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Old 02-13-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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great, great writing.

You guys have exceeded my expectations for a 12 bux a year subscription.

It's a rainy day here in Tel Aviv, so if I can't go flicking my bike, at least I can enjoy reading about bikes.
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Old 02-14-2004, 03:02 AM   #3
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My MO page says I'm gonna expire in 6 days!! Holy Sh**! I'm too young! Mommy!



Oh, wait.... I think it says my subscription is going to expire in 6 days. Uh. Thats better. Never mind.





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Old 02-14-2004, 05:57 AM   #4
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A great article! My compliments and thanks.



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Old 02-14-2004, 08:13 AM   #5
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Great article. My favorite is the "Old Wing". I've always dreamed about building a custom bike with cheap parts from eBay, swapmeets, junkyards, etc. Hell, with the way guys toss factory H-D parts for custom bits, you should be able to buy everything but the frame and block.



My only beef with the article is this line about the Segway - "a potential historical moment in transportation, or merely a footnote, that's yet to be seen."



Uh, no. You forgot option #3 - "The first major con-job of the 21st century." Dean Kamen is PT Barnum and he's finding plenty of suckers.



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Old 02-14-2004, 08:14 AM   #6
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Speechless... then amused, then covetous. HELP ME!!!
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:13 PM   #8
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As someone with one foot firmly in the two-wheel camp and the other happily grounded in the old-school four-wheel world, I would really like to know how heads from an overhead-cam Porsche 911 were mated with a pushrod Porsche 912 (***** 356) block, never mind fitting it into a BMW two-cylinder (versus four-cylinder Porsche motor) chassis. Either someone did some very canny valve work, or else someone has waaaaaaay too much access to a whole lot of machine tools without a steady guiding hand - or thought.



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Old 02-16-2004, 04:48 AM   #9
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My favorite odd-bike was not presented so I have to dismiss all these as worthless flukes.



The weirdo bike of my liking is 3-cyl 2-stroke 500cc H-1 Kawi that someone added two more cylinders. The sight of in-line 5-cyl, with a manly 5-to-5 chromed exhaust, this kicked at least my butt.



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Old 02-16-2004, 06:47 AM   #10
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>>I would really like to know how heads from an overhead-cam Porsche 911 were mated with a pushrod Porsche 912 <<



I was thinking exactly the same thing -- not to mention that the 911 is a flat 6 while the 912 is a 4, and I would guess that the cylinder bore and spacing are probably different!
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