Ryan Flowers

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DIY Recumbent Bicycle Build

I used to ride bicycle. A lot. Between 2005 and 2008, I commuted to work by bicycle in Reno, NV. It was an 11 mile round trip along a major thoroughfare. I started out on a walmart full suspension mountain bike, and that lasted a month or less. I purchased and commuted on a late …

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Broken Seat Back Repair

Reviving my 88 Suburban means that I’m tackling some long overdue repairs. I am documenting them along the way, and I hope it’s useful to you. Broken Seat Back A common problem for 73-91 Suburbans and Crew Cab pickups is that he seat back breaks, causing the seat to flop around and be extremely uncomfortable. …

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Fixing Slamming Doors on old GM vehicles

GM Slamming Door Fix

Lately I’ve been focusing on automotive projects simply because I really need to get my 1988 Suburban fixed up.  There’s a lot of work to be done- most of it simple cleaning and electrical, with some basic parts replacements to fix some door and window problems. I’ll be posting the fixes as I go along. …

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Diagnosing Car Battery Trouble, the Geek Way

On a recent trip to go see Weird Al’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour (which was amazing by the way!) I had some car trouble. My Corolla just would not start. Sometimes it did fine, but other times, it simply refused to turn over fast enough to start. Getting Home with a dead battery Being 250 miles …

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A One Man Mission to Restore a Historic Sailing Yacht

Imagine for a moment that you were somebody who’s been building and crewing boats as a career for some time. Now, you have the opportunity to buy a boat that needs some work. But it’s not just any boat that needs work. It’s a hundred and eight year old sailing vessel called “Tally Ho”. What’s …

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