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Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,289
Posted By Zorba

I'm a programmer too - although I'm not a UI...

I'm a programmer too - although I'm not a UI specialist - and even I have seen this disaster coming for quite some time! Furthermore, I was trained in the correct way to write and debug software -...
07-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,108
Posted By Zorba

Its a 10 minute job at most - and it beats taking...

Its a 10 minute job at most - and it beats taking the same chain off several times over the same time period like some apparently do. I think I last paid about $8 for a brand name chain.
07-10-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,108
Posted By Zorba

Pretty much. Mine go for about 600 miles on this...

Pretty much. Mine go for about 600 miles on this filthy road I used to commute on, then I just change it. You guys are working way too hard, chains are cheap - you're using more in cleaners, lubes...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,297
Posted By Zorba

"More than one flat per year"?!?! How about...

"More than one flat per year"?!?!

How about "More than one flat per month"? Or even week sometimes?

Goddess Mother, I used to commute on a road that led to several wrecking yards. As a result,...
06-20-16, 01:28 PM
06-20-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,740
Posted By Zorba

Bike's 11 years old, car's 31 years old, my...

Bike's 11 years old, car's 31 years old, my newest sewing machine is 40 years old.

I don't like buying the same thing twice - I want to buy it ONCE and use it for the rest of my life. Then...
06-20-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,515
Posted By Zorba

Da heck it wouldn't - we went to winter DST one...

Da heck it wouldn't - we went to winter DST one year back in the 70s. All us school kids thought it was REALLY COOL!
06-16-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,515
Posted By Zorba

Yes, and if we had DST in winter, the sun would...

Yes, and if we had DST in winter, the sun would set a perceived hour later. Its backwards. If you gotta change the clock, do DST in the winter and ST in the summer. NOT my first choice (but I'd take...
06-15-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,515
Posted By Zorba

Do away with it PLEASE! "Only the white man...

Do away with it PLEASE! "Only the white man thinks cutting one end off the blanket and sewing it onto the other end results in a longer blanket."

Anything BUT the current system would be an...
Forum: Foo
08-28-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

260D - their first Diesel production car. 240D...

260D - their first Diesel production car. 240D was introduced in the 70s ('73 if I'm not mistaken), I had a '74.
Forum: Foo
08-15-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

I'd rather have a 280SEL 4.5 - no troublesome air...

I'd rather have a 280SEL 4.5 - no troublesome air suspension or finicky 6.3 dry sump engine. Same car otherwise.

Actually, I'd really like a W108 with a OM617A Turbo Diesel engine. Nice setup if...
08-15-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Zorba

Biria!

Biria!
Forum: Foo
07-18-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,604
Posted By Zorba

Learned on, and took driver's test on, 1971...

Learned on, and took driver's test on, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 200 Diesel. Didn't take the test until I was 18 - it had been 2 years since driver's ed, and I forgot how to properly negotiate an...
Forum: Europe
05-24-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Zorba

No, but I wish I did!

No, but I wish I did!
05-24-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,100
Posted By Zorba

It depends on what your hazards are. I ride on...

It depends on what your hazards are. I ride on one of the most junk strewn roads in America. Goatheads are the LEAST of the problems. I finally settled on Schwalbe Marathons (both Armadillos and...
Forum: Foo
05-20-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

Naw, I haven't a problem with Alfa's - I just...

Naw, I haven't a problem with Alfa's - I just cringe at all those belt driven camshafts! Hope its not an interference engine!
04-30-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,192
Posted By Zorba

Biria. Although I'm given to understand that...

Biria. Although I'm given to understand that while Biria is a German company, the bikes are "Hecho en China".

http://www.doubleveil.net/share/zorba-bike.jpg
04-29-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Zorba

Nuts. Ever since eBay crippled their search...

Nuts. Ever since eBay crippled their search engine by eliminating wildcards (*), I've been there a lot less...
Forum: Foo
04-29-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

A disaster waiting to happen.

A disaster waiting to happen.
Forum: Foo
04-25-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Zorba

Just say NO! to Face***k...

Just say NO! to Face***k...
04-25-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By Zorba

Dr. Scholl's "Mole Foam". Its "moleskin" combined...

Dr. Scholl's "Mole Foam". Its "moleskin" combined with a thin foam backing. Sticks to everything, wears like iron.
04-25-13, 04:44 PM
Forum: Foo
04-25-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,733
Posted By Zorba

Don't laugh - Toyota took the Aztek design...

Don't laugh - Toyota took the Aztek design language, made it swoopy-doopy, and called it the Prius.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By Zorba

Wear a skirt.

