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    Another license plate you'll probably never see.
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    Nope.
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    OT -Bikes

    It seems a lot of people on this board ride mountain bikes. Being fairly new to the 'sport' I've been under the impression that Trek, Gary Fisher and Specialized made the the top of the line bikes. Now I'm getting the feeling that there is a class of bike way above Fisher, et al... True?
    Statler

    In my eyes there are two types of bikes, the utensil / appliance class bikes (Trek/GF/Norco/Giant/GT/ Schwinn) and then there are the gourmet type bikes (Dekerf, Seven, Richard Sachs, Eddy Merkyx, Marinoni, Serotta, Merlin, IF, Fat City any local small builder). The second group tend to be small manufacturers / artists at what they do. I know some are big companies, but the image they sell is the little guy doing it in workshop the way it has always been done (by hand with machines)

    They both are fun to ride, but the second group seems to speak to you more and be more personal when purchasing and using.

    I have called up Chris Dekerf because of a bent chain suck plate and have received a new one free of charge within 2 days. I broke my Trek road frame and was without a bike for 2 months. The LBS worked hard to speed up the delivery, but thats how long it took for them to determine if there was a problem and decide to replace the frame.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    here's my plate
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    The Quebec Tranplanner plate might not be that unlikely. My wife is French-Canadian, and would very much like to move to a more bilingual community (I keep telling her that Toronto is bilingual, but she says Chinese doesn't count).

    I could see us in Ottawa within the next ten years, and it's quite possible that we could end up across the river in Alymer or something.

    Now a Saskatchewan plate...that would be unlikely.

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    Originally posted by Dan
    Another license plate you'll probably never see.
    And another...
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    what you don't like the prairies?
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Your right Dan, im not moving out there, im an east coast-read city, kinda girl

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    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    My dream machine....

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    Re: Slightly OT...

    Originally posted by statler
    It seems a lot of people on this board ride mountain bikes. Being fairly new to the 'sport' I've been under the impression that Trek, Gary Fisher and Specialized made the the top of the line bikes. Now I'm getting the feeling that there is a class of bike way above Fisher, et al... True?
    Well you aren't going to get more top of the line than the 2003 Specialized Epic when it comes out next month.

    As far as bikes go, they are only as good as the components you have on them. My current mountain bike is the 2002 "Bike of the Year" -- Specialized Rockhopper Comp. And can I tell you it is a total piece of s*** because of the junk components they put on it to keep the price below $1500. It is going to cost me a small fortune to upgrade the components on it so that it is even fun to ride. Right now it is an English 3 speed, 1 gear to go uphill, 1 to go downhill, and 1 for everything else.

    I'm a roadie, so having the thing collect dust in my garage doesn't bother me too much. I just wish I would've taken my own advice that I always tell people about road bikes....build a custom bike, never buy a complete bike.

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    Here's the license plate for your car.

    Are they (C40's) as nice as you hear?

    There seems to be two groups of people, those that love them and those that love to slag those that love them.

    I'm the exact opposite of you - ride my road bike cause its fun and easy, love to ride my mountain bike (hence a 8 year old trek 2100 that has had 0 maintenance done to it) vs my 2000 Dekerf Team sl that is cleaned and babied after every ride
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    That is a C-40 HP in the picture. Notice the diamond chainstay. I am definitly one who loves them. One day I will own one too.

    I just hate this one guy who I ride with sometimes who has a C-40 and gets dropped all the time.

    If you're riding a C40 you better be pulling and not off the back.

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    ahh my dream. Ok so they have some problems but there is something so...moving about the Alfa spider

    in silver or gray please
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Can anyone make an avatar of a Baracuda for me? The car, not the mean fish.

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    Ok. I found this one nearby



    Avatarized!

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    Better?

    A little photoshop and some Bondo later!

    Transavataraization:

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    Re: Better?

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    A little photshop and some Bondo later!

    Transavataraization:
    Sweet! Thanks

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    Re: Ok. I found this one nearby

    Originally posted by El Guapo


    Avatarized!
    At least this is realistic... It's probably what I'd start with if I ever have the time/money to restore one of these. *sigh*

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    I'm too lazy and computer illiterate to shrink down the jpeg I have of my Subaru, so this will have to do.

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    Time to jump in, I guess.

    Normally, my family shies away from Chevys, but this is mine and my brothers' work in progress:
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    NO! Say it ain't so.
    http://www.commercialcloset.org/cgi-...lumn&record=46

    Time to bail.
    How much would a nice 1985 240GL with a huge selection of Indigo Girls CD's bring in the Bay Area?

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    Originally posted by El Guapo
    NO! Say it ain't so.
    http://www.commercialcloset.org/cgi-...lumn&record=46

    Time to bail.
    How much would a nice 1985 240GL with a huge selection of Indigo Girls CD's bring in the Bay Area?
    Well, well, well.......so the Great El Guapo's got a wee bit of "fabulousness" in him! HeeHee
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    I'm so confused.

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