Her value was much greater than mere washing of parts (bicycle, that is); hers was language. The only word she ever spoke from the stoker seat was, "Faster!" Who could desire more? Kevin Montgomery San Diego, California USA Knowing that comely stoker is now also vintage, but collectible?
From: John Purser <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [CR] Border incident To: email@example.com Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 4:06 AM
That is one of the cleverest fixes (pun intended !) I've ever heard of. PS Did your comely stoker ever suspect it was not a cunning plan to maroon you ? Did she wash bicycle parts on demand ? ! John Purser Sudbury, England ------------------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:01:16 -0800 (PST) From: "Dr. Paddle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR] Exploding SunTour Freewheels; was: Cinelli B lore To: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
As well as being apalling, those SunTour freewheels were depawling. I had one on my '50s Follis tandem, upgraded to a mix of mid-'70s touring gear, for a ride in about '75. We rode to Border Park, along the Mexican border in southern San Diego County. My comely stoker and I were the last of the group to leave the isolated park. As we rolled off, we found the freewheel fouly flipping forward (take that, alliteration man!). No fall, but stuck miles from a phone, miles from a shop, and dropped from the group. "Hah!" laughed I in the face of adversity. Pulling a pair of needle-nose from a subsaddle bag, I bent and worried?three or four pieces of lashing from the barbly-wire border fence -- the only international divider at the time -- then used them to bind the large freewheel cog to the spokes. We rode out gently on a fixed gear.
San Diego, California USA
Where such a fix would no longer be possible along the towering steel fences and racing patrol vehicles