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by hujev
10 Apr 2019, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: ... Lion Bellworks is operating...

Hey, I finally got a reply - best case scenario under the circumstances at least... weird it took so long [months and 3 or so attempts] to get the response, which would have been good to know via web page... now I can see my silver lions as 'rare and extinct', but at least brass still around.. -----...
by hujev
7 Apr 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?

Well dang... I went through the rigamaroll to get that 'post' (I avoid facebook and all that not, and /just/ because the design is awful!) and thought at least that's a sign. In my opinion a company's private website ought to have the most current info of course; their copyright says 2018 but nothin...
by hujev
4 Apr 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?

Theoretically I could ring them up, but it'd either be too expen$ive from americaland, or 'super complicated I'm too old to do it without messing up' via my flip=phone (there may be some fancy i-phone or internet method, also outside my grasp)! Wait - I think I have some super cheap dial one number...
by hujev
3 Apr 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

... if Lion Bellworks is operating?

I've been wanting to buy a few more of their bells, 1 brass & 2 silver, but they've been out of stock of silver ones for a long time, and emails asking when they might be available again have gone unanswered for months (previously they were decent at answering). I'm in the us and there's no deal...
by hujev
13 Mar 2019, 12:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from flats to butterfly bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

butterfly bars are grrrreat!

I really like these on the one bike I have them on: http://rjl.us/velo/trek830-1.htm (some pix linked from top of page). Those on now are the Kalloy ones (full spec with part numbers also on that page there). These are sold under various names - Velo Orange, etc. and are usually fairly cheap as is t...
by hujev
7 Mar 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your favourite tree?
Replies: 106
Views: 9085

Re: my favourite trees

Most of Alaska is natural - interior Alaska (most everything >50 miles from the ocean outside the southeast 'panhandle' and south of the Brooks Range/Arctic Slope) is very fire-adapted, like a lot of Siberia, and as wild (or wilder as little oil development outside the Arctic slope). Fires are commo...
by hujev
7 Mar 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your favourite tree?
Replies: 106
Views: 9085

Re: Your favourite tree?

Yes, these birches, Betula papyrifera , are likewise early successional and forest opening trees; these in the picture are probably 40-60 years old; they grow well close to Lake Superior (here about 1km) with the added winter snow and summer fogs. I've got a favourite on my land there, with a perfec...
by hujev
7 Mar 2019, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: large Rubber O rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: large Rubber O rings

Warning: useless wisecrack reply. This is what I immediately thought of from the subject: https://california.providence.org/~/media/Images/Modules/News/richardfeynman.jpg Dr. Feynman dug into the task. The pivotal moment in the investigation came on February 11, 1986, when, on national television, D...
by hujev
6 Mar 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your favourite tree?
Replies: 106
Views: 9085

Re: Your favourite tree?

I am partial to birches . Here's some that I see on my land near the shore of Lake Superior when I look up from the light of a campfire (or gas lantern): http://hujev.net/image/700_2666.jpg (also note Andromeda there - best ever sky views at that spot!) I am so partial to them that I have a whole ph...
by hujev
22 Feb 2019, 12:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 87
Views: 4280

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

As I try to 'figure out' what's different on those old bars, and the new ones, that's something I've noticed; that it's really hard to show the complex bends of bars in pictures! Especially when they're not given as a series of direct side, direct, direct front... Those on that Herse look like 'regu...
by hujev
21 Feb 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 87
Views: 4280

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

This topic guaranteed a lot of responses = easy, everybody's convinced they do it right, etc. Anyway like others I use them for 'honking' uphill, shifting with bar-ends, etc. I'm getting interested in trying some older and/or different style drop bars on next build ( Stanforth Skyelander ), especial...
by hujev
1 Feb 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8358

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

Why yes, there is! My 84 Trek 830:

http://rjl.us/velo/trek830-1.htm
Image

It even cycled through the 'polar vortex' hype of earlier this week.

(keywords: ~1984-85 mtb geometry, butterfly bars, 26" wheels, etc.)

Thanks for asking!
by hujev
15 Jan 2019, 12:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9634

Re: The timeless appeal of fiddling with bikes

Hujev's gears in another (hopefully more easily digestible) format here http://ritzelrechner.de/?GR=DERS&KB=30,41,50&RZ=13,15,17,20,23,26,30&UF=2185&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches&GR2=DERS&KB2=24,36,46&RZ2=13,14,15,17,21,26,30&UF2=2185 The one built ro...
by hujev
14 Jan 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9634

Re: The timeless appeal of not going too far down a new path when there's plently left on the one you're on

In reference to quote below and in explanation of my timidity- Well, I'm not super old, but old enough that: a) I've got too many bikes(&trike) so had better not gain any new interests as space is tight, b) I've gotten used to 5,6,7 speed freewheels so can't really imagine a 'need' for single sp...
by hujev
10 Jan 2019, 3:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 9634

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

Glad this tread was resurrected, as I'd missed it before ( hoping I did at least; if I didn't, I probably already replied with 87% the same thing I'm about to write here... ) 5, 6, or 7 speed freewheels (er, blocks) for me! I'm finally getting around to building up two Woodrup frames; one a custom t...