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Raphael Orlove
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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.
Apr 9
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drop me a line at raphael at jalopnik dot com -- I’m working on more stories and would love to chat!

Apr 9
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I actually just ordered his book! In the same order as I put in for The Car That Could! Now all I need is a recc for a good book on Saturn.

Apr 9
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You see this is what I wanted to find more about GM and Hughes at the time. I ordered The Car That Could in the hopes of getting a bit more details on the run up to the EV1, but I’ve heard it’s a bit of a puff piece and might not get into the turf wars. hit me up in an email if you have more recollections! I’m raphael Read more

Apr 9
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Yes! The Mitsubishi situation is a strange one and something I want to dig into more, as all the various Mitsubishi wings are indeed independent companies that all own parts of each other!

Apr 9
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in terms of its warning system to not run over anything (or anyone) behind it in a driveway, it really was prophetic of how SUVs taking over car sales would go

Apr 6
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interestingly, the car pictured at the top of this article had a lithium-ion battery pack! The Nissan Hypermini. Nissan was working on Li-ion since the day after Sony first announced them in 1990.

Apr 6
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What cracks me up is there is a direct link from GM’s EV(1) program to Tesla via Alan Cocconi and AC Propulsion. It really is a small world sometimes.

Mar 15
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I know what you mean! I meant its first ground-up electric car, not one that’s been adapted from an existing gas-powered car. Read more

Feb 12
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buying the correct parts the first time! Honestly just buying tubeless rim tape isn’t any more expensive than gorilla tape, and the valve stems aren’t much more than a new tube! Would have saved me days (days!) of anguish.

Feb 8
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those hubs are already a wheelset! just waiting on the frame to return to start riding them. I am also in the meantime futzing with trying tubeless on not-quite tubeless tires, so we’ll see how that goes!

Jan 4
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I did watch this whole doc and sort of expected that there would be more reckoning about his service in the armed forces being used to fight against democracy in the Dominican Republic. I sort of thought there might be more of a moral question about it, about the money and honor he gained from it that he himself might Read more

Nov 18
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surprisingly, this bike is columbus tubing! not the fanciest of the fancy, but a tough old bird.

Nov 18
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This is 28-44-50, and amazingly my other bike has the full M730 group! (It’s cantis front and rear tho, no u-brake.)