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Improvisation

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:47 pm

The key to achieving excellence is the ability to improvise . A disc brake conversion should not be beyond the capability of a competent mechanic .
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Re: Improvisation

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:50 pm

I wooden want to ride that.

Sorry, somebody had to say it.
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Re: Improvisation

Post by ThePhatomfart » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Is that also a magnet tied to the wooden spoke for Speedo

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Re: Improvisation

Post by Ged » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:50 pm
I wooden want to ride that.

Sorry, somebody had to say it.
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Re: Improvisation

Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 pm

If he had made the disc from a dinner plate I'd have been more impressed.

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Re: Improvisation

Post by gogs01 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Shows an impressive knowledge of how things work, and an ability to think "outside the box".

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Re: Improvisation

Post by Six30 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:29 pm

I know an mot garage that would pass that 8-)
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Re: Improvisation

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:02 pm

I've just realised that this is an MZ TS 125 . I had one of those once and in all seriousness , this is probably an improvement . The drum brake shoes were made of something resembling Linoleum . Nothing much happened in dry weather no matter how hard I squeezed the lever . But in damp weather it was like hitting a brick wall as soon as I touched the lever . I tried carving the leading edge off the soft pad material with a Stanley Knife but it wasn't much better . If you consider the leverage of the pliers in the picture , it might have actually exerted enough force to effectively stop the bike , but the lever travel at the handlebar must be enormous .

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Re: Improvisation

Post by Arwen » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:52 pm

That wooden wheel looks well made!
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Re: Improvisation

Post by xMachina » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Would you call that a restomod? :lol:
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Re: Improvisation

Post by fastbob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:29 pm

xMachina wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Would you call that a restomod? :lol:
I think that's more of a retromod . In some ways I miss old WTF , sorry FTW , I'm sure that with a little more love and understanding he could have become a valued member of the forum . πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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Re: Improvisation

Post by XTreme » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Chinese?

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Re: Improvisation

Post by fastbob » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am

XTreme wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Chinese?
It's originally from a website called Slavs Squatting in Tracksuits . Make of that what you will . It came to my attention via the Sportster Sickness FB page.

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Re: Improvisation

Post by Mickly » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:09 pm

fastbob wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am
XTreme wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Chinese?
It's originally from a website called Slavs Squatting in Tracksuits . Make of that what you will . It came to my attention via the Sportster Sickness FB page.
You fibber, it obviously originated from the Itchybum Moto YouTube feed πŸ˜‚
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Re: Improvisation

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:47 pm

I think the point that needs to be made here is that Fastbob actually 'fessed up on a public forum to having actually once owned a MZ TS 125.

Brave man! :salute:
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