What did you buy your ebike this week?

EMTBSEAN

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2" too tall or 2" too wide?
One is a fixable problem; the other is a disaster! :unsure:
2” too tall, I had to cut a 1” rebate out of the stone lintel and the same off the stone step, it caused all sorts of other unforeseen issues like me having to knock off all the old plaster from inside the head of the doorway too so that the top of the new door didn’t foul when opening and closing, fortunately for me the old plaster was VERY thick so I was able to dot ‘n’ dab a piece of plasterboarding on and skim it with some multi finish plaster 😁
 

JStrube

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I have the metric system, or more accurately the SI system (Systeme Internationale) to thank for my career success.
When I was at school, I was taught in the imperial system and I never really understood physics and mechanics. We had the same terms for weight and mass and some seriously weird units for lots of other terms (slug-foot anyone?) Consequently, I never understood whether I was supposed to multiply or divide by 32 (feet per second per second) to get the right answer.

I didn't do too well in the exams and I thought I was a bit thick. When I went to Technical College to study engineering, all the teaching was in SI. The Si system has a coherent set of units (better than the metric system) and is very easy to understand; no problems of knowing whether to multiply or divide by the acceleration due to gravity. All of a sudden everything made sense! I got 95% - 99% in all my exams for two years and got the Henry Brown Prize for meritorious work, with only one given each year. From thinking I was a bit thick to that prize turned me around. I went on to get an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and lots of well-paid jobs and early retirement at 57. And all because of moving away from the Imperial system. But I still prefer to drink beer in pints, it is a human scale quantity. :love:
We actually learn both as well. I like to cook using grams, but the distance measurements are so ingrained into my brain, I have to consciously translate. Cal Trans uses metric, and it throws everyone off. I can get on with most of it, but degrees C still tosses me... It is all fun and games until someone sends a 27" tire over.
 

EMTBSEAN

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I bought this little gizmo for routing my new Hope brake hose through my frame, I just prey I don’t regret NOT using the existing hose but I’ll soon find out 👍

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RustyMTB

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Flashing the cash again. Actually running out of this after ten years, can't say it's not been value or money.

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EMTBSEAN

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I might have bought these for nothing if I re-use my existing brake hose but “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it” that’s my new mantra 🤣🤣 I bought one in the 4mm size and one in the 5mm size just in case 😉😁

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Stihldog

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I might have bought these for nothing if I re-use my existing brake hose but “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it” that’s my new mantra 🤣🤣 I bought one in the 4mm size and one in the 5mm size just in case 😉😁

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I love ❤️ Maynard’s Wine Gums. Use to separate the black ones because I thought they were ’black licorice’ 🤮. Then I found out they were grape flavoured. 🤷‍♂️
 

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