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rjones28 05-23-22 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22516780)

Cazenovistan disposed of their last phone booth years ago.

From the archive: The Schwinn, about 3 versions ago.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...746a5edd22.jpg

rjones28 05-23-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22516856)
I would absolutely drive a Boxster and let the haters hate, but I don't understand the 911 Cabrio, Ferrari convertibles, or all of that nonsense. If the car is fast, make it a fixed-roof. If it's a convertible, not bothering with top-end go-fast bits. I really don't get it.

Cabrio has a little back seat, so Benson can come along. :)

big john 05-23-22 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516961)
I used to lust after the expensive cars. I guess I still do. But the Dodge is good enough for me, since I don't have time, or gas, for canyon carving or track days.

If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I don't know what I'd get. I don't even think about getting a new car anymore, except for the idea of a beater I could tinker with.
That Cayman is definitely hot, but if I was going for a Porsche I might like a 356. I drove one and it was a blast. Plus, I'd be less likely to do something stupid than if I was given 500 hp. I hear a nice one can be $200k, but I've seen a replica that looked great for $50k.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...29%2C_rear.jpg

big john 05-23-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517003)
Cazenovistan disposed of their last phone booth years ago.

From the archive: The Schwinn, about 3 versions ago.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...746a5edd22.jpg

What Schwinn is that?

big john 05-23-22 03:13 PM

I've driven these, so it's a bit relatable.

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:24 PM

Some guy brought this to the local PCA Concourse event this past weekend.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb281d1d46.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...151cdb55db.jpg

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22517061)
If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I don't know what I'd get. I don't even think about getting a new car anymore, except for the idea of a beater I could tinker with.
That Cayman is definitely hot, but if I was going for a Porsche I might like a 356. I drove one and it was a blast. Plus, I'd be less likely to do something stupid than if I was given 500 hp. I hear a nice one can be $200k, but I've seen a replica that looked great for $50k.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...29%2C_rear.jpg

I wouldn't mind owning one of those!

LesterOfPuppets 05-23-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517012)
Cabrio has a little back seat, so Benson can come along. :)

No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Bah Humbug 05-23-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516867)
Boxster is fine and are loads of fun. They are what they were designed to be. I was specifically referring to the 911.

Cab 911s are all over the place, don't hold value, and are not good as performance cars. They are gold chains and silk sweater cars. They are not "wear a helmet" cars. Only a coupe can be a real 911. IMHO as a past owner.

Oh yes; I didn't mean you in that. The Boxster gets a lot of crap from a lot of the True Faithful (and Top Gear), but it seems ideal for cruising around the backroads of CT or NY at legal-enough speeds. It's a shockingly hot take.

But yes, a 911 should be hardtop, of course. What are you going to do with a cabrio?

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22517121)
Oh yes; I didn't mean you in that. The Boxster gets a lot of crap from a lot of the True Faithful (and Top Gear), but it seems ideal for cruising around the backroads of CT or NY at legal-enough speeds. It's a shockingly hot take.

But yes, a 911 should be hardtop, of course. What are you going to do with a cabrio?

I didn't think you were pointing at me. I took no offense.

big john 05-23-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22517115)
I wouldn't mind owning one of those!

My cousin worked for a guy who had one when I had my shop and he left it with me for weeks and said I could drive it all I wanted. I took it through some of the local canyons with the top down at night. Fun stuff!

ls01 05-23-22 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22516482)
I don't get it.

The horse did!

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22517119)
No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Do they have one of those or something like it for wives?

Bah Humbug 05-23-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516884)
Oh, lighten up, Francis. It was an opportunity to post pictures of really cool race cars.

Obviously. But, not a Porsche. ;)

genejockey 05-23-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22517119)
No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Holy s**t.

genejockey 05-23-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22517138)
Obviously. But, not a Porsche. ;)

Hence, the follow up post of the 917.

WhyFi 05-23-22 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516965)
Correct, but I donít think this 6500 is going to last forever. Pedals wonít help me go anywhere if I cant ride the bike because the groupset is kaput.

Oh, stop - you're just making excuses. You can keep the 6500 going for as long as you want and probably at little to no cost.

The big picture difference is $150 or so - you have jackets that were more expensive and they were on sale. But, let's say you were to move to R7000 - when would you realistically do so? This week? As a Christmas present to yourself? Next Spring? Whatever that timeframe is, is it worth $150 to have power between now and then? Personally, unless I had firm plans to swap groups before the end of the summer, I wouldn't waste the season thinking about it - I'd get the pedals and take the picket fence out of my ass.

indyfabz 05-23-22 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517003)
Cazenovistan disposed of their last phone booth years ago.

I saw one in Atlantic City yesterday. In the train station. I occasionally see them in campgrounds and other places where there is no cell service. Glacier National Park is a good example.

rjones28 05-23-22 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22517074)
What Schwinn is that?

1988 Traveler -- Schwinning - Bike Forums

rjones28 05-23-22 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22517119)
No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

:twitchy:

genejockey 05-23-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517185)
:twitchy:

It brings new meaning to "Doggie Bag".

big john 05-23-22 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517180)
1988 Traveler -- Schwinning - Bike Forums

Cool thread. I bought a Schwinn Tempo new in 1987. It had a 7 speed 105 group with Biopace. It was about $500.

indyfabz 05-23-22 04:27 PM

Since the news didnít mention it, Iím assuming sheís no relation to Lance.

rjones28 05-23-22 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516867)
Boxster is fine and are loads of fun. They are what they were designed to be. I was specifically referring to the 911.

Cab 911s are all over the place, don't hold value, and are not good as performance cars. They are gold chains and silk sweater cars. They are not "wear a helmet" cars. Only a coupe can be a real 911. IMHO as a past owner.

Porsche hasn't made a real 911 since 1998. ;)

genejockey 05-23-22 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517271)
Porsche hasn't made a real 911 since 1998. ;)

Sometime around 1970/71, I remember seeing a road test of the Porsche 911S vs the Ferrari Dino 246 GT. I was still 3 years away from a drivers license, but I drooled.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...57e9f98ba8.jpg


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