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Old 03-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #1861
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So are you coming over Sunday to change my tires for me practice tire changes?


As much as I'd LOVE to destroy your tubes on Sunday, I've gotta "practice removing sod" and "practice digging out weeds"
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:08 AM   #1862
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Hey Geek, after you installed your Maxxair seems like you were saying you might add another further rearwards. Im thinking of adding just one in this location but there are no flat spots. Any suggestions how to get a tight fit?
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #1863
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Damn nice Van you've built there :)

We did rent a Sprinter for yesterday to pick my Oryx up and I gotta say they are very nice, a LOT of space (I am 6'4" and can stand upright).
Only that we wouldnt really need it...but if someone got to pick a bike or somthing else up, I can only recommend getting a Sprinter, the mileage isnt bad, very comfortable to drive and spca, lots of space :)
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #1864
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New sprinter competition, now officially getting diesel in the US:

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/03...l-for-us-.html

Enjoying the build so far, geek. The 80/20-based interior is giving me very expensive ideas.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #1865
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Still not perfect and more complicated than I wanted (still only 2 bolts) but getting there. I think it needs 2 arms forward too

Sprinter is going in for 20k service in the morning. I'll unload the bike and go ride while it's at the dealer. Beats 3 hours in their hospitality area


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Old 03-30-2012, 05:47 AM   #1866
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Still not perfect and more complicated than I wanted (still only 2 bolts) but getting there. I think it needs 2 arms forward too
+1 on the forward arms. I'm no engineer, but they won't need to be bolted down, but they will keep the fixture from rotating forward when stopping, and relieve stress on the crossarm bolts. Worst case, I think the front of the tire/bike would put forward pressure on the uprights, acting like a lever.

"When stopping" I think is very important, esp. when you add, "possibly in an uncontrolled manner."
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #1867
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New sprinter competition, now officially getting diesel in the US:

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/03...l-for-us-.html
That model, or color, or particular shot is fugly. The pics of the Transit way earlier in the thread looked much better. I'm holding out for the Transit, though, as I'm looking at the possibility of moving over to a van.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #1868
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no engineer here either. the two short arms in the above pic. could you lengthen them a bit more to be even with the corners of the cabinets? then add pieces going left and right to finish the connection. use some sort of protruding head that would stay on the cabinet that the new ends would just slide over when chock is installed. this would let you stay with your two bolt design and prevent twist.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #1869
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This is silly strong. Completely over engineered but still mounts/removes in under 30 seconds to factory location with no impact on floor.

All made with left over bits (except) the long beam but can be completely taken apart back to Legos if needed in under 10 mins



I have no doubt in a rollover accident the bike would be hanging from this chock. Now I just need a strap through back wheel.

... To be continued

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Old 03-31-2012, 09:01 AM   #1870
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Not only will it get the diesel engine (200 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque), but also the Twin Turbo Eco-Boost (365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque).
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:08 AM   #1871
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FWIW.. the dealer told me despite rumors of 2014.. Mercedes is NOT bringing the 4x4 to the US.

New engine in 2016 they said.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #1872
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IMO, you're wasting room inside. Hell, even I've got a pickup, and I dont use the bed!

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #1873
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As I'm pretty sure Horst (Leitner, of ATK fame- I worked for him back then) designed the bike shoe to work with the front wheel and the bottom of the shoe on the same plane, you might try putting something under the front wheel. Might grab it a bit tighter that way....

(BTW-watch the flea market for the two ATK (not Chinese) shoes I have here.)
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #1874
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IMO, you're wasting room inside. Hell, even I've got a pickup, and I dont use the bed!

When we go camping in the Bronx and we wake up in the morning and our vehicles are covered in graffiti... at least I'll still own my bike

I can do both
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:46 PM   #1875
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When we go camping in the Bronx and we wake up in the morning and our vehicles are covered in graffiti... at least I'll still own my bike

I can do both
man, oversize parking for 12 hours in the Bronx probably costs more than a damn hotel! Who camps in the Bronx anyway? Yuck
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