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veLLo

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jun 2020

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    Didn't know this! Cool stuff!

    Also nice bike @SasenFrAsen

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    When I asked a fairly old framebuilder if the rack mounts could be in the tube like that on a frame he built for me, he refused.

    What Winston said to me too

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That looks like a cool machine!
    Never tried a tangential arm turntable before.
    I dug my "second system" out of storage (old massive pioneer amp, my tweaked Lenco TT, and these little Teac speakers) and unlike the "primary" system (the one our toddler destroyed the MC cartridge of) it's nicely out of reach which made me want to connect an extra pair of speakers to it and put them in the kitchen/living area where we don't have music atm. But while I could find space for speakers, there's no room for another whole system.
    Anyway thank for suggesting but I've got too many turntables (I've also got another Lenco I plan to re-plinth too)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    unless you have a much bigger house than we're imagining, that's going to lower your cut-off frequency by an insignificant margin once you're down to cable runs in the 10m range.

    Thank you!
    I'm only getting to an approximation of 12 meters because it's not going to be a straight line (fishing cables between joists trying to restrict floor boards lifting to the ones that have already been lifted and are damaged)
    Will give this a go when I find time...
    The modest speakers I have in mind are indeed 8 ohms

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hi HiFi lovers!
    Due to dangerous 3 years old in the house, there's no vinyl playing facility in our living room but I could fit speakers somewhere and link them to the system in adjacent room, using the "B" speaker output of the amp.
    What kind of maximum (under floor board) cable length is it acceptable to have? I reckon I'd need 12 meters.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    As I'm hoping one day to do my own rack (for the full size bike) I practiced on the above Kingpin... Mix of an older attempt from when I bought the mapp torch, and a bit of adaptation. I struggled, really want to be shown how it's done before trying something else.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ruining a perfectly good Facom pin wrench

    Cool tool! Never seen it before and just googled it.... Did you only ruin the pins, which I imagine are replaceable?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It's been ages since I bought that Kingpin, only started the refurb about a month ago, literally ten minutes at the time because work, kids, etc...
    Finally got it to a rideable state this morning. Fresh grease throughout. Not much needed: loose ball bearing for the headset and one brake cable, new outer cables (I even reused original cables) for a total cost of £4/£5 which is good given I slightly overpaid for the bike. Original crankset was damaged, unfortunately all I had suitable in the parts bin is that out of place/era black one... Trying to make a front rack for it now.
    I've got an old chain guard from eBay on the way for it too.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Had missed your subsequent post...

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