Archive for the ‘Miscellany’ Category

Picture of the day

Posted: 6th October 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

New Camera

Posted: 23rd September 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

I picked up a digital SLR camera today for only £175 ($280). Its an Olympus E-510, which was a great mid-level prosumer when it came out in 2007, and still has all the features I need. It was only used twice, and is only a year old. Why did someone buy a $1000 camera only […]

New Wheels

Posted: 23rd August 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

After riding WhamBam a few times, it has quickly become apparent that there is not enough ground clearance under the pedals when cornering. This was due to the fact that we didn’t use a jig when assembling the frame. I made plenty of calculations for the appropriate geometry, but in the end, we more or […]

Epoxy Coating, New Seat Post Mount

Posted: 6th August 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

In order to waterproof and otherwise protect the bamboo, I finally decided that I would have to put on a coating. I really loved the look of the bare bamboo, but after I got my first scratch, I decided for the good of the bike I would have to put on a protective coating. Since […]

Finishing Touches

Posted: 7th July 2010 by Nigel in Miscellany

After the epoxy had set, I was ready for the finishing touches. I sanded down all the joints with 80 grit sandpaper to smooth them out, then applied a second coat of epoxy for a nice finish. Once that had set, I put on the bottom bracket, cranks, pedals, wheels and chain, and I was […]