she ever told. All it is a mainstream media tabloid. It gets attention, there is no real reason for it, there is no substance. They threw under the bus what I perceive as a decent lady and her life's work just cause there was a single weak link in her. They drilled that single weak link until it broke everything.

The Lounge / Re: New Random Thoughts Thread
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:27:50 PM »
Kind of late but the whole Rachel Dolezal scandal is the most retarded thing to happen to the media for a while. You oust a lady who was doing good work because she lied about being black? Fuck... who gives a shit. Identity and race is a pretty complex thing.

There are plenty of people of every race pretending to be one another. So many white dudes who claim to be black or part native, Jews passing off as not Jews. A bunch of inbetweeners when it comes to race and I'm not even talking about mixed folks.

Sure it's terrible she lied about being black but if thats what she truly feels inside and some people accept her as that, who is anyone to call her out on that. It's not like she did her blackface routine when she went to work. The way I see if she's willing to live the life of being considered a black woman and accept the disadvantages and advantages that come with that then let her be.

The Lounge / Re: What have you made?
« on: July 15, 2015, 02:02:44 PM »
It depends what machine they have and exactly what your model looks like. If you have someone willing to help you out, then they may be happy to accept a Sketchup file and convert it for you, but they wont be able to print directly from that. The file needs to be "sliced" into layers that the printer can then print.

Most home printers (like mine) are like a tiny glue-gun that lays down a bead of plastic in layers. Obviously those layers need something to print onto. For the first layer, you print onto the print bed, but from then on you are printing onto the model so you have a problem with overhangs and other unsupported layers. However, the software can add "support layers", little columns of material under unsupported areas to keep then where they should be, and you then snap these off. This actually works really well, but yes you will need to hand finish the surface if you want it smooth.

How smooth the part comes out will depend on the print resolution. If you want it super smooth then you can do very thin layers, but this then takes many many extra hours to print.


It's never that easy is it.

The Bike Shop / Re: Merrit bearingless driver coaster
« on: July 14, 2015, 02:12:10 AM »
I don't think it warrants a new thread but it seems like Tree is coming out with their own freecoaster. I spotted it on Timmy Theus bike check over on It doesn't look fancy and I'm definitely not qualified to claim that it is or isn't a KHE clone but it's a Tree none the less. Tree hubs always seem to be different and quality... but then again I haven't heard stuff about Tree in a hot second.

The Lounge / Re: What have you made?
« on: July 14, 2015, 02:07:57 AM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

Yes. I do.


To get something made, is it really as simple as sending the maker a google sketchup and choosing the material?

I imagine not all 3D printers are capable of working with all materials but something like ABS Plastic or nylon is pretty standard isn't it?

I've also seen examples of 3D printers at the local Staples and all of it looks really rough and has burs. Is that something that I can sand out to make smoother or will it damage the integrity of the material?

I just want to make a little figurines.

The Lounge / Re: What have you made?
« on: July 10, 2015, 11:36:00 PM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

The Lounge / Re: Gay Marriage
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:45:24 AM »
Gay Marriage is pretty gay though.

The Lounge / Re: Discussion: US 2016 Elections
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:36:29 AM »
People I've talked to are pretty in line with his way of thinking. I just think most people don't think he has a chance to win so they'll end up tossing their vote to their preferred party. Also, I think if he did get into office he'd have a hard time getting anything done due to push back from congress.

I just think he's this years Ron Paul. 

The best we can hope from all this is that he pushes new ideas to the forefront and creates a different model for progressives to rally behind. Eventually people in similar line of thinking can win local and state elections which would make the rest of the country more open to his ideas he started. Kind of like how Ron Paul forced a merge with the growing Libertarian movement(he pretty much reinvigorated) to the Republican party platform.

I hope that Bernie makes it far and gets a lot of traction and press. Even though I truly think his ideas are too radical for most of America(like you said most of Congress would never agree), it's solid thinking none the less. The man lives what he speaks, he could truly invoke real change through that alone and doesn't need the White House seat to make that difference. He just needs a platform for him to bring those thoughts to mainstream America. Evolution not revolution.

The Lounge / Re: Discussion: US 2016 Elections
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:47:43 AM »
Even though I'd like Bernie Sanders to win solely based on his track record. I don't know if America is really ready for someone with his beliefs to hold office.

Everyone else is a corporate goon that's there to keep the status quo. I think election are even less exciting now cause people generally accept that as truth.

The Lounge / Re: Fan Theory (films)
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:42:33 AM »

The Lounge / Re: New Random Thoughts Thread
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:40:14 AM »
I like waking up at at 8:30am.

The Bike Shop / Re: Broke my Fly cranks. Need new crank suggestions
« on: July 07, 2015, 02:16:50 AM »
I am quite fond of my Akimbos.

The Lounge / Re: Gay Marriage
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:11:31 PM »
Let me start off by saying I don't have a problem with gay marriage. I think the issue for most religious people is that they think it is not the governments job to redefine what they see as a status that originated with religion and Adam and Eve. Separation of church and state thing. I think it's less about rights and more about redefining what they see as a religious term. I mean shit, you need an minister who is ordained through a religious institution to marry a couple. I think what it really comes down to is the benefits that the government gives to married couples. If you gave gay people the same benefits of married couples but called it something different than marriage I don't think religious people would give a shit nearly as much. For most religious people its not about pushing their religious beliefs on others or equality as it is about preserving a biblical definition. I feel like most people who are for gay marriage don't see this side of the debate and the amount of religious bashing and in tolerance of peoples beliefs i've been seeing is ridiculous. Its all about tolerance.

What makes marriage's definition bound to a biblical thing though? You can't own a word. It may have started with a different meaning but you can't enforce a meaning when the world around you is changing it.

Take idiot. It was once a scientific term for people with exceptional mental handicaps. People throw that word around like it's nothing anymore, cause quite frankly it is nothing.

The N-word is another one. The black community has changed the perception of the meaning of the word drastically. It's still a hot word to say but it's not a strict racial epithet it used to be.

To people who see marriage as a man and woman. It'll always be that way. To people who see it differently. They'll always see it their way. The government's job is to side with the majority of people and in this case no one is truly discriminated. It's not like straight marriage is now outlawed. Hell, there is a Japanese dude who married an online character from a video game, to him marriage is that too. No one may recognize it as real but that ain't gonna change his views.

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