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white exec wrote: I've just twigged.
Those strange rear spokes are . . . . wire coathangers! \:D/
:lol:

Ahh yes of course :wink: That wheel was built during the great Lithuanian spoke shortage and they had to resort to anything they could find... Hence the coat hangers...

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"...The Great Lithuanian Spoke Shortage..." I remember it well.
Ideal fodder for The Goons! :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
white exec wrote: I've just twigged.
Those strange rear spokes are . . . . wire coathangers! \:D/
:lol:

Ahh yes of course :wink: That wheel was built during the great Lithuanian spoke shortage and they had to resort to anything they could find... Hence the coat hangers...
Wrong, they are not coat hangers, they are 1970's car radio antenna's, they used up old stock.

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Stickyfinger wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
white exec wrote: I've just twigged.
Those strange rear spokes are . . . . wire coathangers! \:D/
:lol:

Ahh yes of course :wink: That wheel was built during the great Lithuanian spoke shortage and they had to resort to anything they could find... Hence the coat hangers...
Wrong, they are not coat hangers, they are 1970's car radio antenna's, they used up old stock.
:rofl2:

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CitroJim wrote:
white exec wrote:I can't fathom the plaited spokes on that rear wheel.
Nor can I Chris :? They must take some skill to tension them :lol: I'd love to know if it's genuine or just a bit of clever artistic license... The bike is all about style so I suspect the latter somehow...
Its Art Jim but not as we know it!

another example of "spoke plaiting" or "twisted spoke bicycle wheel lacing"
https://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ZNMN/ ... MEDIUM.jpg

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Its Art Jim but not as we know it!


Regards Neil
Nicely done Neil :)

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Jim Wrote.....

"But did they actually work better than the norm Harry? I always got the impression there was no clear answer back in the day..."

No idea Jim :? . I guess without swapping to a thin one to compare one would never know! They worked :wink:.
They were at least vertical, unlike my next and last bike, a Velocette 500 single 8-) .

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It's quite possible this is what happens to the back wheel if you apply the brakes and pedal like the clappers all at the same time.
:cry:

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white exec wrote:It's quite possible this is what happens to the back wheel if you apply the brakes and pedal like the clappers all at the same time.
:cry:
That's what causes the destruction of most automatic gearboxes. :)

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That's twisted spoke lacing. Strong but impossible to true. Crows foot lacing is better if you need fancy spoking.

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myglaren wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Its Art Jim but not as we know it!


Regards Neil
Nicely done Neil :)
It certainly is pretty :D

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Sorry Jim, Star Trek reference :)

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myglaren wrote:Sorry Jim, Star Trek reference :)
Arrggghhhh!!!!! Not THAT song! Once heard it lodges there for days; weeks even!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
myglaren wrote:Sorry Jim, Star Trek reference :)
Arrggghhhh!!!!! Not THAT song! Once heard it lodges there for days; weeks even!
Have to admit the homage to "Its life Jim, but not as we know it" does come from that song.

It is however one of those famous quotes which was never said, like "Play it again, Sam" or even "Elementary, my dear Watson", or back to Star Trek "Beam me up Scotty".

You can rest easy knowing that "There's Klingons on the starboard bow" is a genuine quote from the series!

Regards Neil

....and just as a side dish the AFI 100 Years..100 Movie Quotes provides a few minutes of entertainment, and one of my favourite classics "Casablanca" has the most number of entries in the top 100.

Anyone hazard a guess at any of the top 10 quotes without looking it up :?:

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The lines were spoken by these characters

1 Rhett Butler 2 Vito Corleone 3 Terry Malloy 4 Dorothy Gale 5 Rick Blaine 6 Harry Callahan 7 Norma Desmond 8 Han Solo 9 Margo Channing 10 Travis Bickie

By these Actors

1 Clark Gable 2 Marlon Brando 3 Marlon Brando, 4 Judy Garland, 5 Humphrey Bogart 6 Clint Eastwood 7 Gloria Swanson 8 Harrison Ford 9 Bette Davis 10 Robert de Niro

In these films

1. Gone with the Wind 2 The Godfather 3 On the Waterfront 4The Wizard of Oz 5 Casablanca 6 Sudden Impact 7 Sunset Boulevard 8 Star Wars 9 All about Eve 10 Taxi Driver

James Bond comes in at number 22 with "Bond, James Bond" from Dr No, nice work with a lighted cigarette :-

Regards Neil
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