Author Topic: Why Ti

Re: Why Al?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012 »
That's reassuring. I'm also excited about the prospect that I might not cast a shadow.


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Re: Why Al?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012 »
Hmmm, without wheel rotational inertia, what chance is there though? You deleted too much Sam...


Re: Why Al?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012 »
Quote from: teecee
I'm also excited about the prospect that I might not cast a shadow.

Go to the equator! Nothing casts a shadow there. The downside is it's always high noon and gunfights over trifling matters are disturbingly frequent.

Quote from: Frenchie
Hmmm, without wheel rotational inertia, what chance is there though? You deleted too much Sam...

This is what happens when I'm too lazy to photoshop, and pick something up off the web: the science suffers. Speaking of which, I went to the science museum yesterday and discovered common ground between Al and Ti

Thank god for neutral Switzerland

The field of elemental bikes hasn't been adequately explored. Antimony [Sb], for example, is pleasingly silvery and lustrous, and quite toxic to unprotected bike thieves

While gold [Au] enriches all who touch it


More ti
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012 »
Sallied forth to procure more ti the other day

which choice of words reminds me of a comic; googling yielded this, not what I was expecting; clicking on one of the more interesting choices led to, which is the sort of site the internet is all about, but I digress

which involved a trip to Enigma down near where East Sussex meets the sea.

BTW there's an opera house where Sussexians can wallow in culture if the need becomes acute

I hopped a train to Hastings then got off and rode along the coast, former work environment of many a smuggler and still the scene of lax border controls.

Sped through Bexhill, birthplace of British motor racing and reception area to God's waiting room in Eastbourne, then the green flatlands of the Pevensey Levels, where apparently a lot of shoplifting occurs.

Arrived at the titanium mine. Here we see an employee examining a frame for structural forthrightness, one of the key components of integrity.

He wears a mask to help guard against the ti sickness. At the end of the day he'll be strip searched to ensure none of the metal is smuggled out.

I got what I came for,

loitered at a nearby castle for a picnic, then sped home. Here the new part can be seen on a Litespeed (replacing the "bobbin"). I'd photoshop out the workstand but life is too short and I'm not really that good.

Titanium frame, seatpost, handlebars, stem, and now spacer. We're done here.


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Re: More ti
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012 »
The chain is slack.


Re: More ti
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012 »
The chain has been slack for years. Every new chain I get for this magic gear'd bike also goes slack eventually, so it is not something I can fight. Instead I embrace it, because it still mysteriously holds. Alexander Pope saw this:

Look round our world; behold the chain of love
Combining all below and all above.
See plastic Nature working to this end,
The single atoms each to other tend,
Attract, attracted to, the next in place,
Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.
See matter next, with various life endued,
Press to one centre still, the gen'ral good;
See dying vegetables life sustain,
See life dissolving vegetate again.
All forms that perish other forms supply
(By turns we catch the vital breath, and die),
Like bubbles on the sea of Matter borne,
They rise, they break, and to that sea return.
Nothing is foreign; parts relate to whole;
One all-extending, all-preserving, soul
Connects each being, greatest with the least;
Made beast in aid of man, and man of beast;
All serv'd all serving: nothing stands alone;
The chain holds on, and where it ends unknown.