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Old 09-03-2012, 03:55 AM   #15481
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Hell, lots of everything are made in China. My most recent finds include a $2k Husqvarna sewing machine and ALL Craftsman torque wrenches. Guess what I didn't buy?
Armstrong tools are made in the US, even their torque wrenches. They retail for around $200 each. Their beam-types cost around $80.

Hope that's not too expensive.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:05 AM   #15482
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Armstrong tools are made in the US, even their torque wrenches. They retail for around $200 each. Their beam-types cost around $80.

Hope that's not too expensive.
Yup! That's what I figured out after leaving Sears in disgust. I've already got an Armstrong in the tool box.

My Grandfather always said a poor man can't afford to buy cheap tools. It took me until my late 20's to understand that mantra, but now I get it. I will pay good money for good tools, but not good money for Chinese tools.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:14 AM   #15483
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Yup! That's what I figured out after leaving Sears in disgust. I've already got an Armstrong in the tool box.

My Grandfather always said a poor man can't afford to buy cheap tools. It took me until my late 20's to understand that mantra, but now I get it. I will pay good money for good tools, but not good money for Chinese tools.
I've got a Husky in-lb wrench (probably made in China) a no-name ft-lb wrench I got at a garage sale (also prob made on the PRC) and an ancient Crapsman that I got at another garage sale. That one's probably old enough to have been made in the US.

All of 'em click, no busted fasteners yet.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:30 AM   #15484
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I live in WV, I have plenty of curves here. And less bug eyed, curve straightening dickheads.
You have some better roads in you area too, but we ain't gonna name those here.
That's right.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #15485
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It's not an intersection, and there is a centerline. It's just not visible because the road is banked away from the photographer. The curved dark spot in the foreground of the first pic is the transition between the edge of the road and the recently (within the last year) paved pull off. Bike that got hit is riding at/near centerline. Not a problem unless you've got someone coming at you out of control and you need to maneuver that barge out of the way....oh wait.....
I can only think of one intersection at Deal's Gap where there might be a break in the double yellow in a curve. Near the bottom, between the lake and the overlook there is a road that goes down to a power house. The pic may have been taken there but I have never seen a photographer set up there and there isn't a pullout like at all the other spots where photographers normally set up.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #15486
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It's not an intersection, and there is a centerline. It's just not visible because the road is banked away from the photographer. The curved dark spot in the foreground of the first pic is the transition between the edge of the road and the recently (within the last year) paved pull off. Bike that got hit is riding at/near centerline. Not a problem unless you've got someone coming at you out of control and you need to maneuver that barge out of the way....oh wait.....
The strange part is that I can't recall a single inch of that section of 129 that is not striped. Maybe my memory is fuzzy because I haven't been this week.

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I will pay good money for good tools, but not good money for Chinese tools.
What if they're better tools?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #15487
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What if they're better tools?
I might consider it then, but I don't think anybody has figured out quality control in China.


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Old 09-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #15488
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What if they're better tools?
Not fucking likely. If you're one of those who contend there are good Chinese products please instruct me how to find them.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:08 AM   #15489
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The saddest thing about the whole story is that they totalled the bike by hauling it out of the river. Surely the owner could have bought a couple of inner tubes, wrapped them around the bike, and then inflated them enough to be able to float the bike down to the bridge where it could have been hauled straight up without damage.

Twenty grand lost because someone was too stupid to spend an hour or two thinking instead of just hooking up the cable and turning the winch on.
fail...

everyone knows you pit pontoons on BEFORE tossing it in the pond. sheesh. newbie.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #15490
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:28 AM   #15491
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Had to go to get weld on D-rings for the new trailer this morning. Guess what I saw?

Now available in THREE colors!



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Old 09-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #15492
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Target fixation or lack of skill???











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Old 09-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #15493
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[QUOTE=TrashCan;19508411]Target fixation or lack of skill???



All of the above...
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:02 AM   #15494
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #15495
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All of the above...


Check out that rear brake action.

This is where that will get you.

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