Wear a skirt.
Forum: Foo
04-18-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
04-18-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,164
Posted By Zorba

You can keep the PC baloney - but I do applaud...

You can keep the PC baloney - but I do applaud this product. Leather is great for belts, purses, wallets, and kink - but not so good for bike saddles, car seats or sofas.
04-15-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Zorba

Its not that hard to outrun the cops - but its...

Its not that hard to outrun the cops - but its VERY hard to outrun radio!
Forum: Foo
04-10-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,733
Posted By Zorba

FUGLY to the max. Like the Aztek they were...

FUGLY to the max. Like the Aztek they were patterned after.
Forum: Foo
04-10-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,733
Posted By Zorba

It was a better looking vehicle than the Grand...

It was a better looking vehicle than the Grand...
04-10-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,674
Posted By Zorba

Only in America...

Only in America...
04-08-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Zorba

Central. But if we had to choose from ONLY North...

Central. But if we had to choose from ONLY North or South - it'd DEFINITELY be North.
04-08-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,735
Posted By Zorba

Yea, and when you become grumpy because all the...

Yea, and when you become grumpy because all the local stations will only play the washed-out remake of Hotel California - not the Kick @$$ original!
04-08-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Zorba

Monterey is considered "central coast". Monterrey...

Monterey is considered "central coast". Monterrey (note spelling) is in Mexico.
Forum: Foo
04-08-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 1,464,331
Posted By Zorba

That is true beauty on wheels. I'd love to have...

That is true beauty on wheels. I'd love to have any of the 300s from that era.
Forum: Foo
04-08-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Zorba

I counted 4 blown stop signs, with 2 more...

I counted 4 blown stop signs, with 2 more "apparently" blown stop signs - PLUS one left hand turn in front of a car that had to brake.

Good job backing the trailer.
Forum: Foo
04-04-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,733
Posted By Zorba

That's because Toyota stole it for the Prius...

That's because Toyota stole it for the Prius...
Forum: Foo
04-01-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,733
Posted By Zorba

Pontiac Aztec Toyota Prius Look very...

Pontiac Aztec
Toyota Prius

Look very similar...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,871
Posted By Zorba

Vice Grips. :roflmao2:

Vice Grips. :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By Zorba

It will turn brown very quickly - and he didn't...

It will turn brown very quickly - and he didn't show you the high part - although the road is never very steep despite its climb to the top of Mt. Hamilton.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,820
Posted By Zorba

What? No skirt guard? Nice looking bike - I...

What? No skirt guard?

Nice looking bike - I currently have a Biria that I love, but this one looks like a good contender. I had to install a skirt guard on the Biria too.

Why does everything...
03-26-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,570
Posted By Zorba

Hope the owner has a commercial driver's license!...

Hope the owner has a commercial driver's license! :)
03-26-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,634
Posted By Zorba

They made the BEST dot matrix printer back in the...

They made the BEST dot matrix printer back in the day - the "ProWriter".
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,616
Posted By Zorba

They are indeed!

They are indeed!
03-26-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Zorba

Zorba like! :thumb:

Zorba like! :thumb:
03-22-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,440
Posted By Zorba

I'm 230lbs. I also ride on what has to be the...

I'm 230lbs. I also ride on what has to be the must junk strewn road in America. I had wheel problems until I upgraded the rear to a custom built with a Salsa Gordo rim. No further problems.
03-22-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,970
Posted By Zorba

Early 80s. My '75 didn't have them, my '80 did.

Early 80s. My '75 didn't have them, my '80 did.
03-22-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,810
Posted By Zorba

I have a "Bell Citi 2005" - which makes it 8...

I have a "Bell Citi 2005" - which makes it 8 years old. I've replaced the pads with Dr. Scholl's "Molefoam" once so far. It otherwise looks fine. Still, I'll probably replace it in a couple of more...
03-19-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,634
Posted By Zorba

Hires Root Beer. Was my favorite, disappeared...

Hires Root Beer. Was my favorite, disappeared about 1980.

As for deceased computer companies, they are legion: MITS, IMSAI, Cromemco, Godbout/Compupro, Pro-Log, SSM, Intertec, Processor...
03-19-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,714
Posted By Zorba

Just acquired a zero volume manifold:...

Just acquired a zero volume manifold: http://www.kleinbottle.com
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 48,391
Posted By Zorba

The flip side: When the Socialist-Liberal Nanny...

The flip side: When the Socialist-Liberal Nanny State (tm) has double yellowed mile long straights so you're stuck behind the 50MPH wonder instead of being allowed to pass same safely!
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