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Old 05-14-24, 08:42 AM
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back in the 70’s I was a kid with little money (as opposed to today: adult in the 2020’s with little money)

i would often scan the JC Whitney catalogs looking at stuff … looking for a ‘bargain’

ordered a no-name air filter element for my dirt bike (Yamaha LT3-MX) … price was right … a week or so later it arrived: a genuine Filtron filter - and with a small tube of Filtron filter oil … JC Whitney for the win !
Score! I remember Filtron filters but I didn't get my first motorcycle until I was 26, I think. Friends had Yamaha off road bikes when I was early teens and I got to ride on occasion. Friend raced flat track when I was 18. From him I learned about Filtron, Full Bore boots, Trackmaster frames, and steel shoes.
Another guy had a Triumph in a Trackmaster and a Rickman Montessa. I got to ride them and my flat track friend's Ossa. Just made me want one more.
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I won't be anywhere near the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
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Is there a Miami Valley Scenic Railroad?
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Whenever a new edition of the J C Whitney catalogue came out, I would go through the whole thing page by page looking for the latest bargains. Those were the days
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The J C Whitney catalog was a must-have for MG owners.
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Originally Posted by big john
The CVT is actually a good idea, in theory. Many of them have been disappointing in their reliability.
And a 2500 pound car with 130hp can feel zippy to drive around.
I always found the 109hp in my '86 GTI felt like plenty. It was also pretty immediate. - getting into gaps in traffic on the freeway was a blast - point it, apply the right pressure to the accelerator, and you're in the space.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is there a Miami Valley Scenic Railroad?
there is the Little Miami Scenic trail - with a railroad close by
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
The J C Whitney catalog was a must-have for MG owners.
Indeed. Although I confess, I was very surprised when the new hood (convertible top) arrived, and it was nowhere near a simple job to fit. I ended up taking it to an upholstery shop, where the owner spent a large chunk of a Friday evening fitting it.
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Originally Posted by t2p
there is the Little Miami Scenic trail - with a railroad close by
The Miami Valley isn't that scenic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The Miami Valley isn't that scenic.
You're spoiled living in the Tennessee Valley.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You're spoiled living in the Tennessee Valley.
Indeed.
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Originally Posted by big john
Is it a road bike or mtb?
Hard to tell what type of bike. Here's Ned's ride on Strava. Much of it on a trail, so probably a MTB.
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Tesla Cyberdumpster ?
That appears to be galvanized steel, not the more expensive stainless. Perhaps a future bargain version?
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Originally Posted by big john
The CVT is actually a good idea, in theory. Many of them have been disappointing in their reliability.
And a 2500 pound car with 130hp can feel zippy to drive around.
The only time it feels zippy is when it needs to. It reminds me of the PDG Paramount. Step on it and it goes. No hesitation
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Old 05-14-24, 03:20 PM
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We took the public bus to/from Griffith Park/Observatory. The route included a few miles along Hollywood Blvd. The strip feels like a big tourist trap.

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Old 05-14-24, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Hard to tell what type of bike. Here's Ned's ride on Strava. Much of it on a trail, so probably a MTB.
Yeah, that looks like a trail.
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Originally Posted by t2p
long time snowmobiler - so I was familiar with CVT transmissions … sorta / kinda

we have one car with a CVT - was not looking forward to it but actually not too bad … sorta / kinda … when applying the brakes on a descent it will ‘down shift’ ( instead of just freewheeling )… sorta / kinda … and it has a ‘sport mode’ that reduces the ‘rubber band’ effect … sorta / kinda
Possibly the reason I am enamored with it is the flat terrain. And the year round warm temperatures. I am not now nor have I ever been a motorhead. I would be happy with a ’65 bug if it could carry more. There’s a shop just up the street; I could pick one up.
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Originally Posted by datlas
We took the public bus to/from Griffith Park/Observatory. The route included a few miles along Hollywood Blvd. The strip feels like a big tourist trap.

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How’s daughter number two holding up?
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Originally Posted by datlas
We took the public bus to/from Griffith Park/Observatory. The route included a few miles along Hollywood Blvd. The strip feels like a big tourist trap.
I haven't been there in a while.
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Old 05-14-24, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The only time it feels zippy is when it needs to. It reminds me of the PDG Paramount. Step on it and it goes. No hesitation
That's part of the idea of a CVT, the exact RPM you need whenever you need it.

Reminds me of a motorcycle some guys built years ago. They took a YZ250 mx bike and removed the transmission and put a hydraulic pump in it's place. This was connected to another smaller pump on the rear wheel. It allowed the peaky 2 stroke to stay in the rpm range where the power was greatest. I thought it was fascinating.
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Originally Posted by datlas
We took the public bus to/from Griffith Park/Observatory.
This part reminds me of Paula


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
How’s daughter number two holding up?
She is a mixed bag of emotions. It sounds like the “charges” against her by USC may take several weeks before a final status/decusion is made. In the meantime she is flying out to Cannes today.

We are staying here until Friday. We are going to see the Angels take on the Pirates tomorrow as Mrs datlas is a big snoozeball fan and wants to check-the-box for every MLB park. We already saw the Dodgers last trip.
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