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Old 11-01-23, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.

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If Sparky's pitchfork wasn't cut off I'd consider it...
It's there. Click for full image.
Originally Posted by rjones28
Nope.

Snow occurs in three seasons here in the Actual North.
Weather doesn't adhere to arbitrary dates on a calendar.

Winter:


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Originally Posted by datlas
Ride repot: chilly and brisk but above freezing and no snow. 100% fun!

Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
Stop by Harbor Freight for an angle grinder and a MIG welder, hit a supply shop for some 1/8" coupons and the Saturn could be every bit as good as that blue TR6 in TX


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Originally Posted by datlas
Ride repot: chilly and brisk but above freezing and no snow. 100% fun!

Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
There's probably a way to fix it but it might be cost prohibitive. Good fabricators can do amazing stuff. Gotta admit, though, I have no experience with saving rusted out cars. The only ones we see here are brought in from salt states.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
Rust takes no prisoners.
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There's a young lady in the greasy spoon eating bacon as one would eat corn on the cob. One hand holding each end, taking tiny little bites, working back and forth across the slice.

Pretty weird but also kinda hot.
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Red, huh. Why don't I just drop by the police station and turn myself in?
That would be orange, Lava Orange to be precise.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Stop by Harbor Freight for an angle grinder and a MIG welder, hit a supply shop for some 1/8" coupons and the Saturn could be every bit as good as that blue TR6 in TX

I was thinking, "Rusted frame? Must be a classic."
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Rust takes no prisoners.
Rust takes all of the prisoners, and doesn't sleep while doing so.
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Long live the Saturn!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Rust takes no prisoners.
it never sleeps either
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ride repot: chilly and brisk but above freezing and no snow. 100% fun!

Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
Pour one out. There's an SW I run past about half my days with a mismatched hatch. Wondered if it was going to outlast yours.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Nope.

Snow occurs in three seasons here in the Actual North.
Even here where it's not truly Actual North. It'd be like a three hour drive to NM, same latitude as TN.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Long live the Saturn!
It's like a family member.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Pour one out. There's an SW I run past about half my days with a mismatched hatch. Wondered if it was going to outlast yours.
Itís not dead yet!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís not dead yet!
Indeed! But we use less salt here.
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Even I thought McDaniels wouldn't get fired until the end of the year at the earliest, and I was one of the lowest on him at time of hiring.
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I think Lindsay Jones was the only prominent journo expressing any doubts at all, actually.
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Just tried to spin for 45 mins in my neighborhood. Wind is gnarley today, and like a dumbass I took mojos madone out. Wind blew me all over the place.

Checkpoint is in the shop, possible bent hanger and getting the new bars plus wrap put on.

Also decided to give the WTB exposure tires a try. Manager of trek seemed pretty excited about them and wanted to hear what I thought of them. Designed for road and hard packed dirt. Iíll throw the GR1 on what ever wheel set I decide on.
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17 miles this week and I have been home all week. Sad, but now I am actually itching to ride.

Went to a bike shop in Richmond that is known for having bars in stock. Eric they had the Whickey spanos in stock. I was itching for them but they wanted 280 which was more than I wanted to spend. This is the shop I bought the cervelo bars last year which they had those in stock too, however, the price jumped 100.00 dollars so that was a no. FSA for the win.
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Ope, empty jello shot in the parking lot. Damn kids!
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very heavily in the lab this M/W supporting the team w some syntheses for a big order. of course the barrage of emails and messages doesn't stop so I'm hopping back and forth to my laptop on the bench. brief moment of respite right now as I enjoy a coffee and a leftover Reese's cup from Halloween (fun size).

usually I complain about too much desk work/meetings and not being in the lab as much as I used to be. but now im trying to keep many balls in the air and running around like a chicken w it's head cut off. I like it this way more. time goes by fast
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17 miles this week and I have been home all week. Sad, but now I am actually itching to ride..
that's a good sign! hope you can get some rides in that aren't too windy. I hate the wind, would rather climb if it's gonna be >> 10 MPH and exposed. Santa Ana weather patterns are dying down around here which will be nice (less wind). Not that I'm going to take advantage of it much as I'll still be mostly on the trainer, but still.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
very heavily in the lab this M/W supporting the team w some syntheses for a big order. of course the barrage of emails and messages doesn't stop so I'm hopping back and forth to my laptop on the bench. brief moment of respite right now as I enjoy a coffee and a leftover Reese's cup from Halloween (fun size).

usually I complain about too much desk work/meetings and not being in the lab as much as I used to be. but now im trying to keep many balls in the air and running around like a chicken w it's head cut off. I like it this way more. time goes by fast
I see the word LAB and instantly think METH. Iím thinking that you donít work in a meth lab.
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I do not work in a meth lab lol. There are many applications of chemistry that go beyond methamphetamine synthesis, believe or not lol. In our lab we make nanoparticles.
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