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Monday, May 16, 2016

Cuba Straits, Part 3

Russian:        Дерьмо. Это пиздета.
Anglicized:    Der'mo. Eto pizdeta.
English:         Shit. This is bullshit.

1957 Harley Davidson Sportster
 Iván Bárbaro Figueroa from Birmingham, played for the Alabama Tigers baseball team in 1980. He may have existed, but I found no record.


Ole Phat Stu said...

That front brake need adjustment! e.g. longer cable.

Chuck Pergiel said...

What makes you think that?

Ole Phat Stu said...

The lever at the drum end is past the 90 degree mark, so when the cable pulls tighter, the lever will have LESS leverage on the cam.
Correctly adjusted, the lever should be before the 90 degree mark,
so when the cable is tightened for maximal braking, the lever is at 90 degrees for max leverage at the cam.

Was that understandable?

Chuck Pergiel said...

I noticed that when I examined the picture after you left your comment, but I wasn't sure if that's what you were referring to. Then I thought about it, and I wonder if it was some kind of manufacturing shortcut. The engineer designed the brake lever one way, but somebody else wanted to mount the drum in a different position for some reason, and so rather than fix the lever, the just finessed it. And now I'm wondering if this isn't a picture of a restored bike that never gets ridden anyway, so who cares if the front brake works or not? The world is full of incompetent nitwits and sometimes you just have to let things slide or you will never be done trying to correct the world's faults.