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Old 11-22-21, 07:12 PM
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The largest car I've owned was a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC.
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The largest vehicle I've driven on a regular basis was my dad's 1977 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab with and 8 foot bed.
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Originally Posted by sshakari View Post
need advice on my 90s merckx which i've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do i:
1. Strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
2. Build a new set of wheels and keep the old 8 speed.
3. Just replace the rim and do nothing else.
Or
4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a ritchey steel frame and build it uo
3+4.
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They're probably safely tucked away in garages. One sold on BAT for like $27k a couple of months ago.

My FIL had the plain vanilla Plymouth version of that car, BITD.
This one looks garaged. Cars that sit out here would loose all that plastic trim, bumper ends, etc.
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I had one for a year or so in the 80s. It was my internship year and I had no time or energy to shop around so I bought the cheapest thing in the classifieds. God, what a dog! I took it to Tom Magliozzi at the Good News garage in Cambridge for an accelerator pump and he was merciless. LSS wouldn’t get into it, much less drive it. I had it towed away when it totally **** the bed.
You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!
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I took driver training in a Plymouth Fury in high school. The thing was huge and 6 of us fit in it easily. They didn't have a steering wheel for the instructor, just a brake pedal. Anytime one of us screwed up the instructor would jump on the brake pedal. I used ot call those cars "3/4 ton cars".
Charles Phoenix said they were the only car named after anger.
My friend had a Fury wagon. That was one big vehicle.
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Old 11-22-21, 07:28 PM
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I hope the whole island is on lockdown.
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The largest car I've owned was a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC.
Pic?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
If it were me, I'd pick No. 1. Except, I'd go to 11.
I'd just do the rim (#3) but I'd have to see a picture to be sure.
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I'm considering getting this Kaiser if we can strike a deal tomorrow...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My friend had a Fury wagon. That was one big vehicle.
Christine was a Fury.
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I'm considering getting this Kaiser if we can strike a deal tomorrow...
Really? That would be cool.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!
Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at the garage. LSS went to grad school at MIT and it was within walking distance from her office. This was before they went national and their show on the WBUR was much sillier and somewhat less car related.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!
don't forget Velo Vol's brush with greatness in July.
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don't forget Velo Vol's brush with greatness in July.
Remind me.
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Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at the garage. LSS went to grad school at MIT and it was within walking distance from her office. This was before they went national and their show on the WBUR was much sillier and somewhat less car related.
Bizarrely, that show continued to run on local public radio until a few months ago.
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Remind me.
he met me.
#LoweredExpectations
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he met me.
#LoweredExpectations
Ah, just so. I had that with a more recent time stamp in my failing memory.
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he met me.
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reminds me of this Canadian classic.
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Originally Posted by sshakari View Post
Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do I:
1. strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
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4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a Ritchey steel frame and build it uo
Paint > powdercoat in most situations. Rust under powder coat is a matter of "when" rather than "if".
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Pic of the Mercedes, just before I sold it. It was in need of a refresh.

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Pic of the Mercedes, just before I sold it. It was in need of a refresh.

I liked the headlight wipers. I've driven when the snow piles up on the headlights and reduces their effectiveness.
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I liked the headlight wipers. I've driven when the snow piles up on the headlights and reduces their effectiveness.
We call that your standard winter in the north & northeast. Builds character.
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It's the ‘merican way.
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