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Per kleinbl00's tip, I have picked up a 3d printer off of craigslist. Is it steller? Nah. Does it work? Yes. Will I use it print out another printer? You fucking betcha.
I've had to fix a few issues with how the previous owner assembled the kit, but it more or less passes calibration tests now! I haven't been this excited 'bout a nerd project since I installed Gentoo 1.2 on my iLamp.
I think I started adding the sumac because of a random Lebanese food blog, but to be honest I'm not really sure.
The Amazon question/answers section says that tahini is toasted. That pricing is pretty par for the course, unfortunately. Maybe a few dollars higher than normal, since it is a food product on Amazon, but not by much. :(
I do love onions and bread...
I think I'm falling down the 3d printer rabbit hole. Right now I'm sorting through various reprap plans trying to figure out which one is the one.
Right now, 'tis this one.
Qualifications for being the one: cheap enough, and well documented enough.
This one is also in the running. Delta printers are soo much more scifi to me, though.
I've never skimmed the peels off before... I'll need to try it. Didn't know that they affected the flavor. We generally make the tahini at home, store bought stuff is insanely priced around here.
Would you recommend toasted tahini or non-toasted?
I managed to track down some ground sumac at a local halal market. I'm a pretty big fan of it in hummus now.
Not too sure how long it will stay like this. I picked these handlebars out eight years ago when I was much more interested/able to ride in a lower posture. Nowadays I only touch the drops if there is a severe headwind (or, since they are flared outwards for leverage, if I find myself in deep gravel).
Ergonomically, it'd be a great change. Not as pretty of a setup though. That would have really bothered me a few years ago. Now, not so much.
Thanks! The blue was my first choice, when I had to go back and get more tape I discovered that I'd gotten the only blue set they had the last time I came in. I almost went with pink, but the orange was slightly brighter.
I've never ridden with squishy tape before. Always used cotton. The difference is amazing! I wrapped right over the old cotton layer, and added some gel inserts. The result is comically fat and squishy.
I'm applying bar tape to my bicycle.
Please, shoot me. I hate doing this.
1 HOUR UPDATE
I HAVE MANAGED TO FUCK ONE OF MY TAPE ROLLS>
3 HOUR MARK
I have bought more tape, gotten a tutorial from LBS man. Unwrapping the one side I did.
4 HOUR MARK
I am emotionally drained, but it is done. I'm now set up to use barend shifters instead of downtube. Apparently, shimano shifters don't have quite enough throw for my Suntour Superbe Pro shifters to make it into the 8th cog.
That's just the price I'll pay, because you'll pry my Suntour mechs from my cold, dead hipster hands.
... plus I'm not unwrapping this shit for a looong time, if all goes according to plan*.
... also, my rear downtube shifter shit the bed. Couldn't go back to it if I wanted to.
* Ooor I may be buying some different bars and doing this again soon, if these changes don't help with my lack of love for my current handlebars.