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Old 03-03-21, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I need to get one of those on the Schwinn Tempo. It has a rattle that sounds like it's up front, but the brake caliper doesn't rattle, headset is tight, bar, stems, brake levers, front hub, DT shifters all seem good.

I eventually noticed the BB is a little loose, but doesn't seem loose enough to make so much racket. I should look for ye olde BB hook spanner and cinch it down today (I hope it's not in storage in Vancouver, WA).

Of course I really need to set aside half a day, strip it down to a bare frame, repack all the bearings, lube all the threads, and put it back together.
Bottle cages?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No sunroof, sadly.
That is sad. The only Honda I ever owned (1988 Prelude) had a sunroof, so I often assume all Hondas have sunroofs.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Bottle cages?
Nope. I rode it without a cage for quite a while, and the bosses aren't loose.

I'll report back soon if I have a hook spanner in the garage.
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At the time when people were flocking to beaches in Florida, there was no reason to believe it was any safer than congregating indoors. We were only about a month into people paying any attention to the disease at all.

The biggest problem I've seen vis a vis expert advice, the media, and the public is that experts have been playing catchup since last January, the media have been trying to convey hard-and-fast rules from recommendations, and the public are - honestly - too dumb to understand that when you learn new things you change your recommendations based on them. People want hard-and-fast answers, and are unwilling to accept that you don't get them, and so they treat changing recommendations based on new data as "Science keeps changing its mind", or "It's too complicated, so I'm gonna give up and just do whatever I want".

Add to this the media's inability to explain, and the public's to understand, how science actually works, that our job is to come up with our best estimate based on everything we know, and then try to prove that wrong, and if we fail, we STILL don't know that we're right. Most people don't get probability or statistics, hence Las Vegas.
LOL. So much dodging and dancing rather than concede there's a lot Big Science doesn't know.

Get out of your sterile lab, away from your 0s and 1s computer, and see what it's like in the real-world trenches fighting human ailments. We've got mutant strains, witch doctors who can't diagnose diseases, drugs that don't work, people getting their backs lasered--it's chaos out in the streets.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
LOL. So much dodging and dancing rather than concede there's a lot Big Science doesn't know.

Get out of your sterile lab, away from your 0s and 1s computer, and see what it's like in the real-world trenches fighting human ailments. We've got mutant strains, witch doctors who can't diagnose diseases, drugs that don't work, people getting their backs lasered--it's chaos out in the streets.
It's almost like you didn't even read what I wrote. But thanks for providing the example.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That is sad. The only Honda I ever owned (1988 Prelude) had a sunroof, so I often assume all Hondas have sunroofs.
I wish I had one. It's much better than disassembling your vehicle.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Can't hear those things with the top off.
And if all your VW rattles and squeaks start getting to you:

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Old 03-03-21, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I wish I had one. It's much better than disassembling your vehicle.
You disassemble your Honda?
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Old 03-03-21, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Speaking of which, the operation to move my saddle forward was a 10+ minute ordeal.
What else did you have to do? :shrug:
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sounds like a big hassle.
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Doesn't take any longer than shaving.
Not a hassle at all. I have an electric hoist on the garage ceiling that makes it an easy, one person job.

Once off, it hangs above the car until I decide to put it back on.

I had the roof off several months straight last year, but then the weather turned. Often have it off for 2 to 3 days at a time, but since I drive it to work it goes on and off depending on the weather and where I have to go with it.

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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
You disassemble your Honda?
See post #8334
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I need to get one of those on the Schwinn Tempo. It has a rattle that sounds like it's up front, but the brake caliper doesn't rattle, headset is tight, bar, stems, brake levers, front hub, DT shifters all seem good.

I eventually noticed the BB is a little loose, but doesn't seem loose enough to make so much racket. I should look for ye olde BB hook spanner and cinch it down today (I hope it's not in storage in Vancouver, WA).

Of course I really need to set aside half a day, strip it down to a bare frame, repack all the bearings, lube all the threads, and put it back together.
Possibly a bit of gravel or debris in the fork or tubes rattling around?
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Old 03-03-21, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
You disassemble your Honda?
How else is he going to get some fresh air?
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Not a hassle at all. I have an electric hoist on the garage ceiling that makes it an easy, one person job.

Once off, it hangs above the car until I decide to put it back on.

I had the roof off several months straight last year, but then the weather turned. Often have it off for 2 to 3 days at a time, but since I drive it to work it goes on and off depending on the weather and where I have to go with it.
Oh, a hardtop. That's fancy.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
See post #8334
Well, yeah. If you're going to disassemble the top, you might as well disassemble the doors.
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Not a hassle at all. I have an electric hoist on the garage ceiling that makes it an easy, one person job.
Robots are taking over disassembly, too. #2021
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Oh, a hardtop. That's fancy.
Most sold here have hardtops.

Had a '12 JK with both tops. Kind of a PITA switching. Give me one or the other.
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Robots are taking over disassembly, too. #2021
No, I still have to disassemble things and attach the hoist. It just does the lifting for this old man.
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Well, yeah. If you're going to disassemble the top, you might as well disassemble the doors.
Agreed. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Those things are heavy!

I just don't have a naked picture.
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Agreed. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Those things are heavy!

I just don't have a naked picture.
I have a Bestop Trektop (frameless). In the summer, I remove the windows and leave the top in place (bikini-style). It has the sunrider feature, when we want more sun up front.
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I have a Bestop Trektop (frameless). In the summer, I remove the windows and leave the top in place (bikini-style). It has the sunrider feature, when we want more sun up front.
Those are nice tops. A friend of mine had one on his JK. I just use a SpiderWeb Shade to protect the egg.
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No, I still have to disassemble things and attach the hoist. It just does the lifting for this old man.
Reverse assembly line.
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In the summer, I remove the windows and leave the top in place (bikini-style).
That must be a fun month.
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Good ride today. There were plenty of slushy wet patches from frozen runoff but only two real icy patches that required a stop/foot down. The sun was bright and my spirits are lifted.
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Manual-wind windows?
The Saturn has hand operated windows. Also manual locks and manual steering. Stick shift of course.

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I am old enough to recall when a stick shift was also called a “standard” transmission.
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