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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    And the USA is about 5 years behind.
    Care to make a bet on that, doomsayer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Care to make a bet on that, doomsayer?
    I'm not into illegal betting. Besides, they would find a way to impose a tax and/or fee on my winnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I'm not into illegal betting. Besides, they would find a way to impose a tax and/or fee on my winnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I'm not into illegal betting. Besides, they would find a way to impose a tax and/or fee on my winnings.
    I was thinking more like a post admitting how wrong you were when we don't turin into Greece the way you've predicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I was thinking more like a post admitting how wrong you were when we don't turin into Greece the way you've predicted.
    Well, you tell me, what's going to change? We are already beyond the point of no return. And our current administration isn't doing anything to make it better. In fact they are, in my opinion, by design, making it worse.
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    Let's stop. Let's just revisit in 5 years to see if we've turned in lazy dirty Greeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss hack View Post
    let's stop. Let's just revisit in 5 years to see if we've turned in lazy dirty greeks.
    ok.
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    Has anyone else read Atlas Shrugged? There are amazing similarities to the current situation across the globe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Has anyone else read Atlas Shrugged? There are amazing similarities to the current situation across the globe.





    No. I read Peter Pan when I was kid though. I'll bet the Bentley is just the guys bike beater, wouldn't want to scratch the Roll's ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    I'll bet the Bentley is just the guys bike beater, wouldn't want to scratch the Roll's ya know.
    You may be onto something there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Has anyone else read Atlas Shrugged? There are amazing similarities to the current situation across the globe.
    Hey, does your username mean Sales punk or Sale spunk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I'm not into illegal betting. Besides, they would find a way to impose a tax and/or fee on my winnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    You may be onto something there.
    I always thought the Bentley was just a badge engineered RR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any self respecting MTBers bike costs more than their car, I want to see what cost more than the Bentley.
    I'm glad that i'm in the right club then. Someone was parked close to me the other day, and when their kid went to get out of the back seat, I heard the parent say "dont hit that bike"...nevermind the possibility of bashing their door into my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I always thought the Bentley was just a badge engineered RR?
    It definitely does look similar to a Phantom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I always thought the Bentley was just a badge engineered RR?
    afaik you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    afaik you are correct.
    "Badge engineering
    After World War II production of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars was moved to an ex-wartime engine factory in Crewe, Cheshire and standard-steel Bentleys were slightly lower priced Rolls-Royces without the Rolls' distinctive square-shouldered grille."

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    Bentlys are usually much higher performance, much stiffer suspension, more power, better handling, etc. That's always been the draw. Usually RR if you're going to be driven and want ultimate comfort, and Bently if you're going to drive yourself and want luxury and performance.
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    Bentley and Rolls are two completely different companies now. Bentley was bought by VW and they thought they were getting Rolls as well, but the attorneys did not do their due diligence. It was one of the great corporate ripoffs of all time Rolls sold them the Bentley name and manufacturing facility, but not the rights or designs for the Rolls name. Rolls Royce manufacturing then sold the rights to the Rolls auto name and designs to BMW which is who now manufactures the cars.

    In other words, there is no more badge engineering. BMW owns Rolls and VW owns Bentley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Bentley and Rolls are two completely different companies now. Bentley was bought by VW and they thought they were getting Rolls as well, but the attorneys did not do their due diligence. It was one of the great corporate ripoffs of all time Rolls sold them the Bentley name and manufacturing facility, but not the rights or designs for the Rolls name. Rolls Royce manufacturing then sold the rights to the Rolls auto name and designs to BMW which is who now manufactures the cars.

    In other words, there is no more badge engineering. BMW owns Rolls and VW owns Bentley.
    But they still have the worst electrical systems this side of Jag, right? I know VW is in the running too ...

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    Volkswagen Phaeton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "The Phaeton's platform, the Volkswagen Group D1 platform, is shared with the Bentley Continental GT and Bentley Continental Flying Spur."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    Volkswagen Phaeton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "The Phaeton's platform, the Volkswagen Group D1 platform, is shared with the Bentley Continental GT and Bentley Continental Flying Spur."
    So, 200k+ for a VW? Wow, can I have "tool" tattooed on my forehead too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    But they still have the worst electrical systems this side of Jag, right? I know VW is in the running too ...




    They don't call Lucas the "Prince of Darkness" for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    They don't call Lucas the "Prince of Darkness" for nothing.
    When I was a kid we had a 1967 Jag, nice car to drive if/when it started. Lucas electrical, two small gas tanks, lots of leather seals everywhere, crazy inboard rear disk brakes. It did have an independent rear rear end and overhead cams - have Americans invented these two features yet?

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