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rjones28 02-11-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406607)

And?

big john 02-11-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406817)
I drove an '80 Tercel for a short time, and my ex had a slightly newer one for a bit. Not a fan of either. I've had 3 Honda Civics ('75, '84, '95). They were all better than the Tercels.

The redeeming feature was the 4WD. It was the cheapest 4WD to buy and run 30K miles per year. I didn't like working on it, though. It was also noisy and rough on the freeway.

rjones28 02-11-22 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406705)
I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

That was our post-race lunch destination. We go there whenever we are in Skaneateles.

big john 02-11-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406830)
I think it weighed about 28 or 30 pounds in that pic, without the mud. ;)

After I'm done installing the current upgrades, it'll probably be a couple of pounds lighter. I'll weigh it at some point.

It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.

Are they 27.5? My mtb is 32 pounds with 27.5 x 2.8 Maxxis Rekon tires which are about 825 grams each.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406830)
It'll be about as weight weenie as a fat bike gets, I suppose. I mean, a light fat bike tire is around 1100 grams, so WWism is kind of pointless.

That's why I run plus tyres on my fatbike. 800gr 3.0" tyres are so nice! :)

rjones28 02-11-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406809)
In 1993 I worked at a GMC dealer and bought a new truck for $11.500. It had a V6, 5 speed, and 3.08 differential, so it got better than 20mpg hwy. With a 34 gallon tank it had a range of over 600 miles. When we moved to snow country I traded it in on a Subaru for the wife and I got the old Tercel p.o.s.
Looked like this but dark blue.
https://images1.americanlisted.com/n...d_26270333.jpg

My neighbor has that truck with an automatic. Also, dark blue. The family has had it since new. People are often surprised that it's not all rusted out. Their secret? It over-winters in the barn.

big john 02-11-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22406844)
That's why I run plus tyres on my fatbike. 800gr 3.0" tyres are so nice! :)

Have you taken it in the snow with the 3.0s?

rjones28 02-11-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406842)
Are they 27.5? My mtb is 32 pounds with 27.5 x 2.8 Maxxis Rekon tires which are about 825 grams each.

26" with a 4.6 Specialized Ground Control in that picture. I could fit 27.5", but I'd be limited to 4.0".

big john 02-11-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406851)
26" with a 4.6 Specialized Ground Control in that picture. I could fit 27.5", but I'd be limited to 4.0".

4.6? Whoa.

LesterOfPuppets 02-11-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406850)
Have you taken it in the snow with the 3.0s?

I've ridden a lot of snow on 2.8 and 3.0. Never tried 'em on a groomed fatbike trail though. 3.0 gets me through extended sand pits just fine, way less sketchy than on 2.3"

Most of my snow riding has been in this kinda stuff, couple to 4 inches of fresh over sometimes rutted, lumpy ice/packed snow.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4b8ea5145.jpeg

big john 02-11-22 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406846)
My neighbor has that truck with an automatic. Also, dark blue. The family has had it since new. People are often surprised that it's not all rusted out. Their secret? It over-winters in the barn.

I was pretty happy with it. Nice cloth seat, good a/c, and decent factory radio with cassette. Really comfortable on the highway with soft suspension. Too bad it was no good on any icy mountain road.

rjones28 02-11-22 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406855)
4.6? Whoa.

I have some Maxxis Colossus 4.8s to put on the HED carbon wheelset. I originally planned to pair them with a 4.0 tire (Maxxis Juggernaut or Schwalbe Jumbo Jim), but fat bike tires are hard to come by lately so you take what you can get.

Eric F 02-11-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406834)
And?

Apparently, you and Mr. Vol hang out in the same spot.

big john 02-11-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406864)
I have some Maxxis Colossus 4.8s to put on the HED carbon wheelset. I originally planned to pair them with a 4.0 tire (Maxxis Juggernaut or Schwalbe Jumbo Jim), but fat bike tires are hard to come by lately so you take what you can get.

A friend had a Pugsley with 4.0s and I took him to a trail with lots of climbing. There are a few steep switchbacks littered with rocks and sand. He just cruised around those turns like they were easy.

datlas 02-11-22 05:13 PM

Recall I could not get my new Garmin 530 to pair with my Varia? I had some time to futz around and after a factory reset, it seems to work. Will do a real road test tomorrow.

rjones28 02-11-22 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406877)
A friend had a Pugsley with 4.0s and I took him to a trail with lots of climbing. There are a few steep switchbacks littered with rocks and sand. He just cruised around those turns like they were easy.

Fat tires make up for my lack of skill. Mostly.

rjones28 02-11-22 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406870)
Apparently, you and Mr. Vol hang out in the same spot.

That would require that they leave Knox county.

DougRNS 02-11-22 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406894)
That would require that they leave Knox county.

Vols picture was a stock photo, naturally. It appears he confuses the virtual world with reality

Eric F 02-11-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22406898)
Vols picture was a stock photo, naturally. It appears he confuses the virtual world with reality

Ahh. I guess I assumed too much.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406834)
And?

Isn't it obvious?

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406838)
We go there whenever we are in Skaneateles.

How is this even a place?

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22406783)
It's already bumping into too hot territory.

"Too hot," if it even exists, is only two months a year.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22406898)
Vols picture was a stock photo, naturally. It appears he confuses the virtual world with reality

Doug's Ice Cream isn't real?

DougRNS 02-11-22 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406921)
Doug's Ice Cream isn't real?

you also struggle understanding maps.

Mojo31 02-11-22 06:17 PM

Anxious to give this puppy a try tomorrow.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c4256f1b3b.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d98b7f6eaa.jpg

rjones28 02-11-22 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406919)
Isn't it obvious?

You know how to use Google?


How is this even a place?
Look at a map.


"Too hot," if it even exists, is only two months a year.

rjones28 02-11-22 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406921)
Doug's Ice Cream isn't real?

Maybe.


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