Re: [CR] Bike Cult Site , Fixed Gear Frame Ends , dripping water bottles . . .


Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 07:22:45 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: Raoul Delmare <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Bike Cult Site , Fixed Gear Frame Ends , dripping water bottles . . .
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Raoul,

The only problem with a "Battle-of-the-Bands" these days is they could be ARMED!! I've done my share of Battles the old way; with wooden sticks!

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA


>
> " . . . dessert area . . . "
>
> yeah well , maybe I might have meant DESERT area . . .
>
> Raoul Delmare
> Marysville Kansas
> where the robins and the cardinals are having a
> "battle-of-the-bands" just outside my open windows - need to go ride a
> bicycle on a day like this one !!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 8:58 AM
> Subject: [CR] Bike Cult Site , Fixed Gear Frame Ends , dripping water
> bottles . . .
>
> > Hey Craig , is this the page you were thinking of ?
> >
> > http://bikecult.com/works/dropouts.html
> >
> > I love the Bike Cult site , and the sites to which it links !
> >
> > But it can be a bit complex . Is this the page to which you were
> > referring ?
> >
> > And your Viking sounds terrific . Congratulations on having such a fine
> > ride , and on surviving the weather ! Is it that the "dry heat" we
> > always hear about ? Or do you have to worry about the bad affects of
> > dripping condensation from cold water bottles ?
> >
> > I've lived in the "South Texas Coastal Bend" . You don't know how ugly
> > humidity can be until . . . well , let's not go there . ( hey ,
> > how's the weather in Harlingen right now ? ) But you really can rust
> your
> > frame by taking it in and out of air-conditioned houses . . .
> Wearing
> > glasses , even with plastic lenses , and stepping out of an
> > air-conditioned grocery store at night , will teach you what you need to
> > know about condensation . And it'll render you blind for several
> minutes
> > !
> >
> > Visited cousin in Colorado , the Delta-Olathe-Montrose dessert area .
> > You can't understand what 4 % humidity is , until you've lived with it
> > for a few days .
> >
> > I'll take just a nice "normal" "low-medium" humidity thanks !
> >
> > Cheers ,
> > Raoul Delmare
> > Marysville Kansas
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <CMontgo945@aol.com>
> > To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 11:12 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Help ID these frame parts.
> >
> >
> > > In a message dated 6/14/2003 4:41:01 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
> Brandon
> > > writes:
> > >
> > > > Also any info on what the little tabs on the end were used for would
> be
> > > > nice. I don't think they're part of the stamping process, chain
> > > > tensioner maybe.
> > >
> > > That's exactly what they are Brandon. A little cap like goodie fit over
> > those
> > > tabs. A bolt, centered through this cap, travelled the length of the
> track
> > > end to the axle. At the end of this bolt was a metal circle which went
> > over the
> > > axle. Then the axle nut tightened down upon it. Turn the bolt and the
> axle
> > was
> > > pulled back to tighten the chain. Go to http://bikecult.com. Look up
> track
> > > stuff, then chain tensioners and you'll see a modern version. I'd give
> my
> > > firstborn to locate a pair of originals for my Viking.
> > >
> > > Craig Montgomery in Tucson
> > > Just finished a 30 miler in 102 temps on my Viking
> > > Froze my water bottles and they melted at a perfect rate to empty them
> by
> > the
> > > end of the ride.