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    Spelling Snob Hobartlemagne's Avatar
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    Screeeeeeech.... Small crash sound



    Heard that this morning and saw this. Just an unexpected sight from my balcony.
    At least when a bike loses a wheel, you can carry the whole thing.

    I went over to offer some help, but the whole wheel (bolts still attached) had ripped
    off of the end of the axle. Bad day for this guy.
    Last edited by Hobartlemagne; 04-09-08 at 08:03 AM.

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    Bummer. That would ruin your day....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
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    And that repair will cost as much as a reasonable brand-new bike.
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    If only she drove a Nascar. If would be back on the track is 47 seconds, new tires, new gas and a rebel flag sticker on the bumper.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Squirrelly Member trsidn's Avatar
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    of course she would then be bumped by six cars in the next 3 minutes.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    The quieter you become... Falkon's Avatar
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    I've heard that this is actually a camero problem.
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    Hopefully Chevy has it fixed come '09.

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    Weird. I saw the same thing but on a Volvo station wagon on Saturday. Front wheel came off, and the car sat down on it, ripping the fender up and bending the hood.

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    It's a Chevy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    It's a Chevy...
    Good explanation

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    It's a Chevy...
    My sister had an old, old, OLD Chevy pickup. My grandparents had run it into the ground after THEY got is used from somebody who had also run it into the ground and then WE got it run it into the ground. Let's just say that 2 year later, we gave it to the local Boy Scout Camp to run it into the ground. That sucker was reliable. Plus, it had an after market V8 (5.8L) without a muffler. Plus, about 5 months after we got it, we blew a hole in the cadillac converter so it was REALLY loud. I used to ride with my sister to and from school (we went to the same high school) and all the other students would drive these nice, clean, new cars, some BWM's, some SUV's, but all nice cars and here we would come in this massive beater pickup sounding like a tank. You should have seen us in the parking lot. Whenever we starting that monster, every head in the parking lot would turn. Plus, we really didn't worry about our fenders. That Chevy was probably the best vehicle I had ever ridden in. Just sayin....
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    My sister had an old, old, OLD Chevy pickup. My grandparents had run it into the ground after THEY got is used from somebody who had also run it into the ground and then WE got it run it into the ground. Let's just say that 2 year later, we gave it to the local Boy Scout Camp to run it into the ground. That sucker was reliable. Plus, it had an after market V8 (5.8L) without a muffler. Plus, about 5 months after we got it, we blew a hole in the cadillac converter so it was REALLY loud. I used to ride with my sister to and from school (we went to the same high school) and all the other students would drive these nice, clean, new cars, some BWM's, some SUV's, but all nice cars and here we would come in this massive beater pickup sounding like a tank. You should have seen us in the parking lot. Whenever we starting that monster, every head in the parking lot would turn. Plus, we really didn't worry about our fenders. That Chevy was probably the best vehicle I had ever ridden in. Just sayin....
    It can convert to a cadillac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    It can convert to a cadillac?
    yes, it converts them into loud noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I had an uncle split the difference between an intercity bus and one of it's front tyres (which was last seen making a rapid get away). Luckily, the bus remained vertical until it stopped and didn't squash my uncle, his car and his whole family like bugs.
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