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May 20, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Are mountain bikers getting soft? More and more of them are hitting the trail with front suspension to smooth out the ride, but the main issue is control, not comfort. With rigid forks and frames, mountain bikes can do a lot of bouncing on rough terrain. That leads to an obvious problem: How do you steer or apply the front brakes when the wheel is in the air? Suspension solves the problem by keeping the front wheel in better contact with the ground. The theory is simple enough.
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AUTOS
January 31, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
General Motors announced a pair of recalls Thursday covering more than 12,000 vehicles. The first recall is for 8,519 Chevy Malibu sedans from the 2013 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said one or more bolts in the vehicles' rear suspension may not have been fastened tight enough. This could cause "sudden changes in the vehicle handling" which may lead to a crash, NHTSA said. No injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of this issue, said GM spokesman Alan Adler.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1989
All 67 Orange County Transit District buses recalled on May 4 for repair of cracked suspensions were back in service as of Monday, with transit officials planning to fine the manufacturer $145,700. OCTD spokeswoman Joanne Curran said the buses were phased back into service gradually rather than all at once, with most back in service last week. "There was no loss of service, and we anticipate no loss in revenue to the district," said Curran. However, she said, OCTD maintenance crews worked an undetermined amount of overtime to keep other buses rolling, and the district will absorb that expense.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis
“As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.” --Zachary Scott “Leon, please don't do this.” Those were the words my mother uttered as I prepared for my second attempt at the Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator , Mongolia. The words went straight to my heart. She was scared for me, but then, so was I. Last year, my co-driver, Steve Priovolos, and I nearly died on a dusty Romanian road when a huge 4X4 T-boned us. (We were in a Nissan Micra; all the cars in the Mongol Rally are supposed to have engines of less than 1.3 liters, which means they're tiny.)
AUTOS
January 31, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
General Motors announced a pair of recalls Thursday covering more than 12,000 vehicles. The first recall is for 8,519 Chevy Malibu sedans from the 2013 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said one or more bolts in the vehicles' rear suspension may not have been fastened tight enough. This could cause "sudden changes in the vehicle handling" which may lead to a crash, NHTSA said. No injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of this issue, said GM spokesman Alan Adler.
HEALTH
April 12, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
My mountain-biking friends and I didn't need cutting-edge technology to enjoy the scenic vistas of Black Star Canyon in Orange County's Santa Ana Mountains last weekend. But as we swapped test bikes featuring some of the most striking technical innovations in years, our favorite 28-mile trek seemed faster, easier and more comfortable. Here are four new dual-suspension aluminum mountain bikes that may improve your ride.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis
“As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.” --Zachary Scott “Leon, please don't do this.” Those were the words my mother uttered as I prepared for my second attempt at the Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator , Mongolia. The words went straight to my heart. She was scared for me, but then, so was I. Last year, my co-driver, Steve Priovolos, and I nearly died on a dusty Romanian road when a huge 4X4 T-boned us. (We were in a Nissan Micra; all the cars in the Mongol Rally are supposed to have engines of less than 1.3 liters, which means they're tiny.)
AUTOS
April 19, 2006 | DAN NEIL
THANKS to our excellent friends in the oil industry, the American market is in the midst of a general, and long overdue, right-sizing. Sales of full-size SUVs are diving off a cliff like tan, muscular men in Acapulco -- down 20% in two years. Meanwhile, sales of smaller, lighter crossover SUVs, or CUVs, are up 7.5% (456,947 units) in the first quarter of 2006, on pace to eclipse the annual sales of conventional SUVs for the first time.
NEWS
November 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday the recall of about 252,000 of its 1984 and 1985 Tempo and Mercury Topaz models for possible problems with rear suspension bolts. The cars will be inspected and, if necessary, bolts that attach the rear suspension control arms to the wheel spindles will be replaced, said John P. King, service manager of the company's parts and service division.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls Vehicles: Subaru of America announced a recall of 285,000 front-wheel drive cars because of possible rear suspension corrosion. The models affected include 1980 to 1984 Subaru front-wheel-drive sedan, hatchback and hardtop models. The auto maker said it is also recalling the 1985 and 1986 front-wheel-drive hatchback models.
AUTOS
April 19, 2006 | DAN NEIL
THANKS to our excellent friends in the oil industry, the American market is in the midst of a general, and long overdue, right-sizing. Sales of full-size SUVs are diving off a cliff like tan, muscular men in Acapulco -- down 20% in two years. Meanwhile, sales of smaller, lighter crossover SUVs, or CUVs, are up 7.5% (456,947 units) in the first quarter of 2006, on pace to eclipse the annual sales of conventional SUVs for the first time.
HEALTH
April 12, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
My mountain-biking friends and I didn't need cutting-edge technology to enjoy the scenic vistas of Black Star Canyon in Orange County's Santa Ana Mountains last weekend. But as we swapped test bikes featuring some of the most striking technical innovations in years, our favorite 28-mile trek seemed faster, easier and more comfortable. Here are four new dual-suspension aluminum mountain bikes that may improve your ride.
NEWS
May 20, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Are mountain bikers getting soft? More and more of them are hitting the trail with front suspension to smooth out the ride, but the main issue is control, not comfort. With rigid forks and frames, mountain bikes can do a lot of bouncing on rough terrain. That leads to an obvious problem: How do you steer or apply the front brakes when the wheel is in the air? Suspension solves the problem by keeping the front wheel in better contact with the ground. The theory is simple enough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1989
All 67 Orange County Transit District buses recalled on May 4 for repair of cracked suspensions were back in service as of Monday, with transit officials planning to fine the manufacturer $145,700. OCTD spokeswoman Joanne Curran said the buses were phased back into service gradually rather than all at once, with most back in service last week. "There was no loss of service, and we anticipate no loss in revenue to the district," said Curran. However, she said, OCTD maintenance crews worked an undetermined amount of overtime to keep other buses rolling, and the district will absorb that expense.
NEWS
June 28, 1985 | Associated Press
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday recalled 289,532 of its 1984 and 1985 Ford Tempo-Mercury Topaz compact cars for replacement of rear suspension bolts that could break and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The company said that it has received four reports of accidents that may have been due to broken bolts but no reports of injuries.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1989 | From Times wire services
Ford Motor Co. has recalled 119,000 Mercury Cougars and Ford Thunderbirds, including a model selected as Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year, because of brake or rear suspension problems. The auto maker Wednesday said it knows of no accidents or injuries because of the problems. Spokesman Mike Parris said the cars were assembled in Lorain, Ohio, between October, 1988, and March, 1989. Five percent to 10% of the cars were the Thunderbird SC, or Super Coupe, Motor Trend's Car of the Year in January.
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