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Old 04-09-08, 07:46 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-09-08, 10:06 AM   #2
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Bummer. That would ruin your day....
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Old 04-09-08, 10:39 AM   #3
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And that repair will cost as much as a reasonable brand-new bike.
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Old 04-09-08, 10:45 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-09-08, 10:57 AM   #5
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of course she would then be bumped by six cars in the next 3 minutes.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:18 AM   #6
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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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It's a Chevy...
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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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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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It can convert to a cadillac?
yes, it converts them into loud noise.
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Old 04-09-08, 04:49 PM   #14
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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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