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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-06-20, 03:21 PM
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We were “not wealthy” growing up. Ate a lot of chicken livers with onions.
We were doing okay when I was growing up. Mom and Dad just liked innards.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My bars used to block the hub, but since I moved to bigger frames, they are consistently behind it.
The more I think about it, the more I think it's not really a useful guide. I mean, I'm finding the hoods AS comfortable as they were before the stem/bar change, and the drops MORE comfortable, so it seems like maybe it's just a superstition, OR based on a time when most bars had a lot longer reach.
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Odyssey has front passenger wheel bent. Apparently the frame and suspension are involved. The body actually looks ok.

Current dealer website shows base Fit MSRP 17.9K and on "sale" for 17.6K. I think we have some "rewards" valuing several hundred dollars towards next purchase (from loyalty program for the minivan repairs), not sure how much of a better deal I can get but will see. I think the Fit makes more sense than the Civic because of versatile seats for cargo etc. even though it's a smaller car. A new base Civic is about 21K.

I honestly think the new car will go from mrs datlas to me if/when the Saturn dies anyway and I don't care much about cars, obv.
It is shocking how much interior space the fit has.
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Old 08-06-20, 03:28 PM
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but I didn't like the idea of it on the Interstate.
I think about that sort of thing. People on the freeway are nuts. I drive an SUV and I think about it. These days, if the traffic is moving, you have to go at least 75mph, (yes LAJ, I have a speedometer in my car) and you are still in the way.
My ex had a Hyundai sub compact and even then it was obvious how much less respect other drivers give you. I had a Grand Wagoneer which had a 6 inch lift and big tires. She loved to drive it because drivers act so different than when you are in a small car.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I think about that sort of thing. People on the freeway are nuts. I drive an SUV and I think about it. These days, if the traffic is moving, you have to go at least 75mph, (yes LAJ, I have a speedometer in my car) and you are still in the way.
My ex had a Hyundai sub compact and even then it was obvious how much less respect other drivers give you. I had a Grand Wagoneer which had a 6 inch lift and big tires. She loved to drive it because drivers act so different than when you are in a small car.
Going from the Prius to the GX it was jarring how differently people acted.
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Any way we can also account for those of us dealing with 100* temperatures?
How about rain and mud? That should get a handicap.
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Old 08-06-20, 03:41 PM
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I was the fastest driver on the outerbelt today, at 55mph. Off rush hour, of course. But even then, they don't go to 70; there are too many slo-pokes clogging all the lanes
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At Honda dealer. Mrs datlas did a short drive in the Fit and Civic. Buying the Fit.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I was the fastest driver on the outerbelt today, at 55mph. Off rush hour, of course. But even then, they don't go to 70; there are too many slo-pokes clogging all the lanes
Rush hour here we go 5-10mph.
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At Honda dealer. Mrs datlas did a short drive in the Fit and Civic. Buying the Fit.
Great choice! What color?
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Old 08-06-20, 04:13 PM
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At Honda dealer. Mrs datlas did a short drive in the Fit and Civic. Buying the Fit.
Wow! I thought the Civic would win out. Much more mainstream car. Congrats. What color?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Rush hour here we go 5-10mph.
Which is why, back in The Olden Times (i.e. before March), I loved that my job allows me to commute off hours, AND that it's in the opposite direction of most traffic flow. I would see those poor buggers, 4 lanes of crawling cars on the other side of the freeway and snicker.
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Great choice! What color?
Black. It’s the new black.
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I've got two cracked frames in my garage, including this one.

Both aren't catastrophic failures, so I have a hard time getting rid of them because I'm cheap a bit of a hoarder of bike ****.
I don't think I'd bother JB welding that.

My JB Weld repair was on a seatpost that was originally manufactured by gluing the head into the post. The top of the post cracked so I removed all the old glue, slathered everything with JB Weld, then put a heavy duty hose clamp around the top of the post.
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Black. It’s the new black.
Shows dirt.
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At Honda dealer. Mrs datlas did a short drive in the Fit and Civic. Buying the Fit.
Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

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That crack looks a lot longer than just where the grease is showing.
Correct. The failure started occurring long before the crack became visible.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

Must have been having a sale on creases at the design shop.
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Must have been having a sale on creases at the design shop.
Those Transformers movies really did a number on automobile design
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I got a bottle of Jager today to use as a health tonic. They say to use in moderation, which is kinda vague so I'm going with 3 oz.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

Riding through a canyon a couple weeks ago there was one of those on it's top. Tow truck was there but was just setting up to flip it. Didn't even have license plate on it yet. A young guy was standing nearby looking sad. Must have been his car.
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Black. It’s the new black.
Also the old black.
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Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

Do want...
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Riding through a canyon a couple weeks ago there was one of those on it's top. Tow truck was there but was just setting up to flip it. Didn't even have license plate on it yet. A young guy was standing nearby looking sad. Must have been his car.
The laws of physics haven't been repealed.
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Excessive design elements notwithstanding, I wouldn't, as they say, kick it out of bed.
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