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sunday night trash scavenge [Jun. 13th, 2005|12:01 am]
pillowpants
[state |sweet]
[sound |Prince - Controversy]

just on my street, i found two bikes that peeps threw away.. one missing the wheels, the other complete and with a working cable lock with the key. on the next street, i found a decent cambridge soundworks powered sub and satellite speaker set.

today, went to the dragon boat fest in harvard with an old friend and got to tune up her bike and replace her taco'd wheel. i think this skill i'm working an is more practical than computer shat.
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[User Picture]From: knot_me
2005-06-13 04:34 am (UTC)
so your passions have moved from computers to the art of bikes. Are you still making sweet music?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 01:51 pm (UTC)
computers were never a passion, but i do have an internet addiction.

bikes are my transportation, my excercise, my hobby, and yes.. my current passion.

>sweet music
not really, still just dabbling and screwing around with synthy sound.
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From: dirteecrayon
2005-06-13 12:16 pm (UTC)
yesterday i spent the day at the bike shop my boyfriend works at and 3 people came in trying to sell bikes they found in a dumpster. it was really funny b/c they kept bringing in the same bike.

heh
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
awesome. did they say how much they were trying to get?
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[User Picture]From: vestalvixen
2005-06-13 01:41 pm (UTC)
I could use a 27" fork if any of them had that. I've only found one bike ever in my neighborhood trash. I have found 2 chem lab mixers, though.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 01:47 pm (UTC)
>chem lab mixers
what could those be useful for??

i think one of them does, but they're heavy, no-brand crap. remind me. and... i took pics about a month ago of lots of abandonded bikes around central... wanna go with me soon to cut some locks?
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[User Picture]From: vestalvixen
2005-06-13 01:53 pm (UTC)
The ex took the mixers and used them for his home chem lab. He double majored in chemistry and physics, and was getting his Phd at MIT, so at least he knew what he was doing. The question is what were they doing in my incredibly residential, working class neighborhood? Meth lab?

The only problem with rescuing bikes is there's no room in my car to put anything. We'd have to rent something, or find someone with a minivan. Depending on what we take, of course.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 02:11 pm (UTC)
well, i have a zipcar account. all we have to do is scout first, get some use out of my hacksaw, then rent a ziptruck for an hour or two. fri?
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[User Picture]From: vestalvixen
2005-06-13 02:59 pm (UTC)
And perhaps a hammer and a bic pen. Central on a Friday night is populated by cops.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 03:03 pm (UTC)
>cops
i checked out the official city rules, and most of those bike should have been removed many many moons ago. i know that doesn't mean we wouldn't get shit, but if anyone asked, "it's my bike. i lost the key. prove otherwise."
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[User Picture]From: vestalvixen
2005-06-13 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm also willing to run at any point.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 03:59 pm (UTC)
heh, not my style. i like to make it legit and stick with it. ..even if it's not my place to remove abandoned bikes, i'm good at talking my way through any trouble. i get a high roll for charisma.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-13 01:52 pm (UTC)
are you making something for SCUL?
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[User Picture]From: vestalvixen
2005-06-13 01:55 pm (UTC)
Yep. I figured it'd be easier to use a long fork on a kiddie bike than to do any real welding.
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[User Picture]From: xo_mon_couer_xo
2005-06-13 10:36 pm (UTC)
you should totally let me borrow that cable lock until august.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-14 12:21 pm (UTC)
done. we'll meet up soon. i'm starting my shop apprenticeship tonight, getting off at 9 or 9:30 if you wanna come around davis for beer and a lock with a sweaty bike mechanic. wooo!
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