Sunday, July 28, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
seat clusters are where the seat stays join the seat tube and sometimes also the top tube
there's a lot of different ways this can be done.
sometimes its integrated into a lug
the cluster also has to incorporate the action of the seat post clamping bolt
a tiny distortion of the seat tube of only fractions of a mm.
makers worried about rip-offs tend to put some kind of embossing in the seat stay cap
their name or logo
really good bikes don't care so much
but it's a lovely detail all the same
these are from Commuter Cycles 5th birthday Show and Shine
Diamond frame, handbuilt in the 50s in Geelong from 531
Centurion, lovely chromed, wrap-around stay caps
Dawes Super Galaxy
As the name suggests, with curly stays n'all
Elvin? Elwin? tarck bike
lovely resto with complete Superbe Pro group
recently made bike I forgot who by
immaculate Concorde with gold-plated stays
fancy chromed cluster but somehow
not as lovely as when they wrap to the front of the seat tube.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
yeah it's only 26 km.
but 7 of those took me 45 min
obligatory shottie abuse
great bit of bronze casting
Spot the King of the Mountain...
He took a cut in pay but was immortalised on a plaque
and a testimonial.
Which made it all worthwhile.
cyclists face many risks on the road, and now we have a sign that recognises that fact.
pissed pogo-ists and skiiing kangaroos wouldn't have been in my top three however.
bogong is right in front of you
the hospital is straight ahead actually
see the stripey building?
that's the hospital
romantic lens-flare because Bogong Ave is drenched in nostalgia
a failed, albeit rather lovely, tourism experiment, repeatedly for sale.
the experiment was they thought there might be tourists
now it's just fodder for this blog.