Wednesday, July 20, 2005

How about a nice greezy pork chop sandwich, served in a dirty ashtray?

Not that I condone fascism. Or and "isms". "Isms", in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an "ism". He should believe in himself. John Lennon said it on his first solo album. "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." A good point there. Afterall, he was the Walrus........Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

That has to be one of my all time fav lines from the 80's. Any Hughes film is to my liking. I am still on the hunt for RAD on DVD. It isn't being reproduced at this time. Probably don't want to have to pay all of the old bmx freestyle heads any royalities from the dvd sales...

I have found a new evil in cycling...Sturmey Archer 3 speed internal geared hubs/coaster brake. I called 5 shops to see if they could lend a hand on the rebuild of the hub. Everyone acted like I asked them to lick a escalator handrail during Christmas shopping season. Sheldon Brown has data on it but not convincing for me.

Wish list item 4318.

Reason 1214 for not buying a complete bike from a mailorder outfit like Tiajuana Cyclist and such; 9/10 your bike won't fit you.

The Masi was getting some good reactions from customers today. People still wig when they find out the main tubing is steel; for how light it is. Still on the fence about keeping the stock Shimano wheelset. I have Easton Circuit hoops on it now. Much quicker set but I know that deep down inside that the Shims will need less work down the road. If a spoke goes on the Eastons it pretty much sounds like a grenade going off. They have normal nipples at the rim and threaded ends into the hubs, super tense! But light and smooth. I suppose that I should just trust the double butting of the spokes for road impact compliancy...huh, hmmm.

My third grade teacher in Long Island, NY; Thomas Bernagosie. Mary G. Clarkson school district. He was friends with Rahl Dahl. Needless to say I grew up reading a lot of his work and enjoying it too. Some how Jonny Depp's character looks more like Michael Jackson. Gene Wilder was more fit for the role. Will they do a movie on 'The Great Glass Elevator'?


1 comment:

George said...

The Plywood Hoods?

That's pretty cool. I've lived here my whole life and I never knew. Who woulda thunk it?

Seeya Sunday.