Your Most Recent Toy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TxCyclist, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Looked at riding lawn mowers today because we are able to move onto a property with some land finally.

    Got to thinking it would be cool to see everyone's newest toys to envy over. :D
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Well, my newest toy is a work in progress. I picked up a Santa Cruz Blur XT and a 140mm Fox Float R last year and I'm piecing it together as I come across deals.

    A couple of weeks ago I scored a new Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur, a set of new Maxxis Igniters, a lightly used RaceFace seatpost, and XTR shifter for 100 bones. Just need to scrounge up a few more bits and pieces and I will have one bad ass 5" travel XC machine.
     

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  3. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Um, a wedding band? I don't actually have it yet.
     
  4. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Definitely, not a toy.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I have more than my fair share of toys, just nothing new.
     
  6. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Brian you should do what I did,and get the thing tattooed on.
     
  7. Industry_Hack

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    I still have a scar from the last ring.
     
  8. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    My father was missing skin for years after he took his off. In anger he ripped it off instead of waiting for some one to cut it off. If you look at his finger there's a distinct impression where a ring once sat.
     
  9. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Years ago, I was on a wave runner and wearing my wedding ring. It shot off my finger like a bullet. I watched it fly through the air and plummet into the Assawoman bay (that's really what it's called).

    While I was in Ireland in 2002, I bought a replacement wedding ring at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. That was also the year that I started mountain biking and lost a bunch of weight so my new ring was now too big and kept falling off my finger.

    So what's the moral of the story?
     
  10. Industry_Hack

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    Marriage is the leading cause of divorce?
     
  11. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Don't buy anything from the Irish?
     
  12. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Ring #1 was bought from the Americans.
     
  13. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Poor Dean. Major thread hijack.

    By the way, my mower hasn't been run for about six months, and still fired up on the first pull.
     
  14. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    That'll learn you. Should have bought a Chinese ring.

    Did she pull back?
     
  15. CTD50

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    Nice little bread slicer....
     

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  16. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I'm thinking Katana, but the pointy end is wrong. :confused:
     
  17. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    What grade of Steel? Katana is more a dictation of length and blade curvature as opposed to point.
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Well since I can't ascertain the Rockwell hardness or length from those photos, the point will have to do. The ones that I have seen have very distinct angled tips. Of course, since all of my knowledge of Japanese swords comes from the History Channel, I'm no expert.
     
  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    You can still be an internet expert.
     
  20. CTD50

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    It is a katana, Damascus blade -- and quite sharp. Feels good in the hands. There wasn't a hardness rating given from the seller. I wasn't worried about it. It's the nicest, by far, of the three I have.