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steamboy

Member Since 18 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 25 2014 07:22 PM
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In Topic: NNL North entry forms are online!

18 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

Yeaaaahhhhhh.... I'd steer clear of that intersection if possible. Still not a pretty thing over there. As usual, plenty of construction projects up and going again but nothing too major on this side of town.

In Topic: NNL North

18 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Sorry guys! We've debated the date change for awhile. We found that this tends to have less conflicts with graduation parties and other local events. As for the Sunday choice, it has proven a much better turnout since we changed to it. No matter what we do, it will never fit everyone's schedule unfortunately. Stick with us and someday it will all far into place! See those of you there!

In Topic: Customer service rant but not what you expect.

17 March 2012 - 04:30 AM

Love this post... having worked retail for over 15 years, I too know the stories. Working in a bicycle shop, the business is very seasonal. Spring is CRAZY time! My opinion has always been to suck it up and help the customer as well as possible, HOWEVER my famous quote at the shop is "it's just a bike shop..." Its all about an enjoyable, recreational experience, let's not make this too serious. (Similar to our model hobby) Nobody's living or dying, losing a job, missing a flight while on vacation, or anything like that. I have reminded customers of that fact also... shuts them up pretty quick too. For years, I have been the guy that the "good customers" come in to see, probably because I give them the respect they return towards me. I also slide discounts to many of them, even though they don't expect or ask for it. That's why I do it, they are the ones who deserve them, not the guy I see once a year who comes in for the big sale or wants us to price match internet pricing. 'Nuff of that.

Moving forward...I am in the midst of starting my own hobby/model shop and will be dealing with the same retail woes on my own. I'm sure it will draw all types, the nice thing being "I" get to call the shots. Tell the jerks "no", give the good guys breaks, and I'm sure "suck it up" once in awhile, go on, and remind myself... you reap what you sow...

In Topic: completely unrelated electronical question (need help)

08 March 2012 - 02:58 AM

my buddy had same problem on his CB 550 cafe bike. Check-out some bike forums, LOTS of guys have posted on this...

In Topic: Venting a paint booth

02 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

I wouldn't "Y" it myself. May work just fine, but depending on the length back to the dryer, fumes could go that way.
Any "Y" or "flapper" also has the potential to trap lint which is NEVER good for dryers, and most likely against building code.
I have a booth only a few feet from our dryer and I chose to put in another flapper vent in the outside wall of the house.
Not a big deal, cheap and FAR superior way to deal with the fumes.
On aside note... have fun with the dust/lint associated with having it so near your dryer. I fight this EVERY time I spray.
Plans to separate the room are in place and should cure these issues.