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  1. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ you caught me at an opportune moment. Got hit by a car the other day; it was minor. I had the shell off today inspecting for damage to the inner shell.πŸ˜€
  2. This is the link for the PVC rod: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013HM2SC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_GGR5CbZX3Q2HV This is the link for the end caps: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079YWSLW7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_rIR5Cb9A1RASS The photo is a close-up of how the screws appear after fastening the rod to the wheel. As you can see they barely protrude at all. I also actually measured. It's close to an 1/2"; which, means that it is most likely 35mm length: M3x35mm is the most probable screw size.
  3. The vinyl end caps are taller than the screw heads, and they are what rest on the ground. The wheel will be perfectly stable on the kickstand. Don't over-think it; it works. You are right; 25mm is not even a one inch length. M3x30 (1.1") or M3x35mm (1.3") will work much better; my bad. My length measurements might be a bit off, but it should be one of those. Try them both because I suspect 35 might be a bit too long. Sorry that I don't remember the exact size I used. I have a bunch of screws in an unmarked box. I know how to choose the right ones from my own collection, but seem to have forgotten their exact nomenclature. πŸ™
  4. Through the rods going the shell. It's important to do it this way because the screws will insert directly into the mudflap screw holes. What's clever about it is that you are using the existing mudflap screwholes to secure the rod to the shell. Fortunately, KS put those screw holes on both sides of the wheel.
  5. LOL dead give-away and fatal mistake. 🀭 now I’ve gone and done it; awakened the dragon. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ My family owned a quarantine, kennel, pet shop, and pet boarding facility No experience as breeders though huh?πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜• Slim. I’m Laughing even louder at you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Denial is thinking that your Mama’s occupation as a judge in show dog competitions gives you personal SME status about Pit Bulls. Neither your Mama, or you have 40+ years owning and breeding Pit Bulls; like me. Look here Slim. I can trace the lineage of the Pit Bulls that my family owns right now all the way back to the some of the earliest Bulldogs brought to the USA, by the Irish Breeder, Con Feeley. I am sure that neither you or your Mama has ever heard of that name in association with Pit Bull history. I find it amusing that you honestly think owning a friggin family owned and operated pet shop makes you a Pit Bull expert, and overcomes 40+ years of knowledge gained from personal involvement with this breed. Does that help your cause? Approach? advance your agenda. Slim. This may be a β€œcounter-productive” discussion about dogsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m gonna take these comments as a compliment. That my opinion on a breed with which I am very acquainted makes me Che F#$&@# Guevara in your eyes is absolutely hilarious. Resorting to labeling me a revolutionary because my perspective runs counter to the disneyesque narrative apparently running through yo Mama’s pet shop only shows me that you know your argument is some bullshit. Since your knowledge on this breed is insufficient to effectively argue with me, you resort to invoking yo Mama’s occupation And emotional retorts that amount to name calling; now, that’s what I passion in defense of bullshit . πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Passion is cute and all Slim. I can’t even take you seriously enough to be offended by this comment. Since I have stated it so plainly, by now you must be well aware of what I think of your argument. Furthermore, since you brought yo Mama and her multiple occupations; none of which include breeding into this conversation as evidence of your personal SME status. She should have taught you that β€œaggression” and β€œgameness” are apples and oranges, and that β€œaggression” has never been a legitimate breeding criteria πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But then again, I suppose that you need to learn that from an actual breeder. Now, it really is time for me to put my involvement in this discussion to bed.
