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Lamborghini and Ridgeback offspring?

09 Jan

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Here’s a wee project we did for “M”, a FOST (Friends of the shop). Summer 2019.

At RCE, we’re quite lucky. We meet some of the best people. “M” is a thoroughly honourable person and has been a loyal customer for about 2 decades. We’ve looked after his various steeds. However, the latest one … 01.png
… has got to be “put down”!
If you look closely at the above pic, you may notice the fatal injury:02.pngThat’s right, the downtube committed suicide! 03.png

Aluminium welding isn’t cheap and, perhaps not suitable for this issue.

M asked RCE to ‘mate’ the Ridgeback with a Lamborghini, The one he’d brought along:

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Wow! The name & ‘The Raging Bull’ logo conjurers images of the Countachs, Panteras and tractors.

Loving such a challenge, RCE was eager to help.

The algorithm:

  1. Assess all aspects of both bikes (components, dimensions, compatibility, alignments, wear, ratios, intended-use, etc.).
  2. Identify the best & compatible components to-be-kept.
  3. Identify works require to to-be-kept components (e.g. re-tension & true front wheel).
  4. Identify new parts required (e.g. rear wheel).
  5. Talk £££s.
  6. Fully strip-down the necessary organs of the Ridgeback.
  7. Fully strip-down the necessary organs of the Lambo.
  8. Fully strip-down to-be-kept components for degreasing & cleaning, re-assembly, fitting & setting.
  9. Mate the two.
  10. Test.
  11. Improve & Test again.
  12. Improve and Test again, etc. …
  13. Return to M.
  14. Guarantee works within ‘bedding-in’ period.

Here’s the Ridgeback after surgery:05.png

Here’s the completed baby:06.png

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After a successful summer, the Lambo is now in The Netherlands.

TO: M
Message: We’re glad to have helped. Hope you’re well & happy. Pleasure knowing you. You a good ‘un!


OFF-SHOP:

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Rory Block: Mississippi Blues

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgbh2N9AJlE)

We first appreciated the song back in the mid-’70s, from this Japanese imported LP (bought as second-hand, but obviously unplayed). Every tune & note does ‘it’ for us: How To Play Blues Guitar LP

We’ve always wondered what the negative version of the cover would look like:How To Play Blues Guitar LP negative.png
Side 1: https://youtu.be/U5juxefsxx0
Side 2: https://youtu.be/HI1ALGz6w1U

Enjoy, and play nice.

 

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