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That's pretty awesome. If they like the idea of mixing things up a bit, this is a good take on that (strange as it looks, but the guy is really talented - can't recall where I found him):
Ha - that’s an interesting one. I’ll pass it along to them. Thus far they mostly stick to the radio versions as they sometimes play with other kids and it makes life easy if they all know one version.
 

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Here are some additional photos showing the briefcase. I had called them after signed of fraying showed years ago, and they said that is to be expected and suggested I wait to send it in. The bulk of the damage is where the bag comes into contact with my right leg.
That’s...frustrating. This would absolutely get restored in Seattle and sold as an FRD bag for double the cost of a new bag. Replacing it seems like a no-brainer IMO.
 

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That’s...frustrating. This would absolutely get restored in Seattle and sold as an FRD bag for double the cost of a new bag. Replacing it seems like a no-brainer IMO.
Shit - if he decides to replace it and isn't sure about a DIY repair, I'd love to take a swing at it.

I had some old cargo shorts that had gotten pretty frayed and I didn't want to give them up. I grabbed some of my wife's sewing stuff, trimmed the frayed parts and just went with the flow on the rest. I still wear 'em (they're away for the season now). I'd consider putting a strip of leather (or patch) at the bottom where it's worn open, but there's no reason that bag can't live a lot longer. My $0.02
 

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Shit - if he decides to replace it and isn't sure about a DIY repair, I'd love to take a swing at it.

I had some old cargo shorts that had gotten pretty frayed and I didn't want to give them up. I grabbed some of my wife's sewing stuff, trimmed the frayed parts and just went with the flow on the rest. I still wear 'em (they're away for the season now). I'd consider putting a strip of leather (or patch) at the bottom where it's worn open, but there's no reason that bag can't live a lot longer. My $0.02
I’m going to give it a shot. I’ll have to dig up my awl and hunt around for some canvas. Pretty sure I have some remnants of a canvas painters tarp around. When I’m done I’ll be sure to share it.
 

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Not sure if this is as nice as the Filson x Levi's Trucker that @TinMan3 picked up but I can say as a matter of fact that its price is excessively higher. Like seriously, with that asking price, you would think free shipping would be in order.


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What year is your GTI? Was considering picking a Rabbit up next year but not after the stalling issues they've been having, which is scaring me away from the brand. I'm now considering this new-dinosaur. The last of the EJ-20. Just have to decide what color I want and save up for the embarrassing mpg's (22 highway / 17 city)View attachment 1290952
my current ride....
 

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Hot damn GZ very nice! Was considering one of those too. Manual or DSG?
dsg, I’ve grown tired of rowing gears everyday. Bought a cpo ‘18 in June that is covered under full warranty until 2025 and/or 84k miles....I won’t have it that long, but can’t beat that peace of mind...
 

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dsg, I’ve grown tired of rowing gears everyday. Bought a cpo ‘18 in June that is covered under full warranty until 2025 and/or 84k miles....I won’t have it that long, but can’t beat that peace of mind...
Agree on the DSG, one CAN play manual if one wants to, but it's just as good in auto.
 

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I’m going to give it a shot. I’ll have to dig up my awl and hunt around for some canvas. Pretty sure I have some remnants of a canvas painters tarp around. When I’m done I’ll be sure to share it.
I tore out the inside guts of my 257 one day so I have some extra Filson canvas. I could send it to you to see what you can make something of your old 256. Just let me know if that's of interest.
 

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dsg, I’ve grown tired of rowing gears everyday. Bought a cpo ‘18 in June that is covered under full warranty until 2025 and/or 84k miles....I won’t have it that long, but can’t beat that peace of mind...
I hear you, from one city driver to another (New Jersey). Although, after 11 years of daily manual driving I still can't get enough of it. Learned how to rev match and heel toe a couple of years ago and it reinvigorated the hobby for me. Have you used the Haldex AWD in snow yet?
 

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I hear you, from one city driver to another (New Jersey). Although, after 11 years of daily manual driving I still can't get enough of it. Learned how to rev match and heel toe a couple of years ago and it reinvigorated the hobby for me. Have you used the Haldex AWD in snow yet?
I'm an old guy, and when was in High School, drivers education only had manual. My drivers ed instructor taught us how to rev match and heel/toe (although in the car we learned in, it was not really that easy.... it was a Ford something. But that was in 1967....
 

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I tore out the inside guts of my 257 one day so I have some extra Filson canvas. I could send it to you to see what you can make something of your old 256. Just let me know if that's of interest.
That would be perfect if you wouldn’t mind. I’ll contact you off-line. Mine is a 257 as well.
 

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Figure I’d try to spend a little more time with you guys. I have today & tomorrow off so I’m going to attempt to enjoy myself for a change, hope you guys are ready for a little more OMG :fonz:

Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was both relaxing and entertaining. @speedy611 do you celebrate the holiday feast?

For the first time in awhile I had an excuse to use my MTB and it felt right at home on my shoulder, with 5 days worth of clothes & kit. Had a couple more of my Filson’s join in the fun

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Nice pics Otter, and good to see you.

No, we don’t do Thanksgiving here, as we subdued any local natives and established stable food supplies about 2000 years ago ;-). That may all change with Brexit looming of course!

Winter has arrived properly though, and I’m in Filson all day. -2c this morning so layered the ultralight vest under the ultralight jacket.
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While we are doing photos - here’s a new purchase - Wool Packer. Really pleased with it, very warm and looks great with pretty much anything.

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