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  • NYCfixie's Avatar
    10 Minutes Ago
    NYCfixie replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    Lived/Worked in the Brookline/Boston area 2015-2021 I have had work done at all of these shops: - Apex Velo (IMHO) is the best of what is around....
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  • NYCfixie's Avatar
    28 Minutes Ago
    NYCfixie replied to a thread Timepieces in Reviews
    You definitely described the design theme/ethos of those two brands. I like most Grand Seiko but they are often "pretty", even the dive watches....
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  • Bobonli's Avatar
    28 Minutes Ago
    Bobonli replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    Winchester = Middlesex Fells, a great place to hike or mountain bike is right down the road, sort of. I don't live in Boston but visit either on...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    True enough. I am going to have to read more about self-charging systems.
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  • Saab2000's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Saab2000 replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    If owners of plug-in hybrids aren’t charging every day it’s either because they are lazy and don’t want to take the handful of seconds it takes to...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    That makes some sense - I mean I am sure it is true on average, but again, it puts control over the cleanliness of the electricity outside the car....
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  • TonyP's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    TonyP replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    I'm thinking that if the electric motor that drives the car could be used to charge the battery effectively the RailRoads would have incorporated...
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  • Saab2000's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Saab2000 replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    There have been studies done that support the idea that grid scale electrical generation and charging EVs results in about half the carbon emissions...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    No I am not asking about whether it is a good idea or not. And emissions are part of my point. Why isn't the recharge built into the car? Why do you...
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  • bigbill's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    bigbill replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    Today was my son's first flight. He said unpinning the ejection seat was the scariest part.
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  • 72gmc's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    72gmc replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    A plug-in hybrid is what makes the most sense to my wife and I. At this point we’re waiting for more vehicles that interest us to become plug-in...
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  • Saab2000's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Saab2000 replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Plug-in hybrids make a ton of sense. For short trips they are effectively an electric car and guess what? Most trips are short. My friend has a Volvo...
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  • sk_tle's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    sk_tle replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    The idea is to use less carbon based energy but still have that as a backup. I do think plugin hybrids makes a lot of sense when you know the average...
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  • Too Tall's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Gotta love their passion and the grading was icing on the cake.
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  • 72gmc's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    72gmc replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Toyota also has huge resources relative to a lot of car makers along with years of development in hybrid tech, including LeMans prototype race cars....
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  • dgaddis's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    dgaddis replied to a thread Timepieces in Reviews
    Well the handset dealer reached out and said the last set of those hands he had in stock are damaged, so I'm getting a refund on those, and I ordered...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    I think that is because Toyota's plug-ins have two motors - an electric motor and a hybrid motor - while the hybrids have just the one hybrid motor....
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  • echappist's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    echappist replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    In case anyone wants to read the article in post No. 6917 above, gift link here.
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  • TonyP's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    My back aches just watching those guys.
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  • Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Sure. I build with the head tube extending beyond the lugs or reinforcing bands. I have a lower locating cone on my jig that is sized to have x...
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  • Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    I have used 10mm for the top and 15mm for the bottom, end of head tube to edge of top tube /down tube. At one time I measured some lugs and got these...
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  • caleb's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    caleb replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Re: plug-ins. How is it that the RAV4 hybrid starts at $31,725, but if you want to be able to plug the battery in it'll cost at least $43,690?* ...
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  • TonyP's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Would it be feasible to cut the head tube down after the frame is welded up?
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Why do hybrids need to be plug-in hybrids? That just feels like collusion between automakers and energy companies. Can't hybrids make their own...
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  • Bob Ross's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Bob Ross replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    It's funny, as I started reading OP my first thought was "I lived in Boston for 15 years, I'll have a lot of good ideas!" But then I realized two...
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  • hans736's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Hi Steven, I agree with your point in general about having to rely on the manufacturer. But it's still helpful to get a reference like the one you...
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  • shand's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    I think in situations like this you have to go with what your builder says. What everyone else thinks is irrelevant. For reference, I shoot for 12mm...
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  • hans736's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    I would appreciate some feedback on how how small of a distance is reasonable on the head tube above the top tube and below the down tube? In the...
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  • bigbill's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    bigbill replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    We're driving to Roswell on Friday so we'll see him fly on Saturday. He is off on Sunday but has a brief Sunday evening for an early morning flight...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    I bought a supply of favorites and put them away. I wear their durable cotton pants nearly all the time. They are amazingly great work pants and...
