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Old 11-14-20, 03:25 PM
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Shamefully I bought an AMC Hornet with an automatic. But it reliably took me through the rest of college.

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I had an AMC Gremlin for last years of high school and most of college. Talk about shame! <grin>
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Old 11-14-20, 03:58 PM
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I had an AMC Gremlin for last years of high school and most of college. Talk about shame! <grin>
Even though people hated them, I didnít mind the Gremilns.

At least it wasnít a Pacer... lol!

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Old 11-14-20, 04:06 PM
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any of the tubeless plug kits except the Stans version would work to fix that probably. Probably need more sealant though.
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Old 11-14-20, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Even though people hated them, I didn’t mind the Gremilns.

At least it wasn’t a Pacer... lol!

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or J H Murphy, not a Pinto...
I remember as a kid being in a Pinto sometimes and even then thinking it was kinda dumb looking.
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Old 11-14-20, 05:46 PM
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[QUOTE=djb;21790421]
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thats a Spit isnt it in the garage? I see the very odd one around here, and last summer I spotted and chatted with a guy in pristine TR8, hadnt seen one of those in decades and decades. Grew up across the street from a British car garage, so being a car nut, got to see and know all about you name it, TR2s, 3s, XK120, 140, bugeyed sprites, etc etc etc. Ran by a friendly British guy.
Its is a Triumph, but itís a TR6, not a Spitfire.
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Old 11-14-20, 06:27 PM
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Its is a Triumph, but itís a TR6, not a Spitfire.
Tim
geez, I blew that one. Would have known if the nose was exposed more. Always loved the delicious sound of that six. Mind you, a jag or Aston Martin straight six of the late50s and 60s gives me goosebumps also. Ever watched any of the Goodwood Revival? Proper, no hanging about door to door racing in the tourist trophy races and engine music to give you a...err..a rising.
the spits and tr6's always have so much rear camber, always remember that.
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Old 11-15-20, 12:00 AM
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Mfr. branded tire? Not surprising I guess, put a real brand on your wheels.
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Never leave a GF on the side of a trail by herself.
TC is going to not only have a flat tire he's going to end up single
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Old 11-15-20, 09:42 PM
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Just a little update. I slit the membrane down the middle and inverted the tire. Trimming the rest of it out past that point was a breeze, it's sort of a rubberized fabric and cut easily and cleanly. I cleaned up what I could which wasn't much and put a tube in it. It held fine for my 65k ride yesterday so mission accomplised.




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Old 11-15-20, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
any of the tubeless plug kits except the Stans version would work to fix that probably. Probably need more sealant though.
I'm curious, why not the Stan's? I carry one but haven't had to use it.
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Old 11-15-20, 09:48 PM
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As a side note I got my new tires today. The tires that I found that I liked, and weren't at an insanely inflated price, and were available within less than a week were Continental Speed Rides. So I'm going to tubes, neither here nor there for me. Just for fun I pulled out the scale. The one good Giant tire weighed 922g, the Conti is 588g. That's nearly 700g of rotating mass I eliminated which sounds significant to me. I'm looking forward to riding it and seeing how it feels!
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Old 11-15-20, 09:58 PM
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Its one of the downsides I see to tubeless, the tires are just heavy. Went to Rocket Rons on the mountain bike and shaved over half a lb even with the tubes. I'm already slow on some of the climbs, don't need to haul an extra half lb up every one of them. Oddly I've also had less flats too.
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Old 11-15-20, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan_M View Post
As a side note I got my new tires today. The tires that I found that I liked, and weren't at an insanely inflated price, and were available within less than a week were Continental Speed Rides. So I'm going to tubes, neither here nor there for me. Just for fun I pulled out the scale. The one good Giant tire weighed 922g, the Conti is 588g. That's nearly 700g of rotating mass I eliminated which sounds significant to me. I'm looking forward to riding it and seeing how it feels!
Yikes I have 2.8" tires that weigh less than the Giants
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Never leave a GF on the side of a trail by herself.
Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in public without a man's supervision. Who knows what temptations she wouldn't be able to control herself from.... wait what decade is it? Actually I think her response did a better job than mine:

"You should tell him that hes totally correct and that it was a mistake to leave your poor helpless woman unattended...but that maybe its ok because my family hasn't yet given you the goat dowry to purchase me with...also that you're reconsidering anyway because your other 2 wives are much more obedient..."
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Old 11-16-20, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ryan_M View Post
The tires that I found that I liked, and weren't at an insanely inflated price, and were available within less than a week were Continental Speed Rides.
The Speed Rides are great tires at a great price. They're relatively light (though they should weigh 440g for the foldable ones and 500g for the wire beads, per Conti's website!), foldable (if you get the non-reflex version), versatile, comfortable, quick, and inexpensive. I suspect you'll feel a big difference in them compared with the old Crosscuts you had.
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Originally Posted by Ryan_M View Post
Just a little update. I slit the membrane down the middle and inverted the tire. Trimming the rest of it out past that point was a breeze, it's sort of a rubberized fabric and cut easily and cleanly. I cleaned up what I could which wasn't much and put a tube in it. It held fine for my 65k ride yesterday so mission accomplised.




