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by hujev
23 Feb 2017, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SICK OF IT - GEARS AND THINGS
Replies: 82
Views: 3277

Re: SICK OF IT - GEARS AND THINGS

I like 3x5! - nice wide cog spacing, plenty enough of ratios for me, etc. Of course unavailable I guess on freehubs, so stop reading now! I've got a stash of nos Suntour freewheels, too. In fact just got a brand new wheelset built that arrived yesterday - Phil Wood hubs, threaded for freewheel! With...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 10:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16748

Re: we all lose!

Nothing strange about Brexit or Mr Trump's victory Well it is strange to me, on the king donald thing at least, as making him dictator (with the shady ayatollah pence in the background) is so completely counterproductive to those who (generally) voted for him from any perspective other than the mil...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16748

Re: Trump Wins!

Holy moly, I didn't know about the farage thing... (it's early here and I should be working but can't). Since americans know as much as trump on farage - nothing - it may not even appear in the us news much. Anyway, I guess I must be getting old (I'm not that old!) because increasingly nothing makes...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me some 26" mudguards
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Recommend me some 26" mudguards

Ah, the chance to post about bicycles instead of politics... As some others have said, I like my Berthoud stainless 'fenders' - sturdy, not really all that heavy, after a while the little stone dents are a sort of mark of adventures had, etc. I had them on my 85 stumpjumper (which stupidly I sold ba...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The 9-11 good news / simple pleasures thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1547

Re: The 9-11 good news / simple pleasures thread

My Cats, my bicycles, my Patterson (and all other) books!

But as I live in this new nightmare state, I might add alcohol, marijuana, nostalgia for the good old days...
by hujev
9 Nov 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16748

Re: (almost) everybody else loses!

Disaster as generally agreed (unless you're in the power/money/military/theocracy elite of the US), but at least you all there in the UK just nixed a trade pact - we poor (and admittedly collectively, awesomely stupid and immature) yanks now have to live in a complete nightmare regime! However, I am...
by hujev
8 Nov 2016, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is there anything nice to say about Donald?
Replies: 142
Views: 5482

Re: Is there anything nice to say about Donald?

No, hail no! He's a hypernarcisistic emotionally crippled know-nothing mental midget with a mind that never progressed from the 10-year old rich kid he was 60 years ago. And an buttock-orifice too. And a would-be fascist. I say 'would be', because he like most americans know nothing about fascism or...
by hujev
3 Nov 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

Sorry, I look at these all the time so forgot to add - yep, it's a CIR (colo[u]r infrared, in false colo[u]r) - red here is the 'greenest' vegetation (spruce forests & birch shrublands on south-facing and lower elevations), the orangey part is alpine dwarf shrub and such, and the blue-gray is li...
by hujev
1 Nov 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

As an aside, speaking of hillshading, ever notice how a hill-shaded map always has the 'sun' coming from the north (or top of map)? Try it; take one and turn it upside-down - the hills will look like valleys, and vice-versa. Here's a couple maps I made for a project: http://rjl.us/nauka/botany/FWSma...
by hujev
12 Oct 2016, 11:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A pair of badgers in the garden
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Re: A pair of badgers in the garden

Not sure about the marriage, but We Want Pictures!!, please!
by hujev
16 Sep 2016, 3:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: USA elections
Replies: 32
Views: 1062

Re: USA elections

[rant and rave here, please ignore and read about bottom-bracket compatibility or at least the CTC-CUK debacle instead!] The thing that scares me the most (i'm an american, and stuck here for better or worse far as I can tell) is that there are far, far more stupid people in this country than the me...
by hujev
9 Sep 2016, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.

13-32 5sp could be made for half step, but I'm not sure and don't care -- all with tony oliver's ranting and raving in his 'touring bikes' book about his gear setup - something about how people (the americans in particular I think he mentions) seem thrilled with 'a theoretician's delight' of complic...
by hujev
9 Sep 2016, 1:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: Thoughts on Friction Shifting.

I only have ever used friction shifting and never needed anything more complicated, Well, about a dozen years ago I had some giant brand mountain bike with click shifting that I never could adjust properly. Friction shifting is so simple that I don't understand any need for anything else; it's like ...
by hujev
8 Sep 2016, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: One armed cyclist looking for inspiration
Replies: 31
Views: 12319

Re: One armed cyclist looking for inspiration

And, I just saw this post:
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=98365.0
in reference to a one-armed BMXer!

All of these provide inspiration to me, a two-armed cyclist who could use three sometimes...
by hujev
8 Sep 2016, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Bart's 1/2" maps?
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

... about Bart's 1/2" maps?

Hi - american here with 'mid 20th century British cycling' (small c) kink. I'm a Big fan of ~1920s-1980s British cycle writing, cycles, tours, CTC history, etc. My latest study topic is Bartholomew's 1/2" maps... After reading here & there about them (and seeing old adverts), I recently bou...