  6. Indeed they are not. Humans are far more dangerous and aggressive than dogs. I come from a breeder and terrier-enthusiast family. I know of no breeder who would agree with this point. I have truly had fun with this off topic conversation, but the fun has worn thin at this point. You should stop using words like: "verified" when you don't have the information to support it. The problem that I see is that you have you confused "gameness" with "aggression." So let me clarify them for you: 1. Gameness - Willingness, persistence, determination, and courage. 2. Aggression - A hostile or violent attitude or behavior towards others. Gameness is the single most important quality that terrier-enthusiasts adore and admire about their breeds. Aggression is hated by breeders of terriers. Aggressive dogs are usually culled. It is the dog's gameness that aggressive humans have exploited to satisfy their violent lusts: dogfighting, boar, bull, and lion baiting, rat baiting, flushing foxes and rabbits from holes, etc..... These activities are human inventions. Aggression in a dog is a fear response; a territorial defense mechanism. Many of them have been abused or encouraged to show aggression by their stupid owners. This is why aggression in a dog is marked by threat displays: baring of the teeth, raising of the hairs to appear bigger and more threatening, pointing up or back of the ears, growling, etc..... You will always see these happening when a dog feels threatened. When see threat display you are looking at a dog in an aggressive state.
  7. You flatter yourself greatly to think that I would engage in mental gymnastics merely for your amusement. I realize that you believe the data adds something new to the conversation; however, it does not. Data is only a partial snapshot of a situation. Since data is incapable of providing it's own context, the strongly opinionated are usually the first to misrepresent it to verify a heavily flawed premise; namely, that pit bulls are innately more prone to vicious attack than other dogs. This imagined innate "compulsion" to attack things leads to the reasoning that pitbull are incapable of proper socialization. It seems to me that the proportional quantity of unprovoked attacks would be more salient to demonstrating innate proneness than the fatal outcomes; since, fatalities represent merely .000021% over the 13 year period that you describe (based on a million bites per year that you presented). What this data shows is that fatalities from dog bites in general is indeed quite rare. Fundamentally, in my opinion, you presented the wrong data to make your point that Pit Bulls are innately more dangerous (more prone to attack) than other breeds. If you read my post, you will notice that I do recognize that over the 40+ years that I have been associated with the pit Bull breed I have witnessed it over the decades become very popular with the more odious elements of society whose association with the breed enhances their macho, or criminal brand image. I do believe your data points somewhat to the outcomes of this unfortunate marriage.
  8. No worries. I realized that your post was old. Figured that you had it worked out and my response was unnecessary. Glad your on point now.
  9. Yes the light blue is lovely; especially, in that satin chrome finish. For me the 6x5 was good. If you get that size roll there will not be enough to rewrap your entire wheel; you will have to buy another roll, but you will have plenty to rewrap smaller pieces like foot platforms and the shell cap. If you want some " in case I mess this up cushion" you should go for at least 8x5. 6x5 worked for me because I didn't mess up this time πŸ‘
  10. Thank you kindly. Stay tuned for the gold I am about to do. I like to use inexpensive wraps for wheels; this company sells a great Vvivid knockoff. Tried unsuccessfully to PM the info to you. Seller: M J-AUTOPARTS Wrap Finish Description: Premium Satin Matte Chrome Color: Red Check this out: Premium Satin Matte Chrome Metallic Vinyl Film Wrap Sticker Air ... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSFKNJ9/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_UkF0Cb9Y6G9PG
  11. I've bailed on paved and unpaved surfaces at least 5 times since I installed the stand. @Yanex87 came up with the idea and he has had his stand attached to his wheel for an even longer period of time: zero issues. πŸ‘
  12. Here is what I use. Simple design: 1. Solid 12"x1" PVC rod cut to 5.5" lengths 2. Holes drilled through the middle to match mudflap screw inserts. 3. M3x25mm machine screws 4. Vinyl endcaps. Directly Attach 5.5" rod segment to wheel using screws inserted into empty mudflap screwholes. Slide vinyl endcaps onto the rod. Voila! You got a new wheelstand.
