Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by WRX1, Apr 1, 2012.
When do you plan to buy him the other 3 wheels?
Shoot. I knew I forgot something
Got the fiance to join the dark side. Picked up the crosstrek from @Volatle.
That dark side you speak of, is that the oil stain in the garage/driveway where Subarus park?
The stains were already there when we got the house. At least that's what I tell myself
That looks like a Mazda trying to hide behind those Subarus. The XV is a nice addition!
I love the clean, finished look of your garage. Was it that way when you bought the house or did you do it?
When are we going to see pics of your new car?
It was already finished. I just added shelves and work benches.
mmmm that double depth garage is what dreams are made of
Pretty much. Our attached garage is stupid shallow.
Come on...just knock out the back wall. You got this!
Traded in the red 350Z Roadster for a red 370Z Roadster.
Will your seats bolt in?
That’s what i said. He left them in the 350.
Just got a Santa Cruz Stigmata with Ultegra groupset. It's amazing the difference there is in riding a bike that is properly fitted to you. On my usual road trail I like to ride, I generally average about 12.3mph on my Cannondale Scalpel. On the Stigmata, I nailed 14.7mph on my first outing. Dang... So much faster and climbing hills was noticeably easier. I'm sure I'd be over 15mph average with some practice and getting used to the bike. Maybe a tad more if I swapped the 40c gravel tires with some skinny slicks.
Everybody knows that it’s the spandex that makes one fast.
Nice looking bike!
Thanks! No spandex for me. I don't wanna be picked up by the cops for making hundreds of people blind from the horror. Maybe if I add some STI stickers, I'd hit 20mph average.
That looks fast, expensive and uncomfortable to my 60+ year old azz.
That is a seriously old azz.
Maybe one of these would suit you/your azz better?
WOW has it been that long since we've seen each other that you've aged that much already. Well let me help bring some youth back into your life old buddy, here's my most recent purchase. We just never know where our roads will lead us. Same exact car and color and lap times. Enjoy!
I hate new Camaros. A lot. That said, this car is absolutely top tier and an object of desire. I just want to rip a couple laps in one of these.
I've driven many Camero's before and especially the ZL1 at BIR, and was somewhat impressed since I got to compare it neck to neck with a ZO6 on the same day both 2017. The ZL1 is a much more fun to drive hard and push all day as it ever complained about the heat, but ZO6 did after 5 or 6 hot laps. Once I learned that the 1LE was 14 sec faster then the regular ZL1 at the Nurburgring I pulled the trigger.
I may need a ride in LaCrosse. Jus sayin.
Just come out to BIR where I work.
When? Have an opening in the first half of September?
If i’m meeting you there, i’ll bring extra undies.
I'm old now and not as daring as before, just a lot wiser and faster so you just need one undies.
I don’t even remember the last time that i went over 100 in a car. Lol. I’m used to sideways in the dirt at 30-40mph. I’ll still plan to pack extras...just in case
Added a Lauf Grit fork to the gravel bike for some front end cushion. It has a unique leaf spring suspension that offers 30mm travel on this particular model. Just enough to take the road vibration and small bumps out, but not bob while pedaling. It lacks damping, but that doesn't seem to be an issue with such short travel and I never felt like it was bouncy. Looks weird, but rides well.
I finally got my own compressor:
Emax Hulk Power line 20 gallon compressor (2HP oiless silent motor). Can flow a respectable 8.4cfm @ 40psi and 5.8cfm @ 90psi and operates at 65dB (this thing is so quiet compared to my Father-In-Laws Coleman compressor that you can hear more than a block away).
It was kind of an ordeal as this is the 2nd compressor sent to me. First one UPS mangled the box, some of the plastic covers on the top of the motor was cracked and missing one of the air filters (even some of the foam was in my yard that fell out when the UPS guy hauled it and left in front of my door). Album links to the first shipment: https://imgur.com/a/aD4K6m7 (that will be returned....UPS still hasn't contact me to pick it up to be returned and it's been 1.5 weeks and counting). Place I bought it from will definitely file a UPS claim for this thing being damaged in transit.
Shouldn't that air compressor be green?
Only when it's angry.
That would cost extra. Honestly, I thought that too but hey, whatever doesn't make you have to pay royalties to keep the costs down. This was the cheapest I could find a new compressor with these kind of CFM ratings and still handle a 110/120v power supply for under $400 new. Yeah there is the used option but that is difficult to weed through and find that right deal (that somebody else didn't swoop in first) and you never really know how they treated it too. Picked it up off of Summit Racing via eBay when they had a 15% off anything you buy coupon plus they (Summit Racing) sent me a rebate of $10 to refund my shipping. Paid $290 total all said and done (Home Depot sells it at $390ish + tax and other places online have it between $400-500).
One thing to note is it is really hard to search/filter out results for compressor shopping online by CFM rating only. Most of the time it is listed as motor HP, # of stages and tank size. Really only 1 site allowed sorting by CFM but didn't filter out the lower end stuff (I wanted 8+ CFM @ 40psi options and most only sorted with categories of 5-10CFM and 10CFM+ filter options). Most anything that had over a 10cfm flow rating was either a 2 stage motor or required a 220v power source, gas motor, or was a larger tank 30+ or more gallons (which made them not so portable or ones you bolted down and can't really move at tall).
Now I'm trying to find good deals on a 1/2" air impact and 3/8" air ratchet to get more use out of it wrenching on my car. For now my main uses will be to fill my tires and blow out my sprinklers (which that pays for itself after a few years). But I'm patiently looking for ways to add to the my tool bin with pneumatic stuff.
Check out the AirCat stuff. They're surprisingly affordable for what you get. I think mine is the Killer Torque one (1/2" impact) and allegedly can put out up to 1295 ft lbs or something crazy. I have yet to find a bolt it couldn't get loose. Definitely pleased with that purchase.
I think it's this one:
Update to my UPS issues I posted the link to here with my mail order compressor purchase experience. I was specifically told by Summit Racing when I complained about the condition of the 1st package/compressor I received that UPS would contact me directly with a label and arrange a pickup and should contact within 2 weeks (or that's what I thought). Two weeks pass by and nobody from UPS contacts me so I go online to my Summit Racing account and find a return shipping label already generated and ready to print. When I contact them (Summit Racing) to arrange a pickup from UPS (to make sure I don't have to pay a dime to return it) they inform me their damage claim from UPS was already paid out.....and that they didn't need or want this damaged compressor back. I can do whatever I want with it (throw it away or whatever I see fit).
So I end up with a extra compressor somehow and now feeling like I got a B1G1 deal (buy 1 get 1 free) or got each for 50% off. All I have to do is find a replacement intake filter assembly and a replacement quick-connect 1/4" coupling (one is missing an o-ring) and it is perfectly functional (minus some cosmetic damage to the plastic covers on top). Anybody interested in buying a like new 20 gallon compressor?
I'd say just leave it dead right next to the other one and use it as an extra air tank.
If you sell it, the other one will break just out of warranty.
I like the exterior look of the 3 but I can't get past that stupid screen bolted to the center of the dash.
I think I would like the screen if it were within the dash/center console. Not so much hovering in front of the dash and far too close to my right hand.
More bikey goodness. Added a fatbike to the garage. Salsa Mukluk. I'm not much for winter sports, but I figured a fatbike would let me continue cycling year round.
Wow. Salsa really added a lot of standover height for deep snow with that model redesign. Odd to see it with a squishy fork though. I still don't understand fat bikes with suspension.