I´m alive. Reasons of silence.
Work. Got a new responsibility. A 1500kw CHP plant ( the other part is the waste water treatment plant.)
Evening class French.
Robotwars started again on the live circuit.
Cosplay/reenactment costumes and gear maintenance.
Bikes. Adding lights and things to my wifes HP Scorpion 26 FS.
Repairing my brothers bike.
Clemantine is an orange (hence the name) Full Suspension HP Scorpion we could buy second hand. And yes, it uses the flat wishbone suspension with torsion bar support.
Did change a load of things tough.
Originaly it used a SA dual drive with a Deore 8 cassette. My wife tried it, and she couldn't get the hang of using the cassette. Shifting when comfortably standing still in the reclining chair isn't a strong point of cassettes.
So we are testing the Nexus 8 in this setup. This agrees more with Babeth.
Added a Bafang 36V 500W mid motor with a 40 tooth chainring.
And of course, lights. Added LED strips that do normal lights (to be seen, not to see) and blinkers.
A seperate 120 lumen bike light to illuminate the bikepath.
A change of job hours has left me with less than half the useful spare time I had and my elderly frail mother is also taking a fair portion of that. What time I have spent in the garage has largely been on keeping my day to day bike going or acquiring the odd spares bike.
I have picked up a small fleet (3) of Mobike lites for a princely £25 as donors. If anyone wants a whole one or any parts let me know. The mudguards (for 26" wheels) are much more solid affairs than is usual which could certainly find a use in many of the types of machine built here and these are chain drive with conventional two sided wheel mounts so have uses different to the regular Mobike. There's a dynamo in the front wheel, drums at both ends and nice led lights with a solar panel. Once I can find some time the next project will be a Mosquito with the 24" Mobike std single sided wheels at the blunt end and the 26" Lite version at the front. That'll give 3x90mm drums. I'll put some pictures up when I get one stripped sufficiently but I'm awaiting some anti-tamper bits to do it.