Is $5 gas on the way?

bamabikeguy

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Gasoline prices ready to hit new high in S.F. ($3.98 for regular, $4.18 premium!)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03-30-07 | David R. Baker

The national average for a gallon of regular stands at $2.62, up 48 cents since the end of January. California's average is $3.22, up 70 cents in the same period. No other state average tops $3 per gallon, although Hawaii might pass that mark this weekend.

Blame huge refinery profit margins, falling gasoline production, tensions with Iran and American drivers themselves, who are -- believe it or not -- buying more gas now than they did last year.

Just two weeks ago, it looked like San Francisco and the rest of the country would finally get a break at the pump.....



I got into this hobby business right before Katrina caused prices to skyrocket by 75 cents or more.

Those prices have been fluctuating, but the only constant is profits for the oil companies.

Well, on NBC tonight (March 30) they reported San Francisco prices bumping $4, with more to come.

Over 5,000 miles traveled, I have tried to tell folks that simple things like bike engines would SOLVE this shortage, if able and patriotic Americans would physically get in the saddle.

So, if you are shopping, need installation help with GEBE engines, I'll be happy to make the thing run right. My only rule of thumb is heavier riders need the bigger engine, slim in-shape folks (like myself) can keep up with the pace. (snark)



I found a $250 Cruiser bike from Sun that fits nearly every need, and if you add a few modifications, you can make it reliable and comfortable.

I just hope, if you choose Sun or GEBE you mention that you heard it on MB.com, the best forum for getting the right answers (eventually)

Things get hectic in the summer, checking on the forum is a priority, but bikes and engines can be addressed simply, post any question, do a little reading, and together we can find the best answers.
 


bamabikeguy

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My main slowdown is dial up. Sharing the phone line, which was making busy signals constant, I was consistently hitting 49 and 50 kps.

So, I have a second line installed, with the NEW AT&T, a nightmare in and of itself, which I will not get into. :mad:

BUT, the durn thing will not get out of the mid 30's kps.

I used to be able to keep up with the posts in the forum, but now there is no way, whole categories I haven't even looked at in weeks.

Such is growth, such is making adjustments. Now I have greater sympathy for Augie during the winter having to check out all the posts.

Modem slowness may be the death of my precious collages.
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luke

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your fuel is cheap compared to the exstreamly over priced over taxed uk.$10 dollars a gallon and average wages work out the same as the us.mainly tax by the gready government though which is trying to come up with new green taxes to save the enviroment.if anyone is stupid enough to beleive that.sorry for the rant i am just fed up with this rip of country over here.
 
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locoWelder

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Gas prices have skyrocketed to a new nationwide record of $3.07 per gallon, nearly 20 cents higher than two weeks ago, according to oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg. The previous record was $3.03 per gallon, reached on Aug. 11, 2006.

Analysts say,
The recent increases in gas prices are mostly due to refinery problems . There have been at least a dozen additional partial shutdowns in the U.S. and internationally that cut refining capacity, this is a large pile of bullpuckie !
 

bamabikeguy

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Some Nevada Republican Congressman gets back from the Green Zone and shouts all over the web yesterday about "$9 gas if we lose control in Iraq".

http://www.lvrj.com/news/9466252.html

Almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, so "I told you so" can be documented.

Back on June 21, 2007 the BBC mentioned how the Saudi's were saying prices would triple overnight if a missle flew into Iran.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5101444.stm

Time to tighten up MB-ers, we're gonna be the native "scouts" of the future.
 
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dave1490

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this has got to be a joke

ok gas is 3.00 in the us and 4.40 here in canada but these bikes use less then 1.00 a day and that,s doing 50km. my muscle car cost $30 to go from downtown to half way to the burb,s about 30miles.about 7mi,s to a gallon taking it easy.granted it,s a moded big block.this is a dream.
 
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dave1490

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ok gas is 3.00 in the us and 4.40 here in canada but these bikes use less then 1.00 a day and that,s doing 50km. my muscle car cost $30 to go from downtown to half way to the burb,s about 30miles.about 7mi,s to a gallon taking it easy.granted it,s a moded big block.this is a dream.


im the owner/operator of a 5 ton flat deck truck on propane and that even costs $35 a day{on propane 49 cents a liter} just to run around with.
 
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