One item for BMan 2014 a day

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Oldguy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:19 pm

Huzzah! I just got my dmv pre-registration acceptance letter. I can get my vehicle inspected by the Hotties now. Now all I need is a low income ticket award letter. :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:26 am

Gutted out a clock .. Will have clock guts (aka gears) on my playa cap..
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby lucky420 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:19 pm

My trike has arrived!

Not sure wether to attempt to assemble or have bike shop put it together. I suppose taking it out of the boxes would be a start...
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Lucky, you could always take it to the bike shop and ask that you do the actual assembly with their managerial oversight. That way you learn to do it yourself but also get results without too much frustration.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Meat Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:06 pm

Lucky,

If your trike is a Schwinn Meridiann, the directions are clear and assembly will be easy.

I purchased my Schwinn on line and I wondered if I was going to have a bike shop put it together.

As it turned out, I only needed a metric wrench set and a metric hex head set, Phillips screw driver and it only took me a couple of hours (with some breaks for my aching back in between).
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Dr Helix » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:16 pm

Fixed the regulator on my trailer propane. Very little coming out. Now just right. Now to find out why my battery is dead even though it was fully charged a few days ago.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby lucky420 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Meat Hunter wrote:Lucky,

If your trike is a Schwinn Meridiann, the directions are clear and assembly will be easy.

I purchased my Schwinn on line and I wondered if I was going to have a bike shop put it together.

As it turned out, I only needed a metric wrench set and a metric hex head set, Phillips screw driver and it only took me a couple of hours (with some breaks for my aching back in between).



Meat hunter, no it's a worksman.

BoyScoutGirl, I may contact the Kiwanis bike group. They do have a workshop set up for people to work on/learn about bikes. I've just had shitty luck with putting bikes together...
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Meat Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:40 pm

Lucky,

I understand that Worksman makes a fine trike.

I added a front wheel electric drive to my Schwinn trike. Do you intend to add an electric drive to your trike?

In stead of driving my ATV around the farm each day, since last October I have been using my trike for most chores. When I added my electric kit in January, it has made all the difference. I am actually having fun now.

I put around 8 miles a day on my trike. I still peddle (sort of) and use the electric drive to assist and it really makes a difference; especially when on the grass and pulling a load.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Elorrum » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:17 pm

Lucky! so happy you've come over to the trike side. It's a great soft terrain, multi-purpose burning man vehicle, and no, you don't have to ride it to the grocery store with a little dog in the back basket. (unless you want to.)
I ordered 4 small subwoofer speakers and a port tube plus a music sensitive waterproof led strip (light strip) kit, for my trike. I want more boom boom boom! I've committed to learning to cut a well squared piece of plywood, or mdf (medium density fiberboard, not our dear friend) with a circular saw before I die. eh.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby EmilyD » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Ordered some new window dust screen material. I'm hoping they do a better job at catching dust but letting air flow into our tiny trailer than the basic heater filters I used last time.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby lucky420 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:20 pm

Meat Hunter, may add the elec assist next year

El, yes I am in the gang now
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby TT120 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:53 pm

jola wrote:TT120, AWESOME!

Love the vials! I was thinking of bringing some vials out too but hadn't thought of the pretty, colorful cords and the labels!!! Love it! I may have to improve my plan, or toss it and hope to run into you and get one of yours! haha :)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby AntiM » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:56 am

I have a flat of tiny vials, just found it under my worktable! I know I have corks too....
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby unjonharley » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:21 pm

Returned from goodwillhunting.. A "carpet bag" w/persian rug design.. Will hold the batteries in the pusher trailer.. 4$
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby sadie » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:03 pm

I got all of the rigging onto my rebar. A combo of emt hangers and o-rings will provide an anchor point. I used rubber insulated clamps as a liner under the emt hangers for better fitting/gripping. Found an old garden hose that fit over the ends to help snug the solar lights and/or cushion the pvc from the sharp edges. Picked up a fire wood tote at an estate sale to carry the rebar in.

Also got my solar lights set up in an easy-to-deal-with way to stick outside and test.

I got a good deal done on my bicycle today too. It's not ready for it's close up yet - will post a pic to bike porn when it is finished!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:23 am

I like the firewood tote idea, sadie. Seems like it would be quite durable.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Monkeystyle » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:23 pm

I just finished a green and black tutu, and bought the material for a faux fur vest and two kilts.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby jola » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:52 pm

Yay, I've actually been doing something everyday for Burning Man (though not posting).
In the last few days... I decided it would be fun to dress as a super hero one day. The next day I went to a yard sale and got a batman tee shirt (and a unicorn and some jingle bells all for just a dollar!) I'll cut up the tee, pair it with a yellow tutu, make a mask and boom, Batman!

I made a black tutu.
Started making pasties this evening (my first effort, kind of excited).
Organized my crafting supplies (have been finding tons of awesome stuff at yard sales). I'm officially in GO mode! Eeeeeee! :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Dobonian » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:29 am

Finished off the collar and front placket of my caftan with brocade ribbon last night. Looking very silk road-ish, if I say it myself. On to the hat!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby The_Sheik » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:57 am

Picked up my new RV April 1 and giving it several long road trips prior to departing to BRC. Don't worry, I won't use my awning on the playa. Also have lots of gaffers tape for sealing up as many vents as possible.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby sadie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:01 pm

Hey Texas Rick. That is a great RV.. Just the right size. I like the flamingos too!!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby TT120 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:11 pm

Flamingos!!!! You HAVE to bring those to TTITD.... :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby kittyrodriguez » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:41 pm

Picked this up today!!! Don't judge her too harshly, she's a work in progress. Good news is she's pretty mechanically sound. Just needs some TLC.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby sadie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:54 pm

Sweet Burner-mobile Kitty!!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:33 pm

Found a great seat for the mutant trike.. It was on a exercise machine.. Some kind of bucking bull thing.. Good Will wanted 15$ for the whole thing.. The seat would cost a good $40.. Now I have a seat, some channel iron and scrape metal..
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Monkeystyle » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Kitty, that ride is SWEET, but then again I have a strange love of old beater trucks.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby fernley1 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:46 pm

Checked out all my playa lights, and ordered fresh batteries.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:21 am

Forgot to pre-wash a cheaply dyed cotton shirt before throwing it into the laundry machine with all the other clothes.

...Now I have a deep green bra for Burning Man.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby sadie » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:55 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Forgot to pre-wash a cheaply dyed cotton shirt before throwing it into the laundry machine with all the other clothes.

...Now I have a deep green bra for Burning Man.


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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby kittyrodriguez » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:05 pm

Thanks guys. We love it. Best part about it is that it gets pretty good gas mileage for an rv. Its an 1985 toyota, and we've heard they have a bit of a following. I'm just so excited about the potential it has! :D
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