  13. The F'king DC Glydiators man.
  14. No doubt. A 360 with a real long stick is about as close to drone as you can get in DC; but hey. At least EUCs aren't restricted in any way. Link up with the DC Glydiators whenever you are back in your old hood; we will get a ride in. Check out DC Glydiators http://meetu.ps/c/4ckYm/DMZ1W/d on Meetup https://www.facebook.com/groups/Glydiators/ on Facebook Glydiators on Telegram @ https://t.me/DMVGlydiators
  15. The DC Glydiators storm Capitol Hill to, uh, take photos?
  16. Will do man, for sure. Couple weeks out.
  17. Why does the movie 'Deliverance' come to mind?
  18. I have no idea what you are talking about here. I don't know of any terrier 'bred' to attack humans. This statement is entirely incorrect. I repeat: my relationship with the Pit Bull breed the extends the length my entire life so far. I think that if they were bred to "attack humans, I would know a little something about that." I am certain the breed is not capable of hiding it's nature from me for 45 years; the length of time I owned Pit bulls exclusively before ever being bitten. It is unfair to the animal to criminalize it based on a misinformed understanding of its history. ???? See my previous statement. Since Your understanding of a Pit Bulls "likelihood" to attack people based on "breeding" is entirely off base, the rest of the statement is pointless. Subtract your misguided belief, and you really only reiterate the point that any dog is capable of attacking, and any dog of size is a threat in this scenario. I have met and developed relationships with many veterinarians, over the many years that I have owned dogs, and I have never met one that would advise something so ignorant and superstitious. Most of the ones I know consider breed specific legislation and policies ignorant, and strongly oppose it. In DC, I have met many veterinarians protesting such backward breed specific policies and regulations in the various hearings I have attended on the matter over the years. I have never met one veterinarian who advocated for breed specific legislation Finally, on this last point, I will refrain from regaling you with the many fantastic accomplishment of my children as they grew. They had a wonderful childhood and Pit Bulls were a big part of that experience. The results of my parenting practices and skills speak quite well for themselves and require no explanation here.
  19. I will be group riding all weekend; Saturday and Sunday. I will put 80 to 100 miles on my wheel between the two days. I slow charged my XL overnight last night to have it ready for Saturday (one 84v brick through one charging port). In perspective, it's has/will sit fully charged all day today, and tomorrow before finally riding on Saturday. I charge the wheel when I think of it. If I bring it home from a big ride with about 50-40% battery, I will leave it there and run it down over a few days tooling about the neighborhood to 30-25%. Given that I have been/will be most likely expedition riding two to three times per week through Halloween, by the time I work it down to 25% it's time to slow charge it again anyhow. Personally I always slow charge to 100% if I know I am expeditioning. If on an expedition ride and I want to recharge (want is key here. I have yet to need recharge ), I'll fast charge to 80 or 90% and keep it moving. My ride schedule is pretty frequent and predictable, and so to is my charging cycle. In terms of how wheels are shipped; I have never received a fully charged wheel, and I have bought several. I have never bothered with measuring they do seem to ship with about 30 to 40% battery.
  20. The Glydiators on the Exorcist Steps; Spooky.
  21. Sounds to me like you started the update and didn't let it finish. So everytime you turn on your wheel it's trying to finish. IMO you should: 1. If you are using the old KS app. interface, upgrade to the new version 2. Complete FW upgrade functions to v1.12. I would advise this despite the horror stories that have been blown. way out of proportion; I am referring to the reports about it bricking wheels and what not. Everybody in my crew has upgraded; that is about seven or eight 18L/XLs. Not one has had any issues with the upgrade. In fact, I was the only one who had an issue that resulted from me failing to recalibrate the wheel after upgrading to v1.12; my wheel was riding real dopey. I recal'd it and no further issues; felt stronger than before the upgrade. 3. After successfully upgrading to. v1.12. recalibrate the wheel. It will fix a bunch of functions; prevent. vibrating, overheating, wheel lockup. etc
  22. Glad to hear that someone returned your wheel. What a happy ending to a sad story.
  23. DC Glydiators and DC ESk8 present the Hickey Hill Thrill Campaign. Don't want to miss this one. Sunday, April 28th 12pm Whole Foods 2201 I Street NW, Washington, DC. NPR will be covering our ride.. There will be a journalist and videographer following us along our route by car to capture the ride. This is part of a spread they are doing on alternative transpo in DC. Don't miss it. Click the link above for more info and to see the route map.
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