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    What he said ^^^, the days of the cradle to grave...

    What he said ^^^, the days of the cradle to grave single employer are all but gone. Variety of reasons, but job stability is rare.



    I have a friend that is an electrical engineer by trade. He...
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    Some of the fancy pants oils with the additives...

    Some of the fancy pants oils with the additives can gum things up over time. In my experience as long as it is not a vegetable based oil you probably don't have much to worry about. Some people like...
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    In many parts of the country you have to have a...

    In many parts of the country you have to have a car to get to and from work. However a $25,000 car on a $26,000 a year income is insane. There are less expensive alternatives out there, but they...
  4. Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor that goes...

    Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor that goes against the stream and preaches paying cash over credit.

    I too pay cash for my cars, seldom buy new. I buy 2-5 year old vehicles, gently used with low...
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    I don't think we have reached critical mass here...

    I don't think we have reached critical mass here in the US... yet. Sounds like a good idea before it's time. The bulk of riders (including myself) are usually prepared to do trail side maintenance. I...
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    I don't see anything in that collection that I...

    I don't see anything in that collection that I would throw in the scrap pile... in fact many of them are nicer than what is in my current pile.

    Aaron :)
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    Hell Yes! :D Aaron :) ...

    Hell Yes!

    :D

    Aaron :)

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/9578344670_106bb0b018_z.jpg
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    They don't publish weights... I would be willing...

    They don't publish weights... I would be willing to wager they are in the 30# range...

    Aaron :)
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    Nice of the Ford engineers to think of that... :D...

    Nice of the Ford engineers to think of that... :D

    Aaron :)
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    Awesome! :beer: just added to my file of Raleigh...

    Awesome! :beer: just added to my file of Raleigh stuff.

    Aaron :)
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    Maybe something like a Dahon Boardwalk ...

    Maybe something like a Dahon Boardwalk 1? You could have a 3 speed coaster brake hub laced in. It weighs around 28#, not super lightweight but about what you are going to find in that price range,...
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    Electra used to have several bikes in the 24"...

    Electra used to have several bikes in the 24" wheel size, apparently they have been discontinued?

    I just purchased a Schwinn Cruiser from WM for my wife, who is 5' and a wee bit. It is similar to...
  13. Sounds like what we have around here... except I...

    Sounds like what we have around here... except I start with the two lane roads. Some times of the day are better than others, but that doesn't help if you have to travel at a certain time.

    Aaron :)
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    1966... by the hub date. The transfers and color...

    1966... by the hub date. The transfers and color support that too.

    It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

    Aaron :)
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    It is if you go about it the right way... ...

    It is if you go about it the right way...

    Aaron :)
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    Yup and the cost of Prius will pay for gas and...

    Yup and the cost of Prius will pay for gas and upkeep on the truck for the rest of it's useful life... there is eggs and there is chickens and I will damned if I know which came first :P

    Aaron :)
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    When I was living car free it was about a 12 mile...

    When I was living car free it was about a 12 mile radius... I was born a ramblin man :D

    I think it would depend on the locale, availability of public transit, and available time. When we are in...
  18. I have seen an interesting concept... In...

    I have seen an interesting concept... In Charleston, SC area they have a park and ride with express buses, ditto outside of the DC area. They are using the long haul interstate type buses with the...
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    I don't see why not, people have toured around...

    I don't see why not, people have toured around the world on a Penny Farthing and on a three speed.

    I have a recurring daydream about loading up a baksfiet (cargo bike), with some stuff and my dog...
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    I use MapFactor Navigator...

    I use MapFactor Navigator... Google Maps it ain't but it works pretty well and is free.

    Aaron :)
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    We have several different solar water heating...

    We have several different solar water heating solutions over the years. One of my favorite was the 1930's beach house we lived in down in FL, Sunset Harbor, Siesta Key. It had a huge cedar water tank...
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    I vaguely remember someone telling me it was some sort of tax stamp, but I don't recall who or where.

    Aaron :)
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    What were the original tires? I have some brands...

    What were the original tires? I have some brands that rolled out better than others. Also a noticeable difference between tire models within a brand line up.

    Aaron :)
  24. Life Philosophy for me... borrowed from...

    Life Philosophy for me... borrowed from Permaculture ethics. The car has been allowed to become a monoculture in much of the world and we are all poorer (not necessarily in the financial sense) for...
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    Bike Boom bike, probably about the middle of the...

    Bike Boom bike, probably about the middle of the pack. Worth spending some time on but not a lot of money. Fix it, ride it and enjoy it.

    Aaron :)
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