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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    The "I am not a car guy" club.

    I would never, ever, spend enormous amounts of money on a car. Nothing wrong with having an expensive car if the money is buying quality. But if the money is buying looks and coolness factor, I'm out. Even if I make the lottery, you will never see Rube on a 6 figure price tag on a car.

    Since "car people" are always making clubs. I hereby declare the foundation of a new club for "not car crazy people", where only owners of regular car owners can enter. To apply, please reply to this thread expressing your dislike for fancy car ownership and list what car you currently drive.

    I'll evaluate on a case by case basis and approve applications accordingly.

    PS: All Hyundai owners will be admitted automatically, except those who installed wheels that are worth more than the car's blue book value.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Application #1:

    Name: Rube
    Car: Hyundai Accent 2000
    Condition: Stock, falling apart but still runs (most of the time)
    Value: $500, including wheels.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Hard to say there Rube.

    I own a 1983 Pontiac Bonneville wagon. I've put 50 miles on it in 7 years and 40 of those were driving it home from where I bought it.

    However....

    One of the best jobs I ever had was driving cars for an exotic auto auction, hopping from Corvette to Rolls to racecar. I grew up wanting to be a car designer, but coming of age during the Oil Embargo quashed those dreams.

    So if I won the big one, I would probably get myself a nice fast vintage car. But I'm perfectly happy riding my bike and using public transit.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Digging in the pain cave. midschool22's Avatar
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    Application #3

    Name-Midschool22
    Truck-Dodge Ram 1994
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    Value-Couple grand. Less if you include the labor required to remove all of the bike/music stickers plastered over it.

    Fancy cars are not for me. Point A to B only. I'd rather spend my cash on the important things....BIKES.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Name: Siu Blue Wind
    Car: True Japanese one
    Condition: Pristine
    Value: Uh....I think I'm in the wrong thread. My bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
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    Club name suggestion: Knights of the Kitchen Table.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Application number: D
    Name: jsharr
    Car: 2005 Ford Freestyle
    Condition: stock, 100k miles, dirty as the day is long
    Value: $4500 on a good day.
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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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    Senior Member theblackbullet's Avatar
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    hate to break it to you, but hyundai now offers cars that even enthusiasts can get behind



    kia too!


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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    We can get behind Rubes Hyuandai and help him push it into the kitchen for a brake job. Wait, do you do brake jobs in the kitchen or bathroom?
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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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    Aplikashun:

    Name: Steve
    Car: 2001 Nissan Frontier. Acquired truck as ex-company vehicle with 118k on it. Now has 230,000+ on the odometer. A/C quit working a month after buying it and I'm unwilling to spend the $$ to fix it. Needs a wash. Badly.

    I take photos of my bicycles but not my truck.
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    I take photos of my bicycles but not my truck.
    Lean your bike against your truck, but be careful so you don't scratch it. The bike that is.
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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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    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Lean your bike against your truck, but be careful so you don't scratch it. The bike that is.
    Good idea. I'll update later.
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

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    I'll join. 2002 Stratus, blue book is about $1500. 110K miles.

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    I am with you in spirit, but when I take the cover off my 740i, zoom through the surface streets, hop on the freeway and watch it dance up to 75mph like a dog begging for bacon I think to myself...this is a pretty nice ride yo.

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    Rube, why do you hate America?

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    2002 4-door Tan Civic with, um, 42K miles or so? Not really sure, since I drive it only once a month or so.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Good idea. I'll update later.
    BTW, are you on Facebook. There is a FW parts exchange page on there if so. PM your name on FB and i will give you an add if needed.
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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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    Application #9 #9 #9 #9
    Name: Shifty
    Car: Honda Pilot
    Condition: Mostly good, lots of smelly cycling socks in the way back, so there is that.
    Value: Don't laugh, it's paid for
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Name: David
    Car: None, but have owned many cars. Several cost me less than $200 and were driven for 3+ years
    Longest-owned car: 2001 Kia Rio - bought new (11/2000), engine died with 130,000 miles 4/2008
    Most recent car: 2008 Nissan Frontier - most expensive ever purchased (used), sold it back to the dealer during my divorce
    Car-Free IT Geek
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    Application #10
    Name: dstrong
    Car: Nissan Maxima, 2001
    Condition: 106,000 miles. Better now that the entire frikken' suspension has been replaced
    Value: Dunno

    2014 Specialized RoubaixOOOOOO 2003 Interloc ImpalaOOOOOO 2007 ParkPre Image C6 (RIP)


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    Name: mikeybikes
    Car: 2003 Subaru Impreza
    Condition: 136000 miles. Bought it from a car guy who is a friend and offered to fix it as things break as long as I buy parts.
    Value: I bought it a year ago for $6000... so probably a little less.
    My Bikes: 2009 Breezer Uptown EX | 1980 Miyata Six Ten | 1970 Hercules Three-Two-Speed
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    Application #11
    Name: Flying Merkel
    Cars: 2000 Camry, 189,500 miles. 1999 Plymouth Voyager 116,000 miles. Bought for $1,300 from a 300 lb dead lady's estate. The drivers seat is broken.

    I spent 18 years in the automotive parts industry. I've rebuilt engines, customized cars, still do most repairs. Stopped caring about them years ago.

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    Application #12
    Name: Will G
    My Car: 2009 Camry bought used with 49,000 miles. Current mileage: 72,000. College kid: 2002 Tundra, bought used with 90,000 miles. Wife's car: 2007 Freestyle, 80,000 miles (bought new since she cares more about wear and tear than I do). Those each replaced a car or truck with 190-200,000 miles.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Application #13

    Name: ahsposo

    Vehicle: 2004 Honda Accord

    Mileage: 199, 342

    Value: Well I'm about to fill the tank so it will be probably twice as valuable in just a bit.
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    Application #14
    Name: Bob Ross
    Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic hatchback
    Mileage: ~98,000
    Value: I'm trying to sell it and I'll feel guilty taking more than $2,000 for it. And I will not be replacing it! Just have no use for a car anymore.

    btw, I stopped being a "car guy" sometime in the early 1980s when I realized that everything I knew about cars came from the "Visible V-8" plastic model I built in ~1969, and that none of that info was still current or applicable to real current cars. Fuel injector? wtf is that?

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