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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-31-20, 09:16 PM
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I had a 1986 S-10 Blazer for 18 years. 5 speed 4wd. Totally neglected it for years and sold it with nearly 300,000 miles. Paid $2800 for it.
Had a Tercel 4wd wagon with a 6 speed with granny low. Used the granny to push a couple cars on snow and ice.
Had a 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster. They had 3 on the tree with a vacuum booster on the shifter to make the shifter easy to move.
I also had an '83 Chevy Cavalier station wagon which was a great bike hauling car.

In ~1980 I also had a 1943 CJ-2 or 3 Jeep which had a top speed of 45 and could get 15 mpg if I was easy on the gas pedal.

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I was busy repairing people's bicycles.
Do you disinfect or clean the bikes first?
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Old 07-31-20, 09:18 PM
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Battaglin Update - I know you were all just DYING for this!!!

Before this afternoon's ride, I rotated the bars down a fair bit. Rode 4 miles with them like that, but that was too far. So I rotated them up a bit and rode another 4 miles. Rotated them up just a smidge, and that was much better. They're still rotated a bit relative to their starting point, and I think I'll stop there.

Old School, point the bar ends to the rear brake (break) calipers.
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Old 07-31-20, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I also had an '83 Chevy Cavalier station wagon which was a great bike hauling car.

In ~1980 I also had a 1943 CJ-2 or 3 Jeep which had a top speed of 45 and could get 15 mpg if I was easy on the gas pedal.

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In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester panel truck. It would go 55 but that was pushing it. It must have had a 4:56 differential or something.
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Old 07-31-20, 09:30 PM
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In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester panel truck. It would go 55 but that was pushing it. It must have had a 4:56 differential or something.
@Velo Vol is shaking his head right now.
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time to ride before the rain.
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My son wrecked a few and to be honest, so did I when I was young.
I may have wrecked a car or 2, but I also ha to buy my own vehicles.

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I ride all year which means wet, snow, ice, salt, you name it.
What about molten lava?
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Old 08-01-20, 04:19 AM
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I may have wrecked a car or 2, but I also ha to buy my own vehicles.


What about molten lava?
Same as did my son.

Luckily, we have no molten lava around me that I know of.
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My dad taught me to drive standard in a 72 Dodge Tradesman panel van.
Taght all my kids with a 84 Ford Ranger 4 speed, the clutch took a beating but survived.
The last standard I owned was a 2000 Dodge Ram with a 5 speed. 1st gear was great for hauling the boat out of the lake
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Old 08-01-20, 04:35 AM
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My last stick was a 1988 Nissan 4wd king cab pickup. I drove it to Belize, in 2001, and left it there. That was that truck's second trip to Belize, now that I think about it. It used to feel like such an adventure to drive all the way across Mexico. Not so much anymore.
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Old 08-01-20, 04:40 AM
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Concurrent with that truck, I had a 78? full size Chevy 4wd with oversized tires on it. And a very low granny. That thing was a beast. It also had a winch on the front bumper. My firewood truck. It never left the farm
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I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.
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Old 08-01-20, 05:25 AM
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Slow morning.
Nope.
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I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.
Supposed to ride with some friends but e are experiencing light rain. I expect the wussies to cancel out and I'll have to ride alone.
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Old 08-01-20, 05:35 AM
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I have a thing for the scion frs/subaru brz. I just really like the way that car looks. Reminds me of the supra. But it’s only 2 door and with one child plus another one in the future it won’t work. Honda made a 4 door sedan look sexy, and it has a little hatch back thing going. It will prolly be the only car I ever buy new for myself, so that’s what I want to go with.
That's the appeal of the hot hatch. One thing my GTI taught me was it should have been the four-door, because while the rear seats were big enough to fit actual people, getting them in there was a problem.

Frankly, while the new86 is a great little car, I think you'll be happier with the CTR anyway.
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It's 4:30. I never get up this early but i want to ride with some people at the coast and it's their rules. It's an hour drive to the start.
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I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.
No molten lava or murder hornets outside - almost time to ride.
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I'm up too early for no good reason. Still an hour 'til sunrise...
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Interesting. It was my mother who taught me, and in upstate NY a LOT of women drove sticks.
We can all drive one in this house. My wife learned to drive in a Peterbuilt out in the hay fields.
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No molten lava or murder hornets outside - almost time to ride.
Im incredibly jealous. I want to ride but am giving it 2 more days.
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my next car is going to a be a new honda civic type r and it will be stick, and she will not drive it.
I really want the Buick TourX of all things. I LOVE wagons and it’s not really a Buick anyway. They discontinued it after this year. Sad!
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I'm up too early for no good reason. Still an hour 'til sunrise...
Same. But I'm using it as practice for the 3:30 start coming up in just under two weeks. It's one thing to be awake early in bed; a different ball of wax to be driving.
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Same. But I'm using it as practice for the 3:30 start coming up in just under two weeks. It's one thing to be awake early in bed; a different ball of wax to be driving.
No upcoming driving stints for me that I know of but just in case, I'm enjoying some endurance racing at Nurburgring

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It wasn't my last stick shift but it was hands down my favorite stick, a '77 Celica with the legendary 22R engine.


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True to form, my wussy group cancelled our 8:30 ride. On my own...
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