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Forum: Foo
11-07-18, 06:12 AM
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Posted By nemo57

If you ever get the chance, have a go at...

If you ever get the chance, have a go at leatherwood honey from Tasmania. It has a strong flavour and is very special in the same sort of way that the best Canadian maple syrup or the best Spanish...
10-12-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,542
Posted By nemo57

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George...
10-08-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23,968
Views: 2,205,272
Posted By nemo57

No, but I did 210 km on Sunday. Perhaps that...

No, but I did 210 km on Sunday. Perhaps that explains it.
10-02-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,778
Posted By nemo57

By all accounts rotator cuff repairs do take a...

By all accounts rotator cuff repairs do take a long time to heal properly - if they ever do. Results can be highly variable. Surgeons here in Oz typically talk "6 weeks". That's BS. Non-surgeons...
06-12-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By nemo57

Johnny I have 'em on both heels. Fortunately,...

Johnny
I have 'em on both heels. Fortunately, I've only had one play up at all over the years, generating a persistent corn that has to be shaved down from time to time. Haven't had the bursitis...
06-05-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,000
Posted By nemo57

Well, Zippy, my mother was a Scots-born redhead...

Well, Zippy, my mother was a Scots-born redhead and I largely inherited her complexion rather than my father's: he turned walnut-brown at the slightest exposure to fresh air. So my cards were marked...
06-03-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,684
Posted By nemo57

It's not essential to give up all other vices to...

It's not essential to give up all other vices to enjoy our masochistic pleasures. I can say with some authority that he will suffer more on the climbs than healthier specimens. But there is a...
05-31-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,000
Posted By nemo57

Hey, Zippy I had been seeing a dermatologist...

Hey, Zippy
I had been seeing a dermatologist annually, but this I noticed at about 6 months after my last visit when a mole bled after I itched it. Saw a local - not my usual - GP who thought it...
05-29-18, 02:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,000
Posted By nemo57

Down here in Australia, we enjoy the skin cancer...

Down here in Australia, we enjoy the skin cancer capital of the world. This was not realised in my youth, where my Celtic flesh was regularly broiled several layers deep in the summer sun. However,...
05-07-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By nemo57

14-28 Suntour Perfect 5 and 6 speeds from the...

14-28 Suntour Perfect 5 and 6 speeds from the early-mid 70s are readily available and pretty strong. They take the two-prong removal tool, also available.
03-20-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By nemo57

One can infer that overseas developments came...

One can infer that overseas developments came down under a little slower then than they do now that the interweb has taken over. For what it's worth, my 1976 Hillman (Oz hand built) has down tube...
03-18-18, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By nemo57

... and, to her surprise, she thinks you're kinda...

... and, to her surprise, she thinks you're kinda cute!
Hope you can be patient with the recovery - we're all too old for re-damaging the newly repaired bits of ourselves unnecessarily.
03-10-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 310,756
Posted By nemo57

I'm 61 1. Riding a Hillman roadie of Reynolds...

I'm 61
1. Riding a Hillman roadie of Reynolds 531 made by the late George McDonald here in Melbourne in 1976, and restored by Gordon Hill last year. With all Superbe Pro running gear except for...
03-10-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By nemo57

Right rotator cuff repaired 10/16 at age 59. 6...

Right rotator cuff repaired 10/16 at age 59. 6 weeks in sling with minimal movement, to allow the tendon a decent chance of healing. Then, as others have said, slow process of what we in Oz call...
01-16-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By nemo57

Understand the reluctance to dip into Yahoo-jp,...

Understand the reluctance to dip into Yahoo-jp, comrade. Gotta say, though, these do look kinda nice ...
sun Tour SUNTOURshupa-b Pro SUPERBE PRO Boss free hub 100-126 32H bronze : Real Yahoo...
01-15-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By nemo57

The potential problem with used gear is always...

The potential problem with used gear is always the question of how used it is. Since many of the important parts of hubs are invisible to the purchaser, you just cannot tell what you're getting,...
07-02-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By nemo57

Thanks Don - interesting! Gordon Hill, who...

Thanks Don - interesting!
Gordon Hill, who originally put my bike together (and who restored the frame) isn't over-particular about period-correctness: I'm allowed to go late Superbe Pro as far as...
07-01-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By nemo57

This is correct. The first Sugino Mighty...

This is correct. The first Sugino Mighty cranksets from the '70s are marked 171mm (though Velobase contributors attest to 173Mm and 175mm versions as well), and are 144mm BCD. Smallest chainwheel...
04-22-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 17,510
Posted By nemo57

mid-70s Hillman 54cm Reynolds 531 frame & fork ...

mid-70s Hillman 54cm Reynolds 531 frame & fork
+ Sugino mighty 171 mm cranks, 52/42 chainwheels & BB
+ Suntour superbe pedals, Christophe toe clips
+ Suntour superbe pro front, 1st gen Cyclone...
04-08-17, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By nemo57

Cyclone GT goes to 32T, though some reckon they...

Cyclone GT goes to 32T, though some reckon they can go higher.
04-08-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,542
Posted By nemo57

Mid-70s Hillman roadie - the sort of bike I...

Mid-70s Hillman roadie - the sort of bike I couldn't possibly afford back then. Of course, at a shade over 21 lbs. in ye Imperial measure it's grossly heavy and unwieldy. Still, if, as I hope, I...
04-07-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 639,447
Posted By nemo57

Mid-'70s Hillman in Reynolds 531 - a small but...

Mid-'70s Hillman in Reynolds 531 - a small but respected Melbourne (Aust) family-run bike business that closed its doors less than a year ago.
Picked up the frame in pink metallic from New South...
04-07-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By nemo57

I'll take the Suntour Superbe Pro RD & the...

I'll take the Suntour Superbe Pro RD & the Christophe clips & straps if you'll ship to Australia.
Seems I'm too new hereabouts to have hit the minimum # of posts to send PMs. Will see what I can do...
Forum: Introductions
02-06-17, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By nemo57

That will be interesting! 45 bikes? Perhaps...

That will be interesting!
45 bikes? Perhaps you should consult someone about this odd obsession ...
01-24-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,319
Posted By nemo57

Still and all, it's a great image.

Still and all, it's a great image.
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