lebikerboy

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  1. I just noticed yesterday that the car2go smarts are disappearing from the streets of North Vancouver and, being replaced by Mercedes Benz CLA 250...
  2. Now that we no longer have our cdi smart, I seem to have an inordinate amount of time to do other thing's much, to my wife's delight. Other than making some cosmetic changes, the ED doesn't allow for any maintenance or performance enhancements...
  3. Well, well, well, another thing in common as I also do bike repairs on most of my riding buddies bikes. Even bikes though are heading in the direction of specialized tools to work on them. With electronic shifting, electric motors, lithium batteries etc. repairs/upgrades on some bikes are getting beyond my limited skill set...
  4. They are actually M12x20 threads...European manufactured cars don't use imperial size threads.
  5. Looks like the dipstick wasn't in the engine...
  6. I managed to tear a hamstring a week ago riding my Santa Cruz Tazmon dualie... I think I'm getting too old for mountain biking! Should take a month or so to heal.
  7. Don't get too carried away...
  8. I refuse to watch Steve Martin in anything...
  9. Interesting to note Fiat only sold 49 units last month...
  10. Installed a set of stainless steel over rubber pedal replacements. Tried to install these last fall but it was too cold as these have to have some give, to stretch over the pedals. Feel so much better especially the accelerator as the OEM is just plastic... Next job is to install a set of LED foglights to match the LED headlights.
  11. Here are articles which directly contradict the one you've shown... https://www.hybridcars.com/why-an-electric-car-is-greener-cradle-to-grave/ https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachael-nealer/gasoline-vs-electric-global-warming-emissions-953 https://transportevolved.com/2015/11/12/union-of-concerned-scientists-proves-cradle-to-grave-emissions-better-for-evs-than-gasoline-in-every-u-s-state/
  12. "The Trancik lab emphasizes that this is very specific case, in a specific region where electricity is produced with coal."
  13. Congrats Mike!
  14. Have to agree with you Mike, the current tone postulated by some members has curtailed my involvement also. Sad to say but SCOA has become my go to source for all things smart...
  15. Deleting the political forum should be initiated as there is really no sense or purpose to having one. However, if any political "discussions" are detected in any other forums, the perpetrator should receive two warnings and then be gone after the third strike.
  16. I just turned Seventy years old and just rode over a hundred kilometres this week which is average for me during the summer. Blood pressure 120/80 and resting heart rate 62 BPM... As far as your comments about your mental health, you said it, I didn't...
  17. Perhaps you'd be in better health both physically and psychologically if, you chose to cycle...
  18. Having spent two summers as a camp counselor fifty plus years ago and, numerous overnight bike trips, not any more...
  19. I also had a remap by Eddy. Never had one iota of trouble with our EGR in 120,000 kms. I seem to remember (which is unusual at my advanced age) that there was a significant difference between the '05 and '06 EGRs...
  20. I'm starting to see road bikes with a single ring front and 11-40 rear! Can you imagine the jumps? 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40
  21. If you installed a Wolf Components Road Link, you could run an 11-36 rear... Biggest upgrade I've made this year is to install a Selle Italia Superflow SLR saddle. I just can't believe how much better I feel after a 60km ride...
  22. It has been my recent experience that one of the major reasons EV sales in Canada are so slow is, that the dealers have nothing for sale. Case in point, contacted Ford to inquire about test driving a Ford Focus EV and was told there was only two left in Canada (Quebec) and no further orders are being taken. Nissan wants a $1000.00 deposit for a Leaf September delivery and currently have no test drive vehicles. Hyundai also currently has no test drive Ionigs. Although I'm not really interested, the Tesla Model 3, they're only producing less than 9000 per month with a waiting list of 500,000. No way the later reservation holders will get their cars in a year and a half...more like 4 years.
  23. All the driver safety aids available now, are not contributing to the theory that "Only the strong survive"...
  24. Another good reason to drive Electric...