Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I have been riding my bicycle a lot. To pass the time away I decided to do some rebuilding on my bicycle pumps. I replaced the hoses on the Goldenrod, the Silca Pista, and the Meidai Top Super. The pump heads were replaced on all three of those, too. A new Silca leather cup is coming for the Meidai; its cup is shot. The Hurricane Team didn't need anything, fortunately. It's a peesashit that I love to hate. Works every time. I'm looking for a mini-Schrader head for it that will fit on the stupid BMW's rear wheel where the fine German engineer fell in lust with his dog. And the Big-Boy - pffft. Not worth working on. It always works, too, but it's really not sexy at all. Kind of plain, like Pat Nixon.
Today I build a special-purpose shelf to store them. Got it primed today, paint and install tomorrow.
The Meidai needs a lead washer to seal its hose to the cast-iron base. Right now it is working with one of my neoprene-faced steel drain plug washers, but it looks like ass. I got the Lee lead pot out on Saturday and cast up a 3/4" X 4" lead slug in a section of copper pipe. The copper pipe was removed from the casting. I need to chuck it up in the lathe and make lead washers. Is that stupid, or what? A 4" slug ought to make a lifetime supply.
Shit, it's better than doing jigsaw puzzles.
Tom [email protected]
On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.
Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 05-20-2020 at 03:14 AM.