Nice job, I would have done the same. Still don't know what Giant was thinking.
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Old 11-16-20, 08:20 AM
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Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in public without a man's supervision. Who knows what temptations she wouldn't be able to control herself from.... wait what decade is it? Actually I think her response did a better job than mine:

"You should tell him that hes totally correct and that it was a mistake to leave your poor helpless woman unattended...but that maybe its ok because my family hasn't yet given you the goat dowry to purchase me with...also that you're reconsidering anyway because your other 2 wives are much more obedient..."
Haha. That's not what I said. Obviously you are not married, don't have any children or a single care in the world.

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Originally Posted by Ryan_M View Post
Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in public without a man's supervision. Who knows what temptations she wouldn't be able to control herself from.... wait what decade is it? Actually I think her response did a better job than mine:

"You should tell him that hes totally correct and that it was a mistake to leave your poor helpless woman unattended...but that maybe its ok because my family hasn't yet given you the goat dowry to purchase me with...also that you're reconsidering anyway because your other 2 wives are much more obedient..."
Hilarious, love her sense of humor!
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Originally Posted by Ryan_M View Post
Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in public without a man's supervision. Who knows what temptations she wouldn't be able to control herself from.... wait what decade is it? Actually I think her response did a better job than mine:

"You should tell him that hes totally correct and that it was a mistake to leave your poor helpless woman unattended...but that maybe its ok because my family hasn't yet given you the goat dowry to purchase me with...also that you're reconsidering anyway because your other 2 wives are much more obedient..."
In that case maybe you should keep an emergency supply of graham crackers to leave with those watching the bikes unsupervised. <grin>
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
The Speed Rides are great tires at a great price. They're relatively light (though they should weigh 440g for the foldable ones and 500g for the wire beads, per Conti's website!), foldable (if you get the non-reflex version), versatile, comfortable, quick, and inexpensive. I suspect you'll feel a big difference in them compared with the old Crosscuts you had.
Yeah I've heard a lot of good things about these tires, nice to hear one more! I got the foldable and IIRC the actual weight for just the tire was pretty bang on the published spec. Sorry I should have been more specific, the 588g weight for the Conti was tire plus tube. I was curious what the total installed weight difference would be over the tubeless Frankensteins that the Giants are. So that 334g per wheel that I saved is a real world number.

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I guess your bike should have come with the kit Giant describes in this video?
Giant Bicycles: How to fix a flat on an ERT tire
That's just a regular tire repair kit, sans the roughing tool. I've used them to repair car tires (mostly jeep tires) many times.


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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Haha. That's not what I said.
I understood your comment to say that you feel it was irresponsible to leave my GF alone while I went to get my truck, not sure if there's any other way to interpret that really. But you say that's not what you meant so please clarify.

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Obviously you are not married, don't have any children or a single care in the world.
I did mention she was my GF so that would imply we're not married - but good catch! Also not sure what my marital or parental status has to do with any of this.
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Old 11-16-20, 06:09 PM
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I understood your comment to say that you feel it was irresponsible to leave my GF alone while I went to get my truck, not sure if there's any other way to interpret that really. But you say that's not what you meant so please clarify.


I did mention she was my GF so that would imply we're not married - but good catch! Also not sure what my marital or parental status has to do with any of this.
just measures how much less income control you might have when making purchase decisions.


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Old 11-16-20, 07:30 PM
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That's just a regular tire repair kit, sans the roughing tool. I've used them to repair car tires (mostly jeep tires) many times.
The strips are a lot smaller and so are the tools in the bike kits.

Dynaplug also makes a kit specific to tubeless bicycle tires. They came at it from the motorcycle side of hobby-dom
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Originally Posted by Charliekeet View Post
I guess your bike should have come with the kit Giant describes in this video?
Giant Bicycles: How to fix a flat on an ERT tire
Anytime the word "proprietary" comes up in the first 30 seconds of a how to video; you're in trouble.
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I carry a spare tube, precut tyvek pieces for tire boots, 2 pedros yellow plastic tire levers, and a mini pump. In 10 minutes I had the tire booted, good tube in, wheel back on, and pumped up plenty hard to finish my ride. What system is better than that?
The one where my chauffeur steps out of the Rolls and replaces the wheel so that two minutes later I can continue to enjoy my ride?
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