AGE / VALUE:   advertizing plates posted by: sam on 6/28/2007 at 8:27:10 AM
all the old English Butcher bikes had the store's name painted on a plate between the tubes---what a great idea.I added an Ad.board to one of my tandems---a S/A equipted tandem.It's a good town tandem.
Now if I only owned a cafe I could call the tandem a business expence.People always stop to look at a tandem--more especially the older ones,so this should be a good way to advertize up-comming events


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Irish roadster NOS posted by: Warren on 6/28/2007 at 8:35:46 AM
ebay #27013690400 Looks like Raleigh kept producing Rudges in Ireland. (see box) Here's a NOS '71 Rudge "Superbe". Dyno, double stays, green with gold pins in all its glory. Would be a fine bike.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Irish roadster NOS posted by Annie on 6/30/2007 at 4:41:08 PM
Now that is a really fine bike; - and such a lovely shade of green too. I didn't find the auction at the number you posted though, - I found it here.... 270136904005


AGE / VALUE:   cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by: Chris on 6/28/2007 at 8:24:45 AM
I was on the computer yesterday and wound up seeing this bit about this guy who did something different with welding equipment and he's figured out how to get his car running on water because the electricity does something to the molecules in the water and this powers the car and so forth.
Can't remember how I got to this and didn't take notes. It was very interesting.

They showed the guy running his car.

To me this was miraculous. An answer to prayer. A second or third industrial revolutuion. God, I hope I only live to see this put into practical use. To retro-fit all the cars so that they run on water.

Perhaps America, this country I love with all my soul can be saved.

All the groceries are so expensive, the gas is so high we can barely afford to go to work.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by sam on 6/28/2007 at 9:12:51 AM
Hydrogen & oxygen the most explosives chemicals in the univeruse
3/4 of the earth is covered with them---90% of "sam" is H2O too.
Electricty will seperate them---this is why car batteries explode at times--only problem takes more electricty to seperate them than energy produced
Lots of people have their "thinkin caps" on so maybe they'll come up with some good answers
To my way of thinking,the answer is infront of us,we just don't want to see it.We'll all too hooked.I work 5days a week and drive 70miles a day,weekends I drive more!This is not the way I should live.A simple front porch so I wouldn,t need A/C , sidewalks to walk someplace(anyplace really)live close enough to work/stores so I could walk or bike.Think of the energy I'd save--that's not so much to ask for is it?-think of all the people it would take to make the dream come true---Gov,Business/store owners,Hi-Way depts,developers,builders,the list goes on and on.....and I drive 70miles a day

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by Dick in Fl on 6/28/2007 at 4:43:02 PM
Your idealized life style will arrive sooner than you imagine. And not because we plan it; it will be THRUST upon us. Even as I type these words, world oil production is peaking. The cheap and abundant oil is what has enabled a 6.5 billion human population, globaliztion, and a car-dependent north-american culture. Brace yourself for your dream world; localization, proliferation of bicycles, contraction of biped populations, the end of air-freighted out-of-season strawberries from Chile, and the steady diversion of remaining fossil fuel reserves into agriculture.
Dick in FL

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/29/2007 at 2:37:17 AM
The process of passing current through water and splitting it's components is electrolysis. It must be DC power... as the Oxygen goes to one pole, the hydrogen to another.

It takes considerable energy to accomplish this and there's really no easier way to do it. Yet... it does hold promise.

The real issue is the volatility of Hydrogen as alluded to. The Hindenburg pretty much put an end to hdrogen based, lighter than air flight.

So the two issues that really need surmounting are firstly an efficient way of separating the H's and the O in the water molecule.... and once having done so... the proper handling of the hydrogen in order to prevent innumerable fulminations at filling stations.

Having seen far to many consummate fools re-fueling their vehicles whilst enjoying a cigarette...

As far as the commute... I'm guilty as well... 80 miles daily. Gist of that issue is... quite simply, I would love to live closer to work... but work being in New Jersey... the real estate prices / taxes / and car insurane rates... I would need to earn twice as much as I do now.

So.... I drive. In the summer... I ride the motorbike. Cuts the fuel bill by half.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by Bryan on 6/29/2007 at 11:14:58 PM
I nominate Mr. Bone's post for blog writing excellence. Playful and witty vocabulary,quick comments on a variety of pertinent subjects. All in all, a great read. Year in and year out, Mr. Bone always has something good to say.

Well done, sir!


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: cars running on water instead of gasoline posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/2/2007 at 2:21:08 AM
Oh my.... *blushes* Well thank you, sir... I will defer to Chris though as to narrative excellence. His style is such that the reader is "right there" with him in his adventures.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

Oh.. and BTW... I'll have to find it... but there was an article somewhere that very diligently put forth proposition that foregoing the automobile and riding only a bicycle was overall WORSE environmentally. I believe it was tongue-in-cheek... but to this day, I'm unsure.


AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Tom on 6/27/2007 at 7:53:42 PM
Is there a way to remove the threaded cog on a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub. Do I take the driver out and put it in a vice and try and turn the cog off. Can a regular British threaded cog(fixed cogs) fit it or is a Sturmey cog a special size. I have an AW with a threaded driver and want to change the 18 tooth to larger maybe 20 or 22 tooth.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by Mark Stonich on 6/27/2007 at 9:04:26 PM
Remove the driver, put a piece of 5/16" or 1/4" plate in a vice, place the driver slots on the plate and use a chain whip to remove the cog.

Standard 1.375 x 24tpi track cogs will fit.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Sturmey- Archer threaded driver tool posted by Chris on 6/29/2007 at 6:51:46 AM
I have the actual Sturmey- Archer tool for this from back in the day.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by mark stonich on 6/29/2007 at 12:05:46 PM
"I have the actual Sturmey- Archer tool for this from back in the day."


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by Chris on 7/3/2007 at 4:13:12 PM
Yes, I'll dig it out and take pictures. Yes, Why not.

MISC:   Cotter Pin Press Tool posted by: Thom J. on 6/27/2007 at 11:11:55 AM
Recently ordered and received the cotter pin press tool and fixed cup tool from Bike Smith Design. Very impressive tools!!! Used the cotter pin press to remove the pins and re-install new ones on the Raleigh Trent Clubman that I'm refurbishing. Works ever so nicely. Just had to share this. Thom.

   RE:MISC:   Cotter Pin Press Tool posted by RIP on 7/1/2007 at 9:14:11 PM
Good to here that it worksn so well. I bought the Park Cotter pin press a few years ago, glad I did, good to know
there is a tool for other enthusiast