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by Baggy Trousers
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

And there's a 50s power pak tucked away in the garage, small world ! Probably best place for it! Mine was stuck on the back of a full-frame Hercules with 28" wheels fitted with a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and integral drum brake. Being of challenged stature, I had wooden blocks fitted to the ...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Great pics, Dave. My 1957 Power Pak had an alloy ribbed drum which usually provided drive in the dry but slipped hopelessly in the wet - most of the clip-ons did. But it did have a very necessary aerodynamically-shaped fuel tank! The Solex device looks as if it might be more efficient but likely to ...
by Baggy Trousers
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:08 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Now then Baggo, this is partly off topic, so I hope no one complains. :wink: Firstly, Bridge Street Motorcycles are still in Witham, and still trading. Secondly, are you sure about KeilKraft being made in Witham ? I ask because in Wickford, where I lived for many years, there was a KeilKraft factor...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Nov 20, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Philip - this has nothing to do with bikes but having just completed a history of Avantic amplifiers (and the associated Bal-AMi juke boxes), I was wondering if you still have a connection with Witham :?: Not a connection as such, but it's approx 21 miles from where I live. I go near Witham on my w...
by Baggy Trousers
Fri Nov 17, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Philip - this has nothing to do with bikes but having just completed a history of Avantic amplifiers (and the associated Bal-AMi juke boxes), I was wondering if you still have a connection with Witham :?:
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Nov 15, 2023 1:42 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

[/quote] PS Discovered the subtitles don't work well with Corelli oboe concerti. [/quote] Oh dear Baggo. :( Does your computer have a headphone socket ? I find headphones essential to get any sort of sound quality out of a PC or laptop. [/quote] The Corelli bit was a joke Philip. Admittedly not a go...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Nov 12, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Baggy Trousers wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 3:18 pm
pre65 wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 5:17 pm See post #1414 (above your post) where Mike highlighted the relevant area.
Gotcha. Ta muchly.
PS Discovered the subtitles don't work well with Corelli oboe concerti.
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Nov 01, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

pre65 wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 5:17 pm See post #1414 (above your post) where Mike highlighted the relevant area.
Gotcha. Ta muchly.
by Baggy Trousers
Tue Oct 31, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Baggo, did you realise that one can make YouTube videos show text on the screen, so even without sound you can see what is being spoken ? No, Philip, I didn't. To an old fart like me, most of the cyberverse remains a mystery. I thought that I managed remarkably well to download/upload/sideload/unlo...
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Oct 28, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

My defective computer has never made any sound, so I’m not privy to what Sammy Miller is saying in the video but I imagine he is discussing Burt McCollum single sleeve valves and the Sunbeam rotary valve engines. Both are of technical interest. Myself and Sammy, only a few years older than me, are n...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Thanks Philip. At the end of this clip is a YouTube thingy for a Nimbus sand racer. The interviewee here is my chum Bo Nielsen (who owns the green bike in your clip) and this gives an excellent oversight of the aspects of the Nimbus which make it such an interesting machine. Bo is keen on sand racin...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Sep 17, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Paul Barker wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:42 am I wish someone would taalk and show pictures about their motorbike..
I would if the system accepted my photos. Claims they are too big or sumfink.
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Sep 16, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I've never 'done' radios before. A long time ago, before you geezers was born like, I had a cutting edge electronics business in the school holidays. This was right at the beginning of the LP age (1953) and people were keen to convert from 78s and have a 331/3 turntable to be connected to some form...
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Never thought of that. Well done, chaps. A bit different from the original DKW then. D ampf- K raft- W agen - "Dampf" being "steam". At least steam lasted a bit longer than electric. For other than specific-purpose vehicles, the idea of battery driven transport was recognised as ...
by Baggy Trousers
Fri Aug 18, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1458
Views: 587373

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Ah, DtB - you remembered! Thank you - I'm flattered. Sadly, this splendid example of one of Copenhagen's finest relegates my own machine to third division status by comparison. But at least I can boast having the original voltage regulator (under the seat). Don't you just love rivet counters? I neve...