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    Dazza - These little fittings you fabricate really impress me as I know how difficult it is to deal with machining fiddly bits. How does the complexity and required tolerance for these types of bicycle items compare to the model train work you do?



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    They are not model trains but full sized steam engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    They are not model trains but full sized steam engines.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Dazza - These little fittings you fabricate really impress me as I know how difficult it is to deal with machining fiddly bits. How does the complexity and required tolerance for these types of bicycle items compare to the model train work you do?
    It all can be fiddly.
    The tolerances are much tighter for model engineering and the complexity can be huge. The chaps that make clocks, jet engines and working piston engines for example, but I am not where near that advanced because, well, yet again my model engineering has stalled, not progressing
    due to my ever increasing involvement with a small heritage steam railway which a group of us are working to turn it's fortunes around.(Rosewood Railway)
    I am chairperson of the management committee and I get involved with many tasks, changing sleepers (Railroad Ties), maintenance on the steam loco and marketing and on occasions I get to crew the steam loco.



    However I am in the process of finally setting up the workshop extension which is not for bikes, but only for my model engineering which is yet to be sated.
    Three weeks have passed and I have not yet leveled my Myford 254.
    which is a beautiful thing


    Ginger got me a red kettle for cups of tea


    My loco is still partly disassembled and nothing has progressed for a long time

    I have spent over a 1000 hours on the 3D cad drawings for the next one, which will be 150 times more complicated and involved, QR C17 Class #253 as it was delivered in 1920 which is the same class as the full size one I play with which was built in 1922.




    and then I have to make bikes to pay the tax man
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    clicked on the thread with questions, as it has been a few days, but now find myself speechless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Dustin View Post
    clicked on the thread with questions, as it has been a few days, but now find myself speechless.
    a cup of Brownian motion producer



    then the questions will come back to you
    Cheers Dazza
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    what I do on weekends





    one needs a break from the work bench

    Cheers Dazza
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    a cup of Brownian motion producer

    then the questions will come back to you
    That sounds improbable.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    That sounds improbable.

    Small amounts of finite improbability can be generated simply by hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer (say a nice hot cup of tea) is of course well understood — and such generators are often used to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left, in accordance to the theory of indeterminacy.
    Cheers Dazza
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    Making stem spacers, every time. Takes a bit of effort, however it pleases me and most importantly, the Punters love em.
    The beauty of a lathe. Make stuff. Keep on making stuff.













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    Cheers Dazza
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    mr. Darrell I'm surprised you haven't done a cable-hanger for the forks, to match your bikes

    black bars, mh
    carbon compression cap, mh...
    black square-ish cable hanger, hold on.
    The whole bike is exquisite, has no need of those spots
    (personal opinion, like said, your works are fantastic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    mr. Darrell I'm surprised you haven't done a cable-hanger for the forks, to match your bikes
    Yeah, you are right, I should have done it by now. A while back in time, while listening to Radio National I had at times done some sketches of ideas
    but nothing formed that would stick. Too much other stuff going on for my cranium to cope with. A big queue of frames to knock over, house rebuild, railways, new man cave, camping...............
    but I will give it some thought again this week, yeah I will give it some Thought.

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    Last edited by Dazza; 03-31-2015 at 06:45 PM. Reason: run, run
    Cheers Dazza
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    Yup, I believe is not a 5 minutes job. That thing gets the cable housing to cantilever onto the hanger. And if is not well done, can give brake judder, although that doesn't happen often on steel forks.

    Back in the Day, Cinelli used to make an Mtb stem with the cable passing-trough the stem's extension. It was cool, but like all those designs that keep the brake cable end on the stem, any stem adjustment results in brake adjustment. Also, the judder mentioned before could be amplified.
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    Ahh Sorry Tristan. You were correct.

    I saw dazzas new workshop a couple months back. Very nice space and I drool everytime I think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    Ahh Sorry Tristan. You were correct.

    I saw dazzas new workshop a couple months back. Very nice space and I drool everytime I think about it.
    When you are down here again, we can spend a lazy arvo, sipping some red while chatting
    I just need to find a lazy arvo, that is the difficult bit
    Last edited by Dazza; 03-31-2015 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Vogens fly over
    Cheers Dazza
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    I have lots of lazy arvos coming up. House almost done and still no work. Plenty of time to file and sand and flux and heat and file and sand some more.
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    Default Website and email is down

    Esolutions is having a melt down, they have emergency maintenance now messages.
    email forwarding has been an ongoing problem for 6 months which was fixed but fails time and time again
    My website is down yet again

    If any one had been trying to contact me using
    darrell@llewellynbikes.com
    don't

    Please use

    llewellynbikes@powerup.com.au
    Cheers Dazza
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    These are the posts I look for when I lurk in this part of this forum. Thanks for coming back!



    My name is James Edward Kile
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    email forwarding has been an ongoing problem for 6 months which was fixed but fails time and time again
    My website is down yet again
    You can't afford that carry-on.

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    Matt from Perth (Western Australia) has a big smile with his newly arrived bike
    so he put his "Gran Tourismo" up on his own Flickr site.
    Thanks Matt.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/734989...7651971334391/
    Cheers Dazza
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    Digging through a box of stuff and I find some pictures that bring back a scene from 1995 , the year after I stopped racing and stepped into the Aussie national team mechanic.



    Robbie just won a stage of the 1995 Tour de L'Avenir again (won a stage in 1994), the team has left for various directions and I had to return the team car to Paris and Robbie got a lift to Paris with me and he caught a train to the land of Edam cheese to meet Jan Raas and sign his first pro contract. I am on the right, leaner and younger. The other chap is Samuel, he was assisting the Aussie team. I actually lived with Samuel's family in France for two seasons when I raced in France 1993 -1994.

    Robbie was fast, he had talent and he knew his career pathway, and also easy to work with, he had respect for team mechanics and staff.
    Cheers Dazza
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