My hubs need service about every 7 or 8 years. Standards change faster than that. So, I don't service them at all. I will buy new ones.
I just sold a 99 Ranger 3.0L 4wd. To a guy in town here. I sold it because 400,000 km. But it is still on the road getting the guy around. I replaced with 2004 Ranger Edge 2wd with a mere 200,000 km. New one gets waaaaay better gas mileage. Both single cab. You gotta think of this like a motorcycle. You can take a lunch, or a passenger in the cab. If both, one has to go in the back. A small lunch could go behind the seat. I bought another one because they are good trucks. And small like a car in the city.
Is the new ranger a unibody? Like the Avalanche and Ridgeline? No more body on frame I think.
Narrow/wide rings are more expensive, wear faster (due to shaping),
We haven't changed the profile of our teeth from the old days. Still ASME/ANSI B29.1M sprocket tooth profile for sprockets with roller chains. Straight out of Machinery's Handbook.
You should come up for some riding in a couple months when the snow's gone. Some not the park riding.
What if translink was more progressive. Got money from government and pursue private sponsorship as well. Get Red Bull and Elon Musk on board. Maybe Virgin.
Basically, in the big city, you should be able to have the same rights without a car as with. If you can drive there in 40 mins, there should be a bus or train combo that could get you there in 40 mins, or less. And next to the drive in window, there should be a walk up window. People without cars want a hamburger at 3 AM, just the same as peeps with cars.
Like in Europe. You are still a full fledged citizen, even if, gasp, you don't own a car.
Oh yes, they are working on the traffic now, but it's been horrible down there since I moved to North Van in the 80's. It was worse when I left and now it's absolutely atrocious. It can take 1.5 hours to get to the top of the cut from Whis. And another 2 hours to get from there to Burnaby.
But the bowl is in a park and it takes quite a bit for developers to break a park.
Was there a skate park at mosquito creek and queens that was actually filled in for liablility reasons and later dug out and re-opened? I have a fuzzy memory of such a thing. I didn't spend much time in the west end of north vancouver as a kid.
We used to play hooky from Lynmour school, get fries from Laurie's take out and hang at selynn bowl.
The first time I was at the twin bridges, there were two bridges. One for the road and one carried a large pipe. Wood pipe bound by steel, like an infinitely long barrel. The pipe ran through tunnels along the canyon. There are two tunnels along the fisherman's trail downstream from the bridge and one upstream, the upstream one being right by the bridge, within a couple of hundred meters upstream. That was in the 70's.