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Old 08-06-20, 05:03 PM
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Maybe in a color that doesn't scream "GIVE ME A TICKET!!!" I find my dark blue Challenger doesn't attract a lot of unwanted attention from the constabulary.
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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.
You want to get Dangerfieldian levels of respect on the road? Drive a 2004 Honda Element, as I do.

My wife has a Mazda 3, which she drives, as one might say, ...assertively.

Oh, and my brother just texted me to say that some poor guy died of a brain tumor and his sister gave him his 2002 Lexus with 42,000 mi on it for free.
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Old 08-06-20, 05:13 PM
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Dangerfieldian. Gotta remember that one.
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You want to get Dangerfieldian levels of respect on the road? Drive a 2004 Honda Element, as I do.
The Saturn gets respect. Possibly.
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Old 08-06-20, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Dangerfieldian. Gotta remember that one.
Gotta do the necktie adjustment for the full effect.
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Old 08-06-20, 05:22 PM
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Old 08-06-20, 05:40 PM
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Black. It’s the new black.
Black Pearl? Or just Black?
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Old 08-06-20, 05:43 PM
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Black. It’s the new black.
I had this album.

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Old 08-06-20, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Black Pearl? Or just Black?
idk

edit: crystal black pearl says google
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idk

edit: crystal black pearl says google
Our cars are twins
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Excessive design elements notwithstanding, I wouldn't, as they say, kick it out of bed.
I would have the most passionate affair with it. AG would roll her eyes.
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Old 08-06-20, 06:11 PM
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Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

gross
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Old 08-06-20, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
My method may be a little too specific:
1) Buy bike in 1997. Get the '10 Minute Fit' at the store.
2) Go in for a professional fit after 6 months of riding it, with a couple specific issues.
3) Make slight adjustments to the fit. Ride lots.
4) Replicate that fit for the next 23 years and 3 bicycles.

I dunno. When I was deciding what model and size of Canyon to order, I measured my 3 bikes carefully, and repeatedly, and then spent several evenings working out which would allow me to replicate that without having to go with a 140mm stem or a crapload of spacers, or a different seatpost.
I’ve never had a pro fit, need one.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
gross
$37 grand worth of gross.
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$37 grand worth of gross.
The great advantage of driving one would be not having to see the outside of it while behind the wheel.

That and by all accounts it goes likes stink.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’ve never had a pro fit, need one.
I'd say it can't hurt, but a badly done one might.
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The problem with fit is it’s like religion. The basic premises may be the same, but the details and practices lead to differences, and what feels amazing to one person feels awful to another. And it’s impossible to prove who is “right.”
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The problem with fit is it’s like religion. The basic premises may be the same, but the details and practices lead to differences, and what feels amazing to one person feels awful to another. And it’s impossible to prove who is “right.”
Yeah. You can find yourself being ridiculed for basing your saddle position on KOPS, even if you're comfortable for as far as your legs will keep spinning the pedals.
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Anyone ever made a bike repair with JB Weld?

Nope
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I'd say it can't hurt, but a badly done one might.
i have new knee issues I’m certain are fit related, it’s not a bike not fitting me issue as far as I can tell but related to switching from SPD-SL to Keo cleats with my Garmin pedals, can’t seem to get them right
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Shoulda looked into getting a Civic Type R

kinda want. probably not a big enough boot. a type R wagon would be so cool though.
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The Saturn gets respect. Possibly.
It's fear. the other drivers want to be as far away as possible in case a car that old and plastic asplodes. their cars are worth more.
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Incorrect.

Followed the link and got this message:

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yeah. You can find yourself being ridiculed for basing your saddle position on KOPS, even if you're comfortable for as far as your legs will keep spinning the pedals.
KOPS is just alright with me.
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