I couldn't find my torque wrench, as it had fallen behind the tool shelf. I cannot imagine installing a square-taper crankset without one. #cycling
Speaking of Jobst (rec.bicycles.tech #usenet royalty), here's some of his greatest hits. https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmdA5WkDNALetBn4iFeSepHjdLGJdxPBwZyY47ir1bZGAK/bike/rims.html #cycling
The flipside of being horrified by the size of my bicycle-parts hoard is finding out that some of my favorite stuff has gone out of production, and I should have hoarded more. #cycling. Jobst was always so smug about his MA-2 stash.
Japanese Schwinn, all-Chrome, mangled top tube, a little too big for me, for $50. Instead of collecting more 20th century garage debris I've instead been spinning wrenches on the #cycling debris I've already got. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/d/santa-clarita-schwinn-voyageur-touring/7263534618.html
I asked my Grandmother once why all of the Finnish immigrant women circa 1900 always spent a year in New York before moving on to someplace like Minnesota. "The pretty ones worked as prostitutes, the other ones worked as domestics." It's wild that we find ourselves back in another gilded age where people have turned to sex work for subsistence, this time using a smartphone and Onlyfans.
I write Go. I ride bicycles with amateur radios attached. I live in Los Angeles.
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