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  • dstbl's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    A couple years ago I bought a pair of Swrve durable cotton trousers and loved them. When I went to buy more they were out of stock in my size and...
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  • Drew's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Check out Laguna Seca if you have not been already.
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  • donevwil's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    donevwil replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    Plane would probably be fine, no opinion on the pilot. Honestly, I've forgotten what test limits were (37 years ago after all), but this was a new...
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  • jmgorman's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    jmgorman replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    You can count on it.
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    This went remarkably well for what it looked like at the start. Marty has a touch - starts small and simple to get big things sorted.
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  • bigbill's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    bigbill replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    Hope so, his first flight is tomorrow. They have G suits but don't expect anything over 5 Gs, unless they have to eject.
    1591 replies | 612237 view(s)
  • Mabouya's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Mabouya replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    So Bill's son should be able to pull 9 g's with no problems, right? ; )
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    I think Firefly does a debriefing/re-orientation with every new bike order at time of move.
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  • e-RICHIE's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    e-RICHIE replied to a thread I'm shipping up to Boston in The OT
    come visit in deep river
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  • hampco's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    hampco replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    Yep, 38s look like they should fit. The Chorus calipers are made by TRP/Tektro, I believe, interestingly enough...
    470 replies | 326520 view(s)
  • steve garro's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    steve garro replied to a thread Coconino Cycles in Smoked Out
    Getting some in in-between bikes, thumb healing in process. - Garro.
    1511 replies | 578707 view(s)
  • jmgorman's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    After 15 years in the DC area, I've recently accepted a new position in Cambridge and will be moving that way by the middle of March. I spent more...
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  • caleb's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    caleb replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Very good to know. A search turns up several local shops that do it, including some O'Reilly Auto Parts stores that will do it while you wait. Let...
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  • Too Tall's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Too Tall replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    It is one more move tword a throw away society. If they are easily resurfaced and you have a shop with the skillset Bob's your Uncle.
    6929 replies | 1246602 view(s)
  • caleb's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    caleb replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Both our Outback and XC90 are going to need brakes in the somewhat near future. It seems that there's a school of thought/automaker policy out...
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  • Ras72's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Ras72 replied to a thread Richard Sachs Cycles in Smoked Out
    Richie, just saw your Instagram post… Correction: Hopefully, she’s settling in nicely and recognizing she’s one lucky pup. The pitter-patter of...
    2120 replies | 1189519 view(s)
  • sk_tle's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    sk_tle replied to a thread Automobiles in Reviews
    Speaking of rugged supercars, yesterday I saw a number of renault 4 coming back from Morocco where they participated in the 4L Trophy race last week....
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  • osbk67's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    osbk67 replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    Aha I see now. I wasn’t paying attention looking at a smallish photo and thought that fine bicycle might have conjured something near 35s under...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    I think distance pivot-to-pad is the same but shape of the caliper arch is different. But I will have to check my bikes to be sure.
    470 replies | 326520 view(s)
  • e-RICHIE's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    e-RICHIE replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    but are the pads in the same plane when at their lowest point in the caliper slots?
    470 replies | 326520 view(s)
  • donevwil's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    donevwil replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    Worked there for a summer and semester between my junior and senior years of college. It was a dream job for this budding aeronautical engineer (only...
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  • Saab2000's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Saab2000 replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    You worked for Pilatus? That’s cool. I learned how to fly in Switzerland. Interesting place with a lot of interest in aviation. When I did it in the...
    1591 replies | 612237 view(s)
  • bigbill's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    bigbill replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    He said the plane wants to be stable. In the simulator, if the instructor causes a stall or spin, hands off is sometimes the way to go. They're...
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  • donevwil's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    donevwil replied to a thread irrational fear of flying in The OT
    During my internship at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke in the mid-'80s, I performed the stress analysis for horizontal stabilizer of the PC-9 (on which the...
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  • j44ke's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    j44ke replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    Not with 12s. The Record and Super Record are the same with a flatter lower clearance arch, but Chorus is very similar to if not the same as the 11s...
    470 replies | 326520 view(s)
  • e-RICHIE's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    e-RICHIE replied to a thread Hampsten Cycles in Smoked Out
    chorus brake specs are not the same as record or super record?
    470 replies | 326520 view(s)
  • Bongobob's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bongobob replied to a thread NE Skiing: Intel needed in The OT
    Two weekends ago EISA--the D1 ski schools in the northeast- raced a slalom at Catamount. It was a makeup race for the UVM slalom that was postponed....
    78 replies | 9812 view(s)
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