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Old 03-28-2007, 01:55 PM
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No slotacar fans here?

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:04 PM
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Juicy Waves & Fast Cars
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:58 PM
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OK Greg, now I'm going to have to post pics of my 63-speed mountain bike when I get home. It's a bit heavier than yours, doesn't have such nice brakes, and it's in commute trim right now... but WTF.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:25 PM
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Eh 63 speed ! wow you'll be needing motorized changers for that thing...
and I thought a 24 speed was enough - duh what was I thinking.

Gregg - nice machine... $$$$!

Are you guys out racing or is this just for fun?

I took my 11year old out on thre mountain last weekend - he begged me - he came back all scraped up... his mother wasn't too happy - except that he loved it!

I promised him (and her) to teach him how to not fall off so much! Actually it brought back memories of my first year riding - way too many scrapes...

For me its purely for fun - and not often enough either - my riding partner injured his back about a year ago and I've go too many competing interests...

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Old 03-28-2007, 05:38 PM
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Various, including:
'79

and a few more.


although sold gender-bender 86 GS-XR 750 and both 400Fs. '75 Norton and '91 F2 owned since new.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:47 PM
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Damn Bill, nice stable!
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:10 PM
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Huh, Bill, I have the same Norton black '75 roadster you do. Very nice!

I restore extinct cars
Raise horses, jumpers and dressage
Raise Yaks, harvest wool, make yakwurst
Shoot, hunt, fish
Design spacecraft (work as hobby)

This is Puzzle. Very lean, athletic...keen on his work.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gregg K
I live for it.
Here is the carbon fiber beauty I just built up. The finest mountain bike in existence. Weighs as much as a professional road bike did back in the 70's, but with nearly half a foot of suspension travel front and rear! If you think flying in a 928 is fun, you ain't seen nothing.

What's the cross bike in the background?
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:59 PM
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Jetskiing, bugs in my teeth, raising hell at Pizmo, Quading in the mountains and traveling the planet.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:15 PM
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VERY NICE BIKE!!!
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Originally Posted by taffelman
Doesn't this picture jog anyone's memory??

It looks like a re-inactment of what happened to tarek during our SITM run last year!!
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I love that GTV...and as for slot cars, well, I have a pretty nice, small Carrera setup that I built for my son in the basement...;-)
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by BrendanC
My hobbie is taking every single bolt off a 928 and putting it back on clean.
You mean cleaned and powder coated
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:21 AM
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OK, here's some pics... it's basically a 21-speed older XTR grouppo mated to a Sachs 3-speed hub. I basically bought parts and made the bike I wanted. The frame was a compromise -- strong, somewhat light, and cheap.

The 3-speed can shift while pedaling with only the briefest letup of torque, and it can shift any time the wheel is turning without needing to pedal. 2nd gear is 1:1, 1st a .734 underdrive and 3rd a 1.362 overdrive. So my full range of ratios is from a .629:1 granny to a 5.221:1 overdrive. I could probably climb a brick wall in granny if I could get traction, and at 55 mph(local downhill) I can still pedal hard at a decent RPM.

So basically, I use the conventional gears to pick a range, then I can speed-shift, kind of like tiptronic. Or run a fairly low gear with the hub in high gear, then when I hit a technical section, I can just shift click-click without even pedaling and be in granny gear. It's an adjustment in style where you work it so you're using the hub to shift at times it would be inconvenient to use the derailleurs.

The right shifter is for the cluster, The left grip is for the hub, and the lever on the left is for the chainrings. I wanted a friction shifter here since this derailleur tends to need more fiddling to engage properly.

Anyway, here are some pics I took today. Yeah, it's a little dusty. Hopefully this year I can get more seat time than I have been getting.
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My 911.
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